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M.D. Program

M.D. Program

Program administration

The Physician Scientist Training Program is administered by its Director, Co-Director, and Program Manager in consultation with the PSTP Steering Committee, consisting of a small group of dedicated senior faculty from the School of Medicine.  The primary directives of the PSTP Steering Committee are to develop PSTP policy and to help select candidates for admission.

 In addition to directing program operations, the PSTP Director, Co-Director, and Steering Committee members act as advisors to PSTP students.  A PSTP advisor is assigned to assist each student in optimizing his or her degree program and oversee the student's progress.  This PSTP advisor is distinct from the research mentor under which the PSTP student will pursue his/her Ph.D.

 Additional advising is provided by the Clinical Advisory Committee, consisting of senior faculty members in the School of Medicine who are themselves physician scientists.  These committee members will serve as role models for the PSTP students and help provide advising during the late graduate years and clinical training years of the program.

Saul Schaefer, M.D., Director
Professor of Internal Medicine

John A. Payne, Ph.D., Co-Director
Professor of Physiology and Membrane Biology

Carol Harper
Program Manager

Steering Committtee

Kyriacos A. Athanasiou, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering

Lars Berglund, M.D. Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Internal Medicine

Paul FitzGerald, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy

Nicholas J. Kenyon, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, T32 Program
Pulmonary and Critical Care

John A. Payne, Ph.D., Co-Director of PSTP
Professor of Physiology and Membrane Biology

David Pleasure, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Director of Research, Shriner’s Hospital for Children

Saul Schaefer, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine

Judith Turgeon, Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Endocrinology