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School of Medicine

Faculty & Administration

Office of Medical Education

Shaden Eldakar-Hein, MD

Senior Associate Dean


An educator and leader, Dr. Eldakar-Hein is a hospitalist and graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Eldakar-Hein has received numerous awards for her teaching, research and mentorship, and she is well published in a variety of scholarly areas.

James Anasti, MD

Director of Clinical Curriculum and Research,
Clinical Professor OB/GYN, Katz School of Medicine

David Leh, MD

Doctoring Director
Clinical Assistant Professor Medicine, Katz School of Medicine

Manuel Puente, MD

Assoc. Doctoring Director
Family Medicine, Katz School of Medicine

Courtney L. Dostal, DO

Medical Director, Lung Transplant
St. Luke's Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates
Pre-Clerkship Director
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

FAD

Kyle Preston, PhD

Physiologist
Pre-Clerkship Assistant Director
Assistant Scientist
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Ikemefuna Akusoba, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery-General
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Homaira Azim, MD, PhD

Homaira Azim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Education & Data Science

Jane Briggs

Jane Briggs

Pre-Clerkship Curriculum Coordinator
Doctoring Coordinator

Doreen C. Tartell

Doreen C. Tartell

Pre-Clerkship Curriculum Coordinator

Ana Ruela

Ana Ruela

Clinical Clerkship Coordinator

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Office of Student Support
Kathleen Dave, PhD

Kathleen Dave, PhD

Associate Dean for Student Support
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Katz School of Medicine

Renata Carneiro, PhD, LMFT

Renata Carneiro, PhD, LMFT

Assistant Director, Behavior Science and Residency Development
Behavioral Medicine Faculty
St. Luke's at Sacred Heart
Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Stacie Cuda

Stacie Cuda

Manager, Student Support & Admissions

Melissa Ripper

Melissa Ripper

Admissions & Student Affairs Coordinator

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Testimonial

Akaash Kumar

Akaash Kumar

“To say I was looking forward to medical school would be an understatement, yet I could tell from day one that the faculty and staff were just as excited and proud to have us join them at Temple / St. Luke’s. I couldn’t have found a better fit.”
– Akaash Kumar, Class of 2015