A closeup of the Penn State College of Medicine logo is seen on the jacket of a white coat, draped over the arm of a medical student who is also holding a White Coat Ceremony program. The student was part of the July 2016 White Coat Ceremony, in which incoming medical students at the College receive their short white coats signifying their status as future doctors.

MD Programs

Meet the Vice Dean

Terry Wolpaw, MD, MHPE, joined Penn State College of Medicine as vice dean for educational affairs in January 2013.

Dr. Wolpaw came to the College of Medicine from Case Western University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was associate dean for curricular affairs and professor of medicine, as well as interim director of Case Western’s Center for Medical Education. Since joining Case Western’s faculty as an assistant professor in 1994, she held a variety of leadership roles including director of the accelerated medicine residency program, internal medicine clerkship director, and director of the Scholars’ Collaboration in Teaching and Learning, an endowed program for faculty and learner development.

Board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Wolpaw received her MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She also earned a master’s degree in health professions education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and holds an MA in speech pathology from Case Western University. Dr. Wolpaw completed her internship and residency in internal medicine and her fellowship training in rheumatology at the University Hospital of Cleveland. An active member of the American College of Rheumatology, she has held numerous leadership roles focused on education within that organization. Dr. Wolpaw is a talented and accomplished educator who has received numerous awards and honors for excellence in teaching.

Terry Wolpaw, MD, MPHE, is Vice Dean for Educational Affairs at Penn State College of Medicine.
Terry Wolpaw, MD, MPHE, is Vice Dean for Educational Affairs at Penn State College of Medicine.

MD Programs Leadership

Terry Wolpaw, MD, MHPE
Vice Dean for Educational Affairs

Kevin Black, MD
Vice Dean, Regional Medical Campus

George Blackall, PsyD
Assistant Dean Student Development

Edward Bollard, MD
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Lynette Chappell-Williams, JD
Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Dwight Davis, MD
Senior Associate Dean, Student Admissions

Tomi D. Dreibelbis, MEd
Senior Director, Educational Affairs

Michael Patrick Flanagan, MD
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, University Park Program

Jed Gonzalo, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Health Systems Education

William Hennrikus, MD
Associate Dean for Continuing Education

Kelly Dowhower Karpa, RPh, PhD
Assistant Dean, Interprofessional Education

Milind J. Kothari, DO
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Eileen Moser, MD, MHPE
Associate Dean of Medical Education

Elizabeth Sinz, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical Simulation

Britta Thompson, PhD
Associate Dean for Assessment and Program Evaluation

Melissa Vayda, EdD
Director of Academic and Student Affairs, University Park

Jeff Wong, MD
Associate Dean, Medical Education, University Park Program