Department of Medicine

Dr. Parmacek

The Department of Medicine at Penn is the oldest in the country, with origins dating back to 1765 when John Morgan, MD assumed leadership as the first department chair in the first medical school in the original thirteen colonies. In the almost 250 years since it was established, the department has been served by 23 chairs.

Rich in tradition, uncompromisingly committed to excellence in academic medicine, and endowed with gifted and dedicated faculty and trainees, we are well-positioned to lead academic medicine into the 21st century.

Inside the Department of Medicine

Clinical Care

Learn more about the Department of Medicine clinical care. 


The department of medicine has 12 divisions, from cardiovascular medicine to Translational Medicine and Human Genetics.

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