Department of Medicine

Dr. Parmacek

Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine at Penn is the oldest in the country, with origins dating back to 1765 when John Morgan, M.D. 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. Learn more about the Department of Medicine at Penn.

Inside the Department of Medicine


From endocrinology to sleep medicine, the divisions of the Department of Medicine provide leading-edge, interdisciplinary care.

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