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Can you name the faculty member who has served the Division for the longest consecutive term?  Now you can.  Jack Ende, MD was recruited to Penn by the legendary John Eisenberg, MD, who was the first Chief of the DGIM in 1989, when the Division included Geriatrics and Emergency Medicine, and hospitalists where not even an idea.  A lot has happened since then and Jack has been part of so much.  Of all his past and present positions at Penn, Jack is most proud of serving as the inaugural CPUP Chief of Medicine at Penn Presbyterian and launching (with Bob Cato and Kevin Fosnocht) the PCPC, and with that, the Penn Primary Care Residency Program.  During his 14 years as Chief, he oversaw the PPMC Department’s transition from private medical staff to CPUP staff, and its teaching programs from a loose Penn affiliate to a core, principal Penn teaching hospital.  Jack has been president of APDIM, more recently president of ACP, and conceived and edited ACP’s seven-volume book series, Teaching Medicine.  Now, as Executive Medical Director of Penn Signatures Services, which includes Penn Global Medicine and several other service lines, he continues to practice in the office, attend on the inpatient service, and teach students and residents in both settings – that is when he is not traveling with his wife Pamela, trying to stay in touch with his three children and three grandchildren, or pretending he know how to cook and play golf.  So, even after all these years, it appears that not much has changed.  
 

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