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2023 MSTP Grads

2023 MD/PhD Graduates

Since the University of Rochester began training MD/PhD physician-scientists in 1958, the program has progressively grown and innovated. As of May 2023, the program boasts over 200 graduates and produces an average of eight new physician-scientists each year. The 2023-2024 academic year will mark our 50th consecutive year of MSTP funding and 65th year training physician-scientists.

Most of our graduates continue on in residency training and ultimately remain in academic medicine. Of 159 MSTP trainees graduating from the University of Rochester between 1978 and 2012, at least 100 remain in the academic track, with 70 currently holding faculty appointments at the Assistant Professor or higher level and 28 still in fellowship or residency training.

Alumni are invited to keep the program abreast of their personal and career successes through the MSTP office. Please also consider getting involved with our program through teaching our students in the MSTP curriculum, participating in symposia and retreats, hosting our students and alumni interviewing for residency and fellowship, and more. Finally, alumni are invited to support the continued success and growth of our program by making a gift to the program.

Distinguished Alumni

  • Jennifer H. Anolik (1996)
    Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology
    Associate Chair, Research, Department of Medicine
    University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry; Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (2015)
  • Bradford Berk (1981)
    Former Chief Executive Officer & Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center
    Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology) and Department of Pharmacology & Physiology
    University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Alison Bertuch (1993)
    Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    Director, Bone Marrow Failure Program
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Molecular and Human Genetics, and Program in Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • Robert Colbert (1987)
    Senior Investigator, Pediatric Translational Research Branch, NIH
  • John DiPersio (1980)
    Deputy Director, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
    Samuel J. Goldman Endowed Professor of Oncology
    Washington University School of Medicine
  • Leonard Dragone (1996)
    Chief Medical Officer, Sonoma Biotherapeutics
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Rheumatology, University of California San Francisco
  • Richard Gallo (1986)
    Distinguished Professor and Founding Chair, Division of Dermatology
    Professor, Department of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
    University of California San Diego School of Medicine
  • Ronnie Guillet (1980)
    Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)
    University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Marc Halterman (2002)
    Chair, Department of Neurology
    Stony Brook Medicine
  • Paul Love (1987)
    Head, Section on Cellular & Developmental Biology
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • David Mathews (2003)
    Professor, Departments of Biochemistry & Biophysics and Biostatistics & Computational Biology
    University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Edward Maytin (1985)
    Section Head of Molecular Dermatology, Department of Dermatology
    Assistant Staff, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lerner Research Institute
    Cleveland Clinic
  • Randy Rosier (1978)
    Professor Emeritus and former Chair, Department of Orthopaedics
    University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Edward Rubin (1980)
    Chief Scientific Officer, Metabiota
  • Akiko Shimamura (1991)
    Director, Bone Marrow Failure and Myelodysplastic Syndrome Programs
    Professor, Pediatrics
    Harvard Medical School
  • Stephen Thom (1981)
    Professor, Emergency Medicine; Director Of Research, Emergency Medicine
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • David Waldman (1988)
    Professor & Chair of Imaging Sciences
    Professor, Department of Surgery (Cardiac)
    University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Virginia Winn (1996)
    Associate Professor, Obstetrics/Gynecology (Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology) Stanford School of Medicine