School of Medicine

Faculty & Administration

Office of Medical Education
Shaden Eldakar-Hein, MD

Shaden Eldakar-Hein, MD

Senior Associate Dean


An educator and leader, Dr. Eldakar-Hein is a hospitalist and graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Eldakar-Hein has received numerous awards for her teaching, research and mentorship, and she is well published in a variety of scholarly areas.

James Anasti, MD 

James Anasti, MD

Director of Clinical Curriculum and Research,
Clinical Professor OB/GYN, LKSOM

David Leh, MD 

David Leh, MD

Doctoring Director
Clinical Assistant Professor Medicine, LKSOM

Manuel Puente, MD 

Manuel Puente, MD

Assoc. Doctoring Director
Family Medicine, LKSOM

Homaira Azim, MD, PhD 

Homaira Azim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Education & Data Science

Jane Briggs

Jane Briggs

Pre-Clerkship Curriculum Coordinator
Doctoring Coordinator

Doreen C. Tartell

Doreen C. Tartell

Pre-Clerkship Curriculum Coordinator

Ana Ruela

Ana Ruela

Clinical Clerkship Coordinator

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Office of Student Affairs
Kathleen Dave, PhD

Kathleen Dave, PhD

Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Assistant Professor, Neurology, LKSOM

Erica Townsend, MSHE

Erica Townsend, MSHE

Student Affairs Senior Coordinator

Melissa Ripper

Melissa Ripper

Admissions & Student Affairs Coordinator

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Testimonial

Akaash Kumar

Akaash Kumar

“To say I was looking forward to medical school would be an understatement, yet I could tell from day one that the faculty and staff were just as excited and proud to have us join them at Temple / St. Luke’s. I couldn’t have found a better fit.”
– Akaash Kumar, Class of 2015