Emory’s Internal Medicine Clerkship transitions leadership

Meredith Lora, MD

Varun Phadke, MD

Michael Lubin, MD

Richard Pittman, MD

John Pittman, MD







The Emory University Department of Medicine is delighted to announce that Meredith Lora, MD has been named director of the Internal Medicine Core Clerkship. Varun Phadke, MD will join Lora as the associate clerkship director.

Lora, previously the associate clerkship director, has been an assistant professor in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics since 2016. She earned her MD at Emory University and completed her internal medicine residency and chief residency at University of California – San Francisco in 2015. She subsequently completed a one-year fellowship in HIV medicine at the University of Southern California, where she worked as an HIV provider in the Los Angeles County Jail.

Phadke, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, is the module director for the School of Medicine’s microbiology thread and the associate program director for the Infectious Diseases fellowship program. He joined the faculty in 2017 after completing his infectious diseases fellowship at Emory. He also serves as a sub-investigator at the Emory Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) based at the Hope Clinic.

In addition, Michael Lubin, MD will be stepping down as director of the clerkship’s subinternship program, which he has led for 35 years. During his tenure as director, he inspired many to pursue careers in Internal Medicine by teaching the importance of the history and physical examination, and by demonstrating true mastery of clinical medicine. Taking Lubin’s place is Richard Pittman, MD, associate professor in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics. Pittman previously served as the clerkship director since 2011, where he showed innovative leadership.

Please join us in congratulating these faculty on their incredible accomplishments. All are dedicated and skilled educators and will work collaboratively to inspire medical students to become better doctors.

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Emory Department of Medicine
Emory Department of Medicine
The Emory University Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine, is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence. Through the work of its nine divisions and numerous centers and institutes, the department has pioneered discoveries in medicine, education, scientific and clinical investigation, and clinical care. Emory University School of Medicine's medical school, residency, transitional-year, and fellowship programs offer students the latest knowledge in treatment practices, scientific theories, research, and patient care. The Emory University Department of Medicine is a component of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which includes the Emory schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare.

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