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Gary Koretzky, MD, PhD

Degree and Institution

MD and PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Faculty Title

Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Administrative Title

Vice Chair for Research and Chief Scientific Officer, Department of Medicine

Abramson Cancer Center Title

Co-Program Leader, Immunobiology Program

Department

Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute and Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Research Expertise

Dr. Koretzky's laboratory focuses on signal transduction events important for hematopoietic cell development and function. His group has identified and characterized a number of key signaling molecules that regulate activation downstream of immunoreceptors and integrins. The Koretzky laboratory takes biochemical, cell biologic and genetic approaches to probe the importance of these signaling pathways in an effort to understand both the basic biology and pathobiology of hematopoietic cell function.

Residency
Internal Medicine, University of California Hospitals, San Francisco

Fellowship
Rheumatology, University of California, San Francisco

Board Certifications
Rheumatology and Internal Medicine

Honors and Award

President, ASCI, 2000; Stanley Cohen Biomedical Research Award, 2003; Basic Science Teaching Award, Penn Medical Class 2008; Arthur K. Asbury Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award 2006; ACR SAC member; Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for Arthritis Research 2007, Fellow, Phila College of Physicians

Publications

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Contact Information

Researcher/Clinician:
Gary Koretzky

415 BRB II/III, 421 Curie Blvd.

Office Phone: 215-746-5522
Fax: 215-746-5525

Assistant:
Cindie Marinelli
Office Phone: 215-746-5524
Appointment Phone: 215-746-5524
Fax: 215-746-5525
cynthiam@mail.med.upenn.edu

Mailing Address:
Cindie Marinelli

416 BRB II/III, 421 Curie Blvd.

Office Phone: 215-746-5524
Appointment Phone: 215-746-5524
Fax: 215-746-5525

Dr. Gary Koretzky received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University followed by an MD and PhD (Immunology) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He then completed clinical training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also continued research training as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Koretzky's first faculty appointment was in the Department of Medicine at the University of Iowa, where he rose in rank to full Professor, holding the Kelting Professorship in Rheumatology. In 1999 he returned to the University of Pennsylvania as the Director of the Signal Transduction Program of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute and as a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He currently holds the Leonard Jarett Chair in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He had a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine, serving as the Director of the Division of Rheumatology from 2005-2007. Dr. Koretzky was appointed in January 2008 as the Vice Chair for Research and Chief Scientific Officer of the Department of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Koretzky is past President of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, is the Editor in Chief of Immunological Reviews, and Deputy Editor for the Journal of Clinical Investigation.