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joseph y cheung, md, phdMessage from Joseph Y. Cheung, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Medicine

Professor, Medicine



Welcome to the Department of Medicine. I am tremendously proud of our department and its vital contributions to the overall mission of Temple University Hospital and Temple University School of Medicine. I trust that this site will provide valuable information about our clinical, educational and research programs.


Throughout this transition our Department will continue to move forward. At the very core of our mission is the health of patients. All care is provided by faculty physicians in the School of Medicine lending our clinical activities the expertise of those at the leading edge of each discipline. Our excellent primary care/internal medicine activities, complemented by a full range of state-of-the art services provided by specialists in our twelve clinical areas, provide world-class modern care with a commitment to quality and service.


Our educational programs extend to all levels, including the School of Medicine, post graduate, and continuing medical education. Led by experienced educators, each area is charged to maintain a curriculum that prepares the physician of the future. Throughout our educational programs, we are committed to professionalism at the highest level and preparation of our students and trainees to become leaders in their fields of endeavor.


Temple University School of Medicine is known for its strong research environment and the Department of Medicine has a rich history of academic achievement. The Department of Medicine is home to approximately $9.77 million in sponsored research activity. Our substantial funding provides support for a wide range of activity including basic, translational, and clinical studies. This research is integrated with our clinical and educational missions.


The Department of Medicine integrates primary and hospital care with medical specialties that serve our three-part mission of clinical service, education and research. This is accomplished with an emphasis on excellence, equity, inclusiveness and professionalism. I am honored to represent the physicians and trainees at Temple.


Thank you for visiting with us.

Joseph Y. Cheung, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Medicine

Professor of Medicine