Charmaine Wright, MD, MSHP. Dr. Charmaine Wright is the Program Director of the med-peds program. She grew up in Illinois, then went to Harvard for college and medical school. She completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Harvard's Combined Med-Peds program and was selected chief her final year. During residency, she nurtured her interest in maternal-child health and nutrition throughout the lifespan. She completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and Masters in Health Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Penn. She works to understand the associations that exist between pregnancy behaviors, mother and child, and designs family weight loss interventions with and for vulnerable communities. She is a past Associate Program Director of Penn's Med-peds program and current mother of 3 children.. Current out-of-the-hospital activities include eating at Philadelphia's fabulous BYOB's with husband Sean at a ridiculously early time, acquiring baby sitter for said dinner, hiding her son's pacifier as she attempts to wean him from it, teaching her daughter about early 90's fashion and TV shows, and phone conversations with her large extended Jamaican family who always remind her that academic medicine is great, but that making an Olympic track team would be even better.
Oana Tomescu, MD, PhD. Oana, one of the program's Associate Program Directors, has been at Penn for 20 years, coming here for medical school and staying on as faculty. She is passionate about medical education and teaches at all levels of medical training. As both an Adolescent Medicine specialist and an adult primary care doctor, she has an interest in healthcare transitions of young adults with special health care needs. Another of her clinical interests is Mind-Body Medicine and she cares for her patients using an Integrative Medicine approach. She oversees the Physician Wellness curriculum for the Med/Peds and categorical Internal Medicine programs and is the faculty mentor of the Resident Wellness Initiative, a resident-run committee that sponsors wellness events throughout the year. Her research focus currently is studying the effects of the Physician Wellness curriculum on resident burnout, coping strategies and resiliency.
Chad Johr, MD Dr. Chadwick Johr is a rheumatologist, general internist, pediatrician and enthusiast of medical education. He went to Penn State for medical school, Brown for residency, and the University of Iowa for fellowship prior to joining the faculty here at the University of Pennsylvania. Aside from supporting our med-peds residents, Chad enjoys attending on the general medicine wards, caring for rheumatology patients in his young-adult transition clinic and as a co-director of the Penn Sjogren’s Syndrome Center. When not teaching learners about the wonders of methotrexate, Chad can be found beating residents and fellows at various “euro-style” board games, running up and down the Schuylkill river trail, learning Turkish on his iPhone, playing guitar, and trying not to spend his life savings eating out at all of the ridiculously delicious restaurants Philadelphia has to offer.
Sophia Jan, MD, MSHP Dr. Sophia Jan is an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics program, a faculty member at PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a pediatrician for children with special healthcare needs at CHOP and a general internist at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Dr. Jan’s primary interest is improving the health and quality of life for children and adults with complex chronic conditions and disabilities. Her research includes policies and models of care related to children with special healthcare needs transitioning to adult-centered care. She is also interested in testing policies and interventions that improve the ability of children and adults with disabilities to remain in community-based settings during both emergencies and for long-term care. Dr. Jan was born and raised in New York City, received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2005 and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2009, where she was chief resident. From 2009 to 2012, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and earned her Masters in Health Policy Research (MSHP). Dr. Jan lives in Philadelphia with her husband and three young children. She is also a competitive dragonboat and outrigger canoe paddler.
Ryan McAuley, MD, MPH, FAAP Ryan is the Med-Peds Chief Resident for the 2015-2016 academic year and is the first alumni chief for the UPenn/CHOP Med-Peds Program. He is from the hills (pronounced "heels") of Tennessee, but his southern drawl is diluted thanks to being born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL during his formative years of language development. Ryan graduated Cum Laude from Furman University in 2004 and completed medical school at East Tennessee State University in 2009. In between, he managed to sneak in a MPH at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His clinical interests focus on global health and vulnerable populations, specifically refugee health, disaster response, and medical education in developing settings. During his time in residency, he participated in the Global Health Equities Track which allowed him the opportunity to travel to Botswana on three occasions with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership. Ryan completed Med-Peds residency training at UPenn/CHOP in 2013 and spent the last two years in a variety of clinical roles including: hospitalist on the adult solid tumor oncology service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; practiced med-peds globally as a physician with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in South Sudan; and practiced med-peds domestically as a physician with the Indian Health Service at the Tuba City Regional Healthcare Center in Arizona. Ryan is thrilled to return as Chief Resident and brings with him a breadth of clinical experience in diverse settings. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys gastronomic adventures at Philadelphia restaurants, makes impromptu beach trips to the Jersey Shore, attends incredible concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and is mildly obsessed with travel loyalty programs and earning points and miles.