Dr. Ende is the Schaeffer Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean for Advanced Medical Practice at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. He also serves as Executive Medical Director for Penn Signature Services, the line of programs that coordinate provision of medical services to international patients as well as provide consultation services to hospitals and institutions around the world. Dr. Ende has held numerous leadership positions prior to serving in his current roles, including as Chief of the Department of Medicine at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) in Philadelphia, a position he held for 17 years. Dr. Ende is credited with transforming that Department to serve as a key component of the Perelman School of Medicine’s clinical and educational missions, combined with community outreach and service. In addition, he established the Perelman School of Medicine’s Primary Care Residency Program at PPMC. An active and renowned clinician and teacher, Dr. Ende remains engaged with general medicine outpatient practice as well as inpatient attending.
Dr. Ende is currently Immediate Past-President of the American College of Physicians (ACP) having served as President for 2017-2018, and was previously a member of ACP's Board of Regents. He has been a Fellow of ACP (FACP) since 1990, and was named a Master of ACP in 2009. Dr. Ende has received numerous awards, including several at the national level, including the Society of General Internal Medicine Career Achievement Award and the Laureate Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Ende earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency at the University of Chicago, where he served for one year as Chief Resident. Prior to joining the faculty at the Perelman School of Medicine in 1989, Dr. Ende served on the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine, where he directed the internal medical clerkship and the housestaff residency program. He served as President of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and was editor of the ACP's Medical Knowledge and Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP). He served on the editorial board of Academic Medicine and authored and edited a groundbreaking series of texts called Teaching Medicine, published by the ACP. He is an inaugural member and co-chair of Penn Medicine's Academy of Master Clinicians, an honorific society of clinicians recognized for exemplifying the highest standard of patient care and professionalism, and is the most prestigious honor bestowed on a Penn Medicine clinician.