Dr. Ende is the Schaeffer Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean for Advanced Medical Practice at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine. He also serves as Executive Medical Director for Penn Signature Services, Penn Medicine’s 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. He 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 in Philadelphia, a position he held for 17 years. Dr. Ende is credited with transforming that Department to serve as a key component of Penn’s clinical and educational missions in Medicine, combined with community outreach and service. In addition, he established Penn Medicine’s Primary Care Residency Program at PPMC. An active and recognized clinician and teacher, Dr. Ende remains engaged with general medicine outpatient practice as well as inpatient attending.
Dr. Ende is President of the American College of Physicians (ACP) 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. In 2003, he was awarded 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 also served for one year as Chief Resident. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania 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.
Dr. Ende has received numerous teaching awards, including several at the national level. 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 also authored and edited a groundbreaking series of texts called Teaching Medicine, published by the ACP. He is a 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.