Jack Ende

Jack Ende, MD, MCAP


Adele and Harold Schaeffer Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Jack Ende, MD, MACP, is the Schaeffer Professor of Medicine of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Associate Dean for Advanced Medical Practice. He also serves as Executive Medical Director of the Penn Signature Services line of programs that includes Penn Global Medicine and Penn Passport, a membership program for travelers. Dr. Ende has established a reputation as an accomplished general internist and innovative medical educator. He has won numerous awards for clinical practice and teaching at the local and national level, including the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) Founders Award, the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Career Achievement Award, and the Pennsylvania Chapter ACP Laureate Award. He has authored many papers and edited several books. His main contributions to the literature are in medical education, bedside teaching, and other areas related to general internal medicine. He has served on the editorial board of the AAMC journal Academic Medicine, and authored and edited Teaching Medicine, ACP’s seven-book series. He is a Past President of the American College of Physicians (2017-18). In previous roles, he served the College as a Regent, associate editor for the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP), and Chair of the Scientific Program Planning Committee and the Awards Committee.

Dr. Ende earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1973 and completed internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals in 1979. The first 10 years of his career were spent on the faculty at Boston University Medical Center as a general internist, teacher and residency program director before joining the faculty at Penn in 1989 as Associate Professor. In 1996, he became Professor of Medicine at Penn. He served as Chief of Medicine at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for 17 years. He stepped down in 2013 to take on his current role as Executive Medical Director for Penn Signature Services. Dr. Ende continues to care for patients in the outpatient setting and as an inpatient attending. He is an inaugural member of Penn Medicine’s Academy of Master Clinicians, which honors Penn Medicine faculty who are recognized as consistently outstanding clinicians and consummate professionals.

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