Dr. Jennifer Corbelli, whom Dr. Melissa McNeil recruited and trained, has agreed to serve as Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine following Dr. McNeil’s retirement. Dr. Corbelli graduated from Cornell University and the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and then came to Pittsburgh for her Internal Medicine Training in the Women’s Health Track. She served as Chief Medical Resident and then completed a fellowship in General Internal Medicine with a concentration in Women’s Health. During her fellowship, she completed a Master of Science in Medical Education. Dr. Corbelli has lectured in and directed several master’s courses in the Institute for Clinical Research Education, including ‘Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis’ and ‘Fundamental of Adult Learning.’ She regularly presents nationally and publishes on medical education and other topics and has an impressive 30 peer reviewed-publications. She was hired as a clinician-educator in the Division of General Internal Medicine in 2013 and assumed the role of the medicine residency’s Program Director in 2016. In her tenure as Program Director of one of the largest residencies in the county, the residency’s national reputation for excellence continues to grow. Her work has been locally and nationally recognized, with such awards as the residency’s Outstanding Housestaff Teacher Award in 2015, Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Top Physicians Under 40 in 2018, the School of Medicine’s Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Award in 2018, and the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Mid-Career Education Mentorship Award. Dr. Corbelli has also been co-Medical Director of the Birmingham Free Clinic since 2018. In this capacity, she oversees with Dr. Eliana Bonifacino and Dr. Thuy Bui the training of the many students and residents who rotate through Birmingham providing outstanding care for the most vulnerable patients in the region.
Throughout her career, Dr. Corbelli has been committed to clinical, educational and leadership excellence and has a passion for mentorship. We are excited to have Dr. Corbelli’s leadership in her new Vice-Chair role; she has the skills, leadership and enthusiasm for her new position, which she will perform in conjunction with her current role as Residency Program Director.