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Research interests

Dr. Daniel Wolpaw's areas of research interest include curriculum and faculty development, most recently in the area of health systems science, and the humanities, including communication and doctor-patient relationships. He has had a number of high-profile publications in these areas.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Daniel Wolpaw has developed a career focus on medical education and the humanities in medicine.

Since joining Penn State in 2013, he served for several years as vice chair for education in the Department of Medicine and director of the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine before moving to his current roles as curriculum design lead and co-director for the University Park Curriculum. He also served as a co-director of the nationally recognized Junior Faculty Development Program at the College of Medicine from 2013 to 2020. This program has a holistic curriculum and mentored project designed to enable sustainable career trajectories in an academic health system. 

Dr. Wolpaw also created the clerkship year humanities curriculum, created and helped to co-direct the College of Medicine's health systems science curriculum and developed and currently co-directs a new course in critical thinking. 

Before moving to Penn State, Dr. Wolpaw served on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University for almost 30 years. In his time there, he was a program co-director for the Internal Medicine Residency, core architect of the 2006 curriculum transformation, director of undergraduate clinical education and creator/director of the Scholarship in Teaching Awards program. 

Clinical interests

Dr. Daniel Wolpaw is a general internist with extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Since coming to Penn State, his clinical activity has been focused on precepting internal medicine residents in their continuity clinic.

Professional information

Board-certified in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Dr. Daniel Wolpaw also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine.


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