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MISSION
STATEMENT
Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity creates physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics.
HISTORY
In October of 1904, Aaron Brown and eight of his friends founded Phi Delta Epsilon at Cornell Unversity Medical College. At that time, there were many doors closed to Jewish medical students and physicians, doors which would not fully open until after World War II.
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PhiDE Leadership


BRIAN ZACHARIAH, MD
President
Brian attended the University of Louisville for his BA, MD and Residency program. He recently moved to Illinois from Texas where he was an associate professor in the department of surgery at UT and the Medical Director of the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Now in Chicago, Brian is the Chief Medical Coordinator for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He has been named a “Hero of Emergency Medicine” by the American College of Emergency. Brian completed his first Iron Man competition in 2008.

   

STEVE SOLDINGER, MD
Immediate Past President
Steve served as our International President for three and a half years and has been volunteering for PhiDE since he joined as a medical student at University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Steve is an active member of the Los Angeles PhiDE Graduate Club and served as their Club President several terms. He practices Psychiatry in Los Angeles, CA and lives with his wife, Terri and son, Jason, in Sherman Oaks.

   

KAREN BARNES, MD
Board Member
Karen attended medical school at University of Kentucky where she joined our Kappa Psi chapter twenty years ago. She became involved internationally after a decade of attending conventions and conferences and mentoring students. Karen practices medicine at the Cincinnati VA hospital and VA nursing home. Before receiving her medical degree, she received a master degree in nutrition. Karen is the recipient of this year’s Seymour Greenstone Graduate Member Award and she lives with her family in Lexington, KY.

   

KELLY MORRISSEY, MD
Board Member
Kelly Morrissey graduated medical school from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where she served as our Upsilon Chapter President in 2005. She served on our International Board during her fourth year of medical school as a student representative. Following an Internship at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, Kelly started her residency in Dermatology in Philadelphia,PA.

   

RUSS STITZLEIN, M5
Board Member
Russ is the newest appointed member of our Board and starts his term immediately upon graduation in spring 2012. He attends Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine where he was our Epsilon Epsilon Colony Coordinator and a past President. Russ received a bachelor degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he was a founding member of our OH Gamma chapter. Russ is married to PhiDE alumna, Brenda de la Cruz, past CA Theta Chapter President.

   

DR. EVAN R. GOLDFISCHER, MD, MBA
Board Member


   

ANISH GHODADRA, MD
Board Member

   

BRITTANY BADAL, MSIV
Medical Student Representative


   

NATALIE REBEYAV
Medical Student Representative


   

Karen Katz
PhiDE CEO