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TCMC Faculty Member, Dr. Geoffrey Guttmann Named One of the Contributors and Editors of Global Medical Website

Wednesday, October 15, 2020

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Professor of Anatomy at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), Geoffrey Guttmann, PhD was named one of the Contributors and Editors on Medpedia. Dr. Guttmann is also the Course Director for “Human Structure and Function” and the Co-director of “Brian, Mind, and Behavior” in the Basic Sciences Department at the medical school.

The Medpedia Project is a global effort to organize and make understandable, the world’s best information about health, medicine and the body and make it freely available on the website The website, created by Physicians, health organizations, medical schools, hospitals, health professionals works in association with Harvard Medical School, Stanford University School of Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, University of Michigan Medical School and other leading global health organizations. The website will ultimately serve catalog, database, and learning tool about health, medicine and the body for doctors, scientists, policymakers, and students.

“Dr. Guttmann’s expertise and professional experience make him a great candidate to participate in something that will be such a wonderful resource for medical education.” stated Chair of Basic Sciences, Gerald Litwack, PhD.

A native of London, England, Dr. Guttmann came to The Commonwealth Medical College from University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky where he was a Visiting Associate Professor for the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. He was previously a part-time Faculty member at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan. In addition to his teaching credits, Dr. Guttmann’s leadership experiences include serving as Director of e-Curriculum at Northern Ontario Medical School, Thunder Bay, Canada, and designing and managing the Life Sciences Resources Centres at Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth and Exeter, England.

He has extensive research experience serving as a Visiting Research Fellow for the Department of Craniofacial Development The Guy’s, King’s College and St. Thomas’ Hospitals’ Medical and Dental School, London, England. In addition he was a Research Fellow/Course Director, Digital Microscopy and Scientific Visualization Collaboratory, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan. His research focuses on the development and evaluation of instructional materials for medical students, image reconstruction techniques to make 3-D and 4-D models for illustrating anatomical, embryological and developmental concepts, and determining the extent of craniofacial defects.

Dr. Guttmann earned a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, California and a BS in Physical Sciences, Nuclear Engineering with Chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. Additionally he completed a Director’s Post Doctoral Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico.

The Commonwealth Medical College is a new medical school that will serve all of northeastern Pennsylvania and expects to accept sixty medical students and thirty Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) students in 2009. The College will have campuses in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport. The Commonwealth Medical College is dedicated to training the next generation of physicians in a community-based model. Focusing on selecting students with a propensity for community service, the school’s unique structure is designed to provide these students with diverse clinical experiences from the very first day of their education.

TCMC has been granted degree-granting authority from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee of Medical Education. The Commonwealth Medical Education Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).