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In the Community

An Interview with
Karen Restifo, MD, JD

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aren Restifo, MD, JD, was named the inaugural Regional Vice
Dean of Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower
Health effective September 1, 2020. Dr. Restifo comes from
the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California,
where she served as associate dean of student affairs. After earning her
undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Restifo
attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed an
internship at Washington Hospital Center and an emergency medicine
residency at Johns Hopkins University. After 10 years at the Yale University
School of Medicine, Dr. Restifo attended the University of Connecticut
School of Law. She then completed a medical ethics fellowship at Harvard
Medical School in 2012.

Have you had the opportunity to explore Berks County?
If so, what has impressed you about the community?
I recently moved into a house in Berks County. I am loving the open
areas, parks, local retail stores, a caring community and beautiful scenery.
What brought you to Drexel University
College of Medicine at Tower Health?
I am excited about this unique opportunity to help establish a regional
campus working with both Drexel and Tower Health. In the past, I
have been involved in helping to set up new environments for medical
students and find it extremely rewarding to watch the students learn and
grow into physicians who will provide exceptional care and give back
to the community. The mission of the College of Medicine is to excel
and innovate in education, research and patient care. The exceptional
commitment of the medical students, the dedication of the faculty and
staff and the opportunity to make a difference with a new campus in
collaboration with a wonderful partner, Tower Health.

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