Allan Tunkel, MD, PhD

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Allan R. Tunkel, MD, PhD, is the associate dean for medical education at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Prior to his arrival at Brown, Tunkel was chair of medicine at Monmouth Medical Center and professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. During his tenure in the Department of Medicine he also served as vice chair, vice-chair for education, and residency program director. He has received numerous teaching awards and honors and is passionate about physician training and mentorship.

An undergraduate of Seton Hall University, Tunkel later pursued a PhD in experimental pathology followed by a medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency and chief residency in medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Virginia. He is widely acknowledged as an international expert in bacterial meningitis and other central nervous system infections.