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About HMX

HMX offers a unique
approach to online learning
in medical education.


HMX courses have been envisioned and created by a highly skilled interdisciplinary team of Harvard Medical School educators and creative professionals—each an expert in his or her own field. Together we craft curricula with integrated multimedia elements and didactic visuals focused on bringing foundational concepts in medicine to life via real-world and clinical applications.

We apply the science of learning and best practices in biomedical visualization to guide the development of our courses. Our goal is to help learners focus on the understanding and application of key scientific principles.

Whether you’re catching up or getting ahead—or just looking for a new perspective on core medical concepts—we hope you’ll join us for HMX Fundamentals.

See what students have to say about HMX courses.

 

The HMX team

Michael J. Parker, MD

Michael J. Parker, MD

Associate Dean for Online Learning / Faculty Director of HMX / Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Joanne H. Muller, MA, CMI

Joanne H. Muller, MA, CMI

Director of Creative Media

Sophia P. Snyder

Sophia P. Snyder

Director of Academic Operations and Marketing

Christine DeGennaro, PhD

Christine DeGennaro, PhD

Lecturer in Genetics / Associate Director of Teaching and Research

Michelle A. Casey, MEd

Michelle A. Casey, MEd

Director of Educational Outreach

Jackie Kustan, MA

Jackie Kustan, MA

Medical & Scientific Illustrator/Animator

Jess Ahearn

Jess Ahearn

Educational Video Editor

Samantha Welker, MA, CMI

Samantha Welker, MA, CMI

Medical & Scientific Illustrator/Animator

Safiya Bobb

Safiya Bobb

Academic Operations Coordinator

Robert O’Connell, MBA

Robert O’Connell, MBA

Finance Manager

Ben Rubenstein

Ben Rubenstein

Marketing Manager

Kate McDonnell-Dowling

Kate McDonnell-Dowling, PhD

Lecturer in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology / Curriculum Fellow in Online Learning

Claire Stone

Claire Stone

Operations Assistant

Matt Bunch

Matt Bunch

Principal Software Engineer

Dorothy Fatunmbi

Dorothy Fatunmbi, MS

Medical & Scientific Illustrator/Animator

Omar Khan, Quality Assurance Specialist

Omar Khan

Quality Assurance Specialist

“The modules are created in a way that puts students at the center and makes them feel engaged in learning”


Charnchai Panthongviriyakul
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
Khon Kaen University

 


Physiology Faculty

PRIMARY FACULTY


Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD

Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, Harvard Medical School

Michael J. Parker, MD

Associate Dean for Online Learning / Faculty Director of HMX / Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

CONTRIBUTING FACULTY


Melanie Hoenig, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Nephrologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Barbara LeVarge, MD

Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Pulmonologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Duane Pinto, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Interventional Cardiologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Genetics Faculty

PRIMARY FACULTY


Christine DeGennaro, PhD
Course Lead

Lecturer in Genetics / Curriculum Fellow in Online Learning

Robert Green, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Geneticist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Carrie Blout, MS, CGC, LGC

Genetic Counselor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

CONTRIBUTING FACULTY


Calum MacRae, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Cardiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jonathan Picker, MD, PhD

Instructor, Harvard Medical School / Medical Geneticist, Boston Children’s Hospital

Immunology Faculty

PRIMARY FACULTY


Andrew Lichtman, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School

Marshall Thomas, PhD

Lecturer in Genetics / Associate Director of Teaching and Research

CONTRIBUTING FACULTY


Jules Dienstag, MD

Carl W. Walter Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Gastroenterologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Keith Flaherty, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Hematologist/ Oncologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Joseph Merola, MD, MMSc

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School / Dermatologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

David Sloane, MD

Instructor, Harvard Medical School / Allergist and Immunologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Biochemistry Faculty

PRIMARY FACULTY


Kevin Bonham, PhD
Course Lead

Lecturer in Microbiology and Immunobiology

Ole-Petter (“OP”) Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Endocrinologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

CONTRIBUTING FACULTY


Eli Miloslavsky, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Rheumatologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

 

 


Pharmacology Faculty

PRIMARY FACULTY


Kate McDonnell-Dowling, PhD
Course Lead

Lecturer in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School / Curriculum Fellow in Online Learning

James P. Rathmell, MD
Primary Clinical Faculty

Leroy D. Vandam Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School / Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

David E. Golan, MD, PhD
Primary Advising Faculty

Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School /
Dean for Basic Science and Graduate Education, Harvard Medical School /
George R. Minot Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

CONTRIBUTING FACULTY


Nikhil C. Munshi, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Director of Basic and Correlative Science, Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Pritesh Topiwala, MD

Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School

HMX Interns


Jordan Anderson

Harvard Medical School student
MD/MBA Candidate, 2018

Rebecca Hammond

Harvard Medical School student
MD Candidate, 2019

Keenan Mahan

Harvard Medical School student
MD/MBA Candidate, 2018

Chris Richey

Harvard Medical School student
MD Candidate, 2020

Sponsor a Student

We are grateful to the generous individuals and organizations who have sponsored student participation in our program.

Interested in sponsoring a student? Please get in touch.

Current Sponsors

Anthony Johnson / Empire Genomics

American Board of Sport Psychology:
Clinical Sport Psychology/Psychiatry Sub-Specialty Certification Program