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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 medical concepts 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 courses.

See what students have to say about HMX courses.

 

The HMX team

Michael J. Parker

Michael J. Parker, MD

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

Joanne Muller

Joanne H. Muller, MA, CMI

Director of Creative Media

Sophia Snyder

Sophia P. Snyder

Director of Operations, Finance, and Marketing

Christine DeGennaro

Christine DeGennaro, PhD

Lecturer in Genetics / Associate Director of Teaching and Research

Jackie Kustan

Jackie Kustan, MA

Senior Medical & Scientific Illustrator/Animator

Jess Ahearn

Jess Ahearn

Senior Educational Video Editor

Safiya Bobb

Safiya Bobb

Operations Manager

Ben Rubenstein

Ben Rubenstein, MA

Senior 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

Senior Operations Coordinator

Matt Bunch

Matt Bunch

Principal Software Engineer

Dorothy Fatunmbi

Dorothy Fatunmbi, MS

Medical & Scientific Illustrator/Animator

Marysa Angelli

Marysa Angelli

Operations Assistant

Andrew Pike

Andrew Pike, PhD

Lecturer in Immunology / Curriculum Fellow in Online Learning

YeaRim Oh

YeaRim Oh

Curriculum Coordinator

Nicholas Bucher

Nicholas Bucher

Front-End Interactive Developer

Lauren McHale

Lauren McHale

Coordinator for Institutional and Corporate Relations

“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

Faculty

Physiology

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

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

Huma Rana, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Medical Geneticist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Immunology

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

Associate 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

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


Marie E. McDonnell, MD

Lecturer on Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Endocrinologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Eli Miloslavsky, MD

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

 

 


Pharmacology

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 Research Operations and Global Programs, 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 / Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Pritesh Topiwala, MD

Anesthesiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Cancer Genomics and Precision Oncology

PRIMARY FACULTY


Christine DeGennaro, PhD

Course Lead
Lecturer in Genetics / Associate Director for Teaching and Research, HMX

Marios Giannakis, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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


George Demetri, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

William Hahn, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

William Kaelin, MD

Sidney Farber Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Tali Mazor, PhD

Computational Biologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Jonathan Nowak, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Molecular Pathologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Huma Rana, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Medical Geneticist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Alice Shaw, MD, PhD

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

Lynette Sholl, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School / Pathologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Immuno-oncology

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

Andrew Pike, PhD

Lecturer in Immunology / Curriculum Fellow in Online Learning

CONTRIBUTING FACULTY


Gordon Freeman, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Timothy Graubert, MD

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

F. Stephen Hodi, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Marcela Maus, MD, PhD

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

Joseph Merola, MD, MMSc

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

Nikhil C. Munshi, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Lynette Sholl, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School / Pathologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Scott Rodig, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School / Pathologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Genetics – Essentials

PRIMARY FACULTY


Christine DeGennaro, PhD

Course Lead
Lecturer in Genetics / Associate Director for Teaching and Research, HMX

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


George Church, PhD

Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School / Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School

Isaac (“Zak”) Kohane, MD, PhD

Marion V. Nelson Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School / Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School

Calum MacRae, MD, PhD

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

Heidi Rehm, PhD

Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School / Genomics, Massachusetts General Hospital


Pharmacology – Essentials

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 Research Operations and Global Programs, Harvard Medical School /
George R. Minot Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

CONTRIBUTING FACULTY


Elizabeth Garner, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Agile Therapeutics / Harvard Medical School alumna

Vishal Patel, PhD

Chief of Staff, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research / Harvard Medical School alumnus

Peter Sorger, PhD

Otto Krayer Professor of Systems Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Pritesh Topiwala, MD

Anesthesiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School

HMX Interns


Elliot Akama-Garren

Harvard Medical School student
MD/PhD Candidate, 2025

Michael Chang

Harvard Medical School student
MD Candidate, 2021

Rebecca Clements

Biological and Biomedical Sciences,
Harvard Medical School
PhD Candidate

Jakub Glowala

Harvard Medical School student
MD Candidate, 2021

Rebecca Hammond

Harvard Medical School student
MD Candidate, 2019

Ashwini Joshi

Harvard Medical School student
MD Candidate, 2021

Pat Lenehan

Harvard Medical School student
MD/PhD Candidate, 2023

Giulia Notarangelo

Biological and Biomedical Sciences,
Harvard Medical School
PhD Candidate

Chris Richey

Harvard Medical School student
MD Candidate, 2020

Jordan Said

Harvard Medical School student
MD Candidate, 2021

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.

Sponsors

Anthony Johnson / Empire Genomics

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