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Mary Ann Kuzma,

MD

Title: Professor

Practices: Internal Medicine

Specialty: Geriatric Medicine, General Internal Medicine

Locations:

Drexel Internal Medicine
219 N. Broad Street
219 N. Broad Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.762.5037
Fax: 215.399.5896

Education

  • MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2015-2021)
  • President’s Award for Service, Drexel University (May 2012)
  • Best Research Poster Award, “Use of the Virtual Classroom to Teach and Evaluate Cardiac Auscultation Skills”; Clerkship Directors Internal Medicine Annual Meeting (2006)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society (1998)

Clinical Services

Internal medicine

Biography

Philadelphia magazine's Top Doctors 2021

Mary Ann Kuzma, MD, is a professor of medicine. She was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. Dr Kuzma attended St Joseph’s University where she graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Chemistry. Afterward, she attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her interests are prevention and screening in health care, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes across all age groups. Dr Kuzma has dedicated her career to teaching medical students, particularly in the ambulatory setting. She has also collaborated with the National Board of Medical Examiners for many years to help develop testing materials for medical students.

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2015-2021)

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia

Internships

  • Internal Medicine - Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia

In the Media

Drexel University College of Medicine Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2021
(May 14, 2021)

"Seeking Solutions with Suzanne"
"Suzanne reveals one of the secrets to her 98 years of life: daily exercise. First, she discusses the benefits of exercise with Dr. Mary Ann Kuzma. A professor at Drexel University with a specialty in geriatric medicine as well as primary care and internal medicine, Dr. Kuzma describes how important daily exercise is and how it can be safe at any age" Read more.
(August 13, 2019)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
"Philadelphia magazine recently published its annual list of the region's "Top Doctors." The list of physicians, who were chosen by their peers, can be found in the May issue of the magazine." Read more.
(April 26, 2017)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
"Philadelphia magazine has published its annual list of the region's "Top Doctors." The list of physicians, who were chosen by their peers, can be found in the May issue of the magazine." Read more.
(April 28, 2016)

"How doctors detect heart abnormalities through sound"
"When the doctor places that cold stethoscope on your chest, she’s listening for two distinct sounds – lub-DUB. “You can almost set your clock to what you are hearing,” said internist Mary Ann Kuzma. “They are clear. They are crisp, and they are regular.” Kuzma teaches the science of hearing heart sounds at Drexel University College of Medicine. That skill is called auscultation." Read more.
WHYY (January 9, 2015)

Publications

"Meeting the nation's need for physician services: a response to the anticipated physician shortage"
Greever M, Kane GC, Kennedy JI, Kuzma MA, Salzman AR, Wiernik PH, Baptista NV
Am J Med 2009; 122:1156-1162

"The role of the Internal Medicine Subinternship Director in the 21st Century"
Aiyer, M, Appel J, Fischer M, Fitz M, Gliatto P, Harrell H, Kuzma MA, Ledford C, Sweet M, Vu R
American Journal of Medicine 2008; 121:39-43

"The power of repetition in mastering cardiac auscultation"
Barrett M, Kuzma MA, Seto T, Richards P, Mason D, Barrett D, Gracely E
Am J Med 2006;119:73-75

"The Future of Medical Student Education in Internal Medicine"
Whelan A Appel J, Alper E Defer T, Dickinson T, Fazio S, Friedman E, Kuzma MA, Reddy S
Am J Med; 2004; 116: 576-80

"Mastering Cardiac Auscultation: The Power of Repetition"
Barrett M, Kuzma MA, Seto T, Richards P, Lacey C
Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2004; l43:19-20A

"Promoting the development of doctoring competencies in clinical settings"
Brody DB, Ryan K, Kuzma MA
Family Medicine 2004; 36: S105-9

"Proposed competency prerequisites for entering the core clinical clerkships"
Goroll A, Bass E, Windish D, Kuzma MA, Defer T, Matson CC, Stearns, Davis A
Journal of General Internal Medicine 2003; 18:110-11

"Does the integration of women’s health into a PBL curriculum affect the learning issues that students generate in the ambulatory clinical setting?"
Kuzma MA, Rutenberg CL, Gracely E, Nieman LZ
Academic Medicine 1997;72:913-15