Edward E. McKee, Ph.D.
Chair of Foundational Sciences
Dr. McKee joined CMU College of Medicine in 2011 as professor and chair of Foundational Sciences. He received Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph. D. in physiology from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center College of Medicine. Following post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center and the University of Colorado, he accepted a faculty position in biochemistry at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School. He later was appointed associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend. McKee has an active mitochondrial research laboratory and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed original articles. His current research focusses on the toxicity of antibiotics as well as anti-viral and anti-cancer nucleoside analog drugs on mitochondrial biogenesis. He is active in the team-based learning community and has presented internationally and nationally on the subject. Dr. McKee also serves as the Senior Associate Dean of Research and oversees research and research facilities for the CMU College of Medicine.
Marilyn T. Haupt, M.D., FACP, MCCM
Chair of Medical Disciplines
Dr. Haupt joined CMU College of Medicine in 2011 as a Professor of Medicine. She received her MD degree from Weill Cornell University in New York City. After training in internal medicine and critical care medicine she joined the faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine, directed the MICU at Detroit Receiving Hospital and developed a critical care fellowship training program. She subsequently became Medical Director of Critical Care Services at Oregon Health & Science University and then directed the Critical Care Service Line for Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. During her career, Dr. Haupt has been active in clinical research addressing fluid resuscitation in critical illness, sepsis, ventilator associated pneumonia, and the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). She has multiple peer-reviewed publications in these areas. She is an active educator and is involved in the teaching of medical students and residents at CMU College of Medicine. She directs the Fundamentals in Critical Care Support (FCCS) course several times yearly, a course with a state and nation-wide participants consisting of practicing and in-training physicians and allied health personnel.
John Blebea, M.D., M.B.A.
Chair of Surgical Disciplines