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Young Alumni Award


The Office of Alumni Development and Alumni Relations presents the Young Alumni Service Award in recognition of demonstrated leadership at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The award is presented at Medical Alumni Weekend during the Dean's Dinner.

2014 - Ariella Poncz Golomb, C’99, M’04, WG’04

Ariella GolombAriella Poncz Golomb, C’99, M’04, WG’04, has been a committed supporter of the Perelman School of Medicine since her student years. While in medical school, she served as Class Co-Chair and published the class yearbook. Since graduation she has served as a member of the Penn Medicine Council of Recent Graduates and chaired her 10-year class reunion. Ariella has mentored numerous medical students, participated in student alumni panels, and assisted regional development efforts.

Dr. Golomb is a Managing Director at HealthpointCapital, a New York-based private equity firm focused exclusively on the global musculoskeletal medical device sector. Her many roles at the firm include serving on the investment team, managing the Scientific Advisory Board and clinical relationships, supporting the portfolio company business development activities, and overseeing the operations. In addition to her activities at HealthpointCapital, Ariella serves on the Executive Council of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Prior to joining HealthpointCapital, Dr. Golomb was a project leader in the New York Office of the Boston Consulting Group, a leading global management consulting firm, where she advised life science companies on strategic issues, including product positioning and academic medical center alliances. While at Penn, she worked at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in the Women’s Health Marketing division.

Dr. Golomb received a BA and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Fine Arts. She went on to receive an MBA from the Wharton School with a concentration in Health Care Management concurrently with an M.D. from the School of Medicine.

Ariella and her husband, Tal Golomb, C’98, live in Brooklyn, New York where they are raising their two young daughters and staying involved with Penn.

Young Alumni Award Winners

Aaron S. Kesselheim, M'02, L'02
Margaret Kan Kasner, M.D.'00, RES'04, FEL’07


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