Dr. Tage Kvist has served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy at PCOM
since 1987. He specializes in human development and has participated in teaching the
full range of Anatomy courses: gross, histology and neurosciences. Since 1988 he has
served on the Philadelphia Anatomy Chairmen's Group. From 1986 to 1990 he served as
both Assistant Dean for Basic Sciences and Director of the School of Allied Health
at PCOM. Dr. Kvist was Chief of Neurosurgery Research at the Joseph Stokes Jr. Research
Institute of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from 1973 to 1976.
Dr. Kvist's continuous research activities in the field of neural tube development
and associated anomalies have been supported by grants from the NIH, the Spina Bifida
Foundation, and the Spina Bifida Association of America, among numerous other distinguished
foundations for biomedical research. He is a member of several prestigious organizations,
including the American Association of Anatomists, the American Association of Clinical
Anatomists, and the International Society of Plastination. In 1985 Dr. Kvist received
the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Kvist holds a Ph.D.
in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, Postdoctorate at the University of
Pennsylvania and master's and bachelor's degrees in Zoology from the University of