Thomas Ferrari, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Foundations

Department of Medical Foundations



Areas of Expertise
  • Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Cell Biology
Education and Certification
  • PhD in Physiology/Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Austin
  • Postdoctoral Training at the University of California San Diego
  • Medical Education Research Certification
Affiliations and Memberships

1987-1993                 Society for Neuroscience

1995-2008                 Society for Developmental Biology

1996-2009                 American Society for Cell Biology

2002-2009                 American Association of Anatomists

2015-2019                 Michigan Physiological Society                            

2015-2019                Society for Psychophysiological Research

2015-present            IAMSE


Willis R; Ferrari TM. The relationship between self-esteem and personality types in medical students. International Journal of Medical Education. In press.


Eaton K; Ferrari TM. Heart Rate Variability During an Internal Family Systems Approach to Self-Forgiveness. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology. 7(2), 52-57.


Ogunyemi D; Sugiyama N; Ferrari TM. A Professional Development Workshop to Facilitate Self-Forgiveness. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Jun 2020, Vol. 12, No. 3 pp. 335-339 PMID: 32595855


Lerchenfeldt S; Ferrari T; Nyland R; Patino G. Autonomic nervous system team-based learning module. MedEdPORTAL. 2016 Nov 29;12:10507. doi: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10507. PMID: 30984849


Ferrari TM; Nuzzarello A. The Importance of Self-Forgiveness Training. Academic Medicine. 08/2016; 91(8): 1038-1039. PMID: 27465086


Sadikot T, Hammond CR, Ferrari MB. Distinct roles for telethonin N-versus C-terminus in sarcomere assembly and maintenance. Developmental dynamics. 04/2010; 239(4): 1124-35. PMID: 20235223


Psychophysiology of Self-Care