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Office of Graduate Medical Education
3600 Forbes Ave.
Iroquois Building, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-647-6340
Fax. 412-647-5809
Email: GME_Administration@upmc.edu

Leadership

Rita M. Patel, MD
412-647-6442

Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
patelrm@upmc.edu

Anna Roman, PhD, MPA
412-647-4693

​Vice President
UPMC Medical Education Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
romanam@upmc.edu

Gabriella Gosman, MD
412-647-2386

Associate Designated Institutional Official (ADIO)
gosmgg@mail.magee.edu

Wendy Helkowski, MD
412-647-2386
​Associate Designated Institutional Official (ADIO)
helkowskiwm@upmc.edu

Frank Kroboth, MD
412-692-4818

Executive Director, Alumni Affairs, Graduate Medical Education
Co-Chair, Recruitment, Orientation, Activities, and Retention Sub-Committee (ROAR) of the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education
krobothf2@upmc.edu
Samantha (Comarnitsky) Cascone, MPA
412-647-5815

​Director of Operations
comarnitskys@upmc.edu

Kristin Lasher, JD
412-647-0383

Director, GME Compliance & Institutional Certification
lasherkm@upmc.edu

 

Key GME Resource People

Karen Bumford
412-647-5817​

Project Analyst
MedHub Support and billing, demographics, advances and termination of trainees, visiting residents
bumfordka@upmc.edu

Brandon Doughty​
412-647-4170
GME Systems Administrator
Support GME technology and communications efforts via MedHub, SharePoint, and external website management
doughtyb@upmc.edu
Michael Georger, JD
412-647-2312
Contracts Administrator, GME
Master Affiliation Agreements and Program Letters of Agreement, Initial and Reappointment Post Graduate Training Agreements, Out of Match Offers/Contracts, DEA Registration
georgermj@upmc.edu

Lisa Herald
412-647-5816

Compliance Administrator, GME
Annual Program Oversight Reviews and support to the Accreditation, Review, & Quality Committee
heraldl@upmc.edu

Melissa Hildebrand
412-647-7481

Project Manager
Annual System-wide Resident & Fellow Orientation, Resident & Fellow social events, supervise trainee credentialing verification, loan deferment, and meal ticket programs
hildebrandm@upmc.edu

Jacqueline Hudson
412-647-9681

Senior Administrative Assistant
Trainee credentialing verifications, loan deferments, and meal tickets, distribution of GME Certificates of Completion
hudsonjl@upmc.edu 

Kathryn Martinez, JD
412-647-5626
Contracts Administrator, GME
J-1 Visas, Master Affiliation Agreements and Program Letters of Agreement, Initial and Reappointment Post Graduate Training Agreements
martinezkm@upmc.edu
Ann Miller, MEd
412-647-6882
Contract Administrator, GME
APORs, Program Support & Education Development
ann.miller7@upmc.edu

Brittany Rosser
412-647-3174

Credentialing Administrator, GME
Process training licensure, State and Federal clearances, and Observerships
brittany.rosser@upmc.edu

Tania Silva, MS​
412-647-6344

Manager, Compliance & Administration, GME
Oversees efforts of the Compliance Administrators and supports the GMEC
silvat@upmc.edu

Michael Spataro, MBA
412-864-1568

 

Business Analyst
GME Cap Control, budgets, expenses and other financial administration
spataromc@upmc.edu

Mike Thomas
412-647-4612

Physician Employment Coordinator
Special Non-ACGME Programs (SNAPs), I9 tracking and compliance, MedHub Supplemental Pay, Onboarding paperwork & demographics, Pre-employment Clearances
thomasmg@upmc.edu

James Walker
412-647-6442

Project Manager
Director, Special Projects for the DIO & NRMP/ERAS Institutional Administrator
walkerje@upmc.edu

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