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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

Gabriella Gosman, MD
412-647-2386

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

Frank Kroboth, MD
412-692-4818

Director, Fellowships & Special Institutional Educational Programs
Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education
krobothf2@upmc.edu

Marlene Cooper
412-647-5815

Executive Director, Graduate Medical Education
coopermr@upmc.edu

Robert Albenze
412-647-6344

Director, Quality, Education and Evaluation
albenzerp@upmc.edu

Karen Navarra
412-647-6426

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

 

Key GME Resource People

Karen Bumford
412-647-5817

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

Stephanie DeNillo
412-623-2296
412-623-3723 (FAX)

Project Specialist
Deployed Staff; Manages GME office at SHY, Rotating residents & medical students, preparation of GME Certificates of Completion
denillosn@upmc.edu

Melissa Hildebrand
412-647-7481   

Project Manager
GME Resident & Fellow Orientation, Resident & Fellow social events, supervise trainee credentialing verification, loan deferment, and meal ticket programs
hildebrandm@mail.magee.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 

Brittney Krieger
412-647-4170   

GME Systems Analyst
Overall MedHub and GME systems support for coordinators and GME Office, including new MedHub modules and functionality
kriegerb2@upmc.edu

Kristin Lasher
412-647-0383   

Contract Administrator, GME
Initial and reappointment Post Graduate Training Agreements, review of documents needing review and signature,  Master Affiliation Agreements and Program Letters of Agreement,
lasherkm@upmc.edu

Ashleigh Nixon
412-647-3174

Project Specialist
Assistant to Karen Navarra & Robert Albenze, Accreditation Support, Observerships, Notary Public, special projects
nixonac@upmc.edu 

Patty O’Kelly
412-647-5626   

Manager, GMEC and Subcommittees
Support for GMEC and its subcommittees, including working with subcommittee chairs on meeting arrangements, agendas, minutes and presentations
okelpx@upmc.edu

Kathy Rudowsky  
412-647-5816   

Project Specialist
Process Trainee Licensure, State and Federal clearances, Visas, Foreign National Information Forms, VIA
rudowskykj@upmc.edu

Mike Thomas
412-647-4612   

Physician Employment Coordinator
SIEPs, I9s, GME ROCS Supplemental Pay, New-hire paperwork & demographics, Pre-employment Clearances, distribution of OZ Certificates of Completion
thomasmg@upmc.edu

James Walker
412-647-6442   

Project Analyst
Assistant to DIO & Associate DIO, NRMP Institutional Administrator, special projects
walkerje@upmc.edu

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