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Development Teams


Leadership Team

  • Melissa Fischer, MD, MEd
  • Patricia Seymour, MD
  • Manas Das, MD, MS
  • Mitch Gitkind, MD
  • Ashton Gunn, MEd
  • Sam Fox, MS3
  • Jillian Belgrad, MS3/GS1
  • Alec Gramann, MS4
  • Sarah Calove, MS3

Advisory Committee

  • Anne Larkin, MD
  • Anne Garrison, MD
  • Maria Garcia, MD
  • Catarina Kiefe, MD, PhD
  • Kevin Hinchey, MD
  • Mary Zanetti, EdD
  • Michael Baker

Build Teams Membership (PDF)

Build Team Spokespersons

  • Principles 1: Lisa Hall-Anderson, PhD
  • Principles 2: Jill Zitzewitz, PhD
  • Blood, Immunity, and Infection: Christopher Sassetti, PhD
  • Skin and Musculoskeletal System: Jonathan Cheah, MD
  • Nervous System and Behavior: Sue Gagliardi, PhD
  • GI System: Jeanmarie Houghton, MD, PhD
  • CVS System: Matthew McGuiness, MD, MEd
  • Respiratory: Jonathan Holdorf, MD
  • Urinary System: Jason Kurland, MD
  • Endocrine/Repro: Susan Zweizig, MD
  • Clinical Team: Raquel Belforti, DO
  • Clinical Integration Team: Howard Sachs, MD
  • Exploration Team: Erin McMaster, MD
  • Horizons Team:  Geeda Maddaleni, MD

Biomedical Consultants

  • Mark Dershwitz, MD, PhD (Pharmacology)
  • Maged Soliman, MD, PhD (Pharmacology)
  • Lela Giannaris, PhD (Anatomy)
  • Chris Cerniglia, DO, MEng (Imaging)
  • Manas Das, MD (Histology & Embryology, Physiology)
  • Eric Ko, MD, PhD (Cancer Concepts)
  • Kerri Gosselin, MD, MPH (Nutrition)

Longitudinal Focus Topic Consultants

Health Systems Science (HSS)

  • Mitch Gitkind, MD
  • Martin Reznek, MD, MBA
  • Kian Samadian, MS4

Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI)

  • Yasmin Carter, PhD
  • Tiffany Cook, MA
  • P.Y. Fan, MD
  • Sarah Forrester, PhD
  • Shrinkhala Khanna, MD
  • Nancy Lee, MD
  • Talia Campbell, MS1
  • Leah Barresi, MS1
  • Natasha Bita, MS1
  • Olivia Buckle, MS1

Patient and Provider Wellness

  • Alan Acosta, PhD
  • Frank Domino, MD
  • Jennifer Reidy, MD
  • Thomas Guggina, MD
  • Borris Lorberg, MD
  • Samantha James
  • Katherine Stickney
  • Brittany Tran, MS4
  • Amy Cheung, MS3
  • Hayden Peirce
  • Hallie Geller, MS4

Societal Forces

  • Susan Hogan, MD
  • Suzanne Cashman, DSc
  • Michele Pugnaire, MD
  • Arvin Garg, MD
  • Philip Day, MD
  • Sassicaia Schick, MS2
  • Deniz Cataltepe, MS4
  • Emily Gentile
  • Charlotte Walmsley, MS4

Pathways Team

  • Melissa Fischer, MD, MEd
  • Patricia Seymour, MD
  • Manas Das, MD, MS
  • Ashton Gunn, MEd
  • Sylvia Corvera, MD
  • Suzanne Cashman, DSc
  • Linda Cragin
  • Anindita Deb, MD
  • Rachel Gerstein, PhD
  • Jill Terrien, PhD, ANP-BC
  • Mary Marchese, Student Representative (Diversity)
  • Martin Reznek, MD, MBA (HSS consultant)

Three-Year MD Team

  • Anne Larkin, MD
  • Melissa Fischer, MD, MEd
  • Patricia Seymour, MD
  • Manas Das, MD, MS
  • Mariann Manno, MD
  • Mary Zanetti, EdD
  • Gail March Cohen, PhD
  • Scott Kopec, MD
  • Stacy Potts, MD
  • Beth Murphy, MD
  • Yael Dvir, MD
  • Deborah DeMarco, MD
  • Rebecca Blanchard, MD, MEd
  • Eleanor McClements
  • Marilyn Leeds

Learner Assessment and Progression Team

  • Tracy Kedian, MD
  • Christine Woolf, PhD
  • Robert Le, MD
  • Chrsitina Kunycky, MD
  • Michele Carlin
  • Emily Fan, MD
  • David Chiang, MD

Task Force: Assessment

  • Lela Giannaris, PhD
  • Sue Gagliardi, PhD
  • Mary O'Brien, MD
  • Jill Zitzewitz, PhD
  • Christine Woolf, PhD
  • Tracy Kedian, MD

Task Force: BBL

  • Jenene Cook, PhD
  • Gail March Cohen, PhD
  • Manas Das, MD
  • Michael Urbanowski, MS3
  • Valerie Zhu, MS2
  • Alexander Wink, MD
  • Andrea Delaney, MEd
  • Michael Sweeney, MS
  • Abhi Yalamanchili
  • Elliot Beane, MEd