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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


Rita M. Patel, MD

Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education

Gabriella Gosman, MD

Associate Designated Institutional Official (ADIO)

Frank Kroboth, MD

Director, Fellowships & Special Institutional Educational Programs
Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education

Marlene Cooper

Executive Director, Graduate Medical Education

Robert Albenze

Director, Quality, Education and Evaluation

Karen Navarra

Director, GME Compliance & Institutional Certification


Key GME Resource People

Karen Bumford

HRIS Specialist
MedHub Support and billing, demographics, advances and termination of trainees, visiting residents

Stephanie DeNillo
412-623-3723 (FAX)

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

Melissa Hildebrand

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

Jacqueline Hudson  

Senior Administrative Assistant
Trainee credentialing verifications, loan deferments, and meal tickets, distribution of GME Certificates of Completion 

Brittney Krieger

GME Systems Analyst
Overall MedHub and GME systems support for coordinators and GME Office, including new MedHub modules and functionality

Kristin Lasher

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,

Ashleigh Nixon

Project Specialist
Assistant to Karen Navarra & Robert Albenze, Accreditation Support, Observerships, Notary Public, special projects 

Patty O’Kelly

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

Kathy Rudowsky  

Project Specialist
Process Trainee Licensure, State and Federal clearances, Visas, Foreign National Information Forms, VIA

Mike Thomas

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

James Walker

Project Analyst
Assistant to DIO & Associate DIO, NRMP Institutional Administrator, special projects

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