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Office of Graduate Medical Education
3600 Forbes Avenue
Forbes Tower – Plaza Level Suite 140
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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

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Professionalism Concern Line: 1-844-463-4362​

Leadership

Rita M. Patel, MD
412-647-6442

Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
Professor & Vice Chair, Faculty Development
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
patelrm@upmc.edu

Anna M. 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)
Professor & Vice Chair, Medical Education
Residency Program Director
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
gosmgg@mail.magee.edu

Wendy Helkowski, MD
412-647-2386
Associate Designated Institutional Official (ADIO)

Associate Professor & Vice-Chair, Medical Education
Residency Program Director
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
helkowskiwm@upmc.edu

Frank Kroboth, MD
412-692-4818

Executive Director, Alumni Affairs, Graduate Medical Education
Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education
George H. Taber Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
krobothf2@upmc.edu

Samantha (Comarnitsky) Cascone, MPA
412-647-5815

Director, GME Operations
Responsible for the daily operations of the UPMC Medical Education Office.
Oversees strategic planning of system-wide initiatives to impact UPMC’s Residency and Fellowship training programs.
comarnitskys@upmc.edu

Kristin Lasher, JD
412-647-0383

Director, GME Compliance & Institutional Certification
ACGME Institutional Coordinator
Responsible for planning, organizing and directing all aspects of Institutional and Program Accreditation.
Ensures compliance with the academic mission, strategic direction and operational plan of Graduate Medical Education.​
lasherkm@upmc.edu

Key GME Resource People

Jeffrey Blanc
412-647-5817​

GME Systems Administrator
MedHub Support and billing, demographics, advances and termination of trainees
blancjv2@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

Terrence Harrington, MS

GME Quality and Patient Safety Manager
Initiatives of the Leaders in Education and Patient Safety Committee
harringtontp2@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

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

​Anthony Mareino
412-647-2741
​Admin Assistant 
Direct support for the Vice President, UPMC Medical Education and general support to the UPMC ME Office. 
mareinoa@upmc.edu​

Kathryn Martinez Slepak, 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

Compliance Administrator
APORs, Program Support & Education Development
ann.miller7@upmc.edu

Cristine Palmer
412-864-1568

Business Analyst II
GME Cap Control, budgets, expenses and other financial administration
palmerc3@upmc.edu

Brittany Rosser
412-647-3174

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

Tania Silva, MS​
412-647-6344

Compliance Administrator
Review new program applications, supports the PDD and GMEC
silvat@upmc.edu

​Monica Storrs
412-647-6426

​Senior Administrative Assistant
General support to the UPMC Medical Education Office
storrsml@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, MBA
412-647-6442

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

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