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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

Anna Roman, PhD, MPA

​Vice President
UPMC Medical Education Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

Gabriella Gosman, MD

Associate Designated Institutional Official (ADIO)

Wendy Helkowski, MD
​Associate Designated Institutional Official (ADIO)

Frank Kroboth, MD

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
Samantha (Comarnitsky) Cascone, MPA

​Director of Operations

Kristin Lasher, JD

Director, GME Compliance & Institutional Certification


Key GME Resource People

Karen Bumford

Project Analyst
MedHub Support and billing, demographics, advances and termination of trainees, visiting residents

Brandon Doughty​
GME Systems Administrator
Support GME technology and communications efforts via MedHub, SharePoint, and external website management
Michael Georger, JD
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

Lisa Herald

Compliance Administrator, GME
Annual Program Oversight Reviews and support to the Accreditation, Review, & Quality Committee

Melissa Hildebrand

Project Manager
Annual System-wide 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 

Kathryn Martinez, JD
Contracts Administrator, GME
J-1 Visas, Master Affiliation Agreements and Program Letters of Agreement, Initial and Reappointment Post Graduate Training Agreements
Ann Miller, MEd
Contract Administrator, GME
APORs, Program Support & Education Development

Brittany Rosser

Credentialing Administrator, GME
Process training licensure, State and Federal clearances, and Observerships

Tania Silva, MS​

Manager, Compliance & Administration, GME
Oversees efforts of the Compliance Administrators and supports the GMEC

Michael Spataro, MBA


Business Analyst
GME Cap Control, budgets, expenses and other financial administration

Mike Thomas

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

James Walker

Project Manager
Director, Special Projects for the DIO & NRMP/ERAS Institutional Administrator


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