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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

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Professionalism Concern Line: 1-844-463-4362


Rita M. Patel, MD
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
Professor & Vice Chair, Faculty Development
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Anna M. Roman, PhD, MPA

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

Gabriella Gosman, MD
Associate Designated Institutional Official (ADIO)
Professor & Vice Chair, Medical Education
Residency Program Director
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Wendy Helkowski, MD
Associate Designated Institutional Official (ADIO)
Associate Professor & Vice-Chair, Medical Education
Residency Program Director
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Frank Kroboth, MD
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

Samantha (Comarnitsky) Cascone, MPA
Director, GME Operations

NRMP/ERAS Institutional Administrator
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.

Kristin Lasher, JD
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.

Key GME Resource People

Robert W. Barber, JD
Contracts Administrator
Out of Match Offers, Master Affiliation Agreements and Program Letters of Agreement, Post Graduate Training Agreements

Amy Donovan
Executive Assistant 
Provides support to the Vice President of Directors within UPMC Medical Education in addition to UPMC Medical Education special projects.

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

Terrence Harrington, MS
GME Quality and Patient Safety Manager
Initiatives of the Leaders in Education and Patient Safety 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
Executive Assistant II
Trainee credentialing verifications, loan deferments, and meal tickets, distribution of GME Certificates of Completion

Paul Keane
GME Systems Administrator
Support GME technology and communications efforts via MedHub, SharePoint, and external website management.

Ann Miller, MEd
Compliance Administrator
APORs, Program Support & Education Development

Cristine Palmer, MBA
Business Analyst II
GME Cap Control, budgets, expenses and other financial administration

Lauren Petty
Compliance Administrator
APORs, supports the ARQC, GMEC & new Program Director Orientation

Brittany Rosser
Credentialing Administrator, GME
Process training licensure, State and Federal clearances, Observerships, and visiting residents

Tania Silva, MS
Compliance Administrator
Review new program applications, supports the PDD and GMEC

Monica Storrs
Senior Administrative Assistant
General support to the UPMC Medical Education Office

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

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