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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

Submit a training verification request.

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

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.
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

Robert W. Barber, JD
412-647-2312
Contracts Administrator
Out of Match Offers, Master Affiliation Agreements and Program Letters of Agreement, Post Graduate Training Agreements
barberr2@upmc.edu


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


Terrence Harrington, MS
GME Quality and Patient Safety Manager
Initiatives of the Leaders in Education and Patient Safety Committee
harringtontp2@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


Lauren Petty
412-647-5816
Compliance Administrator
APORs, supports the ARQC, GMEC & new Program Director Orientation 
andersonlm2@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

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