Medical Education Department Faculty

Medical Education Department Chair

MedEd Faculty A – E

Dr. Feroza Daroowalla ………. M.D., MPH

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Clinical Workplace Assessment of Medical Students
  • Curriculum Design
  • Instructional Design
  • Residents as Teachers
Research Interest(s):
  • Clinical Workplace Assessment of Medical Students
  • Curriculum Design
  • Instructional Design
  • Residents as Teachers

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Dr. Nadine Dexter ……………ed.D, MLS, D-AHIP

  • Director of Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library
Specialties:
  • Medical Informatics
  • Library Science

Research Interest(s):
  • Medical Informatics
  • Use of Technology and Medical Education
  • Higher Education Policy Analysis

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Dr. nyla dil ………………………………… DVM, MSc (Path), PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Module Director Health and Disease
Specialties:
  • Immunology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases
Research Interest(s):
  • Evidence-Based Active Learning Pedagogies
  • Curriculum Development and Assessment
  • Learner Engagement
  • Public Health

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  • Director of Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library
Specialties:
  • Medical Informatics
  • Library Science

Research Interest(s):
  • Medical Informatics
  • Use of Technology and Medical Education
  • Higher Education Policy Analysis

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MedEd Faculty F – J

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Shalu Gillum ……………………….. MJD, MLS, AHIP

  • Head of Public Services
Specialties:
  • Health Sciences Librarianship
  • Medical Librarianship
  • Library Public Services
  • Copyright
  • Consumer Health Information
Research Interest(s):
  • Health sciences librarianship
  • Medical librarianship
  • Library public services
  • Library instruction

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Dr. A. Laurel Gorman .. ………….. Ph.d

  • Associate Professor, Medical Education and Pharmacology
  • Director, Preclinical Pharmacology Thread
  • Director of 2 Organ Systems Modules (Endo-reproductive, Brain & Behavior)
Specialties:
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuromodulatory Effects of Hormones
  • Medical Education Research

Research Interest(s):
  • Educational outcomes of active learning methods (TBL, high fidelity medical simulations, CBL, flipped classes, gamification)
  • Effective practices for curricular integration (pharmacology, other longitudinal fields)
  • Medical educator development, roles, identities
  • Drug and opioid addiction, pain management

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Terri Gotschall ……………………. MLIS, AHIP

  • Scholarly Communications Librarian
Specialties:
  • Scholarly Communications
  • Academic Publishing
  • Data Visualization
  • Metrics
Research Interest(s):
  • Bibliometrics

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dr. David Harris .. ……………….. Ph.d

  • Associate Professor of Physiology
  • Module Director for Structure and Function
Specialties:
  • Physiology

Research Interest(s):
  • High Fidelity Patient Simulation in Pre-Clerkship Medical Students
  • Evidence-based Learning in Medical Students (active learning)
  • The use of Commercial Resources on Medical Student Learning

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Pamela herring ……………………. MLIS, AHIP

  • Electronic Resources Librarian
Specialties:
  • Electronic Resources
  • Content Management
  • Collection Development
Research Interest(s):
  • Medical Electronic Resources
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Content management
  • Licensing e-Resources
  • Data Management

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Associate Professor of Physiology

Module Director for Structure and Function

Specialties:

Research Interest(s):

igh Fidelity Patient Simulation in Pre-Clerkship Medical Students

Evidence-based Learning in Medical Students (active learning)

The use of Commercial Resources on Medical Student Learning

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MedEd Faculty K – O

Dr. Christine A. Kauffman …… M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Module Director, Practice of Medicine 1
  • Module Director, Gastrointestinal and Renal Systems Module
Specialties:
  • Medical Education
    • Renal physiology/pathophysiology
    • Clinical skills
  • Pediatric Nephrology
Research Interest(s):
  • Medical Education: 
    • Attendance and Performance,
    • Attendance and Wellness

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Dr. Denise kay ……………………… Ph.d

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Interprofessional Education Program Co-Chair
  • Longitudinal Curricular Themes Executive Director
Specialties:
  • Learning Theories
  • Instructional Design
  • Active Learning
  • Student Engagement
  • Interprofessional Education

Research Interest(s):
  • Student Engagement
  • Conceptual Change
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Student Perception of Faculty & Instruction

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Dr. Jonathan P. Kibble ………. ph.D.

  • Assistant Dean of Students
  • Professor of Physiology
Specialties:
  • Physiology
  • Medical Education
Research Interest(s):
  • Student Assessment Methods
  • Active Learning Pedagogy
  • Student Burnout and Wellness

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Dr. stephen lambert ………………Ph.d

  • CFMG (Cellular Function and Medical Genetics) Module Director
  • Professor of Medicine
Specialties:
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Glial Cell Biology
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Myelination

Research Interest(s):
  • Myelination and Glial Cell Biology in the Peripheral Nervous System.
  • Hybrid Systems

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Dr. Jeffrey S. LaRochelle …… M.D., Ph.d

  • Assistant Dean of Medical Education
  • Professor of Medicine
Specialties:
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Clinical Skills
  • Survey Design
Research Interest(s):
  • Development of Clinical Reasoning
  • Instructional Design for Clinical Skills
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Learners

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Medical Education Assistant Professor

Interprofessional Education Program Co-Chair

Longitudinal Curricular Themes Executive Director

Specialties:

Learning Theories

Instructional Design

Active Learning

Student Engagement

Interprofessional Education

Research Interest(s):

Student Engagement

Conceptual Change

Lifestyle Medicine

Student Perception of Faculty & Instruction

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MedEd Faculty P – T

Dr. Magdalena Pasarica ………. M.D., ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Director/Faculty Advisor – KNIGHTS Student-Run Free Clinic
  • Co-Director, Internal/Family Medicine Clerkship
  • Chair of Education for Family Medicine
Specialties:
  • Physiology
  • Medical Education
Research Interest(s):
  • Student Assessment Methods
  • Active Learning Pedagogy
  • Student Burnout and Wellness

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Dr. Otto Phanstiel IV ………………Ph.d

  • Professor of Medical Education
Specialties:
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Drug Design
  • Biochemistry

Research Interest(s):
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Polyamine Metabolism and Cancer Growth
  • Cancer Metabolism
  • Polyamine Transport in Human Cells
  • Snyder Robinson Syndrome
  • Mitochondrial Disease

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Dr. Jeffrey Plochocki ………. ph.D

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties:
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Embryology
  • Neuroanatomy
Research Interest(s):
  • Medical Education
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Functional Morphology
  • Skeletal Biology

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Dr. Saleh rahman …………………M.D., Ph.d, M.p.h.

  • Co-Director of FIRE
  • Director of LCT on Culture, Health & Society
  • Professor of Medicine
Specialties:
  • Behavioral Epidemiology
  • Social Determinants of Health/Health Disparities
  • Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
  • Global Health

Research Interest(s):
  • Social Determinants of Health/Health Disparities
  • Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
  • Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Global Health
  • Medical Decision Analysis/Evidence-Based Medicine

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Dr. daniel topping ……………… m.d.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Willed Body Program; Module Director (Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare)
Specialties:
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare
  • Family Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine
Research Interest(s):
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Humanism in Anatomy
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Human Sexuality
  • Lifestyle Medicine

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Dr. dario torre ……………………M.D., ph.d, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine
Specialties:
  • Internal Medicine

Research Interest(s):
  • Concept Mapping
  • Medical Education Assessment and Development
  • Clinical Reasoning

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MedEd Faculty U – Z

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Deedra walton ……………………. MLS, D-AHIP

  • Head of Electronic Resources
Specialties:
  • Health Sciences Libraries
  • Electronic Resources
Research Interest(s):
  • Health Sciences Libraries

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natasha williams ………………MLIS, AHIP

  • User Services Librarian
Specialties:
  • Library Public Services
  • User Services

Research Interest(s):
  • Library Public Services
  • Personal Librarian Programs

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Dr. Marcy Verduin …………….. M.D.

  • Associate Dean of Students
  • Professor of Psychiatry
Specialties:
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • General Psychiatry
Research Interest(s):
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Medical Education

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MedEd Joint Faculty A – Z

Abdo Asmar

M.D., F.A.S.N., F.A.C.P

Position:
  • Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
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Specialties:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Designated Specialist in Clinical Hypertension

Research Interest(s):
Analia Castiglioni

M.D.

Position:
  • Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation Center
  • Professor
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Specialties:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Education

Research Interest(s):

Luciana Garbayo

MD, PhD, MA

Position:
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Medical Education
  • Director of Ethics and Medical Humanities Longitudinal Curriculum Theme (LCT)
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Specialties:
  • History & Philosophy of Medicine & Biology
  • Epistemology/Theory of Medical Knowledge/Epistemic Logic
  • Medical Ethics/Healthcare Ethics/Public Health Ethics

Research Interest(s):
  • Medical Education & Professional Identity Formation
  • Philosophy of Medicine
  • Medical Epistemology:
  • Medical Ethics/Healthcare Ethics/Public Health Ethics
Caridad Hernandez

M.D.

Position:

Professor of Internal Medicine

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Specialties:

Research Interest(s):
Atsusi Hirumi

Ph.D.

Position:
  • Professor, Instructional Design & Technology
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Specialties:
  • Instructional Design
  • Learning Theories
  • Instructional Theories and Strategies
  • Evidenced-Based Education

Research Interest(s):
  • Advancing Evidence-Based Education
  • Facilitating Experiential and Active Learning
  • Enhancing Learner Engagement
  • Designing Online and Hybrid Learning Experiences
  • Competency-Based Education
Shiva Kalindindi

MD, MPH, MS(Ed.), FAAP, FACEPP

Position:
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Medical Director, Nemours Institute for Clinical Excellence Ed.
  • Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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Specialties:
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Simulation -CHSE

Research Interest(s):
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Simulation
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine