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GME Staff list

Maria E. Aaron, MD, Associate Dean, GME
Designated Institutional Officer

Philip Shayne, MD, Assistant Dean, GME
Associate Designated Institutional Officer

Marilane Bond, Ed.D., M.B.A., Associate Dean, Education, SOM
Associate Designated Institutional Officer

Ulemu Luhanga, MSc, MEd, PhD, GME Education Researcher
Translating educational innovations to educational scholarship, training faculty and learners on topics related to improving educational practice, and meeting ACGME requirements

Jianli Zhao, Ph.D., Sr. Associate Director
Operations Director, Program Coordinator Liaison, NRMP Processing, Blackboard & Reference Manuals, Surveys, Online Courses, Program Coordinator Orientations, Administrative Processing, Special Projects

Taiwana Mearidy, M.B.A., Assistant Director
ACGME Institutional Review Coordinator, GMEC Coordinator, Agreements, FTE Budgets, Housestaff Liaison, Orientation, Canvas and Web Manager

James Tambah, M.B.A. Senior Financial Analyst
Supplemental Pay, Monthly Billing, Departmental/Grant Funding for Residents, License Reimbursements, FTE monitoring, General Ledger, Accounts Payable

Karen Darvill, M.S.,  Residency Records Manager
Contracts/Appointment Agreements, ECFMG (J-1 visa), Resident FLMA & Leave Questions, Residency HR Representative

Stephanie Castro, Database Manager
New Innovations Development & Training, Data Base Manager, ERAS PDWS access

Geraldine Gaines, B.A., Accountant
Monthly Billing, Departmental/Grant Funding for Residents, Accounts Payable

Dionne Matthews, M.B.A.,  Program Coordinator 
New Resident Orientation, Data Processing, Department Phones, Certificate Processing, CMS Rules & Regulations Updates, Accreditations Assistant & Backup

Cristina Braddy, Administrative Coordinator
404-727-5658; 404-727-9833
General Information, Department Phones, Data Processing, Licensing & Training Permits, ID Cards, Deferments/Forbearance, Verifications, Assistant to Associate Dean