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GME Staff Directory

Designated Institutional Official

Clark Denniston, MD

Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

Thomas Ivester, MD, MPH

Director, Office of Graduate Medical Education

Cindi Trinidad

GME Specialists

GME specialists are responsible for maintaining residents' and subspecialty residents' training records and handling matters relating to their appointments including payroll and benefits, licensure, loan deferments, notary services, and foreign medical graduates.

Marissa Barbadoro, GME Specialist
984-974-7834
Marissa.Barbadoro@unchealth.unc.edu
Ms. Barbadoro is the primary contact for the following programs: Internal Medicine and subspecialties. She also handles Verifications and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Requests. Ms. Barbadoro also provides notary services.

Siobhan Gallagher, GME Specialist
984-974-7833
Siobhan.Gallagher@unchealth.unc.edu
Ms. Gallagher is the primary contact for the following programs: Anesthesiology and subspecialties, Dermatology and subspecialties, McLendon Labs, Pathology and subspecialties, Ophthalmology, and Radiology and subspecialties.

AJ Laperche, GME Specialist
984-974-7831
Andrew.Laperche@unchealth.unc.edu

Mr. Laperche is the primary contact for the following programs: Allergy & Immunology, Family Medicine and subspecialties, Medical Genetics, Medicine/Pediatrics, and Pediatrics and subspecialties, and Preventative Medicine.

Kim Marks, GME Specialist
984-974-7832
kimberly.marks@unchealth.unc.edu
Ms. Marks is the primary contact for the following programs: Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology and subspecialties, Oral & Maxillofacial, Orthopaedics and subspecialties, and Surgery and subspecialties.

Thomas Petruska, GME Specialist
984-974-7833
Thomas.Petruska@unchealth.unc.edu
Mr. Petruska is the primary contact for the following programs: Emergency Medicine and subspecialties, General Practice Residency, Neurology and subspecialties, OB/GYN and subspecialties, Pediatric Dentistry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Radiation Oncology.

Luci Pounders, Information System Specialist
984-974-7835
lucille.pounders@unchealth.unc.edu
Ms. Pounders is currently the primary contact for the following programs: Psychiatry and subspecialties.

Accreditation Staff

Business & Operations Manager
Ginny Mays
984-974-7840
virginia.mays@unchealth.unc.edu

Ms. Mays monitors and reconciles financial accounts related to insurance premiums, operating budgets, billing and all other financial aspects of graduate medical education.

Business & Accreditation Manager
Kathryn Hill
984-974-7839
kathryn.hill@unchealth.unc.edu

Ms. Hill provides support and assistance to the Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, the Director of the Office of Graduate Medical Education, the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and the Housestaff Council. She is the primary contact person for questions regarding accreditation, affiliation agreements, ERAS, and the NRMP.

Administrative Coordinator
Josie Santos
984-974-7837
Josie.Santos@unchealth.unc.edu

Ms. Santos maintains documentation regarding duty hours and reimbursement. She is the primary contact person for questions regarding MedHub evaluations and scheduling. She supports the Moonlighting, Duty Hours, and Institutional Requirements Subcommittees of the Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Information System Specialist
Luci Pounders

984-974-7835
lucille.pounders@unchealth.unc.edu

Ms. Pounders manages the official GME communication and information systems, drives quality improvement initiatives called for by changing ACGME requirements for institutional accreditation, provides education and training support to users at all levels throughout the UNCH GME program, and supports the Accreditation and Credentialing Processes.

Mailing Address

Office of Graduate Medical Education
UNC Hospitals
101 Manning Drive, Room 1017
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 984-974-1072
Fax: 984-974-0290

Contact Us

Office of Graduate Medical Education
UNC Hospitals
101 Manning Drive, Room 1017
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are located in the West Wing of the main Hospitals complex, room 1017 near the Hospital Mailroom.

Phone: 984-974-1072

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