GME Staff Directory

Designated Institutional Official

Clark Denniston, MD

Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

Thomas Ivester, MD, MPH

Director of Office of Graduate Medical Education

Kelly Cash

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, notary services, and foreign medical graduates.

Marissa Barbadoro, GME Specialist
Ms. Barbadoro is the primary contact for the following programs: Internal Medicine and subspecialties, Internal Medicine Medicine/Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, and Pediatric Nephrology. She also handles residency verifications, Public Service Loan Forgiveness requests, and loan deferments.

Siobhan Gallagher, GME Specialist
Ms. Gallagher is the primary contact for the following programs: Anesthesiology and subspecialties, Dermatology and subspecialties, Diagnostic Radiology and subspecialties, Interventional Radiology-Integrated, General Practice Residency, McLendon Labs, Molecular Genetic Pathology, Ob/Gyn and subspecialties, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Pathology and subspecialties, Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatrics/Anesthesiology (combined).

Kali Guest, GME Specialist
Ms. Guest is the primary contact for the following programs: Emergency Medicine and subspecialties, Family Medicine, Neurology and subspecialties, Otolaryngology and subspecialties, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and subspecialties, Radiation Oncology, and Sports Medicine (Primary). 

Lauren Liszak, GME Specialist
Ms. Liszak is the primary contact for the following programs: Allergy & Immunology, Medical Genetics and Genomics, Orthopaedic Surgery and subspecialties, Pediatrics and subspecialties, Surgery and subspecialties, Plastic Surgery-Integrated, Urology, Vascular Surgery-Integrated.

Operations andAccreditation Staff

Business & Operations Manager
Ginny Mays

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

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

Ms. Santos maintains documentation regarding resident work hours and reimbursement. She is the primary contact for questions regarding MedHub evaluations and scheduling and supports the Moonlighting Subcommittee of the Graduate Medical Education Committee. Ms. Santos is the primary contact for the following training programs: Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Medical Physics, Pharmacy, Pastoral Care, Physical Therapy/Neurologic, Physical Therapy/Orthopedics, Physical Therapy/Pediatrics.

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