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
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.
Donna Wade, Senior GME Specialist
Ms. Wade is the primary contact for the following programs: Medical Genetics, Pediatrics and subspecialties, and Radiology and subspecialties. She is also the primary contact person for questions regarding FreedomPay.
Kim Marks, GME Specialist
Ms. Marks is the primary contact for the following programs: Dental Ecology, Neurosurgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and subspecialties, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Dentistry, Radiation Oncology, and Surgery and subspecialties.
Rae Esmores, GME Specialist
Ms. Esmores is the primary contact for the following programs: Dermatology and subspecialties, Internal Medicine and subspecialties, Neurology and subspecialties, and Ophthalmology.
Cole Gibson, GME Specialist
Mr. Gibson is the primary contact for the following programs: Anesthesiology and subspecialties, Family Medicine and subspecialties, McLendon Labs, Pathology and subspecialties, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Preventive Medicine.
Information System Specialist
Ms. Pounders is currently the primary contact for the following programs: Emergency Medicine and subspecialties, Medicine/Pediatrics, and Psychiatry and subspecialties.
Business & Operations Manager
Ms. Mays monitors and reconciles financial accounts related to insurance premiums, parking, operating budgets, billing and all other financial aspects of graduate medical education.
Business & Accreditation Manager
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.
Ms. Bazemore maintains documentation regarding duty hours and reimbursement. She is the primary contact person for questions regarding E*Value. She supports the Moonlighting, Duty Hours, and Institutional Requirements Subcommittees of the Graduate Medical Education Committee.
Information System Specialist
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.
Office of Graduate Medical Education
101 Manning Drive, Room 1017
Chapel Hill, NC 27514