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Mark C. Arner, MD             marner@acgme.org

Mark C, Arner, MD
marner@acgme.org

Mark C. Arner, MD attended medical school at the University of Utah College of Medicine, and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Arner came to the ACGME from Carilion Clinic where he was the Chief of Service, as well as the program director for the obstetrics and gynecology residency Program. He was an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia. He also held multiple academic positions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC (obstetrics and gynecology program director and Director of Intern Training) and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD (Associate Professor of obstetrics and gynecology). For his final three years on active duty, he served as Consultant to the Surgeon General in obstetrics and gynecology in addition to being the program director.

Dr. Arner is a Colonel (Ret.) in the United States Army and was on active duty for 20 years. He won many awards, including the Virginia Health Care Foundation Unsung Hero Award, Outstanding Faculty Educator (obstetrics and gynecology, Carilion Health System) and the Walter Reed Medallion for Outstanding Service to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

He and his wife Sandy split their time between Roanoke, VA and Phoenix, AZ. Their nine children and forty-five grandchildren are spread across the US. Dr. Arner joined the Accreditation Field Staff in June 2007 and has completed more than 400 site visits, including programs in Singapore, Qatar, and UAE for ACGME International.

Teri J. Barkoukis, MD, FAASM, FCCP             tbarkoukis@acgme.org

Teri J. Barkoukis, MD, FAASM, FCCP
tbarkoukis@acgme.org

Teri J. Barkoukis, MD is board certified in pulmonary and sleep medicine. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Akron in Ohio and received her MD degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Affiliated Hospitals of Canton, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (now known as NE Ohio Medical University). Her post-graduate fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine was completed through Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, where she was actively involved in research supported by an NIH training grant. Early in her career, Dr. Barkoukis taught medical students, allied professionals, residents, and fellows in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care medicine, however later in her career developed a focused interest in sleep medicine. She started the first sleep medicine fellowship for the state of Nebraska in 2000, served as its program director for the next 12 years, and published a successful board review textbook, Review of Sleep Medicine. She served on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) fellowship training committee for three years (2002-2005), including conducting accreditation site visits prior to the transition of accreditation from the AASM to the ACGME. In 2016, she completed a six-year term on the ACGME Appeals Committee for sleep medicine fellowships. The majority of her career has been in academic medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Division, during which time Dr. Barkoukis was promoted to Professor of Medicine. Although, she was actively involved in the Graduate Medical Education Committee, teaching, editing, and writing, she continued to enjoy seeing patients in clinic every week.

Dr. Barkoukis became a member of the Accreditation Field Staff in February 2016. She resides in Nebraska.

John H. Beernink, MD             jhb@acgme.org

John H. Beernink, MD
jhb@acgme.org

John H. Beernink, MD, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been board certified in plastic surgery since 1973. He completed medical school at the University of Michigan followed by residencies in surgery and plastic surgery at Spectrum Health (Blodgett and Butterworth Hospitals) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Beernink has been on the staffs of both hospitals since 1972, serving as chief of plastic surgery, Chair of the Department of Surgery, and Medical Staff President. He also served as Director of Medical Education for three years. Dr. Beernink was the program director for the plastic surgery residency at the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners (GRMEP) from 1977 until 1997. From 1967 until 1969 he served in the United States Air Force as deputy chief of surgery at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. Dr. Beernink has been active with the major national plastic surgery organizations, including the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Research Council, and the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons. He has served as President of the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Beernink joined the Accreditation Field Staff in July 1997. Since that time he has conducted over 1200 site visits.

Barbara H. Bush, PhD             bhb@acgme.org

Barbara H. Bush, PhD
bhb@acgme.org

Dr. Barbara Bush received her bachelor's degree in education from Michigan State University and her master's and doctoral degrees in educational curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M University. In 1980, she joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. There she participated in a long-term follow-up study of infants discharged from the Level I NICU and was the clinic coordinator of the multidisciplinary spina bifida clinic. She was also the principal investigator of a child abuse prevention grant co-sponsored by the Ounce of Prevention Foundation and the State of Illinois. Concurrently, she was the pediatric clerkship coordinator for the third-year medical students. In 1985, Dr. Bush was appointed Director of Medical Education at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria with responsibility for administration of graduate and continuing medical education programs, as well as the medical library. During the early 1990s, Dr. Bush also performed continuing medical education accreditation site visits with Category I programs in Illinois for the Illinois State Medical Society. In 1992 she was named Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.

Dr. Bush joined the Accreditation Field Staff in January 1994 and has conducted over 2,250 site visits in the more than 100 specialties and subspecialties. She has given various presentations about the site visit process at national meetings for the ACGME.

Joseph F. Campisano, PhD             jfc@acgme.org

Joseph F. Campisano, PhD
jfc@acgme.org

Dr. Joseph Campisano completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His doctoral dissertation dealt with the identification of criteria affecting the transfer of didactic material to the clinical setting. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967, Dr. Campisano held a number of teaching and training positions. From 1971 to 1976 he was a personnel analyst in the department of Public Welfare for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania serving at the Torrence and Holidaysburgh State Hospitals. From 1976 to 1985 he was director of training and development at the Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital in Johnstown Pennsylvania, and from 1985 to 1988 he was Vice Chairman and later Acting Chairman of the Department of Education and Staff Services at the same institution. Through that time, he served as an educational consultant to the Commission on Accreditation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and as an educational consultant to several residency programs. Dr. Campisano has been an acting member of the American Society for Training and Development, the American Society for Health Education and Training, and the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Campisano joined the Accreditation Field Staff in September 1988, and has since conducted site visits of more than 2,892 programs.

Donna A. Caniano, MD             dcaniano@acgme.org

Donna A. Caniano, MD
dcaniano@acgme.org

Donna A. Caniano, MD is Professor of Surgery Emeritus at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She has been board certified in pediatric surgery and general surgery. She graduated from Vassar College in 1972, and received her medical degree from the Albany Medical College in 1976. She completed a residency in general surgery at the Albany Medical Center Hospital, a fellowship in pediatric surgical critical care at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a residency in pediatric surgery at the Columbus Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Caniano was an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1983 to 1985. She returned to the Columbus Children’s Hospital in 1985 when she was appointed to the academic faculty at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

From 1993 to 1997 she served as the director of the Medical Humanities Program for first-year medical students. In 1998 she received The Distinguished Educator Award by The Ohio State University College of Medicine for her contributions to undergraduate medical education.

In 1999, Dr. Caniano was appointed the H. William Clatworthy, Jr. Professor of Pediatric Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief at the Columbus Children’s Hospital. From 1998 to 2009, she served as the program director for the residency in pediatric surgery. During her tenure as a program director, the residency in pediatric surgery was given a commendation for excellence in its educational curriculum by the ACGME Review Committee for Surgery.

Dr. Caniano has served as the chairperson of the Section on Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and as secretary of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. She is a member of numerous professional surgical organizations, including the American College of Surgeons and the American Surgical Association, and was a member of the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery from 2000 to 2006. She served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Surgery International, and is co-author of Reoperative Pediatric Surgery. She has been honored with numerous awards for teaching and leadership, including a Woman of Achievement for 2006 by the Columbus YWCA, and a Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Albany Medical College in 2008. In 2014 she received the Arnold M. Salzberg Award for Mentorship from the Section on Surgery of the AAP. Dr. Caniano joined the Accreditation Field Staff in 2011, and has since carried out site visits for 185 programs.

Dr. Caniano is married to Richard Flores, an attorney, and they reside in Williamsburg, Virginia, where they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

John R. Caughron, MD             jrc@acgme.org

John R. Caughron, MD
jrc@acgme.org

Dr. John R. Caughron is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1960. He then completed his internship at the St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, and began a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1962 and served as a general medical officer and battalion surgeon during the Cuban missile crisis. After completing his military service, Dr. Caughron returned to Oklahoma and completed his residency at the University of Oklahoma. For 10 years he was in private practice in Oklahoma City before rejoining the Army in 1979. He spent three years as a staff physician at the Army Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, and was then assigned to the Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco.

He spent 10 years there, first as assistant residency program director and, later, following a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Walter Reed, as Chief of the Endocrinology/Infertility Service. In 1992, Dr. Caughron was assigned to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center as the program director of the obstetrics and gynecology residency. He remained at Walter Reed until his retirement from the Army in 1997.

He joined the Accreditation Field Staff in July 1998, and has since carried out site visits for over 827 programs. Dr. Caughron is married and lives in Washington, D.C

Peter Coggan, MD, MSEd             pcoggan@acgme.org

Peter Coggan, MD, MSEd
pcoggan@acgme.org

Dr. Coggan was appointed to the newly-created position of Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Trinity Health in April 2013.

He came to this new role from the position of President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners (GRMEP). This organization is a community consortium established by Spectrum Health, Saint Mary’s Health Care, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Grand Valley State University (which offers a number of Health Professions programs), and is responsible for 16 residency and fellowship programs, a large continuing medical education program, and clinical placements for medical students and other health professions students.

Prior to his appointment in Grand Rapids, Dr. Coggan was Director of Medical Education at Henry Ford Hospital. In this position he had responsibility for a large house staff of more than 600 residents, and for coordination of clinical teaching programs for 500 medical students annually.

Dr. Coggan is an experienced educator and administrator who has been director of a regional medical student teaching program, an assistant and then associate dean for medical education, a residency director and, most recently, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He received his MD degree from the University of London, England, and completed a master’s degree in medical education from the University of Southern California in 1990. Among other educational accomplishments, he has obtained grant funding for educational programs focused on the medically underserved, women’s health, geriatric medicine, substance abuse, rural health, and managed care. He has served as clinical chief of 10 county clinics and as interim County Health Officer. He also developed a plan for a new medical school for a southern California HMO.

In 1990 he was elected to the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Board as Member at Large, and in 1994 he received the STFM Recognition Award for service to the organization. He also served a two-year term as president of the STFM Foundation. Dr. Coggan has served on several committees of the National Board of Medical Examiners and as Western Regional GEA representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges. In 1998 he was appointed as a consultant to Council on Graduate Medical Education and participated in writing the 13th Report to Congress, “Physicians for a Changing Health Care Environment.” He has been a board member of the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers, and served a two-year term as its president. He is the 2011 recipient of the Ethel Weinberg Award from the Alliance. He completed a six-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the ACCME in 2011.

Dr. Coggan joined the Accreditation Field Staff in June 2016

John J. Coyle, MD             jcoyle@acgme.org

John J. Coyle, MD
jcoyle@acgme.org

Dr. John Coyle is board certified in surgery, and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame. He attended medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and completed his surgical internship and residency at University of Minnesota Hospitals.

His professional experiences have included serving as a Research Medical Officer in the US Navy, and as Attending Surgeon at the Veterans Medical Center and University of California San Diego Medical Center in San Diego, California. Most recently, he was a Senior Attending Surgeon at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Medical Group, and he continues to work part-time as an attending surgeon at the VA in Chicago.

Dr. Coyle is active with a number of professional organizations, including the Association for Academic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the Association of Program Directors in Surgery. He has won numerous awards for excellence in teaching.

Dr. Coyle joined the Accreditation Field Staff in January 2007, and has since carried out site visits for over 209 programs. He and his wife Mary live in Chicago, Illinois and have four daughters.

Sterling M. Ellsworth, MD             sellsworth@acgme.org

Sterling M. Ellsworth, MD
sellsworth@acgme.org

Sterling M. Ellsworth, MD attended medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California. After completing assignments at the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, California (Mojave Desert) and at Ft. Ord, California, Dr. Ellsworth practiced medicine in the Eugene, Oregon area. He returned to medical education, first as assistant program director, and then as program director, for Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. Over his years of practice he has served in many leadership positions, including as Department Head and Interim Chair.

Dr. Ellsworth is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Ellsworth has received many awards over the years. He received the National Faculty Award on two occasions, and has been recognized for his work in promoting women’s health care within the VA system. He has also led medical expeditions to Latin America and is fluent in Spanish.

He and his wife Patricia live in Roanoke, Virginia. They have four children and three granddaughters.
Dr. Ellsworth joined the Accreditation Field Staff in October 2010, and has since carried out site visits for over 400 programs.

Joseph Gilhooly, MD             jgilhooly@acgme.org

Joseph Gilhooly, MD
jgilhooly@acgme.org

Dr. Joseph Gilhooly received his medical degree from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in 1980. After initially entering a residency in family medicine, he completed a pediatric residency and fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine (NPM), and is voluntarily meeting requirements for Maintenance of Certification in NPM.

Dr. Gilhooly directed the pediatric residency program at OHSU from 1993 to 2008, followed by an appointment as Vice-Chair for Education and Director of Fellowship Education in the Department of Pediatrics. He has served as Chair of both the Transitional Year Review Committee and the Review Committee for Pediatrics of the ACGME from 2003 to 2015. He is a past chair of the Organization of Program Director Associations, served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), and is currently a member of the Credentials Committee and Education and Training Committee for the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Gilhooly received the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the ACGME (2003) and the Robert S. Holm Leadership Award from the APPD (2010) in recognition of his leadership and mentorship in teaching. Currently he has retired from clinical practice and is focusing on the implementation of the Milestones, Competencies, and Entrustable Professional Activities across the continuum of medical education

He lives with his wife in Portland, Oregon, close to his two children and twin grandchildren. He joined the Accreditation Field Staff in July 2015.

Stephen Goldberg, MD, MBA             sgoldberg@acgme.org

Stephen Goldberg, MD, MBA
sgoldberg@acgme.org

Dr. Goldberg is board certified in internal medicine. He graduated from Cornell University and The Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. After completing an internship at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, he served for two years in the US Public Health Service in what is now the Environmental Protection Agency, where he worked on assessing the health effects of air pollution. He then completed his residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Medical education has been a major focus of Dr. Goldberg’s career. After completing his training, he became a member of the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and for 25 years was directly involved in the clinical training of fellows in gastroenterology, as well as residents and students in internal medicine. He was later the chairperson of the Year I and subsequently the Year II Curriculum Committee at the school, spanning a period of close to 20 years.

Dr. Goldberg became the Chief of the Department of Internal Medicine at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, and later the program director of the internal medicine residency, a position he held for over 20 years. He was also the designated institutional official for the graduate medical education programs at Jewish Hospital for a significant portion of that time. He stepped down from those positions in 2015 but continued to oversee the education of medical students at Jewish Hospital until 2016. He has had academic titles at the professor or associate professor level at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, as well as at four other medical schools utilizing Jewish Hospital as a primary teaching site.

Dr. Goldberg is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and has been active in the Ohio Chapter. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He joined the Accreditation Field Staff in August 2016, and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Lindsey Grossman, MD             lgrossman@acgme.org

Lindsey Grossman, MD
lgrossman@acgme.org

Dr. Lindsey Grossman is a graduate of the Boston University College of Liberal Arts and School of Medicine. She completed a general pediatric residency at the University of Maryland and a fellowship in general academic pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, and was a member of one of the first classes of the Midcareer Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellowship for Women at Drexel University. She has served as a member of the faculty in general pediatrics at Johns Hopkins, The Ohio State University, the Medical College of Virginia, the University of Maryland, and Tufts University, rising eventually to the rank of Professor at Tufts and Chair of Pediatrics at Baystate Children’s Hospital.

Most recently she served as the Chief Operations Officer at a community health center in Massachusetts. Her research has centered on health services issues, and her interests have always involved graduate medical education and service to underprivileged children, particularly those with special needs. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, she has also been active in the Academic Pediatrics Association throughout her career.

She and her husband, Dr. Neil Grossman, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, reside in Massachusetts and are often found on Martha’s Vineyard with their two daughters and four grandchildren.

Barbara M. Heywood, MD, MACM, FAAOA             bheywood@acgme.org

Barbara M. Heywood, MD, MACM, FAAOA
bheywood@acgme.org

Dr. Barbara M. Heywood comes to the ACGME from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Heywood was a professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and an active clinician, in a practice that included all phases of ear, nose, and throat medicine. Her particular interest is in voice and allergy. During her time as a residency program director, she earned a master’s degree in academic medicine from the University of Southern California (USC).

Dr. Heywood has experience in both academic medicine and leadership positions in the private practice of medicine. She served the Department of Otolaryngology for 15 years, and as the residency program director for 11 years at the University of Nebraska in Omaha.

Prior to 1999, she was in private practice, both solo and then in a group practice, at Midlands Community Hospital in Nebraska.

Dr. Heywood has chaired many committees, including Credentials, Patient Care, Medical Records, Utilization Review, and Bylaws at the Midlands Community Hospital in Papillion, Nebraska. Dr. Heywood was secretary, treasurer, and president of the medical staff, served as chief of surgery in 1982 and 1995, and chaired the Medical Executive Committee at the same institution. She was also the president of First Health Physicians, a multispecialty group. Dr. Heywood has also served on the membership of many committees at both the county and state levels, including president of the Nebraska Academy of Otolaryngology from 1982 to 1983, and as treasurer of that group for the last seven years. Dr. Heywood was a delegate to the Nebraska Medical Association for many years when she was in private practice, serving mainly on its Legislative Committee.

Dr. Heywood earned her MD degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she also completed her residency. She is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

Nalini Juthani, MD             njuthani@acgme.org

Nalini Juthani, MD
njuthani@acgme.org

Nalini Juthani, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist. She was born in Bombay, India, and received her medical school training at the University of Bombay in 1971. She trained as a psychiatrist in New York. In 1979 she became the program director of the psychiatry residency of Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, and served in that capacity for 25 years. In addition to her residency program duties, Dr. Juthani also served as the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education of Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. In 1999, she became Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

Dr. Juthani's professional interests include education of physician trainees, patient safety, cultural competency, and spirituality and religion in psychiatric medicine. She has received a number of awards for excellence in teaching of psychiatry, and in 2001 was a finalist of the ACGME's Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award.

She is an active member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association, and has served as a Board Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for several years. She has also served on the ACGME Review Committee for Psychiatry, and as Specialist Site Visitor for the Review Committee.

Dr. Juthani joined the Accreditation Field Staff in January 2004. Since that time she has carried out site visits of over 600 programs. She resides in Scarsdale, New York with her husband. She has three children and four grandchildren.

Donald E. Kraybill, PhD, MSW             dkraybill@acgme.org

Donald E. Kraybill, PhD, MSW
dkraybill@acgme.org

Donald Kraybill, PhD, received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana, his master’s degree in social work from California State University in Fresno, California, and his doctorate in psychology from Alliant University/California School of Professional Psychology.

After completing his graduate training, Dr. Kraybill was employed as a behavioral scientist for the University of California-affiliated family medicine residency program in Merced, California. He then joined the Penn Foundation for Behavioral Health in Sellersville, Pennsylvania doing outpatient psychotherapy with children and adolescents.

In 1985, he became the Director of Behavioral Science at the Montgomery Hospital Medical Center in Norristown, Pennsylvania. In this capacity he was responsible for providing Temple University-affiliated family medicine residents with clinical training and experience in behavioral medicine. In addition to teaching and precepting, he served on the Graduate Medical Education Committee, published research, and coordinated the curriculum for the psychiatry rotation.

In 1988, he also took a position as the Region II Mental Health Consultant (serving six states) for the US Department of Labor, Youth Services/Job Corps Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has been responsible for site reviews and providing technical assistance to evaluate the overall Medical, Dental, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse programs for 20 Job Corps Centers.

Dr. Kraybill joined the Accreditation Field Staff in February 2002. Since then, he has conducted 486 site visits of residency programs. He is the father of three college-age children and resides with his wife in Harleysville, Pennsylvania.

David L. Larson, MD, FACS             dlarson@acgme.org

David L. Larson, MD, FACS
dlarson@acgme.org

David L. Larson, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon who most recently held the position of Chair of Plastic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Larson joined the Medical College in 1986 as Professor and Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery, assuming the role of Chair when that division became a department in 2001. In 2007, he was named George J. Korkos Professor in Plastic Surgery, as the department’s first endowed chair. During the two decades he directed the department, he served as program director and specialized in plastic and reconstructive surgery for patients with injuries from trauma, cosmetic surgery, and cancer-related problems. He was previously the only plastic surgeon at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston from 1979 to 1985.

Dr. Larson is board certified in both otolaryngology and plastic surgery. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, and completed a residency in otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and his residency in plastic surgery at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Larson also served on active duty for two years as general medical officer with the US Navy Medical Corps.

Dr. Larson joined the Accreditation Field Staff in September 2012.

John Musich, MD, MBA             jmusich@acgme.org

John Musich, MD, MBA
jmusich@acgme.org

John R. Musich, MD, MBA, is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), becoming board certified in obstetrics and gynecology in 1978 and in reproductive endocrinology in 1982. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed residency training at the University of Michigan. He completed his fellowship training at William Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Michigan) and earned his MBA at Michigan State University. After serving on the medical faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago, he was named Obstetrics and Gynecology Chair and Residency Director at Beaumont Hospital in 1983, positions he held until 2004. In 2002, he was named Beaumont's Vice President and Director of Medical Education, and Designated Institutional Official, serving in these roles through 2010.

During his last two years at Beaumont he also served as the first Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education of the new Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He has also held professorships at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan medical schools.

Dr. Musich has been active with a number of professional organizations, including multiple officer-ships in ACOG; member and Chair of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG), for which he was the founding director of the CREOG School for New Residency Program Directors; past examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; member of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Resident Affairs (GRA ) Steering Committee; and faculty member of the GRA's GME Leadership Course. He has served the ACGME as a member of the Institutional Review Committee from 2004 to 2010, and participated in the ACGME's first international accreditation site visits in Singapore in 2010. Key awards have included ACOG's Distinguished Service Award (2010) and the ACGME's Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award (2011), both in recognition of his many contributions to medical education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Musich joined the Accreditation Field Staff in January 2011, and has completed over 250 site visits. He and his wife Christine live in Troy, Michigan. Their children live in Michigan, New York, England, and China.

Cathy Nace, MD             cnace@acgme.org

Cathy Nace, MD
cnace@acgme.org

Dr. Cathy Nace is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist who received her medical degree from Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland and completed her residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. During her 31-year Army medical career, Dr. Nace served as Department Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Army Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, Chief of Gynecology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Director of Medical Education at Walter Reed, and Vice President for Education, Training, and Research at the integrated Army-Navy Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Nace was the Director of Medical Education in the Office of the Surgeon General of the US Army in Falls Church, Virginia, where she was responsible for more than 150 Army GME training programs across the country and over 1500 residents, as well as nearly 1800 medical students in the Army’s Health Professions Scholarship Program.

Dr. Nace was the transitional year program director at Walter Reed from 1997 to 2006, and served on the ACGME’s Transitional Year Review Committee for seven years, including two years as Chair. She was also Chair of the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors for more than five years. After her work on the Transitional Year Review Committee, Dr. Nace traveled internationally for the ACGME-I supporting the development of transitional year programs in Singapore and Qatar.

Clinically active, she has been on the faculty of the obstetrics and gynecology residency at Walter Reed since 1995, is an Assistant Professor at Uniformed Services University, and has been an oral board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for 10 years. Dr. Nace served as the Consultant for Women’s Health to the Army Surgeon General, and in October 2014 received the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Zimmerman Award for Leadership. In December 2014 she was presented the Military Health System’s Women Physician’s Senior Leadership Award by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. She has numerous Army commendations, including two Legion of Merit awards and five Meritorious Service Medals, and has been recognized for her achievements and leadership with the Army’s “Professor” equivalent, the “A” designator. Dr. Nace joined the Accreditation Field Staff upon her retirement from the Army in May 2015.

Christopher A. Pack, PhD             cpack@acgme.org

Christopher A. Pack, PhD
cpack@acgme.org

Dr. Christopher Pack received his bachelor's degree from the University of California in San Diego, and his master's and PhD in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles. From 1976 to 1977, he was a research associate in the Department of Medicine at the University of Vermont, evaluating the computerized, problem-oriented medical information system. In 1977, he joined the Department of Pediatrics at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he supported the medicine/pediatrics primary care program and eventually served as the Director of the Resident Evaluation Network.

He became Associate Director of Medical Education at the Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe, Michigan in 1981, and Acting Director of Medical Education in 1985. Dr. Pack joined the Accreditation Field Staff in January 1986, and has carried out site visits of approximately 3,096 programs.

Dr. Pack and his wife reside in Del Mar, California.

Kristen B. Raines, MD             kraines@acgme.org

Kristen B. Raines, MD
kraines@acgme.org

Kristen B. Raines, MD is board certified in internal medicine and sub-board certified in endocrinology. She graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and completed medical school training at Vanderbilt University. She completed her internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Upon completing her graduate medical education, Dr. Raines held a number of teaching and administrative positions with the United States Army Medical Department.

She was the director of intern training and program director of the transitional year residency program at Tripler Army Medical Center from 1988 to 1993. She then assumed the position of Chief of Undergraduate and Continuing Medical Education in the United States Army Health Professional Support Agency, Office of the Surgeon General. In 1995, she became the Deputy Director of the U.S. Army Medical Command’s Directorate of Medical Education and was promoted to Director in 1997. She held that position until she retired from military service in late 2004.

Dr. Raines has been active with a number of professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the Endocrine Society, the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, and the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces. She has also served as a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners and as the military observer for the ACGME.

She became a member of the Accreditation Field Staff in October 2004. She has conducted over 332 site visits in a variety of specialties. Dr. Raines resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband.

William W. Robertson Jr., MD, MBA             wrobertson@acgme.org

William W. Robertson Jr., MD, MBA
wrobertson@acgme.org

William W. Robertson Jr., MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. He graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1972. After completing internship training in general surgery at the University of San Diego, he served two years in the US Navy. Subsequently, he completed graduate training in orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1979.

After his residency, Dr. Robertson assumed an academic position at Texas Tech School of Medicine, advancing in 1985 to Associate Professor in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics.

From 1987 to 1990, he served as Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Pennsylvania. He then joined George Washington University as a Professor of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics, where he remained through 2000. In addition to his teaching duties, he served as Chairman of the pediatric orthopaedic surgery program at Children's National Medical Center from 1990 to 1999.

Dr. Robertson has been active with a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (Orthopaedic Surgery Section).

Dr. Robertson has served as a Specialist Site Visitor for the ACGME Review Committee for Orthopaedic Surgery. He joined the Accreditation Field Staff in May 2001, and has conducted over 1124 site visits. He currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife.

Judith D. Rubin, MD, MPH             jrubin@acgme.org

Judith D. Rubin, MD, MPH
jrubin@acgme.org

Judith D. Rubin, MD, is board certified in pediatrics and in preventive medicine. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Following a pediatrics internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Rubin was an exchange resident in pediatrics in Shiraz, Iran. She completed residency training in pediatrics and preventive medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland, during which time she also received a master of public health degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Dr. Rubin has held a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine since 1977. She was the director of the preventive medicine residency program at the University of Maryland from 1984 to 2005. She was a finalist for the ACGME’s Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award in 2003. She has been a member of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (1993 to 2002) and the ACGME Review Committee for Preventive Medicine (1998 to 2004), and is chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee of the American College of Preventive Medicine. As a clinician she has taught and supervised medical students and residents in both inpatient and outpatient pediatric settings. Her research interests have included congenital heart disease, lead poisoning, childhood dental caries, and pediatric immunization programs.

Dr. Rubin has served as a Specialist Site Visitor for the Review Committee for Preventive Medicine. She joined the Accreditation Field Staff in April 2005 and has conducted over 334 site visits.

Laurence M. Russell, MD             lrussell@acgme.org

Laurence M. Russell, MD
lrussell@acgme.org

Laurence M. Russell, MD, is a board-certified family physician with 29 years of experience as a family physician, residency educator, and medical administrator. Dr. Russell received his bachelor of science degree from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1972. He did his residency training in family medicine at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, New Jersey, where he remains a staff member emeritus.

Dr. Russell was assistant director of the family medicine residency of the Hunterdon Medical Center from 1979 to 1994. He was also Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Hunterdon during that time. More recently, Dr. Russell was a medical director for the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Current affiliations include the American Academy of Family Medicine (since 1975), American Medical Association (since 1975), New Jersey Medical Society (since 1975), and the American College of Physician Executives (since 1994). He was a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine from 1980 to 1998.

Dr. Russell joined the Accreditation Field Staff in April 2005 and has conducted more than 752 site visits. He currently resides in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Theodore J. Sanford Jr., MD             tsanford@acgme.org

Theodore J. Sanford Jr., MD
tsanford@acgme.org

Theodore J. Sanford Jr., MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist. He received his baccalaureate degree from Rockford College (now University) in 1968, and his MD degree from the University of Nebraska in 1972. He completed his internship and residency at the Naval Regional Medical San Diego in 1976, and served on staff there until 1980. In 1981 he join the University of California San Diego Anesthesia faculty, and was the Chief of the Anesthesia Service at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center San Diego from 1981 to 1991. In 1991 he was appointed as the Associate Chair for Anesthesia Education and Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Michigan. He held the position of Associate Program Director from 1991 to 2003, and from 2003 to 2013 was program director and the Georgine Stedue, MD Endowed Chair for Anesthesia Education. He is a founding member of the Association of Anesthesia Education, and of the Association of Anesthesia Core Program Directors in 2009, for which he was the first elected president.

Dr. Sanford served eight years as an active duty physician in the United States Navy, and is a retired Captain in the United States Navy Reserve, having 26 years of service credit. Dr. Sanford’s passion has always been education of medical students, residents, and fellows in anesthesiology. He is an active member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists, the Society of Anesthesia Education, and the Society of Academic Anesthesia Associations. In 2015, Dr. Sanford was named an Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Sanford and his wife, Mary, live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They have three children and two grandchildren within two miles of their home. Dr. Sanford joined the Accreditation Field Staff in October 2013.

Lee S. Segal, MD             lsegal@acgme.org

Lee S. Segal, MD
lsegal@acgme.org

Lee S. Segal, MD is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. He completed his undergraduate education at Kenyon College, and graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1984. He completed his residency training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and fellowship training in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Segal was a member of the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine from 1990 to 2007. He was the residency program director, vice-chairman, and professor in orthopaedics and pediatrics. He was the Herbert S. Louis Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital from 2007 to 2014, and has held other faculty appointments at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Segal has been active with a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been involved in caring for children in countries with limited resources, such as Honduras, since 1995.

He currently resides with his wife in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He joined the Accreditation Field Staff in September 2016.

Li Tang, EDD, MPH             ltang@acgme.org

Li Tang, EDD, MPH
ltang@acgme.org

Dr. Li Tang holds a master’s degree in public health from The Ohio State University, and a second master’s degree in higher education and a doctoral degree in higher education administration from University of Akron. In 1993, she joined the Office of Faculty and Graduate Teaching Associate Development at The Ohio State University as an Instructional Development Specialist, and provided training and consultation services to faculty members and graduate teaching associates across academic disciplines for the next eight years.

Since 2001, Dr. Tang has been dedicated to graduate medical education. From 2001 to 2004, she served as the Director of Surgical Education at The Ohio State University Medical Center’s Department of Surgery and helped the surgery residency and fellowship programs develop programs and evaluation tools to incorporate new ACGME general competency training and outcome assessment requirements. She worked closely with department leadership, program directors, residents/fellows, and faculty members on developing training modules and organizing special topic events and grand rounds on topics related to the Core Competencies. She conducted research and co-authored publications on the impact of the ACGME’s 80-hour work week requirements on male and female medical students in considering surgery as their future career. She was also instrumental in developing 360-degree evaluation tools for comprehensive assessment of resident/fellow learning outcomes.

In early 2005, Dr. Tang started working with the Mount Carmel Health System (MCHS) as a senior consultant for its Department of Medical Education to assist in the development of core competency training and outcome assessments for residency programs. She joined the department in 2006 as the Associate Director of Medical Education, and was responsible for all academic aspects of resident training and core competency program development and implementation, as well as both external and internal program reviews. From 2009 to 2010 she served as the designated institutional official and Interim Director of Medical Education, with responsibilities for managing the department and overseeing all ACGME-accredited residency programs at MCHS.

Dr. Tang is a certified national educator for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and has been teaching the Instructor Course for the College’s Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program two to three times annually in Ohio since 2004.

Dr. Tang joined the Accreditation Field Staff in January 2011. She has since conducted more than 370 site visits in both core specialties and subspecialties. She resides in Dublin, Ohio with her family

Kenneth G. Torrington, MD, MACP             ktorrington@acgme.org

Kenneth G. Torrington, MD, MACP
ktorrington@acgme.org

Kenneth G. Torrington, MD, MACP received his baccalaureate degree from Johns Hopkins University, and his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and his pulmonary disease fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Torrington came to the ACGME from the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, where he served as Dean of Graduate Medical Education and designated institutional official (DIO) for four years. Previous academic positions include program director of the pulmonary disease fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Director of Education and DIO at Tripler Army Medical Center, Chief of the Department of Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center, and Associate Chief of Staff for Education and Designated Educational Official for the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. Dr. Torrington has been appointed Professor of Medicine by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Professor of Internal Medicine by the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He also served as a member of the ACGME Review Committee for Internal Medicine from 2002 to 2008. In May 2016, Dr. Torrington was appointed Emeritus Professor of Medicine by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

A retired United Sates Army Colonel, Dr. Torrington served on active duty for 27 years. He is currently American Board of Internal Medicine-certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease, and was previously certified in critical care medicine for 20 years. During his career, Dr. Torrington was active in the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Dr. Torrington joined the Accreditation Field Staff in June 2011. He and his wife Deb live in San Antonio, Texas. They have two children and four grandchildren.

Michael R. Valdez, MD, MPH&TM             mvaldez@acgme.org

Michael R. Valdez, MD, MPH&TM
mvaldez@acgme.org

Dr. Michael Valdez was born and raised in New Mexico. He served in the United States Air Force, after which he attended New Mexico State University earning a bachelor of science degree in biology. He received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and subsequently earned a master’s in public health and tropical medicine from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He is board certified in aerospace medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Valdez attended medical school as part of the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. He completed a Surgery Internship at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia.

He participated in flight surgeon training and undersea medical officer training, and subsequently served tours as a FS/UMO in Guam and Bermuda. He then completed a residency in preventive medicine (aerospace), and went on to serve as Senior Medical Officer, USS Nimitz (CVN-68), and subsequently as Wing Surgeon, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in Okinawa, Japan. During the last nine years of his naval career, he served as Director, Special Programs; Command Diving Medical Officer; Director, aerospace medicine residency; and Naval Aerospace Medical Institute Officer in Charge at the Naval Operational Medicine Institute in Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. Valdez retired from naval service and joined the Accreditation Field Staff in October 2004. He has conducted more than 357 site visits since that time. He is married to Nina L. Lohr. They have two children, Anthony and Katherine.

John A. Zapp, MD             jzapp@acgme.org

John A. Zapp, MD
jzapp@acgme.org

John A. Zapp, MD is a board-certified family physician with 34 years of experience as clinician, educator, and program director. Dr. Zapp completed his undergraduate education at Haverford College (1965) and his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1969). He completed a residency in family medicine at Hunterdon Medical Center (HMC) in New Jersey (1972), and military service at the Naval Aerospace and Regional Medical Center, Pensacola, Florida, where he also served as Assistant Director of the Navy’s new family medicine residency, which he helped design.

After four years in a rural training practice associated with HMC, Dr. Zapp became the program director.

In 1993, Dr. Zapp moved to Philadelphia to the multi-hospital Crozer-Keystone Health System, where he was Chair of Family Medicine and residency program director. During his seven years at Crozer, the residency was re-designed to produce a family physician with major emphasis on ambulatory competency. A Primary Care Medical Informatics Institute was created with H.C. “Moon” Mullins, MD from the University of South Alabama, and the essential need for electronic health records in managing clinical information and just-in-time knowledge at the point of care became a major initiative. Further efforts in the American Medical Informatics Association led to the creation of the National Alliance for Primary Care Informatics with Dr. Zapp as its founding Chair. He has been a national and international speaker on medical informatics in primary care.

In 2000, Dr. Zapp moved to Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California, where he served his final three years as a program director and participated in the Northern Sierra Rural Health Network as its Director of Medical Education.

Dr. Zapp joined the Accreditation Field Staff in September 2003, and has since conducted over 800 site visits.

He and his wife live in Durham, North Carolina.

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