Chair Brief Bio

Michael B. Fallon, MD, FACP
Michael B. Fallon, MD, FACP​

Chair, Department of Medicine
Executive Director for Clinical Research and Professor
Faculty Brief Bio
Cheryl O'Malley, MD

Cheryl O'Malley, MD

Program Director, Internal Medicine (Since 2008)
Interim Vice Dean, Academic Affairs

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix/Phoenix Children's Hospital Med-Peds Program
Areas of Academic Interest: Inpatient glycemic control, hospital medicine, educational innovation, resident wellness, accreditation 

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Brenda Shinar, MD

Associate Program Director, Preliminary​

Medical School: UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency: UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Areas of Academic Interest: Medical knowledge acquisition and assessment, faculty developmnet

Richard D. Gerkin, MD, MS
Richard D. Gerkin, MD, MS

Director, Graduate Medical Education Research

Medical School: UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency: UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Areas of Academic Interest: Research, evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, wellness and bioinformatics

Jordan Coulston, MD

Jordan Coulston, MD

Associate Program Director, Feedback and VA QI

Medical School: UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency: University of California San Diego
Areas of Academic Interest: Hospital medicine, medical student education, efficient workflow/LEAN, quality improvement

Jayne Peterson, MD

Jayne Peterson, MD

Associate Program Director, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix Ambulatory Education

Medical School: UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency: Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Areas of Academic Interest: Mentoring, ambulatory internal medicine, shared medical visits, ambulatory diabetes management, care of the underserved, interprofessional collaboration

 

Heather Bartz, DO
Heather Bartz, DO

Associate Program Director, Med-Peds

Medical School: UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency: The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix/Phoenix Children's Hospital Med-Peds Program
Academic Areas of interest: Transitions of care, safe patient handoffs, transition from pediatric to adult care, adolescent medicine

Emily Mallin

Emily Mallin, MD

Associate Program Director, Inpatient Medicine
Director of Education, Department of Medicine
Chair, UA UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Graduate Medical Education Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Subcommittee.  

Residency: UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Areas of Academic Interest: Hospital medicine, transitions of care and medication safety, quality improvement/patient safety, mentoring, faculty development

Ruth Franks Snedecor

Ruth Franks Snedecor, MD

Associate Program Director, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Medical School: UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency: UA College of Medicine – Phoenix 
Areas of Academic Interest: Hospital Medicine, quality improvement/patient safety, scholarly activity and mentorship

Donna L. Holland, MD
Donna L. Holland, MD

Program Director, Med-Peds Residency Program
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Program

Medical School: The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Residency: The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix/Phoenix Children's Hospital Med-Peds Program
Areas of Academic Interest: Primary care, resident wellness, integrative medicine, hospital medicine

Christina Bergin, MD
Christina Bergin, MD

Associate Program Director, Recruitment

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix/Phoenix Children’s hospital
Areas of Academic Interest: Quality Improvement, patient safety and faculty development

 

Julie Crawford, MD

VA Associate Program Director 

Medical School: The Ohio State University
Residency: UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Areas of Academic Interest: Physician wellness, health care advocacy and enhancing physician-patient communication

 

Nacchal Nachiappan, MD

Director of the VA Academic PACT Residency Clinic

Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Residency: University of California, Irvine
Areas of Academic Interest: Ambulatory medicine, quality improvement/patient safety

Junior Faculty Personal Bio
 

Itoro Edet, MD
Itoro Edet, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix/Phoenix Children's Hospital Med-Peds

Marnonette Marallag, MD

Marnonette Marallag, MD

Medical School: University of Hawaii
Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Regan Memmott, MD

Regan Memmott, MD

Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Brittany Muscha, MD

Brittany Muscha, MD

Medical School: University of North Dakota
Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Meera Ramanathan, MD

Meera Ramanathan, MD

Medical School: Indiana University
Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix