Chair

Brief Bio

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

Chair, Department of Medicine
Executive Director for Clinical Research and Professor

A national expert in transplant hepatology and other disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, Dr. Fallon is a strong advocate and outstanding leader of the department in advancing our educational, research and clinical missions. He has significant academic medicine experience, over more than 25 years in extensive patient care, education, leadership and clinical investigation in internal medicine. Dr. Fallon has received numerous awards recognizing his accomplishments in academic medicine — including teaching, research and innovation. Additionally, he has held a number of leadership positions in professional organizations — including the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the editorial boards of many prominent journals in gastroenterology and hepatology.

Faculty

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

Program Director, Internal Medicine
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

Shinar

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

Christina Bergin, MD
Christina Bergin, MD

Associate Program Director, Recruitment

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

Julie Crawford, MD

Julie Crawford, MD

VA Associate Program Director 

Medical School: The Ohio State University
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

Erica Wadas, MD

Erica Wadas, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Residency: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire
Areas of Academic Interest: Primary care, obesity medicine, lifestyle medicine

Junior Faculty

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Aaron Silver, MD
Aaron Silver, MD

Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Career Interests: Academic internal medicine and pediatric hospitalist with a focus in point of care ultrasound teaching and research

Perry Fuchs, MD
Perry Fuchs, MD

Undergraduate: University of Miami
Medical School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Career Interests: Rheumatology, medical education

Allison Bigeh, DO
Allison Bigeh, DO

Undergraduate: University of San Diego
Medical School: A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Preventative cardiology, women's health, medical education

Nathanael Adjei-Kyeremeh, MD
Nathanael Adjei-Kyeremeh, MD

Undergraduate: University of Ghana
Medical School: University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry
Career Interests: Academic hospitalist

Paul Gomez, MD
Paul Gomez, MD

Undergraduate: James Madison University
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Career Interests: Gastroenterology and hepatology, medical education

Daniel Alcantar, MD
Daniel Alcantar, MD

Undergraduate: Arizona State University
Medical School: Universidad autónoma de Guadalajara
Career Interests: Gastroenterology, academic medicine