Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education

Meet Our Team

Faculty Directors

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Adina Luba Kalet, MD, MPH

Director, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education Stephen and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair

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Tavinder K. Ark, PhD

Director, Data Science Lab, Kern Institute

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Cassie Ferguson, MD

Associate Director, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education; Director, Student Pillar, Kern Institute

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Kathlyn Fletcher, MD, MA

Co-Director, Graduate Medical Education Pillar; Member, Clinical Learning Environment Pillar, Kern Institute

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Fabrice Jotterand, PhD, MA

Director, P-METaL Lab; Member, Cross Pillar, Kern Institute

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Kristina Kaljo, PhD

Director, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute

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Karen J. Marcdante, MD

Director, Human-Centered Design Lab, Kern Institute

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Lana Minshew, PhD, MEd

Co-Director, Human-Centered Design Lab; Member, P-METaL Lab, Kern Institute

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Alicia M. Pilarski, DO

Co-Director, Graduate Medical Education Pillar; Member, Culture & Systems Pillar, Kern Institute

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Sandra L. Pfister, PhD

Interim Director, Clinical Learning Environment Pillar; Member, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute

Institute Staff

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Michael T. Braun, PhD

Program Manager

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Venus Coates, MBA

Department Administrator, Kern Institute

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Melissa DeNomie, MS

Program Manager

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Vivian Dondlinger

Program Manager, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute

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Ethan Duwell, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Justine Espisito

Research Coordinator II

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Julia Schmitt

Program Manager

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Devarati Syam, PhD

Program Manager, Student and GME Pillars, Kern Institute

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Kaicey von Stockhausen

Program Manager, Clinical Learning Environment Pillar, Kern Institute

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Erin Weileder

Sr. Communications Consultant

Faculty Contributors

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Jeffrey C. Amundson, PhD

Member, P-METaL Lab, Kern Institute

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Tavinder K. Ark, PhD

Director, Data Science Lab, Kern Institute

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Ilya Avdeev, PhD

Member, Human-Centered Design Lab, Kern Institute

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Bruce H. Campbell, MD

Member, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute

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Erica Chou, MD

Member, Clinical Learning Environment Pillar, Kern Institute

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David J. Cipriano, PhD

Member, Community & Institutional Engagement Pillar, Kern Institute

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Christopher S. Davis, MD, MPH

Member, Faculty and Community & Institutional Engagement Pillar, Kern Institute

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M. Chris Decker, MD

Member, Human-Centered Design Lab, Kern Institute

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Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD

Member, Culture & Systems Pillar, Kern Institute

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Elizabeth Ellinas, MD

Member, Faculty and Cross Pillars, Kern Institute

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Kathlyn Fletcher, MD, MA

Co-Director, Graduate Medical Education Pillar; Member, Clinical Learning Environment Pillar, Kern Institute

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Jeff D. Fritz, PhD

Member, Clinical Learning Environment Pillar, Kern Institute

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Mary Ann Gilligan, MD, MPH

Member, Faculty and Clinical Learning Environment Pillars, Kern Institute

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Alexandra Harrington, MD, MT (ASCP)

Member, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute

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John R. Hayes, DO

Member, Community & Institutional Engagement Pillar, Kern Institute

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Fabrice Jotterand, PhD, MA

Director, P-METaL Lab; Member, Cross Pillar, Kern Institute

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Mark W. Lodes, MD

Member, Culture & Systems Pillar, Kern Institute

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Michael Lund, MD

Member, Student Pillar, Kern Institute

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Jane Machi, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Member, Student Pillar, Kern Institute

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Karen J. Marcdante, MD

Director, Human-Centered Design Lab, Kern Institute

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Marty Muntz, MD

Member, Community & Institutional Engagement Pillar, Kern Institute

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David A. Nelson, PhD, MS

Member, Community & Engagement Institutional Pillar, Kern Institute

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Jayshil Patel, MD

Member, Clinical Learning Environment Pillar, Kern Institute

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Wendy Peltier, MD

Member, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute

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Kurt Pfeifer, MD

Member, Student and Clinical Learning Environment Pillars, Kern Institute

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Alicia M. Pilarski, DO

Co-Director, Graduate Medical Education Pillar; Member, Culture & Systems Pillar, Kern Institute

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Sandra L. Pfister, PhD

Interim Director, Clinical Learning Environment Pillar; Member, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute

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Leslie Ruffalo, PhD, MS

Member, Community & Institutional Engagement Pillar, Kern Institute

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Malika L. Siker, MD

Member, Student Pillar, Kern Institute

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Ryan Spellecy, PhD

Member, Community & Institutional Engagement Pillar, Kern Institute

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Chris Stawski, PhD

Member, Student and Culture & Systems Pillars, Kern Institute

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Bipin Thapa, MD, MS, FACP

Member, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute

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John Yoon, MD

Visiting Professor, Kern Institute

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Staci A. Young, PhD

Member, Community & Institutional Engagement Pillar, Kern Institute