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Meet Our Team

Faculty Directors

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Cheryl A. Maurana, PhD

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

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M. Chris Decker, MD

Director, Culture & Systems Pillar, Kern Institute

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Cassie Ferguson, MD

Director, Student Pillar, Kern Institute

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Jose Franco, MD

Director, Cross Pillar, Kern Institute

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Alexandra Harrington, MD, MT (ASCP)

Director, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute

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Marty Muntz, MD

Director, Curriculum Pillar, Kern Institute

Institute Staff

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Cassidy Berns

Program Coordinator III, Student Pillar, Kern Institute

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Nadine Desmarais

Administrative Associate, Kern Institute

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Abby Goelzer

Program Coordinator III, Culture & Systems Pillar, Kern Institute

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Tammy Hosch

Program Coordinator III, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute

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Jean Moreland

Interim Department Administrator, Kern Institute

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Julia Schmitt

Senior Communications Consultant, Human-Centered Design Coach and Facilitator, Kern Institute

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Kaicey von Stockhausen

Program Coordinator III, Curriculum Pillar, Kern Institute

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Joan Weiss

Program Coordinator III, Cross Pillar, Kern Institute

Faculty Contributors

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Bruce H. Campbell, MD

Member, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute

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Erica Chou, MD

Member, Curriculum Pillar, Kern Institute

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Christopher S. Davis, MD, MPH

Member, Faculty and Cross Pillars, 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

Member, Faculty and Curriculum Pillars, Kern Institute

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Jeff D. Fritz, PhD

Member, Curriculum Pillar, Kern Institute

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Mary Ann Gilligan, MD, MPH

Member, Faculty and Curriculum Pillars, Kern Institute

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Fabrice Jotterand, PhD

Member, Cross Pillar, Kern Institute

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Kristina Kaljo, PhD

Member, Faculty and Cross Pillars, Kern Institute

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Michael Lund, MD

Member, Student Pillar, Kern Institute

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Jane Machi, MD

Member, Student Pillar, Kern Institute

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Karen J. Marcdante, MD

Member, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute

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Jayshil Patel, MD

Member, Curriculum 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 Curriculum Pillars, Kern Institute

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Sandra L. Pfister, PhD

Member, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute

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Alicia M. Pilarski, DO

Member, Culture & Systems Pillar, Kern Institute

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Malika L. Siker, MD

Member, Student Pillar, Kern Institute

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Ryan Spellecy, PhD

Member, Cross 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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Sally S. Twining, PhD

Member, Curriculum Pillar, Kern Institute

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Sarah VanderZanden, DVM

Member, Student Pillar, Kern Institute

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Alonzo P. Walker, MD

Member, Culture & Systems Pillar, Kern Institute