Member Engagement

Alliance Ambassador Program

Alliance Ambassador Program

Alliance Ambassadors serve as a friendly face and voice to help highlight AAIM membership, events, and activities at their institutions.

If you are energetic and have a combined passion for academic internal medicine and AAIM, then volunteer to be an Alliance Ambassador. With the help of AAIM staff and other members in their department, Ambassadors will:

  • dedicate about one hour each month to serve as a champion and cheerleader for AAIM within their institutions,
  • be provided with resources that will help to ensure updates are made to their institution’s membership roster and help welcome new members from their institutions,
  • be equipped with tools that will help them reach out to their colleagues, get them engaged, and keep them informed.

Ambassador Recognition

As an Alliance Ambassador, you will be highlighted on our website, and recognized at conferences and meetings with a special ribbon, and you will have access to a dedicated online community to share tips and best practices. Your department leader will also be made aware of your volunteer participation as an Ambassador, which helps keep useful resources at the fingertips of your department’s faculty and staff.

To volunteer to be an Alliance Ambassador, please complete the online registration form below. If you have questions about the Alliance Ambassador Program, please email AAIM Member Services at or call (703) 341-4540.

AAIM Alliance Ambassadors

Inas Abuali, MD: IM Core Faculty, St. Agnes HealthCare
Simon Alrihani, C-TAGME: GME Specialist, Ascension St. John Hospital
Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA: Chair, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Judy Aquino: Residency Coordinator, Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine/St Vincent's Medical Center
Dinesh Bande, MD: Chair, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Elizabeth Bauke: Program Manager, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Raquel Belforti, MD: Faculty, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Victoria Bengualid, MD: Program Director, St. Barnabas Hospital
Deepa Bhatnagar, MD: Program Director, Tulane University School of Medicine
Darci Blanchard: Program Coordinator, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Stefanie Brown, MD: Program Director, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Uyen-Thi Cao, MD: Clerkship Director, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Lannie Cation, MD: Program Director, St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center
Edward Chapnick, MD: Professor of Medicine; Associate Residency Program Director;, Maimonides Medical Center
Toni Cheeks-Shaw: Senior Administrative Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Shawn Chillag, MD: Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University (Charleston Division)
David Cohen, MD: Faculty - Vice Chair, Education, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Jeffrey Colburn, MD: Staff Endocrinologist, SAMMC and Program Director, Endocrinology, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Deborah Corvalan, MBA: Education Programs Manager, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Catherine Cuellar: Fellowship Coordinator, University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Bhavin Dalal, MD: Associate Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Stephanie Davis: Program Coordinator, University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center
Carolyn Dawson: Department Manager, University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine
Maria DeOliveira: Director, Education Administration, Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital
Catherine Derber, MD: Associate Professor & Clerkship Director, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Ross Driscoll, MD: Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker, MD, School of Medicine
Laurie Dubois, C-TAGME: Section Administrator for Medical Residency, Boston University School of Medicine
Binay Eapen, MD: Director of Medical Student Education, Mount Carmel Health System
Angeline Echeverria: Program Coordinator, Advocate Health Care (Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center)
Arletta Espinoza: Program Administrator, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Monica Fawthrop: Division Administrator, University of Washington School of Medicine
Janet Fitzpatrick, MD: Clerkship Director, Drexel University College of Medicine
Renee Flores, MD: Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director, McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Jennifer Foster, MD, MBA: Medicine Clerkship Director, Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Ethan Fried, MD: Residency Program Director; Associate Chair for Education, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Lenox Hill Hospital
Thomas Genese, MD: Program Director, United Health Services Hospitals
Hemant Goyal, MD: Assistant Program Director, Mercer University School of Medicine
Rebecca Griffith, MD: Medical Student Clerkship Director, Atlantic Health (Morristown)
Heather Grove: Residency Administrator, East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
Judi Hansjon: Fellowship Program Coordinator, Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Emily Haury, MD: Internal Medicine Clerkship Director and Associate Program D, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Jennifer Headrick, MD: Associate Program Director, Ambulatory Medicine, WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center
Ross Hilliard, MD: Associate Program Director, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Inez Hudlow: Program Manager, Florida State University College of Medicine (Tallahassee)
Tristan Huie, MD: Interim Fellowship Program Director; Director of Medical Edu, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Abby Hyde: Senior Residency Coordinator, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Raj Jagarlamudi, MD: Program Director, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
Harish Jasti, MD: Associate Professor of Medicine and Co-Director for Ambulatory Care, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Viju John, MD: Director of the Core Clerkship and Clerkship Director, Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Linda Johnston: Academic Administrator, Baylor College of Medicine
Pradeep Kaminoulu, MD: Hospitalist, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Olga Karasik, MD: Associate Program Director, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Robin Karst, C-TAGME: Medical Fellowship Program Coordinator, Medical College of Wisconsin
Susan Lane, MD: Program Director and Vice Chair for Education, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Daniel Larbi, MD: Program Director, Howard University College of Medicine
Gena Lindsey, C-TAGME: Designated Institutional Official, Magnolia Regional Health Center
Maureen Lyons, MD: Ambulatory Medicine Clerkship Co-Director, Assistant Profess, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Regina Makdissi, MD: Program Director, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Lorna Matos, C-TAGME: Program Administrator, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
Kelly McGarry, MD: Associate Program Director, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Gwendolyn McMichael: Administrator, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Allen Mead: Director, Medicine Health Care Service, University of Vermont Medical Center
Bethany Millar, C-TAGME: Senior Residency Coordinator, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Kristi Moore, MD: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Atrium Health
Ronda Mourad, MD: Associate Program Director, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Toby Murzone: Sr. Division Operations Administrator, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Vinod Nambudiri, MD, MBA: Associate Program Director, HCA Healthcare Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
Santhosshi Narayanan, MD: Associate Program Director, McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Robert Nardino, MD: Program Director, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Suresh Kumar Nayudu, MD: Associate Program Director, BronxCare Health System
Sandra Ordonez, C-TAGME: Program Manager, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital
Robert Pargament, MD: Program Director, York Hospital
Mark Pasanen, MD: Program Director, University of Vermont Medical Center
Sanjay Patel, MD: Associate Program Director, Riverside Methodist Hospitals (Ohio Health)
Laurae Pearson: Director of Administration, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Chris Pintado, MPH: Division Administrator, University of Florida College of Medicine
Alina Popa, MD: Program Director, Riverside Community Hospital/University of California Riverside School of Medicine
Ali Rahimi, MD: Professor of Medicine, HCA Healthcare Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education
Ambili Ramachandran, MD: Assistant Professor of Medicine and Interim Division Chief, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
Rachel Ramirez, MD: Associate Program Director, Abington Memorial Hospital
Ateeq Rehman, MD: Internal Medicine Program Director, Marshfield Clinic
Jeanette Richardson: Lead Residency Coordinator and Program Administrator, Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center
Jennifer Rios: Program Coordinator, Piedmont Athens Regional
Joy Robinson: Program Administrator, Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System
Vanessa Ruiz: Program Administrator, Ramon Betances Hospital-Mayaguez Medical Center/Ponce School of Medicine Consortium
Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, MD, PhD: Clerkship Director, University of Kansas (Wichita)
Nina Setala: Internal Medicine Residency Program Coordinator, Hennepin Healthcare
Tyler Sharpe, MD: Associate Program Director, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Nancy Shepherd: Director Educational Affairs, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Katie Sidler: Administrator-Primary Care, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Jagdeep Singh, MD: Associate Program Director, University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center
Alycia Smith: Administrative Coordinator, Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Elisa Sottile, MD: Associate Program Director & Clerkship Director, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
Kelly Spielmann: Administrative Manager, Residency/Fellowship Program, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell
Tracy Stasinopoulos, C-TAGME: Program Manager, Medical College of Wisconsin
Starr Steinhilber, MD, MPH: Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine
Lisa Stewart: Program Manager, UAB Huntsville Regional Medical Campus
Joseph Szot, MD: Faculty, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Winston Tan, MD: Consultant, Mayo College of Medicine and Science (Jacksonville)
Marilyn Temkin, MD: Core Faculty, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Mather Hospital
Martha Veazey: Fellowship Program Coordinator, University of Alabama School of Medicine
Benjamin Vipler, MD: General Internal Medicine Fellow, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center
Katherine Walsh, MD: Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio State University College of Medicine
Richard Wardrop, III, MD, PHD: Professor and Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development, University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Suzanne Watts: Residency Coordinator, Baylor University Medical Center
Winter Williams, MD: Co-Director; Assistant Professor, University of Alabama School of Medicine
Laura Workman, MD: Medicine-Pediatrics Program Director, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Jonathan Wynbrandt, MD: Program Director, University Hospitals Osteopathic Consortium (UHOC)
Shari Wynn, MBA: Administrative Business Manager, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Laura Zakowski, MD: Clerkship Director, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dominick Zampino, DO: Program Director, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Daniella Zipkin, MD: Associate Program Director, Duke University School of Medicine

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