Department Faculty & Staff
MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION (MSE)
Course Directors & Coordinators:
Ambulatory Care (AC): Tobie-Lynn Smith, MD, Monica Ajinkya, MD & Xerxeser Kayode, MHSA
Patients, Populations & Policy (P3): Kenny Lin, MD & Sarah Kureshi, MD & Andrea Cammack
Community-Based Learning (CBL): LaTasha Seliby-Perkins, MD, Donna Cameron, PhD, MPH, Kim Bullock, MD & Margaret Eshleman, M.Ed.
Selectives: Sarah Kureshi, MD & Andrea Cammack
Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM): Jeff Weinfeld, MD & Andrea Cammack
Family Medicine Clerkship: Tobie-Lynn Smith, MD & Xerxeser Kayode, MHSA
About the Program (new window)
Director, Residency Program: Rachelle Toman, MD, PhD
Director, Residency Medical Student Education: Jamie Hill-Daniel, MD
Residency Faculty: Bill Gallagher, MD
Residency Administrator: April Wallace, MPA
Research Associate: May-Lorie St Laurent, MPH
Administrative Assistant: Joan Barnes
MEDSTAR HEALTH CENTER: FAMILY MEDICINE AT SPRING VALLEY
STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
- Senior Scholar in Residence, Robert Graham Center, and Professor and part-time faculty, Georgetown-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program: Doug Kamerow, MD, MPH
- Medical Director, The Robert Graham Center: Yalda Jabbarpour, MD
- Vice President of Research Policy, American Board of Family Medicine: Robert Phillips, Jr., MD, MSPH
- Chief Medical Officer, Providence Hospital: Pat Evans, MD, MA
- Health Policy, Director: David Rabin, MD, MPH
- Primary Care Informatics, Director: Alan Zuckerman, MD
Faculty – Medical Education & Research
Kim Bullock, MD is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and teaches family and emergency medicine in clinical and educational settings. She is a graduate of Yale University (BA, History of Science and Medicine) and the University of Michigan Medical School. Her clinical leadership roles include past Medical Director for Providence Seton House Addiction Center and Vice Chairperson/Assistant Director Providence Hospital Emergency Department. Her past academic titles include Principle Investigator, HRSA Faculty Development in Primary Care Fellowships in Community Health and Health Policy. Currently, Dr. Bullock is the Community Health Division Director, Community Health Leadership Development (CHLD) Fellowship Director, Associate Director Community-Based Learning course, and Director of a popular elective entitled “Emergency Medicine from a Family Practice Perspective.” For twelve years Dr. Bullock has served as Chief Medical Officer for the DC Developmental Disabilities Administration/Georgetown Partnership Project, a multi-million dollar citywide grant covering health care improvement projects for District residents with developmental disabilities. Dr. Bullock’s community service includes serving as Vice President of the DC Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board (DUR), past Mayoral Commissioner for the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, and the Commission on Violence Against Women. Dr. Bullock has received several community service awards including the District of Columbia Culture in Healthcare Award, the Unsung Hero Award, DC Primary Care Association. She has presented widely, including at the National Press Club, Henry Kaiser Foundation and National Academy of Medicine. Her publications have appeared in American Family Physician, Health Affairs, The Clinics of Family Practice and Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
Donna Cameron, PhD, MPH is a graduate of Columbia Union College (BA, Elementary Education), Loma Linda University (MPH, Community Health Education), and the University of Maryland (PhD, Health Education). In the past, she has served as an adjunct faculty member and course director at two colleges, a consultant for domestic and international health organizations, a co-principal investigator on several grants, and an invited lecturer. As a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Dr. Cameron directs the Community-Based Learning Course in the Doctoring Curriculum. She is also a motivational speaker and pianist.
Pat Evans, MD, MA was the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program Director from 2003-2013. Dr. Evans is the Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for Providence Hospital. She is also the Designated Institutional Official for the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Evans graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She also completed an obstetrics fellowship at Franklin Square Hospital. During her medical school training, she completed a master’s degree in anthropology with a special emphasis on deaf culture and the anthropology of birth.
William J. Gallagher, MD is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Procedures Curriculum and PCMH Leadership Curriculum for the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Gallagher is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine residency at the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital program where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Gallagher spent several years in private practice in California and worked in the Emergency Department at Alexandria Hospital before returning to Georgetown. He is currently residency faculty with the Family Medicine Residency program. His areas of interest include sports medicine, procedures, and resident well-being.
Nancy Harazduk, MEd, MSW is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine, is the Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Program, and the Ombudsperson for the medical students. She directs and teaches Mind-Body Medicine courses for first, second, and third year medical students, law students, physiology master’s students, and for the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine and Georgetown Law Center. In this course, participants are taught to integrate mindfulness meditation, imagery, autogenic training, biofeedback, journal writing, and movement into their personal and professional lives. Ms. Harazduk completed post-graduate training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD; the Healer’s Art Professional Training course with Rachel Naomi Remen, MD; and the Clinical Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine with Herbert Benson, MD She is certified in Interactive Guided Imagery by the Academy of Guided Imagery in Mill Valley, CA.
Jamie Hill-Daniel, MD is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, and residency faculty at Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Hill-Daniel received her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed a family medicine residency at Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Hill-Daniel is board certified in Family Medicine and practices full scope family medicine. She teaches medical students and residents and has a special interest in Community Medicine. She is currently participating in a faculty development fellowship sponsored by HRSA at the Cultural Medicine Training Center at White Memorial Medical Center.
Yalda Jabbarpour is a family physician in Washington, DC and Medical Director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies. She graduated from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2008 and completed her residency at the Georgetown University/Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Upon graduation she worked as a family physician for Scripps Health Medical Group in San Diego, California. She returned to Washington, DC in 2015 to serve as the Robert L Phillips Health Policy Fellow at the Robert Graham Center and currently serves as Medical Director. Her research interests include workforce issues such as provider burnout and the delivery and financing of primary health care.
Yumi Shitama Jarris, MD is a Professor of Family Medicine. She was the Division Director of Medical Student Education from January 2009 until September 2015 while she was also directing the Patients, Populations and Policy required medical school course. Dr. Jarris is now the Director of the Population Health Scholar Track, a longitudinal curriculum for medical students. Dr. Jarris is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Fairfax Family Medicine Residency and completed a faculty development fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. She was on the faculty at the Swedish Cherry Hill Residency Program in Seattle, was Associate Director of the Valley Family Medicine Residency in Renton, WA, and worked in community health centers in Seattle and Burlington, VT. She practices at the Student Health Center. Dr. Jarris has published articles in Medical Education and Academic Medicine. She completed the MedStar Health Teaching Scholars Program and received a Medical Education Research Certificate from the AAMC. She is a co-chair of the Workforce Education and Training Committee for the ASTHO Primary Care and Public Health Integration National Collaborative Group and is a member of the Association of Medical Colleges Expert Panel on Public/Population Health. She is a member of the GUMC Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) steering committee and chaired the task force to create the CENTILE Teaching Academy for Health Sciences for GUMC. She received the Henry Walton Prize for the most downloaded article from the journal Medical Education in 2012. She has been active with the Georgetown Women in Medicine and received its John Eisenberg award for Mid-Career Professional Development in 2012. Her interests include population health in medical education, adolescent medicine, critical reflection in medical education, and work-life balance.
Douglas Kamerow, MD, MPH is a Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at Georgetown. He graduated from Harvard College, the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Highland Hospital. He received an MPH from Johns Hopkins University and is board certified in both Family Medicine and General Preventive Medicine and Public Health. After 20 years in the US Public Health Service, Dr. Kamerow retired as Assistant Surgeon General in 2001. He is now Senior Scholar in Residence at the Robert Graham Center, part-time faculty at the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, a regular columnist for the medical journal BMJ, and author of the book Dissecting American Health Care.
Dr. Kureshi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She is a graduate of University of Central Florida (BS, Biology), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (MD), and Harvard School of Public Health (MPH, International Health). She completed her residency in Family Medicine at UCSF in 2010 and then a Fellowship in Community Health Leadership Development at Georgetown in 2012. Dr. Kureshi is the Director of the Selectives course and Co-Director of the Patients, Populations & Policy course. She serves as Faculty Advisor to the Family Medicine Interest Group, one of the Faculty Advisors for HOYA Clinic (new window), and Co-Chair of the RJCC’s Racial Justice Curricular Reform Subcommittee (new window). Dr. Kureshi is a clinician at the department practice, MedStar Health Center – Family Medicine at Spring Valley where she enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She also precepts family medicine residents at Medstar Medical Group Family Medicine at Fort Lincoln and serves as a Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network Provider (new window). Her professional interests include structural and social determinants of health, health inequities, race in medicine, anti-racism, health and human rights, refugee health, and working with vulnerable patient populations.UCSF in 2010 and then a Fellowship in Community Health Leadership Development at Georgetown in 2012. Dr. Kureshi is the Course Director of the Doctoring Selectives and Co-Director of the Patients, Populations & Policy course. She also serves as Advisor to the Family Medicine Student Interest Group and precepts students at HOYA Clinic, the Georgetown student-driven free clinic. Dr. Kureshi is a clinician at the department practice, MedStar Health Center – Family Medicine at Spring Valley where she enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She is also an attending physician at Providence Hospital with the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program through which she teaches on the inpatient medicine team and precepts at the Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Center. Dr. Kureshi serves as a Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network Provider and also works on health issues affecting Muslim communities. Her professional interests include preventive medicine, health disparities, health and human rights, gender based violence, and refugee/immigrant health.
Kenny Lin, MD, MPH is a Professor of Family Medicine, Director of the Robert L. Phillips, Jr. Health Policy Fellowship, and Deputy Editor of the American Family Physician journal. Dr. Lin is a graduate of Harvard University, New York University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his residency at Lancaster General Hospital (PA) and a fellowship in medical editing and faculty development at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Lin was previously a medical officer at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, supporting the activities of the US Preventive Services Task Force. Dr. Lin currently chairs the Subcommittee on Clinical Practice Guidelines of the AAFP’s Commission on Health of the Public and Science. He has worked in a variety of clinical practice settings and currently sees patients at MedStar Health Center-Family Medicine at Spring Valley in Washington, DC. Dr. Lin records monthly video commentaries for Medscape Family Medicine and shares his views on health and health policy topics on his blog Common Sense Family Doctor.
Alphonse Mehany, DO is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, and a graduate of UCLA and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Loma Linda University Family Medicine residency in California. Dr. Mehany previously served as the Director of Medical Education at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital and the Medical Director at MedStar Health Center at Chevy Chase, MD. He has taught at Baylor College of Medicine and Howard University. Dr. Mehany trains medical students on the importance of a positive patient experience. He speaks English, Spanish, and Arabic.
Dan Merenstein, MD is a tenured Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University. He sees patients one day a week, teaches medical students in years 1-3, and also teaches two undergraduate classes. Prior to coming to Georgetown in 2005, he spent three years in private practice, followed by two years at Johns Hopkins as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. His primary research goal is to provide answers to common clinical questions that lack evidence and improve patient care. Dr. Merenstein is primarily a clinical trialist focusing on functional foods and respiratory infections. In these studies he has enrolled and retained over 1,200 participants. Dr. Merenstein was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to do health systems research at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel in order to compare evidence based medicine compliance in the Israeli capitated payment system with fee for service care delivery here in the US. Dr. Merenstein serves on the National Quality Forum: Eye Care, Ear, Nose and Throat (EENT) Conditions, Measures Endorsement Project, Standing Committee Family Physician, and AAFP Representative. He also serves on The Pew Charitable Trusts and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee planning for a national goal for reducing antibiotic usage in outpatient settings.
Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, FAAFP is a Professor of Family Medicine and practices full spectrum Family Medicine, including obstetrics, in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. She is an attending physician at the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and sees patients several times a week at MedStar Health at Spring Valley. Dr. Mishori is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, and holds a Master’s degree in International Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She leads the Department of Family Medicine’s Global Health Initiatives and is the Director of the Health and Media Fellowship. She has worked abroad extensively over the past two decades on a variety of projects as a journalist, health care provider, and teacher. Her areas of interest include health and human rights, refugee health, health disparities, global health education, public health, and health communications. Dr. Mishori was selected in 2013 to serve a 4-year term on the AAFP Commission on the Health of the Public and Science. The scope of work of the Commission includes health of the public, evidence-based clinical recommendations and care, generation of new knowledge and science with dissemination and implementation, health disparities, and the underserved populations. Members of the Commission develop and review evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and recommendations for clinical preventive services, including immunizations, tobacco use, exercise, and obesity. Members also represent the AAFP to federal, medical specialty, voluntary health, and other organizations, and serve on a number of advisory committees to Academy programs. Dr. Mishori serves as AAFP’s liaison to American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice-Bulletin Committee, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Lupus Public Health Agenda Committee, and the US Breastfeeding Committee.
Robert L. Phillips, Jr, MD, MSPH is the Vice President of Research Policy for the American Board of Family Medicine. He is a nationally recognized leader on primary care policy and health care reform. Dr. Phillips was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science in 2010. A Fulbright Specialist to the Netherlands in 2012, he trained in Family Medicine at the University of Missouri, had a two-year fellowship in health services research and public health, and served as Director of the Robert Graham Center, in Washington, DC, from 2004-2012. Dr. Phillips currently practices part-time in a community-based residency program in Fairfax, VA and is a Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University, as well as Clinical Professor in Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University. He served on the American Medical Association’s Council on Medical Education; President of the National Residency Matching Program; and Vice Chair of the US Council on Graduate Medical Education. He is a graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Florida College of Medicine.
David Rabin, MD, MPH graduated from Washington University School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago and Cornell University residency programs. He received an MPH from Harvard University School of Public Health and then became Assistant Medical Director of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and a member of the SPH faculty. He became Coordinator of the World Health Organization International Collaborative Study of Medical Care Use while faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene. He was a Milbank Foundation Fellow and Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow. At Georgetown he has been Associate Professor, Professor, Director of the Division of Health Care Studies, and Associate Chair. Currently he is semi-retired part-time in the department, advising the American Medical Student Association Group and pursuing his interest in universal health care by working with Congressional members, Chairing an Institute for Universal Health Care, promoting student interest in health care reform and doing research on the effects of high deductible health plans.
Michelle A. Roett, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CPE is Professor and Chair for the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. She practices full spectrum Family Medicine at the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program at Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Center, and is the former Residency Program Director. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University, completed her residency training with Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency program, and her Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Roett is board certified in Family Medicine, completed a Georgetown University faculty development fellowship in Community Health Leadership Development, and the AFMRD National Institute for Program Director Development Fellowship. She is the former Clinical Chief of Service for inpatient Family Medicine at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC, former Chair of the Providence Hospital Department of Family Medicine and Family Medicine Department Peer Review Committee. She is the current Chair of Providence Health Services Quality and Safety Committee and on the Board of Directors as a Past-President and Alternate Delegate for the District of Columbia Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Roett has been awarded Top Doctor by the Washingtonian Magazine, and has received several inpatient teaching awards from residents. She has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and delivers invited lectures on faculty development, resident feedback and evaluation, and teaching evidence-based medicine. Her interests include Underserved Care, Community Partnerships and Engagement, Medical Student Recruitment to Family Medicine, Evidence-Based Medicine, Health Information Technology, Faculty Development, Women’s Health, Health Literacy, Chronic Diseases, and the Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Sumi Sexton, MD is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is also Editor-in-Chief for one of the most-widely read journals in primary care, American Family Physician. She graduated from the University Of Miami School Of Medicine and completed her training in Family Medicine at the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. She later completed a faculty development and medical editing fellowship at Georgetown University. She is a founding partner and President of Premier Primary Care Physicians, and currently serves on the Board of Governors for Privia Medical Group and chairs the National Clinical IT Council for the group. She sees patients of all ages, including newborns through older adults, with special interests in well child/adolescent care and women’s health.
Jay Siwek, MD is the Vice Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine (1976), and Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Residency. He served as Department Chair (1993-2008), Medical Director of the Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Residency, and Director of Medical Student Education. Since 1988, Dr. Siwek has been editor of American Family Physician. He founded the divisions of community health and research, along with CAPRICORN, the Capital Area Primary Care Research Network. Dr. Siwek created three fellowships (in medical editing, community health center director development, and primary care health policy), and helped create a geriatric medicine fellowship. For 15 years, Dr. Siwek wrote a weekly health column in The Washington Post, and for 10 years was tour physician with the National Symphony Orchestra. A recipient of AAFP’s Merit Award and STFM’s Recognition Award, he has been listed in Best Doctors in America, Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors, and Washington Consumer Checkbook’s Best Doctors.
Tobie-Lynn Smith, MD, MPH, MEd, FAAFP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin (BA, MEd Kinesiology), Stony Brook School of Medicine (MD), and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MPH). She completed her residency in Family Medicine at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa in San Antonio, TX and a Fellowship in Community Health Leadership Development at Georgetown University in partnership with Unity Health Care and Providence Hospital. As of May 29, 2019, Dr. Smith joins us full-time at Georgetown University School of Medicine as the new Course Director for Ambulatory Care, and Course Director for the Family Medicine Clerkship. As a long time HOYA Clinic volunteer, Dr. Smith also joins as a Faculty Advisor for HOYA Clinic and the Street Medicine Interest Group. She also serves as a Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network Provider. Dr Smith currently chairs the Work Group on Primary Care and Public Health Integration of the American Academy of Family Physician’s Commission on Health of the Public and Science and serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Her interests include underserved care, public health and primary care integration, homeless health care, gun violence prevention, and health equity.
Orlando Solá MD, MPH, is the Assistant Director of Medical Student Education. Upon matriculation to Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Solá developed an interest in health policy, and eventually obtained a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University with a focus in health policy and business management. After graduating medical school Dr. Solá pursued his Family Medicine residency in the South Bronx and Spanish Harlem, where he focused his clinical skills on procedural care and care for adolescent and diverse populations. After working as a core faculty member in the state hospital located in Central Brooklyn, Dr. Solá moved on to provide direct clinical care in a home-care company, then to work for a women’s shelter providing services to clients with psychiatric diagnoses. His clinical focus includes procedural care, including but not limited to common dermatologic, gynecologic and musculoskeletal conditions, providing gender-affirming care and connecting with marginalized populations. As a teacher he has worked closely with medical students and residents, using education to meet the dual needs of learners and the local community.
Rachelle Toman, MD, PhD obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from Georgetown University and completed her medical training at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (formerly the Medical College of Virginia). She completed her residency at the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Program where she served as Chief Resident. She spent four years as the Medical Director at Community of Hope, Inc., a multi-site Federally Qualified Health Center in Washington, DC. During her tenure, COH implemented an EMR, successfully completed their HRSA site visit with six best practice citations (including Quality Management), and obtained NCQA Level 3 PCMH recognition. She received the 2013 Distinguished Caregiver Award from the DC Primary Care Association prior to returning to the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency as Medical Director and Assistant Program Director. She practices full spectrum Family Medicine including obstetrics. Her interests include Community Medicine, Quality Management, and effective patient-clinician communication.
Adam Visconti, MD, MPH is the director for the practice-based research network for the Department of Family Medicine, the Capital Area Practice Based Research Network (CAPRICORN). Dr. Visconti completed his MPH in Health Policy and management at UC Berkeley and his medical training at UC San Francisco. He completed residency in the District of Columbia at Georgetown University / Providence Hospital, now MedStar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Visconti worked as an assistant professor at the University of Maryland Department of Family and Community Medicine. He has published on numerous topics including: primary care for PWIDs, economic analysis for HCV treatment, comparative health systems, and HIV prevention. Dr. Visconti recently worked for DC Health for three years. In his role, he served as chief medical officer for HAHSTA initiatives, chief of the STD and TB Control Division, medical director for the DC Health and Wellness Center, and tuberculosis controller for the District of Columbia.
Jeff Weinfeld, MD, MBI, FAAFP is Professor of Family Medicine, Director of the Medical Student Education Division and Course Director of the Evidence Based Medicine courses for first and second year students. He teaches in the Family Medicine Clerkship, and teaches medical students about Informatics. He has held positions in quality and informatics for governmental, non-profit, and community organizations, including working with HRSA’s Office of Health Information Technology and MedStar Health in Quality. He is a board-certified family physician and practices part-time at MedStar Health Center – Family Medicine at Spring Valley in Northwest Washington, DC. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, and completed his Family Medicine residency at the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital program. He completed a fellowship in online services at the American Academy of Family Physicians and in 2014 received a master’s degree in biomedical informatics from the Oregon Health & Science University where he completed a capstone research project on clinical decision support in primary care. He has served as the President and Delegate of the DC Academy of Family Physicians. His interests include evidence-based medicine, medical informatics, and caring for the underserved.
Caroline Wellbery, MD, PhD is a Professor of Family Medicine and has been involved in all aspects of teaching in the Department of Family Medicine, both at the medical student and residency level, since 1994. She is also Associate Deputy Editor of American Family Physician. Her long-standing interest in medical humanities goes back to her graduate student days, when she received a PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford University. Her humanities work is represented in the website Interacting with the Arts in Medicine. Other current interests include medical uncertainty, cognitive error, and communicating through the arts with vulnerable groups as a mechanism for social change. She has partnered with many artists to develop educational performances and workshops for students and residents. Recently she spent a month at Djerassi Artist-in-Residence program as part of a collaborative project bringing together artists and scientists. She has published on art observation, medical education, and human interest topics in national and international journals, including Academic Medicine, BMJ, The Lancet, JAMA, and American Family Physician.
Alan Zuckerman, MD is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Primary Care Informatics. Dr. Zuckerman’s primary research interests focus on pediatrics and medical informatics (using information technology in the service of medical practice).
Keisha Herbin Smith, MA is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, where she earned a BA and MA in Psychology. For three years, she worked for the State of North Carolina as a Birth Defects Monitoring Program Research Specialist. She worked with Dr. Merenstein as a Research Assistant, and currently serves as a Study Project Coordinator.
Tina Tan is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, where she earned her BA in Mathematics with a minor in East Asian Studies. Prior to joining Georgetown, she worked for a private wealth management firm in her hometown of New York and then as a research assistant for an international development organization in DC. She currently serves as Research Associate for the Department of Family Medicine and Network Coordinator for CAPRICORN, a practice-based research network in the DC metropolitan area.
Medical Education Staff
Yessica Ayala is the Project Coordinator for DC Area Health Education Center (AHEC) at GUMC. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary, where she earned her BS in Biology and participated in community-based research and health promotion. Prior to joining the department, Yessica worked for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Georgetown School of Medicine, working on the successful execution of pipeline programming along with the development of the Bias Reduction Improvement Coaching (BRIC) program.
Andrea Cammack is the Program Manager for Medical Student Education. She has been with the Department of Family Medicine since 2004. Before joining Georgetown University in 2003, she worked at Columbia University, The School of the Arts for two academic years. Prior to relocating to the US, she taught English as a foreign language in Moscow, Russia and in Bratislava, Slovakia where she earned her degree in EFL and pedagogy.
Margaret Eshleman is the Education Coordinator for the Community-Based Learning Course in the Department of Family Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she received her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction and her B.A. in Elementary Education with minors in English and Social Studies. Prior to joining the Georgetown team, she taught English as a Foreign Language in Prague, Czech Republic and Madrid, Spain. Her interests include traveling, language – learning, and education.
Xerxeser Kayodé is the Education Coordinator in the Department of Family Medicine. She has gained her years of professional experience working within the community health and healthcare environments. Before joining Georgetown, she was the Deputy Project Director of a community-based organization in Maryland where she gained increased interest in healthcare administration and policies, health disparities, and maternal and child health issues such as preterm birth prevention and breastfeeding in the workplace. Xerxeser served as a member of the March of Dimes Advocacy Committee and enjoys volunteering her time to service organizations. Xerxeser is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies where she received her Masters of Science degree in Health Systems Administration. She also graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Trinity University in Washington D.C.
April Wallace, MPA is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. Ms. Wallace has a long standing commitment to resident education, and has managed the Georgetown-Providence residency program for more than 20 years.