Faculty & Administration

ATSU Administration

SOMA Administration

Sharon Obadia, DO, FNAOME
Sharon Obadia, DO, FNAOME

Interim Dean
Associate Dean of Clinical Education and Services
Associate Professor

Deborah Heath, DO, CSPOMM

Associate Dean of Innovation and Curricular Integration
OMM Professor
OMM Diplomat

Mark E. Coty, PhD

Assistant Dean of Innovation and Curricular Integration
Associate Professor

Rupal Vora, MD, FACP

Assistant Dean for Student Achievement
Associate Professor

Carolina Quezada, MD

Assistant Dean of Clinical Education and Services
Clinical Assistant Professor

Christine Weaver, DO

Assistant Dean of Innovation and Clinical Curricular Integration
Assistant Professor

Anatomy Faculty

Anna Campbell, PhD

Chair of Anatomy
Associate Professor

Leann Allgood, MD

Assistant Professor

Andrew Grass, PhD

Assistant Professor

Kkamalani Hanamaika'i, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor

John Hu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

John Olson, PhD

Professor

Ellen H. H. Savioini, PhD

Associate Professor

Basic Science Education Faculty

Michael Zawada, PhD

Chair of Basic Science Education
Professor

Cailee Bacon, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Research Assistant Professor

Victoria Bryant, PhD

Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Hansen, PhD

Associate Professor

Robert Lewis, PhD

Assistant Professor

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Research Professor

Erin Messer, PharmD, MBA

Assistant Professor

Inder Raj S. Makin, MD, PhD

Professor

Milton Pong, PhD

Associate Professor

Tim Shipley, PhD

Associate Professor

Alison Valier, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Research Professor

Clinical Science Education Faculty

J. Aaron Allgood, DO

Chair of Clinical Science Education
Associate Professor

Roger Andersen, DO

Assistant Professor

Eve Ashby, DO

Assistant Professor

Tom Bennett, DO

Assistant Professor

Nicholas Caputo, DO

Assistant Professor

T. Johelen Carleton, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Carolyn Chatterton, DO

Assistant Professor

David Dixon, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Mark Fischione, MD

Professor

Kendra Gray, DO

Assistant Professor

William Hodgson, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ryan Hubbard, DO

Assistant Professor

Benjamin Ihms, DO

Assistant Professor

Breanne Jaqua, DO

Assistant Professor

Britani Javed, DO

Assistant Professor

Danish Javed, MD

Assistant Professor

Maurice Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Assistant Professor

Joel Mascaro, DO

Assistant Professor

Fred McDonald, DO

Assistant Professor

Melchiorra Mangiarcina, DO

Assistant Professor

Roberto Murillo, MD

Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Proudfoot, DO, FACOEP

Assistant Professor

Denise Sackett, DO

Associate Professor

Harvey Simon, MD, JD, FAAP

Associate Professor

Grace Stewart, MD

Assistant Professor
Director, Medical Skills

Priya Sudarsunam, MD

Assistant Professor

Lisa Tshuma, DBH

Assistant Professor

Saudamini Wadwekar, MD

Assistant Professor

Community Health Partner-Site Faculty

Christina Adams, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Waianae, HI

Eve Ashby, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Service, Inc.
Ridgeland, SC

Regina Asaro, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education & Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Clinical Associate Professor
Family Health Center at NYU Langone
Brooklyn, NY

Kimberly Au, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Near North Health Service Corporation
Chicago, IL

Christina Bereda, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation
Alton, IL

Stephanie Broughton, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assitant Professor
HealthSource of Ohio
Mt. Orab, OH

Damian Bundschuh, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Adelante Healthcare
Phoenix, AZ

Thomas Byrnes, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Service, Inc.
Ridgeland, SC

David Castro, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Family Healthcare Network
Visalia, CA

Sharon Chu, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Family Health Center at NYU Langone Silver
Brooklyn, NY

Natasha Fein Davis, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation
Alton, IL

Deane DeFontes, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Northwest Regional PCA Multnomah County SC Health Center
Portland, OR

Lisa Drummond, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Family Health Center at NYU Langone Platinum
Brooklyn, NY

Lindsey Faucette, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Community Health Center of the Central Coast
Santa Maria, CA

Ester Flores, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Family HealthCare Network
Visalia, CA

Laura Grady, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Regional Director of Medical Education
Family Health Center at NYU Langone
Brooklyn, NY

Sharon Hiu, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Regional Director of Medical Education
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Waianae, HI

Gregory Hollick, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
El Rio Community Health Center
Tucson, AZ

Angela Jimenez, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Regional Director of Medical Education
Community Health Center of the Central Coast
Santa Maria, CA

Jacob Kaiser, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
North Central Texas Community Health Center
Wichita Falls, TX

Terri Kakugawa, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Waianae, HI

Erin McFadden, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
The Wright Center for Community Health
Scranton, PA

Bradley Meek, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Adelante Healthcare
Phoenix, AZ

Ruth Michaelis, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
HealthPoint
Renton, WA

Angelique Mizera, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Near North Health Service Corporation
Chicago, IL

Catherine Patrick, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
The Wright Center
Scranton, PA

Martin Peters, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Northwest Regional PCA Multnomah County SC Health Center
Portland, OR

Janelle Pieros, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
San Ysidro Health Center
San Ysidro, CA

Faith Polkey, MD, MPH, FAAP

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Service, Inc.
Ridgeland, SC

Barbara Polstein, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
North Country HealthCare
Flagstaff, AZ

Steve Ritter, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
San Ysidro Health Center
San Ysidro, CA

Aline Sengchannavong, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
HealthPoint
Renton, WA

Catherine Shanahan, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Associate Professor
HealthSource of Ohio
Mt. Orab, OH

Mark Sivakoff, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Associate Professor
Adelante Healthcare
Phoenix, AZ

Thomas Statson, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Northwest Regional PCA Multnomah County SC Health Center
Portland, OR

Chad Taylor, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
North Country HealthCare
Flagstaff, AZ

Ray Wagner, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
El Rio Community Health Center
Tucson, AZ

Lisa Watts, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Associate Professor
Northwest Regional PCA Multnomah County SC Health Center
Portland, OR

Shea Welsh, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor HealthPoint
Renton, WA

Robert Woodbury, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
HealthPoint
Renton, WA

Graduate Medical Education Faculty

Lawrence LeBeau, DO

Assistant Professor
Chair of Department of Graduate Medical Education

Christine Morgan, EdD

Assistant Professor
Residency Development Manager

Medical Humanities & Healthcare Leadership Faculty

Lorree Ratto, PhD

Chair of Medical Humanities & Healthcare Leadership
Associate Professor
Director of Medical Simulation & Standardized Patients

Osteopathic Principles & Practice Faculty

Victoria Troncoso, DO

Chair of OPP/OMM
Associate Professor

Damian Bundschuh, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor

Leonard Goldstein, DDS, PhD

Assistant VP for Clinical Education Development
Professor

Lafe Harris, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Derek Higgins, DO

Adjunct Professor

James Keane, DO, MEd

Medical Director, ATSU Osteopathic Medicine Center
Assistant Professor

Thomas McNeilis, DO

Assistant Professor

Barbara Polstein, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor

David Shoup, DO

Professor

Public Health Faculty

Joy H. Lewis, DO, PhD, FACP

Chair of SOMA Dept. of Public Health
Professor
Director of Public Health & Practice-Based Research
Director of DO/MPH Program
Director of ATSU-SOMA Practice-Based
Research Network

Eboni Anderson, DHEd, MA, MEd, MSW, CHES®

Director of Community Oriented Primary Care
Assistant Professor

Debosree Roy, PhD

Assistant Professor

Kate Whelihan, MPH

COPC and Public Health Research Specialist
MPH/DO Dual Degree Program Coordinator
Instructor, Public Health
kwhelihan@atsu.edu

Ebony B. Whisenant, MD

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Medical Education Faculty

Earla White, PhD, MEd, RHIA

Chair of Undergraduate Medical Education
Associate Professor of Health Systems Science
earlawhite@atsu.edu

Christine Morgan, EdD

Assistant Professor
Wright Center Residency Development Manager

John Olson, PhD

Professor

Staff

Administrative Support

Jessi Barriga

Business Operations Specialist
480.219.6102
jbarriga@atsu.edu

Samantha Fillerup

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Dean
480.245.6253
samanthafillerup@atsu.edu

Anna Wright, MBA

Director of Operations
480.265.8018
amwright@atsu.edu

Joan Yerger

Administrative Support for Dean's Office
480.219.6154
joanyerger@atsu.edu

Clinical Education Support

Melynda Blackburn

Clinical Education Department Manager
480.245.6275
mblackburn@atsu.edu

Renee Curtis

Clinical Education Project Coordinator
480.219.6251
reneecurtis@atsu.edu

Nicole Groberg

Clinical Education Coordinator
nicolegroberg@atsu.edu

Briana Langston

Administrative Assistant
480.245.6253
brianalangston@atsu.edu

Kelly Rise, BS

Clinical Education Coordinator (Central Region)
480.219.6070
kellyrise@atsu.edu

Beth Schmitt

Community Campus Coordinator
480.245.6257
bmschmitt@atsu.edu

Curriculum Support

Mariam Alshukri, MS

Support Manager for the Undergraduate Medical Education Department
480.265.8036
mariamalshukri@atsu.edu

Lois Squires

Administrative Assistant for OPP
480.219.6048
lsquires@atsu.edu

Graduate Medical Education Support

Maureen Cameron, BA

Residency Curriculum Coordinator
Wright Center
480.219.6168
maureencameron@atsu.edu

Medical Simulation Support

Lisa McNeil

Standardized Patient Simulation Center Manager
480.248.8173
lmcneil@atsu.edu

Josie Penrod

Standardized Patient Educator
josiepenrod@atsu.edu

Lindsey Bowen

Medical Simulation Technician
lindseybowen@atsu.edu

OMM Clinic

Drew Johnson

Office Manager

Research Support

Surekha Appikatla, MPH

Data Informatics Specialist
surekhaappikatla@atsu.edu

Anna Tanguma-Gallegos

Data Informatics Specialist
annatangumagallegos@atsu.edu

Chandi Pedapati, MS

Research Associate
cpedapati@atsu.edu

Student Success Support

Brenae Maddix, MPH

Education Integration Specialist
480.265.8044
bmaddix@atsu.edu

Kalyn Valentine, MA

Student Achievement Success Coordinator
480.245.6244
kalynvalentine@atsu.edu

Undergraduate Medical Education Support

Michele Farr

Assessment Coordinator
480.219.6113
mfarr@atsu.edu