Faculty & Administration

ATSU Administration

SOMA Administration

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

Dean
Associate Dean of Clinical Education and Services
Associate Professor
BS
State University of New York, College at Oneonta, Chemistry, 1993

DO
A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1997

Carolina Quezada, MD

Assistant Dean of Clinical Education and Services
Clinical Assistant Professor
BS
Saint Marys College, Biological Sciences, 2001

MD
MSU College of Human Medicine, 2008

Christine Weaver, DO

Assistant Dean of Clinical Curriculum, IPE, and Simulation
Assistant Professor
BS
Human Development, University of Arizona Tucson, AZ, 2010

DO
A.T. Still University Mesa, AZ, 2014

Don Altman, DDS, DHSc, EdD, MPH, MBA, MA

Associate Vice President
Academic Innovation - Academic Affairs
Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - SOMA

DDS
The University of Texas Dental Branch, Houston, Texas,1983

MPH
The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, 1989

MBA
The University of Phoenix, Tucson, Arizona, 2002

MA
Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona, 2004

DHSc
A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona, 2012

EdD
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire, 2016

Erin Messer, PharmD, EdD, MBA

Assistant Dean for Preclinical Curriculum
Assistant Professor
PharmD
Duquesne University, Pharmacy, 2008

MBA
Argosy University, Business Administration, 2014

EdD
A.T. Still University, Education, 2022

Anatomy Faculty

Anna Campbell, PhD

Chair of Anatomy
Associate Professor
BS
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Biological Sciences, 2005

PhD
Penn State University College of Medicine, Anatomy, 2012

Leann Allgood, MD

Assistant Professor
BS
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Biology, 1994

MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1999

Andrew Grass, PhD

Assistant Professor
BS
University of California at Davis, Geology, 2005

MS
University of Iowa, Geoscience, 2009

PhD
University of Iowa, Geoscience, 2014

Kamalani Hanamaika'i, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor
AS
Utah Valley University, Biology, 2005

BS
Brigham Young University, Physiology and Developmental Biology, 2009

DO
A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA), 2014

Mahmood Hassan, MD, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
MD
Dhaka Medical College, Medicine, Surgery, 1984

PhD
Kanazawa University School of Medicine, Neurosurgery, 1997

John Hu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
MD
Peking Union Medical College, Medicine, 1989

PhD
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Anatomy, 1993

John James, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS
University of Texas at Austin, Chemical Engineering, 1973

MS
University of Texas at Austin, Biomedical Engineering, 1974

DO
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Medicine, 1978

Danish Javed, MD

Assistant Professor
BS
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, Neuroscience, 2009

MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Medicine, 2014

Caitlin Lee, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2009

DO
A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014

Robert McCarver, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA
Arizona State University Brigham Young University, Tempe, AZ Provo, UT, Chemistry, 1983

PhD
Arizona State University, Chemistry, 1995

MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, 1990

John Olson, PhD

Professor
BS
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Molecular Biology, 1989

PhD
Arizona State University, Molecular/Cell Biology, 2004

Ellen H. H. Savoini, PhD

Associate Professor
BS
University of Oregon, Exercise Physiology, 1992

MS
University of Calgary, Cardiovascular Physiology & Biophysics, 1995

PhD
University of Calgary, Cardiovascular/Respiratory Physiology & Biomechanics, 1998

Basic Science Education Faculty

Timothy Shipley, PhD

Chair of Basic Science Education
Associate Professor
BS
Brigham Young University, Zoology, 1989

PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Immunology, 2010

Cailee Bacon, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Research Assistant Professor
MS
Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA, 2009

PhD
Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA, 2012

Victoria Bryant, PhD

Assistant Professor
MBiol
University of Bath, Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2005

PhD
University of South Florida, Cancer Biology, 2016

Jeffrey Hansen, PhD

Associate Professor
BS
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, Biochemistry, 1990

PHD
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Chemistry, 1997

Erin S. Honsa, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS
Microbiology, 2005

MA
Queensland University of Technology, Microbiology, 2007

PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, 2012

Robert Lewis, PhD

Assistant Professor
BS
Behavioral Neuroscience, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK, 2011

PhD
Oklahoma State University, Physiology, 2016

Inder Raj S. Makin, MD, PhD

Professor
MD
Jiwaji University, General Medical Training, 1985

MS
Fachhochschule Hamburg, Germany, Biomedical Engineering, 1989

PhD
University of Texas at Austin, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Acoustics, 1994

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Research Professor
BS
Mercyhurst College (now Mercyhurst University), Erie, Pennsylvania, Sports Medicine, 1996

MS
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, Kinesiology, 1998

PhD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, Education - Sports Medicine, 2002

Milton Pong, PhD

Associate Professor
AB
University of California - Berkeley, Biophysics, 1990

PhD
University of Washington, Physiology and Biophysics, 1997

Alison Valier, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Research Professor
BA
Whitman College, Psychology, 1997

MS
University of Toledo, Exercise Science/Applied Physiology, 2002

PhD
University of Toledo, Exercise Science/Applied Physiology, 2004

Virginia Young, PhD

Professor
BS
Clemson University, Microbiology, 2000

PhD
Wake Forest University, Microbiology & Immunology, 2006

Clinical Science Education Faculty

J. Aaron Allgood, DO

Chair of Clinical Science Education
Associate Professor
BS
St. Ambrose University, 1999

DO
Des Moines University, 2004

Ali Al Yaqoobi, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
MD
University of Anbar College of Medicine – Ramadi, Iraq, 2003

MSHI
Arizona State University – Phoenix, 2019, MSHI, 2019

Roger Andersen, DO

Assistant Professor
BS
Arizona State University, Accounting, 1966

DO
A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1975

Nicholas Caputo, DO

Assistant Professor
BA
LaSalle University, Biology, 1994

DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1998

T. Johelen Carleton, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA
Barnard College of Columbia University, Music, New York, New York, 1990

AA
Mannes College of Music, Vocal Music, New York, New York, 1992

MD
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2002

CPE
American Association for Physician Leadership CPE, Washington, District of Columbia, 2002

Carolyn Chatterton, DO

Assistant Professor
BS
Villanova University - Villanova, PA, Biology, Minor in Chinese, 2012

DO & MPH
A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) - Mesa, AZ, 2017

Leigh Anne Costanzo, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor
AA/AS
Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, CA, Nursing, 1991

BS
CSU Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA, Nursing, 2007

DO
A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona, Mesa, AZ, 2016

David Dixon, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS
Arizona State University, Nutrition, 2010

DO
A.T. Still University SOMA, Doctor Of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014

Mark Fischione, MD

Professor
AA
Macomb College, Warren, Michigan, 1977

BS
University of Detroit – Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, Biology/Microbiology, 1981

MD
American University of the Caribbean, Montserrat, West Indies, 1985

Kendra Gray, DO

Assistant Professor
BS
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, Education, 2004

DO
Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ , Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014

MSCTS
University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, 2020

Ryan Hubbard, DO

Assistant Professor
BS
Santa Clara University, Combined Sciences, 2004

DO
ATSU-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2009

Benjamin Ihms, DO

Assistant Professor
BS
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ, Biology, Minor in Chemistry, 2007

DO
Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine - Glendale, AZ, 2014

Breanne Jaqua, DO

Assistant Professor
BA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2010

DO
A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, 2017

MPH
A.T. Still University, 2017

Britani Javed, DO

Assistant Professor
BS
Florida Atlantic University, Biological Sciences, 2009

DO
Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014

Amy Kristensen, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ, Psychology, 2012

MS
University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh, Scotland, Global Health and Public Policy, 2013

MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, AZ, 2020

Maurice Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Assistant Professor
BS
Arizona State University, Biology, 2002

MPH
University of Arizona, 2010

MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2010

Christina Liou, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Human Biology, with a concentration in Sports Medicine, 2011

DO
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, Mesa, AZ, 2020

Joel Mascaro, DO

Assistant Professor
BA
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, Liberal Arts/Biology, 1965

DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1969

Julie Massoud, DO

Assistant Professor
BS
Auburn University, 1995

DO
Nova Southern University, 2000

Danny McClure, DO

Assistant Professor; Psychiatry Clerkship Director
BS
University of Alabama, Microbiology, 1989

BS
University of Alabama, Birmingham, Nuclear Medicine Technology, 1990

DO
AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, 2013

Fred McDonald, DO

Assistant Professor
BS
LeMoyne College, Biology, 1974

MS
Syracuse University, Science Education, 1977

DO
NYCOM, Osteopathic Medicine, 1982

Roberto Murillo, MD

Assistant Professor
BS
Yale University, Biology, 1976

MD
Stanford University, Medicine, 1981

Sang Youn O, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor
DO
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2004

BA
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1998

Jeffrey Proudfoot, DO, FACOEP

Assistant Professor
BS
Michigan State U, East Lansing, MI, Zoology, 1973

MSCLS
Michigan State U, East Lansing, MI, 1978

BS
Mercy College of Detroit, Detroit , MI, PA, 1980

DO
Michigan State U College Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI, 1986

Lorree Ratto, PhD

Associate Professor; Director of Medical Simulation & Standardized Patients
BS
University Nevada, Reno, Human Development and Family Studies, 1994

MA
JFK University, Clinical Psychology, 1996

PhD
Arizona State University, Interpersonal Communication, 2009

Darrell Ray, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS
Arizona State University, Genetics, 2015

DO
AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine, 2019

Denise Sackett, DO

Associate Professor
BA
Vanderbilt University, Sociology, 1997

DO
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, 2002

Grace Stewart, MD

Assistant Professor
BS
University of Texas Permian Basin, Life Science/Chemistry, 1979

MD
Texas Tech University School of Medicine, 1983

Priya Sudarsunam, MD

Assistant Professor
MD
Family Medicine Spokane, Family Medicine, 2005

Lisa Tshuma, DBH

Assistant Professor
BS
School for International Training, International studies, 1995

MPA
University of Utah, School of Public Administration, 2006

MPAS
University of Utah, School of Medicine, 2008

DBH
Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions, 2017

Earla White, PhD, MEd, RHIA

Associate Professor
BS
Northern Arizona University, Health Promotion and Education, 2004

MEd
Northern Arizona University, Higher Education, 2006

PhD
Walden University, College of Health Sciences, Health Services, 2009

Henry Workman, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA
San Jose State University, San Jose, California, Chemistry, 2008

DO
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, Mesa, AZ, 2014

Community Health Center Partner Site Faculty

Christina Adams, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Waianae, HI
BS
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, 2000

MD
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, 2005

Eve Ashby, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Service, Inc.
Ridgeland, SC
BS
Life Sciences, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY, 1987

DO
University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ, 1991

Nevena Barjaktarovic, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
The Wright Center for Community Health Scranton, PA
MD
University of Belgrade School of Medicine, Serbia, 2011

Christina Bereda, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation
Alton, IL
BS
State University of New York College at Fredonia, Biology, 2005

DO
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2009

Stephanie Broughton, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
HealthSource of Ohio
Mt. Orab, OH
BS
Ohio University, Zoology, pre-med, 1991

DO
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 1996

Damian Bundschuh, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Adelante Healthcare
Phoenix, AZ
BS
Michigan State University, Physical Science, Concentration in Physics, E. Lansing, MI, 2005

DO
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2009

Thomas Byrnes, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Service, Inc.
Ridgeland, SC
BSc
Pepperdine University, Sports Medicine, Malibu, California, 1983

DO
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri, 1992

David Castro, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Family Healthcare Network
Visalia, CA
BS
The University of California Riverside, Biology, 2014

DO
Pacific Northwest University (PNWU) of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2021

Sharon Chu, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Family Health Center at NYU Langone Silver
Brooklyn, NY
BS
Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, Biomed, 2005

MD & MPH
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY, 2008

Tiffany Crider, DO

Clinical Associate Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
HealthSource of Ohio
Mt. Orab, OH
BS
The Ohio State University: Columbus, OH, Biology with a minor in Philosophy, 2009

DO, MPH
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2017

Deane DeFontes, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Northwest Regional PCA Multnomah County SC Health Center
Portland, OR
BS
University of California, Davis, Biochemistry, 1981

MD
University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, 1990

Christopher Dixon, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
El Rio Community Health Center
Tucson, AZ
AA
Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ, 1999

BS
University of Arizona, Psychology, Tucson, AZ ,2001

DO
Midwestern University-AZCOM, 2006

Natasha Fein Davis, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation
Alton, IL
AB
Stanford University, 1994

MD
University of California San Diego, 1998

Laura Grady, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Regional Director of Medical Education
Family Health Center at NYU Langone
Brooklyn, NY
BA
New York University, Literature, 1989

DO
NYCOM NYIT, Osteopathic Medicine, 1998

Sharon Hiu, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Regional Director of Medical Education
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Waianae, HI
BS
Loyola Marymount University, Biology, 1987

DO
Western University of Health Sciences, Osteopathic Medicine, 1992

Gregory Hollick, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
El Rio Community Health Center
Tucson, AZ
EMT-B
Riverside Community College, 2004

BS
University of Redlands, Biology/Chemistry, 2007

DO
A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, 2011

Terri Kakugawa, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Waianae, HI
BA
University of Hawaii at Manoa, History, 1987

DO
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, ATSU-KCOM, 1992

Tanureet Kochar, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
The Wright Center
Scranton, PA
MD
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (Batch – 2008) Ludhiana (Punjab).

Erin McFadden, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
The Wright Center for Community Health
Scranton, PA
BS
University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biology and Philosophy, 2002

MD
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2006

Bradley Meek, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Adelante Healthcare
Phoenix, AZ
BS
Univ. of Pittsburgh, Biology, 1975

DO
Phila. College of Osteopathic Medicine,1979

Ruth Michaelis, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
HealthPoint
Renton, WA
BS
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Psychology, 1992

MD
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, 1999

Angelique Mizera, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Near North Health Service Corporation
Chicago, IL
BS
Illinois State University, Medical Technology, 1980

DO
Chicago college of Osteopathic Medicine, 1989

Kelly O’Leary, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Service, Inc.
Ridgeland, SC
BS
Northern Arizona University, Biology/Chemistry, 2012

MD
St. George’s University, St. George’s Grenada, W.I., 2017

Nicholas Parise, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Near North Health Service Corporation
Chicago, IL
BS
Loyola University of Chicago, Biology, 1978

MS
University of Texas, Dallas, Healthcare Mgmt, 2007

DO
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1983

Catherine Patrick, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
The Wright Center
Scranton, PA
BS
The University of Scranton, Neuroscience, 2010

DO
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, 2016

Martin Peters, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Northwest Regional PCA Multnomah County SC Health Center
Portland, OR
BA
International Studies/German and Business, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2004

DO
A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona, Portland Campus, 2013

Janelle Pieros, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
San Ysidro Health Center
San Ysidro, CA
BA
University of California, San Diego, Human Development, 2003

DO
ATSU SOMA, 2011

Farnaz Pirayesh, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Marian Regional Medical Center
Santa Maria, CA
BS
La Sierra University, Biochemistry, 2003

PhD
Loma Linda University, Biochemistry, 2009

DO
Western University of Health Sciences, 2014

Faith Polkey, MD, MPH, FAAP

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Service, Inc.
Ridgeland, SC
BS
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, Biology, 1993

MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1997

MPH
University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, 2002

Barbara Polstein, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
North Country HealthCare
Flagstaff, AZ
BS
University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Amherst, MA, 1983

DO
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY, 1990

Esther Quintero, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
El Rio Community Health Center
Tucson, AZ
BS
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Molecular and Cellular Biology & Physiology, 2013

DO
A.T. Still University, SOMA, 2018

Benjamin Reeser, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
North Country HealthCare
Flagstaff, AZ
BS
Arizona State University, Biology and Latin Classical Studies, Tempe, AZ, 2004

MD
St. George's University School of Medicine, Newcastle, UK, 2013

Aldo Rodriguez, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
San Ysidro Health Center
San Ysidro, CA
BA
Molecular and Cell Biology (Immunology emphasis) and Anthropology, University of California Berkeley, CA, 2007

MD
University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, 2013

Sean Rodriguez, MD

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

MD
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, 2010

Aline Sengchannavong, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
HealthPoint
Renton, WA
BS
University of California. Berkeley, CA, Microbial Biology, 2009

DO
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine, 2017

Catherine Shanahan, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Associate Professor
HealthSource of Ohio
Mt. Orab, OH
BA
Miami University, Zoology, 1987

MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1991

Mark Sivakoff, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Associate Professor
Adelante Healthcare
Phoenix, AZ
AB
Queens College of the City University of N.Y., Chemistry, 1969

MD
Cornell University Medical College,1973

William Stanford, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Near North Health Service Corporation
Chicago, IL
BS
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Biomedical Engineering, 2009

MS
Universtiy of Wisconsin - Madison, Bacteriology, 2011

DO
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2015

Thomas Stason, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Northwest Regional PCA Multnomah County SC Health Center
Portland, OR
BS
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Biology, 1993

MS
Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Human Physiology, 1998

DO
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME, 2004

Chad Taylor, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
North Country HealthCare
Flagstaff, AZ
BS
Minnesota State University – Mankato, Human Biology/Political Science and Chemistry, 2009

DO
ATSU-SOMA, 2013

Ray Wagner, MD

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
El Rio Community Health Center
Tucson, AZ
BA
Vanderbilt University, Biology, 1974

MS
Rice University, Environmental Science and Engineering, 1976

MD
Texas Tech University, 1982

Lisa Watts, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Associate Professor
Northwest Regional PCA Multnomah County SC Health Center
Portland, OR
BA
SUNY Oswego, Zoology,1992

DO
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific,Osteopathic Medicine,1998

Robert Woodbury, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Principles & Practice
HealthPoint
Renton, WA
BA
USM, History, 1985

DO
UNE, 1989

Graduate Medical Education Faculty

Lawrence LeBeau, DO

Assistant Professor
Chair of Department of Graduate Medical Education
BS
University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Human Adaptability, 1986

DO
A.T. Still University, Osteopathic Medicine, 1992

Christine Morgan, EdD, CHES

Assistant Professor
Residency Education Manager
AS
Schoolcraft College, Occupational Therapy, Livonia, Michigan, 1980

BA
St. Mary’s College, Human Services, Orchard Lake, Michigan, 1989

MA
Michigan State University, Adult & Continuing Education, East Lansing, Michigan, 1991

EdD
Nova Southeastern University, Healthcare Education, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 2005

Osteopathic Principles & Practice Faculty

Deborah Heath, DO, CSPOMM

Chair of OPP/OMM
Professor
BS
University of Vermont, 1975

DO
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1986

Leonard Goldstein, DDS, PhD

Assistant VP for Clinical Education Development
Professor

Regina Asaro, DO

Clinical Associate Professor
Family Health Center at NYU Langone
Brooklyn, NY
AB
Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, New York

DO
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute of Technology

William Devine, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS
University of Oklahoma, Zoology, Norman, OK, 1966

DO
University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, MO, 1970

Lisa Drummond, DO

Regional Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Family Health Center at NYU Langone
Brooklyn, NY
BS
Roger Williams University, Science, 1988

DO
NYIT-NYCOM, Osteopathy, 1993

Hannah Fine, DO

Assistant Professor
BA
John Hopkins University, Physics, 2003

DO
Midwestern, AZCOM, 2008

Derek Higgins, DO

Assistant Professor
BS
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Nursing, 2001

DO
Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ, 2007

James Keane, DO, MEd

Medical Director, ATSU Osteopathic Medicine Center
Assistant Professor
BA
Columbia College, Creative Writing, 1994

MEd
Arizona State University, Higher Education, 1997

DO
AZCOM - Midwestern University, Medicine, 2008

Melchiorra Mangiaracina, DO

Assistant Professor
BA
College of the Holy Cross, Chemistry and Visual Arts-Studio, 1999

MS
Drexel University College of Medicine, 2003

DO
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2008

Thomas McNeilis, DO

Assistant Professor
BS
Brigham Young University, Zoology/Chemistry, 1968

MS
University of North Dakota, Anatomy and Physiology, 1973

PhD
University of North Dakota, Anatomy and Physiology, 1973

DO
Midwestern University (CCOM), Osteopathic Medicine, 1977

David Shoup, DO

Professor
BS
Arizona State University, Mechanical Engineering, 1990

DO
Western University of Health Sciences, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 1995

Public Health and Research Faculty

Joy H. Lewis, DO, PhD, FACP

Chair of Department of Public Health
Director of Public Health & Practice-Based Research
Director of DO/MPH Program
Director of ATSU-SOMA Practice-Based
Research Network
BA
Tufts University, Quantitative Economics and Community Health, 1990

DO
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Medicine, 1995

PhD
UCLA, Health Services Research, 2004

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

Director of Community Oriented Primary Care
Assistant Professor
BA
Wayne State University, English, 2000

MA
Wayne State University, Counseling, 2006

MEd
Arizona State University, Higher & Postsecondary Education, 2009

MSW
Arizona State University, Policy, Administration and Community Practice, 2013

DHEd
A.T. Still University, Health Education, 2019

Debosree Roy, PhD

Assistant Professor
BA
St. Xavier’s College, Sociology, Calcutta, 2005

MA
University of Calcutta, Sociology, 2007

MA
University of Louisiana, Monroe, Gerontology, 2010

PhD
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Health Services Research, 2016

Staff

Administrative Support

KT Antunes

SOMA Classroom & Clinical Site Operations Specialist
480.219.6161
ktantunes@atsu.edu

Carrie Blixt-Diaz

Director of Assessment & Accreditation
480.254.6272
carrieblixtdiaz@atsu.edu

Nicholas Denson

Business Operations Specialist
480.219.6102
nicholasdenson@atsu.edu

Samantha Fillerup

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

Laurie Lehman

Administrative Assistant
480.265.8048
laurielehman@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

Tina Bannochie

Clinical Education Project Coordinator Credentialing
tinabannochie@atsu.edu

Renee Curtis

Clinical Education Project Coordinator
480.216.6265
reneecurtis@atsu.edu

Gabriela Durazo

Clinical Education Regional Coordinator
gdurazo@atsu.edu

Mackenzie Freyer

Clinical Education Regional Coordinator
mackenziefreyer@atsu.edu

Candy Fontes

Clinical Education Regional Coordinator Credentialing
candyfontes@atsu.edu

Nicole Groberg

Clinical Education Coordinator
nicolegroberg@atsu.edu

Pamela Korff

Clinical Education Coordinator
pamelakorff@atsu.edu

Briana Langston

Administrative Assistant
480.245.6251
brianalangston@atsu.edu

Curriculum Support

Mariam Alshukri, EdD

Director of Professional Development and Curricular Coordination
480.265.8036
mariamalshukri@atsu.edu

Michele Farr

Assessment Coordinator
480.219.6113
mfarr@atsu.edu

Jessica Meilech

DME Program Coordinator
480.219.6000
jessicameilech@atsu.edu

Beth Schmitt

Community Campus Coordinator
480.245.6257
bmschmitt@atsu.edu

Lois Squires

Administrative Assistant for OPP
480.219.6048
lsquires@atsu.edu

Graduate Medical Education Support

Brenda Carlson

GME Coordinator
brendacarlson@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

Research Support

Surekha Appikatla, MPH

Data Informatics Specialist
surekhaappikatla@atsu.edu

Chandi Pedapati, MS

Research Associate
cpedapati@atsu.edu

Student Achievement Success Team

Ysenia Lopez

Student Achievement Success Coordinator
ysenialopez@atsu.edu

Brenae Maddix, MPH

Education Integration Specialist
bmaddix@atsu.edu

Kalyn Valentine, MA

Student Achievement Success Coordinator
kalynvalentine@atsu.edu

Anatomy Support

Anthony Begay

SOMA Equip & Tech Specialist
anthonybegay@atsu.edu

OMM Center

Katlyn Sandvick

OMM Center Manager
katlynsandvick@atsu.edu