Current Members

James R. Bell, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2012

Jim was Chief of Cardiology at the VA for 30 years, where he supervised medical residents, cardiology fellows, and ran a long-standing clinical cardiology elective for senior medical students.

Other teaching activities: Course Director of SBM Cardiology since 1983. Year 2 Coordinator for 10 years. Advising Dean and Head of the Lucille Smith Society. Long-time Facilitator in On Doctoring, Problem Based Learning, and HSP (Health, Society, and the Physician). Former member of the Medical Education Committee. Former chairman of the Intern Advisory Committee.

Has taught an elective "Mindfulness in Medicine" since 2001

Chosen by graduating classes three times as Clinical Teacher of the Year and once as Basic Science Teacher of the Year.

Jim would be happy to mentor faculty interested in course organization, small group facilitation, or the practice of mindfulness.

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Lin Anita Jeromin Brown, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2014

Lin Brown, MD is a rheumatologist training and teaching at DHMC and Geisel since 1979. She is an Associate Professor in Medicine and was the section chief of the division of rheumatology for 6 years.

Lin Brown has been teaching in various roles since she put on an internal medicine resident elective in rheumatology followed by course director of introduction to physical diagnosis, the medicine clerkship, the outpatient medicine clerkship, an advanced medicine elective in physical diagnosis, and rheumatology fellowship director. Physical diagnosis and objective standard clinical exams (OSCE) are her areas of interest. Rheumatology still relies on the history and physical exam for the majority of patient evaluation. She has many passions outside of medicine that keep her enthusiasm alive including yoga, kayaking, hiking and biking.

Lin would be pleased to work with faculty on learner evaluation especially of the physical exam and through OSCEs.

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Kenneth W. Burchard, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2013

In the mid 1980’s Ken Burchard began his formal educational responsibilities as Surgical Clerkship Director at the Brown School of Medicine at which time he joined the fledgling Association for Surgical Education (ASE). At Brown he was engaged in educational research linked to verbal communication competency as well as Curriculum Committee efforts at curriculum revision. In the ASE he participated in the beginnings of the Lawrence surgery text and was chairman of the curriculum committee that generated a case-based study program based upon the ASE learning objectives for surgical students. At Geisel, Dr. Burchard has been Surgical Clerkship Director (1995-2012) where case-based studies as well as an oral examination were instituted. Educational research at Geisel has continued in both verbal communication competency and interpersonal skills. At both Brown and Geisel, Ken has received teaching awards from both students and residents, as well as a national recognition from the ASE.

Ken would be happy to mentor faculty in the areas of verbal communication competency, case-based studies preparation, and scripted depictions of clinical scenarios.

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Nancy E. Cochran, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2013

Nan developed (> 20 years ago) On Doctoring, the interviewing and physical diagnosis course at Geisel. She received the Schumann Fellowship in 1999 to learn and teach motivational interviewing. She has done research in how to integrate shared decision making into primary care settings and how to teach SDM communication skills to clinicians and students.

She has studied negotiation through 2 courses at Harvard Law School, most recently in an intensive course in January, 2013. As a faculty member and president-elect of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, she does faculty development and consulting in the areas of team building, negotiation and conflict management, motivational interviewing and shared decision making.

Nan would be happy to mentor faculty in the areas of facilitating small groups, designing communications curricula, mentoring and teaching communication skills such as shared decision making, motivational interviewing, conflict management and providing feedback.

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Jeffrey A. Cohen, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2014

Jeff joined the faculty at Dartmouth in 2000. He has been the interim and now Chair of the Department of Neurology since 2012, Director of the DHMC ALS Clinic since 2002, and Co-Director of the Adult MDA Clinic since 2006. In 2003 he established and became the director of the Clinical Neurophysiology and Fellowship Program. He has been a mentor as part of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Leadership Preventative Medicine Residency Program since 2003. In 2006, he collaborated with a Dartmouth Student to form Co-SIGN (College Student Interest Group in Neurology) which received funding from the American Academy of Neurology. Jeff has been a course co-director for SBM neurosciences and regularly teaches as part of the medical student lecture series and Neurology small group sessions. He teaches students, residents, and fellows in the clinic, the inpatient unit, and in the classroom. He was recognized as the 2014 Burton Sandok Visiting Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic.

Jeff would be happy to mentor faculty in the areas of Neurology, small groups, and case based learning.

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Richard J. Comi, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2013

Rich is a member of the Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism and has been a Professor of Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine since 2012. His current positions at the Geisel School of Medicine are as Assistant Director for the Scientific Basis of Medicine, co Director of the Themes Course in SBM and Director of the PBL Program in the second year. He is also the Program Director for the Endocrine and Metabolism Fellowship. He has been a small group leader in Endocrinology and a tutor in PBL for many years. He gives multiple lectures in the SBM Endocrinology Course and also lectures in the Clinical Pharmacology Course in the fourth year curriculum. He supervises students in the Endocrine clinical elective. He came to Dartmouth Medical School in January 1989.

Rich is willing to serve as a mentor for small group teaching, PBL teaching and case development.

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Duane A. Compton, PhD

Elected to the Academy in 2012

Duane has contributed lectures and small group discussions to Biochem 110, the Biochemical and Genetic Basis of Medicine, for first year medical students. He served as course director for Biochem 110 for many years. Duane also contributed lectures to Biochem 103, the third term of the MCB core course for first year graduate students. He served as course director for that course for many years. Duane has mentored 13 graduate students to the completion of their PhDs.

Duane would be happy to mentor faculty about teaching in large or small group environments, directing a course, and mentoring graduate students.

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Matthew Duncan, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2014

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Leslie H. Fall, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2012

Master Educator Academy Chair 2013-2014

Leslie is a nationally recognized expert in faculty development, learning design and use of technology in medical education. She is the former Associate Dean for Faculty Development, and co-led the Pedagogy, Teaching and Mentorship Working Group for the Dartmouth College strategic plan. Following a pediatric residency at the University of California at Irvine, Leslie completed a medical education fellowship at Michigan State University in 1995 and has over 10 years of experience as a clerkship director and five years’ experience as a residency program director. She is a 2013 fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine for women (ELAM).

Leslie is also the co-founder and executive director of MedU, a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to advance medical education through collaborative development, dissemination and research of technology-enabled medical education programs. The majority of US and Canadian medical schools subscribe to at least one of MedU’s virtual patient courses, with over 30,000 registered new users per year and over 800,000 case sessions completed annually. She looks forward to mentoring faculty in curriculum development, learning design, clinical skills coaching, educational leadership and scholarship, entrepreneurship, and career planning.

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Tim Lahey, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2014

Tim Lahey is an HIV and infectious diseases doctor, health educator, the chair of clinical ethics committee at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and a clinical immunologist with a focus on HIV transmission and tuberculosis vaccines.

Tim studied at Georgetown University, Duke University School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School and completed clinical and research training at LDS Hospital and the University of Utah, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Massachusetts General Hospital including the Partners AIDS Research Center.

Tim is Director of Education at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. At Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, Tim directs the second year course SBM Infectious Diseases, the fourth year course Advanced Medical Sciences, co-directs the ethics and humanities theme, and runs the Clinical Infectious Diseases Elective. He helps lead the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and was the 2015-2016 chair of the Geisel Academy of Master Educators.

Tim's teaching honors include the Clinical Science Teaching Award in 2010, Distinguished Lecturer 2011, Almy Professor's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2011, Gold Humanism Scholar 2012, and selection as graduation farewell speaker every year from 2009 to 2015.

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Morris Levin, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2013

Since 1998, Mo has lectured and led small groups in the GSOM Scientific Basis of Medicine and Pharmacology courses. He has directed the GSOM Neurology Clerkship since 2000, the DHMC Neurology Residency program since 2001, and the DHMC Headache Medicine Fellowship since 2005. He also directs the yearly Psychiatry PGY4 course on Neurology. Mo created, and participates in, the Medical Student Neurology Lecture Series for the Neurology Clerkship. He also created Clinical Exercises in Neurology (simulated cases) for the Neurology Clerkship, and the yearly “Residents as Teachers” course for DHMC neurology residents. Mo lectures and trains in post-grad and CME symposia and courses regionally, nationally and internationally. Mo has written/edited several review books: Neurology Clinical Case Studies (Anadem 2003); Comprehensive Review of Headache Medicine (Oxford University Press 2008); Educational Review Manual in Neurology (Castle Connolly 2006, 2nd ed. 2009); Headache and Facial Pain (Oxford University Press 2009); and Emergency Neurology (Oxford University Press 2013).

Mo would be happy to mentor faculty about medical education, especially evaluation and outcomes in medical education, Headache and Pain.

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Petra J. Lewis, MBBS

Elected to the Academy in 2013

Petra Lewis gained her medical degree at Guy’s Hospital, London, England. Initial UK training was followed by a Nuclear Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins, two years running a clinical PET center in London, then Radiology residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH. She has been on faculty at Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth since 1998. She is involved with resident and faculty education both locally and nationally, but her national profile has focused on medical student education in Radiology. She has run the 4th year Radiology elective since 1998, and ran SBM imaging until 2009. She has been a key member of AMSER (Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology), including President in 2006 and ACER (Alliance of Clinician Educators in Radiology), President in 2012, winning the AMSER Excellence in Education Award in 2013. Petra developed a number of national resources for medical student educators including the AMSER Resource Database and Radiology and CORE (Case –based Online Radiology Education), now supported by Med-U. Between 2006-2012 she wrote and edited question items for the American Board of Radiology, and is a regular oral boards examiner for them. Between 2009-13 she was on the NMBE Step 1 anatomy test development committee and has co’edited the Oxford Handbook of Radiology, a textbook for medical students.

She has been involved with teaching students, residents and faculty through lectures, small groups and multiple types of interactive sessions including using technology such as iPads in education and educational ‘games’. She lectures nationally and locally on educational pedagogy including ‘Brain Friendly Teaching’ and has published educational research in the radiology literature.

Petra would be happy to mentor faculty in the areas of: active learning; technology in education (including iPads); brain-friendly teaching; improving your Powerpoint presentations; developing psychometrically sound multiple choice questions.

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Virginia T. Lyons, PhD

Elected to the Academy in 2012

Virginia is an Associate Professor of Medical Education and the Associate Dean for the first year of the Geisel curriculum. She received her PhD in Cell Biology and Anatomy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997. Prior to joining Dartmouth in 2006, Virginia taught anatomy at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. At Geisel she is the course director for the gross anatomy and embryology courses and also teaches histology and neuroscience. Virginia was an inaugural member of two teaching academies – the UVA Academy of Distinguished Educators and the Geisel Academy of Faculty Master Educators. Her professional and research interests are in medical education and curricular design, specifically exploring innovative pedagogies, using technology in teaching and integrating anatomy and radiology in the medical school curriculum. Virginia serves on the Geisel Medical Education Committee and is the Geisel Ombudsperson. She has attended numerous workshops about teaching, including the Principles of Medical Education workshop at the Harvard Macy Institute and the Active Learning Institute offered by the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning.

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Dean R Madden, PhD

Elected to the Academy in 2013

Dean started teaching math at a summer ‘bootcamp’ for MPP students, and has since taught math, biochemistry, and biophysics in Munich, Heidelberg, Cambridge, and Hanover. He served as Chair of the MCB Graduate Program and has participated in Dartmouth’s Strategic Planning for Graduate Education and the Geisel Curriculum Reform initiative, where he served as co-chair of the Biomedical Sciences Working Group and a member of the Master’s Degree Task Force. Dean is currently course director for BIOC101 – the MCB first-term core course – and leads small-group discussions in BIOC110 – the Geisel first-term Biochemistry course.

Dean mentors early-career faculty interested in small-group teaching, graduate education, and research at the interface of medicine, biology, chemistry, and math. He has coordinated junior faculty mentoring in the Dartmouth Lung Biology COBRE and currently serves in the SYNERGY Office of Research Mentoring.

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Harold L. Manning, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2012

Hal is course director for Respiratory Physiology and SBM Respiration, and also teaches in the 4th year Advanced Medical Sciences course, where, in addition to lectures, he leads small group conferences and laboratory demonstrations. He is co-director of the year 2 SBM program and is the program director for the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine fellowship.

Hal would be happy to mentor faculty in the areas of teaching involving both small and large group sessions as well as writing examination questions.

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Robert A. Maue, PhD

Elected to the Academy in 2013

Bob received a B.S. in Biology from St John’s University in Minnesota, a Ph.D. in Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of California - San Diego (including two research expeditions to Antarctica), and did postdoctoral research at Brandeis University in Waltham and at New England Medical Center in Boston before becoming an Assistant Professor at Dartmouth in 1989. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology and the Department of Biochemistry in the Geisel School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychological Brain Sciences and the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College.

Bob is a cellular and molecular neurobiologist with research interests in neuronal development, neurotrophic factors, electrical excitability, and developmental aspects of neurodegenerative diseases, and was the first Dartmouth faculty member to receive a coveted Sloan Research Fellowship. Support for his research has also come from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as the Epilepsy Foundation, Hereditary Disease Foundation, National Neimann Pick Disease Foundation, and Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation. He has served on and chaired numerous scientific advisory boards and grant review panels for NIH and the National Science Foundation (NSF), including the NSF review panel for course, curriculum, and lab implementation (CCLI) proposals.

Bob is passionate about teaching, and in the past 25 years has taught a broad spectrum of medical students, graduate students, undergraduate students, and high school students in both the classroom and a variety of laboratory settings. This includes extensive teaching experience at Dartmouth College, where by invitation he has served as the course director for a systems neuroscience course and lab (2010-present), for a physiology course and lab (2009-present), a molecular and cellular neuroscience course (2007-present), and an advanced neurobiology course (2006). He has mentored more than two dozen students in their Honors Thesis Research, including recipients of the “Christopher Reed Biologist Award for distinguished biological research”. He has served as the founder and co-director of a summer undergraduate nursing research program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (2010-present), as a member of the steering committee for the undergraduate neuroscience major (2010-present), and as a member of the committee on undergraduate research (CUGR) at Dartmouth (2013-present). In 2013 he was one of two nominees from Dartmouth College for New Hampshire Professor of the Year. Beyond the confines of Dartmouth, Bob has taught at Hanover High School (2005-present) and Stevens High School (2010), as well as teaching and helping design teaching activities at River Valley Community College (2011-present). In the past several years (2010-present) a major focus has been serving as a leader of the New Hampshire IdeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE), a large NIH-supported initiative for developing research and science education opportunities for students at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) across the state of New Hampshire.

At the graduate student level, Bob is a member of both the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) graduate program and the graduate Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM). As such he has served as a lecturer in MCB graduate student core course (1999-2003), course director and lecturer in the PEMM graduate student core course (2006-2013), and as a lecturer in the PEMM 211 and PEMM 271 graduate courses (2008-2010). He has trained nearly a dozen MD, PhD, and MD/PhD students in his lab, including recipients of the “Strohbehn Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research”. He has served as Co-Director of the prestigious “Ion Channels” summer course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (1996-1998), and twice has served as a course faculty member in the Woods Hole summer Neurobiology course (1988; 2004). At the Geisel School of Medicine, Bob has been a fixture in the Medical Neuroscience course (1990-present) and for his efforts has been nominated for the Excellence in Education Award on numerous occasions (2010, 2011, 2012). He is involved in the medical curriculum redesign, and serves on several Redesign Task Force committees (2011-present).

Bob is currently mentoring faculty in the design of effective presentations, the design of student lab activities and inquiry-based experimental exercises, course development and organization, teaching in small and large group environments, and student mentoring.

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Cathleen E. Morrow, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2013

Cathy’s teaching experience is career long. A former midwife, she taught residents and medical students clinical Family Medicine for 18 years in Maine with a focus on procedural skills teaching, obstetrics, women’s health, and innovation in design of clinical teaching methods. She has been Predoctoral director for the Department of Community and Family Medicine since 2008 here at Geisel, concentrating on curricular innovation, distance learning methodology, and student support and mentoring. She has strong interests in active learning and enjoys helping facilitate the transition from more traditional teaching methods into more active modalities. She has extensive experience in advising and mentoring of students and leads several groups designed to support and promote students’ physician identity transition and formation. She is particularly interested in the humanistic and psychological development of students into physicians, and believes deeply in facilitation as a skill that can be taught to physicians.

Cathy would be happy to mentor faculty in the areas of teaching in primary care, student advising, active learning principles and practice, Balint teaching and training, and small and large group facilitation.

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Eugene E. Nattie, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2012

Gene has taught as a small group leader and lecturer in the year one Cardiovascular and Respiratory physiology course since 1975. He has also lectured in the year one Neuroscience course and in the Scientific Basis of Medicine Respiration Course. He has been a mentor of many graduate students in Physiology and Neurobiology. He has also offered a fourth year elective on Physiology in the Intensive Care Unit, which is a physiologically based tutorial based on cases.

Dr. Nattie is not accepting rotation or thesis students for 2016.17.

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David W. Nierenberg, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2012

Since coming to DMS in 1981, Dave has enjoyed being able to combine teaching and educational activities, clinical care, and scholarship in evolving ratios that were made for an interesting job description. He was recruited to DMS in 1981 to design and then teach a new required Y4 course in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and he also helped to teach the Y2 basic pharmacology course. In 1991, the Dean invited Dave to lead the Year 2 SBM (Scientific Basis of Medicine,) program, a series of 13 system-based multidisciplinary pathophysiology courses. Early on he pioneered the development of an intensive PBL curriculum for use during the entire second year of the curriculum. In 1995, Dave was invited to serve as the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, so he became very familiar with all of the different pieces of the curriculum. His Section has also run a nationally accredited fellowship program in clinical pharmacology since 1986, as well as an elective in clinical pharmacology for medicine residents and medical students. Dave’s educational research has focused on developing a core curriculum in clinical pharmacology for students and residents; using vertical integration groups to develop new themes for our medical school curriculum; and developing a new web-based system (DMEDS) to enable medical students to track their own educational experiences during all clinical clerkships. Dave has also had extensive experience writing items (questions) for Step 3 of the USMLE exam sequence (computer-based clinical scenarios), and most recently writing items in the area of biochemistry and pharmacology for all three steps of those board exams (Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3). Since stepping down as the SADME in June 2012, Dave has focused more of his time on helping to develop the educational partnership with California-Pacific Medical Center, and mentoring younger faculty members who are interested in teaching and curriculum management.

Dave would be delighted to privately mentor faculty, especially younger members of the Geisel faculty, in the areas of: preparing new lectures that actively engage students, and which are heavily case-based; mentoring PBL and other types of small instructional groups; writing NBME-style multiple choice exam questions; writing new PBL cases; and planning and managing a required medical school course.

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Joseph F. O'Donnell, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2012

Joe has always been interested in education. When he returned to Geisel in 1978 after NIH, he was named director of the SBM hematology and oncology courses. Joe became head of the curriculum committee soon thereafter and when Stan Roman left his position as deputy dean (“a heartbeat away”), Joe filled his position. Joe is currently a Senior Advising Dean and Director of Community Programs. His passion has been for connecting students with opportunities for service and using literature and the arts as a way to reflect about that service as a means to moral development. Some of Joe’s pet projects have been around behavioral issues that make us sick, like tobacco, alcohol, drugs, sexual behaviors, nutritional issues, lack of physical activity, environmental toxins, violence etc. Joe is really interested in both prevention and end-of-life care and all that comes with that topic (suffering, spiritual issues etc). He runs several service projects like the Schweitzer Fellowship, the Schwartz Fellowship (around compassion centered care), the Koop Scholars program (addressing addictions), the Urban Scholars, the Humanism Honor Society and has been involved in most global health adventures at Dartmouth (helped to found DIHG).

Joe has been chair of the AAMC’s Northeast Group on Educational Affairs, a member of the Medical School Objectives Project steering group—he helped write MSOP 3 on spirituality, end of life and cross cultural care—and also edited a book of stories about the MSOP Objectives called a “Life in Medicine’. Joe has been president of the American Association for Cancer Education, editor of their Journal (the Journal of Cancer Education) and winner of their highest award.

Joe says his best skill (what Malcolm Gladwell calls in his book The Tipping Point) is being a connector. He sees possibilities and brings people together to do good things. Joe has also joked that his territory here is the “other than formal” curriculum…those out-of classroom experiences where lots of learning occurs and values are made. Joe is a student of institutional culture and has always tried to shape it for the better, especially for our students.

Joe would be happy to mentor faculty in the areas of recognizing and using to advantage the hidden curriculum; connecting learners with service opportunities; education for compassion, humanism, professionalism; utilizing the arts in medicine; fostering professional formation; mentoring in general; and getting connected with resources here and at other places.


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Greg Ogrinc, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2014

Greg Ogrinc is a general internist at the White River Junction VA Hospital in White River Junction, VT. He is the Associate Chief of Staff for Education and has served as the Senior Scholar for the White River Junction VA Quality Scholars Fellowship. At Geisel, he is the Director of the Office of Health Systems and Clinical Improvement (OHSCI), and an Associate Professor of Community and Family, of Medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute. Dr. Ogrinc graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1997 and completed his residency in internal medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He also completed the VA National Quality Scholars Program at the White River Junction VA and his Masters of Science in Clinical Evaluative Sciences from Geisel in 2002. Dr. Ogrinc is the Director of the Quality Literature Program at Dartmouth which developed the Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) guidelines, a standard structure for sharing improvement work through published literature.

Greg is interested in the intersection between clinical care delivery and educational systems, particularly as it pertains to interprofessional health professions education. He is interested in discussing and mentoring about course design, evaluation, how to create and pilot test novel educational opportunities, and publishing and presenting educational work.

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H. Worth Parker, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2012

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Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD

Elected to the Academy in 2012

Having arrived at Dartmouth in 1967, Elmer has been an inspiration to generations of students in Infectious Disease, Microbiology, Parasitology and Virology. He has made a significant impact on many careers by using the power of storytelling to illuminate science. A favorite story, one which all of Elmer’s students can recount, illuminates the concept of fecal veneer.

Elmer has always displayed an incredible respect for his students by being punctual and prepared for each lecture, generally spending several hours rehearsing his material, even for lectures he had already delivered many times. His philosophy of teaching medical students is to be “absolutely clear and absolutely fascinating.”

For more information about Elmer:

http://dhmcalumdev.hitchcock.org/page.aspx?pid=747

http://dartmed.dartmouth.edu/spring08/html/amazing_human_being.php

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Roshini Pinto-Powell, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2012

Roshini is an internist with a career long passion for teaching and mentoring students, residents and junior faculty. She has taught in several courses at Geisel: On Doctoring, PBL, SBM infectious disease, Inpatient Medicine, Geriatrics and Ambulatory Medicine, Health Society and the Physician and the fourth year Advanced Medical Sciences. She is currently the course co-director for On Doctoring and Geriatrics and Ambulatory Medicine.

Roshini would be happy to mentor faculty about teaching and facilitation in large or small group environments, directing a course, and mentoring and advising medical students, residents and junior faculty.

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Catherine F. Pipas, MD, MPH

Elected to the Academy in 2012

Dr. Pipas was recruited to Dartmouth in 1993 as Assistant Residency Director of the newly established New Hampshire-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Program in Concord, where she designed and implemented much of the core curriculum, recruited the first class of residents, initiated the first DMS students into the practice. In 1996, she transitioned to undergraduate medical education, shifting her focus to the training of primary care skills to medical students. She has taught in or led courses in all four years of DMS training including the Family Medicine Clerkship (FMC), On Doctoring, the Integrated Primary Care Clerkship (IPCC) and Health, Society and the Physician. Under her Directorship from 2000-2008, the FMC was ranked most highly by DMS students.
Dr. Pipas has received a number of awards from medical students, residents and colleagues, including the 2007 “DMS Clinical Teacher of the Year Award;” the 1997 and 1998 “Family Medicine Residency Role Model Award;” the 2007 “National Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Presidential Commendation for Leadership and Development of the Predoctoral Directors Development Institute;” and Induction into the Thomas P. Almy Chapter of the National Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine Honor Society in 2009.
Her particular strengths are her supportive hands-on teaching, creative mentoring style, her engaging leadership and organizational skills and her commitment to building programs based on sound principles and innovative and effective methods and evaluation. Nationally, she brings enormous attention to Dartmouth as a member of the Society of Teachers of FM (STFM) Board of Directors and the AAMC Council of Academic Societies, Leading Change work group. She currently is directing the Comprehensive Longitudinal Leadership Curriculum work group, and is a member of the Curriculum Redesign Leadership work group and the Curriculum Redesign Evaluation and Innovation in Medicine work group.

Cathy would be happy to mentor faculty in the areas of leadership, primary care, and balanced work life

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Jonathan M. Ross, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2013

Jonathan joined the faculty at Dartmouth Hitchcock in 1983. He has been the Director of the Department of Medicine’s Morbidity, Mortality and Improvement Conference for more than 25 years, fostering a safe and effective learning community for students, residents and faculty. He has delighted in the experience of being a small group facilitator in courses such as Problem Based Learning, On Doctoring, and Health, Science and the Physician. One of his students quoted him as having said, “teachers have that rare opportunity to focus without inhibiting, to inspire without overwhelming, and to stimulate without fatiguing.” He has created an EBM website in Internal Medicine to foster and model lifelong learning. He is currently the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine and formerly was Governor of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Jonathan would be happy to mentor faculty in the areas of facilitating interactive conferences, small groups, advising and mentoring of students and residents, and to share experiences in narrative writing.

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Richard I. Rothstein, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2012

Richard I. Rothstein, MD is the Joseph M. Huber Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He is also a Professor of Surgery. Dr. Rothstein is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine (1980), and did his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1980-1983). He pursued his fellowship training in Gastroenterology at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH (1983-1985) joining the medical school faculty in 1985. Dr. Rothstein was Director of Gastroenterology Research and Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Lab, before becoming the Section Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 1997, a position he held for 15 years. He served as the Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education from 1993 to 2013.

Dr. Rothstein has twice received the “Clinical Teacher-of-the-Year” award at Geisel and the teaching award of the Department of Medicine. He participates in Year 1 lectures on metabolism and obesity, Year 2 SBM core lectures on esophageal disease and small group sessions on upper gastrointestinal conditions, as well as the GI elective, Chairs rounds for the Medicine core clerkship, Internal Medicine Morning Report, Medicine’s Morbidity, Mortality and Improvement Rounds, and he co-coordinates the Department of Medicine Medical Grand Rounds series. Dr. Rothstein also lectures at Thayer School of Engineering, and in numerous invited national and international Continuing Medical Education activities.

Rich would be happy to mentor faculty in teaching in large and small group formats, delivering the ideal lecture, discussions of how physicians learn and best-practice continuing medical education, and skills for mentoring.

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Surachai Supattapone, MD, PhD

Elected to the Academy in 2014

Surachai joined the Dartmouth faculty in 2001, and has enjoyed teaching in the Year One Metabolism and Scientific Basis of Medicine courses for medical students, as well as the Core Course for Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate students. He has also greatly enjoyed having the opportunity to mentor students conducting laboratory research projects on the pathogenesis of prion disease. Surachai has also served as director for the Clinical Translational Science Masters Program, a co-director for the Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease course, and member of the Medical Education Committee and the Committee for Student Performance and Conduct. He has won teaching awards at Geisel and at the University of California at San Francisco.

Surachai would be happy to mentor faculty on integrating basic science in medical education.

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Adam Richard Weinstein, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2014

Adam has been on faculty at Geisel School of Medicine since 2009. As co-director for the pediatrics clerkship, he has led and/or helped introduce a number of curricular innovations including Team Based Learning based clerkship orientation and small group conferences, a Peer Review process for the pediatric inpatient and outpatient write-ups, evidence and basic science-based write-up discussions, an Individualized Learning Plan assignment, and the “From the Other Side of the Stethoscope” family-centered care reflection and discussion.
His teaching experience spans the four years of medical student education, including participating as a year 1 and 2 small group facilitator, lecturer, and PBL facilitator. He serves as the Pediatric Department’s director of medical student education where he leads the pediatric advising program for 3rd and 4th year medical students. In 2014, he became a co-director of the On-Doctoring course, the interviewing and physical diagnosis course at Geisel, where he has already been working with his co-director introducing a curriculum for the development and practice of clinical reasoning. He also co-leads a session in Advanced Medical Sciences course sharing tools for teaching clinical reasoning with graduating 4th year students.
As a pediatric nephrologist, he directs a pediatric nephrology elective for medical students, pediatric residents, and nephrology fellows. He is on the planning committee for the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN) Board Review Course and leads a resident-student mentoring program at the ASPN annual meeting. He serves the pediatric residency and pediatric department in a number of educator and faculty development roles as well.

Adam would be happy to mentor faculty in the areas of Team Based Learning, active learning in large group settings, small group facilitation, mentoring and advising, curriculum development and directing a clerkship, and the development and teaching of clinical reasoning.

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H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH

Elected to the Academy in 2012

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Lee A. Witters, MD

Elected to the Academy in 2012

Lee Witters earned his A.B. degree from Oberlin College and MD from the University of Rochester. He trained in internal medicine and endocrinology at the Beth Israel and Massachusetts General Hospital and in biochemistry at the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute). Following his fellowship training, he joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School at MGH where he taught internal medicine and endocrinology and established a research program aimed at understanding the biochemical & hormonal regulation of cholesterol and lipid metabolism. In 1984, he moved to Dartmouth where he is currently the Eugene W. Leonard 1921 Professor of Medicine, Medical Education & Biochemistry and Professor of Biological Sciences. In addition, in the middle 1990’s, he became the faculty advisor for the Nathan Smith Society and faculty leader of the Health Professions Program, the latter from which he has recently stepped down. He currently teaches 3 popular courses in the Biology Department, teaches endocrine physiology to Geisel medical students and oversees the Teaching Science Fellows program in the College. He has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters and has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards in the College and Geisel and in 2017 was given the lifetime achievement humanism award by the Arnold Gold Society. He has taught >6000 medical, graduate and undergraduate students and clinical residents/post-doctoral fellows and directly/indirectly advised the same number.

Lee would be happy to mentor faculty in the areas of endocrinology, biochemistry and any aspect of undergraduate teaching & mentorship.

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