Alumuni Association Board of Directors

Alumni Association President

Bryan L. Stone, MD, MS

Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Inpatient Medicine

Dr. Stone received his undergraduate and medical training at the University of Utah and University of Utah School of Medicine. After completing postgraduate training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University, he was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship training grant from the Pediatric Scientist Development Program where he completed wor... Read More

Specialties: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatric Inpatient Medicine


Phone: 801-662-3645

Alumni Programs Chair

Angelica R. Putnam, MD

Angelica R. Putnam M.D., is an Associate Professor, Clinical track, in the Division of Pediatric Pathology, located at Primary Children's Hospital. Dr. Putnam is Board Certified in Anatomic, Clinical and Pediatric Pathology. She received her medical training in Salt Lake City, Utah at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and completed an AP/C... Read More

Specialties: Pathology, Pediatric Pathology


Phone: 801-662-2150

Education Relations Chair

Karen Miller, MD

Karen Miller, MD

Dr. Miller came from Oklahoma to Utah in 1982 for an internship in general surgery at the University. She then served as a General Medical Officer in the Indian Health Service on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, practiced industrial medicine in San Diego, and returned to the University in 1986 for obstetrics and gynecology residency. From 1990 to 2008 Dr. Miller was on faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Since 2008 Dr. Miller has been an active volunteer at the Maliheh Free Clinic and serves on its Board of Directors. She has assisted Juneau Biosciences’s research into the genetics of endometriosis and traveled to Nepal with One Heart World-Wide, a nonprofit founded at the University of Utah in 1997. Dog training, Mandarin Chinese, German, piano, and skiing fill other hours. Having great respect for the quality and integrity of the University of Utah School of Medicine alumni, she is honored and pleased to serve on the Alumni Board.

Communications Committee Chair

Jennifer M. Coombs, PhD, PA-C, MPAS

Jennifer Coombs has been a Physician Assistant (PA) for over 25 years. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Division of Physician Assistant Studies. She graduated from the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program (UPAP) in 1991. She recieved her undergraduate degree from Colorado College in psychol... Read More

Specialties: Family Medicine, Physician Assistant


Phone: 801-585-7626

Student Programs Chair

Teresa Ota, MD

Teresa Ota, MD

Dr. Teresa Ota was raised in Wyoming. She attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. She obtained her M.D. at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Concurrently, she obtained her Mrs. as she met and married her classmate, Peter Novak. They moved to Chicago where Dr. Ota completed her anesthesia residency at Northwestern University.

Dr. Ota practiced at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago for 3 years while her husband completed his orthopedic surgery residency and fellowship. They returned to Utah where she practiced at Paracelsus Hospital for a year. She now practices anesthesia at St. Mark’s Hospital, St. Mark’s Outpatient Surgery Center and Lone Peak Hospital in Salt Lake City. She has held the position of Anesthesia Department Chairman at St. Mark’s Hospital.

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