CMC Core Faculty

CMC 1 and 2 Course Directors

Jacob O. Robson, MD, MS

Dr. Robson received his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) with an area of concentration in medical education. He completed his pediatric residency and a chief residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program (Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital ... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Gastroenterology

Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco

Residency: Boston Medical Center/Boston Children's Hospital

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Email: Jacob.Robson@hsc.utah.edu

Megan L. Fix, MD

Dr. Fix is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. She is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Fellowship: Emergency Medicine Foundation-American College of Emergency Physicians

Residency: Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency

Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine

Email: Megan.Fix@hsc.utah.edu

CMC 3 and 4 Course Directors

Philip A. Kithas, MD, PhD, BA

Dr. Kithas has been a staff physician at the George E. Wahlen Salt Lake Veterans Health Care System for 25 years and was General Medicine Section Chief from September 1999 to October 2006 when he joined the Geriatrics Division. The majority of this time Dr. Kithas has been devoted to the clinical care of older veterans. Administratively, ... Read More

Specialties: General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of South Alabama

Email: u0034249@utah.edu

Sara W. Wikstrom, MD, FACP

Sara W Wikstrom, MD is an Assistant Professor within the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. As a hospitalist at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital, her clinical interests include caring for acutely ill hospitalized patients and the education of medical students and residents.  Dr... Read More

Residency: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Email: sara.wikstrom@hsc.utah.edu

CMC 5 and 6 Course Directors

Katherine A. Anderson, MD

Katherine Anderson, MD, is a geriatrician at the University of Utah and Veterans Affairs Hospital and Clinics. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and continued her training in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. She went on to complete a fellowship in Clinical Geriatric Medicine followed by an Ad... Read More

Specialties: Geriatrics

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Washington

Email: Katherine.Anderson@hsc.utah.edu

Kelsey Barrell, MD

Kelsey Juster-Switlyk, MDis an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine within the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah.  She hails from Portland Oregon, studied anthropology at the University of Victoria, BC before obtaining her MD at Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Sciences in Chicago.  She comp... Read More

Specialties: Amyloidosis, Neuromuscular Diseases, Neuropathy

Fellowship: University of Utah

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Email: kelsey.juster-switlyk@hsc.utah.edu

CMC Core Faculty

Alexandra Flis, MD

Specialties: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Email: alexandra.flis@hsc.utah.edu

Amy P. Powell, MD

Dr. Amy Powell, Associate Professor, (clinical) is a board certified Sports Medicine physician serving as a team physician for the University of Utah Utes. She specializes in the care of athletes and active people of all ages, focusing on attaining and maintaining a patient’s physical performance goals. Dr. Powell received her medical de... Read More

Specialties: Foot and Ankle, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine: Non-Surgical

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center

Medical School: University of Washington

Email: amy.powell@hsc.utah.edu

Amy E. Sullivan, MD

Amy E. Sullivan, MD has been an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UUHSC since completing her Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship there in 2003. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Her interests include multiple gestations and maternal cardiac disorders in pregnancy; however, Dr. S... Read More

Specialties: Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Virginia Hospitals

Medical School: University of Vermont

Email: amy.sullivan@hsc.utah.edu

Benjamin R. Chan, MD, MBA, MEd

Benjamin R. Chan, MD, MBA, MEd, Associate Professor (Clinical), attended Stanford University, graduating in 2000 with a BA in Psychology and minor in Human Biology. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine (Class of 2004) and trained in General Psychiatry at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.... Read More

Specialties: Autism, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Mood Disorders, Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent

Fellowship: George Washington Hospital

Fellowship: University of Maryland

Residency: George Washington University

Medical School: University of Utah

Email: Benjamin.Chan@hsc.utah.edu

Carole Annalise Baraldi, BA, MD

Dr. Carole Baraldi, M.D., is an associate professor in the Division of Geriatrics. She is board certified in Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She also is a Certified Medical Director for Long Term and Skilled Nursing Care.  Her clinical interests include care of older adults in long-term care, assisted living care, home care and... Read More

Specialties: Geriatrics, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: John Hopkins Hospital

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University

Email: carole.baraldi@hsc.utah.edu

Cheryl Pirozzi, MD

Specialties: Advanced Lung Disease, Pulmonary

Fellowship: University of Utah

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: Brown University School of Medicine

Email: cheryl.pirozzi@hsc.utah.edu

Christopher W. Miller, MD

Chris Miller, M.D. is a Pediatric Hospitalist at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Since 2006, he has been helping to care for children of all ages and medical complexities. Dr. Miller grew up on a ranch in rural south central Montana. He attended the University of Montana and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performanc... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Inpatient Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Email: christopher.miller@hsc.utah.edu

Clinton R. Sheffield, MD

Clinton R. Sheffield, M.D. is a board-certified physician specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and completed residency in both internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Rochester in New York. As an internist and a pediatrician,... Read More

Specialties: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Residency: University of Rochester

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Email: Clinton.Sheffield@hsc.utah.edu

Courtney Maclean, MD

Dr. Maclean’s clinical interests include women's health, obstetric care and general gynecology for women of all ages. She is accepting new obstetric patients into our group obstetrical practice and also provides services at the Greenwood University Hospital’s Community Clinic.... Read More

Specialties: Gynecology, OB/Gyn, General, Obstetrics, Women's Health

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Email: courtney.maclean@hsc.utah.edu

Deepika Reddy, MD

Currently, I serve as an associate professor in the division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Utah. Primary area of clinical interest and expertise is prevention and management of all types of diabetes, and complications of diabetes. I have a specific interest in the adoption of public health methods in clinical c... Read More

Specialties: Endocrinology & Metabolism

Fellowship: University of Nebraska

Residency: University of Connecticut

Medical School: University of Connecticut

Email: u0977725@utah.edu

Dulce E. Boucher, MD

Dulce E. Boucher, MD is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Boucher provides anesthesia at the University of Utah for patients undergoing a variety of surgical procedures. She has a particular interest in patient and provider wellness and education. She also serves as a core faculty educator for the Clinical Methods and Me... Read More

Specialties: Anesthesiology

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Email: betty.boucher@hsc.utah.edu

Ellie Brownstein, MD

Ellie Brownstein, M.D., is a board certified pediatrician. She received her medical degree from the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, and went on to complete her residency in pediatric medicine at Denver Children's Hospital. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Brownstein's professional interest... Read More

Specialties: General Pediatrics

Residency: University of Colorado

Medical School: University of California - San Diego School of Medicine

Email: ellie.brownstein@hsc.utah.edu

Francis M. Filloux, MD

Dr. Francis Filloux is a Professor in the Pediatric Neurology Division at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. He is a general child neurologist who sees children with all forms of neurological disease, having special interest in tic disorders, Tourette's, and neurobehavioral problems.... Read More

Specialties: Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, Psychiatry

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of California - Los Angeles

Email: francis.filloux@hsc.utah.edu

Gary Rex Nelson, MD

Dr. Gary Nelson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Utah. He is a general child neurologist and sees patients with any neurological concerns. He has special interest in pediatric stroke, autoimmune and parainfectious neurological disease, quality improvement, and inpa... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Neurology

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: National Institute of Health/National Institute on Aging, Drug Design and Development Section, Labor

Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Email: gary.nelson@hsc.utah.edu

George Zinkhan, MD

George Zinkhan, MD evaluates and treats Neurological patients. He is board-certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine. He takes care of people with migraine, headachce, multiples sclerosis, Parkinson disease, movements disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injury, memory disorders, seizure, peripheral neuropathy, and spinal cord injury.... Read More

Specialties: Neurology

Fellowship: University of Utah

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Email: George.zinkhan@hsc.utah.edu

Gerard S. Doyle, MD

Dr. Doyle is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital and Cache Valley Hospital (Logan, UT.) He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine

Email: gerry.doyle@hsc.utah.edu

Jana Wold, MD

Jana Wold, MD is an Associate Professor of Neurology and board certified in Neurology and Stroke. Her inpatient clinical practice includes evaluating and treating acute stroke patients in the hospital and emergency department as part of the Brain Attack team, and over the camera through the use of telemedicine. Her outpatient practice involves seei... Read More

Specialties: Neurology, Stroke, Telestroke, Vascular Neurology

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Loma Linda University

Email: Jana.Wold@hsc.utah.edu

Jawaria Khan, MD, FAAP

Jawaria Khan, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Inpatient Medicine. She is a board certified practicing clinician working as an academic Hospitalist at Primary Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Khan is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. She completed residency training in Pediatrics through the University of... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Inpatient Medicine

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: University of Utah

Email: jawaria.khan@hsc.utah.edu

Jay D. Kerr, MD

Jay Kerr, MD is a board certified family medicine physician. He obtained his medical degree from The George Washington School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He then completed post-graduate residency training in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He has worked in Maryland and most recently California.  In California he worked as a full time clinician and a... Read More

Specialties: Family Medicine

Email: Jay.Kerr@hsc.utah.edu

Jeff A. Robison, MD

Jeff A. Robison, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, the Robert Bolte Endowed Chair in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and an attending physician in the Emergency Department of Primary Children’s Hospital.  He is the Director of the Global, Rural and Underserved Child Health Program and the Global and Rural Health Scholars Pr... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah

Residency: Columbia University, Children's Hospital of New York

Medical School: University of Utah

Email: jeff.robison@hsc.utah.edu

Juliann W. Allred, MD

Juliann Allred is a native of Utah and specializes in general neurology, including the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, migraine/headache, stroke, and cognitive dysfunction. She also has an interest in neurogenetics and treats adult patients with neurofibromatoses. Dr. Allred enjoys teaching medical students and re... Read More

Specialties: General Neurology, Neurology

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: University of Utah

Email: Juliann.Allred@hsc.utah.edu

Karla L. Miller, MD

Karla L. Miller, M.D., is associate professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah--Department of Internal Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico-School of Medicine, and completed both her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship training at the University of Utah in Salt... Read More

Specialties: Rheumatology

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Email: Karla.Miller@hsc.utah.edu

Katherine A. Anderson, MD

Katherine Anderson, MD, is a geriatrician at the University of Utah and Veterans Affairs Hospital and Clinics. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and continued her training in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. She went on to complete a fellowship in Clinical Geriatric Medicine followed by an Ad... Read More

Specialties: Geriatrics

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Washington

Email: Katherine.Anderson@hsc.utah.edu

Kelsey Barrell, MD

Kelsey Juster-Switlyk, MDis an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine within the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah.  She hails from Portland Oregon, studied anthropology at the University of Victoria, BC before obtaining her MD at Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Sciences in Chicago.  She comp... Read More

Specialties: Amyloidosis, Neuromuscular Diseases, Neuropathy

Fellowship: University of Utah

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Email: kelsey.juster-switlyk@hsc.utah.edu

Kristin Vaughan, MD

Specialties: Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

Residency: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch

Email: kristin.vaughan@hsc.utah.edu

Lucy E. Hansen, MD

Dr. Lucy E. Hansen is originally from Virginia and graduated with degrees in Biology and Environmental Science from The College of William and Mary. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed her Pediatric residency at Primary Children’s Medical Center through the University of Utah. She is board-certif... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Residency: University of Utah/Primary Children's Medical Center

Medical School: Medical College of Virginia/VCU

Email: Lucy.Hansen@hsc.utah.edu

Marlana M. Li, MD

Marlana Li, MD is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician who received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and completed her residency at St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency in Westminster, Colorado. She worked in a multi-specialty group private-practice in Colorado Springs before joining the Un... Read More

Specialties: Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception and Family Planning, Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, Gynecology, Health Promotion and Education, Infections in Women, Menopause, OB/Gyn, General, Obstetrics, Pelvic Pain, Perimenopause, Women's Health

Fellowship: American Academy of Family Practice

Residency: St. Anthony North Hospital

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine

Email: Marlana.Li@hsc.utah.edu

Mary C. Murphy, MD

Residency: University of Pittsburg

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University

Email: u0631723@utah.edu

Matthew Chabot, MD

Dr. Matthew Chabot M.D. is board certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.  He received his medical degree from Penn State University in Hershey Pennsylvania in 2011 and completed his residency training at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield Massachusetts in 2015.  His clinical interests include all aspect... Read More

Specialties: General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Medical School: Penn State University College of Medicine

Email: matthew.chabot@hsc.utah.edu

Neil C. Argyle, MD, PhD

Email: u0071326@utah.edu

Philip J. Bossart, MD

Philip J. Bossart, M.D., is double boarded in internal medicine and emergency medicine. He is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Cornell University Medical College

Email: philip.bossart@hsc.utah.edu

Richard L. Backman, MD

Richard L. Backman, M.D., is a board-certified family medicine physician who focuses on the medically underserved and teaching future healthcare providers. He received B.A. degree in Biology and Chemistry from Pitzer College in Claremont, California and obtained his M.D. at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Ba... Read More

Specialties: Family Medicine

Residency: University of Wisconsin

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center

Email: richard.backman@hsc.utah.edu

D. Richard Martini, MD

Department Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, PCMC

D. Richard Martini, M.D. is Division Chief , Pediatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine. He is also Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Primary Children’s Hospital. Dr. Martini graduated from John Hopkins University and received his medical degree from the Uni... Read More

Specialties: Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Pediatric Behavioral Health, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh

Residency: University of Pittsburgh

Medical School: University of Nebraska - Omaha

Email: Richard.Martini@hsc.utah.edu

Sara Stern, MD

Dr. Sara Stern received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then completed her residency and a clinical fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Pr... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Rheumatology

Fellowship: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Residency: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Email: u0824618@utah.edu

Spencer C. Smith, MD

Dr. Smith is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician who specializes in resuscitation of critical patients. The majority of his clinical work is at the South Jordan Health Center Emergency Department with occasional shifts at the University Hospital Emergency Department. His interests include Disaster Medicine, State and Federal disaster response... Read More

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Residency: Duke University Medical Center

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Email: spencer.smith@utah.edu

Susan D. Pohl, MD, FAAFP

Susan Pohl, M.D., is a board-certified family medicine physician who welcomes obstetric, pediatric, and family medicine patients to her practice. She completed her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and her residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. She currently directs resident education i... Read More

Specialties: Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Women's Health

Residency: Good Samaritan

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch

Email: Susan.Pohl@hsc.utah.edu

Meet the Director of Education Research

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We would like to welcome and introduce Dr. Candace Chow, Associate Director of Education Research in the Office of Medical Education, who will be supporting the Core Educators. Candace completed her postdoctoral training with the Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS) and the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) at the University of Utah. She earned her Ph.D. in Education from Cornell University, where she was a 2012 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow. Candace earned an M.A. in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University.

Candace has over fifteen years of experience as an educator and has worked in both P-12 and higher education settings. Most recently, Candace was a Research Associate at the Utah Education Policy Center in the College of Education at the University of Utah, where she worked on both the center’s educational evaluation and school support teams. She has also worked in student affairs and has extensive teaching experience, including serving as Instructor of Cornell University’s Intergroup Dialogue Project courses and teaching high school English in the South Bronx, New York, and in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Candace’s research has examined how practitioners, both in medicine and in education, understand their social identities and how these self-perceptions influence professional identity formation and professional practice. Candace’s postdoctoral work was recently published in Academic Medicine.

candace.chow@hsc.utah.edu

Meet the Core Educator Program Manager

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Harper Davison began her University of Utah School of Medicine career in Global Health Education and has recently joined the Curriculum team as the Core Educator Program Manager. Though a Houstonian, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Arkansas Tech University and has lived in Salt Lake City for the past 5 years. Her ultimate goal in this position is to create an accessible and dynamic community for all Core Educators. 

harper.davison@hsc.utah.edu