Domain Experts

All Anatomy/Gross Anatomy

David A. Morton, PhD, MS

Email: david.morton@hsc.utah.edu

Allergy and Immunology

Aaron K. Kobernick, MD, MPH

Aaron Kobernick, MD, MPH is an allergist and immunologist with focus on care of allergic disease in patients of all ages.  He is especially interested in care of mild, moderate and severe asthma in adults and children, including population management, air quality, and identifying allergic triggers in the home and in school/work.  He also ... Read More

Specialties: Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Email: u6007921@utah.edu

Applied Anatomy/Advanced Diagnosis

Jeffrey D. Olpin, MD

Jeffrey Dee Olpin, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah. He is a member of the Abdominal Imaging faculty with an emphasis on gastrointestinal, genitourinary and cardiac imaging. His specific interests include prostate imaging and MR imaging of the gastrointestinal tract. Dr Olpin received a Bache... Read More

Specialties: Body Imaging, Cardiac Imaging, Computed Tomography - CT, GYN Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Radiology, Ultrasound, X-Ray

Fellowship: Royal Brompton Hospital

Fellowship: University of California San Francisco

Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center

Medical School: Tulane University

Email: jeffrey.olpin@hsc.utah.edu

Biomedical Informatics

Damian A. Borbolla, MD, MS

Damian Borbolla earned his Medical Doctor (MD) degree from "Del Salvador" University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After finalizing his medical training, Damian completed a medical specialization in Health Informatics at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, where he was Chief of Residents for two consecutive years. In 2010 Dr. Borbolla moved ... Read More

Residency: Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires

Medical School: University of Salvador

Email: damian.borbolla@utah.edu

Karen Eilbeck, MSc, PhD

Dr. Karen Eilbeck earned both her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Manchester in England. She did postdoctoral training in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester. She is a Professor in the University of Utah’s Biomedical Informatics Department. Prior to moving to Uta... Read More

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Email: keilbeck@genetics.utah.edu

Cardiology

Community Engaged Learning

Ivette A. López, PhD, MPH

Ivette Amelia López, PhD, MPH is a Professor of Public Health at University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She is also the Deputy Director of the Utah Area Health Education Centers. Dr. López was born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico, and came to the United States mainland to pursue an advanced education. She i... Read More

Email: Ivette.Lopez@utah.edu

Dermatology

Sarah D. Cipriano, MD, MPH, MS

Dr. Sarah Cipriano is board certified in Dermatology and sub-specialty boarded in Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Cipriano cares for pediatric patients with complex medical conditions and devotes a significant amount of time to caring for hospitalized children at Primary Children’s Hospital. She is the co-coordinator of the national Society of Ped... Read More

Specialties: Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology

Fellowship: University of Utah

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco

Email: sarah.cipriano@hsc.utah.edu

Embryology

Kathryn B. Moore, PhD

Email: kmoore@neuro.utah.edu

Endocrine

Vishnu Sundaresh, MD, CCD

Specialties: Endocrinology & Metabolism

Fellowship: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Fellowship: College of Medicine Mayo Clinic Program

Residency: Raritan Bay Medical Center

Medical School: Mysore Medical College

Email: vishnu.sundaresh@hsc.utah.edu

Ethics & Humanities

Gretchen A. Case, PhD

Gretchen A. Case is Chief of the Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. She received a BA in Speech Communication and History and an MA in Communication Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and a PhD in Performance Studies from UC... Read More

Email: Gretchen.Case@hsc.utah.edu

Evidence Based Medicine

Lisa H. Gren, PhD

Lisa Gren, PhD, MSPH is an Associate Professor in the Division of Public Health at the University of Utah. Dr. Gren has earned a BS degree in microbiology, MSPH in Public Health, and PhD in Public Health. She teaches Introduction to Biostatistics (PBHLT 6100) and Public Health Systems and Services (PBHLT 6500). Dr. Gren is the Director for the Univ... Read More

Email: lisa.gren@hsc.utah.edu

Genetics

Lynn B. Jorde, PhD

Chair, Department of Human Genetics

My laboratory has long been involved in studies of human genetic variation and disease. We have been involved in studies of human limb malformations, autism, hypertension, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, type 2 diabetes, schizophrenia, and a number of other Mendelian and common, complex diseases. For more than a decade, we have been involved in rese... Read More

Email: lbj@genetics.utah.edu

Mark Metzstein, PhD

Email: markm@genetics.utah.edu

Gastrointestinal (GI)

Juan F. Gallegos-Orozco, MD

Dr. Juan F. Gallegos-Orozco graduated from medical school in Mexico and completed post-graduate medical education in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in both Mexico and the United States, where he completed fellowship training in Transplant Hepatology at the prestigious Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, A... Read More

Specialties: Endoscopy, Hepatology, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant, Living Liver Donor Transplant

Fellowship: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Fellowship: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Residency: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Fellowship: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Residency: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Medical School: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Email: juan.gallegos@hsc.utah.edu

Histology

Kathryn B. Moore, PhD

Email: kmoore@neuro.utah.edu

Health Equity and Inclusion

Grant R. Sunada, MPH, PhD, BA

Email: grant.sunada@utah.edu

Hematology Oncology

Ming Y. Lim, MBBCh, MS

Dr. Ming Lim is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies at the University of Utah since October 2018. She earned her medical degree at Cambridge University, England and completed her 2-year Foundation Training in the United Kingdom. She then completed residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic Roches... Read More

Specialties: Benign Hematology, Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Residency: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

Medical School: Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine

Email: ming.lim@hsc.utah.edu

Human Behavior

Mary Steinmann, MD

Mary Steinmann, MD, Associate Professor (Clinical), is triple board certified in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She practices clinically as an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist at the University's Huntsman Mental Health Institute. Dr. Steinmann has a special interest in children and ... Read More

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

Residency: University of Utah Triple Board Program

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Email: mary.steinmann@hsc.utah.edu

Infectious Disease

Elizabeth Doby Knackstedt, MD

Dr. Knackstedt received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency and pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Utah, where she also served as Chief Resident. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and is the Medical Direct... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Emory University

Email: beth.doby@hsc.utah.edu

Immunology

Matthew A. Williams, PhD

Matthew Williams, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology, Division of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Utah, and he is currently serving as the C. Scott and Dorothy E. Watkins Endowed Chair in Honor of Ernst J. Eichwald, MD (2018-2021). He is also a member of the Cell Response and Regulation program within the... Read More

Email: matthew.williams@path.utah.edu

Lab: Lab Website

Metabolism & Nutrition

Janet E. Lindsley, PhD

Email: janet@biochem.utah.edu

Lab: Lab Website

Molecular & Cell Biology

Timothy G. Formosa, PhD

Tim Formosa, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.Formosa studies how genetic material (DNA) is packaged and copied so that daughter cells each receive an accurate copy of the genetic instructions. M... Read More

Email: Tim@biochem.utah.edu

Musculoskeletal

Joy L. English, MD, RMSK

Joy English, MD, is a member of the Sports Medicine Division and the Medical Director of the Orthopedic Injury Clinic within the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah.  During her daytime clinics, Dr. English enjoys providing care for patients with a variety of athletic conditions and spends a portion of her time performing both... Read More

Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine: Non-Surgical

Fellowship: University of Utah

Fellowship: Cook County Hospital/Rush University Medical Center

Residency: Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital

Medical School: Rush Medical College

Email: Joy.English@hsc.utah.edu

Neuroanatomy

Richard I. Dorsky, PhD

Spinal Cord NeurogenesisWe are interested in the functions of Wnt signaling and Tcf3 function in embryonic spinal cord development and regeneration. In addition to the roles of Wnt/Tcf-mediated transcription in spinal cord patterning and proliferation (Bonner, et al., Dev Biol, 2008), Tcf3 acts as a transcriptional repressor to prevent progenitor d... Read More

Email: richard.dorsky@neuro.utah.edu

Lab: Lab Website

Neurology

David R. Renner, MD

In 2002, Dr. Renner joined the Department of Neurology faculty, where he currently holds a position as an Associate Professor of Neurology and a diplomate of tropical medicine and infectious disease. Dr. Renner is the course director for medical school neurosciences (Brain and Behavior). Dr. Renner is very active in teaching and mentoring, and ha... Read More

Specialties: EMG, General Neurology, HIV/AIDS, Neurology, Neuromuscular Diseases, Stroke, Telestroke, Travel Medicine/Tropical Diseases, Vascular Neurology

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Nebraska - Omaha

Medical School: University of Nebraska - Omaha

Email: david.renner@hsc.utah.edu

Pathology

Angelica R. Putnam, MD

Dr. Putnam is a pediatric pathologist who focuses on pediatric surgical pathology. Her interests include vascular lesions and sarcomas.... Read More

Specialties: Pathology, Pediatric Pathology

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Utah

Email: angelica.putnam@imail2.org

Michael B. Ward, MD

Specialties: Cytopathology, Pathology, Anatomical, Surgical Pathology

Fellowship: University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories

Fellowship: University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories

Residency: University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Email: michael.ward@hsc.utah.edu

Christian J. Davidson, MD

Specialties: Pathology, Anatomical

Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital

Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College

Email: u0197679@utah.edu

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Pharmacology

David C. Young, PharmD

Specialties: Pulmonary

Residency: Idaho State University

Email: dyoung@pharm.utah.edu

Physiology

David A. Morton, PhD, MS

Email: david.morton@hsc.utah.edu

Laurie W. Leclair, MD

Dr. Leclair specializes in lung transplantation and cystic fibrosis.  She completed her medical degree at Tufts University, followed by residency at the University of Colorado and a fellowship at Yale University.  She joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 2019 from the University of Vermont.  In addition to her cl... Read More

Specialties: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Transplant, Pulmonary

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Email: Laurie.Leclair@hsc.utah.edu

Stephen L. Jenkins, MD

Stephen Jenkins, MD is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine within the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. As a hospitalist, his clinical interests include caring for acutely ill, hospitalized adult patients and transitions of care. Dr. Jenkins received his medical degree from the University of Utah in 2014. He completed I... Read More

Specialties: General Internal Medicine, Thrombosis

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Email: stephen.jenkins@hsc.utah.edu

Population Health

Peter T. Weir, MD

Specialties: Family Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah, Family & Preventive Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Email: peter.weir@hsc.utah.edu

Professionalism

Elliot A. Asare, MD, MS, CMQ

Elliot Asare, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Surgical Oncology within the Division of General Surgery at the University of Utah.  Dr. Asare specializes in cutaneous malignancies and sarcomas of the retroperitoneum and other soft tissues.  Dr. Asare is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Vir... Read More

Specialties: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, High Risk Skin Cancer, Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology, Oncology Surgery, Sarcomas, Soft Tissue Sarcoma Surgery

Fellowship: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

Email: elliot.asare@hsc.utah.edu

Pulmonary

Nathan D. Hatton, MD

Nathan D. Hatton, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School Of Medicine. He grew up in a small Indiana community before completing his undergraduate education at Hanover College. He subsequently attended Indiana University where he obtained a masters degree in physiology and biophysics prior to attending medical sc... Read More

Specialties: Critical Care, Pulmonary, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Email: Nathan.Hatton@hsc.utah.edu

Renal

Martin C. Gregory, MD, PhD

Martin Gregory, MD, PhD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. As a nephrologist, his clinical interests include general nephrology and hereditary renal diseases. Dr. Gregory received his BM, BCh and DPhil Degrees (MD, PhD equivalents) from Oxford University. He received training in medicine and nephrolog... Read More

Specialties: Dialysis, Nephrology & Hypertension

Residency: Churchill Hospital

Residency: Hopital Necker

Fellowship: Radcliffe Infirmary

Fellowship: Churchill Hospital

Residency: Hammersmith

Medical School: University of Oxford

Email: martin.gregory@hsc.utah.edu

Reproduction

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

Research

Anthea Letsou, PhD

Email: anthea.letsou@genetics.utah.edu

Rheumatology

Julie K. Thomas, MD

Julie K. Thomas, M.D. is an assistant professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.  She is a clinical rheumatologist who sees patients with systemic autoimmune conditions and inflammatory arthritis.  She has a particular interest in quality improvement in patient care. She received... Read More

Specialties: Rheumatology

Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine

Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Medical School: New Jersey Medical School

Email: jk.thomas@hsc.utah.edu

Ultrasound

Jennifer A. Cotton, MD, RDMS

Dr. Cotton Is an emergency physician who specializes in the treatment of medical emergencies. She graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at the Ohio State University and a fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at the University of Utah. She teaches in several medical student courses... Read More

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Residency: Ohio State University College of Medicine

Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Email: u6019529@utah.edu

Patrick Ockerse, MD

Dr. Ockerse 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 fellows, resident physicians, and medical students.  He is the Director of Ultrasound for the Division of Emergency Medicine.  ... Read More

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Fellowship: American College of Emergency Physicians

Fellowship: University of Utah

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Email: pockerse@gmail.com

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

harper-davison

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