Our Administration

Meet the Department of Medicine administrative and leadership team:

Department chair and vice chairs

  • Dr. Susan Gurley, Chair
  • Dr. Sarah Diamond, Vice Chair - Clinical Programs
  • Dr. Sima Desai, Vice Chair - Education
  • Dr. Michael Chang, Vice Chair - VA Affairs
  • Dr. David Lewinsohn, Vice Chair - Research
  • Dr. Terri Hough, Vice Chair - Faculty Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Dr. Jeff Gold, Vice Chair - Quality and Safety 


  • Dr. Sima Desai, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
  • Dr. Kerry Rhyne, Clerkship Director - Core Clinical Experiences
  • Dr. Rebecca Harrison, Clerkship Director - Elective Clinical Experiences
  • Dr. Jacob Luty, Inpatient Quality Improvement Director
  • Dr. Pavan Chopra, Outpatient Quality Improvement Director
  • Mary Liefeld, Director of Clinical Operations


  • Amber Roberts, Manager - Research Development
  • Kimberlee Padgett, Grants and Contracts Coordinator


  • Anthony Sabia, Finance Administrator
  • Gionna Broussard, Revenue Cycle Manager


  • Liz Veasey, Interim Department Administrator
  • Cameron Croonquist, HR Manager
  • Marian Clark, Executive Specialist
  • Olga Fedotova, Administrative Assistant

Division faculty and staff may be viewed on the individual division pages.


Education administration faculty and staff may be viewed on the Internal Medicine Residency page or the individual  Fellowship program pages.

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