Faculty Advisory Council

The purpose of the FAC is to provide a forum for a diverse group of representatives to bring new ideas and concerns from a broad range of faculty to the Dean’s office. FAC representatives will attend regularly scheduled meetings with YSM administration during the academic year. They will also be responsible for engaging with members of their departments to learn about concerns and issues, and to relay information from the FAC. Listed below are the current FAC members, by department or organization. Listed below each faculty members name is their grouping for the department, if applicable.

Executive Committee

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Megan C. King, PhD

Chair

Associate Professor of Cell Biology

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Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD

Vice Chair

Associate Professor Tenure

Assistant Chair for Translational Research, Psychiatry

Director, Yale OCD Research Clinic

Co-Director, Neuroscience Research Training Program

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Kirsten Bechtel, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine

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Jeffrey Bender, MD

Robert I. Levy Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Immunobiology

Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine

Director, Yale Cardiovascular Research Center

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Michele Johnson, MD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Neurosurgery

Director, Interventional Neuroradiology

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Ninani Kombo, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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ARS Development and Promotion Committee

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Lynn Boyden

Chair

Associate Research Scientist in Genetics

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Clinical Educator Track Committee

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Karen Jubanyik, MD

Chair

Associate Professor Term

Director, Emergency Medicine Clerkship

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Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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Inginia Genao, MD

Chair

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion

Medical Director, Adult Primary Care Center

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Membership Committee

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Jeffrey Bender, MD

Chair

Robert I. Levy Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Immunobiology

Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine

Director, Yale Cardiovascular Research Center

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Faculty Compensation Committee

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Regina Hooley, MD

Chair

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

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Off-Site (VA, YNHH affiliates) Committee

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Vinita Parkash, MBBS

Chair

Associate Professor of Pathology

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Parental Leave Committee

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Emily Wang, MD

Chair

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Anesthesiology

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Adriana Dana Oprea, MD

Clinician

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Associate Director, Pre Admission Testing Center

Director, Endocrine Anesthesia

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Shamsuddin Akhtar, MD

Clinician/Educator

Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology

Director, Medical Student Education

Medical Director of YNHH 7-1 Surgical Intensive Care Unit

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Philip Effraim, MD, PhD

Clinicial/Researcher

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Fellow

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Cancer Center

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Erin Hofstatter, MD

York Street Doctors

Associate Professor Term

Co-Director, Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

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Debra Brandt, DO

Care Center Doctors

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Medical Director, Torrington Care Center

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Cell Biology

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Megan C. King, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology

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Cellular & Molecular Physiology

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Slav Bagriantsev, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology

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Comparative Medicine

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Yajaira Suarez, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Pathology

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Child Study Center

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Thomas Fernandez, MD

Research

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychiatry

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Kelly Powell, PhD

Clinical

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center

Co-director, Yale Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic

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Dermatology

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Keith Choate, MD, PhD

Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, and Genetics

Director of Research, Dermatology

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Emergency Medicine

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Sharon Chekijian, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical Director, PA/NP group

Medical Director, Yale New Haven Hospital PA/NP Residency Program

Faculty Member, Division of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine

Chair, Patient Experience Forum

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Karen Jubanyik, MD

Associate Professor Term

Director, Emergency Medicine Clerkship

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Genetics

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Jun Lu, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

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History of Medicine

Immunobiology

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Carrie L Lucas, PhD

Assistant Professor of Immunobiology

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Internal Medicine

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Seonaid Hay, MD

General Medicine, A&I, Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, Geriatrics, Endocrinology

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Traditional Residency Program

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Yi-Hwa Liu, PhD

PhD's

Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Cardiology)

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Heather Allore, PhD

Investigators

Professor

Director, Yale Program on Aging Biostatistics Core

Director, Data Management and Statistics Core, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Co-director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core of the Yale Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Precision Medicine focused on Health Disparities

Adjunct Professor, Harldsplass Deaconess Hospital, University of Bergen, Norway

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Jeffrey Bender, MD

Basic Research

Robert I. Levy Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Immunobiology

Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine

Director, Yale Cardiovascular Research Center

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Margaret Pisani, MD, MPH

GI, Pulmonary, and Renal

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)

Co-Director Sleep in the ICU Task Force

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Sarwat Chaudhry, MD

Patient Oriented Research

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Co-Director, National Clinician Scholars Program

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Juliette Spelman, MD

VA

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Jeptha Curtis, MD

Cardiology

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

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Laboratory Medicine

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Diane Krause, MD, PhD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Cell Biology and of Pathology

Assoc. Director, Yale Stem Cell Center

Assoc. Director, Transfusion Medicine Service

Medical Director, Clinical Cell Processing Laboratory

Medical Director, Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory

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Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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Wendy Gilbert

Associate Professor

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Microbial Pathogenesis

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Eduardo Groisman, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

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Neurobiology

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Michael Higley, MD/PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Member, Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR)

Member, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

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Neurology

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William Cafferty, PhD

Research (over 50% FTE)

Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neuroscience

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Pue Farooque, DO

Clinical

Assistant Professor of Neurology

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Neuroscience

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Elena Gracheva, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Neuroscience

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Neurosurgery

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Charles Matouk, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Chief, Neurovascular Surgery

Director, Neurovascular/Endovascular Fellowship

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Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

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Vikki Abrahams, PhD

Gynecology

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

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Katherine Kohari, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Associate Medical Director

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Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Mark Fields, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Pathology

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Vinita Parkash, MBBS

Clincial

Associate Professor of Pathology

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Gilbert Moeckel, MD, PhD, FASN

Research

Professor of Pathology

Director of Mentoring Program, Pathology

Director, Renal, Cardiac & Transplant Pathology and Electron Microscopy Laboratory, Pathology

Director, Renal & Genitourinary Fellowship Program, Pathology

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Pediatrics

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Sarah Kandil, MD

Critical Care; Hospitalist; Neonatal- Perinatal Medicine; Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)

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Jennifer Sherr, MD, PhD

Adolescent Medicine; Allergy & Immunology; General Pediatrics; Endocrinology; Nephrology

Associate Professor in Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

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Nadia Ameen, MBBS

Cardiology; GI, Hematology/ Oncology; Infectious Disease; Neurology; Respiratory

Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

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Pharmacology

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David Calderwood, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and of Cell Biology

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Psychiatry

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Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD

Basic Research

Associate Professor Tenure

Assistant Chair for Translational Research, Psychiatry

Director, Yale OCD Research Clinic

Co-Director, Neuroscience Research Training Program

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David Ross, MD, PhD

VA

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

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Erika Carr, PhD

CMHC

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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Ariadna Forray, MD

YNHH

Associate Professor Term

Psychiatry Director, Adult Sickle Cell Program

Co-Director, Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers

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Mohini Ranganathan, MBBS

Clinical

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

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Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

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Annie Wang, MD

Clinical Doctors

Assistant Professor

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Igor Latich, MD

Interventional Radiology

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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Gigi Galiana, PhD

Bioimaging Sciences

Associate Professor Term

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Surgery

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Daniel Boffa, MD

Associate with Subspecialties

Professor of Surgery

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Dani Haakinson, MD

Associate with General Surgery

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Transplant)

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Therapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology

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Ryan B. Jensen, PhD

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Pathology

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Urology

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Leslie M. Rickey, MPH, MD

Associate Professor of Urology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Associate Research Scientist

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Lynn Boyden

Associate Research Scientist in Genetics

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Suleyman Coskun, PhD, MSc

Associate Research Scientist

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Le Zhang, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

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S.W.I.M

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Paula Kavathas, PhD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Immunobiology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, Laboratory Medicine - Education

Institutional Leader CIRTL Network

Chair, Women's Faculty Forum (2013-2017)

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M.O.R.E

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Inginia Genao, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion

Medical Director, Adult Primary Care Center

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YSPH

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Jody L. Sindelar, PhD

Professor of Public Health (Health Policy), Professor of Economics, and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Executive Committee, ISPS

Research Associate, NBER

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Faculty Advisory Council

Executive Committee Role Contact
Megan C. King, PhD Chair View Full Profile
Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD Vice Chair View Full Profile
Kirsten A Bechtel, MD View Full Profile
Jeffrey R. Bender, MD View Full Profile
Michele H Johnson, MD View Full Profile
Ninani Emang Kombo, MD View Full Profile
Subcommittees
ARS Development and Promotion - Lynn Boyden Chair View Full Profile
Clinical Educator Track - Karen Jean Jubanyik, MD Chair View Full Profile
Diversity and Inclusion - Inginia Genao, MD Chair View Full Profile
Faculty Compensation - Regina J Hooley, MD Chair View Full Profile
Membership Committee - Jeffrey R. Bender, MD Chair View Full Profile
Off-Site (VA, YNHH affiliates) - Vinita Parkash, MBBS Chair View Full Profile
Parental Leave - Emily Wang, MD Chair View Full Profile
Department Representative Role Faculty Member
Anesthesiology Clinician Adriana Oprea, MD
Clinician/Educator Shamshuden Akhtar, MD
Clinical/Researcher Philip Effraim, MD
Cancer Center York Street Doctors Erin Hofstatter, MD
Cancer Center Cancer Center Doctors Debra Brandt, MD
Cell Biology Megan King, PhD
Child Study Center Research Thomas Fernandez, MD
Clinical Kelly Powell, PhD
Comparative Medicine Yajaira Suarez, PhD
Dermatology Keith Choate, MD, PhD
Emergency Medicine Sharon Chekijian, MD
Emergency Medicine Karen Jean Jubanyik, MD
Genetics Jun Lu, PhD
History of Medicine None
Immunobiology Carrie Lucas, PhD
Internal Medicine General Med, A&I, Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, Geriatrics, Endocrinology Seonaid Hay, MD
Internal Medicine Phd's Yi-Hwa Liu, PhD
Internal Medicine Investigators Heather Allore, PhD
Internal Medicine Basic Research Jeffrey R. Bender, MD
Internal Medicine Cardiology Jeptha P Curtis, MD
Internal Medicine GI, Pulmonary, Renal Margaret Pisani, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine VA Juliette Spelman, MD
Internal Medicine Patient Orientated Research Sarwat Chaudhry, MD
Laboratory Medicine Diane S. Krause, MD, PhD
Microbial Pathogenesis Eduardo Groisman, PhD
Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Wendy Gilbert
Neurobiology Michael J. Higley, MD/PhD
Neurology Clincial Pue Farooque, DO
Neurology Research William Cafferty, PhD
Neuroscience Elena Gracheva, PhD
Neurosurgery Charles Matouk, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology Obstetrics Katherine Kohari, MD, FACOG
Obstetrics and Gynecology Gynecology Vikki Abrahams, PhD
Ophthalmology Mark Fields, MPH, PhD
Orthopaedics Brad Yoo, MD, FACS
Pathology Clinical Vinita Parkash, MBBS, MBChB
Pathology Research Gilbert Moeckel, MD, PhD, FASN
Pediatrics Critical Care; Hospitalist; Neonatal- Perinatal Medicine; Emergency Medicine Sarah Kandil, MD
Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine; Allergy & Immunology; General Pediatrics; Endocrinology; Nephrology Jennifer Sherr, MD, PhD
Pediatrics Cardiology; GI, Hematology/ Oncology; Infectious Disease; Neurology; Respiratory Nadia Ameen, MBBS
Pharmacology David A. Calderwood, PhD
Cellular & Molecular Physiology Slav Bagriantsev, PhD
Psychiatry YNHH Ariadna Forray, MD
Psychiatry CMHC Erika Carr, PhD
Psychiatry Basic Research Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, PhM
Psychiatry VA David Ross, MD PhD
Psychiatry Clinical Mohini Ranganathan, MBBS
Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Clinical Annie Wang, MD
Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Interventional Radiology Igor Latich, MD
Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Bioimaging Sciences Gigi Galiana, PhD
Surgery General Surgery Kevin Pei, MD
Surgery Associate with Subspecialties Daniel Boffa, MD, FACS
Surgery Associate with General Surgery Dani Haakinson, MD
Therapeutic Radiology Ryan B. Jensen, PhD
Urology Leslie M. Rickey, MPH, MD
Associate Research Scientist Le Zhang, PhD
Associate Research Scientist Lynn Boyden
Associate Research Scientist Suleyman Coskun, PhD, MSc
S.W.I.M Paula Kavathas, MD
M.O.R.E Inginia Genao, MD
YSPH Jody Sindelar,PhD

Former FAC Members

Former FAC Representative Department
Julie Sramcik Anesthesiology
Wanda Popescu Anesthesiology
Robert Schonberger Anesthesiology
Katarzyna Chawarska Child Study Center
Caroline Zeiss Comparative Medicine
Christopher Bunick Dermatology
R. Todd Constable Radiobiology & Biomedical Imaging
Susan Kashaf Internal Medicine
Amy Ahasic Internal Medicine
Merceditas Villaneuva Internal Medicine
Patrick Tomak Neurosurgery
Sonya Abdel Razeq Obstetrics and Gynecology
Michael Leslie Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Thomas Carpenter Pediatrics
Marie Egan Pediatrics
Paula Zimbrean Psychiatry
Allison Ponce Psychiatry
Kevin Pei Surgery