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UT Health Science Center GME Organizational Chart

Graduate Medical Education Committee

Natascha Thompson, MD - Chair

ACGME requires every sponsoring institution to have a Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC). Some of the responsibilities of this committee are to establish and implement policies and procedures regarding the quality of education and the work environment for residents, review and make recommendations on resident stipends and benefits, establish and maintain oversight of program directors, establish and implement policies regarding duty hours, ensure programs provide appropriate supervision, review all ACGME program accreditation letters, and approve correspondence to ACGME.

Program Coordinator Committee

The Program Coordinator Committee consists of GME Administration and Program Coordinators from all residency programs in the College of Medicine. The Committee is used as a way for the GME Office to communicate necessary information to the programs, create closer working relationships among the coordinators, and determine/implement best practices. One member of the committee is selected in March to serve on the Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Member Program
Branette Smith, Chair Assistant Director for GME Accreditation
Kathleen Pierce Accreditation Specialist
Haley Smith Accreditation Specialist
Miranda Sealey Accreditation Specialist
<vacant> GME Program Specialist
Victoria West Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics – Endocrinology & Critical Care
Renee Farrell Anesthesiology
LaQuinta Murphy Cardiology (Nashville)
Lymonte' Thomas Child Neurology
Lymonte' Thomas Child Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry
Dimitric Brown Clinical Neurophysiology and Vascular Neurology
Erica Franklin Dermatology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Tim Fullen - BS, CAP, Notary Public Emergency Medicine (Memphis)
Deb Denton Emergency Medicine (Nashville)
Alex Hill Family Medicine (Nashville)
Sharron Cole Family Medicine (Jackson)
Michelle Bollenbach Family Medicine (St. Francis)
Cynthia Tooley General Surgery (Memphis)
Melissa Riley General Surgery (Nashville)
Amy Pintchuck Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Neonatalology
Janet Herriman Hematology/Oncology and Surgical Oncology
Amanda Roberts Internal Medicine (Memphis)
Nicole Blount Internal Medicine (Nashville)
Brenda Coleman Medicine - Cardiology, Cardiology Interventional, & Cardiac Electrophysiology
Susan Coffill Medicine - Gastroenterology and Nephrology
Melissa Hayes Medicine - Pediatrics
Jasmine Williams Medicine - Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Kathryn Foster Medicine - Rheumatology, Endocrinology & Infectious Disease
Cody Morris Neurology
Ashley King Long Neurosurgery
Paula Odom OB/GYN (Memphis)
Chelsea Sturghill OB/GYN (Nashville)
Kelli Moses, CAP, C-TAGME Ophthalmology
Rosemary Bankston Orthopaedic Hand, Pediatricc, and Sports Medicine
Kelly Sealey Orthopaedic Surgery
Jalisa Bishop, MHA Otolaryngology and Pediatric Otolaryngology
Misty Nichols Pathology and Forensic Pathology
Derrell Bryant Pediatrics
Cody Hinkley Pediatrics – Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Nephrology
Nalisha Brown Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Hospital Medicine
Toni Pearson Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology
Trachia Wilson Pediatrics - Infectious Disease
Victoria West Pediatric - Radiology
Leigh Ann Barns Psychiatry
April Hollis Radiology - Diagnostic
Twain Wilkerson Surgery Critical Care and Vascular Surgery
Shannae Staten Surgery - Pediatric, Pediatric Surgical Critical Care
Jalisa Bishop Surgery - Transplant
Jasmine Williams Radiation Oncology
Matthew Isaacs Urology and Urology - Pediatrics
Resident Forum


The Resident Forum is a group for residents to communicate and exchange information about their programs, their educational and work environments, and any other issues they may face during residency. 

The forum is an opportunity to keep residents informed about important issues that affect their careers as well as provide an organized voice to raise and resolve concerns. Any topics discussed by members of the forum that warrant further discussion are presented to the GMEC. Residents can conduct the forum without the DIO, faculty members, or other administrators present. 

In addition, each UT Health Science Center residency and fellowship program is encouraged to have a resident/fellow only platform where residents/fellows can communicate without faculty members or other administrators present.

2023-2024 Resident Forum Leadership

Chair: Tori Alexander, MD, PGY-3, Medicine-Pediatrics


  • Alex Addington, MD Internal Medicine, PGY2
  • Victoria "Tori" Alexander, MD Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY3
  • George Atkins, MD Family Medicine Nashville, PGY1
  • Vivek Batra, MD Neurology , PGY4
  • Sehar Babar, MD Neurology, PGY4
  • Kristen Capito, MD Ped Emergency Medicine, PGY6
  • Meghan Kramer, MD Internal Medicine - Nashville, PGY2
  • Emily Mylhousen, MD Emergency Medicine, PGY3


May 20, 2024