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UTHSC 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 Upchurch, Chair Assistant Director for GME Accreditation
Kathleen Pierce Accreditation Specialist
Meredith Serna Accreditation Specialist
Miranda Sealey Accreditation Specialist
Haley Smith GME Program Specialist
Victoria West Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics – Endocrinology & Critical Care
Asia Dugger Hudson Anesthesiology
LaQuinta Murphy Cardiology (Nashville)
Kathleen Pierce Child Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry
Kelli Moses Clinical Neurophysiology and Vascular Neurology
Erica Franklin Dermatology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Tim Fullen Emergency Medicine (Memphis)
S. Nicole Blount Internal Medicine (Nashville)
Alex Hill Family Medicine (Nashville)
Michelle Bollenbach Family Medicine (St. Francis)
Sharron Cole Family Medicine (Jackson)
Cynthia Tooley General Surgery (Memphis)
Melissa Riley General Surgery (Nashville)
Meredith Serna Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Neonatalology
Amanda Roberts Internal Medicine (Memphis)
Derrell Bryant Pediatrics
Taylor Robinson Medicine - Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Leigh Ann Barns Psychiatry
Bethany Brashier Medicine - Rheumatology, Endocrinology & Infectious Disease
Paula Odom OB/GYN (Memphis)
Renee Poe Orthopaedic Surgery
Brenda Coleman Medicine - Cardiology, Cardiology Interventional, & Cardiac Electrophysiology
April Hollis Radiology - Diagnostic
Ashley King Long Neurosurgery
Rosemary Bankston Orthopaedic Hand, Pediatricc, and Sports Medicine
Cody Hinkley Pediatrics – Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Nephrology
Melissa Hayes Medicine - Pediatrics
Susan Coffill Medicine - Gastroenterology and Nephrology
Trachia Wilson Pediatrics - Infectious Disease
Janet Herriman Hematology/Oncology and Surgical Oncology
Nalisha Brown Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Hospital Medicine
Shannae Staten Surgery - Pediatric, Pediatric Surgical Critical Care
Toni Pearson Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology
Denise Norman Neurology - Child
Cody Morris Neurology
Matthew Isaacs Urology and Urology - Pediatrics
Latasha Lovett Surgery - Transplant
Javaris Rodgers Ophthalmology
Twain Wilkerson Surgery Critical Care and Vascular Surgery
Carla Griffin-Crouthers Otolaryngology and Pediatric Otolaryngology
Catina Price Pediatric Radiology
Rocio Agundis Pathology and Forensic Pathology
Jasmine Williams Radiation Oncology
Deb Denton Emergency Medicine (Nashville)
Pam Underwood OB/GYN (Nashville)
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 UTHSC 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.

2022-2023 Resident Forum Leadership

Chair: Matthew Haltom, MD, PGY-6, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine


  • Alex Addington ,MD, PGY-2, Internal Medicine
  • John Pierce, MD, PGY-2, Radiology
  • Sarah Hashimi, MD, PGY-5, Hematology-Oncology
  • Hunter Mitchell, MD, PGY-4, Neurology
  • Emily Mylhousen, MD, PGY-2,  Emergency Medicine


Jun 2, 2023