The Graduate Medical Education Committee

The Committe Charge

The purpose of this committee shall be to oversee all programs in graduate medical education sponsored by the Medical School. The committee shall examine adequacy of the clinical environments and structure according to the guidelines for General Requirements of the ACGME. The committee shall perform relevant internal reviews of each training program to assess its compliance with both the institutional requirements and relevant program requirements of the ACGME. The committee shall serve as a forum for discussion of graduate medical education issues to include not only clinical environments but resident quality of life, recruitment, specialty choice and outcome. The membership of the Committee on Graduate Medical Education shall be recommended from among the Faculty members who are program directors of an approved residency or fellowship, other members of the Faculty and members of the house staff chosen by the President and Vice President of the House Staff Association. The Associate Dean for Educational Programs shall be a member with voting privilege. The Graduate Education Committee on Quality Assessment shall be a subcommittee of the GME Committee and shall function to receive and review reports and cases in which the patient care rendered by UTHSC-H Medical School resident physicians is called into question to the extent that the resident physician's residency program should be notified and remedial action taken. This subcommittee is a peer-review committee established pursuant to Texas law and shall function under its own bylaws, which are approved by the Senate. The Associate Dean for Educational Programs shall be a member with voting privilege.

GMEC Members - Name & Department

Chair & DIO

Margaret O. Uthman, M.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Associate Dean for Educational Programs

Standing Members

Jammie K. Barnes, M.D., Internal Medicine
Steven E. Canfield, M.D., Surgery
Mark A. Farnie, M.D., Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Jonathan C. Findley, M.D., Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Joel E. Frontera, M.D., Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
William F. Glass, II, M.D., Ph.D., Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Anneliese O. Gonzalez, M.D., Internal Medicine
Sam D. Gumbert, M.D., Anesthesiology
John M. Halphen, M.D., Hospice & Palliative Care
Omotola A. Hope, M.D., Neurology
Mark D. Hormann, M.D., Pediatrics
Vineeth P. John, M.B.B.S., Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Manickam Kumaravel, M.B., B.S., Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging
David E. Kusnerik, Director, GME Office
Donald P. Lesslie, III, D.O., General Surgery
Samuel D. Luber, M.D., Emergency Medicine
Ruckshanda Majid, M.B.B.S., Internal Medicine
Maria Matuszczak, M.D., Anesthesiology
Philip Orlander, M.D., Assistant Dean, Educational Programs & Program Director, Internal Medicine
Allison R. Ownby, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Faculty Educational Development
Bela Patel, M.D., Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine & Assistant Dean of Health Care Quality
Pamela Promecene-Cook, M.D., Assistant Dean for GME & Program Director, Obstetrics Gynecology (MHH)
Julia T. Shelburne, M.D., Pediatrics & Assistant Dean for GME
Michael Yafi, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinology


Satinderpal Dhah, D.O., Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Lauren Dies, M.D., Anesthesiology
Ahmer Faruki, D.O., Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Richard Huang, M.D., Pathology
Kristine Elizabeth Konopka, M.D., Morphoproteomics and Morphogenomics
Christopher T. Miller, M.D., Anesthesiology
Erica E. Syklawer, M.D., Pathology

Ex Officio (Non-voting members)

Patricia Butler, M.D., Vice Dean, Educational Programs
Carmel Dyer, M.D., Chief of Staff, LBJ Hospital
Jose Garcia, M.D., General Director, AMS
R. Andrew Harper, M.D., Medical Director/HCPC; Assistant Dean, Educational Programs, UTMS
David Jenkins, Senior Legal Officer, Legal Affairs and Institutional Compliance

Other invited guests

Jacqueline Brooks, UTMS GME Office
Kiesha Sloan - UTMS GME Office
John Weinland, UTMDACC Trainee Support Services
Catherine Thompson, Legal Affairs and Institutional Compliance
Brooke Moore, Chair, Association of Residency Coordinators

NOTE: Standing members may send a representative in their place to the GMEC meetings but after 3 consecutive absences without representation they will lose membership on the GMEC. Questions about this committee should be addressed to Ms Jacqueline Brooks at 713-500-5152. Meeting Dates may be found here.