Staff Directory

Elias Traboulsi, MD
Director, GME
Vice Chair, Division of Education 
Patricia Chapek, MS 
Administrative Director 
  • Direct GME Department functions
  • Provide support to the Graduate Medical Education Council (GMEC) activities
  • Ensure compliance to federal, state and Cleveland Clinic regulations and policies as well as program accreditation requirements
  • Act as a resource to residents and fellows, program directors and program coordinators
Janice M. Bianco
Manager, International Physician Services
Responsible Officer, Exchange Visitor Program
  • File applications for nonimmigrant visas (H-1B and J-1) for residents and fellows
Beverly Blake
Data Coordinator
  • Obtain email accounts, monogrammed lab coats and business cards for residents and fellows
  • Analyze data to ensure that correct information is available for database users
  • Make available demographic, statistical and other data
  • Activate our GME programs with the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Matching Residency Program (residencies and fellowships)
Sheri Bostick
Administrative Secretary
  • Process and route forms
  • Process trainee verifications
  • Help with questions or concerns 
Mary Curry
Immigration Coordinator
Alternate Responsible Officer, Exchange Visitor Program
  • Manage the appointment process for residents and fellows appointed through GME
  • File applications for nonimmigrant visas (J-1) for residents and fellows
  • Act as an intermediary between the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the program
  • Communicate with ECFMG on all matters pertaining to J1 visa sponsorship
  • Assist with H-1B visa process
Susan DeAnna
GME Compliance Manager

  • Manages all aspects of house staff and research fellow orientations
  • Responsible for compiling and updating the Graduate Physicians Manual
  • Tracks and reviews accuracy of employment forms for distribution to HR and Payroll Department
  • Assures compliance of house staff to GME, institutional and government regulations and requirements 
Evelyn DeLong
GME Coordinator
  • Process all visiting residents to Cleveland Clinic
  • Complete verifications for state medical boards
  • Track licensure for residents and fellows
Callan Gorbach Foster
Research Fellow Coordinator
  • Coordinates "processing out," leave of absences, funding and annual appointments
Leslie Jordan
Department Coordinator
  • Coordinate residency training affiliation agreements, letters of agreement and business associate agreements
  • Manage the “processing out” (completion of training) of trainees appointed through GME
  • Produce graduate certificates
Krista Lombardo-Klefos, MBA
Manager, Accreditation Activities
  • Manage the accreditation activities of our ACGME training programs
  • Provide education and consultative services regarding ACGME accreditation
  • Oversee the necessary documentation to meet accreditation requirements
  • Direct and manage the internal review process of training programs
  • Manage the ACGME Accreditation Data System and the ACGME Resident/Fellow Survey
  • Responsible for duty hour monitoring and compliance
  • Serve as the project manager for the ACGME Institutional Site Visit
Joanna Saginario 
Orientation Coordinator
  • Data entry of new trainees
  • Trainee orientation support
Lori Smith, MBA 
Assistant Administrative Director
  • Processes resident payroll and leave of absences
  • Handles resident reimbursement from CMS
  • Directs operation of GME databases and data analysis
  • Serves as a resource for program coordinators/directors for GME matters
Donna Van Gastel
GMEC Coordinator
  • Manages the activities of the Graduate Medical Education Council (GMEC)
  • Manages special projects for the GMEC at the direction of the GME Director/GMEC Chair 
  • Manages and organizes the quarterly Program Director meetings and Program Coordinator Brown Bag Lunch Series
  • Coordinates the Executive GME Program Review
  • Maintains the administrative functions and provides support to the Program Improvement Plan (PIP)
  • Provides administrative support for the GME Director
Anna Zulia
Program Manager
  • Manage information on MedHub
  • Train faculty, residents and fellows, and program coordinators on using MedHub

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