Internal Medicine Leadership Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Please note the announcement made today by David Seaberg, MD, Dean for the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga:
Dear Faculty, Residents, and Staff:
I would like to announce several changes that will soon occur in Department of Internal Medicine leadership:
Chair of the Department of Medicine -- Dr. Mukta Panda will be stepping down as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine on August 4. She will be taking on the role of Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education for the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Campus, in the GME Office, and will continue to work as a Core Faculty member for the Internal Medicine Residency and as Program Director for the Transitional Year Residency. Dr. Panda has done a remarkable job as Chair in developing the Department. Her new role will allow her to pursue her academic and clinical interests in developing our educational mission and furthering the growth of the Department of Internal Medicine.
Louis Lambiase, MD, Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, will be appointed as Interim Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director -- Dr. Lisa Staton will be stepping down as Program Director on August 15 to accept a new position with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee. We appreciate her efforts in leading the Internal Medicine Residency and wish her well in her new position.
Jennifer Dooley, MD, will be appointed Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency.
Internal Medicine Resident Associate Program Director -- Dr. Victor Kolade will be stepping down on September 3 to accept a position as Program Director at the Guthrie Internal Medicine Residency in Sayre, Pennsylvania. We wish him well in this new position.
We are excited to welcome Rehan Qayyum, MD, as Medical Director of the Academic Hospitalists, Associate Program Director, and Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency.
Dr. Gary Malakoff will continue to serve as Clerkship Director for the Medicine Clerkship, Ambulatory Medicine Clerkship, and Medicine Specialty Clerkship. Also, Dr. Abdelazim Sirelkhatim will continue to serve as Neurology Clerkship Director, and Dr. Terry Holmes will continue to serve as Psychiatry Clerkship Director.
The academic hospitalists -- Shadi Ayyoub, MD; Salim Howiada, MD; Maria Tudor, DO; and Laura Youngblood, MD -- will continue to serve as Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
We know that you will join Dr. Lambiase and me in supporting the leaders in their new roles as we strive to continue to provide quality education and patient care to our residents and our patients. We wish both Dr. Staton and Dr. Kolade only the best as they enter new roles and careers. We thank them for all their accomplishments and leadership in the Department of Internal Medicine. We look forward to an excellent and promising year.
David C. Seaberg, MD, FACEP
Dean and Professor, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, and
Senior Vice President, Erlanger Health System
The University and Erlanger have approved a new pay scale for 2014-2015 Residents and Fellows. It is an approximately 1% increase from the base stipend and will be effective retroactively to July 1, 2014.
2014-2015 Chattanooga Salary Scale
*Includes $600 annual ($50/month) offset for life & disability insurance.