Well-Being Task Force



In partnership with our  primary training site and our major affiliated hospital, Erlanger Health System (EHS), our campus has appointed a Well-Being Task Force that is dedicated to:

  • Understanding and promoting physician and trainee engagement and well-being
  • Providing resources for physicians and trainees that help them promote their own wellness
  • Discovering personal and organizational approaches to prevent and address physician and trainee distress
  • Creating a workplace culture that is energy replenishing                                                            

Promoting the R in RVU-Relationship Valued Unit- An EHS and UTCOMC Partnership

UTCOMC Ombudsperson Program 2018

2018 Erlanger Burnout Survey Results

2016 Erlanger Burnout Survey Results


Mukta Panda, M
D, MACP, FRCP-London
Professor and Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education and Well-Being 



R. Bruce Shack, MD, FACS, Professor and Dean

Robert C. Fore, EdD, FACEHP, CHCP, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/DIO

William L. Jackson Jr., MD, MBA, Erlanger  CEO and Chief Medical Officer

W. Heath Giles, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Surgery Residency 

Heather Gilliam, DO, Assistant Professor (Affilaited), Pediatrics Residency

Sudave Mendiratta, MD, FACEP, Assistant Professor and Chair, Emergency Medicine, and Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

James Sizemore, MDErlanger Medical Staff Representative (also faculty in the Department of Medicine)

Matt Gibson, PhD, FACHE, Erlanger Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Jan Keys, DNPRN, FACHE, Erlanger Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive  

Robert Zylstra, EdD, LCSW, Professor and Assistant Program Director, and Director of Behavioral Science, Family Medicine Residency

Allen Bible, Erlanger Orthopaedic Services Line Administrator

Floyd Chasse, MS, MPHR, Erlanger Vice President, Human Resources

To Be Appointed -- Erlanger Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality  

Anthony Falzone, FP-C, CCP, NRP, Erlanger Paramedic, Emergency Department     

Jeremy Lambert, Erlanger Chaplain

Jessica Smith, MD (PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Resident, Resident Wellness Subcommittee and Member of the Resident Advisory Board)

Olivia Morin, MD, PGY-5 Surgery Resident, House Staff Association President, and Resident Advisory Board Chair

Jetina Okereke, MD, PGY-2 Internal Medicine Resident, Vice Chair of the Resident Wellness Subcommittee and Member of the Resident Advisory Board)

Jacqueline Hogan, GME Financial Specialist

Kimberly Judd, GME Lead Coordiantor

Pamela Scott, C-TAGME, Director, Graduate and Medical Student Education


Revised 10/08/2019

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