Areas of Excellence


Teaching

Gary DunningtonButch HumbertAlan LaddJean MollestonLaura Torbeck

Gary Dunnington is a breast oncologist with a longtime interest in surgical education research. Other interests include leadership competencies and work-life balance for academic physicians.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • New Leadership Role
  • Scholarship Development
  • Education

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His career focus has been to improve clinical education for medical students. He has served as a statewide clerkship director and currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Curriculum in Clinical Sciences for IU School of Medicine. HIs research interests include assessment in medical education, specifically looking at clinical reasoning skills, inter-professional education and curriculum development.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Committee Service
  • New Leadership Role
  • Scholarship Development, Education

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Alan Ladd, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the division of Pediatric Surgery since 2002. Dr. Ladd is heavily integrated in the educational mission of the IU School of Medicine, having varied roles in curricular development, reform and oversight.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Committee Service
  • Scholarship Development Education

Schedule a CDC With Dr. Ladd

Dr. Molleston is a pediatric gastroenterologist/hepatologist and Section Director of Pediatric GI at Riley. She is active in clinical research in pediatric liver disease. She has worked in faculty development and curriculum development areas of medical education.

Areas of Expertise:

  • New Leadership Role
  • Scholarship Development – Clinical
  • Scholarship Development – Education
  • Time Management

Schedule a CDC With Dr. Molleston

Dr. Torbeck has been in the Department of Surgery for ten years and serves as the Vice Chair of Education. She oversees the education mission for surgery and focuses her time in faculty development and medical education research. She also has extensive experience in residency accreditation, curriculum and evaluation.

Areas of Expertise:

  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Education

Schedule a CDC With Dr. Torbeck


Clinical Research

Naga ChalasaniLinda DiMeglioSamir GuptaDavid HaasPatrick LoehrerGreg SachsMichael WeinerLinda WilliamsKara Wools-Kaloustian

Dr. Chalasani is a physician-researcher in the GI department. His research is liver disease-focused and it ranges from clinical trials to translational research and large animal work. He is an experienced mentor and an administrator.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Grant Development
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical

Schedule a CDC With Dr. Chalasani

Dr. DiMeglio is in the Section of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology and a member of the Wells Center for Pediatric Research. She is a translational researcher with primary interests in metabolic bone disease and Type I Diabetes. She serves as co-chair of the Pediatric Sciences Project Development Team and as director of Career Development for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Work-Life Balance
  • Women in Medicine and Science
  • Grant Development
  • P&T Process

Schedule a CDC With Dr. DiMeglio

Dr. Gupta received his MD from the University of Pittsburgh, then moved to Indianapolis for internal medicine and infectious diseases training. He has been on the adult Infectious Diseases faculty since 2003, previously serving as the adult ID Fellowship Director and now as the Department of Medicine Vice-Chair for Research. HIs primary research interest is in clinical effects of HIV infection and its therapies on end-organ diseases.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Committee Service
  • Grant Development
  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance

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Dr. Haas has been at IU School of Medicine for nine years, after completing residency and practicing in the Navy. He balances clinical research with clinical care and education. He has research interests that focus on medications in pregnancy and prevention of adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Committee Service
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical
  • Work-Life-Balance

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Dr. Loehrer is a Medical Oncologist and a clinical/translational researcher involved in clinical trials in genitourinary, gastrointestinal and thymic malignancies. He has had numerous leadership positions locally and nationally, including the ABIM, ASCO, Hoosier Oncology Research Network and the AACI.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Department Politics
  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical

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Dr. Sach’s research expertise is in ethics and geriatrics, especially around the care of people with dementia and palliative care. He has served as a division chief and been on the promotion and tenure committees of both IU and the University of Chicago. He also mentored a large number of both research clinician-educator faculty at both institutions.

Areas of Expertise:

  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Time Management

Schedule a CDC With Dr. Sachs

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Weiner studies the effects of health information on outcomes for patients and their healthcare providers. He also directs the health services research program.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Grant Development
  • New Leadership Role

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Dr. Williams is a health services researcher and cerebrovascular neurologist whose research focuses on measuring and improving patient and healthcare outcomes related to stroke care. She is the Director of the VA Stroke Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, a national research and implementation program that works to improve the quality and outcomes of stroke care across the VHA system. In this role, she leads a multidisciplinary group of MD and PhD researchers and staff in Indianapolis and collaborates with other national researchers and operational partners to achieve Stroke QUERI program goals. Dr. Williams is an active mentor to junior investigators in stroke and health services research, a clinician with inpatient and outpatient care roles at the Roudebush VAMC, and an investigator with the Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Grant Development
  • New Leadership Role

Schedule a CDC With Dr. Williams

Dr. Wools-Kaloustian’s research focus is in the area of HIV-implementation research in resource-constrained settings. Her research is predominately focused in East Africa where she was fundamental to the development of the HIV clinical and research infrastructure within the Academic Model Providing Access to Health Care (AMPATH), Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. She is co-PI of the East African International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate IeDEA (IeDEA) Consortium, a NIH funded research network. She became the chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine in 2013.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Women in Medicine and Science
  • Grant Development

Schedule a CDC With Dr. Wools-Kaloustian


Basic Science Research

Scott DenneMichael EconsMelissa KacenaReuben KapurSharon MoeStanley SpinolaHomer TwiggMervin YoderTim CorsonLilian PlotkinPat Sheets

Scott C. Denne, MD, is a Professor and Associate Chair of Pediatrics for Clinical and Translational Research at Indiana University School of Medicine. He had a long-standing research program examining neonatal nutrition and metabolism. He currently serves as the Associate Director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute where he is the Director of the Indiana Clinical Research Center and Director of the CTSI Project Development Teams.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Advocacy
  • Committee Service
  • Department Politics
  • Grant Development

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Dr. Econs is a physician-scientist with leadership responsibilities in both the IU School of Medicine and IU Health Physicians. He conducts basic and clinical research.

Areas of Expertise:

  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Work-Life Balance

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Dr. Kacena is a NIH and DOD supported researcher who has a number of co-PI grants and ongoing research collaborations. She is active on committees and has leadership roles at the departmental, school and national level. Kacena is the only tenured/tenure-track PhD in her clinical department. She moved to IU seven years ago from Yale, is married to a surgeon, and has two children.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Tech Transfer/Intellectual Property
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Women in Medicine and Science
  • Basic Science Research Development

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His interest is in studying the mechanisms of normal and abnormal hematopoiesis including stem cell development and leuemogenesis.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Basic Science Research Development
  • Committee Service
  • Grant Development

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Dr. Moe is Director of the Division of Nephrology and also currently serves as the President of the American Society of Nephrology. She has been an active investigator in both basic (laboratory) and clinical research in the field of bone and mineral complications of kidney disease. She has been funded for the past 16 years by VA, NIH and foundations/pharmaceutical companies. Prior to becoming Division Director, she served as Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine and Associate Dean for Research Support in the School of Medicine.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Women in Medicine and Science
  • Basic Science Research Development
  • Department Politics
  • Grant Development

Schedule a CDC With Dr. Moe

Dr. Spinola is trained in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Adult and Pediatrics Infectious Diseases and was the Adult Infectious Diseases Division Director from 1995 until 2010 when he was named Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He has been continuously NIH funded from 1990 through 2016 and has served two terms as a Member and Chair of the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Review Committee, a standing study section of NIAID that reviews career development awards. His research utilizes a human infection model to study bacterial pathogenesis and host responses and also centers on novel approaches to antimicrobial drug development that are based on pathogenesis.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Basic Science Research Development
  • Grant Development
  • New Leadership Role

Schedule a CDC With Dr. Spinola

He is the Division Chief in the Department of Medicine who balances administration, clinical responsibilities and his own research program. Over the years he has learned how to balance his personal and division needs in the context of department vision and goals.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Department Politics
  • Grant Development
  • New Leadership Role

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Wells Center for Pediatric Research Director Mervin Yoder, MD has a long interest in mentoring and helped many students, fellows and faculty in their career development. His areas of research center around stem cell development and understanding the mechanisms of vascular repair. He continues to care for critically ill neonates in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Tech Transfer/Intellectual Property
  • Basic Science Research Development
  • Department Politics
  • Grant Development

Schedule a CDC With Dr. Yoder

Dr. Corson is Director of Basic and Translational Research in the Department of Ophthalmology. His NIH- and foundation-funded research is focused on novel small molecules and novel mechanisms of angiogenesis. He serves on varied institutional, society, and NIH committees.

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Committee service
  • P&T process
  • Tech Transfer/Intellectual Property
  • Basic Science Research Development

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Dr. Plotkin is a Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology, and the director of the CTSI Histology and Histomorphometry Core. Her research focuses on the effect of genetic and pharmacological manipulations on the musculoskeletal system, with emphasis on the role of osteocytes on the regulation of bone formation and resorption and on bone strength. Her research is funded by the NIH and by intramural grants, and collaborates with numerous researchers in Indiana, the USA, and abroad.

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Basic science research
  • Work-life balance
  • Mentoring
  • Professional Service

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Dr. Sheets is an Associate Professor and NIH-supported researcher in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. His ongoing research involves a multifaceted approach for elucidating the alterations to neural circuits caused by pain. He is currently serves on various NIH grant study sections. Dr. Sheets has served as both vice-chair and chair on the IUSM Graduate Oversight Committee and was a participant in the Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP).

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Basic Science Research Development
  • Grant Development
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Committee Service

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Service

Thomas BirdasGabriel BossletErica EugsterDavid FelicianoJames JonesBrian MullisJavier Sevilla-MartirEmily Walvoord

Dr. Birdas is a cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in minimal invasive surgery. His clinical research interests are in thoracic studies. He is the process of earning an MBA at the Kelley School of Business.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Scholarship Development
  • Clinical
  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance

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Dr. Bosslet is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Occupational Medicine at IU School of Medicine and an affiliate faculty member at the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics. In addition, he is the Fellowship Director for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Medical Education
  • Promotion and Tenure
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Turning clinical work into scholarship

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Dr. Eugster is a pediatric endicinologist with active involvement in patient care, teaching, clinical research, writing and administration. She is the section director of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology at Riley Hospital for Children.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical

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Dr. Feliciano is Stanley Battersby Professor of Surgery and IU Division of General Surgery Chief. He is clinically active, a textbook ci-editor and has received 36 teaching awards.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Department Politics
  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical

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Dr. Jones has 32+ years of practice in academic Emergency Medicine with leadership roles in the department (vice-chair for 11 years), ED (medical director for nearly 15 years), active involvment within the IU School of Medicine (P&T Committee and Curriculum Council) and leadership positions within organized medicine (president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine).

Areas of Expertise:

  • Committee Service
  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process

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Dr. Mullis started at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2006. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2012 and to Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2016. His clinical practice is in Orthopedic Trauma based at Eskenazi Health. He is primarily interested in clinical research.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Department Politics
  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical
  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance

Schedule a CDC With Dr. Mullis

After joining the Indiana University Department of Family Medicine in 2002, he completed a one year faculty development fellowship in underserved medicine leadership. Dr. Sevilla-Martir has developed a significant portfolio in the area of minority health with emphasis on quality care and health disparities, cultural competence and medical Spanish. He is a faculty advisor for the Society of Latino (SOL) medical students and the international medicine and global health medical students interest group, the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the medical spanish interest group and the IU student outreach clonic service learning projects. He also serves as an advisor and mentor for several underrepresented minority residents and junior faculty in IU School of Medicine. His scholarly work and service in his areas of expertise have been recognized with multiple teaching and service awards at the school, local, state and national level.

Areas of Expertise:

  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical
  • Scholarship Development, Education

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Emily Walvoord is a pediatric endocrinologist and Associate Dean for Student Affairs. She previously served as an Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs | Professional Development | Diversity and as an associate program director for the pediatric residency program at Riley. Her interests include pubertal disorders, hypopituitarism, junior faculty development and helping clinicians turn their clinical work into scholarship.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Women in Medicine and Science
  • Committee Service
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development – Clinical

Schedule a CDC With Dr. Walvoord

 

 

Laura Torbeck

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Associate Professor of Surgery