The Office’s educational programs are guided by the Educational Leadership Steering Committee (ELSC). The ELSC is constituted by the residency program and physician scientist training program directors; selected faculty members involved with administering the department’s clinical fellowships and medical school curriculum, and at least three departmental representatives of the WUSM Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences. Individual members may serve more than one role. The ELSC is advised by selected trainees, departmental and hospital administrators, program coordinators, and support staff.

Neil Anderson, MD
Residency Program Director

Samuel Ballentine, MD
Co-Associate Residency Program Director

Erika Crouch, MD, PhD
Gateway Curriculum Design and Build Teams
Gateway Curriculum Co-Lead Phase 1 Module 2
Gateway Curriculum Pathology Thread Leader
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences

Gautam Dantas, PhD
Graduate Program Co-Director
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences

Brian Edelson, MD, PhD
Gateway Curriculum, Phase 1 and Phase 2 Build Teams
Gateway Curriculum Co-Lead Phase1 Module 2
Gateway Curriculum Immunology Thread Leader
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences

Ian Hagemann, MD, PhD
Sub-Specialty Fellowship Program Director
Gateway Curriculum Phase 1 and Phase 2 Build Teams
Gateway Curriculum Genetics Thread Leader

Julie Neidich, MD
Sub-specialty Fellowship Program Director

Jacqueline Payton, MD, PhD
Physician Scientist Training Program Director
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences

Gwen Randolph, PhD
Graduate Program Co-Director
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences

Suzanne Thibodeaux, MD, PhD
Co-Associate Residency Program Director

Justavian Tillman, EdD
Manager, Educational Program

Ryan Sappenfield
ELSC Trainee Liason