2013-2014 Dean's Teaching Fellows
Thomas V. Caprio, MD, MPH, CMD, FACP
Jules Cohen Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2013-2015
Project: Geriatric Assessment: A Model for Interprofessional Education and Practice
Dr. Thomas Caprio is an assistant professor of medicine, clinical nursing, and public health sciences and serves as director of the geriatric medicine fellowship program, director of an interdisciplinary geriatric training program for physicians, dentists, and behavioral/mental health professionals. He is also the medical director of the University of Rochester Geriatric Assessment Clinic, and medical director of the Visiting Nurse Service Hospice. He is project co-director for the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center and a recipient of a Geriatric Academic Career Award from the Bureau of Health Professions through the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Caprio was appointed a Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Medicine in 2008. He is past president of the State Society on Aging of New York and currently serves on the board of directors and is President-elect for the National Association of Geriatric Education Centers and the National Association for Geriatric Education. He is a board-certified physician in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Erin M. Denney-Koelsch, MD
George L. Engel Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2013-2015
Project: Development and Evaluation of a Palliative Care Curriculum for Pediatric Residents
Dr. Erin M. Denney-Koelsch is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Palliative Care, Ethics and Humanities. She did her medical school and Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Palliative Care. She worked in primary care for 5 years, but now dedicates all of her time to Palliative Care for adults and children. She is the Director of the Perinatal Supportive Care Program, in which multidisciplinary prenatal consultations are provided for families with prenatally-diagnosed life-threatening conditions. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. She was honored as a Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow and twice with the Patien-t and Family-Centered Care Award for physicians with greater than the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction scores. Her teaching interests include improving communication skills during difficult family meetings.
Stephanie A. Gamble, PhD
Dewitt Brower Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2013-2015
Project: Development and Evaluation of a Co-occurring Disorders Curriculum for Trainees in Psychiatry
Dr. Stephanie Gamble is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University at Buffalo. After completing a clinical internship and post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, she joined the faculty in 2008. Dr. Gamble investigates behavioral interventions for individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders and depression. Her current NIAAA-funded study, the MEADOW Project (Mending the Effects of Alcohol and Depression on Women) examines the adjunctive effects of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for alcohol dependent women with co-morbid depression. Dr. Gamble provides training and supervision in Interpersonal Psychotherapy to residents and interns in Psychiatry. In addition, as part of the Dean's Teaching Fellowship, she is developing a co-occurring disorders curriculum for Psychiatry trainees.
Ahmed Ghazi, MD, FEBU
George W. Corner Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2013-2015
Project title: Development and Integration of a Structured Robotic Training Curriculum into an Established Residency Program, Based on Scientific Models of Training
Dr. Ahmed Ghazi received his MD degree from Cairo University in Egypt in 2000, where he also completed his surgery training and Urology residency 2001-2005. After serving as faculty for two years a the University Hospitals, he started a series of worldwide fellowships in state-of-the-art minimally invasive Urological surgery. He completed a laparoscopic fellowship in Paris, France, in 2008 under the supervision of Professor Claude Abbou, MD, (one of the modern founders and prominent laparoscopic surgeons, who revolutionized the laparoscopic technique for extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for treatment of prostate cancer). He completed a second laparoscopic fellowship in Austria in 2009 under the supervision of Professor Gunter Janetschek, MD, who specialized in the laparoscopic approach for selective removal of kidney tumors, leaving the remaining kidney intact and functioning. He also introduced the laparoscopic approach for retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in the treatment of testicular cancer evading a large midline incision. During his stay in Europe he received the European Board of Urology. He completed his training at the University of Rochester with a 2 year fellowship in the robotic treatment of various urologic cancers. He joined the staff at the Urology department in 2012. Dr. Ghazi specializes in the diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, testicle, and other genitourinary organs as well as minimally invasive treatment of various stones of the urinary tract.
Suzanne M. Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD
Lowell A. Glasgow Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2012-2014
Project: Geriatrics Immersion Experience
Dr. Suzanne Gillespie is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics/Aging. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree with honors in Nutritional Science at Cornell University and began her career in health care as a Registered Dietitian! She went on to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and to complete residency and fellowship training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Gillespie is a certified medical director and is currently Medical Director for Senior Living Services at Thompson Health, an affiliate of the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is also a lead physician in the Hospice and Palliative Care program of the Canandaigua VA. She is a two-time recipient of the highly competitive Geriatric Academic Career Award from the Department of Health and Human Resources for her work in geriatric education related to quality improvement in long term care. Dr. Gillespie serves as the Director of Education in the Greater Rochester Nursing Home Quality Consortium.
David C. Holub, MD, FAAFP
Paul F. Griner Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2012-2014
Project: An Innovative Curriculum in Practice Management
Dr. David Holub is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency training at Brown University/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He practices full-spectrum family medicine, including obstetrics and inpatient care and has been a full-time residency faculty member for 13 years. He taught at two other family medicine residencies before joining the University of Rochester in 2010, where he currently serves as Associate Residency Director. His main teaching interests include obstetrics and practice management, and he is developing an assessment tool to measure the effectiveness of a practice management curriculum for his fellowship project. He is married to Eva Galka, MD, a surgical oncologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Michelle Shayne, MD, FACP
Marshall Lichtman Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2013-2015
Project: The Continued Development of a Cancer Survivorship Education Workshop
Robert Thompson Stone, MD
Lawrence E. Young Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2012-2014
Project: Formal Clinical Skills Observation in Medical Student Training: We Can Do Better