Chairman Welcome

Chairman Welcome

Welcome to the Cleveland Clinic. We provide a World Class training experience commensurate with our commitment to our patients to provide World Class Care. Education of those who serve is a vibrant and dynamic part of the tripartite mission of Cleveland Clinic envisioned by the founders in 1921 and remains so today. The excitement and energy that is palpable on the first day of orientation is evident throughout each day of residency training. Whether your long term goal is a career in primary care, subspecialty care, hospital medicine or research, the Cleveland Clinic provides a highly innovative and supportive learning environment that will prepare and propel you to your future goals and success. If you join us here for training, you will certainly work hard and be more than prepared for the remainder of your career. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to grow as a person, clarify your vision, and move further toward a lifelong journey of learning and service. We welcome your interest!

Chairman, Cleveland Clinic Community Care

Program Director Welcome

Program Director Welcome

Welcome to the Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Training Program!

Where Every Resident Receives a World Class Education

Greetings applicants!

We thank you for visiting our website and for considering the Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program (IMRP) for your Internal Medicine training home. 

Our Program members including current and past residents, faculty and administrative leadership welcome you! We hope you will strongly consider joining our long-standing tradition of excellence in medical education and patient care.

Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 on three main principles:

  • To provide better care of the sick,
  • Investigation into their problems, and
  • Education of those who serve

As a founding principle, medical education has remained a driving force throughout the Cleveland Clinic’s 100 years of existence. The Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program works to advance the institution’s commitment to “further education of those who serve.”  We seek to provide innovative, comprehensive, and high quality clinical and experiential learning opportunities within a rigorous and supportive academic setting. We remain committed to supporting the success of all residents, who upon completion of the program will possess excellent clinical skills, and who are well poised to thrive in virtually any practice environment or subsequent training experience.

Two key ingredients in a successful residency are exposure to a diverse patient population complemented by faculty committed to your education and professional identify formation.  We feel you will be exposed to both during your residency at the Cleveland Clinic.  

Patients – Although Cleveland Clinic is a large tertiary academic medical center with additional campuses in Florida, Nevada, Canada, Abu Dhabi and London, the majority of patients cared for in Cleveland are from the surrounding community.  Caring for a diverse population of patients from around the world, across the state of Ohio, and from our own local communities exposes our trainees to an unparalleled spectrum of disease and potential for creating a healthier population.  The diversity of our patient population also inspires and motivates us to combat structural racism and promote inclusion, equity and justice in health education, healthcare, and in our patient communities. These are core tenets of the mission of the Cleveland Clinic and the IMRP.

FacultyAll of our faculty participate in clinical practice to a significant degree, and many are nationally and internationally recognized for outstanding clinical care, extraordinary education, and landmark research.  Our program faculty are also deeply committed to mentoring residents in their professional development and do so through teaching and role-modeling exceptional clinical care, and coaching residents to conduct and present high quality research projects. Our faculty are well positioned and supported to help our residents in their pursuit of clinical careers in general internal medicine, hospital medicine, or further subspecialty training.

Our academic environment is further enriched through being the primary training site for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) students.  We are also one of the three primary sites in Cleveland for clerkship training for the University Track students from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine.   A new addition to the Cleveland Campus is the state-of-the-art, 11-acre Case Western Reserve University Health Education Campus which houses 2,200 nursing, dental, physician assistant students and CCLCM/CWRU medical students all under one roof.   It provides further opportunities in medical and interprofessional education for our residents, especially our Clinician Educator Track (CET) residents. 

We have a unique and well-developed interactive curriculum that covers clinical medicine as well as aspects of patient safety, quality improvement, high value care, leadership development, emotional intelligence, race and racism, implicit bias, clinical reasoning, problem-based learning, humanism, professional development, scholarship, and evidence-based medicine. Additionally, we have several innovative tracks within our residency program which allow residents to further explore individual interests and career paths including:

Our outstanding and diverse internal medicine residents remain highly appreciated members of the Cleveland Clinic medical community and vital partners in helping us provide world class care to our patients. Follow us on twitter @CCF_IMchiefs and join us in celebrating our city, our program, our culture, and our outstanding residents! 

We sincerely feel the IMRP at the Cleveland Clinic is a truly remarkable program within a world class academic and clinical institution. We are glad that you are interested in joining us and welcome you again. Please feel free to reach out to our program office with any questions.

Sincerely,

Richard M. Wardrop, III, MD, PhD
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Moises Auron, MD
Moises Auron, MD
Core Faculty
  • Clinical Practice: Hospital Medicine and Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Areas of Interest: hospital and perioperative medicine, quality and patient safety with an emphasis in blood management and publicly reported healthcare measures, and high value care
Andrei Brateanu, MD
Andrei Brateanu, MD
Director, Evaluation and Assessment
Co-Director, Scholarly Activity
  • Clinical Practice: Ambulatory practice at Stephanie Tubbs Jones (STJ) Health Center
  • Areas of Interest: clinical teaching, care for medically underserved populations, and research in medical education
Richard Cartabuke, MD
Richard Cartabuke, MD
Core Faculty
  • Clinical Practice: Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
  • Areas of Interest: medical education, physician leadership development, resident recruitment, and executive health
Cory Chevalier, MD
Cory Chevalier, MD
Director, Wellness and Well-being
Co-Director, Clinician Educator Track
  • Clinical Practice: Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Areas of Interest: physician and learner wellbeing and experience, medical education, and teaching how to be a great educator
Jessica Donato, MD
Jessica Donato, MD
Director, Systems-Based Practice
  • Clinical Practice: Hospital Medicine
  • Areas of Interest: clinical teaching on the inpatient wards, quality and patient safety, high value care, and transitions of care
Catherine Fleisher, MD
Catherine Fleisher, MD
Director, G10 Resident Clinic
  • Clinical Practice: Ambulatory practice in General Internal Medicine (G10), inpatient academic medicine faculty
  • Areas of Interest: patient experience implementation and innovation, medical education, physician leadership, and enhancing patient career
Carlos Isada, MD
Carlos Isada, MD
Director, Curriculum
  • Clinical Practice: Infectious Diseases
  • Areas of Interest: medical education, curriculum development, and journal club
Stacey Jolly, MD
Stacey Jolly, MD, MAS
Director, Ambulatory Education and Experience
Director, Primary Care Track
Co-Director, Scholarly Activity
  • Clinical Practice: Outpatient General Internal Medicine (G10)
  • Areas of Interest: developing GIM physicians, encouraging resident participation in scholarly activity, ambulatory QI, medical education, promoting diversity and inclusion, and research in chronic kidney disease
Lakshmi Khatri, MD
Lakshmi Khatri, MD
Director, Community Internal Medicine Resident Clinics
  • Clinical Practice: Ambulatory practice at Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center
  • Areas of Interest: increase resident interest in primary care/GIM, medical education, and patient care
Luke Kim, MD
Luke Kim, MD, MEd
Director, Geriatric Medicine Education
  • Clinical Practice: Geriatric Medicine at Skilled Nursing Facilities, geriatric ambulatory practice at Cleveland Clinic main campus, and Hospital Medicine
  • Areas of Interest: improve geriatric medicine, medical education, and post-acute care education
Megan McGervey, MD Megan McGervey, MD
Director, Professional Development and Clinical Reasoning
  • Clinical Practice: Hospital Medicine
  • Areas of Interest: clinical reasoning, professional development, and fellowship preparation
Ali Mehdi, MD, MEd

Ali Mehdi, MD, MEd
Director, Educational Strategy
Co-Director, Clinician Educator Track

  • Clinical Practice: Nephrology and Hypertension
  • Areas of Interest: medical education, clinical reasoning, education research, onco-nephrology, hypertension, and home dialysis
Mohammad Mohmand, MD
Mohammad Mohmand, MD
Director, Resident Coaching Program
  • Clinical Practice: Hospital Medicine
  • Areas of Interest: medical education, clinical reasoning, education research, and patient care
Rohit Moudgil, MD
Rohit Moudgil, MD
Director, Cardiology Education
  • Clinical Practice: Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Areas of Interest: onco-cardiology, heart failure, clinical cardiology, aging of the heart, inflammation of the heart, and medical education
Jazmine Sutton, MD Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP
Director, FRAME Education
  • Clinical Practice: Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological Institute
  • Areas of Interest: medical education, diversity leadership development, resiliency, and well-being and burnout
Jazmine Sutton, MD
Jazmine Sutton, MD
Director, Hospital Medicine Education and Hospital Medicine Track
  • Clinical Practice: Hospital Medicine
  • Areas of Interest: resident education, healthcare disparities, and quality improvement/patient safety
Eric Yudelevich Blumrosen, MD
Eric Yudelevich Blumrosen, MD
Director, Clinical Competency Development
  • Clinical Practice: Ambulatory practice in General Internal Medicine (G10)
  • Areas of Interest: medical education, clinical teaching (inpatient & outpatient), and professionalism
Chief Medical Residents

Chief Medical Residents

2021 - 2022 Chief Medical Residents


Diana Basali, MD
Medical School:
Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine


Eden Bernstein, MD
Medical School:
University of Texas Health at San Antonio


Alejandro Durán Crane, MD
Medical School:
Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia)


Justin Hanks, DO
Medical School:
William Carey University College Of Osteopathic Medicine


Bryce Montané, MD
Medical School:
University of South Florida College of Medicine


Kyle Richardville, MD
Medical School:
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Sub-Specialty Education Coordinators (SECs)

Sub-Specialty Education Coordinators (SECs)

The Subspecialty Education Coordinators (SECs) play a vital role in the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

They partner closely with the IMRP Leadership Team and contribute to the high quality education and experience of our residents.

The SECs assist in residency subspecialty curriculum and clinical rotation design. They are excellent teachers, and provide feedback to the residents regarding their performance. They also work to continually improve their rotations by regularly reviewing and incorporating resident feedback.


Saurin Bhatt, MD
Saurin Bhatt, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Emergency Medicine
Eileen Bishop, DO
Eileen Bishop, DO
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Critical Care Medicine
Eileen Bishop, DO
Bassam Estfan, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Hematology/Oncology
Michael Faulx , MD
Michael Faulx , MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Cardiology
James Fitzgibbon, MD
James Fitzgibbon, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Emergency Medicine
Ari Garber, MD
Ari Garber, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
David Harris, MD
David Harris, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Palliative Medicine
Deborah Hornacek, MD
Deborah Hornacek, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Vascular Medicine
Stacey Jolly, MD
Stacey Jolly, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Ambulatory Internal Medicine
Lelia Khan, MD
Lelia Khan, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Endocrinology
Luke Kim, MD
Luke Kim, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Geriatrics
Bethany Lehman, DO
Bethany Lehman, DO
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Infectious Disease
Robert Marquardt, DO
Robert Marquardt, DO
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Neurology
Linda Mileti, MD
Linda Mileti, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Rheumatology
Georges Nakhoul, MD
Georges Nakhoul, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Nephrology
Emily Pennington, MD
Emily Pennington, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Pulmonary Medicine
Jazmine Sutton, MD
Jazmine Sutton, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Inpatient Internal Medicine

Christopher Wee, MD
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Hematology/Oncology