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Staff Directory

Staff Directory

Elias Traboulsi, MD, MEd
ACGME Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Director, GME
Vice Chair, Division of Education
Chair, GMEC & GMEC Assessment Subcommittee
traboue@ccf.org or gmec@ccf.org
216.444.5690

Steven Campbell, MD, PhD
GME Associate Director
Co-Chair, GMEC Quality/Patient Safety Subcommittee
Urology Program Director
campbes3@ccf.org

John Tetzlaff, MD
GME Associate Director
Chair, GMEC Quality Program Improvement Plan Subcommittee
tetzlaj@ccf.org

Cecile Foshee, PhD
Director of GME Learning Innovation
fosheec@ccf.org
216.444.0455

Lori Smith, MBA
Administrative Director
smithl11@ccf.org
216.444.9986

  • Directs GME Department functions
  • Provides support to the Graduate Medical Education Council (GMEC) activities
  • Ensures compliance to federal, state and Cleveland Clinic regulations and policies as well as program accreditation requirements
  • Acts as a resource to residents and fellows, program directors and program coordinators
  • Directs operation of GME databases and analysis

Matt Bocian
MedHub Program Manager
bocianm@ccf.org
216.445.5719

  • Manages the Institutional GME web based database MedHub
  • Assists programs with optimal utilization of MedHub functionality
  • Manages projects to support groups such as the ODH, AHA, Board of Governors, Institute Chairs, Department Chairs, and the GME Program Directors

Janice M. Bianco, MA
Manager, International Physician Services
Responsible Officer, Exchange Visitor Program
biancoj@ccf.org
216.445.7681

  • Serves as Responsible Officer, CCF Visitor Exchange Program
  • Monitors employment eligibility compliance; advises CC HR and Administrators on appropriate visas for international employees
  • Specializes in immigration law
  • Acts as liaison with ECFMG, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Labor and immigration attorneys
  • Manages the Visa Team work group

Lori Cesa
GME Program Manager
cesal@ccf.org
216.444.8945

  • Oversees the CCAD Physician Internship Program
  • Manages the Chief Resident Course, Day of Culture and Program Director Certificate Program
  • Coordinates webinar schedule

Mary Katherine Curry
Assistant Manager, International Physician Services
currym@ccf.org
216.444.9985

  • Serves as ECFMG Training Program Liaison
  • Serves as Alternate Responsible Officer, CCF Exchange Visitor Program
  • Acts as liaison with USCIS, Department of State and immigration attorneys
  • Issues Form J1 DS-2019 for research trainees
  • Files nonimmigrant H1B research petitions
  • Advises on visa status

Susan DeAnna
GME Compliance Manager
deannas@ccf.org
216.445.0023

  • Manages all aspects of house staff and research fellow orientations
  • Tracks and reviews accuracy of employment forms for distribution to HR and Payroll Department
  • Assures compliance of house staff to GME, institutional and government regulations and requirements

Evelyn DeLong
Education Coordinator
delonge@ccf.org
216.444.9989

  • Processes all visiting residents to Cleveland Clinic
  • Completes verifications for state medical boards
  • Tracks licensure for residents and fellows

Nicale English
Database Manager
englisn2@ccf.org 
216.444.0592

  • Manages data integrity, aids in data collection, extracts data, develops reports and assists user support of the MedHub system
  • Serves as subject-matter expert for select MedHub functions such as access, scheduling, duty hours, reporting, learning functions, job descriptions and procedures
  • Supports Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for main campus
  • Supports National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for main campus
  • Manages department Outlook listserve groups for program directors and coordinators

Jennifer Haszto, MA
GME Committee Coordinator
hasztoj2@ccf.org
216.445.0959

  • Manages and coordinates the activities of the GMEC, GMEC Assessment and the PIP subcommittees
  • Manages the educational calendars for Drs. Traboulsi, Campbell and Tetzlaff
  • Coordinates the Program Director meetings
  • Compiles the Graduate Physicians Manual
  • Processes PD/APD changes

Nicole Ingram
GME Department Coordinator
ingramn@ccf.org
216.444.9978

  • Verifies employment for residents and fellows
  • Manages employment verification letters for Cleveland Clinic trainees for visa, RITA, and driver's license bureau
  • Serves as secretarial support and front desk receptionist to the GME Department
  • Coordinates the Schroh loan process
  • Produces graduate certificates

Leslie Jordan
Education Coordinator
jordanl@ccf.org
216.444.9979

  • Monitors on-boarding compliance
  • Manages the “processing out” (completion of training) of trainees appointed through GME
  • Processes appointments

Krista Lombardo-Klefos, MBA
GME Accreditation Administrator
lombark@ccf.org
216.445.2504

  • Manages the accreditation activities of Cleveland Clinic ACGME training programs, providing education and consultative services
  • Provides project assistance to the DIO, GMEC and subcommittees
  • Serves as project manager for the CLER Site Visits, Pursuing Excellence grant and Self-Study process
  • Manages house staff travel requests and reimbursement

Kate Ridenour
GME Rotations/Contracts Manager

ridenok@ccf.org 
216.444.5691

  • Manages residency training affiliation agreements, letters of agreement and business associate agreements
  • Serves as GME liaison to internal and external entities regarding billing

Alison Rybak
Technology Specialist

rybaka@ccf.org 
216.444.4784

  • Manages ERAS and GMEtrack for programs
  • Administers MedHub Training to program directors, program coordiantors, and trainees
  • Provides support to the House Staff Association

Anna Zulia, MEd
Education Program Administrator, Resident/Fellow Services
zuliaa@ccf.org
216.445.2638

  • Serves as a liaison for state, federal and other medical agencies
  • Manages GME appointment process
  • Oversees GME reporting for CMS reimbursement
  • Manages resident and fellow HR services
How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Providing a quality educational experience to our trainees is our number one job, which is why our Graduate Medical Education staff is committed to ensuring that our training programs meet or exceed national and institutional standards.

The GME Department also helps in the following areas:

Administration

We oversee and monitor program accreditation, the exchange visitor visa program and all institutional policies affecting GME programs.

Human Resources

We recruit trainees, administer payroll, authorize benefits and verify employment as well as perform other HR-related functions.

Customer Service

Please use our staff as a resource for questions about graduate medical education.