I am the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. I have spent the past 10+ years developing and implementing innovative medical education programs in both new and established institutions. Trained as an anatomist, I have a passion for the classroom and the curriculum design.
I recently served as an Associate Professor of Anatomy & Structural Biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. As part of Einstein's medical education reform effort, I served on the Curricular Design Executive Committee and co-chaired the group charged with transforming the College's traditional pre-clinical curriculum into a more modern integrated one that incorporated best practices in educational theory. Prior to joining Einstein, I was part of the founding team at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. There, I directed the development of a major portion of the pre-clinical curriculum, recruiting, managing, and leading interdisciplinary design teams to create inaugural courses.
I have been actively involved with a number of preliminary, provisional, and full Liaison Commission on Medical Education (LCME) survey visits at multiple institutions. I have also served and led educational and administrative committees with the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), American Association of Anatomists (AAA), and the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).
In addition to my teaching and administrative experience, I maintain an active research program in both medical education research as well as the functional morphology (form-function relationship) and biomechanics of vertebrates.
I received his B.A. (Anthropology, Biology) from the University of California, Santa Cruz, my Ph.D. from Stony Brook University, and I was a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University.