University of Maryland Medical Center offers opportunities for residents and fellows to serve on institutional committees. If you are interested in participating in any of these committees, please contact the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

A full description of the committees and councils can be found here. The members are listed below.:

Employee Advisory Council

  • Dominic Williams, Resident PGY-3 Emergency Medicine
  • Stefanie Fischell, Resident PGY-2 Pediatrics
  • Saghi Esfandiarifard, Fellow PGY-5 Hematology and Oncology


Ethical Advisory Committee

  • Gregory Cannarsa, Resident PGY-6 Neurological Surgery
  • Lindsay Ritter, Fellow PGY-5 Critical Care Medicine
  • Catherine Sharoky, Fellow PGY-6 Surgical Critical Care
  • Vanessa Salasky, Resident PGY-4 Neurology
  • Stefanie Fischell, Resident PGY-2 Pediatrics


Event Reporting Collaborative

  • Redmond Finney, Resident PGY-2 Internal Medicine
  • Tina Kariya, Resident PGY-5 General Surgery
  • Jeffrey Oliver, Resident PGY-5 Neurological Surgery


Executive Infection Control Committee (EICC)

  • Christopher Smith, Resident PGY-3 Internal Medicine
  • Sharleen Yuan, Resident PGY-3 Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine


Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)

  • Ace St. John, Resident PGY-2 General Surgery
  • Angie Molina, Resident PGY-3 Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Naillid Felipe, Resident PGY-2 Emergency Medicine
  • Nicole Hartmann, Resident PGY-4 Neurology
  • Chelsea Goodier, Resident PGY-4 Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Dennis Orkoulas-Razis, Resident PGY-2 Internal Medicine
  • Stephen Yang, Fellow PGY-5 Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
  • Abdul-Kareem Ahmed, Resident PGY-3 Neurological Surgery
  • Brittany Aicher, Resident PGY-4 General Surgery
  • Samuel Li, Resident PGY-3 Orthopaedic Surgery


Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)

  • Anna Carmack, Resident PGY-3 Internal Medicine
  • David Kim, Fellow PGY-6 Critical Care Medicine


Infection Prevention (IP)

  • Elizabeth Hammershaimb, Fellow PGY-5 Pediatric Infectious Diseases 


MEADE Committee

  • Nicholas Walter, Resident PGY-3 Emergency Medicine
  • Kiran Motwani, Resident PGY-4 (chief) Internal Medicine


Patient Engagement Committee

  • Shaikh Afaq, Resident PGY-3 Preventive Medicine
  • Lauren Rosso, Resident PGY-2 Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Ethan Sandler, Resident PGY-1 Pediatrics


Performance Improvement Steering Committee

  • Naveed Farrukh, Resident PGY-2 Internal Medicine
  • Tara Talaie, Resident PGY-3 General Surgery
  • Tamara Kliot, Resident PGY-2 Pediatrics


Resident/Fellow and Advanced Practice Provider Wellness Committee

  • Mitra Haeri, Resident PGY-3 Neurology
  • Michelle Kraslow, Resident PGY-3 Internal Medicine
  • Jessica Felton, Resident PGY-5 General Surgery
  • Craig Sadler, Fellow PGY-6 Surgical Critical Care
  • Emma Harmon, Fellow PGY-5 Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology


Transfusion Practices Subcommittee

  • Emad Elsamadicy, Fellow PGY-7 Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Moaath Mustafa Ali, Fellow PGY-5 Hematology and Oncology
  • Michael Julian Wong, Fellow PGY-5 Obstetric Anesthesiology


UMMC Diversity & Inclusion Council (2 year commitment)

  • Eseosa Fernandes, Resident PGY-2 Preventive Medicine