Contact Information for Faculty

Chairs/FAOs of Departments

Questions on negotiated salary, HSCP, and teaching assignments

Family Medicine

Chair: Asma Jafri

FAO: Anthony Simmons

Internal Medicine

Chair: Ramdas Pai

FAO: Maria Aldana (interim)


Chair: Samar Nahas

FAO: Michelle Ceron

Biomedical Sciences

Chair: Monica Carson

FAO: Isaac Owusu-Frimpong


Chair: Sasidharan Ponthenkandath (Dr. Sasi)

FAO: Pamela Atkinson

Psychiatry and Neurosciences

Interim Chair: Christopher Fichtner (interim)

FAO: Kathrine Fruge

Social Medicine, Population and Public Health (SMPPH)

Chair: Mark Wolfson

FAO: Doris Lee


Chair: Arnold Tabuenca

FAO: Anthony Simmons


Academic Affairs

Faculty appointments/recruitments; Docuvoter, faculty renewal system, faculty merit and promotions, new faculty orientation, Faculty Mentoring Program, faculty development (career), Faculty Mentorship Program, hiring postdocs, researchers, specialists, visiting scholars.

Academic Affairs general email -

Associate Dean: Iryna Ethell -

Director: Margi Burnett -

Faculty Professional Development and Assistant to Associate Dean Ethell: Monique Tessier -

Pediatrics, Psychiatry, SMPPH: Eric Chong -

Biomed A-H, Family Medicine, OB/GYN, Surgery: Brenda Carrion -

Biomed I-Z, Internal Medicine, Lecturers, Recalls: Wydette Morales -

Community faculty, Non Senate appointments, faculty recruitments:  Eliana Martinez - and Andrea Morales

Business Operations

Office and lab supplies, travel, entertainment, gifts, management of funding at Dean’s level.

Business Operations General Ticketing System 

Controller: Dylan Smith -


Code of conduct, SOM training, privacy, HIPAA, vendor relations policy

Director: Paul Hackman -  (951) 827-3257

Office of Assessment & Evaluation

SOM faculty evaluation reports (New Innovations)

Manager: Ariel DeGuzman -

Human Resources

Benefits, paycheck issues, SOM ID badge, NET ID and email account, leaves, hiring student workers, graduate students, lab assistants, staff research associates (SOM)

HR general email -

Director: Sylvia Vasquez -

Office of Information Technology

Computer Help Desk (SOM) -
(951) 827-7676

Faculty Compensation/Contract Revenue

Contracting and invoicing; faculty salary issues

Director: Sheri Farris -

Contracting and Invoicing: Maria Garza -

Faculty Development

Faculty (Teaching) Development

Director: Rosemary Tyrrell -

Graduate Medical Education Administration

GME coordination

GME general

Director: Lauren Hook -

Medical Librarian     

Medical Education and Clinical Outreach Librarian: Elisa Cortez -  

Research Operations/Facilities

Research lab space set-up. The Research Operations Unit (ResOps) supports the ongoing research efforts of the SOM Biomedical Sciences laboratories. Phone and network orders for labs     

Laboratory Facilities, Training and Safety Manager: Dan Delperdang -

General Research Operations email:

SOM Facilities/Space Planning

Facility management, space planning, administrative phone and network work orders, campus service requests

Facilities Manager: Cynthia Carolina -

(951) 827-2088

Undergraduate Medical Education

UME Coordination
Associate Director of Educational Instruction: Tracy Bereal -


Campus parking permit and information - (951) 827-1294