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: Brandy Quarles-Clark


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

FAO: Jeffrey Jin

Social Medicine, Population and Public Health (SMPPH)

Chair: Mark Wolfson

FAO: Michelle Burroughs  


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: Terri Buchanan -

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

Biomed A-H, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Psychiatry: Margi Burnett -

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

Family Medicine, Surgery, SMPPH: Brenda Carrion  -

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

Business Operations

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

Business Operations General Email -

Interim Controller: Maria Aldana -


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 Nichols -

Contracting and invoicing: Maria Garza -

Faculty salaries: Ray Santos -

Faculty Development

Faculty (Teaching) Development

Director: Rosemary Tyrrell -

Graduate Medical Education Administration

GME coordination

Interim Coordinator: Timothy Gorney -

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 -

SOM Facilities/Space Planning

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

Manager: Cynthia Carolina -

(951) 827-2088

Undergraduate Medical Education

UME coordination
FAO: Isidra Villalobos Martinez


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