Editorial Oversight

Grace C. Huang, MD
Editor-in-Chief, MedEdPORTAL
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Grace C. Huang is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston. Dr. Huang majored in English and biological sciences at Stanford University and attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by an internal medicine residency at BIDMC. She subsequently completed a Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, an Academy Fellowship in Medical Education at HMS, and a Picker Fellowship in Evidence-Based Medicine. She holds several leadership roles in faculty development, as director of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, co-director of the BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators, and director of assessment for the Center for Education at BIDMC. She is also an associate program director for the internal medicine residency at BIDMC, overseeing competency assessment. Dr. Huang has been involved with MedEdPORTAL since its inception in 2005, having served for many years as an associate editor and an editorial board member. She has won many national awards for peer review, in addition to publishing extensively in the medical education literature. She also serves on the editorial boards of Academic Medicine and Simulation in Healthcare and is an associate editor for NEJM Journal Watch Hospital Medicine.

Michael T. Fitch, MD, PhD
Senior Deputy Editor, MedEdPORTAL
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs 
Professor of Emergency Medicine 
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Michael T. Fitch, MedEdPORTAL Senior Deputy Editor, is a professor of emergency medicine and the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Dr. Fitch received his undergraduate degree in biology from the College of William and Mary, his PhD in neurosciences from Case Western Reserve University, and an MD degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, and currently practices emergency medicine as an attending physician at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Fitch has given numerous presentations at regional, national, and international meetings, and he has authored educational publications in journals such as the New England Journal of MedicineMedical TeacherMedical EducationBMC Medical EducationMedical Science EducatorJAMA, and MedEdPORTAL. He was given a Distinguished Educator Award in 2012 by the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, and he currently serves as an associate editor for the upcoming eighth edition of Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine Manual. Dr. Fitch enjoys helping faculty discover ways to develop academic products and disseminate scholarly materials from educational activities they are already doing. Participating in the peer review process for MedEdPORTAL since 2007 has been a rewarding experience for Dr. Fitch. He works closely with Editor-in-Chief Dr. Grace Huang and the rest of the MedEdPORTAL team to provide a rigorous peer review process for submissions.

Editorial Board

An editorial board is appointed by the editor-in-chief to provide guidance on MedEdPORTAL peer review and editorial policies as well as the strategic priorities and positioning of the program. Each member of the MedEdPORTAL Editorial Board is expected to (1) present unbiased, independent, and professional advice to the editor-in-chief, (2) maintain confidentiality about editorial board activities and discussion, and (3) sign a disclosure form to affirm that he or she has read, understands, and agrees to abide by the conflict of interest policy and also agrees to disclose any known conflicts or to state that no conflicts exist at that time. Conflicts of interest must be disclosed to the editor-in-chief, who will determine how to manage, reduce, or eliminate any such conflict.

Gary Atwood, MA, MSLIS
Health Sciences Education Librarian and Library Assistant Professor
Dana Medical Library and University of Vermont Medical Libraries

Sheila Chauvin, PhD
Director of Office of Medical Education Research and Development and Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Sonia J. Crandall, PhD, MS
Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Director of Research and Scholarship
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Education Online

Anthony Palatta, DDS, EdD, MS
Senior Director for Academic Program Development
American Dental Education Association

Charles G. Prober, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology
Founding Executive Director
Stanford Center for Health Education
Senior Associate Vice Provost for Health Education
Stanford University School of Medicine

David P. Sklar, MD
Senior Advisor and Professor  
Arizona State University
Editor-in-Chief of Academic Medicine

Jeffery Stewart, DDS
Senior Vice President for Educational Leadership and Innovation
American Dental Education Association

Hugh A. Stoddard, MEd, PhD
Assistant Dean for Medical Education Research
Emory University School of Medicine

Karen Szauter, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch

Tom Viggiano, MD
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
Mayo Medical School

Alison J. Whelan, MD (ex officio)
Chief Medical Education Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges

LouAnn Woodward, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Associate Editors

Associate editors assist with the recruitment of submissions and peer reviewers, employ their knowledge and expertise in the assignment of reviewers during the peer review process and review of submissions, and provide publication recommendations to the editor-in-chief.

ADEA WeTeach 

Michelle Wheater, PhD
Professor and Director of the Division of Biomedical Sciences
Assistant Dean of Research and Scholarly Achievement
University of Detroit Mercy


Melissa Davidson, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Vermont College of Medicine


Hugh A. Stoddard, MEd, PhD
Assistant Dean for Medical Education Research
Emory University School of Medicine

Biochemistry & Genetics

Richard Sabina, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Chronic Illness

Erica Friedman, MD
Deputy Dean and Medical Professor
The City College of New York

Communication Skills

Mark Di Corcia, PhD, OTR
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science
Charles E. Schmidt COM at Florida Atlantic University


Paul C. Edwards MSc, DDS
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine and Radiology
Indiana University School of Dentistry

Differences of Sex Development

Kristen Eckstrand, MD, PhD
Founding Director of the Program for LGBTI Health
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity

John Paul Sánchez MD, MPH 
Associate Professor, Emergency Department
Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 

Emergency Medicine

Michael Cassara, DO, MSEd
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University

Dan Mayer, MD
Director of Evidence-Based Health Care and Professor of Emergency Medicine
Albany Medical College

Faculty Development

Maria Blanco, EdD
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Tufts University School of Medicine

Kathy Kreutzer, MEd
Professionalism Committee Member and Chair of the Teaching Excellence Awards Committee
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Faculty Affairs

Mary Dankoski, PhD
Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine


Rainier Soriano, MD
Director of Educational Technology 
Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Internal Medicine

Gordon Woods, MD, MHPE
College Master and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in Medical Education
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Interprofessional Education

Sonia J. Crandall, PhD, MS
Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Director of Research and Scholarship
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Education Online

LGBT Health

Jennifer Potter, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Tracey Milligan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School

OB/GYN & Bioethics

Amina White, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Howard University College of Medicine


T. Kent Denmark, MD
Medical Director and Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Medical Education
Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Wendy Hobson-Roher, MD, MSPH
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics
University of Utah School of Medicine


Benjamin Chan, MD
Assistant Dean of Admissions; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Utah School of Medicine

Public Health

Jacob Prunuske, MD
Associate Professor of Family and Community Health
Assistant Dean for Clinical Learning 
Medical College of Wisconsin – Central Wisconsin

Quality Improvement/Patient Safety

Jodi Abbott, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Boston University School of Medicine


Alexander Grieco, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Standardized Patients

Cate Nicholas, EdD
Director of Education and Operations, Clinical Stimulation Laboratory Director of the Standardized Patient Program, and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine


Michael Hulme, PhD
Assistant Professor of General Surgery
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Jason Lees, MD
Associate Professor, Residency Program Director Department of Surgery
Oklahoma University School of Medicine

Team-Based Learning

Ruth Levine, MD
Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs and Professor of Psychiatry
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine