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Associate Chief

Zachary Shepherd, MD

Zachary Shepherd, MD

A well-defined and rigorous structure is the backbone of any organization with a complex workflow. As the Associate Medical Director for Clinical Operations and Education, I will continue to define our mission and standardize our structure and workflow to maximize the efficacy of our division as well as create a robust curriculum to coordinate between all levels of education throughout the division of hospital medicine.



Associate Chief of Administration

Tara Mathews

Tara Mathews

Our Division is a multi-faceted and complex microcosm of Hospitalists, Advanced Practice Providers, residents, students, interns and administrative staff. Through the process of engagement, our Division is able to navigate, adapt to, and achieve complex goals because of unification and solidarity. In my administrative role, I am committed to providing everyone in our Division, the ability to succeed both professionally and socially through opportunities within the Upstate Community, and beyond. In an everchanging environment of technological advancements and quality measurements, I am passionate about supporting and leading our Division towards the best outcomes and ensuring that longevity, is the result of promoting the development and growth of all who go on this journey with us.



Associate Medical Director at Community Campus

Tanya George, MD

Tanya George, MD

Our Hospitalist group is at the forefront of education, executive leadership and hospital policy. Many of our members serve on various hospital committees dedicated to the advancement of our mission and comprehensive, quality patient care. As the Associate Medical Director of the Division of Hospital Medicine I help to coordinate the transition between Upstate's Downtown and Community campus and fulfill the ideal of two campuses, one Hospital.


Associate Medical Director of Clinical Operations & Education

Ilona Chepak, MD

Ilona Chepak, MD


Associate Chief of Quality

Harvir Singh Gambhir, MD

Harvir Singh Gambhir, MD

 


Hospital Medicine Associate Chief of EMR

Joshua Beckler, MD

Joshua Beckler, MD

 Skillfully navigating the electronic medical record stands as a vital component in taking good care of patients. In my new role as associate chief of EMR I would like to work with IMT trained individuals to implement changes in EPIC that can make it more user friendly and efficient for health care providers. My focus will also be on training clinicians on how to use EPIC more effectively and efficiently so that they can focus more of their time on education and patient care and less time on the EMR.

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