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
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
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
Ilona Chepak, MD
As our division continues to grow and expand, my goal is to define our operations in a way that is clear and understandable to everyone. I use the feedback received from our Hospitalist Structures and Policies Committee (HSPC) and discussion boards to make adjustments to optimize our workflow and operations.
Associate Medical Director for Advanced Education
Koh-Eun Narm, MD
Educational needs of a practicing physician are constantly evolving with changes in clinical practice. My vision is to foster a collaborative culture within our division to enhance clinical, scientific, and professional education. As we continue our lifelong journey as scholars and educators, we hope to create an environment that promotes continuous growth and learning.
Associate Chief of Quality
Harvir Singh Gambhir, MD
As an Associate Chief for Quality in the Division of Hospital Medicine, my vision is to develop and transform into a proactive culture of patient safety and engage all in continuous quality and process improvement to provide patient and family-centered care.
Associate Chief of EMR
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.