Celebration of New Members

Seated audience of people attending celebration of new members

Our Annual Celebration of New Members honors the incoming Academy Class and recognizes the contributions of health professions education staff and "front-line" teachers, educators, and mentors who impact our learners and faculty peers on a regular basis to make UCSF such an outstanding healthcare institution. This event was open to the UCSF Community.

2023 Celebration of New Members

Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Pritzker Auditorium, Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building
Mission Bay Campus and Zoom

Congratulations to the Academy Class of 2023

Induction of school-wide faculty to AME: these inductees demonstrate excellence in direct teaching learners and/or faculty development for teachers/educators. New members also demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in one or more additional areas of health professions education activity: mentoring and advising; curriculum development, instructional design, and technology; educational leadership; and learner assessment.

Academy Class of 2023
  • Noriko Tei Boyd Anderson, MD, MPH, Department of Neurology
  • Sam Brondfield MD MAEd, Department of Medicine 
  • Kelly M. Cordoro, MD, Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics
  • Nicole M. Cresalia, MD, Department of Pediatrics 
  • Anthony Ding, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 
  • Tammy Duong, MD, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Martha J. Elster MD, Department of Pediatrics 
  • Sabrina Fernandez, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Robin S. Goldman, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine 
  • Aaron Harries, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Kenzo Hirose, MD, Department of Surgery 
  • Lily Hitchner, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine 
  • Marianne Hultgren, DNP, RN, CNE, Department of Family Health Care Nursing
  • Corina Iacopetti, MD, MA, Department of Pediatrics 
  • Erica Lawson, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Andrea Long, MD, Department of Surgery 
  • Lisa Mihaly, RN, MS, FNP, Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Pediatrics
  • Lisa Ochoa-Frongia, MD, Department of Medicine 
  • Iris M. Otani, MD, Department of Medicine 
  • Nailyn Rasool, MD, Department of Ophthalmology 
  • Ashkon Shaahinfar, MD, MPH, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Yalda Shahram, MD, Department of Medicine 
  • Peter Ureste, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Mia Williams, MD, MS, Department of Medicine

Other Awards and Honors Presented:


photo of Michelle Albert
Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH

Disrupting and Transforming Our Medical Workforce: Towards Overcoming Inequities in Academic Medicine

Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH

Dr. Albert is Associate Dean of Admissions in the UCSF School of Medicine, Walter A. Haas-Lucie Stern Endowed Chair in Cardiology, and Director of the Center for the Study of Adversity and Cardiovascular Disease.


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