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  • Affinity Group

    Steering Committee - NEGEA

    2022-2023

    Chair

    Steven Rougas, MD, MS, FACEP
    Director, Doctoring Program
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Science
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Steven_rougas@brown.edu 

    Chair-Elect

    Rebecca Blanchard, PhD
    Director of Faculty Development, Online MedEd
    Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School-Baystate
    Rebecca.Blanchard@onlinemeded.org

    Past Chair

    Janine R. Shapiro, MD
    Associate Dean for Faculty Development
    Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education
    Professor of Anesthesiology
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    janine_shapiro@urmc.rochester.edu 

    UME Representative 

    Robin K. Ovitsh, MD
    Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    Associate Dean of Clinical Competencies
    SUNY Downstate School of Medicine
    Robin.Ovitsh@downstate.edu

    GME Representative

    Raquel Belforti, DO, MS
    Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
    RaquelDO.Belforti@baystatehealth.org 

    CPD Representative

    Miya Bernson-Leung, MD, EdM
    Associate Medical Director of CME
    Director, Child Neurology Residency Training Program
    Boston Children’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School
    Miya.Bernson-Leung@childrens.harvard.edu 

    MESRE Representative

    Christopher Mooney, PhD, MPH, MA
    Director of Assessment
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    christopher_mooney@urmc.rochester.edu 

    MESRE Chair-Elect

    Sarah McCallum, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics
    Director, Combined Degree Programs
    Albany Medical College
    Mccalls@amc.edu 

    Members-at-Large (MAL)

    Taranjeet K. Ahuja, DO MSEd
    Assistant Professor of Science Education
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Faculty, Communication Skills & Pediatrics
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
    Taranjeet.ahuja@hofstra.edu 

    Dowin Boatright, MD
    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Yale School of Medicine
    dowin.boatright@yale.edu 

    Jessica Kilham, MLIS AHIP
    Associate Director – Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 7
    Lamar Soutter Library – UMass Chan Medical School
    Jessica.kilham@umassmed.edu

    Hyacinth R.C. Mason, PhD MPH CHES
    Assistant Dean of Students
    Tufts University School of Medicine
    hyaicnth.mason@tufts.edu

    Kiran Pandit, MD MPH
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Kdp9@cumc.columbia.edu