The following is a partial list of our world-class faculty who teach in the Master of Academic Medicine program, bringing together a unique combination of perspectives and skills. Please contact Dr. Nyquist with any questions: 323-442-2372 or nyquist@usc.edu

Core Faculty

  • Julie G. Nyquist, PhD, Program Director (Professor of Medical Education)
  • Kathleen Besinque, PharmD, MSEd (Clinical Associate Professor of Medical Education)
  • Donna Elliott, MD, EdD (Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medical Education; Vice Dean and Chair, Department of Medical Education)
  • Cha Chi Fung, PhD (Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Education; Vice Chair for Medical Education; Assistant Dean for Research and Scholarship)
  • Jerry Gates, PhD (Professor of Clinical Family Medicine)
  • Tara Humphrey, DO, MACM (Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology)
  • Cathy Jalali, PhD  (Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education; Vice Chair for Medical Education; Director, Faculty Development)
  • Win May, MD, PhD, FRCP  (Professor Emerita of Medical Education; Director Emerita, Center for Assessment)
  • Jeffrey Ring, PhD  (Clinical Professor of Family Medicine; Principle, Health Management Associates)
  • Samuel Yanofsky, MD, MSEd  (Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology; Director, Faculty Development and Medical Education, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles)

Expert Contributors

The program calls upon many experienced medical educators to work with our core faculty to help deliver superior courses.

  • Lavjay Butani, MD, MACM (Professor of Nephrology, Chief of Pediatric Nephrology, and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, UC Davis School of Medicine)
  • Jack DePriest, MD, MACM (Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine)
  • Natalie Hohensee, DDS, MACM (Associate Professor, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry)
  • Holly Olson, MD, MACM (Assistant Professor and Deputy Designated Institutional Office, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine)
  • Chad Rasmussen, DDS, MACM (Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Vice Chair for Education, and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medical Specialties, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Program Director, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine)
  • Franz Smith, MD, MACM (Director of Graduate Medical Education and Chief Academic Officer, Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Assistant Dean, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School)
  • Anne Spangler, MD, MACM (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, retired)
  • Dale Vincent, MD, MPH, MACM (Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii, retired)
  • Velyn Wu, MD, MACM (Associate Program Director, Clerkship Director, Family Medicine, University of Florida)