Andrew Perron, MD

Andrew Perron, MD

Dr. Perron is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and serves as the EM residency program director. He has authored more than 150 peer reviewed publications, review articles, and book chapters. He speaks locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on GME accreditation, orthopedic trauma, neurologic emergencies, and cardiology topics. He was the 2007 ACEP speaker of the year. He lives in Falmouth, Maine.

Contact Information:

Email: perroa@mmc.org

Office: 207-662-7015

Casey MacVane, MD, MPH

Casey MacVane, MD, MPH

Associate Residency Director & Assistant ProfesorDepartment of Emergency MedicineMaine Medical Center

Dr. MacVane is originally from Maine, having grown up in the greater Portland area. She attended Brown University, studying Latin American Studies and Psychology. She obtained a Masters in Public Health and subsequently attended Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Maine Medical Center and served as chief resident. She is currently an attending physician and the Associate Residency Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Prior to this she was the Emergency Medicine Director of Medical Student Education for 3 years. Her academic interests include resident and medical school education, social media for medical professionals, public health and patient safety. She lives in Yarmouth, Maine with her husband and three sons.

Contact Information:

Email: macvac1@mmc.org

Denham Ward, MD

Denham Ward, MD

Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology, TUSM
Emeritus Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology
University of Rochester, Rochester NY
Co-Director of The Academy

Dr. Ward received his BS(EE) from the University of Maine and his Ph.D. from UCLA in System Science. His medical degree is from the University of Miami where he did an internal medicine internship. He completed his anesthesiology residency at UCLA where he remained on the faculty. While at UCLA, he served as the residency program director. In 1992, he moved to the University of Rochester to become Chair of the Anesthesiology department. He also served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development – Medical Education and directed several medical school basic science courses. In 2011, Dr. Ward “semi-retired” to his family home in Bowdoinham. He also serves on the Admissions committee for the Maine Track and on the Institutional Faculty Promotions Committee.

Contact Information:

Email: dward2@mmc.org

Dr. Bob Bing-You, MD, MEd, MBAM

Dr. Bob Bing-You, MD, MEd, MBAM

Vice President of Medical Education, Maine Medical Center
Co-Director of The Academy

Dr. Bing-You is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training here at Maine Medical Center, followed by a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology. He then went on to obtain a Masters in Adult Education at the University of Southern Maine. For eight years, Dr. Bing-You served as Residency Program Director and Clerkship Director for the Department of Internal Medicine. He has been active at the leadership level of several educational committees, such as MMC Graduate Medical Education Committee, C.M.E. Advisory Committee, Maine Track Admissions Subcommittee, GME Planning Committee, and Master Teacher Peer Review Committee, to name a few.

Dr. Bing-You practices at Maine Medical Partners Endocrinology and Diabetes Center, located in Scarborough, ME. His practice focus is on thyroid conditions and bone health. As Vice President of Medical Education he serves on the Board of Maine Medical Partners. Most recently he completed his MBA degree through the University of Massachusetts.

Contact Information:

Email: bingyb@mmc.org

Office: 207-662-7060

Elizabeth Sue Rose, MPH

Elizabeth Sue Rose, MPH

Program Manager
Faculty Development

Faculty Development Program Manager with the Department of Medical Education. Ms. Rose received a B.S. from University of Massachusetts Lowell and an MPH from the University of New England. Ms. Rose’s general research and academic interests are in Population Health, Occupational Health and Social Media in Medical Education.  She conducted her capstone project with the US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker Alabama prior to starting her work with Maine Medical Center. Additionally, she has extensive experience with federal and local grantsmanship. She currently serves as the Co-Director of the Medical Outcomes Research Group (MEORG) and the Department of Medical Education Peer Review Group. She also serves as the Program Manager of the Educational Innovations Grants Program.

Contact Information:

Email: erose@mmc.org

Frank Chessa, MD

Frank Chessa, MD

Dr. Chessa is the Director of Clinical Ethics at Maine Medical Center. Additionally, he serves as the Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Course Director of Ethics and Professionalism at Tufts University School of Medicine. He previously worked as an Assistant Professor at both Bates College and the University of Nevada. He attended Dickinson College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Environmental Studies. He received a Master of Arts in philosophy at the University of South Florida, followed by a Doctorate in Philosophy at Georgetown University. At Georgetown, he focused on ethical theory and medical ethics. In 2012, he was awarded “Outstanding Lecturer” from Tufts University School of Medicine. He regularly presents at national conferences and has numerous publications on medical ethics. His topics of interest include Clinical Ethics (e.g., End-of-Life Care, Organ Transplantation, Reproductive Health), Medical Ethics (e.g., Methodology, Just Distribution of Health Care Resources, Managing Relationships with Industry, Research Ethics), and General Ethical Theory.

Contact Information:

Email: chessf@mmc.org

Kalli Varaklis, MD

Kalli Varaklis, MD

Kalli Varaklis is the Residency Program Director for OB/GYN and serves as the Assistant DIO for the Department of Medical Education. Entrustable Professional Acts (EPA’s) are a hot topic in academic medicine and will be one important way to evaluate competency in residents and fellows. Dr. Varaklis’ research interests included Shared Decision making in the Ambulatory OB/GYN setting and cross-cultural communication. She is an avid organic gardener.

Contact Information:

Email: mededuc@mmc.org

Mark Parker, MD

Mark Parker, MD

Dr. Parker is the director of both the Division of Nephrology and Transplantation and the Nephrology Fellowship Program at Maine Medical Center. In the latter role, he has devised and published fellowship training level Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE). He is also the chair of the Workforce Committee of the American Society of Nephrology. He has attained expertise in healthcare workforce assessment and the development of pipeline recruitment programs for medical students and residents. His clinical focus is on management of resistant hypertension and renovascular disease and he has research interests in early biomarkers of chronic kidney disease. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Contact Information:

Email: parkem@mmc.org

Office: 207-662-2417

Paul Han, MD, MA, MPH

Paul Han, MD, MA, MPH

Dr. Han is Director of the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Maine Medical Center. He received an A.B. from Cornell University, an M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine, and an MPH and MA in Bioethics from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a board-certified general internist and palliative medicine physician, and completed Internal Medicine residency training at UCLA Medical Center, and a research fellowship in cancer prevention and control at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Dr. Han’s general research interests are in risk communication and shared medical decision making, and his work bridges the disciplines of health services and behavioral research. His specific interests are in the communication and management of uncertainty in health care, and on improving methods and outcomes of communicating scientific uncertainty to patients.

Contact Information:

Email: mededuc@mmc.org

Robert Trowbridge, MD

Robert Trowbridge, MD

Director of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

Dr. Trowbridge is Division Director of General Internal Medicine at Maine Medical Center. He received his AB from Colgate University and his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine. After finishing his residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Hospital, he completed a fellowship in Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is primarily a clinician-educator and serves as the director of the nine-site Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship of the Tufts University School of Medicine Maine Track Program and is site director for the Internal Medicine Clerkship.

His specific interest is in the development of clinical reasoning abilities and the avoidance of diagnostic error. He has additional interest in teaching clinical reasoning and serves as Co-Course Director for second-year course Introduction to Clinical Reasoning at Tufts and an editor of the book, “Teaching Clinical Reasoning”, from the American College of Physicians.

Contact Information:

Email: mededuc@mmc.org

Office: 207-662-7060

Thomas Van der Kloot, MD

Thomas Van der Kloot, MD

Tom Van der Kloot grew up in New York and graduated in 1988 from Harvard College. He received his M.D. in 1992, from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency, Chief Residency, and Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Minnesota.  He arrived in Maine in 1999, joining Chest Medicine Associates, for whom he now serves as Vice President. He has served as Director of Medical Critical Care as well as Interim Chief of Critical Care at MMC. He was the Director of MaineHealth Vital Network, an enhanced the critical care monitoring system for MaineHealth. He currently serves as Director for the Clinical Learning Environment Review and Director for Rural Education at MMC.