2018-2019 Clinician-Educator Fellows

The Department of Medicine (DOM) has selected two new recipients of its Clinician-Educator Fellow Development Program, which creates opportunities for the development of fellows who plan academic careers as clinician educators, including education-oriented scholarship. Congratulations to:

Katie McPhersonKatie McPherson, MD is a second-year pulmonology and critical care fellow in the Department of Medicine (Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care). Dr. McPherson completed both her medical training and internal medicine residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine where she was also a chief medical resident in 2016 - 2017. Alongside Katie’s research interests (how communication skills are taught), her educational research interest is the effect of learning climate on the culture of medicine. For her project in the DOM Clinician-Educator Fellow Development Program, she will design and implement a wellness curriculum for providers to reduce burnout. Her mentors for this project are Marc Moss, MD and Mark Kearns, MD.


Alexis TumoloAlexis Tumolo, MD is a second-year fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology the Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiology). She previously completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases and was named Chief Fellow in 2016 - 2017. Dr. Tumolo’s medical training took place at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, followed by an internal medicine residency in the Clinician Educator track at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. Alexis also served as a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her current focus is in program improvement and innovation in the provision of cardiac electrophysiology. As part of this focus, she devised, implemented and supervised a monthly curriculum for residents on the cardiac intensive care rotation, and plans to use this program to develop a simulation education program for electrophysiology fellows. Her primary mentor is Mel Anderson, MD.