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Office of Medical Education

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Donna Elliott

Vice Dean for Medical Education 
(323) 442-1875

I have two daughters in their 30s, both married (no grandchildren yet!). One is a Cook County public defender and the other is a graduate of Keck and is currently a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Loma Linda; she completed her pediatric residency at CHLA. My husband and I have two Labrador retrievers – Kona a chocolate lab and Lulu a black lab mix. I love reading mystery novels and watching romantic comedies. I have a love of dance and have danced my entire life; recently I took ballroom dance classes. My dream was to dance on Broadway!

Hazel Martinez

Medical Education Assistant
(323) 442-2010

I like to take long walks and enjoy hiking. Also, I’m a proud grand-mother who enjoys spending time with my grandkids.  I have two beautiful furry babies, Tiger and Baby, who I enjoy playing with.

Georgianna Newell

CQI Accreditation Administrator

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Assistant Dean, Educational Administration / Registrar
(323) 442-2419

I enjoy spending time with my husband and four children, two girls that are USC undergraduates and my twin sons who are in high school. I am a Disney fanatic (annual passholder).

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Mandy Garcia

Director, Student & Enrollment Services

(323) 442-3050

I have a passion for crafts, especially for making cards (I even have a side hustle Etsy shop for handmade greeting cards).

I also enjoy crocheting and cross-stitching. 

I get a rush from breaking out of escape rooms, and I secretly love Barry Manilow's song, Mandy, for which I am named.

Cynthia Hyun

Operations Manager
(323) 442-2964


Special Projects Manager


Scholarship and Financial Literacy Program Manager


Clerkship Coordinator

Department of Medical Education

Art Director for Medical Illustration

(323) 442-0482

When I’m not drawing or painting, you can find me in the gym, curled up with a book, or hitting the trail in a National Park.

Amanda Frataccia

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical

   Education; Assistant Director of Clinical

   Skills Education and Evaluation Center

(323) 442-0311

Alan Liu

CHSE Instructor of Clinical Medical


(323) 442-2391

Kathryn Schaivone

I had the privilege of working  at the University of Rwanda School of Nursing for 2 years in 2012 and 2013. These amazing students are now my family and I have traveled back over the years for their weddings and celebrations. Despite the distance l love having “adopted” children who continue to teach me the power of kindness, justice, resilience, and compassion.

Student Affairs


Associate Dean for Student Affairs

(323) 442-2553


Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
(323) 442-2553

I’m a lifelong Trojan and SoCal resident who was born and raised in the “SGV.”  I’m a fan of football and music, going to concerts (of all genre, but usually pop/rock), and am married to a musician.  I love my three jobs--Med/Peds hospitalist, Student Affairs, and mother to my three children (2 fur children and 1 human toddler)—and enjoy spending quality time with family and friends doing one of my favorite activities—eating and enjoying boba.

Director, Student Affairs

Associate Director, Academic and Career Advising

Anthony Tritto

Program Manager, MD-PhD Program

(323) 442-2965

I love watching all sports, specially football.  I’m originally from Buffalo, NY so my favorite team is the Buffalo Bills.  My wife and I have a tradition to visit a new football stadium every year and last year my daughter joined this tradition. 


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I'm the mom of 3 amazing kids, 2 boys, 1 girl and a grandma to a furry Papillon/ Maltese name "Whiskey"!😁 My favorite colors are Aqua, Turquoise, and black.


Academic Support Services

Director, Academic Support Program
(323) 442-2553


Student Well-Being

Chantal Young

Director of Medical Student      

(323) 442-2420

East coast born but west coast obsessed, I'm a fan of backpacking in remote nature, travel, salsa dancing, weightlifting, playing the harp and piano, the Ezra Klein podcast, cozy times with friends and family, and cuddling up with a novel and my grey tabby, Lia.

Maria Juliani

Associate Director of Medical

     Student Well-Being
(323) 442-4504

I love spending time with my two kids whenever we can (both USC grads!) and friends. I try to stay in the moment, enjoy going on walks with my rescue pup Lefty and attempting new vegetarian recipes! 


Asssitant Director of Admissions

(323) 442-2420

Michael Richards

Associate Director for Admissions 

(323) 442-2452




Associate Dean for Curriculum
(323) 442-1763

I love to travel and read and I relish Sunday mornings with the paper and a cup of coffee. But mostly, I love to spend time with my wife, two teenage daughters and dog.

Kevin Nash

Assistant Dean for Curriculum

(323) 442-1295


Director, Office for Curriculum
(323) 442-1608

Terri Bidle

 Program Specialist
(323) 442-2081

My passion is playing in the ocean! I love SCUBA diving, snorkeling and teaching others about magnificent whales as a naturalist on Whale Watching boats. My two Fur-Friends keep me hiking and happy.

Christine Kaneshige

Academic Program Specialist
(323) 442-1763

Now that I’ve graduated from the USC Gould School of Law, Master of Studies in Law program, my focus is on simplifying/ decluttering, knitting hats for donation to the USC Norris Image Enhancement Center, learning American Sign Language, Japanese calligraphy, and doga.

Maribel Martinez

Academic Program Specialist, PPM 

(323) 442-2452

I love spending time with my beautiful daughter.  I enjoy the theater, writing poetry, painting, music, dancing, pretty much everything and anything that has to do with the arts.  I also enjoy the outdoors especially visiting floral gardens. 

Academic Program Specialist, ICM

(323) 442-2439

I love all outdoor sports/activities.

I especially enjoy riding my bike, exercising and spending time with friends and family. I'm just a social butterfly.

Elti Ramirez

Academic Program Specialist
(323) 442-1763

I enjoy spending my free time with my two kids, who are 11 and 5. I also like to read and watching scary movies.

Jasmine Serrano

Diversity and Inclusion 

Joyce Richey

Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion

Associate Professor, Clinical Physiology

   & Neuroscience
(323) 442-1939

My favorite way to decompress is to cook. Yes, chopping, dicing, mixing and tasting are excellent de-stressors. I love creating different dishes for my husband and son (when he is visiting from Chicago.) Their favorite meal is seafood etouffee. As you can imagine, there is a great deal of cooking this year!

Director, Office of Diversity and         Inclusion Programs 

(323) 442-1052

Kairos Llobrera

Educational Information Systems

Norm Hopson

Information Technology Manager
(323) 442-3563

Wesley Chen

Programmer Analyst II
(323) 442-2042

Standard family man. Have two sons and a beautiful wife. Like to sing, watching movies and eat Sushi with my family. Very pleased to work at Keck School of Medicine.

Chulho Jo

Programmer Analyst II

(323) 442-2041

I work as a software engineer in a team responsible for implementing and maintaining solutions for learning system needs and data integration. I'm a family man and usually go by CJ.

Programmer Analyst III

(323) 442-2190

Raymond Lam

Primary Care Program

Jo Marie Reilly

Clinical Professor of Family Medicine 

Director, Primary Care Initiative

Vice Chair for Education, Family Medicine 

(323) 442-2438

I love spending time with my multi-generational family, cooking , baking, hiking and perusing my two professional passions- seeing patients and teaching students!

Educational Technologies & Learning Environments

Patrick Crispen

Director of Educational Technology

(323) 442-2183

Reuben Elias

Manager of Learning Environments

(323) 442-2197

Office of Financial Aid

MD/PhD Program

Please direct all inquiries to


Director, MD/PhD Program

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