Mark Pasanen, MD, FACP - Program Director
Dr. Pasanen graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency, including a chief residency, at the University of Washington in Seattle. He then completed a Faculty Development Fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina. He is the immediate past Governor for the Vermont Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He practices both inpatient and outpatient General Internal Medicine, supervising residents in both settings, and directs the Internal Medicine Hospitalist group. Always passionate about resident teaching, after over ten years as an Associate Program Director, he became Residency Program Director in 2014. When not at work, he enjoys biking, hiking, tennis and spending time with his family.
Halle Sobel, MD – Associate Program Director
Dr. Sobel graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her primary care internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics. She practices general internal medicine at Burlington Adult Primary Care where she is passionate about resident precepting. She enjoys curricular development and is always looking for ways to innovate the ambulatory curriculum and the primary care track. She has a passion for medical education and is a distinguished educator in the teaching academy and is involved both regionally and nationally with SGIM. Her academic interests include resident education and mentoring, addiction medicine, population health and narrative medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys visiting independent books stores and farmers markets, gardening, talking walks with her dog Daisy and spending time with her family.
Andy Hale, MD – Associate Program Director
Dr. Hale received his undergraduate education at Middlebury College, then went to medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed internal medicine residency, chief residency, and infectious diseases fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He is now an Infectious Diseases physician at UVMMC and an avid medical educator and researcher. He is the director of several courses including Cardiac, Respiratory, and Renal pathophysiology at UVM College of Medicine, Infectious Diseases at Middlebury College, and Comparative Physiology at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. His main research interests include medical education, HIV and HCV, and he has produced over 75 peer-reviewed publications and posters. When not at work, he enjoys backcountry skiing, rock and ice climbing, trail running, and playing with his golden retriever Mango.
Emily Greenberger, MD – Associate Program Director
Dr. Greenberger attended Williams College and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. During medical school, she spent a year conducting clinical research in Gaborone, Botswana with the Doris Duke Foundation. She completed internal medicine residency at the University of Washington in Seattle and then began working as an academic hospitalist at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She then transitioned to South Burlington Adult Primary Care, where she currently works as a general internist. She is passionate about medical education, and her particular focuses are teaching clinical reasoning and coaching both residents and students in wellness and career development. She is the course director for the fourth-year medical student course Preparation for Practice, which focuses on professional identify formation and applying for residency. Outside of work, she is an avid cyclist, mountain biker, and backcountry and skate skier.
Katherine Menson, DO – Associate Program Director
Dr. Menson received her degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She pursued both her internal medicine residency and pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She joined on as faculty in 2019 and is the medical director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. She is active in American Thoracic Society and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and has clinical interests in sarcoidosis, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2. When not at work she enjoys biking, shopping on Church Street, and exploring greater Burlington with her family.
David Rand DO, MPH – Assistant Program Director
Dr. Rand completed his medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Master in Public Health in Health Policy at Yale University, primary care internal medicine residency at the University of Vermont, and palliative care fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He practices as a general and oncology hospitalist. He is an enthusiastic medical educator and especially enjoys teaching communication skills. In 2019 he was named the Clinical Teacher of Year by the UVM College of Medicine and is currently a Harvard Macy Medical Education Scholar. David is passionate about environmental advocacy and serves on the steering committee of the VT Climate and Health Alliance. Outside of work, he enjoys sailing on Lake Champlain, hiking, home repair projects, and spending time with his family.
Tara Scribner, MD – Assistant Program Director
Tara Scribner received an eclectic undergraduate education at the Universities of Alaska in Juneau and Fairbanks, continuing to explore the state during medical school at the University of Washington through the WWAMI program. She completed internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center, where she and her co-chiefs established the current academic half day and POCUS elective programs. She worked at the Central Vermont Medical Center before returning to academic medicine at UVM. She collaborated with a colleague to establish the POCUS credentialing pathway for IM residents and teaches in both the resident and medical student POCUS curriculums. Her main academic interests include promoting procedural competence and confidence, teaching critical thinking in clinical practice, and resident wellness and mentoring. Outside of work, she enjoys travel, gardening, skiing, and exposing her children to as many new experiences as possible.
Jamie Rowell, MD, grew up in Charleston, SC where she went to undergraduate at College of Charleston and medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. She and her wife, Liz, busted out of the South and have fully embraced life in Vermont, particularly with the recent birth of their daughter, Emerson. Jamie was drawn to UVMMC for the emphasis on individualized resident development in a holistic yet rigorous academic culture. She is currently applying to fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and is passionate about medical education and systems improvement.
Dave Steinmetz, MD, grew up in Connecticut and attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for undergraduate and medical school. He came to the University of Vermont for internal medicine residency because of the program’s emphasis on a balanced education in a supportive environment. Beyond the hospital, Dave loves the city of Burlington and all the outdoor activities Vermont has to offer – particularly in the winter. After his chief year, he will be pursuing a career in outpatient primary care.
Aurasch Moaven, MD grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University for college. He completed medical school at University of Maryland Medical School. Aurasch came to the University of Vermont Medical Center for residency because of the supportive learning environment and fantastic internal medicine training. Outside the hospital, Aurasch can be found hanging with his wife, Leyla, and newborn son, Cyrus. He is also a fan of his two cats, Aloo and Baghali. Aurasch is currently applying into Gastroenterology and Hepatology and is passionate about medical education and helping residents achieve their research goals.
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