Meet Our Team

Program Directors 


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, playing with her new puppy Olive 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.

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Tara Scribner, MD – Assistant Program Director

Dr. Scribner received her medical degree from the University of Washington through the WWAMI program In Alaska. She completed Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center, where she and her co-chiefs established the residency's Academic Half Day and original POCUS elective programs. She experienced community hospitalist medicine at Central Vermont Medical Center before returning to academic medicine at UVM. Her role as Assistant Program Director has included creation and directorship of the residency's longitudinal Point of Care Ultrasound and procedure training curricula. Her main academic interests include promoting procedural competence and confidence, teaching critical thinking in clinical practice, and supporting resident wellness both in and out of the hospital. In her own time outside the hospital, she tends to travel spontaneously, garden obsessively, and strives to expose her children to as many new experiences as possible.

Chief Residents

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Tanesha Beebe-Peat, MD grew up in the Bronx, New York and attended Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, before moving to Chicago to attend Loyola University Chicago for medical school. Tanesha came to University of Vermont Medical Center for residency given its rigorous academic medicine experience with a small family feel! Outside of the hospital, Tanesha can be found enjoying Vermont with her wife, Katelyn and dog, Stellaluna. Tanesha will be applying to Cardiology fellowship in the upcoming year and is passionate about quality improvement and medical education. 

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Ali Jandal, MD, grew up in La Crosse, WI.  He went to Drake University in Iowa for his undergraduate degree where he met his wife, Morgan. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health he came to Vermont to take advantage of Lake Champlain and the beautiful Green Mountain State while in residency. Ali was drawn to UVMMC for the balance between autonomy and support as well as the camaraderie of the residents. He is currently applying to cardiology fellowship and is passionate about medical education and leadership. Ali and Morgan are expecting their first child this September.

Colton Jensen, MD, grew up in Waukee, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa for undergraduate and medical school. He came to UVMMC for internal medicine residency for the supportive environment with opportunities for individualized development. Outside the hospital, Colton enjoys spending time with his partner Liz and their two cats, hiking, and going to breweries. He is currently applying for nephrology fellowship and is passionate about medical education and resident wellness.



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Sienna Searles, MD, grew up in Vermont and stayed local for her college, medical school, and residency education.  Sienna appreciates the close-knit community that UVM offers while still being a rigorous academic medicine experience.  Outside the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their two dogs!  Sienna is leading towards applying to fellowship in hematology/oncology.  She is excited to be involved in medical education and be a resource to ensure residents feel challenged and supported.

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Massoud Saleki, MD, grew up in Spokane, Washington, and attended the University of Washington for undergraduate and medical school.  Massoud pursued residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Vermont Medical Center to experience rigorous academic training in a large catchment area with a community-first spirit.  When not at work, Massoud is either staying active or catching up on reality television (or both).  Following his upcoming chief residency year, Massoud will be applying for fellowship in Cardiology.

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Kristine (Kristi) McLaughlin, MD, grew up in Shoreview, MN.  She went to the University of Wisconsin - Madison for her undergraduate degree and completed her medical degree at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.  After interviewing at the University of Vermont Medical Center, she knew it would be the place for her due to the camaraderie between residents, encouraging faculty, and fulfilling academic opportunities.  Outside of work you can find her with her partner Ben exploring local restaurants and spending time outside with her big pup (who often goes everywhere with them).  She will be pursuing a career in hospital medicine after her chief year.