The GME Team is here to help you... Please let us know how!

The GME Office is located on the Sacramento Campus on the 4th Floor of the Education Building.  See below for the list of team members and their primary responsibilities.  If unsure who to contact, feel free to send general inquiries to  

For program information and training verification please contact your Program directly.  

GME Administration

Susan Guralnick, M.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official
Professor of Pediatrics

916-734-4066 |

Dr. Guralnick has the authority and responsibility for all UC Davis Health ACGME-accredited and non-ACGME-accredited GME programs, including those located at the Sacramento campus and all affiliate sites.

Dr. Guralnick is responsible for GME training activities, as well as operational and strategic planning for Graduate Medical Education at UC Davis Health.  Through this role, Dr. Guralnick ensures institutional compliance with program accreditation and Clinical Learning Environment (CLER) requirements, monitors and works to enhance resident/fellow wellness, and supports program leadership.

Ryan Traynham, M.B.A., Director, Graduate Medical Education
916-734-3526 |

Ryan Traynham is the principal administrative leader for the Office of Graduate Medical Education.  His primary responsibilities are to implement the vision set forth by the Designated Institutional Officer, ensure UC Davis Health adheres to ACGME accreditation standards and oversee the employment status of the UC Davis Housestaff.

GME Wellness Resources

Margaret Rea, Ph.D., Director, Office of Student and Resident Wellness
916-703-WELL (9355) |

Dr. Rea oversees the GME wellness opportunities which include facilitating access to medical and mental health services as well as providing ongoing wellness programming.

For more information and resources, visit the Wellness Program website. 

UC Davis Health Residents and Clinical Fellows have counseling services available through the Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP). Three psychologists at ASAP, Uma Anand, Ph.D., and Sheetal Shah, Ph.D., provide services that are designed specifically to support the unique needs of individuals in training. Please reach out to the Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) at 916-734-2727 to schedule an appointment with Drs. Anand and Shah. ASAP also has additional clinicians available to ensure trainees receive timely access to services. 

GME Development Resources

Cloe Le Gall-Scoville, Ph.D., Director of Resident and Fellow Development
916-734-4569 |

Dr. Le Gall-Scoville supports residents and fellows in the areas of productivity, test preparation, career development, and leadership. She provides one-on-one coaching as well as development programming. 

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GME Diversity Resources

Erik Fernández y García , M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., Director for Diversity, Coach (TEACH-MS), Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
916-734-5387 |

Dr. Fernández y García supports and promotes Equity, Diversity and Inclusion projects, initiatives and discussions in the UC Davis Health and Graduate Medical Education Community.

  • Office Hours
  • Private Conversations
  • Safe Spaces
  • Collaborative efforts to improve climate and diversity across and within programs

Eva Lee, M.S. (she/her), Resident Diversity and Recruitment Coordinator
916-734-2644 |  

Manages diversity activities and programs for residents and leads recruitment events for residency applicants from diverse backgrounds.

GME Healthcare Quality Resources

Ulfat Shaikh, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Healthcare Quality, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Shaikh supports residents and fellows by providing input and mentorship for those whose scholarship interests are focused on quality improvement and system science. She also leads educational workshops on these topics.

GME Team

Jennifer Cano, Credentialing and Business Office Analyst 
916-734-4270 |

  • Resident Credentialing
  • Ecotime
  • UC Seal - Loan Deferments and Training Verification
  • Manages Calendar for Designated Institutional Officer and GME Director
  • GME Facilities Management

Ahmet Demirer, Business Office Analyst

  • GME Office Newsletter
  • New Resident and Fellow EMR Training
  • MedHub Support and Data Integrity
  • PLAs and Affiliate Agreements

Christine Edwards, M.S.L.I.S., GME Project Manager and Systems Administrator
916-703-6756 |

  • Data Analysis and Operational Projects
  • GME Web Master
  • MedHub System Administrator
  • New Resident and Fellow Onboarding and Orientation
  • Policy Management

Cirby Hatano, Institutional Coordinator
916-703-5641 |

  • Institutional Accreditation Activities
    • CLER Preparedness
    • Non-Standard Training Program Implementation
    • IHI Curriculum Management
    • GME Delivered Evaluations
      • Program Evaluations
      • Resident of Faculty Evaluation
  • Non-ACGME Fellow Application Review
  • Thalamus Support and Training
  • Resident Medical Staff Committee (RMSC)
  • Parent, Spouse, Family (PSF) Collaboration Support

Pedro Mendoza, Financial Analyst

  • Housestaff Payroll
  • Housestaff Reimbursements
  • Affiliation Billing
  • GME Operating Budget
  • Department Recharges 
  • IRIS Data Integrity
  • Program Allocations

Marcia Pereira, Administrative Assistant
916-734-7797 |

  • California Medical Board Liaison
  • In-Rotations and Out-Rotations (visiting residents/fellows and outside rotations)
  • Medical Licensure

Lori Simperman, Institutional Coordinator
916-734-0435 |

  • Institutional Accreditation Activities
    • Self-Studies
    • Site Visits
    • Surveys
    • Milestone Completion
    • Annual ADS
    • Case Logs
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
  • ACGME-Sponsored Program Support
    • ERAS / NRMP
  • ECFMG / VISA Liaison
  • House Staff Coordinator meetings
  • Notary Public (by Appointment)

Residency Program Human Resources

Main Line:  916-734-1499
Fax: 916-734-2756

Holly Singleteary, Human Resources Business Partner
916-734-1499 |

Please contact Human Resources for questions regarding Residents and Clinical Fellows:

  • Employee Relations
  • Benefits
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Leave of Absences
  • Human Resources Concerns

Residency and Fellowship Programs

Please contact the Program directly for information on a specific program or verification of previous training at UC Davis Health.