Scholarly Tracks

Scholarly tracks were developed to allow residents to begin to develop an area of expertise, while concurrently building their CV. Participation in a scholarly track gives residents the opportunity to develop a niche interest which can help to improve career satisfaction, and can support competitive fellowship and job applications. There are presently 16 unique tracks at Cooper. Each has its own requirements, and many provide residents with some form of specialty certification, such as instructor status for PALS / ACLS or the certification in the Fundamentals of Critical Care. Tracks focus on teaching residents skills which will be needed in their future careers: oral presentation, mentorship, scientific writing, administration, and continuous quality assurance.

Residents interested in a scholarly track work closely with track leaders. Tracks and their leaders are listed below:

TRACK LEADER
Critical Care J. Hope Kilgannon, MD
Emily Damuth, MD
Disaster Medicine Rick Hong, MD
Gerry Carroll, MD
EMDaily Haney Mallemat, MD
Richard Byrne, MD
Andrew Nyce, MD
EMS Gerry Carroll, MD
Rick Hong, MD
Lisa Drago, DO
Ethics Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE
Health Care Policy Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE
Radio Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE
Medical Student Education Sundip Patel, MD
Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD
Stephanie Smith, MD
John Cafaro, MD
Patient Experience Tara Cassidy-Smith, MD
Andrew Nyce, MD
Pediatrics Sandy Nairn, DO
Process Improvement Catherine (Kate) Ginty, MD
Clinical Research Christopher Jones, MD
Brian Roberts, MD
Simulation Richard Byrne, MD
Substance Abuse Disorder Matthew Salzman, MD
Rachel Haroz, MD
Toxicology Matthew Salzman, MD
Rachel Haroz, MD
Ultrasound Alfred Cheng, MD
Lisa Filippone, MD
Joshua Rempell, MD
Sarab Sodhi, MD