Education Community

The Emory Department of Medicine Education Community's mission is to support faculty across the department in furthering the training of students, residents, fellows and faculty by connecting educators with similar interests to resources and mentorship. This is accomplished by advertising opportunities for development, fostering collaboration, and providing activities to improve educational skills.

Community Newsletters

January 2019
  • "Intro to Social Media" Education Video Pearl; Meet our Steering Team; Spring 2019 Faculty Development Events and more!
March 2019
  • ASDIN 2019 Distinguished Service Award Winner: Vandana Niyyar Named; Featured Educator: Yoo Mee Shin, MD and more!
April 2019
  • "Battling Clinical Inertia" Education Video Pearl; DOM Faculty Awards: Call for Nominations; Featured Educator: Viniya Patidar and more!
June 2019
  • "Mentorship and Scholarship for Residents" Education Pearl; Featured Department of Medicine Faculty and more!

Meet the Steering Team



Mikhail Akbashev, MD

General Medicine & Geriatrics



Noble Maleque, MD

Hospital Medicine



Joyce Akwe, MD

Hospital Medicine


Yelena Burklin, MD

Hospital Medicine


Ashima Lal, MD

General Medicine & Geriatrics




Ulemu Juhanga, PhD

General Medicine & Geriatrics, GME





Munish Luthra, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine





Alyssa Majesko, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine



Zanthia Wiley, MD

Infectious Diseases

If you would like to become a part of the Education Community Steering team, please contact Lauren Lough at 404-712-2967 or

Community Members

Education Community Events

Experiential Teaching Simulation on Feedback: Learn best practices for providing effective feedback and practice skills in providing corrective feedback to residents on physical exam techniques, patient counseling and education, and communication skills through simulated scenarios. Participants also receive individualized feedback from learners and peer observers to reinforce best practices and identify opportunities for improvement.

Ultrasound Workshop: This half-day workshop introduces the major areas of ultrasound, includes image aquisition on live models and helps learners recognize abnormal findings. Save the date for our upcoming workshop on November 16, 2018! 

Education Program Contacts

The Education Community has compiled contact lists for specific education programs to help faculty find out how to get involved. 

Residency Program
Fellowship Program
Medical Student Teaching
Graduate Student Teaching

Additionally, the Academy of Medical Educators and the Education Community are both great resources for faculty looking to get involved in educational activites!

Calendar of Community Events