Ambassador Program

    The Ambassador Program was developed to enrich the experience of newly hired Department of Medicine faculty. It is designed to both welcome and improve the new hire experience by partnering experienced faculty with recent hires to ease their transition to the Department and Emory. The program focuses on new faculty hires at the below five sites with representation across divisions and in both the clinical and basic science arenas.

    Steve Gorbatkin
    Director: Steve Gorbatkin (Renal Medicine)

    Contact Us! If you are interested in helping with the program, or meeting with one of our Ambassadors, please contact Hannah Joy or Ambassador Program Director, Steve Gorbatkin.

    Program Goals

    The goals of the program are:
    • To introduce the new faculty to site-specific logistical information.
    • To ensure new faculty are aware of the tools available through the Faculty Development Office.
    • To serve as a resource for both professional and personal adjustment in the new position.

    Emory University Hospital

    Ambassadors
    • Divya Gupta, MD, Cardiology, Site Co-Director
    • Kavya Sebastian, MD, Digestive Diseases, Site Co-Director
    • Monica Agrawal, MD General Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Patrick Bowen, MD Endocrinology
    • Robert Cole, MD Cardiology
    • Paul Durick, MD Hospital Medicine
    • Aneesh Mehta, MD Infectious Diseases
    • Sal Singapuri, MD Hospital Medicine
    • Nathan Spell, MD/FACP General Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Cherry Wongtrakool, MD Pulmonary
    • Thomas Ziegler, MD Endocrinology

    View Site Program Guide (PDF)
    "Best Unofficial Guide to Life at Emory (BUGLE)" (secure site)

    Emory University Hospital Midtown

    Ambassadors

    • James Steinberg, MD (Site Director) Infectious Diseases

    View Site Program Guide (PDF)

    "Best Unofficial Guide to Life at Emory (BUGLE)" (secure site)

    Grady Memorial Hospital

    Ambassadors

    • Jennifer Lom, MD (Site Director) General Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Mikhail Akbashev, MD General Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Annette Esper, MD Pulmonary
    • Stacy Higgins, MD General Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Anna Kho, MD General Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Robin Klein, MD General Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Lesley Miller, MD General Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Sara Turbow, MD General Medicine & Geriatrics

    View Site Program Guide (PDF)

    "Best Unofficial Guide to Life at Emory (BUGLE)" (secure site)

    Atlanta VA Medical Center

    Ambassadors

    • Steven Gorbatkin, MD, PhD (Site Director) Nephrology
    • Sushma Cribbs, MD Pulmonology
    • Rina Eisenstein, MD General Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Kreton Mavromatis, MD Cardiology
    • Amy Miller, MD General Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Dustin Smith, MD General Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Roy Sutliff, PhD Pulmonary


    View Emory at the VA website

    "Best Unofficial Guide to Life at Emory (BUGLE)" (secure site, may not be accessible on VA computers)

    Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

    Ambassadors

    • Danny Eapen, MD (Site Director) Cardiology

    "Best Unofficial Guide to Life at Emory (BUGLE)" (secure site)