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Medical Education Staff

Bob Bing-You, M.D.
AVP - Medical Education

Dr. Bing-You is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training here at MMC, followed by a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology. He then went on to obtain a Masters in Adult Education at the University of Southern Maine.

For eight years, Dr. Bing-You served as Residency Program Director and Clerkship Director for the Department of Internal Medicine. He has been active at the leadership level of several educational committees, such as MMC Education Committee, C.M.E. Advisory Committee, MMC Institutional Residency Internal Review Committees, GME Planning Committee, and Master Teacher Peer Review Committee, to name a few.

Dr. Bing-You is the current Medical Director for the Maine Medical Partners Endocrinology and Diabetes Center, located in Scarborough, ME. His practice focus is on thyroid conditions and bone health. As Medical Director, he serves on the Board of Maine Medical Partners. Most recently, he completed his MBA degree through the University of Massachusetts.

Jenny Skolfield, M.S.
Director - Medical Education

Jenny Skolfield, M.S. is the Director for the Department of Medical Education at Maine Medical Center. She received her Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Maine and a Masters Degree in Child Life Education from Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Since joining the Department of Medical Education in 2000, she has worked at all levels of education at MMC, including the development of MMC’s Standardized Patient program. She has been a member of several strategic planning initiatives, including the TUSM-MMC Medical School Partnership and the Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation at MMC. She also involved with the curriculum, faculty development and Pipeline program for education at MMC.

Bob Trowbridge, M.D.
Director - LIC

Robert Trowbridge, M.D., is the Director of the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship and the Course Director for the Maine Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine Maine Track Orientation and the Community-based Apprenticeship in Primary Care. He is also Co-Director of the Introduction to Clinical Reasoning course at Tufts.

After receiving his undergraduate degree at Colgate University, he completed medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He underwent residency training in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center and remained on staff there at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center for several years. Following three years in the Public Health Service on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, he returned to California and completed a fellowship in Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

He joined the staff at MMC in 2002. He remains clinically active as a hospitalist and also serves as Clerkship Director and Director of Faculty Development for the Department of Medicine.

Jo Linder, M.D.
Director of Student Affairs

Dr. Jo Linder is the Director of Student Affairs in MMC's Department of Medical Education. She has been an Attending Physician in the MMC Department of Emergency Medicine since 2000 and Director of the Division of Community & Preventive Medicine since 2008. Dr. Linder serves on the MMC. Tufts Curriculum Committee and will join the Steering Committee this fall.

Dr. Linder sits on two American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) committees and is an ABMS Delegate for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She served on two Review Committees for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and as a Specialist Site Surveyor for Emergency Medicine. Dr. Linder has been active in professional associations in Minnesota, California and Maine. She is currently the President of the Maine Medical Association. She serves on the MMA Executive Committee, Public Health and Annual Meeting Program Committees. She represents the American College of Emergency Medicine at the American Medical Association House of Delegates. Her publications and presentations include topics in emergency medicine, geriatrics, and public health emergency preparedness.

Prior to coming to Maine, Dr. Linder held medical staff positions in Emergency Medicine in California while serving in various leadership roles including: Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs at the Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science in Los Angeles; Associate Director of the Center for Occupational Health at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena; and Assistant Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University Medical Center of Fresno.

Dr. Linder earned BS and MD degrees from the University of Iowa, and completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco – Fresno campus. She is Board certified in Emergency Medicine. Her academic appointment: Associate Professor Tufts University School of Medicine in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Public Health & Community Medicine. She also holds a teaching appointment in the Masters of Medical Education Leadership program at the University of New England. She lives in Falmouth, ME.

Debra Rothenberg, M.D.
Director - SFSBM

Debra Rothenberg, M.D., PhD is the Course Director for Scientific Foundations of Social and Behavioral Medicine and a Faculty Physician in MMC's Family Medicine Residency Program.
 

Dr. Rothenberg graduated from Cornell University with an interdisciplinary social sciences degree. After two years as a Peace Corps volunteer at a maternal-child health center in Niger, West Africa, she entered both graduate and medical school at Michigan State University. She received her M.D. degree in 1990, completed her residency training at the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in 1994, and received her PhD in anthropology in 2001.

From 1994 through 1999, Dr. Rothenberg was an academic fellow and then a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining MMC's Family Medicine Residency Program in the fall of 2002, she taught at the Ohio State University's rural family practice residency track and worked in a pediatric center for the underserved of Springfield, Ohio.

Her areas of interest in family medicine include maternal-child health, community-oriented primary care, cross-cultural medicine, and the doctor-patient relationship. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time in Maine's beautiful outdoors with her family, listening to live music, and traveling.

Carl Germann, M.D.
Director 4th Yr MMC-TUSM

Catherine Kruithoff
Project Manager

Katy Kruithoff, R.N., M.S. joined the Department of Medical Education in January 2009 as a consultant supporting various medical education projects. As of 2011, as Project Manager, her scope of work includes projects within the department supporting UME and GME strategic initiatives.

Katy received her Master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Southern Maine and a BS in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts. As a nurse she worked primarily in pediatric specialty units and assisted reproductive technology programs in both educational and administrative capacities.

Christyna McCormack
Department Manager

Christyna Braley is the Department Manager for the Department of Medical Education. She joined in August 2008 and currently oversees the medical student and medical resident administrative processes.

Christyna was born and raised in Saco, Maine. She graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a bachelor's degree in English.

Matt Cromarty
Programmer/Analyst

Matt Cromarty is a Programmer/Analyst with the Department of Medical Education, working primarily in web development. He creates solutions for and provides support to the TUSM-MMC Program along with the residency and fellowship programs at MMC. Matt is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono and lives in Westbrook with his wife and daughter.

Patricia White
Admin Specialist

Patti White is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Patti began her career as a Recreation Therapist at Pineland Center. Patti joined the MaineHealth family in 1998, and was the Practice Manager at Scarborough Family Medicine for 8 years. The practice was a leader in the community for using evidence-based practice in delivering care to patients with chronic illness. She spent 4 years as the Training Coordinator for the PIER, disseminating the PIER Model and the Multifamily Group Model for youth at risk of developing psychosis. Patti joined the Department of Medical Education in 2011.

Patti lives in Portland with her husband and their youngest son. Their oldest son and his wife live nearby. They enjoy family time together, love to travel, play games, hit the beach in the summer, the boys are all huge sports nuts and they love rituals and traditions!

Samantha Schoolcraft
Med Ed Program Specialist-UME

Samantha Schoolcraft joined the department in March of 2014 and is a Program Specialist for Undergraduate Medical Education. Samantha graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in History. She moved from Vermont to Maine in 2010 and lives in Scarborough with her fiancé and dog.

Kelly Beattie
Med Ed Program Specialist-UME

Kelly Beattie is a Program Specialist for Undergraduate Medical Education primarily providing support for the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC), Community-based Apprenticeship in Primary Care (CAP) and Scientific Foundations of Social and Behavioral Medicine (SFSBM). She joined the department in December of 2013.

Kelly graduated from Husson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality and Event Management. She moved from Massachusetts to Maine in 2008 and lives in Portland with her husband and dog. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys spending time with family, traveling, skiing, reading, and yoga.

Jennifer Gammon
Med Ed Program Specialist-GME

Jennifer Gammon graduated from Andover College with an associate degree. She started her career at MMC in 1991 but left in 2001 to raise her young family. She re-joined the department in April of 2011 and is Program Specialist for Graduate Medical Education. Jen grew up in Maine and lives in Buxton with her husband and two teen-aged children.

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