Pediatrics Administration

Dr Donna Martin

Donna M. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Donita B. Sullivan Research Professor in Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Human Genetics




Maclovio James Lopez, M.D., Ph.D.

Maclovio James Lopez M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Chair for Clinical Services
Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology

The Associate Chair for Clinical Services is involved in a variety of activities related to provision of clinical care with C. S. Mott Children's Hospital and communications with community physicians. Maclovio James Lopez, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs, is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Gastroenterology.


Chris John Dickinson, M.D. 

Chris J. Dickinson, M.D.

Pediatric Associate Chief Medical Officer (PACMO)
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology 

Chris J. Dickinson, M.D. attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he received a B.A. and M.D. degree. He then completed a General Pediatric Residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio followed by a Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Dr. Dickinson became a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics in July 1986 and served as the Chief of the division from July 1999 through June 2011.

Dr. Dickinson was appointed as the Pediatric Associate Chief Medical Officer (PACMO) for the University of Michigan and C.S. Mott Children’s and Women’s Hospital in 2011. In this role he has focused on Patient Safety, Quality of Care, and New Initiatives in Mott Children's Hospital. His efforts include patient safety rounds on all the inpatient units, support for databases to accurately measure our quality of care, assisting the Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in developing a meaningful peer review system for the department, and active participation in bed utilization during times of high census.


Julie C. Lumeng, M.D.

Associate Chair for Research
Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics)
Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
Professor of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health 

Dr. Lumeng received her medical degree from the University of Michigan, where she also completed her pediatric residency. She completed fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine and is board certified in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Lumeng does research on the development of children's eating behavior.  As the Associate Chair for Research, she works with the Chair to oversee activities pertaining to the research goals of the Department.  This includes developing and implementing research initiatives and mechanisms to ensure ongoing support for a growing research infrastructure, and leadership to the Pediatric Research Office (PRO) staff who provide support to Pediatric faculty for research funding, research compliance, and research facilities and equipment. 


Faye Silverstein, M.D.

Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs
Professor, Pediatric Neurology

The Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs primarily supervises, as a non-voting member, the Departmental Advisory Committee on Appointments and Promotions.  The Chair is a member of the Faculty Mentoring Committee, which is devoted toward assuring sufficient supervision of junior faculty in the Instructional Track in terms of their progress in the laboratory.  As needed, the Associate Chair participates in chairing faculty recruits at the Divisional level.  The Pediatric Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs, Faye Silverstein M.D. is a Professor of Pediatric Neurology. 



Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and External and Governmental Affairs
Percy and Mary Murphy Professor of Pediatrics
Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health

The Department of Pediatrics has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We have developed a team of faculty and staff that organizes training programs, mentorship and activities to build a supportive and welcoming environment for faculty, trainees and staff.  Along with Mott Hospital, we also have a strong presence at national meetings of organizations serving pediatrics in general with a specific focus on disadvantaged communities and under-represented in Medicine racial and ethnic groups.  To stay in touch with alumni and friends around the country, we also host receptions at major national pediatric meetings. 

The Department also has a strong commitment to advocacy and frequent interactions with state and governmental officials and elected representatives. Programs throughout the year bring such officials to Ann Arbor to interface and exchange thoughts, ideas and information on children’s health. Through educational programs, both at the annual medical school alumni gathering, as well as several times during the year, we provide opportunities for pediatricians to stay up to date with developments and discoveries within our own department and maintain their knowledge and skills regarding a host of pediatric clinical issues. 

The Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and External and Governmental Affairs is Dr. Gary Freed.  He is a general pediatrician and was the founding director of the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center at the University of Michigan as well as the Director of the Division of General Pediatrics from 1998-2013.  



Matt Stephens, M.S.

Chief Department Administrator

The Chief Department Administrator (CDA) manages the fiscal, administrative, and personnel activities within the Department of Pediatrics in partnership with the Chair. Total annual fiscal operations exceed $53M (clinical and research), and the CDA is expected to maintain the fiduciary integrity of the Department and identify, evaluate, and recommend improvements to existing operations. The CDA also has responsibility for the performance and operational effectiveness of the Department's 17 Divisions. 

Other primary focus areas include: 

  • Development and communication of the strategic plan/objectives for the department.
  • Management of the departmental finances, budget/forecast, internal controls, and analysis.
  • Enhancement of professional Revenue Cycle (pre-service and billing/collections) functions.
  • New program development and external marketing (outreach) activities.
  • Optimization of clinical operations and improved efficiency within patient care services.
  • Development and professional growth of staff within the Divisions and Department.


Division Directors

Terrill D. Bravender Jr, M.D.
Adolescent Medicine

Emily Fredericks, Ph.D.
Pediatric Psychology

John J. Charpie, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael W. Quasney, M.D.
Critical Care Medicine

Barbara T. Felt, M.D.
Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics

Ram K. Menon, M.D.

M. James Lopez,, M.D., Ph.D.

Kelly Orringer, M.D.
General Pediatrics

Jeffrey Innis, M.D.

Ram Menon, M.D.

John P. Schmidt, M.D.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

John J. LiPuma, M.D.
Infectious Diseases

John D. E. Barks, M.D.
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

David B. Kershaw, M.D.

Steven Leber, M.D., Ph.D.

Marc B. Hershenson, M.D.

Chief Residents

Marie A. Pfarr, M.D.
Elise Gross, M.D. 
Kayla Bronder, M.D.

Division Administrators

Deb Boyd
Ambulatory Care

Cheng-Yu Chang
Endocrinology/Gastroenterology/Rheumatology/Critical Care

Laura Gohl
Genetics/HemOnc/Infectious Diseases

Jodi Zuiderveen

D'Ann Voss
Adolescent Medicine/Pediatric Psychology/ Developmental & Behavioral Health/ Neurology/Pulmonology

Robin Caulkins

Department Managers

Elizabeth Bills
Administrative Manager for Finance

Jeff Patierno
Admin. Manager for Clinical Programs

Maydis Skeete
Admin. Manager for H.R./Facilities

Leslie Harwood

Administrative Staff

Reagan Casteller
Sr. Human Resources Assistant

Pamela Egbert
Billing Director

Cynthia Moye
Administrative Assistant Intermediate

Michelle Slater
Financial or Business Analyst Sr 

Kristina Johanson
Web Content Administrator

Colleen Hummel
Faculty Affairs Manager

Shahara (Shay) Wheeler
Credential/Faculty Affairs Specialist

Colleen Fraser
Event Coordinator, Pediatric Administration – Office of the Chair Assistant to Matt Stephens, Chief Department Administrator 

Research Office

Vic Boccalon
Facilities Coordinator

Alfreda Fleming, MBA
Contract & Grants Specialist

Kaitlyn Marshall
Contract & Grants Specialist

William Messics
Administrative Assistant

Jacquelyn Torres
Research Administrative Coordinator

Rebecca Youmans, MBA
Research Process Sr. Manager


Denise Alton
Administrative Specialist Associate

Andrea DelGiudice
Administrative Assistant Senior

LaGail Steward
Administrative Assistant Intermediate

Jocelyn Schiller, M.D.
Associate Director for Student Education

Irene Esposito
Admin Coordinator/Project Coordinator

Lois Hauck
Graduate Medical Programs Coordinator

Rosalind Moffitt
Administrative Assistant Senior

Heather Burrows, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director of Pediatric Education

David Stewart, M.D.
Assistant Director of Pediatric Education

John Schmidt, M.D.
Associate Director of Pediatric Education