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Clinical Skills Committee

Reports to:

Senior Vice President, Medical Education


To provide advice and guidance to staff for interactive education in areas of communication, physical examination, procedural, and interpretive skills, promotion of physician wellness, and enhancing systems based practice.

Composition (9)

Chair, who is an ACP member physician, eight members, one of which is designated for a recipient of the Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarship.


One year, renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless additional time is approved by the CEO. The position held by the recipient of the Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarship serves one, non-renewable, two year term.

2021-22 Members

Jason Williams, MD, Chair
Assistant Professor of Hospital Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Specialty: Hospital Medicine

Cyrus Askin, MD, (Waxman Scholar)
San Antonio, TX

Irina Z. Burman-Solovyeva, MD, FACP
Core Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency Program
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialty: Internal Medicine

John Hunninghake, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor
Uniformed Services University
Windcrest, TX
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine

Gigi Y. Liu, MD, FACP
Baltimore, MD

Nathanial S. Nolan, MD, MPH
Infectious Disease Fellow
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty: Infectious Disease

Romela Petrosyan, MD
Fellow Physician
Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Specialty: Nephrology

Nathaniel Warner, MD
Richmond, Virginia

Ruth E. Weissberger, MD, FACP (Governor)
Program Director, Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, Frank H. Netter School of Medicine of Quinnipiac University
Waterbury Hospital
Waterbury, CT
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Staff Liaison: Daisy Smith