Department of Pediatrics Annual Report – 2020

OMEDI: The Office of Medical Education, Diversity, and Inclusion

We are all learners, and we are all part of the learning environment

In May of 2019, the Department of Pediatrics Office of Medical Education officially changed its name to the Office of Medical Education, Diversity, and Inclusion (OMEDI), reflecting the department’s commitment to ensuring diversity, inclusion, and equity among our learners, training programs, faculty, staff, and leadership.

The OMEDI team is continuously working to improve, innovate, and create an environment that ensures:

  • Learning in the context of humanistic patient care
  • Positive interactions among faculty, residents, fellows, nursing staff, and students
  • Inclusion of diverse perspectives and voices, which is essential to successful and collaborative work
  • Support for well-being and resilience to both prevent and mitigate burnout

OMEDI Leadership

To ensure that learners at every level receive and deliver training that best benefits our learning environment, patients, and community, the OMEDI leadership team was expanded in 2020. The team now includes:

Departmental Leadership Council



Medical Student Education

  • Marina Catallozzi, MD, Pediatric Clerkship Director at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Marguerite A. Costich, MD, Associate Pediatric Clerkship Director for Outpatient Clinical Training
  • Kathleen G. Brennan, MD, Associate Pediatric Clerkship Director for Inpatient Clinical Training
  • Elizabeth (Beth) Prabhu, Director of Medical Student Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education
  • Steve Caddle, MD, MPH, Director of Pediatric Sub-Internships and Electives and Pediatrics Lead of the MD/PhD Clinical Competence Program (new appointment)
  • Joseph A. Picoraro, MD, Co-Director of the Foundations of Clinical Medicine Tutorials (new appointment)