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Housestaff Council

The Housestaff Council (HSC) is a representative committee serving the housestaff trainees of BUMC. The mission of the HSC is to improve graduate medical education (GME) by creating an open forum to promote excellence, communication and exchange of ideas relevant to professional issues and trends affecting the work environment and the educational training programs at BUMC. Participation and assistance of all BUMC house staff is requested and encouraged.  BUMC housestaff trainee suggestions and comments are necessary and always welcome.


Housestaff Council gathers the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5-6 PM in the Medical Education Classroom or on an as needed basis. The HSC is made up of Resident/Fellow representatives from various specialties. With participation in the committee meetings, members of the HSC will benefit from meal card money allocation, HSC council certificate and being part of an operational hospital committee.


Expectations of Representatives:

  • Attend and actively participate in Council meetings
  • Advocate for and represent all housestaff
  • Provide reports to the GMEC and escalate issues/topics for discussion
  • Disseminate information back to the programs they represent
  • Select housestaff members to serve on hospital committees
  • Elect Council Officers who will lead the Council meetings
  • Organization of housestaff social events, training, and PS/QI projects



2016-2017 Housestaff Council Officers:


George Adesina, MD ​(Chairman)

John Watson, MD (Co-Chairman)

Tiara Endicott-Yazdani, MD (Secretary)


Committee Chairman

David Metter, MD (QI/Patient Safety Chairman)



Housestaff Members Program

George Adesina, MD

(Chairman 2016-2017)


Uchechi Anumudu, MD​ Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clay Barbin, MD

(IM Subspecialty Rep)

Sebastian Bens, MD​ Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Jennifer Caero, MD​ Radiology
David Cummings, MD General Surgery
Emily Dishner, MD Internal Medicine​​
Tiara Endicott-Yazdani, MD

(Secretary 2016-2018)
Internal Medicine
Alexia Ghazi, MD Pathology
Kevin Golden, MD​ Internal Medicine
Jessica Goodwin, MD​ General Surgery
Evan Heithaus, MD​​ Radiology​
David Metter, MD Pathology
Jason Miller, MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Melissa Nelson, MD​ Internal Medicine
Scott Nimmons, MD​ Orthopedic Surgery
Kathlyn Parr, MD​ Obstetrics & Gynecology
Timothy Phelps, MD​ Radiology
Anthony Rios, MD​

(Surg Subspecialty Rep)
Vascular Surgery
Casey Roth, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology

Justin Sacks, MD

(Rad Subspecialty Rep)

Vascular Interventional Radiology
Ankit Shah, MD Radiology
Michael Smith, MD General Surgery
David Vier, MD Orthopedic Surgery

John Watson, MD

(Co-Chairman 2016-2017)

(Chairman 2017-2018)
Internal Medicine

Kaki Whitty, MD

(Co-Chair 2017-2018)



For more information on the HSC, please email


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