Course Faculty

The following faculty collaborated to design, develop and sequence content for the Safe Opiate Prescribing Course.

Omar Abubaker

Omar Abubaker, D.M.D., Ph.D.

A. Omar Abubaker, D.M.D., Ph.D. is a practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and has authored two textbooks, over 100 chapters, and numerous scientific articles. Dr. Abubaker recently earned a Graduate Certificate in International Addiction Studies from the International Programme in Addiction Studies From Virginia Commonwealth University, The University of Adelaide Australia, and Kings College London, England. He has an interest in education and research in the field of addiction.

Pablo Bedoya

Pablo Bedoya, M.D.

Dr. Bedoya received his B.A. with Distinction from Cornell University in Neurobiology in 2001. Dr. Bedoya received his M.D. from Emory University in 2005. Dr. Bedoya successfully completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Emory University in 2008. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine from ABIM. Dr. Bedoya is interested in interprofessional education, inpatient diabetes management and research, and addiction medicine.

Alan Dow

Alan Dow, M.D., M.S.H.A.

Alan Dow, M.D., M.S.H.A. is Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University. He directs the VCU Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care and is responsible for developing, implementing, and studying initiatives in interprofessional education and collaborative practice across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Allied Health, and Social Work, the VCU Health System, and the surrounding community. Alan is a practicing internist who sees patients both as a hospitalist in his tertiary academic medical center and a primary care provider in a local free clinic.

Megan Lemay

Megan Lemay, M.D.

Megan Lemay, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at VCU. She is a graduate of VCU School of Medicine and completed her residency and chief residency in the Yale Internal Medicine Primary Care Program. She practices outpatient General Internal Medicine. She has special interests in addiction medicine, medical education, and narrative medicine.

Sebastian Tong

Sebastian Tong, M.D., M.P.H.

Sebastian Tong, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Population Health. He is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health. He is a practicing family physician who has clinical and research interests in addiction medicine, maternity care and social determinants of health. He has founded and leads two integrated buprenorphine clinics in the primary care and high risk obstetrics clinics at VCU.

Staff

The following staff collaborated to design, structure, build, deliver and support the Safe Opiate Prescribing Course.

Scott J. Diegelmann

Scott J. Diegelmann, B.A.

Scott J. Diegelmann specializes in instructional technology at the VCU School of Medicine, and serves as the lead programmer and web developer for the VCU Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care. He currently works as an Instructional Technology Specialist at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

Elizabeth Micalizzi

Elizabeth Micalizzi, M.B.A., PMP, CCRP

Elizabeth Micalizzi, M.B.A., PMP, CCRP is the Director of Strategic Projects and Integrated Technology in the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences, and the Administrative Director for the VCU Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care.  She brings almost 20 years professional history in the academic medical center in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education, instructional development, multi-media design, as well as complex project management in health sciences and integrated technology in clinical research.

Chuck Alexander, M.A.

Chuck Alexander is an Education Administrator in the School of Medicine at VCU. He specializes in the coordination and support of numerous interprofessional education initiatives between the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Allied Health, and Social Work, the VCU Health System, and the surrounding community.