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Staff: Biomedical science | Clinical affairs staff | Dean's Cabinet | Clinical Chairs | Simulation Center | Student Affairs

Faculty and Staff

At the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM), professors and course directors with over 275 years of collective medical and professional school experience as practitioners, teachers, and researchers will nurture and prepare you for a rewarding career in medicine. 

They are, of course, invested in your future, but they are also invested in the ongoing success of MU-COM. They chose to come here to be a part of a new venture, to help mold this program into the best osteopathic medicine school possible.

So, yes, they will be wholly dedicated to your success. They will support your performance inside and outside of the classroom. They will welcome your collaboration with their research. They care what you think and will welcome your contribution to the MU-COM family.

MU-COM Faculty

Biomedical Science Staff

Clinical Affairs Staff

Dean's Cabinet

Clinical Chairs

  • Ryan Bence, DO, M.A., FACEP
    Ryan Bence, DO
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Bio
  • Dr. Mark Dilella
    Mark DiLella, DO
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery/Ortho
    Bio
  • Leah Gehring, DO
    Leah Gehring, DO
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
    Bio
  • Dr. Matakevich
    Barbara Matakevich, DO
    Clinical Assistant Professor of OB/GYN
    Bio
  • Rebecca Rothstein, DO
    Rebecca Rothstein, DO
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Bio

Student Affairs Team

  • Elisha Hancock
    Elisha Hancock, M.S.
    Career Advisor and GME Specialist
    (317) 955-6367
    ehancock@marian.edu
    Evans Center, 108
  • MacKenzie Harless, M.Ed.
    Mackenzie Harless, M.Ed.
    Coordinator of Wellness Programs
    mharless@marian.edu
    Evans Center, 141
  • Kaylee Hofmeister, M.Ed.
    Kaylee Hofmeister, M.Ed.
    Graduate Learning Support Specialist
    (317) 955-6612
    khofmeister@marian.edu
    Evans Center, 109
  • Asia Hudson
    Asia L. Hudson, M.A
    Director of Student Leadership and Wellness Programs
    (317) 955-6021
    ahudson1@marian.edu
    Evans Center, 109
  • Holly Kerstner, M.S.
    Holly Kerstner, M.S.
    Director of Academic Support
    (317) 955-6248
    hkerstner@marian.edu
    Evans Center, 117
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    Christopher Parr
    Director of Graduate Medical Education Advising and Applications
    (317) 955-6605
    cparr@marian.edu
    Evans Center, 108
  • Sara Vitaniemi, M.S. Ed.
    Sara Vitaniemi, M.S.Ed.
    Graduate Learning Support Specialist
    (317) 955-6716
    svitaniemi@marian.edu
    Evans Center, 109       
  • Ashley Weedman
    Ashley Weedman, M.A.
    Administrative Assistant for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
    (317) 955-6662
    aweedman@marian.edu
    Evans Center, 109
  • clint whitson
    Clint Whitson, M.S.
    Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
    (317) 955-6611
    cwhitson@marian.edu
    Evans Center, 109       

Hill-Rom Simulation Center

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    David Patterson
    Director, Hill-Rom Simulation Center
    (317) 955-6277
    dpatterson@marian.edu
    Bio
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    James Cooper
    Simulation Technology Specialist
    (317) 955-6068
    jcooper@marian.edu
    Bio
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    Regina Marks
    Standardized Patient Coordinator
    (317) 955-6515
    rmarks@marian.edu
    Bio 
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    Stephanie Xayamata '95, MSN, RN
    Assistant Director of Simulation and Skills Lab
    (317) 955-6538
    sxayamath@marian.edu
    Evans Center, 230
    Bio 

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