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Institute for Innovations in Medical Education Leadership & Administration

The leadership and administration teams at NYU Langone’s Institute for Innovations in Medical Education support our research and development mission. Leadership and administration oversee strategy and institutional alignment, general operations and policy, growth, fundraising and partnerships, and communications.

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Marc M. Triola, MD, FACP, Founding Director

Dr. Triola is the associate dean for educational informatics and a professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He is the founding director of the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education, a multidisciplinary team of faculty educators, education scientists, and informaticians. The institute combines education strategies with new informatics solutions to connect patient care and education at NYU Langone in a research and innovation initiative that is translational, empowers transformational change in our school, and benefits our patients. Dr. Triola’s research focuses on precision education and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to efficiently personalize medical education to individual learners and give new insights to their programs and coaches. His lab develops new learning technologies and AI-driven educational interventions, and works to define educationally sensitive patient and system outcomes that can be used to assess the impact of training. The work of Dr. Triola and the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education program. Learn more about Dr. Triola.

Ryann Quigley, MSEd, Executive Director

Ms. Quigley leads the development and implementation of the institute’s strategic plan and oversees all programmatic, financial, and operational areas of the institute. She has 10+ years of medical education experience spanning roles at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and multiple medical schools around New York City. She also has a Master’s of Medical Education from the University of Cincinnati.

Greta Elysée, Program Coordinator

Ms. Elysée works collaboratively with leadership and staff at the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education to support educational research, managing grants, special projects, and initiatives. She is the grant coordinator for the Transition to Residency Advantage Program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, funded by the AMA. She has more than 10 years of experience as a public health professional working in health disparities research, outreach, education, and advocacy. Contact her at

Latisha Holmes, MBA, Administrative Coordinator

Ms. Holmes is responsible for day-to-day operations including scheduling, office communications and support, event planning and coordination, facilities, timekeeping, and transactions. She works closely with leadership to support the operations of our programs and projects.

Division Leadership

Jennifer G. Adams, MD, Director, Center for Empathy in Medicine

Colleen C. Gillespie, PhD, Director, Division of Education Quality

Marina Marin, MSc, Director, Division of Academic Analytics

So-Young Oh, MA, MS, Assistant Director, Program for Digital Learning

Matt Polaniecki, MS, Assistant Director, Education Information Technology

Michael Poles, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Educator Community

Jesse Burk Rafel, MD, MRes, Assistant Director, Precision and Translational Medical Education Laboratory

John Speakman, MBA, Assistant Vice President for Research and Education Information Technology