Internal Medicine Residency

Program Leadership

David Crabb, M.D. - Chair, Department of Medicine
David W. Crabb, M.D., trained in gastroenterology and hepatology. His research interests are in the effects of ethanol on the transcriptional controls of lipid metabolism in the liver, and the genetics of alcoholism. He is Director of the Indiana Alcohol Research Center. He is a recipient of a Merit Award from the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism. He has served on the Education and Research Committees of AGA and AASLD. He is Associate Editor of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. He served as vice-chair for research from 1993-2000 and chair of the Department of Medicine since 2000.

Mitchell Goldman, M.D. - Program Director
Dr. Mitchell (Mitch) Goldman is Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is an internist and infectious diseases specialist who has been actively involved in housestaff education during his entire career. Prior to taking on the position as Program Director for the Residency, Dr. Goldman directed the Indiana University Infectious Diseases Fellowship. He has recently returned to Indiana University from the University of Arizona where he was actively involved in education as an Assistant Residency Program Director. At Indiana University he was instrumental in the development of a more interactive process in resident conferences as the prior Headmaster of Superschool (renamed IMPACT) and is a strong advocate for housestaff education. He has been awarded numerous teaching awards including the University Trustees Award and is known for providing entertainment during education. He was a Chief Resident at Rush Medical College where he completed medical school, residency and fellowship. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in HIV/AIDS and infectious complications in immunosuppressed patients, enjoys working and teaching in inpatient and outpatient settings or anywhere else for that matter.

John Black, M.D. - Associate Program Director
Dr. John Black is a North Carolina native. He was educated at Amherst College, graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at the University of Florida. He returned to UNC for an Infectious Diseases fellowship and joined the IU faculty in 1984. He then entered private practice five years later but continued to teach and perform clinical research with the IU AIDS Clinical Trials Unit. He was instrumental in developing a novel therapy for Pneumocystis pneumonia for patients with AIDS. He served on the Board of Directors of Clarian Health (formed by the consolidation among Methodist Hospital, IU Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children) for 5 years and chaired its Committee on Quality and Patient Care. He became the Associate Program Director at Methodist Hospital in 2004 and Program Director for the IU Transitional Residency in 2006.

Noelle Sinex, M.D. - Associate Program Director
Dr. Noelle Sinex is Ambulatory Medicine and Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Indiana University. She became involved in the residency program in this capacity in February of 2006. Prior to that, she had served as ambulatory chief resident 2003-2004, and then worked full time in the dedicated teaching clinic at the VA Medical Center She grew up in Indiana, attended Centre College for her undergraduate studies, and was graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2000. Dr. Sinex is a practicing general internist at the Roudebush VAMC, serving in both outpatient clinics and staffing the inpatient service there. She is also the medical director of the Women's Health Program at the VA. Her areas of interests include women's health and resident education in the continuity clinics.

Julie Vannerson, M.D. - Associate Program Director
Dr. Julie Vannerson is a Tennessee native. She graduated from University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis, where she also completed her medicine residency as well as a chief resident year. She stayed as a faculty member and served as Associate Program Director for the UT Internal Medicine Residency Program. She completed a Clinical Teaching Faculty Development Program at Stanford University in 2002 and has led several local and national workshops aimed at improving clinical teaching. Since moving to Indiana in 2007, she has been involved in student and resident education and faculty development at IU. Her clinical base is the Primary Care Center at Wishard where she practices and precepts residents. Her areas of interest include quality improvement, peer observation of clinical teaching and substance use screening and counseling.

Curtis Wright, M.D. - Associate Program Director
Dr. Wright was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He obtained a B.A. in Anthropology at Colorado College. He completed his medical school and Internal Medicine Residency at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. Dr. Wright joined the IU faculty in 2004 as an Academic Hospitalist. He became an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency in 2009. He is the Associate Chief of Medicine and Director of Hospitalist Medicine at Wishard Hospital. Dr. Wright is interested in the use of emerging technologies in patient care and education and the establishment of best practices in both arenas.

Alexander Djuricich, M.D. - Medicine/Pediatrics Program Director
Alex Djuricich, MD, the program director for the Med/Peds residency program, grew up in Chicago. After graduating from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his combined Med/Peds residency here at IU in 1998. He then worked as a Med/Peds physician in Michigan for three years. After completing a primary care faculty development fellowship program at Michigan State University, he returned to IU in 2001. His areas of interest include teaching and doing quality improvement, resident education, and adolescent medicine.

Mary Ciccarelli, M.D. - Medicine/Pediatrics Associate Program Director
Mary Ciccarelli, M.D. is currently the associate medicine pediatric program director and the associate chair for pediatric education. She served as the medicine-pediatric program director from 1993-2006 and is a past-president of the Medicine Pediatric Program Directors Association. She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College and residency training here at Indiana University. As a medical educator, she is interested in ambulatory primary care education, evaluation instruments and patient-centered care. As a clinician, she provides primary care at the North Arlington Health Center and consultative services to assist in the transition of youth with special health care needs into the adult health care setting through the Center for Youth and Adults with Conditions of Childhood.

Pamela Clinton - Program Administrator
Pamela R. Clinton, Program Administrator, is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. Her experience in the School of Medicine includes working as an Administrative Assistant with the General Internal Medicine fellowship program. She has served as a Research Assistant for the NIDDM Exercise Referral and Older African American Women study and helped to coordinate and administer the Internal Medicine Junior Clerkship program.

Kristin Cartwright - Housestaff/Fellowship Coordinator
Kristin Cartwright was born in Illinois and spent the majority of her childhood living in various places around the Midwest, but ultimately calls Bloomington, Indiana her hometown. Kristin received her undergraduate degree in Health Administration from Indiana University in December 2010. She will graduate with her Master's in Health Administration from IUPUI in May 2013.

Dr. Brad Allen, M.D., Ph.D. - Vice Chair, Medical Education
Dr. Allen was reared as a corn-fed farm boy in Iowa prior to attending the University of Iowa for undergraduate and MD/PhD training in Microbiology. His residency training in internal medicine was done at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he completed a four year Clinical Investigator Program and served as Chief Resident at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital/Texas Heart Institute, a Baylor affiliate.

Dr. Allen returned to the University of Iowa for fellowship training in Infectious Diseases, where he was involved in residency program reorganization efforts. He moved to Indiana University in 2000 as an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and investigator of the microbial pathogenesis of streptococcal endocarditis. He later became Associate Chief and then Chief of Medicine at the IU-affiliated Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis before moving to the Vice Chair of Education position in the Department of Medicine in 2011.

The Vice Chair of Education provides administrative oversight for education offered through the Department of Medicine, beginning in medical school and progressing through the Medicine and Medicine/Pediatrics Residency training programs and all Medicine Subspecialty Fellowship training programs on the IU campus.

Dr. Allen is interested in fostering innovative programmatic opportunities to optimize the clinical competence and preparedness of trainees at all levels within the Department. This goal is accomplished by utilizing the rich environment of patients within the IU-affiliated hospitals together with an excellent group of clinician-educators and physician-scientists within the Medicine faculty to carryout the necessary training and instruction at each level. At IU, the importance of vertical education of medical students by residents, and residents by fellows and staff, is encouraged and promoted in order to build our next generation of clinical educators.