Internal Medicine Residency

Program Leadership

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.

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.


Allyson Thomas, M.D. - Associate Program Director
Allyson Thomas, M.D. is currently the associate program director at Methodist Hospital. She received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and residency training right here at Indiana University. She served as the ambulatory chief resident from 2009-2010. She started her career as a Hospitalist at the Roudebush VAMC for 3 years and eventually found her home at Methodist Hospital in 2013. As an educator, she is interested in integrating perioperative medicine training into the residency program. As a clinician, she provides preoperative consultative services at Methodist Hospital, assisting patients with preoperative risk assessments and care prior to surgery.

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.

Emily Machogu, M.D. - Medicine/Pediatrics Associate Program Director
Emily grew up in Indianapolis and completed her undergraduate training at Duke University prior to returning to complete her medical and residency training at Indiana University. As a medical educator, she is interested in teaching high value, cost conscious, patient centered care to residents and students. As a clinician, she works as a hospitalist at Eskenazi Health on both the adult inpatient medicine service and the pediatric newborn service, spending most of her time on resident teaching services.

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.

Rachel Winchell - Housestaff/Fellowship Coordinator
Rachel Winchell is the Housestaff and IMPACT Coordinator for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, her family moved to Indiana in her youth so she considers herself to be a “Midwest” girl. Rachel received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Neuroscience from Indiana University in December 2012. During her time as a student, she worked for the IU Office of Admissions both in the domestic and international department. Combining a mix of her professional experience and development, Rachel works with the housestaff as an administrative support for the day-today activities for the IM program as well as managing and coordinating the operational aspects of the IMPACT program. Rachel will also assist the IM program administrator in coordination of orientation and interviews for prospecting Resident candidates.

John (Jack) Buckley, MD, MPH - Vice Chair, Medical Education
Dr. Buckley completed his residency and fellowships in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and Health Services Research at Indiana University. He educational interests focus on effective teaching skills and has been trained as a facilitator for the Stanford Faculty Development Program. He has served as a fellowship director at two different institutions and has been the statewide clerkship director for IU’s sub-internship in Internal Medicine. He has been an active member of his professional societies, including past-president of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors, and currently serves on the Board of Regents for CHEST, formerly known as the American College of Chest Physicians, where he is helping develop structured Pulm/CCM training in China.