Division of Medical Education

M.D. Program

The Division of Medical Education has been established within the College of Medicine to support and encourage the improvement of medical education by providing faculty development; consulting on the design, implementation and revision of educational programs; and facilitating the Curriculum Committee’s role as the central curriculum authority within the College.

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Faculty and Staff

Susan LeDoux, Ph.D.

Susan LeDoux, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs; Professor and Division Head, Medical Education 


Dr. LeDoux's responsibilities focus on the overall design and implementation of the undergraduate medical education program in accordance with national accreditation standards. Dr. LeDoux can be reached at sledoux@southalabama.edu or (251) 460-7174.


Benjamin Estrada, M.D.

Benjamin Estrada, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Medical Education; Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics


Dr. Estrada's duties focus on the design and implementation of contemporary teaching methods and requisite faculty training for the new curriculum. Dr. Estrada can be reached at bestrada@health.southalabama.edu or (251) 405-5126.


Anthony Gard, Ph.D.

Anthony Gard, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Curriculum Assessment and Evaluation; Professor, Medical Education


Dr. Gard oversees programs for development of testing and student self-assessment and evaluation of program effectiveness. He serves as the College’s liaison to the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Gard can be reached at agard@southalabama.edu or (251) 460-6770.


T.J. Hundley, M.D.

T.J. Hundley, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs; Associate Professor, Internal Medicine


Dr. Hundley is responsible for overseeing the curriculum for the third year of the undergraduate medical education program as well as assisting in curriculum development across the entire four-year program. Dr. Hundley can be reached at tjhundley@health.southalabama.edu.


Jeffrey Sosnowski, M.D., Ph.D.

Jeffrey Sosnowski, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Medical Education; Professor, Medical Education


Dr. Sosnowski chairs the Curriculum Integration Subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee and assists the Associate Dean of Medical Education in design and implementation of the integrated systems-based curriculum. He can be reached at jsosnowski@southalabama.edu.


Philip Fields, Ph.D.

Phillip Fields, Ph.D.
Professor, Medical Education


Dr. Fields is the Module Director for the ENT and BCS pre-clerkship courses. Dr. Fields can be reached at pfields@southalabama.edu.


Ashley Givens

Ashley Givens
Medical Student Education Specialist


Ms. Givens maintains the curriculum responsibilities for the undergraduate medical education program. Ms. Givens can be reached at agivens@southalabama.edu or (251) 461-1413. 


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Charissa Moore
Medical Education Evaluation Specialist


Ms. Moore coordinates and supports all matters involving evaluations for the undergraduate medical education program. Ms. Moore can be reached at csmoore@southalabama.edu or (251) 460-7498.


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Shannon Brown
Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator


Ms. Brown coordinates and supports all matters involving assessments and evaluations for the undergraduate medical education program. Ms. Brown can be reached at srbrown@southalabama.edu or (251) 461-1966.