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Advisory Board

Dr. Neeral Shah, MD

Dr. Shah is an associate professor with tenure at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, specializing in transplant hepatology. His clinical research interests include coagulation in liver disease and viral hepatitis. His medical education research interests include the use of technology in the classroom, and the concept of cognitive load. Dr. Shah received his M.D. at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed training and chief residency at George Washington University. He then finished a gastroenterology fellowship at Lahey Clinic before completing a transplant hepatology fellowship at the University of Virginia. He has an extensive role in medical education; co-chairing the pre-clerkship curriculum at UVA, and serving s as the director of the Academy for Excellence in Education, the GI fellowship program director, and co-chair of the national Academies Collaborative at the AAMC. Dr. Shah also serves on national committees for the ACG and AASLD, and is a co-editor for the DDSEP gastroenterology board review book for the AGA. Finally, Dr. Shah is an alumnus of the Harvard Macy Institute Health Educator program.


Maie El-Sourady, MD-MS

Maie El-Sourady, MD MS is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Palliative Care at Vanderbilt University. She completed her undergraduate training at Duke University, and received her Masters of Science in Nutritional Biochemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and then completed an Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency and a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Vanderbilt University. She joined the faculty in the Division of General Medicine at Vanderbilt and is currently the Director of Palliative Care Education. In her role as Assistant Fellowship Director, she works closely with the Palliative Care fellows as they pursue specialist training. She has been Editor-in-Chief of the Vanderbilt Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Outpatient Curriculum since 2008, which has been published on AccessMedicine since 2019. Her academic interests include curricular design and teaching communication skills to medical students, residents, and fellows.


David Moyer, DC

Dr. David Moyer is a graduate of the Palmer University’s College of Chiropractic and is presently an Assistant Professor of Medical Education, the Director of Gross Anatomy Education, and the Co-director of the Surgical Skills Training Center at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is also an adjunct Professor of Biology at Piedmont Virginia Community College where he teaches anatomy and physiology. During his 23 years of teaching, Dr. Moyer has received numerous teaching awards at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, including the Dean’s Excellence in Education Award, and is two-time recipient of the Pre-clerkship Teaching Award. Dr. Moyer is the author of the UVA School of Medicine’s Anatomy Website that integrates 3D anatomy software, cadaver photos, dissection instructions, and clinical anatomy. Dr. Moyer’s scholarship interests include integration of virtual anatomy resources to supplement cadaveric dissection and the use of cadavers in training surgical procedures.


Sabrina Nuñez, PhD

Dr. Nunez is an Associate Professor of Genetics at Yale School of Medicine. Her efforts are focused on undergraduate medical education, serving as the Co-Course Director for the Genes and Development course, the Director for the Genetics thread, and the Director of Accreditation & Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Strategy Development. In her CQI role, Dr. Nunez is developing a data-driven, evidence-based continuous quality improvement process, supporting the alignment of the medical education program with the school’s vision and goals. Dr. Nunez received her Ph.D. from SUNY Stony Brook, completing her training at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York under the mentorship of Dr. Scott Lowe. She started her career in medical education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, with a joint appointment as an Associate Professor of Medical Education and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. She joined the faculty at Yale School of Medicine in 2020.