Graduate Medical Education: Staff Directory

Program Leadership Team

Graduate Medical Education staff work within the Office of the Medical Director to oversee residency, fellowship, and other continuing education programs at HCMC.

For program information or to apply for a residency or fellowship, contact the coordinator of each program.

To request verification of your completed residency, contact the appropriate coordinator.

Faculty profiles can be found within each residency or fellowship program.

Staff Directory

Dr. Meghan Mary Walsh Meghan Walsh, MD is the Chief Medical Education Officer and Associate Medical Director at Hennepin County Medical Center. She oversees all of the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs within the Office of the Medical Director. She also is the Program Director of the Transitional Residency Program. She has works primarily as an academic hospitalist in cardiology.
SchurHoward.jpg Howard R. Schur, GME Operations Manager is the GME Operations Manager for the HCMC GME Programs within the Office of the Medical Director. Howard is the administrative partner for the overall management and operations of the GME Programs. Howard brings with him 30 years of health care and higher education leadership experience, with a focus on GME, education, operations, and planning.
NapolitanoShawKelly.jpg Kelly Shaw Napolitano is the Residency Management Suite (RMS) Coordinator as well as the Co-Coordinator for the Transitional Year residency program. RMS is the online software system used by all HCMC residency and fellowship programs to better manage all aspects of GME training. She started at HCMC in 2007 and brought with her over 10 years of GME experience from the University of Michigan’s Department of Surgery. Kelly provides RMS education, solutions, and information to all those involved in GME training programs.
ShursonJudith.jpg Judi Shurson has been the Graduate Medical Education Administrative Coordinator as well as the Program Co-Coordinator for the Transitional Year residency program for the past 10 years. She works with all new residents and fellows by planning and executing Orientation, as well as being the main contact for all current trainees. Judi’s position covers a wide range of administrative duties and provides support to all areas of Graduate Medical Education here at HCMC.
ForveSusan.jpg Susan Shaw Forvé is a Medical Training Specialist with extensive experience in creating training opportunities for all levels of medical staff. Susan works within the Office of Medical Education and the Office of the Medical Director. She started at HCMC in July of 2012, and comes from Children’s Hospitals where she was a principal designer and operations manager of their Simulation Centers.

Residency Program Coordinators

Residency Programs: Coordinator: Email Address:
Dentistry (General Practice) Sandy Robinson
Emergency Medicine Mary Hirschboeck
Combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Mary Hirschboeck
Family and Community Medicine Mindy Chatelle
Internal Medicine Michelle Herbers
Podiatric Surgery Meagan McCabe
Psychiatry (Hennepin-Regions) Sandy Robinson
Surgery Charleana Harris
Transitional Year Judi Shurson

Fellowship Program Coordinators

Fellowship Programs: Coordinator: Email Address:
Cardiovascular Disease Cheryl Christenson
Critical Care Medicine Cheryl Christenson
Geriatric Medicine Cheryl Christenson
Interventional Cardiology Cheryl Christenson
Nephrology Danelle Sullivan
Sleep Medicine Kelly Shaw Napolitano
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Mary Hirschboeck