Meet the Office of Faculty Development Team

Dena Hofkosh, MD, MEd

Dr. Hofkosh partners with OFD colleagues, Vice-Chairs and Chair to plan and oversee all faculty development activities for the Department of Pediatrics.  She oversees processes to support and guide faculty through the promotion process for all academic pathways.

Erika Friehling, MD

Dr. Friehling oversees the development, implementation and maintenance of programs that continuously enhance the culture of mentoring of the Department of Pediatrics with the aim of supporting the career development and professional advancement of junior faculty, with a focus on clinician educators.

Learn more about Dr. Friehling.

Rick Saladino, MD

Dr. Saladino oversees the development, implementation and maintenance of leadership excellence programs for faculty and staff of the Department of Pediatrics.  He is also involved in the processes that support and guide faculty through the promotion process for all academic pathways

Melissa Tavarez, MD

Dr. Tavarez oversees the development, implementation and maintenance of programs aimed at promoting educational scholarship amongst faculty and staff of the Department of Pediatrics.  She is also involved in processes that support the career development and professional advancement of faculty in the clinician-educator academic pathway.