Cleveland Clinic


James K. Stoller, M.D., MS, (ODA),
Chairman, Education Institute

Dr. Stoller is Chairman of the Education Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He holds the Jean Wall Bennett Professorship of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and the Samson Global Leadership Academy Endowed Chair. He also is a pulmonary/critical care physician in Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute.
In 1979, Dr. Stoller earned a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and later completed an internship and residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. He then completed several fellowships in pulmonary medicine, clinical epidemiology and respiratory intensive care at Yale, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital before joining Cleveland Clinic in 1986.
Throughout his career at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Stoller has served as Vice Chairman of the Division of Medicine, Associate Chief of Staff, and Executive Director of Leadership Development.
His clinical research has focused on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, especially alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and on strategies of care delivery, especially respiratory therapy. He has authored/edited 20 books, over 306 peer-reviewed reports, 88 chapters and more than 125 abstracts, and serves as a reviewer and contributor to a number of national and international publications.
Over the years, Dr. Stoller has been invited to speak extensively and has been honored with numerous awards, including being named the 27th Egan Lecturer by the American Association for Respiratory Care, receiving the Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award from the American Respiratory Care Foundation, and the Cleveland Clinic “Master Educator” award.. He has delivered endowed lectureships at Pennsylvania State University and Ohio University, and was acclaimed as the Best Morning Report Teaching Attending by Cleveland Clinic’s Division of Medicine.
In 2001, Dr. Stoller earned a Master of Science in Organizational Development and Analysis from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). His organizational development activities have included co-directing the “Leading in Healthcare” course for Cleveland Clinic faculty, and his research focuses on the impact and outcomes of leadership development training in healthcare. 
He currently also serves as a Professor of Organizational Behavior at CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management and as an Honorary Visiting Professor, Cass School of Business, City, University of London (UK).
Dr. Stoller is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians and American Association for Respiratory Care.


Eduardo Mireles-Cabodevila, M.D.
Medical Director


Joan Kavanagh
Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Joan M. Kavanagh, MSN, RN, is the Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Clinical Education and Professional Development in the Nursing Institute (NI) at the Cleveland Clinic (CC), where she facilitates the enterprise-wide work of Education Nurse Specialists, Clinical Instructors, Advanced Practice Nurses/Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nursing Research and oversees all American Heart Association classes for the main campus of Cleveland Clinic. Joan is a member of the editorial board for the award winning NI publication, Notable Nursing. She is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, the Association of Nurse Executives, The National League for Nursing, the Ohio League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau and AFTRA. She holds a Masters of Nursing Science with a specialty in education from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland Ohio and is currently a doctoral student in the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program at CWRU. In addition, she received a BSN with distinction from the Catholic University of America and a diploma with distinction from the Helene Fuld school of Nursing in Camden New Jersey.

Before joining the Clinic in 2005, Ms. Kavanagh was the director of development at G.T. Management, Inc., a provider of programs and services for individuals with MR/DD. She also held diabetes research and clinical positions at University Hospitals of Cleveland and undergraduate and graduate faculty positions at Ursuline College, and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at CWRU.

Ms. Kavanagh is responsible for the creation and development of CC’s state-of-the-art nursing skills and simulation lab designed to replicate the practice settings of the intensive care, operating room, and medical-surgical unit. The lab features advanced human patient simulators (HPS) incorporating the full trajectory of fidelity, from HPS to environment, to psychological experience. She also serves as the CC liaison for school of nursing programs in Northeast Ohio and has served as the chief operating officer for the Deans’ Roundtable (DRT), a consortium of deans, directors, and educators from service and academia working together to address the nursing and nursing faculty shortage. 


Ajita Prabhu, M.D.
Surgical Director



 Ajita Prabhu, MD
 Surgical Director
 General Surgery

John Rodriguez, MD
CAST Director
General Surgery



 Aanchal Kapoor, MD
 Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

Sergio Bustamamante, MD
Cardiothoracic  Anesthesiology

Arnaldo Zayas-Santiago, MD
  Rob Chatburn, RRT
​Fellowship Director

Marcy Pardee, MEd, RRT 
Department Manager
Robert L. Chatburn, MHHS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Director, Simulation Fellowship

Michelle Feliciano, MEd
Education Specialist

Danielle Harris
Department Coordinator  
Lee Hamp  
Department Analyst  

Dyan Colpo, MEd
Standardized Patient Program Manager

Ismael Qasem
Simulation Tech

Ron Repasy
Simulation Tech

Hans Baumgartner
Simulation Tech

Zak Wade
Simulation Tech

Joanne Villa
Simulation Tech

Wendy Black
Simulation Tech


Kristin Bower, MS
Admin Program Coordinator
Dave Leifer
Program Manager

Dwayne Jackson  
Lab Technician  

Anthony Lawson
Simulation Technician


Nichole Kelsey, MS
Henrietta Jackson
Equipment Technician

Robert Joseph
Simulation Tech  

Joyce Brodnik

Jack Emch


Brian Kissinger
Department Manager
Lori Langley
Training Center Coordinator

John Lindsey  
Program Coordinator

Daniel Solomon
Program Coordinator

Michelle Gordon
Data Coordinator