Department Contact List for Immigration Services

Please review the list below to determine the primary department administrator liaison for Immigration Services and the Immigration Specialist responsible for issues relating to employees, contingent workers, interns, volunteers, etc. for each UMMS department. All requests for visa sponsorship are channeled through the designated department administrator.

For Immigration / Visa Questions


UMMS Department / School

Immigration Services Contact

Primary Liaison for Department*

Anesthesiology Kate Carroll (Amaral) Sharon DeMango
Animal Medicine Kate Carroll (Amaral) Rob Krusas
ASG1  Melissa Scher Jack Barry
ASG - Surgical Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina
Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology Sara Rufli Alan Lucia
Bioinformatics & Integrative Biology Kate Carroll (Amaral) Christina Tonevski
Cancer Biology / (Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology) Sara Rufli Patricia Dolan
Cancer Research Office Kate Carroll (Amaral) Danielle Howard
Cardiovascular Medicine (Medicine) Sara Rufli Donna Cobb
Cell & Developmental Biology Melissa Scher Kristen Maki
Center for ID & Vaccination Research Melissa Scher  
Center for Mindfulness Sara Rufli Dianne Horgan / Jessica Novia
Clinical Labs Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Clinical Research Center Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Contracts - BIRT/IRTP Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Contracts-Continuing Care Unit Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Dermatology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Terry Stirk
Diabetes (Medicine) Melissa Scher Lisa Hubacz
Disability & Community Service Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Emergency Medicine Sara Rufli Nadine Manning (Reinold)
Endocrinology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Family Medicine & Community Health Sara Rufli Bernadette Cookson-Stone
Gastroenterology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Bhavna Bhatia
General Medicine/Primary Care (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Gene Function & Expression / (Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology) Sara Rufli Pat Keith / Jenna Eddy (except for Dr. Green's lab handled by Judy Mondor)
Gene Therapy Center Melissa Scher Kristen Maki
Graduate Medical Education Kate Carroll (Amaral) Marilyn Leeds / Deb Porter / Deb Rollo
Graduate School of Biomedical Science Kate Carroll (Amaral) Mary Ellen Lane
Graduate School of Nursing Kate Carroll (Amaral) Sue Young
Hematology/Oncology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Karen Anderson
HIV Research Grants Sara Rufli Donna Cobb
Hospital Medicine Melissa Scher Terry Stirk
Infectious Disease (Medicine) Melissa Scher Terry Stirk / Bhavna Bhatia
Information Technology Sara Rufli Chris Bunn
IT - Engineering Sara Rufli  
Institutional Research Melissa Scher  
JP - Computer Services Sara Rufli Eric Solomont
Library Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Mass Biologic Lab Sara Rufli John Finch
Medicine Melissa Scher Ellen Goguen / Bhavna Bhatia
Microbiology & Physiological Systems (MaPS)  Sara Rufli Joyce Barrett / Beverly Hobbs
Molecular Medicine Kate Carroll (Amaral) Bethanne Giehl / Maureen Sawyer
Neurobiology Melissa Scher Gail Phillips
Neurology Melissa Scher Karen Anderson
Neurosurgery Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina / Linda Barnes
Obstetrics & Gynecology Sara Rufli Tina Proffitt
Office of Community Programs Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Ophthalmology Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina / Beth Jennings
Ophthalmology (Drs. Khanna & Punzo) Melissa Scher Kristen Maki
Orthopedics Kate Carroll (Amaral) Mary Lammi
Otolaryngology (ENT) Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina / Linda Barnes
Parking Kate Carroll (Amaral) Shirley Gould
Pathology Melissa Scher Rik Madison
Pediatrics (ALL) Melissa Scher Patricia Segerson / Pat O'Neil
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease Melissa Scher Patricia Segerson / Pat O'Neil
Pharmacy Sara Rufli Brian Smith
Preventive Behavioral Medicine (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Product Support & Technology Melissa Scher  
Program in Systems Biology Kate Carroll (Amaral) Tina Nesbeda
Psychiatry (ALL) Melissa Scher Linda Harrington / Entela Baolli
Pulmonary Medicine (Medicine) Melissa Scher Terry Stirk
Quantitative Health Science Sara Rufli Joyce Barrett / Sandy Stankis / Lori Randall
Radiation Oncology - QARC Sara Rufli Fran Laurie
Radiation Safety Sara Rufli Marie Case
Radiology/Nuclear Medicine Melissa Scher Ella Covello / Sharon Sambito
Renal or Nephrology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Rheumatology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
RNA Therapeutics Institute     Kate Carroll (Amaral) Tina Nesbeda
Shriver Center Sara Rufli Ellen Isley
Stem Cell Bank Sara Rufli Susanna Perkins
Surgery Sara Rufli Maria Leitao-Pina / Seann Burke
Urology Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina / Beth Jennings
Vector Core Facility Melissa Scher  
Wellstone Program Melissa Scher Kristen Maki


Commonwealth Medicine
Center for Health Policy & Research                     Sara Rufli                                                                                                                     
Clinical Pharmacy Services Sara Rufli  
Drug Utilization Review Sara Rufli  
Office of Clinical Affairs Sara Rufli  
Revenue Operations Program Sara Rufli Judy Nelson
State Supplementary, PMTS ADMIN Sara Rufli  
Supplemental Nutritional Asst. Prog (SNAP) Sara Rufli  


Mass Biologics 
Mass Biologic Lab                                         Sara Rufli                                John Finch                                                                            


*If your department is not listed and/or the information provided is no longer accurate, please contact the Immigration Services Office

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