SMLP Team

Taison D. Bell, MD
SMLP Director, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assistant Director of Medical ICU, MBA Candidate Class of 2020 Darden School of Business

Dr. Bell is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the divisions of Infectious Disease and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at UVA. He is also the Assistant Director of the Medical ICU. His interests are in improving inpatient health care delivery through quality improvement initiatives and increasing workforce diversity. He is currently involved in research projects using computer modeling to predict adverse outcomes in the ICU and support clinical decision making. Dr. Bell is involved in quality improvement efforts on the national scale and sits on a number of CMS committees developing healthcare payment reform initiatives. He also works with the Island Peer Review Organization (a national quality improvement organization) assisting health systems with quality improvement reporting activities.

Dr. Bell is highly invested in teaching and is the director of a multidisciplinary mechanical ventilation course taught to critical care fellows at UVA. He is consistently rated as one of the top teaching attendings in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Bell was born in Boston and raised in Lynchburg, VA. After graduating from UVA with a degree in African-American and African Studies, he completed his medical degree at Columbia University. He then trained in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was a chief resident. He subsequently completed an infectious disease fellowship at the combined Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospital program and a critical care fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. He is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at the UVA Darden School of Business.


Moses K. Woode, PhD, DIC, FAIC 
SMLP Associate Director and Program Advisor, Professor Emeritus, UVA SMDEP Founding PI and Director

Dr. Woode is UVA’ s Summer Medical Leadership Program (SMLP) Program Advisor and Associate Director. Prior to his retirement, he was a Principal Investigator and Director of UVA’s Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP). Dr. Woode also served as Associate Dean for Student Academic Support and Strategic Programs and Professor of Medical Education, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Research Professor of Chemistry.
As an accomplished research and medical education professor, Dr. Woode has given lectures in medical education, international health, x-ray crystallography, chemical education, science and technology throughout the U.S. and in England, France, Germany, Ghana, Holland, India, Italy, Nigeria, Switzerland, and Tanzania.
Additionally, he continues to participate in Medical Education here at UVA by teaching in the Clinical Performance Development (CPD) and Cells to Society courses. Dr. Woode obtained his Ph.D. and D.I.C. degrees in Chemistry: Chemical Crystallography from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London.


Richard W. Lindsay, MD
SMLP Director for Clinical Experience, Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine and Family Medicine

Dr. Lindsay serves as the Director of the Clinical portion of UVA’ s Summer Medical Leadership Program (SMLP). He developed and served as Acting Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia. Dr. Lindsay was Head of the Division and Section of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine and developed UVA’s geriatric fellowship program and geriatric curriculum and has been part of UVA’s summer programming since its inception in 1984.
Dr. Lindsay is a national leader In Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Education. He served as President of the American Geriatric Society and Chairman of its Board. Dr. Lindsay is involved nationally in policy issues relating to medical manpower and medical education. He is interested in Comparative Health Systems and has studied and worked in England and Sweden. Dr. Lindsay has served on the University of Virginia School of Medicine Admissions Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Jefferson Area Board for the Aging and the Commonwealth Council on Aging for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Lindsay is actively teaching in the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. He is a graduate of Cornell University and received his MD degree from New York Medical College. Following an internship at Buffalo General Hospital Dr. Lindsay practiced briefly with his father in his home town in upstate New York.
Following this he returned to the University of Virginia for his residency in Internal Medicine and served Chief Resident in Medicine. Dr. Lindsay then served as a Lt. Colonel in the United States Army Medical Corps. Following his military service he joined the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and maintained an active practice until his retirement.


Kristina Dobrovic
SMLP Program Coordinator

Kristina Dobrovic has her Master’s Degree in English Literature with a focus on Gender Studies. She currently runs the Summer Medical Leadership Program while continuing to volunteer in the Charlottesville community by working in non-profit theaters, and is a Safe Space Trainer for UVa.