Jon Anscher, MAT, MS HCDE


User-centered design, instructional design, project management.

Simona Lazar, MSIM

Instructional Design Consultant

Instructional design and project management. 

Caleb Pong

Sr. eLearning/LMS Analyst

Manages all training for GME Residents and Fellows.

Joe Wilson

Lead eLearning UX Designer

Conducts usability tests and creates visual styles, prototypes, wireframes and interactions for eLearning courses and sites.

Amy Law

Instructional Designer

Performance driven, learner-centered design of eLearning and related support tools.


Learning Gateway Committee

The following have been appointed to the Learning Gateway Committee by the UW Medicine Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In addition to our operations folks, the following individuals make up the LG Committee:

  • Dr. Jennifer Best, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
  • Cindy Hamra, Assistant Dean, Operations and Administration
  • Incho Lee, Director of Education for Graduate Medical Education
  • Gabrielle Pett, Director of Graduate Medical Education

Our Partners and Associates

Executive Sponsors

Our executive sponsors provide support enterprise-wide and encourage individuals to complete their online training through the Learning Gateway.

  • Richard Goss, Medical Director, Harborview Medical Center
  • Thomas Staiger, Medical Director, UW Medical Center

LMS IT Enterprise Group

These folks manage the entire Learning Management System for UW Medicine. The Learning Gateway administers the Resident/Fellow and Practitioner domains within this enterprise product.

Graduate Medical Education 

The LG started as a program within Graduate Medical Education (GME) with a focus on training residents and fellows. Ongoing collaboration with GME is an important part of the Learning Gateway.

Medical Director’s Offices

The medical directors of both UWMC and HMC support the Learning Gateway through their executive sponsorship and leadership on training development.

UW Medicine IT Services Help Desk

Help is just a click or call away. All LG technical questions are managed through the UW Medicine IT Services Help Desk, including access and functionality issues. The LG lends a hand with Tier II requests.

User Access Administration

The User Access Administration (UAA) manages the user data that allows the LG to connect individuals with eLearning materials.

UWP (University of Washington Physicians)

UWP delivers a variety of trainings. Since residents are practicing medicine, they fall in scope for some of these trainings.

UW Medicine Education and Training (E&T) Committee

The E&T Committee brings together important stakeholders throughout UW Medicine in order to ensure that learning experiences in different departments coordinate together.

UW Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library offers many online and in-person resources that residents can take advantage of.