Kalli Varaklis, MD, MSEd is the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for Maine Medical Center – MaineHealth, overseeing the graduate medical education enterprise of 30 programs and over 300 GME trainees. She is also the Principle Investigator for the American Medical Association “Re-Imagining Residency” grant, a project to provide an interprofessional, team-based care inpatient experience and train future providers in the importance of interprofessionalism across the healthcare system. Other research interests include introduction of Operational Excellence into GME Oversight, Program-Director faculty development and cultivating GME community. Dr. Varaklis is a voracious reader, an avid gardener and NYT crossword puzzle enthusiast.