Faculty & Staff

Administration


Rance McClain, DO, FACOFP, FAOASM
Dean of ARCOM

Carrie Kaelin
Executive Assistant to the Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs
Interim Executive Assistant to the Dean

Department of Academic Affairs


Melissa Efurd, EdD
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs & Institutional Research

Rebecca Ameis
Administrative Assistant

Ashley Gerhardson, PhD
Board Preparation Specialist

Abolfazl Ghasemi, PhD
Director of Data Analytics and Institutional Research

Department of Clinical Medicine


Tony A. Little, DO, FAAFP
Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education
Interim Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Shannda Cater
Clinical Rotations Coordinator

Andrew Ryals, DO
Director of Clinical Skills
Assistant Professor

Kesha Woolsey
Administrative Assistant

Department of Family Medicine


Timothy Buffey, DO
Chair and Assistant Professor

Gary Edwards, DO, FACOFP
Assistant Professor

Psychiatry

Natalie Jordan, MD
Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine

Ryan Sullivan, DO
Assistant Professor

Department of Internal Medicine


Holly Heaver Jennings, MD, FACP
Chair and Assistant Professor

Leslie Ziegler, MD
Assistant Professor

Cardiology

Nasser Adjei, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Assistant Professor

Gastroenterology

Eduardo A. deMondesert, MD
Assistant Professor

Infectious Disease

Mark L. Stillwell, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor

Nephrology

James Henry, MD
Associate Professor

Neurology

Jon Gustafson, MD
Assistant Professor

Department of OPP


Thomas Fotopoulos, DO
Chair and Associate Professor

Kathryn Buffey, DO
Director of OPP Integration
Assistant Professor

Valerie V. Bates Romanski, DO
Assistant Professor

Courtney Butler
Osteopathic Principles and Practice Coordinator

Department of Pediatrics


Louay K. Nassri, MD, FAAP, FCCP
Chair and Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery


Michael Gooden, MD
Assistant Professor and Chair of Surgery

Neurosurgery

Joe Queeney, DO, FACOS
Assistant Professor

Radiology

Ismail Ihmeidan, MD
Assistant Professor

Department of Clinical Resources


Frazier Edwards, MPA
Executive Director of Clinical Resources and CME

Sarah Craig
GME/CME Coordinator

Department of Graduate Medical Education


Tony A. Little, DO, FAAFP
Associate Dean of GME and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Sarah Craig
GME/CME Coordinator

Department of Library Services


Elizabeth Wright, MLS
Director of Library Services

Connie Manning, MA, MLIS
Assistant Medical Librarian

Department of Preclinical Medicine


Ross E. Longley, PhD
Associate Dean of Preclinical Medicine and Research
Professor

Lindsay Casanova
Administrative Assistant Preclinical Medicine

Patricia Cunningham
Director of Preclinical Curriculum

Dana Smith
OMS II Coordinator

Department of Anatomy


David L. McWhorter, PhD
Chair and Professor

Joanne Peterson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Raja Rachakatla, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy

Zachary Throckmorton, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Heather Guzik, MA
Anatomy Lab Instructor

Department of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Sciences


Lance Bridges, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor

Kenneth Hensley, PhD
Professor
Program Director, Master of Science in Biomedicine

Brandy Ree, PhD
Assistant Professor

Matthew C. White, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Microbiology & Immunology


Chair – TBD

Abby L. Geis, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathology


Talal El-Hefnawy, MD, PhD
Chair of Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathology
Associate Professor

Eric Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor

Rakesh K. Singh, B. Pharm., PhD
Assistant Professor

William Zaloga, DO
Assistant Professor

Department of Security


Levi Risley
Director of Security
Chief of Police

Department of Simulation & Clinical Skills


Harvey Potts, MD, MPH
Executive Director of Simulation and Clinical Skills
Assistant Professor

Demetria Daniels, LPN
Standardized Patient Center Coordinator

Danielle Wilks, RRT
Simulation Clinic Coordinator

Department of Student Affairs


Laurel Starling-McIntosh, MeD HIED
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Kelly DeWitt
Director of Admissions

Charitee Evans
Student Services and Activities Coordinator

Amanda Evenson
Director of Student Services

Debbie Findlay
Director of Academic Support

Glenna Gilliam
Director of Financial Aid

Breeanne Hafley
Program Coordinator, Master of Science in Biomedicine

Donala Jordan, PsyD
Director of Mental Wellness
Assistant Professor

Shawna Mason
Registrar

Janie Price
Admissions Counselor

Taylor Ridenour
Admissions Counselor

Stephanie Romero
Administrative Assistant

Marketing


Susan Devero
Executive Director of Community Relations

Allison Kyrouac
Marketing Coordinator