Faculty & Staff


Ray Stowers, DO
Chairman of External/Alumni Relations

Danielle Wilks, RRT
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
Director of Data Analytics & Institutional Research for ACHE

Lori Jones
Accreditation & Institutional Analytics Specialist

Carmelita Robertson
Student Wellness Counselor

Kelly Vongnarath
Academic Success Counselor

Department of Clinical Medicine


JoAnn Chandler
Director of CME

Shannda Cater
Clinical Rotations Coordinator

Kimi Lee Hayden
Clinical Rotations Coordinator

Robert Sanders, DO
Director of OPP Integration
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Gary Edwards, DO, FACOFP
Chair of Family Medicine, rank of Associate Professor

Andrew Ryals, DO
Director of Clinical Skills
Assistant Professor

Donna Shipley, MD
Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine

Ryan Sullivan, DO
Assistant Professor

Department of Internal Medicine

Leslie Ziegler, MD
Assistant Professor


Nasser Adjei, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Assistant Professor


Eduardo A. deMondesert, MD
Assistant Professor

Infectious Disease

Mark L. Stillwell, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor


James Henry, MD
Associate Professor


Jon Gustafson, MD
Assistant Professor

Department of OPP

Thomas Fotopoulos, DO
Chair and Associate Professor

Joe Queeney, DO, FACOS
Assistant Professor, OMM

Kesha Woolsey
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

David G. Grant, MD, FRCS
Assistant Professor of Surgery


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

Sarah Craig
GME/CME Coordinator

Department of Library Services

Connie Manning, MA, MLIS
Interim Director of Library Services

Department of Preclinical Medicine

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

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
Associate 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
Program Director, Master of Science in Biomedicine

Brandy Ree, PhD
Assistant Professor

Matthew C. White, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Microbiology & Pharmacology

Daniel H. Atchley, PhD
Chair of Microbiology & Pharmacology

Abby L. Geis, PhD
Assistant Professor

Roseane Santos, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Department of Pathophysiology

Talal El-Hefnawy, MD, PhD
Chair of Pathophysiology
Associate Professor

Ahmmed Ally, MD, PhD

Eric Lee, PhD
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

Kerrie Sanders
Simulation Lab Coordinator

Department of Student Affairs

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

Kelly DeWitt
Director of Admissions

Amanda Evenson
Director of Student Services

Charitee Floyd
Student Services and Activities Coordinator

Glenna Gilliam
Director of Financial Aid

Shawna Mason

Janie Price
Admissions Counselor


Susan Devero
Executive Director of Communications

Allison Kyrouac
Digital Marketing & Branding Manager