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Chelley Alexander, MD

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Chelley Kaye Alexander, MD as the new Chair for the Department of Family Medicine, effective August 11, 2014.  Dr. Alexander comes to the Brody School of Medicine from the Department of Family Medicine, College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama where she currently serves as Chair for the Department of Family Medicine (since 2006) and as Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education (since 2005).

Dr. Alexander earned her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Davidson College, Davidson, NC in 1990 and completed her medical degree in 1996 at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.  Her residency training was with Tuscaloosa Family Practice Residency, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Additional faculty development pursuits include, but are not limited to, a Rural Health Research Junior Investigator Program (2003-2004) and a National Institute Program Director Development Fellowship (2004-2005).

Her numerous academic and administrative appointments include serving as the Designated Institution Official, serving on the Board of Visitors Resident Education Committee and serving as the Director of the Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of Alabama.  Included among Dr. Alexander's teaching innovations and clinical work is the development of seven separate hands-on procedure workshops for residents to improve procedural training and a medical home designed to reduce cost and improve quality of care for 30,000 medicaid patients.

Dr. Alexander's research efforts include several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, national presentations and completed clinical trials.  In addition, she has a special interest in asthma, patient-centered medical homes, quality improvement and clinical teaching methodology.

Dr. Alexander brings with her a wealth of teaching, clinical, administrative and research experience.  Please join us in welcoming her to the Brody School of Medicine, the Division of Health Sciences and the ECU Campus.

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Janice Paris, MSPH, MBA

Department Administrator
Adjunct Lecturer
BS State University of New York at Cortland, 1979
MSPH University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984
MBA East Carolina University, 1993

 

 

Clinical Services Division

** Family Medicine Center **

 
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Jason Foltz, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
BS Penn State University, 1998
DO Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2003
Residency in Family Medicine, Eglin AFB, 2006

 
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Ashton Johnson, MD

Residency Division
Clinical Assistant Professor
BS Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1995
MD Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, 2002
Family Medicine Residency, East Carolina University, Department of Family Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina, 2005

 
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Richard Rawl, MD

Assistant Professor
BS University of South Carolina, 1974
MD Bowman Gray School of Medicine, 1978
Residency in Family Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 1981

 

** Hospitalists **

 
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Francis Buckman, MD

Hospitalist, Residency Division
Clinical Assistant Professor
MD University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana, West Africa, 1994
Family Medicine Residency, East Carolina University, Department of Family Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina, 2005

 
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Gregory Knapp, MD

Inpatient Service Director
Hospitalist
Clinical Assistant Professor
BS North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1996
MD Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, 2000
Residency in Family Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 2003

 

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Assistant Clincial Professor
BS Marshall University,  2005
MD Marshall University School of Medicine, 2008
Residency in Family Medicine, Marshall University 2011
Co-Chief Resident, 2010-2011

 

** Firetower Medical Office **

 
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Tommy Ellis, MD

ECU Physicians Firetower Medical Office
Clinical Assistant Professor
BS North Carolina State University, 1988
MD East Carolina University School of Medicine, 1992
Residency in Family Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 1995

 
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Celeste Jackson, MD

ECU Physicians Firetower Medical Office
Clinical Assistant Professor
BS Wake Forest University, 2005
MD Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, 2009
Residency in Family Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 2012

 
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Angela B. Mebane, MD

ECU Physicians Firetower Medical Office
Clinical Assistant Professor
BA Hampton University, 1993
MD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
Residency in Family Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 2000

 
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Kelly W. Philpot, MD

ECU Physicians Firetower Medical Office
Clinical Assistant Professor
BA University of Missouri, 1996
MD University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, 1997
Residency in Family Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 2000

 

Education Division

 
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Lars Larsen, MD

Vice Chair of Educational Development
Director of Education Division
Professor
BS Denison University, 1968
MD SUNY at Syracuse, 1973
Residency in Family Medicine, University of Utah, 1976

 
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Christopher Duffrin, PhD

Education Specialist
Assistant Professor
BS Western Illinois University, 1991
MAEd Ohio University, 1998
MS Western Illinois State, 2009
PhD Ohio University, 2002

 
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Marian Swinker, MD, MPH

Professor
BS University of Pittsburgh, 1971
MPH University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 1972
MD Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, 1978
Internship in Obstetrics & Gynecology, West Virginia University, 1979
Residency in Family Medicine, West Virginia University, 1983
Fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, West Virginia University, 1994

 
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David Weismiller, MD, ScM

Professor
BS University of Maryland, 1985
MD Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 1991
Residency in Family Medicine, UVA Health Sciences Center, 1994
Clinical Fellow, MATCH, National Association of Community Health Centers, 1995
Fellowship in Maternal-Child Health, Department of Family Medicine, Brown University University, 1996
MS Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Brown University, 1996
Faculty Development Fellowship in Family Medicine, ECU, 2001

 

** Nutrition and Patient Education **

 
Kay Craven

Kay Craven, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE

Clinical Nutrition Specialist
MPH East Carolina University, 2009
BS Auburn University, 1988

 
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Dionne Lowder Knapp, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Director of Pharmacy Education, Eastern AHEC
Clinical Assistant Professor
BS University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
PharmD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
Pharmacy Practice Residency, Medical University of South Carolina, 1999 Family Medicine Pharmacy Residency, Medical University of South Carolina, 2000
Faculty Development Fellowship in Family Medicine, East Carolina University, 2001

 


Jamie D. Messenger, PharmD

Section Head, Pharmacotherapy
Clinical Assistant Professor
BA University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR  1997
PharmD University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 2002
Family Medicine Pharmacotherapy Residency, East Carolina University 2003

 

** Behavioral Medicine **

 
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Benjamin C. Gersh, MD

Assistant Professor
B.S.,  The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, NC, 1999
M.S.,  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, August 2002
MD, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University,
Greenville, NC.
 May 2006
MPH, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University,
Greenville, NC., currently enrolled
Residency in Psychiatric Medicine and Family Medicine
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC
Co-Chief Resident (2010-2011), Department of Psychiatric Medicine

 
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Jennifer Hodgson, PhD

Associate Professor
BA The University of Akron,1992
MS Northern Illinios University, 1994
PhD Iowa State University, 1997
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Family Therapy, Univ of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1998

 
Kari Kirian

Kari Kirian, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
BA Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, 2003
MA East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2005
Predoctoral Internship, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 2011-2012
PhD East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2012

 
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Dennis C, Russo, PhD, ABPP

Clinical Professor
BA UC Santa Barbara, 1972
PhD in Educational Psychology UC Santa Barbara, 1975

 

Geriatrics Division

 
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Kenneth K. Steinweg, MD

Geriatrics Division Director
Professor
MD University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Family Medicine Residency, Womack Army Hospital, Fort Bragg, NC
Geriatric Fellowship, ECU Brody School of Medicine

 
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Tae Joon Lee, MD, CMD, AGSF

Geriatric Faculty, Geriatrics Fellowship Director
Clinical Associate Professor
BS University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, 1997
MD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, 2001
Swedish Family Medicine Residency, University of Washington Network of Family Medicine Residencies, 2004
Fellowship in Faculty Development, University of Washington, 2005

 
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Renee Banaszak, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
American Board of Family Medicine, Board certification issued 2008
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Residency: PCMH/Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Fellowship: Geriatric Fellowship, Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

 
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Qing Cao, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
MD Hubei Medical University, China, 1991
Internal Medicine Residency, Hubei Medical University, China, 1994
Family Medicine Residency, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, 2008
Fellowship in Geriatrics, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, 2009

 
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Janice Daugherty, MD

Associate Professor
BS Wake Forest University, 1975
MD Bowman Gray, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 1978
Residency in Family Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 1981
Faculty Development Fellowship in Family Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982

 


Maria Knupp, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
BSN University of Maryland, Baltimore, 1973
MSN University of Maryland, Baltimore, 1980
FNP University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2002

 
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Ann Marie Nye, PharmD, AGSF

Affiliate Assistant Professor
Certificate in Aging Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, 2000
PharmD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, 2001
Residency in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice, University of Texas, Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital, 2002

 
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Balaji Pabbu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Bachelors Medicine/Science Sri Venkateswara Medical College, India
Family Medicine Residency, Ponoma Valley Hospital Medical Center
Family Medicine/Geriatrics Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

 
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D. Dean Patton, MD

Clinical Professor
BA Marshall University, 1969
MD West Virginia University School of Medicine, 1972
Internship in Surgery, Akron General Hospital, Akron, Ohio, 1972-1973
Residency in Family Medicine, University Hospital, Morgantown, WV, 1975-1977
Fellowship in Family Medicine Faculty Development, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1987-1988

 
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Amanze Ugogi, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Board certification in Family Medicine, CAQ in Geriatrics
Medical School: Federal Medical Center, Owerri, Nigeria, House Officer (Specialty rotations), October 1996 - October 1997 University of Jos, Nigeria, General Medicine, MBBS Degree, October 1988 - August 1996
Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital / Brody School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency, Greenville, NC (2003 - 2006)
Fellowship: Brody School of Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatric Fellowship Program, (2006-2007)

 

Medical Student Education Division

 
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Susan Schmidt, MD

Director, Medical Student Education Division
Clinical Associate Professor
BS University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, 1998
MD Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, 2002
Family Practice Residency, East Carolina University, Department of Family Medicine, Greenville, 2005

 
Susan Keen

Susan Keen, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
BS East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, 1997
MD Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, 2003
Family Medicine Residency, East Carolina University, Department of Family Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina, 2006

 

Research Division

 
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Doyle Cummings, PharmD

Director
Professor
BS West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, 1978
PharmD Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science, 1981
Residency in Hospital Pharmacy, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, 1979

 
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Carrie May, MPH

Research Specialist
BA Western Michigan University, 2002
MPH East Carolina University, 2011

 

Residency Division

 
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Emily Bray, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
BS Wheaton College, 1970
MD University of Illinois, 1974
Residency, University of Illinois, 1977
Fellowship in Geriatrics, Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital, 1984
Minifellowship, High Risk Obstetrics, Main Medical Center, 1993
Faculty Development Fellowship in Family Medicine, East Carolina University, 2001

 
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Justin Edwards, MD

Assistant Residency Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
BS East Carolina University, 2002
MD Brody School of Medicine/East Carolina University, 2006
Residency in Family Medicine, East Carolina University, 2009

 
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Jonathon Firnhaber, MD

Residency Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
BA University of Colorado, Boulder, 1986
MD University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1990
Residency in Family Medicine, RL Thompson Strategic Hospital, Carswell AFB, TX, 1993

 
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Gary Levine, MD

Associate Professor
BS University of Michigan, 1972
MD Wayne State University, 1976
Internship in Internal Medicine, Ohio State University, 1977
Residency in Family Medicine, University of Virginia, 1980
Faculty Development Fellowship in Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983

 
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Ricky Watson, MD

Assistant Residency Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
BS Davidson College, 1982
MSPH University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986
MD East Carolina University, 1990
Residency in Family Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 1993

 

Sports Medicine

 
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Joseph Armen, DO

ECU Team Physician
Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
BS Cornell University,

DO New York College of Osteopathic Medicine,
Family Medicine Residency, Carolinas Medical Center
Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 
Justin Lee

Justin Lee, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Undergraduate Education: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Residency: University of Colorado Family Medicine
Fellowship: Moses Cone Primary Care Sports Medicine

 
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Brock J. Niceler, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
BS Brigham Young University, 2001
MD Marshall University School of Medicine, 2006
Family Medicine Residency, University of Utah
Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Utah

 

Professor Emeritus Status

Christopher Bremer, MD
Professor Emeritus
BS Davidson College, 1960
MD Duke University, 1964
Internship in Internal Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, 1965
Residency in OB/GYN and Pediatrics, University of Rochester, 1966
Residency in General Practice, USPHS Indian Hospital, 1967

Charles Duckett, MD
Professor Emeritus
BS Wake Forest College, 1954
MD Bowman Gray School of Medicine, 1957
Internship in Medicine, University of Virginia Hospital, 1958

James G. Jones, MD
Professor Emeritus
BS Wake Forest College, 1955
MD Bowman Gray School of Medicine, 1959
Rotating Internship, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1960
Residency in General Practice, US Naval Hospital, 1962

Harold Kallman, MD
Professor Emeritus
BS City College of New York, 1950
MD New York University of Medicine, 1954
Rotating Internship, Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, 1955
Residency in Internal Medicine, Kings County Hospital, 1957
Fellow of the National Institute of Health in Cardiology, Kings County Hospital, 1957

Kathryn Kolasa, PhD, RD, LDN
Professor Emeritus
BS Michigan State University, 1970
PhD University of Tennessee, 1974