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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine


Family Medicine
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Family Medicine Residency

Faculty

Residency Program Director


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




Assistant Residency Directors

Emily Bray, MD
Assistant Residency Director
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

Justin Edwards, MD
Assistant Residency Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
BS East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2002
MD East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2006
Residency in Family Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC 2009

Aaron Lambert, MD
Assistant Residency Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
BS Biology, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2005
MD Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV, 2008
Residency in Family and Community Health, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2011

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

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, Greenville, NC, 1990
Residency in Family Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC, 1993
Interests include infectious disease, women's health, travel medicine, national health care systems, and rural medicine.


Additional Faculty

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

Ashton Johnson, MD
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

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

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

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