Contact Us

We are located in the Support Building, Suite 1SB201 in Vidant Medical Center.

Phone: 252-847-4268
Fax: 252-847-8304

Herb Garrison, MD
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice President, Medical Affairs

Responsible for collaboration between the hospital and medical school in regards to GME, strategic planning, institutional compliance, and integration of the learners into the institutions.

Darla Liles, MD
Director of Accreditation, Graduate Medical Education
Associate Professor in Hematology/Oncology

Responsible for managing the Internal Review process and assisting programs to prepare for ACGME accreditation site visits, chairs our GMEC subcommittee on Accreditation, and assists in the development of new programs.

Alyson Riddick
Manager of GME

Responsible for ensuring the requirements of various accrediting agencies are met, GME finances, Contracts, Immigration and Visas, and administration of the GME Office.

Shirley Rutledge
Program Assistant

Responsible for Resident Reappointment, Away Rotations, and data management.

Michelle Buck
Senior Secretary

Responsible for first-line communication with those who contact the GME Office, lincense renewals, Meal Allowance, Pager Issues, New Resident Paperwork and coordination of GME activities.

Melissa Whitmer
Credentialing Specialist

Responsible for New Innovations, onboarding new residents, and special projects.

Kelley Whitehurst, MAEd
Program Manager, GME Education

Responsible for developing and supporting institution-wide GME educational initiatives.