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Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Endocrinology






Physicians

Almond J. Drake, III, MD

    Almond Drake
  • Professor,
    Chief of Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1959
  • Fax: (252) 744-1200
  • Clinical Interests: Osteoporosis; Metabolic Bone Disease; Thyroid Nodules; Thyroid Cancer; Pituitary Disorders and General Endocrinology
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Endocrinology
  • Fellowships: National Naval Medical Center
  • Residency: San Diego Naval Hospital
  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine 

Fiona J. Cook, MD, FACE

    Fiona Cook
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1959
  • Fax: (252) 744-1200
  • Clinical Interests: Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Thyroid Disease
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Endocrinology
  • Fellowships: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Moahad S. Dar, MD

    Moahad Dar
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1959
  • Fax: (252) 744-1200
  • Clinical Interests: Mechanisms of type 2 diabetes reversal after Gastric Bypass Surgery, Hypoglycemia after Gastric Bypass, Hyperparathyroidism
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Endocrinology
  • Fellowships: Duke Medical Center
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Caroline Houston, MD

    Caroline Houston
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1959
  • Fax: (252) 744-1200
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
  • Fellowships: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA [Endocrinology]
  • Residency: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI [Internal Medicine]
  • Internship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA [Internal Medicine]
  • Medical School: University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Robert J. Tanenberg, MD, FACP

    Robert Tanenberg
  • Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1959
  • Fax: (252) 744-1200
  • Clinical Interests: Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, Lipid Disorders, Diabetic Neuropathy, Hypoglycemia, Clinical Trials
  • Board Certifications: Endocrinology; Internal Medicine
  • Fellowships: University of Minnesota; Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston
  • Residency: Mayo Clinic
  • Medical School: University of Illinois School of Medicine

Physician Assistants

  • Robert O'Sullivan, PA-C, MPAS Robert K. O'Sullivan, PA-C, MPAS
    Clinical Physician Assistant

    Undergraduate: University of Florida
    Physician Assistant School: University of Florida
    Graduate Studies: University of Nebraska
    Certifications:
    Masters in Family Practice Medicine
    Interests: Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes and General Endocrinology
    E-mail: osullivanr@ecu.edu

    Kiotta BarnhillKiotta Barnhill, ANP
    Adult Nurse Practitioner

    Undergraduate: University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill
    Graduate Studies: East Carolina University
    E-mail: barnhillk@ecu.edu

Fellows

  • Maria Javaid Maria Javaid, MD
    Endocrine Fellow

    Medical School: King Edward Medical College, Punjab University
    Residency: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University / Vidant Medical Center


  • Jennifer Giordano Jennifer Giordano, DO
    Endocrine Fellow

    Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency: Cleveland Clinic


  • No Photo AvailableVanessa Lin
    Medical School: Tufts University of Medicine
    Residency: Brody School of Medicine/Vidant Medical Center


  • Javier Lopez-DeArco Javier Lopez-DeArco
    Diabetes Fellow

    Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Facultad de Medicina
    Residency: San Juan City Hospital


  • Shelly Kalia-ReynoldsShelly Kalia-Reynolds
    Endocrine Fellow

    Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College
    Residency: Cone Health


  • Francesca RamirezFrancesca Ramirez
    Endocrine Fellow

    Medical School: Universidad Central de Venezuela
    Residency: Brody School of Medicine/Vidant Medical Center


Patient Representatives

  • Christy Bryant

  • Paula McCullough

Administrative Support

  • Latisha Scott

  • Leisa Batts

Research Staff

  • Belinda L. Turner, MSN, RN, CCRC- Study Nurse Coordinator

  • Robert J. Tanenberg- Director of Clinical Research Trials

Diabetes Educator

  • Patrice Atencio, MEd, RD, LDN, CDE
  • Kelli Davenport, MS, RD, LDN
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