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Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine






Faculty & Staff

Faculty

James R. Powell, MD

    James Powell
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
    , Division Chief, General Internal Medicine
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-3229
  • Fax: (252) 744-3924
  • Clinical Interests: Care of the Chronically ill, Perioperative care
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Lavanya Alapati, MD

    Lavanya Alapati
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-3229
  • Fax: (252) 744-3924
  • Clinical Interests: Hospital medicine, resident education, and promoting quality and safety in the care of hospitalized patients.
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Interfaith Medical Center, New York
  • Medical School: MBBS, JJM Medical College, Davangere, India

Gentiana Bakaj, MD

    Gentiana Bakaj
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-3229
  • Fax: (252) 744-3924
  • Clinical Interests: Clinical research related to gastroenterology
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Medical School: St. George's Univ. School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Lillian Boyd, MD

    Lillian Boyd
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-3229
  • Fax: (252) 744-3924
  • Clinical Interests: Geriatrics. Transitions of care/continuum of care
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Geriatric Medicine
  • Fellowships: University of Virginia (Dept. of Internal Medicine, Palliative Care and Geriatrics)
  • Residency: University of Virginia
  • Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA

Michael P. Coyle, MD, FACP, FAAP

    Michael Coyle
  • Clinical Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-3229
  • Fax: (252) 744-3924
  • Clinical Interests: Literacy; Cardiovascular Risk Reduction; Adult and Pediatric wellness and disease prevention; Hypertension; Outpatient surgical and noninvasive testing; Resident and Medical Student Education.
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; American Board of Managed Care Medicine
  • Residency: Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • Medical School: Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Nathan B. Holladay, MD, PhD

    Nathan Holladay
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-3229
  • Fax: (252) 744-3924
  • Clinical Interests: Clinical statistics and evidence-based medicine
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Medical School: University of Texas, Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Mary S. Kraemer, MD

    Mary Kraemer
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-3229
  • Fax: (252) 744-3924
  • Clinical Interests: Women's Health Care
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Medical School: Wright State University School of Medicine

Michael C. Lang, MD

    Michael Lang
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-3229
  • Fax: (252) 744-3924
  • Clinical Interests: Adult Primary Medical and Psychiatric Care, ECT
  • Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University [Internal Medicine & Psychiatry]
  • Internship: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University [Internal Medicine & Psychiatry]
  • Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Angie Mathai, MD

    Angie Mathai
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-3229
  • Fax: (252) 744-3924
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, West Indies

Siobhan O'Keefe, MD

    Siobhan O'Keefe
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-0766
  • Clinical Interests: Quality improvement, patient safety, end of life decision making; Education
  • Residency: University of Michigan
  • Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

James G. Peden, Jr., MD

    James Peden
  • Professor,
    Associate Dean for Admissions
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-3229
  • Fax: (252) 744-3924
  • Clinical Interests: Primary Care for Adults; General Adult Psychiatry
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Psychiatry
  • Fellowships: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Residency: West Virginia Health Science Center, Morgantown, WV
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Beatriz E. Ramirez, MD

    Beatriz Ramirez
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-3229
  • Fax: (252) 744-3924
  • Clinical Interests: Endocrinology
  • Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Medical School: University Center De Venezuela

Muhammad Waqas, MD

    Muhammad Waqas
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-3229
  • Fax: (252) 744-3924
  • Clinical Interests: Heart Failure, Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation, Ultrafiltration
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
  • Residency: New York Medical College, BQ Division, New York
  • Medical School: King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan

Junhong Zhang, MD,

    Junhong Zhang
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-3229
  • Fax: (252) 744-3924
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, NCCAOM
  • Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Medical School: Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. Nanjing, China

James C. Byrd, MD, MPH

  • Dr. James ByrdChief, VA Affiliated Clinic

    Undergraduate: St. Olaf College
    Medical School: University of Minnesota
    Residency: University of Vermont
    Fellowship: Boston University
    Certifications: Internal Medicine
    Interests: Literacy; Evidence-Based Medicine, Smoking
    byrda@ecu.edu

Nursing Staff

  • Kathy Baldree, RN

  • Chaundra Wiggins, RN

  • Tammy Brown, RN

  • Tracy Coltrain, RN

  • Lavorra Reid, MNA

Social Workers

  • Monica Ebron

  • Monica Parker

Administrative Support

  • Pam Jackson

  • Jenna Smith

  • Thelma Dawson-Moore