Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. Our faculty and staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and patient care.
Mission Champions is part of a Faculty Vitality Initiative at the Brody School of Medicine aimed at honoring and recognizing the value that front line faculty and staff bring to our multi-missioned organization.
As a clinician, Skip provides research-based, compassionate care for patients in the clinic, hospital and across rural North Carolina. He is constantly implementing innovative ways to improve population health, correct disparities and increase the quality of life for all people.
As professor, Skip not only passes down his many years of clinical knowledge and experience, but also his values of humility and kindness. He takes time to listen, direct and inspire, even when facing other competing tasks and deadlines. He is also a prolific researcher, trusted colleague and friend, and does everything he can to bring in grant funding and elevate his staff and colleagues. He strives to create a culture of shared and collaborative research, working across departments with telemedicine, diabetes initiatives, nutrition and behavioral health.