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, C-TAGME
Director of GME & MSS

Responsible for ensuring the requirements of various accrediting agencies are met.

Lizz Nelson
Program Manager

Responsible for resident reappointment and away rotations, GME finances, contracts, immigration and visas, and administration of the GME Office.

Shannon Abel
Senior Secretary

Responsible for first-line communication with those who contact the GME Office, license renewals, meal allowance, pager issues, and coordination of GME activities.

Melissa Whitmer
GME Program Assistant

Responsible for New Innovations, new resident paperwork and onboarding, and special projects.

Kelley Whitehurst, MAEd
Program Manager, GME Education

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