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Faculty & Staff

Academic Leadership

Peter A. Bell, DO, MBA, FACOEP-dist, FACEP
Dean, Professor of Family and Emergency Medicine, Health Policy Fellow
(434) 592-6515

Chad K. Brands, MD, CPE, SFHM
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
(434) 592-4151

Amber Fedin, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP
Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, Associate Professor of Family Medicine
(434) 592-7386

Carl R. Hoegerl, DO, MSc, MSIT, FACP
Assistant Dean for Clinical Education; Chair, Department of Internal Medicine; Associate Professor of Neurology
(434) 592-6986

Michael G. Hueber, DO, MSc
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Services, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
(434) 592-7105

Timothy O. Leonard, MD, PhD
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Pathology
(434) 592-6217

Jason E. Wells, PhD
Assistant Dean of Academics | Years 1 and 2, Professor of Neurosciences
(434) 592-6983

Administration

Kevin Bolden

Kevin Bolden
Director of Operations
(434) 582-7734

Carla Jones

Carla Jones
Senior Executive Director of Administration
(434) 582-3437

Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy
Senior Executive Director of Special Projects
(434) 592-7207

Administrative Support

Carol Bapst

Carol Bapst
Administrative Assistant - Admissions & Student Services
(434) 582-2232

Debbie Bennett

Debbie Bennett
Administrative Assistant - Medical Education
(434) 582-3439

Jay Bright

Jay Bright
Administrative Assistant - Anatomical Sciences
(434) 582-8605

Lisa Estes

Lisa Estes
Administrative Assistant - Clinical Medicine
(434) 582-2317

Kaitlyn Genaway

Kaitlyn Genaway
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean
(434) 592-6515

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones
Administrative Assistant - Biomedical Sciences
(434) 592-7659

Sarah Turner

Sarah Turner
Administrative Assistant - Clinical Medicine
(434) 582-3440

Anna Velez

Anna Velez
Senior Administrative Assistant - Dean's Suite
(434) 582-2036

Admissions and Student Services

Christopher R. Breedlove

Christopher R. Breedlove
Director of Marketing, PR, and Web-Operations
(434) 592-6753

Troy Burnett

Troy Burnett
Associate Director of Student Services
(434) 592-7204

Jacqueline Mendez

Jacqueline Mendez
Associate Director of Recruiting
(434) 592-6953

Barry Ousley

Barry Ousley
Assistant Director of Admissions
(434) 592-6917

Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith
Associate Director of Admissions
(434) 592-7444

Chris Trahant

Chris Trahant
Director of Student Services and Admissions
(434) 582-7713

Anatomical Sciences

Katherine Christine

Katherine Christine
Teaching Assistant
(434) 582-8634

Bo Liu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anatomy
(434) 592-6956

Richard Okimoto

Richard Okimoto
Teaching Assistant
(434) 582-7189

R. James Swanson, PhD
Chair, Department of Anatomical Sciences; Professor of Anatomy
(434) 592-6733

Behavioral Health

Linda S. Mintle, PhD
Professor and Chair: Division of Behavioral Health, Director of Strategic Development for Clinical Affairs, Deputy IX Coordinator
(434) 592-7345

Chansoon Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Assistant Professor of Statistics
(434) 582-7891

Teresa Ramerth, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
(434) 582-2062

Center for Research

Jeffrey Houghton

Jeffrey Houghton
Research Technician II, laboratory of Joseph C. Gigliotti, PhD
(434) 582-7825

Eric P. Miller, DO, FACS, FACOS

Barbara Lutz
Research Manager
(434) 592-7754

Nicholas G. Minner

Nicholas G. Minner
Research Technician I, laboratory of Anthony J. M. Bauer, PhD
(434) 582-7819

Center for Standardized Patients and Simulation

Kim Hartless

Kim Hartless
Simulation Specialist
(434) 592-5932

Timothy Hodge

Timothy Hodge
Simulation Supervisor
(434) 582-7680

Pamela Watson

Pamela Watson
Assistant Director, Standardized Patients and Simulation
(434) 592-7661

Tammy Weigner

Tammy Weigner
Clinical Director of Health Records & Outreach
(434) 582-7422

Clinical Affairs and Graduate Medical Education

Chad K. Brands, MD, CPE, SFHM
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
(434) 592-4151

Jennifer Jessee

Jennifer Jessee
Assistant Director, Clinical Affairs and Graduate Medical Education
(434) 592-7663

Clinical Rotations

Chaka Burnett

Chaka Burnett
Director of Clinical Rotations
(434) 582-8641

Traci Peters

Traci Peters
Clinical Rotations Coordinator
(434) 592-7169

External Affairs and Faculty Development

Alyssa Barnett

Alyssa Barnett
Affiliations Coordinator
(434) 582-8655

Alisa S. Dyson, EdD
Senior Director of External Affairs and Faculty Development
(434) 582-8720

Denise Farmer

Denise Farmer
Credentialing Coordinator
(434) 582-2380

Ben Samuel

Ben Samuel
Assistant Director of Clinical Faculty Development
(434) 582-2762

Family Medicine

Raena M. Pettitt, DO
Chair, Department of Family Medicine; Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
(434) 582-2344

C. Riley Latham, DO
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
(434) 582-2247

Russell W. Melton, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
(434) 582-3517

Sigmund P. Seiler, MD
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
(434) 582-2345

Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology

Jeffrey Jasperse, PhD
Professor of Integrative Physiology, Department of Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology
(434) 592-6975

John R. Martin, PhD
Interim Chair, Department of Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology; Professor of Pharmacology
(434) 582-8507

Shekher Mohan, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
(434) 582-2824

Internal Medicine

Andrew J. Behnke, MD, FACE
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
(434) 582-3207

Chad K. Brands, MD, CPE, SFHM
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
(434) 592-4151

Brian N. Kilpatrick, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine / Pediatrics
(434) 582-2773

Medical Education

Jodi Mayo

Jodi Mayo
Administrative Director of Medical Education
(434) 592-6444

Jeni McGlauflin

Jeni McGlauflin
Academic Counselor
(434) 582-2068

Kareen Ousley

Kareen Ousley
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
(434) 592-6217

Leslie Perkins

Leslie Perkins
Academic Counselor
(434) 582-2832

Elisabeth Roselle

Elisabeth Roselle
Academic Counselor
(434) 592-6458

Abi Stafford

Abi Stafford
Academic Coordinator
(434) 582-2945

Justin Waldron

Justin Waldron
Academic Coordinator
(434) 582-7190

Medical Library

Diane S. Garber, MLS
Assistant Professor, Director of Medical Library
(434) 592-7164

Kimberly Sandidge

Kimberly Sandidge
Library Manager
(434) 592-7586

Molecular and Cellular Science

Robert K. Baston, MD

Robert K. Baston, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
(434) 582-2197

Timothy O. Leonard, MD, PhD
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Pathology
(434) 592-6217

Yingguang Liu, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology
(434) 592-7344

Matthew K. Pelletier, PhD
Associate Professor of Human Genetics, Director of Assessment and Outcomes
(434) 592-6907

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Mark E. Rolfs, DO, PharmD
Interim Chair, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine & Osteopathic Principles and Practice; Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
(434) 582-3538

Michael D. Lockwood, DO, FCA, FAAO
Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
(434) 592-7343

Pediatrics

Scott C. Cole, MD, FCP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
(434) 582-2488

Kirsten J. Madea, DO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
(434) 582-2301

Olubukola Ojuola, MD, MPH
Chair, Division of Pediatrics; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
(434) 592-7694

Surgical and Critical Care Specialties

Peter A. Bell, DO, MBA, FACOEP-dist, FACEP
Dean, Professor of Family and Emergency Medicine, Health Policy Fellow
(434) 592-6515

John G. Pierce Jr., MD
Chair, Dept. of Surgical and Critical Care Specialties; Associate Professor of Women's Health
(434) 582-2598

David F. Klink, DO
Global Medicine Concentration Faculty Program Director, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
(434) 582-2036

Laura J. Potter, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
(434) 582-7469