Skip to Content

Internal Medicine Residency Program: Faculty and Staff

Download a high resolution staff poster

Lawrence Klima

Lawrence D. Klima, MD, FACP, FCCP

Program Director

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Michigan, BS

University of Florida, MD

University of Michigan, Internal Medicine Residency

University of Washington Fellowship, Pulmonary/Critical Care

Board Certification:  Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Associate Program Director:  University of Florida, 2002-2010

Interests:  Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education, Clinical Ethics, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases

Emily Mullen

Emily Mullen, MD

Associate Program Director

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associate Program Director

Union University, BS

Medical College of Georgia, MD

University of Florida, Internal Medicine Residency

University of Florida, Chief Resident

Board Certification:  Internal Medicine

Interests:  Graduate Medical Education, Evidence Based Medicine, Primary Care, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Elizabeth Butcher

Elizabeth Butcher, MD, MPH & TM

Medical Director, Internal Medicine Center

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Cumberland College, BS

West Virginia University, MD

Tulane University, MPH & TM

Cone Health System, Internal Medicine Residency

Geisinger Health System Fellowship, Internal Medicine

Board Certification:  Internal Medicine

Interests:  Evidence Based Medicine, Healthcare for Underserved Populations

Shilpa Bhardwaj

Shilpa Bhardwaj, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

VSS Medical College, India, MBBS

University College of Medical Sciences, India, MD (Community Medicine)

Griffin Hospital – Yale University MD (Internal Medicine), MD (Preventive Medicine)

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, MPH

Baltimore City Health Department, Epidemiologist

Board Eligible:  Internal Medicine

Interests:  Geriatrics, Ethics, Patient Communication, Public Health

John Campbell

John F. Campbell, MD

Professor of Medicine

University of North Carolina, BS

Emory University School of Medicine, MD

Emory University, Internal Medicine Residency

Emory University Fellowship, Infectious Diseases

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Epidemic Intelligence Service

Board Certification:  Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Interests:  Infectious Diseases, HIV, Problem-Oriented Medical Records,

Community HIV/AIDS Planning, Public Health

Robert Comer

Robert W Comer, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

San Diego State University, BS

Middle Tennessee State University, MS

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, MD

Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Infectious Diseases

Johns Hopkins University: Post-Doctoral Researcher

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Interests: Parasitology, Travel Medicine, Clinical HIV, Pediatric Infections

Jeffrey Hatcher

Jeffrey Hatcher, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Indiana University, BA

University of Louisville, MD

State University of New York Stony Brook – Internal Medicine Residency, Chief Residency

Vanderbilt University Fellowship:  Infectious Diseases

Board Certification:  Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Interests:  Tick borne Infectious Diseases, HIV Care

Jerry Joines

Jerry Joines, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of North Carolina, BA

Appalachian State University, MS Biology

University of North Carolina, MD

UNC, PhD, Epidemiology

UNC, Internal Medicine Residency

UNC Fellowship:  Primary Care Research

Board Certification:  Internal Medicine

Interests:  Clinical Epidemiology, Medical Decision Making, Low Back Pain, Health Services Research

Alejandro Paya

Alejandro Paya, DO, FACP

Director of Inpatient Services

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Florida International University, BS

Nova Southeastern University, DO

University of Florida, Internal Medicine Residency

Board Certified:  Internal Medicine

Interests:  Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Graduate Medical Education, Hospital Patient Flow, Quality and Safety Improvement, Utilization

Charles Rogers

C. Stewart Rogers, MD

Professor of Medicine

Dartmouth College, BA

University of North Carolina, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin, Internal Medicine Residency

Board Certification:  Internal Medicine

Interests:  Social Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology, Hypertension, Pain, Literature/Medical Humanities

Cynthia Snider

Cynthia B. Snider, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of California, Riverside, BS

University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, MPH

University of Utah School of Medicine, MD

University of Virginia, Internal Medicine Residency

University of Virginia, Infectious Disease Fellowship

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Interests:  Infectious Diseases, HIV, Hospital Epidemiology, Global Health

Cornelius Van Dam

Cornelius (Kees) Van Dam, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Duke University, BA

Medical College of Wisconsin, MD

University of Utah, Internal Medicine Residency

University of North Carolina:  Fellowship, Infectious Diseases

Board Certification:  Internal Medicine

Board Eligible:  Infectious Diseases

Interests:  HIV, Socioeconomic Risks for HIV Infection, Delivery of Care for Patients with HIV/AIDS, ACTG, FUOs, Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria

Robert Dickinson

Robert Dickinson, PhD

Behavioral Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Yale University, BA

Auburn University, MS

Auburn University, PhD

Auburn University Fellow

Connecticut Valley Hospital, Internship

Interests:  Assessment of Physician Stress in Training and Practice Settings, Behavioral Medicine

Charles Hansen

Charles Hansen, MA, CCRC

Research Director for Graduate Medical Education/AHEC

Lamar University, BS

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, MA

Certification:  Clinical Research Coordinator

Interest:  Clinical Trials, Grant Administration, Project Management, Interventional Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Quality Improvement, Health Literacy

Gaye Galyon

Gaye P. Galyon, BS

Residency Program Coordinator

Meredith College, BS Business Management

Interests:  Recruiting the Highest Quality Residents, Advocate for Residents in the Program, Special Projects, Program Administration

Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw

Director

Internal Medicine Center