Meet the Team


IRB Members 

First NameLast NameDegree(s)VA member?Expertise
JeremyAckermanMD/PhDNoEmerg Med, radiology
NadiaAliPhDNoGenetics, psychology
AnaAntunMDNoHematology & Oncology
KimBaioRNNoCardio (NPS)
BrendaBakerPhDNoMaternal/Child Health, Prison
HollyBauser-HeatonMDNoPediatrics, Cardiology
SarahBenatorJDNoHealthcare Adm Law, Public Health
HeatherBloomMDYesCardiology
MiltonBrownPhDNoPeds, endocrinology
HuiCaiMDYesNephrology/Physiology
WayneCarrikerMANoPrisoner representative
KristaCharenMPHNoGenetics
CharlesCraigMANoSelf-employed; bioethics, journalism
CarltonDampierMDNoPediatrics, sickle cell/hematology, CHOA
LauraDeaneRNNoRisk management, malpractice, EHC
GenevaEdwardsMHA, MS, BSN RN-BC YesRN Accreditation Specialist
BadiEl-OstaMDYesHead and Neck Cancers
A. JayFreemanMDNoGastroenterology-Pediatric
ManilaGaddhMDNoHematology
James R.GaltPhDNoRadiology
NatalieGonzalezJDNopublic health (CDC), law
MichaelGottschalkMDNoOrthopedic Surgery
MaryGullattePhD/RNNoNursing Admin/Oncology
CliffordGunthelMDNoInfectious Disease/Oncology
AnnHaightMDNoCancer, pediatrics, hematology, immunology, bone marrow transplant
RussHavlakMSNoConsent/Assent; epidemiology; community
DemarisHendersonNoCommunity participation/outreach
AndrewHendrickMDNoOphthalmology, retinology
DavidHirshMDYesCardiophysiology
Sarah MarieHubanMANoIRBs, research ethics
JerylHuckabyRRT, MSNoPediatrics, pulmonology
WilliamHuttonDScNoOrthopedics, engineering, cell biology, skeletal anatomy
HeidiKarpenMDNoNeonatology, CHOA 
RichardKuerstonMBANoNeurology Adm/Business
DawnLaneyMS, CGCNoGenetics
Laura BritanLangMPHYesVA Coordinator/Rehab
AmeliaLangstonMDNoCancer, hematology, infectious disease, early phase drug trials
RebeccaLeLeikoMDNoCardiology
JolintaLinMDNoRadiation Oncology
JoelLindseyBANoSelf-employed; ethics, writing
DevonLoParoPhDNoPsychology
JeanLuanBSNoGenetics
KretonMavromatisMDYesVA, cardiology
AbeerMoannaMDYesVA DESIGNATED REVIEWS- Infectious Diseases
Minh LyNguyenMDNoInfectious Disease/HIV, Grady
AjayNookaMDNoHematology 
GabrielaOpreaMDNoPathology, Oncology
CynthiaOsterPhD, RNNoCardio/ICU
TaofeekOwonikokoMD, PhDNoMedical Oncology
SaimuralidharPadalaPhDNoCardio, devices
Monica WillisParkerMDNoNeurology, Community Research
MadelinePeytonCIPNoIRBs (Piedmont Hospital IRB)
JoePosidMPHNoepi, infectious disease, bioterrorism
ShreyaRajaMDYesDigestive Diseases
SusanRayMDNoInfectious disease, adult vaccines, public health, internal medicine
RogerRochatMDNoMaternal/Child Health, Public Health
MartyRotterBANoHuman services administration
PatrickSaundersBANoCommunity views, journalism
MindyScheithauerPhDNoPsychology, pediatrics, autism
DanielleSchlaferPharmDNoOncology drugs
WalidShaibMDNoOncology (pancreas, colorectal, liver, stomach)
MorganSimmonsMMSc,CGCNoGenetics
TimothySlesnickMDNoPediatric cardiology (including cardio MRI) 
AryehSteinPhDNoPublic health, nutrition, epidemiology
ConorSteuerMDNoOncology and  Hematology (head and neck)
MinalSuratiPharmDNoPharmacy-Winship
MichaelTreadwayPhDNoPsychology
LarryTuneMDNoClinical trials, esp. pharmaceutical trials; psychiatry; neurology; PET scanning
KathyVoBANoBusiness
DeborahWittig-WellsPhD, RNNoNursing
DavidZiemerMD, MPHNoEndocrinology and Metabolism