North Georgia Academic Departments & Faculty

THE FACULTY OF PCOM – Teaching in Georgia

A highly-qualified faculty of physicians, pharmacists, educators, scientists and support staff implement the educational goals of the College. Faculty members are dedicated to the singular purpose of educating students for the skilled and caring practice of osteopathic medicine, pharmacy and the health professions. In a real sense, education at PCOM Georgia is carried out by this larger PCOM Georgia family. Faculty concentration and dedication show in the teaching students receive.

Bio-Medical Sciences

Professor Emeritus
Mary Owen, JD, PhD

Professors
Bonnie A. Buxton, PhD (Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology)
Harold L. Komiskey Jr., PhD (Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)
Huo Lu, PhD (Anatomy)
Brian M. Matayoshi, PhD (Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)
Dennis Peffley, PhD, JD (Physiology & Pharmacology)
Diane Peterson, PhD (Anatomy)
Lori Redmond,PhD (Anatomy)
Vlad Stanescu, MD, MSc (Anatomy)
Richard E. White, PhD (Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)

Associate Professors
Adwoa D. Aduonum, PhD (Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)
Mircea Anghelescu, MD(Pathophysiology)
Kimberly Baker, PhD (Biochemistry)
Valerie Cadet, PhD (Microbiology)
Shafik Habal, MD (Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology)
Francis E. Jenney Jr., PhD (Biochemistry)
Robert McAfee, PhD (Anatomy)
Michael Selby, PhD (Anatomy)
Karim Z. Zaman, DO (Pathology)
Shu Zhu, MD, PhD (Physiology)

Emergency Medicine
Clinical Professor
Donald Penney, MD

Assistant Professors
Marla Golden, DO

Family Medicine
Assistant Professor

Lauren Ball, DO, MPH

Internal Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor
Collette Bullock, DO

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Associate Professor

William Delp, DO

Assistant Professor
Shawne Murray, DO

Pediatrics
Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Osteopathic Program

Andrea Mann, DO

Professor
Andrea Mann, DO

Clinical Professor
Gary F. Freed, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Jana R. Himmelbaum, DO

Pharmacy
Professor, Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the School of Pharmacy
Shawn Spencer, PhD, RPh

Professors
Naushad Khan Ghilzai, PhD
Avadhesh Sharma, PharmD, PhD
Shawn Spencer, PhD, RPh

Associate Professors
Shari Allen, PharmD
Kimberly Barefield, PharmD, MHA
Sandra Benavides Caballero, PharmD
Yue-Qiao (George) Huang, PhD
Samuel John, PharmD
Michael Lee, PhD
Hua Ling, PharmD
Vicky Mody, PhD
Kumar Mukherjee, PhD
Rocsanna Namdar, PharmD
Srujana Rayalam, DVM, PhD
Sara Wilson Reece, PharmD
Brent Rollins, PhD, RPh
Shashidharamurthy Taval, PhD
Sonia Thomas, PharmD
John Tovar, PharmD
Xinyu (Eric) Wang, PhD
Desuo Wang, PhD, MD
Julie Wickman, PharmD
Zhiqian (James) Wu, PhD

Assistant Professors
Drew Cates, PharmD
Caroline Champion, PharmD
Christopher Holaway, PharmD
Irandokht Khaki-Najafabadi, PharmD
Shirin Madzhidova, PharmD
Edo-Abasi U. McGee, PharmD
Candis McGraw-Senat, PharmD
Essie Samuel, PharmD

Psychiatry
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ryan Smith, DO

Physical Therapy
Professor and Interim Chair of Physical Therapy
Ruth Maher, PhD, DPT

Professors
Robert Friberg, PT, PhD, MEd, CFMT, LPC
Ruth Maher, PhD, DPT
Carol A. Miller, PT, PhD, GCS
Jeanne Welch, PT, DPT

Associate Professors
Philip A. Fabrizio, PT, DPT, MS, CEAS, CIDN
Jennifer Wiley, PT, DPT

Assistant Professors
Teresa Pierce, PT, DPT
Shelley Smith DiCecco, PT, PhD
Melissa Smith, PT, DPT

Physician Assistant Studies
Associate Professor
Rebekah E. Thomas, PharmD, PA-C

Assistant Professors
James Becker, MS
Lindsey Brown, MS
James Garrett, PA-C
Carrie E. Nold, MPA, PA-C

Psychology
Clinical Instructor
Elizabeth Levine

Surgery
Associate Professor
Brian Mann, DO

Clinical Professor
Frank Jones, MD, MPH