Become Leaders of Internal Medicine

The Department of Medicine has a long-standing commitment to the recruitment, retention, and development of a diverse group of faculty and trainees.

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Leadership & Staff


Dr. Ben Clyburn 

E. Benjamin Clyburn, M.D.

Chair, Department of Medicine

Georgia Brogdon

Georgia Brogdon, MBA, DHSc, FACHE, FACMPE

Vice Chair for Finance and Administration 

Elisha Brownfield

Elisha L. Brownfield, M.D.

Vice Chair for Leadership Development

Kim Davis

Kimberly S. Davis, M.D.

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

Aundrea S. Loftley, M.D. 

Aundrea Loftley, M.D.

Vice Chair of Health Equity

Dr. Jim Oates 

Jim Oates, M.D.

Vice Chair for Research

Cassandra D. Salgado, M.D., MS 

Cassandra Salgado, M.D.

Vice Chair for Wellness

Rick Silver

Richard M. Silver, M.D.

Vice Chair for Development

Gerard A. Silvestri, M.D., MS 

Gerard Silvestri, M.D.

Senior Vice Chair for Faculty Development


Department of Medicine Administration

Claire Bilow 

Claire Bilow

Communications & Social Media Specialist

Lisa Burkhardt

Lisa Burkhardt, MHA

Finance Administrator 

Hope Carter 

Hope Carter

Administrative Coordinator

Nat Howe

Nat Howe

Director of Development

Mac Houck 

Mac Houck, MBA

Senior Director, Research and Administration


Tina Kelley

Procurement/Reimbursement Manager


Erika Murphy

Information Technology Manager

Brittany Pinckney 

Brittany Pinckney, MHA

HR Specialist

Derek Sanford

Derek Sanford

Clinical Trials Team Lead

Natalie Titcomb

Natalie Wilson

Communications Manager

Melissa Wimberly

Melissa Wimberly

HR & Faculty Resource Coordinator