WCMS New Members

Recognizing the newest members of the Western Carolina Medical Society

December 2017

 

   
 

Dr. Jessica S. Pior

Specialty: Family Medicine 
Practice: Blue Ridge Community Health Services
Member Type: Government
Medical School:University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine
Residency: MAHEC
 
 

Dr. Robert G. Stallings

Specialty: Pathology
Practice: Rutherford Regional Health System
Member Type: WNC
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: University of Virginia Medical Center
 

 

Dr. Justin K. Hutcheson

Specialty: Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine
Practice: Carolinas Center for Advanced Mgmt of Pain
Member Type:Buncombe
Medical School:Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship: Emory University
 
 

Dr. John C. Haasis

Specialty: Anesthesiology/ Pain Management
Practice: Carolinas Center for Advanced Mgmt of Pain
Member Type: Buncombe
Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Residency: Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship: Duke University
 
 

Dr. James R. Hay 

Specialty: Pain Medicine/Anesthesiology
Practice: Carolinas Center for Advanced Mgmt of Pain
Member Type: Buncombe
Medical School:University of Kansas School of Medicine
Residency: University of Kansas School of Medicine
 
 

Dr. Melanie C. Smith 

 
Specialty: Anesthesiology
Practice: Haywood Regional Medical Center
Member Type: WNC
Medical School: Emory University
Residency: North Carolina Baptist Hospital
 

November 2017

     
 

Mr. Walter D. Accles, PA

 
Specialty: 
Practice:MAHEC
Member Type: Physician Assistant
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
 
 

Ms. Jamie M. Womack, PA-C

 
Specialty:Orthopedics
Practice:EmergeOrtho
Member Type: Physician Assistant
Medical School:Eastern Virginia Medical School
 
 

Ms. Jennifer J. Parker, PA-C

 
Specialty: Orthopedics
Practice: E,ergeOrtho
Member Type: Physician Assistant 
Medical School: Gannon University
 
 

Mr. John S. Wood Jr., PA-C

 
Specialty: Orthopedics
Practice: EmergeOrtho
Member Type: Physician Assistant 
Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
 
 

Ms. Mary Hamlin Womble, PA-C

 
Specialty: Hospitalist
Practice: EmergeOrtho
Member Type: Physician Assistant 
Medical School: South University of Savannah, GA
 
 

Mr. Patrick Jerkins, PA-C

 
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Practice: EmergeOrtho
Member Type:Physician Assistant 
Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
 
 

Mr. Christopher C. Braun, PA-C

 
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Practice: EmergeOrtho
Member Type: Physician Assistant 
Medical School: St Francis College Physician Assistant Sciences
 
 

Dr. Aimee Riley

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Practice: EmergeOrtho
Member Type: Buncombe
Medical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency:Doctors Hospital
Fellowship: VCU Health Systems
 
 

Dr. Genevieve Verrastro 

Specialty:Family Medicine
Practice: WNC Community Health Services 
Member Type: Government
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: MAHEC
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Mrs. Julie D. Duval, PA-C

Specialty: Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
Practice: Mission Infectious Disease Associates
Member Type: Physician Assistant
Medical School: Duke University Medical Center Physician Assistant Program

October 2017

 

 
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Dr. Shannon E. Meron 

Specialty: Anesthesiology
Practice: Mission Community Anesthesiology Specialists 
Member Type: Buncombe
Medical School:  University of Alabama School of Medicine Birmingham
Residency:  University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Warren Ancheta-Thorp 

Specialty: Hospitalist
Practice:  Park Ridge Health Hospitalists
Member Type: WNC
Medical School:  Universidad De Montemorelos
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Dr. Jamie L. Ramsey 

Specialty: Obstetrics Gynecology
Practice:  Transylvania Women's Care
Member Type: WNC
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
Residency: Mountain Area Health Education Center
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Dr.Marina M.C. MacNamara 

Specialty: Family Medicine
Practice:  MIssion Community Primary Care - Haywood
Member Type: WNC
Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown Univ.
Residency: MAHEC
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Dr. Christine E. Posner 

Specialty: Family Medicine
Practice:  Buncombe County Department of Health 
Member Type: Government
Medical School: Tulane University
Residency: MAHEC
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Dr. Gaylon V. Owens

Specialty: Hospitalist
Practice:  Carolina Internal Medicine Associates
Member Type: Buncombe
Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis, College of Medicine
Residency: University of Louisville
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Dr. Sunil V. Abraham

Specialty: Rheumatology
Practice:  Asheville Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center
Member Type: Buncombe
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Dr. Hank Johnson 

Specialty: Ophthalmology
Practice:  Looking Glass Eye Center - Brevard
Member Type: WNC
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: University of Florida
Fellowship: Columbia University
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Dr. Julie Todd 

Specialty: Family Medicine
Practice:  Blue Ridge Community Health Services
Member Type: Government
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Residency: Ventura County Medical Center
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Dr. Marjorie E. Tripp

Specialty: Pediatrics
Practice:  Retired
Member Type: Emeritus
Medical School: Yale University Medical School
Residency: University of California at San Diego
Fellowship: University of California at San Francisco Cardiovascular Research Institute
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Dr. Matthew Young

Specialty: Urology
Practice:  Victoria Urological Associates
Member Type: Buncombe
Medical School: University of North Carolina
Residency: Duke University Medical Center
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Dr. Robert R. Jolley

Specialty: Psychiatry
Practice:  Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center
Member Type: Government
Medical School: Med University SC
Residency: Medical University SC
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Mrs. Tracy L. Bell, PA-C

Specialty: Psychiatry
Practice:  St. Luke's Hospital
Member Type: Physician Assistant
Medical School: Alderson-Broaddus College
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Mr. Matthew R. Bell, PA-C

Specialty: Hospitalist
Practice:  V.A. Medical Center
Member Type: Physician Assistant 
Medical School: Alderson-Broaddus College

August 2017

   
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Dr. Ana Arango

Specialty: Rheumatology
Practice: Asheville Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center
Member Type: Buncombe
Medical School:  Universidad del Valle Medical School
Residency:  Universidad del Valle Medical School
Fellowship: University of Texas Health Center at Houston

July 2017

   
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Dr. Sandra Schorr

Specialty: Pediatrics
Practice: Park Ridge Health Pediactric Hospitalists
Member Type: WNC
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital
Fellowship: St. Louis Children's Hospital - pediactric endocrinology
 
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Dr. Wesley Roten

Member Type: Student
Medical School: UNC CHapel Hill Medical School
Fellowship: Kenan Rural Scholar
 
 
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Dr. Travis Williams

Member Type: Student
Medical School: UNC CHapel Hill Medical School
Fellowship: Kenan Rural Scholar
 
 
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Dr. Andrew Rhodes

Specialty: General Surgery
Practice: Regional Surgical Specialists
Member Type: Buncombe
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine – Endocrine Surgery

June 2017

   
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Dr. Courtney Mull

Specialty: Family Medicine
Practice: Mission My Care Now - McDowell
Member Type: WNC
Medical School: UNC Chapel Hill
Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte
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Dr. Richard Massen, MD

Specialty: Trauma Surgery
Practice: Mission Trauma Services
Member Type: Buncombe
Medical School: State University of New York
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Dr. Neal Guffey, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine
Practice: Vickery Family Medicine
Member Type: Buncombe
Medical School: University of South Carolina
Residency: Moses Cone Hospital
 
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Dr. James B. Payton, MD

Specialty: Psychiatry
Practice: James B. Payton, MD, PA
Member Type: Buncombe
Medical School: University of Cincinatti
Residency: University of Cincinatti
 
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Dr. Eric G. Halvorson, MD

Specialty: Plasitic Surgery
Practice: Halvorson Plastic Surgery
Member Type: Buncombe
Medical School: Duke University
Residency: Lahey Clinic