Faculty

All faculty hold joint appointments at the Salem VA Hospital and many are consultants in nearby regional hospitals. Contained below is information on both Clinical and Research faculty.

Reid B. Adams, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery

Jeffrey S. Young, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Acute Care & Trauma Surgery

James F. Calland, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery

John Davis, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Rudolph Rustin, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery


Carlos A. Tache-Leon, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Michael D. Williams, M.D., FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery

Zequan Yang, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery

Craig L. Slingluff, Jr, MD
Vice Chair of Research
Professor of Surgical Oncology

William Grosh, MD
Associate Professor Internal Medicine & Hematology/Oncology

Paul Levine, MD
Professor & Acting Chairman of Otolaryngology,
Head, & Neck Surgery

Elizabeth Gaughan, MD
Assistant Professor of Hematology & Oncology

Timothy N. Showalter, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Kathleen Haden, MSN, RN, ANP
Adult Nurse Practitioner of Surgical Oncology

Philip W Smith, MD
Assistant Professor of General Surgery

David C Shonka, Jr., MD
Assistant Professor of Head & Neck Surgical Oncology

Carmel J. Nail, MSN, FNP
Nurse Practitioner of Breast & Melanoma Teams

James W. Patterson, MD, FACP
Professor of Pathology & Dermatology

Kim Chianese-Bullock, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Scientist

Gorav Ailawadi, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division Chief of Cardiac Surgery

James Gangemi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery with Tenure

John A. Kern, M.D.
Professor of Surgery

Mark Roeser, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Nicholas R. Teman, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Curtis G. Tribble, M.D.
Professor of Surgery

Leora T. Yarboro, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery

Kenan W. Yount, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery

Research Faculty

Victor Laubach, PhD
Professor of Research in Surgery

Bruce D. Schirmer, M.D.
Professor of Surgery

Charles M. Friel, MD
Professor of Surgery

Peter T. Hallowell, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery

Traci L. Hedrick, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery

Sook Hoang, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Worthington G. Schenk, III, M.D.
Professor of Surgery

Philip W. Smith, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery

Research Faculty

Beth Turrentine, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery

Eugene D. McGahren, III, M.D.
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Daniel Levin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Sara K. Rasmussen, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery

Jeffery W Gander, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Todd W. Bauer, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology

Reid B. Adams, MD
Professor of Surgery

David Brenin, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery

Lynn Dengel, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Anneke T. Schroen, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery

Shayna L. Showalter, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery

Craig L. Slingluff, Jr., M.D.
Professor of Surgery

Victor M. Zaydfudim, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery

Research Faculty

Kim Bullock, PhD
Associate Professor of Research in Surgery

Ileana Mauldin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Walt Olson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research in Surgery

Alexander Krupnick, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery

Linda Martin, M.D., MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery

Research Faculty

Victor E. Laubach, PhD
Professor of Research in Surgery

Professional Research Staff

Yunge Zhao, PhD
Research Scientist in Surgery

Jose Oberholzer, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery

Kenneth L. Brayman, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery

Avinash Agarwal, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery

Shawn J. Pelletier, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery

Nicolas Goldaracena, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery

Alp Demirag, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery

Research Faculty

Yong Wang, PhD
Associate Professor of  Research in Surgery

Professional Research Staff

Sai Vineela Bontha, PhD
Research Associate in Surgery

Preeti Chhabra, PhD
Research Scientist in Surgery

William D. Clouse, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division Chief of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Margaret Clarke Tracci, M.D., J.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery

Carlin A. Williams, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery