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Promotions to Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine Announced

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The following individuals have been promoted from instructor to assistant professor at Wake Forest University (WFU) School of Medicine.

Susan E. Appt, D.V.M., comparative medicine, earned her undergraduate degree at Nova Scotia Agricultural College. She did her post graduate studies at the Atlantic Veterinary College and completed a fellowship at the WFU School of Medicine.

Kirsten Feiereisel, M.D., general internal medicine, earned her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She did her residency at WFU School of Medicine. She also completed a general medicine faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Larry Freeman, D.Min., psychiatry and behavioral medicine, earned his undergraduate degree at Campbell University and his master’s degree at Southeastern Seminary. He completed a doctorate at Union Seminary. Freeman is also the associate director of continuing education services at the Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of WFU School of Medicine and the North Carolina AHEC Program.

Carnell J. Hampton, Ph.D., radiation oncology, earned his undergraduate degree at South Carolina State University and his post-graduate degree at WFU. He did his fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Denise K. Houston, M.S., Ph.D., gerontology and geriatric medicine, earned her graduate degree in nutrition from the University of Georgia and received her post-graduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a research fellowship at WFU School of Medicine.

Kylie Kavanagh, D.V.M., comparative medicine, earned her undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from Murdoch University, Australia. She did her residency at the University of Melbourne and completed a fellowship at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

David L. Mount, M.D., internal medicine, received his undergraduate degree at Alabama State University. He earned a graduate degree and doctorate at Argosy University in Atlanta. He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Missouri. Mount is also the co-director of Community Engagement and Outreach at the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity.

Jessica Sparks, Ph.D., biomedical engineering, earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. She completed her graduate and post-graduate degrees at Ohio State University.

Ashley Tonidandel, M.D., obstetrical anesthesiology, earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She did her residency and fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Raghunatha R. Yammani, Ph.D., molecular medicine, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Hyderabad, India. He received his doctorate from Osmania University, India.

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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest University School of Medicine 18th in primary care and 44th in research among the nation's medical schools. It ranks 35th in research funding by the National Institutes of Health. Almost 150 members of the medical school faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America

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