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General Surgery Research Faculty

Sarfaraz Ahmad, Ph.D.
Sarfaraz Ahmad, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, General Surgery

Research Interests

Chymases, Angiotensin II, Peptide Fragments, Angiotensins, Angiotensinogen
Academic: 336-716-9049
Department: 336-716-9049
 
Martin David Avery
Martin David Avery
Assistant Instructor, Trauma Surgery
Department: 336-716-2011
 
Kathleen B. Brosnihan Simmons, Ph.D.
Academic: 336-716-2795
Department: 336-716-2795
 
Mark C. Chappell, Ph.D.
Mark C. Chappell, Ph.D.
Professor, Hypertension

Research Interests

Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A, Renin-Angiotensin System, Peptide Fragments, Angiotensin I, Kidney
Academic: 336-716-9236
Department: 336-716-9236
 
Katherine Loree Cook, Ph.D.
Katherine Loree Cook, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Hypertension
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Redox Biology & Medicine Ctr

Research Interests

Autophagy, Drug Resistance, Neoplasm, Breast Neoplasms, Estrogen Receptor Modulators, Heat-Shock Proteins
Department: 336-716-2234
 
Patrick T. Davis
Patrick T. Davis
Assistant Instructor, General Surgery
Department: 336-716-4241
 
Debra I. Diz, Ph.D.
Debra I. Diz, Ph.D.
Professor, Hypertension

Research Interests

Baroreflex, Peptide Fragments, Angiotensin I, Angiotensin II, Renin-Angiotensin System
Academic: 336-716-2150
Department: 336-716-2150
 
Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D.
Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D.
Professor, Surgery, General

Research Interests

Hypertension, Peptide Fragments, Renin-Angiotensin System, Angiotensin II, Angiotensin I
Academic: 336-716-5849
Department: 336-716-5849
 
Ashleigh Fontenot
Ashleigh Fontenot
Assistant Instructor, Trauma Surgery

Research Interests

Intubation, Intratracheal, Respiration, Artificial, Respiratory Rate, Positive-Pressure Respiration, Tracheostomy
Department: 336-716-2011
 
Patricia E. Gallagher, Ph.D.
Patricia E. Gallagher, Ph.D.
Professor, Hypertension
Redox Biology & Medicine Ctr

Research Interests

Peptide Fragments, Angiotensin I, Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A, Angiotensin II, Renin-Angiotensin System
Academic: 336-716-4455
Department: 336-716-4455
 
Kayla Faith Griffith
Kayla Faith Griffith
Instructor, Surgery, General

Research Interests

Carcinoma, Papillary, Appendiceal Neoplasms, Carcinoma, Neoplasm Recurrence, Local, Antineoplastic Agents
Department: 336-716-2011
 
TanYa Marie Gwathmey-Williams, Ph.D.
Academic: 336-716-9524
Department: 336-716-2011
 
James Hill Holmes IV, M.D.
James Hill Holmes IV, M.D.
Associate Professor, Trauma Surgery

Research Interests

Burns, Burn Units, Hospitalization, Referral and Consultation, Regional Medical Programs
Academic: 336-716-7021
Department: 336-716-7021
 
James Jason Hoth, M.D.
James Jason Hoth, M.D.
Professor, General Surgery

Research Interests

Lung Injury, Neutrophil Infiltration, Thoracic Injuries, Lung, Wounds, Nonpenetrating
Academic: 336-716-0827
Department: 336-716-0827
 
Michael Hulme, Ph.D.
Michael Hulme, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Surgery, General
Academic: 336-716-4241
Department: 336-716-9159
 
Edward A. Levine, M.D.
Edward A. Levine, M.D.
Director-At-Large, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Surgical Sciences-Oncology
Professor, Surgical Sciences-Oncology

Research Interests

Peritoneal Neoplasms, Hyperthermia, Induced, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Regional Perfusion, Adenocarcinoma, Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Academic: 336-716-0545
Department: 336-716-0545
 
J. Wayne Meredith, M.D.
J. Wayne Meredith, M.D.
Director, Surgical Sciences
Professor, Trauma Surgery

Research Interests

Trauma Centers, Wounds and Injuries, Hospital Mortality, Quality Assurance, Health Care, Trauma Severity Indices
Department: 336-716-7579
 
Preston R. Miller, M.D.
Preston R. Miller, M.D.
Professor, General Surgery
Substance Addiction& Abuse Ctr

Research Interests

Wounds, Nonpenetrating, Spleen, Pneumonia, Bacterial, Embolization, Therapeutic, Wounds and Injuries
Academic: 336-716-0549
Department: 336-716-0549
 
Giuseppe Orlando, M.D., Ph.D.
Giuseppe Orlando, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Surgical Sciences-Transplant

Research Interests

Regenerative Medicine, Kidney Transplantation, Tissue Engineering, Organ Transplantation, Liver Transplantation
Academic: 336-716-6903
Department: 336-716-2011
 
Joshua Scott Rickey
Joshua Scott Rickey
Assistant Instructor, General Surgery

Research Interests

Tissue Adhesions, Gastroplasty, Gastric Bypass, Obesity, Morbid, Embolism, Fat
Department: 336-716-4241
 
David Soto Pantoja, Ph.D.
David Soto Pantoja, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Hypertension

Research Interests

Biological Assay, Antigens, CD47, Metabolic Networks and Pathways, Autophagy, Radiation Tolerance
Department: 336-716-0792
 
Rachael Tricia Springer
Rachael Tricia Springer
Assistant Instructor, Trauma Surgery
Department: 336-716-2011
 
Elisabeth A. Tallant, Ph.D.
Elisabeth A. Tallant, Ph.D.
Asst Dir, Animal Resources Prg, Hypertension and Vascular Research Center
Professor, Hypertension
Redox Biology & Medicine Ctr

Research Interests

Peptide Fragments, Angiotensin I, Angiotensin II, Muscle, Smooth, Vascular, Receptors, Angiotensin
Academic: 336-716-2108
Department: 336-716-2108
 
Jasmina Varagic, M.D., Ph.D.
Jasmina Varagic, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Hypertension
Office of Women in Medicine and Science, Redox Biology & Medicine Ctr

Research Interests

Hypertension, Peptide Fragments, Angiotensin II, Renin-Angiotensin System, Blood Pressure
Academic: 336-716-2738
Department: 336-716-2738
 
Laura J. Veach, Ph.D.
Laura J. Veach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, General Surgery

Research Interests

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Ambulatory Care, Substance-Related Disorders, Patient Compliance, Socioeconomic Factors
Department: 336-713-6926
 
Liliya M. Yamaleyeva, M.D., M.S.
Liliya M. Yamaleyeva, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Hypertension
Redox Biology & Medicine Ctr

Research Interests

Kidney, Renin, Pre-Eclampsia, Angiotensin I, Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A
Academic: 336-716-2155
Department: 336-716-2155
 
Barbara K. Yoza, Ph.D.
Barbara K. Yoza, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Surgery, General

Research Interests

Sepsis, Transcription Factor RelB, Lipopolysaccharides, Inflammation, Lung Injury
Academic: 336-716-9397
Department: 336-716-9397
 
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