Faculty & Staff


Darla K. Liles, MD

Professor, Division Chief
252-816-2273 (appointments)
252-816-2655 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Consultations & Second Opinions on Hematological
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine; Hematology
Fellowships: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Jasmin Jo, MD

252-816-2273 (appointments)
252-816-2655 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Glioblastoma, Astrocytoma, Oligodendroglioma, Primary CNS lymphoma, Meningioma, Brain metastases, Spinal tumors, Neurologic complications of cancer
Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties in Neuro-Oncology
Fellowships: Massachusetts General Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women Hospital
Residency: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Medical School: University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Philippines

Charles L. Knupp, MD

252-816-2273 (appointments)
252-816-2655 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Consultative & Second Opinions on Hematologic/Hemo
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine/Hematology
Fellowships: University of North Carolina
Residency: S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Hospitals
Medical School: University of Maryland

Myon-Hee Lee, PhD

Associate Professor

Interests: Stem Cells, Cancer Stem Cells, and Cell Fate Reprogramming
Fellowships: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
Medical School: Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Dr. Lee’s research

Pamela A. Lepera, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
252-816-2273 (appointments)
252-816-2655 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Screening, Early Diagnosis, Treatment of Breast Cancer
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine/Hematology, Medical Oncology
Fellowships: Fox Chase Cancer Center; Temple University Hospital
Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mahvish Muzaffar, MD

Associate Professor
252-816-2273 (appointments)
252-816-2655 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer, GI Cancer
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
Fellowships: Medical Oncology Fellowship, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine Residency, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH; Radiation Oncology Residency, Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, India
Medical School: Kazakh National Medical University, Almay, Kazakhstan

Musharraf Navaid, MD

252-816-2273 (appointments)
252-816-2655 (fax)

Specialties: Hospice & Palliative Medicine; Hematology/Oncology; Internal Medicine; Sleep Medicine
Board Certifications: AB IM Internal Medicine; AB IM Sleep Medicine; AB IM Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Fellowships: Vidant Medical Center, 2016; University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 2009; Nassau University Medical Center, 1999
Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, 1997
Medical School: Dow Medical College, 1991

George Sigounas, MS, PhD


Clinical Interests: Stem Cells; Cancer Initiating Cells; Stem Cell Microenvironment; DNA Damage and Cancer
Fellowships: National Institutes of Health and Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Residency: Boston University, Boston, MA
Medical School: Northeastern University, Boston, MS


Paul R. Walker, MD, FACP- Retired

Associate Professor
252-816-2273 (appointments)
252-816-2655 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Thoracic Oncology
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Oncology
Fellowships: Medical Oncology, Medical College of Ohio
Residency: Internal Medicine Residency, Ball Memorial Hospital
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Andrew Weil, MD

252-816-2273 (appointments)
252-816-2655 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Chronic Leukemia, Acute Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine/Hematology, Internal Medicine/Medical Oncology
Fellowships: Hematology/Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2013
Residency: Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2010
Medical School: St. George’s University, Grenada, WI, 2007

Li Yang, PhD


Clinical Interests: Tumorigenesis, Angiogenesis, Inflammation, Receptor Signaling
BS: Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Residency: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Medical School: Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

Dr. Yang’s research

Administrative Staff

  • Delores Bowling
  • Glenda Daniels
  • Lorelei Senna, Fellowship Coordinator

Research Staff

  • Vacant, Research Technician