Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Cynthia R. Christiano, MD

Division Chief,
Associate Professor of Medicine
252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Late CKD, Dialysis, Dialysis Water Treatment
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Fellowships: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Mary Jane Barchman, MD, FACP, FASN

Professor Emerita

 

Owais I Bhatti, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

Clinical Interests: AKI, Critical Care Nephrology, CRRT
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Fellowships: Washington University, ST Louis, University of New Mexico
Residency: Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center
Medical School: Aga Khan University

Paul Bolin, Jr., MD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine
252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Renal Transplant, Hypertension, Plasmapheresis
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Nephrology
Fellowships: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Melanie I. Hames, DO

Clinical Associate Professor
252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Early CKD, prevention of kidney disease, fellow education
Board Certifications: Nephrology
Fellowships: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ

Hsiao L. Lai, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Pediatric Nephrology, Renal Development, Hypertension and CKD prevention, Transition of care from Pediatrics to Adults
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Nephrology, Pediatric Nephrology
Fellowships: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Residency: Lebonheur Children’s Hospital and Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN
Medical School: University of Florida, College of Medicine

Iskra Myers, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Early CKD, prevention of Kidney Disease, Research
Board Certifications: 
Nephrology
Fellowship: 
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Residency: Moses Cone Health System, Greensboro, NC
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica

Clint Parker, MD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor
Teaching Assistant Professor (Bioethics)
Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program

252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

Fellowship: Vidant Medical Center, Brody School of Medicine
Residency: Vidant Medical Center, Brody School of Medicine
Graduate School: Rice University
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Reginald Obi, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Glomerulonephritis
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Fellowships: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University [Nephrology]
Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital/Vidant; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University [Internal Medicine]
Medical School: University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria


Staff

View our list of current fellows

Nurse Practitioners

Sharona Johnson
Teresa Gross
           Janet Gooden
Kathy Edwards

 

Nursing Staff

  • Brandy Hill
  • Niechelle Bell
  • Lory Speight, RN, BSN-Nurse Manager

Patient Reps

  • Celes Little
  • Pamela Bonner-Silver
  • Chanda Joyner

Administrative Support

  • Tara Aliff- Administrative Support Associate
  • Katie Hildreth – Administrative Assistant & Fellowship Coordinator

Research Staff

  • Winifred Bryant, BS – Social/Clinical Research Specialist
  • Nakeydia Bryant – Social/Clinical Research Assistant
  • Debra Rhodes, RN
  • Barbara Williamson, LPN