Leadership, Administration and Staff

The Department of Medicine at Emory University is the largest department within the Emory School of Medicine and is led by Chairman David S. Stephens, MD.

There is a large group of administrators and other staff to support the faculty in their research, education and clinical care endeavors. Please reach out to any of the following people in the area you need assistance.

Department of Medicine Leadership Team

The Emory University Department of Medicine leadership team is composed of leaders from across Woodruff Health Sciences Center and affiliates including the Emory Hospitals, Emory Clinic, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Grady Memorial Hospital.  


• Chairman, Department of MedicineDavid S. Stephens, MD 
• Executive Vice ChairJeff M. Sands, MD
• Vice Chair, Atlanta VA Medical Center - Mark Nanes, PhD, MD
• Vice Chair, EducationWendy Armstrong, MD, FIDSA, FACP
Vice Chair, Grady Affairs – Jeffrey L. Lennox, MD
• Vice Chair, Quality and Clinical Effectiveness – Nathan Spell III, MD
• Vice Chair, Research and Faculty Development  – Kathy Griendling, PhD
• Associate Vice Chair, Research - Russ Price, PhD
• Residency Program DirectorLorenzo Difrancesco, MD

Chief Residents


Clinical Administration

Faculty Development


Grady Affairs

  • Chief of Medicine Service and Vice Chair: Jeffrey Lennox, MD 404-251-8782
  • Assistant to Chief of Service: Michael Roe, 404-251-8784
  • Administrator - Grady Operations and Education: Steven Doney, 404-251-8783

Hospital Service Chiefs

Human Resources

Information Technology

IT support team

  • Manager, Information Technology: Sonja Westbrook, 404-712-1423
  • Manager, SOM IT - Grady: Nina Lewis, 404-712-1443
  • Senior Desktop Consultant: Morris Royal, 404-712-1443
  • Senior Desktop Consultant: Stan Watts, 404-712-1443
  • Senior Desktop Consultant: Adam Woodburn, 404-712-1443
  • Senior Desktop Consultant - Grady: John Scott, 404-712-1443

View members of the Department of Medicine's IT Committees.

Medical Education and Residency Programs

  • Vice Chair: Wendy Armstrong, 404-778-1613
  • Residency Program Director: Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, 404-251-8790
  • Residency Program Administrator: Jennifer Hill,404-251-8778
  • Program Coordinator - Events: Thedis Carries, 404-251-8789
  • Program Coordinator - Recruitment and Med/Psych: Danielle Terrell, 404-251-8788
  • Program Coordinator - HR and Verifications: Gwen President, 404-251-8787
  • Program Coordinator - Primary Care/Ambulatory Block Coordinator: Shylika Glickman, 404-251-8791
  • Accountant: Lynn Wiley 404-251-8738
  • Information Analyst: Chris Alspaugh, 404-251-8795
  • Transitional Year Residency/Assistant to Vice Chair: LaToya Geter-Carter, 404-251-8866
  • Medical Clerkship - Program Coordinator: Pam Cohen, 404-778-1655

Operations Administration

Quality Improvement

Research Administration Service (RAS)

Emory's Research Administration Service is led by Nancy Jenkins.

Full RAS staff listing.

Research Leadership