Our Researchers

Thanks to strong collaborative ties FAVER is privileged to work with a large community of uniquely talented medical researchers across a broad spectrum of research areas as we fulfill our purpose of advancing VA research and education.

The range of research projects is broad and includes special emphasis on major diseases categories, all of which are prevalent in the VA’s patient population. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Diabetes treatment and prevention
  • Low vision devices and aids

FAVER has access to 173 active Principal Investigators (PIs) conducting research at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. The PIs listed below have active appointments at the Atlanta VA Health Care System. In addition, nearly all of the PIs listed maintain an academic appointment with Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University or Morehouse School of Medicine.

Ambulatory Care
Jones-Taylor, Cedrella

Anesthesiology
Blum, James
Woodbury, Anna

Audiology & Speech Pathology
Benton, Steven
Thomas, Inge

Cardiology
Bloom, Heather
Kumar, Gautam
Mavromatis, Kreton
Searles, Charles
Shah, Amit J
Taylor, William
Wilson, Peter
Zafari, Abarmard

Dermatology
Arbiser, Jack
Chen, Suephy
Pollack, Brian
Swerlick, Robert

Endocrinology
Olson, Darin E
Phillips, Lawrence
Rhee, Mary
Tangpricha, Vin
Thule, Peter

Gastroenterology
Goebel, Stephan
Leader, Lorraine
Srinivasan, Shanthi
Woolard, Shani

Geriatrics
Bailey, Ryan
House, Kim
Huang, Wei
Johnson, Theodore
Lewis, Donna
Quest, Tammie
Vaughan, Elizabeth

Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center
Clevenger, Carolyn
Echt, Katharina
Elkins, Jeananne
Griffiths, Patricia
Perkins, Molly

Health Services Research and Development
Gebrekristos, Hirut

Hematology/Oncology
Antun, Ana
El Osta, Badi
Harris, Wayne
Ribeiro, Maria
Shumate, Mark
Xia, Chunzhi

Infectious Diseases
Cartwright, Emily
Farley, Monica
Gaynes, Robert
Jacob, Jesse
Marconi, Vincent
Moanna, Abeer
Ray, Susan

Mental Health
Ackerman, Mark
Amar, Richard
Astin, Millie
Bradley-Davino, Bekh
Bremner, James
Drexler, Karen
Duncan, Erica
Ellis, Tosha
McDaniel, Kristine
Muly, Emil
Nieves, Yanire
Norrholm, Seth
Patel, Meghna
Rauch, Sheila
Ready, David
Shim, Seong
Skelton, Kelly
Wingo, Aliza

Nephrology
Cai, Hui
Franch, Harold
Hoover, Robert
Park, Jeanie
Schlanger, Lynn

Neurology
Clark, David
Evatt, Marian
Fournier, Christina
Penna, Suzanne
Polensek, Sharon
Royal, Walter
Tyor, William
Wilmot, George
Wingo, Thomas
Yepes, Manuel

Nuclear Medicine
Aarsvold, John
Bonta, Dacian
Schuster, David

Nursing
Dunbar, Sandra
Kelly, Ursula
Manion, Aimee
Myers, Sarah

Ophthalmology
Lynch, Mary
Maa, April

Pharmacy
DeSilva, Kathryn
Gable, Catherine
Goolsby, Tiffany
McKee, Brian
Merck, Samantha
Ross, Denise

Pulmonary
Allam, Joanne Shirine
Cribbs, Sushma
Fields, Barry
Green, David
Guidot, David
Hart, Michael
Ioachimescu, Octavian
Mehta, Ashish
Sadikot, Ruxana
Venkateshiah, Saiprakash
Wongtrakool, Cherry

Radiation Oncology
Edelman, Scott
Jani, Ashesh
Moghanaki, Drew

Rehabilitation Medicine
Fann, Alice
Monfared, Hassan

Rehabilitation Research and Development
Allen, Rachael
Boatright, Jeffrey
Crosson, Bruce
Feola, Andrew
Hackney, Madeleine
Krishnamurthy, Lisa
Lloyd, Adrienne
McGregor, Keith
Nocera, Joe
Pardue, Machelle
Rodriguez, Amy
Yu, Shan Ping

Research and Development
Aaron, Hayden
Anderson, Evan
Bass, Elizabeth
Beck, George
Bijli, Kaiser
Butler, Andrew
Drissi, Hicham
Gillespie, Theresa
Grakoui, Arash
Han, Jenny
Harzand, Arash
Huang, Alice
Kang, Bum-Yong
Krishnamurthy, Venkatagiri
Le, Ngoc-Anh
Magee, Matthew
Manuel, Stephanie
Mead, Jan
Merlin, Didier
Nettey, Henry
Rather, Philip
Sangadala, Sreedhara
Satola, Sarah
Shafer, William
Sutliff, Roy
Weiss, David
Weitzmann, Mervyn
White, Todd
Willett, Nick
Wolf, Steven
Yeligar, Samantha
Yun, Changhyon
Zughaier, Susu

Rheumatology
Atkinson, Karen
Iqbal, Ayesha

Surgery
Adamson, David
Brewster, Luke
Issa, Muta
Labib, Sameh
Nguyen, Duc
Petros, John
Presciutti, Steven
Salam, Atef
Yoon, Sangwook Timothy

Veterinary Medical Unit
Fallon, Michael