Contact Information

Please take a few moments to learn more about our KYCOM Alumni Association Officers.
 

President: Sonbol Shahid-Salles, D.O., KYCOM Class of 2010
DrSonbolDO@gmail.com

Sonbol Shahid-Salles, D.O., MPH is a graduate of the University of Georgia Class of 2002 with a bachelor of science and a bachelor of arts, an MPH graduate of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in 2003. She has worked with the NIH, World Bank, World Health Organization, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the area of global health policy. Dr. Shahid-Salles is also a KYCOM graduate with the Class of 2010. Dr. Shahid-Salles completed her emergency medicine residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan and is currently an emergency medicine physician at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

Dr. Shahid-Salles has been actively involved in the politics of medicine – serving on both the board of the Michigan Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as a resident in addition to serving as the graduate medical education committee representative for all residents training at Genesys. She presently continues her involvement within the AOA on the Bureau of Emerging Leaders and on the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association as the District 1 Representative.

Dr. Shahid-Salles hopes to bridge the gap between KYCOM students and members of the alumni community who are current or recent trainees through mentorship opportunities. She also feels that an important role for the KYCOM Alumni Association is the support of the practical needs of graduating students and young alumni, particularly regarding debt reduction, loan forgiveness, and financial education.



Vice President: Gregory Harris, D.O., KYCOM Class of 2010
DrGregoryHarrisDO@gmail.com

Gregory Harris, D.O., is a graduate of Mississippi State University Class of 2005 with a bachelor of science and a KYCOM graduate with the Class of 2010. Harris completed his internal medicine residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan, in June 2013. He is a board certified internal medicine physician. Harris is a practicing hematologist/oncologist at Woodlands Medical Specialists in Pensacola, FL.

Dr. Harris served as 2010 class vice president throughout medical school, in addition to serving as the secretary, vice president and ultimately, chair of the Michigan Osteopathic Association's (MOA) intern/resident committee and as chief resident of his internal medicine residency. During fellowship, he served as the Fellow representative to the Michigan Society of Hematology & Oncology. He currently serves on the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)'s Bureau of Membership. 

Dr. Harris hopes to bring fresh ideas to the KYCOM Alumni Association regarding how it can serve KYCOM students and the wider alumni community. Dr. Harris will work to engage our students and future alumni, rekindle the passion of alumni who do not feel connected to KYCOM and keep the core vision of the KYCOM Alumni Association in focus.


Secretary Treasurer: Fraan Hughes, D.O., KYCOM Class of 2006
Juanita.Hughes@UKY.edu

Juanita Fraan Hughes, DO is a native of southern West Virginia. She attended Alice Lloyd College and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science. She graduated from KYCOM in 2006, and then attended and graduated from the University of Kentucky East Kentucky Family Medicine Residency in Hazard, Ky in 2009. She now lives in eastern Kentucky with her husband and daughter and works at the University of Kentucky Family Medicine Residency Program.
 
As an attending with a Family Medicine Residency, Dr. Hughes believes that she is helping to shape the future of medicine. She enjoys one on one teaching as well as group learning opportunities. She also has the opportunity to work with medical students from several medical schools, including KYCOM. She truly enjoys being both a teacher and learner!
 
Dr. Hughes is also a pastor’s wife, which she believes is a wonderful blessing. This position allows her to be involved with many community programs and youth activities. The majority of her time outside of work is spent with involvement of activities to better the community.  She believes that being part of the alumni association will enable her to continue to help and support other physicians, which will continue to better and serve our communities. 

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Immediate Past President: Erin Griffin, D.O., KYCOM Class of 2009
DrErinGriffin@gmail.com

Born and raised in North Carolina, originally from Sanford, NC and now living in Hampstead, I attended UNC Chapel Hill and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Go Heels! I then took a year off, which I partly spent traveling in Australia. While living in Sydney, I began to develop my interest in promoting a healthy lifestyle and counseling patients in nutrition. I now incorporate this into my practice and provide weight loss and wellness counseling on a regular basis. I completed a Family Medicine residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Currently I am practicing in Jacksonville, NC as the Medical Director of Vidant Family Medicine. When I am not busy working or enjoying the beach, I am also very involved in the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association as its Immediate Past President. I look forward to continuing to grow our alumni association and thus provide more services for our KYCOM alumni in my role as Immediate Past President to the alumni association. 

Fritz-Headshot.pngResident Advisor to the Board: Fritz Stine, D.O., KYCOM Class of 2017
StineF17@ecu.edu

Frederick "Fritz" Stine is a proud graduate of the University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine class of 2017. He is currently serving his intern year in Pediatrics at East Carolina University's Brody of School of Medicine with Vidant Medical Center. At ECU, Fritz is currently the program representative to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Fritz served as the President of the Class of 2017 in his first year of medical school and went on to serve as Student Government Association president in his second. In his 4th year of medical school, he completed his Masters of Healthcare Administration through Western Kentucky University. He and his lovely wife, Margaret Nelson, currently reside in Winterville, NC.

Fritz's vision for the board is one that will flourish into a body that truly serves the KYCOM alumni on a spectrum that spans from the beginning of medical education and onward into our physicians' future practices. More than anything, he looks forward to being able to bring the KYCOM Alumni Association Board closer to the students and residents so that the board may support their material needs as well as their intellectual ones.


Student Advisor to the Board: Andy Collins, OMS-IV
AndrewCollins@upike.edu

Andrew Collins is currently finishing up his fourth year of medical school at the University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received a BS in Biology and BA in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky and felt called into rural medicine while working during the summer in a coal mine to help raise money for college. It was there that he was first exposed to medicine in the form of first aid and fell in love with rural medicine and rural communities such as his hometown of Hazard, Ky.
 
As a second year medical student, Andrew served as Student Government Association president and has continued to serve on the executive board for Omega Beta Iota and the AOA’s CCME. As a 4th year student, he is serving as the student representative to the AOA’s Committee on AOA Governance and Organizational Structure.
 
Student Doctor Collins’s vision for the alumni board is one of fostering mentorship between the alumni and students and helping foster an enrichment of institutional pride among alumnus. He looks forward to representing the student voice to the KYCOM Alumni Association Board to further enrich the KYCOM educational experience. 

Linda J. Dunatov, Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Board Memeber for the KYCOM Alumni Association

LindaDunatov@upike.edu

Chandler Pacheco
Assistant to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs
ChandlerPacheco@upike.edu

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