Meet Our Team

Carolinas Medical Center

Executive Leadership Team Members

  • Barry Brasfield, MD
    • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chuck Court, MD
    • Chief of Strategy and Operations
  • Thomas Wherry, MD
    • Chief Executive Officer

Senior Advisory Board

  • Joseph Tobin, MD
    • Professor Emeritus and former Chairman,
      Department of Anesthesiology,
      Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Thomas Mann, MBBS MRCGP MBA
    • Managing Director, Direct Health First
  • Robert N Sladen, MBChB, FCCM
    • Allen Hyman Professor Emeritus of Critical Care Anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center and College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York
  • William Greeley, MD, MBA
    • Professor Emeritus, Anesthesia/Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics,
      UPENN School of Medicine,
      Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics,
      Duke University School of Medicine


  • Kim Blasius, MD
    • Director of Education

General Anesthesiologists

  • Jeff Plotkin, MD
    • Director of Transplant,
      Hepatobiliary and Trauma Anesthesiology
  • Jenny Dhingra, MD
    • Director of One Day Surgery
  • Matt Draughon, MD
    • Acute Care Anesthesia and Trauma Director
  • Philippe Ball, MD
    • James Boswell, MD
      • Patrick Brooks, MD
        • Ian Cohen, MD
          • Scott Frank, MD
            • Omar Gafur, MD
              • Steven Leder, MD
                • Joshua Marr, MD
                  • Areg Mekerian, MD
                    • Sandeep Narayan, MD
                      • Florin Orza, MD
                        • Kevin Powell, MD
                          • Brent Toland, MD
                            • Waleed Sayedahmad, MD

                              Pediatric Anesthesiologists

                              • Leo Gendzel, MD
                                • Director of Pediatric Anesthesia
                              • Janish Jay Patel, MD
                                • Vice Chief of Anesthesia, Central Division
                                  Pediatric Pre-operative Director
                              • Kim Blasius, MD
                                • Director of Education
                              • Scott Hines, MD
                                • Benjamin Pruden, MD
                                  • Ravi Sanghani, MD
                                    • Kumar Sathyamoorthy, MD
                                      • Jeffrey Widelitz, MD

                                        Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologists

                                        • Laura Hastings, MD
                                          • Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia
                                        • James Harrington, MD
                                          • Leo Martinez, MD

                                            Cardiac Anesthesiologists

                                            • Amit Yajnik, MD
                                              • Director of Cardiac Anesthesia
                                            • Deepu Ushakumari, MD
                                              • Chief of Anesthesia, Central Division,
                                                Peri-operative Medical Director
                                            • Sanjay Anand, MD
                                              • Jeremy Bennett, MD
                                                • Kyle Campbell, MD
                                                  • Randall Joe, MD
                                                    • Lisa Newsome, MD
                                                      • Mahesh Sardesai, MD

                                                        Obstetric Anesthesiologists

                                                        • Michael Worth, MD
                                                          • Director of OB Anesthesia
                                                        • Richard Geary, MD
                                                          • Katy Nicholas, MD
                                                            • Alison Powell, MD
                                                              • Chad Rosen, MD
                                                                • Rob Worth, MD

                                                                  Preoperative Clinic

                                                                  • Andrew Patterson, PA
                                                                    • Megan Wilson, NP

                                                                      Atrium Health Mercy

                                                                      • Tim Malaney, MD
                                                                        • Mercy Medical Director
                                                                      • Joel Beachkofsky, DO
                                                                        • Bill Fortuner, MD
                                                                          • John Hamel, MD
                                                                            • Laura Moore, MD
                                                                              • Daniel Sucherman, MD
                                                                                • Jeremie Walker, MD

                                                                                  Atrium Health Pineville

                                                                                  • Steven Galyon, MD
                                                                                    • Pineville Medical Director
                                                                                  • Srinivasan Adayapalam, MD
                                                                                    • Anthony Chillura, MD
                                                                                      • Mukesh Nigam, MD
                                                                                        • Rich Pagano, MD
                                                                                          • Scott Palmer, MD

                                                                                            Atrium Health Union

                                                                                            • Gary Dove, MD
                                                                                              • Union Medical Director
                                                                                            • James Crowgey, MD
                                                                                              • Anirudha Kulkarni, DO
                                                                                                • Gwen Parker, MD
                                                                                                  • Tony Wright, MD

                                                                                                    Atrium Health Lincoln

                                                                                                    • Alan Gwertzman, MD
                                                                                                      • Lincoln Medical Director
                                                                                                    • Megan Lofton, MD
                                                                                                      • Karl Talts, MD
                                                                                                        • Carrie Zhang, MD

                                                                                                          Atrium Health Kings Mountain

                                                                                                          • James Masters, MD
                                                                                                            • Cleveland Medical Director
                                                                                                          • Bruce Caldwell, DO
                                                                                                            • David Easley, MD
                                                                                                              • Darryl Fontaine, MD
                                                                                                                • Tonya Powers, MD
                                                                                                                  • Tyce Regan, MD
                                                                                                                    • Brett Cleveland, MD

                                                                                                                      Atrium Health Stanly

                                                                                                                      • William Brown, MD
                                                                                                                        • Stanly Medical Director
                                                                                                                      • Vimal Choudhari, MD
                                                                                                                        • Randy Efird, MD

                                                                                                                          Atrium Health Cleveland

                                                                                                                          • James Masters, MD
                                                                                                                            • Cleveland Medical Director
                                                                                                                          • Bruce Caldwell, DO
                                                                                                                            • David Easley, MD
                                                                                                                              • Darryl Fontaine, MD
                                                                                                                                • Tonya Powers, MD
                                                                                                                                  • Tyce Regan, MD
                                                                                                                                    • Brett Cleveland, MD