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Medical Staff Leadership

Baptist Health Lexington Chief Medical Officer
Preston P. Nunnelley, MD

2013 Executive Committee - Officers
Timothy Winchester, MD, President

J Randall Thompson, MD, President-Elect

Marian Bensema, MD Past President

2013 Department Chairpersons
Eric Ruschman, MD
Department of Hospital-Based Medicine

George V. Page, III, MD Department of Surgery

Alan Beckman, MD Department of Oncology

Michael Rukavina, MD Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Randal Owen, MD Department of Women’s Services

Lee Dossett, MD Department of Medicine

Robin Feese, MD Department of Children’s Services

2013 Section Chiefs


Allergy/Immunology Farhad Karim, MD

Endocrinology Kristina Humphries, MD

Infectious Disease Mark Dougherty, MD

Nephrology Thomas Ferguson, MD

Neurology Timothy Coleman, MD

Palliative Medicine Vernon Brewer, DO 

Primary Care John Borders, MD

Pulmonary Medicine John Harrison, MD

Rheumatology Rita Egan, MD


Colon-Rectal Charles Papp, MD

General Surgery Edwin Rogers, MD

Neurosurgery Steven Kiefer, MD

Ophthalmology Woodford Van Meter, MD

Orthopedics Mat Nicholls, MD

Otolaryngology Keith Alexander, MD

Plastic Surgery Sue Wermeling, MD

Urology Terrence Grimm, MD

Cardiovascular Services:

CT Surgery Anthony Rogers, MD

Hospital-Based Medicine:

Anatomical Pathology Jack Jansen, MD

Anesthesiology Stephanie Shumate, DO

Clinical Path/Lab Marian Bensema, MD

Emergency Medicine Leland Irwin, MD

Radiology Thomas Rice, MD

Department of Oncology:

Hematology/Oncology Russell Eldridge, MD