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WVOMA 118th Annual CME Conference - On Demand


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association (WVOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.


Jim Adams, D.O.'s Profile

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Dr. Adams is a graduate of A.T. Still University (The MECCA) and has been in interventional pain management and physical medicine practice.  He is the VP of the WV Board of Osteopathic Medicine and chairman of their complaint committee.  He is a voting delegate member of the Federation of State Medical Boards and serves on the rules committee.  A WVOMA Board member and AOA delegate, Dr. Adams is the receipient of the Guardian of the Profession award from the AOA.

Christopher Bianco, D.O.'s Profile

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Assistant professor of medicine specializing in cardiac transplantation, durable mechanical circulatory support, onco-cardiology, and advanced echocardiography. Special interests include cardiac recovery, myocardial mechanics, and the study of cancer-cardiovascular interactions. Board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, advanced heart failure/cardiac transplantation, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology.

John Bulger, D.O.'s Profile

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Senior Physician Executive with more than twenty years of progressive leadership and management success in an integrated healthcare delivery system. Strong focus on population health and implementation of patient-focused, value driven improvement strategies. Significant experience and serial positive outcomes across the healthcare continuum, from physician groups to hospitals to insurance operations. Proven track record of providing effective, adaptable, and principled leadership of people and teams within a complex health system. 

Annette Carron, D.O.'s Profile

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Annette Carron, D.O., CMD, FACOI, FAAHPM serves as director of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI. She previously served for  six years as director of Beaumont Hospital’s Palliative Medicine program. Dr. Carron has  also practiced in long-term care for 14 years. She is a certified medical director, certified in hospice and palliative medicine and recently awarded fellowship in the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Carron also is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She serves on a hospital-wide pain committee in the role of physician education. She has spoken frequently on pain management, hospice and palliative care, including helping present the American Medical Association Educating Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC) curriculum. Dr. Carron is also Assistant Clinical Professor Internal Medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and serves as board member and chair of the Palliative Medicine subsection of the American College of Osteopathic Internists.

Erica Varga Ghareeb, M.D.'s Profile

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Current Position:  Assistant Professor in Dermatology, West Virginia University


August 2007 – May 2011               West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

                                                                M.D., Top Quartile, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


August 2003 – May 2007               West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

                                                                B.S., Biology, Honors Scholar, Magna Cum Laude

Postgraduate/Postdoctoral Training

July 2012 – June 2015                    West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

                                                                Dermatology Resident and Chief Resident for academic year 2014–2015


July 2011 – June 2012                     West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

                                                                Internship, Transitional Year Resident

Awards and Honors

2014                    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting Resident Scholarship

2010                     Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society

2007 – 2011        West Virginia University Mountaineer Mentor Scholarship

2003 – 2007       West Virginia University Mountaineer Scholarship

2003 – 2007        West Virginia PROMISE Scholar

2003 – 2007       West Virginia University Honors College


Professional Societies

2012 – Present American Academy of Dermatology, Member

2012 – Present American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Member

                                Resident Liaison 2013 – 2015

2012 – Present West Virginia Dermatologic Society, Member

                                Treasurer 2019-2020

2006 – Present Mountain Honorary, Member


Institutional Committees

West Virginia University Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Annual Skin Cancer Screenings

West Virginia University Department of Dermatology Program Evaluation Committee

West Virginia University Department of Dermatology Clinical Competency Committee

West Virginia University Department of Dermatology Quality Improvement Committee


Clinical Responsibilities

West Virginia University Department of Dermatology Medical Student Director

West Virginia Dermatological Society, Treasurer                                                                 August 2019

Paul Ghareeb, M.D.'s Profile

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After receiving his MD degree from West Virginia University in 2013, Dr. Ghareeb completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Emory University. Hethen completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the Department of Orthopedics of the University of California, Los Angeles in 2020.Dr. Ghareeb's primary clinical specialties are hand and wrist surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, microvascular surgery, and reconstructive plastic surgery. He has contributed to numerous textbook chapters, and his articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including Annals of Plastic Surgery, HAND, and Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Stanley Grogg, DO, FAAP, FAOCP's Profile

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Stan Grogg, DO, known as Dr. Stan,  earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is Board Certified in pediatrics and is a professor emeritus at the Oklahoma State University - CHS. He has numerous honors, awards and publications.   He represents the American Osteopathic Association as their Liaison for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). He is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) and American Academy of Pediatrics.  He has a travel medicine certificate from the International Society of Travel Medicine. Dr. Stan’s hobby is traveling.   He has visited 184 countries and all continents. He is the Chair of a non-Profit, Power of a Nickel, and leads medical teams to serve the underserved to 9-10 countries annually except during COVID-19. 

Dr. Grogg has no disclosures.


Robert Hasty, DO, FACOI, FACP's Profile

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Robert Hasty, DO, FACOI, FACP, attended the University of Miami where he completed his undergraduate studies with honors as a triple science major in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Biology in 1996. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. He subsequently trained at Mt. Sinai Medical Center where he completed his training in Internal Medicine while receiving the Resident of the Year award for three straight years as well as receiving the Howard Kane Resident of the Year, being the first osteopathic physician ever to win that award in over forty years of academic medical training at Mt. Sinai. He also served as Chief Intern as well as Chief Resident during his training. Dr. Hasty began his career as a Hospitalist & Internist for Cogent Healthcare at Lee Memorial Health Systems in Fort Myers, FL. He soon became Associate Lead Physician for Cogent Healthcare. Dr. Hasty had what he described as a “calling” to become an academic physician and joined NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in March 2005. He served as the Founding Program Director of the Palmetto General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program and helped develop several other graduate medical education programs. He also served as the Vice Chair of the Internal Medicine Department at NSU. He was awarded the NSU Stuey Award for Co-Curricular Advisor of the Year in 2009. He was the recipient of the coveted Golden Apple Award by the graduation class of NSU-COM in 2008 and again in 2009 and 2011. Dr. Hasty was also named as a member of the “40 under 40” in 2009 by Gold Coast Magazine because of his service to the South Florida community. In 2013, Dr. Hasty became the Vice President of Medical Education and the Regional Associate Dean and later as Associate Dean for Postgraduate Affairs for Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in North Carolina. During his tenure at Campbell University, he created 383 residency positions in 20 programs at 7 organizations and led the university to be awarded the AOA STAR award for the strategic planning that has created medical education opportunities in North Carolina for the next generation of osteopathic physicians. He has served on various boards, including the American College of Osteopathic Internists and the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators. Dr. Hasty was the Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM), Idaho’s first medical school. Dr. Hasty is the Founder of Roundocity. Dr. Hasty is board certified in internal medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists as well as the American College of Physicians.

Suresh Menon, MD's Profile

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Dr. Menon is a dermatologist practicing in Martinsville, WV at Dermatology Associates and Surgery Center.  A graduate of Georgetown University and West Virginia University School of Medicine, he interned at Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC,  Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore MD and the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore MD.

Ernie Miller's Profile

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Dr. Ernie Miller is a 1982 graduate of WVSOM and is board certified by ACOFP.  He has been in family practice since 1983 in Vienna WV.     A past president and current WVOMA Board member,  Dr. Miller serves as a delegate to the AOA HOD.  He is the retired President of the WV Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

Michelle Ann Neff-Bulger, D.O.'s Profile

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Dr. Neff-Bulger is a board-certified general pediatrician. Her clinical interests include pediatrics. Dr. Neff-Bulger attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she earned her degree in osteopathy. She completed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Neff-Bulger is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.


Joyce Perfetti, D.O.'s Profile

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Dr. Perfetti is a graduate of Florida State University and WVSOM, completing her Emergency Medicine Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY.  She serves on the U. S. Acute Care Solutions Diversity and Inclusion Council, which is dedicated to promoting cultural, racial, gender diversity and acceptance in the workplace; and the U. S. Acute Care Solutions Clinical Task Force & COVID-19 Task Force, a Nationwide task force to discuss and aid protocols for clinical management of various topics, including management and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic

Rebecca Schmidt, D.O.'s Profile

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B.A., English/Pre – Medical Studies, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI, 1977
D.O., Doctor of Osteopathy, University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA, 1985
Rotating Internship, Mt. Clemens General Hospital, Mt. Clemens, MI, 1985 – 86
Residency, Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1986 – 89
Fellowship, Nephrology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1989 – 91
Fellowship, Clinical Research, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 1991 – 92


1991 – 1992        Nephrology Junior Faculty, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 
1987 – 1993        Staff Physician, Emergency Department, Henry Ford West Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, MI
1987 – 1993        Staff Physician, Emergency Department, Henry Ford Fairlane, Dearborn, MI
1993 – 1993    Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Physical Diagnosis Course, Lansing, MI
1993 – 1998    Assistant Professor of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine – Section of Nephrology, Morgantown, WV
1998 – 2006    Associate Professor of Medicine with Tenure, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine – Section of Nephrology, Morgantown, WV
2001 – 2018    Chief, Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
2006 – present    Professor of Medicine with Tenure, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine – Section of Nephrology, Morgantown, WV
2019 – present    Assistant Dean for Outreach and Community Engagement, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

Certification and Licensure

    Medical Licensure:    West Virginia 1389 and Maryland H0061503

Certification:    Diplomate of the National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians
and Surgeons of the United States of America (Certificate No. 12704)
Diplomate in Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine
(Certificate No. 128822) – certified through 2026
Diplomate in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine 
(Certificate No. 128822) until 2016

Ken Woods, D.O.'s Profile

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Dr. Kenneth Woods is from Steubenville, Ohio where he currently practices Infectious Disease at Trinity Health System. He completed undergraduate education at Kent State University, then a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology at The Ohio State University. His medical school was completed at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) followed by an Osteopathic Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, PA. He completed his Infectious Disease fellowship training at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Medical Specialists for Infectious Disease. In his current role, Dr. Woods manages a variety of complex infections for both inpatients and outpatients, while chairing multi-disciplinary teams in Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship. 

Fred Kerns, M.D.'s Profile

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Fred Kerns, MD, specializes in infectious diseases. Pre-COVID, his typical day was filled with patient rounding for infectious diseases consults, functioning as the hospital epidemiologist, advising the microbiology lab, participating in various quality improvement projects, managing the infectious disease section, and doing educational activities for many sections of the teaching programs.

Jennifer M. Giordano, DO's Profile

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Jennifer M. Giordano, DO, "The Butterfly Effect - Thyroid Disorders," is a clinical assistant professor in the division of endocrinology at West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, and director of telemedicine, extended outcomes for community outreach (ECHO) at WVU. Board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, Dr. Giordano is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a 2009 graduate of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an internship and internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio and an endocrinology fellowship at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Dr. Giordano is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Endocrine Society, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, the American Diabetes Association and the American Thyroid Association. She has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Jonna Garvin, PhD's Profile

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To empower, to educate, to transform.


Leading teams; Interfaith dialogue and education; Spiritually-integrated counseling and care; Supporting individuals and families in diverse communities


Jonna Rachele Garvin

Counselor – chaplain – leader

Education & Certification

doctor of philosophy, counselor education & supervision with spiritual & pastoral integration • expected 2021 • Neumann University


master of divinity • 2009 • baptist theological seminary at richmond


master of science, patient counseling • 2008 • virginia commonwealth university


bachelor of science, physiology• 2005 • michigan state university


board certified chaplain• 2015 • the association of professional chaplains

professional Experience

Chaplain • LHC Group Housecalls Hospice • 2020 - present

  • Working with interdisciplinary team to coordinate care
  • Partnering with local clergy for patient support
  • Providing spiritual care to staff, patients, and their loved ones during end-of-life



pastoral counselor, intern • pastoral counseling of northern virginia • 2019 - 2020

  • Counseling to individuals, couples, and families
  • Partnering with local clergy for support
  • Collaborating with other practice counselors

manager, chaplaincy services • novant health uva health system • 2011 – 2020

  • Establishing Chaplaincy Services Department as first fulltime chaplain in 50-year-old health system
  • Leadership team member for designing and operationalizing Haymarket Medical Center
  • Development of chaplaincy volunteer program
  • Selection and orientation of staff chaplains
  • Leadership team member of strategic growth plan across the NH/UVA Joint Operating Company
  • Development & management of department budget
  • Awarded grant funding for NH/UVA Code Lavender Program
  • Foundational advancement of market-level bioethics committee
  • Lead development and design of Rooms of Reflection at Prince William Medical Center and Haymarket Medical Center to reflect diverse community needs







chaplain Faculty • vcu health system • 2009 – 2011

  • Coordinated & scheduled residency team as Chief Chaplain Resident
  • Orientation of CPE interns
  • Participated in successful CPE program re-accreditation
  • Co-supervised CPE group
  • Provided spiritual and emotional support at Level 1 Trauma Center

chaplain • HCA Johnston-willis hospital • 2008 – 2009

  • On-call and PRN support to community hospital
  • Provided emotional and spiritual support at the bedside

chaplain • Bon secours health system • 2008 – 2009

  • On-call and PRN support to 4 community hospitals
  • Provided emotional and spiritual support at the bedside
  • Participation in healthcare ethics team

FCC chaplain • VCU Health System • 2008 – 2009

  • Provided spiritual support through presence and memory-making activities to families and teams during brain death testing and organ donation process







professional development


healing mythologies – caring for the human spirit conference Presenter, 2019


science fiction as spiritual reflection – caring for the human spirit conference presenter, 2018


interprofessional spiritual care education curriculum, innagural member – the george washington institute of spirituality and health, 2018


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