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F-MAT Faculty

Dr. Cook

Ron Cook, D.O., MS, MBA, ABFP, ABOFP. Dr. Cook was appointed Braddock-Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine in 2012 and previously served as family medicine vice chair and residency program director. He received B.S., M.S., and M.B.A. degrees from Texas Tech University. A graduate of the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Dr. Cook served as Chief Resident of the TTUHSC-Lubbock Family Medicine residency program.  Dr. Cook is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has a certificate of added qualifications in Geriatric Medicine.  He has served on the Project Team for the Texas Tech D.W. Reynolds Aging and Quality of Life project.

Dr. Ragain

R. Michael Ragain, M.D., M.S.Ed. Dr. Ragain is Professor of Family and Community Medicine has served as UMC Chief Medical Officer since 2011. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Palliative Care. Dr. Ragain has also held the positions of Vice Chairman for Educational Programs and Residency Director for the Family and Community Medicine.  Dr. Ragain received the B.S. degree from Austin College and the M.D. degree from the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine.  He completed residency training at TTUHSC-Lubbock, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Ragain was Project Director for the HRSA-funded Predoctoral Training in Primary Care project that supported the development of the Continuity Clincal Experience from 2007-2010.

Dr. Jones

Betsy Goebel Jones, Ed.D. Dr. Jones received the B.A. degree in Theatre Arts and the M.A. degree in English from Texas Tech University, where she also completed a doctoral degree in Higher Education. She joined the Department of Family and Community Medicine in 1992, after many years of teaching in the Department of English and serving in administrative capacities at Texas Tech University and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jones serves as the Regional Director for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health as well as Professor and Vice Chair for the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Jones is also Producer of the Texas Tech MedCast Podcast Series and served as a Project Team member for the D.W. Reynolds Aging and Quality of Life project at TTUHSC.

Dr. Haynes

Jamie Haynes, M.D.  Dr. Haynes is an Assistant Professor and the MS IV Subinternship Director in Family Medicine. Dr. Haynes is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  She completed the M.D. degree from Texas Tech University before continuing her residency training at Valley Family Medicine in Renton, Washington.

Dr. Peck

Elizabeth Kimberli Peck, M.D. Dr. Peck serves as Associate Dean for Admissions and is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine. A graduate of Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech School of Medicine, Dr. Peck was Chief Resident during her residency training at TTUHSC-Lubbock. Dr. Peck is certified by the American Board of Family Practice.

Dr. Prabhu

Fiona Prabhu, M.D., A.B.F.P.  Dr. Prabhu has served as the Director of the Pre-Doctoral Program Team for the department since 2003. She currently serves as both the Course Director for the MS2 Early Clinical Experience 2 course and Family Medicine Clerkship Director. Dr. Prabhu is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine.  She is a graduate of McGill University and completed the M.D. degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine before continuing residency training at TTUHSC-Lubbock. Dr. Prabhu is Board Certified in Family Medicine.

Kelly Klein, M.D.  Dr. Klein is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and a member of the F-MAT1 faculty in Lubbock.

Kit Linton, M.D.  Dr. Linton is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and a member of the F-MAT1 and F-MAT2 faculty in Lubbock.

Jennifer Mitchell, M.D., A.B.F.P.  Dr. Mitchell is Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. She is a member of the F-MAT1 faculty in Lubbock.

David Edwards, M.D.  Dr. Edwards is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Associate Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is a member of the F-MAT1 faculty in Lubbock.

Dr. Young

Rodney Young, M.D. Dr. Young is an Associate Professor and Amarillo regional chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Young has also served previously as Associate Director of Pre-Doctoral Education and as Associate Residency Director. He graduated from Abilene Christian University and the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, and he completed residency training at TTUHSC-Lubbock. Dr. Young is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Sponsel

Charles Sponsel, D.O. Dr. Sponsel is an Associate Professor and Family Medicine Clerkship Director for Family Medicine at the Permian Basin campus. A graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center and the family medicine residency program in Odessa, he is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Williams

Simon Williams, Ph.D. Dr. Williams is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Office of Curriculum for the School of Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Williams is also an Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Biochemistry.

Dr. Berk

Steven Berk, M.D. Dr. Berk is Vice President for Medical Affairs, and Dean for the School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Berk held the positions of Regional Dean, Professor of Medicine, and Mirick-Myers Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Amarillo from 1999-2006.

F-MAT1 Basic Sciences Faculty

Dr. Colmer-HamoodJane Colmer-Hamood, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Microbiology, Respiratory Week

Art Freeman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Neuro-Psych Week

Vaughan Lee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Musculoskeletal/Rheumatology Week

LuthererLorenz O. Lutherer, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology, Gastrointestinal/ Dermatology Week

Raul Martinez-Zaguilan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology, Endocrinology Week

Tom Tenner, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology, Cardiovascular Week

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