Scholars, mentors and partners in good health

Kennestone GME faculty and staff share a passion for the practice of community medicine. Committed educators skilled in adult learning theory pursue specialties in areas like public health, healthcare administration, epidemiology and healthcare disparities.

“I’ve always loved teaching and it is a humbling honor to be involved in the development of graduate education at WellStar, especially since I was born in Kennestone Hospital.”

~ G. Waldon Garriss III
Edward Stettner
MD
Program Director, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Ted Stettner joined WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center in 2017 as the inaugural Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director. Prior, he worked 13 years as faculty for Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, serving as Associate Residency Director. Dr. Stettner is an experienced educator, and is developing an innovative and diverse program dedicated to the development of outstanding clinical and academically minded residency graduates.
Dilani Weerasuriya
MD
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Weersauriya is a Georgia native who has spent her career providing emergency care to Atlanta residents. She attended medical school and completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Emory University School of Medicine, graduating in 2014 and joining the WellStar family. Dr. Weersauriya is a passionate resident advocate and teacher with an interest in innovative educational processes.