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
Barbara Shine
Coordinator, OB/GYN Residency Program
Barbara is an experienced healthcare administrator who specializes in graduate medical education. She worked in the field for more than 10 years at Atlanta Medical Center where she served as coordinator for the General Surgery and Family Medicine Residency programs.
Louis Lovett
MD, FACP, FACCP
Designated Institutional Official/Physician Liaison
As Dr. Lovett oversees care coordination, patient relations and utilization management. Board certified in Pulmonary Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Lovett is a Fellow the American College of Physicians and the American College of chest Physicians.