Scholars, mentors and partners in good health

Kennestone GME faculty and house 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
Jim Shehy
Institutional Program Manger, Graduate Medical Education
Jim Shehy has been formative in the development of the WellStar Graduate Medical Education program. After graduating from law school Jim launched a career in the non-profit sector and served the Boy Scouts of America and Southeast Georgia Health System before joining WellStar in 2012.
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
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.
Satyam Veean
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Specialty: Interventional Radiology