Adeline Dozois, MD
Fellowship Director

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Dozois graduated from the University of Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University. She began cultivating a passion for global health during college and completed a residency elective in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This residency subsequently inspired Dr. Dozois to become Carolinas Medical Center’s inaugural Global Health Fellow. In her new role as director of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Dr. Dozois continues to support Atrium Health’s and Tanzania’s partnership. Her current research projects focus on studying the relationship between substance abuse and trauma in low- and high-resource settings.

Michael Runyon, MD, MPH
Associate Fellowship Director

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Mike worked full-time as a paramedic for five years before completing his undergraduate work at the University of West Florida in 1996, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Science. He received his MD, with honors, from the University of Florida in 2000 and completed his emergency medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center in 2003, serving as chief resident during his final year. He remained at CMC for a research fellowship, joined the Emergency Medicine Faculty in 2005, and served for several years as Assistant Residency Director and the Director of Medical Student Education. Mike founded the CMC Global Emergency Medicine Division and helped to develop the first emergency department and emergency medicine residency program in Tanzania, where he serves as an Honorary Lecturer at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam. He received his MPH from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2015 and currently serves as the CMC EM Research Director and Chief of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development.

Lee Morris, MD, MSPH
Department of Pediatrics & Pediatrics Infectious Disease
Emily White, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Kathryn T. Kopec, D.O.
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Kathy is joining the department and the division of medical toxicology after two years working at Duke University. She is originally from Clarkston, Michigan. Kathy did her undergraduate studies in biology at the University of Dayton and medical school at Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her emergency medicine residency and medical toxicology fellowship at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. In 2015 she moved to the Charlotte area with her goldendoodle, Kramer Roosevelt. Kathy enjoys traveling, sports, running, movies and good food.

Denise Fraga, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Fraga finished her Ultrasound fellowship at Vanderbilt University (under the tutelage of CMC friend Rob Ferre). She is a graduate of Notre Dame (BS), University of Texas Austin (Master of Public Affairs), and medical school at University of Texas Houston. She did her EM residency at University of Maryland (where Sean Fox also went). Denise has tremendous work and life experiences including growing up in the Rio Grande Valley, working with NASA, working as Human Rights observer in Columbia, working on pediatric AIDS and oncology research, working in Guatemala and Lesotho internationally.

David W. Callaway, MD, MPA
Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Callaway is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center where he serves as the Director of the Division of Operational and Disaster Medicine and Medical Director of Carolinas MED-1. Dave joined our faculty in 2011. Prior to CMC, he served as a physician supporting the United States Marine Corps and was a Chief Resident at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Boston. In 2008, he was awarded a Zuckerman Fellowship from the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School of Government to study leadership, national security and disaster response.

Dr. Callaway currently serves on the Defense Health Board Subcommittee on Trauma and Injury as well as the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care- two of the key U.S. advisory bodies for battlefield trauma care. He is the Co- Chairman of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, a best practices R&D group charged with translating battlefield lessons learned to civilian high threat prehospital medicine.

Dr. Callaway has extensive civilian and military overseas experience in Iraq, Kuwait, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Burma, El Salvador and throughout Africa. In 2012, The World Economic Forum selected Dave as a Young Global Leader (YGL) based upon his innovative work in disaster, humanitarian and crisis medical response. His areas of interest are high reliability operations, innovation in disaster response, and crisis zone medicine.

Michael Gibbs, MD
Department Chair/Professor of Emergency Medicine

Mike received his medical degree at New York Medical College and then went on to complete training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Mike joined the CMC faculty in 1993 and in the ensuing nine years he served as Medical Director of MedCenter Air and as Residency Program Director from 1999 to 2002.

In 2002 Mike was recruited to become Chief of Emergency Medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland Maine. During his nine-year tenure in Maine Mike helped build a new emergency department, expand a nationally recognized residency program, and grow a successful clinical research program. He was also instrumental in a number of academic institutional initiatives including a major investment in all residency programs, the creation of a Simulation Center, and the forging of a new medical school relationship with the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Mike returned home to Charlotte in October of 2011 as Chair of Emergency Medicine. His academic interests include trauma, airway management, and medical errors. He is nationally recognized as a clinical educator and advocate for patient safety and academic excellence.

Juma A. Mfinanga, MD, MMED
Adjunt Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine

Juma A. Mfinanga received his medical degree from the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2008. He completed EM residency training at MUHAS in 2013 in the program’s inaugural class, becoming one of the very first locally trained emergency physicians in Tanzania. During his training, he served as a chief resident and chairman of all postgraduates in the University.

Dr. Mfinanga is currently the Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), the largest national referral hospital in Tanzania. He also serves as coordinator of EMS and Disaster Medicine for MNH and is the country-wide coordinator for the Primary Trauma Care course. He is also a founding member and general secretary of the Emergency Medicine Association of Tanzania (EMAT), the national professional association charged with disseminating emergency care in Tanzania, serves as the treasurer of the Medical Association Tanzania (MAT), and is a member of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM).

Dr. Mfinanga’s research interests include EMS, disaster medicine, and emergency trauma care.

Hendry Sawe, MD, MMED, MBA
Adjunt Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine

Hendry R. Sawe received his medical degree at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2008. He completed EM residency training at MUHAS in 2013 in the program’s inaugural class, becoming one of the first locally trained emergency physicians. During his training he served as a chief resident. He received his MBA degree from Mzumbe University in Dar es Salaam, in 2013.

Dr. Sawe is currently the Head of Department at MUHAS, and serves as Research and EM program director. He is also the deputy editor-in chief of the Tanzania Medical Journal, serves as president of the Emergency Medicine Association of Tanzania (EMAT), the national professional association charged with disseminating emergency care in Tanzania, and is vice-president of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM).

Dr. Sawe’s research interests include HIV, sickle cell disease, EMS, and emergency trauma care.

Upendo George, MD MMED
Emergency Medicine Department, Muhimbili National Hospital
Irene Kulola, MD, MMED
Emergency Medicine Department, Muhimbili National Hospital
Catherine Reuben Shari, MD, MMED
Emergency Medicine Department, Muhimbili National Hospital
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