Meet Our Faculty

Leaders in the Memphis community and around the globe, our faculty teaches, supervises and advises residents to fully prepare them to face the challenges and rewards of a health care career.

Leadership

Kent A. Lee, MA, MD, FAAFP

Program Director, Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program

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Kent A. Lee, MA, MD, FAAFP
Doctorate Degree: University of Tennessee; 1993
Residency: University of Tennessee; 1993
Military Service: US Navy Reserve, Active Deployment; 1996-1999
Staff Physician, Family Medicine Directorate, US Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan Honorable discharge, LCDR MC USNR; 2005

Additional Information 
Professional Memberships: American Academy of Family Physicians, Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Society of Hospital Medicine, American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, Shelby County Medical Society, Physician Assistant Education Association

Collins Rainey, MD

Associate Program Director, Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program

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Collins Rainey, MD

Doctorate Degree: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine; Memphis, TN; 2010
Residency: University of Tennessee; Memphis, TN; 2013

Certifications
Advanced Cardiac Life Saving American Board of Family Medicine Basic Life Support Nexplanon

Additional Information
Golden Apple Teaching Award in Family Medicine; 2012
Member of: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians, Tennessee Medical Association

Program Faculty

Ron McDonald, D.Min.

Pastoral Counselor, Church Health

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Ron McDonald, D.Min.

Doctorate Degree: Doctor of Ministry, Pastoral Counseling; St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City; 1988
Certification: Diplomate, American Association of Pastoral Counselors; 1997
Additional Information: Pastoral Counselor with Church Health and in private practice; Adjunct Professor at Memphis Theological Seminary and Training Director in the Pastoral Care and Counseling Training Program Writer (author of four books and numerous articles)

G. Scott Morris, M.D., M.Div.

Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program

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G. Scott Morris, M.D., M.Div.

Doctorate Degree: Masters of Divinity; Yale University; 1979
Doctor of Medicine: Emory University; 1983
Residency:The Medical College of Virginia, Chesterfield Family Practice Center; 1986
Certification: American Board of Family Practice, 1986,1993, 2000, 2007
Additional Information: Founder and Executive Director, Church Health; 1987- present
Founder and Director of Crossover Health Clinic for the Homeless; 1983 – 1986

Susan Nelson, M.D.

Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program

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Susan Nelson, M.D.

POSTGRADUATE
Medical Degree, University of Texas Health Science Center (1981-1985)

RESIDENCY
Montgomery County Medical Education Foundation (1985-1988)

BOARD CERTIFICATION 
American Board of Family Practice (1988-1995)
Recertified 1994-2001 
Recertified 2001-2008 
Recertified 2008-2018
Recertified 2018-2028

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS
Family Physician of the Year, Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians (2017)
NCQA recognition of Harbor of Health as PCMH Level I
Health Care Heroes – Physician Finalist, Memphis Business Journal (2006, 2014)
TransforMed National Demonstration Project (2006-2008)
Community Family Physician Award for Teaching Medical Students, University of Tennessee (2002)
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians  (1996)
Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Tennessee Student Government Association (1995)
Outstanding Community Faculty Teacher of Students, Duke University Medical Center (1993)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 
American Academy of Family Practice 
Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians 
Memphis Medical Society

2000-2002 Board of Directors, Memphis Medical Society
2012-2015  Medical Director, Common Table Health Alliance (formerly Healthy Memphis Common Table)
Practice Transformation assistance to small practices and Quality Improvement activities  

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
1998-2015 Volunteer physician, Church Health 
2008-present Medical Director, West Tennessee Haiti Partnership
Leading medical teams twice/yearly to St Vincent’s School for Handicapped Children, Port-au-Prince Haiti 

 

Anne L. S. Sullivan, M.D., FAAFP

Chief Academic Officer, Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program

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Anne L. S. Sullivan, M.D., FAAFP

Degrees:
Bachelor of Science Degree, Zoology; University of Iowa; 1982
Doctor of Medicine; University of Iowa; 1986
Residency Family Practice Residency; San Pedro Peninsula Hospital; San Pedro, CA; 1989

Professional Memberships:
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Society of Cervical and Colposcopic Pathology
Society of Adolescent Medicine Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine, 1989; recertified 1996, 2003, 2012
American Board of Family Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualifications, Adolescent Medicine; 2003
Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management, Master Trainer; 2006

Additional Information:
Family Medicine Residency Program Director 2013 – 2016
Chief Academic Officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care 2013 – Present
Baptist Medical Group 2012 – Present
Medical Director of Quality Programs for Baptist Medical Group 2013 – Present
Family Medicine Residency Program Director, Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation 2009 – 2012
Family Medicine Residency Associate Program Director, University of Iowa 2003 – 2009

Sheila Thomas, M.D.

Faculty, Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program

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Sheila Thomas, MD
Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Biology | Christian Brothers University | 1985
Doctor of Medicine | University of Tennessee College of Medicine | 1990
Residency training University of Tennessee/Baptist – Healthplex Family Practice Program | 1990 – 1993
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Family Physicians
Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians
Board Certification
July 1993 | Certification
July 2006 | Recertification
April 2016 | Recertification
Additional Information
Instructor | University of Tennessee Department of Family Medicine |1993-1995
Assistant Professor | University of Tennessee Department of Family Medicine |1995-2010
Private practice | St. Francis Medical Partners | 2011-2017
Faculty | Church Health/Baptist Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program | 2017- present
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