As you get to know our faculty, you'll find that they bring to the program a broad range of experience with individuals at different stages of their careers.

Internal Medicine Faculty

Jessica Amos, DO

Jessica Amos, DO

IM Associate Program Director

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Completed Residency: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV

Professional Interests: I have always been passionate to care and serve the community in which I grew up in. However during residency I quickly learned that academic medicine would also be an integral part of my future as an Internal Medicine physician. Academia not only allows me to have the ongoing opportunity to advance my own knowledge of medicine and patient care but also provides me the avenue to use that knowledge to educate the next generation of physicians. My role in leadership as Associate Program Director has also allowed me to provide continuous program development and work closely with residents to provide and meet their needs to become excellent physicians.

Hobbies / Interests: Weekend trips to Lewisburg area for outdoor adventures and R&R time with family and friends.

Strengths of Training at CAMC: Innovation. CAMC not only provides excellent education but we also work continuously with residents and use their input to help with ongoing program improvement. We train some of the best general Internists but also offer advanced training in fellowships that is growing every year.

Life in Charleston: Even though Charleston is the largest city in WV and has the typical variety of restaurants and activities, it still offers that “small town” feel of community.

Adina Bowe, MD

Adina Bowe, MD

Med-Psych

Medical School: University of the West Indies Kingston Jamaica

Completed Residency: West Virginia University CAMC, Charleston West Virginia. Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.

Fellowship / Advanced Training: Yale University, New Haven Connecticut - Addiction Psychiatry

Professional Interests: Dr. Bowe's special interests reside in treating medically complexed, dually diagnosed individuals with addiction disorders in rural communities. She is an advocate for the integrated care model of health delivery. Dr. Bowe is an active member of American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association. As she is passionate about integrated care in substance use disorder treatment she has co-led workshops at AAAP and APA that are geared towards training psychiatrists how to engage family physicians and internists in addictions treatment.  Dr. Bowe is an ASAM and PCSS MAT trainer for medical facilities in rural West Virginia

Hobbies / Interests: Kayaking, Hiking, birdwatching, working out.

Strengths of Training at CAMC: Multicultural environment, mutual respect amongst the departments, faculty who love to engage residents and teach, and family oriented peers.

Life in Charleston: Easily accessible outdoor sports such as hiking, kayaking, birdwatching, free state parks, slow paced, relaxed atmosphere, and warm, welcoming people. 

James Campbell, MD

James Campbell, MD

IM Associate Program Director

Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine

Completed Residency: Charleston Area Medical Center

Professional Interests: Medicine: Hyperlipidemia, HTN, Vascular Disease (AAA, PAD, CVD). Preventative Medicine. Academic: Social determinants of health, diversity and inclusiveness, bias, and micro-aggressions. Quality and patient safety projects.

Hobbies / Interests: Trail Running, trout fishing, camping, exploration of trails around West Virginia, cycling rail trails across Appalachia, kayaking, and skiing. Indoor: science fiction/fantasy novels, anime/manga, gaming (Xbox), strategy board games, and anything Marvel/DC. Travel: National parks across the United States and Canada to see my in-laws.

Strengths of Training at CAMC: The culture of CAMC (and West Virginia) is welcoming and warm. Within the program egos are dropped and there is a sense of family. Our program's passion is focusing on making sure every resident has the wellbeing and peace to focus on education. Attempts at minimizing stress and having a clinical learning environment that is not only focused on patient centered care but also resident education across the institution.

Life in Charleston: The proximity to outdoor focused activities is incredible. Within a 1 hour drive you can be whitewater rafting world class rapids on the New River Gorge, trail running/hiking some of the most beautiful areas on the east coast, and skiing in the winter. In addition, we are 3 hours away from multiple cities (Pittsburg, Columbus, Lexington, etc.) that gives the opportunity for weekend trips. The city has excellent running opportunities including a path on the river that passes in front of the state capital. The most important positive about Charleston though is the people. Welcoming, warm, and helpful are just a few of the adjectives I would use to describe them.

Shawn Chillag, MD

Shawn Chillag, MD

IM, Chairman, Department of Medicine

Medical School: WVU School of Medicine

Completed Residency: CAMC and WVU

Fellowship / Advanced Training: WVU, Scotland and New York

Professional Interests: Anything IM, evidence based medicine, physical examination, jettison of archaic and unreliable practices

Hobbies / Interests: Grandkids, running, home brewing

Strengths of Training at CAMC: Wonderful cases, education is our priority, close association of trainers and trainees, growth of residency and fellowships, growing other programs

Life in Charleston: Easy living, living very close to work and hospital, lack of traffic problems and congestion

Witt Durden, MD

Witt Durden, DO

IM

Medical School: WV School of Osteopathic Medicine

Completed Residency: Internal Medicine at Wake Forest

Professional Interests: Promoting primary care and teaching/developing well rounded general internists

Hobbies / Interests: University of Oklahoma football, spending time with family, and staying involved with church

Strengths of Training at CAMC: Great Faculty and the rapidly growing academic programs

Life in Charleston: It has the feel of a small town, but there so are many activities and resources available.

Kristen Helmick, MD

Kristen Helmick, MD

IM Program Director

Medical School: WVU School of Medicine- Morgantown, WV

Completed Residency: CAMC-WVU Internal Medicine Residency, Charleston Division

Professional Interests: I enjoy mentoring students and residents to find their passion. 

Hobbies / Interests:  I love to garden, particularly raising zucchini! I can bake zucchini into everything! Every other moment is spent with my loving husband and two amazing children. 

Strengths of Training at CAMC: CAMC has many strengths, but at the top of the list are its people.  It's energizing to be part of an organization made up of top notch professionals looking to provide the best care to patients each day.  Everyone plays a part in the training here... The nurses, housekeeping, nutrition, the subspecialty consultants, and so on. At CAMC you truly can shape your experience. The more you invest in being part of this health system, even more is given back to you as you learn and grow personally and professionally. 

Life in Charleston: I love living in Charleston, WV - it's not too big and not too small.  You truly get to enjoy all four seasons, beautiful scenery and adventures year round.  You have the amenities of living in the capital city of Charleston, but it's just a few minutes drive to enjoy any number of outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, or biking.  Charleston is a friendly city where you wait to hold the door for the person coming behind you. It's a great community to be part of and just a nice place to live.

Yahia Homsi, MD

Yahia Homsi, MD

Med-Psych

Medical School: Damascus University Faculty of Medicine in Damascus, Syria

Completed Residency: Internal Medicine and Psychiatry residency at Charleston Area Medical Center/ West Virginia University in Charleston, WV

Professional Interests: The correlation between physical and mental health. Neuromodulation and Transcranial Magnetic stimulation for the treatment of depression. 

Hobbies / Interests: Cooking, reading literature and playing chess.

Strengths of Training at CAMC: Faculty members with diverse areas if interests, supportive clinical environment, encouragement for personal and professional growth.

Life in Charleston: The friendliness of people, the ease of commuting, the ability to experience the four seasons of the year, and lots of outdoor activities to do. 

Molly John, MD

Molly John, MD

IM

Medical School: Trivandrum Medical College, India

Completed Residency: CAMC

Professional Interests: Growing old with patients, I like taking care of them longitudinally. I also enjoy looking at affordability and am a believer in high value care.

Hobbies / Interests: Travel, gardening and mystery novels. 

Strengths of Training at CAMC: The opportunity to train to be compassionate and competent primary care doctors.

Life in Charleston: Small community, tolerant of diverse backgrounds, you get to know a lot of people in the community

Ahmad Khan, MD

Ahmad Khan, MD

IM

Medical School: Nishtar Medical University, Multan, Pakistan

Completed Residency: CAMC- West Virginia University-Charleston Division, Internal Medicine

Fellowship / Advanced Training: Master's in Clinical and Translational Science (Expected degree in December 2020 through WVCTSI) and American Board of Medical Quality Certification

Professional Interests: Clinical outcomes research in gastroenterology through big databases, biostatistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence

Hobbies / Interests: Playing tennis, hiking, cooking, and grilling.

Strengths of Training at CAMC: Diversity in disease pathology

Life in Charleston: Outdoor life, scenic views, mild weather

Brittain McJunkin, MD

Brittain McJunkin, MD

Gastroenterology/IM

Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine 1969 - 1973

Completed Residency: University of Virginia Health Sciences Center 1973 - 1976

Fellowship / Advanced Training: University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Center 1976 - 1978

Professional Interests: general internal medicine, gastroenterology, hepatology

Hobbies / Interests: Photography, 20th century history

Strengths of Training at CAMC: High volume of patients with complicated and interesting medical disorders. Very conscientious, kind, and well-versed medical educators. Research opportunities. 

Life in Charleston: Very accessible small city with many of the advantages of a much larger urban area. The citizens of Charleston are genuinely friendly and tolerant. 

Brandon Rose, DO

Brandon Rose, DO

IM

Medical School: Pikeville (PCSOM now KYCOM)

Completed Residency: IM CAMC 2011-2014

Professional Interests: Hepatitis A, Orthostatic Hypotension, La Crosse Encephalitis.

Hobbies / Interests: Down time with family 

Strengths of Training at CAMC: Good place to study pathology associated with addiction. Excellent Cardiology and Pulm/Crit programs.

Life in Charleston: Walking on Kanawha boulevard next to the river

Atul Singh, DO

Atul Singh, DO

IM

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine  

Completed Residency: William Beaumont Army Medical Center El Paso, Texas

Professional Interests: General internal medicine, medical weight loss, point of care ultrasound

Hobbies / Interests: Gardening and horses

Strengths of Training at CAMC: Health care is not a top priority of some individuals in West Virginia, thus we get to see disease coming in at all stages without prior treatment. This helps to understand natural course of diseases. Residents are still front line to manage patients, not standing behind rows of other learners.

Life in Charleston: Minimal traffic so you can get around easily. Safe for family. In normal year (non covid) have a lot of family friendly festivals to attend. This state has a lot of outdoor activities to do that are not far from Charleston.

Andrea Stark, DO

Andrea Stark, DO

IM

Medical School: WV School of Osteopathic Medicine

Completed Residency: Charleston Area Medical Center, Internal Medicine. Ambulatory Chief Resident.

Professional Interests: Gastroenterology and medical mission volunteerism (RAM)

Hobbies / Interests: Traveling, church design and home restoration