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Faculty and Staff

Our Commitment to You

As teaching physicians, we take our role as Faculty members very seriously. As medicine continues to change, we must keep current with quality measures, patient satisfaction trends, and best practice recommendations. In doing so, we are able to provide our Residents with the skills they need to treat and care for their patients and the community.

La Toya Jackson, MS, DO, FAAFPLa Toya Jackson

Director, Family Medicine Residency Program

Undergraduate: Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey

Residency: Georgia Health Sciences University (Medical College of Georgia

Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Departme​nt of Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship

Board Certified American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine

Lauren Carpenter, MD, MDivLauren Carpenter, MD, MDiv

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Goleta, California

Graduate: Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California

Residency: University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri

Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Ravi Shekarappa, MDRavi Shekarappa, MD

Medical School: Karnatek Medical College, Karnatek University, Hubli, India

Residency: John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County Hospital Internal Medicine Residency

Board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Xiaoyun Iris Yang, MD, PhDIris Yang MD

Undergraduate: Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China

Graduate School: Wayne State University, Ph.D. of Molecular Biology/Developmental Biology, Detroit, Michigan

Medical School: Tianjin Medical University (MBBS) - Beijing Institute of Geriatrics and Peking Union Medical College (MS), Beijing, China

Residency: Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, Michigan

Board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Ann Isabelle Mondé-Jones, MDAnn Isabelle Mondé-Jones, MD

Undergraduate: University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Medical School: Medical University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies

Residency: Piedmont Columbus Regional, Columbus, Georgia

Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Cassandra IveyAnn Isabelle Mondé-Jones, MD

Medical Education Coordinator

Cassandra can be reached at or 478-975-6732 for any program-related information.