Department of Bio-Medical Sciences | PCOM Georgia in Suwanee
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Department of Bio-Medical Sciences 
PCOM Georgia

The mission of the Department of Bio-Medical Sciences is to provide our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully pursue various career paths which include the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master's in Biomedical Sciences.

Our faculty promotes and provides expert instruction within a learning environment that emphasizes critical reasoning in the basic sciences as it applies to medical, clinical, biotechnological and research applications.

We train and then validate that each student can successfully demonstrate the applications of his or her knowledge and skills in rigorous academic and professional settings. It is this training and validation that sets our Biomedical Sciences program apart, as our students develop a sense of confidence and purpose having experienced growth in a meaningful and personal manner.

Furthermore, our faculty provide research opportunities for all of our students as they are performing contemporary and cutting-edge research in the neurosciences, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, metabolic diseases and others.

Academic Programs

Students receive training designed to increase professional and academic opportunities and facilitate their successful entry into their chosen career paths. The Biomedical Sciences program allows students the flexibility to concentrate in one of several professional areas and also offers a certificate of post-baccalaureate graduate study.



All instruction is delivered by experienced and accomplished faculty. Program curriculum includes clerkship participation at many of the finest teaching hospitals.



Department Faculty

Linda Adkison, MS, PhD portrait

Linda Adkison, MS, PhD

Associate Provost
Professor of Genetics

Phone: 470-387-7745


Adwoa Aduonum, PhD, MSc portrait

Adwoa Aduonum, PhD, MSc

Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience
Director of IPE, DO Program

Phone: 678-225-7474


Mircea Anghelescu, MD portrait

Mircea Anghelescu, MD

Associate Professor of Pathophysiology

Phone: 678-225-7564


Kimberly Baker, PhD portrait

Kimberly Baker, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics

Phone: 678-225-7561


Bonnie Buxton, PhD portrait

Bonnie Buxton, PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Phone: 678-225-7465


Valerie Cadet, PhD portrait

Valerie Cadet, PhD

Assistant Dean of Health Equity Integration
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Phone: 678-225-7574


Shafik Habal, MD portrait

Shafik Habal, MD

Assistant Dean for Curriculum Management and Reporting
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Phone: 678-225-7461


Francis Jenney, PhD portrait

Francis Jenney, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry

Phone: 678-225-7562


Harold Komiskey, PhD portrait

Harold Komiskey, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology

Phone: 678-225-7472


Huo Lu, PhD portrait

Huo Lu, PhD

Professor of Anatomy and Neuroscience

Phone: 678-225-7469


Robert McAfee, PhD portrait

Robert McAfee, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy

Phone: 678-225-7566


Phillip Pearson, PhD portrait

Phillip Pearson, PhD


Phone: 678-225-7464


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Dennis Peffley, JD, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology

Phone: 678-225-7575


Diana Peterson, PhD portrait

Diana Peterson, PhD

Professor of Anatomy

Phone: 678-225-7463


Lori Redmond, PhD portrait

Lori Redmond, PhD

Professor of Anatomy and Neuroscience

Phone: 678-225-7462


Erica Rushing, MD, MPH portrait

Erica Rushing, MD, MPH

Professor of Pathology

Phone: 470-387-7709


Michael Selby, PhD portrait

Michael Selby, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy

Phone: 678-225-7568


Richard White, PhD, FAHA portrait

Richard White, PhD, FAHA

Chair, Department of Bio-Medical Sciences - PCOM Georgia
Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology

Phone: 678-225-7573


Karim Zaman, DO portrait

Karim Zaman, DO

Associate Professor of Pathology

Phone: 678-225-7468


Shu Zhu, MD, PhD portrait

Shu Zhu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Physiology

Phone: 678-225-7476


Contact Info

Richard White, PhD
Chair, Department of Bio-Medical Sciences - PCOM Georgia
Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology