Board Members

The West Virginia Board of Medicine consists of 16 members. One member is the state health officer ex-officio, with the right to vote as a member of the board. The other 15 members are appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Eight of the members are appointed from among individuals holding the degree of doctor of medicine, two hold the degree of doctor of podiatric medicine, and two members are licensed by the board as physician assistants. Three lay members are appointed to represent health care consumers.

 

Board Member

Member Classification

Term Expires

Kishore K. Challa, MD, FACC
President

Physician

09-30-2022

Ashish P. Sheth, MD
Vice President

Physician

09-30-2024

Quartel-Ayne Amjad, MD, MPH
Secretary

Ex-Officio

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Timothy J. Donatelli, DPM

Podiatric Physician

09-30-2022

Reverend Janet M. Harman

Public

09-30-2022

Radhakrishna U. Kukkillaya, MD

Physician

09-30-2024

Jonathan P. Lilly, MD

Physician

09-30-2023

Angela A. Mayfield

Public

09-30-2023

David A. Mullins, MD

Physician

09-30-2025

Kiran R. Patel, MD

Physician

09-30-2025

Mustafa Rahim, MD

Physician

09-30-2024

Thomas W. Steele, MD

Physician

09-30-2021

Victoria L. Takubo, PA-C

Physician Assistant

09-30-2022

Christopher J. Tipton, PA-C

       Physician
       Assistant

       09-30-2022

Russell O. Wooton

       Public

09-30-2022

 

Kishore K. Challa, MD, FACC – President



From Hyderabad, India, Dr. Challa graduated with honors from Osmania Medical College in India, then completed his medical residency and cardiology fellowship at Coney Island Hospital in New York. After completing his training in Interventional Cardiology at New York Medical College, Dr. Challa and his family moved to Charleston in 1989. He has served as Chief of Staff at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston.

Dr. Challa is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and serves as a member of the Credential Committee and as cardiology subsection chairman at Thomas Memorial. He is also a member of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, and the Kanawha Medical Association. Dr. Challa is the President of South Charleston Cardiology Associates. In February 2013, he was presented with a Distinguished West Virginian Award by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. In 2014, he was presented the Heart of Gold Award by the American Heart Association.

Dr. Challa and his wife, Jalasree, have one son and one daughter.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
September 2013                                                      Executive/Management Committee, Chair
                                                                                 Legislative Committee
                                                                                 Personnel Committee, Chair

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Ashish P. Sheth, MD – Vice President

Dr. Sheth graduated from Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Medical College in Amravati, India. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Jersey Shore Medical Center.

Dr. Sheth is affiliated with Thomas Memorial Hospital, where he has served on the hospital’s Peer Review Committee since 2005. Additionally, in 2005 he served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Family Practice.

Dr. Sheth lives in Cross Lanes with his wife Falguni, who is a respiratory therapist and assists in his medical practice, WV Primary Care. Together they have one son and one daughter.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

March 2016                                                              Complaint Committee, Chair
                                                                                 Executive/Management Committee
                                                                                 Legislative Committee
                                                                                 Personnel Committee

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Quartel-Ayne Amjad, MD, MPH - Secretary

 

Dr. Amjad was appointed state health officer and commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Public Health. In that capacity, she serves ex officio as Board secretary.  A Beckley resident, she has been a private practice physician since 2010, specializing in internal medicine and preventive health care. She also is the assistant program director of Encompass Health in Princeton and the medical director of PCH Home Care in Beckley.

Dr. Amjad holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Virginia Tech, a master’s degree in public health from West Virginia University, and her medical degree from Marshall University. She also studied internal medicine at Allegheny General Hospital.

Previously she was the project coordinator of Beryllium Research Team, of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fellow. She is the founder of Bee-Better, a non-profit organization against opioid addiction and a member of the Human Rights Commission in Beckley.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

                                                                                 Executive/Management Committee  
                                                                                 Legislative Committee
                                                                                 Personnel Committee

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Timothy J. Dontelli, DPM

Dr. Donatelli is affiliated with the Foot and Ankle Clinic of the Virginias in Princeton. The clinic maintains additional offices in Beckley, Bluefield, Charleston, Montgomery and Oceana. He also is affiliated with Bluefield Regional Medical Center and Princeton Community Hospital.

Dr. Donatelli specializes in general podiatric medicine, orthopedics, and foot and ankle surgery. He is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, and completed his residency training at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, near Cleveland. 

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                                                                 Legislative Committee 
                                                                                 Licensure Committee

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Rev. Janet M. Harman

Rev. Harman is a deacon, associate at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Charleston, and also serves as the campus pastor at The University of Charleston. She and her husband, John N. Harman IV (Newt), reside in Charleston. She has sung mezzo soprano with the WV Symphony Chorus for the past 20 years.

For the West Virginia United Methodist Church, Rev. Harman leads the Conflict Transformation Teams and has provided leadership with the Board of Ordained Ministry. She is a WV-licensed professional counselor and social worker.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                                                                 Licensure Committee
                                                                                 Physician Assistant Committee                                                                             

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Radhakrishna U. Kukkillaya, MD

Dr. Kukkillaya is currently in private practice at Sathish and Radha Internal Medicine Group in Logan, and is an attending physician at Logan Regional Medical Center. A specialist in internal medicine, he serves as director/chairman of the Utilization Committee and Quality Resource Management at LRMC. He chairs the medical center’s Mortality Committee. He serves as the physician advisor to LRMC on case management/utilization/quality issues and is a member of the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee.

He previously served as LRMC’s medical staff president, chairman of the Medical Executive Committee, a member of the hospital’s Governing Board, and chairman of the Credential Committee and Department of Medicine.

Known as “Dr. Radha,” he earned is Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Kasturba Medical College in India, and his MD degree in internal medicine at United Medical Center in Newark, NJ. He was the chief resident of the Internal Medicine Residency program at United Healthcare System in Newark, where he was selected by the program as the best intern for 1994. He and his wife, Sandhya, have one daughter and two sons. 

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                                                                 Licensure Committee
                                                                                 Physician Assistant Committee                                                                             

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Jonathan P. Lilly, MD

Dr. Lilly earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at Marshall University in 1985 and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at MU in 1989. He also completed his family practice residency at Marshall, where he served as chief resident in his third year.  

Dr. Lilly is board certified in family practice and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is a partner at Dunbar Medical Associates, PLLC, where he has spent his entire career. He maintains active privileges at Thomas Memorial Hospital, where he has served on multiple committees.  

In addition, Dr. Lilly has served as medical director at several Charleston-area skilled nursing facilities and in October 2016 became consulting corporate medical director for American Medical Facilities Management, Inc. (AMFM). He recently was elected as medical director for Aledade West Virginia ACO (accountable care organization), a statewide organization of independent primary care physicians dedicated to a value-based practice care model.

He and his wife, Kathryn, reside in Winfield and have four adult sons who reside in the area.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                
                                                                                 Licensure Committee
                                                                                 Physician Assistant Committee

 

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Angela A. Mayfield

Ms. Mayfield is an associate broker at Real Estate Central, the 2019 president of the Kanawha Valley Board of REALTORS®, a director on the WV Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors, the secretary of the WV Futbul Club, and a member of the Thomas Health Systems Board of Directors.    

Her employment and volunteer background includes experience at the American Heart Association and the Center for Economic Development. She is a former member of the WV Symphony League, Friends of Culture and History, Childhood Immunization Advisory Board and the Minority Health Forum. 

Ms. Mayfield lives in Cross Lanes with her husband and son. 

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                
                                                                                 Complaint Committee

                                                                                 Executive/Management Committee

 

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David A. Mullins, MD

Dr. Mullins is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency through WVU- Charleston Division, and since has successfully practiced as a general surgeon in the Princeton area.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

September 2016                                                      Complaint Committee                                                                              

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Kiran R. Patel, MD

Dr. Patel is an obstetrician-gynecologist who has been in practice for more than 20 years. Born in Birmingham, England, he is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the American Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Society of Laparoendoscopic and Robotic Surgeons, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. 

He is a clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, a clinical professor in the Physician Assistant Program at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, and a clinical preceptor in the PA Program at the University of Charleston. 

Dr. Patel graduated from medical school at Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India, before completing an internship at Kasturba General Hospital, a residency in family practice at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers, NY, and a residency in Ob-Gyn at the University of Wisconsin’s Sinai-Samaritan Medical Center. He still holds an active medical license in Wisconsin. He and his wife, Leela K. Patel, MD, own and operate Patel & Patel, MD, Inc., in South Charleston. They have two sons.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

                                                                                 Licensure Committee
                                                                                 Phyician Assisstant Committee                                                                            

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Mustafa Rahim, MD

Dr. Rahim graduated from Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, in Pakistan and completed his post-graduate training at Christ Hospital Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL.

Dr. Rahim is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Rahim is a member of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Advisory Board, the Bluefield State College Advisory Board and is Chairman of Credentialing at Appalachian Regional Healthcare in Beckley. Additionally, Dr. Rahim is Chief of Staff at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, and is the Medical Director at Raleigh Center in Daniels, Mullens Manor in Mullens, Glen Rogers Manor in Glen Rogers and Rescare.

He was formerly Chairman of the Department of Medicine at ARH, and was also the Medical Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, SWVC.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

October 2014                                                           Legislative Committee

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Thomas W. Steele, MD.

Dr. Steele was raised in Huntington. He completed his undergraduate studies at Marshall University and at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Steele is a West Virginia University medical school alumnae who likewise completed his residency in pediatrics through West Virginia University, where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Steele joined Pediatric Partners in Fairmont in July 1995.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

                                                                                 Complaint Committee

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Victoria L. Takubo, PA-C

Ms. Takubo, of South Charleston, is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), and is affiliated with THS Physician Partners and Kanawha Urology Associates. She is a 2010 graduate of Alderson Broaddus College. 

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                                                                 Physician Assistant Committee, Chair
                                                                                 Licensure Committee                                                                                                                                                            

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Christopher J. Tipton PA-C

Christopher Tipton, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C, of Kistler in Logan County has been associated with Lincoln Primary Care in Man, WV, since 2013. His range of skills and experience includes advanced life support, surgical first assistance, primary care, critical care, emergency medicine, pulmonary care, gastroenterology, and family medicine. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Mountain State University in Beckley in 2002, a master’s degree in Advanced Physician Assistance from A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO, in 2015, and a Doctor of Medical Sciences degree from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA, in 2019.
 

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                                                                 Licensure Committee
                                                                                 Physician Assistant Committee                                                                              

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Russell O. Wooton, Esq.

Mr. Wooton practices at Wooton & Wooton, Attorneys at Law in Beckley. He is a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, and specializes in personal injury cases, as well as criminal defense and real estate law. 

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                                                                 Licensure Committee
                                                                                 Physician Assistant Committee                                                                              

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