Meet Our Staff


photo Stephanie Call, MD, MSPH
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Phone: 828-771-3500
Fax: 828-412-4171
MAHEC Internal Medicine
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Undergraduate:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Medical School:
University of Maryland at Baltimore
Internship:
Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Residency:
Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Chief Resident:
Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fellowship:
General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Past faculty appointments:
University of Alabama at Birmingham (Associate Program Director)
University of Louisville (Associate Program Director)
Virginia Commonwealth University (Program Director, Associate Chair)

Dr. Stephanie Call was recruited to start the Internal Medicine Training Program at MAHEC in the fall of 2019.  Dr. Call is a nationally recognized educator, recently receiving the national Associate of Program Directors in Internal Medicine Distinguished Medical Educator Award.  She was also a recipient of the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award - one of the highest honors bestowed by the ACGME.  She is recurrently recognized by her learners and institutions, having received numerous teaching awards from each of the medical universities with which she was affiliated, including a recent University-wide Distinguished Teacher Award and an award recognizing her leadership in graduate medical education.  Dr. Call was also recognized as Working Mother of the Year in 2012 for demonstrating that you don’t have to choose between a fulfilling career and a wonderful personal life (And her three daughters, Alex, Katie and Emma, agree!).


photo Anna Dill, MD, MPH
Faculty Physician (Outpatient)
Phone: 828-771-3500
Fax: 828-412-4171
MAHEC Internal Medicine
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Undergraduate: North Carolina State University

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine

Master’s in Public Health: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Residency: Internal Medicine- Primary Care, Yale University

Originally from Western North Carolina, Dr. Dill completed her medical training at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT, after she completed her M.D. at George Washington University. She is interested in medical humanities, community care in under-resourced areas, and issues in rural health. She worked as a hospitalist and primary care provider in rural Central New York prior to joining MAHEC IM. Dr. Dill is passionate about a humanistic approach to care and pursues team-based approaches to provide the best possible patient care.


Stephanie Erway, MD
Core Faculty, Hospitalist MAHEC Inpatient Service
Phone:
Fax:
MAHEC Internal Medicine
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Undergraduate: Penn State

Medical School: Temple University

Residency: Medical University of South Carolina

Experience: I have been a hospitalist since finishing residency in 2012. I have been involved to some degree with resident education since then. I've always enjoyed working with residents and I feel that it is a mutually beneficial experience. I often learn as much from my residents as I teach them! I feel motivated to be my best and to stay up to date on the latest evidence based medicine when I am working with learners. 

My passions include patient education and patient safety, especially when it comes to the discharge process/transitions in care.

Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my husband and two young children. We love all that Asheville and the surrounding area has to offer. We enjoy music and arts festivals, going to our favorite breweries and restaurants, hiking and swimming in forest streams!  


photo Taylor Fie, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine Faculty Physician
Phone: 828-771-3500
Fax: 828-412-4171
MAHEC Internal Medicine
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

Undergraduate: Western North Carolina University

Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Master’s in Public Health: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Residency: Internal Medicine- University of Virginia


photo Bryan Hodge, DO
Faculty, Rural Health
Phone:
Fax:
MAHEC Internal Medicine
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Having completed a National Health Service Corps Scholarship at a Community Health Center in underserved St. Louis, I have found myself re-committing to academic teaching and serving an underserved population here with MAHEC and Blue Ridge Community Health. I was drawn to the dedication, innovation, and balance that I found in the residents and faculty at this program. My clinical passions include innovative practice models, improving health disparities by working with diverse and vulnerable patient populations, chronic disease management, and preventative medicine. This has led me to an array of experiences abroad in Honduras, Guatemala, and Kenya, as well as challenges closer to home like working with homeless diabetic patients and group visit models. Working in underserved communities with residents inspires me to create change that matters for those that need it most. I am constantly reminded how family medicine allows me the best opportunity to impact the lives of others in a positive sustainable fashion as well as treat patients as whole individuals. I consider myself very fortunate and inspired to be practicing and teaching in an environment that enthusiastically shares this belief.

Out of the office, I am happily surrounded by the commotion of four young daughters, a supportive wife, and the male companionship of a shih tzu toy dog. We enjoy traveling, camping, running, hiking, and swimming as well as exploring all the joys of Western North Carolina.


photo Nancy Kubiak, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine Faculty, Medical Director & Associate Residency Program Director
Phone: 828-771-3500
Fax: 828-412-4171
MAHEC Internal Medicine
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Undergraduate:
Texas A&M University
Medical School:
Baylor University, College of Medicine
Internship:
Internal Medicine, Primary Care, University of Colorado
Residency:
Internal Medicine, University of Mississippi
Chief Resident:
Internal Medicine, University of Mississippi
Past faculty appointments:
University of Louisville (Associate Program Director, Medical Director)

Dr. Nancy Kubiak has a long history of involvement in graduate medical education in Internal Medicine, having served as an Associate Program Director and as the director of an Internal Medicine Resident and Fellow Outpatient Practice.  She has been repeatedly recognized for teaching excellence by her past institutions and trainees, and led curricular innovations in both primary care and in the foundations of quality improvement. She is joining MAHEC as an experienced educator, associate program director and medical clinical director.


photo Carissa Lau, MD
Specialty Core Faculty, Geriatrics
Phone: 828-771-3500
Fax: 828-412-4171
MAHEC Internal Medicine
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

Undergraduate: Walla Walla Universit

Medical School: Loma Linda University

Residency:
Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Fellowship:
Geriatrics, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

After residency, Dr. Lau subspecialized in geriatrics. Her interests include whole-person care, complex medical-psychosocial situations, care transitions, and collaborative interprofessional care. She is excited to be living her dream of being an educator and enjoys the mutual learning that comes with working with resident physicians. Having learners on the team pushes every person to be intentional in their choices and interactions, and patient care is better for it. When not at work, you can find her making new (vegetarian) recipes in the kitchen or hiking to favorite picnic spots on the Blue Ridge with her husband.


Melissa McKay, MD
Associate Program Director, Mission Hospital Inpatient
Phone:
Fax:
MAHEC Internal Medicine
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Undergraduate: Scripps College, School for International Training, Nairobi, Kenya

Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-  New Orleans

Internship: Emergency and Internal Medicine- Louisiana State University

Residency: Emergency and Internal Medicine- Louisiana State University

Chief Residency: Emergency and Internal Medicine- Louisiana State University

Past faculty appointments:
LSU Health Sciences Center
Department of Internal Medicine, Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director: EM/IM Residency

I moved to Asheville with a one year old and a three year old- it was a wonderful place to relocate my family, but I missed academic medicine. I was thrilled to be invited to be a part of the teaching faculty for the MAHEC family medicine residents about a year after arriving. Since then, my weeks with the residents are truly my happiest in the hospital

I love being a part of resident growth- watching physicians grow over the years from somewhat timid interns to confident third years ready to practice independently. Knowing that I might have played a small part in that journey brings me such joy.

There is so much more to the practice of medicine than the actual science; I believe that is the easy part- it is learning how to practice the art of medicine- taking care of the entire patient, their families and understanding all of the additional facets of patient care.

I am so excited for this new adventure with MAHEC! I have been waiting for this opportunity to come to WNC since I arrived and cannot think of a better organization to partner with to help educate the next generation of internal medicine physicians.

On a personal note I have two children, Ellie and Brooks- that have loved growing up in WNC where my parents are also located. Although we love to travel at every opportunity we can- they especially love going to visit NYC to visit my grandmother. Our home is full of puppy love with our two Great Danes, Annie and Scooby. I can be found on the trails on my off days training for my next adventure.


photo Caroline Mueller, MD, M.Ed, FACP, FAAP
Internal Medicine Residency Program Associate Director
Phone: 828-771-3500
Fax: 828-412-4171
MAHEC Internal Medicine
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Undergraduate:
University of Illinois
Medical School:
University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Residency:
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati
Past faculty appointments:
University of Cincinnati, (Program Director of the Cincinnati Hospital Group Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency)

For 30 years Dr. Caroline Mueller has been a primary care physician, and her goal was nurturing residents in their knowledge, skills, and relationships with patients over their years of training in both the ambulatory and inpatient settings. She was the first resident to train as a med-peds person at the program in Cincinnati, so she knows what is involved to be a resident who is blazing trails. She was the Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency for many years, during which time the residency became one of the most successful in the country, but it was the opportunity to provide a challenging yet secure training environment that motivated her most. To be able to say "I have your back" to young physicians who are pushing themselves to be their best is a great honor. Other roles included ward team attending, student clinic attending, and humanism in medicine preceptor.


photo Brian Overcarsh, MD, MPH
Core Faculty, Hospitalist MAHEC Inpatient Service
Phone:
Fax:
MAHEC Internal Medicine
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

Undergraduate: University of Georgia

Medical School: Emory University

Master’s in Public Health: Emory University

Residency: Internal Medicine – Oregon Health and Science University

I have worked as a hospitalist since completing residency, both in teaching and private hospitals, and really enjoy treating acute illness in the inpatient setting. I like the pace and team environment of hospital medicine. Inpatient medicine can be hard, but its certainly never boring.

I am really excited to teach residents again. I like working as part of a team, and residents add a special perspective and enthusiasm to the work we do in the hospital. I have an interest in evidence based practice and look forward to sharing that with the team.

When I am not in the hospital I love spending time outdoors with my family hiking, biking, fishing, and seeing the occasional bear in the neighborhood. I also pick a little guitar and banjo.