MESA Medical Group’s leadership team. Simply the best and the brightest.

MESA’s strong balance of professionals focus on one goal: to raise healthcare performance to new standards through fresh thinking that’s derived from a variety of disciplines. Our physician founders have expanded the executive leadership team—investing in many of the best, most experienced minds in healthcare management to support and grow their vision. Centralized operations continue to ensure efficiency and financial stability—allowing us to consistently offer the best support for medical providers and premier management programs to hospitals.

  • Physician / APP Leadership Team

James Foster, M.D.

James Foster
Title: Co-Founder & President
Role:
  • Liaison between Emergency Department and Hospital Medicine Divisions
  • Assesses Company risk management practices
  • Highly involved with integrating new hospitals and existing hospital contracts
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Internship: Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital (General Surgery)
Associations:
  • American Medical Association
  • Kentucky Medical Association
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John Mullins, M.D.

John Mullins, M.D.
Title: Co-Founder & President
Role:
  • Co-Founder and Co-President of MESA
  • Oversees Clinical Documentation and Coding as well as all training programs in these areas
  • Highly involved with integrating new hospitals and existing hospital contracts
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Internship: Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Associations:
  • American Medical Association
  • Kentucky Medical Association
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Chief Medical Officer - Hospital Medicine

T.J. Richardson, M.D.
Title: Chief Medical Officer - Hospital Medicine
Role: Responsible for oversight and direction of MESA’s Hospital Medicine programs
Medical School: University of Louisville
Residency: Cincinnati General Cincinnati, OH, Internal Medicine
Associations:
  • Member of Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
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Christopher R. Pund, M.D., FACEP

Christopher R. Pund, M.D.
Title: Chief Medical Officer - Emergency Medicine
Role:
  • Patient Flow & LEAN Management implementation
  • Oversees emergency medicine Medical Directors
  • Highly involved with integrating new hospitals and existing hospital contracts
Undergraduate: Transylvania University
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Residency: University of Kentucky, Emergency Medicine Residency
Associations:
  • American Medical Association
  • Kentucky Medical Association
  • Kentucky American College of Emergency Physicians
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
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Douglas F. Smith, M.D. FACEP

Douglas F. Smith
Title: Director of Physician Recruitment
Role:
  • Oversees Physician Recruitment Program
  • Physician Liaison for Recruitment and Marketing
  • Provider Orientation for all new MESA clinical providers
Undergraduate: Miami University
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Internship: Portsmouth Naval Medical Center
Residency: University of Kentucky, Emergency Medicine Residency
Associations:
  • Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Kentucky American College of Emergency Physicians
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Thomas M. Huhn, M.D., FACEP

Thomas M. Huhn, M.D.
Title: Director of Physician Scheduling
Role: Physician executive at Mesa; scheduling coordinator
Undergraduate: Northern KY University
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Residency: University of Kentucky, Emergency Medicine
Associations:
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Kentucky American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Kentucky Medical Association
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Matthew B. Fain, M.D.

Matthew B. Fain, M.D.
Title: Program Director of Advanced Practice Providers
Role: Medical Director, Baptist Health Richmond
Undergraduate: Georgetown College
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Residency/Internship: Wright State University, Emergency Medicine
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Matthew Dawson, M.D.

Matthew Dawson, M.D.
Title: Director of Ultrasound Initiatives
Undergraduate: Topical Studies in Economics and Medicine
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Internship: University of Utah Emergency Medicine
Residency: University of Utah affiliated Residency, Emergency Medicine Residency
Fellowship: University of Utah affiliated Residency, Ultrasound
Associations:
  • American Medical Association
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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E. Danielle Williamson, MSPAS, PA-C

E. Daneille Ramey, MSPAS, PA-C
Title: Advanced Practice Provider Director
Role: Responsible for all Emergency Medicine APP Program Operations including recruiting, scheduling, training, and overall management and support of APPs.
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science at University of Kentucky
Graduate: Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at University of Kentucky
Associations:
  • Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
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Robert L. Morton, ARNP

Robert L. Morton, ARNP
Title: Director of Inpatient Advanced Practice Providers
Role: Responsible for all Hospital Medicine APP Program Operations including recruiting, scheduling, training, and overall management and support of Advanced Practice Providers
Undergraduate: Bachelors of Science in Nursing at University of Kentucky
Graduate: Master of Science in Nursing / Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at University of Kentucky
Associations:
  • Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Midwives
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Dr. T.J. Richardson on MESA's hospitalist program

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Dr. James Foster discusses the MESA Medical Group difference

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Dr. John Mullins on the MESA Difference

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