Faculty & Staff

Martin Eason, M.D., J.D., Associate Professor

Martin Eason

Dr. Eason serves as Co-Director for the Practice of Medicine course, Co-Director of the Clinical Transitions course, and Co-Director for the Anesthesiology elective; he holds appointments in the departments of Biomedical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Surgery; he is the director of the Center for Experiential Learning, overseeing the Standardized Patient Program and the Simulation Laboratory, and is responsible for developing / implementing clinical scenarios for healthcare education; he earned his M.D. degree from the University of Arizona, trained in Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia and is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology; he also holds a J.D. degree from the University of Louisville and is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association.

David Linville, M.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education / Designated Institutional Official / Associate Professor of Medical Education 

David Linville

Dr. Linville serves as Co-Director for the Practice of Medicine course; holds faculty appointment in the departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology; assists with the operation of the Center for Experiential Learning, including the Human Patient Simulation Lab and standardized patient program; works with the development /  integration of basic and clinical science material within the first two years of medical school; he is an alumnus of the Quillen College of Medicine.

Richard Alan Feit, M.D., FACS, Assistant Professor 

Richard Alan Feit

Dr. Feit holds faculty positions in Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Assistant Clinical Professor in Medical Education integrating basic sciences in the Human Patient Simulator Lab; Adjunct Professor, departments of Physiology and Anatomy; facilitator in The Practice of Medicine and Case-Oriented Learning courses; he received his M.D. degree from the Albany Medical College of Union University, New York; his Surgical Residency and Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship were completed at the Medical College of Virginia.

Jake Drumm, Human Patient Simulator Lab Coordinator

Jake Drumm

Jake works directly with the simulator director to maintain and manage all aspects of the Simulation Laboratory; initiates use of patient simulator ensuring all systems are operable for the scheduled scenario including programming the simulator experience and enabling of the anesthesia and monitoring systems; monitors patient simulator systems, providing or scheduling needed maintenance; establishes systems for documenting usage and collection of pertinent information.  Extensive research and design of new simulation technology is also a key part of Jake's position at Quillen.   Jake worked as a Critical Care Paramedic prior to coming to Quillen. He has a diverse background in EMS and currently keeps up to speed on his patient care at one of the local Level 1 Trauma Centers.

Perry Ann Butler, Standardized Patient Program Coordinator

Perry Ann Butler

Perry is responsible for the coordination, selection and training of individuals to fulfill the need of “patients for the simulation of health problems for all levels of students and all departments of learning; handles all scheduling, training, tracking of hours, scheduling of facilities needed for training and testing.

Heather Love, Secretary III
Heather Love

Heather provides secretarial support for The Practice of Medicine and Introduction to Physical Exam Skills courses; assists with preparation / distribution of course material; serves as proctor for exams; coordinates meetings, arranges appointments; serves as contact for faculty / staff / students in tracking technology service requests; serves as secretary for the Human Patient Simulation Lab; serves as receptionist / contact person for the Office of Academic Affairs which includes providing secretarial support to various Academic Affairs’ offices and designated Course Directors; Facility Scheduling web pages; schedules use of classrooms, auditoria, study rooms, teaching labs, computer lab and mezzanine areas.