At EVMS Medical Group, our leadership is actively involved in physician development and supporting the growth and the success of each physician who joins us.


Barry Strasnick smiles at the camera wearing a suit and yellow tieBarry Strasnick, MD, FACS, Interim CEO and Medical Director

Dr. Barry Strasnick serves as the Interim CEO and Medical Director of EVMS Medical Group, an integrated multispecialty group practice of over 150 physicians, where he oversees the mission, vision and strategic focus.

Dr. Strasnick is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School.  He is the Director of the EVMS Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery; Director of the EVMS Hearing and Balance Center; and President of the Coalition for Hearing, Education and Research (CHEAR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the treatment of children and adults who are hard of hearing.

Dr. Strasnick is board certified from the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and holds a subspecialty board certification in Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery.


Dr. Alfred Z. Abuhamad standing in front of a modern building looking confident

Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD, President, Provost and Dean of the School of Medicine

Dr. Abuhamad serves as Chair of the Board of EVMS Medical Group. He is a physician-scientist-educator who is recognized internationally for his expertise and leadership in maternal-fetal medicine, ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, global outreach and patient safety.

Dr. Abuhamad came to EVMS in 1992. Currently, he is the Mason C. Andrews Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Dr. Abuhamad is a pioneer in ultrasound development and education. His innovations in ultrasound have enhanced fetal diagnosis, and one of his books, a free-access e-book, "Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Practical Approach," has been downloaded more than 70,000 times and translated into nine languages.




EVMS Medical Group Board of Directors

  • Alfred Abuhamad, MD
  • Margaret Y. Baumgarten, MD
  • L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, D.Sc. (Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng (Hon), FRCSEd (Hon), FWACS (Hon), FRCSI (Hon), FCS(SA) (Hon)
  • Brant M. Cox, MBA
  • Alison E. Dobbie, MD
  • Helen Heselius
  • Shannon M. McCole, MD
  • Rehan Qayyum, MD, MHS, SFHM, FAHA
  • Beverly L. Roberts-Atwater, DO, PhD
  • Conrad Shumadine
  • Barry Strasnick, MD, FACS
  • William R. Van Buren III
  • Abby S. Van Voorhees, MD
  • Scott S. Williams, MD, PhD