INVESTIGATORS

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  • Kappa P. Meadows, M.D., F.A.A.D
  • Medical Director & Principal Investigator
  • • Co-Owner of The Education & Research Foundation, Inc.
  • • BS in Premedicine from Davidson College
  • • MD from the Medical College of Georgia
  • • Completed dermatology residency at the University of Utah in 2000
  • • Board Certified Dermatologist with Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Consultants
  • • Over 15 years of clinical research experience
  • • Dermatologist at Dermatology Consultants, Inc.
  • Janet Gratner Hickman, M.D., F.A.A.D.
  • Principal Investigator
  • • BS in Biochemistry from Michigan State University
  • • MD from Harvard Medical School
  • • Completed dermatology residency at Duke University Medical Center
  • • Over 35 years of clinical research experience
  • David C. Wilson, M.D., F.A.A.D
  • Principal Investigator
  • • BA in Chemistry from Wake Forest University
  • • MD from Medical College of Virginia
  • • Completed Dermatology Residency at Vanterbilt University Medical Center
  • • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • • Board certified Dermatologist at Dermatology Consultants, Inc.
  • • Over 25 years of clinical research experience


  • Melody Morris Ailsworth, D.O.
  • Principal Investigator
  • • BA in Psychology from University of Central Florida
  • • DO from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • • Pediatric Residency at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
  • • Pediatrician at Richeson Drive Pediatrics

  • Timothy Courville, M.D.
  • Principal Investigator
  • • BS from McNeese State University
  • • MD from Louisiana State University Medical Center
  • • Residency at Medical University of South Carolina
  • • Surgery Intern, Alton Ochsner
  • • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • • Otolaryngologist at Blue Ridge Ear, Nose, Throat and Plastic Surgery

  • Robert Feldman, D.P.M.
  • Principal Investigator
  • • DPM from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
  • • Residency at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, VA
  • • Board certified in Lower Extremity Surgery
  • • Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association
  • • Podiatrist at Bedford Podiatry & Foot Surgery



  • Sigmund P. Seiler, M.D.
  • Principal Investigator
  • • BS in Biology and Chemistry from Eastern Mennonite College
  • • MD from Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy
  • • Family Practice Residency at Chesterfield Family Practice in Richmond, VA
  • • Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • • Practitioner at Liberty Mountain Medical Group