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Faculty

Craig Burrows, MD (Program Director)

Craig Burrows, MD​Dr. Craig Burrows is the medical director of St. Claire Family MedicineMorehead-Downtown, which is a primary care clinic. He graduated from medical school at SUNY Buffalo and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Saint Vincent's in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Burrows has extensive experience precepting residents and medical students. During residency he won the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teaching Award. He has undertaken several medical missions to Africa and South America. His interests include the spiritual aspects of medicine, family-centered maternity care, inpatient care, practice management and geriatrics. He also follows many patients at our local nursing homes and is preceptor for the resident's nursing home patients. In 2013, Dr. Burrows received the Family Medicine Faculty Teaching Award. Dr. Burrows lives in Rowan County with his wife Brenda and their four very energetic children. He enjoys running and working as a member of his church.

Amanda Ramey, DO (Director of Medical Education (AOA), Assistant Program Director)

Amanda Ramey, DODr. Amanda Ramey is a Kentucky native. She graduated from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a 2014 graduate of the St. Claire HealthCare Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Ramey joined St. Claire Family Medicine–Morehead-Downtown in July 2014. Dr. Ramey resides in Morehead with her husband.

Brad Baker, DO

Brad Baker, DODr. Brad Baker was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky and says he has always desired to provide care for the people of the community he grew up in. He received his medical degree from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, KY. He completed his residency through the St. Claire HealthCare Family Medicine Residency Program in 2016. Dr. Baker and his wife, Lauren, have two wonderful children, Waylon and Emmaline. Dr. Baker's hobbies include spending time outdoors, going to concerts and reading.

Aaron Banks, DO

Aaron Banks, DODr. Aaron Banks was born right here at St. Claire Regional Medical Center and grew up in West Liberty, Kentucky. He received his medical degree from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, KY prior to completing his residency with the St. Claire Family Medicine Osteopathic Residency Program in 2016. Dr. Banks and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Farmers, Kentucky. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, NASCAR and UK basketball. 

Amy Conley-Sallaz, MD

Amy Conley-Sallaz, MDDr. Amy Conley is a native of Eastern Kentucky and graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine through the University of Kentucky's Rural Training Track program in Hazard. Her interests include family-centered maternity care, women's health—including colposcopy and LEEP, and office procedures. Dr. Conley is a winner of the 2010 Outstanding Community-Based Faculty Award presented by the Kentucky Primary Care Association; 2009 Family Medicine Preceptor of the Year Award presented by the Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC); 2008 Family Medicine Resident Faculty Teaching Award; and the 2007 AAFP Pfizer Teacher Development Award. She is also a Cultural Medicine Fellow through White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Conley and her husband, Rob, live in Rowan County. She enjoys living in the country and raising her two stepchildren and twin girls. She also enjoys being involved in her church, school and community.

Marie Dennison, MD

Marie Dennison, MDDr. Marie Dennison received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2014. In 2017, she completed her residency with the St. Claire HealthCare Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Dennison volunteers her time and expertise to many worthy causes, including the Kosair Children's Hopsital, the University of Louisivlle School of Medicine Sickle Cell Project and various disaster relief and mission organizations.

Lisa Goldstein, MD

Lisa Goldstein, MDDr. Lisa Goldstein is the medical director of St. Claire Family Medicine–Sandy Hook. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She completed her residency in family medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Goldstein began working at St. Claire in September 2007. She resides in Morehead and enjoys music, gardening and her animals.

Lesley Jackson, MD

Dr. Lesley Jackson received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Rural Physician Leadership Program (RPLP) bssed in Morehead, KY. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Self Regional Family Medicine Residency in Greenwood, SC before returning to St. Claire HealthCare to join our program faculty in 2017. Dr. Jackson resides in Morehead with her husband James and three young children. 

Elizabeth Matera, MD

Elizabeth Matera, MDDr. Elizabeth Matera received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Wisconsin's Madison Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Matera was recently appointed as the Maternity Care Director for St. Claire HealthCare Family Medicine. Originally from Horse Cave, Kentucky, her hobbies include outdoor activities, traveling, reading, film and gardening. Before studying medicine, Dr. Matera taught special needs students and was the program director of Teach for America in the Mississippi Delta.

Cheryl McClain, MD

Cheryl McClain, MDDr. Cheryl McClain is a board certified family physician who has practiced the entire spectrum of Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky, where she also completed her residency. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband outdoors, with a particular interest in riding and raising horses.

William Melahn, MD, FAAFP

William Melahn, MD, FAAFPDr. William Melahn has worked for St. Claire HealthCare since 1997 when he came as a National Health Service Corps scholar. He graduated in 1994 from the Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1997. In 2004, he was a winner of the AAFP Foundation/Pfizer Teacher Development Award. His professional interests include family-centered maternity care; child, adolescent and college healthcare; medical informatics and evidence-based medicine; and doctor-patient communication. Dr. Melahn is vice president of medical affairs at St. Claire HealthCare and medical director of student health at Morehead State University. He served as site director of the Family Medicine Residency Program until November 2010, and was presented with the Family Medicine Faculty Teaching Award in 2011.

Frances Meritt, APRN, Certified Nurse Midwife

Frances Meritt, APRN, Certified Nurse MidwifeA registered nurse since 1996, Frances "Franny" Meritt received her BSN from Indiana University, and in 2010 completed her midwifery education, receiving a Master's in Nursing through Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. Franny partners with her clients to serve as an advocate, empowering women in their healthcare choices. Professional interests include shared prenatal care, supporting physiologic birth and breastfeeding. When not working, Franny enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.

Carolyn Moore, MD

Carolyn Moore, MDDr. Carolyn Moore received her medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia and completed her residency at the Family Practice Residency Program at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Selena Raines, DO

Dr. Selena Raines received her medical degree from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency with the St. Claire Family Medicine Osteopathic Residency Program in 2018. Dr. Raines is a 2017 graduate of the American Osteopathic Association's Training in Policy Studies (TIPS) Fellowship Program and is a nationally known advocate of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP). Originally from Louisville, KY, Dr. Raines now resides Morehead her home along with her husband and two children.