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Faculty

Craig Burrows, MD, FAAFP (Program Director)

Dr. Craig Burrows is the medical director of St. Claire Family Medicine–Morehead-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, 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, 2016, and 2019 Dr. Burrows received the Family Medicine Faculty Teaching Award. He also received the Northeast AHEC – Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013.

Dr. Burrows lives in Rowan County with his wife Brenda and they have four children and 2 grandchildren that they enjoy greatly. He also enjoys running, golf, reading and mountain biking. He is active in the community and is on the board of directors for the local Pregnancy Center and the Cave Run symphony.


Selena Raines, DO (Assistant Program Director, Director of Osteopathic Recognition)

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.


Amanda Ramey, DO (Medical Director, Primary Care)

Dr. 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. She has received the Family Medicine Faculty Award in 2015, 2017 and 2019. Dr. Ramey joined St. Claire Family Medicine–Morehead-Downtown in July 2014.

Dr. Ramey resides in Morehead with her husband. She enjoys reading, kayaking, hiking, and walking.


Brad Baker, DO

Dr. 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 is currently the primary inpatient family medicine preceptor

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 "Parker" Banks, DO

Dr. 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

Dr. 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.


Jennifer Courtier, MD

Dr. Courtier earned her medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine in Saba, Dutch Caribbean and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She was born and raised in Southern California, but was drawn to Kentucky to further her career after completing her residency at St. Claire through the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

In her spare time, Dr. Courtier enjoys electronic music production, playing the piano, rondalla, and guitar. Her hobbies also include reading and playing video games.


Marie Dennison, MD

Dr. 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 Hospital, the University of Louisville School of Medicine Sickle Cell Project and various disaster relief and mission organizations.


Elizabeth Matera, MD

Dr. 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.


William Melahn, MD, FAAFP

Dr. 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. 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.


Carolyn Moore, MD

Dr. 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. Dr.Moore is our current Balint Support group leader. She currently works part-time in two of St Claire HealthCare's Family Medicine clinics located in Olive Hill and Frenchburg KY.

When she is not practicing medicine, Dr. Moore enjoys horseback riding, yoga, and learning to be an amateur herbalist.


Cory Yoder, DO

Dr. Yoder is an Eastern Kentucky native and graduated from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a 2019 graduate of the St Claire HealthCare Family Medicine Osteopathic Residency Program, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Yoder joined St. Claire Family Medicine Morehead-Downtown in August 2019 and is an active attending on the inpatient service.

She enjoys spending time her daughter, gardening, and crafting.