Medical Staff Leadership

Alex W. Johnson, MD
Richard R. Randall, MD
Suresh Karne, MD

Medical Executive Committee

  • Alex W. Johnson, MD, President
  • Richard R. Randall, MD, Vice-President
  • Suresh Karne, MD, Secretary
  • Jeffory J. Prylinski, DO, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Helen Robinson, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Lon Haskell, MD, Department of Family Medicine
  • Jason T. Smith, MD, Department of Medicine
  • Anne Marie Reidy, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Frank A. Honkanen, MD, Department of Pathology
  • Jennifer A. Cox, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Scariya Kumaramangalam, MD, Department of Psychiatry
  • Darrin L. Johnson, MD, Department of Radiology
  • Michael McFadden, MD, Department of Surgery
  • V. Ross Hunter, MD, Department of Cardiovascular Services
  • Sudheer R. Kantharajpur, MD, Hospitalist Services
  • Jeffery S. Johnson, MD, Madison Hospital

Institutional Review Committee

The Institutional Review Committee is a committee of the Health Care Authority of the City of Huntsville. It is empowered by the Authority to review, evaluate, approve or disapprove any and all drugs, devices, procedures or studies for use on human subjects, which are considered to be experimental. It is also the responsibility of the Committee to provide administrative oversight to insure that procedures designed for the protection of patient rights are being effectively applied.

The Institutional Review Committee is comprised of 12 members (and alternatives) of various backgrounds and disciplines, including lay members from the community, medical staff physicians and hospital employees.

For further information regarding the Institutional Review Committee, please contact Allison Greene, IRC Coordinator, at (256) 265-6990 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Committee Members

  • Joe Campbell, Hospital Counsel
  • James Chambers, MD, Family Practice
  • Robert W. Chappell, Jr., MD, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer
  • John B. Cox, MD, Chair, Ophthalmologist
  • Sundar Christopher, PhD, Dean, College of Science & Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, UAH
  • James C. Gilbert, MD, Pediatric Surgeon
  • W. Herbert Haught, MD, Cardiologist, Heart Center, Inc.
  • Gregg Knowles, PharmD, Pharmacy
  • Peggy Matzkiw, RN, Nursing Administration
  • Marshall Schreeder, MD, Hematologist/Medical Oncologist, Clearview Cancer Institute
  • Rev. Murray Wilton, PhD, Clergy
  • Charles Wyman, PhD, Consultant, Electrical Engineer


  • Matthew Eckley, PharmD, Pharmacy
  • Kenneth Graves, Vice President, Legal Services and Corporate Compliance
  • Arin Zapf, RN, Nursing Administration