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Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center

 

Leadership Team

Portrait of Glenn R. Snider Jr., MD, FACP

Glenn R. Snider Jr., MD, FACP | (304) 623-7602

Medical Center Director

Dr. Snider was appointed the Medical Center Director on March 20, 2016. He has served as the Chief of Staff at the medical center since September 1999. As the director he is responsible for the overall delivery of quality medical care to the Veterans served by the medical center. Dr. Snider received his Doctor of Medicine degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry summa cum laude from Fairmont State University. He served his internship at Wheeling Hospital and completed his residency training at Ohio Valley Medical Center. Dr. Snider is board certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine. He holds the appointment of Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and has held several administrative positions in private sector medicine. He has also held local elected public office. Dr. Snider joined the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in 1991 and served as Chief of Medicine from 1992 until 1998.


Portrait of Terry Massey

Terry Massey | 304-623-7604

Associate Director


Portrait of Pramoda Devabhaktuni, MD

Pramoda Devabhaktuni, MD | 304-623-7606

Chief of Staff

Dr. Devabhaktuni was appointed as the Chief of Staff on March 20, 2016, and has served as the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary and Specialty Care Service for the past 15 years. She has nearly 30 years of experience practicing medicine with 20 years at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center. She continues to manage a panel of primary care patients. Prior to her VA career, Dr. Devabhaktuni practiced in Fairmont, WV and in Natchez, MS. Dr. Devabhaktuni has received her Bachelors of Science and medical degree from Delhi University, India. She completed a fellowship in anesthesiology and is board certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine.


Portrait of Paul Carter

Paul Carter | 304-623-7608

Interim Associate Director for Patient Care Services

Paul Carter was appointed Interim Associate Director for Patient Care Services at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in August 2017. For the past six years, he has served Veterans and staff at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center as the Associate Chief Nurse for Ambulatory Care. He has served Veterans an additional 10 years between the Beckley VA Medical Center and the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center as staff nurse, Patient Care Facilitator and Patient Care Coordinator for Surgical Services.
Mr. Carter earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Mountain State University, Beckley, WV and a Master of Science in Nursing and Business Administration Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix.
Mr. Carter has been an Adjunct Nursing Faculty member at Bluefield State College in Bluefield, WV. He has and continues to serve in the US Army Reserves for the past 28 years and is currently the Associate Chief Nurse for the 18th Field Hospital located at Fort Story, VA.