Family Medicine Faculty


  • Pallay
    Robert Pallay, M.D.
    Family Medicine Program Director
    Sports Medicine, Women’s Health, Diversity and Cultural Competency, Healthcare Policy, Resident and Student Education

    Dr. Pallay earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He completed his family medicine residency at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J. He later owned and managed a private group practice in Hillsborough, N.J., for nearly 20 years. Dr. Pallay was medical director and later vice chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. Throughout his career, Dr. Pallay has served on numerous committees and commissions, including the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Sports Medicine. The governor of New Jersey appointed him chair of the state’s Public Health Council. Dr. Pallay is a recognized consultant and advocate for fitness, sports medicine, cultural diversity, pharmaceutical issues, and start-up ventures. He joined Memorial University Medical Center in 2007 as director of the Family Medicine Residency Program and professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah campus.

    Baker
    Karen T. Baker, M.D., FACOG
    Preceptor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    A graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Baker completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina. She was a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at WakeMed Faculty Physicians before moving to Savannah. She now serves as the coordinator for family medicine residents during their obstetrics and gynecology experience. She practices at Memorial Health University Physicians – Provident OB/GYN Associates.

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    Cynthia (Cindy) Carter, M.D.
    Associate Director

    Dr. Carter attended St. George’s University School of Medicine in the Caribbean. She completed her residency training in family medicine at Memorial University Medical Center. She then worked in urgent care, wound care, hospice care, and inmate care before joining our family medicine faculty in 2014.

    Ellis
    Keith Ellis, M.D.
    Preceptor, Geriatrics, Splinting, Casting, Suturing, Resident and Student Education

    Dr. Ellis earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville (Ky.) School of Medicine and did his residency at Medical Center Hospital in Columbus, Ga. He served as director of Memorial’s Family Practice Residency Program from 1987 to 2001. He retired in 2001 from serving as professor and chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine -- Savannah campus. Dr. Ellis is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2010 he was presented a Georgia Medical Society Health Care Heroes Award.

    Gleit
    Cindy Gleit, M.D.
    Faculty Advisor, Preceptor, Resident and Student Education

    Dr. Gleit joined MUMC’s Family Practice Residency Program in 2011. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Vassar College. She completed her medical residency at Brown University in Providence, R.I., and is completing her MBA at Columbia Southern University. Before moving to Savannah, she was a primary care practitioner at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham, Mass.

    Hightower
    Rusty Hightower, M.D.
    Geriatrics Curriculum, Resident and Student Education

    A graduate of Mercer University School of Medicine, Dr. Hightower completed his residency and internship at Memorial University Medical Center. He is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Hightower is in private practice in Pooler, Ga.

    Huntly
    Jacqueline Huntly, M.D., MPH
    Associate Director
    Preventive Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Resident and Student Education

    Dr. Huntly earned her medical degree at the University of Birmingham Medical School in England. She received a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. She has practiced in England and Scotland and participated in medical missions to Guatemala and Kenya. Dr. Huntly, who completed a preventive medicine residency at Emory University School of Medicine, is the area’s only board-certified preventive medicine physician.

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    Lindsey S. Konor, M.D.
    Faculty Advisor, Psychology, Integrative Medicine, and International/Global Health

    Dr. Konor received her medical degree at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She was chief resident during her training in family medicine in Columbus, Ohio. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Konor served as a clinic physician at the Columbus Free Clinic in Ohio. As a resident, Dr. Konor spent a month in Africa, providing medical care for residents in rural Zimbabwe.

    Livingston
    Steve Livingston, Ph.D., LMFT
    Behavioral Medicine Scientist
    Resident and Student Education

    Dr. Livingston earned his doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Florida State University, Tallahassee. He served as director and associate professor of the family therapy graduate program at Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon/Atlanta, prior to joining the family medicine faculty at Memorial. Previously, he served as the coordinator of the Ph.D. program in marriage and family counseling at Barry University in Orlando, Florida, and as adjunct faculty for Florida State University’s School of Social Work. Dr. Livingston was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists in 2011 and currently serves as vice chair of the board. He holds Georgia licensure as a marriage and family therapist.

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    Donna Prill, M.D.
    Associate Director

    Dr. Prill came to Savannah from the Long Island area. She had her own family medicine practice and also worked as an associate professor in the residency program at Southampton Hospital in Southampton, N.Y. She earned her medical degree at SUNY-Health Science Center in Brooklyn and did her residency training at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey.

    Pryby
    Carol Pryby, M.D.
    Associate Diretor

    Dr. Pryby earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in communication disorders from Minot State University in Minot, N.D. She later graduated with honors from Mercer University School of Medicine. She completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in family medicine at the Medical Center of Georgia in Macon. Dr. Pryby worked as an emergency room physician at several hospitals in Georgia. She was also medical director of the hospitalist program at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins, Ga., before coming to Savannah.