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Chairman

Dr. Logan graduated from the University of Oklahoma medical school in 1978. He then completed sequential residencies in Internal Medicine(university of Missouri) and Neurology(university of Texas) with a focus on cerebrovascular disease. He accepted the position of chair of the division of neurology at Mercy in 1984 and served as chair of the department of Neuroscience from 1997-2015. He became chair of Medicine in 2014. He has been interested in clinical research throughout his tenure serving as the local PI or co PI on 20 national or international studies including 8 major NIH trials. His other passion is clinical teaching and finds renewable energy in the enthusiasm of the IM house officers. His wife and children provide him joy outside the confines of medicine and tolerate his early morning runs at Queeny park.

Vice Chairman & Residency Program Director

Dr. Fairchild graduated from University of Cape Town School of Medicine in 1995 and completed her internship at Gray’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. She spent some time after graduation working in a gold mine outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. She traveled to England and worked at a House Officer in Internal Medicine in Staffordshire. She moved to the United States in 1998 and completed her residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital in 2001. She worked at a primary care physician for six years in Alton, IL before joining the Mercy family as a hospitalist in 2007. She became Residency Director in 2014. Her special interests include public speaking and critical thinking skills. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, keeping tabs on the royal family, cooking/baking, and staying active.

Associate Program Directors

Dr. Forget received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1992 and her medical degree from Saint Louis University in 1996. After completing her residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, she spent two years as an attending and practicing physician at one of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Care clinics. This was followed by relocation to St. Louis where Dr. Forget worked in a clinical position at ConnectCare, an indigent healthcare clinic serving St. Louis’s inner city indigent population. She was employed by ConnectCare for 10 years working with both medical students from St. Louis University and Washington University. She also maintained a faculty appointment at Washington University until moving to Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Dr. Forget has been at Mercy Hospital for five years serving as Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Department. In her 17 years as a practicing physician and administrator, she has chaired multiple committees including the Credentialing Committee at ConnectCare and the Internal Medicine Resident Selection Committee at Mercy. Dr. Forget has also been involved in many large scale projects including the opening of a GI Suite servicing the indigent in St Louis city, the establishment of a Healer’s Arts program for the Mercy GME department as well as developing a comprehensive milestone assessment tool used by the Department of Internal Medicine. In addition to her work, Dr. Forget enjoys spending time with her husband and children, reading, gardening and experimenting with home distillation.

Dr. Garland received her medical degree from St Louis University School of Medicine in 2005. She completed internship at the University of Maryland in Baltimore and her residency in internal medicine at the George Washington University where she also served as Chief Resident . She worked as an academic hospitalist at the Washington DC VA Hospital before moving home to St. Louis. She worked as core faculty for the internal medicine residency program at SSM St Mary’s Hospital before joining Mercy in 2013. She currently serves as an Associate Program Director for the IM residency program at Mercy St Louis and is a hospitalist on the inpatient service. When not at work, Dr. Garland enjoys gardening, cooking and dancing.

Core Faculty

Dr. Keech received her undergraduate degree from Washington University. She then went to work at Wash U as the assistant director of major events and with this job managed the media on the Presidential Debate, Steve Fossett’s effort to fly around the world in a hot air balloon and generally host guests to campus including Presidents, media and musical guests. She then went to Medical School at Des Moines University. She completed her residency at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. She then joined the Mercy Hospitalists and has become the Department Chair, Internal Medicine – Hospitalists. She also is the East community Physician Advisor of Utilization Management. In addition to her work with Mercy, Dr. Keech enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and son.

Jason Dausman, M.D.

Jason
Dausman, MD

Dr. Dausman graduated with a B.A in Biology and German from Johns Hopkins University in 1996, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, then went on to receive his medical degree from Tulane University in 2000. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He left Birmingham for Memphis, TN, to work for Christ Community Health Services, a non-profit FQHC devoted to working in poor and underserved communities. While there, he joined the faculty at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, teaching clinical Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at The Regional Medical Center of Memphis and LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. He took a leave of absence and moved to Afghanistan for a year to teach Pediatrics and Internal Medicine to Afghan physicians at the Cure International Hospital of Kabul, serving as faculty for the first Family Practice Residency training program in the country. Upon returning to the U.S., he moved to St. Louis to study theology and continue his volunteer work overseas, serving with multiple non-profit organizations in Afghanistan, North Korea, Ethiopia, and Haiti. He joined Mercy in the fall of 2013 as a Hospitalist and has made St. Louis his home. When not working at the hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing soccer, piano, and staying active with his church in South City.

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