Meet the Faculty
Delilah Easom, MD - Program Director
Dr. Easom is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she also completed her Internal Medicine Residency. Dr. Easom has been employed with Mercy since 2004, where she has held multiple titles such as, Medical Director of the Mercy Hospitalists Group from 2004 until 2015 and Medical Director of the Mercy Hyperbaric and Wound Care clinic since 2013. Dr. Easom is a Certified Wound Care Specialist-Physician by the American Board of Wound Management. In addition, she currently Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and currently is precepting residents for third-and fourth-year medical students.
Amita Heaser, MD - Associate Program Director
Dr. Heaser graduated with her Doctor of Medicine degree at Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine in North Chicago, IL and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized 664 bed academic medical center in Chicago. Dr. Heaser has a busy outpatient Internal Medicine practice at Mercy Clinic where she provides primary care to the River Valley area. She has a special interest in geriatric medicine. She is currently clinical adjunct faculty at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine where she is a preceptor for third- and fourth-year medical students. Dr. Heaser resides with her husband in Fort Smith AR. She enjoys hiking and travel which includes missionary trips where she has provided medical care in Honduras. She is fluent in Bengali and has moderate fluency in Spanish.
Kevin Davis, MD – Core Faculty, Sub-Specialty Education Coordinator
Dr. Davis is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Sub-Specialty Certified in Infectious Disease. Dr. Davis graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He currently holds an Infectious Disease Medical Directorship at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith and is a Clinical Adjunct Faculty at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Davis will primarily be responsible for the curriculum, didactics, goals & objectives, teaching and supervision on the Infectious Disease rotation, in addition, he will serve as a mentor to residents in various aspects of the program.
Daniel Mackey, MD – Core Faculty Sub-Specialty Education Coordinator
Dr. Mackey graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Medical Oncology Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Mackey is a member of the Mercy Oncology tam and holds an Adjunct Faculty appointment at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine where he has been a preceptor to third and fourth-year medical students prior to his Core Faculty and Sub-Specialty Education Coordinator for the Oncology rotation with the residency program. He will primarily be responsible for the curriculum, didactics, goals & objectives, teaching and supervision residents on the Oncology rotation, in addition, he facilitates morning report. In addition to his work at Mercy, he is actively involved and serves as the School Board President for Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith.
Melissa Kuehl, DO - Core Faculty
Dr. Kuehl is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. She graduated with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine/A.T. Still and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Freeman Health System – Internal Medicine. Dr. Kuehl is a hospitalist at Mercy Hospital and is an Adjunct Faculty appointment at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine where she has been a preceptor to third- and fourth-year medical students. Her primary responsibilities will be supervising, mentoring and teaching residents. Dr. Kuehl will supervise residents during their Night Float rotations.
Scott O’Hern, DO - Core Faculty
Dr. O’Hern graduated with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas and completed his Internal Mediciner at University of Texas Health Northeast/Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center. Dr. O’Hern is Hospitalist at Mercy Hospitals and holds an Adjunct Faculty appointment at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine where he has been a preceptor to third and fourth-year medical students prior to taking on his position as Core Faculty. He will be primarily responsible for supervising residents on their inpatient rotation, mentoring, and teaching residents. He has an interest in patient safety and quality of care issues within the hospital and serves on both the Mercy Hospital Controlled Substance Stewardship Team and PEAT Committee.