Graduate Medical Education

Welcome to Bayhealth

Similar to your rigorous education and preparation for residency, our faculty undergo in-depth training of their own in order to best lead and guide your experience.


Gary Siegelman

Chief Medical Officer and Designated Institutional Official

Dr. Siegelman earned a medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine. He then went on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University of St. Louis. As the Designated Institutional Official, Dr. Siegelman has oversight of all medical education within Bayhealth, including the residency programs and the undergraduate medical education.
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Assar Rather

Colorectal and General Surgeon and Associate Designated Institutional Official

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Lori Smith

GME Administrative Director

Lori is the current administrative director of GME at Bayhealth. Lori has more than 30 years of progressive GME experience, both as a GME administration at a large tertiary care center and as a program coordinator, giving her a unique perspective. She looks forward to working with program leadership and residents at Bayhealth to create a successful clinical learning environment in which all thrive and fully contribute to increasing health within the community. Lori has given numerous local and national presentations in her field (poster and podium), and has co-authored 2 books (Clinical Competency Committees made Simple and the Complete Guide to Continuous GME Accreditation). She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in educational leadership and hopes to be able to add more scholarly works to her portfolio of publications and presentations. Areas of interest include employee engagement, diversity, employee development, organizational development and strategic planning. When time is available Lori enjoys camping, hiking, white water rafting and kayaking. She is an avid sports fan who fully supports her teams (Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers and Browns), even when playing poorly. She also bowls, golfs and uses meditation and yoga for sanity’s sake.
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Lydia Raughley

GME Supervisor

Lydia Raughley, institutional coordinator for graduate medical education, is responsible for the overall organization and coordination of administrative tasks related to the medical education programs at Bayhealth. She holds a Master of Science in management and Bachelor of Science in health sciences from Wilmington University, as well as a certification in health information technology. Lydia has worked in healthcare for more than 12 years and finds helping others to be the most rewarding part of her job. A native Delawarean, Lydia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the trails of Delaware state parks and photography. She resides in Dover with her boyfriend, son, two dogs and cat. She looks forward to working with future residents and faculty.
Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill

UME/GME Assistant

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We are committed to providing hands-on education in a nurturing environment.
Bayhealth is comprised of two hospitals: Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus.

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