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  • Jarred Andrews Full Bio

    Clinical Coordinator

    Mr. Andrews is a Clinical Coordinator for students with last names L through O, Q through R.

    Jarred Andrews

    College of Medicine

    Name Jarred Andrews

    Dept Clinical Clerkship Management

    Email jandrews@auamed.org

    Website

    Mr. Andrews is a Clinical Coordinator for students with last names L through O, Q through R.

    E-mail: jandrews@auamed.org

  • Desiree Barnes Full Bio

    Associate Registrar

    Ms. Barnes is Associate Registrar for students with last names A - E.

    Desiree Barnes

    College of Medicine

    Name Desiree Barnes

    Dept Registrar

    Email dbarnes@auamed,org

    Website

    Ms. Barnes is Associate Registrar for students with last names A - E.

    E-mail: dbarnes@auamed.org

    Phone: 212-661-8899, Ext. 123

  • Tyneesha Barros Full Bio

    Admissions Coordinator

    Mrs. Barros is an Admissions Coordinator for applicants with last names, P through Z.

    Tyneesha Barros

    College of Medicine

    Name Tyneesha Barros

    Dept Admissions - Applicant Services

    Email tbarros@auamed.org

    Website

    Mrs. Barros is an Admissions Coordinator for applicants with last names, P through Z.

    E-mail: tbarros@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-888-282-8633, Ext. 139

  • Peter Bell, MD Full Bio

    Vice President Global Medical Education & Executive Dean, Clinical Sciences.

    Dr. Bell is the Vice President Global Medical Education & Executive Dean, Clinical Sciences.

    Peter Bell, MD

    College of Medicine

    Name Peter Bell, MD

    Dept Clinical Clerkship Management

    Email

    Website

     

    A board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Bell received his M.D. degree and his doctorate from the J .W. Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. He spent nine years in the German navy as a medical officer; during that time he was trained as a naval flight surgeon at the U.S. Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida.

     

    Dr. Bell served as deputy medical director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Ostseeklink Damp and completed numerous national and international rescue missions as emergency physician of the German Air Rescue.

     

    Prior to his assignment at American University of Antigua he chaired the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Holberton Hospital, St. John's, Antigua. Dr. Bell served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Executive Dean Antigua Campus for AUA from 2005 through 2009.

  • Kristal Booth Full Bio

    Associate Registrar for Academic Administration

    Ms. Booth is the Associate Registrar for Academic Administration.

    Kristal Booth

    College of Medicine

    Name Kristal Booth

    Dept Registrar

    Email kbooth@auamed.org

    Website

    Ms. Booth is the Associate Registrar for Academic Administration.

    E-mail: kbooth@auamed.org

    Phone: 212-661-8899, Ext. 109

  • Jennifer Bosco Full Bio

    Associate Director of Admissions - Northern California and the Northwest

    Ms. Bosco is an Associate Director of Admissions for Northern California and the Northwest.

    Jennifer Bosco

    College of Medicine/American International College of Arts and Sciences - Antigua

    Name Jennifer Bosco

    Dept Admissions

    Email jbosco@auamed.org

    Website

    I am part of the AUA admissions family, representing Northern California and the states of the Northwest. It is a pleasure to work for AUA and to support its mission of creating a learner-centric experience. My hope is that this begins with the application process. I have been honored to work with some amazing students through AUA and am in awe of their determination, their understanding of medicine and their desire for new experiences and adventure. I am also proud to represent a beautiful and culturally diverse region. I look forward to each interview and am here to help you begin working on your goal to become a doctor.

     

    My passion is higher education and have worked within the field for my whole professional career; including academic outreach for the University of California system, housing, judicial affairs, and student leadership. I earned my Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from San Jose State University and have a science background with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from University of California, Santa Cruz.

     

    I love to travel which makes this job twice as fun. I have been to all 50 states of the United States of America and have had the privilege of traveling throughout Mexico, Canada, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Italy. Now, thanks to AUA, I have added Antigua to the list. When I am not out traveling, I enjoy being with my family, riding our bikes through town and watching movies on Friday nights.

     

    E-mail: jbosco@auamed.org
    Phone: 1-347-268-5371

  • Charlene Burgess Full Bio

    Debt Management Counselor

    Ms. Burgess is a Debt Management Counselor.

    Charlene Burgess

    College of Medicine

    Name Charlene Burgess

    Dept Student Financial Services

    Email cburgess@auamed.org

    Website

    Ms. Burgess is a Debt Management Counselor.

    E-mail: cburgess@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-877-666-9485, Ext. 159

  • Michael Burtch Full Bio

    University Bursar

    Mr. Burtch is the University Bursar

    Michael Burtch

    College of Medicine

    Name Michael Burtch

    Dept Bursar

    Email mburtch@auamed.org

    Website

    Mr. Burtch is the University Bursar

    E-mail: mburtch@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-212-661-8899, Ext. 188

  • Antonia Craig Full Bio

    Clinical Coordinator

    Ms. Craig is a Clinical Coordinator for students with last names S through Z.

    Antonia Craig

    Name Antonia Craig

    Dept Administration

    Email acraig@auamed.org

    Website

    Ms. Craig is a Clinical Coordinator for students with last names S through Z.

  • Ronald De leon Full Bio

    Assistant Clinical Document Specialist

    Mr. DeLeon is the Document Specialist for Clinical Students with last name P.

    Ronald De leon

    College of Medicine

    Name Ronald De leon

    Dept Clinical Medicine

    Email rdeleon@auamed.org

    Website

    Mr. DeLeon is the Document Specialist for Clinical Students with last name P.

    E-mail: rdeleon@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-212-661-8899, Ext. 209

  • Shyam Dharia Full Bio

    Applicant Data Specialist

    Mr. Dharia is an Applicant Data Specialist.

    Shyam Dharia

    College of Medicine

    Name Shyam Dharia

    Dept Admissions - Applicant Services

    Email sdharia@auamed.org

    Website

    Mr. Dharia is an Applicant Data Specialist.

    E-mail: sdharia@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-888-282-8633, Ext. 195

  • Carlos Fernandez Full Bio

    Associate Director of Admissions

    Mr. Fernandez is an Associate Director of Admissions.

    Carlos Fernandez

    College of Medicine

    Name Carlos Fernandez

    Dept Admissions

    Email cfernandez@auamed.org

    Website

    I have always believed that education is one of the greatest achievements any one of us can accomplish. The more knowledgeable we are, the better equipped we will be to face the countless challenges life throws our way. This is why I have been involved in the educational field since my college years. I started by counseling and guiding low-income families helping their high-school students gain admissions into some of the best universities in Chicago. I graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A. and I am currently pursuing an MBA. I have over eleven years of experience working as a professional in the field of university admissions. I started with AUA in early 2009 and thoroughly enjoy counseling applicants through the medical school application process. 

     

    Most of my free time is spent with my beautiful wife and two young kids. If I am not with them, you will find me playing or watching soccer. I also enjoy politics, reading, building model airplanes and volunteering at my local church.

     

    E-mail: cfernandez@auamed.org

     

    Phone: 1-917-940-4017

  • Bryan Fleischman Full Bio

    Associate Director of Enrollment Management

    Mr. Fleischman is the Associate Director of Enrollment Management.

    Bryan Fleischman

    College of Medicine/American International College of Arts and Sciences - Antigua

    Name Bryan Fleischman

    Dept Admissions

    Email bfleischman@auamed.org

    Website

    I joined AUA in August 2009 and have greatly enjoyed my experience with the university.  I graduated from Elmira College in upstate New York in 2009 and spent four years there as an admissions liaison.  This certainly helped pave the way to a career with the American University of Antigua.  With a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and physician shadowing/volunteering under belt, I am fully aware of what is expected of pre-medical students.  It is a long and arduous road; however, I am here to help out as much as possible.

     

    I live on eastern Long Island and responsible for traveling to the various colleges throughout the state.  I enjoy holding presentations, conducting interviews, and meeting with the many pre-health advisors in New York.  This is a large state and it keeps me occupied for much of the fall and spring months.  Finally, I am privileged to initiate articulation agreements with local universities as well as host faculty advisor trips to Antigua.

     

    I am an avid follower (and former player) of lacrosse and soccer.  You will most likely catch me at the United States – Antigua World Cup qualifying matches later this summer and fall.  I certainly enjoy traveling and have studied abroad in five countries, most notably living in France for a year.  Learning to snowboard in the alps was certainly a treat.  I have been to Antigua numerous times, for both business and vacation, and always have a great experience there.  It is a wonderful island to visit and of course to attend medical school.

     

    E-mail: bfleischman@auamed.org

     

    Phone: 1-646-834-9171

  • Raymond Garcia Full Bio

    Admissions Coordinator

    Mr. Garcia is an Admissions Coordinator for applicants with last names, A through H.

    Raymond Garcia

    Name Raymond Garcia

    Dept Admissions - Applicant Services

    Email rgarcia@auamed.org

    Website

    Mr. Garcia is an Admissions Coordinator for applicants with last names, A through H.

    E-mail: rgarcia@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-888-282-8633, Ext. 108

  • Thomas L. Gardner Full Bio

    Vice President of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

    Mr. Gardner is Vice President of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

    Thomas L. Gardner

    College of Medicine

    Name Thomas L. Gardner

    Dept Executive Administration

    Email

    Website

    Mr. Gardner is Vice President of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

  • Bob Gelles Full Bio

    Associate Director of Admissions & Alumni Coordinator

    Mr. Gelles is an Associate Director of Admissions and the Alumni Coordinator.

    Bob Gelles

    College of Medicine/American International College of Arts and Sciences - Antigua

    Name Bob Gelles

    Dept Admissions

    Email bgelles@auamed.org

    Website

    I have been involved in the admissions process for over fifteen years and, at AUA, also function as the Alumni Relations Director.  I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree at Queens College.   I have been with AUA since February, 2004 when we ushered in the first class.  I consider myself to be so fortunate to have spoken with our students when they first enrolled and see them graduate and begin their residencies.  I cannot think of anything better than to be involved with students on both ends.  I have always enjoyed speaking with prospective students about their aspirations, and aiding them as they consider our program.  I truly love what I do.  

     

    I enjoy being at home and traveling with my wife.  We enjoy exploring ethnic restaurants and all of the diversity that New York City has to offer as well as hiking and enjoying the outdoors.

     

    E-mail: bgelles@auamed.org

     

    Phone: 1-646-834-9158

  • Ewomazino Gometi Full Bio

    Document Specialist for Clinical Students (S - Z)

    Ms. Gometi is the Document Specialist for Clinical Students with last names from S - Z.

    Ewomazino Gometi

    College of Medicine

    Name Ewomazino Gometi

    Dept Clinical Clerkship Management

    Email egometi@auamed.org

    Website

    Ms. Gometi is the Document Specialist for Continuing Clinical Students with last names from S - Z.

    E-mail: egometi@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-212-661-8899, Ext. 210

  • Darwin Gonzalez Full Bio

    Assistant to the Registrar

    Mr. Gonzalez is an Assistant to the Registrar.

    Darwin Gonzalez

    College of Medicine

    Name Darwin Gonzalez

    Dept Registrar

    Email dgonzalez@auamed.org

    Website

    Mr. Gonzalez is an Assistant to the Registrar.

    E-mail: dgonzalez@auamed.org

    Phone: 212-661-8899, Ext. 200

  • Corey Greenberg Full Bio

    Vice President for Clinical Sciences Administration & Chief Marketing Officer

    Mr. Greenberg is the Vice President for Clinical Sciences Administration and the Chief Marketing Officer.

    Corey Greenberg

    College of Medicine

    Name Corey Greenberg

    Dept Executive Administration

    Email

    Website

    Mr. Greenberg is the Vice President for Clinical Sciences Administration and the Chief Marketing Officer.

  • Nirma Harkhani Full Bio

    Assistant Bursar

    Ms. Harkhani is an Assistant Bursar.

    Nirma Harkhani

    College of Medicine

    Name Nirma Harkhani

    Dept Bursar

    Email nharkhani@auamed.org

    Website

    Ms. Harkhani is an Assistant Bursar.

    E-mail: nharkhani@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-888-282-8633, Ext. 153

  • Craig Hauser Full Bio

    University Registrar

    Mr. Hauser is the University Registrar.

    Craig Hauser

    College of Medicine

    Name Craig Hauser

    Dept Registrar

    Email chauser@auamed.org

    Website

    Mr. Hauser is the University Registrar.

    E-mail: chauser@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-646-834-9162

  • Danielle Hermon Full Bio

    Associate Director of Admissions - New England States

    Ms. Hermon is an Associate Director of Admissions for New England States.

    Danielle Hermon

    College of Medicine

    Name Danielle Hermon

    Dept Admissions

    Email dhermon@auamed.org

    Website

    I’ve been a member of the AUA admissions team since 2009, having worked as an admissions officer for eight years prior.  I have earned a BS in Business from Keene State College in 2000 and an MBA from Plymouth State University in 2010.

     

    I am privileged to represent AUA at colleges and universities all over the New England States, as well as managing student enrollment for our MHA and MPA affiliate schools, and I’m a frequent responder to the AUA Student Facebook page.

     

    I’m always on the lookout for a great adventure professionally and personally.  I’ve run marathons, jumped out of airplanes and on my next trip to Antigua I plan to zip line through the rain forest. I married my husband, Eric in a baseball stadium and our greatest adventure has been parenting our two-year old daughter together.

     

    I’m passionate about the AUA mission to alleviate the shortage of physicians in the U.S, and I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in achieving your dream.

     

    E-mail: dhermon@auamed.org
    Phone: 1-603-892-6881

  • Stanley Jean-Louis Full Bio

    Debt Management Counselor

    Mr. Jean-Louis is a Debt Management Counselor.

    Stanley Jean-Louis

    College of Medicine

    Name Stanley Jean-Louis

    Dept Student Financial Services

    Email sjeanlouis@auamed.org

    Website

    Mr. Jean-Louis is a Debt Management Counselor.

    E-mail: sjeanlouis@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-646-834-9187

  • Vikram Kaul Full Bio

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Kaul is Chief Financial Officer.

    Vikram Kaul

    College of Medicine

    Name Vikram Kaul

    Dept Executive Administration

    Email

    Website

    Mr. Kaul is Chief Financial Officer.

  • Katherine MacDonald Full Bio

    Associate Director of Admissions

    Ms. MacDonald is an Associate Director of Admissions.

    Katherine MacDonald

    College of Medicine

    Name Katherine MacDonald

    Dept Admissions

    Email kmacdonald@auamed.org

    Website

    I joined AUA in January of 2012. I began my journey in education in 2002, when I took my first position in higher education. It was through this position that my career in Higher Education began and I found my passion for serving others through assisting students in their pursuit of obtaining a quality education.  Before joining the AUA family I served as the Director of Continuing Education for Saint Leo University.  

     

    Every day I have the privilege of assisting students on an educational journey that leads to the achievement of their dream of becoming a physician. There is nothing like the feeling that you get when you attend graduation each year and see all the students that you have worked with walk across the stage and receive their degree.  I am honored to play a small part in helping to transform lives; just as these soon to be physicians will transform the lives those that they serve.  It is a truly humbling experience and I am privileged to be a part of this educational journey. 

     

    When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, shopping, museums, working out, and taking advantage of all that my wonderful City of Atlanta has to offer. 

     

    E-mail: kmacdonald@auamed.org
    Phone: 1-404-621-4016

  • Dr. Robert Mallin

    Robert Mallin, MD Full Bio

    Dean of Medical Education

    Dr. Mallin received his MD from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1981, and finished a residency in Family Medicine at the same institution in 1984.

    Robert Mallin, MD

    College of Medicine

    Dr. Robert Mallin

    Name Robert Mallin, MD

    Dept Executive Administration

    Email

    Website

    Dr. Mallin received his MD from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1981, and finished a residency in Family Medicine at the same institution in 1984.  He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  He has over twenty years of experience teaching medical students and residents.  During the past 13 years at the Medical University of South Carolina, he has been heavily involved in curriculum design, administration and evaluation in undergraduate medical education. 

  • Marie B. McGillycuddy Full Bio

    Executive Director for Enrollment Management

    Ms. McGillycuddy is the Executive Director for Enrollment Management.

    Marie B. McGillycuddy

    College of Medicine/American International College of Arts and Sciences - Antigua

    Name Marie B. McGillycuddy

    Dept Admissions

    Email mmcgillycuddy@auamed.org

    Website

    I have been working in the admissions field for over 10 years. I joined AUA in 2006 when we were just taking off. We went from a small office across from the NYC public library to an entire floor in Battery Park. I remember my very first trip to Antigua like it was yesterday. As we were moving students into one of the housing facilities I had the opportunity to truly understand why someone would take such a large step in order to accomplish their ultimate dream. I ended up talking to these students for most of the night. They made me understand how important AUA is to them and the completion of their goal of becoming licensed Physicians within the US and Canada. So many personal stories made me realize exactly what my purpose is here at AUA. I am truly honored to be a part of an institution whose sole mission is to give back by graduating qualified Physicians.

     

    I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations as well as a Master’s of Science in Counseling from The College of New Rochelle. I am a native of Ireland who grew up in Boston and has now officially been in NY longer than I have been in Boston. I oversee the operations of the Enrollment Department. I have a fantastic and eclectic team of motivated and passionate individuals who believe in AUA and our students. I am one lucky gal!

     

    In my free time I love to travel, swim and spend quality time with my family and friends. I enjoy exploring different cultures through their food and customs. One of my favorite places is actually Antigua.  I have been to Antigua over 20 times in the last 6 years. I consider it a second home and enjoy visiting my colleagues and friends in my free time as well.

     

    Choosing a career as a Physician is not an easy road but with determination, discipline, passion and motivation it will pay off in many ways. I look forward to working with each of you when you decide to embark on this journey.

     

    E-mail: mmcgillycuddy@auamed.org

     

  • Jennyfer Meier Full Bio

    Applicant Data Specialist

    Ms. Jennyfer Meier is an Applicant Data Specialist.

    Jennyfer Meier

    College of Medicine

    Name Jennyfer Meier

    Dept Admissions - Applicant Services

    Email jmeier@auamed.org

    Website

    Ms. Jennyfer Meier is an Applicant Data Specialist.

    E-mail: jmeier@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-888-282-8633, Ext. 189

  • Lisa Miller Full Bio

    Associate Director of Admissions

    Ms. Miller is an Associate Director of Admissions.

    Lisa Miller

    Name Lisa Miller

    Dept Admissions

    Email lmiller@auamed.org

    Website

    Lisa’s 15 years of higher education experience includes important roles at DeVry University, Ross University and most recently, the University of Medicine and Health Sciences/International University of Nursing. Lisa’s diverse and accomplished background includes work in academics, student services and admissions.
    Her career began at DeVry as an academic advisor. She was quickly promoted twice, first to leadership of her own department and then to Associate Director of Career Services.
    Lisa was eventually hired as an Associate Director of Admissions for Ross University. She created and developed cooperative relationships with pre-professional advisors, presented to student interest groups and interviewed and recommended applicants to both the medical and veterinary schools. She was subsequently promoted to Senior Associate Director of Admissions, supervising and mentoring her colleagues on the West Coast.
    After relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Lisa was hired by the University of Medicine and Health Sciences/International University of Nursing (St. Kitts) as a part-time enrollment management specialist.
    Lisa was awarded the Excellent Service Award at DeVry University in 1999 and the PRIDE (Professional Recognition of Integrity, Dedication and Excellence) Award in 2006 at Ross University. She resides in suburban Seattle, WA with her two children, Aidan and Reese. 
  • Melissa Morell Full Bio

    Director for Clinical Sciences Administration

    Ms. Morell is a Director for Clinical Sciences Administration for students with last name P.

    Melissa Morell

    College of Medicine

    Name Melissa Morell

    Dept Clinical Clerkship Management

    Email mmorell@auamed.org

    Website

    Ms. Morell is a Senior Clinical Coordinator for students with last name P.

    E-mail: mmorell@auamed.org

     

  • Thomas Morrow Full Bio

    Associate Director of Admissions

    Mr. Morrow is an Associate Director of Admissions.

    Thomas Morrow

    College of Medicine

    Name Thomas Morrow

    Dept Admissions

    Email tmorrow@auamed.org

    Website

    I have been helping students along their career path for ten years, most recently joining the American University of Antigua Admissions team in 2008 as an Associate Director of Admissions. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster in Communication Studies and am currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration from Plymouth State University. I am familiar with the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve a graduate degree and manage all the other aspects of life.

     

    Representing AUA in the Midwest Region has been a rewarding experience. I enjoy meeting potential students from around the world that are attending colleges and universities here, with a common goal of becoming a doctor.

     

    Growing up in Sandusky, Ohio and enjoying outdoor activities on Lake Erie, boating became my hobby. As a current member and past president of the Wooster Ohio Exchange Club, I contribute to a community service organization that focuses on making the community a better place to live through programs in Americanism, community service and youth activities.  I currently reside in Poland, Ohio with my wife where together we enjoy traveling and the outdoors with our two sons.

     

    E-mail: tmorrow@auamed.org

     

    Phone: 1-330-398-1785

  • Jagbir Singh Nagra, MBBS, DPH, MD Full Bio

    Executive Dean of Basic Sciences

    Dr. Nagra is the Executive Dean of Basic Sciences - Antigua Campus & Vice President for Academic Affairs at AUA. He received his professional qualifications - MBBS, diploma in public health and MD in preventive and social medicine from the Armed Forces Medical College, University of Pune, India.

    Jagbir Singh Nagra, MBBS, DPH, MD

    College of Medicine/American International College of Arts and Sciences - Antigua

    Name Jagbir Singh Nagra, MBBS, DPH, MD

    Dept Executive Administration

    Email

    Website

    Dr. Nagra is the Executive Dean of Basic Sciences - Antigua Campus & Vice President for Academic Affairs at AUA. He received his professional qualifications - MBBS, diploma in public health and MD in preventive and social medicine from the Armed Forces Medical College, University of Pune, India. He served the Indian Army and Navy as a specialist in Community Medicine for 28 years. He opted for a premature retirement at the rank of Surgeon Captain. His meritorious services were recognized by the Chief of Naval Staff and he was appointed as Director Health Services of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India for a five-year term. He oversaw the provision of comprehensive healthcare to a population of 350,000 dispersed over 21 islands, in the vast waters of the Bay of Bengal, through a network of 120 health institutions that he helped develop. This contribution was honored by the President of India with the Vishisht Sewa Medal. 

     

    Dr. Nagra joined the Manipal Group in 1995 after taking a premature retirement from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He was the foundind Dean and Director of Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal. In a span of 8 years, the college and its associated Manipal Teaching Hospital were recognized as centers of excellence in the region. At the same time, he helped Kathmandu University in establishing the Faculty of Medicine as member of the University Senate, Academic Council and Faculty Board. 

     

    The experience and expertise that Dr. Nagra acquired in healthcare and medical education make him capable of succeeding at both his administrative and academic responsibilities. From Nepal, he moved to Malaysia as Dean, Melaka-Manipal Medical College. He was concurrently appointed Pro Vice Chancellor, Manipal University, India. Thereafter he served as Principal Officer for the Manipal Group's International Campus Operations and Chief Executive, Manipal Health Systems.

  • Sean O'Hara Full Bio

    Assistant Registrar

    Mr. O'Hara is Assistant Registrar for students with last names S - Z.

    Sean O'Hara

    College of Medicine

    Name Sean O'Hara

    Dept Registrar

    Email sohara@auamed.org

    Website

    Mr. O'Hara is Assistant Registrar for students with last names S - Z.

    E-mail: sohara@auamed.org

    Phone: 212-661-8899, Ext. 129

  • Amina Owens Full Bio

    Assistant Registrar

    Ms. Owens is Assistant Registrar for students with last names F - L.

    Amina Owens

    College of Medicine

    Name Amina Owens

    Dept Registrar

    Email aowens@auamed.org

    Website

    Ms. Owens is Assistant Registrar for students with last names F - L.

    E-mail: aowens@auamed.org

    Phone: 212-661-8899, Ext. 115

  • Jerry Patterson Full Bio

    Associate Director of Admissions

    Mr. Patterson is an Associate Director of Admissions.

    Jerry Patterson

    College of Medicine

    Name Jerry Patterson

    Dept Admissions

    Email jpatterson@auamed.org

    Website

    I have been an admissions professional since 2008. I am fascinated and encouraged by students who are interested in pursuing a medical degree. I am grateful to serve as a part of the admissions process with the College of Medicine for American University of Antigua.

     

    I live in Dallas, Texas, with my wife of 16 years, Sebrina. We have two children, Brandon, 19 year old, attending Grambling State University and Bralon, a 9 year old 3rd grader. In my spare time I love coaching youth sports.  I am a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with a  Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and currently pursuing an MBA from Plymouth State University.

     

    E-mail: jpatterson@auamed.org

     

    Phone: 1-214-293-4238

  • Lynnise Pimentel Full Bio

    Associate Director, Student Financial Services

    Ms. Pimentel is the Assistant Director of Student Financial Services.

    Lynnise Pimentel

    College of Medicine

    Name Lynnise Pimentel

    Dept Student Financial Services

    Email lpimentel@auamed.org

    Website

     

    Ms. Pimentel is the Assistant Director of Student Financial Services.
     
     
    Phone: 1-646-834-9188
  • Carla Potter Full Bio

    Assistant Bursar

    Ms. Potter is an Assistant Bursar.

    Carla Potter

    College of Medicine

    Name Carla Potter

    Dept Bursar

    Email cpotter@auamed.org

    Website

    Ms. Potter is an Assistant Bursar.

    E-mail: cpotter@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-646-834-9177

  • Par Prem Kumar Full Bio

    Associate Director of Admissions and advisor to the President for Clinical Sciences

    Mrs. Prem Kumar is the Associate Director of Admissions for international students and the advisor to the President for Clinical Sciences.

    Par Prem Kumar

    College of Medicine/American International College of Arts and Sciences - Antigua

    Name Par Prem Kumar

    Dept Admissions

    Email pkumar@auamed.org

    Website

    Being part of the AUA family has been one of the best things that have happened to me, and the learning and growth curve that AUA has afforded has made the job exciting, fulfilling and challenging.

     

     Originally from hospitality background (management trainee with the TajGroup), my natural empathy and people skills were honed with every move and new experience. Working with Dr Steven Covey, I soon learnt how each attribute can be a compliment to company ethos and success. Coming from a very academic family, and not being an honors student was a challenge, but it also taught me patience and achievement. My baptism by fire was to take over recruiting for a group that represented universities in UK, Ireland and Australia. But, I was hooked and I think, I manage to bring all these traits to the fore when talking to, counseling or just listening to the students and parents. I am proud of the sense of comfort and confidence I am able to project  and convey.

     

    Being from India, I am able to relate and understand the Indian descent parents and students and answer their concerns and issues. This has also meant a lot of networking with the diaspora to spread the word and create a tremendous awareness of our programs. This has led to more opportunities to help the company grow with affiliations and branding.

     

    Living in beautiful Hudson valley (god’s own palette), I love being home with my almost human Boxer/ shepherd mix, taffy and my son who tolerates us both. Reading, television, especially British drama, friends, travel and eating out are my relaxation. 

     

    Having lived in many continents and travelled extensively, I am very comfortable meeting and interacting with folks from every strata of Life.

     

     
    Phone: 1-347-268-4723 / 1-646-834-9194
  • Mamta Purbey Full Bio

    Associate Director for International Student Admissions & Graduate Admissions Officer

    Ms. Purbey is a Associate Director for International Student Admissions & Graduate Admissions Officer.

    Mamta Purbey

    College of Medicine

    Name Mamta Purbey

    Dept Admissions

    Email mpurbey@auamed.org

    Website

    Little did I know when I completed my Bachelors in Arts and Education, I would be helping students make their decision in pursuing medical education. After I augmented my Bachelor degree with an MBA in Human Resources and Marketing Management, I joined the Manipal Group, the largest private education and healthcare institution in India with presence in several countries, beginning my sojourn into the education services. I joined the AUA admission team in the fall of 2011. My experience in many cultural settings helps me bring students closer to their dreams.

    I relate to Forest Witcraft’s poem “One Hundred Years from Now” and firmly believe that I have been chosen to be an important step in a student’s pursuit of medical education by recommending prospective and deserving students and see them realize their dream of becoming a physician.

    I love cooking, reading (and of course shopping), working out in gym – spinning is my recent passion. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Prabhu and my daughter, Pari.

    E-mail: mpurbey@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-888-282-8633, Ext. 140

  • Ann Marie Pusterla Full Bio

    Director, Student Financial Services

    Ms. Pusterla is the Director of Student Financial Services.

    Ann Marie Pusterla

    College of Medicine

    Name Ann Marie Pusterla

    Dept Student Financial Services

    Email apusterla@auamed.org

    Website

    Ms. Pusterla is the Director of Student Financial Services.

    E-mail: apusterla@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-646-934-9186

  • Jason Rivera Full Bio

    Clinical Assistant

    Mr. Jason Rivera is a Clinical Assistant with last names from L - O, Q - R.

    Jason Rivera

    College of Medicine

    Name Jason Rivera

    Dept Clinical Medicine

    Email jrivera@auamed.org

    Website

    Mr. Jason Rivera is a Clinical Assistant with last names from L - O, Q - R.

    E-mail: jrivera@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-212-661-8899, Ext. 210

  • Sean Rose Full Bio

    Associate Director of Admissions

    Mr. Rose is an Associate Director of Admissions.

    Sean Rose

    College of Medicine

    Name Sean Rose

    Dept Admissions

    Email srose@auamed.org

    Website

    I have been an admissions professional since 2005, and my experience to date has solely been in offshore medical admissions since that time.  I pride myself in embracing a career geared around providing qualified applicants the opportunity to become caring, compassionate, licensed physicians in the United States.  I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

     

    I’m a Caribbean native,  grew up in South Florida, and have been a resident of perpetually sunny San Diego, CA for the past 4 years. ( Aside from college, I obviously love the ocean.) In addition to spending time with my wife and our 5 month old son,  I enjoy socc… (sorry) FOOTBALL, both FIFA and the odd American game played in the NFL. I also enjoy auto racing, basketball, and most Olympic sports. I’m a health and  fitness buff,  and enjoy a number of outdoor activities, preferably anything on or near the water.

     

    E-mail: srose@auamed.org

     

    Phone: 1-646-671-0452

  • Daniyal Saud Full Bio

    Associate Director of Admissions - Canada

    Mr. Saud is the Associate Director of Admissions for Canada at American University of Antigua

    Daniyal Saud

    College of Medicine

    Name Daniyal Saud

    Dept Admissions

    Email dsaud@auamed.org

    Website

    I have been working at AUA since October, 2012. Prior to joining AUA I worked at State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of Hawaii John A. Burn School of Medicine, and the University of Medicine and Health Sciences. I have also served as the Founding Program Chair of the National Model United Nations Program from 2007-2010 at Hawaii Pacific University. While an undergraduate student I was planning to be a physician, but after I was accepted to a medical school in the U.S. I realized that I actually wanted to pursue a career in higher education. Consequently, I decided to switch my career objective to achieving a PhD in Educational Policy and Program Assessment.

    Having been a pre-med student, I understand the daunting challenges that face all pre-med students who apply to medical school. I always remind my students; choosing a career in medicine is like falling in love for the first time; in that, your passion, dedication, commitment and hard work will help you achieve your dream of becoming a physician. I am deeply committed to AUA’s mission and vision, and I am always here to help you achieve your dream and fulfill our institutional mission.

    I’m a Middle Eastern-Canadian who grew up around the globe. I have lived in many cities of the world but my favorite two cities are Honolulu, HI and Istanbul, Turkey. I’m fluent in Arabic, Hindi, Pakistani and Turkish and have a working knowledge of French and Deutsch. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Hawaii Pacific University. Recently, I completed a DoE funded Master of Education degree in Higher Education on a full scholarship from the prestigious Merrimack College in Boston. At Merrimack I had a chance to work under the renowned educators Drs. Dan Butin and Susan Marine which led to juried publications and national and international presentations.

    In my free time I love to travel and volunteer my time with the Human Rights Campaign and Eagle Canada. In 2005 I was awarded the Lt. Governor General of Ontario award for Volunteerism. I’m an avid reader, and two of my favorite books are David Copperfield and Democratic Education.  In David Copperfield Dickens wrote “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” For me, YOU are the hero and I see your commencement of medical school as the station for your heroic work. The journey towards completing a Doctor of Medicine degree is challenging, but equally rewarding. As you make the decision to begin this journey, be assured that I’m here to help you through the demanding process. You can always reach me via email or call me at (808) 284-1575

     

    E-mail: dsaud@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-808-284-1575

  • Seymour Schwartz, MD Full Bio

    Professor of Surgery and Provost

    Seymour Schwartz is the Provost and Professor of Surgery. He has published extensively and is best known for his text book, Principles of Surgery, which is considered by many to be the definitive text book on the practice of surgery, and which is used in almost every United States medical school.

    Seymour Schwartz, MD

    College of Medicine

    Name Seymour Schwartz, MD

    Dept Clinical Medicine

    Email

    Website

    Seymour Schwartz is the Provost and Professor of Surgery. He served as the Chair of the University of Rochester School of Medicine Department of Surgery. He has received an appointment as Distinguished Alumni Professor from the University of Rochester, School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz has published extensively. However, he is probably best known for his text book, Principles of Surgery, which is considered by many as the definitive text book on the practice of surgery, and which is used in almost every United States medical school. In addition, Dr. Schwartz has authored close to a dozen other text books that are used in medical schools across the United States. He has published more than fifty individual chapters of various text books, over 200 articles, and continues to lecture extensively at medical schools throughout the United States and the world.

     
  • Len Sclafani Full Bio

    Senior Vice PResident & General Counsel

    Mr. Sclafani is Senior Vice President & General Counsel

    Len Sclafani

    College of Medicine

    Name Len Sclafani

    Dept Executive Administration

    Email

    Website

    Mr. Sclafani is Senior Vice President & General Counsel

  • Joanna Serra

    Joanna Serra Full Bio

    Director of Government Relations and Communications

    Joanna Serra is the Director of Government Relations and Communications.

    Joanna Serra

    Joanna Serra

    Name Joanna Serra

    Dept Administration

    Email

    Website

    Joanna Serra is the Director of Government Relations and Communications.

  • Neal Simon, JD Full Bio

    President and Co-Founder

    Mr. Simon is AUA's President and Co-Founder. Mr. Simon received his BS/MA from American University and his JD from New York Law, where he made the Law Review.

    Neal Simon, JD

    College of Medicine

    Name Neal Simon, JD

    Dept Executive Administration

    Email

    Website

    Neal Simon is the President and one of the principal founders of American University of Antigua College of Medicine. His career encompasses many years in Medical Education administration. He is the former President of Ross University College of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to his career in graduate education, Mr. Simon was Assistant Counsel at the New York State Department of Education. He also worked in private legal practice, specializing in medical licensure. He has been a professor of Medical Jurisprudence to medical students and residents. He served on numerous state committees where he evaluated medical schools and introduced regulations governing the licensure of medical schools. He also served on the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities. He was a consultant to the Medical Board of Dominica and an honorary counsel to the country of Dominica. Mr. Simon received his BS/MA from American University and his JD from New York Law, where he made the Law Review. Mr. Simon and the founding group of physicians and medical education professionals created this educational institution in Antigua with a mission: to provide a superior medical education to students committed to the highest standard of learning. Mr. Simon and AUA are committed to graduating skilled, ethical and caring physicians and dedicated to breaking down the barriers that have prevented underrepresented minorities from obtaining a medical education in the United States and subsequent licensure.

  • Basil Stuart Full Bio

    Vice President for Administrative Services and Community Affairs

    Mr. Stuart is the Vice President for Administrative Services and Community Affairs.

    Basil Stuart

    College of Medicine

    Name Basil Stuart

    Dept Executive Administration

    Email

    Website

    Mr. Stuart is the Vice President for Administrative Services and Community Affairs.

  • Betsy Fernandez Full Bio

    Admissions Coordinator

    Mrs. Fernandez is an Admissions Coordinator for applicants with last names, I through O.

    Betsy Fernandez

    College of Medicine

    Name Betsy Fernandez

    Dept Admissions - Applicant Services

    Email bfernandez@auamed.org

    Website

    Mrs. Fernandez is an Admissions Coordinator for applicants with last names, I through O.

    E-mail: bfernandez@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-646-834-9169

  • Marisol Tejeda Full Bio

    Student Financial Services Officer

    Ms. Tejeda is a Student Financial Services Officer.

    Marisol Tejeda

    College of Medicine

    Name Marisol Tejeda

    Dept Student Financial Services

    Email mtejeda@auamed.org

    Website

    Ms. Tejeda is a Student Financial Services Officer.

    E-mail: mtejeda@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-646-834-9184

  • Brianna Tolli Full Bio

    Associate Director of Admissions

    Ms. Tolli is an Associate Director of Admissions.

    Brianna Tolli

    College of Medicine

    Name Brianna Tolli

    Dept Admissions

    Email btolli@auamed.org

    Website

    I have been with AUA College of Medicine since 2006. Prior to AUA I was a case manager for a Mental Healthcare agency for three years before making the switch to higher education. I enjoy working in this dynamic field where I am able to help students  pursue their dreams of becoming physicians. The position allows me to travel throughout the U.S., meeting new and interesting people every day. I have a BA in Art Therapy and more recently completed my Master’s in School Counseling where I am now certified in NY state.

     

    In my spare time I am a personal trainer where I get to combine my love for fitness and helping others.

     

    E-mail: btolli@auamed.org

     

    Phone: 1-917-940-4007

  • Ismael Vargas Full Bio

    Director, Applicant Services

    Mr. Vargas is the Director of Applicant Services.

    Ismael Vargas

    College of Medicine

    Name Ismael Vargas

    Dept Admissions - Applicant Services

    Email ivargas@auamed.org

    Website

    Mr. Vargas is the Director of Applicant Services.

    E-mail: ivargas@auamed.org

    Phone: 1-646-834-9148

  • Katrina Washington Full Bio

    Document Specialist for Clinical Students (A - D)

    Ms. Washington is the Document Specialist for Clinical Students with last names from A - D.

    Katrina Washington

    College of Medicine

    Name Katrina Washington

    Dept Clinical Clerkship Management

    Email kwashington@auamed.org

    Website

    Ms. Washington is the Document Specialist for New Clinical Students with last names from A - D.

    E-mail: kwashington@auamed.org

  • Norman Jay Wilson Full Bio

    Executive Director of Admissions

    Mr. Wilson is the Executive Director of Admissions.

    Norman Jay Wilson

    College of Medicine

    Name Norman Jay Wilson

    Dept Admissions

    Email jwilson@auamed.org

    Website

    I have been an admissions professional since 1983, and a specialist in international medical admissions since 2002. I take great pleasure and pride in recommending deserving, qualified applicants for an opportunity to become caring, compassionate, licensed physicians in the United States. I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

     

    I live in Orlando, Florida, with my wife of 22 years, Kimberly, and my fifteen-year old daughter.

     

    We enjoy all of the great weather and activities that Central Florida has to offer, and we have visited most of the major National Parks and several European countries.  I enjoy following politics and other current events, walking and following the fortunes of my favorite team, the Boston Red Sox!

     

    E-mail: jwilson@auamed.org
    Phone: 1-407-221-1144

  • Dick Woodward Full Bio

    Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management & Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Woodward is the Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management & Chief Operating Officer

    Dick Woodward

    College of Medicine

    Name Dick Woodward

    Dept Executive Administration

    Email dwoodward@auamed.org

    Website

    Mr. Woodward is the Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management & Chief Operating Officer 

  • Denise Wray Full Bio

    Clinical Coordinator

    Ms. Wray is a Clinical Coordinator for students with last names E through K.

    Denise Wray

    Name Denise Wray

    Dept Administration

    Email dwray@AUAMED.ORG

    Website

    Ms. Wray is a Clinical Coordinator for students with last names E through K.