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Administration

MEET THE AUA TEAM

AUA’s supportive administration is dedicated to helping you succeed at AUA and become an exceptional physician. Whether it’s facilitating your applications or guiding you through ways to finance your education, our team is here to cover the details so you can focus on what matters most.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
AUA President and Co-Founder - Neal SimonNeal Simon, JD 

AUA President

Mr. Simon received his BS/MA from American University and his JD from New York Law School, where he made the Law Review.

Executive Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs - Dr. Robert MallinRobert Mallin, MD

University Provost

 

Professor of Surgery and Provost - Dr. Seymour SchwartzSeymour Schwartz, MD

Professor of Surgery and College of Medicine Provost

Vice President of Global Medical Education and Executive Dean of Clinical Sciences - Dr. Peter BellPeter Bell, MD  

Vice President of Global Medical Education and Executive Dean of Clinical Sciences

Samuel LeBaronSamuel LeBaron, MD, PhD

Dean of Basic Sciences

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer - Prabhu MarudheriPrabhu Marudheri

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer

Vice President for Academic Administration - Craig Hauser Craig Hauser 

Vice President for Academic Administration

 

Senior Vice President and General Counsel - Len Sclafani Len Sclafani 

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

 

Jerry Wargo1Gerald J. Wargo Jr.

Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management & Marketing

Vice President for Administrative Services & Community Affairs Director – Emergency Medicine Training Centre & Clinical Simulations AHA ITC Programs Director - Vernon Solomon Vernon Solomon

Vice President for Administrative Services & Community Affairs
Director – Emergency Medicine Training Centre & Clinical Simulations
AHA ITC Programs Director

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS LEADERSHIP

Gerald J. Wargo Jr.

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Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management

Mamta PurbeyMamta Purbey

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Executive Director of Enrollment Management

Kelley TaptichKelley Taptich

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National Director of Admissions

Associate Dean for Admissions, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and Professor - Dr. James RiceJames Rice

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Dean of Admissions

ADMISSIONS ADVISORS

Associate Director of Admissions - Katherine MacDonaldKatherine MacDonald, PhD

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Associate Director of Admissions

Associate Director of Admissions - Troy ShermanTroy Sherman

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Associate Director of Admissions

Claire Karen Guerre

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Associate Director of Admissions

Stephen McMahonStephen McMahon

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Associate Director of Admissions

Vance Williams

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Associate Director of Admissions

Josua JamesJoshua James

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Associate Director of Admissions, India

APPLICANT SERVICES

Karen Ash

Assistant Director for Applicant Decision Processes

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Assistant Director of Applicant Services - Raymond GarciaRaymond Garcia

Assistant Director of Applicant Services

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Kesari ArjoonKesari Arjoon

Admissions Coordinator & New Student Coordinator

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Ninoska Polanco

Admissions Coordinator

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Atashsokhan, DanielDaniel Atashsokhan

New Student Coordinator

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Aradhana RamphalAradhana Ramphal

Admissions Coordinator

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tamara rooiTamara Rooi

Admissions Coordinator (Antigua and Barbuda)

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STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES

LEADERSHIP

Ajana WilkinsonAjana D. Wilkinson, Manager of Financial Aid
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STUDENT FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVES

Stanley Jean-Louis, Senior Financial Aid Counselor.
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Marisol Tejeda, Financial Aid Counselor.
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Semone Ocatave, Financial Aid Counselor.
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Derek Warner, Financial Aid Loan Coordinator.
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Cindy David, Financial Aid Counselor.
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Johanna Gomez, Financial Aid Counselor.
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Erika Vargas, Financial Aid Counselor.
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BURSAR

LEADERSHIP

Michael Burtch, University Bursar.
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BURSAR REPRESENTATIVES

Indra Walker, Accountant-Bursar-Antigua Campus.
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Nirma Harkhani, Associate Bursar.
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CLINICAL DEPARTMENT

LEADERSHIP

Peter Bell, MD, Vice President of Global Medical Education and Executive Dean of Clinical Sciences.
Melissa Morell, Executive Director for Clinical Sciences Administration.
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Teneshea LeGrand, Manager for Clinical Sciences Administration.
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CLINICAL COORDINATORS

Maria Cepeda, Clinical Coordinator for students with last names A-G.
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Jason Rivera, Clinical Coordinator for students with last names H-O.
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 Sean Tierney, Clinical Coordinator for students with last names P-Z.
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CLINICAL DOCUMENT SPECIALISTS

Katrina Washington, Document Specialist for Clinical Students with last names A-G
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Jelani Bustamonte, Document Specialist for Clinical Students with last names H-O.
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Ronald De leon, Clinical Document Specialist for Clinical Students with last names P-Z
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REGISTRAR

REGISTRAR REPRESENTATIVES

Desiree Barnes, Associate Registrar
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Andrea Stevens, Senior Assistant Registrar
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Amina Owens, Assistant Registrar for students with last names A-G
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Darwin Gonzalez, Assistant Registrar for students with last name H-O
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Kanika Pennie, Assistant Registrar for students with last name P-Z
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Mariela Capellan, Registrar Coordinator
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GRADUATE AFFAIRS

The department of Graduate Affairs provides extensive information to guide 3rd and 4th year AUA students through the residency Match process each year. The department helps students understand and prepare for the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS), and other matching services as well as ERAS® – the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Graduate Affairs’ Blackboard page contains a wealth of information including the Residency Preparation Manual and several breakout guides that will help Match applicants with particular aspects of the Match process, such as writing personal statements for residency and advice for going on interviews.

The department also provides guidance and assistance with state licensing for residency, and with licensure for post-residency applicants. For all licensing requests, issues and questions, please utilize the dedicated email address: [email protected].

Additionally, post-residency graduates can contact the department of Graduate Affairs for information regarding fellowship applications.

 

Jessica Ferron
Director, Graduate Affairs
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Rebecca Zhu
Graduate Affairs Coordinator
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Samantha Thacker
Consultant
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