|Leslie Walwyn, MBBS, MPH – Associate Professor and Acting Chair
Dr. Walwyn is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Medicine (1992), with a Master of Public Health degree (2000) from the same institution.
Dr. Walwyn joined the American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine full-time as an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine in February 2015. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of family medicine, and for the past fourteen years she has been heavily involved in preventive medicine at the public health level. Her passion is chronic disease prevention, including mental health illness, and she has designed, coordinated, and executed multiple public health interventions. Dr. Walwyn’s research interests include preventive measures for cervical cancer and mental wellbeing. She is currently the Acting Chairman of the Department of Clinical Medicine at AUACOM. She is also Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Medical Council.
|Jenifer Cannon, MD, FACOG – Professor
Dr. Cannon obtained her degree in medicine from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1988, where she graduated with honors and nomination to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. Following graduation, Dr. Cannon finished her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis and received her board certification for OB/GYN in 1994. While in St. Louis Dr. Cannon had an active private practice and was a full time faculty member for the residency program she graduated from. In 2009, Dr. Cannon shifted her teaching focus to pre-clinical medical students specializing in integration of basic sciences and clinical sciences through high fidelity simulation, problem based learning and small group teaching. She has been with AUA since 2014 and is currently the Chair of the Department of Clinical Medicine. Her hobbies include gardening, sailing and snorkeling.
|Waheeda Amiralli, MD – Professor
Dr. Waheeda Amiralli received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Aligargh Muslim University, Aligargh, India. She also received her Certificate in Tropical Medicine from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Department of Health and Medical Service in Dubai, UAE and her Certificate in Epidemiology and Public Health Aspects of Diabetes in Cambridge, England. Dr. Waheeda Amiralli brings with her 20 years of Clinical teaching experience. In the department of Medicine at Muhimbili University College of Heath Sciences she was responsible for training medical students. She has done research on many projects including Diabetes Mellitus and Pituitary tumors. She has published several papers in the Lancet, Practical Diabetes digest and East African medical journals. She has been the course director for ICMI and ICMII courses over the past 8 years and is Professor in the department of Clinical Medicine at AUA.
|Srikanteswara Viswanath, MBBS, MS – Professor
After finishing his MD and MS in Mysore Medical College, India; Dr. Sri went on to do his Senior Residency in Clinical Anatomy at JIMPER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate education and research, India). He has worked extensively on the blood flow patterns to the thyroid gland in normal and disease states. He also continues to work in the cost effective techniques of tube plastination. After working in St. Lucia for seven years, has been teaching Clinical Anatomy and Embryology at the American University of Antigua since 2007. Since 2010, Dr. Sri has found his passion in medical simulations and adult learning theory. Being iSim certified he also had his IMS Comprehensive Instructor training at Center for Medical Simulation, Harvard Hospital in Boston and has been coordinating medical simulations Lab, through debriefing medical case scenarios and pursuing research in the medical simulation. He has been currently pursuing an online Masters in Medical Simulation at Drexel University, Philadelphia.
|Madeleine Fraser, MD – Professor
Madeleine Fraser originated from the north of the UK and went to Edinburgh University to read Physiology. After obtaining a 2:1 honors degree in Physiology, she then read medicine at Edinburgh and Oxford universities graduating with a Mb Bch medical degree from Oxford University in 1995. After working in London as a house doctor, she moved to Antigua where she worked in the E.R department of the Antigua hospital until 1999. During this time she continued her studies, obtaining a diploma in dermatology from Cardiff University, a diploma in palliative care and a diploma in geriatric medicine from the British Geriatric Medicine Society. She worked in private practice with a special interest in addiction medicine until joining the American university of Antigua in 2005. She obtained a diploma in post graduate medical education in 2010. Dr Fraser was ICM department chair from 2009-11 during which time she initiated the AUA health Fair which now runs twice a year treating over 300 members of the public each time. Dr Fraser is currently course director for ICM 3 and course director for integrated medical education (IME) semesters 3 and 4.
|Eli Tumba Tshibwabwa, MD, MMED, PhD – Professor
Dr. Eli Tshibwabwa is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and the Radiology theme coordinator.
Dr. Eli Tshibwabwa earned his medical degree in 1974 and completed his residency training in diagnostic radiology at the Université Nationale du Zaire in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This training was followed by a clinical fellowship and a research fellowship in computed tomography, ultrasound, neuroradiology, histomorphometry, interventional radiology, and tropical medicine at the Gasthuisberg University Hospital of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. He also obtained his PhD in Radiology at the Catholic University of Leuven Faculty of Medicine in 1986, and later completed a clinical fellowship in diagnostic radiology, medical education, and international health at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Tshibwabwa was Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, and was the Department Education Coordinator (DEC) in the Department of Radiology at McMaster from 2004-09.
His clinical, educational, and research interests include diagnostic radiology; ultrasound anatomy teaching; global health (HIV/AIDS, lung diseases in the Tropics); medical education with a focus on problem-based, concepts-based, and small-group learning; early exposure of students to bedside ultrasound; the development of radiology teaching resources for undergraduate and graduate teaching; and international medical education.
Dr. Tshibwabwa is the recipient of the following awards: The 2013 Outstanding Preceptor in Pre-Clerkship, McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Undergraduate Medical Program, Class of 2013, Hamilton, Ontario; since 2010, the Supervisory Privileges of Graduate Faculty Status as a Supervisor in McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences Affiliated Graduate Program, Field: Master of Science in Global Health Program; the 2003 McMaster University Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award, Contribution to Unit 2 of the MD Program, MD Class of 2005, Hamilton, Ontario. He also was granted the 2000 and 2008 International Visiting Professorship of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
|Nagaraj Mysore, MD – Professor
Dr Nagaraj Mysore obtained MD in pediatrics from Kuvempu university of Karnataka state, India. He was awarded with diploma in child health (DCH) prior to his MD in pediatric residency. His Basic science medical graduation was from Bangalore University, Karnataka. Upon graduation in pediatrics he served JSS Medical College University for 10 years as an Associate professor. He was in charge head of “Neonatology” for 3 years in that University hospital. Dr Mysore was instrumental in getting “Baby friendly hospital” recognition for JSS medical college university from “Breast feeding promotion network of India (BPNI)”. He later served “Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences” Bangalore, India as a Professor and Unit chief of Pediatrics. He moved to USA to pursue his career in pediatrics.
He worked with a group of pediatric research associates in IUPUI, Indianapolis, USA on “Metabolic syndrome in young children”. He later was associated with a pediatric group practice in New Jersey before joining AUA as an associate professor in the department of clinical Medicine. Dr Mysore has been teaching all four semesters of ICM since 2009. He participates in didactic lectures, clinical skill small groups and integrated medical education sessions. He has represented Karnataka state in cricket and has the honor of played along with former Indian cricket players. His interest is in “Neonatal emergencies” and “Lactation problems in young infants”.
Sudha Kannavar, MD, OBGYN, ECFMG, CRM – Associate Professor
Dr Sudha Kannavar: M D (OB/GYN), ECFMG, MBBS, CRM. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine for American University of Antigua. She is an MD graduate in Obstetric and Gynecology from Kuvempu University India with 14 years of clinical experience as an OB/GYN consultant .Dr Kannavar is an innovative and renowned teacher with 10 years of teaching experience at Mysore and Kuvempu Medical Universities, India. Dr Kannavar has five years of United States Clinical experience. She has been trained as an Extern in the Department of Hemato Oncology at “Indiana Cancer Hospital” Indiana; USA .She has additional training in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Family practice at New Jersey. She gathered the research experience on recurrent pregnancy loss also served as Teaching faculty and clinical Research Associate in oncology and Endocrinology clinical trials at New Jersey.
Dr Kannavar has been teaching all four semesters of ICM since 2009. She is a standardized patient’s trainer, Theme coordinator of semester 1 and 2 IME programs and AUA community health fair coordinator. She participates in clinical skill small groups and integrated medical education sessions. She received an award for District coordinator of breast feeding Practice, National Institute of India. She is an active member of The Federation of Obstetric Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI), American Congress of Obstetrician and Gynecology (ACOG), Breastfeeding Promotion Networking of India (BPNI), Association of Clinical Research Professionals of United States (ACRP).
|Raymond Robinson, MD – Associate Professor
Dr. Robinson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine at American University of Antigua. He currently teaches Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Evidence Based Medicine and is an instructor in the Parallel Curriculum Program. His research interests include patient safety, healthcare quality improvement, telemedicine and active learning methodology delivery in medical education. He concurrently holds an adjunct professorship with Northwestern University in Chicago in the Graduate Department of Health Informatics.
After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in Neurology, Physiology and Behavior from UC Davis, Davis CA. Dr. Robinson continued his education at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In his first year of medical training he began working with Dr. Peter Pronovost and his team at the Johns Hopkins Quality and Safety Research Group (QSRG) on their international, On the CUSP: STOP BSI campaign. During Dr. Robinson’s third year in medical school he took a year off from medical studies to do a fellowship at the QSRG and published several manuscripts as well as writing a chapter in Dr. John Cameron’s text, Current Surgical Therapy on, “Catheter Sepsis in the Intensive Care Unit”. This experience motivated Ray to pursue a public health degree (MPH) in clinical investigation at the Bloomberg School of Public Health where he completed a thesis study on “Airway Management by a Difficult Airway Response Team”. Dr. Robinson then became interested in the business of healthcare and quality improvement (QI) so took time out to pursue a business degree (MBA) at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
He remains a prolific author with multiple publications on QI in major academic journals. He is excited to be a part of the AUA family and bring his enthusiasm and expertise to support leadership for a better AUA!
|Edmond Mansoor, MBBS – Assistant Professor
After obtaining a first class honors degree in biology and chemistry from St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Canada, Edmond Mansoor then obtained his degree in medicine in 1992 from the Faculty of Medical Sciences at University of the West Indies (UWI). He trained both at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in Jamaica and at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Barbados. He was awarded the top prize in surgery.
Dr. Mansoor worked in private practice as an outstanding Family Physician for a decade, with a special focus on non-communicable diseases, particularly chronic essential hypertension, diabetes mellitus and asthma
Dr. Mansoor is a past president of the Antigua & Barbuda Medical Association and past President of the Senate in the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda.
For a decade, he served in the Government of Antigua and Barbuda as Minister with responsibility for telecommunications, information technology and science.
His current interests include public health education that leverages on new media, digital technologies and social media, and the convergence of medicine and technology.
|Kasim Williams, MD – Assistant Professor|
|Carolyn Edmondson, MD – Assistant Professor|
|Yovita Herrera, MD – Assistant Professor|
|Courtney Lewis, MD – Instructor
Dr. Lewis earned an MD from the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina and immediately returned to Antigua where he served as a Hospital Officer at the Mount St John’s Medical Center until leaving to pursue a career in Academia. He currently serves the American University of Antigua as the Director of the Department of Clinical Medicine’s Clinical Simulation Program, the Vice Director of the Emergency Medical Training Center and as an on-campus, registered physician. He continues to serve the AUA family and the People of Antigua and Barbuda by being an integral participant in all community service activities the College of Medicine provides.
|Yulia Volkova, MD – Instructor
Dr. Yulia A. Volkova, M.D. earned her undergraduate degree in Oriental Studies, Chinese Languages, and Socioeconomics at Moscow State University Institute of Asian and African Studies. She subsequently served as Chinese Language Interpreter for the Embassy of China and Beijing Radio in Moscow, Russia.
She also earned the Associate of Health Sciences degree at American International College of Arts & Sciences Antigua and graduated cum laude from the AUA College of Medicine. She is currently a faculty member in the Department of Clinical Medicine with expertise in Clinical Skills and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. Dr. Volkova’s research interests and peer-reviewed publications include epigenetic and dietary influences on the cardiovascular system, effects of aerobic exercise on neurogenesis, and quantitative electroencephalography for brain mapping and neurofeedback training.
She is a Clinical and Research Fellow of the American Center for Investigative Cardiology in Washington, D.C. and Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr. Volkova has served as a physician volunteer at the Antigua and Barbuda Search and Rescue Medic Station and teaches yoga as part of the AUA Wellness Program.
|Drickesha Aska, MD – Instructor|
|Helen Makinde, MD – Instructor|