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Peter Bell, MD – Executive Clinical Sciences Dean  

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

Dr. Peter Bell is the Vice President for Global Education and Executive Dean of Clinical Sciences.  A board-certified Anesthesiologist, Dr. Bell received his medical degree and doctorate from J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.  Subsequently, he trained as a naval flight surgeon at the US Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. Bell served as Assistant Medical Director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Ostseeklinik Damp, Germany and completed numerous national and international rescue missions as an emergency physician with German Air Rescue.

Prior to joining AUA, he chaired the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Holberton Hospital in St. John’s, Antigua.  He served as Medical Director of the Caribbean Helicopter Air Ambulance service and as a maritime medicine consultant.  At AUA, Dr. Bell served as vice president for Academic Affairs and Executive Dean at the Antigua campus from 2005–2009.

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Matthew Hogan, MD – Associate Dean Clinical Sciences

Dr. Hogan was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended The Pennsylvania State University as an undergraduate and completed medical school at Temple University in 2004 where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Since completing his internship and residency at Emory University, he has practiced hospital medicine for over a decade, leading change in areas as diverse as utilization management and palliative care. He is currently the medical director, director of care management, and chief of hospital medicine at Emory Decatur Hospital. Dr. Hogan lives in Atlanta and is married with two children.


Mark Adler, MD – Internal Medicine

Mark Adler, MD has served as co-chair for the Department of Internal Medicine at AUA since 2011. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Basel Switzerland, where his family resided for many years. He is a Diplomate of the Swiss Institute of Tropical Medicine. After an internship and residency at Maimonides Medical Center and Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, he went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in rheumatology at Yale University Medical School.

Dr. Adler has served as an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University Medical Center, SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, UMDNJ/NJMS in New Jersey and, most recently as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. Currently, Dr. Adler serves as program director for the internal medicine residency program at Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, where he is also interim chairman and the designated institutional official for Graduate Medical Education,

He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including The Young Investigators Award at Yale University, a New York State Certificate of Recognition, New York State Assembly Citation Award, and the Best Teaching Attending Award for several consecutive years at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. He has authored articles in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Journal of Chronic Diseases, and numerous other publications.

Dr. Adler is a Founding Fellow of the American Rheumatism Association, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.

Peter DeVito, MD – Surgery

Dr. DeVito graduated from NEOMED in 1991. He was in a General Surgery residency from 1991-1996 and started his private practice in 1996. He is began serving as a program director in 2006. He has been published in 25 publications and gave 20 grand rounds presentations. He was a Tumor Board Moderator, Morbidity, and Mortality Moderator. He was a President of Staff from 2008-2010. He is a member of MEC, GMEC, and the ACS Cancer Committee. He is a part of the following medical societies: ACS, SAGES, APDS, and OSMA. He has received honors from Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and ABS Certifying Examiner. Currently, he is the co-chairman of the AUA Surgery Department 2011- present.

Alvin Eden, MD – Pediatrics

Alvin Eden, MD, is currently Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine. A practicing pediatrician for over 40 years, Dr. Eden has authored eight books geared toward childcare, childhood obesity, and parenting, as well as more than 35 scholarly articles. In addition, Dr. Eden has been involved in a number of major research investigations, especially in the area of toddler iron deficiency and the adverse effects on cognition.

Dr. Eden has taught at numerous medical schools in the United States, and—in his previous role as Chairman of Pediatrics at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn—taught and mentored hundreds of pediatrics residents.

Currently, Dr. Eden is a clinical professor at Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York.

Teresa Lemma, MD – Pediatrics

Dr. Teresa Lemma, Co-Chair for Pediatrics works together with Dr. Alvin Eden, AUA’s long-term Chair of Pediatrics.

As the Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program and the Medical Student Pediatric Clerkship Director at Richmond University Medical Center, Dr. Lemma is an experienced medical educator. In addition to hospital pediatric care Dr. Lemma is also is in private practice on Staten Island, NY.
A Graduate of Universidad del Noreste Tampico, Mexico, Dr. Lemma completed her pediatric residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center (now: Richmond University Medical Center).

William Lois, MD – Surgery

Dr. William Lois specialty is in General Surgery.  He received his education at SUNY-Fredonia and went to the Universidao de Navarra.  He did his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center (Interfaith Medical Center).  Dr. Lois has practiced in Brooklyn for the past 25 years in Vascular and General Surgery.   Dr. Lois was Director of Vascular Surgery at Kingsbrook Jewish Med. Ctr. from 1993-2000.He was Assistant Director of Surgery at Interfaith Med. Ctr. From 2000-2002.  Dr. Lois is now Chairman of Surgery at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center since 2002.

Dr. Lois is Board Certified in General Surgery.  He was Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY Downstate from 1993-present.  He has written multiple papers and did many clinical presentations. He also patented 3 medical devices and 2 non-medical devices. His honors/recognitions were “Castle Connelly “Top Doctors” 1999-2013, NY Times “Top Surgeons In Nation” 2011, Homero Rosado Leadership Award, 2008, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center’s “President Award” 2010 and NOAH-NY Distinguished Medical Service Award 2010.

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Sanjeev Nischal – Family Medicine

Sanjeev Nischal, MD, is the clinical chair of the Department of Family Medicine at AUA—a position he’s held since 2008. A board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Nischal is in private family practice in New Hyde Park, Long Island, NY, and is clinical preceptor at NYU Langone/Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY.

Dr. Nischal is a member of the Family Medicine Education Consortium and a passionate advocate for higher education.

Pankaj Patel – Psychiatry

Dr. Pankaj Patel grew up in Kenya and attended Kasturba Medical College at Mangalore, India and graduated in February, 1980. He trained in Psychiatry at New York Medical College (Richmond) Program at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Staten Island, NY from 1981-84 and was the Chief Resident in Psychiatry in his final year of training. He joined St. Vincent’s Medical Center as an Attending Psychiatry following his residency. He was the Associate Chair and Director of the Residency Training in Psychiatry at Richmond University Medical center formally St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center of New York, Staten Island Region from November 2002 to April 2008. He was also Acting Chairman and Director Training in Psychiatry from April 2008 to October 2008. He was the Clerkship Director for Psychiatry for New York Medical College at Richmond University Medical Center from November 2002 to January 2008.

He was appointed Chairman of Psychiatry at Richmond University Medical Center October 2008. He has been Co-Chair of Psychiatry at AUA School of Medicine from May 2010 to present. He has been Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College from August 1995 to present. In May 2008, Dr. Patel was awarded the Nancy A. Roeske Teaching Award by the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Patel has been involved in various committees at Richmond University Medical Center and has been Chair of the Credentials Committee at Richmond University Medical Center from July 2008 to present.

Daniel Castellanos – Psychiatry

Dr Daniel Castellanos has spent his career in academic medicine dedicated to the education and training of students, residents, and fellows in Psychiatry. He has received several awards for outstanding teaching and has served as a mentor for numerous practicing child and adolescent psychiatrists. Dr Castellanos’ areas of expertise is the appropriate use of psychotropic medications in children and adolescents. He has given over 80 international, national or regional presentations and published two books and an online training module on the appropriate use of psychotropic medications in children and adolescents. Over the past 10 years he has helped organize, moderate and update the State of Florida Best Practice Psychotropic Medication Guidelines.

Dr Castellanos has extensive leadership and administrative experience. He has held several medical school leadership positions. Dr Castellanos is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Founding Chair of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at the Florida International University (FIU) Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Since 2015, he has also served as the College of Medicine’s Assistant Dean for Graduate Medicate Education. He is also the Associate Program Director for the Citrus Health Network-FIU Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program.

As the co-chair for the Department of Psychiatry at AUA, Dr Castellanos will help oversee the education and training at Non-FIU locations.

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John Riggs – Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. John C. Riggs is the Clinical Chair of OB/GYN. He received his B.S. in Biology from Georgetown University in 1981 and earned his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1985.


AUA Clinical Education Enhancement Department
Cecelia Downs, MA

Cecelia Downs earned her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her master’s from Roosevelt University in Chicago.  Professor Downs served for nineteen years as an academic skills specialist for health professional students at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She assisted UIC medical students at all levels of their education – from the first year of medical school through residency.  Professor Downs has worked with AUA students in Antigua, and she now assists AUA clinical students in the U.S.

Throughout her career, her primary focus has been on developing programs to ensure student success, especially on standardized exams.

Ravenn Gethers, MsEd

Ravenn R. Gethers is a Clinical Education Enhancement Faculty Member who is passionate about helping adult learners reach their full potential.

Previously, Professor Gethers served as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Medical Scholars Program in the Basic Sciences Education Enhancement Department in Antigua.

Her professional experiences include teaching, academic advising, academic support services, study skills instruction, nonprofit leadership, and business administration.

Professor Gethers earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education from Old Dominion University. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate for an EdD in Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership at the College of William and Mary.

Dr. Nelda Ephraim Ph.D.

Dr. Nelda Ephraim earned her Ph.D. in Education with Distinction from Capella University with a specialization in Nursing Education. She was also inducted into the Honor Society for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International during her masters’ preparation at Thomas Edison State University. Dr. Ephraim has over 24 years of clinical nursing experience. She is also a nationally certified critical care nurse, a certification she has proudly maintained current since 2008.

Dr. Ephraim has worked in academia since 2011, teaching and advising nursing students. She began working with medical students in June 2015 when she joined AUA’s Basic Sciences EED. After some time away from AUA, Dr. Ephraim returned and joined the Clinical Education Enhancement Faculty. During her tenure in Basic Sciences EED, she earned her certification as an Appreciative Advisor, of which she also proudly maintains current. The Appreciative Advising model promotes the use of a student’s strengths to enhance areas of weakness, with encouragement to take the lead in their academic lives. It is Dr. Ephraim’s belief that with the right guidance and motivation, all students can achieve their academic dreams and goals.

Brentwood Hospital, Louisiana
Specialty Name
Psychiatry Daniel J. Feeney, MD
Psychiatry Katherine Smith, MD
Psychiatry Sabbenahalli Suresh, MD
Psychiatry Guy E. Brannon, MD
Psychiatry Janice Wilson Hollier, MD
Psychiatry Kathryn Kay Kennedy, MD
Psychiatry Ruchika Yusufji, MD
Psychiatry Olufemi Ogundeji, MD
Ellis Hospital-Schenectady, NY
Specialty Name
Program Director John Petrillo, DO
Family Medicine Christopher Murphy, MD
Family Medicine Krisemily McCrory, MD
Family Medicine Daniel J.E. Cunningham, MD
Family Medicine Azuka Stephen Itabor, MD
Family Medicine Claire Nadler, DO
Family Medicine Melissa Roberts, MD
Family Medicine Nancy Colón Sapio, MD
Family Medicine Minéké E. Etienne, MD
Florida International University (FIU)-Miami, FL
Specialty Name
Anesthesiology Osmar Creagh Bandera, MD
Cardiology Aldo Martinez, MD
Cardiology Jorge Bordenave, MD
Cardiology Javier Reyna, MD
Critical Care Jaime Avecillas, MD
Dermatology Javier Flores, MD
Emergency Medicine Henry Mata, MD
Emergency Medicine Jesus Rivera, MD
Family Medicine Luis Del Prado Rodriguez, MD
Gastroenterology Emmanuel Reyes Ramos, MD
Gastroenterology Joel Kertznus, MD
Gastroenterology Michael Valladares, DO
General Pediatrics Claudia Arango, MD
General Pediatrics Maria Fernandez, MD
Surgery Amadeo Cabral, MD
Surgery Mark Broudo, MD
Surgery Nidal (Nick) Masri, MD
Surgery Jose R. Lamas, MD
Surgery – Bariatric Werner Andrade, MD
Hospitalist Heriberto Fernandez, MD
Hospitalist Jose Eduardo Barros, MD
Infectious Disease Jaime Campos, MD
Infectious Disease Luis Fernando Montano, MD
Infectious Disease Robert Hernandez, MD
Internal Medicine Eduardo Reyes, MD
Internal Medicine Javier Perez, MD
Internal Medicine Maray Rocher, MD
Internal Medicine Rafael Abreu, MD
Internal Medicine Wilfrido Benitez, MD
Internal Medicine (Wound Care) Dolores Sanchez-Cazau, MD
Neonatology Maria Oliver, MD
Nephrology Juan (John) Fernandez, MD
Nephrology Manuel Garcia Estrada, MD
Neurology Eugenio Guevara, MD
Neurology Gabriel Widi, MD
Neurology Amnerys Garcia, MD
Nurse Susan Hinkson, MS
OBGYN Alberto Dominguez-Bali, MD
OBGYN Celestino Castellon, MD
OBGYN Carlos A. Rodriguez, MD
OBGYN Guillermo Kohn, MD
Opthalmology Orlando Galindez, MD
Orthopedics Nestor Javech, MD
Pediatric Cardiology Abdul Aldousany, MD
Pediatric Cardiology Amit Patange, MD
Pediatric Emergency Room Carolina Collado, MD
Perinatology Edgardo Penabad, MD
Plastic Surgery Jose Perez Gurri, MD
Podiatry Sandra Franco, DPM
Psychiatry Rossana Lopez, MD
Pulmonology Ernesto Fonts, MD
Radiology Carlos Rey, MD
Radiology Haresh Solanki, MD
Radiology (Interventional) Carlos Sanchez, MD
Hemet Valley Medical Center, CA
Specialty Name
Internal Medicine Sumanta Chaudhuri, MD
Internal Medicine Veeravat Taecharvongphairoj, MD
Internal Medicine Frederick E. White, DO
Internal Medicine John Yasmer, DO
Institute of Family Health, New York
Specialty Name
Program Director-FM Megan McMullan, MD
Family Medicine Melissa Schiskie, DO
Family Medicine Bridget Foy, DO
Family Medicine Mark Josefski, MD
Family Medicine Wesley Ho, MD
Family Medicine Walter Sperling, MD
Family Medicine John Anderson, MD
Family Medicine Aimee Smith, DO
Family Medicine Kristina Ursitti, DO
Family Medicine Susruth Pinnamaneni, DO
Family Medicine Marek Balutowski, MD
Family Medicine Marta Sanchez, MD
Family Medicine Jincy Cherian, DO
Family Medicine Benjamin McLaughlin, DO
Family Medicine Joel Panthappattu, MD
Family Medicine Cathy-Anne Charles, MD
Interfaith Medical Center, New York
Specialty Name
CMO & Internal Medicine Pradeep Chandra, MD
Internal Medicine Mark Adler, MD
Internal Medicine Samuel N. Adler, MD
Internal Medicine Zewge Shiferaw-Deribe, MD
Internal Medicine Muhammad Dogar, MD
Internal Medicine Danilo A. Enriquez, MD
Internal Medicine Eric A. Jaffe, MD
Internal Medicine Eric L. Jerome, MD
Internal Medicine Vijay Gayam, MD
Internal Medicine Bordes P. Laurent, MD
Internal Medicine Mohamed Mansour, MD
Internal Medicine Louis M. Mudannayake, MD
Internal Medicine Malar Thwin, MD
Internal Medicine Joseph B. Quist, MD
Internal Medicine Gerald Posner, MD
Internal Medicine Mona Pervil-Ulysse, MD
Internal Medicine Mirela Sam, MD
Internal Medicine Parvathy Vasudevan, MD
Internal Medicine Raveendra Chigurupati, MD
Internal Medicine Ravi Jayanti, MD
Internal Medicine Sreedevi Ramakrishnaiah, MD
Internal Medicine Leon R. Shein, MD
Internal Medicine Devendra Shrivastava, MD
Internal Medicine Sam Weissman, MD
Internal Medicine Oday Z Alhafidh, MD
Internal Medicine Mazin Khalid, MD
Internal Medicine Isaac Solaimanzadeh, MD
Internal Medicine Renuka Bellamkonda, MD
Internal Medicine Ankur Shah, MD
Internal Medicine Ratesh Khillan, MD
Internal Medicine Jawaharlal Khalikaprasad, MD
Ophthalmology Wally Kopelowitz, MD
Ophthalmology Steven Sherman, DO
Ophthalmology Marcus Edelstein, MD
OB-GYN Jacques Guillaume, MD
Pediatrics Sadhana Bose, MD
Pediatrics Emmanuel Brunot, MD
Pediatrics Edmund J. DiLello, MD
Pediatrics Swati Gandhi, MD
Pediatrics Dilruba Hussain, MD
Pediatrics George Kovacs, MD
Pediatrics Hosneara Masub, MD
Pediatrics Sana Y. Nejmeh-Khoury, MD
Pediatrics Samia A. Tayab, MD
Pediatrics Gaddam D. Reddy, MD
Pediatrics Bolanle A. Olajide, MD
Psychiatry Ayodeji I. Jolayemi, MD
Psychiatry Cynthia Ko, MD
Psychiatry Salma Nazneen, MD
Psychiatry Adesanmi Ojo, MD, MBA
Psychiatry Tolulope Abidemi Olupona, MD
Psychiatry Khandaker Abu Taher, MD
Psychiatry Leon P. Valbrun, MD
University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, Maryland
Specialty Name
Internal Medicine Robert Chow, MD
Pulmonary Critical Care Avelino Verceles, MD
Internal Medicine Shabbir A. Choudhry, MD
Internal Medicine Naresh Bassi, MD
Internal Medicine Patrick Oguejior, MD
Internal Medicine Kofi Owusu-Antwi, MD
Internal Medicine-Gastroen Aseem Sood, MD
Internal Medicine-GI Raymond E. Kim, MD
Nephrology Steve Shen, MD
Hematology & Oncology Kavita Kalra, MD
Hematology & Oncology Ravi Anandakrishnan, MD
Chemical Depednecy Michael Hayes, MD
Pulmonary Critical Care Ellen Marciniak, MD
Pulmonary Critical Care Renee Dixon, MD
Pulmonary Critical Care Montserrat Diaz-Abad, MD
Western Reserve Health Education-Youngstown, Ohio
Specialty Name
Medicine Rebecca Bailey, MD
Surgery Peter DeVito, MD
Surgery Daniel Ebert, MD
Medicine Lawrence Goldstein, MD
DME Kimberly Howe, PhD
Family Medicine Paul Rich, MD
Surgery James Smith, MD
Family Medicine Steven Swain, MD
Family Medicine Michelle Kapon, MD
Internal Medicine Larry Woods, DO
Family Medicine Daniel Miller, MD
Family Medicine Tolga Icli, MD
Family Medicine Szymon Krzyzanowski, MD
Family Medicine Ayan Sanyal, MD
Internal Medicine Paul Watanakunakorn, MD
Family Medicine Roman Davidenko, MD
Internal Medicine Ritha Kartan, MD
Internal Medicine Kapil Kwatra, MD
Internal Medicine Sohair Rostom, MD
Internal Medicine Mourad Rostom, MD
Family Medicine Mohammad Momen, MD
Family Medicine Daniel Winkle, MD
O’Connor Hospital-San Jose, CA
Specialty Name
CAO Michael G. Ross, MD
Deputy CAO Phyllis Guze, MD
Internal Medicine Pooja Sharma, MD
Ob-Gyn Mario Cordero, MD
Family Medicine David Cahn, MD
Pediatrics Nayyara Dawood, MD
Surgery Augusto Bastidas, MD
Internal Medicine Sharad K. Dass, MD
Internal Medicine Glenn Marshak, MD
Internal Medicine Isaac Eisenstein, MD
Simulation Lab Director Dr. Shifali Shrivastava
Surgery Michael Cluck, MD
Dir-Stdt & Acad Clin Affrs Abdullah Nadeem, MD
Pontiac General Hospital-Pontiac, MI
Specialty Name
Family Medicine-Prog Dir Nikhil Hemady, MD, FAAFP
Family Medicine Mohamed Saleh, MD
Family Medicine LaToya Austin, MD
Family Medicine Jason Ramos, MD
Prime Healthcare-West Anaheim and Chino Medical Center,CA
Specialty Name
Outpatient Pediatrics Tiffany Wiguna, MD
Outpatient Pediatrics Taha M  Ahmed, MD, FAAP
Dermatology Sid Danesh, MD
Womens Health/Labor and Delivery Norman Lamberty, MD
Continuity Clinic Mary Kasem, MD
Continuity Clinic Rick Hirsch, DO
Continuity Clinic-Assistant Program Director William Tsai, DO
Addiction Medicine Joseph DeSanto, MD
Addiction Medicine/Behavioral Medicine Research Keerthy Sunder, MD
Continuity Clinic/Sports Medicine Hanh Nguyen, MD
MSK Jarrod Shapiro, DPM
Richmond University Medical Center, New York
Specialty Name
Internal Medicine Chairman Mitchell Fogel, MD
Internal Medicine-Vice- Chairman Jay Nfonoyim, MD
Internal Medicine-Clerkship Dir, DME Lyudmila Rubinshteyn, MD
Surgery-Chairman Loren Harris, MD
Surgery-Clerkship Dir Helen Kay, DO
FM1/IM1 Clerkship Dir Irina Petrenko, MD
Psychiatry-Interim Chairman Joel Idowu, MD
Psychiatry-Clerkship Dir Archna Sarwal, MD
Pediatrics-Chairman Brian McMahon, MD
Pediatrics-Clerkship Dir Teresa Lemma, MD
OB-GYN-Chairman Michael Moretti, MD
OB-GYN-Clerkship Dir Joanna Pessolano, MD
OB-GYN-co-Clerkship Dir Simon Kokkinakis, MD
OB-GYN-co-Clerkship Dir Rita Shats, MD
Rochester General Hospital, NY
Specialty Name
SVP-System Chair of Surgery Ralph P. Pennino, MD, FACS
Surgery Chair Robert J. Tripp, MD, FACS
DIO and Associate CMO for Education Richard Alweis, MD, FACP
Surgery Marguerite Dynski, SSJ, MD, FACS
Surgery Timothy P. O’Connor, MD, FACS
Surgery Pasquale Iannoli, MD
Surgery Louis Eichel, MD
Surgery James T. Maxwell, MD
Surgery Craig Seablom, DO
Surgery James E. Szalados, MD, JD
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, District of Columbia
Specialty Name
Psychiatry Janna Volkov, MD
Psychiatry Benjamin A. Adewale, MD
Psychiatry Karen Alleyne, MD
Child Psychiatry Saul K. Kolansky, MD
Psychiatry Farooq Mohyuddin, MD
Psychiatry Syed Naqvi, MD
Neurology John W. Stiller, MD
Psychiatry Syed I. Zaidi, MD
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center – Utica, New York
Specialty Name
Family Medicine Mark Warfel, DO
Family Medicine Francis Chabot, MD
Family Medicine Julie Betro Shkane, DO
Family Medicine Tatyana V. Misyulya, MD
Family Medicine Ken Werner,  MD
Family Medicine Goutham Malempati, MD
Family Medicine Kareem Hamad, MD
Family Medicine Joseph M. DiMaria, MD, MBA
Family Medicine Donish Siddiqi, MD
St. Joseph’s Medical Center – Yonkers, New York
Specialty Name
Family Medicine Sonia A. Velez, MD, JD
Family Medicine Rodika Coloka-Kump, DO
Family Medicine Kawarjeet Singh, MD
Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Maryland
Specialty Name
DME Benedicto R. Borja, MD
Psychiatry Jason Addison MD
Psychiatry Jonathan Holt, MD
Psychiatry Andrew Warren, MD
Psychiatry Merle McCann, MD
Psychiatry Molly Reeves, MD
Psychiatry Yakir Vaks, MD
Psychiatry Briana Riemer, MD
Psychiatry Iuliana Frank, MD
Psychiatry Silvio Saidemberg, MD
Psychiatry Savitha Puttaiah, MD
Mount Sinai South Nassau-Oceanside, NY
Specialty Name
Family Medicine-VP Medical Education and DIO Samuel Sandowski, MD
Family Medicine-Chair Scott Ippolito, MD
Family Medicine Anubhav Agarwal, MD
Family Medicine Nelson Giraldo, MD
Family Medicine Emad Hanna, MD
Family Medicine Russell Porter, MD
Family Medicine Linda Roethel, MD
Family Medicine Joyce Robert, MD
Surgery-Chair Rajiv Datta, MD
Surgery-Program Director Eric Seitelman, MD
Surgery-Associate Program Director Shahriyour Andaz, MD
Surgery Alexander Axelrad, MD
Surgery Kenneth Becker, MD
Surgery Chaim Fishfeld, DO
Surgery Harmandeep Singh, MD
Surgery Charles Sticco, DO
Summa Health Systems-Akron, OH
Specialty Name
Program Director Joseph Varley, MD
Psychiatry Heather Lewis , DO
Psychiatry Simona Suchan, MD
Psychiatry Sonia Shah, MD
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, New York
Specialty Name
Internal Medicine/ Endocrinology E. Kenneth Freiberg, DO
Internal Medicine Carlos Rodriguez, MD
Internal Medicine Nelli Fromer, MD
Internal Medicine Gopi Punukollu, MD
Internal Medicine Joseph Guadalupe, MD
Internal Medicine Zeyar Thet, MD
Internal Medicine Stella Ilyayeva, MD
Internal Medicine Moyna Kapoor, MD
Internal Medicine Carol Foster, MD
Internal Medicine Tarik Naser, MD
Internal Medicine Parvez Mir, MD
Internal Medicine Raghav Bansal, MD
Internal Medicine Sridhar Reddy, MD
Internal Medicine Tanveer Mir, MD
Internal Medicine Anton Wray, MD, FACEP
Internal Medicine Khin Aung, MD
Internal Medicine Jilan Shah, MD
Internal Medicine Aruna Thyagaraj, MD
Internal Medicine Khin Mar Ko, MD
Internal Medicine Babak S. Jazayeri-Moghadoss, MD
OBGYN Jorge Venegas, MD
OBGYN Ralph L. Ruggiero, MD
OBGYN Ana Munoz-Matta, DO
OBGYN Omrou Alchyib, MD
OBGYN Juana Lucia Cuevas, MD
OBGYN Daniel Faustin, MD
OBGYN Emil L. Gurshumov, MD
OBGYN Vitaly A. Kushnir, MD
OBGYN Ghadir M. Salame, MD
Pediatrics Marina Levin, MD
Pediatrics Shahed Quraishi, MD
Pediatrics Tatyana Groysman, MD
Pediatrics Gustavo DelToro, MD
Pediatrics Sanjivan V. Patel, MD
Pediatrics Patrisha Pickens, MD
Pediatrics Calixto Cazano, MD
Surgery Leaque Ahmed, MD
Surgery Anna Arsenous, MD
Surgery Mark Harooni, MD
Surgery Ramon M. Benedicto, MD
Surgery Brian McDonald Hall, MD
Surgery Elvita Genelus-Dominique, MD
Surgery Sharon L. Koehler, DO
Surgery Jesus Lanza, MD
Surgery Anthony P. Geroci, MD
Surgery Nawaiz Ahmad, MD
Surgery Mohammed Selin El-Dahhak, MD
Surgery Panagiotis Zenetos, MD
Surgery Mahalingham Sivakumar, MD
Surgery Jessica W. Lim, MD
Surgery Roger Antoine, MD
Surgery Colin Woon, MD
Surgery Bernard R. Alter, MD
Surgery Aron Z. Pollack, MD
Clinical Skills Faculty
Specialty Name
Phyllis Levine, MD
Mariana Cuceu, MPh
Sherine Elsayegh, MD
Edward Kalpas, MD, MPh
Tamie Proscia-Lieto, MD
Global Health Visiting Faculty
Affiliation Name
Johns Hopkins University Sherri Kay Prosser, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Anthony Rossi, MD
Florida International University Aileen Marty, MD
Institute for Family Health Ephraim Back, MD
Hofstra University Mr. Harold McDonald
United Nations Secretariat Colonel Dr. Stefan Goebbels
University of Illinois Warren Lavey, JD, MS
Community, Psychiatric Hospital Jo-Anne Brathwaite-Drummond, MD
Florida International University Juan Acuna, MD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Sophie Lanzkron-Salzberg, MD
Florida International University Eneida Roldan, MD
School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada James Wilson, MD
Northrop Grumman Corporation Dr. Donald DiMarzio
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign Holly Rosencranz, MD
Congressman Timothy Bishop
University of the West Indies Dr. Stanley Lalta
University of Illinois College of Medicine David Ramkumar, MD
University of Illinois College of Medicine Japhia Ramkumar, MD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Michael Talarico, MD
New York University Michael Weitzman, MD