Associate Dean of Academic Matters, Professor and Chair - Dr. Ronnie Coutinho Ronnie Coutinho, MD – Associate Dean of Academic Matters, Professor and Chair

Dr. Coutinho received his MBBS from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore and finished his residency in Pathology from a combined program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX.

Assistant Professor - Dr. Vinay H. Shankar Vinay H. Shankar, MBBS, MD – Assistant Professor

Dr. Vinay H Shankar has an MBBS from Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore and an MD from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India.

Rangachari Brahmaiahchari Rangachari Brahmaiahchari, MBBS, MD – Assistant Professor

Dr. Brahmaiahchari received his M.B.B.S from Fr. Mullers Medical College and MD from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.

One and half year of teaching experience in general and systemic Pathology at Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal. Worked with Dr. Lakshmi Rao in dissertation ‘Prognostic implications of ISN/RPS classification in Lupus Nephritis- A 5 year study at Manipal.

Diagnostic experience of one and half year in the department of clinical laboratory and hematology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.

Interested in research of autoimmune diseases, hematological manifestations & biomarkers of systemic lupus erythematosus

Course director, mentor, internal examiner for phase II Malaysian students at Manipal.

 Deborah dalmeida

Deborah Dalmeida,  MBBS, MD – Assistant Professor

Dr. Deborah Dalmeida obtained an MBBS degree from the AJ Institute of Medical Sciences and completed her Pathology residency at Father Muller Medical College, both of which are affiliated with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, in Karnataka, India. After obtaining her MBBS degree, Dr. Dalmeida taught at AUA from 2011 to 2014 and successfully passed USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3.

Dr. Dalmeida returned to AUA in August 2017 after a successful residency in Pathology with a dissertation on “The evaluation of Ki-67 immunostaining in infiltrating ductal carcinomas of the breast and its correlation with Modified Scarff-Bloom-Richardson grading and pathologic staging.”

A millennial learner herself, Dr. Dalmeida believes teaching must be learner-oriented, and that an ideal learning environment is one in which an optimal balance is achieved between challenge and support. She revels in seeing little bulbs light up in the eyes of her students upon understanding a new concept, and the buzz of a noisy classroom.

smriti agnihotri 

Smriti Agnihotri, MBBS, MD – Professor

Dr. Smriti Agnihotri received her MD from Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, in Allahabad, India, in 2001, and her MBBS in 1995 from Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, in Kanpur, India, in 1995. She also completed training in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the University of Mauritius in 2012. Dr. Smriti has been teaching pathology to medical graduates since 2002 including teaching at Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Nepal, and Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Medical College Medical College, in Mauritius. Dr. Smriti is a member of the Indian Medical Association, Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. She has authored more than 25 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals over the course of her academic career, and has been teaching pathology at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine since July 2016.