Dean of Students, Professor and Department Chair - Dr. Reza Sanii Reza Sanii, PhD – Dean of Students, Professor and Department Chair

Dr. Sanii is a graduate of the University of Manitoba School of Medicine in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Professor - Dr. Richard Millis Richard Millis, PhD – Professor

Dr. Millis authored or co-authored approximately 100 articles in peer-reviewed publications on various aspects of medical physiology and has co-edited four research reference books. Hismost recent research, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to identify genetic and physiological markers for obesity in African-American adolescents. Has has authored a government report funded by the U.S. Army’s Surgeon General on the effects of nicotine and nicotine withdrawal that was instrumental in creating the first federal government smoke-free workplace by the Department of Defense. He was chief scientist for the development of the federal government’s first centralized database on medical aspects of protection against chemical and biological warfare agents and compiled the curriculum used to train physicians and allied health personnel on chemical casualty care for the first Persian Gulf War.

He is the recipient of a 2006 Teaching with Technology Award based on his extensive use of computer simulations for educational enhancement in teaching physiology to students in medical, dental and allied health sciences programs. Such educational enhancement was used to teach various medical review courses such as a workshop in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and in raising student performance on the United States Medical Licensure Step 1 Examination. He was a principal developer of an integrated basic and clinical science medical curriculum employing a collaborative active-learning model that uses medical residents and clinical fellows for presenting computer simulations of clinical cases.

Assistant Professor - Dr. Kadur Kishan Kadur Kishan, MBBS, MD – Associate Professor

Dr. Kishan Kadur obtained his MD Physiology from Kasturba medical college Mangalore, Manipal University, where he was awarded as the best outgoing student award for the year 2009. His area of research was autonomic regulation of heart in geriatric population for 3 years and autonomic regulation of heart in cerebral palsy children and its implication of neural development and play therapy. His field of interest is Respiratory Physiology and Neuro Physiology. He has many publications in his name and presented oral and poster presentation in international conferences in Malaysia, South Korea and in national conferences in India.

Dr. Kadur obtained his Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery (MBBS) degree from JSS Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka state, India. He served in Health and Family Welfare department of Karnataka State for 7 years where he was involved in many National health program like pulse polio program, Revised National tuberculosis control programe, Universal immunization program and others. He was a practicing family physician.