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AUA Advisory Board

AUA Advisory Board

Mission Statement

American University of Antigua College of Medicine’s (AUA) advisory board’s mission is to advise and consult AUA’s senior administration on fulfilling the university’s mission to providing a learner-centric education of the highest quality, granting opportunities to underrepresented minorities, fostering a diverse academic community, and ensuring that its graduates develop the skills and attitudes of lifelong learning, compassion, and professionalism.

Board Members

Timothy Bishop

After serving as the provost of Southampton College for 29 years, Former Representative Bishop left his chief executive post to make his first-ever run for public office in 2002. He was elected to represent New York’s 1st Congressional District and continued to serve in the House of Representatives for six terms.

As a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Rep. Bishop was recognized as one of the strongest advocates in Congress for college access and affordability. He helped write key provisions of legislation helping millions of students pay for college at no new cost to taxpayers. He played an integral role in the negotiations to make unprecedented investments in the Pell Grant program and to make the transition to direct student lending.

Since leaving the Congress, Tim Bishop has joined St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY as a Distinguished Professor of Civic Engagement and Public Service and was appointed by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo as a Director of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation. Bishop has accepted positions on the Board of Directors of Social Accountability International and The Sergeant Sullivan Center. Both board commitments allow Bishop to continue on two of his top priorities in the Congress; working to ensure workplace protections and service to our Veterans, particularly in the area of post deployment health.

Dr. Larry Griffith

Since 1998, Dr. Griffith has been a medical director at Johns Hopkins Medicine International. He trained in surgery and internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, and cardiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH). In 1971, Dr. Griffith joined the full-time faculty in the School of Medicine and was promoted to Professor in 1988. During his time at JHH, Dr. Griffith has been the Director of the Adult Catheterization Laboratory, and clinician on the Arrhythmia Service when Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators were first used clinically. Dr. Griffith was director of the Physical Diagnosis Course for second year medical students for twenty-two years and, since 1996, director of a large initiative to improve communication with Community Referring Physicians.

Dr. Ebrahim Kermani

Dr. Kermani completed a General Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry Residency at New York University School of Medicine and graduated from Tehran School of Medicine. He’s a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Triple Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry New York University School of Medicine where he is also an attending physician at Tisch Hospital. As part of the faculty at NYU, Dr. Kermani taught medical students and residents in psychiatry.

Dr. Kermani has published numerous scientific papers in peer review journals. His opinions have been cited in the textbooks and academic journals. In addition, Dr. Kermani was Chairman of Psychiatry at Ross University School of Medicine until December 2014. He developed a psychiatric curriculum and oversaw the goals and objectives of the RUSM teaching program were fully implemented at the affiliated teaching hospitals.

Dr. Robert Wilmouth

Dr. Wilmouth holds certifications from the American College of Surgeons, the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Heart Association, the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He has also devoted time to numerous organizations and committees, including Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation, Cambridge Health Resources, Riverstone Health Foundation, American Medical Director Association, Montana Medical Association, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Dr. Wilmouth was named president of Rocky Mountain College in April 2013, and he comes to the presidency after serving as the program director of Rocky Mountain College’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program since June 2008. Dr. Wilmouth brings extensive leadership experience to Rocky Mountain College along with interests in fundraising, cost containment, and marketing outreach services.

An Illinois native, Dr. Wilmouth earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from the University of Illinois. From 1991-2004, Dr. Wilmouth worked as a cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgeon for Billings Clinic; during his time at Billings Clinic, Dr. Wilmouth also served as medical director (1995-2001) and chief of cardiac services (1997- 2003). Since 2005, Dr. Wilmouth has been part of the faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (Cambridge, Mass.), and in 2008, he joined RMC as the program director and assistant professor for the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program.

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