Faculty

The faculty at AUA is comprised of outstanding, experienced educators, all of whom have M.D. or Ph.D. degrees in their respective fields. Many faculty members are board certified and also have been honored for their teaching abilities and clinical expertise. The primary mission of our faculty is to educate our students and help them succeed in the demanding environment of a medical school and subsequently in the medical community. Our high teacher to student ratio allows our faculty to be available for one-on-one mentoring and to provide guidance for the students. Many of our faculty members are accomplished researchers and notable scientists in their field. They publish articles, textbooks, and have presented their findings at US and international medical conferences.

 


Executive Administration [ Top ]


Neal S. Simon, JD
President & Co-Founder


Seymour Schwartz,
MD, FACS

Provost, Chief Academic Officer, Interim Clinical Dean

Peter Bell, MD
VP of Academic Affairs, Interim Clinical Dean, and Executive Dean, Antigua Campus, Interim Clinical Dean

Corey Greenberg
Vice President,
Chief Operating Officer

Matt Petersen
Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer

Dick Woodward
Vice President for Enrollment Management, Chief Marketing Officer

Len Sclafani
Vice President,
General Counsel

Tom Gardner
Vice President, Chief Technical Officer

Dan Matos
University Vice President

Dean's Council[ Top ]


Lorna Scott McBarnette
Vice President for
Institutional Development and Provost for Health Professions

Peter Bell, MD
VP of Academic Affairs and Executive Dean, Antigua Campus, Interim Clinical Dean

Andreas Lueck,
DNSc, MSc

Associate Dean of Academic Matters, Chair & Professor - Biochemistry & Genetics


Jorge A. Moreno, PhD
Dean of the American International College of Arts and Sciences - Antigua and Professor of Biology


Majid Pathan, PhD
V.P. International Affairs
Dean, Library Services and Academic Support

Reza Sanii,
BSc. Med. MSc. PhD.

Associate Dean, Students
Professor and Chair, Physiology

Steven Glasser, PhD
Associate Dean of Academic Organization Professor and Chair, Neuroscience




Olusegun Dipeolu,
DSc, PhD, DVM

Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences,
Professor and Chair, Microbiology Director, Center for Tropical Diseases and International Travel Medicine

US Based Clinical Faculty


Akella Chendasekhar,
MD, FACS

Clinical Chair, Surgery

Alvin N. Eden, MD
Clinical Chair, Pediatrics

Phillip L. Isenberg,
MD,
LFAPA, FACP
Clinical Chair, Psychiatry

Sanjeev Nishal, MD
Clinical Chair, Family Practice

John C. Riggs, MD
Clinical Chair, OB/GYN

Michael L. Steckman
MD, FACP, FACG

Clinical Chair, Medicine

Pre-Med/AICASA Faculty [ Top ]


Jorge A. Moreno, PhD
Dean, Arts and Life Sciences

Janet Ashby, PhD
Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Kevin Belizaire, MSc
Instructor, Mathematics

Peter Cogan, PhD
Assistant Professor,
Chemistry

Lisa Gibson
Biology Lab Instructor

Joel Gillis
Chief Laboratory Technician and Instructor

Elton Isaacs
Laboratory Technician and Instructor

Samuel Jones, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physics

Frank Jacobs
Instructor, Physics

Glenford Joseph
Instructor, English

Don Kastuk, PhD
Professor, Behavioral Science/University Counselor

Sheryl Kirwan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Cell Biology

Janet Ramsey
Instructor, English

Malvern Spencer, Ph.D
Instructor, Organic Chemistry
 

School of Nursing Faculty [ Top ]


Lorna Scott McBarnette,
Sc.D, Ed.D.,
Vice President for Institutional Development, Vice Provost for Health Professions

Violet Gordon,
R.N., Ph.D.,
Dean and Professor of Nursing

Catherine Alicia Georges, ED.D., R.N., FAAN
Director of Nursing, Lehman College

Jorge A. Moreno, Ph.D.
Dean of the American International College of Arts and Sciences - Antigua, Professor of Biology

Joan Roberts,
R.N., MBA
 

Vet School Faculty and Administration





Olusegun Dipeolu,
DSc, PhD, DVM

Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences,
Professor and Chair, Microbiology Director, Center for Tropical Diseases and International Travel Medicine
 

Basic Science Faculty
Anatomy Department
[ Top ]


Richard S. Hannah, PhD
Professor and Co-Chair, Anatomy

Alan Hrycyshyn, PhD
Professor and Co-Chair, Anatomy

 


Hassan Amiralli,
MBBS, MS

Professor, Anatomy



Geetha Krishnanand,
MBBS, MD

Professor, Histology & Cell Biology

Dyal N.P. Singh,
MSc, PhD

Professor, Histology and Cell Biology
Sampath Kumar Madhyastha, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor, Anatomy

Deepthy Nadh Reghunadhan, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor, Anatomy

Srikanteswara Viswanath, MBBS, MS
Associate Professor, Anatomy

Afolabi Abayomi Gbolahan, MBBS
Assistant Professor, Anatomy

Desiree Francis, MD
Assistant Professor, Anatomy

Alla Heikes, PhD
Assistant Professor
Anatomy
 

Behavioral Science Department


Deborah Gerrity, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair, Behavioral Science/University Counselor

Don Kastuk, PhD
Professor, Behavioral Science/University Counselor

James Rice, RhD.
Associate Professor, Behavioral Science/University Counselor

Biochemistry & Genetics Department


Andreas Lueck,
DNSc, MSc

Associate Dean of Academic Matters, Chair & Professor - Biochemistry & Genetics

Marcus Merrin, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Genetics

Somashekar Shetty,
MSc, PhD

Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Genetics

Clinical Medicine Department


Madeline Fraser,
BMBCh, DGM

Associate Professor & Chair, Clinical Medicine

Waheeda Amiralli, MBBS
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine

Naira Chobanyan,
MD, PhD, D.Sc.,

Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine

Daryen Ephraim, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine

Kathryn Hannah, PhD
Professor, Clinical Medicine

Sudha Kannavar,
MD, OBGYN, ECFMG, CRM

Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine

Helen Makinde, MBBS
Clinical Adjunct Faculty


Tumkur Manjunath,
MBBS, MS

Associate Professor,
Clinical Medicine

Anthony Parkes,
MBChB, FRCS

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Symal Sen,
MBBS, MD, DA

Professor, Anesthesiology
Anasuya Senigalak, MBBS
Clinical Adjunct Faculty
Daudinot Barbara, MBBS
Clinical Adjunct Faculty
Bandi Sudhakar,
MBBS

Clinical Adjunct Faculty
Kunwar Singh,
MBBS, MS

Professor,
Orthopeadic Surgery

Sharon Cordner,
MBBS, MD

Professor, Internal Medicine

Dane Abbott,
MD, FRCSC, FACOG

Professor, Gynecology
Patricia Greenaway,
MBChB

Professor, Gynecology

Raymond Mansoor, MD
Professor, Gynecology

Microbiology Department





Olusegun Dipeolu,
DSc, PhD, DVM

Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences,
Professor and Chair, Microbiology Director, Center for Tropical Diseases and International Travel Medicine

Bharati Balachandran,
MSc, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology

Neville Fernandez, MD,
Assistant Professor, Microbiology

Nicholas R. StC. Sinclair,
MD, PhD,

Professor, Immunology

Neurosciences Department


Steven Glasser, PhD
Associate Dean of Academic Organization Professor and Chair, Neuroscience
Ralph Josefowicz, MD
Professor, Neurology

Pathology Department


B.R. Krishnanand,
MBBS, MD, BSc

Professor and Chair, Pathology
George Gordon,
MD

Assistant Professor, Pathology

Suneet Kumar,
MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor, Pathology

Lester Simon,
MBBS, DM (Path), DCP, Dip RC (Path)

Professor, Pathology
   

Pharmacology Department


Hani Morcos,
MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Pharmacology

Sapalya Durgaprasad, MD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology

Physiology Department


Reza Sanii, BSc. Med. MSc. PhD.
Professor and Chair, Physiology and Associate Dean of Students

Birgit Nardell,
BS, MS, PhD

Professor, Physiology

Chandrashekar, C.N. Gowda, MSc, PhD
Professor of Physiology & Neurosciences

David R. Wade, PhD
Associate Professor, Physiology

Majid Pathan, PhD
V.P. International Affairs
Dean, Library Services and Academic Support

G. Hemachandran Nair, MLIS, PhD,
Associate Director of Library
J.K. Vijaykumar, PhD,
Associate Director Library Services

Educational Enhancement Department



Michael Dewsnap, MS, Ed
Assistant Professor, Educational Enhancement Department


Dawn Spangler,
BA, MA

Assistant Professor, Educational Enhancement Department

Clinical Sciences Faculty
THINC-Medicine 01

Miami, FL - George Metellus, Director

Jose Casella, MD
Clinical Professor
Jean Compere, MD
Clinical Professor
Patrick Pinchinat, MD
Lecturer Professor
Georges Metellus, MD
Associate Professor
Jose M. Donatien, MD
Clinical Professor
Andre Sain Victor
Lecturer Professor

Pontiac, MI - Jeff Yanez, Director


Anan Abdel-Rahman, MD
Clinical Professor
Amy Braddock, MD

Raymond Breittenbach, MD
Clinical Professor

Benjamin Diaczok, MD
Adjunct Professor
Jay Eastman, MD

Ravi Govilla, MD
Clinical Professor

Diana Hodarnau, MD
Clinical Professor

Mohammed Khan, MD
Adjunct Professor

Monica Nicola, MD
Adjunct Professor

Valerie Payne-Jackson, MD
Clinical Professor

Robert Robinson, MD
Clinical Professor
Mike Stachecki, MD

Jeffrey Yanez, MD
Associate Professor

Susan Zonia, PhD
Associate Professor
 

Staten Island, NY
William Tursi, Course Director

Edward Arsura, MD
William Tursi, MD

Atlanta, GA
Cecil Bennett, MD, DABFP & Greg Zakers M.D., DABFP - Course Director

Baltimore, MD
Ernesto Calderon, MD, FACS - Course Director