Faculty and Administration

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Faculty and Administration

 

Faculty members at UMHS share a love of teaching. Skilled and credentialed educators, with backgrounds in medical education, research, and administration, they truly believe that medical students deserve the best instructional methods, including technological tools, available today.


Priding themselves on availability to UMHS students inside and outside of the classroom, our faculty creates a nurturing learning environment. We are a small school catering to the individual needs of our students. Unlike other caribbean medical schools we offer a personalized education and work closely with each student to ensure their success. As a result, we are proud to announce that our current attrition rate is approximatley 4% in the basic science program.

 

Each faculty member was selected because of their unique set of academic medicine capabilities. Team members range from educators who transitioned from private practice to academic medicine, to members who have spent their entire careers focused on providing the finest instruction to medical students.

 

As UMHS grows, recruitment of credentialed and qualified faculty primarily from U.S. medicals schools is on going. This page will be periodically updated to include new faculty.

 

 

 

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UMHS     ST. KITTS ADMINISTRATION

 

WILLIAM THURMAN, M.D., C.M.

Provost 

EDWIN S. PURCELL, Ph.D.

Dean of Basic Science 

Chair and Professor of Anatomy and Professor of Histology

NORMA ANN CELESTINE, M.L.S., A.H.I.P.

Diretor of Library Services
Professor of Library Research 

CECILIA FRANCE

Campus Registrar 

HELEN GILLANDERS, B.S.N., EN(G), R.N.

Campus Nurse 

THOMAS J. LAST, Ph.D

Dean of Student Affairs, Associate Dean
Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology 

CAROLINE LIBURD

Housing Director 

AYO OLUJOHUNGBE, B.S.

Director, Information Technology, St. Kitts 

DAN VITALO, B.A.

Vice President of Facilities 

 

UMHS    ST. KITTS FACULTY

 

ABAYOMI AFOLABI, M.B.B.S.
Assistant Professor of Gross Anatomy,
Professor of Microbiology

SUDHIR AMBATI, M.B.B.S.
Course Director of Epidemiology
Associate Professor of ICM and Physical Diagnosis

AGNES BEACHMAN, Ph.D.
Interim Course Director of Medical Ethics

ANN CELESTINE, BA, MLS, AHIP
Director of Library Educational Applications
Assistant Professor of Library Research

MICHAEL D. DOHERTY, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Professor of Neuroscience

DAVID L. FELTEN, M.D., Ph.D.,

Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences and Professor of Neurosciences at UMHS

LATA GOWDA, MA, BA
Human Simulation Coordinator

VEERABHADRA GOWDA, MBBS, MD, DCCP
Professor of Pharmacology, ICM & Physical Diagnosis

DESIA GRACE, Ph.D., M.A., B.A.
Clinical Psychologist & Assistant Professor of Medical Education

JANE HARRINGTON, Ph.D
Course Director & Assistant Professor of Microbiology

DAVID HERRICK, Ph.D., B.S.
Professor of Genetics and Immunology

CAVELLE HOBSON, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

IAN JACOB, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

ANOOP KUMAR JALAN, M.D., M.B.B.S.
Professor of Pathology

YOGITHA JALAN, B.Sc., M.Sc.
Instructor of Microbiology

DERREK JEFFERS, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

MOHAN KUMAR, M.D., M.B.B.S.
Interim Chair, Course Director & Professor of ICM
Course Director & Professor of Physical Diagnosis

THOMAS J. LAST, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Basic Sciences
Dean of Student Affairs
Professor of Cell Biology

PETER LEE, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

ANGEL MATOS, MD
Director of Accelerated Review Program,
Assistant Professor of Medical Education

THOMAS O. MCCRACKEN, Ph.D. (H.C.), M.S., M.S., B.E.
Course Director & Professor of Gross Anatomy

PRAKASH MUNGLI, M.D., M.B.B.S.
Course Director & Professor of Biochemistry

JAGADEESH NAGAPPA, M.B.B.S., DFM
Associate Professor of Physiology

LENA NILSSON, M.Sci., M.A., B.Sci.
Course Coordinator & Assistant Professor of Medical Education
Associate Professor of Physiology

EDWIN PURCELL, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of Basic Sciences.
Chair & Professor of Gross Anatomy & Professor of Histology

GARY A. ROGERS, Ph.D., B.S.
Professor of Medical Education

ALFRED ROY, M.D., M.B.B.S
Chair, Course Director & Professor of Pathology

BICHARA S. SAHELEY, B. Sc. (Hons), M.D..M.B.B.S., DM (UWI)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

PINAKINI SHANKAR, M.D., M.B.B.S.
Course Director & Professor of Pharmacology

FRANK WAGNER, Psy.D., M.A., B.A., B.B.S.
Chair & Professor of Behavioral Science

CAMERON WILKINSON, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Surgery

 

 

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WILLIAM THURMAN, M.D., C.M.

Provost  

 

Dr. Thurman brings a rich medical, academic, and administrative background to UMHS. Educated at University of North Carolina (B.S.), Tulane University (M.P.H) and McGill University (M.D.C.M.),

 

Dr. Thurman specialized in pediatric hematology/oncology as the chief resident at Tulane. During his career, Dr. Thurman also was chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and he held the position of president, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Inc.

 

Dr. Thurman entered academic medicine at Tulane University as an instructor. Other faculty appointments included Emory University, Cornell University School of Medicine, Rockefeller Institute, and the University of Virginia, where he was chair of pediatrics.  

Dr. Thurman was the dean of medicine at Tulane University, as well as the vice 

 

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Edwin S. Purcell, Ph.D.

Dean of Basic Science

 

The University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Edwin S. Purcell to the position of Dean of Basic Sciences. Chair and Professor of Gross Anatomy and Professor of Histology Dr. Edwin S. Purcell earned a Ph.D. in Anatomy from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.


He received his Master of Arts in Physiology and his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

 

Dr. Purcell also has an Associate and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Monmouth College, West Long Branch, New Jersey.


Dr. Purcell’s extensive medical education background has included his work as an instructor of biological sciences at Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

He moved on to become a graduate teaching assistant, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. He then

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Norma Ann Celestine, M.L.S., B.A., A.H.I.P.

Director of Library Services and Professor of Library Research Professor

 

Ann Celestine received her Master of Library Science and her B.A., with a major in Spanish, from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

 

Professor Celestine directs all library operations keeping, the library abreast of advances in medical publishing, technology, electronic resources, and multimedia, while providing reference and research services and training for UMHS students and faculty.

 

Prior to joining UMHS and IUON, Professor Celestine directed operations for Healthlink Services-Research Services Department, Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener, ON, and has been the Assistant Director of Library Services at St. George’s University, School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies.

 

She also has been the Director of Library Services at the Arusha International Development Resource Centre in Calgary, AB. 

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Michael D. Doherty, Ph.D.

Professor of Neuroscience

 

Dr. Michael Doherty received his Ph.D. from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His M.Sc. is also from McGill University, and his B.A. is from Concordia University in Montreal.

 

Prior to joining UMHS, Dr. Doherty was chair of the Neuroscience Department at the Medical University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies.

 

Dr. Doherty also has taught at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York, and he was an instructor in the Science Outreach Program in New York City, a program for elementary, middle school, and highschool students.

 

Dr. Doherty was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Neurobiology/Neuroscience at Weill Medical College.

 

He did postdoctoral research at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and he was a postgraduate research assistant in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at McGill University. 

 

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David L. Felten, M.D., Ph.D.,

Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences and Professor of Neurosciences at UMHS 

 

David L. Felten, M.D., Ph.DAssociate Dean of Clinical Sciences and Professor of Neurosciences at UMHS. He received a B.S. from MIT, and an M.D. and Ph.D. in anatomy/neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a neuroscientist whose contributions helped to establish the fields of neural-immune signaling, and psychoneuroimmunology as a foundation for the physiological understanding of complementary and integrative medicine.

 

He is Chairman of the Board of Clerisy Corp, a biotech corporation in Pittsford, NY. Dr. Felten previously served as VP for Research, and Medical Director of the Beaumont Research Institute at the Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, MI. He also served as Dean of the School of Graduate Medical Education at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ and oversaw residency and fellowship programs. At the University of Rochester SOM, he served as the Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, and as Director of the Markey Charitable Trust Institute for Neurobiology of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Aging.

 

For his pioneering findings in neural-immune interactions, he received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship. He was twice nominated for a Lasker Prize. Dr. Felten is one of only a handful of researchers ever to receive two 10-year peer review-based MERIT awards from two separate Institutes (Aging, and Mental Health) at the National Institutes of Health, research support given for an extended period to proven investigators whose work has had extraordinary importance or impact.

 

Dr. Felten is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications, most on links between the nervous system and immune system, and has given more than 100 major addresses and presentations at national and international symposia and scientific meetings, including many prestigious named lectureships. He is the lead author of the major revisions to the highly acclaimed Netter’s Atlas of Neuroscience, 3rd Edition, 2016 and Netter’s Neuroscience Flash Cards, 3rd Edition, 2016, Elsevier.

 

 

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Desai Grace, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Assistant Professor of Medical Education

 

Dr. Desia Grace is a clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her B.A. in Psychology from theUniversity of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 

Her clinical expertise extends to brief and longer-term empirically validated forms of individual, couple and group therapy with a multicultural student client base who present with a wide spectrum of psychological difficulties, including depression and anxiety difficulties; childhood and adult trauma-related difficulties; relationship difficulties; eating disorders; adjustment and academic-related difficulties; substance use and chronic pain or illness.

 

She has worked in several university and hospital clinics, the downtown Los Angeles VA, and most recently at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

 

She has extensive experience developing and conducting outreach programs, coordinating NIMH funded psychological research and performing crisis assessment. She joins UMHS as the full time Clinical Psychologist and as an Assistant Professor of Medical Education.

 

 

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David Herrick, Ph.D., B.S.

Professor of Genetics and Immunology

 

With more than 30 research publications to his name, Dr. Herrick brings his research and medical education skills to UMHS. Dr. Herrick was an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

 

He then became a research assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

 

Most recently, Dr. Herrick was a research associate professor, department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

 

Dr. Herrick received his Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and his B.S. in Biology from Windham College in Vermont.

 

He was a post doctoral research fellow and then a research associate at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Wisconsin.

 

 

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Anoop Kumar Jalan, M.D., M.B.B.S.

Chair and Professor of Pathology and Professor of Microbiology

 

Dr. Anoop Kumar Jalan earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in Pathology from the Kasturba Medical College, Deemed University in India. He received his M.B.B.S. degree from J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, Kuvempu University, Karnataka, India.

 

At the beginning of his medical education career, Dr. Jalen was a tutor in pathology and a tutor in microbiology at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. He also conducted basic
laboratory sessions in medical microbiology for medical and dental undergraduates as well as reporting histopathology, cytology, and haematology specimens under supervision.

 

While in Nepal, Dr. Jalan was actively involved in independent reporting of histopathology, cytology and haematology specimens at Manipal Teaching Hospital, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal. Dr. Jalan also worked at SABA University

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Thomas J. Last, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

 

Dr. Thomas J. Last received his Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

 

His B.S. in Biology was received from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 

Dr. Last was a research scientist at Matek Corporation in Massachusetts before becoming an assistant professor of cell biology and genetics at the Medical University of the Americas
(MUA), Nevis.

 

He was promoted to associate professor and then assistant dean of the basic science program at MUA.

 

Dr. Last joined UMHS in 2009 as an associate professor of biochemistry and cell biology.

 

 

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Thomas McCracken, Ph.D. (H.C.), M.S., M.S., B.E.

Course Director and Professor of Gross Anatomy

 

An internationally known medical illustrator, Professor McCracken brings his unique and exciting expertise in 3D computer imaging to the UMHS anatomy and physiology classes. The use of computer imaging greatly enhances the teaching component of the University’s anatomy and physiology classes.

 

Professor McCracken received an M.S. in anatomy andphysiology from the University of Michigan, and he received another M.S. from the same institution in biomedical illustration.
His B.E. is also from the University of Michigan in biology and education. In 1996 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Clinical Sciences from Our Lady of the Rosary University in Colombia (the oldest medical school in the Americas).

 

Professor McCracken has illustrated over 200 journal articles and textbooks during his career. He was also involved in a National Institute of Health project to construct

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Dr Prakash Mungli,  M.D., M.B.B.S. 

Chair and Professor of Biochemistry

 

 

Dr Prakash Mungli is a passionate teacher of biochemistry. He has received his MD in biochemistry from Manipal University, India and his basic medical sciences degree MBBS from Gulbarga University, India. Dr Mungli is teaching medical biochemistry since 2002. He has more than 10 years of passion driven experience in intensive education in Medical Biochemistry according to USMLE curriculum and other curriculums across the world. Prior to joining UMHS Dr Mungli was teaching biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics in St Matthews University, school of medicine at Cayman Islands. His knowledge, skills, values, experience and attitude so acquired has spanned undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education, teaching basic and advanced concepts in Medical Biochemistry, through classical pedagogy, problem based learning (PBL), team base learning (TBL), small group learning, case presentation, and small group presentation.

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Dr. Veera Gowda, MBBS

 

Dr. Gowda acquired his MBBS (Medical Doctor) from Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, India in 1994. He started his teaching career in 1997, after working 2 years in primary health center. He then did an MD, Post-graduation in Medical Pharmacology (3 years residency between 1998 and 2001) at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. In 2001, he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Manipal Medical College located in Malaysia.

 

In 2006 he joined St Matthews University School of Medicine (SMU), Grand Cayman, as an Associate Professor and then became the Chair of Pharmacology, Physiology and Molecular Sciences as well as the interim chair of Introduction to Clinical Medicine.

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Gary A. Rogers, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Sciences

 

Dr. Gary A. Rogers received a B.S. in Organic Chemistry from CLA and a Ph.D. In Bio-Organic Chemistry from the University of California Santa Barbara. Subsequently, he carried out postdoctoral research in protein biochemistry and bioenergetics at UCLA with professor Paul Boyer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1997. Dr. Rogers held faculty positions at UCLA, the University of Texas at Dallas, King Faisal Medical University in Saudi Arabia and at the University of California Santa Barbara.

 

He also lectured at Lunds University in Sweden.

 

In 1990, Dr. Rogers began a research collaboration with Professor Gary Lynch, University of California, Irvine that led o the invention of molecules known as Ampakines (see article
in Wikipedia). Dr. Rogers served as senior vice president of pharmaceutical research at Cortex Pharmaceuticals in Irvine, California. At Cortex, Dr. Rogers was the director of

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Pinakini K. Shankar, M.D., M.B.B.S.

Course Director and Professor of Pharmacology

 

Dr. Pinakini K. Shankar received her Doctor in Medicine (M.D.) in Pharmacology from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India. She also earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) from JSS Medical College, Mysore University, Mysore, India.

 

At the beginning of her medical education career, Dr. Shankar was an assistant professor, then associate professor at the Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. She also was an associate professor and course director at Department of Pharmacology at the American University of Antigua School of Medicine, Antigua, West Indies.

 

In her most recent position prior to joining UMHS, Dr. Shankar was an associate professor and course director, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics at the St. Matthew’s University College of Medicine, Grand Cayman Island, where she

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Dr. Frank Wagner, Psy.D., M.A., B.S., B.B.A.

Chair and Professor of Behavioral Science

 

Dr. Frank Wagner is an experienced medical educator and administrator. For 23 years, Dr. Wagner served as a senior administrator in mental health and substance agencies that
provided clinical education to social work, psychology, and graduate-level students.

Dr. Wagner came to the International University of Nursing (IUON) after holding the position of associate dean of student affairs at an international medical school.

 

At IUON, Dr. Wagner was dean of student services, where he focused on serving student, community, and government constituencies. He was instrumental in developing student leadership, implementing judicial affairs, and developing programs that brought cohesiveness to the student body.

 

In 2008, Dr. Wagner became the Assistant Provost at UMHS. He played a key role in the introduction and expansion of the UMHS medical education program. Dr. Wagner earned

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Lena M. Nilsson, M.Sci, B.Sc.

Course Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Medical Education

 

Ms. Lena Nilsson came to UMHS in 2009 from the Medical University of the Americas in Nevis, where she was an adjunct instructor in the microbiology laboratory. For eight years, Ms. Nilsson was a Pharmaceutical Scientist as well as Chemical Hygiene Officer at Cortex Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, California.

 

Prior to joining Cortex, she spent eleven years at Wyatt Technology Corporation in Santa Barbara, California, where she was the Director of Technical Services and Support for laser
light-scattering instrumentation.

 

Ms. Nilsson received her M.Sci. in Computational Organic Chemistry from Lund Technical Institute in Lund, Sweden. Her M.A. is in Organic Chemistry from U.C. Santa Barbara and her B.Sc. is in Biotechnology/Chemical engineering from Lund Institute of Technology. She has several publications in peer-reviewed journals.

 

 

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Jagadeesh Nagappa, M.B.B.S., D.F.M.

Associate Professor of Physiology

 

Jagadeesh Nagappa received his Diploma in Family Medicine from Royal College of General Practioners, United Kingdom. He also earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) from Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.

 

Dr. Nagappa practiced medicine in India, and in the Caribbean. For many years, Dr. Nagappa held positions in departments of physiology, biochemistry, and Physical Diagnosis at medical schools in the Caribbean and in the United Kingdom.

 

In his most recent position prior to joining UMHS, Dr. Nagappa was an Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Course Director of preclinical sciences and Course Director of fundamentals of clinical sciences at the St. Matthew’s University, School of Medicine, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

 

 

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Alfred Roy, M.D., M.B.B.S.

Professor of Pathology

 

Dr. Roy completed basic medicine and residency in Pathology from KMC Manipal in 1993. He then joined the University of West Indies twinning program at Manipal. The UWI program is a PBL-based curriculum for basic sciences. In January 2000, he was selected as external examiner for UWI campus (St. Augustine) in Trinidad.

 

In November 2000, Dr. Roy earned a two-year sabbatical posting as Junior Registrar at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, the Bahamas. There he assisted the Department of Pathology with surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsies while completing his training with the College of American Pathologists for gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytopathology. He was also involved with the clinical program of UWI in Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau.

 

In 1997 Dr. Roy was attached to another twinning program with Malaysia (Melaka University). He continued to be a faculty of the Melaka twinning program after

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Abayomi Afolabi, M.B.B.S. 

Assistant Professor of Gross Anatomy

 

Dr. Afolabi G. Abayomi is a Nigerian medical doctor who was born and raised in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

 

He trained in one of the oldest and most respected medical schools in West Africa, the University College Hospital, University of Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria, West Africa, after which he practiced medicine both in Nigeria and in the United Kingdom.

 

He began teaching Anatomy and Embryology at the American University of Antigua where he taught for about five years before moving to the United States to teach at various levels of the medical educational system in Connecticut.

 

He is a member of the American Anatomical Association and a certified physician with a master’s in Human Anatomy and Physiology from the New York Chiropractic College.

 

 

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George H. Shade Jr., M.D.

Dean of Clinical Science, Professor of Clinical Medicine

 

Dr. George H. Shade Jr. has had a very rich and rewarding career in medicine. He is a board certified obstetriciangynecologist who earned his M.D. from Wayne State University
School of Medicine where he graduated with distinction. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine/Detroit
Medical Center Affiliated Hospital Program and received the Outstanding Senior Resident award at graduation.

 

During his residency training, he became involved in clinical research which he continued over his career. He has several publications and has lectured extensively on a local and national level. His primary area of research has been endometriosis but he also developed programs in minimally invasive surgery for St. John Health and the Detroit Medical Center.

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Mohan Kumar, M.D., M.B.B.S.

Interim Chair, Course Director and Associate Professor of Internal Clinical Medicine, Course Director and Associate Professor of Physical Diagnosis

 

Dr. Mohan Kumar earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) from JSS Medical College, Mysore University, Mysore, India. He was awarded the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in Forensic Medicine from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India. After receiving his M.D., Dr. Kumar began his career as an assistant professor at Manipal University where he not only taught medical students, but also conducted forensic autopsies, examined skeletal remains, visited crime scenes, and attended court to give his expert opinion.

 

Dr. Kumar was also the Honorary Forensic Medicine Consultant for the government and assisted in crime investigations.

 

Dr. Kumar has been actively involved in medical education since 1997 in various capacities. He enjoys passing on his skills and knowledge to his students while always

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Dr. Donna Thompson

Donna Thompson, M.D.C.M.

Assistant Dean of Clinical Science, Professor of Clinical Medicine

 

Dr. Donna Thompson is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She graduated from Colby College, Waterville, Maine, Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Thompson then received her M.D.C.M. from McGill University College of Medicine, Montreal, Canada. Her internal medicine residency was completed both in Canada and at the Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine. That was followed by a clinical fellowship in oncology and then a research fellowship in oncology at the Maine Medical Center.

 

Dr. Thompson’s extensive medical background includes positions as director of the Division of Oncology and chief of the Department of Medicine at Central Maine Medical Center. She
also was the director of the Cancer Research Program at the Foundation for Blood Research, Lewiston, Maine.

 

 

LATA GOWDA, MA, BA

Human Simulation Coordinator

 

Lata Gowda comes with more than 10 years of experience in area of Simulation and Standardized patient program. She received her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2000 from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India. She worked in Manipal University as Premed instructor and Anatomy
lab Demonstrator.

 

Between 2003 and 2006, she returned to continue her education in Master of Physiotherapy with specialization in Orthopedic and sports Medicine from S.D.M.College of  hysiotherapy, Dharwad, India.

 

She joined St. Matthew’s school of medicine Grand Cayman in 2006 as Coordinator for clinical skills lab, simulation and standardized patient program.She joined Ross University, Bahamas in 2009 as imulation coordinator, and then moved to Dominica campus to teach the cardiopulmonary simulator Harvey for more than 2 years. Later she worked for Standardized Patient program.

 

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