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Saint James School of Medicine’s faculty is made up of accomplished medical professionals dedicated to scientific instruction and academic excellence. All faculty members hold an M.D., a Ph.D., or both.

Many of our teachers are medical school professors from the US and Canada, who have moved to the Caribbean to enjoy the laid back island lifestyle and follow their vocation of teaching medical students to become the physicians of the future. Saint James School of Medicine faculty offer you tutoring, mentoring, one-on-one guidance, and research support.

“It’s definitely a very rigorous academic schedule, it keeps you on your toes…the subjects you are learning are very intense, and it’s quite challenging so it’s really good to have a good faculty behind you. ”

Joanne N., student, Saint James School of Medicine




Aisha Andrewin, MBBS, MSPH, MPH, PhD
Subjects: Epidemiology

Atindra Nath Datta, MBBS, MS (Anatomy)
Subjects: Anatomy

Birendra Raj Tiwari, PhD, MS
Subjects: Microbiology

Dina Foy, MBBS, DCH
Subjects: PDI

Kenneth Sterling, PhD
Subjects: Biochemistry, Physiology, Genetics

Maxy Odike, MD
Subjects: Pathology

Melchor Bareng, PhD
Subjects: Histology

Mykhailo Vysochyn, MD, PhD
Subjects: Histology, Biochemistry

Oluwakemi M. Linda Banks, PhD
Subjects: Psychology

Ramakrishna Manda, MD, MBBS
Subjects: Pathology

Santosh R. Malwade, MBBS, MS
Subjects: Anatomy, Embryology, Pathology

Shafali Singh, MD
Subjects: Physiology

Soumitra Chakravarty, MD
Subjects: Biochemistry, Genetics

Sreenivasa Gadireddy, MBBS, PG Diploma (Clinical Neurology)
Subjects: Physical Diagnosis (PDI), Neuroscience

Yeshwanth Rao Karkal, MBBS, MD (Medical Pharmacology)
Subjects: Pharmacology, Ethics


Aleksandar Dusic, MD, MS
Subjects: Ethics, Physiology

Andreas Reymann, MD
Subjects: Pharmacology

Daphne Santosh, MSc. (Med. Microbiology), MS (Mol. Medicine), PhD
Subjects: Microbiology

Dmitrii Bolgov, MD, PhD
Subjects: Physiology

Elizabeth Bibby, MD
Subjects: Embryology

Emranul Huq, MA, PhD
Subjects: Anatomy

Hameeda Siddiqui, MBBS
Subjects: Histology

Jennifer George, MD, MS
Subjects: Embryology

Maria Picu, MD
Subjects: Pathology

Mishka Duncan-Adams, MD
Subjects: Genetics

Phani Kumar Kathari, MBBS
Subjects: Microbiology, Neuroscience

Praveen Renumala, MBBS
Subjects: PDCM, CCBS and BSRC

Rana Zeine, MD, MBA, PhD
Subjects: Pathology, RHM

Sujin Bao, PhD
Subjects: Biochemistry, Genetics

Victoria Minakova, PhD
Subjects: Biochemistry



Benjamin G. Lumicao, MD, FACC, FACP

Ravinder Kenue, PhD, MS
Associate Executive Dean of Basic Sciences

Bhagwan Das Jain, MD, FACC
Dean of Clinical Sciences

Violeta Nikolova, MD
Assistant Dean of Clinical Sciences


Claude-Bernard lliou, MD
Dean of Basic Sciences
Subjects: Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Anatomy

Jose Ramirez S., MD
Dean of Administration
Subjects: Pathology, Physical Diagnosis (PDI)

Kateryna Shyshkova, MD, PhD
Dean of Student Affairs
Subjects: Physical Diagnosis (PDI), Clinical Medicine


Alexey Pryakhin, MD, PhD
Dean of Basic Sciences
Subjects: Anatomy, Histology, Embryology

Anwarul Siddiqui, MD
Dean of Administration
Subjects: Neuroscience, Pathology, Physical Diagnosis (PDI)

Mirjana Milutinovic, MD, MS
Dean of Student Affairs
Subjects: Physical Diagnosis (PDI), Neuroscience


Bunan Alnaif, MD
Core Clerkship Director (OB/GYN)
Sentara Healthcare

Fred Tiesenga, MD
Core Clerkship Director (Surgery)
Westlake/West Suburban

Mark Tomera, MD
Westlake/West Suburban

Mohammed Qureshi, MD
Internal Medicine
Westlake/West Suburban

Mohammed T. Hussain, MD
Core Clerkship Director (Internal Medicine)
Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago

Obaid Jafri, MD
Sentara Healthcare

Peter Eupierre, MD
Internal Medicine
Westlake/West Suburban

Rick Chitwood, DO
Core Clerkship Director (Pediatrics)
Mercy Health System, McHenry

Ruksana S. Nazneen, MD
Core Clerkship Director (Family Medicine)
Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago

Susan Ring, MD
Internal Medicine
Sentara Healthcare

Teresa Poprawski, MD
Core Clerkship Director (Psychiatry)

William Yetter, MD
Sentara Healthcare

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