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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

Academic Leadership

Dr. Benjamin Lumicao

Department: Academic Leadership

Title: Provost

Degree: MD, FACC, FACP

 

Dr. Devang Gujarathi

Department: Academic Leadership

Title: Dean of Clinical Sciences

Degree: MD

 

Dr. Monzer Yazji

Department: Academic Leadership

Title: Dean of Clinical Sciences- Southwest Region

Degree: MD, FACP

 

Dr. Ravinder Kenue

Department: Academic Leadership

Title: Associate Executive Dean of Basic Sciences

Degree: Ph.D., MS

 

Dr. Violeta Nikolova

Department: Academic Leadership

Title: Assistant Dean of Clinical Sciences

Degree: MD

 

Dr. Jose Ramirez

Department: Academic Leadership

Title: Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Degree: MD

 

Dr. Branka Filipovic

Department: Academic Leadership

Title: Head of Research

Degree: MD

 

Dr. Praveen Renumala

Department: Academic Leadership

Title: Assistant Dean of Student Affairs – Clinical Sciences

Degree: MD

 

Clerkship Directors

Dr. Fred Tiesenga

Department: Clinical Faculty

Title: Core Clerkship Director (Surgery)

Location: West Suburban Medical Center

Degree: MD

 

Dr. Monique Brotman

Department: Clinical Faculty

Title: Core Clerkship Director (OB/GYN)

Location: West Suburban Medical Center

Degree: MD

 

Dr. Teresa J. Poprawski

Department: Clinical Faculty

Title: Core Clerkship Director (Psychiatry)

Location: Hartgrove Hospital, Chicago

Degree: MD

 

Dr. Ruksana S. Nazneen

Department: Clinical Faculty

Title: Core Clerkship Director (Family Medicine)

Location: Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago

Degree: MD

 

Dr. Nicholas Pereira

Department: Clinical Faculty

Title: Core Clerkship Director (Pediatrics)

Location: South Texas Health System

Degree: MD

 

Dr. PADMINI BHADRIRAJU

Department: Clinical Faculty

Title: Core Clerkship Director (Internal Medicine)

Location: South Texas Health System

Degree: MD

 

Anguilla Campus

DR. Claude-Bernard Iliou
Dean of Basic Sciences

Degree: MD

Area of Specialization: Anesthesiology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: BSRC, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Physiology

Honors / Awards: Medical Directorship Chronic Pain Support Group of Southwest Florida

 

Dr. Purna Singh
Dean of Administration

Degree: Ph.D

Area of Specialization: Physiology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Physiology & RHM1

 

 

Dr. Melchor Bareng
Dean of Student Affairs

Degree: Ph.D

Area of Specialization: Cell Biology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Histology

Honors/Awards: Researcher of the Year – 2004 and 2012, Leadership Awardee – 2004

 

 

Dr. Mykhailo Vysochyn

Degree: MD and Ph.D

Area of Specialization: Biology/Biochemistry, Internal medicine

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: PDCM, CCBS2, Biochemistry

 

 

Dr. Yeshwanth Rao

Degree: MD

Area of Specialization: Pharmacology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Pharmacology, Medical ethics

Honors/Awards: FAIMER Fellowship (from CMC, Ludhiana, 2013), Australian Executive Endeavour Fellowship (from James Cook University, 2016)

 

 

Dr. Kateryna Shyshkova

Degree: MD and Ph.D

Area of Specialization: Internal medicine

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: PDCM, CCBS4

 

 

Dr. Shashikant Adlekha

Degree: MD, MBBS,DNB,Fellowships,PMP

Area of Specialization: Pathology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Pathology,CCBS3

Honors/Awards: Fellowship Indian Academy of Cytology 2012

 

 

Dr. Sunil Holla

Degree: MD

Area of Specialization: Anatomy, Medical Education, Family Medicine

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Anatomy and Embryology, CCBS1 (Clinical Correlations of Basic Science)

 

 

Dr. Linda Banks

Degree: Ph.D

Area of Specialization: Clinical Psychology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Medical Psychology, Behavioural Science, Ethics

Honors/Awards: MBE MEMBER OF THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, 2020 Awardee, Anguilla Badge of Honour and Queen’s Certificate, Government of Anguilla, 2019 Honouree, The Diamond Award for outstanding Contributions to Anguilla’s Culture, Native Sons Production, Kool FM 103.3, 2019 Honouree, The Rock Awards, Extraordinary Accomplishments in Literature, Department of Youth and Culture, 2018 Grand Marshall , 40th Anniversary Carnival for pioneering and ongoing involvement , 2014 Pioneer in Radio Broadcasting in Anguilla, Kool FM, 2014 Caribbean Women of Distinction, Caribbean American Research Foundation, 2010 Commonwealth Women as Agents of Change, Soroptimist International, UK, 2010 Pinnacle Award, NCOCA, National Coalition of Caribbean Assoc., Wash DC, 2008 Honouree, ANSARNY, Anguilla St Kitts Nevis Associations Reunion, New York,2006 1991 Woman of The Year Award, Anguilla, 1992 Biographee – 5,000 Personalities of the World, 1983 Malcolm X – Fannie Lou Hamer Black Student Leadership Award, The Pennsylvania State University, 1983 Biographee – Who’s Who in The World, 1982 Associate Member – Sigma Xi Society, 1974

 

 

Dr. Aleksandar Dusic

Degree: MD

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Physiology, Ethics, Microbiology, epidemiology, BSRC

 

Dr. Kiran Singh Rajput

Degree: MBBS, MD Pathology

Area of Specialization: Pathology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Pathology

 

Dr. De Frias Montero

Degree: PhD

Area of Specialization: Pharmacology, Neuroscience

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Pharmacology, Neuroscience

 

Dr. Iryna Vyshnytska

Degree: M.Sc, PhD Area of Specialization: Biochemistry Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Biochemistry  

Dr. Aisha Andrewin

Degree: MBBS, MSPH, MSc.Public Health in Disasters

St Vincent Campus

Dr. Alexey Pryakhin
Dean of Basic Sciences

Degree: MD and Ph.D

Area of Specialization: Human Anatomy

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Anatomy&Embryology

Dr. Daphne Santhosh
Dean of Administration

Degree: Ph.D, MS (Molecular medicine) and M.Sc (Medical Microbiology)

Area of Specialization: Clinical microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Medicine

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Microbiology and Immunology

 

DR. Mirjana MilUtinovic
Dean of Student Affairs

Degree: MD, MS

Area of Specialization: Ophthalmology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Neuroscience and PDCM, earlier CCBS4 and MD5

 

Dr. Dmitrii Bolgov

Degree: MD and Ph.D

Area of Specialization: Pharmacology, Physiology, CCBS2.

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Physiology, CCBS2, RHM2.

 

Dr. Natalia Bolgova

Degree: MD

Area of Specialization: Radiology, X-ray, Physical diagnosis

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: PDCM

Dr. Sunitha Namani

Degree: Ph.D

Area of Specialization: Medical Physiology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Human Physiology

 

Dr. Victoria Minakova

Degree: Ph.D

Area of Specialization: Biochemistry, Toxicology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Biochemistry&Genetics, RHM 1

Dr. Rajni Rathore

Degree: MD

Area of Specialization: Pharmacology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Pharmacology

Honors/Awards: First Prize Oral presentation award in “Treatments and Outcomes of Cardiac Arrhythmias after Myocardial Infarction: A prospective, Follow up study in a Tertiary- care hospital” presented at 4th International and 7th National Conference of Indian Society for Rational Pharmacotherapeutics (ISRPTCON- 2015 , Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh)

 

 

Dr. Laxman Nadithe

Degree: MD, Carrebian Association of Medical Certification

Area of Specialization: Pharmacology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Pharmacology & Basic Science Review Course

Dr. Shahid Rangrej

Degree: MD

Area of Specialization: ANATOMY, EMBRYOLOGY, HISTOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: HISTOLOGY, ANATOMY

 

Dr. Mishka Duncan-Adams

Degree: MD

Area of Specialization: Paediatrics/ Paediatric Neurology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Behavioural Sciences

Dr. Phani Kathari

Degree: MBBS

Area of Specialization: Internal medicine

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Basic science review course, Microbiology and immunology

Honors/Awards: Professionalism award 2009 St. George university Outstanding tutor award 2010 St. George university Best Lecture Award 2015 American University is St Vincent

Dr. Sathyanarayana Namani

Degree: Ph.D

Area of Specialization: Human Anatomy, Histology, Neuro Anatomy and Embryology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Human Anatomy

Honors/Awards: SAS Eminent Fellow Member (SEFM)-2021

Dr. Elizabeth Bibby

Degree: MD, MSc

Area of Specialization: Family Medicine

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Embryology, Genetics and CCBS (PDCM for a semester)

Dr. Jennifer George

Degree: MD, Msc

Area of Specialization: Epidemiology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Epidemiology/Embryology

Dr. Maria Picu

Degree: MD, FACP, LMCC

Area of Specialization: Pathology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Pathology, BSRC, CCBS4

Honors/Awards: Academic Scholarship, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, 1977-1983, Honors in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Oncology, Obstetrics7 Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Histology and Preventive Medicine, 1977-1983

Dr. Sreenivasa Gadireddy

Degree: MD, Pg. Diploma, Clinical Neurology, UCL, Pg. Diploma, Sleep medicine, Oxford and Pg. C in Clinical pathology, Massachusetts

Area of Specialization: Neurology with Sleep medicine and Clinical Pathology

Subjects teaching/taught at SJSM: Physical Diagnosis, Basic Pathology and CCBS


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