MUA Administration and Faculty

 

The administration and faculty at Medical University of the Americas bring extensive experience and insight to the challenge of medical education.

All MUA faculty have an advanced medical and/or doctoral degree (MD, MBBS, PhD) with postgraduate training in a medical or academic specialty, as well as demonstrated experience in teaching and/or research. We also look for something more in our faculty: a strong desire to work closely with the students they teach.

Although it is common for schools to run large classes in huge lecture halls, this offers little opportunity for the type of one-on-one instruction MUA feels is essential to a great education.

MUA has a 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio in the Gateway program and a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio in the Basic Science program. These figures ensure students receive one-on-one teaching from professors, so everyone gets the chance to be heard. Many of our faculty members chose MUA specifically because we give them the opportunity to engage with students in a more effective way.

 

Executive Dean

Gordon Green
Gordon Green
MD, MEd, EdD, FRCPC

Executive Dean

Associate Dean

Paula Habib 2
Paula Habib
MD

Associate Dean Clinical Medicine

Ralph Crum
Ralph Crum
MD, BS

Associate Dean of Basic Sciences | Professor of Clinical Skills, Chair (Preclinical Medicine)

Assistant Dean

Robert Bankoff
Robert Mankoff
PhD

Professor of Medical Psychology and Medical Ethics, Course Director (Behavioral Medicine & Medical Ethics), Chair (Behavioral Sciences)

Sandeep Kacker
Sandeep Kacker
MBBS, MD

Assistant Dean of Basic Sciences | Professor of Pharmacology

Abi Albon Paul
Abi Albon Paul
MBBS, MD

Associate Professor Neurology and Neuroscience; Course Director Neurology and Neuroscience

Dr Akash Patel
Akash N. Patel
MBBS, DA, PGDHHM, PGDMLS

Professor of Clinical Skills, Course Director (CS III), Chair Promotions Committee, BLS Instructor

Ann Aguanno
Ann Aguanno
PhD

Professor of Medical Genetics and Biochemistry; Course Director (Genetics and Development)

Anshu Kacker
Anshu Kacker
BSc (Botany, Zoology, & Chemistry), MBBS

Clinical Instructor of Histology, Anatomy & Physiology

Dr Asmita Nene
Asmita S. Nene
MBBS, MD (Human Physiology)

Associate Professor of Physiology

Cardell Rawlins
Cardell B. Rawlins
MD

Consultant & Professor of Student Clinical Experience

Anand Chhitij
Chhitij Anand
MBBS, MD

Associate Professor of Anatomy

Chleo Yvonneta Smithen Romany
Chleo Yvonneta Smithen-Romany
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Diagnosis and Clinical Skills

Daria Hordiichuk
Daria Hordiichuk
MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy

Arora Manisha
Dr Manisha Arora
PhD

Professor of Metabolism & Nutrition, Genetics

Rai, Sunil
Dr. Sunil Kumar Rai
PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology

Neupane Ganesh
Ganesh Prasad Neupane
MD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Ila Chauhan
Ila Chauhan
MBBS, DNB

Assistant Professor of Clinical Skills, Course Director (CS II)

Jeevan Divakaran
Jeevan Divakaran
MBBS, MD

Professor of Pathology, Course Director (SD IV)

Jigar Katwala
Jigar Katwala, MBBS, MD
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Associate Professor of Clinical Skills, Course Director (CS IV)

Judy Nisbett Md
Judy Nisbett
MBSS

Assistant Professor of Physical Diagnosis & Clinical Skills

Karun Sharma
Karun Dev Sharma
MBBS, MD

Associate Professor

Mamata Srinivasan Mbbs
Mamata Srinivasan, MBBS, MS
MBSS, MS

Professor of Histology & Cell Biology, Course Director (HHP), Chair (Anatomical Sciences)

Michael S Jeffress
Michael S. Jeffress
PhD

Professor & School Counselor

Nitin Kumar Chaudhari
Nitinkumar Chaudhari
MBBS, MD

Associate Professor of Anatomy

Pawan
Pawan Kumar Lal Das
M.D. (General Medicine) M.D. (Medical Physiology) W.H.O. Fellow in Neuro-physiology

Professor of Physiology, Course Director (SD II)

Perian Dillon
Perian Dillon
PhD, MS

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology

Dr Priyadarshi Sahu
Priyadarshi Soumyaranjan Sahu
PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Rashmi Khobre
Rashmi Khobre
BDS

Instructor of Clinical Anatomy

Shankar Ravi
Ravi Shankar
MBBS

Assistant Professor of Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Skills

Robert Bankoff
Robert Mankoff
PhD

Professor of Medical Psychology and Medical Ethics, Course Director (Behavioral Medicine & Medical Ethics), Chair (Behavioral Sciences)

Sambasivarao Yaragalla
Sambasivarao Yaragalla
PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology; Course Director (IDR)

Sandeep Kacker
Sandeep Kacker
MBBS, MD

Assistant Dean of Basic Sciences | Professor of Pharmacology

Dr Saranya Vilvanathan
Saranya Vilvanathan
MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Shamini Devi Samuthiram
Shamini Devi Samuthiram
MBBS, PGDip

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine

Sharma Shivani
Shivani Sharma
MBBS, MD

Professor of Physiology | Course Director (System & Disease I)

Chavan Shivcharan
Shivcharan Chavan
MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Skills, Course Director (CS V)

Shyam Adhau
Shyam Adhau
MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, Course Director

Srinivasan Rangarajan Md
Srinivasan Rangarajan
MBBS, MD

Professor of Pathology, Course Director (System & Disease III), Chair (Patho-Physiology)

Mashal Subhash
Subhash Mashal
MBBS, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Suraj Parajuli
Suraj Parajuli
MBBS, MD

Associate Professor of of Clinical Skills

Ravichandran Swaminathan
Swaminathan Ravichandran
MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Skills, Course Director (CS I)

Shrestha Uttam
Uttam Shrestha
MSc, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy

Varuneshwar Prasad
Varuneshwar Prasad
MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Volodymyr Ikramov
Volodymyr Ikramov
MD, PhD, MEd

Associate Professor of Anatomy; Course Director (Human Body Structure and Function)

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