Program Leadership

Internal Medicine
Catherine Apaloo, MD, FACP

Catherine Apaloo, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine Program Director

Medical School: University of Ghana

Residency: Hospital of Saint Raphael, Connecticut

Interests: Medical Education, Ethics, Primary Care, Leadership

Laurel Murrow, MD, MSc,  FACP

Laurel Murrow, MD, MSc, FACP

Internal Medicine Associate Program Director, Primary Care Track Program Director

Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Maryland

Residency: Emory University, Georgia

Interests: Primary Care, Community Health, Health Literacy, Underserved Community, Medical Education

Wendi J. Lovenvirth, DO, FACP

Wendi J. Lovenvirth, DO, FACP

Internal Medicine Associate Program Director

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York

Residency: Nassau University Medical Center, New York

Fellowship: Parker Jewish Institute, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York

Interests: Geriatrics, Primary Care, Palliative Care, Medical Education

Cathy Snapp, MA, PhD

Cathy Snapp, MA, PhD

Behavioral Health

Doctorate: Educational Psychology, Baylor Univesity

 

Brian Joseph, MPH

Brian Joseph, MPH

Program Administrator

Jessica Littlejohn

Jessica Littlejohn

Program Administrator

Core Faculty

James Appiah-Pippim, MD, MPH, FACP, FCCP, CHCQM

James Appiah-Pippim, MD, MPH, FACP, FCCP, CHCQM

Critical Care/Patient Safety and Quality

Medical School: University of Ghana, Ghana

Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital, Maryland

Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, Occupational and Environmental Health, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut

Mary Bond, MD

Mary Bond, MD

Outpatient

Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Residency: University of Virginia

Akua Biritwum, MD

Akua Biritwum, MD

Outpatient

Medical School: University of Ghana, Ghana

Residency: Piedmont Athens Regional, Georgia

Yolin Bueno, MD

Yolin Bueno, MD

Academic Hospitalist, Geriatrics

Medical School: Pontifica Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic

Residency: New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York

Fellowship: Geriatrics, University of Miami, Florida

Keisha Bonhomme, MD

Keisha Bonhomme, MD

Endocrinology

Medical School: Ross University, Grenada

Residency: St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Connecticut

Fellowship: Endocrinology & Metabolism, USC-Palmetto Health System, South Carolina

Brendan Groarke, DO

Brendan Groarke, DO

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York

Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

Eunice Hama, MD

Eunice Hama, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: University of Ghana, Ghana

Residency: Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia

Miguel Jurado, MD

Miguel Jurado, MD

Academic Hospitalist, Hospice

Medical School: University of South Florida, Florida

Residency: Baystate Medical Center, Massachusetts

Tram Jones, MD

Tram Jones, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia

Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia

Geoffrey Marx, MD

Geoffrey Marx, MD

Academic Hospitalist, Clinical Informatics

Medical School: University of Mississippi, Mississippi

Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina

Jonathan Murrow, MD

Jonathan Murrow, MD

Cardiology/Research

Medical School: Emory University, Georgia

Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland

Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, Advanced Cardiovascular Disease, Emory University, Georgia

Syed Rizvi, MD

Syed Rizvi, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: Sind Medical College, Pakistan

Residency: Hurley Medical Center, Michigan

Irina Slavina, MD

Irina Slavina, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: Ross University, Grenada

Residency: Atlanta Medical Center, Georgia

Nedsely Vila, MD

Nedsely Vila, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: Pontifica Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic

Residency: St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Connecticut

Esther Wallach, MD

Esther Wallach, MD

Outpatient

Medical School: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Residency: Piedmont Athens Regional, Georgia

Eduardo Zouain, MD

Eduardo Zouain, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: Pontifica Universidad Catolica Madrea y Maestra, Dominican Republic

Residency: St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York

Faculty

 

Frank Bonilla, MD

Frank Bonilla, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: University Catholic Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic

Residency: St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Connecticut

 

George Dasoveanu, MD

George Dasoveanu, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: University of Carol Davila, Romania

Residency: The Brooklyn Hospital Center, New York

Christina Hendry, MD

Christina Hendry, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

Residency: Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

Ngozi Ifeadi, MD

Ngozi Ifeadi, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: University of Ghana, Ghana

Residency: Piedmont Athens Regional, Georgia

David Fletcher, MD

David Fletcher, MD

Office Ambulatory

Medical School: Ross University, Barbados

Residency: Atlanta Medical Center, Georgia

Kevin Lanclos, MD

Kevin Lanclos, MD

Office Ambulatory

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

Residency: Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina

Suzanne Lester, MD

Suzanne Lester, MD

Outpatient

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco, California

Residency: Family Medicine, University of California San Francisco, California

Martins Ogundipe, MD

Martins Ogundipe, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Residency: St. John’s Episcopal Hospital/SUNY Downstate Medical Center, New York

Courtney Palette, MD

Courtney Palette, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School:

Residency: Piedmont Athens Regional, Georgia

Rak Patel, MD

Rak Patel, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: BJ Medical College, India

Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

David Paulk, DO

David Paulk, DO

Medicine/Psychiatry

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Georgia

Residency: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas

Fareha Rahim, MD

Fareha Rahim, MD

Outpatient

Medical School: Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Residency: Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester, New York 

Vijay Rathinam, MD, MS

Vijay Rathinam, MD, MS

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: East Carolina University, North Carolina

Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio

Arpit Shah, MD

Arpit Shah, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School: KJ Somaiya Medical College, India

Residency: St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Michigan

Tom Wells, MD

Tom Wells, MD

Office Ambulatory

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

Residency: Augusta University, Georgia

Fred Young, MD

Fred Young, MD

Office Ambulatory

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

Internship: Tulane University, Louisiana

Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Maryland

Subspecialty Education Coordinators

James Appiah-Pippim, MD, MPH, FACP, FCCP, CHCQM

James Appiah-Pippim, MD, MPH, FACP, FCCP, CHCQM

Critical Care/Patient Safety and Quality

Medical School: University of Ghana, Ghana

Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital, Maryland

Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, Occupational and Environmental Health, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut

Keisha Bonhomme, MD

Keisha Bonhomme, MD

Endocrinology

Medical School: Ross University, Grenada

Residency: St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Connecticut

Fellowship: Endocrinology & Metabolism, USC-Palmetto Health System, South Carolina

Matt Crim, MD

Matt Crim, MD

Cardiology

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland

Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland

Fellowship: Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia

Brandi Fleenor, MD

Brandi Fleenor, MD

Neurology

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

Residency: Georgia Regents University, Georgia

Kelly Grow, MD

Kelly Grow, MD

Gastroenterology

Medical School: Mercer University, Georgia

Residency: Emory University, Georgia

Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Emory University, Georgia

Jonathan Hsu

Jonathan Hsu

Palliative Care

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

Residency: Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

Fellowship: Hospice & Palliative Care, Emory University, Georgia

T. Jane Huang, MD, MS

T. Jane Huang, MD, MS

Oncology

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

Residency: Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania

Fellowship: Medical Oncology & Hematology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas

Roger Lovell, MD

Roger Lovell, MD

Infectious Disease

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

Residency: Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

Sana Makhdumi, MD

Sana Makhdumi, MD

Rheumatology

Medical School: Dow Medical College, Pakistan

Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

Fellowship: Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

Jonathan Murrow, MD

Jonathan Murrow, MD

Research

Medical School: Emory University, Georgia

Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland

Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, Advanced Cardiovascular Disease, Emory University, Georgia

Srilakshimi Rebala, MD

Srilakshimi Rebala, MD

Nephrology

Medical School: Kurnool Medical College, India

Residency: Wright State University, Ohio

Fellowship: Nephrology, Emory University, Georiga

Petros Nikolinakos, MD, CPI

Petros Nikolinakos, MD, CPI

Hematology

Medical School: University of Debrecen, Hungary

Residency: John H. Stronger Hospital of Cook County, Illinois

Fellowship: Hematology & Oncology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas

Shraddha Tongia, MD

Shraddha Tongia, MD

Pulmonary

Medical School: Sawai Man Singh Medical College, India

Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York

Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York

Phil Torres, MD

Phil Torres, MD

Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Pennsylvania

Residency: Thomas Jefferson University

Subspecialty Faculty

Beze Adogu, MD, PhD, FACP

Beze Adogu, MD, PhD, FACP

Nephrology

Medical School: University of Jos, Nigeria

Residency: Roger Williams Medical Center, Rhode Island

Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

May Luz Bullecer, MD

May Luz Bullecer, MD

Geriatrics

Medical School: Cebu Institute of Medicine, Philippines

Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, New York

Fellowship: Geriatrics, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, New York

Rene Mackay, MD

Rene Mackay, MD

Nephrology

Medical School: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Honduras

Residency: Metropolitan Hospital, New York

Fellowship: Nephrology, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, New York

Catherine Marti, MD

Catherine Marti, MD

Cardiology

Medical School: Mercer University, Georgia

Residency: Emory University, Georgia

Fellowship: Cardiovascular Diseases, Emory University, Georgia, Advanced Heart Failure, Emory University, Georgia

Eduardo Martinez, MD

Eduardo Martinez, MD

Critical Care

Medical School: Pontifica Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic

Residency: NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem

Fellowship: Pulmonary Diseases, Bronx-Lebanon Medical Center, New York, Critical Care, Monteiore Medical Center, New York

Kent Nilsson, MD

Kent Nilsson, MD

Cardiology

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland

Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland

Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease, Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Duke University, North Carolina

Moti Samaki, MD

Moti Samaki, MD

Nephrology

Medical School: University of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes, Romania

Residency: St. Vincent Medical Center, Connecticut

Fellowship: Nephrology, Emory University, Georgia

Julio Pena, MD

Julio Pena, MD

Nephrology

Medical School: Pontifica Universidad Catolic Madre y Maesta, Dominican Republic

Residency: Yale New Haven, Connecticut

Fellowship: Nephrology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mark Visitacion, MD, FACP

Mark Visitacion, MD, FACP

Infectious Disease

Medical School: Cebu Institute of Medicine, Philippines

Residency: Akron General Medicine Center, Ohio

Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, State University New York, New York

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