Program Leadership

Internal Medicine

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Catherine Apaloo, MD

Catherine Apaloo, MD

Internal Medicine Program Director

Jacob Barry, MPH, C-TAGME

Jacob Barry, MPH, C-TAGME

Manager, Graduate Medical Education

James Pippim, MD, MPH

James Pippim, MD, MPH

Transitional Year Program Director

Catherine Apaloo, MD & Jacob Barry, MPH

Catherine Apaloo, MD & Jacob Barry, MPH

Program Leadership

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Catherine Apaloo, MD, FACP

Catherine Apaloo, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine Program Director

Laurel Murrow, MD, MSc,  FACP

Laurel Murrow, MD, MSc, FACP

Internal Medicine Associate Program Director, Primary Care Track Program Director

Wendi J. Lovenvirth, DO, FACP

Wendi J. Lovenvirth, DO, FACP

Internal Medicine Associate Program Director

Zahraa Rabeeah,  MD

Zahraa Rabeeah, MD

Associate Program Director

Jacob Barry, MPH

Jacob Barry, MPH

GME Manager

Rachel Hatton

Rachel Hatton

Program Administrator

Jessica Littlejohn

Jessica Littlejohn

Program Administrator

Core Faculty

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

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

Critical Care/Patient Safety and Quality

Mary Bond, MD

Mary Bond, MD

Outpatient

Akua Biritwum, MD

Akua Biritwum, MD

Outpatient

Yolin Bueno, MD

Yolin Bueno, MD

Academic Hospitalist, Geriatrics

Keisha Bonhomme, MD

Keisha Bonhomme, MD

Endocrinology

Brendan Groarke, DO

Brendan Groarke, DO

Academic Hospitalist

Eunice Hama, MD

Eunice Hama, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Miguel Jurado, MD

Miguel Jurado, MD

Academic Hospitalist, Hospice

Tram Jones, MD

Tram Jones, MD

Global Health

Geoffrey Marx, MD

Geoffrey Marx, MD

Academic Hospitalist, Clinical Informatics

Jonathan Murrow, MD

Jonathan Murrow, MD

Cardiology, Research

Syed Rizvi, MD

Syed Rizvi, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Irina Slavina, MD

Irina Slavina, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Nedsely Vila, MD

Nedsely Vila, MD

Academic Hospitalist

Esther Wallach, MD

Esther Wallach, MD

Outpatient

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

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

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, MD

Jonathan Hsu, MD

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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