Our Team of Expert Faculty
Know your faculty who will train you to get through every stage of USMLE, their guidance have made the road easy for many, now its your turn…
Dr. Alice Akunyili
Dr. Alice Akunyili is the Associate Director of Clinical Academics at Kaplan Medical. In this role, she leads the efforts to create a clinically relevant and integrated medical curriculum. She has worked with several Medical schools to evaluate their clinical skills curriculum and provide recommendations. She is also on the Kaplan faculty roster for Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Behavioral science, and the co-creator of a remedial basic science course for Medical students.
Dr. Tiffany Alley
“Microbiology is one of those areas I’ve always struggled with. Dr.Alley really helped me sort out all these bugs better in my mind. She was such an engaging and fun professor. It made the information seem more interesting that it ever had been before to me. I feel much more comfortable with the subject now.”
Dr. Sultan Babar
“Loved his teaching. Very engaging and great speaker.”
Dr. Tipsuda Bahri
Dr. Tipsuda Bahri is currently the Chair of Basic Biomedical Science at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-New York. She is also the course director and instructor in the Systemic Pathology course. She has a passion and a unique method for teaching Pathology and integrating concepts from other disciplines. In addition, her research interests encompass medical education and minorities in health care.
Dr. John Barone
For over 18 years, Dr. John Barone, MD has helped thousands of students from around the world achieve higher scores on their medical licensing exams. After graduating from Albany Medical College, Dr. Barone completed his Residency in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where twice he was elected Chief Resident, and later Surgical Pathology Fellow. He is currently in private practice.
“He is the best teacher any student could ever ask for.
Dr. Nandan Bhatt
Dr. Nandan Bhatt, MBBS, MD, FRCS has been teaching USMLE for Steps 1, 2 and 3 and for those preparing for the SPEX examination for the past nineteen years. He teaches Neuroanatomy and Neurology and has taught other subjects as well due to his extensive experience in various fields.
Dr. Lauren Biehle
Lauren Biehle is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. Her practice site includes rounding with an inpatient family medicine team and as a faculty member of the Rose Family Medicine Residency in Denver, CO. Her areas of interest include infectious diseases, acute management of family medicine patients, medication safety, and the medically underserved.
Dr. Joshua Brooks
Dr. Josh Brooks, National Teacher of the Year 2012, has been with Kaplan for over twelve years serving the Kaplan community as an instructor and as Associate Director of Pre-Clinical Academics. A native Arkansan now in Southern California, Dr. Brooks earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University, did his clinical research fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, and has authored over 20 books and articles on the biochemistry and pharmacology of oxidative stress in human disease.
Dr. Dana Brown
A native of North Carolina, Dana Brown is currently assistant dean for academics and an associate professor of pharmacy practice at the Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy. She coordinates and teaches in pharmacy calculations during the first didactic year, and serves as an instructor in the pharmacotherapy sequence. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004 and completed a primary care/managed care residency at Campbell University from 2004 to 2005. She received board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2007 and currently maintains this certification.
Dr. Manuel Castro
Manuel A. Castro, M.D., AAHIVS is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a certified member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine. He currently resides in Wilton Manors, Florida where he has a private practice. he went to medical school at Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena graduating in 1983. His residency was in internal medicine at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. . Following his residency Dr. Castro moved to Miami, FL and became a teaching attending for the internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, with a title of voluntary assistant professor at University of Miami. Dr. Castro became certified in Occupational Medicine by the State of Florida and was a certified Medical Review Officer. Dr Castro started teaching for Kaplan in 2000. He is also currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Nova Southeastern University and at LECOM Bradenton College of Osteopathy.
Dr. Christopher Cimino
Dr. Chris Cimino is the Vice President of Kaplan Medical and Chief Medical Officer. He was the founding Assistant Dean for Educational Informatics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, former Associate Dean for Student Affairs at New York Medical College, Chair of the American Medical Informatics Associations Education Working Group and Education Committees, and an elected member of the American College of Medical Informatics for his research work both in education innovation and the application of semantic networks to managing medical knowledge. In his current role with Kaplan Medical, Dr. Cimino brings his expertise across clinical medicine, education and technology to implement best practices in education, improving faculty and student experience, and increasing student success.
Dr. Clarence Colle
Clarence F. Colle, III, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean of Basic Science/Pre-Clinical Academic Affairs and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN). He earned his B.S. degree from Mount Union College and his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University (Shreveport, LA). He completed his post-doctoral fellowship and was the Director of the Automated DNA Sequencing Facility at Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO). Prior to joining DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Colle taught at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Terriann Crisp
Dr. Terriann Crisp has served as an academic neuropharmacologist for over 30 years. She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science (Pharmacology) from Marshall University School of Medicine and Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. Dr. Crisp served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Des Moines University for almost a decade, where she also received a number of teaching awards. She has published her research findings on the role of oxidative stress in neuropathic pain in numerous medical research journals, including, Brain Research, Neuroscience Letters, Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior and others. Dr. Crisp has served as a question writer and reviewer for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) and currently provides Pharmacology review courses for the Step-1 United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
Dr. Mariana Cuceu
Dr. Cuceu graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iuliu Hatieganu (Cluj Napoca, Romania), and she earned the MPH degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a concentration in Health Policy and Administration. Dr. Cuceu is currently also pursuing a PhD degree in the Department of Psychiatry, with a multidisciplinary concentration in community health, faith, medical ethics and public health. DR. Cuceu presented numerous papers in National Conference on Medicine and Religion organized by University of Chicago, Indiana State University, Harvard University Cambridge, Texas Medical Center and she is the author of numerous scientific publications in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Cuceu also volunteers in the community as President and co-founder of Saint Paraskeva Orthodox Charity, whose primary mission is to provide aid to orphaned and ill children. She is the recipient of several awards, including a “Top 100 Eastern European Award “(Washington, D.C.) and the “John Nuveen International Award” (UIC) for excellence in school performance and dedication in community service.
Dr. William Cvetnic
Dr. William Cvetnic is a board certified pediatrician and neonatologist. He has an extensive clinical and academic background and has taught in medical school classrooms, in the clinical setting, as an invited lecturer and as a consultant to large groups. He received a BS in molecular biology from The Johns Hopkins University, MD and MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his residency at the University of California, San Diego, and fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine from the University of California, Irvine. He’s been teaching since 1981, most notably at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Pittsburgh. He has refereed publications, written books, short articles and abstracts, given scientific presentations and done intensive research. He has been with Kaplan since 2004.
Dr. Samuel Daisley
Dr Samuel Daisley is a Board-Certified Family Physician. He is in a group practice since 1989 and is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is a part time hospitalist as well. He is also Vice President of Medical Affairs/Quality at UPMC. His educational appointments are with UPMC and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Nandita Das
Dr. Nandita G. Das is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics at Butler University, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. She obtained her B.S. degree in pharmacy and M.S. in pharmaceutics from Banaras Hindu University in India, and her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining Butler in 2004, she was an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics in the College of Pharmacy, Idaho State University for six years. She regularly serves on grant review panels for NIH-CSR. Over the years, Dr. Das has taught biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical calculations, dosage form design, nuclear medicine and industrial pharmacy to Pharm.D. and graduate students, supervised laboratories in pharmaceutics, and mentored several graduate students and post-docs. Dr. Das is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and is actively involved in and has served these organizations in various capacities.
Dr. Raj Dasgupta
Dr. Raj Dasgupta (MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM) completed his Internal Medicine residency at Michigan State University, Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at Columbia University, Saint Lukes & Roosevelt Hospital and Sleep Medicine fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital. During his training, he received numerous awards including: resident of the year, fellow of the year and the Director’s Award for research. He is quadruple board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. He is also the Assistant Program Director for the USC Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Associate Fellowship Director of the USC Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program. He is currently teaching USMLE Step 1, 2, 3, and Internal Medicine Board Review around the world for the past 15 years. He recently wrote the book ‘Medicine Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls’ and has appeared on various media platforms and television shows such as the ‘The Doctors’, ‘Bill Nye Saves the World’, ‘ESPN’ ,’Larry King Now’ and ‘You Can Do Better’.
Dr. Craig Davis
Dr. Davis received his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan, and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Davis currently is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, where he began teaching in 1980. Dr. Davis published many articles, abstracts, and books and has been invited to make presentations all over the United States. In addition, Dr. Davis is a co-author of Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 1 Pharmacology
Dr. Kathleen DiCaprio
Dr. Kathleen DiCaprio has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review programs for over 4 years. Dr. DiCaprio earned her BS in Biochemistry from The College of Saint Rose and her PhD in Pathology from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, NY. Her research efforts contributed to the development of potential vaccines and therapeutics against these deadly viruses and has been profiled in numerous publications. In New York City, Dr. DiCaprio worked for the New York Health Department where she assisted in laboratory and emergency response affairs during the H1N1 Influenza 2009 outbreak in NYC. Dr. DiCaprio has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and Canada as well as for Kaplan’s popular live, online review programs.
Dr. Ahmed Elshafei
He finished medical school and residency at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, then he moved to the states, He furnished his medical knowledge with a myriad of research and clinical experience all over the nation (George Washington University Hospital). Travelling around the world and speaking 4 languages gave him the chance to interact and understand deeply different ideologies and cultures which helped him immensely in his teaching especially at Kaplan, that amazing multicultural diverse institution that makes him proud to be a member of its faculty.
Dr. Shaadi Elswaifi
Dr. Shaadi Elswaifi is a founder of an education technology startup and a certified medical educator. He has a veterinary medical degree and a doctoral degree in microbial pathogenesis. Dr. Elswaifi has over 9 years of teaching experience as a faculty member of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He regularly taught microbiology, infectious diseases, and other topics and is experienced in advising medical students in preparation for their board exams.
Dr. Adil Farooqui
For over 17 years, Dr. Adil Farooqui has taught USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 3 review programs. Dr. Farooqui, received his MD from University of Karachi, Sindh Medical College in Pakistan. After completing his initial surgical training in the United Kingdom, he pursued further surgical training in the United States. He finished his surgical residency and fellowship in colorectal surgery and laparoscopic surgery at the University of Southern California. He is Board Certified in Surgery. Dr. Farooqui has published numerous research studies and co-authored Kaplan’s Surgery Lecture Notes for USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 3. He has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and Canada and is an instructor in Kaplan’s popular live, online review programs.
Dr. Stuart Gitlow
Stuart Gitlow, MD, is Executive Director of the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, which he started in 2005 to ensure medical student access to training that stimulates them to develop and maintain interest in working with patients with addiction. He serves as Past President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and as ASAM’s Delegate to the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates. Dr. Gitlow is the Past Chair of the AMA Council on Science and Public Health
Dr. Martin Glassman
Martin J. Glassman, D.M.D. is a dentist by training and got his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He practiced general clinical dentistry for a number of years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Glassman moved to the academic arena when he became the Head of Academic Computing at New York Medical College as well as Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department at the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College. As Head of Academic Computing, Dr. Glassman was involved with the entire Medical School Curriculum as well as some Residency Programs
Dr. Alina Gonzalez-Mayo
Dr. Alina Gonzalez-Mayo has taught USMLE review programs for over 15 years. She received her M.D. for the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico, and competed a Psychiatry residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital, in Staten Island, NY. She later completed a residency in Forensic Psychiatry at New York University in New York, NY. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry. Dr. Alina Gonzalez-Mayo is also Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is the author of Kaplan’s Psychiatry Lecture Notes for USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 3 and a contributor to Kaplan’s Step 1 Behavioral Sciences Lecture Notes. Dr. Gonzalez-Mayo has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and Canada and is an instructor in Kaplan’s popular live, online review programs.
Dr. Zeynep Gromley
Zeynep Gromley, Ph.D. received her doctorate from The Medical College of Wisconsin in Biochemistry. She then entered into a Post-Doctoral research position at St. Jude Children’s Research hospital in Memphis, TN. After 3-years of Post-Doctoral education, she took Assistant Professor Position at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. At Rhodes College, she taught Genetics with laboratory, Biology I, and Senior Seminar Courses. She is the course director of molecular fundamentals of medicine and advanced cellular biochemistry courses. In addition to classroom instructions, she also trains students in her research laboratory. Her research is focused on the kinetics studies of the activation of ubiquitin by Uba1 and Uba6 enzymes. She also collaborates with other faculty in projects exploring the effects of centriolin degradation on cell cycle progression
Dr. Maana Haghani
Dr. Maana Haghani received her medical degree from Xavier University School of Medicine where she graduated with honors. She also holds a master’s degree in Health Sciences. Currently, she is a senior consultant for Kaplan Medical Academics. During her tenure with Kaplan, she has assisted many student doctors to pass the USMLE series and successfully coached them on their path to residency. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching and tutoring undergraduate and medical students.
Dr. Maryam Haghnegahdar
Dr. Maryam Haghnegahdar is a graduate of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences with more than 8 years of experience in advising and guiding International and American Medical Graduates on their path towards US medical residencies. As a faculty member and medical consultant at Kaplan Medical, she is an expert in USMLE exam preparation, test taking strategies, residency and Match application. She is fluent in English and Farsi and is currently serving as the President of the Iranian American Medical Association California chapter. She also makes time to volunteer as a research coordinator at UCLA, Jules Stein Eye Institute and the department of Cardiology, atherosclerosis unit.
Dr. Emily Hajjar
Emily Hajjar, Pharm.D., BPCS, BCACP, CGP, is an Associate Professor in the Jefferson College of Pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hajjar earned her Pharm.D. at Duquesne University and then completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. She then completed a geriatric pharmacy specialty residency at the Minneapolis Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, followed by a geriatric pharmacotherapy-epidemiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy. She has published a variety of peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters on topics of polypharmacy in elderly patients and geriatric pharmacotherapy issues. She is a past recipient of the Jefferson College of Pharmacy AACP Teacher of the Year Award, Dean’s Faculty Achievement Award, and the Thomas Jefferson University Lindback Distinguised Teaching Award.
Dr. Ryan Mark Harden
Dr. Harden is a board certified, practicing physician at Gateway Clinic in Sandstone, Minnesota. With a particular interest in hospice and palliative care medicine, he serves as vice chief of staff and Medical Director at Essentia Health, Sandstone. After receiving his masters degree and medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine Duluth, where he also received Gold Humanism in Medicine honors and Senior Alpha Omega Alpha honors, he completed his residency at the Duluth Family Practice Center. He has given Biochemistry lectures to medical students at Montana State University and the University of Minnesota Duluth School of Medicine and teaches Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Medical Genetics and Pediatrics for Kaplan Medical.
Dr. Steven Randall Harris
Dr. Steven Randall Harris has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review for Kaplan for over 11 years. Dr. Harris has both a Master’s and a Doctoral degree in Pharmacology & Toxicology. He completed postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. Since 1998, he has organized and taught the Medical Pharmacology course at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM). In addition to teaching, Dr. Harris has also taken on administrative responsibilities as Associate Dean for Basic Sciences, and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at KYCOM
Dr. Mark Nolan Hill
Dr. Mark Nolan Hill has taught USMLE review programs for over 30 years. Dr. Hill received his MD from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his surgical training at Harvard Medical School and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Hill is Board Certified in General Surgery. He is a Professor of Surgery at the Chicago Medical School, in private practice, and is President of the North Shore Surgical Associates. Dr. Hill has received many teaching awards, including ‘Outstanding Professor of the Year’ numerous times
Dr. Hany Ibrahim
Dr. Hany Ibrahim earned his MD from the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University in 2009. During his time of studying in medical school, he held multiple leadership roles in students’ associations nationally and internationally, including serving as a supervisory board member of the Research Exchange Committee of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) under the umbrella of the WHO. He participated in Epilepsy research in Kaiser Permanente, California. He Joined the Kaplan team in 2011 as a National Medical Advisor. Currently, he is a Senior Academic Consultant for Kaplan specializing in Faculty Orientation, Test Taking Strategies and medical curriculum mapping.
Dr. Susan Jacob
In 2012 Sue retired from her Anatomy career at Rush Medical College in Chicago after 34 years of service. While at Rush she taught in the Gross Anatomy, Embryology, Histology and Neurobiology courses for medical and graduate students. Alongside her teaching responsibilities, she was the Associate Dean for the Medical College Program. A native of Chicago, Illinois, she received her Ph.D in Anatomy from Loyola University of Chicago in 1979. She describes teaching as her link to the students and they recognized her with the Basic Science teaching award multiple times during her career. She was involved in the design and production of anatomy programs for USMLE review courses early in her career and is excited to return to this teaching role with Kaplan
Dr. Tenzin Jamyang
Dr. Tenzin Jamyang has extensive knowledge about the USMLE steps and is a residency process expert. Dr. Jamyang has advised thousands of students get the highest scores and successfully land into residency programs for more than 11 years. Prior to working with Kaplan, he was a Burns/Plastic specialist from India. He also works part-time at NYU School of Medicine & Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Tenzin Jamyang received his medical degree from University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi.
Dr. Molly Johannessen
Dr. Molly Johannessen is an Assistant Professor of Physiology and Medical Education at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Johannessen received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Physiology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, a M.S. in Higher Education from Walden University and her B.S. in Chemistry from Lawrence University. Her passion for education started as an HHMI Scientific Teaching Fellow at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her passion for learning and her enthusiasm for life have driven her involvement with students in all aspects including mental health and wellness amongst medical students, student leadership and learning, and extracurricular enhanced learning activities to help at-risk students. Dr. Johannessen has worked with various students pursuing medical education including osteopathic, allopathic, and foreign-medical graduates.
Dr. Edward Kalpas
Dr. Edward Kalpas started teaching for Kalpan in 2005. Dr. Kalpas obtained a BS degree in Biophyscial Chemistry from Dartmouth College, a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University and a MD from the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University. He is a licensed physician and published author with a background in general surgery and public health and is currently the Director at a non-profit organization in California. Dr. Kalpas is the lead instructor for Kaplan’s Step 2 CS Review program in California.
Dr. Christopher Keller
Dr. Keller received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and received his Doctor of Philosophy in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology from the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also completed his Post-doctoral training. During his doctoral and post-doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Keller conducted research on the immunological basis of severe malarial anemia and HIV in infants and young children, and he helped organize and establish state-of-the-art research laboratories in Kisumu and Siaya, western Kenya. Dr. Keller became Certified in Public Health in 2008 and was inducted as a Fellow in the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators for 2012-2017. Dr. Keller is the Director of Microbiology and Immunology and the Director of Public Health in the School of Medicine and serves as the Director for the Directed Study Pathway and Primary Care Scholars Pathway at LECOM. Dr. Keller is the director of the Laboratory of Human Pathogens (LHP) at LECOM, which has ongoing collaborations with the University of New Mexico, the Erie County Department of Health, and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.
Dr. Laszlo Kerecsen
Dr. Laszlo Kerecsen is a Professor of Pharmacology at Midwestern University AZCOM. He received his M.D. from the Medical School of Debrecen in Hungary. He has been doing research and teaching pharmacology and toxicology both in Europe and in the US. He has been awarded the Best Overall Professor in 2005 and many other awards by the medical students. His latest research involved the study of baroreflexes as well as the mechanism of action of dioxin. Dr. Kerecsen developed a computerized exam system, and participated in the development of a Computer Assisted Teaching System (CATS) at the University of Kansas. He co-authored the Pharmacology Review book for USMLE in Mosby’s Rapid Review series, its third edition was published in 2010
Dr. Joshua Kesterson
Dr. Joshua Kesterson is currently Associate Professor for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. After receiving his M.D. from the University of Missouri, Dr. Kesterson completed residency at the University of Louisville Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health. Subsequently Dr. Kesterson went on to complete a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Kesterson has received several honors and awards including the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
Dr. Michael King
Dr. Michael W King received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside and his BS in Chemistry from Portland State University. Following completion of his doctorate, Dr. King was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA where he conducted research on the role of oncogenes in early embryonic development. In 1989 Dr. King accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). Dr. King has been actively involved in scientific research focused, over the past 20 years, on regenerative medicine. Dr. King was one of the founders, and is a current executive member, of the IUSM Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine. Dr. King has had, and continues to have, an extensive involvement in the advancement of medical education. Dr. King is the author and creative owner of the immensely popular education website, themedicalbiochemistrypage.org. Dr. King became a contributor, and in 2002 (through the final 6th edition in 2008) the editor, for the Lange Q&A USMLE Step 1 series text first published by Appleton and Lange and then by McGraw-Hill. Currently, Dr. King is the author and editor for the McGraw-Hill text “Integrative Medical Biochemistry: Examination and Board Review” published in 2014. During his 28 years of teaching, Dr. King has won several excellences in teaching awards, both from his students and the Board of Trustees of IUSM.
Dr. Milind Kothari
Dr. Milind Kothari graduated from the NYIT school of Osteopathic Medicine. Following his Neurology Residency at NYU, he completed a fellowship in Neuromuscular disease at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He then joined the faculty at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Kothari rose to the rank of Professor and has been very actively involved in the educational mission. He has served as the Neurology residency Program Director, Fellowship Director and Clerkship Director. He also served as the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Kothari then transitioned to Undergraduate Medical Education and directed the Neural and Behavioral Science course for the 2nd year medical students. Currently, he serves as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Penn State College of Medicine. He is also involved in education nationally in various roles.
Dr. Paul Kowalski
Paul J. Kowalski, MD, received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and earned his doctorate of medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He finished residency and fellowships in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from the University of Michigan Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Kowalski is presently the Department Chief (Pathology/Laboratory), Medical Laboratory Director at Pontiac General Hospital, Pontiac, MI and Assistant Professor, Division of Pathology, Department of Physiology, Office of Academic Affairs, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine (MSU CHM) in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously he practiced as a general pathologist and laboratory director at a large health system in the southeast Michigan area.
Dr. Bimal Krishna
Dr. Bimal Krishna has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review for Kaplan for over 6 years. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Physiology and a Doctor of Philosophy, Medicine (Ob/Gyn and Pharmacology) from Monash University in Australia. Dr. Krishna currently is an Associate Professor and Director of Pharmacology for Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada. At Touro, Dr. Krishna has won numerous teaching awards, including Professor of the Year for 3 consecutive years. Dr. Krishna has also contributed to numerous publications and is a member of a number of organizations including the Fellow-American College of Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Krishna has taught medical board review programs throughout the world including in the Middle East, the United States and Canada.
Dr. Roger Lane
“Dr. Lane is an awesome teacher. The manner in which he lectures is interesting, and he focuses on what is truly important. He gives strategies, different ways in which questions may be phrased and is super organized. Loved learning from him!”
Dr. Jonathan Leo
Dr. Jonathan Leo is Professor of Anatomy at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. For several years, he served as the Chair of the Anatomy Department. He is now the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for LMU. His research interests are in the fields of Developmental Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Joseph Lieber
Dr. Joseph Lieber has been teaching USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 3 review programs for over 12 years. Dr. Lieber obtained his MD at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. He is a certified Diplomat on the American Board of Nephrology and Internal Medicine. He is currently an Associate Director of Medicine at Elmhurst Hospital Center, the Associate Residency Director in Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. Amongst the many teaching achievements he has received, Dr. Lieber received the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Lifetime Teaching Award and was recently featured in The New Yorker magazine for his outstanding and inspiring work at Elmhurst Hospital. Dr. Lieber has also authored Ferri Clinical Advisor and has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and Canada
Dr. Laura Marusinec
Dr. Laura Marusinec is a board-certified pediatrician with over 17 years of experience, specializing in urgent care, primary care, and pediatric dermatology. She currently practices with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and is active on several committees, writing and reviewing policies and procedures, treatment guidelines, blog posts, and provider and patient education materials. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She is a member of the American Medical Writer’s Association (AMWA) and the newly-formed Society for Pediatric Urgent Care. She has significant experience in clinical research and health information technology. Dr. Marusinec is also a freelance medical writer and reviewer and has written board preparation practice questions and CME material.
Dr. Monica Morin
Dr. Monica Morin graduated from New York University in 1989 with a B.A in Psychology. She went on receive her DDS degree from New York University in 1993. She completed both an Advanced Degree in General Dentistry in 1994 and a Pediatric Residency Program from NYU Langone Medical Center in 1996. Dr. Morin currently works as a Pediatric Dentist at Morris Heights Community Health Center in the Bronx where she has served the community for the last twenty years
Dr. Kim Moscatello-Seastone
Dr. Kim Moscatello-Seastone has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review for Kaplan for over 11 years. Dr. Moscatello-Seastone received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the Louisiana State University Medical Center and her B.S. in Microbiology from Auburn University. Dr. Moscatello-Seastone is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and the Director of the Directed Study Pathway at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Moscatello Seastone has contributed to multiple publications and abstracts in her field, including the Immunology Lecture Notes for Kaplan. She has received several honors and awards including the NIH Individual Predoctoral Fellowship and Basic Science Faculty of the Year. Dr. Moscatello-Seastone has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and Canada and is also an instructor in Kaplan’s popular live, online review programs.
Dr. Frank Noto
Dr. Frank Noto has taught USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, Step 3 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review for Kaplan for over 4 years. Dr. Noto completed MD at SUNY Stony Brook and he completed his Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY in 2006. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Noto is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and the Internal Medicine Clerkship and Sub-internship Site Director for Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Elmhurst Hospital Center. He is a Hospitalist at Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he manages patients on his inpatient service and trains the medical residents on inpatient medical management. Some awards that Dr. Noto has received over the last few years include Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and the Excellence in Student Teaching Award from Mount Sinai Dept of Medicine in 2009. Dr. Noto currently teaches USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3 preparation for Kaplan.
Dr. Mark Paternostro
Dr. Mark Paternostro is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at West Virginia University. He teaches physiology courses including undergraduate, graduate and professional courses for doctoral, dental and medical students. He has expertise in various pedagogical techniques and has delivered seminars on the topic of creating engaging, interactive large group lectures. Dr. Paternostro also offers a teaching practicum for doctoral students to help train future educators. In addition to his teaching activities he also serves as his department’s associate chair for education and the chair for the Admissions Committee for the M.D. Degree. He has been honored with numerous teaching awards at WVU including the WVU School of Medicine Distinguished Teacher Award in 2009, the Percival L. MacLachlan Basic Sciences Award selected by second year medical students in recognition of excellence in teaching basic medical sciences in 2012 and most recently the Vice President’s Award for outstanding achievement in teaching in 2016
Dr. Alexis Peedin
Dr. Peedin is a Transfusion Medicine fellow in the department of Pathology & Laboratory medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. She completed her medical degree at Rush Medical College and AP/CP Pathology residency at the University of North Carolina, where she served as chief resident. She is currently enrolled in a Master of Education degree program with a specialization in Health Professions Education.
Dr. Mahboob Qureshi
For over 8 years, Dr. Mahboob Qureshi has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review programs. He received his MPH and MD from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He received his PhD in Immunology and MHSc in Epidemiology from the University of the Ryukyus, Japan. Dr. Qureshi is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of Microbiology and Immunology courses at the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada. He has won numerous teaching awards including Teacher of the Year and the Research Fellowship Award from the American Lung Association. Dr. Qureshi has published many peer-reviewed articles and authored 2 books including the The Neonatal Period. Dr.Qureshi has taught medical board review programs throughout the world, including Poland, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States.
Dr. Randall J. Reid
Dr. Randall Reid received his Medical Degree at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine after which he served a residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. In addition, he is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology with licenses in Arizona and New Mexico. Currently, he is a consulting physician at the Navajo IHS in Winslow AZ and he is the backup obstetrician for 7 FPs that perform deliveries. He performs all their cesarean sections and all the gynecologic procedures for that clinic. Formerly, he worked as an Adjunct Professor for the Medical Division at Everest College. Dr. Randall has previously served as a Teaching Physician for the University of New Mexico – Department of Family Practice at the Easter New Mexico Medical Center, and was Founder and President of the Women’s Health Associates of Kankakee, Ltd. for ten years in Illinois. Dr. Reid also participates in charitable causes, for two years he was part of the Family Tree of New Mexico Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, and is active in the Phoenix Domestic Violence Shelter.
Dr. Elmar Sakala
Dr. Elmar Sakala received his M.D. from Loma Linda University (LLU) in 1973. He then completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at LLU Medical Center. This was followed up with a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Oregon Health Sciences Center. He finished a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at LLU Medical Center. He has earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from Walla Walla University in Washington State and a Master of Public Health in Maternal Nutrition from LLU. Dr. Sakala has received numerous achievements for his academics and as an educator. He has been an invited lecturer both within the United States and internationally. He has published many peer-reviewed articles and been an author of several review books. He has been teaching the USMLE board review since 1993. Dr. Sakala is currently Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Southern California.
Dr. Cynthia A. Sanoski
Cynthia A. Sanoski, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Jefferson College of Pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Sanoski completed a two-year fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. While at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, she was awarded the University’s Faculty Special Recognition Award in 2003. In 2010, Dr. Sanoski was the recipient of the Duquesne University Distinguished Alumnus Award. Currently, her teaching and research interests focus on the management of a vast array of cardiovascular diseases, with her primary interests being in the management of cardiac arrhythmias and acute and chronic heart failure. Dr. Sanoski has authored numerous articles and book chapters that relate to the pharmacotherapeutic management of various cardiovascular disorders. She has also gained national recognition by giving over 100 presentations at meetings of pharmacy and nursing organizations.
Dr. Alvin Schamroth
Dr. Alvin Schamroth is the founder and CEO of ExamPro, America’s Number 1 leading authority in OBGYN board prep. In addition to being the senior lecturer for ExamPro, he has also lectured for the Osler Institute and Masters Board Review, and regularly lectures at various OBGYN residency programs throughout America. Having trained in both South African and the United States (University of Maryland), he is board certified with the American Congress of OBGYN and has to date assisted more than 75% of all OBGYNs in the USA! He has a unique appreciation of what is exam relevant and is sensitive on the need to spend time only on what is most important. His engaging lecture style is both instructive and enjoyable as he makes learning OBGYN simple and easy to remember
Dr. Kevin Schuller
Dr. Kevin Schuller has been a practising psychiatrist and professor all of his career. He earned his MD from west Virginia University School of Medicine, & a MBA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His current interest is finding ways to increase operational efficiency in healthcare to improve outcome and decrease costs. He has been an instructor with Kaplan since 2010, first helping hundreds of students pass their MCAT, & then USMLE & COMLEX.
Dr. David Seastone
For over 11 years, Dr. David Seastone has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX -USA Level 1 review for Kaplan. Dr. Seastone received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Louisiana State University Medical Center. He received his DO degree at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at The Cleveland Clinic – Taussig Cancer Institute. He has been on faculty at multiple medical schools in the U.S. and earned several awards for his teaching efforts along the way including Faculty Member of the Year. Dr. Seastone also conducts research in the areas of myelodysplastic syndromes and leukemia and is a member of the American Medical Association, Amercian Ostopathic Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Seastone has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Dr. Adnan Siddiqui
Dr. Adnan Siddiqui has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 preparatory courses in Pathology for over 2 years. Dr. Siddiqui received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a combined Anatomic/Clinical Pathology residency and Hematopathology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently an Assistant Professor and serves as the Chair of Pathology at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Siddiqui is known for his enthusiastic and engaging teaching style that has earned him numerous teaching awards over the years. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with additional subspecialty board certification in Hematology by the American Board of Pathology.
Dr. David Seiden
Dr. Seiden has a visually interactive and integrative teaching style, while he emphasizes the importance of comprehension rather than memorization. He has been a faculty member with Kaplan for more than 15 years and is currently a professor at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS). He received his Ph.D. in anatomy from Temple University and has been a contributor to many publications, including Academic Medicine, Clinical Anatomy, and Board Simulator Series. He has been the recipient of many awards in recognition of excellence in teaching. In addition, Dr. Seiden has contributed to the cell and developmental biology graduate program at Rutgers University and was a visiting associate professor of anatomy and cellular biology at Harvard Medical School.
“I never loved anatomy as much as I do now. Dr.Seiden was amazing, very conceptual and had a great way of teaching. One of the many reasons why people should join Kaplan.
Dr. Silvia Soto
Dr. Silvia Soto is Clinical Research Associate for Genitourinary cancers at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Before this, she worked as Program Manager for Kaplan in Washington, DC. During her tenure with Kaplan Medical she has helped thousands of doctors pass the USMLE and successfully navigate the process of medical licensing in United States. Prior to joining Kaplan Medical, she worked as a Clinical Specialist at a The Montgomery County Language Minority Health Project, as well as the George Washington University’s Cancer Research Center and is a proud board member of Health Pact Inc, a non- profit organization that provides biometric screening studies to underserved, uninsured communities of the Washington, DC area. Dr. Soto earned her degree at the Evangelic University of El Salvador in San Salvador, El Salvador, and is currently a DO candidate at the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Timothy Steele
Dr. Timothy Steele serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Des Moines University – Osteopathic Medical Center. His Ph.D. was received from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine. As an active researcher, he is engaged in studying how the immune system recognizes and kills cancer cells and how this can be harnessed to treat cancer patients. He has published 21 primary research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals. He’s been honored for his teaching efforts by receiving high marks on student teaching evaluations and several teaching awards, including 2008 and 2013 Basic Science Faculty of the Year Awards and the 2011 Des Moines University Outstanding Teacher Award. Professionally, he is a member of the American Association of Immunologists, American Association for Cancer Research, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, and Iowa Academy of Science.
Dr. Cristian Stefan
Cristian Stefan, MD is a Clinical Professor at New York University and a Harvard Macy scholar. He has worked with students, interns and residents for more than 25 years and has a multidisciplinary expertise in teaching Neuroscience, Gross Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Radiological Imaging in preclinical years, Physiology, Clinical Skills, and Medical Humanities. Dr. Stefan’s rich academic portfolio includes previous faculty appointments at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Tulane University School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Touro University College of Medicine, and Pikeville University Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, Dr. Stefan has taught at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine and has been a visiting or guest faculty at other universities in the US, Sweden, South Africa, Japan, Grenada and Argentina, as well as an invited speaker, member on panels, and presenter at numerous national and international conferences. Among other positions, he served as Chair of the Educational Affairs Committee of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists. Dr. Stefan is co-author of the ‘Imaging Anatomy of the Human Brain – A Comprehensive Atlas Including Adjacent Structures’, Demo sMedical 2015, and consulting co-editor for the ‘Atlas of Anatomy – Head, Neck, and Neuroanatomy’, second edition, Thieme 2016.
Dr. Frazier Stevenson
Frazier Stevenson is a nephrologist and medical educator. He has taught all four years of medical students for 25 years on the faculties of UC San Francisco, UC Davis, and the University of South Florida, where he was Associate Dean for Medical Education from 2009-15. He was president of the International Association of Medical Educators (IAMSE) and has served for the National Board of Medical Examiners (Step 2 writing committee) and for the Liason Committee for Medical Education (LCME) as a site visitor. His academic interests lie in fostering active learning and in faculty development. He is an avid backpacker and classical musician (conducting, piano, singing), now enjoying part time work for Kaplan and others while enjoying the culture of New York City.
“Thank you Dr. Stevenson for an extremely test oriented class. Thank you for stresses on new protocols and what could be tested and what won’t.”
Dr. Rajesh Tampi
Dr. Tampi is a Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Vice Chairman for Education and Faculty Development, Residency Program Director and the Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry at MetroHealth, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Tampi also maintains his appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Kerala in Kerala, India. He trained in Psychiatry at the University of Leeds in England and at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Tampi was a recipient of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 2013-Clinician of the Year Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Tampi is the President of the International Medical Graduates (IMG) Caucus of the American Psychiatric Association. He is also the Secretary and Treasurer Elect for the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Tampi has over 90 publications on various topics in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.
Dr. Salvatore Turco
Dr. Salvatore (Sam) Turco has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review programs for many years. Dr. Turco received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and was postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Turco is an endowed Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He has been appointed to the editorial boards of three major journals, and has served a 4-year term on a National Institutes of Health grant review study section. He was a recipient of the prestigious 5-year Burroughs Wellcome Scholar Award in Molecular Parasitology and of the 10-year MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Turco has taught medical board review programs throughout the world including in Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Canada. He is also an instructor in Kaplan’s popular live, online review programs.
James Van Rhee
James A. Van Rhee, PA-C, MS., the Program Director for the Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate program, is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, 1982, with a BS in Medical Technology and a BS in Medicine, 1989, from the University of Iowa, where he completed his training as a physician assistant. In 1997 received a MS in Physician Assistant Studies from Rosalind Franklin University. He moved to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to start a new physician assistant program, as program director and associate professor; he was also a member of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators. He has also served for ten years as project director and test item writer for the Physician Assistant Education Association’s (PAEA) Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating Assessment Tool (PACKRAT) and is currently starting his third term as commissioner, he served as chair for two years, on the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistant Education
Dr. Chitra Venkat
Dr. Venkat is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Stanford University Medical Center. She graduated from medical school in India in 1996. She is a highly trained educator and clinician in multiple specialties including internal medicine, psychiatry and neurology. She has additional fellowship training in vascular neurology and neurocritical care from Stanford and also holds a diploma in Clinical trials from the University of London. Being a foreign medical graduate herself, she understands how important it is for residency applicants to excel at USMLE. Through her partnership with Kaplan, she will bring her vast pre-clinical and clinical experience and in-depth knowledge to help students master the content needed to ace the USMLE exams
Dr. Zachary Weber
Dr. Zachary Weber is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Purdue University College of Pharmacy; an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine; and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Ambulatory Care for Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Weber received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University College of Pharmacy. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at R.L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN followed by a PGY2 Ambulatory Care specialty residency at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC.
Dr. James White
James S. White, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. White is also an Assistant Professor of Cell Biology at the School of Osteopathic Medicine, which is part of Rowan University where he teaches Neuroscience. Dr. White has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Lynchburg College, and a Ph.D in Anatomy from The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of The Pennsylvania State University. For over 20 years, Dr. White has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USALevel 1 reviews in Anatomy. Hill). Dr. White has received over 20 teaching awards including the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching at the Perelman School of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. White was elected as an honorary member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Dr. Carolyn Wiese
Carolyn Wiese practices as a Physician Assistant at Mayo Regional Hospital in Northern Maine. She earned her Bachelors of Hospital Administration from Western Michigan University in 1992, and her Masters of Medicine in Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University in 2001. She is on faculty at the University of New England in Portland, Maine. Her areas of teaching interest include Pediatrics, Gynecology and Endocrine. Carolyn resides with her husband in Maine. In her free time, she practices yoga and enjoys camping, hiking and kayaking in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter months.
Dr. Rob Zachow
Dr. Rob Zachow is a U.S. Air Force veteran who has 20 years of experience in health sciences education and course directorship. Dr. Zachow is presently a Professor at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ. He is the Physiology Content Expert and Course Director for the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems and Renal, Endocrine, and Reproductive Systems courses at Rutgers-RWJMS. Dr. Zachow has held academic appointments as the senior physiologist at the Medical College of Georgia-University of Georgia Medical Partnership, the Program Leader in Physiology at Touro University, and the Course Director for Human Physiology at Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Zachow is also the RWJMS Executive Chief Proctor for the National Boards of Medical Examiners.
Dr. Stanley Zaslau
Dr. Stanley Zaslau is Professor, Division Chief and Urology Residency Program Director at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. He is Board Certified in Urology and Sub Board Certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Zaslau received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and his medical degree from Hahnemann University. He completed his urology residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and received additional training in neurourology and voiding dysfunction at Long Island College Hospital.
Dr. Brett Zimmerman
Dr. Brett Zimmerman is both a practicing pharmacist and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, and later a B.S. in Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy at Butler University. Originally he earned a B.A. from Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dr.Zimmerman has been teaching successfully for three decades, winning awards for ‘Excellence in Teaching’ and ‘Outstanding Professor’
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