May 2008
Clinical
Medicine

Vineet Gupta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Previous Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Education: Ph.D., chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; M.Sc., chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Specialty Training: Research fellow in medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School; post-doctoral fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Research Interests: High-throughput screening-based drug discovery; application of chemical biology tools in integrin structure-function/mecahnistic studies; functional modulation of intergrins in vitro and in vivo with small molecules; proteomics and systems biology-based generation of signaling networks for integrin signaling; new tools for genomewide epigenetic profiling using microarrays
Additional Information: Dr. Gupta works in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.
Medicine

Jill Halman, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Previous Position: Project Director, Univeristy of Michigan Medical School, Michigan Breast Oncology Quality Initiative
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Departments of Population Planning and Epidemiology; M.P.H., University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Departments of Population Planning and Health Behavior/Health Education
Specialty Training: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Michigan Center for Nursing Research
Additional Information: Dr. Halman works in the Division of Hospital Medicine.
Medicine

Peter Mundel, M.D.
Professor of Medicine

Previous Position: Professor of Medicine/Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Meidicine, New York, NY
Education: M.D., University of Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany
Specialty Training: Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Research Interests: Functional characterization of the synaptopodin gene family of actin-associated proteins (we have recently shown that synaptopodin, the founding member of the gene family,is required for the formation of the dendrites spine apparatus in telencephalic neurons); cell biology and pathology of phodocytes; cell and molecular biological analysis of synaptopodin; cell and structural biological characterization of myopodin; the role of B7-1 in podocytes.
Additional Information: Dr. Mundel works in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Medicine

Christian Faul, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Previous Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Education: Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
Specialty Training: Post-doctoral fellow, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Additional Information: Dr. Faul works in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.
Medicine

Chunming Dong, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine

Previous Position: Associate Professor, Duke University Medical Center
Education: M.D., Shandong Medical University, China
Specialty Training: Post-doctoral research fellow, Stanford University
Medicine

Tatwig Guirguis, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Previous Position: Independent Contractor, FLACS, Palm Beach, FL
Education: M.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Specialty Training: Pathology-microbiology, Univeristy of Alexandria, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt
Additional Information: Dr. Guirguis works in the Division of Hospital Medicine.
Abreu, Maria T.Medicine

Maria T. Abreu, M.D.
Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Gastroenterology

Previous Position: Associate Attending and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY
Education: M.D., UM Miller School of Medicine
Specialty Training: Internship and resideny in medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; research fellow in gastroenterology, UCLA affiliated training program in Gastroenterology; post-doctoral fellow in molecular and cancer biology
Research Interests: Dr. Abreu is a leading authority on inflammatory bowel disease and the regulation of receptors that recognize bacteria in intestinal cells.
Additional Information: Dr. Abreu is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners (Parts I-III), the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Gastroenterology. Call 305-243-3761 to reach Dr. Abreu.
Medicine

Stephen Haley, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

Previous Position: Product Manager, Immune Monitoring, Beckman Coutler, Inc., Ashburn, VA
Education: Ph.D., microbiology and immunology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medicine

Meaghan McNulty, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Previous Position: Baystate Affiliated Practice Organization, Baystate Medical Center community hospitalist medicine program, Springfield, MA
Education: M.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C; M.P.H., Yale University
Additional Information: Dr. McNulty practices at University of Miami Health System at FAU; please contact her at 561-455-3627.
Medicine

Shoukang Zhu, M.D., M.S.
Research Assistant Professor

Previous Position: Senior Research Scientist, Cardiology Research Laboratory, Duke University Medical Center
Education: M.D., Hunan Medical Univsersity, Changsha, Hunan, China; M.S., experimental medicine, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; M.S., microbiology and immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa,Canada
Research Interests: Pulmonary, cardiovascular and stem cell research
Yavagal, DileepNeurology

Dileep Yavagal, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery; Director of Interventional Neurology and Co-Director Endovascular Neurosurgery

Previous Position: Co-director, Neuroendovascular Division, Neurosciences Institute, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
Education: M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India,
Specialty Training: Fellowship in interventional neuroradiology, UCLA; fellowship in neurocritical care from Columbia University, NY
Research Interests: Interventional therapy of acute stroke, large animal acute stroke models, neuroprotection.
Clinical Schedule: Thursday mornings at PAC; Friday mornings at UMHC; call 305-243-4621 to reach Dr. Yavagal.
Additional Information: Board certified in neurology and vascular neurology
Quizon, Annabelle I.Pediatrics

Annabelle I. Quizon, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Previous Position: Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology and Director, Cystic Fibrosis Program at Baystate Medical Center Children's Hospital, Springfield, MA
Education: M.D., University of the Philippines
Specialty Training: Residency in pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; research fellowship, Asthma Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; clinical fellowship in pediatric respiratory diseases, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; clinical fellowship in pediatric respiratory diseases, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines
Research Interests: Inflammatory mediators of asthma as they impact on subsets of the disease; measurements of exhaled nitric oxide in subsets of asthmatics such as those with primarily exercise-induced component, atopic asthma, difficult-to-treat asthma or those who are steroid dependent
Additional Information: Board certified in pediatric pulmonology and pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics; Diplomate in pediatric pulmonology and pediatrics. Please call 305-243-1425 to contact Dr. Quizon.
Andreansky, MartinPediatrics

Martin Andreansky, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; Director of Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation

Previous Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Pediatrics Bone Marrow Transplantation, The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ
Education: M.D., Comenius University, Jesenius Medical School, Martin, Czechoslovakia; Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Specialty Training: Clinical fellowship in pediatric stem cell transplantation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN; combined fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatric infectious diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and University of Tennessee College of Medicine; LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, TN
Research Interests: As director of pediatric bone marrow transplant, Dr. Andreansky is charged with developing a state-of-the-art pediatric bone marrow transplant program. The long-term goal of our efforts would be to develop the leading clinical and translational pediatric bone marrow transplant program in the region.
Additional Information: Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology, American Board of Pediatrics; member of American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American Society of Hematology. Please call 305-585-5629 to contact Dr.Andreansky.
Kardon, Richard E.Pediatrics

Richard E. Kardon, D.O.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Previous Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine; Staff Cardiologist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Education: D.O., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Piscataway, NJ
Specialty Training: Clinical research fellow in echocardiography, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; research fellow in pediatric cardiology, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA; pediatric cardiology fellowship, Children's Hospital Medical Center; pediatric residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, rotating Internship, Kennedy Memorial Hospital; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Research Interests: Echocardiography; non-invasive imaging; developed an algorithm for the use of transthoracic echocardiography as an alternative to invasive echo (transesophageal) in evaluating and guiding device implant in patients with atrial septal defect.
Additional Information: Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology; member, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Cardiology, and American Society of Echocardiography. Please call 305-585-6683 to contact Dr. Kardon.
Pediatrics

Mary C. Sokoloski, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Previous Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine; Director of Electrophysiology, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Education: M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Specialty Training: Pediatric electrophysiology fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC; pediatric cardiology fellowship, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH; pediatric internship and residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Research Interests: Pediatric electrophysiology; arrhythmia; diagnosis and management of complicated dysrhythmias in the full spectrum of pediatric and congenital heart patients including post-operative patients; pacemaker management, clinical exercise and stress testing.
Additional Information: Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology; member, Heart Rhythm Society. Please call 305-585-6683 to contact Dr. Sokoloski.
Harwood, Michelle D.Pediatrics

Michelle D. Harwood, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Previous Position: Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow, Division of Behavioral Health, Nemours - A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmingtion, DE
Education: Ph.D., M.S., child and health psychology, University of Florida
Specialty Training: Psychology post-doctoral fellow, Division of Behavioral Health, Nemours - A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE; psychology resident, Division of Behavioral Health, Nemours - A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
Research Interests: Assessment and treatment of children with disruptive behavior disorders
Additional Information: Member of American Psychological Association, Delaware Psychological Association, Society of Pediatric Psychology, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Please call 305-243-6660 to reach Dr.Harwood.
Jent, Jason F.Pediatrics

Jason F. Jent, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Previous Position: Pediatric Psychology Research Fellow, UM Miller School of Medicine
Education: Ph.D., M.A., clinical psychology, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Specialty Training: Pediatric psychology research fellow, pediatric psychology intern, UM Miller School of Medicine
Research Interests: Parent -child interaction therapy; sleep problems in infants; associations and maternal attachment, parenting stress, and child temperament
Kreger, SpencerPsychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Spencer Kreger, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Previous Position: Private practice
Education: M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; psychiatric internship and residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
Clinical Schedule: Adult Outpatient Clinic, Mental Health Hospital Center, 305-355-8118; UHealth Psychiatry at Coconut Grove, 305-243-4060
Fogel, AndrewRadiology

Andrew Fogel, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Education: M.D., University of Michigan Medical School
Specialty Training: Angiography/interventional radiology fellowship, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI; body imaging fellowship, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
Additional Information: Call 305-585-7500 to contact Dr. Fogel
Karmacharya, JagajanSurgery

Jagajan Karmacharya, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Previous Position: Director of Vascular Surgery Education and Research, Vascular Surgery Associates, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Education: NRS Medical School and Medical College, Calcutta, India
Specialty Training: Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow; general surgery residency, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; vascular surgery fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: Innovations in endovascular surgery; clinical outcomes and surgical techniques
Clinical Schedule: UM Hospital, UMHC, VA; call 305-585-5284 to contact Dr. Karmacharya

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