saint james school of medicine’s faculty is made up of accomplished medical professionals dedicated to scientific instruction and academic excellence. all faculty members hold an m.d., a ph.d., or both.

many of our teachers are medical school professors from the us and canada, who have moved to the caribbean to enjoy the laid back island lifestyle and follow their vocation of teaching medical students to become the physicians of the future. saint james school of medicine faculty offer you tutoring, mentoring, one-on-one guidance, and research support.

“it’s definitely a very rigorous academic schedule, it keeps you on your toes…the subjects you are learning are very intense, and it’s quite challenging so it’s really good to have a good faculty behind you. ”

joanne n., student, saint james school of medicine



anguilla basic science faculty

aisha andrewin, mbbs, msph, mph, phd
subjects: epidemiology

alisa chebotarova, md biochemistry
subjects: physiology, rhm 3

arun dhakal, ms anatomy
subjects: anatomy, histology, embryology

dina foy, mbbs, dch
subjects: pdi

ievgen chebotarov, md, ph.d
subjects: neuroscience, rhm 1

jovan vasiljevic, md, phd, mcap, fesc, frcpath
subjects: pathology

kateryna shyshkova, md, phd
subjects: pdi, ccbs4

mykhailo vysochyn, md, phd
subjects: biochemistry, pdcm

oluwakemi m. linda banks, phd
subjects: psychology

santosh r. malwade, mbbs, ms
subjects: anatomy, embryology

shashikant adlekha, mbbs, md(path),dnb(path), fiac
subjects: pathology

sunil jonathan holla, mbbs, ms
subjects: anatomy

tandra chadha, mbbs, md(micro)
subjects: microbiology

yeshwanth rao karkal, mbbs, md (medical pharmacology)
subjects: pharmacology, ethics

st. vincent basic science faculty

aleksandar dusic, md, ms
subjects: ethics, physiology

daphne santosh, msc. (med. microbiology), ms (mol. medicine), phd
subjects: microbiology

dmitrii bolgov, md, phd
subjects: physiology and ccbs 2

elizabeth bibby, md
subjects: genetics, embryology and ccbs

jennifer george, md, ms
subjects: embryology

maria picu, md, facp, lmcc
subjects: pathology, bsrc

phani kumar kathari, mbbs
subjects: microbiology and bsrc

rajni rathore, md
subjects: pharmacology

shahid bakhsh rangrej, md
subjects: histology, anatomy

sreenivasa gadireddy, mbbs, pg diploma (clinical neurology)
subjects: physical diagnosis (pdi), pathology

victoria minakova, phd
subjects: biochemistry and rhm 1

academic leadership & clinical faculty

academic leadership

benjamin g. lumicao, md, facc, facp

ravinder kenue, phd, ms
associate executive dean of basic sciences

bhagwan das jain, md, facc
dean of clinical sciences

branka filipovic, md
head of research

violeta nikolova, md
assistant dean of clinical sciences

anguilla deans

claude-bernard lliou, md
dean of basic sciences
subjects: pharmacology, neuroscience, anatomy

jose ramirez s., md
dean of administration
subjects: pathology, physical diagnosis (pdi)

melchor bareng, phd
dean of student affairs
subjects: histology

st. vincent deans

alexey pryakhin, md, phd
dean of basic sciences
subjects: anatomy, histology, embryology

praveen renumala, mbbs
dean of administration
subjects: pdcm, ccbs and bsrc

mirjana milutinovic, md, ms
dean of student affairs
subjects: physical diagnosis (pdi), neuroscience

clinical faculty

arnulfo delgado, md
associate professor – pediatrics
west suburban

fred tiesenga, md
core clerkship director (surgery)
west suburban

mark tomera, md
west suburban

mohammed qureshi, md
internal medicine
west suburban

mohammed t. hussain, md
core clerkship director (internal medicine)
jackson park hospital, chicago

monique brotman, md, d.o
core clerkship director (ob/gyn)
west suburban

peter eupierre, md
internal medicine
west suburban

ruksana s. nazneen, md
core clerkship director (family medicine)
jackson park hospital, chicago

teresa poprawski, md
core clerkship director (psychiatry)
west suburban

sign up for our newsletter! get insight into your future as a caribbean medical student

  • stay connected
--> --> -->