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PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Nancy Beck, MD

Assistant Professor

Nancy, Beck

Professional Activities

Grand Rounds Director

Education and Training

Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2008-2010
Little Rock, AR

Pediatric Residency
University of Texas Medical Branch, 2004-2007
Austin, TX

MD
University of Texas Medical Branch, 2004
Galveston, TX

Research Interests

Type1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes 
Growth Hormone Deficiency

 

 

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PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY 

Muhittin Belirgen, MD

Assistant Professor

Beligren, Muhitten

Professional Activities

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)                                                                       American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)                                           European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN)                                                          Society of Neurological System Surgery (SSCD)                                                             Turkish Neurosurgical Society (TND)                                                                                Referee/Reviewer for Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice

Education and Training

Spine Surgery Clinical Fellow
University of Iowa Department of Neurosurgery, 2009-2011
Iowa City, IA

Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinical Fellow
UT Southwestern Children’s Medical Center, 2008-2009
Dallas, TX

Neurosurgery Residency
Marmara University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, 2001-2007

Internal Medicine Residency
Marmara University SOM, Department of Internal Medicine, 1999-2001

MD
Marmara University, Faculty of Medicine, 1993-1999

Research Interests

Craniovertebral junction anomalies 
Congenital vertebral malformations
Cytogenetic analysis (Array-CGH) in Pilocytic Astrocytomas 

 

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PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Michael Bourgeois, MD

Professor

Dr. Michael Bourgeois

Professional Activities

Faculty Advisor, Pediatric Club, TTUHSC SOM, 1985-Present                         Member, Curriculum Operations Committee, TTUSHC SOM, 1986-Present        Faculty Advisor, Christian Medical  and Dental Society, Student Chapter TTUHSC SOM, 1995-PresentMember, Admissions Committee, TTUHSC SOM, 2003-PresentMember, Student Affairs Committee, TTUHSC SOM, 2002-Present

Education and Training

FellowshipPediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology
University of Texas Medical Branch, 1978-1981

Pediatric Residency
Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1975-1978
Shreveport, LA

MD
Louisiana State University Medical Center SOM, 1975

 

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Audra Bowman, MD

Assistant Professor

Bowman 

Professional Activities

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010-Present                                                     American Medical Association, 2006-Present

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, 2010-2013
Kansas City, MO

MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2006-2010
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

Quality Improvement

  

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NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE

Joy Brooks, MD, FAAP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Audra Bowman 

Professional Activities

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007-Present                                                        American Medical Student Association MSEC Representative, 2004-2005                 American Medical Association Member, 2003-2007

Education and Training

MD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2003-2007
Memphis, TN

BS in Applied Mathematics
University of Central Arkansas, 1999-2003
Conway, AR

  

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Summer Davies, MD

Assistant Professor

Summer Davies

Professional Activities                                                        

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010-Present                                                           Texas Pediatric Society, 2013-Present                                                                         Medical Director, Pediatric Inpatient Unit, University Medical Center

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
CMC Levine Children's Hospital, 2010-2013
Charlotte, NC

MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, 2006-2010
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

Simulation and Medical Education

  

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Sofia Davila, MD

Assistant Professor

davila

Professional Activities                                                             

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009-Present                                                    American Medical Association, 2009-Present

Education and Training

Pediatric Chief Resident
Miami Children's Hospital, 2012-2013
Miami, FL

Pediatric Residency
Miami Children's Hospital, 2009-2013
Miami, FL

MD
Autonomous University of Coahuila, 1999-2006
Saltillo, México

Research Interests

Hyperbilirubinemia

  

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PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Daina Dreimane, MD

Associate Professor

Dreimane, Diana

Professional Activities

Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics

Education and Training

Fellowship
Endocrinology and Metabolism, UCLA SOM, 1996-1999
Los Angeles, CA

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1993-1996
Lubbock, TX

Full Postgraduate Course
Riga Medical Institute, 1985-1987
Riga, Latvia

MD
Riga Medical Institute, 1980
Riga, Latvia

Research Interests

Diabetes and growth

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Jennifer Hill, DO

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Hill

Professional Activities                                                             

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010-Present                                                           Texas Pediatric Society, 2010-Present

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2010-2014
Lubbock, TX

DO
University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2010
Fort Worth, TX

Research Interests

Technology in Medical Education

 

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PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY

Daniel Hurst, MD

Professor

Hurst, Daniel

Professional Activities

Child Neurology Society                                                                   American Academy of NeurologyAmerican Epilepsy Society

Education and Training

Neurology Residency
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1979-1982
Washington, DC

Pediatrics Residency
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1978-1979
Washington, DC

Pediatrics Internship
Michigan State University, 1977-1978
East Lansing, MI

MD
The Ohio State University, 1977
Columbus, Ohio

 

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Lara Johnson, MD

Associate Professor

Johnson, Lara

Professional Activities

Chief Division of Inpatient Medicine                                                                            Medical Director, Inpatient Unit, Covenant Children's Hospital                               Pediatrics Year 4 Director                                                                                                  Director of 4th Year, School of Medicine

Education and Training

MHS
Yale University School of Medicine, 2010
New Haven, CT

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Yale University SOM, 2008-2010
New Haven, CT

Pediatrics Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2002-2005
Lubbock, TX

MD
Baylor College of Medicine, 2002
Houston, TX

BS
Texas Tech University, 1994-1998
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

Health Services Research                                                                                              Topics related to Quality in Acute Care settings                                                        Medical Education

 

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PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY

Adaobi Kanu, MD

Associate Professor

Kanu, Adaobi

Professional Activities

American Academy of Pediatrics

Education and Training

Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine, 1999-2002
Houston, TX

Internship
Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, SUNY 1996-1999
Buffalo, NY

MD
University of Connecticut SOM, 1996
Farmington, CT 

Research Interests

Cystic Fibrosis                                                                                                                     Asthma

 

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CRITICAL CARE PICU

Thivakorn Kasemsri, MD, FAAP

Associate Professor

Kasemsri, Thivakorn

Professional Activities

Associate Medical Officer for Pediatric Programs at University Medical Center, 2013-Present                                                                                 Undergraduate Education Committee Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2012-PresentAmerican Board of Pediatrics, 1999-Present

Education and Training

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1995-1998
Philadelphia, PA

Pediatric Residency
Georgetown University Medical Center, 1990-1993
Washington, DC

MD
The Medical University of South Carolina, 1990
Charleston, SC

Research Interests

Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants
End of Life Memento Collection in Pediatrics

 

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PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Richard Lampe, MD

Professor and Pediatrics Department Chairperson

Lampe, Richard

Professional Activities

American Academy of Pediatrics

Education and Training

Fellowship
Pediatrics Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine, 1979-1981
Houston, TX

Pediatric Resident
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1970-1972
Washington, DC

Rotating Internship
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1968-1969
Washington, DC

MD
Marquette School of Medicine, 1968
Milwaukee, WI

 

 

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PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Fatma Levent, MD

Associate Professor

Fatma Levent

Professional Activities                                                        

Medical Director of Infection Control Committee –University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX
Resident Recruitment Committee, TTUHSC
South Plains Immunization Network

Education and Training

Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Baylor College of Medicine, 2006-2009
Houston, TX

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2003-2006
Lubbock, TX

MD
Cukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, 1993-1999
Adana, Turkey

Research Interests

Rapid diagnostics of viral infections
Group B streptococcal infections  
Tuberculosis infections in children
Childhood and adolescent immunizations


 

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NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE

Ana Montanez, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Motanez, Ana

Professional Activities

American Academy of Pediatrics

Education and Training

Fellowship, Neonatal Medicine                                                                               University of Texas Houston Medical School, 2006-2008                                                Houston, TX

Pediatric Residency                                                                                                          Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2002-2005                                   Lubbock, TX

MD                                                                                                                                University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, 1998-2002                                     San Antonio, TX

BS                                                                                                                                    University of the Incarnate Word, 1994-1996                                                                       San Antonio, TX

 

  

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PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY

Laszlo Nagy, MD

Associate Professor

Nagy, Laszlo

Professional Activities

American Academy of Pediatrics

Education and Training

Clinical FellowshipDept. of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Children’s Medical Center South-Western Clinic of University of Texas, 2006-2009
Dallas, TX

Neurosurgical Residency
Budapest, Hungary, 1999-2004

Neurological Residency
Budapest, Hungary, 1994-1999  

MD
Medical School of Semmelweis University, 1988-1994
Budapest, Hungary

Research Interests

Trauma, Endoscopic Techniques

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Shaughn Nuñez, MD

Assistant Professor

nunez

Professional Activities                                                                

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011-Present                                                     American Chemical Society, 2005-Present                                                                     American Medical Association, 2007-Present                                                            Christian Medical and Dental Associations, 2008-Present                                          Texas Medical Association, 2007-Present                                                                   Texas Pediatric Society, 2008-Present

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2011-2014
Lubbock, TX

MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2007-2011
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

Quality Improvement & Asthma

 

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ADOLESCENT MEDICINE

Marcela Nur, MD

Assistant Professor

Nur, Marcela

Professional Activities

Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Dept of Pediatrics, TTUHSC, 2016-Present     Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, TTUHSC, 2011-Present                                        American Academy of Pediatrics, Member 1997- Fellow 2005-Present                         Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2005-Present                                             North American Society fro Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2013-Present         Laura Bush Institute for Women's Health, 2013-Present

Education and Training

Fellow in Adolescent Medicine
Miami Children’s Hospital, 2005-2008
Miami, FL

Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2001-2002
Baltimore, MD

Pediatric Residency
Miami Children’s Hospital, 1997-2000
Miami, FL

Specialist in Pediatrics
Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, 1992-1995
Bogota, Colombia,

MD and Surgeon
Universidad Industrial de Sanander, 1989
Bucaramanga, Colombia

Research Interests

PCOS                                                                                                                           Menstrual Disorders in Adolescents                                                                                    HPV Vaccination                                                                                                                   Mental Health issues in Adolescents with Type I Diabetes

 

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CHILD ABUSE PEDIATRICS

Patti Patterson, MD, MPH

Professor

Patterson, Patti

Professional Activities

TTUHSC Global Health Liaison to Nicaragua
Past President, Texas Pediatric Society
Professor, Department of Medical Education

Education and Training

Fellow
Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, 2004-2005

Fellow
Public Health Leadership Institute Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997-1998

MPH
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, 1990
Houston, TX

Pediatrics Residency
University of Texas Medical Branch, 1983-1986
Galveston, TX

Family Medicine Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1982-1983
Amarillo, TX

MD
University of Texas Medical Branch, 1982
Galveston, TX

BS
Lubbock Christian University, 1978

Research Interests

Prevention of Child Abuse
Reducing the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences

 

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NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE 

Fortunato Perez, MD

Clinical Professor

Perez, Fortunato

Professional Activities

Medical Director of NICU at  University Medical Center and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, TTUHSC, 2001-Present                                                                     Sedation Committee at University Medical Center, 2012-Present                              American Board of Pediatrics

Education and Training

Fellow in Neonatal/Perinatal                                                                                        University of Kentucky Medical Center, 1988-1990                                                Lexington, Kentucky

Pediatric Residency                                                                                             Mayaguez Medical Center, 1985-1988                                                                  Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Social Medical Service for the Mexican Government Dept of Health, 1977-1978 Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Flexible Internship                                                                                                         G.A. Sanchez Hospital, 1976-1977                                                                                   Guaymas Sonora, Mexico

MD                                                                                                                      Autonomous University of Guadalajara, 1970-1976                                                    Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico

BS                                                                                                                                    First Federal College, 1968-1970                                                                                     Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Research Interests

 

 

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NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE

Melissa Piepkorn, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Piepkorn, Melissa

Professional Activities

NRP Regional Instructor
American Academy of Pediatrics

Education and Training

Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine, 2005-2008
Indianapolis, IN

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2005-2008
Lubbock, TX

MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2005
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

Simulation Training and Medical Education
Breastfeeding
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Chronic Lung Disease

 

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CRITICAL CARE PICU

Kerrie Pinkney, MD

Associate Professor

Pinkney, Kerrie

Professional Activities

Lubbock Garza County Medical Society, 2012 - Present
Society of Critical Care Medicine, 1997-Present
American Academy of Pediatrics, 1996-Present

Education and Training

Primary Children’s Medical Center, 1999-2002
Salt Lake City, UT

Research Fellow
Intermountain Injury Control Research Center, 1999-2002
Salt Lake City, UT

Fellowship Pediatric Critical Care
University Medical Center, Resident in Pediatrics, 1996-1887

Resident in Family Medicine
University Medical Center, 1995-1996

Residency in General Surgery
York Hospital, 1994-1995

MD
West Virginia University School of Medicine, 1992 1994

 

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Brian Pomeroy, MD

Assistant Professor

Pomeroy, Brian

Professional Activities

Clerkship Director, Covenant Campus                                                                        Assistant Block Director, Systems Disorders II

Education and Training

Pediatrics Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2011-2012
Lubbock, TX

Dallas Pediatrics Residency
Children’s Medical Center, 2009-2011
Dallas, TX

MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2009
Dallas, TX

BS
University of Texas, 2005
Austin, TX

Research Interests

Medical Education & Faculty Development

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST - NEWBORN NURSERY

Kirsten Robinson, MD

Assistant Professor

Robinson, Kirsten

Professional Activities

Medical Director of the UMC Family Care Nursery
Faculty Mentor for the TTSOM P3 Course
Mentor - TTUHSC Pediatric Residency Program
Physician Representative, UMC Baby Friendly Designation Task Force

Education and Training

Pediatrics Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2001-2004
Lubbock, TX

MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, 2001
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

Breastfeeding
Newborn Medicine

 

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PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Somkiat Sopontammarak, MD or Dr. Sam

Professor

Dr. Sam (Somkiat Sopontammarak)

Professional Activities

Thai Medical Council                                                                                                        The Pediatric Society of Thailand                                                                                    The Heart Association of Thailand                                                                                     Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics                                                                      Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, 1999-Present

Education and Training

MD
(First Class Honors)
Faculty of Medicine
Prince of Songkla University
Hat-Yai, Songkhla, Thailand

Research Interests

Kawasaki Disease                                                                                                        Rheumatic Fever

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Amy Thompson, MD

Associate Professor

Thompson, Amy

Professional Activities

Chief Medical Officer, Covenant Children's Hospital                                                American Academy of Pediatrics                                                                                  Texas Medical Association                                                                                              AAP Section on Hospital Medicine

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2004-2007
Lubbock, TX

MD
Texas Tech University School of Medicine, 2004
Lubbock, TX
MS

Midwestern State University, 1999 

BS
Texas Tech University, 1995
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

Quality & Medical Education

 

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CRITICAL CARE PICU

Christopher Todd, MD, MS

Associate Professor

Chris Todd

Professional Activities

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Director, Pediatric Sedation Service
Director, Pediatric Transport
Resident Education

Education and Training

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care
Children's Medical Center at Dallas, 2007-2010
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Pediatric Residency
DeVos Children's Hospital, 2002-2005
Grand Rapids, Michigan

MD
University of Virginia, 2000
Charlottesville, VA

Research Interests

Resident Education
Quality Improvement

  

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GENETICS

Vijay Tonk, MD

Professor

Tonk, Vijay

Professional Activities

American Board of Medical Genetics                                                                          Fellow-American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics                                      Clinical Molecular Genetics                                                                                           Children's Oncology Group Certified/Reference Laboratory                                      American Society of Human Genetics, 1990-Present                                                       Mountain State Genetic Regional Collaborative, 2000-Present                                   Texas Genetic Society, 1992-Present                                                                          Association of Cytogenetic Technologist, 1992-2010                                                   European Society of Human Genetics, 1990-2010

Education and Training

Fellowship in Human Genetics
University School of Medicine, 1990-1992
Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Michigan State University, 1988-1990
East Lansing, Michigan

Ph.D.
Genetics (Cytogenetics) College of Basic Sciences, Haryana Agricultural University, 1987
India

Research Interests

Chromosome Polymorphism and Heteromophism

Cancer cytogenetics and molecular cytogenetics with prognostic correlations in leukemia, lymphoma, and solid tumors using molecular techniques

Clinical cytogenetics and molecular cytogenetics inprenatal and postnatal chromosome abnormalities



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PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Surendra Varma, MD

Professor, Vice-Chairperson

Professional Activities

American Academy of Pediatrics                                                                               American Pediatric Society                                                                                             American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist

Education and Training

Pediatrics Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital, 1971-1972
Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School, 1971-1972
Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatrics (Endocrinology)
Harvard Medical School, 1969-1971
Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Medicine (Endocrinology)
Harvard Medical School, 1968-1969
Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatrics
King George’s Medical College, 1964-1966
Luckow, India

Internship, Medicine Surgery, OB/GYN
King George’s Medical College Hospitals, 1962-1963
Lucknow, India

 

 

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Pediatric Hospitalist

Ngozi I. Eboh, MD

Associate Professor

eboh

Professional Activities

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012-Present                                             Member, Pediatric Committee, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2013-Present                   Member, Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, 2013-Present                    Member, American Pediatric Association, 2014-Present

Educational Training

Residency Program                                                                                                  Woodhull Medical Center, 2008-2011                                                                                   Brooklyn, NY

MD                                                                                                                               University of Benin, 1998                                                                                                        Benin-City, Nigeria

Research Interests

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

 

   

 

 

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