The faculty and administration at St. Matthew's University bring in-depth experience and knowledge to the challenge of medical education.

All St. Matthew's University faculty have an advanced medical and/or doctoral degree (MD, MBBS, PhD) with postgraduate training in a medical or academic specialty, as well as demonstrated experience in teaching and/or research.

In addition, unlike many medical schools, St. Matthew's University faculty are full-time and devoted exclusively to their teaching mission.
Board of Trustees
  • John P. Docherty, M.D. (Chairman)
  • W. Christopher Croley, M.D.
  • John Crocker
  • Bernard Raxlen, M.D.
  • Dr. Spencer Amory, M.D.
  • Chancellor - John Marvin, M.B.A.
  • Chief Academic Officer - Maurice Clifton, M.D., M.S.Ed, M.B.A
  • Dean of Clinical Sciences - David R. Salter, M.D.
  • Dean of Basic Sciences - Basu Amitabha, M.B.B.S., M.D.
  • Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Basic Sciences - Xenia Sotiriou, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean of Clinical Students - Terrence Reid, Ed.D.
  • Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences - Mark Doherty, Ph.D.
  • U.K. Associate Dean - Hasan Tahir, M.B.B.S., M.Sc.
  • Chief Financial Officer - Terry Moya
  • Director of Admissions - Adriana Marin-Negron
  • Director of Information Technology - Ripley Eldridge
  • Registrar - Gloria Miranda-Avila
  • Library Director - Michael G. Gillespie, M.L.I.S.


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Amitabha Basu, M.B.B.S., M.D. (Path), M.Clin.Ed

Dean of Basic Sciences

M.B.B.S., Burdwan Medical College
MD (Pathology), Kasturba Medical College
Master in Clinical Education-College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Edinburgh
Certificate: Leadership in Medical Education (AMEE)

Professor of Pathology,
Chair of Physiology & Pathology
M.B.B.S., Burdwan Medical College
MD, Kasturba Medical College
Date of appointment: July 2006
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Xenia Sotiriou, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Behavioural Sciences and Ethics - Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Manchester

Date of appointment: March 2008

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Seetharama Rao, Ph.D.


Professor of Anatomy and Chairman
Ph.D., Mangalore University
Date of appointment: November 2008
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Olena Bolgova, M.D., Ph.D.


Professor of Anatomy
M.D., Lugansk State Medical University Ukraine
Ph.D., Kharkov State Medical University Ukraine
Date of appointment: October 2007
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Gerardo Ochoa-Vargas, M.D.

Histology and Cell Biology

Associate Professor of Histology
M.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico
Date of appointment: February 2008

Rajesh Thangarajan M. Sc, PhD

Histology and Cell Biology

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Volodymyr Mavrych, M.D., Ph.D.


Professor of Anatomy
M.D., Lugansk State Medical University, Ukraine
Ph.D., Crimea State Medical University, Ukraine
Date of appointment: October 2007
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Inna Shypilova, M.D., Ph.D


  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry,
  • M.D., Luhansk State Medical University
  • Ph.D., Luhansk State Medical University
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Jagannadharoo Peela, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Biochemistry and Genetics

Associate Professor of Medical Genetics
M.D.(Biochemistry), Andhra Medical College
M.B.B.S, Andhra Medical College
National Registry of Certified Chemists, USA
Date of Appointment: October 2016
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Caron S.M. D'Silva, M.B.B.S, M.D.

Biostatistics and Evidence Based Medicine

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, and Biostatics and Epidemiology

M.D.(Pharmacology)- Kasturba Medical College
M.B.B.S., Fr. Muller Medical College
Date of appointment: January 2017

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Michael G. Gillespie, M.L.I.S.

Library Director

Master of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
Date of appointment: December 2016
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Narendra P. Nayak, M.B.B.S, M.D.

Microbiology and Immunology

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology,
M.B.B.S, Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences
M.D., Lokamanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
Date of appointment: September 2017
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Sukumar. T. K MBBS, MD

Microbiology and Immunology

  • Assistant Professor Microbiology and Immunology
  • M.B.B.S., Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bengaluru
  • M.D., (Medical Microbiology), Fr. Muller Medical College, Mangalore
  • PG Diploma in Infectious Diseases (Medvarsity/ UNSW – Australia)
  • Diploma in Hospital Management from NIHFW.
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Samal Nauhria, M.B.B.S., M.D.


  • Associate Professor of Pathology,
  • M.B.B.S., Government Medical College, Patiala, India
  • M.D. (Pathology), MM University, Ambala, India
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Pritam Biswas, M.B.B.S, M.D.


Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
M.D., M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, M.B.B.S.,
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Medical College
Date of appointment: January 2019
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Prajna Barke, M.B.B.S., M.D.


Professor of Physiology
M.B.B.S., Kasturba Medical College
M.D., Kasturba Medical College
Date of appointment: May 2006

Aniruddha Bhattacharjee, MSc, PhD


  • Assoc. Professor of Physiology
  • M.Sc., University of Calcutta
  • Ph.D., University of Calcutta
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Dennis Navidad, MD

Behavioural Sciences and Ethics

  • Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Ethics
  • M.D., Cebu Institute of Medicine (Cebu City, Philippines)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY)
  • General Psychiatry Residency, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY), Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia, PA)
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Miriam El-Madany, M.D.

Preclinical Sciences

  • Assistant Professor of Preclinical Sciences
  • M.D., St Matthews University, School of Medicine, Cayman Islands
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology
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Maribel Aurelio, M.D.

Preclinical Sciences

Associate Professor
M.D., College of Medicine, University of the Philippines (Manila)
Date of appointment: July 2008
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G.Jha, M.B.B.S., M.S. (Surgery)

Preclinical Sciences

Associate Professor
Master of Surgery (M.S.), Rajasthan University
M.B.B.S., Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India
Date of appointment: June 2003
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Gimena Marzan, M.D.

Preclinical Sciences

  • Assistant Professor of Preclinical Sciences
  • M.D., Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Pediatrician specialized in Follow-up Preterm babies.

Date of appointment: August 2019