Leading the way in quality medical education.
President and CEO
Mr. Wilson serves as President and CEO of Trinity LLC. He was part of the team that brought Trinity from concept to reality as it went through the accreditation process into a full fledged medical school. Mr. Wilson has many years of leading businesses through the early stages of development and into maturity, his track record speaks for itself. Mr. Wilson served as President and CEO of several highly regarded institutions over the past 22 years. Prior to Trinity School of Medicine, Mr. Wilson was President of TSYS Loyalty, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TSYS, TSS on the NY stock exchange from 2003 until 2006 when he left to pursue the start-up of Trinity School of Medicine. Prior to TSYS, Mr. Wilson was President and CEO of Enhancement Services Corporation from 1998 to 2003, an institution that provided loyalty transaction processing and fulfillment services to the world’s largest financial institutions. Mr. Wilson was also the President and CEO of Business Travel, Inc. from 1986 to 1997. Mr. Wilson’s background and experience are a vital element in Trinity’s success as it endeavors to become one of the finest Caribbean medical schools available to students from North America and around the globe.
Following graduation from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and a psychiatric residency at Columbia in New York, Dr. Skelton returned to Emory where he was a full-time faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry. During his Emory years he served as Chief of Psychiatry at Grady Hospital and then as Medical Director of the Georgia Mental Health Institute. From 1974 to 1980 he served Georgia as Director of Mental Health under Governor Jimmy Carter and as Commissioner of Health and Human Services for Governor George Busbee. He then returned to Emory as Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry. He later assumed additional duties at Emory as Vice President for Government Relations of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center. He served as a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council during the Carter Administration. Dr. Skelton served as Dean of the Mercer University School of Medicine from 1985 to 2002 and as Senior Vice President and Provost for Health Affairs from 2002 to 2004. Active with the Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Skelton served as a member of the Generalist Physician Task Force, which has called for major changes in medical education to produce more generalist physicians. Since leaving Mercer in 2004, Dr. Skelton has served as the director of the Coastal Health District in Georgia. In 2012 he received the Community Physician of the Year Award from the Medical Association of Georgia and in 2014 the Distinguished Service Award from the Georgia Psychiatric Association.
Provost - Dean
Dr. Frances C. Purcell comes to Trinity School of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia
Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. Froistad serves as chief administrative officer for Trinity. He has over 30 years of financial management experience, serving in executive finance and operations positions for public and private companies, including startups and global corporations. For the past eight years, Eric has been a partner with TechCXO, a consulting firm serving growth stage technology companies in the major U.S. technology hubs. As a finance executive and advisor, he has led companies through capital formation and restructurings, financial turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, private exit transactions, and IPOs. He has worked with companies in the media, resort/hospitality, education, and technology sectors, after beginning his career with Arthur Andersen in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Froistad earned his BS degree in accounting from the University of Colorado and his CPA certificate from the State of Colorado.
Vice President of Student Services
Mr. Hollers responsibilities combine a number of important services for our students. He serves as Registrar and Bursar, oversees student transition and enrollment services, financial planning and student loans as well as the student information system, document management and student housing. Mr. Hollers holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and has extensive background in operations, administration, customer services, and organizational development. He has served in a wide variety of settings in both the public and private sectors and has a proven ability to organize, develop, and manage operations for the successful delivery of services. In concert with other team members, his role serves to promote the overall operational and administrative integrity of the organization to ensure a quality educational environment and experience for our student population.
Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Clerkships - Professor of Internal Medicine
A graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA., Dr. Zubrow completed his internal medicine residency and completed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is certified in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care. Leadership experience includes serving as director of MICU at Christiana Hospital, ICU at Wilmington Hospital, and many other clinical teams, receiving national recognition for his work. Prior to joining Trinity, Dr. Zubrow was associate professor of medicine and vice president of tele-Medicine at University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition to his academic duties, he led the development and implementation of the University of Maryland eCare program, providing critical care coverage to 11 hospitals throughout the state of Maryland. He has also co-authored 50+ scientific papers and abstracts. Dr. Zubrow has served as ACCP governor for the state of Delaware as well as on a variety of committees.
Assistant Dean for Clinical Clerkships (Interim)
Assistant Dean for Clinical Clerkships (Interim)
Dr. Brielle Cartwright was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Albright College in 2011 as a political science major and soon decided to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Cartwright ventured to Trinity School of Medicine in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in January 2014, where she met her husband. She graduated Trinity in June of 2018 and started her Psychiatry residency at the Piedmont (formerly Coliseum) Medical Center in the Department of Behavioral Health. As she began her career with Trinity as the Course Director for our Integrated System Review and Clinical Skills 5 courses, she created an insightful and highly effective program focusing on intensive review and creative learning techniques. Her insight into the integration of basic sciences and clinical knowledge gives our students the exact recipe for success in their licensing examinations. While she devotes enormous attention to her medical education work, she also continues to pursue her work in mental health advocacy, and trauma-informed care among the cancer and OB/GYN population. She is married to Dr. Paul Cartwright (also a Trinity doctor) and they have a family of two dogs and one enormous cat, for now.
Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs - Associate Professor
Dr. Jack-Edwards hails from St. Vincent and completed her pre-medical program and her MD program at St. Georges University School of Medicine in 2003. She completed an internship at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown, St. Vincent in 2005 and was certified as a medical practitioner with the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2006. She has taught at the Girl’s High School in St. Vincent and has served as a District Medical Officer in the Cedars and Mesopotamia districts and as a Medical Officer, A&E Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. From January 2007 to February 2008 she served as a Clinical Tutor at St. Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada. In addition to her duties as Dean of Students, Dr. Jack teaches in the Introduction to Clinical and Community Medicine course as an associate professor.
Dr. Rodgers graduated from Oklahoma Christian University of Science & Arts with a BS in Biochemistry in 1998. In 2003 he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan. Dr. Rodgers served his General Surgery Residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Columbia University in Cooperstown, NY as well as a Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Rodgers moved to Warner Robins in 2012 to begin private practice. He is the newest member of Surgical Associates. He joined the practice in 2018. He is married and has three children that he enjoys spending time with. In his spare time he enjoys riding his motorcycle and wood-working projects.
Dr. Titus Taube graduated with honors when he received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1974 and then again when he received his Medical Doctor degree in 1979. He is Board Certified in Family Practice, the father of four and his lovely wife Cheryl works with him on his staff.
He is involved in his church and community and participates in a number of professional memberships. He has served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine for Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon since 1985.
Dr. Santanu Das trained in pediatrics in India and the United States. He completed his Medical School and Internship at JIPMER, Pondicherry, which is one of the top medical schools in India. Subsequently, he completed Post Graduate training in Pediatrics for three years in India from the same institution, after which he moved to the United States and completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Illinois. At the end of his training, he was offered the Chief Resident’s position for another year, but chose fellowship training in Neonatology at SUNY Stony Brook (New York). In 1996, Dr. Das moved to Georgia.
Dr. Das is a Pediatrics Specialist in Fort Valley, GA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Jawaharlal Inst Med Ed, Pondicherry medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Houston Medical Center and Perry Hospital. Dr. Das also participates in teaching and has been a professor for medical students at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Trinity Medical School, and The Family Medicine Residency program at Houston College.
Joseph Lomboy is an Internal Medicine doctor at Houston Hospitals Inc in Perry, Georgia. He received his medical degree from St Louis University Sapientia Ae Dificat. Dr. Lomboy has been practicing medicine for over 27 years and is highly rated in 18 conditions. His top areas of expertise are Lung Cancer, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type 5, Familial Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency, and Apolipoprotein C2 Deficiency. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, licensed to treat patients in Georgia, and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Perry Hospital and Piedmont Rockdale Hospital.
Dan Ioanitescu, MD received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Timisoara in Timisoara, Romania. Dr. Ioanitescu completed his Internship and Residency from Harvard South Shore Psychiatry in Brockton, Massachusetts. Dr. Ioanitescu received Fellowship training in several different categories – Psychiatry in Primary Care, Consultation Liaison with Harvard Longwood Program at Brigham and Women Hospital in Boston MA, Psychoanalyses with Boston Psychoanalytical Institute, and Clinical Psychiatry.
Dr. Ioanitescu is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the Houston Medical Center medical staff.
Frances Jack-Edwards, MD
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Admissions
Dr. Jack-Edwards hails from St. Vincent and completed her pre-medical program and her MD program at St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2003. She completed an internship at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown, St. Vincent in 2005 and was certified as a medical practitioner with the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2006. She has taught at the Girl’s High School in St. Vincent and has served as a District Medical Officer in the Cedars and Mesopotamia districts and as a Medical Officer, A&E Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. From January 2007 to February 2008 she served as a Clinical Tutor at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. In addition to her duties as Dean of Students, Dr. Jack teaches in the Introduction to Clinical and Community Medicine course as an associate professor.
Francesca Jack, MD
Assistant Dean for the School of Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Jack serves as Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Trinity’s School of Biomedical Sciences. She is a Certified Medical Practitioner with the Government of St. Vincent & the Grenadines and is a certified instructor in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Dr. Jack completed her pre-medical program at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada and earned her MD degree from All Saints University School of Medicine in St. Vincent. She completed her medical internship at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, where she continues to serve as an ACLS and BLS instructor. Dr. Jack is heavily involved in community service organizations such as the Rotary Club of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the SVG Sickle Cell Association.
Marcus Caine, MSc
Instructor | Community and Behavioral Sciences
Mr. Caine is an Instructor in the undergraduate and medical degree program. He earned a bachelor of science (BSc) at the University of the West Indies and a master of science (MSc) degree at the University of London. He has been a successful instructor in mathematics, physics, statistics, and epidemiology. He leads the Caribbean Examination Council and serves as a consultant for statistical issues for numerous research projects. He is a member of the National Accreditation Board in St. Vincent.
Usman Waheed, MD
Clinical Chair | Professor of Surgery
Experienced Surgeon with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Strong healthcare services professional skilled in Clinical Research, Medical Education, Intensive Care, Pediatric trauma, Trauma, Wound care, and Surgery.
Michael Kazachkov, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor | Department of Biochemistry
Dr. Kazachov serves as Associate Professor in Biochemistry and Genetics in Trinity’s Department of Biochemistry. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry in Kyiv, Ukraine and his Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University. Dr. Kazachov’s research interests include lipid metabolism, enzyme kinetics, neurodegenerative diseases, and conservation ecology, among others.
Instructor | School of Biomedical Sciences
Mrs. France is an expert Instructor of communication skills. She received a diploma in Education from the University of the West Indies and a bachelor of arts in English and history at the University College of the West Indies in Jamaica and London. She has extensive teaching experience and authored several modules for training teachers. She has been the advisor for three books and co-author of another.
Instructor | School of Biomedical Sciences
Ms. Charles serves as Chemistry Lecturer at Trinity’s School of Biomedical Sciences. Bringing 10 years of higher education experience to Trinity, she designs asynchronous courses for Inorganic Chemistry I, Inorganic Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry I, as well as delivers live content for Organic Chemistry II. Ms. Charles received her Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Chemistry with Biochemistry and Analytical Chemistry at The University of the West Indies in St. Augustine and her Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Education at The University of the West Indies at Cave Hill.
Jamil Ibrahim, MD
Associate Professor | Department of Clinical Sciences
Dr. Ibrahim is an Associate Professor of Clinical Education in the Department of Clinical Sciences. He received his MD degree from Mathias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine at Southwestern University in Cebu City, Philippines. He completed residency training in both clinical pathology and internal medicine. Prior to joining Trinity in 2014, Dr. Ibrahim was part of a multispecialty practice in St. Vincent. His area of research is peripheral neuropathy among diabetic patients in St. Vincent. He has received multiple teaching awards.
Dragan Jovanovic, MD
Professor | Chair of the Department of Pathology
Dr. Jovanovic is Professor of Pathology. He received his MD degree from the University of Belgrade in Yugoslavia. He earned a MS in immunology prior to completing his PhD at the University of Belgrade. Following these, he completed postgraduate training at the National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in Paris and then became a research scientist for INSERM in Nice. His academic experience spans more than 10 years and includes appointments at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and two Caribbean medical schools prior to joining Trinity in 2013. His research interests are immunopathology, lymphomas and leukemias, rheumatology, and medical education. He has published 70 manuscripts and abstracts.
Samith Ahmed, MD
Associate Professor | Department of Pathology
Dr. Ahmed serves as Associate Professor of Pathology at Trinity School of Medicine. He earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India and completed his residency in Pathology at the AJ Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ahmed has participated in many publicized research pieces on topics including malaria, thyroid disorders, and experimental laser treatments, among others.
Yuliya Modna, MD
Associate Professor | Department of Physiology
Dr. Modna is an associate professor of physiology. She received her MD degree at Lugansk State Medical University. Following postgraduate training she completed her PhD in medical physiology also at Lugansk State Medical University. Her research interests are the physiology and morphology of solid phase of biological fluids and the impact of circadian rhythms in time management organization among students.
Wezenet Tewodros, PhD
Professor | Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Tewodros is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and chair of the discipline. She began her teaching career as a Lecturer at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, the same University where she had earned both her BSc. and MSc. degrees in Biology. After nearly ten years of teaching Biology/Microbiology she left to pursue her PhD in Microbiology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Her research area focused on Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes and has several publications in these areas. After obtaining her PhD, Dr. Tewodros joined the University of Asmara, Eritrea. In addition to her academic career, she had held administrative posts of various capacities including the office of the Director of Academic Affairs at the University of Asmara. In 2002, Dr. Tewodros was granted a research fellowship from the Swedish Institute and spent a year as a Visiting Scientist at the Karolinska Institute. She then took on a post doctorate position at the New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, in 2003. Since 2005 she has been teaching Microbiology and Immunology at the US off-shore medical schools in the Caribbean. In 2010, she joined her current position at Trinity School of Medicine, St Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies.
Hari Nepal, BDS, MD
Associate Professor | Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Nepal is an Associate Professor of Microbiology. He earned his MD (residency in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, a tertiary care center of eastern Nepal. After residency, he joined Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and worked there until he joined Trinity School of Medicine in 2015. He is an experienced teacher in several teaching modalities such as Team Based Learning, Flipped Classrooms, Small Group Discussions and Lectures. He serves as a manuscript reviewer for several journals. His research interests are antimicrobial resistance, infectious diseases, and medical education. He has over 35 publications. He has received numerous awards from students for excellence in teaching.
Keshab Paudel, BDS, MD
Associate Professor | Chair of the Department of Pharmacology
Dr. Paudel is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology. He completed his MD and residency in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (a U.S. equivalent of PhD, by IERF USA) in 2008 at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Nepal. He has been actively involved in professional teaching and research activities for 13+ years. Prior to joining Trinity Medical Sciences University (TMSU), Dr. Paudel was a faculty member in Kathmandu Medical College and Chitwan Medical College in Nepal where he taught in integrated and PBL based medical curricula. After joining TMSU in 2016, he has been serving as a full time faculty with full attention span in academia and research. His organizational memberships have included International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and others. Dr. Paudel has published an extensive list of research articles (50+) in international peer-reviewed journals and abstract books. His notable research at TMSU include ‘Learning approaches among the medical students at Trinity School of Medicine and its academic significance’, an award nominee at 22nd IAMSE annual meeting, Nevada, USA and ‘Does attendance credit increase medical students’ participation in in class lectures and performance in Pharmacology’, a featured poster at EB2020 conference, California, USA. His research interests are medical education and neuropharmacology. He has been serving as a peer reviewer in various international scientific biomedical journals. He has also authored a book of Pharmacology.
Rama Paudel-Nepal, BDS, MD
Assistant Professor | School of Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Paudel-Nepal is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Biology in the School of Biomedical Sciences. She received her Doctor of Medicine (residency in Pharmacology) in 2015 at College of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu University, Nepal. Prior to joining Trinity in 2019, she was serving as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Universal College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Nepal. Her areas of research include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in post-operative pain and antimicrobial resistance.
Bernadette Scott, MD
Assistant Professor | Assistant Dean for the Department of Testing and Evaluation
Dr. Scott is Assistant Dean for Assessment and Assistant Professor of Clinical Education. She received her MD from St. George’s University in Grenada. She conducted research in the United Kingdom on chronic fatigue syndrome before returning to practice at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in St. Vincent. Dr. Scott is an instructor for BLS, ACLS, and PALS. Her research interests include both clinical and academic projects.
Amrie Morris-Patterson, MBBS, MD
Assistant Professor | Department of Clinical Sciences
Dr. Morris-Patterson is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Psychiatry. She completed both her Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery and Doctor of Medicine in Psychiatry at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. She was subsequently employed as the supervising physician in the public mental health system in St. Vincent. After her eight-years as senior registrar and consultant psychiatrist, Dr. Morris-Patterson accepted a position at TSOM as a lecturer in Behavioral Science and a clinical skills instructor. In addition to teaching, she is passionate about youth development and can be found as a regular facilitator at youth leadership training sessions and camps.
Mignonette Sotto, MD
Associate Professor | Department of Clinical Sciences
Associate Dean for Assessment | Testing and Evaluation
Dr. Sotto serves as Associate Professor in Trinity’s Department of Clinical Sciences and is the Associate Dean for Assessment in the Office of Testing and Evaluation. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Cebu Institute of Medicine in the Philippines and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Silliman University. Dr. Sotto has been part of Trinity’s faculty since the school’s inception, serving in roles ranging from Instructor of Clinical and Community Medicine to her current role as Associate Professor and Dean. Dr. Sotto is a member of the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Medical Association and serves on Trinity’s Research Committee.
Nabanit Jha, PhD
Assistant Professor | Department of Pharmacology
Dr. Jha serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Trinity School of Medicine. He received his PhD in Pharmacology at Harbin Medical University in Harbin, China and both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh.
Dev Shah, MD
Assistant Professor | Department of Physiology
Dr. Shah serves as Assistant Professor in Trinity’s Department of Physiology in addition to being a member of the Master’s Thesis Project Committee and the Academic Counselling Team. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, Nepal and his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from People’s Dental College in Kathmandu. Dr. Shah has participated in many published research studies on topics such as the biological interaction of stress on digestive disorders, osteoporosis, nerve conduction, and neural adaptations, among others.
Larysa Sankova, PhD, MD
Professor | Chair of the Department of Anatomical Sciences
Dr. Sankova serves as Professor and Chair of Trinity’s Department of Anatomical Sciences. She earned both her PhD and MD from St. Petersburg State Medical Academy (formerly known as Leningrad State Medical Academy). Dr. Sankova is a member of the Ukrainian Scientific Association of Anatomists, Histologists, Embryologists and Topographo-anatomists and has received a certificate of recognition from the Ukrainian Ministry of Health. She has over 40 published scientific articles and her research interests include variations of anatomical structures and anthropology.
Pushparaj Shetty, MBBS, MD
Associate Professor | Department of Anatomical Sciences
Dr. Shetty serves as Associate Professor in Trinity’s Department of Anatomical Science in addition to being a member of the Academic Counseling Team. He earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at Government Medical College and Research Foundation in Mysore, India. Dr. Shetty’s interests include oncology research and augmented and virtual reality in medical education.
Shilpa Karkera, PhD
Assistant Professor | Department of Anatomical Sciences
Dr. Karkera serves as Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Anatomy in Trinity’s Department of Anatomical Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Medical Anatomy at Bangalore Medical College and Research Center and her Masters of Science in Medical Anatomy from Kasturba Medical College and Research Institute in Mangalore, India. Dr. Karkera’s research interests include anencephaly, Down Syndrome and other birth defects, among others. Dr. Karkera has participated in many published research studies on topics such as cadaver dissection and fetal development.
Instructor | School of Biomedical Sciences
Mrs. Soleyn serves as an instructor at Trinity’s School of Biomedical Sciences, lecturing students in English Composition courses. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of West Indies at Cave Hill. Mrs. Soleyn holds several certifications in language education and she has spent her career teaching English to speakers of other languages at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
Appolonia Nankya-Williams, MS
Ms. Williams is an Instructor and serves as the Librarian for Trinity Health Sciences University. She earned a bachelor of library and information science from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She then earned a diploma in Human Resource Management and a master in management studies (MMS) at Makerere University. She has served as a freelance researcher, management consultant, and worked with electronic records management. Prior to joining Trinity in 2016, Ms. Williams held six years’ experience as a librarian in Uganda.
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