Anatomy

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  • Anat. Prof
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  • Anatomy
  • Olivia Colucci, MD
    Olivia Colucci, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Ashwin Krishnamurthy, MBBS, MD
    Ashwin Krishnamurthy, MBBS, MD
    Associate Professor & Deputy Chair
  • Dr. Noha Hussien, MD, MSc, PhD
    Dr. Noha Hussien, MD, MSc, PhD
    Assistant Professor
  • Samuel Joshua, PhD,BPT, MSc.
    Samuel Joshua, PhD,BPT, MSc.
    Assistant Professor
  • Shyamala Ganesan, MBBS
    Shyamala Ganesan, MBBS
    Assistant Professor
  • Adekunle Ebenezer Omole, MBChB, PGDE, MSc
    Adekunle Ebenezer Omole, MBChB, PGDE, MSc
    Assistant Professor
  • Sujatha D’Costa, MSc, PhD
    Sujatha D’Costa, MSc, PhD
    Professor
  • Hassan Amiralli, MD, MS
    Hassan Amiralli, MD, MS
    Professor & Chair
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Olivia Colucci, MD
Assistant Professor
Dr. Colucci earned her MD from the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina, after which she completed her Medical Internship through the Clinical Teaching Unit, St. George’s University, Grenada. She began her career in Academia at the St. George’s University, School of Medicine, Grenada as a Clinical Tutor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences.
Dr. Colucci currently serves the University of Antigua, College of Medicine, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy.
Ashwin Krishnamurthy, MBBS, MD
Associate Professor & Deputy Chair

Dr. Ashwin Krishnamurthy obtained his MBBS degree from JJM Medical College, India in 1999 and MD from Manipal University, India in 2004. He has been teaching Human anatomy to Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Post graduate students since then. He has more than 50 publications to his credit in both national & international journals. He has been a recipient of Good teacher award from Manipal University & has received Awards for excellence in Medical literature.

Dr. Noha Hussien, MD, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor

Dr. Hussien earned her medical degree in 2001and completed her internship training at the Alexandria School of Medicine, Egypt. In 2010, she received MSc in Cell Biology where she worked on the differentiation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells into insulin-producing cells.

Subsequently, she undertook PhD (2010-2014) in the microencapsulation of stem cells in alginate systems that was conducted at both the University of Alexandria and the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain.

This experience motivated Dr. Hussien to pursue another PhD (2016-2019) at the UPV/EHU, Spain. Her thesis is entitled “No-viral transfection of cells with potential clinical applications in regenerative medicine”.

Dr. Hussien has completed her postdoctoral studies at UPV/EHU (NanoBioCel research group) where she worked on several research projects in regenerative medicine and gene therapy. She is/has been a chief investigator/member of several research projects and has authored numerous publications in Q1 journals. Currently, she is an active member of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASCGT).

Dr. Hussien is an editor, editorial board member, and reviewer for many biomedical journals, and has supervised numerous master’s and PhD candidates’ research. Moreover, she served as the manager of tissue culture lab at the Alexandria Center of Excellence in Regenerative Medicine (2015-2018).

Dr. Hussien became a member of the AUA family in 2018, bringing with her 15 years of experience in medical education where she has been teaching Histology, Cell Biology, Microscopy and Imaging, Stem Cell Biology, and Cell Culture Techniques to undergrad and postgrad Medical, Dentistry, and Pharmacy students (2003-2018).

Dr. Hussien was awarded “the Excellence in Scholarship Award” for contributions to scientific literature by the American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine (2018).

Samuel Joshua, PhD,BPT, MSc.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Joshua has received his PhD in Medical Anatomy from the NITTE University, India. He started his career as a lecturer in the physiotherapy college and in year 2009, he joined KVG Medical College as Lecturer in the department of Anatomy and he was later promoted to the post of Associate Professor during his tenure.  He has more than 8 years of teaching experience and has been actively involved in teaching medical, dental, allied health and nursing courses.

He has been invited as an external examiner for BDS, MBBS and physiotherapy examination in Kerala and Karnataka medical universities, India. His PhD thesis was on “Radiological index for pre-operative evaluation of chest deformities”. His research work was mainly focused on the measurement of pectus deformities for surgical corrections. He has published 9 original and 2 review articles in both national and international journals. He is a lifetime member of American Association of Clinical Anatomists. He is presently working as Assistant Professor in the department of Anatomy and serves as the coordinator for the musculoskeletal module at the American University of Antigua.

Shyamala Ganesan, MBBS
Assistant Professor

Obtained her Msc. degree in Anatomy from Manipal University where she was trained to teach Anatomy for medical and paramedical students. She taught embryology, radiology, and osteology at a medical school in South India (Pondicherry) from 2009 to 2011 to MBBS, MD, and nursing students. She treated patients with exercise in orthopaedic (Rheumatoid arthritis, oesteo arthritis, cervical & lumbar spondylosis, interverbral disc prolapse), neurology (Hemiplegia, paraplegia), Parkinson’s & cerebral palsy, and post traumatic stress. She obtained a Pg diploma degree in yoga in Annamalai University. She is pursuing an Msc. degree in clinical psychology counseling from Annamalai University.

Adekunle Ebenezer Omole, MBChB, PGDE, MSc
Assistant Professor

Dr. Omole is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Sciences, joining AUA College of Medicine in February 2018.

He obtained his MBChB degree at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria in 2005 and his MSc in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in 2018 from University of Bristol, UK. Dr. Omole has worked as a medical intern, medical/casualty officer, and as an on-call physician at numerous hospitals and health service centers in Nigeria and the Caribbean. Since 2009, he has devoted his career to medical education and research, with teaching interests in Gross Anatomy, Developmental & Radiological Anatomy, Neuroscience, Clinical Skills, Pathophysiology and Clinical Pharmacology.

Dr. Omole began his career in medical education at St. George’s University School of Medicine (SGU) Grenada. As a Clinical Tutor in the Teaching and Research Fellowship Program, he earned a Postgraduate Diploma Certification in Teaching and Research.

Completing USMLE Step 1, 2CK, 2CS & 3 Examinations with ECFMG Board Certifications in 2011, Dr. Omole then served as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Course Director of Gross Anatomy, Developmental & Radiological Anatomy and Clinical Skills at Atlantic University School of Medicine, St. Lucia and Antigua.

Dr. Omole is a member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), recently authored several peer-reviewed journals, and plans to continue to be involved in cutting-edge Stem Cell research.

Sujatha D’Costa, MSc, PhD
Professor

Dr. Sujatha D’Costa obtained her Ph.D degree in Anatomy from Manipal University, India, where she worked on the evaluation of role of argyrophilic cells in the causation of cervical preneoplasia and cervical cancer in Mangalore. Prior to her Ph.D degree, Dr. Sujatha obtained a M.Sc. in Anatomy from the same university. She has been teaching anatomy since 1999 at KMC Mangalore, Manipal University, India. Presently she is working as an Associate Professor in Anatomy since 2013

Hassan Amiralli, MD, MS
Professor & Chair

Dr. Amiralli is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy at American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine.

He obtained his MBBS at Government Medical College in Srinagar, India in 1975 and his MS in General Surgery in 1980 from JN Medical College, also in India. Dr. Amiralli’s distinguished career as a surgeon, researcher, and medical educator spans more than 30 years across three continents.

He has worked as consulting surgeon for the Red Crescent in Dubai; a professor and consulsting surgeon in the Department of Surgery at the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania; a research associate in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Western Ontario in Canada; and a research consultant in the Department of General Surgery at Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Yazd, Iran.

Dr. Amiralli received his training in Breast Oncology in the Department of Surgery at McGill University’s Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Canada. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, is a lifetime member of the Association of Fellows of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and Vice Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Austral-Asian Journal of Cancer. Dr. Amiralli also reviews journal articles. In 2017, he reviewed Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Eighth edition, a textbook of anatomy. He is a member of the International Advisory Board for Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy, 7th edition as well.