- Office of Academic Outcomes
Dr. Neville Fernandez is an ECFMG certified Physician Microbiologist who graduated from Manipal University, Karnataka, India. He worked at A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, India where he taught Microbiology and Immunology, and was a core member of the Hospital Infection Control Committee. He also worked in the department of medical education where he was the lead coordinator of the faculty evaluation program. In October 2009, Dr. Fernandez joined AUACOM where he taught Microbiology & Immunology to second year medical students, besides serving as the campus chief proctor for the university. In 2017, he graduated with a MS in Instructional Design & Technology from Walden University. After serving at AUACOM for eight and a half years, he moved to St. Matthew’s University in the Grand Cayman, in May 2018.
Dr. Fernandez returned to AUACOM in June 2019 where he currently serves as the Director of the Examination Center and Campus Chief Proctor in the Office of Academic Outcomes. He is responsible for the planning, organizing, and reporting of all assessments and evaluations.
Dr. Valtschanoff obtained his M.D. degree in Bulgaria, where he practiced medicine, taught anatomy, histology and embryology, and did research on the involvement of the basal forebrain in Alzheimer’s disease. He went on to complete two postdoctoral periods in neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and remained on the faculty at the same institution for 12 more years to run a successful research laboratory and teach anatomy to medical students and neurobiology to Ph.D. students. His research was on neurotransmitters and receptors in the somatosensory systems of the brain and the spinal cord with a focus on the mechanisms of pain perception. Since joining AUA in 2012, Dr Valtschanoff has taught anatomy and cell biology, and in the last 4 years, has been the Chief Executive Proctor of the school, responsible for all exams and evaluations.