The faculty and administration at Saba University School of Medicine bring extensive experience and insight to the challenge of medical education.


All Saba 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, Saba’s faculty are full-time and devoted exclusively to their teaching mission.

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Joseph Chu, MD, MPH

President, Saba University School of Medicine

  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA
  • AB, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
  • Postgraduate Clinical Training: University of Washington Medical Center (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
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Maurice Clifton, MD, MSEd, MBA

Executive Dean, Saba University School of Medicine

  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • MSEd, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • BS, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
  • Postgraduate Clinical Training: Cedars Sinai Medical Center (Internal Medicine); Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine)
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Rock Ripple, MD

Associate Dean, Clinical Medicine

  • MD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BS, University of California, Davis
  • BS, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Postgraduate Clinical Training: Faulkner Hospital Boston (Internal Medicine); Massachusetts General Hospital (Fellowship: Clinical Immunology and Allergy)
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Dominic Akpan, MD

Professor, Course Director, Systems & Disease, Pathology, RCCA

  • Post graduate fellowship: Anatomic Pathology, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Pathology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
  • MBBCh, University of Calabar, CRS, Nigeria
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Kaneez F Amla, MBBS, MS

Professor, Clinical Skills

  • MBBS, Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • MS (Plastic Surgery), University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • Postgraduate Clinical Training: Dow Medical College and Civil Hospital Karachi
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Torik Ayoubi, PhD

Professor, Course Director Systems & Disease, Physiology, Foundations of Clinical Medicine

  • PhD, Neuroendocrinology, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • MSc, Biology, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Post-Doctoral: Department of Human Genetics, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Belgium
  • Genome Center/Department of Clinical Genomics, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Joel A. Banez, M.D., D.P.D.S.

Assistant Professor, Course Director CS V & Clinical Correlates II

  • M.D. University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines
  • B.S. Biology, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Residency Training in Dermatology, University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Diplomate, Philippine Dermatological Society
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Andrew J. Boileau, PhD

Professor, Course Director, Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior, and Systems & Disease

  • PhD, Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BS, Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Post-doctoral training in Molecular Neuropharmacology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Anthony Collins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Course Director, Systems & Disease, Physiology

  • Ph.D., Physiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • M.Ed., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • B.Sc., Queen Elizabeth College, University of London
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships and Academic Appointments: Ion Channel Structure/Function, University of California, San Francisco, CA; Electrophysiology/Pharmacology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; Cardiac Electrophysiology/Molecular Biology, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
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Dr. Lauri M. Costello, MD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Skills

  • Family Medicine Residency, University of Washington in Spokane, WA
  • MD at University of California, Davis
  • BA in Physiology/Cell Biology at University of California, Santa Barbara
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Victor M. DeLaCruz, MD, FCAP, FASCP

Associate Professor, Systems & Disease, Pathology

  • M.D. Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia
  • Anatomic/Clinical Pathology, Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia
  • Anatomic Pathology, University of Miami, USA
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pathology
  • Fellowship in Cytopathology, University of Miami, USA
  • Fellowship in Transplant Pathology, University of Miami, USA
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Roger P. Dilts Jr., Ph.D.

Professor, Metabolism & Nutrition

  • Ph.D. Washington State University USA
  • B.S. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA USA
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Florina F. Estrada, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Systems and Disease, Physiology

  • Ph.D. Educational Management, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • M.D., University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines
  • M.A. Education, University of Asia and the Pacific, Pasig City, Philippines
  • B. Sc. Biology, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
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Vaughn E. Huckfeldt, PhD

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs; Basic Sciences

  • PhD, Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • BA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
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Jesus Adelo B. Inciong, MD, FPAMS, FIAMS, FPAAS, FPANSA

Assistant Professor, Course Director Clinical Skills IV, Systems & Disease

  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Philippines
  • Preceptorship Training and Certification in Cosmetic Surgery and Non-Surgical Aesthetics, Jancen Institute of Cosmetic Surgery, Philippines
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, University of the Philippines, College of Public Health, Philippines
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Philippines
  • BS Biology, University of the Philippines
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Godstime I Irabor, MBBS, FMCPath

Assistant Professor, Systems & Disease, Pathology

  • Registered Anatomic Pathologist with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria
  • Postgraduate fellowship, Anatomic Pathology , National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria
  • Residency training/Postgraduate clinical training at University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar
  • MBBS, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
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Rajesh K Jha, MD

Assistant Professor, Course Director, Systems & Disease, Pharmacology

  • BDS, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • MD (Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics), B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
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Lockie McGehee Johnson, PhD

Course Director Clinical Skills I and III

  • PhD, Psychology, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • MS, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • BA, Duke University, Durham, NC
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Shamim A Khan, MBBS, MCPS

Professor, Human Body Structure & Function

  • MBBS (Dow Medical College Karachi), MCPS (College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan)
  • Fellow American Academy of ORL-HNS. Functional Endoscopic Sinus & Skull Base Surgeon
  • Senior Lecturer and Senior ORL consultant University Sains Malaysia
  • Assoc Prof.ORL, University Sultan Zainal Abidin Malaysia
  • Main Author: Endoscopic Anatomy of Expanded Endonasal Approaches
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Ajay Kumar

Assistant Professor, Clinical Skills

  • MBBS, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital ( University of Delhi), Delhi, India
  • Surgical Clerkship, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Teaching and Research fellowship, St.George’s University, Grenada
  • Master of Science, Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health, King’s College, London, United Kingdom
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Martin Landsberger

Professor, Pathology

  • Habilitation and venia legendi, Pathophysiology and Pathobiochemistry, University of Greifswald, Germany
  • Dr. rer. nat., Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany
  • First State Examination for Secondary School Teachers, Biology, Chemistry, Educational Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany
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Mark S. Lea M.D., F.A.C.S.

Assistant Professor, Human Body Structure & Function

  • B.A. Chemistry and Biology Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 1980
  • M.A. St. George’s University, School of Medicine Grenada, West Indies 1983
  • M.D. Creighton University, School of Medicine Omaha, Nebraska 1985
  • Residency: Surgery St. Joseph’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado 1985-88, Surgery/ Trauma Surgery Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, Pennsylvania 1988-90
  • Practice: General/Trauma Surgery, Aspen & Glenwood Springs, Colorado 1990-2000, General/Trauma Surgery, Rock Springs, Wyoming 2000-2009
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Daniel K. Linton, PhD

Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Mind and Behavior

  • PhD, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • MA, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • BSc, Biology/Psychology, York University, Toronto, Canada
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George McMillan, PhD

Professor, Neuroscience, Mind and Behavior

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • MA, Behavioral Science, California State University, Sacramento, California
  • BA, Psychology/Sociology, California State University, Sacramento, California
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Amir Mhawi, PhD

Professor, Human Histology & Physiology

  • PhD, Veterinary Sciences, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
  • DVM, Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Baghdad, Baghdad
  • Postdoctoral training, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
  • Research Fellowship, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
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Rajashree Pandit, MBBS

Assistant Professor, Clinical Skills IV

  • MBBS , JIPMER, Pondicherry, India
  • Graduate studies, Biochemistry , JIPMER, Pondicherry
  • Internship , Surgery , PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
  • Residency in Preliminary Surgery , University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Research in Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery (Heart Transplant) ,Duke University , Durham, NC
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Rachel L. Robson, PhD

Associate Professor, Course Director, Infection Defense and Response & Epidemiology

  • PhD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • BS, Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • FUTURE in Biomedicine Fellowship: Staphylococcus aureus carriage, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
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Mallika D Indran-Sabanayagam, BDS, PhD

Professor, Course Director, Genetics, Human Histology & Physiology

  • BDS, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • PhD, Anatomy, Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
  • Graduate research at Glasgow University, Scotland, UK. Freeze fracture electron microscopy training at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California
  • Postgraduate research at University of Antwerp, Belgium. Fellow International College of Continuing Dental Education. Certificate in Project Management, University of Toronto
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Nanik A. Sakhrani, MD, FPCS

Associate Professor, Human Body Structure and Function, Course Director, Human Body Structure and Function

  • Doctor of Medicine - Far Eastern University Institute of Medicine-NRMF, Philippines Residency Training – General, Cancer, and Laparoscopic Surgery – FEU-NRMF Medical Center
  • Post-Graduate Training – Basic and Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong and National University Hospital)
  • Post-Graduate Fellowship – Philippine College of Surgeons, Philippine Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Asia-Pacific Hernia Society, World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeonsr
  • BSc, Medical Technology – Far Eastern University College of Science, Philippines
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Himal Sangraula, MBBS, MD

Professor, Course Director, Systems & Diseases (Pharmacology), Clinical Correlates III

  • M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • MBBS, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Rogelio T. Sarmiento, Jr., MD

Assistant Professor, Course Director, Clinical Skills II

  • Doctor of Medicine, Manila Central University College of Medicine, Philippines
  • BS, Biology, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
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Tomas L. Sepulveda, Jr., MD

Associate Professor, Human Body Structure and Function. Division Head, Anatomical Division

 

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc., Philippines
  • Residency Training: Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center Inc., Philippines
  • BSc, Industrial Pharmacy, University of the Philippines, Philippines
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Kundan K. Singh, BDS, MD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

  • BDS, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Doctor in Medicine (MD) in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
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Shruti Singh, BDS, MD

Assistant Professor, Course Director, Clinical Biochemistry and Genetics

  • BDS, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Doctor in Medicine (MD) in Clinical Biochemistry, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
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Keri Csencsits Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor, IDR

  • PhD: Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • BS: Animal Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Transplantation Immunology, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI
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Ishrat Waheed, M.Phil., Ph.D.

Professor, Biochemistry

  • Post-Doctorate: Gene Therapeutics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (USA); National Cancer Institute (USA); Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University (Canada)
  • Ph.D. Pharmacology & Molecular Sc., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
  • M.Phil. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan
  • M.Sc. Biological Sc., The Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan
  • B.Sc. Biology and Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
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Paula Boisseau

Registrar

  • BS, Human Services, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA
  • MS, Counseling, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA
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Samuel Johnson

Library Director

  • MLS, University of Maryland; BA, Journalism, Howard University, Washington, DC
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Melissa Fox

Assistant Dean, Clinical Medicine

  • MD, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
  • BS, Microbiology, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
  • Postgraduate Clinical Training: West Virginia University / Charleston Area Medical Center (Pediatrics)
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Loretta K. Berger, MD, MSc, MA

Assistant Dean, Clinical Medicine

  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • MSc, Boston University, School of Public Health
  • MA, The Johns Hopkins University
  • BA, Dartmouth College
  • Post-Graduate Training: University of South Alabama (Family Medicine); Boston Medical Center (Fellowship in Preventive and Primary Care Academic Medicine)
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Michael Eliastam, MD, MPP, FACP

Associate Dean, Clinical Medicine - Emeritus

  • MB BCh (MD), University of Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • MPA, John F. Kennedy School/Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • MPP, John F. Kennedy School/Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Postgraduate Clinical Training: Johannesburg General Hospital, South Africa (Internal Medicine); Rush Presbyterian St Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL (Residency; Internship: General Surgery; Fellowship: Community Medicine)
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Roger J. Young, PhD

Associate Dean, Basic Sciences

  • PhD, Molecular Biology, Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  • BSc, Applied Biology, Hertfordshire University, Hatfield, UK
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Shazmi Khan-Saud

Professor, Clinical Skills & Systems & Disease, Pathology

MBBS Rawalpindi Medical College, University of Punjab, Pakistan

MPhil Pharmacology Sheikh Zayed Federal Postgraduate Institute, Pakistan

Dip Obstetrics and Gynecology Postgraduate Institute LHR, Pakistan

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