Faculty

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Taruna Aurora, M.D.

Taruna Aurora, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Observation Medicine
Co-Director, Clinical Decision Unit

Residency: Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit (Combined Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine)
Medical school: Christian Medical College

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Aline Baghdassarian, M.D.

Aline Baghdassarian, M.D., M.P.H, FAAP
Assistant Professor

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children
Residency:Pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Medical school:American University of Beirut, Beirut- Lebanon

Samuel Bartle, M.D.

Samuel Bartle, M.D., FAAP
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Fellowship: University of Alabama/Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Emergency Medicine)
Residency: University of Tennessee
Medical school: University of South Alabama
Email: stbartle@vcu.edu

Judith Barto, M.D.

Judith Barto, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University

Adam Bullock, MD, FAAP

Adam Bullock, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor

Fellowship: Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Residency: Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Christopher Bradshaw, M.D.

Christopher Bradshaw, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Residency: Medical College of Georgia
Medical school: D.O. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteophathic Medicine

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Francis Chuidian, M.D., M.B.A., FAAEM

Francis Chuidian, M.D., M.B.A., FAAEM
Assistant Professor

Residency: New Jersey Medical School/University Hospital (Internal Medicine); New York University/Brooklyn Hospital (Emergency Medicine)
Medical school: University of the East Medical School, Philippines

John Coyner MD

John L. Coyner, Jr., M.D.
Clinical Instructor

Residency: LSU – Shreveport Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical school: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Email: jcoyner@mcvh-vcu.edu

Angela Creditt, D.O.

Angela Creditt, D.O.
Assistant Professor

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: angela.creditt@vcuhealth.org

Kirk Cumpston, D.O., FACEP, FACMT

Kirk Cumpston, D.O., FACEP, FACMT
Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Toxicology
Medical Director, Virginia Poison Center

Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago (Medical Toxicology)
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical school: Des Moines University

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Nicole Deiorio, MD

Nicole Deiorio, MD
Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Residency: George Washington University School of Medicine
Medical school: George Washington University School of Medicine
Email: nicole.deiorio@vcuhealth.org

Harinder Dhindsa, M.D., MPH, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM

Harinder Dhindsa, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., FACEP, FAAEM
Chief of Emergency Services Operations
Medical Director, LifeEvac

Fellowship: Georgetown University and George Washington University (EMS)
Residency: Georgetown University and George Washington University
Internship: University of Wisconsin
Medical school: University of Maryland
Email: hdhindsa@vcu.edu

Alexis DiMaio MD

Alexis DiMaio, M.D.
Clinical Instructor

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Email: adimaio@vcu.edu

Lisa Dodd, D.O.

Lisa Dodd, D.O.
Clinical Instructor

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: ldodd@mcvh-vcu.edu

Erin Dunbar, M.D.

Erin Dunbar, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Fellowship: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Residency: Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Medical school: St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
Email: erin.dunbar@vcuhealth.org

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Jeffrey Engel MD

Jeffrey S. Engel, D.O.
Clinical Instructor

Residency: Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Medical school: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

David Evans, M.D., RDMS, RDCS

David Evans, M.D., RDMS, RDCS
Associate Professor
Director of Ultrasound

Fellowship: Eastern Virginia Medical School (Ultrasound)
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Medical school: Eastern Virginia Medical School

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V. Ramana Feeser, M.D.

V. Ramana Feeser, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Residency: Johns Hopkins University
Medical school: George Washington University
Email: vrfeeser@vcu.edu

Jeffrey Ferguson, M.D., FACEP, NREMT-P

Jeffrey Ferguson, M.D., FACEP, NRP
Associate Professor

Fellowship: University of Virginia (Emergency Medical Services)
Residency: University of Virginia
Medical school: University of Virginia
Email: jeffrey.ferguson@vcuhealth.org

Robin Foster, M.D., FAAP, FACEP

Robin Foster, M.D., FAAP, FACEP
Associate Professor

Fellowship: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children (Pediatric Emergency Medicine)
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University (General Pediatrics)
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University
Email: rlfoster@vcu.edu

Carmen Foster, M.D.

Carmen Foster, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Residency: University of Michigan
Internship: Mayo Clinic
Medical school:Rush Medical College

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Paulo Gazoni, M.D.

Paulo Gazoni, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University

Jessica Gertz, M.D.

Jessica Gertz, M.D.
Clinical Instructor

Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Ultrasound Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Danielle Gong, M.D.

Danielle Gong, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Residency: East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
Medical school: University of Virginia

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Christopher Hogan, M.D., FACEP

Christopher Hogan, M.D., FACEP
Associate Professor

Fellowship: University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center (Critical Care)
Residency: Allegheny General Hospital
Medical school: Georgetown University
Email: cjhogan2@vcu.edu

Robin Hemphill, MD, MPH

Robin Hemphill, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor

Graduate school: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Internship: Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX
Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship, Washington, DC.
Residency: Joint Military Medical Centers/San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Ft. Sam Houston, TX
Medical school: George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

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Michael Joyce, M.D.

Michael Joyce, M.D., RDMS, RDCS
Assistant Professor

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University (Ultrasound)
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University
Email: john.joyce@vcuhealth.org

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Nathan Lewis, M.D.

Nathan Lewis, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Medical Student Clerkship

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University
Email: nathan.lewis@vcuhealth.org

Amir Louka, M.D.

Amir Louka, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Email: amir.louka@vcuhealth.org

Stephanie Louka, M.D.

Stephanie Louka, M.D.
Clinical Instructor

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University (EMS)
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

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Adam MacLasco, Pharm.D., BCPS

Adam MacLasco, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy

David Martin, M.D.

David Martin, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Chicago Medical School

Patrick McLaughlin MD,.

Patrick McLaughlin, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Fellowship: Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Residency: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA
Medical school: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC

Stephen Miller, D.O.

Stephen Miller, D.O.
Assistant Professor
Assistant Program Director

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: stephen.miller@vcuhealth.org

Peter Moffett, M.D.

Peter Moffett, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director

Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center
Medical school: Jefferson Medical College
Email: peter.moffett@vcuhealth.org

Joel Moll, M.D., FACEP

Joel Moll, M.D., FACEP
Associate Professor
Director, Residency Program

Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
Medical school: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Email: joel.moll@vcuhealth.org

J. Rene Morrissey, M.D.

J. Rene Morrissey, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Observation Medicine

Fellowship: Louisiana State University
Residency: Louisiana State University
Medical school: University of Virginia
Email: jmorrissey2@vcu.edu

Jessica Morton, M.D., FACEP

Jessica Morton, M.D., FACEP
Assistant Professor

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University
Email: jmorton2@vcu.edu

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Tammy Nguyen

Tammy Nguyen, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy

Residency: University of Illinois College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy school: University of Illinois

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Joseph P. Ornato, M.D., FACP, FACC, FACEP

Joseph P. Ornato, M.D., FACP, FACC, FACEP
Department Chairman
Professor, Division of Emergency Medical Services
Medical Director, Richmond Ambulance Authority

Fellowship: Cornell University (Cardiology)
Residency: Mt. Sinai Hospital
Medical school: Boston University
Email: jpornato@vcu.edu

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Beth Perdue, M.D.

Beth Perdue, M.D.
Clinical Instructor

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University

Frank Petruzella, MD, MS

Frank Petruzella, M.D., M.S.
PEM Division Chief

Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residency: Northwestern University at Children’s Memorial Hospital (Currently Lurie Children’s Hospital), Chicago, IL
Medical school: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Email: frank.petruzella@vcuhealth.org

Christopher Pruitt, M.D.

Christopher Pruitt, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Fellowship: Stanford University
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine

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Renee Reid, M.D., FACEP

Renee Reid, M.D., FACEP
Associate Professor

Residency: Georgetown University and George Washington University
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University
Email: rdreid@vcu.edu

Joseph Romano MD

Joseph D. Romano, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Residency: Christiana Care Hospital System, Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Email: romanojd@vcu.edu

S. Rutherfoord Rose, PharM.D., FAACT

S. Rutherfoord Rose, Pharm.D., FAACT
Professor
Chair, Division of Clinical Toxicology
Director, Virginia Poison Center

Fellowship: University of Maryland (Clinical Toxicology)
Graduate school: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy school: Virginia Commonwealth University
Email: srrose@vcu.edu

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Sally Santen, M.D.

Sally Santen, M.D.
Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine

Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
Residency: George Washington/Georgetown University Combined Emergency Medicine Residency
Medical school: George Washington University School of Medicine

Jeremy_Sauer, M.D.

Jeremy Sauer, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Clinical Operations
Medical Director, Transfer Center

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University

Mahendra Shah, M.D.

Mahendra Shah, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency: Case Western Reserve University/St. Luke’s Hospital
Medical school: Seth G.S. Medical College
Email: mshah@mcvh-vcu.edu

Jonathan Silverman MD

Jonathan A. Silverman, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington
Residency: Pediatrics at University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical school: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Jesse Spangler, M.D.

Jesse Spangler, M.D.
Clinical Instructor

Fellowship: Currently in a VACEP Leadership and Advocacy Fellowship
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Medical school: University of Illinois College of Medicine – Chicago Campus, Chicago, IL

Pawan Suri, M.D.

Pawan Suri, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine Residency
Chair, Division of Observation Medicine

Residency: Henry Ford Hospital (Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine)
Internship: Southern Illinois University
Medical school: Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India
Email: psuri@vcu.edu

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Lindsay Taylor, M.D.

Lindsay Taylor, M.D., RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Assistant Professor

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University (Ultrasound)
Residency: Detroit Medical Center: Sinai-Grace Hospital
Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine Email: lindsay.taylor@vcuhealth.org

Jordan Tozer, M.D.

Jordan Tozer, M.D., RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Assistant Professor

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University (Ultrasound)
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University
Email: jordan.tozer@vcuhealth.org

Michelle Troendle, M.D.

Michelle Troendle, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical Toxicology)
Residency: Brody School of Medicine/Vidant Medical Center
Medical school: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Email: michelle.troendle@vcuhealth.org

Matt Tymowski, M.D., FAAEM

Matt Tymowski, M.D., FAAEM
Assistant Professor

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Akademia Medyczna K. Marcinkowskiego
Email: mtymowski@vcu.edu

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Michael Vitto MD

Michael J. Vitto, D.O.
Assistant Professor
Simulation Director

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University (Ultrasound)
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Deanna Willis, M.D.

Deanna Willis, M.D.
Clinical Instructor

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University
Email: deanna.willis@vcuhealth.org

Brandon Wills, D.O., FACEP, FACMT

Brandon Wills, D.O., FACEP, FACMT
Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Toxicology
Director, Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Associate Medical Director, Virginia Poison Center

Fellowship: Toxikon Consortium (Toxicology)
Residency: Akron General Medical Center (Emergency Medicine)
Medical: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: bkwills@vcu.edu

Christopher Woleben, M.D

Christopher Woleben, M.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University
Email: christopher.woleben@vcu.edu

Rashida Woods MD

Rashida H. Woods, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Case Medical Center, University Hospitals, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Residency: Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital
Medical school: Meharry Medical College

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Allen Yee, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM

Allen Yee, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM
Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medical Services
Operational Medical Director, Chesterfield County Fire and EMS

Residency: State University of New York at Buffalo
Medical school: Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook, New York

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Alvaro Zeballos, M.D., FAAEM

Alvaro Zeballos, M.D., FAAEM
Attending Physician

Residency: State University of New York at Buffalo (Emergency Medicine)
Medical school: Texas Tech University

Frank Zwemer, Jr., M.D., M.B.A.

Frank Zwemer Jr., M.D., M.B.A.
Chief, Education and Faculty Development, EM-IM and EM
Associate Professor

Residency: Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (Internal Medicine)
Medical school: University of Southern California
Email: frank.zwemer@va.gov