Research Trainees and Alumni

VCU’s Department of Internal Medicine has a robust and long standing research training program active across its ten divisions.  While some divisions include a mandatory research component in their Clinical Fellowship training, others offer opportunities for both clinical and laboratory research. The departmental research program attracts national as well as international candidates aiming to obtain their post-doctoral training in order to pursue independent research careers. In addition, as adjunct members of the basic science departments at VCU, Internal Medicine faculty actively participate in training Graduate Students.

To learn more about the specific research interests our faculty are pursuing, please visit the Department’s Research Specializations page.

Below are trainees that are currently working at DOIM or have trained here. The trainees are divided by the division of Internal Medicine they have trained or are training under.

Click on a division below to jump to its Graduate and Post-Doctoral Trainees:

 

 

 

 

 


Division of Cardiology

    Graduate Trainees

    Greg Sturz current  
    David Durrant current  
    Harsha Kannan current  
    Laura O'Brien current  
    Carlo Marchetti current  
    Hema Aluri current
    Amit Varma 2012 Cardiology Housestaff, VCU
    Henry Christian Award for Scientific Achievement from the American Federation for Medical Research
    Nicholas Hoke 2011 Senior Scientist, Theranostics Health, Rockville, MD
    Neeru Goyal 2011  
    Mona Shalwala 2010 Student, College of Ostheopathic Medicine, NY
    Farouk Chatman 2010  
    Bandar Almohimeed 2010  
    Ian Qureshi 2009 Student, College of Ostheopathic Medicine, San Francisco, CA
    Daniel Hobb 2008 Student, VCU SOM
    Sarah Hussiniah 2008  
    Shivani Desai 2007 Research Associate
    Christopher Thomas 2005 Obtained MD and completed Residency at VCU
    Marc Calington 2005 Graduated from VCU School of Medicine
    Daud Vladimir 2005 Graduated from VCU School of Medicine
    Fadi Salloum 2005 Assistant Professor, VCU
    Recipient of Scientist Development Grant from American Heart Association (national)
    Patrick Fisher 2005 Cardiologist, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, LA
    Ramzi Ockaili 2003 Professor, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, VCU

    Post-Doctoral Trainees

    Stefano Toldo current Multiple current awards from International Cytokine Society, European Society of Cardiology and Italian Society of Cardiology
    Eleonora Mezzaroma current multiple current awards
    Jose Gomez-Arroyo current Excellence in Basic Science Award from the Mexican Cardiology Society
    Saisudha Koka current Recipient of Postdoctoral fellowship from American Heart Association (National)
    Arun Samidurai current  
    Shabeena Rahman current
    Shu-Guang Zhu 2011 Faculty in Chinese University
    Fadi Salloum 2009 Assistant Professor, VCU
    Recipient of Scientist Development Grant from American Heart Association (National)
    Ludovic Gomez 2009  
    Jun Yin 2009  
    Anindita Das 2007 Assistant Professor, VCU
    Recipient of Beginning Grant-in-Aid from American Heart Association (National)
    Xiaoying Wang 2007 Research Associate, University of San Francisco, CA
    Terry Kassam 2007  
    Qun Chen 2006 Research Scientist, Case Western Reserve University, OH
    Christine Chan Tanaka-Esposito 2006 Cardiology Fellowship
    Vladimir Vladimirov 2004 Assistant Professor, VCU
    Isabella Tajero 2002 Consumer Safety Officer, FDA
    Chang Yin 2002 Research Associate, Cardiology, VCU

    Clinical Fellows and Residents

    Micahel Lipinski current multiple current national awards
    Ryan Melchior current several current publications
    Nayef Abouzaki current  
    Lenore Rosemary Rengel 2012 Hospitalist, VCU
    Roshanak Robati 2011 Cardiology Fellow, Vanderbilt University
    Regional and National Awards
    Antonio Abbate 2008 Associate Professor, VCU
    Awarded Scientist Development Grant from American Heart Association
    Shakil Khan 2005 Private Practice, Richmond, VA
    Vijay Marwaha 2004 Private Practice, Voorhees, NJ
    Michael Whitkamp 2004 Private Practice, Richmond, VA
    Juan Wechsler 2003 Interventional Cardiologist, Private Practice, Boulder, CO
    Eric Chao 2003 Private Practice, Newport News, VA
    John Hawkins 2002 Cardiologist in Private Practice
    Awarded postdoctoral research fellowship from American Heart Association

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Graduate Trainees

    Patricia Selig 2004 VCUHS

    Post-Doctoral Trainees

    Elizabeth McGee current  
    Anshu Gupta current  
    Samantha Hudson current  
    Elizabeth Reilly 2011  
    Melanie Bean 2011 Assistant Professor, VCU
    Shea Bethea 2010
    Gregory Cook 2010  
    Tao Tao 2010 Assistant Professor, University Hospital, Shanghai, China
    Guadalupe Estrada 2009 National Polytechnical Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
    Kelsey Salley 2009 Private Practice, Richmond, VA
    Marie Menke 2008 Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY
    Nicole Karjane 2008 VCU
    Leila Islam 2007 VCU
    Maria Iuorno 2006 VCU
    Kimberly Taylor 2006 VCU
    Susmeeta Sharma 2006 Johns Hopkins University
    Teimuraz Apridonidze 2005 Sloan-Kettering, NY
    Kathy Hoeger 2005 Associate Professor, University of Rochester, NY
    Jean-Patrice Baillargeon 2003 Associate Professor, University of Sherbrooke
    Paulina Essah    
    Kai A. Cheang   Associate Professor of Pharmacy, VCU
    Edmond Wickham   Associate Professor, VCU

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

    Post-Doctoral Trainees

    Vanitha Bala 2012  
    Harjit Bhogal 2012  
    Jason Ridlon 2012 Research Instructor, VCU
    Tommy Y. Pacana 2012  
    Vaishali Patel 2012  
    Robert Flynn 2011 Community Practice
    Hae-Ki Min 2011 Assistant Professor, VCU
    Sunila Mahavadi 2011 Research Instructor, VCU
    Onpan Cheung 2010 Assistant Professor, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Southern, CA
    Wei Hou 2009 Private Practice, Lynchburg, VA
    Puneet Puri 2009 Assistant Professor, VCU
    AASLD Best Fellow Research Award, Sheila Sherlock Award
    Krystina Berg-Hazelgrove 2009 Research Imaging Specialist, Olympus America Inc.
    Margaret Park 2008 VCU 
    Jayanta Choudhury 2007 Assistant Professor, USCF, Fresno, CA
    Seela Ramesh 2007 Private Practice, Richmond, VA
    Amrita Sethi 2007 Assistant Professor, Columbia University
    Yiping Rao 2006 Private Practice, Richmond, VA
    Sean McGarr 2006 Private Practice affiliated with Dartmouth Medical School
    Mahmudul Haque 2006 Private Practice, Orlando, FL
    Chang Yin 2006 Assistant Professor, VCU
    Chu-Ri Shin 2006 Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin
    Huiping Zhou 2004 Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director, VCU
    Shun Lin Ren 2003 Associate Professor, McGuire VAMC
    American Liver Scholar Award

    Clinical Fellows

    Ashwani Kapoor 2012  
    K. Apollo Musana 2012  
    Jaianfeng Cheng 2012  

Division of General Internal Medicine

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Division of Geriatrics

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Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care

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Division of Infectious Diseases

    General Trainees

    Sameeh Ghazal 2012 King Fahd Medical City, Saudi Arabia
    Michael Stevens 2010 VCU
    Susan Assanasen 2007 Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Alexandre Marra 2005 University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Heikke von Baum 2002 University of Heidelberg, Germany

    Graduate Trainees

    Melissa Ray current  
    Paige McCarthy Fox 2007  
    Michael Noto 2006  
    Jon Finan 2002  

    Post-Doctoral Trainees

    Lei Wang current  
    Sam Boundy current  
    Qixun Zhao 2011  
    Alastair Monk 2008  
    Jon Finan 2004  
    Emmanuel Mongodin 2003  
    Adriana Rosato 2003 Assistant Professor, VCU

Division of Nephrology

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Graduate Trainees

    Sagar Patel current  
    Jennifer Drake current PhD postdoc, VCU
    Julia Messina 2006 Internal Medicine Resident, VCU
    Jennifer Hill 2005 Lab Specialist, VCU
    Charlotte Cockrell 2003 Private Practice

    Post-Doctoral Trainees

    Aysar Al Hussaini current  
    Jose-Gomez Arroyo current  
    Laszlo Farkas current Instructor, VCU
    Jose Gomez-Arroyo current  
    Quan Yuan current  
    Jinghua Bie current  
    Rachel Osborne    
    Herman Bogaard 2008  
    Daniel Rodreiguez-Agudo 2007  

    Clinical Fellows Trainees

    Ashwani Kapoor current  
    Aamer Syed 2012 Assistant Professor, VCU
    Onpan Cheung 2008  
    Sau Yen 2007  
    Puneet Puri 2007  
    Lori B. Sweeney 2007  
    Drew Jones 2005 Assistant Professor, VCU
    Dana M. Holwitt 2003  
    Ramesh Natarajan 2003 Assistant Professor, VCU
    Howard Young 2002 Private Practice, Annapolis, MD
    Kotaro Abe   Assistant Professor, Cardiology, Fukuoka, Japan
    Yoshi Kitaguchi   Assistant Professor, Shinshu University, Japan
    Harm Jan Bogaard   Associate Professor, VUMC, Amsterdam, NL
    Shiro Mizuno   Associate Professor, Pulmonary Medicine, Kanazawa Medical University, Japan
    Masanori Yasuo   Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Medicine, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan

Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

    General Trainees

    LeTrong Quang current  
    Brant Ward current  
    Laura Sanchez 2006  
    Sherryline Brahim 2004  
    Chunlin Shi 2004  
    Wei Zhao 2003  
    Bing Yang 2002