People OF SGU 2013

St. George’s University has a number of visiting scholars, educators, graduates, researchers and medical science professionals who each year enrich our academic program with dynamic and inspiring lectures. Many others also apply their education and training to serve the Grenadian community as well as enhance the knowledge and welfare of the global community.


Tanvir Kahlon

Tanvir Kahlon: SGU Student Takes First Place in American College of Physicians Competition

A research poster on medical overuse to treat headaches assembled by St. George’s University clinical student Tanvir Kahlon took first prize in the medical student category at the 2013 American College of Physicians (ACP) Michigan Chapter Scientific Meeting.



Dr. Omur Cinar Elci

Dr. Omur Cinar Elci: Public Health in Rural Communities: Keynote Address in Thailand

Dr. Omur Cinar Elci, Professor and Chair of St. George’s University’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM), delivered a keynote address at the annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) in November of in Ayutthaya, Thailand.



Dr. Satesh Bidaisee

Dr. Satesh Bidaisee: Eight-Week Course Focuses on Changing World of Global Medicine

St. George's University will offer its first massive online open course (MOOC) on Monday, November 4, with an introductory One Health One Medicine course designed to introduce students to this exciting developing field.



Craig Weeks

Craig Weeks: St. George’s Partnership Opens Door for Franklin Pierce Alum to Pursue MD

Craig Weeks is turning his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor into reality through a partnership between his alma mater, Franklin Pierce University, and St. George’s University. 



Dr. Dirk Burkhardt

Dr. Dirk Burkhardt: SGU Faculty Designs Nutmeg Solar Dryer

Dr. Dirk Burkhardt, professor of neuroscience at St. George’s University and cofounder of Grenada Solar Power Ltd. (GrenSol), may have revolutionized the nutmeg processing procedure at the Gouyave nutmeg plant.



Dr. Raymond Sis

Dr. Raymond Sis Recognized For Exemplary Career in Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Raymond F. Sis, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at St. George’s University, will be presented with the 2013 Alumni Recognition Award from Kansas State University at the annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) on July 22 in Chicago, Illinois.



Dr. Andrea Easter-Pilcher Represents Grenada in Bangkok

Dr. Andrea Easter-Pilcher Represents Grenada in Bangkok

Dr. Andrea Easter-Pilcher, Chair of the Department of Biology, Ecology and Conservation at St. George’s University participated as part of a three member delegation representing Grenada at the annual meeting this March.



Dr. Gerry Rayman

Dr. Gerry Rayman: Dr. Gerry Rayman Shares Ideas that could Limit Diabetic Leg Amputations

Is enough being done to prevent and reduce diabetic amputations in Grenada?



Sir Gordon Duff

Sir Gordon Duff: Developing 21st Century Medicine

Medicine doesn’t stand still. Medical knowledge doubles every five years; the practices and procedures are constantly changing to meet current standards and expectations.



Cheryl Cox-Macpherson

Cheryl Cox-Macpherson: SGU Faculty Member Joins Leading Bioethicists at Hastings Center

Dr. Cheryl Cox-Macpherson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioethics, St. George’s University, recently spent two weeks as a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center in Garrison, New York.



Ashley Bredenberg

Ashley Bredenberg: SVM Student Appointed Global Public Health Officer-Elect to SAVMA National Board

Fourth-term St. George’s University veterinary student Ashley Bredenberg has been appointed Global Public Health Officer-Elect for the national Student AVMA (SAVMA) executive board.



Therese Jeter

Therese Jeter: St. George’s University Medical Student Prospering after Leaving Home at Age 15

There were times that Therese Jeter had hopped a train with no particular destination in mind.



Muge Akpinar-Elci & Cheryl Macpherson

Muge Akpinar-Elci & Cheryl Cox-Macpherson: Bioethics and Public Health Research Project Awarded Wellcome Trust Grant

Two St. George’s University faculty members, Dr. Cheryl Cox-Macpherson and Dr. Muge Akpinar-Elci, have been awarded a US $8,000 Wellcome Trust Grant.



Jill MacLeese

Jill MacLeese: MacLeese, DVM SGU '10, Enjoying Rare Veterinary Ophthalmology Residency

Jill MacLeese was certainly not thinking of ophthalmology when she enrolled in veterinary school.



Dame Hilda Bynoe

Dame Hilda Bynoe: St. George’s University Mourns the Loss of Dame Hilda Bynoe

Dame Hilda Bynoe was the first woman governor of a Commonwealth of Nations country.



Joseph Feldman

Joseph Feldman: SGU Grad Leads Nationally Renowned Emergency Medicine Department at Hackensack University Medical Center

As chairman of the emergency trauma department at Hackensack University Medical Center, Dr. Joseph Feldman, SGUSOM ’89.



Dwight Matthias

Dwight Matthias: Alumnus Dwight Matthias Speaks on Diabetes Care and Management in Grenada

Clinical endocrinologist and SGU Alumnus Dwight Matthias, MD, SGU ’92 captivated an audience of medical practitioners, allied healthcare providers and pharmacists with a riveting presentation.



Robert C. Gallo

Robert C. Gallo: Dr. Robert C. Gallo presents 2013 Keith B. Taylor Memorial/WINDREF Lecture at St. George’s University

An overflowing audience in Patrick F. Adams Hall hung on the every word of world-renowned physician and scientist Dr. Robert C. Gallo at the fifth annual Keith B. Taylor Memorial Lecture/13th Annual WINDREF Lecture.



Anne Walker

Anne Walker: St. George's University Medical Students in India

Fifth-term medical student Anne Walker described the latest step in her journey to becoming an MD as “simply exhilarating.”



Tanner Brownrigg

Tanner Brownrigg: St. George's University Catapulted Brownrigg, SGU MD '07, to Anesthesiology Career in Midwest

When Tanner Brownrigg set off from his home state of Kansas to enroll at St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2003, he had a vision of where the path would lead him.



Louis Guida

Louis Guida: Louis Guida, SGU MD ’84, Making a Difference One Patient at a Time

Time and again, the patients of Dr. Louis Guida, president and CEO of Bay Shore Allergy and Asthma Specialty Practice on Long Island, thank him for the care he provides – which consistently goes above and beyond.



Robert C. Gallo

Robert C. Gallo: World-Renowned Physician-Scientist Dr. Robert C. Gallo to Speak at St. George’s University

On February 12, 2013, Robert C. Gallo, MD, who for the past 30 years has been one of the most influential scientists in the world, will visit St. George’s University



Kirsten Traul

Kirsten Traul: Aspiring Rider Turned Horse Vet Relishes Role

Growing up in Colorado, Dr. Kirsten Traul, DVM ’04, admits she had similar dreams to her fellow horse-crazy classmates, she wanted to be a professional rider.



Brigitte Assing

Brigitte Assing: MBA Degree Has Helped Grenadian Develop Charcoals Caribbean Grill

Brigitte Assing and her colleagues shared a moment of joy this past spring. Having worked tirelessly to complete St. George’s Master of Business ..