Academic Leadership
Don Penney, M.D. MSC. FACEP

Don Penney MD


Dr. Penney serves as the Dean of Clinical Affairs and has been a leader in medical practice and education for many years.

Renu Agnihotri MBBS MD

President and Chief Academic Officer

A senior, dedicated, resourceful education professional with achievement in developing productive student-focused teaching methods and environments to maximize learning experiences for Physicians in training.

Alexey Podcheko MD PhD

Dean of Basic Sciences
Associate Professor of Pathological Sciences

Dr. Podcheko is an Endocrinologist with over a decade of experience in active Medical research, Medical education and Academic administration.

Mohamed Mansour MBBS

Dean of Students

Associate Professor of Pathological Sciences

Rita Udom MD

Dean of Administration
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Rita is available for workshops and Consultation in Clinical Medicine Simulation Interaction, Risk Mitigation and Malpractice Prevention for Corporations, Physicians, Residents, and Medical Students, on various Holistic Wellness Programs for Corporations and lay audiences in the US and internationally.


Nic Capomacchia

Vice President of Operations and Acquisitions

As an entrepreneurial-minded business professional with consulting, project management, and research background coupled with proven experience in economic, business plan and financial analysis for domestic and international businesses, Nic brings a wealth of experience to his role.

Richard Levy

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Richard Levy joined IEMR post twenty years of senior management IT experience with HP Global output services division.

Debora Lecher

Chief Financial Officer

Debbie Lecher brings a wealth of experience to AUIS’s financial department and oversees all finance-related functions at AUIS.

Milo Pinckney



Dr. Rotimi Asemota Iriagbonse, MBBS

Invited Lecturer - Premedical Sciences

Sujin Bao, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics

Dr. Bao received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China in 1996. His Ph.D. research was focused on structural analyses of the key metabolic hormone insulin and an enzyme fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase. This work led to a publication in P.N.A.S. (Bao et al, 1997: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 94, 2975-2980).

Maria Villagomez MD, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences and Histology

Dr. Villagomez received her MD degree from the Universidad Cristiana de Bolivia in 1999 and practiced medicine as a general practitioner in Bolivia with a personal interest in Dermatology.

Shiv Dhiman, MD

Dr. Dhiman received his medical degree from Punjabi University, India. Following his internship at Government Medical College, he worked as a junior resident in Pediatrics and Psychiatry and also practiced medicine for several years as a Medical Officer.

Kherie Rowe

Assistant Professor of Immunology and Microbiology

Dr. Rowe received BSc. Degree in Biology from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill).  In 2002, Dr. Rowe was awarded a full Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MSc. Degree in Molecular Medical Microbiology at the University of Nottingham in England.

Chikere Thomas

Counseling Psychologist

Chikere Thomas is a holder of a Master of Counseling Psychology with distinctions, and a Bachelor of Social Work.

Dr. Raphael Greendige

Dr. Greenidge is a Senior House Officer working in the Accident and Emergency Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados. He had involvement in numerous and diverse clinical cases while working in such a fast-paced and high-intensity environment.

Sayeeda Rahman MPharm, MBA, PhD

Dr. Sayeeda Rahman is a clinical pharmacologist and an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. She received her first degree in Pharmacy (BPharm and MPharm) from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; an MBA from Dundee University, UK; and a Ph.D. from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.

Bharath Puranam

Lecturer - Premedical Sciences

Aspiring lecturer of Mathematics and Physics with 2 years of academic experience teaching at the University level. Commitment to helping students develop their full potential in their studies. Bharath has a strong philosophy of teaching, and knowledge of different methods to motivate students to develop their expertise in specific areas with experience in curriculum planning and development.