BIMS (Bioprist Institute of Medical Sciences)

Advisory Board

Dr Guna Sekhar Muppuri
Dr Guna Sekhar Muppuri

OD., MBBS., MCCFP

Acting President of BIMS – SOM-HP

Founder/President & CEO – Bioprist Group

Profile

Dr Guna S. Muppuri has worked as a family physician in the public and private sectors of Jamaica for more than 20 years, prior to venturing into the generic pharmaceutical business.

In 2005, at age 35, Dr Muppuri became the principal founder and CEO of Indies Pharma Jamaica Limited, thus beginning his long and fruitful association with the field of pharmaceutical business. The company has established itself as a leader in the field of branded generic pharmaceuticals and is currently listed on the Junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.

Bioprist Group is a fully owned family enterprise of Dr. Muppuri that holds almost 80 per cent of the listed company Indies Pharma Jamaica Ltd and 100 per cent of the several subsidiaries under the Bioprist Group, including BIMS SOM-HP.

Mrs. Denise Elizabeth Kitson QC
Mrs. Denise Elizabeth Kitson QC
Queen’s Counsel / Attorney at Law

Managing Director / Head of Litigation

GRANT PHLILLIP STEWART and Co, Law Firm

Extensive experience in complex commercial, telecommunications, real estate, construction, banking, intellectual property among many other types of litigation.

Queen’s Counsel Mrs. Kitson is an eminent Attorney at Law and 40+ years of artfully practicing law at the core of the Jamaican legal system. Fulfilling the highest expectations for professionalism and results among her private and public clients.

  • Law School Tutor of Civil Practice and Procedure
  • Jamaican Bar Association Executive
  • Honorary Jamaican Bar Association Secretary
  • Member of the General Legal Council
  • Chair of General Legal Council’s Accreditation Committee and Information Technology sub-Committee

Primary advisor on regulatory and legal issues particularly in medical education

Jamaican and West Indies Scholarships.

Dr. Jeffery Milton East
Dr. Jeffery Milton East

MBBS, DM, FRCS, FACS, MSc, DLSHTM

Eminent General surgeon and an Academician with extensive experience in patient care, research and the use of cutting-edge technology in surgery.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Academic:

  • 1992 – 2012 Associate Lecturer in Surgery University of the West Indies, Mona
  • 2012 – 2015 Associate Senior Lecturer in Surgery University of the West Indies, Mona
  • 2015 – 2021 Senior Lecturer in Surgery University of the West Indies, Mona
  • 2021 – present Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica.

1987 – 1996 Consultant General Surgeon (Grade V, Ministry of Health) Sav-la-mar Hospital

1996 – 2015 Consultant General Surgeon (Grade V) Cornwall Regional Hospital

2015 – present Honorary Consultant in General Surgery Cornwall Regional Hospital

  • 376 Citations
  • 17 Articles
  • 21 Contributions to Scientific Publications
  • 24 Papers / Posters Presented in the scientific Sessions
  • 12 Peer reviews as the member of several editorial board.

Ministry of Health, Jamaica and The University of West Indies (including Examination Boards and input into postgraduate programs) 

Ministry of Health, Jamaica. 

  •  1987 – 1996 Senior Medical Officer (Sav-la-mar Hospital)
  • 1996 – 2015 Chief of Dept. of Surgery (Cornwall Regional Hospital)
  • 2006 – 2007 Acting Senior Medical Officer (Cornwall Regional Hospital)

University of the West Indies, Kingston – Jamaica. 

  • 1992 – present Examiner (Mona), M.B.B.S. Final Examination
  • 1992 – present Instructor/Lecturer MB.BS and DM Surgery programs
  • 2008 – present Examiner, DM 1 Surgery Examinations
  • 2014 – Internal Examiner (Mona), MSc Epidemiology
  • 2007 – 2021 Deputy Dean Clinical, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies (Western Jamaica Campus) – Mona.

2009 Research Day: 

Principal’s Research Award for The Best Research 2009 Publication, Faculty of Medical Sciences, for “Mesh Tuck Repair of Ventral Abdominal Hernias: A New Technique for Sublay Herniorrhaphy”.

2010 Research Day:

Principal’s Research Award for The Best Research 2010 Publication, Faculty of Medical Sciences, for “Sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer using methylene blue dye manifests a short learning curve among experienced surgeons: A prospective cumulative sum (CUSUM) analysis.”

MAJ (Medical Association of Jamaica) Annual Awards:

MAJ Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of 2010 Medicine

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES:

  • 1982 – Present Member, Medical Association of Jamaica
  • 1986 – Present Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • 1987 – Present Member, Association of Surgeons in Jamaica (President, 2020 – 2022)
  • 1994 – Present Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • 1998 – Present Member, Association of West Indian Gastroenterologists
  • 1998 – 2002 Charter member, American Hernia Society
  • 2006 – Present Fellow, Caribbean College of Surgeons
  • 2017 – Present Member, Association for Medical Education in Europe
  • Medical education advisor with special emphasis on faculty recruitment and clinical education for BIMS SOM-HP students.
  • With 40+ years pursuing and achieving excellence in medicine, Dr. East will be a corner stone upon which BIMS SOM-HP builds its academic standards and models for future accomplishments.
  • Assisting BIMS in directing access to his vast network of physicians and academics
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Dr. Nilesh U. Patel
Dr. Nilesh U. Patel

MD

Chief, Cardiac Surgery

  • Aug.2013 – Present        Chief, Cardiac Surgery, St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ – USA.
  • Aug. 2016 – Present      Chief, Cardiac Surgery, St. Mary’s General Hospital, Passaic, NJ- USA.
  • Oct. 2014 – Present        Attending Cardiac Surgery, Englewood Hospital, Englewood, NJ – U.SA
  • July. 2017 – Present       Attending Cardiac Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Paterson, NJ – USA.
  • Sept. 2006 – Aug.13      Chief, Minimally Invasive Robotic Cardiac Surgery, St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ – USA.
  • Apr. 2000 – Aug. 06       Attending surgeon,
  • Section of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
  • Oct. 1994- Feb. 96         Lecturer, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery. BYL Nair Hospital, Bombay-8, India

35+ years of excellence driven medicine first in India, now in the US.

Contribution made:

  • 7 Textbook Chapters
  • 23 Articles Published
  • 20 Abstracts Published
  • 13 Invitational Lectures
  • 23 Conference Presentations globally
  • Enhancing BIMS exposure to prospective students and faculty
  • Emphasis on BIMS didactic and clinical education standards
  • Upon his and other’s shoulders BIMS SOM-HP plans on delivering the best possible outcomes in professionalism and clinical education.
Prof. Eric Deans
Prof. Eric Deans

PhD MBA

Experienced CEO, expert in the fields of maritime economics, maritime and admiralty law, environmental economics and investment appraisal.

Professor Deans is an Associate Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Sustainability at the Caribbean Maritime University and serves as Executive Director of the CMU’s Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains and as a member of the Academic Board.

 

  • Former Chairman, Jamaica Logistics Hub Task Force
  • Former Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority
  • Principal Architect of Jamaica’s Global Logistics Hub Initiative.
  • Deans is a “Delaware Ph.D” having gained his degree in Marine Policy on a full academic scholarship at the second oldest university in the USA, the University of Delaware (only Harvard is older).
  • A graduate of the University of Wales with Master of Science degree in Maritime Studies as a Commonwealth Scholar; and the University of the West Indies with a (B.Sc.) in Chemistry.
  • As a Maritime Policy expert his skill sets include maritime economics, maritime and admiralty law, environmental economics and commercial aspects of ports and shipping management.
  • Primarily involved in strategic investment, environmental, economic, financial performance, and community reputation of BIOPRIST GROUP.
  • Assisting BIMS in directing access to his vast network of business executives and strategic planning.
Dr. Sridhar Reddy Korsapati
Dr. Sridhar Reddy Korsapati

MS PhD

An environmental scientist and Software executive by background and, a Passionate Community Service advocate with emphasis on the Non-Resident Indian communities in North America and Public Health

  • Information Technology Executive for a major US airline.
  • President – NATA (North American Telugu Association)
  • Korsapati’s particular skill sets in community engagement and outreach are establishing BIMS SOM-HP as a primary target for medical education among prospective students and their families based in North America, Caribbean and the Telugu States Telangana and Andhra Pradesh In India.
  • Formerly Chief Environmental Engineer, Ministry of Health – Jamaica 1989-1992.
  • 2012 – President of India Association of North Texas, United States.
  • 2010 – Recipient of Rashtriya Samman Award 2010 from the Government of India.
  • 2010 – Hind Rattan Awardee from the Government of India.
  • 2009 – President of Telugu Association of North Texas. United States of America
  • Influence and create an awareness for Indian Diaspora (NRI) parents, students about BIMS SOM-HP in the wider Western Hemisphere and the Indian States .
  • Help, enable, coordinate and provide Honorary guest speakers with the goal of making BIMS SOM-HP a world class teaching facility
Prof. Trevor McCartney
Prof. Trevor McCartney

M.B.B.S, F.R.C.S, D.M., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.S,

  • Prof. McCartney is an eminent General Surgeon with an illustrious academic, administrative, regulatory, clinical experience spanning over 30 years in the medical field.
  • Dr. McCartney is a past student of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He completed his residency in DM (Surgery) at the University of the West Indies. He also attended Jamaica College.
  • He has also previously held positions on the Boards of the Blue Cross of Jamaica, Kingston Public Hospital, South East Regional Health Authority, and Chairmamn of the Medical Council of Jamaica.
  • He was formerly the Chairman –  Accrediting body for Medical Internship in the Caribbean conducted by the Caribbean Association of Medical Councils (CAMC).
  • 2006 – Present: Deputy Dean and a Professor of Surgery at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI Mona) and Non-UHWI Hospitals, Jamaica..
  • Chairman of the Medical Relations Committee, Sagicor Jamaica Limited.
  • Member of the Specialty Board in Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences – University of the West Indies, Mona  
  • Examiner in Surgery, MB, BS Final Examination
  • Examiner in General Surgery DM – Part I  
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona.
  • Member, Accreditation Committee, Faculty of MedicalSciences, University of the West Indies, Mona for the Accreditation of Hospitals for under and post graduate Training.  Also accreditation for Internship placement.
  • Member, Specialty Board in Accident and Emergency Medicine.
  • Manuscript Revenue Editor, – West Indian Medical Journal.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS 

  • 1983 – 2006      – Associate Lecturer in Surgery – The University of the West Indies
  • 2006- 2014      – Associate Senior Lecturer in Surgery – The University of the West Indies
  • 2006 – Present – Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences – The University of the West Indies.
  • 2014 – Present   -Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences – The University of the West Indies.

NOTABLE PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • 1983 – 2007      –    Consultant Surgeon, Chairman – Dept of Surgery, SMO – Kingston Public Hospital, Kingston- Jamaica.
  • 1983 – 2007       –    Honorary Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital of the West Indies.
  • 1990 – Present  –    Medical Consultant, Mutual Life Health now Guardian Life, Kingston
  • 2007 -2015        –    Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital of the West Indies
  • 2007 -2015        –    Medical Chief of Staff, University Hospital of the West Indies
  • 2008 – 2013      –     Chief Executive Officer – University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona.
  • Enhancing BIMS SOM-HP exposure to prospective students and faculty.
  • Emphasis on BIMS SOM-HP didactic and clinical education standards.
  • Upon his and other’s shoulders BIMS SOM-HP plans on delivering the best possible outcomes in professionalism and clinical education.

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