School of Medicine Faculty Appointments — May 2019

New appointments, promotions, change of status, renewals and secondary appointments for May 2019 in the School of Medicine.

New Appointments (Omaha)

  • Nargis Sadat Azizi, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Psychiatry.
  • Neil Mendoza, MD, Assistant Professor (FT) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Xiaoyang Hua, MD, Clinical Instructor (CS) in the Department of Surgery.
  • Shantrice L. Gibson, PsyD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Psychiatry.
  • Shraddha Narechania, MD, Assistant Professor (FT), clinician educator, tenure track, in the Department of Medicine. This appointment will be effective August 1, 2019.
  • Jonathan Fuller, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Surgery.
  • David Harris Rubin, MD, Assistant Professor (FT), clinician educator, non-tenure track in the Department of Psychiatry.
  • Brian Kelly, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Pediatrics.

New Appointments (Phoenix)

  • Gary Kirkilas, DO, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Pediatrics.
  • Kristian Schafernak, MD, Associate Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Pathology.
  • Mansi Sarihan, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Anil Nanda, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Norlalak Jiramethee, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Diane Elmore, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
  • Pedro Quiroga, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Swathi Challa, DO, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of OB/GYN.
  • Marc Merroto, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Anthony Dunnigan, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Jacek Sobczak, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Travis Powell, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of OB/GYN.
  • Kevin Lopez, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of Family Medicine.
  • Mimi Amberger, MD, Clinical Instructor (CS) in the Department of Anesthesiology.
  • Abdul Nadir, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Yuzana Khin Zaw, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Kambiz Kadkhodayan, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Christine Knoll, MD, Associate Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Pediatrics.
  • Hahn Soe-Lin, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of Surgery.
  • Michael Yap, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Surgery.
  • Jennifer Vaughn, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Radiology.
  • Patricia Cornejo, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Radiology.
  • Bryan Sandweiss, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Pediatrics.
  • Patricia Teaford, MD, Associate Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Pediatrics.
  • Rochelle Wilson, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Pediatrics.
  • Bidisha Ray, MD, Assistant Professor (AF) in the Department of OB/GYN.

Contributed Service Renewals (Omaha)

  • Jeffrey Carstens, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Eric Van De Graaff, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Joseph Thibodeau, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Medicine.
  • Terry North, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Psychiatry.
  • Kavir Saxena, MB, BS, Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Psychiatry.

Change of Status (Omaha)

  • Maria de Brito McGee, MD, from Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Psychiatry to Assistant Professor (FT-CE), tenure track in the Department of Psychiatry. This change of status is retroactive to May 1, 2019.
  • Cassie Eno, PhD, from Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Medical Education to Assistant Professor (FT), teaching research, non-tenure track, in the Department of Medical Education.
  • Abdullah Abdussalam, MD, from Resident Assistant Professor (RF) in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology to Assistant Professor (FT), clinician educator, tenure track in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology. This appointment is effective August 1, 2019.
  • Amjad Kabach, MD, from Resident Assistant Professor (RF) in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, to Assistant Professor (FT), clinician educator, tenure track in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. This appointment is effective July 1, 2019.
  • Nikhil Jagan, MD, from Resident Assistant Professor (RF) in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, to Assistant Professor (FT), clinician educator, tenure track, in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. This appointment is effective August 1, 2019.
  • William Gossman, MD, from Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Emergency Medicine to Professor (FT), clinician educator, non-tenure track, in the Department of Emergency Medicine effective immediately.

Change of Status and Contributed Service Renewal (Omaha)

  • Ashish Sharma, MD, from Associate Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Psychiatry to Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Psychiatry. This is commensurate with his appointment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Change of Status (Phoenix)

  • Joshua Koch, MD, from Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Pediatrics to Associate Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Pediatrics. This is commensurate with his appointment at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
  • Richard Southard, MD, from Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Radiology to Associate Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Radiology. This is commensurate with his appointment at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.