Metropolitan University College of Medicine

Dean’s Message

Lorem the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary.
Dr George Turner
Academic Dean

Dr. Turner has Ph.D. in Biology (1989) from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, with Thesis on “Using Mutant and Chemically Modified Hemoglobins to Probe the Molecular Mechanism of Cooperativity”. He has a BSc., Zoology and a B.A., in Religion from Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Dr. Turner is a well-published academician with vast academic/teaching experience that includes serving as the Professor and Dean Pre-Medical Sciences and Dean of Basic Sciences at Atlantic University School of Medicine, Saint Lucia, WI; Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ; Assistant Professor in Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida; and Research Faculty and as National Institutes of Health Post-Doctoral Fellow in Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Dr Gurpreet Sandhu
Dean for Clinical Sciences and Dean of Operations

Dr. Sandhu’s professional experience include working as Assistant Professor at Atlantic University School of Medicine, Saint Lucia/Antigua where he worked in Department of Pathology and Pharmacology; instructor of pathology at St Martinus University School of Medicine, Otrabanda, Curaçao; and as tutor of pathology at St George’s University, Grenada. Dr. Sandhu’s education includes Research fellowship with credits- University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA; Research fellowship non-credits- University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA; and MBBS- Government Medical College Chandigarh, Panjab University, India. He is currently also serving as a Research Scientist, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA, where he is working on a research project “Does BANK1 alter B lymphocyte signaling?”; and “Biological effects of Stat 5a/b in prostate cancer are mediated by c-myc”. At University of Cincinnati, he worked on “Lymphangioleiomyomatosis- should we withdraw sirolimus upon listing for lung transplant?”; and “the mechanism of GPR116 in pulmonary alveolar homeostasis”. At University of Wisconsin, he previously worked on ““Blood Pressure, Artery Size, and Artery Compliance Parallel Bone Size and Strength in Mice with Differing Ece1 Expression”.

Dr Harini Sripati
Dean of Students and Director of Academic Administration

Dr. Harini graduated from Rangaraya Medical College, India. She is a practicing physician in India affiliated with Andhra Pradesh Medical Council. Dr. Harini held various academic and administrative positions during her career. She served as an associate Dean of students and subsequently served as the Dean of Students at Atlantic University School of Medicine. Dr. Harini manages the administrative support needed for the delivery of all the academic programs offered by the University as well as the operations of student support services.

Mrs. Sandra Ashiboe-Mensah
Associate Dean of Students

Mrs. Ashiboe-Mensah has an MSc. In Medical Microbiology from University of West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. She serves as the associate dean of students managing the day-to-day student support issues. Mrs. Ashiboe-Mensah served as lecturer at College of Science, Technology, and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAAT) where she was responsible for the planning of microbiology simulation practicum with consultant for bachelor level medical lab technology students, development of working manual for microbiology at the bachelor level, updating course outlines for Immunology/Serology, Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, Laboratory Mathematics, Lab Techniques, Organic chemistry, and Biochemistry.

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