Metropolitan University College of Medicine

Academic Leadership

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 Sudhakar Avancha
University Provost

Dr. Sudhakar Avancha graduated from Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga, India and subsequently finished an MBA with specialization in hospital management. In the field of education, he held various academic and administrative positions. During his career, he has served as the Academic Dean, Dean of Students, and Student Counselor. He successfully ran the premedical and basic science portions of the MD program for multiple years in St. Lucia. He revamped the student services department as Dean of Students making it more student oriented, running several counseling programs for students, helping them cope with the academic and personal stress.

Dr Bhadresh Patel

Dr. Bhadresh Patel is a practicing physician in the State of Florida. Dr. Patel graduated from Hahnemann University in 1995 and also attended KLM School of Medicine and Research for general surgery from 1987-1990. He then became Board Certified in 1996. Dr. Bhadresh Patel has more than 23 years’ experience with an established group practice as he has been in practice with West Florida Medical Associates since 1995. He has worked at various levels from secretary, to treasurer, and president. He also serves as the Executive strategic administrator for NEXT ACO of Nature Coast. He is affiliated with Citrus Memorial Hospital where he serves as Chief of Staff. Dr. Bhadresh is the recipient of several awards notably Patient’s choice award during multiple years. He served on QA Committee, Peer Review Committee, Ethics Committee, and Physician Advisory Board. He was active staff of Seven Rivers Hospital and previous Chief of Staff from 2015 – 2017.

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