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The Bay University Foundation, to run its Medical School and Allied Health Sciences Program, has a committed group of administrators and faculty who are the authority in their field of expertise. They have served various renowned universities as Physicians, Teachers and Scientists before they joined this University. They have enormous experiences in the field of medical education and are considered best in their field of innovative medicine. The Bay University believes these faculty can give new direction and take the university to a great height through their innovative teaching capability and research oriented outlook. To their support, Bay university has  dedicated and experienced administrators driving the university forward with focused vision, mission and goals.

Our Management and Administrators

 

Management

 

Mani Alagar MD PhD MBA

Mani Alagar MD PhD MBA

President

Board Members

 

Nuris Maria Lampe MD

Nuris Maria Lampe MD

Board of Director

Elena Plavnik-Stybel MD

Elena Plavnik-Stybel MD

Board of Director

T Santhanam PhD

T Santhanam PhD

Board of Director

Administrators
Shankar Majhi MD

Shankar Majhi MD

Academic Dean

Ramachandra Kolachalam MD

Ramachandra Kolachalam MD

Clinical Dean

Lisa Whalen MS

Lisa Whalen MS

Executive Director of Admissions

Diana Patricia

Diana Patricia

Immigration Manager

Barry Cohen MSc CNE MCSE

Barry Cohen MSc CNE MCSE

Assistant Registrar and Information Technology Director

Our Teaching faculty
Madan Gaekwad MD

Madan Gaekwad MD

Professor of Pathology & HOD

Kun Zhong MD PhD

Kun Zhong MD PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine

Atindra Datta MBBS MS

Atindra Datta MBBS MS

Professor of Anatomy

Dwight D. Encinas MD

Dwight D. Encinas MD

Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences

Atanu Nandy MD DMV

Atanu Nandy MD DMV

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Jolly Deb MBBS DCCH DTM&H

Jolly Deb MBBS DCCH DTM&H

Associate Professor of Pathology

Mridul Deb MBBS DCCH DCH

Mridul Deb MBBS DCCH DCH

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Dutta Anustup MD

Dutta Anustup MD

Assistant Professor of Physiology

Wikram Somai

Wikram Somai

Associate Professor of Physics (Premed)

Management & Administrators Profiles
Mani Alagar

Mani Alagar

MD, PhD, MBA, BPT, MIAP, FAGE

President
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Mani Alagar is the Founder President for the Bay University School of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences. He has been serving in the Academic and Healthcare Industry for the past 35 years in the international arena and has reached out to the lowest strata of the deprived population in the community through his Healthcare Services. He has achieved unique targeted goals and has been bestowed upon many awards during his services by local and international organizations.
He is the current President for MK Educational Trust and President and CEO for Medlife Medical Facility of Healthcare Organization, Michigan US. Formerly, he has served as Rehabilitation Program Director -TPM, Medilodge of Southfield Nursing Facility, Southfield, Michigan, Rehabilitation Program Director – TPM, Greenfield Rehab & Nursing Center, Royal Oak, Michigan, Rehabilitation Program Director – TPM, Southgate Manor Skilled Nursing Facility, Southgate, Michigan, Clinical Manager and Pain Management Chief Therapist, Modern Rehabilitation & Pain Management Center, Warren, Michigan.

 

The President and Executive Leadership

Bay University Foundation, from the inception itself, engaged in a Comprehensive Strategic Planning that guides the Academic Programs of the Bay University, at least for the next ten years. The President, the ‘Visionary Leader’ behind this project, is profoundly committed to developing this International Medical University as an ‘Advanced Center of Learning’ and a ‘Center of Excellence’ at par with any of the eminent Universities of the World. The President is working hard to strengthen the Academic Program, Infrastructure and Human Resources for the overall development of the university operation. The President, through his strategic investment of Financial and Intellectual Human Resources, leverages the transformation of the university to a ‘Center of Excellence’ and a ‘New Academic Destination’ of the World. The University Leadership is ardent to introduce High-Quality Teaching Program through Interactive Lecture Session in the Hi-Tech Lecture Theater for fostering ‘Academic Environment’ using new and latest Teaching-Technology. The University is also impassioned to implement ‘Problem Based Learning’ that provokes critical thinking in a student and make him a ‘Life-Long Learner’ and a ‘Great Thinker’. The Bay university understands the importance of ‘Effective Teacher’ who, through their limitless and boundless efforts, can produce high-quality health professionals to achieve the goals of the university.

Among many University Endeavors, an adequate emphasis has been given on the Research Program for the Faculty and students. The President is committed to developing a Research Infrastructure in the Basic Sciences Campus and this plan is reflected in the Curriculum of MD Program as ‘Mentored Research Program’. The University also has a provision of research and travel grant for Faculty, if they present their research work in an international conference during their specific stay period. The President envisions this university as a Self-governing, Self-reliant International Medical University Attracting Students and Teachers to its Constantly Innovative Educational Programs

The Bay University predicates the success of its students attending MD Program and Allied Health Sciences, on its dedicated Teaching Faculty and committed Administrative Staff making this university a ‘Center of Excellence’ and a ‘New Academic Destination’ of the World

Nuris Maria Lampe MD

Nuris Maria Lampe MD

Board of Director

Elena Plavnik-Stybel MD, DO

Elena Plavnik-Stybel MD, DO

Board of Director

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Dr Elena Plavnik-Stybel has joined the Bay University from its inception in the Department of Physiology. She teaches Human Physiology as the major subjects at this university. She was accepted into the Medical Degree Program at Leningrad Pediatric Medical University and graduated with honors in 1990. Dr Stybel was born and raised in Leningrad, Russia. She immigrated to the US in 1991. She was accepted in NYCOM in 1997 and 3 years later she graduated with a degree of Doctor of Osteopathy .She went through the Residency Program in North Shore LIJ on Long Island NY and since then has been working in a private practice in Amityville, New York. She has keen interest in Cardiac and Respiratory Physiology.

T Santhanam PhD, D.Psy.M, B.Ed(S.E), LLB

T Santhanam PhD, D.Psy.M, B.Ed(S.E), LLB

Board of Director

[email protected]

Accredited by Rehabilitation Council of India, International Affiliate Member of American Psychological Association, Clinical Supervisor of Australian Counseling Association, National Convener of Indian School Psychology Association, International Member of American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Life Member of Academy of Hypnosis, India and Professional Member of Association of Rehabilitation Psychologist Professionals, India.

He is the former Head of National Career Service Centre for Differently Abled, Government of India and has received National Award twice for his contribution towards empowerment of persons with disability from His Excellency President of India. Further he has authored three books on Specific Learning Disabilities. He is known for his National and international reputation In the academic field. He has made significant contributions in the field of psychology with more than 40 empirical research papers. He has trained more than 10000 students in specific learning disabilities, counseling and psychotherapy, psychological assessments and cognitive behavior therapy. He has provided counseling and psychotherapy for more than one lakh clients with varied mental illnesses and disabilities during his 40 years of experience.

Shankar Majhi MD

Shankar Majhi MD

Academic Dean

Professor of Biochemistry
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Dr Shankhar Majhi, an Alumni of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) Puducherry in South Indian has been at helm to lead the Academia in the last 29 years of his professional career. After obtaining his MD degree in Biochemistry through the Residency Program in 1994, he went on to complete his Senior Residency that prepared him to join faculty positions elsewhere.

On the invitation of the Principal of Nepal Medical College in 1997, he joined this Kathmandu-based Medical College as a Founder Member of the Faculty of Biochemistry as Assistant Professor and was directly responsible for overall academic growth of the institution. Dr Majhi stood upto the expectation and used this platform to train the motivated students to prepare USMLE, as a result many alumni of this medical college work as Physicians and Surgeons in US now. He believed Innovative Research is integral part of the Higher Education and work as an editor for a medical journal known as Nepal Medical College Journal’ ‘NMCJ’ which is the First Nepalese Medical Journal to be indexed in ‘pubmed’ then and is visualized as a major event in growth of the Medical Sciences in Nepal. Dr Majhi’s contribution as an editor, is considered as a milestone that brought the scientific exploration to the forefront in Medicine in the Himalayan state. In 2002, he was invited to join B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) Dharan as Associate Professor and was promoted to full professor later where he developed the Post Graduate Program in particular beside the Under-Graduate Program in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Laboratory Technology. He also worked for Problem Based Learning (PBL) in various capacities to make the successful outcome of the SPICES model of curriculum adopted by the university.

He believed that Clinical Laboratory are crucial for Healthcare and must be accredited for best patient outcome. He took initiative to upgrade the ‘Clinical Laboratory’ and got his Laboratory accredited by the Accrediting Agency while he was assigned additional responsibility as ‘Chief of Clinical Laboratory Services’. Among four pillars of a university, Researches and Publications are major work that drive the university forward and with this perception, he conducted extensive research on Trace Element and Cancers, Free Radical Chemistry, Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes Mellitus, Cardiovascular Diseases, Thalasemia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Multiple Myeloma, Eclampsia etc using appropriate Biochemical Techniques and earned more than 100 publications in indexed journals to his credit. He Supervised many ‘Thesis’ during his stay at this University, Dr Majhi is  an enthusiastic teacher with his comprehensive and boundless ‘Teaching Skills’ who can reach out to even the last student in the class. He was voted ‘Best Teacher’ in an opinion poll by the students multiple times during his stay at BPKIHS.

In May 2014, Dr Majhi joined Xavier University School of Medicine as a Professor of Biochemistry to teach students of MD Program and continued to teach at this university till March 2022. During his stay, he aligned the Biochemistry Course with the USMLE content that helped the students to grasp the subject materials better, He conducted ‘Laboratory Based’ Research’ with students and published them in reputed journals. From mid of 2018, he was inducted to the post of Dean of Basic Sciences at this university. During his stay at Xavier University, the university achieved full accreditation by Accreditation Commission of College of Medicine (ACCM) and approval by New York State Education Department (NYSED) and are considered major achievements for the operation of the university.

Ramachandra Kolachalam MD

Ramachandra Kolachalam MD

Clinical Dean and Head of Surgery

Professor of Surgery
[email protected]

Dr. R. Kolachalam is a General Surgeon at Providence Hospitals, Detroit Michigan.  He finished his General Surgery Residency at Providence Hospitals, Detroit and then completed a Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery.  He has been in Private practice since 1995.

As a core part of the teaching Faculty at the General Surgery residency at Providence Hospital he is actively involved in Resident, and Medical school training and research.  He is also a Professor of Surgery at Michigan State University.

He was the Section Chief of General Surgery for 4 years in Administrative capacity and has served many committees in the Hospital.

As a Surgeon, his focus is on Minimally invasive General Surgery that includes Robotic Surgery.  He is focused on Minimally invasive Foregut Surgery including Hiatal Hernia and Achalasia. His other main focus is Endocrine Surgery.  He does high volume Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.

He has been named in the ‘Top Docs’ list on Detroit Hour magazine several times. He is well published, with several Text Book chapters, National presentations, peer reviewed Publications. Currently he is in active Surgical practice and performs over 700 cases per year, but teaching Medical Students, and Residents remains his passion.

Lisa Whalen, MS (Public Policy)

Lisa Whalen, MS (Public Policy)

Chief Admissions Officer

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Lisa brings a marketing and business background to the students and faculty of Bay University, and is charged with overseeing the recruiting and admissions process. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan with a focus on International Relations and Applied Economics.

She also serves as a Managing Director at the Harris Poll and collaborates with academic, automotive, IT, and healthcare stakeholders to formulate marketing growth strategies. She has managed several hundred research and consulting projects, including brand and marketing strategy; customer research; sales performance and forecasting; competitor intelligence; and is a thought leader on the future of society.

Lisa was previously Chief Marketing Officer at MarketsandMarkets, a Pune-based market research firm. She also worked for Frost & Sullivan, General Motors in North America, Asia and Europe and J.D. Power and Associates.

 Diana Patricia, CA (Information System)

Diana Patricia, CA (Information System)

Immigration Counsellor

Barry Cohen MSc CNE MCSE

Barry Cohen MSc CNE MCSE

Assistant Registrar and Information Technology Director

[email protected]

Barry joined BUSOM as Director, Information and Communications Technology in
January 2023.

Barry is a Certified Network Administrator and Microsoft Certified System Engineer. He has been into System Networking for more than a decade and has been involved in several Networking projects within the past years.

Barry began his career at the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine, STATIA (USESOM) in 2006 as Information Technologist, and rose through the ranks to the position of Director of Information Technology with Xavier University School of Medicine where he
worked from 2010 to 2022.

Barry is a team player and always put in his best to ensure the best result. Some of his roles as the University Network Engineer include: Overseeing the interconnectivity on our campus. Coordinating computer network access and use for students, staff, and faculty. Designing, configuring, and testing networking software, computer hardware, and operating system software. Maintaining and administering computer networks and related computing
environments including systems software, applications software, hardware, and configurations. Conferring with network users about solving existing system problems. etc.

Teaching faculty Profiles
Madan Gaekwad MBBS, MD

Madan Gaekwad MBBS, MD

Professor of Pathology

Department of Pathology
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Dr Madan Gaekwad has been inducted  to the  Advisory Board of the Bay University from the inception. He has earned his MBBS, as well as MD in Pathology from JJM Medical College  Davangere India. Additionally, he has been  well versed with Hospital Management and  Medicolegal issues in Healthcare, training  through Indian Institute of Management.

Dr Gaekwad, has large experiences and accomplishments in various capacities in the field of medicine over the last 25 years. He has administrative experience in the corporate healthcare field involving Hospitals, Clinics, Pharmacies and Projects both in India and Abroad in the Gulf region, with good outcomes in medical, nonmedical, and financial health of the organization.

He has Conceptualized, commissioned and successfully managed two large hospitals, with good turnover in line with the industry standards, having admirable bottom lines.

He has also successfully completed accreditations and  reaccreditations by ISO, NABL & NABH, and other quality standards and started educational courses like Diplomate of National Board (DNB) affiliated to the National Board of India.

Currently holding charge of Special Officer of  Dayananda Sagar University, Bangalore for commissioning of a Medical School and a 1250 bedded teaching hospital,  Dr Chandramma Dayananda Sagar Institute of Medical science and Research, Bangalore, India.

He is Decisive, Analytical and Forward Thinking with listening Devotional and Light Music, as special attributes.

Kun Zhong MD, PhD

Kun Zhong MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Department of Pathology
[email protected]

Dr. Kun Zhong has been appointed as an Associate Professor of Pathology at Bay University. He is an active physician and researcher in the field of Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine and currently involved with American Center of Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine. He has earned his Pathology degree from Department of Pathology Hebei Provincial Academy of Medical Sciences Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, P.R. China  and Ph.D.  from Department of Pathology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Beside his ambitious stem cell research work, he also contributes through his services as attending Pathologist, Chief Medical Officer, Civil Surgeon and attending Physician at various sites in the US. He is an excellent visionary and strategist in his field, who has demonstrated a track record of fostering collaboration successfully, American Center of Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine with Hebei University, China is an example !

Dr. Zhong is American Board-Certified Internist and  Chairman of Regenerative Medicine Research Review Board (IRB). He is also Founder /President of  American Center of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine  at  Detroit. Beside that he is Founder/President First Aid onSite Foundation of America.  He has a strong  commitment to academics  and  contributed through his teaching and research  in the US and China. He is Patient’s Choice Awardee for many years by Vitals.com

Atindra Datta MBBS, MS (Anatomy)

Atindra Datta MBBS, MS (Anatomy)

Professor of Anatomy

Department of Anatomy
[email protected]

 

Dwight D. Encinas MD

Dwight D. Encinas MD

Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences

Department of Medical Sciences
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Dr. Dwight D. Encinas has joined the Bay University School of Medicine as an Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences.  In addition to Microbiology, his other teaching interests are in Medical Ethics and Faculty Development.

He received his undergraduate education with a pre-medical degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University and his Medical Degree from Manila Central University.

After completing his Internship at the Veterans Medical Center in Quezon City, Philippines, he did another year of Internship at Henry Ford Hospital where he later completed his residency with the Department of Family Medicine, Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.

As a young House Officer, he has demonstrated his passion for medical student teaching and was awarded an Excellence in Teaching and Service to the University Community, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Services, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan and a House Officer Award in Teaching Excellence in Student Medical Education presented by the University of Michigan’s medical students rotating at Henry Ford Hospital.

And while at Henry Ford Health System he had teaching responsibilities throughout his employment involving learners at multiple levels, including medical students and residents in training.  His then Chair at the Department of Medicine described Dr. Encinas’ teaching role as, “Besides performing as a splendid clinical role model, he demonstrated an innate understanding of various learning styles and a capacity to adapt his teaching methods to the specific needs of his learners, both individually and in groups.”  His Chair, now Chair Emeritus added, “He was respected for his didactic skills as well as his clinical instruction during the process of care.”

He has taught basic science, clinical knowledge and included training in care processes such as relationship management and medical ethics.

Dr. Encinas now actively practices medicine as a primary care and home visiting physician in Michigan.

Jolly Deb MBBS DCCH DTM&H

Jolly Deb MBBS DCCH DTM&H

Associate Professor of Pathology

Department of Pathology
[email protected]

Dr. Jolly Deb has a medical degree from a renowned university with post graduate training and qualification from the United Kingdom. She has a combined working expertise of over 25 years in different countries as a teacher. She has experience in tertiary hospitals with a wide range of departments, as well as experience as a clinical instructor in health care institutes in Canada and nursing colleges for more than two decades with an unwavering positive reputation.

She is known for being flexible, compassionate, a good communicator, an excellent team player with the quality of a leader, a respectful member who is respectful to others- both colleagues and students.

Mridul Deb MBBS DCCH DCH

Mridul Deb MBBS DCCH DCH

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology
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Dr. Mridul Deb is a physician with over 30 years’ experience and has a medical degree from an internationally recognized University with training and post-graduation from the United Kingdom. He has acquired a wealth of experience as a clinician and a teacher in basic as well as clinical subjects in medical schools, hospitals with an attached medical college, nursing and health care institutes.

He is also a passionate learner, good listener, solid communicator, who is respectful to other cultures and traditions, and, a good team member as well as a leader. His combination of experience and attributes makes him a great mentor for BUSOM students and future doctors.

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