IEA Physician Speakers

IEA Physician Speakers

IEA will be bringing in practicing IEA Alumni physicians to Grenada to speak about their experiences practicing medicine and will have an informal Q&A with students afterward.


Dr. Richard Amerling - November 28, 2017

Dr. Amerling is a professor for clinical skills at St. George's University. He has over 20 years experience in Nephrology specializing in dialysis, chronic kidney disease, and transplantation. 



Dr. Dwight Matthias (SGU Class of '92) - November 20, 2017

Dr. Matthias is an Endocrinologist with 25 years of experience in Newport News, Virginia. He specializes in Diabetes and Metabolism. 

Dr. Martin J. Stransky (SGU Class of '83) - November 14, 2017

Dr. Stransky is a neurologist in Europe and health advisor to the Czech government. He also directs the Yale University - Charles University Neuroscience Exchange program and assists in the SGU Prague selective. 


Dr. Philip Lahrmann (SGU Class of '81) - October 24, 2017

Dr. Philip Lahrmann is an obstetrician/gynecologist affiliated with Hartford Hospital and UCONN, John Dempsey Hospital in Connecticut.


Dr. John Madden (SGU Class of '81, Director SGU Career Guidance, Emergency Medicine) - October 10, 2017

Dr. John Madden is an Associate Dean of Students, the Director of the Office of Career Guidance at SGU and a Professor of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Madden is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Jefferson Medical College, and a Professor at Drexel University and in the Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program, where he is the Medical Director and teaches emergency medicine.


Dr. Madden practices emergency medicine at the Christiana Care Health System, where he is also the Medical Director of Christiana Care’s LifeNet air medical program as well as the critical care transport team. Past appointments at Christiana Care have included serving as President of its medical staff and as Vice Chair of its Board of Directors.


Dr. Tita Castor (Palliative Care) - August 31,2017 at 5 pm in Charter Hall


Dr. TitaCastor is a palliative care, hospice and geriatrics specialist in Elmhurst, New York and is affiliated with NYC Health and Hospitals/Coney Island. She received her medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. In addition she is the Director of Medical Education at Elmhurst hospital, an SGU affiliated clinical center. 


Dr. Thomas Vazzana (SGU Class of '85, Cardiology) - August 24, 2017 at 5pm Caribbean House

Dr. Vazanna is a cardiologist in Staten Island, New York and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Richmond University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.


Dr. Mark Lanzieri (SGU Class of '85, Interventional Cardiology) - April 28, 2017

Dr. Lanzieri is an Interventional Cardiologist based in Maine, USA. A dedicated alumnus, Dr. Lanzieri has been working tirelessly to establish an adult cardiology clinic in Grenada since 2000. Volunteer achievements of note include the Grenada's first cardiac pacemaker implant in 2001, and the nation's first coronary angioplasties in 2015. With the support of US suppliers and hospital networks, his no-cost clinics have provided millions of dollars in benevolent care to Grenadian patients. When visiting Grenada, Dr. Lanzieri is an avid member of the Grenada Hash House Harriers and explorer of authentic West Indian creole cuisine.


Dr. David Santone (SGU Class of '08, Orthopedic Surgery) - March 29, 2017

Dr. David Santone is an SGU '08 grad. After completing medical school he returned to Toronto where he completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Toronto from 2008-13. He is double fellowship trained in Arthroscopic Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle Surgery, completing both at the University of Toronto. He is currently on staff as an arthroscopic sports medicine and foot and ankle surgeon at the Markham Stouffville Hospital, just north of Toronto. He resides in Vaughan, Ontario with his wife and three children.


Dr. James T. Bennett (SGU Class of '12, Orthopedic Surgery) - March 23, 2017

Dr. James T. Bennett is an SGU class of 2012 graduate and is currently completing his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bennett also has 20 publications and has presented on various orthopedic subjects in Germany, Alaska, Spain, France, and more.


Dr. Martin Stransky (SGU Class of '83, Neurologist) - March 22, 2017

Dr. Martin Stransky is a board certified Neurologist and SGU class of ‘83 graduate currently practicing as an attending physician at Yale New Haven Medical Center and Cornell-Scott Hill Health Centers. He is also an assistant Clinical professor at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology. He partakes in a large amount of international medical activities particularly in the Czech Republic where he is the founder and director of the Prague Selective Program that provides a summer study experience to students from 53 medical schools around the world.  


Dr. Dominic Grecco (General and High Risk Obstetrics) - February 21, 2017


Dr. Dominic Grecco practices general and high risk obstetrics and provides comprehensive and compassionate gynecologic care to women in all stages of their life.  His clinical practice includes personalized obstetrical care, minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic surgery, and non-surgical alternatives to hysterectomy.

Dr. Grecco appears on The Learning Channel’s The Baby Story as an obstetrical expert and he is the Director of the Prenatal Care Center at Northern Westchester Hospital where he participates in the hospital’s community health initiatives. Dr. Grecco also helped establish and serves as Director for the Hospitalist program at Northern Westchester Hospital, which was created to improve the coordination of care and safety of obstetrical patients.