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Cardiac electrophysiologist, recent fellows join med, peds faculty

Published on Thursday, December 3, 2015

Published on December 03, 2015

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:

Jorge L. Castaneda, MD


Dr. Jorge L. Castaneda, a recent critical care medicine fellow at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.

After receiving his MD from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru in 2005, Castaneda served as a medical physician for the Peruvian Fire Department and at the Hospital Regional La Merced Peru and worked as an emergency room physician at Cayetano Heredia Private Hospital in Peru. He also served as an occupational health assistant for CAFAE Peru.

Castaneda then had postdoctoral training in internal medicine from 2009-12 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and a clinical fellowship in nephrology from 2012-14 at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He returned to UTHSC for a clinical care fellowship in critical care medicine from 2014-15.

An active member of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), Castaneda has authored five research posters accepted for presentation at scientific meetings and has given an oral presentation during the Nephrology Young Investigator's Forum at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Mid-Atlantic.



Kengo Inagaki, MD


Dr. Kengo Inagaki, a recent fellow in the Department of Infectious Disease and the Physician Scientist Training Program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.

After receiving the MD from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 2005, Inagaki had preliminary and pediatric postgraduate training from 2005-07 at Tsuchiura Kyodo General Hospital in Japan, and was a specialty senior resident in pediatrics and neonatology there from 2007-08. He then had a pediatric internship and residency at the Infants and Children's Hospital at Maimonides Medical Center, New York, from 2008-11 before joining St. Jude/Le Bonheur as a fellow in pediatric infectious diseases in 2011.

An active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Japan Pediatric Society, Inagaki is the author or coauthor of peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts and presentations.



Tanyanan Tanawuttiwat, MD


Dr. Tanyanan Tanawuttiwat, a cardiac electrophysiologist trained at Johns Hopkins University, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.

After receiving her MD with first-class honor from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, in 2005, Tanawuttiwat served as a general physician at Photharam General Hospital, a provincial hospital in Ratchaburi, Thailand, from 2005-07. She then had internal medicine residency training from 2007-10 at the University of Illinois at Chicago/Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, a cardiology fellowship from 2010-13 at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and a clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship from 2013-15 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Recipient of the Women in Cardiology Trainee Award of Excellence from the American Heart Association in 2014, Tanawuttiwat has authored or coauthored 39 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications, one book chapter and 17 posters presented at national scientific meetings. Tanawuttiwat is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. She also is an active member of the Heart Rhythm Society and the American Heart Association.

She performs electrophysiology and catheter ablation in atrial and ventricular arrhythmias as well as device implants and lead extractions. Her main research interests include ventricular tachycardia ablation, catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and evaluating new cardiac devices.