Published on Thursday, September 1, 2016
The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Dr. Randy Arvay, chief of cyber security and quality assurance for the Joint Spectrum Center, and an assistant professor in the Department of Cyber Science at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, has joined the Medical Center as chief information security officer (CISO).
After receiving his BS in computer science at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 1993 and his MS in information systems at Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, in 2003, Arvay earned his Ph.D. in software engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, in 2014.
Arvay was a career U.S. Army officer from 1993-2016 and served as a network systems engineer. He holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications, and is the coauthor of two articles in peer-reviewed professional academic publications.
Dr. Shamsi Berry, a recent instructor in anthropology at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of health informatics and information management in the School of Health Related Professions.
After receiving her BS in anthropology from the University of California, Davis in 1998, Berry earned her MS in biological anthropology in 2003 and her Ph.D. in biological anthropology in 2011 at the University of New Mexico. She earned an MS in clinical research at the University of New Mexico in 2014 and a graduate certificate in biomedical informatics at Oregon Health and Science University in 2013. At the University of New Mexico, she served as a visiting lecturer and biomedical informatics fellow in the school's Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center from 2011-15.
Berry, who also served as a chief orthodontic research assistant at the University of New Mexico from 2009-11, is the author or coauthor of 23 articles in peer-reviewed scientific publications and abstracts. An active member of the American Medical Informatics Association and the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, she has one national study under review, a National Institute of Justice grant, “Facilitating Forensic Research in Multiple Fields Using a Unique Computed Tomography Dataset.”
Dr. Parvesh Mohan Garg, a recent pediatric resident at the Icahn School of Medicine, Elmhurst Hospital Center, New York, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.
After receiving his M.B.B.S. in 2000 and his M.D. in 2005 from the Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India, Garg served as a senior registrar in pediatrics and neonatology in Delhi, India, from 2005-09, and in neonatology at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, Syndey, Australia, from 2010-11. He then had a neonatal fellowship from 2011-14 at the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina, where he served as chief fellow from 2012-14, and began his pediatric residency at Icahn in 2014.
The author or coauthor of eight articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and eight posters presented at professional meetings nationwide, Garg has given three platform presentations nationally.
Dr. Eduardo Scortegagna Jr., a recent abdominal imaging fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of radiology.
After receiving his medical degree from the University of Passo Fundo/UPF, RS, Brazil, in 2003, Scortegagna had a radiology residency from 2004-07 at the Federeal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), SP, Brazil, and specialization training in emergency and nonvascular interventional radiology from 2007-08 at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), SP, Brazil. He served as an attending radiologist at Sao Luiz Hospital and Maternity in Sao Paulo from 2008-12, then had an interventional radiology fellowship from 2012-13, a magnetic resonance imaging fellowship from 2013-14, a neuroradiology fellowship from 2014-15 and an abdominal imaging fellowship from 2015-16 at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
An active member of the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology, Scortegagna has produced 20 scientific presentations and abstracts internationally. The coauthor of four articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and one book chapter, Scortegagna's research interests include hepatobiliary and genitourinary imaging.
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