Lampros Papadimitriou, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Lampros Papadimitriou, recently an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.
After receiving his M.D. from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, in 1999, Papadimitriou had an emergency department residency and a primary care internship from 1999-2001. He completed his internal medicine residency in 2005 and his clinical fellowship in cardiology in 2011, in Athens.
Papadimitriou came to the U.S. in 2012 and had a postdoctoral clinical research fellowship at the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, from 2012-14 while concurrently earning his Ph.D. in clinical laboratory sciences from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2013. He served as a research scientist in heart failure research at Stony Brook University Hospital, New York, from 2014-17 and joined the Stony Brook faculty as an assistant professor of research medicine in 2017. He had his advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowship at UMMC from 2018-19.
An active reviewer of several scientific journals, Papadimitriou has provided Greek translations of many English medical books and has authored or coauthored 39 articles in peer-reviewed scientific publications and 72 abstracts. He has co-authored a chapter of the fourth edition of Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease.
A member of numerous professional and scientific societies, he has given a dozen lectures at scientific meetings internationally. His research interests include gene-to-environmental factor interactions relating to cardiovascular burden, aimed at primary prevention; risk factors and novel imaging markers aimed at risk stratification and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease; and novel and advanced therapies in heart failure.
Jessica B. Perkins, M.D.
Dr. Jessica B. Perkins, recently an allergy and clinical immunology fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.
After receiving her B.S. in biological science magna cum laude from Mississippi State University in 2009, Perkins earned her M.D. in 2013 at UMMC, where she had pediatric residency training from 2013-16 and allergy and clinical immunology fellowship training from 2017-19. She was pediatric chief resident from 2016-17.
The author or coauthor of three articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and one book chapter, Perkins has given three presentations at scientific meetings nationally and five presentations at scientific meetings regionally.
Jeremy T. Rainey, D.O.
Dr. Jeremy T. Rainey, recently a critical care medicine fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine.
After receiving his B.S. in biological science in 2007 and his M.S. in biological medical science in 2008 from Mississippi College, Rainey served as an anesthesia technician in the UMMC Department of Anesthesiology before earning his D.O. at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014. He then underwent his anesthesiology residency training from 2014-18 at UMMC followed by his critical care medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 2018-19.
The author or coauthor of 10 articles in peer-reviewed professional journals or posters presented at scientific meetings nationally and two upcoming textbook chapters, Rainey is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists.
Ellen M. Robertson, Ph.D.
Dr. Ellen M. Robertson, a 2019 graduate of UMMC’s clinical anatomy program, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in neurobiology and anatomical sciences.
After receiving her B.A. in exercise and sports science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 2000, Robertson taught algebra and pre-algebra at the McLean School in Potomac, Maryland, for two years before earning her M.S. in occupational therapy at Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, in 2006.
Robertson served as an occupational therapist at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina, from 2006-10, serving inpatient populations and specializing in seating and mobility. She was an instructor in occupational therapy from 2012-14 and was an adjunct instructor in occupational therapy for several years at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, before coming to the Medical Center, where she earned her Ph.D.
An active member of several professional societies, including the American Association of Anatomists, the American Occupational Therapy Association and the International Association of Medical Science Educators, Robertson has given two invited presentations at scientific meetings nationally and is the author or coauthor of three articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and nine abstracts.
Roberto P. Santos, M.D.
Dr. Roberto P. Santos, an associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, has joined the Medical Center faculty as a professor of pediatrics.
After receiving his B.S. in biology cum laude in 1991 at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, Santos earned his M.D. benemeritus there in 1995. He had pediatric residency training at State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, from 2002-05 and a pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training from 2005-08 at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, where he concurrently earned his M.S. in clinical sciences in 2008. He joined the Albany Medical Center faculty in 2008 as an assistant professor of pediatrics and worked his way up the ladder to associate professor of pediatrics in 2014 and associate professor, tenure track, in 2015.
Santos is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as a faculty and a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Principal investigator of numerous fully funded research projects and research collaborations, Santos focused on children and adolescents, Santos is the author or coauthor of 22 articles in peer-reviewed publications and 34 scientific poster or oral presentations nationally. He has served as a journal peer reviewer, contributor and editorial staff member for several professional infectious diseases and pediatric journals.
An active member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the American Academy of HIV Medicine, Santos has presented numerous continuing education seminars for doctors, nurses, medical students, pediatric residents and medicine-pediatric residents nationally.
Manuel Omar Bello Segura, M.D.
Manuel Omar Bello Segura, recently an endocrinology clinical fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Endocrinology.
Bello Segura graduated from the Instituto Dominico-Americano in 2000 with a degree in English and graduated from the Alliance Francaise of Santo Domingo in 2003 with a degree in French. He earned his M.D. in 2009 at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He had residency training in internal medicine from 2013-16 at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida, where he stayed as chief resident from 2016-17. He had his endocrinology clinical fellowship at UMMC from 2017-19.
The author or coauthor of five research posters presented at scientific meetings nationally, Bello Segura is also a coauthor of an article in a peer-reviewed publication. He is an active member of the American College of Physicians, the Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist and the American Thyroid Association.