New Faculty Additions – 2021

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce some of our newest members who joined us in recent months (start dates in parentheses). We are pleased to welcome them to the department.

Helen Prathiba Gnanapragasam, MBBS – Clinical Assistant Professor (10-25-21)

Dr. Helen Prathiba Gnanapragasam joined the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism as a Clinical Assistant Professor after completing an Endocrinology Fellowship at the University of Buffalo in New York. Dr. Gnanapragasam received hers MBBS from Tribhuvan University in Bhairahawa, Nepal followed by an Internship there. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, where she also served as Chief Resident. Her clinical and research interests focus on Cystic Fibrosis related diabetes and Harnessing residual C-peptide in LADA and Type 1 DM. In her free time, Dr. Gnanapragasam enjoys gardening.

David Hamon, MD – Clinical Associate Professor (10-1-21)

Dr. David Hamon comes to the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine as a Clinical Associate Professor. Dr. Hamon received his MD from Paris VII University in France. Following residency and a Master of Science degree (in basic and clinical research), he completed his cardiology and EP fellowship in Paris Teaching Hospitals, followed by a research/clinical EP fellowship at UCLA.

Since fellowship, he has served as the Director of Interventional Cardiology Ambulatory Unit, Ventricular Arrhythmia Program, Innovative Pacing Solutions and Co-director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program at Mondor Hospital (Paris Teaching Hospital Group, France), while also serving as the Director of Electrophysiology Unit at Velenciennes Public Hospital, France.

In his free time, Dr. Hamon enjoys spending time with his family, doing outdoor activities/sports, and traveling.

Shareef Mansour, MBBS – Clinical Assistant Professor (11-23-21)

Dr. Shareef Mansour joins the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor after completing an Advanced Cardiology Fellow/Cardiac Amyloid Track at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Mansour earned his MBBS degree from Beirut Arab University in Beirut, Lebanon, followed by a residency in Internal Medicine and a General Cardiology fellowship there. He also completed an Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic. As a UIHC faculty member, Dr. Mansour will have clinics at the VA Medical Center and UI Health Care. He will also support the VA consult service and Heart Failure/Transplant and LVAD service at UI Health Care. Dr. Mansour’s expertise in Cardiac amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, and cardio-oncology will enhance the services offered by the Division. In his spare time, Dr. Mansour enjoys watching and playing soccer and chess.

Jared McLendon, PhD – Associate (10/1/21)

Dr. Jared McLendon was recently appointed as an Associate within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, from his position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center. Dr. McLendon earned his PhD from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, after which he held a post-doctoral position at the Carver College of Medicine. His research interests focus on the regulation of mechanical contraction in cardiovascular tissues and to better understand how dysfunction contributes to disease. His hobbies include playing mediocre golf, reading John Grisham books, and cooking southern BBQ and Cajun seafood.

Aniket Mittal, MBBS – Associate (9-21-21)

Dr. Aniket Mittal joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as an Associate. Dr. Mittal received his MBBS from Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College in Gulbarga, India. He went on to pursue a year of Post doctoral research fellowship at Mayo clinic, Rochester, Minnesota in Department of Pulmonary and Critical care medicine. He is joining us after completing Internal Medicine Residency at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. His research interests focus on Critical care topics like ARDS, different modes of ventilation and outcomes in different conditions. His hobbies include running, cooking, photography, salsa, and bachata.

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