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Promotions at Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Winston-Salem, N.C. – The following individuals have been promoted from associate professor to professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Barbara J. Nicklas, B.S.E., M.S., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine-gerontology and geriatric medicine, received her master of science degree from Iowa State University and her doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Maryland.

Fred W. Perrino, B.S., Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, received his doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Cincinnati. He has completed fellowships at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Leslie B. Poole, B.A., Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, received her doctor of philosophy degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed a fellowship at the University of Maryland at College Park.

David M. Reboussin, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., professor of public health sciences-biostatistics, received his master of science degree from the University of Chicago. He received a doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Cesar C. Santos, B.S., M.D., professor of neurology-pediatric neurology, received his doctor of medicine degree and completed an internship from Far Eastern University in the Philippines. He completed an internship and residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, and a fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric neurology and sleep medicine.

Gregory S. Shelness, B.A., Ph.D., professor of pathology-comparative medicine, received his doctor of philosophy degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed a fellowship at Rockefeller University.

John G. Spangler, B.A., M.P.H., M.D., professor of family and community medicine, received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He completed an internship at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital. He did residencies at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution and North Carolina Baptist Hospital. He completed a fellowship at Bowman Gray School of Medicine and has board certifications in family and preventive medicine.

Gil Yosipovitch, B.Sc., M.D., professor of dermatology, received his doctor of medicine and master of internal medicine degrees from the Tel-Aviv University. He completed an internship at Ichilov Medical center, Tel-Aviv, and a residency at Beilinson Medical Center, Peatch, Tiqva. He did a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center and is board certified in internal medicine and dermatology.

David A. Zvara, B.S., M.D., professor of anesthesiology-cardiothoracic anesthesia, received his doctor of medicine degree, completed an internship and residency at Ohio State University. He is board certified in anesthesiology.

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Contact: Diane Stephens, dsstephe@wfubmc.edu, 336-716-6906 or Shannon Koontz, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu, 336-716-2415.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest University School of Medicine 18th in family medicine, 20th in geriatrics, 25th in primary care and 41st in research among the nation's medical schools. It ranks 32nd in research funding by the National Institutes of Health. Almost 150 members of the medical school faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America.

 

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