Faculty and Staff

Ross University has over 62 professors and directors working throughout all major disciplines at our campus.

Dr. Dattathreya Priyadarshini
Associate Professor, Academy for Teaching and Learning
Priyadarshini Dattathreya, MD, received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India, in 2007, before earning her Doctor of Medicine (MD) (Anatomy) in 2011 from Manipal University, India.
Hughvon desVignes
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Foundations

Dr. desVignes has licensure and certification in anatomical and forensic pathology. He joins Ross University with 25 years of experience in both the hospital and forensic setting. He most recently served as a forensic pathologist at the Ministry of National Security – Trinidad and Tobago Forensic Science Centre. While there, he rebuilt the pathology department, which included restructuring reception, documentation, identification, and autopsy procedures. Dr.

Dr. Jolyne Drummelsmith
Assistant Dean, Medical Sciences Education and Professor, Department of Medical Foundations
Dr. Drummelsmith’s was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbiology from the University of Guelph, Ontaro, Canada, for research into the “Genetics, biosynthesis and translocation of group 1 capsules in Gram-negative bacteria.”
Hedda Dyer
Chair and Professor, Department of Clinical Foundations

Dr. Hedda Dyer is chair and professor, department of clinical foundations (DCF), where she leads a team of faculty, skilled professionals and administrative professionals to consistently deliver exceptional clinical skills training for future physicians and their future patients. 

Dr Feldman
Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs

Ken Feldman, PhD, EdD, FACHE, joined Ross University School of Medicine in 2022 as senior associate dean, academic and student affairs. In this role, Dr. Feldman oversees academic and student affairs at the Barbados campus and all clinical sites, accreditation and approval processes, and student success programs. He is responsible for the development of holistic student support systems that build strong student engagement, drive positive extracurricular experiences, and deliver targeted academic support.  

Dr. Enrique Fernandez
Professor and Chair, Family Medicine
Enrique S. Fernandez is Professor and Chair of Family Medicine and Director of Community Outreach and Education at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM). He was appointed to this role in September 2013. Prior to assuming the leadership role in Family Medicine and community engagement, for 5 years Dr. Fernandez served as RUSM’s Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences.
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Foundations

Prior to joining RUSM, Dr. Thomas M. Ferrari was an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993, followed by postdoctoral research at the University of California San Diego and The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. He was on the faculty at the University of Arkansas, the University of Missouri Kansas City, and the University of Michigan Medical School.

Jean Ford
Senior Associate Dean, Barbados campus

Jean G. Ford, MD, was appointed senior associate dean of the Barbados campus for Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) effective March 2023. In this role, Dr. Ford leads the RUSM campus team in fostering an environment that values diversity; promotes student, faculty, and colleague engagement and success; and engages as a socially responsible member of the community.

Dr. Karie Gaska
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Foundations
Dr. Gaska is a trained clinical and community psychologist, public health professional, and social worker
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Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Manager, Clinical Student Support

Dr. Robert Gee’s greatest devotion is to help others and serve communities in need. He is a passionate educator, clinician, and researcher. Dr. Gee has extensive experience in a wide variety of settings, including medical and higher education, public health, forensic, and behavioral health treatment. Dr. Gee is a well-published author and has written numerous peer-reviewed articles, presentations, and invited book chapters. He is a veteran on advisory and executive boards and has provided behavioral health consultation for over 50 local, state, national, and international organizations.

Dahlia Gibson
Director, Wellness and Counseling Center

Dahlia Gibson, PsyD, is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and a graduate of City University of New York, City College and Carlos Albizu University, Miami, Florida. Dr. Gibson was trained in New York and Florida and uses an integrative approach to working with clients across different cultures and settings. Upon her return to Barbados, she has held the office of President of the Barbados Association of Psychologists and council member for the Paramedical Council in the Ministry of Health.

Shanae Gill
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Foundations

Shanae Gill, MBBS, was trained at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad & Tobago and returned to Barbados to complete her Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). In 2013 she went on to obtain a Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health (DRH) from the University of Liverpool where she also received certification in Adolescent Health and Obstetric Emergencies in Low Income Settings. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Health (MPH) program specializing in Health Services Management with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr.