Internal Medicine Faculty & Staff

The faculty and staff in the Department of Internal Medicine are proven leaders in their fields who have won numerous awards for scholarly activity and quality patient care. Devoted to teaching, the faculty actively participate in research projects, rotations and didactic sessions with the residents. Teaching is focused on up-to-date, evidence-based medicine, providing our residents with an exceptional knowledge base and clinical skill set. 

The qualifications of the staff encompass general or primary-care internal medicine, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, pulmonary and critical care, sleep medicine, and infectious diseases and AIDS.

Department Leadership

Jerry Nadler , MD , FAHA, MACP

    • Title:
    • Internal Medicine Chairman & Vice Dean of Research

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

James Dixon , MD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall
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General Internal Medicine Faculty

Thomas Manser , MD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Jody Boggs , MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall
Ian Chen, MD

Ian Chen , MD , MPH

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Mark Flemmer , MD

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Benjamin Goodman , MD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Anke Hacker , MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Jennifer Knips , MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Kathleen McEntee , MD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Jennifer Ryal , MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Sami Tahhan , MD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Otarod Bahrani , MD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Jennifer Hofstra , MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Tamara Jones , MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Paul King , MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Kimberly Span , MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall
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Glennan Center Faculty

Robert Palmer , MD

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Madeline Dunstan , MS

    • Title:
    • Associate Director, Clinical Education

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Christianne Fowler

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.5955
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

M.C. Galicia-Castillo , MD , MSEd, CMD, FACP, AGSF

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Mily Kannarkat , MD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Deborah Morris , MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Hamid Okhravi , MD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall
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Infectious Diseases Faculty

Edward Oldfield , MD

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Catherine Jane Derber , MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Ronald Flenner , MD

    • Title:
    • Vice Dean, Academic Affairs

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Office Location:
    • Brickell Medical Sciences Library

L. Gadkowski , MD , MPH, MS

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Nancy Khardori , MD , PhD, FACP, FIDSA

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Martha Mooney , MD

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Shivanjali Shankaran , MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Geraldine Stott , MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall
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Pulmonary & Critical Care Faculty

Paul Marik, MD

Paul Marik , MD , FCCP, FCCM

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall
White Coat

Michael Hooper , MD , MSc

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

Joseph John , PA-C , PAC, RVT

    • Title:
    • Physicians Assistant

    • Role:
    • Staff

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.5955
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall
Alexander Levitov, MD

Alexander Levitov , MD , FCCM, FACP, RDCS

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall
Joshua Sill, MD

Joshua Sill , MD , FACP, FCCP

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Williams Hall
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Sleep Disorder Center Faculty

J. Ware , PhD

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.625.0172
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Fort Norfolk
Dr. Robert Vorona

Robert Vorona , MD

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.625.0172
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Fort Norfolk

Maria Winn , MSN , FNP, MSN

    • Title:
    • Instructor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.625.0172
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Fort Norfolk
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Strelitz Diabetes Center Faculty

Aaron Vinik , MD , PhD, FCP, MACP

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Williams Hall

Cheryl Almirante , MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Williams Hall

Romesh Khardori , MD , PhD, MB, FACP

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Williams Hall

David Lieb , MD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Williams Hall

Kaiwen Ma , PhD

    • Title:
    • Research Instructor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Lewis Hall
Maggie Morris-Biomedical Sciences PhD

Margaret Morris Fears , PhD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Lewis Hall

Henri Parson , PhD

    • Title:
    • Research Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Williams Hall

Donald Richardson , MD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Williams Hall

Jagdeesh Ullal , MD , MS, CCD, ECNU, FACE, FACP

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Williams Hall

Etta Vinik

    • Title:
    • Assistant Director, Education

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920
    •  
    • Office Location:
    • Williams Hall
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