The UAMS College of Medicine recently welcomed new faculty members:
Geeta Sakariya, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Sakariya received her medical degree from Government Medical School in Surat, Gujarat, India, in 2008 and completed her residency in family medicine at the University of North Dakota in Bismarck. She also holds a Master of Public Health in Community Health Education from California State University Long Beach. Prior to coming to UAMS, Dr. Sakariya practiced at Essentia Health-Moorhead Clinic in Minnesota. She was also a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Veterans Affairs Long Beach Health Care System.
Syed Danish Hasan, M.D., has joined the Department of Geriatrics as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Hasan received his medical degree and interned at Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed a clinical rotation in the Hemophilia Center at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, a postdoctoral research fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine and an elective rotation in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at St. Louis University Hospital. Dr. Hasan completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at St. Louis University Hospital. He sees patients in the Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic.
Priya Priyambada, M.D., has joined the Department of Geriatrics as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Priyambada received her medical degree from Kathmandu University School of Medicine in Nepal. She completed residency training in the UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM) in 2015, earning the Kenneth G. Goss Physician-Patient Relationship Award. She continued her training with a geriatrics fellowship at UAMS in 2016 and joined the DFPM faculty. She transferred to the Department of Geriatrics, where she sees patients in the Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic, this month.
Harriet Kose Kayanja, M.D, Ph.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Kayanja received her medical degree from Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda. She completed her internal medicine residency and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at University Hospital Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to joining UAMS, Dr. Kayanja practiced in Dayton, Ohio.