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Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology






Faculty & Staff

Adam S. Asch, MD

    Adam Asch
  • Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1888
  • Fax: (252) 744-7005
  • Clinical Interests: Leukemias, Lymphomas, Myeloma, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Aplastic Anemia, Coagulation
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Hematology, Oncology
  • Fellowships: The New York Hospital / Cornell University Medical College
  • Residency: Long Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
  • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadlphia, PA

Raid Aljumaily, MD

    Raid Aljumaily
  • Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1888
  • Fax: (252) 744-3565
  • Clinical Interests: Thoracic Oncology (Lung Cancer)
  • Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine Hematology, Oncology
  • Fellowships: Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA [Hematology/Oncology]
  • Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical School: M.B.Ch.B. College of Medicine, University of Baghdad

Prashanti Atluri, MD

    Prashanti Atluri
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1888
  • Fax: (252) 744-7005
  • Clinical Interests: Sarcomas, Prostate, Melanoma, GI
  • Board Certifications: Hematology/ Oncology; Internal Medicine
  • Fellowships: Winthrop University Hospital, New York
  • Residency: Gandhi Hospital, India; Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York
  • Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, India

Charles L. Knupp, MD

    Charles Knupp
  • Professor; Director, Outreach Program
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1888
  • Fax: (252) 744-7005
  • Clinical Interests: Consultative & Second Opinions on Hematologic/Hemo
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine/Hematology
  • Fellowships: University of North Carolina
  • Residency: S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Hospitals
  • Medical School: University of Maryland

Pamela A. Lepera, DO

    Pamela Lepera
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1888
  • Fax: (252) 744-7005
  • Clinical Interests: Screening, Early Diagnosis, Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine/Hematology, Medical Oncology
  • Fellowships: Fox Chase Cancer Center; Temple University Hospital
  • Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Darla K. Liles, MD

    Darla Liles
  • Associate Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1888
  • Fax: (252) 744-7005
  • Clinical Interests: Consultations & Second Opinions on Hematological
  • Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine; Hematology
  • Fellowships: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Mahvish Muzaffar, MD

    Mahvish Muzaffar
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1888
  • Fax: (252) 744-3418
  • Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer, GI Cancer
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
  • Fellowships: Medical Oncology Fellowship, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH
  • Residency: Internal Medicine Residency, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH; Radiation Oncology Residency, Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, India
  • Medical School: Kazakh National Medical University, Almay, Kazakhstan

Mary J. Raab,

    Mary Raab
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1888
  • Fax: (252) 744-3418
  • Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
  • Fellowships: University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR [Hematology/Oncology]
  • Residency: Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
  • Medical School: Medical College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Rachel E. Raab, MD

    Rachel Raab
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1888
  • Fax: (252) 744-3565
  • Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Hematology/Oncology
  • Fellowships: Albert Einstein College of Medicine,Bronx NY [Oncology]
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY
  • Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Paul R. Walker, MD

    Paul Walker
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1888
  • Fax: (252) 744-3565
  • Clinical Interests: Thoracic Oncology
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Oncology
  • Fellowships: Medical Oncology, Medical College of Ohio
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Ball Memorial Hospital
  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Fred "Ted" E. Bertrand, III, PhD

  • Ted Bertrand, PhD Assistant Professor
    Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. Applied Science
    PhD: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Microbiology
    Post-doc Fellow: Dept of Immunology, University of Toronto
    Research Associate: University of Minnesota Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

    bertrandf@ecu.edu

Myon Hee Lee, PhD

  • Myon Hee Lee, PhDAssistant Professor

    PhD: Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
    Post-Doc Fellowship: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
    Interests: Stem Cells, Cancer Stem Cells, and Cell Fate Reprogramming

    leemy@ecu.edu

Maria Ruiz-Echevarria, PhD

  • Maria Ruiz-Echevarria, PhDAssistant Professor
    B.S.: Universidad complutense-Madrid/Universidad Ciencias-Granada
    PhD: Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas, Madrid, Spain
    Post-Doc Fellowship: Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas, Madrid, Spain UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscatawary, NJ
    Interests: Tumorigenesis; Development and Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Signal Transduction; Regulation of gene expression; Post-transcriptional control.

    ruizechevarriam@ecu.edu

George Sigounas, MS, PhD

  • George Sigounas, MS, PhDProfessor

    M.S.: Northeastern University, Boston, MS
    PhD: Boston University, Boston, MA
    Post-doc Fellowship: National Institutes of Health and Navel Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
    Interests: Stem Cells; Cancer Initiating Cells; Stem Cell Microenvironment; DNA Damage and Cancer
    sigounasg@ecu.edu

Li Yang, PhD

  • Li Yang, PhDAssistant Professor

    B.S.: Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
    M.S.: Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
    PhD: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    Post-Doc Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    Interests: Tumorigenesis, Angiogenesis, Inflammation, Receptor Signaling
    yangl@ecu.edu

Physician Assistants

  • Peter Boettger, PA

  • Punam Punja, PA

  • Elizabeth Gottsch, PA

 

Nursing Staff

  • Leslie Corbett, RN, Nurse Manager

  • Merle Dennis, RN

  • Mary Beth Dempsey, RN

  • Tammy Hester, RN

  • Jimie Lynn Woolard, RN

  • Monalisa Blalock, RN

  • Celeste Cowan, RN

  • Teresa Parent, RN

  • Camille Radford, RN

  • Wanda Grant, RN

  • Vicki McLawhorn, RN, NP

 

MA/ Nursing Assistants

  • Erica Taft, MA

  • Antonia Kenlaw, NA

  • Sharon Barnhill-Windley, NA

 

Medical Lab Technicians

  • Teresa Rowe, MLT

  • Kelly Foldesi, MLT

  • Melissa Dickens, MLT

  • Jessica Harris, MLT

 

Patient Representatives

  • Elaine Harrison, PA Supervisor

  • Sheron Green

  • Matthew Fisher

  • Megan Allen

  • Kristine Falkowski

  • Shannon Holloman

  • Carol Dawson

  • Kisha Duffie (referrals)

 

Administrative Support

  • Glenda Daniels

  • Delores Bowling

 

Research Staff

  • Tom Green

  • Nancy Leffler

  • Lixue Dong

  • Gregory Tipton

  • C. William Angus

  • Young Chul Kwon

 

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