Faculty & Staff


Paul P. Cook

Paul P. Cook, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Fellowship Program

252-744-4500, option 2 (appointments)
252-744-3472 (fax)

Specialties: Infectious Diseases
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease
Clinical & Research Interests: Antibiotic Management, Clostridium difficile, Tuberculosis
Fellowship: Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Residency: North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Ahmed Abubaker

Ahmed Abubaker, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

252-744-4500, option 2 (appointments)
252-744-3472 (fax)

Specialties: Infectious Diseases
Board Certifications:
Clinical & Research Interests:
Medical School:

Diane J. Campbell

Diane J. Campbell, MD, MPH, FACOG

Assistant Professor of Gynecology
Ryan White Program Administrator

252-744-4500, option 2 (appointments)
252-744-3472 (fax)

Specialties: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Infectious Diseases
Board Certifications: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinical & Research Interests: Gynecological health care for women with HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS health intervention research and program development, implementation and evaluation.
Residency: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Harlem Hospital Center, New York City, NY
Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

Nada Fadul

Nada Fadul, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Ryan White Program

252-744-4500, option 2 (appointments)
252-744-3472 (fax)

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Palliative Care, Infectious Diseases
Board Certifications:American Board of Internal Medicine; Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Infectious Diseases
Fellowships: Symptom Control and Palliative Care University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.
Medical School: University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

Rabindra Ghimire

Rabindra Ghimire, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

252-744-4500, option 2 (appointments)
252-744-3472 (fax)

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine-2012; Board eligible-Infectious Diseases
Fellowships: Infectious Diseases, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, Weill Cornell Medicine, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine, Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: College of Medical Sciences-Bharatpur, Kathmandu University, Nepal


Alicia Lagasca

Alicia Myers Lagasca, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Fellowship Program

252-744-4500, option 2 (appointments)
252-744-3472 (fax)

Specialties: Infectious Disease
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Infectious Diseases
Clinical & Research Interests: HIV, Hepatitis C infection, infections following solid organ transplantation
Fellowships: George Washington University and VA Medical Center, Washington, DC
Residency: George Washington University, Washington, DC
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC


Dean Markham, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

252-744-4500, option 2 (appointments)
252-744-3472 (fax)

Specialties: Infectious Disease; Internal Medicine
Board Certification: AB IM - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency: Deaconess Hospital
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Dr. Matarese



252-744-4500, option 2 (phone)
252-744-3472 (fax)

Research Interests: Nutrition and Functional Outcomes Research, Obesity, HIV Infection, Intestinal Failure, Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
Education: BA, Ohio Dominican University; MS, Case Western Reserve University; PhD, Rutgers University


To view a list of our current fellows, visit our Infectious Diseases Fellowship section.



  • Susan Copeland
  • Jennifer Poorman

Patient Representatives

  • Marenda Ausbon
  • Candacy Hoo


  • Jeffrey F. Thomas, MS, LPC, LCAS, CRC Behavioral Health Counselor
  • David Aguilar, RN, Nurse Manager
  • Manal Elnabtity, Pharm. D, Pharmacist
  • Regina Mayo, CMA (AAMA)
  • Michael Lang, MD, Mental Health Counselor
  • Rochelle Olivera, RN, Staff Nurse
  • Grace Wilkins, RN,BSN, MPA, FNP-BC: Clinical Director


  • Abigail Boyer, BA: Linkage Retention Coordinator
  • Lawanda Todd, BSHS/M: Linkage Retention Coordinator/Medical Case Manager
  • Denise Davis, BS: Social Work Practitioner/Medical Care Coordinator
  • Esther Ross, BSW, CWECS: Social Work Practitioner/Medical Care Coordinator/ Region 10 Network Coordinator
  • Lasean Hutcherson, MHS: Social Work Practitioner/Medical Care Coordinator/Special Project Coordinator
  • Barry White, BSBA, MSTS: Clinical Data Analyst
  • Diana Goodie, AAS, BS:Linkage Retention Coordinator/Medical Case Manager

Clinical Trials and Research

  • Ciarra Dortche: Social/Clinical Research Assistant and HIV Outreach Coordinator
  • Grace Wilkins, RN,BSN, MPA, FNP-BC:Clinical Director