Pawan Suri, MD

Program Director, Combined Emergency Medicine-Internal Medicine Training Program

Chair, Division of Observation Medicine

Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine

Education
  • M.B.B.S., Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India, 1991
Clinical Training
  • Internship, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, 1994-95
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1995-99
  • Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1998-99

Pawan Suri, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine & Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He is the Chair of the Clinical Decision Unit, which is a part of the Emergency Department.

Dr. Suri received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree at Maulana Azad Medical College at Delhi University in New Delhi, India, where he also received a Master of Surgery (Anatomy) degree. He served an internship at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois, and then completed a combined residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, where he was Chief Resident.

A recipient of several teaching awards, Dr. Suri is a member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP). He is also the incoming Chair of the EM-IM section of ACEP as well as the Chair-elect of the Observation section of ACEP.


Taruna Aurora, MD

Medical Director, Clinical Decision Unit

Coordinator, Observation Medicine Rotation

Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine

Education
  • M.B.B.S., Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India, 1993
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1995-2000
  • Chief Resident, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1999-2000

Taruna Aurora, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine & Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She is the Medical Director of the Clinical Decision Unit, which is a part of the Emergency Department.

Dr. Aurora is the coordinator for the Observation Medicine rotation, required for all second year categorical EM residents. She is intimately involved in the development of the Observation Medicine track, which will be offered to all EM-IM residents who desire to pursue leadership roles in Observation Unit management after graduating form our program.


Stephanie Ann Call, MD, MSPH

Director, Internal Medicine Training Program

Associate Chair for Education, Department of Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Education
  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989
  • M.D., University of Maryland, 1993
  • M.S.P.H., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1999
Clinical Training
  • Internship and residency, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1993-96
  • Chief Resident, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1996-97
  • Fellowship, general internal medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1997-99

Stephanie Ann Call, M.D., M.S.P.H., joined the VCU faculty in fall 2004 following positions at UAB and the University of Louisville. She arrived ready to invigorate and challenge the VCU residents. She brings with her a background in outcomes research and decision analysis, and an expertise in faculty development and medical education. She has received teaching awards from all three of the medical universities with which she has been associated as well as from the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine. Her pursuit of excellence in teaching is infamous for leading to frequent alterations in seating arrangements at conferences.


Frank Fulco, MD, RPh

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Training Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Education
  • R.Ph., West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, 1993
  • M.D., West Virginia University, 1997
Clinical Training
  • Internship and residency, medicine/pediatrics, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1997-2001
  • Chief Resident, medicine/pediatrics, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2000-01

Dr. Fulco graduated from the training program at VCU and joined the faculty as a McGuire VA Medical Center-based hospitalist. In this position he interacts with the housestaff daily as a ward attending. He also is actively involved in performance and quality improvement projects and research at the medical center. He is responsible for the oversight of the training program activities at the VA Medical Center. He sees himself as a determined resident advocate and a role model for high teaching standards. He is well-known for his supportive and comfortable teaching style and has been recently recognized for these teaching skills by being awarded the VCU School of Medicine Irby-James Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

Away from the medical center, Dr. Fulco can be found playing soccer and keeping pace with his twins.


Joel Moll, MD, FACEP

Director, Emergency Medicine Training Program

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Education
  • B.S., University of Michigan, 1990
  • M.D., Ohio State University College of Medicine, 1994
Clinical Training
  • Internship and residency, Carolinas Medical Center, Emergency Medicine, 1994-97

Joel Moll joined the faculty at VCU Emergency Medicine in January 2015 to assume the role of residency program director. Dr Moll was previously Associate Program Director at the University of Michigan/St Joseph Mercy Hospital Program, and Assistant Program Director at Emory. Prior to becoming involved in GME he served as medical director at the University of Florida and Cleveland Clinic Florida. His academic interests include GME, curriculum development, diversity and inclusion in emergency medicine, and evidence based practice improvement. Dr Moll has presented at ACGME, SAEM, and several national and international conferences. He has authored several papers and textbook chapters, and is actively involved in educational research. He is most proud of his teaching awards from both residents and medical students. Dr Moll is president-elect of SAEM's Academy of Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine.


J. Rene Morrissey, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Observation Medicine

Education
  • M.D., University of Virginia, 2001
Clinical Training
  • Internship and Residency, Louisiana State University Charity Hospital, 2001-06
  • Fellowship, Louisiana State University, 2006-07

Rene Morrissey is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Observation Medicine. Before joining VCU Emergency Medicine, Dr. Morrissey practiced medicine at the University of Washington, Louisiana, Newfoundland, Canada; and abroad. He has completed residencies in internal medicine and emergency medicine and a fellowship in hyperbaric and undersea medicine.


Joseph D. Romano, MD

Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Education
  • M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2010
Clinical Training
  • Internship and Residency, Christiana Care Health System, 2010-2015
  • Chief Resident, EM/IM Residency, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware, 2014-2015

Dr. Romano is dually appointed to the Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Departments at VCU and the Emergency Department at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Hospital. At VCU, Joe spends clinical time in the Emergency Department and in the Clinical Decision Unit. At the VA Hospital, Joe works clinically in the Emergency Department and administratively with an educational emphasis for residents and medical students. He is a former Secretary and Newsletter Editor for the Dual-Training Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

In his free time, Joe enjoys kayaking, running, fishing, photography, and spending time with his family.


Frank L. Zwemer, Jr., MD, MBA

McGuire VA Medical Center

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Education
  • M.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1983
  • M.B.A., Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, 1983-88
Clinical Training
  • Internship and Residency, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY, 1983-88

Dr. Zwemer obtained his MD degree from the University of Southern California. He trained in Internal Medicine at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY, and began his Emergency Medicine career at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, later Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. For 10 years, he was the Vice-Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester. He was the founding Chief of Emergency Medicine at McGuire VAMC. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.



VCU Health System | Richmond VAMC Updated 07/20/2015