R. Shayne Pavlic', M.I.M.

Mr. Pavlic’ is the Founder and President of InterAmerican Medical University. Many years of experience in developing academic and clinical programs in North America, Europe, and Central America, combined with his Master of Arts in International Management degree, uniquely qualify Mr. Pavlic' for the challenge of establishing a program of excellence at IMU. He has developed a medical university following the high standards of modern medical education. Through volunteer community service projects, community center construction programs, and medical clinic development projects in India, Borneo and Nicaragua, Mr. Pavlic’ has developed networks to make tertiary health care more globally accessible.  He speaks English, Spanish, and German.

Tiana Pavlic', M.D., M.S.M.E., F.E.

Prior to studying Medicine, Dr. Pavlic' earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Washington. Her involvement in biomechanical research prompted her to pursue a Medical Doctor degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.  Throughout her academic and professional career, Dr. Pavlic’ has actively participated in engineering and medical research and is a published author.  She is a licensed physician who has done postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, focusing on cardiac care and becoming certified by the American College of Cardiology in cardiac CT angiography.  As IMU's Academic Dean, Dr. Pavlic' has designed the curriculum using rigorous academic standards.  She speaks English and Spanish.

Romeo A. Pavlic', M.D., M.P.H., M.I.M., M.R.S.
Assistant Dean

Dr. Pavlic’ received his Medical Doctor degree from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Loma Linda University. He founded a multi-physician cardiology practice in the Pacific Northwest. As a result of having practiced cardiology in the United States for over 25 years, Dr. Pavlic’ has an extensive network of clinical opportunities for IMU students. He has been involved in clinical research and has taught University of Washington students and residents. Always an inquisitive student, Dr. Pavlic’ completed a Master of Public Health degree at Loma Linda University, a Master of Arts in International Management degree at Whitworth College, and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies degree at Gonzaga University. He has lived in many countries and speaks English, German, Spanish, and Croatian.

Kristin E. Bursey, M.A.

Ms. Bursey earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree from Walla Walla College and a Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology degree from California State University East Bay. She has combined anthropology and communications to produce a video documentary, and has worked extensively in university records and registrar offices. Ms. Bursey's academic pursuits have taken her to Spain, Peru, Mexico, and Brazil. She speaks English and Spanish.

Zeima Cambranes, A.A.S.
Director of Scholastic Affairs

Before joining IMU, Ms. Cambranes was a senior project development officer for the National Development Foundation of Belize. She earned an Associate of Arts in Secretarial Science degree from St. John’s College. As the Director of Scholastic Affairs, Ms. Cambranes oversees student registration, works closely with the Academic Services Director during the admissions process, and administers academic guidelines.  She speaks English and Spanish.

Gregory A. Wood, M.D, M.S.M.E., F.E.
Academic Development

Dr. Wood earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Washington, writing a thesis focusing on electrical engineering and robotics. He worked for several years at National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in mining safety. His interest in robotic surgery led him to pursue a Medical Doctor degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Wood’s broad academic and clinical experience is a significant factor in the development of IMU’s rigorous curriculum.

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