Student Spotlight

Raymond Kwong, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Arizona
  • Clubs and Activities: President of the ACOEP Southern Utah Chapter, Ambassador, and Peer Mentor.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The interview process made me feel very welcomed and wanted. I had been to other interviews where I was...
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Faculty Spotlight

David Ross, DO, FACEP

Director of Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track
Course Director of Military Medicine I, II, and III
Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine
Associate Professor in the Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery

  • Hometown: Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, then moved to Seattle, WA.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Washington
  • Graduate Studies: Western University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; Internship at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Emergency Medicine Residency and Hyperbaric Fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans; Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force

What class/classes do you teach? I teach in the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track, Military Medicine, and I am...
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Profile

Qamrul G. Choudhury, PhD

Assistant Director of Global Medicine Track
Department of Tracks and Special Programs

Associate Professor of Physiology
Department of Biomedical Sciences

qchoudhury@rvu.edu • (720) 875-2833
RVUCOM-CO Campus • D-102


Qamrul Choudhury, PhD, earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Pharmacology from the University of East London, London, UK. He received his PhD from the University of London, UK (St. Barthlomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry) in 2000. His PhD thesis entitled “Control of arachidonic acid release by epidermal growth factor and annexin-1 in human adenocarcinoma cells”. He was involved in research, investigating the role of eicosanoids and signaling pathways in inflammation and human lung cancer cell proliferation. He moved to USA in 2002 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver (UCD). He was investigating the signal transduction pathways of eicosanoids (proatacyclin and iloprost) in pulmonary hypertension and lung cancer. He was pursuing the genomic approaches to the study of lung cancer using both primary and cancer cell lines, transgenic mice and microarray analysis. He then moved to the department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCD as a Research Instructor. His role was to investigate the inflammatory responses to injury after shock using animal, biochemical and molecular approaches. His last appointment was at the Medical Oncology department at UCD, where he was investigating human platelet mRNA expression profiling and clinical validation in myocardial infarction and in small lung cancer metastasis patients. Meanwhile, he was also engaged in teaching General Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology at Metro State College of Denver as an affiliate faculty member. He joined the RVU as an Assistant Professor of Physiology in June 2010. He would like to devote his career in full time teaching and part time research.