Dr. BW Little, MD PhD
Professor of Neuropathology
Dr. Little is presently the Chief academic Officer of XUSOM. He retired from the Christiana Care Health System in May 2011, after twelve years as Vice President for Academic Affairs & Research and Chief Academic Officer. Prior to this, he was Senior Associate Dean for Affiliate Affairs, GME and CME at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University School of Medicine [1994 – 2000]. Earlier in his career he was Attending Neuropathologist and Director of Education at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. Dr. Little is a board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist, and Neuropathologist all obtained at the University of Vermont. Dr. Little has published over 60 articles, and given numerous presentations, in areas of neuropathology, neuromuscular disease, biochemistry and medical education. Dr. Little was president of the Association for Hospital Medical Education from 2005 – 2007, and was on the Board of the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers from 2004 – 2008. He has completed nearly twenty years of volunteer service to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, having been the Chair of the Council in 2006. He is a member of several Delaware state and local councils and commissions dealing with research and education. He volunteers for the Red Clay School District and University of Delaware. Dr. Little also consults with hospitals, health systems and corporations on medical education administration and research strategies.
Laura De Rendon, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathophysiology
Dr. Laura Varela De Rendon is an Associate Professor of Pathophsiology at XUSOM. She received her Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Universidad Central de Venezuela, located in Caracas, Venezuela. Dr. Laura completed three years of Residency in Ophthalmology from the Universidad Central de Venezuela & Hospital General del Este Dr. Domingo Luciani. She also completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology in the same institution.
Dr. Laura continued at the Ophthalmology Department as a specialist in Pediatric Ophthalmology in both the Hospital Dr. Domingo Luciani, and at the Hospital de Clinicas Caracas, and was involved in teaching postgraduate students. She has a special interest in the field of Retinopathy of Prematurity, and was in charge of the screening of this condition in the Pediatric Intensive Care Units of these institutions.
Dr. Amit Bhoge
Assistant Professor of Pathology