Our Clinical Faculty

Dr. Vidyasagar Reddy Vangala, MD

General Psychiatry
Geriatric Psychiatry

Dr. Frederick M. Tiesenga, MD

General Surgery

Dr. Titus D. Duncan, MD

General Surgery
Bariatric Surgery

Our esteemed faculty member, Ms. Shantel Neal, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our institution. She has served as a Nursing Clinical Instructor since 2016 and holds the title of Registered Nurse (RN) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Ms. Neal’s dedication to her field is evident through her acquisition of various certifications, including “Health and Safety for Caregiving,” “Infection Control,” “Child Abuse,” and “Breast Health.”

Her extensive nursing background encompasses diverse roles, including those of an Accident and Emergency Nurse, Recovery Room Nurse, Floor Nurse in the Operating Theater, and a Gastroenterology Nurse. Ms. Neal’s contributions greatly enrich our educational environment and provide students with invaluable insights and guidance.
Dr. Rafael Lizarraga, our honored faculty member, holds an M.D. Degree obtained from the University of Medical Science “Faustino Perez Hernandez” in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. During his academic journey, he actively participated in the student-Teacher Movement “Frank Pais,” demonstrating his dedication by assisting and mentoring medical students and colleagues from diverse national backgrounds.

Following the completion of his studies in Cuba, Dr. Lizarraga returned to Belize, where he fulfilled the training requirements mandated by the Ministry of Health. Over the past three years, he has made significant contributions as a member of the medical team at the National Referral Hospital. Dr. Lizarraga’s extensive experience and commitment greatly enhance our educational environment.
Dr. Aleida Y. Pott, a distinguished member of our faculty, earned her medical license in Belize in 2016. Her journey in the field of medicine has been marked by dedication and service. In 2017, she commenced her role as a Medical Officer at Western Regional Hospital, where she diligently served her fellow citizens daily.

Driven by a desire to be closer to her family, Dr. Pott joined KHMH in 2018. During her one-and-a-half-year tenure there, she continued her commitment to healthcare. However, a pivotal moment arose when she faced the loss of her mother, prompting her decision to prioritize her children’s well-being. Subsequently, she joined the Central Health Region, contributing her expertise until 2023.

Dr. Pott’s passion for medical education shines through her role as an educator at Columbus Central University School of Medicine, where she imparts her knowledge to aspiring medical students. She aspires to establish her own clinic, further extending her dedication to serving the people of her country. Dr. Pott’s multifaceted experience and commitment greatly enrich our academic community.

Dr. Eduardo Garcia, a renowned member of our faculty, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our institution. Born on April 3, 1969, in Santa Clara, Cuba, he graduated as a General Practitioner in 1993 from the University of Medical Science Villa Clara. In 1998, he became a Family Medicine Specialist at the same university. During those years, he also completed a Diploma in Geriatrics.

Dr. Garcia’s journey in medicine began at the General Hospital Arnaldo Milian, where he worked for the first three years. He then continued his service for another four years at the Polyclinic Chiqui Gomez.

In 1999, Dr. Garcia came to Belize, embarking on a 24-year journey of healthcare service in various districts. He initially worked at Punta Gorda Hospital in 1999-2000 before moving to Belize City to initiate the GOB project National Health Insurance (NHI). There, he served as a Family Medicine practitioner at the Integral Health Care clinic for six years.

Dr. Aloyma Aranguren Dominguez is a valued member of our faculty with a diverse and extensive background. Born on February 23, 1984, she graduated from the University of Havana in 2008 as a General Practitioner. Her dedication to advancing her knowledge led her to continue her studies at the same university, where she obtained the Specialty of Family Medicine in 2012.

With a remarkable 15 years of experience, Dr. Dominguez has made significant contributions in various healthcare settings. Her journey began in Cuba, where she worked at the Santa Cruz Polyclinic. In 2010, she took on the role of Supervisor of the Maternal and Child Program. Dr. Dominguez expanded her horizons by joining the medical workforce in Venezuela. During her time there, she not only served as a family doctor but also shared her expertise as a professor, educating students in Community Medicine from 2010 to 2013. Furthermore, she assumed the role of head of teachers at the Fabricio Ojeda Policlinic between 2011 and 2013.

In 2016, Dr. Dominguez made Belize her home, contributing her medical skills at institutions such as Isabel Palma Polyclinic, Western Region Hospital, and Belize Health Care Partner Hospital/Integral Health Care Clinic. Her commitment to medical education continued to shine as she became a professor of Physiology for WUHS in 2021. Currently, she is a proud addition to our teaching staff at CCU, where she imparts her knowledge as a professor of Medical Genetics and Medical Ethics.

Dr. Aloyma Aranguren Dominguez’s wealth of experience and dedication significantly enhance our academic community.
Clarification on CCUSOM Programs

We wish to inform you that CCUSOM has no partner campuses, split programs in India, or offline premed centers. Our programs are exclusively completed within the university in Belize. Any rumors circulating in India about such arrangements are untrue. Trust only official communications for accurate information.