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Dr. Gerald Grell

Gerald Alastair Clarence Grell
31st July 1942
Roseau, Dominica


Doctor, Professor, Ross University School of Medicine Dean


Liege Grell (née Edwards) and Gerald Hugh Grell

Evelyn (Defreitas) and Yvette (Bowman)

Karen Grell (née Nelson)

Alistair and Natashia


Miss Burton School, Roseau, Dominica
1954–60 Dominica Grammar School, Roseau, Dominica
1961–67 University College of the West Indies, College of London University, Mona, Jamaica

1967 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MB.BS. (Hons), University College of the West Indies, College of London University
1971 Member (by specialist examinations) Royal College of Physicians (M.R.C.P.), UK
Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (D.T.M. & H.), University of Liverpool, UK
1980 Fellow of the American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.)
1982 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (F.R.C.P.), London, UK
1983 M.D. by doctoral research thesis, Faculty of Medicine, University of London, UK


1968 Internship, General Medicine, Intensive Care, Orthopedic & Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, University Hospital, Mona, Jamaica
1969 Resident in Infectious Diseases, Clinical Assistant, Department of Microbiology, University of the West Indies (UWI)
1969– 70 Registrar [Resident] in Internal Medicine, University Hospital, UWI, Mona, Jamaica
1971 Clinical Assistant in Medicine, Page Street Wing, Westminster Hospital, London, UK
Clinical Assistant in Cardiology, Hammersmith Hospital, England
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, DTM&H course
1972–74 Physician Specialist, attending/ consultant, Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), Roseau, Dominica
1975–77 Consultant Physician and Head, Department of Medicine, PMH, Roseau, Dominica
1975–76 Chief Medical Officer (Ag.), Dominica
1977–80 Lecturer in Medicine and Consultant Physician, UWI
1977–89 Consultant Physician, UWI Hospital, Jamaica
1980–85 Senior Lecturer in Medicine, UWI, Jamaica
1981 Visiting Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Howard University, Washington D.C., USA
1984 Visiting Professor, University of Western Ontario, Department of Medicine, Victoria Hospital, Canada
1984–89 Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine, & Director, Hypertension Research Clinic, UWI, Jamaica
1985 Visiting Professor, University of Maryland Hospital, Maryland, USA
1985–86 Reader in Clinical Science and Epidemiology, UWI
1986–93 Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University Hospital, UWI, Mona, Jamaica
1988 Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine, Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham, England, UK
1989–91 Medical Director, PMH, Goodwill, Dominica
Professor of Medicine, University of the West Indies
Clinical Professor & Associate Dean, Clinical Sciences, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica Campus
1990 External Examiner in Medicine, University of Manchester, UK
1991–93 Pro-Vice-Chancellor, UWI and Director, Office of University Services (OUS), UWI, Barbados
1992–93 Consulting Physician, Elcourt Medical Centre, Maxwell Road, Barbados
1993–2000 Medical Director, PMH, and Louis Pasteur Polyclinic, Dominica
Professor of Medicine, and Associate Dean Clinical Sciences, Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth Campus, Dominica
Medical Director, PMH & Louis Pasteur Polyclinic
Consultant Physician and Head of the Department of Medicine
Director of the PMH Cardiac Clinic
1993–present Consultant physician & owner of MEDICARE Clinic
Honorary Professor of Medicine, UWI
2000–01 Professor of Medicine & Dean, Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth Campus
2001–07 Professor of Medicine & Dean with Portfolio for Clinical, Academic, and Community Affairs, Ross University School of Medicine
2005–10 External Examiner (occasional) for Postgraduate candidates in the Specialty Examination in Internal Medicine, UWI
2007–present Professor of Medicine and Dean for Clinical & Community Affairs, and Government Relations, Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth Campus


1987 The Elderly in the Caribbean , University of the West Indies Printery and School of Printing, Jamaica
1992 The University of the West Indies and the Eastern Caribbean Islands UWI Office of University Services, Barbados


1961 UWI Open Scholarship to study medicine
1971 Commonwealth Postgraduate Medical Scholarship, England, UK
1979 International Society of Cardiology Fellowship in Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention, Stirling, Scotland
1981 World Health Organization (PAHO) Fellowship, Washington DC, USA
1988 Senior Medical Fellowship, Association of Commonwealth Universities
1991 Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Fellowship
1992 British Council Fellowship, UK
1997 Fellowship, Ministère De La Coopération, Government of France


7 undergraduate and post-graduate prizes, University College of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, 1967
2 undergraduate and post-graduate prizes, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, UK, 1971
Developed a Central National ECHOCARDIOGRAM referral service as a solo Cardiologist at PMH, supported by visits from Dr. Richard Ishmael (Barbados) and Dr. Jocelyn Inamo (Martinique)
First and only Dominican to win UWI Open Scholarship to study Medicine, 1961
First and only Dominican to graduate with distinctions and was the Gold Medalist at UCWI, 1967
First Dominican to obtain an MRCP, 1971
First and only Dominican to be elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), 1982
First West Indian to be awarded all 3 medals in the University of Liverpool DTM&H Examinations, 1971
First elected president of the Windward and Leeward Island Medical Association (WILMA) 1976–77
First and only Dominican to receive a London MD; awarded MD doctoral research degree from London University for thesis on “Clinical Aspects of Hypertension in Black Jamaicans”, 1983
2nd UCWI graduate appointed a full Professor of Medicine at UWI in Mona, Jamaica, 1986
Elected the first President of the UWI Medical Alumni, Jamaican Chapter, 1987–89
First UWI Medical Graduate to be appointed Pro-Vice Chancellor UWI, 1991
First Dominican specialist to be appointed Medical Director of Princess Margaret Hospital, 1993–2000
Only UWI graduate (and only Dominican) to be appointed Dean of a US medical school—Dean of the Ross University Portsmouth Campus, 2000
First medical doctor to be awarded a Sisserou Award of Honour, 2003
First Dominican Physician to be made a Justice of the Peace, 2004
First Dominican medical practitioner to be appointed Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Norway, 2004
First physician to serve as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Dominica State College, 2006–09
Publications: 2 books, 5 chapters in books, in 83 scientific journals and periodicals, 54 abstracts and papers presented at scientific meetings