Meet our Current Fellows

(From left to right in photo above: Dr. Blanquicett, Dr. Bader and Dr. Collins)   

Gilbert Bader, MD

Dr. Bader is a native of Lebanon and obtained his MD from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences Lebanon.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine from East Tennessee State University.

Carmelo Blanquicett, MD

Dr. Blanquicett grew up in the Panama Canal Zone. He received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and chemistry from Florida International University, in Miami, Florida. He attended Medical School at Meharry Medical College. During medical school, he employed bioinformatics tools to attempt to predict which patients could be susceptible to developing heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Blanquicett received his PhD degree from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where he also did his residency in Internal Medicine. For his dissertation, he conducted pharmacogenomic and molecular oncology studies. He completed his Post-Doctoral training at Emory University. Dr. Blanquicett has participated in the Vaccine Trials Network Research and Mentorship Grant, at Vanderbilt University. He has an interest in geriatric oncology and in focusing on molecularly-targeted therapeutics and markers of tumor response. Dr. Blanquicett also intends on participating in medical missions, when possible, as he is a reservist in the U.S. Air Force.

Donell Collins, MD

Dr. Collins is a native of Alabama and obtained his MD from Morehouse School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Family Medicine from Atlanta Medical Center.