The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has appointed two new specialist physicians that will aid in providing and supporting additional specialty services to the Virgin Islands Community.
Director of Medical Services (Chief of Medical Staff) Dr. June Samuel, M.B.B.S, DM (Psych) stated, “The BVIHSA continues to recruit physicians that will provide the medical services needed in our community. We continue to look at statistics and assess our medical staff to ensure that we are offering the best possible care to the people of the Virgin Islands.”
Dr. Samuel added that, “For the month of July, the BVIHSA has provided information to the public to heighten their awareness of kidney health. However, this is one of many medical conditions that persons are suffering from. Specialist physicians are critical when targeting specific issues and I am pleased that we have added two new specialist physicians to our already dynamic team of medical staff.”
For the month of July the following specialist physicians have joined the BVIHSA.
Dr. Chrisel Bovell, M.B.B.S, DM is employed as a Medical Specialist-Internist, in Internal Medicine. She worked as a Senior Registrar Chief Resident from 2014 to 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Internal Medicine Department – Barbados. From 2008-2014 she was Registrar I & II at Queen Elizabeth Hospital where her duties included Cardiology, Endocrinology, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Rheumatology and Gastroenterology.
Dr. Bovell earned her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) in 2005 at the University of Guyana. In 2014 she earned her Doctor of Medicine in Internal Medicine from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. Dr. Bovell is the third internist recruited to include full time coverage for the Dialysis Unit within the BVIHSA.
Additionally, Dr. Omar Felix M.B.B.S, DM has joined the BVIHSA as a Specialist Surgeon of General Surgery in Peebles Hospital. Dr. Felix worked at Florida Hospital, Orlando as the International Research Fellow; Center for colon and rectal surgery from 2011-2012.
He also worked as a General Surgeon at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica from 2008-2015 and completed his General Surgery residencies programs from Princess Margret Hospital in Bahamas, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, and SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York State.
Dr. Felix earned his Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) from the University of the West Indies in 2002. He will provide specialist services in laparoscopic surgery as the BVIHSA continues to expand the range of services available. The Medical Services Department at the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority is committed to employing qualified and certified medical professionals that will support the medical needs of the community.