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Carlos F. Soneira-Ruiz, MD

Education

Doctor of Medicine (Golden Diploma)
Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana
Havana, Cuba

Specialist in Human Anatomy
Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana
Havana, Cuba
Thesis: “Morphometric Study of the Hippocampus in Schizophrenic Patients”

Master of Science in Medicine (Neuroscience)
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Thesis: “Senile Plaque Formation and Severe Cardiovascular Disease”

Work Experience

Full-time Teaching Positions

1987 - 1991Instructor
Institute of Preclinical and Basic Sciences
Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana
Havana, Cuba
Taught Gross Anatomy and Neuroanatomy to medical students
1993 - 1998Assistant Professor (1993-1997)
Associate Professor (1997-1998)
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Toronto, Ontario
Taught Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, and Histology to chiropractic students
1995-1998 Director of Neuroanatomy course
1998 - 2000Associate Professor and Department Chair
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
Whittier, California
Taught Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, and Embryology to chiropractic students
Director of General Anatomy I (thorax, abdomen and pelvis), General Anatomy II (head and neck) and Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics II (upper and lower limbs) courses
2000 - 2002Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
School of Science and Allied Health
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Director of Gross Anatomy and Neuroanatomy courses offered to physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nurse anesthesia students
2002 - 2004Associate Professor
University of Missouri Kansas City
School of Medicine
Taught Gross Anatomy and Neuroscience to medical and dental students
Director of the Head and Neck Gross Anatomy course offered to dental students
2004 - 2012Associate Professor (2004-2009)
Professor (2009-2012)
University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (formerly known as Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine)
Taught Gross Anatomy and Neuroscience to medical students
Director of the Gross Anatomy and Neuroscience courses
2012Professor
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Teaching Gross Anatomy to podiatric medicine students
Director of Gross Anatomy and Lower Extremity Anatomy courses

Part-time Teaching Positions

1992 - 1993Taught Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy and Histology to medical students
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland
1994 - 1995Taught Gross Anatomy to massage therapy students
Kikkawa College
Toronto, Ontario
1995Designed the Biological Sciences Curriculum (Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology) for a massage therapy program
Sir Sanford Fleming College
Cobourg, Ontario
1995 - 1998Taught Gross Anatomy and Pathology to students of naturopathic medicine
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Toronto, Ontario
1996Taught Gross Anatomy to massage therapy students
Sir Sanford Fleming College
Cobourg, Ontario
1996Taught Anatomy and Physiology to nursing students
Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology
Toronto, Ontario
1999Taught Anatomy and Physiology to students of traditional oriental medicine
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
Santa Monica, California
2003Taught Anatomy and Physiology to massage therapy students
Heritage College
Kansas City, Missouri
2006 - 2009Taught Anatomy review courses (Gross Anatomy, Neuroscience, Histology, and Embryology) to medical students
Kaplan Medical

Presentations

1993“Critical coronary artery disease and senile plaques”
Summer Meeting of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
University of Wales College of Cardiff
Wales, UK
1994“Severe cardiovascular disease and senile plaque formation”
11th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, Texas
1996“The anatomy of the thoracic dorsal rami”
13th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska
1997“The anatomy of the dorsal rami of thoracic spinal nerves”
17th Annual Meeting of the Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
1997“The innervation of the spine”
Annual Conference on Advancements in Chiropractic
Toronto, Ontario
2000“Replacement of muscle fibers by adipose tissue in medial parts of the triceps surae muscle”
“The anatomy of the dorsal rami of thoracic spinal nerves”
Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference
San Antonio, Texas
2000“Anatomical variations of the aortic arch: A report of two cases”
“Replacement of muscle fibers by adipose tissue in medial parts of the triceps surae muscle”
3rd Annual Scholarship Day
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
Whittier, California
2001“Replacement of muscle fibers by adipose tissue in the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles”
18th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
2002“The use of handouts and clinical cases in a gross anatomy course for allied health professions”
“Anatomical variations of the digastric muscle: a report of two cases”
19th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Administrative Work

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Ontario
1994 - 1998Member of the Admissions Committee
Member of the Awards Committee
Member of the Appeals Committee
1997 - 1998Member of the Library Committee
Member of the Budget Development Group
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, Ontario
1997 - 1998Member of the Academic Council
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Whittier, California
1998 - 2000Chair of the Department of Anatomy
Member of the Instructional Programs Committee
Member of the Budget Development Committee
1999 - 2000Member of the Professional Personnel Committee
Member of the Faculty Senate
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
2001- 2002Member of the Admissions Committee (Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Programs)
Member of the Academic Program Review Committee
Member of the Search and Screen Committee for the position of Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (Physical Therapy)
Member of the IRB of the Clinical Science Department
Member of the Sabbatical Committee (College of Science and Allied Health)
University of Missouri Kansas City
2003 - 2004Member of the Admissions Committee (School of Dentistry)
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (now University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine)
2004 - 2005Member of the Educational Resources Committee
2005 - 2007Member of the Curriculum Committee
2007 - 2012Member of the Promotion and Matriculation Committee (Chair 2011-2012)
2008 - 2011Vice-president of Faculty Congress
2011 - 2012Member of the Curriculum Review and Evaluation Committee

Membership in Scientific Organizations

1994 - present American Association of Clinical Anatomists.

Publications

  • Soneira, C.F. and Scott, T.M.  1994  Critical coronary artery disease and senile plaques. Journal of Anatomy, 184(1): 203. (abstract)
  • Soneira, C.F. and Scott, T.M.  1995  Severe cardiovascular disease and senile plaque formation. Clinical Anatomy, 8(2): 159-160. (abstract)
  • Soneira, C.F. and Scott, T.M.  1996  Severe cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease: Senile plaque formation in cortical areas. Clinical Anatomy, 9(2):118-127.
  • Soneira, C.F.  1997  The anatomy of the thoracic dorsal rami. Clinical Anatomy, 10(2): 137. (abstract)
  • Soneira, C.F. and Carlos, J.S.  2001  Replacement of muscle fibers by adipose tissue in the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles. Clinical Anatomy, 14(6): 464. (abstract)
  • Soneira, C.F. and Haviland, W.R.  2002  The use of handouts and clinical cases in a gross anatomy course for allied health professions. Clinical Anatomy, 15(6): 432. (abstract)
  • Soneira, C.F. and Haviland, W.R.  2002  Anatomical variations of the digastric muscle: a report of two cases. Clinical Anatomy, 15(6): 432. (abstract)

Teaching Awards

2000Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
Outstanding Instruction Award selected by 2nd term class
2002University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Educator of the Year selected by graduating class of physician assistant students
2003University of Missouri-Kansas City
Instructor of the Year Award selected by 1st year class of dental students
2004University of Missouri –Kansas City
Instructor of the Year Award selected by 1st year class of dental students
2005

Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
Faculty of the Year Award selected by the 1st year class of medical students

2006Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
Faculty of the Year Award selected by the 1st year class of medical students
2007Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine “Golden Apple” Award in recognition of Excellence in Teaching selected by the 1st year class of medical students
2008Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
“Golden Apple” Award in recognition of Excellence in Teaching selected by the 1st year class of medical students
2009Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
“Golden Apple” Award in recognition of Excellence in Teaching selected by the 1st year class of medical students
2010Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
“Golden Apple” Award in recognition of Excellence in Teaching selected by the 1st year class of medical students
2011Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
“Golden Apple” Award in recognition of Excellence in Teaching selected by the 1st year class of medical students
2012Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (formerly known as Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine)
“Golden Apple” Award in recognition of Excellence in Teaching selected by the 1st year class of medical students

 

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