MEET THE TEAM -
C. David Adair, MD - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Doctor Adair is a co-founder of Regional Obstetrical Consultants in Chattanooga, TN where he serves as CEO. He is a Professor and Vice Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine. He holds the same adjunctive rank at Chattanooga State Community College, Department of Ultrasound and adjunctive faculty in the Biological Sciences department at The University of Tennessee Chattanooga. He has over 70 published articles, numerous book chapters, multiple teaching awards, and has been PI or Co-PI on over $20 million dollars of grants, contracts, and awards. He attended Morehead State University where he was inducted in MSU Hall of Fame in 2009. Dave received his Medical Doctorate from Marshall University and completed a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida Health Science Center. He further pursued fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Wake Forest University. Dave also had the opportunity and good fortune to have external training at The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland and Mass General Hospital of the Harvard Medical School Section on Nephrology as well as the same at Henry Ford Hospital. He has lectured extensively all over the world on Postpartum Hemorrhage, Preeclampsia, Prematurity, and Infections. Doctor Adair has brought two medical devices to market in the field of obstetrics.
Carlos Torres, MD, FACOG - Maternal Fetal Medicine
His medical training was at The University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee where he received his Medical Doctorate degree and graduated with honors. Dr. Torres completed his residency in 2003 in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit. He attended Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and completed his fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine in June 2006. Dr. Torres is double boarded by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Torres joined Regional Obstetrical Consultants in July 2006. He is also an Associate Professor with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Unit. He enjoys teaching medical students and residents and has been the recipient of the Teaching Award several times since joining ROC. His research interests include prematurity, preeclampsia and Doppler sonography. He is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Torres is multi-lingual (Spanish, Portuguese) and has used his skills to organize and facilitate care for the Hispanic communities in Hamilton County as well as actively seeing patients weekly in the Dalton, GA office.
Joseph Kipikasa, MD - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Joseph Kipikasa, M.D., a native of Pennsylvania, is a board certified in both Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He attended Pennsylvania State University where he graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. His medical training was at Medical College of Pennsylvania and his first postgraduate studies were in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he completed his residency in 1993 with board certification in 1996. He completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in 1995 and was board certified in 2003. Dr. Kipikasa has been a Perinatologist in Chattanooga since 1995 and is currently a partner with Regional Obstetrical Consultants. He is an Assistant Professor with the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and Knoxville Units. He is the Vice Chair and Residency Program Director of University of Tennessee Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chattanooga Unit. He is a member of several academic and professional associations and received the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award in 2003 and the APGO Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005.
Angela Hawk, MD - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Angela Hawk M.D. joined Regional Obstetrical Consultants in August of 2014. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended Pace Academy. She graduated Cum Laude from Davidson College where, after briefly studying abroad in France, she earned her B.S. with honors in Biomedical Science. She spent two years working as a research supervisor in the Emory Women's Mental Health program where she studied and presented on the safety and pharmacology of psychotropic medications during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She earned her Medical Doctorate at the Medical College of Georgia, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha society. Dr. Hawk completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency in 2010 at the University of Virginia. After completion of residency, Dr. Hawk remained on faculty, practicing primary care and ob/gyn with the UVA Department of Student Health. Given her passion for high risk obstetrics, she continued her training at the Medical University of South Carolina, completing her fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2014. During her fellowship, Dr. Hawk had the opportunity to further pursue her academic career by obtaining her Masters of Science in Clinical Research. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Sunanda Sadanandan, DO, MBA- Maternal Fetal Medicine
In 2009, Dr. Sadanandan and her husband, Dr. Ken Bell, relocated from New Mexico to Chattanooga. Since that time, she has been a part of Regional Obstetrical Consultants. She is also a University of Tennessee, College of Medicine at Chattanooga, Assistant Professor, and in this role is dedicated to mentoring residents and medical students. She has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards including the 2013-2014 Donald R. Krohn, MD Award for Outstanding Teaching. She is a member of several academic and professional associations including American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Chattanooga Medical Society. In 2016, Dr. Sadanandan received her MBA from the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga. Her medical training was at Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine. She then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2006 at TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, with board certification in 2008. Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship was completed at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM in 2009, followed by MFM board certification in 2014.
Garrett Lam, MD - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Dr. Lam joined Regional Obstetrical Consultants in July 2011. He is board certified in both Ob/Gyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Rochester, completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ and then went to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine. While there, he was trained in various in–utero procedures such as fetal blood sampling and intrauterine transfusion, fetal shunt placement and cord coagulation for parasitic twin gestations. He also participated as the lead obstetrical surgeon or primary assistant for their pilot series of in–utero repair of fetal myelomeningocele. Post fellowship, he traveled to Europe to attend the Eurofetus Consortium’s annual conferences on Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), and completed a mini-sabbatical on laser photocoagulation for treatment of TTTS with doctors in both Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2008, along with Dr. William Clewell, he launched the first fetal therapy center in the Southwestern United States: the “Maternal Fetal Center” of Phoenix Perinatal Associates and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.