Pediatric, ophthalmology faculty ranks swell with new hiresPublished on Thursday, September 17, 2015 Published on September 17, 2015 The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff: Maria Demma I. Cabral, M.D. CabralDr. Maria Demma I. Cabral recently completed her fellowship training in adolescent medicine and has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.Cabral received her B.S. in biology in 2002 and her M.D. in 2007 from the University of the Philippines, Manila. She was a general pediatrics resident from 2009-12 at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, and further subspecialized in the care of adolescents from 2012-15 at Miami Children's Hospital, Florida.She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Her main interests are eating disorders and adolescent gynecology. Jessica Hassell, M.D. HassellDr. Jessica Hassell, a recent pediatric resident at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.After receiving her B.S. in psychology summa cum laude from Ohio State University, Columbus, in 2008, Hassell earned her M.D. from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2012. She then had residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital.Her research interests include the study of personality types in association with medical sub-specialty choice. Brian Cuong Tieu, M.D., Ph.D. TieuDr. Brian C. Tieu, a current vitreo-retinal fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in ophthalmology.After receiving his B.A. in biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002, Tieu earned his M.D and Ph.D. in a combined degree program at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2010. He then did an internal medicine internship from 2010-11 at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, and an ophthalmology residency from 2011-14 at the University of Texas Medical Branch before coming to UMMC for his vitreo-retinal fellowship.An active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association, Tieu is the author or coauthor of eight articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and 11 abstracts. His research interests include the role of Angiotensin II in Giant Cell Arteritis and aortic aneurysm/dissection, and retinal vascular diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and vasculitis.