June/July2017 New Faculty

June 2017 New Faculty

Aging and Geriatrics
Name:  Susan Schneider, M.D.
 
Department:  Aging and Geriatrics
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:   Memory care, syndromes of aging, and healthy living.
Location obtained MD:  University of Missouri – Kansas City
Health Outcomes & Policy
Name:  Alyson Young, Ph.D.
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Department:  Health Outcomes & Policy
Rank:  Assistant Scientist
Specialty:    Maternal and young child health, mixed methods research, and environmental health disparities.
Location obtained PhD:  University of Arizona
Medicine – Hematology and Medical Oncology
Name:  Leylah Drusbosky, Ph.D.
 
Department:  Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Rank:  Research Assistant Professor
Specialty:    Molecular Cell Biology
Location obtained PhD:  University of Florida
Medicine – Cardiology
Name:  Ramil Goel, M.D.
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Department:  Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:   Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the VA Hospital
Location obtained MD:   All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Medicine – Nephrology and Hypertension
Name:  Mohcine Madkour, Ph.D.
 
Department:  Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:    Computer Science, Health Informatics
Location obtained PhD:  Mohamed 5 University, in Rabat Morroco
Ophthalmology
Name:  Ekaterina Lobanova, Ph.D.
Department:  Ophthalmology
Rank:  Assistant Professor
Specialty:    Conducts research aimed to develop mutation-independent treatments for retinal diseases
Location obtained PhD:  M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia

July 2017 New Faculty

Aging and Geriatrics
Name:  So Dam Kim, M.D.
 
Department:  Aging & Geriatrics
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Clinical interests include fall, frailty, wound care and preventive medicine.
Location obtained MD:  Catholic University of Korea
Name:  Hyo-Jin Park, Ph.D.
 
Department:  Aging & Geriatrics
Rank:  Assistant Scientist
Specialty:Research interests include neurodegenerative disorders, age-related hearing loss, and ototoxic drug-induced hearing loss.
Location obtained PhD: Korea University
Anesthesiology
Name:  Daryl Reust, M.D.
 
Department:  Anesthesiology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Location obtained MD:  Texas A&M University
Name:  Cameron Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
 
Department:  Anesthesiology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Acute Pain Medicine
Location obtained MD and PhD degrees:  Both degrees were obtained at Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia
Community Health & Family Medicine
Name:  Samuel Dickmann, M.D.
 
Department:  Community Health and Family Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Clinical Interests include preventive medicine and chronic disease management
Location obtained MD:  University of Florida
Name:  Nicholas Dorsey, M.D.
 
Department:  Community Health and Family Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Clinical Interests include preventive medicine, medical education, and obesity
Location obtained MD:  St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
Emergency Medicine
Name:  Benjamin Abo, D.O.
 
Department:  Emergency Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Research interests include anything EMS, EMS for children, international EM/EMS, mentorship, resiliency and sustainability in emergency services, disaster medicine, educational and experiential processes, wilderness/austere medicine and technical rescue practices.
Location obtained DO:  Touro University in California
Name:  Charles Hwang, M.D.
 
Department:  Emergency Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:  University of Florida
Name:  Kenneth Krabacher, M.D.
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Department:  Emergency Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Kendall Moore, M.D.
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Department:  Emergency Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Medicine
Medicine – Division of Cardiology *practices mainly in Ocala
Name:  Ashraf AbuSara, M.D.
 
Department:  Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Interventional Cardiology
Location obtained MD:  University of Jordan
Medicine – Division of Endocrinology
Name:  Hiba Basheer, M.D.
 
Department:  Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Location obtained MD:  University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Iraq
Medicine – Division of Endocrinology
Name:  Ashok Srihari, M.D.
 
Department:  Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:   Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Location obtained MD:  St. George’s University, Grenada
Medicine – Division of General Internal Medicine
Name:  Pojchawan Yampikulsakul, M.D.
 
Department:  Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  General Internal Medicine
Location obtained MD:  Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University Bangkok, Thailand
Medicine – Division of Hospital Medicine
Name:  Omer Afzal, M.D.
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Department:  Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Brittany Hoyes, M.D.
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Department:  Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Aneil Parhar, M.D.
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Department:  Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Jaymin Patel, M.D.
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Department:  Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Neha Solanky, M.D.
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Department:  Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Livia Tsien, M.D.
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Department:  Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Muhammad Zaman, M.D.
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Department:  Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Medicine – Division of Nephrology
Name:  Kawther Alquadan, M.D.
 
Department:  Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:   Jordan University of Science Technology
Medicine – Pulmonary Division
Name:  Abbas Shahmohammadi, M.D.
 
Department:  Medicine, Pulmonary Division
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Pulmonary Disease
Location obtained MD:  Ross University School of Medicine
Neurology
Name:  Marc-Alain Babi, M.D.
 
Department:  Neurology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Neurocritical care
Location obtained MD:  Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
Name:  Carolina Barbosa-Maciel, M.D.
 
Department:  Neurology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Neurocritical care
Location obtained MD:   Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil
Name:  Wissam Deeb, M.D.
 
Department:  Neurology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Movement disorders
Location obtained MD:  University of Balamand, Lebanon
Name:  Tirisham Gyang, M.D.
 
Department:  Neurology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Multiple sclerosis
Location obtained MD:  St George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Name:  Scott Heller, M.D.
 
Department:  Neurology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Neuromuscular medicine
Location obtained MD:  New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
Name:  Christopher Robinson, D.O.
 
Department:  Neurology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:   Neurocritical care
Location obtained DO:  West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Name:  Hans Shuhaiber, M.D.
 
Department:  Neurology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  General Neurology
Location obtained MD:  Saint George’s University School of Medicine
Name:  Alexis Simpkins, M.D., Ph.D.
 
Department:  Neurology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:    Stroke/Neurovascular medicine
Location obtained MD and PhD:  Medical College of Georgia
Neurosurgery
Name:  Jason Blatt, M.D.
 
Department:  Neurosurgery
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:   Pediatric Neurosurgery
Location obtained MD:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Name:  Lance Governale, M.D.
 
Department:  Neurosurgery
Rank:  Clinical Associate Professor
Specialty:  Pediatric Neurosurgery
Location obtained MD:  Harvard Medical School
Name:  Cory Hartman, M.D.
 
Department:  Neurosurgery
Rank:  Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Brain tumors, Spinal deformity and spinal cord tumors
Location obtained MD:  Medical College of Wisconsin
Name:  Chandan Reddy, M.D.
 
Department:  Neurosurgery
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Peripheral nerve neurosurgery, Movement Disorders, Deep Brain Stimulation
Location obtained MD:  University of Michigan Medical School
Name:  Jerzy Rokicki, M.D., Ph.D.
 
Department:  Neurosurgery
Rank:  Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Spinal deformity and spinal cord tumors
Location obtained MD and PhD:  Tulane University School of Medicine
Name:  Jay Vachhani, M.D.
 
Department:  Neurosurgery
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Endovascular surgery, vestibular schannomas, and radiosurgery.
Location obtained MD:  University of Florida
Ophthalmology
Name:  Erich Horn, M.D.
 
Department:  Ophthalmology
Rank:  Clinical Associate Professor
Specialty:  Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Location obtained MD:  Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Name:  Chung Ming Chan, M.D.
 
Department:  Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Orthopaedic Oncology; Hand and Upper Extremity
Location obtained MD:  National University of Singapore
Name:  Leaha Neville, D.P.M.
 
Department:  Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Podiatry
Location obtained DPM:  Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Pathology
Name:  Ashwin Akki, M.D., Ph.D.
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Department:  Pathology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD and PhD degrees:
Name:  Peng Li, Ph.D.
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Department:  Pathology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Hematopathology/Flow Cytometry
Location obtained PhD:
Name:  Nemanja Rodic, M.D., Ph.D.
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Department:  Pathology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Dermatopathology
Location obtained MD and PhD:
Name:  Robert Seifert, M.D.
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Department:  Pathology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Hematopathology/Flow Cytometry
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Archana Shenoy, M.D.
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Department:  Pathology
Rank:  Assistant Scientist
Specialty:  Pediatric pathology
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Dianne Torrence, M.D.
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Department:  Pathology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Bone and soft tissue pathology
Location obtained MD:
Pediatrics
Name:  Andrew Boulos, M.D.
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Department:  Pediatrics
Rank:  Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Name:  James Buscher, M.D.
 
Department:  Pediatrics
Rank:  Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Matthew Cascio, D.O.
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Department:  Pediatrics
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:   Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Location obtained DO:
Name:  Robert Dillard, M.D. *Sacred Heart*
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Department:  Pediatrics
Rank:  Clinical Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Name:   Adriana Elena Fernandez Bowman, M.D.  *Sacred Heart*
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Department:  Pediatrics
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Matthew Furst, M.D.
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Department:  Pediatrics
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Congenital Heart Center
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Biljana Horn, M.D.
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Department:  Pediatrics
Rank:  Clinical Professor
Specialty:  Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Location obtained MD:
Name:   Nancy Joseph, M.D.
 
Department:  Pediatrics
Rank:  Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Alan Sacks, M.D. *Sacred Heart*
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Department:  Pediatrics
Rank:  Clinical Professor
Specialty:  Pediatric Gastroenterology
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D.  *Sacred Heart*
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Department:  Pediatrics
Rank:  Clinical Associate Professor
Specialty:  Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Elahe Shychuk, M.D.
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Department:  Pediatrics
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:   General Pediatrics
Location obtained MD:
Name:  Thao Vu, M.D.
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Department:  Pediatrics
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:   General Pediatrics
Location obtained MD:
Physiology
Name:  Erin Bruce, Ph.D.
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Department:  Physiology
Rank:  Lecturer
Specialty:
Location obtained PhD:
Psychiatry
Name:  Nikhil Rao, M.D.
 
Department:  Psychiatry
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Child and adolescent psychiatry
Location obtained MD:   University of Oklahoma
Name:  Laura Rodriquez-Roman, M.D.
 
Department:  Psychiatry
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty: Adult – Inpatient. Research interests is in innovative teaching methods in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, and major depressive disorder
Location obtained MD:    Universidad Central del Caribe School
Radiology
Name:  Matthew Franzen, M.D.
 
Department:  Radiology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Location obtained MD:
Name:  John Rees, M.D.
Department:  Radiology
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:
Location obtained MD:
Surgery
Name:  Narendra Battula, M.D.
 
Department:  Surgery
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Transplantation surgery
Location obtained MD:  Manipal Medical University in India
Name:  Olusola Oduntan, M.D.
 
Department:  Surgery
Rank:  Clinical Associate Professor
Specialty:  Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Location obtained MD:    College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Urology
Name:  Charles Henderson, M.D. *The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart*
 
Department:  Urology
Rank:  Clinical Associate Professor
Specialty:  Pediatric urology
Location obtained MD:  University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, AL