March 2017 New Faculty

Department:  Pediatrics

List of new faculty members from March 2017 for Faculty Newsletter
Name:  Robert Loeb, M.D.
Department:  Anesthesiology
Rank:  Clinical Professor
Specialty:   Multispecialty anesthesia
Location obtained Medical degree:   University of Maryland
Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Name:  Raad Gharaibeh, Ph.D.
Department:  Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Rank:  Research Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Director, Microbiome Genomics for UFHCC
Location obtained PhD Degree:  University of North Carolina
Name:  Kaustuv Saha, Ph.D.
Department:  Neuroscience
Rank:  Research Assistant Professor
Specialty:    To identify novel pharmacological approaches to decrease the rate of dopamine neuronal dysfunctions implicated in Parkinson’s disease and drug addiction.
Location obtained PhD Degree:   University of Houston, Texas
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Name:  Mehmet Genc, M.D., Ph.D.
Department:  Obstetrics & Gynecology
Rank:  Clinical Professor
Specialty:  Maternal Fetal Medicine
Location obtained Medical and PhD Degrees:   Medical degree obtained at Istanbul University in Istanbul, Turkey; PhD degree obtained at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Name:  Jinping Lai, M.D., Ph.D.
Department:  Pathology
Rank:  Clinical Associate Professor
Specialty:  Research Director, GI/Liver Unit
Location obtained Medical and PhD Degrees:   Hunan Medical University (now named as Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University), Changsha, Hunan, China
Name:  Krystal Bittar, Psy.D.
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 Department: Pediatrics
Rank:  Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Clinical Psychology
Location obtained Psy. Degree:   Carlos Albizu University, Miami, Florida