Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs is committed to your success. We support your success by promoting an environment of inclusion and respect, providing administrative services that guide your progress from matriculation through graduation (and beyond), assisting in your career and professional development, and coordinating programs that promote good health and wellness in all its forms. Medical school is a transformative process, and the entire student affairs team is dedicated to assist you at every step along the way.

We hope you will take the time to explore the many programs and services we have put in place to guide and support you through this amazing experience. If you ever have questions, if you need help, or if your not certain where to turn, we are available to assist you 24/7/365.

OSA Leadership Team and Units

Central Office

Yolangel Hernandez Suarez, M.D., MBA
Interim Executive Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Andres L. Rodriguez
Assistant Dean for Student Services


Irene C. Delano, MBA
Director of Administrative Services

FIU Collaborative Programs

Barbra Roller, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Admissions and Recruitment

Cristina Arabatzis, MBA
Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Grades and Records

Sachay Liriano

Financial Assistance

Marissa Miles, MA
Director of Financial Assistance

Medical Student Counseling Wellness Center

Nathaly Desmarais, PsyD, MSCP, BCB
Director of Counseling and Wellness

Student Support Services

Heidi von Harscher, Ph.D., FICPP
Director of Medical Student Support Services
Associate Ombudsman

Student Programs

Scarlett Aldana-Bosch, MBA
Director of Student Programs

Panther Learning Communities

Jessica Lewis, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Academic Support Services

Alumni Relations

Jaclyn Enriquez
Alumni Relations Manager


Office of Student Affairs
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC2 390W2
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-0644
Fax: 305-348-0650

Office Hours: 8:30am to 5pm Monday through Friday except on university holidays.

After Hours and Weekend On-Call: 305-348-0696 (for current medical students only)