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Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology was founded in 2012 within the organizational structure of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University.

Vision and Goals

The Department of Anesthesiology’s Vision is to become one of the most outstanding academic departments of anesthesiology in the Southeastern United States. To be recognized locally, regionally, and nationally for the quality of patient care and educational experiences.

The department’s goals include the ongoing development of a progressive program in anesthesia that stresses the fundamentals of adult education and best practices in the art and science of anesthesia by:

  • Providing an experience for medical students, nursing students interested in becoming Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), and other interested individuals at the highest level of professionalism in patient care
  • Developing an ACGME-accredited graduate medical education (GME) program to train residents in anesthesia
  • Interacting across all specialties to develop educational programs and provide educational experiences in the fundamentals of anesthesia
  • Establishing a progressive curriculum for both students and residents as well as continuing medical education (CME) for individuals interested in anesthesia
  • Developing an outreach program to our international colleagues in anesthesia that would be viewed as a premier opportunity to improve patient care across the globe

Research

Currently, the Department of Anesthesiology’s research efforts are focused on cardiac and biometric research. 

Contact Us

Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC 4-250W3
Tel: 305-348-0570
Fax: 305-348-0123

Voluntary Faculty

Abel Diaz, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Alphonso Gonzalez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Amir Dawoud, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ana Maria Michelena, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Andres Dario Toro, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Blaine S. Cameron, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Brett Kandel, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Brian B. Burnbaum, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Carlos Rodriguez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cherie Fisher, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

David Riesco, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Edgar Joseph Pierre, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Edward A. Czinn, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Edward Abraham, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Enrique R. Huertas, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Francisco Javier Ruiz, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Francisco X. Vilasuso, MD, FACA
Clinical Assistant Professor

Frederick E. Hasty, IV, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

George Luis Develasco, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gerald P. Rosen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Graciela Zayden, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Guillermo Garcia, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Guillermo Pol, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Hatem H. Zayed-Moustafa, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Hector Davila, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Howard L. Rosner, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Howard S. Goldman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ira Abels, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Isabelle Jean-Pierre, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jamal Sampson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jason Hoyos, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jason Wigley, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Javier David Kaplan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Javier Lopez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jayanand D'Mello, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jeffrey S. Jacobs, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jennifer Wright, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Joseph Boolbol, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Juan Botero, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Juan P. Ampuero, MD
Clinical Instructor

Juan P. Giraldo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Juan Ruan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Katharina Schultz, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Kyle L. Nasrallah, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lawrence Frank, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lisa Chan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Luis A. De La Cruz, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Luke Kwok Sau Yeung, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor

Manuel Vazquez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Maria Sarach-Kozlowska, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mark Alan Eisenfeld, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Martin Moliver, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Matthew Taylor, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael Decker, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael Jay Meister, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael N. Baskin, MD, DABPMR, DABPM
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mina Fawaz Akhnoukh, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Moises Lustgarten, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

MurliKrishna Kannan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Nadeem Rahman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Nicholas Nedeff, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Nirmal Jay Joseph, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Osmar Creagh Bandera, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Peter Bell, MD
Adjunct Professor

Rafael Cabrales, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Rafael Machado, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Rafael Miguel, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Ramon Ernesto Alegret, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Raul Cruz, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ravindera Uberoi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Relin Yang, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Samir Kulkani, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sarah Abdelfattah, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sarah E. Rebstock, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Serafin Lopez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Steven Burns, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sushmitha Santhosh, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Travis Lee, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Vania Enid Fernandez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Vicente Behrens, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Vincent Conte, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

William Christian Bauer, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Yessica Eileen Cabrera, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor