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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. 

Community-Based Faculty

Ira Abels, MD
Assitant Professor

Ramon Ernesto Alegret, MD
Assistant Professor

Osmar Creagh Bandera,MD
Assistant Professor

Michael N. Baskin, MD
Assistant Professor

Vicente Behrens, MD
Assistant Professor

Peter Bell, MD
Professor

Blaine S. Cameron
Assistant Professor

Vincent Conte, MD
Assistant Professor

Hector Davila, MD

Assistant Professor

Michael Decker, MD
Assistant Professor

Vania Enid, MD
Assitant Professor

Lawrence Frank, MD
Assistant Professor

Ricardo Gerenstein, MD
Associate Professor

Alphonso Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor

Jason Hoyos, MD
Assistant Professor

Isabelle Jean-Pierre,MD
Assistant Professor

Samir Kulkarni, MD
Assistant Professor

Travis Lee, MD
Assitant Professor

Javier Lopez,MD
Assistant Professor

Moises Lustgarten,MD
Assistant Professor

Michael Jay Meister,MD
Assistant Professor

Kyle L. Nasrallah, MD
Assistant Professor

Guillermo Luis Pol, MD
Assistant Professor

Sarah E. Rebstock, MD
Assistant Professor

Juan Ruan, MD
Assistant Professor

Francisco Javier Ruiz, MD
Assistant Professor

Ravindera Uberoi, MD
Assistant Professor

Jason Wigley, MD
Assistant Professor

Howrad S. Wittels, MD
Professor

Luke Kwok Sau Yeung, MD
Assistant Professor

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