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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

Contact us

Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
11200 SW 8th Street,AHC-2 675
Tel: 305-348-9280
Fax: 305-348-0123

Research

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

Community-based faculty

Sarah Abdelfattah
Assistant Professor

Ira Abels, MD
Assistant Professor

Edward Abraham, MD
Associate Professor

Ramon Ernesto Alegret, MD
Assistant Professor

Juan P. Ampuero, MD
Instructor

Osmar Creagh Bandera, MD
Assistant Professor

Michael N. Baskin, MD
Assistant Professor

William Christian Bauer, MD
Assistant Professor

Vicente Behrens, MD
Assistant Professor

Joseph Boolbol
Assistant Professor

Juan Botero, MD
Assistant Professor

Robert Brooker, MD
Associate Professor

Brian B. Burnbaum, MD
Assistant Professor

Steven Burns, MD
Assistant Professor

Rafael Cabrales, MD
Assistant Professor

Yessica Eileen Cabrera, MD
Assistant Professor

Blaine S. Cameron, MD,
Assistant Professor

Lisa Chan, MD
Assistant Professor

Vincent Conte, MD
Assistant Professor

Raul Cruz, MD
Assistant Professor

Edward A. Czinn, MD
Assistant Professor

Amir Dawoud, MD
Assistant Professor

Luis De La Cruz, MD
Assistant Professor

Michael Decker, MD
Assistant Professor

George Luis Develasco, MD
Assistant Professor

Abel Diaz, MD
Assistant Professor

Walter Diaz, MD
Assistant Professor

Jayanand D'Mello, MD
Assistant Professor

Joseph Eisele, DO
Assistant Professor

Mark Eisenfeld, MD
Assistant Professor

Vania Enid Fernandez, MD
Assistant Professor

Cherie Fisher, MD
Assistant Professor

Lawrence Frank, MD
Assistant Professor

Guillermo Garcia, MD
Assistant Professor

Ricardo Gerenstein, MD
Associate Professor

Juan P. Giraldo, MD
Assistant Professor

Howard S. Goldman, MD
Assistant Professor

Alphonso Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor

Enzro Greenidge, MD
Assistant Professor

Frederick Hasty IV
Assistant Professor

Giselle Helo, MD
Assistant Professor

Benjamin Houseman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Cameron Howard, MD
Assistant Professor

Jason Hoyos, MD
Assistant Professor

Enrique R. Huertas, MD
Assistant Professor

Jeffrey S. Jacobs, MD
Assistant Professor

Isabelle Jean-Pierre, MD
Assistant Professor

Nirmal Jay Joseph, MD
Assistant Professor

Brett Kandell, MD
Assistant Professor

Javier David Kaplan, MD
Assistant Professor

Samir Kulkarni, MD
Assistant Professor

Travis Lee, MD
Assistant Professor

Javier Lopez, MD
Assistant Professor

Serafin Lopez, MD
Assistant Professor

Moises Lustgarten, MD
Assistant Professor

Rafael Machado, MD
Assistant Professor

Michael Jay Meister, MD
Assistant Professor

Ana Maria Michelena, MD
Assistant Professor

Rafael Miguel, MD
Professor

Jean Montoya Miles, MD
Assistant Professor

Martin Moliver, MD
Assistant Professor

Kyle L. Nasrallah, MD
Assistant Professor

Nicholas Nedeff, MD
Associate Professor

Gabriel J. Rosario Perez, MD
Assistant Professor

Edgar Joseph Pierre, MD
Assistant Professor

Guillermo Luis Pol, MD
Assistant Professor

Idelfonso Quintero, MD
Assistant Professor

Sarah E. Rebstock, MD
Assistant Professor

David Riesco, MD
Assistant Professor

Carlos Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor

Gerald P. Rosen, MD
Assistant Professor

Howard L. Rosner, MD
Associate Professor

Juan Ruan, MD
Assistant Professor

Jamal Sampson, MD
Assistant Professor

Maria Sarach-Kozlowska, MD
Assistant Professor

Katharina H. Schultz, MD
Assistant Professor

Matthew Taylor, MD
Assistant Professor

Andres Dario Toro, MD
Assistant Professor

Ravindera Uberoi, MD
Assistant Professor

Manuel Vazquez
Assistant Professor

Francisco X. Vilasuso, MD
Assistant Professor

Frank Wang, MD
Assistant Professor

Jason Wigley, MD
Assistant Professor

Thomas Windisch, DO
Assistant Professor

Jennifer Wright, MD
Assistant Professor

Relin Yang, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Graciela Zayden, PhD
Assistant Professor

Hatem H. Zayed, MD
Assistant Professor