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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

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-2 675
Fax: 305-348-0123

  • Community-based faculty

    Sarah Abdelfattah
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    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
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    Michael N. Baskin, MD
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    William Christian Bauer, MD
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    Vicente Behrens, MD
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    Joseph Boolbol
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    Juan Botero, MD
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    Robert Brooker, MD
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    Brian B. Burnbaum, MD
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    Steven Burns, MD
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    Rafael Cabrales, MD
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    Yessica Eileen Cabrera, MD
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    Blaine S. Cameron, MD,
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    Lisa Chan, MD
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    Vincent Conte, MD
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    Raul Cruz, MD
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    Edward A. Czinn, MD
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    Amir Dawoud, MD
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    Luis De La Cruz, MD
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    Michael Decker, MD
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    George Luis Develasco, MD
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    Abel Diaz, MD
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    Walter Diaz, MD
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    Jayanand D'Mello, MD
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    Joseph Eisele, DO
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    Mark Eisenfeld, MD
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    Vania Enid Fernandez, MD
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    Cherie Fisher, MD
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    Lawrence Frank, MD
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    Guillermo Garcia, MD
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    Ricardo Gerenstein, MD
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    Juan P. Giraldo, MD
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    Howard S. Goldman, MD
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    Alphonso Gonzalez, MD
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    Enzro Greenidge, MD
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    Frederick Hasty IV
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    Giselle Helo, MD
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    Benjamin Houseman, MD, PhD
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    Cameron Howard, MD
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    Jason Hoyos, MD
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    Enrique R. Huertas, MD
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    Jeffrey S. Jacobs, MD
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    Isabelle Jean-Pierre, MD
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    Nirmal Jay Joseph, MD
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    Brett Kandell, MD
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    Javier David Kaplan, MD
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    Samir Kulkarni, MD
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    Travis Lee, MD
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    Javier Lopez, MD
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    Serafin Lopez, MD
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    Moises Lustgarten, MD
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    Rafael Machado, MD
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    Michael Jay Meister, MD
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    Ana Maria Michelena, MD
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    Rafael Miguel, MD
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    Jean Montoya Miles, MD
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    Martin Moliver, MD
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    Kyle L. Nasrallah, MD
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    Nicholas Nedeff, MD
    Associate Professor

    Gabriel J. Rosario Perez, MD
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    Edgar Joseph Pierre, MD
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    Guillermo Luis Pol, MD
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    Idelfonso Quintero, MD
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    Sarah E. Rebstock, MD
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    David Riesco, MD
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    Carlos Rodriguez, MD
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    Gerald P. Rosen, MD
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    Howard L. Rosner, MD
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    Juan Ruan, MD
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    Jamal Sampson, MD
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    Maria Sarach-Kozlowska, MD
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    Katharina H. Schultz, MD
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    Matthew Taylor, MD
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    Andres Dario Toro, MD
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    Ravindera Uberoi, MD
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    Manuel Vazquez
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    Francisco X. Vilasuso, MD
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    Frank Wang, MD
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    Jason Wigley, MD
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    Thomas Windisch, DO
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    Jennifer Wright, MD
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    Relin Yang, MD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Graciela Zayden, PhD
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    Hatem H. Zayed, MD
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