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The Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care was founded in 2014 within the organizational structure of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University. As the Founding Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, I’d like to welcome you to our program. All of our fourth-year students rotate in Emergency Medicine during which time their outstanding clinical experience is complemented by didactic and simulation sessions to ensure that the student is ready for residency. Through our clinical affiliates, medical students have the opportunity to care for a huge population of patients representing the depth and breadth of medicine. Clinical preceptors are voluntary faculty dedicated to providing our medical students with bedside teaching. We train tomorrow’s outstanding physicians and leaders by providing them with guidance, opportunities and mentorship. This extends through program development with our partner institutions. As the academic sponsor, FIU Department of Emergency and Critical Care, helped develop Emergency Medicine residency training programs at two of our affiliate hospitals with additional programs planned. As part of HWCOM, we are dedicated not just to patient care, education, and research but also to the improvement of population health in our community.

Welcome to the Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.

Robert L. Levine M.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

Vision and goals

The Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care will develop the future generation of Emergency Medicine physicians and leaders by creating a learning environment centered on delivering humanistic medical care while utilizing the newest medical, pharmaceutical, and technological advances. The Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care seeks to advance the field of Emergency Medicine by creating an educational and experience-oriented opportunity for those interested in emergency medicine.

The Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care provides outstanding education and training in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care for medical students and residents serving South Florida. The department’s goals include:

  • Excellent medical care delivered in a patient-centered, compassionate manner
  • Providing outstanding education - from undergraduate medical education through residency and fellowship training and beyond
  • Promote lifelong, independent learning skills
  • Fostering deep ties with our community through collaborative work focused on improving our communities’ population health
  • Increasing knowledge through research

Contact us

Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC 4-281
Tel: 305-348-0570
Fax: 305-348-0123

  • Community-based faculty

    Sebastian Abdelneur, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    John Abt, M.D.
    Associate Professor

    Murtaza Akhter, M.D.
    Associate Professor

    Aytana Alvarez-Ambas, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Hanan Atia, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Joseph Brett Averbach, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Nicole Aviles, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Annalee Baker, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    John D. Baldino, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Jeannette Barrueta, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Craig Black, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Kevin Boehm, D.O.
    Associate Professor

    Laurie Boge, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Evan Landon Boyar, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    William Boyer, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Isabel Jeanette Brea, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Carlos Ernesto Cao, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Cesar Carralero, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    John Childress, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Paula Coghlan, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Jessica M. Cook, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Susana Coronado, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Marc E. Csete, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Michael T. Dalley, M.D.
    Associate Professor

    Daniel D'Amore, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Alfa Diallo, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Leonel Diaz, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Jonathan Dobrinsky, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Alexander Doeffler, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Stephen N. Dunay, M.D.
    Clinical Assistant Professor

    David S. Edwards, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Eva Escatel, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Karen Michelle Estrine, D.O.
    Associate Professor

    David A. Farcy, M.D.
    Associate Professor

    Jay Feldman, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Jennifer Ann Fernandez, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Stephanie Gabriela Fernandez, M.D.
    Instructor

    James A. Fish, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Martin Gagne, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Alexander Garcia, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Ann C. Giovanni, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Antoinette Golden, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Kissinger Goldman, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Jeffrey Goorland, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Karla Guzman-Melero, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Craig Harrison, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Meena Hierholzer, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Leo Huynh, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Vivian Isrow, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Sandeep Jain, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    William Jaquis, M.D.
    Associate Professor

    Julie A. Kanter, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Rahul Karwal, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Randy S. Katz, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Steven Katz, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Frederick Keroff, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    John D. Kimpel, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Shaila Kirpalani, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Rachel Kleinerman, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    John Kobilis, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Gary Lai, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Nicole L. Lang, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Gavrilo Lazovic, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Daniel Francis Leiva, D.O.
    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Fabriccio M. Letellier, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Fotini Manizate, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Jason Mansour, M.D.
    Associate Professor

    Erin Marra, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Eduardo Martinez-DuBouchet, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Andrew Daniel Mason, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Oren Mechanic, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Yiraima Medina-Blasini, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Leon Melnitsky, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Brian L. Mendez, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Benny Menendez, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Richard Menendez, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Moises Moreno Riano, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Mark Newberry, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Edmara Nieves, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Joseph Olivia, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Enrique Ortiz-Diaz, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Guarav Patel, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Sweha Patel, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Carlos Penaherrera, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Ruben Penaranda, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Andre Pennardt, M.D.
    Professor

    Donny Perez, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Paul L. Petersen, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Ryan Queen, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Franck Rahaghi, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Jose F. Ramirez, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Hitesh Raval, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Michael Remaly, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Jesus Rivera, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Vincent Roddy, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Richard Rodriguez, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Abhishek Roka, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Jonathan Rose, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Michael Rosselli, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Rodolfo Z. Schneer, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Michael Schultz, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Joseph Scott, M.D.
    Associate Professor

    Jesus Seda, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Michael Shalaby, M.D.
    Instructor

    Jessica Silversmith, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Roman Skylar, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Matthew Slane, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Valori Slane, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Todd Slesinger, M.D.
    Associate Professor

    Brandon Stein, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Aisha Subhani, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Marciela Tassy, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Laura Tortora, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Vu Huy Tran, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Yvonne Turner Johnson, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Raul Valor, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Emilio Volz, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Nicole L. Warren, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Sarah O. Watson, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Shannon Weinstein, D.O.
    Assistant Professor

    Michael Wells, Ph.D.
    Clinical Professor

    Albin Xavier, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Joshua Barton Young, M.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Anton J. “Tony” Zitek, M.D.
    Assistant Professor