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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, MD
Assistant Professor

John Abt, MD
Associate Professor

Aytana Alvarez-Ambas, MD
Assistant Professor

Hanan Atia, MD
Assistant Professor

Joseph Brett Averbach, MD
Assistant Professor

Gurpaul (Paul) Bajwa, MD
Assistant Professor

Annalee Baker, MD
Assistant Professor

John D Baldino, MD
Assistant Professor

Jeannette Barrueta, MD
Assistant Professor

Scarlet Benson, MD
Assistant Professor

Craig Black, MD
Assistant Professor

Kevin Boehm, DO
Associate Professor

Laurie Boge, MD
Assistant Professor

Evan Landon Boyar, MD
Assistant Professor

William Boyer, PhD
Assistant Professor

Isabel Jeanette Brea, MD
Assistant Professor

Carlos Ernesto Cao, MD
Assistant Professor

John Childress, MD
Assistant Professor

Jessica M. Cook, MD
Assistant Professor

Susana Coronado, MD
Assistant Professor

Jorge Cos, MD
Assistant Professor

Marc E Csete, MD
Assistant Professor

Michael T. Dalley, MD
Assistant Professor

Daniel D'Amore, MD
Assistant Professor

Alfa Diallo, MD
Assistant Professor

Leonel Diaz, DO
Assistant Professor

Laurence Dubensky, MD
Assistant Professor

David S. Edwards, MD
Assistant Professor

Eva Escatel, MD
Assistant Professor

Karen Michelle Estrine, DO
Associate Professor

David A. Farcy, MD
Associate Professor

Jay Feldman, MD
Assistant Professor

Maciej Ferenc, DO
Assistant Professor

Lianne Fernandes, DO
Assistant Professor

Jennifer Ann Fernandez, DO
Assistant Professor

James A. Fish, DO
Assistant Professor

Ann C. Giovanni, MD
Assistant Professor

Antoinette Golden, MD
Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Goorland, MD
Assistant Professor

Sandeep Jain, MD
Assistant Professor

Stacey L. Kaciuban, MD
Assistant Professor

Randy S. Katz, MD
Assistant Professor

Steven Katz, MD
Assistant Professor

Frederick Keroff, MD
Assistant Professor

Kevin King, MD
Assistant Professor

Shaila Kirpalani, MD
Assistant Professor

Rachel Kleinerman, MD
Assistant Professor

Gary Lai, MD
Assistant Professor

Fabriccio M. Letellier, MD
Assistant Professor

Felipe Loera, MD
Assistant Professor

Jason Mansour, MD
Associate Professor

Erin Marra, MD
Assistant Professor

Eduardo Martinez-DuBouchet, MD
Assistant Professor

Andrew Daniel Mason, MD
Assistant Professor

Yiraima Medina-Blasini
Assistant Professor

Leon Melnitsky, DO
Assistant Professor

Benny Menendez, MD
Assistant Professor

Richard Menendez, MD
Assistant Professor

Scott Meyer
Assistant Professor

Moises Moreno Riano, DO
Assistant Professor

Mark Newberry, DO
Assistant Professor

Maria Elena Ocasio Tascon, MD
Assistant Professor

Joseph Oliva, DO
Assistant Professor

Enrique Ortiz-Diaz, MD
Assistant Professor

Guarav Patel, MD
Assistant Professor

Ruben Penaranda, MD
Assistant Professor

Hector L. Peniston Feliciano, MD
Assistant Professor

Andre Pennardt, MD
Professor

Donny Perez, DO
Assistant Professor

Paul L. Petersen, MD
Assistant Professor

Christopher Poe, MD
Assistant Professor

Jose E. Portuondo, MD
Assistant Professor

Ryan Queen, MD
Assistant Professor

Franck Rahaghi, MD
Assistant Professor

Jose F. Ramirez, MD
Assistant Professor

Lawrence Riesz
Assistant Professor

Vincent Roddy, MD
Assistant Professor

Richard Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor

Juan Francisco Rodriguez-Moran, MD
Assistant Professor

Jonathan Rose, MD
Assistant Professor

Michael Rosselli, MD
Assistant Professor

Pedro Antonio Sevilla Saez-Benito, MD
Assistant Professor

Rodolfo Z. Schneer, MD
Assistant Professor

Michael Schultz, MD
Assistant Professor

Joseph Scott, MD
Associate Professor

Jesus Seda, MD
Assistant Professor

Sergio Segarra, MD
Assistant Professor

Jessica Silversmith, MD
Assistant Professor

Glenn Richard Singer, MD
Associate Professor

Roman Skylar, MD
Assistant Professor

Matthew Slane, DO
Assistant Professor

Valori Slane, MD
Assistant Professor

Todd Slesinger, MD
Associate Professor

Thomas M. Steed
Assistant Professor

Aish Subhani, DO
Assistant Professor

Jeremy Ira Tabak, MD
Assistant Professor

Vu Huy Tran, MD
Assistant Professor

Yvonne Turner Johnson
Assistant Professor

Raul Valor, MD
Assistant Professor

Emilio Volz, MD
Assistant Professor

Mark H. Weinstein, MD
Assistant Professor

Albin Xavier, MD
Assistant Professor

Ronald N. Yeh, MD
Assistant Professor

Joshua Barton Young, MD
Assistant Professor

Joseph Zitek, MD
Assistant Professor