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Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is the first multidisciplinary department in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine to bring together clinicians, educators and scientists who share a common mission and vision of pursuing advances in education, clinical practice and basic and applied research of the nervous system in its continuum from health to disease with the evidence based treatment methodologies taught in a quality, cost efficient and patient safe environment.

The major strength of the Department of Neuroscience is its commitment to a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration within the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and with all disciplines involved in neuroscience research throughout Florida International University. This commitment is the keystone for our vision of being a leading basic science and clinical academic institution in South Florida focused on maintaining a margin of excellence in the education of our students, the interdisciplinary basic and clinical research initiatives, and the services we provide to the community we serve.

In collaboration with our clinical colleagues throughout South Florida community and affiliated facilities our students will experience all clinical and technical aspects of all the neuroscience disciplines. We encourage all student participation in research opportunities that not only focus on clinical issues but encourages initiatives that take advantage of the excellent basic science and other clinical divisions within Florida International University.

Vision and Goals

We will be the leading academic neurosurgical program in South Florida focusing on maintaining a margin of excellence in the practice of neurosurgery, clinical research and the education of our medical students in the fundamentals neurosurgery.

The Department of Neuroscience is committed to:

  • Ensuring compassionate excellence in care to the community we serve in a patient safe and cost efficient environment
  • Providing an optimal learning environment for undergraduate medical education
  • Promoting the development of graduate neurosurgical education and research
  • Improving continuing medical education for our neurosurgical community

Contact Us

Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Department of Neuroscience
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC4 250W3
Tel: 305-348-0570
Fax: 305-348-0123

Voluntary Faculty

Adriana Rodriguez
Clinical Assistant Professor

Albert Pinzon
Clinical Assistant Professor

Alberto Nodarse
Clinical Instructor

Alejandro M. Forteza
Clinical Professor

Alexander Poisik, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Allan Herskowitz
Clinical Assistant Professor

Amos Stoll, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor

Amy Starosciak, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Andrew Brown, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Andrew Lerman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ariol Labrada, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Bernard Gran, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Brad J. Herskowitz
Clinical Assistant Professor

Brian A. Wolf, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Bruce Rubin
Clinical Assistant Professor

Camilo Ivan Garcia Gracia, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Carlos Gadia
Clinical Associate Professor

Carlos Ramirez-Calderon, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Chetan Malpe
Clinical Assistant Professor

Christopher Roberts
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dalia Lorenzo
Clinical Assistant Professor

Daniel Tarquinio
Clinical Assistant Professor

Daniel Varon
Clinical Assistant Professor

Efrain Salgado
Clinical Assistant Professor

Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

George C. Diaz
Clinical Assistant Professor

Glen Morrison
Clinical Professor

Greg Zorman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Heber L. Varela
Clinical Assistant Professor

Hector Lalama, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ian Miller
Clinical Assistant Professor

Israel Alfonse
Clinical Professor

Jack Marek Klem
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jobyna Whiting
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jorge L. Marcos
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jorge L. Pardo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jose L. Joy, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor

Joseph Martinez
Clinical Assistant Professor

Joshua Pasol
Clinical Assistant Professor

Justin Matthew Sporrer
Clinical Assistant Professor

Karel Fuentes
Clinical Assistant Professor

Linda Sternau
Clinical Associate Professor

Mark Alan Epstein, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Marvin Mordes
Clinical Assistant Professor

Meghan Rahmlow
Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael Aptman
Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael Samiel Duchowny, MD, FAAP, FAAN, FACNS
Clinical Professor

Migvis Monduy
Clinical Assistant Professor

Monica Mejia Acosta
Clinical Assistant Professor

Nestor M. Galvez-Jimenez, MD, MSc
Clinical Professor

Paul E. Damski
Clinical Assistant Professor

Po-Heng Tsai
Clinical Assistant Professor

Prasanna Jayakar
Clinical Professor

Randell G. Powell, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ranjan Duara, MD
Clinical Professor

Raul Lopez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ricardo Garcia-Rivera
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ritesh Kaushal, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Roberto F. Tuchman, MD
Clinical Professor

Roberto Sanchez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Salima L. Brillman
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sayed Z. Naqvi
Clinical Assistant Professor

Scott Collins Berta
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sergio Jaramillo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Tarannum Khan
Clinical Assistant Professor

Trevor Resnick
Clinical Professor

Virgillo D. Salanga
Clinical Associate Professor

Vitaly Siomin, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Yazmin Odia, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor