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Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) was established in the Fall of 2008 as part of the new FIU College of Medicine.

Vision and Goals

To be one of the most outstanding academic departments of OB-GYN in the region and a center of excellence for innovations in the fields of research, education, and clinical care.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is committed to improving the health for those we serve with dedication to excellence, providing an outstanding environment for undergraduate medical education in OB-GYN, creating and maintaining an outstanding residency training program in OB-GYN, and providing a venue for continuing medical education for physicians in the area.

The department’s goals will be accomplished by:

  • Training our medical students with the highest level of professionalism in patient care.
  • Familiarizing them with the specialty, giving them a competent basic education in OB-GYN while encouraging research at every level.
  • Developing the OB-GYN Department at sites in the academic community base centers for medical students and resident training.
  • Creating and maintaining a curriculum that will expose our residents and students to all aspects of OB-GYN.
  • Recruiting the best faculty and supporting them in their pursuit of excellence in patient care, research, medical education, and technology.

Contact Us

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

Community-Based Faculty

David Agorvor, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Taalibah Ahmed, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Renee B. Alexis, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Juan P. Alvarez, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Ricardo Alvarez, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Veronica Alvarez-Galiana, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Jenny Arango-Longo, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Corris Archer, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Julio Arronte, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Marcelo Barrionuevo, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Jessica Bauer, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Michael Benjamin, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Zulma Berrios, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Jonathan Black, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Laurice Bou Nemer, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Robert E. Boyett, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Jonathan Bratter
Assistant Professor
 
Katina Brown-Burgess
Assistant Professor
 
Maria del Carmen Bustillo, MD
Associate Professor
 
Isidro A. Cardella, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Audry Castellanos-Vidaurre, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Celestino Castellon, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Daniel R. Christie, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Erika Collado, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Saladin Cooper, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Rodni Cruz, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Monica G. Daniel,
Assistant Professor
 
Eileen Danoff
Instructor
 
Sasha Davidson, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Lesley de la Torre, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Rolando J. De Leon, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Maria Lina Diaz, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Julio Diaz-Jane, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Alberto Dominguez-Bali, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
 
Natalia Echeverri, MD
Associate Professor
 
Juergen Eisermann, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Benny Esquenazi, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Bahareh Fazilat, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Jorge A. Fernandez-Sanchez, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Ramon U. Ferra, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Verlee Liennezze Fines-Dailey, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Amy Alicia Flick, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Susan Fox, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Earl Gabb, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Jorge Gallo, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Troy A. Gatcliffe, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Sheila Gibson
Instructor
 
Jerry Max Gilles
Associate Professor
Paul Gluck, MD
Professor
 
Alison Gold, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Jorge L. Gomez, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Mario A. Gomez, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Miguel Angel Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Adolfo Gonzalez-Garcia, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Victor Hugo Gonzalez-Quintero, MD
Professor
 
Howard Goodman, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Alonzo III Grant, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Jeanolivia Grant, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Marc Gualtieri, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Louis Gutierrez, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Ramon Hechavarria, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Armando Hernandez-Rey, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Karen Robin Hirschberg, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Wilbur Charles Hitt Jr., MD
Associate Professor
 
David I. Hoffman, MD
Associate Professor
 
Elvire Jacques, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Imelda Jean-Pierre
Instructor
 
John Kaelber, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Fethiye Sinem Karipcin, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Peter Khamvongsa, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Guillermo Kohn, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Eftichia Kontopoulos, MD
Associate Professor
 
Jeffrey Kotzen, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Anthony Lai, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Nicholas Constantine Lambrou, MD
Associate Professor
 
Sasha Lazarus, MD
Assistant Professor
 
William J. LeMaire, MD
Professor
 
Guillermo Lievano
Assistant Professor
 
Maria Victoria Lopez-Beecham
Assistant Professor
 
Carla Lupi, MD
Professor
 
Gene F. Manko, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Luis Mansilla, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Adrian Tomas Marimon
Assistant Professor
 
George Maroulis, MD
Professor
 
Dibe Martin, MD
Professor
 
Jorge Martin, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Isidoro Martinez
Assistant Professor
 
Wayne S. Maxson, MD
Associate Professor
 
Maximiliano Mayrink, DO
Assistant Professor
 
Luis E. Mendez, MD
Associate Professor
 
Maria Del Carmen Miraz Trujillo, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Joanna Mitrega
Instructor
 
Jamie P. Nahmias
Assistant Professor
 
Kei Nakanishi
Assistant Professor
 
Samuel Oberstein, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Adam Ostrzenski, MD
Professor
Mary J O'Sullivan, MD
Professor
 
Ileana Perez, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Rafael Perez, MD
Assistant Professor
 
William A. Petersen
Assistant Professor
 
Ruben A. Quintero, MD
Professor
 
Mark Rabinowitz, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Carlos A. Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Guadalupe Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Luis E. Rodriguez
Assistant Professor
 
Josefina Romaguera, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
 
Roberto Romero, MD
Adjunct Professor
 
Amy Roskin, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
 
Sharon Salamat, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Darren Salinger, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Helen M Salsbury
Assistant Professor
 
Carlos Sarduy, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Eric D. Schroeder, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Carolyn Schuessler
Instructor
 
  1. Laurie Scott
Assistant Professor
 
Allen Silanee, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Alberto Sirven, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Julio Somoano, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Enrique Soto, MD
Associate Professor
 
Mark Rohan Spence, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Larry Spiegelman, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Kenneth Strubbe, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Jacob Tangir, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Thomas Taylor, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Pauline Theobalds
Instructor
 
Kimberly A. Thompson, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Lorena Tinoco, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Albert Triana, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Joseph Triana, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Pablo Uribasterra, DO
Assistant Professor
 
Ana Vidal Harris
Assistant Professor
 
Bertram Walls
Assistant Professor
 
Vanessa N. Weitzman, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Elisa Wolfe
Instructor
 
Ellen Wood, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Stephanie Wright
Instructor
 
Sujata Yavagal, MD
Assistant Professor

Special Acknowledgements

Dr. Sanford M. Markham, Emeritus Executive Associate Dean for Student Affairs; and Emeritus Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Known for his ever-present bow ties and affable mild manner, Dr. Markham came to Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in 2007 as the first Executive Associate Dean for Student Affairs. He was responsible for the planning and development of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), the admission of the school’s first five classes, and the OSA’s preparation and presentation in the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Preliminary, Provisional and Full Accreditation site visits which led to the College’s full accreditation status in February 2013. Later that year, he retired from full-time academic and administrative medicine, but his spirit and energy stays embedded in HWCOM forever.