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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.

Community-Based Faculty

David Agorvor, MD
Assistant Professor

Zulma Berrios, MD
Assisant Professor

Maria del Carmen Bustillo, MD
Associate Professor

Isidro A. Cardella, MD
Assistant Professor

Daniel R Christie, MD
Assistant Professor

Maria Lina Diaz, MD
Assistant Professor

Alberto Dominiguez-Bali, MD
Associate Professor

Juergen Eisermann, MD
Assistant Professor

Benny Esquenazi, MD
Assistant Professor

Bahareh Fazilat, MD
Assistant Professor

Ramon U. Ferra, MD
Assistant Professor

Amy Alicia Flick, MD
Assistant Professor

Earl E Gabb
Assistant Professor

Jorge Gallo, MD
Assistant Professor

Troy A. Gatcliffe, MD
Assistant Professor

Sheila Gibson
Instructor

Paul Gluck, MD
Professor

Alison Gold, MD
Assistant Professor

Jorge L. Gomez, MD
Assistant Professor

Mario A. Gomez, MD
Assistant Professor

Adolfo Gonzalez-Garcia, MD
Assistant Professor

Victor Hugo Gonzalez-Quintero, MD
Professor

Alonzo III Grant, MD
Assistant Professor

Jeanolivia Grant, MD
Assistant Professor

Ramon Hechavarria, MD
Assistant Professor

Armando Hernandez-Rey, M
Assistant Professor

Karen Robin Hirschberg, MD
Assistant Professor

Wilbur Charles Hitt Jr., MD
Associate Professor

David I. Hoffman, MD
Associate Professor

Imelda Jean-Pierre, MD
Instructor

Fethiye Sinema Karipicin, MD
Assistant Professor

Peter Khamvongsa, MD
Assistant Professor

Eftichia Kontopoulos, MD
Associate Professor

Anthony Lai, MD
Assistant Professor

Nicholas Constantine Lambrou, MD
Associate Professor

William J. LeMaire, MD
Professor

Carla Lupi, MD
Professor

Gene F. Manko, MD
Assistant professor

Jorge Martin, MD
Assistant Professor

Dibe Martin, MD
Professor

Isidoro Martinez
Assistant Professor

Wayne S. Maxson, MD
Associate Professor

Maximiliano Mayrink, DO
Assistant Professor

Maria Del Carmen Miraz Trujillo
Assistant Professor

Joanna Mitrega
Instructor

Samuel Oberstein, MD
Assistant Professor

Adam Ostrzenski, MD
Professor

Rafael Perez, MD
Assistant Professor

Ruben A. Quintero, MD
Professor

Mark Rabinowitz, MD
Assistant Professor

Carlos A. Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor

Josefina Romaguera, Md
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Sharon Salamat, MD
Assistant Professor

Darren Salinger, MD
Assistant Professor

Carlos Sarduy, MD
Assistant Professor

Eric D. Schroeder, MD
Assistant Professor

Allen Silanee, MD
Assistant Professor

Alberto Sirven, MD
Assistant Professor

Julio Somoano, MD
Assistant Professor

Enrique Soto, MD
Associate Professor

Kenneth Strubbe, MD
Assistant Professor

Carlolina M. Sueldo, Md
Assistant Professor

Pauline Theobalds
Instructor

Kimberly A. Thompson, MD
Assistant Professor

Lorena Tinoco, MD
Assistant Professor

Vanessa N. Weitzman, MD
Assistant Professor

Elisa Wolfe
Instructor

Ellen Wood, MD
Assistant Professor

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.

Contact Us

Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC 4-250W3
Tel: 305-348-0570
Fax: 305-348-0123