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Vision

Our Department has a proud history of training pathologists who have been prepared for practice in academic institutions, community hospitals and reference laboratories. Our goal going forward is to help insure that each student is committed to medical excellence and has the ability to pursue a practice lifetime of self-motivated continuing medical education and improvement.

Mission

Pathology is the study of disease. We will advance our knowledge of disease through research teaching and service in order to become a respected and renowned department on both a national and international level.

We provide excellence in teaching, service and research in pathology to the students, clinicians and patients of FIU, and the community as a whole.

Research

The Department believes that research is an integral part of medical education. We encourage our students to get involved early in their careers, predominately through clinically-oriented research, that can lead to poster presentations, abstracts and peer-reviewed publications. Basic science research is also emphasized through collaboration with all other departments at the university.

Education and training

The Department participates in medical education throughout all four years. Our Pathology and Infectious Disease course leads the way during the first year followed by pathology education in every science course in Period 2. Pathology electives and selectives are available during both Period 3 and 4.

Contact us

Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Department of Pathology
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC2 675
Tel: 305-348-9280
Fax: 305-348-0123

Community-based faculty

John Alexis, MD
Associate Professor

Carole Brathwaite, MD
Assistant Professor

Hector Colom, MD
Assistant Professor

Lydia Hernandez Howard, MD
Assistant Professor

Alicia Hirzel, MD
Assistant Professor

Sharon Licciardi
Instructor

Antonio E. Martinez, MD
Assistant Professor

Ana Maria Medina, MD
Assistant Professor

Steven Melnick, PhD
Assistant Professor

Yumna K. Omarzai, MD
Assistant Professor

Liset Pelaez, MD
Assistant Professor

Robert Poppiti, MD
Professor

Monica A. Recine, MD
Assistant Professor

Alan Schiller, MD
Professor

Susan Elaine Sharp, PhD
Assistant Professor

Wendolyn Sneed, MD
Assistant Professor

Vathany Sriganeshan, MD
Assistant Professor

Raul Vila, MD
Assistant Professor

Cristina Vincentelli Salas, MD
Assistant Professor