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Urology

The Department of Urology was established in 2012 to support the core curriculum for third year medical students rotating through their surgical rotations at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) at Florida International University. The Department also provides fourth year students (who are interested in Urology) the opportunity to undertake a four week Sub-Internship in Urology.

Vision and Goals

The Department of Urology’s Vision is to become recognized as one of the truly outstanding Urology Departments in the Southeastern United States. This will be achieved by establishing excellency in innovative surgery, research, surgical education, and outcomes research.

In an environment of academic excellence, this program will be centered at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and will establish programs to complement the academic mission of the HWCOM. It will create an educational environment centered on excellence in patient care for medical students and residents by: 

  • Maintaining and continuing to expand an ACGME-accredited residency training program in Urology
  • Developing a curriculum to expose third and fourth year medical students to patients with urological problems 
  • Recruiting outstanding faculty to support the pursuit of excellence in patient care, research, medical education, and technology 
  • Establishing an environment of intellectual curiosity 
  • Developing a service that will be supportive of other departments within the academic community

Contact Us

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

Community-Based Faculty

Alireza Alam, MD
Assistant Professor 

Akshay Bhandari, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Jorge Raul Caso, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
 
Billy Cordon, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Jose Ferrer, MD
Assistant Professor
 
William H. Gans, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Cosme Gomez, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Angelo Gousse, MD
Professor
 
Yvonne Koch, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
 
Emilio Lastarria, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Mark R. Licht, MD
Associate Professor
Angelos N. Manganiotis, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Murugesan Manoharan, MD
Adjunct Professor
 
Nicolas Andre Muruve, MD
Associate Professor
 
Ricardo Palmerola, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Jorge F. Pereira, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Alan Scott Polackwich, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Robert A. Puig, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Ferenc Gyula Rick
Assistant Professor
 
Yekutiel Sandman, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Janice Santos Cortes, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Rafael Yanes, MD
Assistant Professor