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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.

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:

  • Creating 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 4-250W3
Tel: 305-348-0570
Fax: 305-348-0123

Voluntary Faculty

Akshay Bhandari, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Alan Scott Polackwich, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Alok Shrivastava, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Angelo Gousse, MD
Clinical Professor

Angelos N. Manganiotis, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Billy Cordon, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Cosme Gomez, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor

Emilio Lastarria, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Frenec Gyula Rick, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jorge Raul Caso, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jose Porfirio Ferrer, Jr., MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mark R. Licht, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Murugesan Manoharan, MD
Adjunct Professor

Nicholas Andre Muruve, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Robert A. Puig, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

William H. Gans, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Yekutiel Sandman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Yvonne A. Koch, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor