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Landa-Galindez, Amalia M., MD, FACP

Title: Associate Professor; Clerkship Director; and Interim Chief, Division of Internal Medicine

Office: AHC2 592

Phone: 305-348-2180


Specialty: Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Education: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Location:

FIU Health Faculty Group Practice
885 SW 109th Avenue
PG-5, Ground Floor - Suite 131
Miami, FL 33199
(305) FIU-DOCS / (305) 348-3627

Department(s): Humanities, Health, and Society

Amalia Landa-Galindez, MD is Associate Professor and Interim Chief of the Division of Internal Medicine, in the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society. Dr. Landa-Galindez joined Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in January 2013, and is active in the recruitment of internal medicine faculty, organization of clerkship sites, and student didactic activities. Dr. Landa-Galindez serves as faculty advisor for students pursuing residency in internal medicine and has a leading role in the development and assessment of internal medicine curriculum. She is also actively involved in the basic science curriculum and is Course Director for the second year Musculoskeletal Systems course. Dr. Landa-Galindez has collaborated in multiple educational research projects and was awarded the peer-reviewed Excellence in Medical School Teaching Award. She has also served as FIU faculty senator since September 2018. Nationally, she is active as a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and involved in scholarly activities within the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine.

Dr. Landa-Galindez has been devoted to clinical patient care, working as an internist in the South Florida community for the past 25 years. She has been a provider in multiple community health systems, including Baptist Health South Florida and Jackson Health System. She has been recognized for excellence in best clinical practices by health maintenance organizations and for excellence in continuing medical education by the American Medical Association. She currently practices at the FIU Faculty Group Practice at the FIU Modesto Maidique Campus in Miami-Dade.

Dr. Landa-Galindez completed her medical education at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and has an active role in the Tulane Medical Alumni Association executive board. She completed her internal medicine internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida and residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Landa-Galindez is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Select Publications

  • Landa-Galindez, Amalia, “Other Neurological Disorders: Multiple Sclerosis; Myasthenia Gravis; Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome; Guillan-Barre Syndrome; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis”.  IM Essentials- A Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) for Students, Text. American College of Physicians/ Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, January 2015.  ISBN 1938921097.
  • Landa-Galindez A, Gillis M, Armas M, Mintzer M, Cuellar M, “I felt appalled and torn by my duty” Empathy and Moral Distress Training in the Medicine Clerkship. AAMC SGEA Annual Meeting (2016), Austin, TX. April 14-16.
  • Landa-Galindez A, Cuellar M, Weiler T, Rebooting Medical School Genetics Education: Interactive Learning Strategies for the Internal Medicine Clerkship. AAMC SGEA (Southern Group on Educational Affairs) Annual Meeting (2016), Austin, TX. April 14-16, 2016. 
  • Camacho R, Garrido D, Lai A, Landa-Galindez A, “Carcinoid Syndrome: An Uncommon Diagnosis Masquerading as Common Complaints.” ACP 2017 FL Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2017, Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Weiler T, Chakravarty T, Landa-Galindez A, “Hoofbeats, Horses and Genetic Red Flags.” Medical Teacher, Volume 41, Issue 7, 2019, pp 847-848. Published online Jan 11, 2019.
  • Bronander K editor, Blatt A assoc editor, Landa-Galindez A case editor, “Internal Medicine 02: 60-year-old woman with chest pain”. Aquifer Internal Medicine Course, March 2019,
  • Kola R, Landa-Galindez A, “Herpes Zoster: Case Review and Discussion”. FMSRJ (The Florida Medical Student Research Journal) Volume 4, Issue 1, April 2019, pp 47-50.


Areas of Interest
Primary Disease Prevention
Women’s Health
Cardiovascular and Rheumatologic Disorders