Tracy Cassagnol, M.D., joined HWCOM in 2021 as a professor of Clinical Skills and the Basic Sciences. She teaches within the Clinical Skills I and Clinical Skills 2 course and Anatomy and Physiology, Cellular Biology within Period 1 and Period. She is the Co-course director of the P3 Course, Core Concepts in Medicine (Osler Friday).
Before joining FIU, Cassagnol served as a primary care physician at Duke University. She is an experienced, board-certified family medicine physician who provides health care to the underserved communities of Opa Locka and Miami Gardens through the Student Faculty Collaborative Clinic (SFCC), a student-run clinic that operates within the Universal Heritage Institute.
Residency, Family Medicine, Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine Residency, Washington D.C.
M.D., Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Areas of Interest
Cassagnol is passionate about promoting diversity in the health professions and serves as a faculty mentor for the Student National Medical Association and member of the Diversity Action Committee.
- Medical Education- Anatomy Visualization
- Cassagnol is the Founder and Director of the Innovation Anatomy Lab (IAL), a 3D Printing Lab and Makerspace within HWCOM. https://innovativeanatomylab.com/
- History of Medicine
- Cassagnol conducts research regarding the health of enslaved populations and is partnered with the Stagville Historic Site in Durham N.C. She is the faculty advisor for the History of Medicine Interest Group
- Obesity Medicine
- Cassagnol is passionate about the prevention and treatment of obesity as a core approach in improving the health of children, adolescents and adults. She conducts research regarding best practices in this clinical arena.