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Leader in Medicine

Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leader in Medicine” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These doctors and medical educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the operating room. Leading by example, the difference begins with them.

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Florida's Best in Medicine
Dr. Sorresso performs general community pulmonology and teaches two hours each day. Since entering the healthcare industry 22 years ago, Dr. Sorresso has garnered comprehensive skills and knowledge in pulmonary and critical care to deliver high-quality care to each patient he treats.
Christopher DeMassi, MD
As the current Chief of Neurosurgery at Memorial HealthCare System in Hollywood, Florida, Dr. Christopher DeMassi brings with him five years in his position and fifteen years in total within the healthcare industry. Dr. DeMassi specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, epilepsy surgery, surgery for movement disorders, head trauma, and brain tumor surgery.
Dr. Leonard Savino, MD is a highly-trained, non-invasive Cardiologist with over 30 years of experience in clinical private practice with an overall concentration on cardiovascular wellness in adult patients.
Dr. Robert Letton completed his Medical Degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. There after, he completed his Residency from Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center and his Fellowship from Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Jeffrey Stenback is an expert in performing arts physical therapy, temporomandibular, neck and back pain patients. On a daily basis, Dr. Stenback manages the private practice with five physical therapists.
Dr. Sheila Conway, MD is an Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Orthopedic Oncology for the University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Sadegh Amini Koves is a Board Certified Dermatologist practicing in Kendall, FL. He was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He attended Medical School at the Universidad Central de Venezuela where he earned his Medical Doctor (M.D) degree in 1989.
Dr. Nicholas Coretti, DPM is a podiatrist specializing in conservative and surgical treatment, from traumatic fractures, bunion/hammertoe correction, flatfoot reconstruction and wound care to ankle arthroscopy and total ankle replacement.
Dr. John M. Boden, MD, is a Hospice/Palliative Care specialist and Medical Director at Baptist Healthcare in Pensacola, Florida. Dr. Boden obtained his Medical Degree from St. Matthews University School of Medicine. Thereafter he completed both his Internship and Residency at Greenville Hospital System.
Having gained over 9 years experience in the industry, Dr. Jacqueline Smith, MD from Englewood, New Jersey, is highly regarded for her contributions as an Attending Physician and for her expertise in Women’s Health and Medicine.
Having obtained his Medical Degree from West Virginia University in 1982, Dr. Marvin Sponaugle furthered this achievement with an Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Florida and an Internal Medicine Residency at Charleston Area Medical Center...
Dr. Emilio Mantero- Atienza, MD, PhD is a Physician and Owner of his Private Practice. Dr. Mantero-Atienza obtained his Medical Degree from la Universidad de Seville - Spain in 1990.
Dr. R. Michael Carlson, MD is an Anesthesiologist at Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville, Florida.Dr. Carlson completed his Medical Degree in Anesthesia from The University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Arno Weiss, PharmD is the Staff Pharmacist at Wells Pharmacy Network in Ocala, Florida. Wells Pharmacy Network is a privately held nationwide compounding...
Mr. Randy Carroll PA-C, BSMD is a Physician Assistant for Florida Emergency Physicians/Team Health, amassing 13 years of experience in the healthcare industry.Before entering his role at FEP/TeamHealth, Mr. Carroll accumulated 18 additional years as a...
Dr. Guillermo Bello, DC is the Founder and Lead Chiropractor at Dr. BE in Motion Health LLC. Dr. Bello is a Chiropractic Physician, board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
Dr. Luis Velasco, MD is the Medical Director of Renaissance Health Clinic in Clearwater, Florida. Dr. Velasco obtained his Medical Degree from la Universidad Central del...
Dr. Rene Przkora, MD, PhD, MMS, joined the University of Florida faculty as an associate professor in anesthesiology and pain medicine in 2014. Currently, he is the associate division chief and the fellowship director of the multidisciplinary pain medicine fellowship program at UF.
Dr. Hyler has been dedicated to the healthcare industry for 27 years and has been in his current role at Dr. Hyler OB/GYN and Associates LLC for the past 21 years. His main areas of study were Obstetrics and Gynecology, which were the foundations for his knowledge and insight into this specialist field.
Dr. Christine Mackie, MD is a Family Physician at Excellence Medical Center, a Private Family Practice.Dr. Mackie graduated with honors from University Of Arizona College Of Medicine in 2001.
Currently working at the University of Miami as a Director, Chief and Professor, Dr. Alessia Fornoni, MD, PhD has amassed over 23 years of experience and has gained particular expertise in the field of nephrology.
Since entering the healthcare industry over 16 years ago, Dr. Drazinic has garnered comprehensive skills and knowledge in psychiatry, Huntington’s disease and psychiatric manifestation in genetic syndromes.
Dr. Davis bestows his comprehensive medical knowledge on the next generation of doctors. He maintains an active schedule as he also serves as an acute care surgeon at Tampa General Hospital, where he practices his skills in Acute Surgery, General Surgery and Critical Care. Dr. Davis’s work ethic helped him launch a successful 11-year career in the healthcare industry.
Dr. Siripornsawan’s responsibilities include working as a child and adolescent psychiatrist, working in the ER and performing assessments on children and adults to determine if the patient requires hospitalization.
Mr. Marc McCollaum, PA-C is a Physician Assistant, at Estates Medical Center. He is trained in the medical model to diagnosis and treat medical conditions...
Dr. Kumar has been committed to the practicing of Cardiology for the past 14 years and is currently the owner of Heart Care Consultants. On a daily basis, Dr. Kumar’s responsibilities include practice management and administration as well as patient care.
Working in the healthcare industry for over 27 years, Dr. Mary Satterly-Hart, MD, FACEP is an expert in the field of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. With a passion for teaching, Dr. Satterly-Hart is continually looking to share her knowledge and expertise with others.
Isaac Delke, MD, FACOG is a Professor of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at UF college of Medicine - Jacksonville.
Currently serving as a pharmacist at Cypress Pharmacy in Fort Myers, Florida,. Dr. Justin Ceravolo, PharmD works for a full-service independent retail pharmacy that provides a hospitable environment as well as specialized...
Mr. George Kitchens, from Tallahassee, Florida, has gained notable acclaim for his role as President of Artia Solutions. Mr. Kitchens’ accomplished career was sparked by his love for mathematics and chemistry...
With 18 years in his current role and 28 years within the healthcare industry, Dr. Jantz offers his wealth of mastery and proficiency in Education, Research, and Patient Care, including day to day responsibilities comprising of patient care, teaching, and executing clinical research focusing on interventional pulmonary procedures, advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy, and lung cancer therapies.
Dr. Adalberto Torres, MD is the Division Chief in the Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics at Nemours Children’s Hospital. Dr. Torres obtained his Medical Degree from...
Dr. Milunski has spent 34 years in the healthcare industry garnering comprehensive skills and knowledge in education, evaluations, cardiology, internal medicine, heart failure and transplantation, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.
Dr. Paul Williamson is held in extremely high regard for his role as Managing Partner & Owner of the Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando. Displaying extensive expertise in colon and rectal surgery, general surgery, medicine and patient care, Dr. Williamson’s daily role includes performing surgery in these areas.
Hartmuth B. Bittner, MD, Ph.D., FACS
Dr. Bittner performs cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. Additionally, he is also involved in a dedicated leadership role where he conducts cardiothoracic research. During his 28-year career, Dr. Bittner gained skills and knowledge in minimally-invasive cardiac surgery, minimally-invasive aortic and mitral valve repairs and replacement, advanced heart failure surgery, heart and lung transplantation and coronary revascularization and off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.
Dr. Castellon was inspired to pursue medicine as a boy by his grandfather, a surgeon in Nicaragua, and his path was confirmed when he undertook an internship at Mount Sinai Hospital Center. He excelled in his chosen field from a young age, winning a National Hispanic Scholarship and the Arnold A. Gerall Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Psychobiology in college, before graduating summa cum laude.
Currently a professor of oncology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., Dr. Judith Kaur divides her time between performing clinical services and teaching or researching. The latter is focused on the disparities in care for Alaskans and Native Americans. While she has held her current role for 24 years, Dr. Kaur has spent the last 38 years in the healthcare industry expanding her skills and knowledge in oncology, palliative medicine, hospice and internal medicine.
In pursuit of a rewarding clinical career where he can utilize his specialized skills, Dr. William Julien founded South Florida Vascular Associates in 2001. The office is a comprehensive medical practice specializing in minimally invasive endovascular procedures, which are effective for treating a wide range of vascular conditions.
Dr. Brian Arcement, MD, FASCAI treats an array of patients and ensures that each one receives high-quality treatment. While he has held his current role for seven years, he has spent the last 24 years in the healthcare industry expanding his skills...
Dr. Young has spent the past six years in his current role of Medical Director of Goldfingers Aesthetics. Goldfingers Aesthetics provides an everyday indulgence that leaves clients feeling invigorated and refreshed, with smoother, refreshed skin and an overall healthier appearance. Dr. Young believes that it is these subtle, understated changes that create the most dramatic differences.
Dr. Ribic is based in Tampa, Florida and is both a hospitalist and medical director. He has been in his current role with Bay Area Hospitalists for the past eight years, but has worked in the healthcare industry for the past thirteen years.
Dr. Edwards-Bennett, known to all her patients as Dr. EB, has practiced at multiple cancers centers, both academic and private practice: including Moffitt Cancer Center, 21st Century Oncology, and currently at the Cyberknife Center of Miami.
Dr. Emmauel Peña, DO is a Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellow at the University of Florida – Jacksonville. Dr. Peña completed his DO at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine...
Dr. Nathan Markwart, DO is an Intensivist at Pulmonary and Sleep Associates of South Florida. He specializes in critical care medicine and internal medicine.
After completing a rigorous academic training, Dr. Nune immediately began practicing in the medical field. During the 1980s, she introduced fertility techniques and conception to women in Libya — an accomplishment she is very proud of. 
Rolando Rivera, MD, A urologist at the Advanced Urology Institute in Naples, Florida, provides high-quality care to each patient he treats. He has spent the last 13 years expanding his skills and knowledge in urology, female pelvic medicine, reconstructive surgery and urology surgery.
Dr. Moran graduated with a medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1986 and took up a fellowship to further his training in 1993. Currently, he upholds the role of senior surgeon at the Orthopedix MD, formally known as Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence. Orthopedix MD is the leader in orthopedic care in South Florida, with two conveniently-situated centers in Ft. Lauderdale and Margate.
As a specialist in Family Medicine, Dr. Shoulson gained her MD in 1994 from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical school where she majored in Medicine. Preceded by a BS at the University of Pittsburgh and followed by a residency at the Hunterdon Medical College. She also completed her Undergraduate at Baynard College.
Dr. Robert McPhee, DO is the Corporate Medical Director for Health Service Management in Crystal River, Florida, as well as the Chief Medical Officer for the Hernando County Correctional Institute.
Dr. Keely Fischbach, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine for the University of Florida. Dr. Fischbach is also a Hospitalist and Internal Medicine Physician at Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida.
Drawing on over twenty-eight years experience within the healthcare sector, Mr. Paul Duff, from Jacksonville, Florida, is highly distinguished in his role as a Physician Assistant.
For the past two years, Dr. Michael Gonzalez Ramos has been employed as General Surgeon at Baptist Health South Florida. Baptist Health serves more than 1.5 million patients visits every year, and is highly regarded by many patients.
Drawing on an impressive three decades of experience, Dr. Barbara O’Reilly, MD has renowned expertise in Pediatrics and is utilizing her years of knowledge at Afina Health and previously running her own practice.
Dr. Violeta Atanasoski-McCormack is an Interventional Cardiology Specialist and Medical Director at Broward Health Medical Center.
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With 21 years in the healthcare industry and nine years in her current role as Attending Faculty, Dr. Aragona joins a myriad of renowned and successful personnel within her field. Graduating with honors from The University of Southern California Medical School with her MD in Emergency Medicine (1995), Dr. Aragona also holds certifications as both a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine as well as a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Renu Khode, MD is a Cytopathology Specialist and Laboratory Director at Associates in Medicine and Surgery in Naples, Florida.
With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Kenlyn J. Hobley, MD is being acknowledged for her expertise in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Harris Freed is a Diagnostic Radiology Specialist at Sheridan Healthcare. Sheridan Healthcare is one of the leading providers of healthcare solutions for anesthesiology and other specialties to physicians, hospitals, and outpatient centers.
Jennifer Miller, MD is an Associate Professor in the division of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Florida. She graduated with her MD from the University of Florida in 1998, and her M.S. in Clinical Investigation from the University of Florida in 2005.
Dr. Vandy Black acquired an expertise in Sickle Cell Disease in Pediatrics and in Clinical Care with a focus on pain management and the transitional period from adolescence to adult care.
With her expertise in Emergency Medicine and Simulation, Dr. Tabitha Campbell, Simulation Director of The University of South Florida & Team Health. Dr. Campbell graduated with her MD from The University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2007, becoming involved in her present profession as she enjoyed the variety of procedures available in the field of Emergency Medicine.
Currently a pulmonary critical care medicine attending physician at Pulmonary & Sleep Associates of South Florida in Boca Raton, Fla., Dr. Kessler-Reyes ensures that patients receive high-quality care. While she has held her current role for seven years, she has spent the last 13 years garnering skills and knowledge in pulmonary critical care medicine.
The American Health Council has cordially appointed Dr. Katia Lugo, MD, as “Best in Medicine” in recognition of her contributions and achievements. Having spent 11 years working in the healthcare industry, Dr. Lugo is an expert in her field, specializing in the area of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Roxanne Sylora, known for her expertise in breast enhancement, reduction and body contouring, recently joined the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery. She spent the last several years in the Chicago area doing all types breast and body work, including breast augmentation, breast lifts with or without implants, tummy tucks, breast reconstruction and post-massive weight loss body contouring.
Dr. Joseph Cariello chose to pursue a career in emergency medicine specifically as it gave him the ability to provide direct and immediate solutions for patients and it helped to make sure he had a healthy work/life balance.
As the owner of Middleton Oral Surgery in Sarasota, FL, Dr. Scott Middleton oversees a team dedicated to providing excellent patient care while performing a wide range of surgical procedures, including extractions, sinus lifts, bone grating, wisdom teeth removal, implants, exposure and bracketing of impacted teeth, oral pathology and tori removals.
Dr. Rosa Pacheco graduated in 1990 from the Ponce School of Medicine and spent her residency in Family Medicine at the SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital & Medical Center. A drive of honesty, integrity and a life-long passion to become a doctor propelled her into her current position at the Orlando Family Physicians a year ago.
Dr. Ganesh obtained his MD from the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine, furthering his training with an internship at Somerset Medical Center and a residency at Women & Infants Hospital. He then embarked on his long-standing career in healthcare, where he has continued to excel at every stage, working his way up the ranks through what he describes as ‘natural progression’.
After migrating to the United States from Israel in the late 1970s, Dr. Yahav became interested in biology and chemistry during his time in school. His thirst for knowledge led him to enroll at Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1997, along with a minor in health studies.
Dr. Haywood is a valued Director of Adult Medicine and Staff Physician with 30 years experience within the healthcare industry. Fulfilling her role as Director of Adult Medicine and Staff Physician at Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Dr. Haywood’s responsibilities include managing quality, administration, compliance, and updating clinical guidelines.
Paul M. Colombani, MD, FACS, FAAP
Dr. Paul M. Colombani, Chairman of the Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Robert Garrett Professor (Emeritus) of Pediatric Surgery. He will be sharing his knowledge and expertise on Oncology, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Surgery.
Dr. Fadem has dedicated thirty-three years of service to the medical field and has held his current role as Medical Director of Central Florida Injury INC. for ten years. He is an asset to the healthcare industry, as he brings prominent skills in Internal Medicine, Physical Rehabilitation, and General Medicine to his field.
Dr. Barron has spent over 23 years expanding his skills in clinical performance, academic outcome, governance, safety, quality outcome, credentialing, peer review, clinical faculty issues and productivity.
Ms. Stephan Alessandroni has accumulated over 42 years’ experience in the healthcare field, with 29 years as a certified physician assistant. Her depth of expertise in the field has allowed her to consistently exceed the expectations of others, excel professionally and provide outstanding advice and care to patients.
Currently a surgeon at The Gastric Sleeve Center at Jackson North Medical Center, in the Jackson Medical Group. Dr. Chousleb also holds the positions of associate chief of bariatric surgery and medical director of The Gastric Sleeve Center. Dr. Chousleb has expanded his skills and knowledge in medicine, bariatric surgery, minimally-invasive surgery, gastrectomy and solid organ surgery.
n anesthesiologist at Freeman Anesthesiology, LLC in Florida, Dr. Freeman provides anesthesiology services in private operating rooms for plastic surgeons. While she has held her current role for nearly five years, Dr. Freeman has spent 14 years in the healthcare industry expanding her skills and knowledge in anesthesia, patient care and medicine.
An India native, Dr. Joseph earned a bachelor’s degree in 1998 and a medical degree from the University of Mumbai in 2003. He relocated to the United States where he completed a research fellowship in the molecular mechanism of alcoholic liver disease at the Catholic University of America in 2007.
Mark Haan
Board Certified in General Surgery, Dr. Haan’s expertize in general surgery includes extensive knowledge of breast cancer, thyroid, gallbladder, colonoscopy, advanced minimally invasive surgery and robotic (da vinci) surgery. Day to day responsibilities see Dr.Haan performing a vast array of patient care and surgical procedures within a busy rural community setting. Furthermore, in addition to this highly demanding role, Dr. Haan also currently serves as Section Chief of General Surgery and Medical Director of Surgical Services as Spectrum Big Rapids Hospital and Reed City Spectrum Hospital.
Evan Leonard, MS, MMS, PA-C
Evan Leonard, MS, MMS, PA-C, an assistant professor and clinical physician assistant at Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Leonard instructs students on medicine, surgery, pathophysiology, physical diagnosis, clinical procedures, surgical skills and anatomy.
Jeri D. Graham, OD
President and founder of her private optometry practice, Jeri D. Graham, OD in Casselberry, Fla., Dr. Graham specializes in corporate optometry and medical optometry. Since establishing her practice eight years ago, Dr. Graham has spent nearly 30 years in the healthcare industry garnering comprehensive skills in optometry to ensure that she delivers optimal eye care to her patients.
Daniel Lichtstein, MD
Daniel Lichtstein, MD serves as the Regional Dean for Medical Education at the Regional Medical Campus of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida. He has spent the last 43 years in the healthcare industry expanding his skills and knowledge in general internal medicine, undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education.
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George Bikhazi, MD, had an outstanding career in the medical field. Although Dr. Bikhazi retired as a professor last December, he wishes to provide comprehensive input to the medical field by practicing pediatric anesthesia care a few times a week at a general hospital in Miami, Fla.
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A radiologist at Lakeland Regional Health — a facility within the Radiology and Imaging Specialties network — in Windermere, Fla., Dr. Safder conducts research to improve her patients’ quality of life.
Laurie Truog, BLA, MD
Dr. Truog contributes comprehensive skills in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, treating the broad range of diagnosis therein. She has spent eight years in the medical field molding and perfecting her skills to ensure that each patient receives the care they need.
David Taing, MD, DC, CAQSM
David Taing, MD, DC, CAQSM, currently a Hospital-Employed Physician and Medical Director of two skilled nursing facilities at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Fla. Dr. Taing provides expertise in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine involving Non-Operative Orthopedic Conditions, Cortisone Injections, and Fracture Management.
John Baker, MD
At the start of his education, Dr. Baker was a medical student attending Tulane University’s School of Medicine. He graduated with his degree in Orthopedic Surgery with subspecialties in Chemistry and Biosciences. Following his graduation, he accepted an offer of Residency at the University of Nevada. This would lead to him completing his residency and taking on a fellowship with the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.
Dr. Laura Rainer, Physician at Gulf Coast Medical Group will be sharing her knowledge and expertise in General Endocrinology. Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Rainer utilizes her eleven years of expertise in her role as a Physician at Gulf Coast Medical Group.
Amy Rutt, DO
Amy Rutt, DO occupies roles as medical educator, academic author, and biomedical researcher. Dr. Rutt has filled her present role as Otolaryngology/Laryngeal Surgeon at the esteemed Mayo Clinic for the past three years.
Angel Ho, MD brings her extensive 13 years in the healthcare industry during which she developed her expertise in Family Medicine, Medical Education, and trademark diagnostic skills of good medical practice. Dr. Ho serves the profession as Medical Director of Orlando Health Clinic where her capabilities have flourished for the past seven years.
Safiya K. Lyn-Lassiter, MD
Dr. Safiya K. Lyn-Lassiter, Medical Director at Mount Sinai Medical Center Free Standing Emergency Department in Aventura, FL (FSED), has been selected for her knowledge and expertise in the field of Emergency Medicine. With over seven years of experience in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Lyn-Lassiter offers valuable insight in her role as Medical Director of the FSED.
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With renowned expertise in Internal Medicine, Early Detection, and Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Craig is being recognized for his continuous contributions to American healthcare. Prompted by a desire and passion to help others, Dr. Craig became involved in his current profession, attributing his success to his ability to provide his patients with a personalized treatment plan suited to their every need.
Miguel Medina III, MD
Dr. Miguel Medina III, Director of Microsurgery MCI: Plastic Surgery, Microsurgery, and Craniofacial Surgery at Baptist Health South Florida. With 13 years in the healthcare industry, Dr. Medina shares his ample expertise in Medicine and Aesthetic/Cosmetic Plastic Surgery (Pediatric Craniofacial, Reconstructive Microsurgery, Facial Plastic).
Rafael Acra, MD
Dr. Acra has spent the last decade of his nearly 30-year career as President and founder of Acra Medical Aesthetics in Florida, a state-of-the-art medical spa that offers advanced and effective anti-aging procedures for men and women of all skin types.
Sandra Kaufmann, MD
As Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Sheridan Health Corporation, Dr. Sandra Kaufmann holds 21 years within the healthcare industry, including 5 in her current role. With expertise in Pediatric Anesthesia.
Dr. Lee Edelstein of Edelstein Pediatrics in Lake Worth, Florida, a 22-year veteran in the healthcare industry, including 19 years as a Pediatrician and 13 years in his current solo practice, Dr. Edelstein brings to the AHC a wealth of expertise in General Pediatrics.
As Chief of Hematology-Oncology and Medical Director at Memorial Cancer Institute/Memorial Healthcare System, Dr. Luis E. Raez has become one of the most recognizable faces in Oncology, and a major leader in lung cancer in Florida and Latin America.
Dr. Mark Lokitus, Psychiatrist and Addiction Specialist currently established within his self-practice in Fort Myers, FL. With 25 years both in his current role and in the healthcare industry, Dr. Lokitus is known for his expertise in Addiction Treatment and Nutrition Education.
Marta Galarza, M.D.
As the current Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Immediate Care Nursery at The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Marta Galarza brings to the healthcare industry 26 years of experience, with 20 years in her current role. She is recognized her past and present feats within Neonatology and Clinical Pediatrics.
Paul Aoun, DO, PhD
With eight years in Endocrine and Diabetes Care and five years in his current role as Clinical Endocrinologist at Palm Beach Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists in Palm Beach, Florida, Dr. Aoun attributes his success to dedication, perseverance, a love for medicine, and the values of his upbringing.
With over three years of experience in the field of Internal Medicine, Dr. Chen offers valuable insight in his role as a Physician at MAXhealth PrimeCare of Manatee. MAXhealth serves as a patient-centered primary care system that offers services in Sarasota, Florida and the surrounding areas. Composed of a team of board-certified practitioners, MAXhealth prides themselves in putting the patient first, providing comprehensive care to ensure optimal health.
Jeffrey S. Block, MD
Jeffrey S. Block, M.D. is a nationally respected authority in both the health-care and natural earth sciences concerning botanical medicine education and research, and the principal partner of Nurturing Nature® Group Consultants, a professional independent consultancy providing client organizations with advanced scientific guidance. This industry-wide consultancy provides insight by translating the evolving new science’s evidence-based objective data.
Amassing over four decades in the field, Dr. Steinsapir excels in his current role as an Endocrinologist at Palm Beach Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists, PA. Serving multiple locations in Florida, Palm Beach Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists, PA is a pioneer in the fight against diabetes and other endocrine disorders, through patient education, goal setting, and individual involvement in a personalized treatment program.
Wolf H. Stapelfeldt, MD
Dr. Wolf H. Stapelfeldt, Professor and Department Chairman at St. Louis University shares his knowledge and expertise in Anesthesiology and Organ Transplantation.
Dr. Fouad G. Souki, Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the University of Miami shares his knowledge and expertise on Transplant Anesthesiology. With over a decade of experience in the field of Medicine, Dr. Souki offers valuable insight in his role as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the University of Miami.
Dr. Katrin Arnolds, an OB/GYN at Beebe Medical Center and previously at the Cleveland Clinic Florida, shares her knowledge and expertise in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Katrin Arnolds became involved in medicine because of her passion for women’s health. She specializes in minimally invasive surgery from adolescents to adults from pregnancy through menopause.

Rafael Acra, MD

MD
Acra Medical Aesthetics

Kenneth Adcook, MD

Radiologist
Semi-Retired

Sondra Adkinson, BPharm, PharmD, CRPh

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

Walter Akonwah, PharmD

Pharmacist
Envision Pharmacy and Healthcare Services, LLC

Sadegh Amini Koves, MD

Dermatologist
Hollywood Dermatology

Paul Aoun, D.O., Ph.D.

Clinical Endocrinologist
PBDES

Brian Arcement, MD

Attending
Lee Health

Sandra Archibald, FACEP/MD

Staff Physician
PIME

Juan Barrio, MD

Private Practice
Juan L. Barrio, MD, P.A

Patricia Baumann, DO, FAOAO

Chief of Orthopedics
Bay Pines VAHCS

Babak Bedayat, M.D.

Physician
Pain & Spine Centers of Florida

Daniel Benhayon, MD

Physician
Pain & Spine Centers of Florida

George Bikhazi, MD

Prof.
Self

Hartmuth Bittner, MD, PhD

Vice Chief
Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic Surgery Institute

Vandy Black, MD, MSc

Director, Ped. Sickle Cell Disease Program
Univ. of Florida

John Boden, MD

Medical Director
Baptist Healthcare

Andre Boezaart, MD, PhD

Professor and Chief
University of Florida

John Bowker, M.D.

Voluntary Faculty
Univ. of Miami

Nassouri Brown, PharmD, MBA

Patient Consultation Pharmacist Cardiovascular Specialist
Express Scripts

Rafael Cabrales, MD

Section Head, Cardiac Anesthesia
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Luis R. Cabrera, MD

Family Medicine
Care Spot Baptist Health

Ria Calata, MD

Hospitalist, Instructor
Allied Internal Medicine,Llc

Tabitha Campbell MD, FACEP

Simulation Director
USF/Teamhealth

Anthony Cannella MD, MSc

Asst. Prof. 
Univ. of Florida College of Medicine

Elvis Castillo-Garcia, CWSP

Physician
Florida Medical Clinic

Kanwal Chickering DO, AOBEM

Emergency Department Attending
Florida Medical Center

Ram Choudhury, MS, BS

Pharmacist
Liberty Drugs

Elias Chousleb, MD

Assoc. Chief of Surgery
Jackson Medical Group

Michelle Cintrón, DO, CAQSM

PM&R/Sports Medicine
In transition

Jeanine Cioffi, PharmD

Pharmacist
Self-Employed

Sheila Conway, MD

Assoc. Professor
Univ. of Miami

Jeffrey Craig, MD

Internist
NCH Physician Group

Robert Cutler, MD

Pres.& Chief Product Developer
Robert S. Cutler DO PA, Beyond Health PA

Harold Dalton, DO

Physician
FL. Spine Specialists

Donald Davis, MD

Assist. Prof. of Surgery
USF Physician’s Group

Kenley Davis, MD, FACS

General surgeon
Bayfront Health

Christopher DeMassi, MS, MD, FACS

Medical Director & Neurosurgeon
Memorial HealthCare System

Charles DeVine, MD

Psychiatrist
Self

Allan Dinnerstein, MD, MMM, FACOG

Principal Investigator
Helix Biomedics

Denise Drago, MD

Pediatrician
Lee Health

Carolyn Drazinic, MD, PhD

Assoc. Prof.
Univ. of Miami

Steven Dukes, MD

Practicing Partner
Women’s Care Florida

Steven Dutcher, DO, PhD

Neurosurgeon
Palm Beach Neurosurgery

Lee Edelstein, MD/ FAAP

Pediatrician
Edelstein Peds.

Sameh Elamir, MD

Pediatrician
Bright Pediatrics

Jerold Fadem, ABIM, MD, FACP

MD
CFI, Inc

Ashley Fiebiger, BS, MS, PA-C

Physician Assistant
DermPartners

Alessia Fornoni, MD, PhD

Prof. & Chief
Univ. of Miami

Bobbie Freeman, MD

Anesthesiologist
Freeman Anesthesiology

Zivko Gajic, MD

Ed Physician
Self

Joshuae Gallardo, MD, MS

Attending Physician
Memorial Healthcare System

Selva Ganesh, MD, FACOG

Clinical Coordinator & Asst. Prof. In Obstetrics & Gynecology, Private Practice
Self

Annette Marie Garced-Santiago, Au.D

Doctor of Audiology
Florida Hospital East Orlando

Jonathan Gavras, MD, FCCP

Chief Medical Officer
Prime Therapeutics

Ralf Gebhard, MD

Professor
Univ. of Miami

Magda Ghabras, DO

Primary Care Physician
Metrohealth

Michelle Gillespie, DO

Physician
Southbay Hospital

Tina Girvin, PharmD

Pharmacist
Walmart

Julius Gorospe, MD

Adult Med. Team Leader
Family Care Partners

Phillip Greenberg, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Yannick Grenier, MSc, MD

Surgeon
Halifax

Mary Hart ABEM, FACEP,MD

Locum TenensAttending Emergency Physician
AMN, Staff Care

Tatiana Hernandez, ABFM/MD

Medical Doctor
Self

Angel Ho, MD

MD
Orlando Health Clinic LLC

Kenlyn Hobley, MD

Attending Physician
Sacred Heart Hospital

Guillermo Arias Howard, MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician
Central Florida Pulmonary Group

Pamela Hughes DO, FAARM, ABFM

Physician/Owner
Self

Christopher James, MD

Anesthesiologist
Mayo Clinic / Univ. of Florida Health Jacksonville
FL

William Julien, MD

President
South Florida Vascular Assoc.

Pashtoon Kasi, M.D.

Assist. Prof.
Mayo Clinic

Sandra Kaufmann, MD

Chief of Ped. Anesthesia
Sheridan Health Corp

Judith Kaur, MD

Prof. of Oncology
Mayo Clinic-Florida

Heather Kessler Reyes, MD MPH MS

PCCM Attending
Pulmonary & Sleep of South Florida

George Kim, MD

Consultant
University of Florida/21 Century Oncology

Barbara (Bobbie) Kopit, BS, OTR, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA

Physician Assistant
Pro-Med

Kenneth Kronhaus, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Director
Lake Cardiology

Vivek Kumar, DO, FACC, FSCAI

Owner
Heart Care Consultants

Andrew Logue, MD

Psychiatrist
Self

Mark Lokitus, D,O.

Physician
Self Employed

Ivan D Lopez, MD, PhD, MSc

Correctional MD Tele-Psychiatrist
Corizon Health Inc

Katia Lugo, MD, ABEM, AAEM

Faculty
Team Health

Marivette Machado-Cortes, MD

Endocrinology Physician
Bay Area Endocrinology Assoc.

Carlos M. Maldonado, MD

Wound Care & Hyperbaric Attending
Martin Health

Farah Malik, BsC, MBBS, MD

Assist. Prof./ Physician
Univ. of Fl./Health Science Center

Meilani Mapa, MD

Medical Director
Mem. Healthcare Systems

Mariana Martinasevic, MD

Physician
Self

Rodolfo Martinez, MD

President
Rodolfo Martinez, MD Pa

Daniel Maysilles, BSP

CEO
RxLeadership

Robert McPhee,DO, CMD, AOBFP

Corporate Medical Director
HSM

Miguel A. Medina, MD

Hospitalist
Health First Medical Group

Miguel Medina, MD

Director of Microsurgery
Baptist Health South

Mark Milunski, MD, FACC, FACP

Chief 
Veterans Healthcare Admin.

Paola Montero, MD

Hospitalist/Family Medicine
CFHP

John Montgomery MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPE

Vice President/Market Medical Officer
Humana

Issam Nasr, MD

Physician
Florida Hospital Flagler

Aledie Navas, FAAP, FCCP

Ped. Pulmonologist
Nemours Children Hosp.

Ulunma Nwachuku, MD

Hospitalist/Nocturnist
TeamHealth

Gamal Omar, BS

CEO
Village Discount Pharmacy

Julio Paez, MD

Medical Doctor
South Lake Pain Institute

Rosa Pacheco MD, FAAFP

Medical Director 
Orlando Family Physicians

Rishi Patel, PharmD, MBA

Chief Pharmacy Officer
CAN Community Health, Inc.

Emmanuel Peña, DO/FAAP

Fellow
Univ. of Fl. – Jacksonville

Antonio Peraza, MD

Hospitalist
Martin Health System

Ramiro Perez, MD

Plastic Surgeon
MOSA Plastic Surgery

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD

Chief – Pain Medicine Division
Univ. of Florida

Luis Raez, MD

Chief  & Medical Director
Memorial Cancer Institute

Deepa Ravi, MD

Pediatrician
Advanced Pediatrics

Yordanka Reyna, MD, FACC

Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation Cardiologist
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Rosa Ribon, MD

Medical Director, Asst. Professor
Univ. Of Miami

Gustavo Rivera, MD

Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology Group of Naples

Graham Robinson-Farah, MD

Attending Physician
Self

Gerardo Rojas, MD, FACP

MD
Global Health Care For Adults

Amy Rutt, D.O., F.A.C.S.

Surgeon
Mayo Clinic

Radu Saveanu, MD

Executive Vice Chair
Univ. of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Larissa Scanlan, MD

Dermatologist & Dermatologic Surgeon
Skin and Cancer Associates

Rose-May Seide, MD

Medical Director
Comprehensive Health Center

Thomas Serio, MD, MHA

President
Thomas G Serio MD PA

Daniel Sharkey, MD

Surgeon
Treasure Coast ENT

Richard Sheridan, MD

Staff
Pediatrix Medical Group

Vanessa I. Silebi, M.D.

Medical Director
Self

Reuben Smith, MD, JD

Medical Director
Comm. Hospice of NE Florida

Lanny South, DO

Anesthesiologist
Self

Amy Stanfill, MD

Surgeon
Lee Health

H. Thomas Temple, MD

Senior Vice President Translational Research
Nova Southeastern Univ.

David Taing, MD, CAQSM

Physician, Dir.
NW Florida Comm. Hospital

Lorie Thompson, DO

Hospitalist
TeamHealth

Maria Gina Tiomico, MD

Assoc. Medical Director
Community Hospice & Palliative Care

Mariana Viera-Navarro, MPH, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Lamas Medical Center

Saran Wells, MD

Assistant Professor
University of Florida

Robert Wharen, MD

Neurosurgeon
Mayo Clinic

Clive Woods, MD

Physician
Howard Gelb Sports Medicine

Lara Zuberi, MD

Assistant Professor
Univ. of Fl. Health Jacksonville