Mario Jacomino, M.D., M.P.H ., co-director of the Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program is an Associate Professor of Integrated Medical Science Department at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. In this capacity, he teaches under graduate medical students. He is a pediatrician with a public health background and his main focus is to bridge the gap between clinical medicine and public health. Prior to joining FAU, he worked with the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County and functioned as the medical director for two public health clinics. He has been volunteering his time at Caridad Center in Boynton Beach, Florida for over 20 years by serving the needs of underrepresented families in our community. For all the previous endeavors, he received the Community Outreach Wellness Prevention Hero Award for the Palm Beach County Medical Society in 2019. In addition, Dr. Jacomino is currently the advisor to the Pediatric Interest Group and the Competency in Medical Spanish, which is an effort between classmates, faculty, and staff at the Schmidt College of Medicine to provide career exploration to the medical students and collect donations of toys, diapers, and food to go to Palm Beach County Health Department Volunteer Services for distribution to the disadvantaged population of the county.  

Gary Rose, M.D., F.A.C.S., Co-director of the Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program has been teaching medical students and residents for three decades. He has been the Past President of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, Palm Beach County Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as a member of the State of Florida Board of Medicine Surgical Review Committee. He has served as past Chairman of the Admissions Committee of the Regional Campus of the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine at FAU, as well as a member of the Admissions Committee at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, which has enabled him to design the medical postbac program to fulfill the needs of today’s medical school applicant. At the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Dr. Rose is the Course Director of Clinical Correlates, facilitator for Problem-based Learning (PBL), lecturer, and a Course Director for graduate students.

Mahyar Nouri-Shirazi, D.V.M., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and Director of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in the field of immunology through innovative research, publications in leading medical journals, patents and professional services to several prestigious non-profit societies including the American Association of Immunologists, the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Transplantation. Dr. Nouri-Shirazi is a member of the Medical and Graduate Student Admissions Committees and has been teaching immunology to medical and graduate students for over 10 years at Baylor University and FAU.                             

Darin P. Trelka, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Integrated Medical Science and Director of Anatomical Programs is board certified in Anatomic- and Forensic Pathology and has been a medical examiner and coroner in Virginia, Ohio and Florida. Dr. Trelka is the former Deputy Chief- and Interim Chief Medical Examiner of Broward County Florida and is former director of the Forensic Pathology fellowship training program at the office of the Broward County Medical Examiner and Trauma Services. Dr. Trelka is a former clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Pathology of NOVA Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has co-authored an atlas of forensic histopathology as well as having written textbook chapters in both forensic pathology and death investigation and has been an invited speaker on those topics both locally and nationally. Dr. Trelka joined the faculty at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in August 2014 where he teaches anatomical sciences in FAU’s College of Medicine, which consist of gross- and microscopic anatomy as well as assisting in the pathology laboratory curriculum and facilitating both PBL and IQ group learning activities.

Mark A. Goldstein, Senior Director of the Florida Atlantic University Simulations Center (FAUSC) and Co-director of the postbac program oversees all facets of its operation at the sites in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Goldstein implemented a pilot program for Healthcare Careers Outreach to high school students in Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. He has been the guiding force behind the success of this pilot program, and he has gained valuable teaching experience in his close relationships with the high school students who have completed the pilot. Mr. Goldstein developed a pilot program for teaching Inter-professional Education between medical students and nursing students. This program has been incorporated into the medical school curriculum. After spending thirty five years in the area of technology development, including roles as a Solution Executive and Program Director for IBM, as well as the Senior VP and Chief Information Officer for SAKS, Inc., Mr. Goldstein created the Simulations Center for the Medical Campus. The Center, has expanded to over 15,000 square feet, provides simulations and clinical skills development and protocols for medical students, residents, practicing nurses and emergency department personnel.


Additional Faculty

Philip M. Boiselle, M.D., Professor and Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

Sarah K. Wood M.D., Associate Professor of Integrated Medical Science and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

Last Modified 11/14/19