College of Medicine / Residencies / Emergency Medicine / Emergency Medicine Faculty

Emergency Medicine Residency Faculty

Our FAU Emergency Medicine Residency faculty are composed of a combination of academicians trained in a broad spectrum of sub-specialties along with community-based affiliate faculty at our clinical sites.

Residency Leadership

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Lisa Clayton, DO, MBS, FACEP, FAAEM

Program Director and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests:

EMS, resident and medical student education, airway management

Medical School:

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency:

Morristown Medical Center

Fellowship:

Morristown Medical Center (EMS)

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Patrick Hughes, D.O., MEHP, FACEP, FACOEP

Assistant Program Director and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interest:

Simulation, medical education, disaster medicine, pulmonary embolism

Medical School:

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency:

McLaren Oakland Hospital

Fellowship:

Medical Simulation at Summa Akron City Hospital

Hobbies:

Travel, camping, hiking, tennis, golf, wine, international food, skiing, stand up paddle boarding, scuba

Core Faculty

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Scott Alter, M.D., M.B.A., NRP, FACEP, FAAEM

Associate Research Director and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interest:

EMS, informatics, administration

Medical School:

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Residency:

Morristown Medical Center

Fellowship:

Carolinas Medical Center (EMS)

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Richard Shih, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interest:

Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Residency:

Christiana Care

Fellowship:

Bellevue NYU Poison Control Center (Medical Toxicology)

Hobbies:

Tennis, pickleball, Penn State football

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Joshua Solano, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Director and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interest:

Ultrasound, medical education, quality improvement

Medical School:

University of Florida

Residency:

Harvard Affiliated Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (EM)

Fellowship:

Rabkin Medical Education Fellowship at Harvard Medical School

Hobbies:

Family time with 2 children, biking, boating, and travel

Clinical Faculty - Bethesda Hospital East, Adult EM

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Kevin Taylor, M.D.

Medical Director, Bethesda Hospital East

Professional Interests:

Operational management, patient experience, leadership development, physician wellness

Medical School:

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Residency:

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Hobbies:

Distance running, weightlifting, crossfit, scuba diving, downhill skiing

Laura Borman, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

Jefferson Medical College

Residency:

Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt (EM)

Christina Cannon, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interest:

Sepsis

Medical School:

New York Medical College

Residency:

University of Florida

Hobbies:

Running, cooking

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Karen Estrine, D.O.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interest:

Editor-in-Chief of the EMPulse Journal

Medical School:

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency:

Sinai Grace Hospital/Detroit Medical Center - Wayne State University

Internship:

Providence Hospital, Michigan

Hobbies:

Outdoors, yoga, being with family, friends and my baby daughter

Steffen Fletcher, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

University of Arizona

Residency:

UMASS Medical School

Fellowship:

Christiana Care Health System (EM)

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Briana Garrett, M.D.

Quality Director, Bethesda Hospital East

Professional Interest:

Quality and systems improvement, efficiency in the emergency department

Medical School:

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Residency:

University of Pittsburgh

Hobbies:

My husband and I are too busy barely managing our 5 kids and their numerous travel sports to remember any personal hobbies. Hobbies I look forward to in the future include seeing my extraordinary husband for more than 15 minutes at a time, art, and exercise. As a current vampire nocturnist, I also hope to rejoin the world of the living before I transition to being permanently "undead."

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Paul Mello, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interest:

Utilization Review, Pre-hospital Care, Emergency Department Efficiency, Physician Wellness, clinical skills and procedures

Medical School:

Morehouse School of Medicine

Residency:

Jacobi/Montefiore

Hobbies:

Traveling, exploring outdoors, listening to live music, attending carnival, EPL football, golf, learning how to throw a frisbee

Suzanne Newstead, D.O.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

Nova Southeastern University

Residency:

Metropolitan Hospital - New York (EM)

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Rian Pillitteri, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interest:

Teaching residents and medical students

Medical School:

New Jersey Medical School

Residency:

Drexel University College of Medicine

Hobbies:

Piano, pickleball, volleyball

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Gary Popovetsky, D.O.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interest:

Teaching, ultrasound use

Medical School:

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency:

St Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem PA

Hobbies:

Fishing, skiing, hiking

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Leila Posaw, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interest:

Clinical emergency medicine, emergency ultrasound, medical education and training, global emergency medicine, and resuscitation

Medical School:

Duke University Medical Center, Durham

Residency:

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York

Fellowship:

Mount Sinai, New York (Emergency Ultrasound)

Hobbies:

Reading and adventure traveling

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Frances Rodriguez, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interest:

Student and resident education, wellness

Medical School:

Universidad Central del Caribe

Residency:

Henry Ford Health System

Hobbies:

Boating, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, ice skating, tennis

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Courtney Stein, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interest:

Medical mission trips and travel medicine

Medical School:

Nova Southeastern University

Residency:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Fellowship:

Travel, spending time with my 4 kids and anything beach related

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Corinne Zachary, M.D.

Assistant Medical Director, Bethesda Hospital East

Professional Interest:

Charting, documentation

Medical School:

University of Michigan

Residency:

Cook County Emergency Medicine

Hobbies:

Golf, travel, watching football, biking, doing puzzles, ancestry research

Clinical Faculty - Delray Medical Center

Peter Kaplan, M.D.

Medical Director, Delray Medical Center

Brian Ackerman, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency:

Stony Brook

Hobbies:

Cooking, video games

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William Benda, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interest:

Wellness, end of life issues, animal-assisted therapies

Medical School:

University of Miami

Residency:

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Fellowship:

Administrative Fellowship, Harbor-UCLA
ACEP Teaching Fellowship, Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona

Hobbies

Fishing, surfing, tennis

Ayesha Hussein, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Residency:

Jacobi/AECOM/Montefiore

Hobbies:

Helicopter pilot, poetry

James Lim, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests:

Wilderness medicine, medical economics and business, direct care

Medical School:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

Residency:

The Brooklyn Hospital Center, NY

Hobbies:

Rock climbing

Michael McGarry, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Jenna Neufeldt, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

Tek Aviv University Sackler

Residency:

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Fellowship:

North Shore University Hospital

Dileep Ravi, M.D.

Assistant Medical Director, Delray Medical Center

Medical School:

University of Miami

Residency:

UF - Shands

Hobbies:

My kids, outdoor activities

Larry Roycraft, D.O.

Assistant Medical Director, Delray Medical Center

Professional Interests:

Diving and hyperbaric medicine, toxicology, critical care, EM administration

Medical School:

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency:

Charity Hospital/LSU Medical Center

Fellowship:

Charity Hospital/LSU Medical Center

Hobbies:

Scuba diving, kayaking, hiking

Peter Simek, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

New York Medical College

Residency:

Stamford Hospital

David Sturm, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

New York University School of Medicine

Residency:

Morristown Memorial Hospital - Mount Sanai School of Medicine

Anabelle Taveras, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Jason Turner, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

Washington University St. Louis

Residency:

University of Chicago Medical Center

Clinical Faculty - St. Mary's Medical Center and Bethesda Hospital East, Pediatric Faculty

Richard Paley, M.D.

Medical Director, St. Mary's Medical Center Adult Emergency Services

Professional Interests:

EMS, stroke care, emergency medicine administration

Medical School:

University of Virginia

Residency:

Carolinas Medical Center

Hobbies:

Tennis, reading

Ernesto Cabrera, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

Universidad Iberoamericana School of Medicine

Residency:

Lincoln Hospital Medical & Mental Health Center- New York

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Kenia Dominguez, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

Autonomous University Central America

Residency:

Long Island College Hospital Pediatrics/Jackson Memorial Hospital Pediatrics

Jessica Morlok-Prince, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Residency:

Orlando Regional Medical Center

Rakesh Mittal, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

University College of Medical Sciences

Residency:

Harlem Hospital Center/Columbia University Pediatrics

Evan Sherman, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons

Residency:

Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Pediatrics

Fellowship:

Children's National Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Vincent Sparber, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

Universidad Autonoma de Centro America

Residency:

Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social Costa Rica Medical and Surgical/ Peter’s University Hospital Pediatrics

Leon Rosenberg, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency:

Broward Health Medical Center

Fellowship:

Riley Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Thomas Cristoforo, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency:

University of South Florida - Tampa General Hospital/John Hopkins All Childrens Hospital

Fellowship:

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children - Orlando Regional Medical Center

Dulce Gonzalez, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School:

Universidad Iberoamericana School of Medicine

Residency:

Lincoln Medical Center Pediatrics

Fellowship:

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Sara Tano, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine



Last Modified 8/9/22