Leadership & Faculty


  • Kelly O'Keefe, MD, FACEP

    Program Director
    Education: MD, University of Miami
    Residency: Emergency Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

  • David Orban, MD, FACEP

    Division Chairman
    Education: MD, St. Louis University
    Residency: Emergency Medicine, University of Chicago
    Interests: Orthopedic emergencies, Trauma systems, Cardio-vascular medicine, Healthcare economics

  • Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP

    Associate Program Director
    Ultrasound Director
    Education: MD, University of South Florida
    Residency: Emergency Medicine, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
    Interests: Ultrasound, EMS

  • James Gillen, MD, FACEP

    Associate Education Director
    Associate Medical Student Clerkship Director
    Assistant Professor
    Education: MD, West Virginia University
    Residency: Emergency Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center

  • Bradley Peckler, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

    Medical Director, Center of Advanced Clinical Learning
    Education: MD, St. George's University, Grenada
    Residency: Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
    Interests: Simulation, Medical Education, Emergency procedures, Toxicology

  • Vashun Rodriguez, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Education: MD, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Residency: Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
    Interests: Epidemiology, International Emergency Medicine

  • David Wein, MD, MBA, FACEP

    Clinical Affiliate Instructor
    Assistant Medical Director
    Education: MBA, University of South Florida
    MD, University of Florida
    Residency: Drexel University (MCP-Hahnemann)
    Interests: Healthcare administration and economics, Evidenced-Based Medicine, Gator Football

  • Preeti Jois, MD

    Director of Research
    Assistant Professor
    Residency: University of South Florida
    EM Cardiology Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic

  • Jason Wilson, MD

    Associate Research Director
    Education:MD, University of South Florida
    Residency: Emergency Medicine, University of South Florida
    Interests: Emergency department utilization and access, patient flow, Critical medical anthropology, Health policy and public service
    Personal Website: www.tampaerdoc.org

  • Anish Zachariah, MD, FACEP

    MS 3 Clerkship Director
    Education: MD, Northwestern University
    Internship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston-Northwestern Healthcare
    Residency: Emergency Medicine, : Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Interests: Biomedical Engineering

  • Jeannie Dunn

    Residency Coordinator

Adult Emergency Care Center Attendings

  • Tabitha Campbell, MD

    Clinical Instructor
    Education: MD, University of South Florida

  • Catherine Carrubba, MD

    Medical Director, Tampa Fire Rescue
    Medical Director, Aeromed, TGH
    Mass Casualty Medical Director, Hillsborough County
    Metropolitan Medical Response System, Program Chair
    Commander, Hillsborough County MRC (medical reserve corp)
    Education: MD, Temple University School of Medicine
    Interests: Prehospital Medicine, Disaster Medicine

  • Jacob N.M. Eastman, MD, FAAEM

    Clinical Instructor
    Education: MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine
    Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School

  • Raleigh David Hackstadt, MD

    Clinical Professor
    Education: MD, Medical College of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
    Residency: Carraway Medical Center, Birmingham, AL

  • Namita Kedia, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Education: MD, University of Tennessee
    Residency: Jacobi/Montefiore Emergency Medicine Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Teri Kintzer, MD, FACEP

    Affiliate Instructor, USF
    Education:MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine Tampa, FL
    Residency: University of Louisville Emergency Medicine, Louisville, KY
    Interests: Cardiovascular emergencies, Emergency Orthopedics, Emergency Procedures

  • Michael McFarland MD, FAAEM

    Clinical Coordinator for Off Service Resident Rotations
    Education: MD, University of Florida
    Residency: Emergency Medicine, University of Florida Health Science Center at Shands Jacksonville

  • David Melzer, DO, FACEP

    Clinical Assistant Professor, USF College of Medicine
    Medical Director Emergency Department, Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart , FL
    Education: DO, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency: Emergency Medicine, University of Florida, Jacksonville
    Interests: Medical and Pharmacy Education, Community Emergency Medicine Practice and Administration

  • Ferdinand Richards, MD

    Medical Director
    Florida Medicare Quallity Improvement Organization
    Education: MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Residency: Internal Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
    Interests: Quality Improvement. Quality Assurance

Pediatric Emergency Care Center Attendings

  • William Brooks, MD
  • Catherine Carrubba, MD

    Medical Director, Tampa Fire Rescue
    Medical Director, Aeromed, TGH
    Mass Casualty Medical Director, Hillsborough County
    Metropolitan Medical Response System, Program Chair
    Commander, Hillsborough County MRC (medical reserve corp)
    Education: MD, Temple University School of Medicine
    Interests: Prehospital Medicine, Disaster Medicine

  • Kevin Farquarson, MD
  • Greg Gaar, MD

    Clinical Professor of Pediatrics - USF
    Medical Director of the Saunders Pediatric Emergency Care Center - TGH
    Vice-Chairman of the Dept of Emergency Medicine - TGH
    Education: MD, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
    Residency: University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ
    Chief Residency: University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ
    Fellowship: University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ

Mid-Level Providers