Beata Casanas, DO FACP

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine
Executive Medical Director, Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County
Microbiology Quality Assurance Manager, Lifelink Tissue Bank, Tampa FL
Contact Information
E-Mail: bcasanas@health.usf.edu
Phone: (813) 884-4187
FAX: (813) 884-7605
Education
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of South Florida
Fellowship, Infectious Disease, University of South Florida
DO, Nova Southeastern University College
of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Beata Casanas is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She is currently the Executive Medical Director of the Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County, and responsible for developing clinical protocols, policies / procedures and supervision of the tuberculosis, HIV and STD clinics. One of her interests is new advances in prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Dr. Casanas serves as attending for fellows, residents and medical students and is actively engaged in clinical teaching of infectious diseases at various levels within the University of South Florida academic programs at Tampa General Hospital.

Casanas is an accomplished polyglot and her professional interest in health disparities have been parlayed in various international and administrative academic concerns over the past few years. She has participated in various projects in India including the development of transplant tissue banking, and as a part of the faculty group of annual Indian HIV conferences sponsored by the University of South Florida CHART-India program.

She has established liaisons between the University of South Florida and the Department of Infectious Diseases in Poznan, Poland. Dr. Casanas in addition served as an American International Health Alliance faculty operative in the Central Asian Republics in connection with Infectious Diseases curriculum development and medical faculty improvement. She recently traveled with University of South Florida medical students and students from the College of Public Health to deliver free medical care for underserved populations in La Sabana, Dominican Republic.

Dr. Casanas has authored several articles for medical publications and is currently the Principal Investigator and Co-investigator for numerous research projects involving HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.

Areas of Expertise

Tuberculosis, HIV, Transplant Tissue Banking

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