Career Advisors - Tampa Campus
Assoc Vice President, College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology
Professor & Assc VP, College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology
EducationMD, University Of South Florida, 1990
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature ProgramsWomen & Children's Health
SpecialtiesObstetrics and Gynecology
Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics
College Of Medicine Internal Medicine
EducationMD, University Of South Florida College Of Medicine, 2000
SpecialtiesGeneral Internal Medicine
Society of General Internal Medicine (member, 2009 - Present)
American Medical Association (member, 2004 - Present)
American College of Physicians (member, 2002 - Present)
American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow, 2000 - Present)
Mintz, M.Narvarte, HJ.O'Brien, KE.Papp, KK.Thomas, M.Durning, SJ. Use of electronic medical records by physicians and students in academic internal medicine settings. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 84 (12) : 1698-704, 2009.
Laartz, BW.Narvarte, HJ.Holt, D.Larkin, JA.Pomputius, WF. Congenital tuberculosis and management of exposures in a neonatal intensive care unit. Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America. 23 (10) : 573-9, 2002.
MD, Cornell University Weill Medical College
Brigham and Women's Hospital - Breast Imaging
Goble RN, Drukteinis JS, Lee MC, Khakpour N, Kiluk JV, Laronga C. Early experience with ultrasound features after intrabeam intraoperative radiation for early stage breast cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2014 Jun;109(8):751-755. Pubmedid: 24862923.
Drukteinis JS, Kiluk JV. Controversy surrounding mammography screening? Not in our opinion. Cancer Control. 2014 Apr;21(2):176-177. Pubmedid: 24667405.
Drukker K, Duewer F, Giger ML, Malkov S, Flowers CI, Joe B, Kerlikowske K, Drukteinis JS, Li H, Shepherd JA. Mammographic quantitative image analysis and biologic image composition for breast lesion characterization and classification. Med Phys. 2014 Mar;41(3):031915. Pubmedid: 24593733.
Drukteinis JS, Mooney BP, Flowers CI, Gatenby RA. Beyond mammography: new frontiers in breast cancer screening. Am J Med. 2013 Jun;126(6):472-479. Pubmedid: 23561631. Pmcid: PMC4010151.
Gillies RJ, Flowers CI, Drukteinis JS, Gatenby RA. A unifying theory of carcinogenesis, and why targeted therapy doesn't work. Eur J Radiol. 2012 Sep;81 Suppl 1:S48-S50. Pubmedid: 23083599.
Edinger BW, Drukteinis JS, Gombos EC, Raza S, Chikarmane SA, Swami A, Birdwell RL. Fat Necrosis: BI-RADS 2 or 3? * Dr Drukteinis and colleagues respond:. Radiographics. 2012 Sep;32(5):1561-1562. Pubmedid: 22977035.
Drukteinis JS, Gombos EC, Raza S, Chikarmane SA, Swami A, Birdwell RL. MR imaging assessment of the breast after breast conservation therapy: distinguishing benign from malignant lesions. Radiographics. 2012 Jan;32(1):219-234. Pubmedid: 22236903.
Ong EM, Drukteinis JS, Peters HE, Mortel? KJ. Multimodality imaging of hepato-biliary disorders in pregnancy: a pictorial essay. Emerg Radiol. 2009 Sep;16(5):357-363. Pubmedid: 19225816.
Drukteinis JS, Roman MJ, Fabsitz RR, Lee ET, Best LG, Russell M, Devereux RB. Cardiac and systemic hemodynamic characteristics of hypertension and prehypertension in adolescents and young adults: the Strong Heart Study. Circulation. 2007 Jan;115(2):221-227. Pubmedid: 17210838.
Drukteinis JS, Medrano T, Ablordeppey EA, Kitzman JM, Shiverick KT. Benzo[a]pyrene, but not 2,3,7,8-TCDD, induces G2/M cell cycle arrest, p21CIP1 and p53 phosphorylation in human choriocarcinoma JEG-3 cells: a distinct signaling pathway. Placenta. 2005 Apr;26 Suppl A:S87-S95. Pubmedid: 15837074.
Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
College Of Medicine Psychiatry And Behavioral Neurosciences
EducationMD, Universidad Autonoma De Puebla, 1996
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature ProgramsNeuroscience
Selected PublicationsShingleton, BJ.Wooler, KB.Bourne, CI.O'Donoghue, MW. Fils, JM.Penick, EC.Nickel, EJ.Othmer, E.Desouza, C.Gabrielli, WF.Hunter, EE. Minor versus major depression: a comparative clinical study. Primary care companion to the Journal of clinical psychiatry. 12 (1) : PCC.08m00752, 2010.
Neuromuscular Medicine & Electromyography (EMG) Assistant Professor
|Medical School:||University of South Florida College of Medicine|
|Residency:||Internal Medicine – University of South Florida
Neurology - Massachusetts General Hospital/ Brigham and Women's Hospital
|Fellowship:||Neuromuscular Diseases - Brigham and Women's Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital|
Neuromuscular diseases including motor neuron disease
Neuromuscular junction disorders such as myasthenia gravis
Motor neuron disease
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neuromuscular Medicine)
Katzin LW, Amato AA. Pompe Disease: A review of the current diagnosis and treatment recommendations in the era of enzyme replacement therapy. J Clin Neuromuscular Diseases 2008, 9(4): 421-31.
Katzin LW, Levine M, Singhal A. Dural puncture headache, postpartum angiopathy, pre-eclampsia, and cortical vein thrombosis after an uncomplicated pregnancy. Cephalagia 2007, 27(5): 461-4.
Flannery M, Winters L. Relapsing Group B Streptococcal Bactermia in an Adult. So Med J 2002, 323 (2): 112-4.
Tatum IV WO, French JA, Faught E, Morris GL, Liporace J, Kanner a, Goff SL, Winters L, Fix A, and the PADS Investigators. Post-Marketing Experience with Topiramate. Epilepsia 2001, 42 (9): 1134-40.
Tsakadze N, Katzin L, Krishnan S, Behrouz R. Cerebral Infarction in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. J Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease 2011, 20 (3): 264-265.
Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics
College Of Medicine Pediatrics
Assistant Medical Director, Pediatrics, Children's Medical Services, Tampa Bay Region
Medical Director, Pediatrics, HealthPark Pediatrics
Medical Director, Medical Foster Care, Children's Medical Services
EducationMD, Medicine, Tufts University School Of Medicine, 1993
Academic Pediatric Association (Member, 1997 - Present)
American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow, 1996 - Present)
Takagishi, J. Dabrow, S. Mentorship programs for faculty development in academic general pediatric divisions. International journal of pediatrics. 2011: 538616, 2011.
Gallizzi, G. Kaly, P. Takagishi, J. Lower extremity paralysis in a male preadolescent. Clinical pediatrics. 47(1) : 86-8, 2008.
Takagishi, J. Christner, J. McCoy, R. Dabrow, S. Lessons learned from pediatric residents on a community pediatrics rotation. Clinical pediatrics. 45(3) : 239-44, 2006.
Takagishi, J. Rauen, KA. Drumheller, T. Kousseff, B. Sutcliffe, M. Chromosome 3p25 deletion in mother and daughter with minimal phenotypic effect. American journal of medical genetics. Part A. 140(14) : 1587-93, 2006.
Certificate of Very Good Care (Tampa General Hospital - 2013)
Best Doctors in America (Best Doctor Polling and Research - 2013)
Assoc Professor, College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology
College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology
EducationMD, Tulane University, 1988
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature ProgramsWomen & Children's Health
American Medical Association (Member, 2014 - Present)
Tampa Bay OB/GYN Society (Member, 2014 - Present)
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Member, 2014 - Present)
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Member, 2014 - Present)
American Society of Reproductive Medicine (Member, 2014 - Present)
Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (President, 2014 - Present)
Holmström, SW. Downes, K. Mayer, JC. Learman, LA. Simulation training in an obstetric clerkship: a randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics and gynecology. 118(3) : 649-54, 2011.
Nicosia, SV. Wilbanks, GD. Saunders, B. Mayer, J. Cardosi, RJ. Kruk, PA. Cheng, J. Wenlong, B. Coppola, D. Fiorica, J. Cytology of Human Ovarian Surface Epithelial Brushings Cancer Cytopathology. 102(1) : 1-10, 2004.
Natofsky, JG. Lense, J. Mayer, JC. Yeko, TR. Ultrasound-guided injection of ectopic pregnancy. Clinical obstetrics and gynecology. 42(1) : 39-47; quiz 55-6, 1999.
Chung, PH. Yeko, TR. Mayer, JC. Vila, H. Welden, SW. Maroulis, GB. Gamete intrafallopian transfer. Comparison of epidural vs. general anesthesia. The Journal of reproductive medicine. 43(8) : 681-6, 1998.
Chung, PH. Yeko, TR. Mayer, JC. Clark, B. Welden, SW. Maroulis, GB. Gamete intrafallopian transfer. Does smoking play a role? The Journal of reproductive medicine. 42(2) : 65-70, 1997.
Chung, PH. Yeko, TR. Mayer, JC. Sanford, EJ. Maroulis, GB. Assisted fertility using electroejaculation in men with spinal cord injury--a review of literature. Fertility and sterility. 64(1) : 1-9, 1995.
Yeko, TR. Mayer, JC. Parsons, AK. Maroulis, GB. A prospective series of unruptured ectopic pregnancies treated by tubal injection with hyperosmolar glucose. Obstetrics and gynecology. 85(2) : 265-8, 1995.
Yeko, TR. Rao, PS. Parsons, AK. Mayer, JC. Graham, LB. Maroulis, GB. Atrial natriuretic peptide, oestradiol and progesterone in women undergoing spontaneous and gonadotrophin-stimulated ovulatory cycles. Human reproduction (Oxford, England). 10(11) : 2872-4, 1995.
Best Doctors (Best Doctors Inc - 2008)
Innovations in Medical Education Award (University of South Florida College of Medicine, Office of Curriculum and Medical Education - 2002)
2001 APGO/Educational Scholar Award (Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics - 2001)
1986 Microanatomy Teaching Award (Tulane University School of Medicine - 1986)
Microanatomy Teaching Award (Tulane University School of Medicine - 1985)
Gross Anatomy Teaching Award (Tulane University School of Medicine - 1985)
Microanatomy Teaching Award (Tulane University School of Medicine - 1984)
Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Dermatology
Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Pathology & Cell Biology
MD, Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008
PhD, Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana, 2004
Vyas NS, Markow M, Prieto-Granada C, Gaudi S, Turner L, Rodriguez-Waitkus P, Messina JL, Jukic DM. Comparing whole slide digital images versus traditional glass slides in the detection of common microscopic features seen in dermatitis. Journal of Pathology Informatics. 7: 30, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27563489
Prieto-Granada C, and Rodriguez-Waitkus P, M. Basal cell carcinoma: Epidemiology, clinical and histologic features, and basic science overview Curr Probl Cancer. 39(4) : 198-205, 2015.
Prieto-Granada C, and Rodriguez-Waitkus P, M. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and related entities: Epidemiology, clinical and histological features, and basic science overview. Curr Probl Cancer. 39(4) : 206-215, 2015.
Phung TL Du W Xue Q Ayyaswamy S Gerald D Antonello Z Nhek S Perruzzi CA Acevedo I Ramanna-Valmiki R Rodriguez-Waitkus P Enayati L Hochman ML Lev D Geeganage S Benjamin LE. Akt1 and akt3 exert opposing roles in the regulation of vascular tumor growth. Cancer Res. 75(1) : 40-50, 2015.
Kim, S., Rees, A., Rodriguez-Waitkus, P.M., Mir, M. and Hsu, S. Multiple Papulonodules on the Face and Scalp J Am Acad Dermatol. 70(2) : 397-9, 2014.
Du, W., Gerald, D., Perruzzi, C., Rodriguez-Waitkus, P.M., Enayati, L., Krishnan, B., Edmonds, J., Hochman, M., Lev, D. and Phung, T. Vascular tumors have increased p70 S6-kinase activation and are inhibited by topical rapamycin. Lab Invest. 93(10) : 1115-27, 2013.
Wat M, Sun GS, Rodriguez-Waitkus PM, Hsu S. Granuloma Annulare Mimicking Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis Dermatology Online Journal. 19(11) : 20400, 2013.
Jabbar, A.S., Matinpour, K., Orengo, I., Rodriguez-Waitkus, P.M., Diwan, A.H. and Motaparthi, K. Eccrine hidrocystomas presenting as multiple papules on the cheeks". Dermatology Online Journal. 19(8) : 19269, 2013.
Rodriguez-Waitkus, P.M., Bayat, V., George, E. and Sule, N. Gastrointestinal Histoplasmosis in a Hepatitis C Infected Individual Mycopathologia.. 176: 161-4, 2013.
Wang A, Risner-Rumohr S, Rodriguez-Waitkus PM, Dao H. Secondary Syphilis: A Case Mimicking Erythema Multiforme Clinically and Pathologically Dermatology Online Journal. 19(11) : 20403, 2013.
Chen, W.C., Rodriguez-Waitkus, P.M., Barroso, A., Balsaver, A. and McKechnie, J.C. A Rare Case of Gastric Fundic Gland Adenocarcinoma (Chief Cell Predominant Type) J Gastrointes Cancer. , 2012.
Rodriguez-Waitkus P, M, Byrd R, and Hicks J. Metachromatic Leukodystrophy and Its Effect on the Gallbladder: A Case Report Ultrastructural Pathology. 35: 271-6, 2011.
Suchanova P, Rodriguez-Waitkus P, M, and Eicher S. Rhinoscleroma in an Urban Non-Edemic SettingOtolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 147: 173-4, 2011.
Assoc Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics
Division Chief, College Of Medicine Pediatrics
MPH, Harvard University, 1996
MD, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine, 1995
HIV prevention and testing, STI testing and care
Transition of youth with special health care needs to adult care, Healthy weight in adolescents, Menstrual disorders in adolescents
Gilliam PP, Straub DM. Prevention with positives: a review of published research, 1998-2008. The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC. 20 (2) : 92-109.
Straub DM, Arrington-Sanders R, Harris DR, Willard N, Kapogiannis B, Emmanuel P, Futterman D, Ellen JM. Correlates of HIV testing history among urban youth recruited through venue-based testing in 15 US cities. Sexually transmitted diseases. 38 (8) : 691-6, 2011.
Hess JS, Straub DM. Brief report: Preliminary findings from a pilot health care transition education intervention for adolescents and young adults with special health care needs. Journal of pediatric psychology. 36 (2) : 172-8, 2011.
Robbins TR1, Pruitt JN, Straub LE, McCoy ED, Mushinsky HR. Transgressive aggression in Sceloporus hybrids confers fitness through advantages in male agonistic encounters. The Journal of animal ecology. 79 (1) : 137-47, 2010.
Straub, DM. Sexually transmitted diseases in adolescents. Advances in pediatrics. 56 : 87-106, 2009.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida
MD, University of Miami School of Medicine (Miami, FL), May 12, 1995
Pediatric Residency, University of South Florida Department of Pediatrics, All Children’s Hospital (St. Petersburg, FL); July, 1995-June, 1998
Chief Resident, University of South Florida Department of Pediatrics, All Children’s Hospital (St. Petersburg, FL) and Tampa General Hospital (Tampa, FL); July, 1998-June, 1999
Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship Program, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (Lansing, MI); July 1, 2007-May 8, 2008
Medical Student Education
American Academy of Pediatrics
Florida Pediatric Society/AAP Florida Chapter
Arnold P. Gold Foundation member
Hillsborough County Pediatric Society
American Association for Physician Leadership
National Association for Health Care Quality
Physicians for Social Responsibility member
Spoto-Cannons, A.C., Dabrow, S.M., and Neal, M.R. “Radiological Case of the Month: Hemangioendothelioma of the Liver” Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, March 2000; 154:308-309.
Traina, E.D., Crider M.F., Berman D., Spoto-Cannons, A. “Pyomyocitis as the Presenting Feature of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia” Clinical Pediatrics, 2008; 47(2); 167-170.
Spoto-Cannons, A., Undergraduate Children’s Health Care Education, University of South Florida College of Medicine (2009). Asthma - Amanda. In: eCLIPPs: Extended Computer-assisted Learning in Pediatrics Program Scenarios, eds. Berman and Fall, Institute for Innovative Technology In Medical Education, Lebanon, NH; 2009.
Suarez, M. and Spoto-Cannons, A., Undergraduate Children’s Health Care Education, University of South Florida College of Medicine (2009). Motivational Interviewing Toolbox - Amanda. In: eCLIPPs: Extended Computer-assisted Learning in Pediatrics Program Scenarios, eds. Berman and Fall, Institute for Innovative Technology In Medical Education, Lebanon, NH; 2009.
Tewksbury, L., English, R., Christy, C., Gigante, J., Spoto-Cannons, A., Talib, N., and Hanson, J. Scholarship of Application: When Service is Scholarship - A Workshop for Medical Educators. MedEdPORTAL; 2009.
Elumalai, J., Spoto-Cannons, A., Subramanian, N., Williamson, K., Patel, S., Berlin, K.S., and Bermam, D. Index of Suspicion in Nursery Case 1: A Rash After Intensive Phototherapy and Case 2: Recurring Fever in a 4 week-old Neonate. Neoreviews, May 2010; 11(5); e257-e260.
Spoto-Cannons, A.C., Keshishian, J.M., Syed, S., and Kumar, M. “Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome” eMedicine from WebMD, 2001. Updated June 13, 2006; August 12, 2008; September 30, 2009, and May 1, 2014.
Assoc Professor, College Of Medicine Internal Medicine
Assoc Professor, College Of Medicine Pathology & Cell Biology
College Of Medicine Pathology & Cell Biology
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, University of South Florida
MD, Medicine, The University Of Texas Health Science Center At Dallas, 1981
BS, Texas Christian University, 1977
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature ProgramsAllergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease
Research InterestsClinical Studies in the Medical Diseases of the Kidney and Liver
Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society (Member, 2008 - Present)
International Association of Medical Science Educators (Member, 2008 - Present)
College of American Pathologists (Member, 2008 - Present)
International Liver Transplant Society (Member, 2008 - Present)
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (Member, 2008 - Present)
Group for Research in Pathology Education (President, 2007 - Present)
Schultz, SM. Twickler, DM. Wheeler, DE. Hogan, TD. Ameloblastoma associated with basal cell nevus (Gorlin) syndrome: CT findings. Journal of computer assisted tomography. 11 (5) : 901-4.
Pandrangi, S. Singh, A. Wheeler, DE. Rossi, NF. Rituximab treatment for a patient with type I cryoglobulinemic glomerulonephritis. Nature clinical practice. Nephrology. 4 (7) : 393-7, 2008.
Perez, NE. S iddiqui, FA. Mutchnick, MG. Dhar, R. Tobi, M. Ullah, N. Saksouk, FA. Wheeler, DE. Ehrinpreis, MN. Ultrasound diagnosis of fatty liver in patients with chronic liver disease: a retrospective observational study. Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 41 (6) : 624-9, 2007.
Combes, B.Emerson, SS. Flye, NL. Munoz, SJ. Luketic, VA. Mayo, MJ. McCashland, TM. Zetterman, RK. Peters, MG. Di Bisceglie, AM. Benner, KG. Kowdley, KV. Carithers, RL. Rosoff, L. Garcia-Tsao, G. Boyer, JL. Boyer, TD. Martinez, EJ. Bass, NM. Lake, JR. Barnes, DS. Bonacini, M. Lindsay, KL. Mills, AS. Markin, RS. Rubin, R. West, AB. Wheeler, DE. Contos, MJ. Hofmann, AF. Methotrexate (MTX) plus ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 42 (5) : 1184-93, 2005.
Jamal, MM. Soni, A. Quinn, PG. Wheeler, DE. Arora, S. Johnston, DE. Clinical features of hepatitis C-infected patients with persistently normal alanine transaminase levels in the Southwestern United States. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 30 (5) : 1307-11, 1999.
Associate Professor (Pathology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University 2001 - 2005)
Academic Director (Information Technologies, St. George's University 1999 - 2001)
Associate Professor (Dept. of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico 1997 - 1999)
Outstanding Sophomore Instructor Award, Class of 2010 (University of South Florida, College of Medicine - 2009)
Outstanding Pre-clinical Science Course, Class of 2009 (University of South Florida, College of Medicine - 2009)
2009 Promising Medical Education Scholar Award (Southern Group on Educational Affairs of the AAMC - 2009)
Outstanding Pre-clinical Science Course, Class of 2008 (University of South Florida, College of Medicine - 2008)
Outstanding Sophomore Instructor Award, Class of 2009 (University of South Florida, College of Medicine - 2008)