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Career Advisors - Tampa Campus

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  • Carla Bourne, MD

    Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Ophthalmology

    College Of Medicine Ophthalmology

    Education

    MD, Medicine, Howard University, 2005

    Research Interests

    Glaucoma research

    Specialties

    Eye Care, Opthalmology

    Selected Publications

    Shingleton, BJ.Wooler, KB.Bourne, CI.O'Donoghue, MW. Combined cataract and trabeculectomy surgery in eyes with pseudoexfoliation glaucoma. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery. 37 (11) : 1961-70, 2011.
  • Catherine Lynch, MD

    Assoc Vice President, College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Professor & Assc VP, College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Education

    MD, University Of South Florida, 1990

    Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

    Women & Children's Health

    Specialties

    Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Hugo Narvarte, MD

    Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Internal Medicine

    Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics

    College Of Medicine Internal Medicine

    Education

    MD, University Of South Florida College Of Medicine, 2000

    Specialties

    General Internal Medicine

    Memberships

    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)

    Selected Publications

    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.

  • Jennifer S. Drukteinis, MD

    Education

    MD, Cornell University Weill Medical College

    Fellowship

    Brigham and Women's Hospital - Breast Imaging

    Selected Publications

    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.

  • Jean Fils, MD

    Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

    College Of Medicine Psychiatry And Behavioral Neurosciences

    Education

    MD, Universidad Autonoma De Puebla, 1996

    Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

    Neuroscience

    Specialties

    Psychiatry

    Selected Publications

    Shingleton, 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.
  • Lara Winters Katzin, MD

    Neuromuscular Medicine & Electromyography (EMG) Assistant Professor

    Education

    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

    Clinical Interests

    Neuromuscular diseases including motor neuron disease

    Myopathies

    Neuromuscular junction disorders such as myasthenia gravis

    Neuropathies

    Research Interests

    Motor neuron disease

    Myopathies

    Board Certification(s)

    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)

    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neuromuscular Medicine)

    Specialties

    Neuromuscular Diseases

    EMG/NCS

    Selected Publications

    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.

  • Jennifer Takagishi, MD

    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

    Education

    MD, Medicine, Tufts University School Of Medicine, 1993

    Memberships

    Academic Pediatric Association (Member, 1997 - Present)

    American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow, 1996 - Present)

    Selected Publications

    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.

    Awards/Honors

    Certificate of Very Good Care (Tampa General Hospital - 2013)

    Best Doctors in America (Best Doctor Polling and Research - 2013)

  • James Mayer, MD

    Assoc Professor, College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

    College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Education

    MD, Tulane University, 1988

    Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

    Women & Children's Health

    Memberships

    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)

    Selected Publications

    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.

    Awards/Honors

    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)

  • Nishit Patel, MD

    Associate Director of Clinical Research, Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, USF Morsani College of Medicine

    Associate Program Director, Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, USF Morsani College of Medicine

    Assistant Professor, Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, USF Morsani College of Medicine

    Education

    BS, University of Florida

    MS, Georgetown University

    MD, University of South Florida

    Dermatology Residency, Morsani College of Medicine, University Of South Florida

    Specialties

    Dermatology

    Memberships

    American Academy of Dermatology

    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

    Hillsborough County Medical Association

    Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

    Florida Medical Association

    Awards/Honors

    Chief Resident

    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

    Chair of the USF GME Resident Advisory Committee

    Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

    Resident Representative to Board of Directors for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

    Resident Representative to Board of Directors for Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

    Clinical Interests

    General Dermatology

    Complex Medical Dermatology

    Immunobullous Disorders

    Skin Cancer Screening/Management

    Vitiligo

    Research Interests

    Psoriasis

    Actinic Keratosis

    Skin Cancer in Transplant Patients

    Heath Policy in Dermatology

    Health Information Systems in Dermatology

  • Steven Specter, MD

    Bio will be posted at a later date.

  • Diane Straub, MD

    Assoc Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics

    Division Chief, College Of Medicine Pediatrics

    Education

    MPH, Harvard University, 1996

    MD, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine, 1995

    Research Interests

    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

    Specialties

    Adolescent Medicine

    Selected Publications

    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.

  • Ronald Sutsko, DO

    Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics

    College Of Medicine Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida

    Education

    DO, Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine, 2004

    Specialties

    Neonatology

    Selected Publications

    Sutsko, RP. Young, KC. Ribeiro, A. Torres, E. Rodriguez, M. Hehre, D. Devia, C. McNiece, I. Suguihara, C. Long-term reparative effects of mesenchymal stem cell therapy following neonatal hyperoxia-induced lung injury. Pediatric research. 73 (1) : 46-53, 2013.

    Sutsko, RP. Braziuniene, I. Saslow, JG. Razi, N.Amendolia, B. Stahl, G. Aghai, ZH. Intractable neonatal seizures: an unusual presentation of congenital hypothyroidism. Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM. 22 (10) : 961-3, 2009.

    Aghai, ZH. Mudduluru, M.Nakhla, TA. Amendolia, B. Longo, D. Kemble, N. Kaki, S. Sutsko, R. Saslow, JG. Stahl, GE. Fluconazole prophylaxis in extremely low birth weight infants: association with cholestasis. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association. 26 (9) : 550-5, 2006.

  • Donald Wheeler, MD

    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

    Education

    MD, Medicine, The University Of Texas Health Science Center At Dallas, 1981

    BS, Texas Christian University, 1977

    Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

    Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease

    Research Interests

    Clinical Studies in the Medical Diseases of the Kidney and Liver

    Specialties

    Pathology

    Memberships

    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)

    Selected Publications

    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.

    Positions Held

    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)

    Awards/Honors

    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)



Career Advisors - LVHN Campus

  • Rafael Martinez, MD

    Hospital Affiliations

    Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest

    Education

    MD, Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, 2003

    Specialties

    Anesthesiology
  • Andrea Waxman, MD

    Education

    MD, Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 1978

    Specialties

    Obstetrics and Gynecology