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Career Advisors

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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.

  • Eric Coris, MD

    Director, College Of Medicine Family Medicine

    Professor, College Of Medicine Family Medicine

    Professor, Orthopaedics, College of Medicine USF, USF Morsani College of Medicine

    Professor, Family Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Morsani College of Medicine

    Education

    NA, Grant Writing, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2006

    NA, Faculty Development, UNC Chapel Hill, 2003

    MD, University Of South Florida, 1996

    Research Interests

    Heat Illness in Athletes

    Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

    Cardiac Screening in Athletes

    Concussion in Athletes

    Stress fractures in athletes

    Dehydration in Athletes

    MRSA in Athletes

    Specialties

    Family Medicine
  • 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.

  • Vinita Kiluk, MD

    Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics

    College Of Medicine Pediatrics

    Co-Course Director-Doctoring 3, College of Medicine, University of South Florida

    Co-Clerkship Director Primary Care Clerkship, College of Medicine, University of South Florida

    Education

    MD, Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001

    Specialties

    General Pediatrics

    Memberships

    American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow, 2004 - Present)

    Awards/Honors

    Gold Humanism Award-Humanism in Medicine (Gold Humanism Foundation - 2013)
  • 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)