Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Disease
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Clinical Sciences Faculty

 

Stuart Brooks, M.D. (Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Public Health) Dr. Brooks is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His primary interest is occupational airway diseases and anti-oxidant defense mechanisms of asthma and COPD. He is also Director of "The Breath Lab", at the College of Public Health, subjects undergo non-invasive procedures of collecting samples of exhaled breath gases and condensate and then analyzing various constituents that might be present. Another technique involves examining cells and biochemical markers in induced sputum samples. There is a newly developed lung function test that utilizes sound waves of different frequencies to measure airway resistance. A recent study quantified the cough reflex utilizing capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers. A current emphasis is the role of age on lung defense against oxidant injury. Normal older & younger subjects exposed to ozone have serial exposed to ozone have serial measurement of various lung antioxidants (e.g., glutathione, urate, ascorbate) measure in exhaled breath and induced sputum. The antioxidant defense is a function of genetics and the presence of susceptibility factors, such as underlying illnesses including asthma, emphysema and even cystic fibrosis.


Beata Casanas, D.O. (Assistant Professor, USF College of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine, Tampa, FL.)


Noorbibi Day, Ph.D. (Professor of Pediatrics) Dr. Day received her Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal Canada. She is the director of the Clinical Immunoparameter Laboratory at All Children's Hospital. Her research interests include complement deficiencies and immunodeficiency diseases.


Morna J. Dorsey, M.D., MMSc (Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine) Dr. Dorsey completed her MD and pediatric residency at the University of South Florida. She completed ha three-year fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Children's Hospital, Boston, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dorsey is a graduate of the Scholars in Clinical Sciences Program at Harvard Medical School. Her current research projects focus on the immunologic mechanisms of asthma and atopic disease. She is director of the allergy clinic at All Children's Hospital.


Edward A. Eikman, M.D. (Associated Professor of Radiology, James A. Haley VA Hospital, and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute, Tampa, FL.) Current research involves developing a molecular imaging capability incorporating positron emission tomography, with receptor/target specific imaging and treatments, including immunological targets. This will in the future include small animal imaging as well as clinical imaging. Radiochemist-radiopharmacist staffing will be included. While an oncology focus is maintained, the capibility will potentially cross over into allery-infectious disease and immunology.


Pat Emmanuel, M.D. (Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cheif, Pediatric Infectious disease) For over ten years I have performed clinical trials work in Pediatric and Adolescent HIV. We have an extensive multidisciplinary research program at this time which includes the behavioral sciences. Having performed clinical trials at TGH, ACH and USF clinics I have an unique perspective of some of the barriers that need to be addressed to advance the research agenda. http://usfpeds.hsc.usf.edu/divisions/infectious-diseases/index.htm


Roger W. Fox, M.D. (Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health) Dr. Fox is a graduate of St. Louis University College of Medicine and completed his training in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida. He supervises the teaching and rotation schedules of the residents and fellows. His primary research interest are allergic skin diseases and upper airway diseases.


Mark C. Glaum, M.D., Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics) Dr. Glaum received his medical degree and doctoral degree in Immunology from MCP/Hahnemann University. Dr. Glaum continued on to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where the pursued fellowship training in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Dr. Glaum also holds a Master of Science in Physiology from Hahnemann University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fordham University.


Sandra Gonzalez Gompf, M.D. (Associate Professor, Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. Dr. Gompf is a faculty member of the CDC/Florida STD/HIV Prevention Training Center since 1995.


Maureen Groer, RN, Ph.D., F.A.A.N. (Gordon Keller Endowed Professor, USF College of Nursing)


Sally H. Houston, M.D. (Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases) I am an Infectious Disease physician practicing at Tampa General Hospital. TGH is one of the busiest solid organ transplant centers in the country. Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infections after transplantation are critical to post transplant success. TCH has state of the art microbiological and molecular diagnostic which could provide a wealth of useful research data. The relationships with the laboratory are already in place to effect a collaborative effort between the clinical arena and laboratory.


Monroe J. King, D.O. (Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine) Dr. King is a graduate of Chicago College of Osteopathy and completed his training at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Michigan. Dr. King served in the United States Navy as an allergist and task force surgeon for 29 years.


Dennis K. Ledford, M.D. (Professor of Medicine) Dr. Ledford received his degrees in medicine from the University of Tennessee. He completed his fellowship in Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at New York University and his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at USF. Dr. Ledford is currently serving as a Director on the Board of the Allergy and Immunology. He research interests include steroid=resistant/dependent asthma and nasal polyposis.


Richard F. Lockey, M.D. (Director of the Div. of Allergy and Immunology and Professor of Medicine an Pediatrics, Joy McCann Culverhouse Endowed Chair in Allergy and Immunology at the USF College of Medicine, Tampa, FL.) Dr. Lockey has been the Director of the Division since 1983. He is a graduate of Temple University College of Medicine and completed his training in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a Past-President of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology and a past Director of the Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is a current member-at-large of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) http://hsc.usf.edu/medicine/internalmedicine/allergy/default.html


Eknath Naik, M.D., Ph.D., MSPH (Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global Health, and Director of the USF-India Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Training, CHART-India) His research work on HLA genes has tremendous implication on vaccine initiative and new drug development. Currently he is actively involved in HIV generic drug research, care and treatment, behavioral, and reproductive health research in India.


Mitchel J. Seleznick, M.D. (Associate Professor of Medicine) He received his degree in medicine from SUNY Downstate medical Center, New York and completed his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Stanford University, California. Dr. Seleznick is also board certified in rheumatology.


Mandel R. Sher, M.D. (Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine) Dr. Sher graduated from Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago and completed his fellowship in Asthma and Immunology at the University of Michigan.


John W. Sleasman, M.D. (Professor and Chief, Department of Pediatrics, All Children's Hospital. Robert A. Good Professor of Immunology, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology) He received his medical degree at University of Tennessee. Completed his clinical fellow at University of Florida and research fellowship at Dana Faber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School.


Brett E. Stanaland, M.D. (Affiliated Assistant Professor of Medicine) Dr. Stanaland received his degree in medicine from the University of South Florida. He also completed his fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at USF.


G. Edward Stwart II, M.D. (Affiliate Assistant Professor of Medicine) Dr. Stewart received his degree in medicine from the University of Tennessee. After completing his training in medicine, Dr. Stewart became certified in allergy and immunology at the University of South Florida. He is past President of the Florida Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society.


John Sinnott, M.D. (Cullison Professor of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Mental Health, Director of the Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, and Chief of Infectious Diseases, Tampa General Healthcare, Tampa, FL.) His research interests focuses on HIV and bone infections. http://hsc.usf.edu/medicine/internalmedicine/infectious/index.html


Nutthapong Tangsinmankong, M.D. (Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine) Dr. Tangsinmankong completed his fellowship training in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at University South Florida/All Children's Hospital.


Thomas Truncale, D.O. MPH (Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at James A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, FL.) His research interest have focused on airway inflammation in asthma, COPD and Cystic Fibrosis. He is also interested in host factors which contribute to sick building syndrome and mold exposure. Dr. Truncale continues to evaluate subjects in the University of South Florida's Interdisciplinary occupational Medical Clinic where he performs independent medical exams (IMD'S) and evaluates work-related illnesses including inhalation injury, occupational asthma, chemical exposures, and sick building syndrome, and all other occupational related lung disease.


Hugh H. Windom, M.D. (Affiliate Assistant Professor of Medicine) Dr. Windom received his degree in medicine from Duke University and completed a research fellowship at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand. His fellowship in Allergy and Immunology was at Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center. His current research interests include aspirin sensitive asthma.