Medical Education Department Faculty

Abdo Asmar

M.D., F.A.S.N., F.A.C.P

Position:
  • Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
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Specialties:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Designated Specialist in Clinical Hypertension

Research Interest(s):
Analia Castiglioni

M.D.

Position:
  • Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation Center
  • Professor
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Specialties:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Education

Research Interest(s):

Juan C. Cendan

M.D., Chair

Position:
  • Chairman, Department of Medical Education
  • Professor of Surgery
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Specialties:
  • Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Research Interest(s):
Feroza Daroowalla

M.D., MPH

Position:
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
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Specialties:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Research Interest(s):
  • Clinical Workplace Assessment of Medical Students
  • Curriculum Design
  • Instructional Design
  • Residents as Teachers

Nadine Dexter

Ed.D, MLS, D-AHIP

Position:

Director of Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library

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Specialties:
  • Medical Informatics
  • Library Science

Research Interest(s):
  • Medical Informatics
  • Use of Technology and Medical Education
  • Higher Education Policy Analysis
Nyla Dil

DVM, MSc (Path), PhD

Position:
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Module Director Health and Disease
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Specialties:
  • Immunology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

Research Interest(s):
  • Evidence-Based Active Learning Pedagogies
  • Curriculum Development and Assessment
  • Learner Engagement
  • Public Health

Luciana Garbayo

MD, PhD, MA

Position:
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Medical Education
  • Director of Ethics and Medical Humanities Longitudinal Curriculum Theme (LCT)
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Specialties:
  • History & Philosophy of Medicine & Biology
  • Epistemology/Theory of Medical Knowledge/Epistemic Logic
  • Medical Ethics/Healthcare Ethics/Public Health Ethics

Research Interest(s):
  • Medical Education & Professional Identity Formation
  • Philosophy of Medicine
  • Medical Epistemology:
  • Medical Ethics/Healthcare Ethics/Public Health Ethics
Shalu Gillum

JD, MLS, AHIP

Position:

Head of Public Services, Assistant Medical Librarian

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Specialties:
  • Health Sciences Librarianship
  • Medical Librarianship
  • Library Public Services
  • Copyright
  • Consumer Health Information

Research Interest(s):
  • Health sciences librarianship
  • Medical librarianship
  • Library public services
  • Library instruction
A. Laurel Gorman

Ph.D.

Position:
  • Associate Professor, Medical Education and Pharmacology
  • Director, Preclinical Pharmacology thread, Director of 2 Organ Systems Modules (Endo-reproductive, Brain & Behavior)
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Specialties:
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuromodulatory Effects of Hormones
  • Medical Education Research

Research Interest(s):
  • Educational outcomes of active learning methods (TBL, high fidelity medical simulations, CBL, flipped classes, gamification)
  • Effective practices for curricular integration (pharmacology, other longitudinal fields)
  • Medical educator development, roles, identities
  • Drug and opioid addiction, pain management
Terri Gotschall

MLIS, AHIP

Position:

Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Specialties:
  • Scholarly Communications
  • Academic Publishing
  • Data Visualization
  • Metrics

Research Interest(s):
  • Bibliometrics
David Harris

Ph.D.

Position:
  • Associate Professor of Physiology
  • Module Director for Structure and Function
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Specialties:
  • Physiology

Research Interest(s):
  • High Fidelity Patient simulation in preclerkship Medical Students
  • Evidence-based Learning in Medical Students (active learning)
  • The use of Commercial Resources on Medical Student Learning
Caridad Hernandez

M.D.

Position:

Professor of Internal Medicine

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Specialties:

Research Interest(s):
Pamela Herring

MLIS, AHIP

Position:

Electronic Resources Librarian

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Specialties:
  • Electronic Resources
  • Content Management
  • Collection Development

Research Interest(s):
  • Medical electronic resources
  • Emerging technologies
  • Content management
  • Licensing e-resources
  • Data management
Atsusi Hirumi
Position:
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Shiva Kalindindi

MD, MPH, MS(Ed.), FAAP, FACEPP

Position:
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Medical Director, Nemours Institute for Clinical Excellence Ed.
  • Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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Specialties:
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Simulation -CHSE

Research Interest(s):
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Simulation
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Christine A. Kauffman

M.D.

Position:
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Module Director, Practice of Medicine 1
  • Module Director, Gastrointestinal and Renal Systems Module
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Specialties:
  • Medical Education
    • Renal physiology/pathophysiology
    • Clinical skills
  • Pediatric Nephrology

Research Interest(s):
  • Medical Education: 
    • Attendance and Performance,
    • Attendance and Wellness
Denise Kay

Ph.D.

Position:
  • Medical Education Assistant Professor
  • Interprofessional Education Program Co-Chair
  • Longitudinal Curricular Themes Executive Director
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Specialties:
  • Learning Theories
  • Instructional Design
  • Active Learning
  • Student Engagement
  • Interprofessional Education

Research Interest(s):
  • Student Engagement
  • Conceptual Change
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Student Perception of Faculty & Instruction
Jonathan D. Kibble

Ph.D

Position:
  • Assistant Dean of Students
  • Professor of Physiology
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Specialties:
  • Physiology
  • Medical Education

Research Interest(s):
  • Student Assessment Methods
  • Active Learning Pedagogy
  • Student Burnout and Wellness
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Stephen Lambert

Ph.D.

Position:
  • Professor of Medicine
  • CFMG (Cellular Function and Medical Genetics) Module Director
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Specialties:
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Glial Cell Biology
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Myelination

Research Interest(s):
  • Myelination and glial cell biology in the peripheral nervous system.
  • Hybrid systems
Jeffrey S. LaRochelle

MD, MPH

Position:
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Assistant Dean of Medical Education
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Specialties:
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Clinical Skills
  • Survey Design

Research Interest(s):
  • Development of Clinical Reasoning
  • Instructional Design for Clinical Skills
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Learners
Magdalena Pasarica

M.D., Ph.D.

Position:
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Director/Faculty Advisor – KNIGHTS Student-Run Free Clinic
  • Co-Director, Internal/Family Medicine Clerkship
  • Chair of Education for Family Medicine
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Specialties:
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Underserved Medicine

Research Interest(s):
  • Medical Education Research (Lifestyle, Obesity, Prevention, Scholarship Skills)
  • Quality Improvement for Optimization of Patient Care
Otto Phanstiel IV

Ph.D.

Position:

Professor of Medical Education

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Specialties:
  • Organic chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Drug design
  • Biochemistry

Research Interest(s):
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Polyamine metabolism and cancer growth
  • Cancer metabolism
  • Polyamine transport in human cells
  • Snyder Robinson Syndrome
  • Mitochondrial disease
Jeffrey Plochocki

Ph.D.

Position:

Associate Professor of Medicine

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Specialties:
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Embryology
  • Neuroanatomy

Research Interest(s):
  • Medical education
  • Clinical anatomy
  • Functional morphology
  • Skeletal biology
Saleh M. M. Rahman

MD, Ph.D., M.P.H

Position:

Professor of Biostatistics and Previous Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion (Interim)

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Specialties:
  • Behavioral Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
  • Health Disparities

Research Interest(s):
  • Health disparity research
  • Cancer Prevention and Control
  • CBPR
  • Global Health
  • Medical Decision Analysis
Daniel Topping

M.D.

Position:
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Willed Body Program; Module Director (Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare)
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Specialties:
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare
  • Family Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine

Research Interest(s):
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Humanism in Anatomy
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Human Sexuality
  • Lifestyle Medicine
Dario Torre

MD, MPH, PhD

Position:

Professor of Medicine

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Specialties:
  • Internal Medicine
Teaching:
  • UCF MD program
Research Interest(s):
  • Concept mapping
  • Medical Education Assessment and Development
  • Clinical Reasoning
Deedra Walton

MLS, D-AHIP

Position:

Head of Electronic Resources

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Specialties:
  • Health Sciences Libraries
  • Electronic Resources

Research Interest(s):
  • Health Sciences Libraries
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Natasha Williams

MLIS, AHIP

Position:

User Services Librarian

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Specialties:
  • Library public services
  • User services

Research Interest(s):
  • Library public services
  • Personal librarian programs
Marcia Verduin

M.D.

Position:

Associate Dean, Students and Professor of Psychiatry

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Specialties:
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • General Psychiatry

Research Interest(s):
  • Medical Education
  • Addiction Psychiatry