Director of Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Dr. Rani Gereige joined Nicklaus Children's Hospital in February 2010 as the Director of Medical Education. He currently holds a faculty appointment as a Clinical Professor, Volunteer Faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at Florida International University College of Medicine. Prior to joining Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Dr. Gereige served as a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the Course Director for the Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Course at the USF College of Medicine for the second year medical students.
Dr. Gereige received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He subsequently completed a Pediatric residency at University of South Florida (USF)/ All Children’s Hospital followed by one year as Chief Resident. He then completed a Masters Degree in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health at USF. In February 2010, he graduated from the USF Leadership Institute.
At the State level, Dr. Gereige is the current chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Taskforce in the Florida Pediatric Society/ Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He served on the executive board of the AAP Florida Chapter as the Regional representative for Region VIII and the State champion for the Oral Health initiative. Dr. Gereige is a member of the Florida School Health Education Consortium.
At the national level, Dr. Gereige completed a six year term as member of the national AAP executive committee of the Council on School Health where he served as the newsletter and website co-editor. Currently he is a member of the Executive Committee of the AAP Oral Health Initiative and the Executive Committee of the Section on Oral Health where he is the 2012 NCE Program Chair. In addition to being a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), he is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD). He is a member of the Editorial Board of Pediatrics in Reviews and served as a manuscript reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. In addition he serves as a Faculty Advisor for the APA Educational Scholars Program. Dr. Gereige served on the NBME USMLE Step 2 test writing committee for the Pediatric test questions for 4 years (2007-2011) and has been serving on the USMLE Step 2 Interdisciplinary Review Committee (IRC) since 2012. He is currently a member of the AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) Planning Group. In January 2015, Dr. Gereige was appointed to serve as a member of the Pediatric Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
While at USF, he was the Associate Pediatric Clerkship Director for USF Medical Students before assuming the position of the Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency Program for six years followed by the position of the Program Director of the USF General Academic Pediatric Fellowship and the Interim Academic Division Chief for the General Academic Pediatric Division at USF. He also served on the Board of Directors of the USF Physicians Group representing the Department of Pediatrics. He is the recipient of several teaching awards from residents and medical students including the 2002 Arnold P Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award and was nominated for the 2003 AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award. He was listed in the 2009 List of Best Doctors in America. In addition, at USF, Dr. Gereige directed the School Health and Sports Medicine residents and medical students’ rotations and the EBM resident’s curriculum. He designed the curriculum for training residents in school health including an Adopt-A-School program. Dr. Gereige also served as Assistant Medical Director for the Children’s Medical Services in the State of Florida for Pinellas and Pasco Counties.
Dr. Gereige has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. In addition to Medical Education, his interests include School Health, primary care Sports Medicine, Public Health, Evidence-Based Medicine, Oral Health, and Children with Special Health Care Needs and Sports.