GME Committee (GMEC)

The Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) is responsible for the oversight of the GME programs. The Committee meets monthly.

  • Members: GMEC members are comprised of voting members (Training Program Directors, Teaching Faculty, GME Manager, Institutional Administrative Director of Risk & Quality, Safety & Inovation, & peer-selected Residents and Fellows Representatives), non-voting Administrators (Ex-Officio member (CAO), Legal Counsel, VP for Ethics and Compliance, and Research Institute Director) and non-voting guests (Program Coordinators).
  • Residents and Fellows Representatives: Include the chief residents, and GMEC Housestaff Reps are elected by their peers and have voting rights
    • All Voting members are required to attend 50% of the meetings annually
    • Each co-represenative pair occupy one slot (some with alternate)
    • Residents Class Reps (3 per class) occupy two seats per class for quorum purposes
    • Fellows' rep each occupy a seat
    • A quorum is achieved when there is 22 attendees of the voting members (50% of voting members' seats +1)
 
Co-Representative Co-Representative
COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP
Rani Gereige, MD, MPH
Chair; Director of Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Beatriz Cunill, MD
Vice Chair; GMEC
Director, Pediatric Core Program
TRAINING PROGRAMS LEADERSHIP
Beatriz Cunill, MD
Director, Pediatric Core Program
Maria Behnam-Terneus, DO
Associate Prog Director, Pediatric Core Program
Mark Gabay, DO
Assoc Pediatric Prog Director and Osteopathic Prog Director
Bala Totapally, MD
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Program
Metee Comkornruecha, MD
Director, Adolescent Medicine Program
Jason Katz, MD
Director, Pediatric Cardiology Program
Vincenzo Maniaci, MD
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Program
Michael Duchowny, MD
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Program
Miguel Castellan, MD
Director, Pediatric Urology Program
Esperanza Pacheco-Jacome, MD
Director, Pediatric Radiology Program
Melquiades Alvarez, MD
Associate Director, Pediatric Radiology Program
Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD
Director, Division of Allergy-Immunology
Director, Allergy-Immunology Program
S. Anthony Wolfe, MD
Director, Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Program
Chad Perlyn, MD
Associate Director, Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Program
Cathy Burnweit, MD
Director, Pediatric Surgery Program
Rose M. Alvarez-Salvat, PhD
Director, Psychology Internship Program
Melissa Clemente, MD
Director, Academic Pediatric Hospitalist Program
Rosie Roldan, MD, DMD
Director, Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
Sanjiv Bhatia, MD
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Program
TEACHING FACULTY
Juan Carlos Meneses Paz, MD
Attending, Div of Hospitalist Services and/or Designee
Jefry Biehler, MD, MPH
Director, Med Students, FIU Ped Dept Chair
Jose Rosa-Olivares, MD
Alt: Amanda Porro, MD

Attending, Continuity Clinic General Pediatrics and/or Designee
Athena Pefkarou, MD
Alt: Haneen Abdella, MD

Attending, Div of Ped Hem/Onc
Magaly Diaz-Barbosa, MD
Attending, Chief Division of Neonatology (Admin)
Jose Vargas Loayza, MD
Attending, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Mislen Bauer, MD
Attending, Div of Genetics 
Marisa Azaret, PsyD
Psychologist, Chief Div. of Psychology
Alisa Muniz-Crim, MD
Attending, Pediatric Gastroenterology
 
TRAINEES
Maggie Seblani, DO
Chief Resident, PGY4
Annette Medina, MD
Chief Resident, PGY4
PGY1 Rep: Rafael Zonana Amkie, MD
Pediatric Resident - PGY1
PGY1 Rep: Bianca Soto, MD
Pediatric Resident - PGY1
PGY1 Rep: Stephen Girgis, MD
Pediatric Resident - PGY1
PGY2 Rep: Gisell Rodriguez, MD
Pediatric Resident - PGY2
PGY2 Rep: Sneha Kolli, MD
Pediatric Resident - PGY2
PGY2 Rep: TJ Verhage, DO
Pediatric Resident - PGY2
PGY3 Rep: Alejandro Martinez Herrada, MD
Pediatric Resident - PGY3
PGY3 Rep: Melissa Cardenas-Morales, MD
Pediatric Resident - PGY3
PGY3 Rep: Raphael Sturm, MD
Pediatric Resident - PGY3
Fellows Rep: Doreen Benary, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow - PGY6
Fellows Rep: Daniel Duarte, MD
Pediatric Cardiology Fellow - PGY6
Fellows Rep: Keyur Mehta, MD
Pediatric Cardiology Fellow - PGY6
Fellows Rep: Naiomi Cohen, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow - PGY6
Fellows Rep: John Kotula, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow - PGY4
Fellows Rep: Kamalvir Gill, MD
Pediatric Cardiology Fellow - PGY4
Dental Resident Rep: Cassandra Stewart, DDS
Pediatric Dentistry Resident
 
OTHER VOTING MEMBERS
Cindy Gibson, C-TAGME
GME Manager
Sharon Larson, RN, LHRM
Administrative Director, Risk & Quality, Safety & Innovation
INSTITUTIONAL ADMINISTRATION (EX-OFFICIO, NON-VOTING)
Michael Harrington
President and CEO, Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Jacques Orces, DO
Chief Medical Information Officer
Amanda Bhikhari, Esq
Legal Counsel
Andre Susla, Esq
Legal Counsel
Jose Perdomo, Esq
VP, Ethics and Compliance
Jennifer McCafferty, PhD, CHRC, CHPC, CHC, CCEP
Director, Research Institute
NON-VOTING GUESTS
Alina Gonzalez, C-TAGME
Coordinator; Medical Education
Ana Otero, C-TAGME
Fellowship Coordinator, Medical Education
Brandy Bluett
Coordinator, Medical Education
Yuli Simon
Coordinator, Medical Education
Catalina Dunoyer
Coordinator
Galia Huerta
Coordinator
Lisa Howard
Coordinator
Elva Sirven
Coordinator
Kari Bollerman
Coordinator
Tamara Martinez
Coordinator
Elizabeth Seipp
Coordinator
 


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