Rani S. Gereige, MD, MPH, FAAP
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 & Dedignated Institutional Official (DIO). In his role at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, he oversees the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Continuing Medical Education Programs and Faculty Development and serves as the Portfolio Program Manager for the Nicklaus Children's Hospital MOC 4 Portfolio Sponsor Program for the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Multi-Specialty Portfolio. He currently holds a faculty appointment as a Clinical Professor, Volunteer Faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at Florida International University College of Medicine; Nova Southeastern University, and St. George's University. 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 previously served as the chair of the Continuing Medical Education Taskforce in the Florida Pediatric Society/ Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He also 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 Oral Health Florida.
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. He also served 6 years terms as a member of the Executive Committee of the AAP Oral Health Initiative and the Executive Committee of the Section on Oral Health where was the 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), the American Pediatric Society (APS), and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD). He is a member of the Editorial Board of Pediatrics in Reviews where he serves as the CME Editor and manuscript reviewer. At the AAP, in 2018 Dr. Gereige completed 6 years term as a member of the AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) Planning Group. He is currently a member of the AAP Committee on Continuing Medical Education (COCME). In addition he serves as a National 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 to present. He was recently appointed in 2020 to the NBME Scientific Abstracts Test Material Development Committee. Dr. Gereige serves as a surveyor for the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). 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) and is currently the Vice-Chair of the ACGME Pediatric RRC.
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. He is the recipient of the AAP 2018 National Oral Health Service Award given by the AAP Section on Oral Health.