Emergency Medicine Residency Faculty

Our FAU Emergency Medicine Residency faculty are composed of a combination of academicians trained in a broad spectrum of sub-specialties along with community-based affiliate faculty at our clinical sites.

Residency Leadership

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Lisa Clayton, D.O., MBS, FACEP, FAAEM

Program Director
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: EMS, resident and medical student education, airway management

Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Morristown Medical Center

Fellowship: EMS at Morristown Medical Center

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Patrick Hughes, D.O., MEHP, FACEP, FACOEP

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Program Director

Professional Interests: Simulation, medical education, disaster medicine, pulmonary embolism

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: McLaren Oakland Hospital

Fellowship: Medical Simulation at Summa Akron City Hospital

Hobbies: Travel, camping, hiking, tennis, golf, wine, intl. food, skiing, stand up paddle boarding, scuba

Core Faculty

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Scott Alter, M.D., M.B.A., NRP, FACEP, FAAEM

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Dean for Clinical Research

Professional Interests: EMS, informatics, administration

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Residency: Morristown Medical Center

Fellowship: EMS at Carolinas Medical Center

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Mary Billington, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: Medical Toxicology, Addiction Medicine

Medical School: Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Fellowship: Medical Toxicology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Hobbies: Running, Triathlon

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Richard Shih, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Residency: Christiana Care

Fellowship: Medical Toxicology at Bellevue NYU Poison Control Center

Hobbies: Tennis, pickleball, Penn State football

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Joshua Solano, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Clerkship Director

Professional Interests: Ultrasound, medical education, quality improvement

Medical School: University of Florida

Residency: Harvard Affiliated Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (EM)

Fellowship: Rabkin Medical Education Fellowship at Harvard Medical School

Hobbies: Family time with 2 children, biking, boating, and travel

Clinical Faculty - Bethesda Hospital East, Adult EM

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Kevin Taylor, M.D.

Medical Director, Bethesda Hospital East
Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: Operational management, patient experience, leadership development, physician wellness

Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Residency: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Hobbies: Distance running, weightlifting, crossfit, scuba diving, downhill skiing

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Laura Borman, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College

Residency: Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt

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Karen Estrine, D.O.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: Editor-in-Chief of the EMPulse Journal

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Sinai Grace Hospital/Detroit Medical Center - Wayne State University

Internship: Providence Hospital, Michigan

Hobbies: Outdoors, yoga, being with family, friends and my baby daughter

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Steffen Fletcher, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: University of Arizona

Residency: UMass Medical School

Fellowship: Ultrasound at Christiana Care Health System

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Zachariah Hatoum, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Instructor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine

Residency: Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Michael McGarry, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Residency: University of North Carolina

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Paul Mello, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: Utilization Review, Pre-hospital Care, Emergency Department Efficiency, Physician Wellness, clinical skills and procedures

Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine

Residency: Jacobi/Montefiore

Hobbies: Traveling, exploring outdoors, listening to live music, attending carnival, EPL football, golf, learning how to throw a frisbee

Suzanne Newstead, D.O.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University

Residency: Metropolitan Hospital - New York (EM)

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Rian Pillitteri, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: Teaching residents and medical students

Medical School: New Jersey Medical School

Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine

Hobbies: Piano, pickleball, volleyball

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Gary Popovetsky, D.O.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: Teaching, ultrasound use

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: St Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem PA

Hobbies: Fishing, skiing, hiking

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Leila Posaw, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: Clinical emergency medicine, emergency ultrasound, medical education and training, global emergency medicine, and resuscitation

Medical School: Duke University Medical Center, Durham

Residency: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York

Fellowship: Ultrasound at Mount Sinai, New York

Hobbies: Reading and adventure traveling

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Frances Rodriguez, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: Student and resident education, wellness

Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe

Residency: Henry Ford Health System

Hobbies: Boating, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, ice skating, tennis

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Courtney Stein, D.O.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: Medical mission trips and travel medicine

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University

Residency: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Fellowship: Travel, spending time with my 4 kids and anything beach related

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Anabelle Taveras, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Instructor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: University of Illinois

Residency: Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

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Corinne Zachary, M.D.

Assistant Medical Director, Bethesda Hospital East
Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: Charting, documentation

Medical School: University of Michigan

Residency: Cook County Emergency Medicine

Hobbies: Golf, travel, watching football, biking, doing puzzles, ancestry research

Clinical Faculty - Delray Medical Center

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Peter Kaplan, M.D.

Medical Director, Delray Medical Center
Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: New York Medical College

Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center

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Brian Ackerman, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency: Stony Brook

Hobbies: Cooking, video games

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William Benda, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM

Clinical Affiliate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: Wellness, end of life issues, animal-assisted therapies

Medical School: University of Miami

Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Fellowship: Administrative Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA, Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona

Hobbies: Fishing, surfing, tennis

Ayesha Hussein, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency: Jacobi/Montefiore

Hobbies: Helicopter pilot, poetry

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James Lim, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: Wilderness medicine, medical economics and business, direct care

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency: The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Hobbies: Rock climbing

Jenna Neufeldt, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Tel Aviv University Sackler

Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Fellowship: North Shore University Hospital

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Dileep Ravi, M.D.

Assistant Medical Director, Delray Medical Center
Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor

Medical School: University of Miami

Residency: University of Florida – Gainesville

Hobbies: My kids, outdoor activities

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Larry Roycraft, D.O.

Assistant Medical Director, Delray Medical Center
Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor

Professional Interests: Diving and hyperbaric medicine, toxicology, critical care, EM administration

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Charity Hospital/LSU Medical Center

Fellowship: Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine at Charity Hospital/LSU Medical Center

Hobbies: Scuba diving, kayaking, hiking

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Peter Simek, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: New York Medical College

Residency: Stamford Hospital

David Sturm, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Residency: Morristown Medical Center

Jason Turner, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Washington University St. Louis

Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center

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Matthew Wallace, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Residency: Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Clinical Faculty - St. Mary's Medical Center and Bethesda Hospital East, Pediatric Faculty

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Richard Paley, M.D.

Medical Director, St. Mary's Medical Center Adult Emergency Services
Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professional Interests: EMS, stroke care, emergency medicine administration

Residency: Carolinas Medical Center

Hobbies: Tennis, reading

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Ernesto Cabrera, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Pediatrics

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Thomas Cristoforo, D.O.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Residency: University of South Florida - Tampa General Hospital/John Hopkins All Childrens Hospital Pediatrics

Fellowship: Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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Kenia Dominguez, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital Pediatrics

Dulce Gonzalez, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Pediatrics

Fellowship: Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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Rakesh Mittal, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Residency: Harlem Hospital Center Pediatrics

Jessica Morlok-Prince, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Instructor of Emergency Medicine

Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center

Leon Rosenberg, D.O.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Residency: Broward Health Medical Center Pediatrics

Fellowship: Riley Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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Evan Sherman, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Residency: Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Pediatrics

Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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Vincent Sparber, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Residency: St. Peter's University Hospital Pediatrics

Sara Tano, M.D.

Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Residency: Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatrics

Additional Information
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