Administration

Medical Advisory Board Members

Medical Advisory Board Members

2015-2016 (Fiscal 16)
Revised March 2016

MEDICAL SERVICESADMINISTRATORS

  • Ms. Renee Bennett, Chair of MAB, Transplant Administrator, Cleveland Clinic of Florida
  • Ms. Marian O’ Rourke, Secretary of MAB, Chief Compliance Officer, Miami Transplant Institute, Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Ms. Audra Hutton Lopez, Nurse Practitioner, Transplant Administrator, Broward General Hospital

MEDICAL SERVICESTISSUE BANK

  • Patricia Darrigan, Director of Donor Business Development, UMTB Foundation

MEDICAL SERVICESVOLUNTARY HEALTH

  • Dr. Sander R. Dubovy, Medical Director, Florida Lions Eye Bank

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

  • Mr. Miguel Anchia, Fire Chief, City of Hialeah Fire Department
  • Mrs. Yance Torres, Manager, Overtown Youth Center, INC. Miami

HISTO-COMPATIBILITY ADVISOR

  • Dr. Philip Ruiz, Medical Director of Transplant Laboratories, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

NEUROSCIENCE ADVISOR

  • Dr. Kristine O’Phelan, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Dr. Amadeo Merenda, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

SURGICAL SERVICES

  • Dr. Enrique Gongora,Vice Chair of MAB, Transplant Surgeon, Director of Adult Heart Transplant, Memorial Health System
  • Dr. Thiago Beduschi, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Miami Transplant Institute
  • Dr. Andreas Tzakis, Program Director, Transplant Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic Weston
  • Dr. Cedric Sheffield, Director of Heart, Transplant, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic
  • Dr. Gabriel Schnickel, Transplant Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic Weston (FLCC)

MEDICAL SERVICESEMERGENCY CRITICAL CARE

  • Dr. Hugg Ladd, PICU, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

DONOR FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE

  • Ms. Renee Jones, Author, Philanthropist, and Inspirational Speaker

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE

  • Dr. Neerja Agrawal, Medical Director, Kidney Transplant, Cleveland Clinic Weston (FLCC)
  • Dr. Warren L. Kupin, Professor Clinical and Nephrology, Miami Transplant Institute