OUR FORMER FELLOWS

 
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Fatima Al-yatama, MD

Medical School: Kuwait University
Residency: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

UM Research Project: Miami VAHS secondary fracture prevention program. Mentors: Silvina Levis, MD and Violet Lagari, DO

 

 
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Lila Chertman, MD

Medical School: University of Miami
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, Florida

Research Project: -

QI Project: Assessment of Osteoporosis risk factors in kidney transplant patients at Miami VA Hospital. Mentor: Violet Lagari D.O.

 

MARK JARA, MD

Medical School: Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Paraguay
Residency: New York State University at Buffalo

QI Project: Assessment of Osteoporosis risk factors in kidney transplant patients at Miami VA Hospital.  Mentor: Violet Lagari D.O.

Where are they now? Dr. Mark Jara is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami, Division of Endocrinology.

 

ELYS PEREZ, MD

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Research Project: Using acethylcholinesterase inhibitors to promote insulin secretion in human beings. Mentor Pilar Solano, MD

QI Project: Assessment of Osteoporosis risk factors in liver transplant patients at Jackson Memorial Hopital.  Mentor: Bresta Miranda MD

 

 

Megan Zalesky, MD

Medical School: Ross University
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Florida

Research Project: Effects of Dapagliflozin on Epicardial Fat in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes. Mentor: Gianluca Iacobellis.

QI Project: Assessment of Osteoporosis risk factors in liver transplant patients at Jackson Memorial Hopital.  Mentor: Bresta Miranda MD

 

 
 
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MARIA LINARES, MD

Medical School:Universidad Católica de Santa María Facultad de Medicina Humana, Peru
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Project: Occurrence of Paillary Thyroid Cancer and Primary Thyroid Lymphoma

QI Project: N/A

 
 
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Daniela pirela, MD

Medical School: Universidad del Zulia Facultad de Medicina, Venezuela
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Research Projects:  Association of Aromatase Inhibitor Treatment and Skeletal Fracture in Women with Breast Cancer     

Mentor:
Dr. Rodrigo Valderrabano                                                     

QI Project: Optimizing patient access to our institution's community diabetes clinic

 
 
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ANU THEKKUMKATTIL, MD

Undergraduate: University of Miami, Neuroscience Major
Medical School: University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Internal Medicine Residency, Miami FL

Research Project: Performance of ATA Sonographic Risk and Afirma/Thyroseq in the Diagnosis of Thyroid Nodules with Indeterminate Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology. Mentor: Atil Kargi, MD                   

QI Project: 1. Analysis of hypoglycemic events in Jackson Memorial Hospital and proposal of interventions to reduce rates of hypoglycemia. Mentor: Bresta Miranda MD

2. Development of Standardized Thyroid FNA training using a simulation model and other tools for Endocrine Fellows, to improve skills and knowledge and also to reduce rates of non-diagnostic sampling. Mentor: Zeina Hannoush, MD