South Florida Hospital News
Sunday October 23, 2016

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October 2016 - Volume 13 - Issue 4




Pulitzer Prize-winning author and renowned medical oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., joins physicians from Harvard Medical School and Cleveland Clinic to discuss breakthroughs in personalized precision health care at the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI) 2016 Thought Leaders’ Consortium conference. The event will be held on Saturday, October 22 through Sunday, October 23 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, in Phoenix, AZ. Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer, is sponsoring the program.

Dr. Mukherjee, assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and author of the recently released The Gene, and The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which was made into a PBS documentary, will speak about “Kinase Signaling, Insulin Dynamics, and Cancer.”
Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, FACN, CNS, founder of PLMI, author of The Disease Delusion, and considered the “father of functional medicine,” is chairing the conference. "We are pleased to collaborate with CTCA® and bring together global leaders in personalized precision medicine to better understand the future of 21st century health care and the role that personalized lifestyle programs will play in its evolution.  An ever-growing body of empirical research is demonstrating how specific genes are involved in the development of cancer,” he added. “With this recognition, personalized medicine is a natural extension.”
For more information about the program agenda, speakers and registration, visit
Commissioner Joel Gustafson announced he is resigning from the North Broward Hospital District (NHBD) board of commissioners. Gustafson has served a total of six years on the board.
A 46-year resident of Broward County, Commissioner Gustafson has actively participated in the community both civically and professionally. Formerly, he was Chair of the Broward Alliance, a Board Member of the Florida Chamber, Co-Chair of the Host Committee of two Super Bowls and one Breeder’s Cup and he served on the Orange Bowl Committee. He is currently a Board Member of Henderson Mental Health Center.
Commissioner Gustafson is a retired attorney in Fort Lauderdale. Prior to retirement, he was with the firm Holland and Knight, LLP. He served as District Director to U.S. Representative E. Clay Shaw, Jr., from 2002 to 2007. Prior to his position with the U.S. Congress, he was appointed to the Florida Commission on Ethics by four separate Governors between 1978 and 2004. In 1974, he received a presidential appointment to the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Transportation. He was a Florida State Representative from 1967 to 1972.

Bethesda Health is pleased to announce the promotion of Cheryl Roddy, RN, BSN, to Director of the Cardiac Telemetry Unit and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Bethesda Heart Hospital. Roddy has worked at Bethesda Hospital East for the past four years and previously served as the Clinical Manager of the Bethesda Orthopaedic Institute and the Clinical Surgical Unit.

Roddy has extensive experience in healthcare as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and 20 years as a Nurse Executive. She previously worked as an executive director at Senior Bridge Care Management and Home Care Services in West Palm Beach, nurse manager at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis and as a charge nurse at Northpoint Surgery Center in West Palm Beach.

Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to welcome Andre Escoffery as the new Chief Development Officer of the multi-specialty physician group. Andre comes from Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore, where he was the Director of Business Development.

Andre has over 16 years of experience within the medical industry. His background includes strategic planning, finance, business development and physician recruitment. Prior to joining Tenet Healthcare, Andre was the Manager of Business Development and Physician Relations at Broward Health/North Broward Hospital District.
Andre completed the Health Care Advisory Board Leadership Academy as a Leadership Academy Fellowship Graduate in Washington, DC and completed his master of business administration from Nova Southeastern University in Davie.

Primary care physician Jennifer Young, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group.

After earning an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Dr. Young received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She completed an internship and residency at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics in Palo Alto, CA.
Before joining Baptist Health, Dr. Young was a Stanford University School of Medicine clinical assistant professor of medicine at Stanford Primary Care Portola Valley in Portola Valley, CA. She also served as a staff physician with One Medical Group, a boutique primary care office in San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Beatrice Lusiana Memet has joined the medical staff at Indian River Medical Center. Dr. Memet is board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine, and is a certified clinical densitometrist.

Dr. Memet received her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. She completed an internal medicine internship at Victor Babes Clinical Hospital in Bucharest. She also completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut and her rheumatology rotation at Yale University in New Haven, CT.
Prior to moving to Indian River County, she practiced at the Rheumatology and Allergy Institute of Connecticut, and later with the Alliance Medical Group in Waterbury, CT. 

Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to announce Dr. Jonathan Kahan, a board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiologist has opened his practice at the South Florida Heart Institute located in Delray Beach.

Prior to joining TFPS, Dr. Kahan worked as a Chief Cardiology Fellow at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY, and worked as Assistant Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in Stony Brook, NY. He completed a fellowship in general cardiology at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Kahan finished a residency in internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital, Columbia University in New York and he graduated from Sackler School of Medicine New York / American Program in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to announce Brad Lamm, DPM, FACFAS, a board-certified podiatric foot and ankle surgeon, is joining the TFPS multispecialty physician network and The Paley Institute. Dr. Lamm will be the new Chief, Foot and Ankle Surgery as well as Director, Foot and Ankle Deformity Correction Fellowship at The Paley Institute. He is the former Head of Foot and Ankle Surgery at the International Center for Limb Lengthening (ICLL), Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. 



Mount Sinai Medical Center welcomes Drs. Ana Victoria Soto, Christian Koelbl and Jeffrey Lin to the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Ana Victoria Soto completed her medical residency at Columbia University’s New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2013. She then went on to complete a dual fellowship in clinical cardiology from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and a two-year cardiology clinical and research fellowship in cardiovascular prevention from the American Heart Association in 2016
Dr. Christian Koelbl completed his internal medicine residency in 2012, his cardiovascular disease fellowship in 2015 and his interventional cardiology fellowship in 2016 at Boston University Medical Center.

Dr. Jeffrey Lin completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Columbia University’s New York Presbyterian Hospital, as well as an externship in cardio-oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in 2012. He completed a clinical and research fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and sports and exercise cardiology in 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imaging in 2016 at Columbia University’s New York Presbyterian Hospital. 

Tenet Healthcare’s Florida Region welcomes Dr. Anne C. Fischer as regional medical director of pediatric surgery.

In addition to her role as regional medical director of pediatric surgery, Dr. Fischer is on the medical staff at the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. Previously, she served as the surgeon-in-chief at Beaumont’s Children Hospital and the chief of pediatric surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI.
Dr. Fischer completed general surgery residency and medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, where she went on to earn a Ph.D. in immunology and do her postdoctoral fellowship at the university’s Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Fischer completed her pediatric surgery fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She was a professor at Oakland University’s William Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, Mich., and has held numerous faculty academic appointments during her professional medical career at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
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