Dr. Arun Talkad, M.D., joins Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center as the new Stroke Medical Director.
Prior to his move to Florida, Dr. Talkad served as the Stroke Center Director and Medical Director of Acute Neurology at the Illinois Neurological Institute and was an attending neurologist in the Department of Neurology at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He also held an academic appointment at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Peoria. He is board-certified in neurology with the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.
Moti Ramgopal, M.D., brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new position as medical director of the Center for Clinical Research at Martin Health System.
An infectious disease specialist who co-founded Midway Immunology and Research Center in Fort Pierce, Dr. Ramgopal has long been drawn to the science of improving treatment options – and finding cures – for acute and chronic infectious diseases.
As part of Martin Health, Dr. Ramgopal hopes to engage more physicians in the understanding and practice of clinical trials while growing the Center for Clinical Research into a nationally recognized center.
Dr. Alfonso Icochea, pulmonologist, intensivist, and internist, achieves top recognition from Hialeah Hospital as the 2013 Physician of the Year. Dr. Icochea exemplifies Hialeah Hospital’s mission statement, which is to provide safety, comfort and excellence in customer service. Dr. Icochea was nominated and selected by the hospital employees for this year’s award.
Dr. Alfonso Icochea graduated from the Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos, Falcultad De Medicina in Peru in 1973. He completed his pulmonary medicine training in Saint Louis, Missouri at Washington University and completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1976. He has been actively specializing in internal medicine for the last 36 years. Dr. Icochea is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Disease. He was previously awarded Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ for 2012.
Abraham Schwarzberg, M.D., has been appointed Chief of Oncology Services at Jupiter Medical Center.
Dr. Schwarzberg’s roots are deep seeded in Palm Beach County. He brings his academic training and research background home to the community where he was raised. Dr. Schwarzberg holds a holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.D. from George Washington University School of Medicine. He is a former Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Schwarzberg volunteers his time to the board for the Richard David Kann Medical Melanoma Foundation in West Palm Beach and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Palm Beach.
HCA is pleased to announce that David Husted, M.D., has joined the HCA Palm Beach Behavioral Health practice, located in Atlantis, FL. Dr. Husted is Board Certified in General Adult Psychiatry and fellowship trained in Forensic Psychiatry.
Dr. Husted also takes on the role of Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services at JFK Medical Center. He specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, insomnia, ADHD, and geriatrics.
Dr. Husted is returning to Florida after practicing in Hendersonville, NC for six years. He received his Medical Degree from The University of Florida, College of Medicine, as well as an M.S. in Physiology and a B.S. in Chemistry. Dr. Husted also completed his Residency training and a Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at The University of Florida, College of Medicine.
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Pediatrics Club recently honored Lisa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A., CPE, FAAP, with the Arnold Melnick Child Advocacy Award for her contributions to the field of pediatrics.
Dr. Gwynn, a 1998 NSU-COM alumna, serves as medical director for the University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic/Children’s Health Fund South Florida Project and assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Gwynn, who has more than 12 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, cofounded the Darrell Gwynn Foundation in 2002, which is a charitable organization that supports individuals with paralysis and offers injury prevention programs in high schools throughout Florida.
Miami Jewish Health Systems has recently promoted John “Jack” Kelleher to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Kelleher brings more than 25 years of executive experience to the position.
Jack Kelleher previously served as the organization’s Executive Director of Financial Operations since 2011. Prior to joining Miami Jewish Health Systems, he spent seven years as Chief Financial Officer at Medical Business Service, Inc. and eight years at American Medical Response. John Kelleher holds a B.S in Accounting from the University of Scranton and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.
Phyllis McCarthy, R.N., CPHQ, has been named coordinator of epidemiology at Broward Health North (BHN).
In 1982, McCarthy started her nursing career at BHN and served as charge nurse in telemetry for more than 10 years. She also was a cardiac health educator for the cardiac special care unit for 3 years. In the late 90s she transferred to the quality management department as a quality management specialist and in 2008 she became a staff member of the epidemiology department.
McCarthy has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and education from Richmond College in Staten Island, New York and received her nursing degree from Broward College.
Doctors Hospital has named Diane Amado-Tate, R.N., chief nursing officer.
An accomplished leader with 22 years of nursing experience, Amado-Tate most recently served as assistant vice president of nursing at South Miami Hospital.
Amado-Tate joined Baptist Health in 1997 as a registered nurse at South Miami Hospital. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing, graduating cum laude from Hunter College in New York, where she began her nursing career at NYU Medical Center. She earned a master's degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix and a master's degree in health services administration from Barry University.
Miami Jewish Health Systems has recently promoted Bernardo “Bernie” Larralde to Director of Information Technology (IT). Larralde brings 15 years of experience to the position and will be responsible for strategic IT planning and management to support the confidentiality, integrity and availability of MJHS’ information systems.
Larralde joined Miami Jewish Health Systems in June of 2013 as Director of Infrastructure. Prior to that, he worked at Crescent Heights, the City of Opa-locka and Girosol Corp.
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