From left, Board members Lawrence Feldman, Ph.D., and Lubby Navarro, Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, Marta Pérez Wurtz, Ph.D., J.D., Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, Romulo M. Cuy, M.D., Board member Raquel Regalado and Board Vice Chair Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall.

Miami-Dade School Board Recognizes Dr. Omaida C. Velazquez for Her Career Achievements

The Miami-Dade School Board on November 18 issued a proclamation recognizing Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and Chair of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, for her career achievements.

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Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D.

Dr. Omaida C. Velazquez Named Chair of Department of Surgery

Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., professor of surgery, radiology, and biochemistry and molecular biology, and David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, has been named Chair of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, after a thorough search that reviewed the most talented leaders in the surgical field in the U.S.

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Matthias Loebe, M.D.

Dr. Matthias Loebe Joins Miami Transplant Institute

Matthias Loebe, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Miami Transplant Institute (MTI) as Director of Thoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Support. “There is an enormous need here in South Florida to provide heart and lung transplantation services at a very high level in an academic environment,” said Loebe.

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First-year M.D./M.P.H. student Samuel R. Huntley, left, with Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H., C.P.H.

M.D./M.P.H. Student Awarded NIOSH Grant to Study Osteoarthritis in Hispanic Construction Workers

Samuel R. Huntley, a first-year M.D./M.P.H. student at the Miller School of Medicine, was awarded a Pilot/Small Project Grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for his proposal titled, “DOLORES – Determinants of Osteoarthritis Linked to Occupational Radiography: Epidemiologic Surveillance.”

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From left;  Alberto Mitrani, M.D., Fred F. Telischi, M.D., Maria T. Abreu, M.D., Eduardo de Marchena, M.D., and Steven Falcone, M.D., M.B.A.

Three UM Medical Alumni Receive Prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award

Honoring clinical excellence, research expertise, and public service among its graduates, the Miller School of Medicine Medical Alumni Association recently bestowed one of its highest honors — the Distinguished Alumni Award — on three outstanding physicians: Maria T. Abreu, M.D., Class of 1990; Eduardo de Marchena, M.D., Class of 1980; and Fred F. Telischi, M.D., Class of 1985.

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