Welcome to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where we empower our students to transform lives and serve our global community.
We have so much to be proud of. We are the No. 1 highest NIH-funded medical school in Florida and No. 40 in the nation. U.S News & World Report ranks the Miller School’s student body as the sixth most diverse among the country’s medical schools; the diversity of both our students and our faculty uniquely equip us to serve a multicultural, ethnically diverse patient population. Our outstanding researchers and clinicians are well positioned to deliver outstanding care and effectively address the most vexing challenges facing the medical profession today.
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Miller School, the only National Cancer Institute-designated center in South Florida, continues to study and tackle hard-to-treat cancers. This year, teams of top-tier researchers and physicians conducted hundreds of clinical trials, and work began on the new Transformational Cancer Research Building. Sylvester was also ranked among the best hospitals for cancer treatment. Also in 2022, for the 21st time and the 19th consecutive year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute was named the nation’s best for treating eye-related conditions. Additionally, neurology/neurosurgery gained ten spots in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings, rising to No. 25 in the country.
Through NextGenMD, our revolutionary curriculum, we are equipping our students with the tools to become leaders while effectively and compassionately caring for patients everywhere. Small-group learning, early application of clinical skills, and an emphasis on dual degrees and scholarly pathways are already generating impressive results. We continue to expand these programs to shape students who are ready to tackle complex health challenges and create meaningful change.
I have never been more optimistic about the future of health care and the future of the Miller School of Medicine. We are more committed than ever before to our values of innovation, discovery, and service to our global community.
Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A.
Dean & Chief Academic Officer
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Henri R. Ford, M.D., MHA Dean and Chief Academic Officer
Joan St. Onge, M.D., M.P.H. Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Norman H. Altman, V.M.D. Faculty Ombudsperson
Glenn Flores, M.D., FAAP Senior Associate Dean for Child Health Michael J. Federman, M.D. Associate Dean of Business Development for Palm Beach County Dipen Parekh, M.D. Executive Dean for Clinical Affairs
Stephen D. Nimer, M.D. Executive Dean for Research Carl I. Schulman, M.D., Ph.D., MSPH Senior Associate Dean for Research Operations W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D. Senior Associate Dean for Discovery Science Joshua M. Hare, M.D. Senior Associate Dean for Experimental and Cellular Therapeutics Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H. Senior Associate Dean for Health Disparity Ralph L. Sacco M.D., MS., FAAN, FAHA Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Dean for Therapeutic Innovations
Latha Chandran, M.D., M.P.H.
Executive Dean and Chair of the Department of Medical Education Barth A. Green, M.D. Executive Dean for Global Health and Community Service S. Barry Issenberg, M.D. Senior Associate Dean for Research in Medical Education Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D. Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs Gauri Agarwal, M.D. Associate Dean for Curriculum Amar R. Deshpande, M.D. Associate Dean for Medical Education and Administration Yvonne M. Diaz, M.D. Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Richard L. Riley, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Preclinical Curriculum Richard S. Weisman, Pharm.D. Associate Dean for Medical Admissions and Enrollment Chris Alabiad, M.D. Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Miami Campus Julia Belkowitz, M.D. Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Miami and Regional Medical Campuses Marie-Denise Gervais, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Diversity
Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D. Regional Dean for Medical Education, Regional Campus, Palm Beach County Amy Zito, M.D. Assistant Regional Dean for Student Services, Regional Campus, Palm Beach County
Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D. Chair & Director, Ophthalmology Shivank Bhatia, M.D. Chair, Interventional Radiology Keith A. Candiotti, M.D. Chair, Anesthesiology Barbara J. Coffey, M.D., M.S. Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Glenn Flores, M.D., FAAP Chair, Pediatrics Andrew L. Sherman, M.D., M.S. Interim Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Francis Hornicek, M.D., Ph.D. Chair, Orthopaedics Merce Jorda, M.D., Ph.D. Chair, Pathology Neva Kirk-Sanchez, Ph.D. Chair, Physical Therapy Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D. Chair, Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery Allan D. Levi, M.D., Ph.D. Chair, Neurological Surgery Alexander M. McKinney IV, M.D. Chair, Radiology Michael J. Paidas, M.D. Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology Dipen J. Parekh, M.D. Chair, Desai Sethi Urology Institute (Dept. of Urology) Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D. Chair, Radiation Oncology Ralph L. Sacco, M.D. Chair, Neurology E. Robert Schwartz, M.D. Chair, Family Medicine and Community Health Mustafa Tekin, M.D.
Interim Chair, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics Fred F. Telischi, M.D. Chair, Otolaryngology Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D. Chair, Surgery Roy E. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D. Chair, Medicine
Basic Science Chairs
Glen N. Barber, Ph.D. Chair, Cell Biology Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D. Chair, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Sylvia Daunert, Ph.D., Pharm.D. Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A. Interim Chair, Physiology and Biophysics David. J. Lee, Ph.D. Chair, Public Health Sciences Thomas Malek, Ph.D. Chair, Microbiology and Immunology
Maria T. Abreu, M.D. Director, Crohn's and Colitis Center Eduardo Alfonso, M.D. Chair & Director, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Patricia Alvarez, M.D. Director, Clinical Clerkships Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D. Director, Mailman Center for Child Development Gaetano Ciancio, M.D. Chief Academic Officer, Miami Transplant Institute Eduardo de Marchena, M.D. Director, International Medicine Institute W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D. Director, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D. Director and Chair, Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center Kenneth Goodman, Ph.D. Director, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy Joshua M. Hare, M.D. Director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute S. Barry Issenberg, M.D. Director, Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D. Director, Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research David Loewenstein, Ph.D. Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D. Director, Comprehensive Drug Research Center Stephen D. Nimer, M.D. Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Savita Pahwa, M.D. Director, Center for AIDS Research Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D. Director, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics Camillo Ricordi, M.D. Director, Diabetes Research Institute Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S. Director, Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Steven Safren, Ph.D.
Director, Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health
Eugene R. Schiff, M.D. Director, Schiff Center for Liver Diseases JoAnn Van Schaik, M.L.S. Director, Health Informatics and Deputy University Librarian Mario Stevenson, Ph.D. Director, HIV/AIDS and Emerging Infectious Diseases Institute Rodrigo Vianna, M.D. Director, Miami Transplant Institute at Jackson Memorial Hospital