Our Leadership

Our Leadership

Daniel Lichtstein, MD, MACPDaniel Lichtstein, MD, MACP
Regional Dean of Medical Education
Dr. Lichtstein received his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in 1970 (Honors College) and his Doctor of Medicine from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in 1974. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1977 and was chief medical resident there from 1977-78. He then entered private practice in West Palm Beach from 1978 until 1996. In 1996, Dr. Lichtstein rejoined UMMSM and served as Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Jackson Memorial from 2004-2006. Dr. Lichtstein was elected to Mastership of the American College of Physicians in 2013.

Joan St OngeJoan St. Onge, MD, FACP
Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education
Dr. St. Onge graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and continued her training in Internal Medicine at the Georgetown University Hospital. After her chief residency, she joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Georgetown, and began her career as a Clinician Educator. She has served as Program Director in two academic institutions before coming to the University in 2008. Dr. St. Onge has been involved in the development of the Regional Campus, working with the medical students as Integrated Medicine Clerkship Director, and Assistant Dean of Clinical Curriculum before becoming the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at UMMSM. A member of Alpha Omega Alpha, she has received a number of awards for teaching, including being named the Teacher of the Year by the ACP Florida Chapter in 2012. Dr. St. Onge lives in the Fort Lauderdale area with her husband and two sons. She is an avid walker, beachgoer, and cook.

Dr. WilliamsFrederick K. Williams, MD, FACP
Designated Institutional Officer
Internal Medicine Program Director
Frederick Williams, MD, FACP completed his medical degree at the University of South Florida and Internal Medicine Residency at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. With over 25 years of experience in graduate medical education, Dr. Williams joined the UM faculty in 2009 as the program director at the newly opened University of Miami, Palm Beach GME Consortium Internal Medicine Residency. In February 2017 he moved into the role of program director at Holy Cross and has also assumed the role of Assistant Director of Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official in anticipation of additional residency programs at Holy Cross.
He is clinically active in general internal medicine supervising and teaching medical residents and students in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. His interests include adult learning theory and curriculum design for medical education, healthcare for special populations, and quality improvement.
Dr. Williams was born and raised in New England, but now enjoys the lifestyle and weather of the Ft Lauderdale area.

Rodi MarcelleRodi Antoinette Marcelle, C-TAGME
Director of Programs, Graduate Medical Education
Rodi is originally from Albany, New York, where she served as the Administrative Director of the Medicine Education Office at Albany Medical College for 40 years. Rodi joined our UM/HCH GME team in May 2018.
Rodi recently served as Chair of the Program Administrators Advisory Council (PAAC) of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. In this role, Rodi mentored program administrators throughout the U.S. She has remained an active member of the PAAC Council and has presented at numerous national conferences over the years. In her current role at UM, Rodi directs the residency training programs at UM/Holy Cross.
Rodi is certified by The National Board of Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (C-TAGME).
Rodi’s commitment to residency training is evidenced by her unwavering enthusiasm for graduate medical education and the genuine affection she has for her residents.
In her spare time, Rodi enjoys hosting her 3 children and their spouses who
travel from New York to visit her during Florida’s “winter” months, she adores her rescue dog Captain and enjoys weekends at the beach with friends.

Kenneth HomerKenneth Homer, MD
Chief GME Officer
Dr. Homer is the Chief Medical Officer of Holy Cross Hospital and an integral part of the University of Miami at Holy Cross Hospital Partnership. Prior to joining Holy Cross, Dr. Homer served as Vice Chief of Medical Staff and Chief Medical Officer of Tenet North Ridge Medical Center. Dr. Homer is a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine graduate. He completed residency at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. Outside of work, Dr. Homer enjoys running, golfing, spending time with his wife, listening to good music with his sons, and spending time with friends within the community.

Stacy RubenStacy Rubin, M.D.
Transitional Year Program Director
Associate Program Director- Internal Medicine
Dr. Rubin is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She completed a residency and chief residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where she received accolades for her education and teaching efforts. In 2017, Dr. Rubin was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha as a faculty member.
Dr. Rubin joined the University of Miami-Holy Cross family in June 2016 to continue her passion for Academic General Internal Medicine. She has special interests in Women’s Health, Simulation, and Medical Education.
A native of Broward County, she still resides in West Broward and enjoys spending time with her husband and adorable daughters.

Handel RobinsonHandel Robinson, M.D., FACS
General Surgery Program Director
Dr. Handel Robinson is a board-certified vascular surgeon. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Albany in New York and his medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, where he also served as a teaching assistant and completed his surgical internship. He then completed a general surgery residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Albany / Albany Medical Center
Previously, he served as chief of the vascular surgery division at Mercy Medical Group/Dignity Health in Sacramento, California, for two years. Prior to that position, Dr. Robinson served as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for five years.
Dr. Robinson’s academic interest include research in PAD, thoracic outlet syndrome, and surgical education. Dr. Robinson enjoys traveling and martial arts. He is currently involved in medical mission work, public service, Serves on the Board of Directors for South Florida PBS and Orphans Worldwide.

Bibiana AvendanoBibiana Avendano, MHA, MPH
Sr. Residency Program Coordinator
Bibiana Avendano is the Sr. Residency Program Coordinator for our General Surgery Program. She received a bachelor’s degree of Science in Biology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While at NSU she also earned her Master of Public Health and most recently completed an Executive Master of Health Administration at Florida Atlantic University School of Business.
Prior to joining the University of Miami at Holy Cross Hospital, she worked at Broward Health Hospital where she oversaw the Dermatology and OMFS Residency Programs. Bibiana is committed to the mission of Graduate Medical Education and the advancement and continuous improvement of residency training.
Bibiana enjoys learning new things, traveling, fitness, and spending time with family.