Internal Medicine

Faculty

Core Internal Medicine Faculty - JFK

Stuart Bagatell
Stuart Bagatell, MD, FACP
Program Director

Medical School:
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Residency:
Tulane University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:
Palliative Care/End of Life Care, Medical Ethics

My favorite part of my job is…
....doing something different everyday.

On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me…
…on the golf course!


Sarah Bland
Sarah Bland, MD

Medical School:
University of Miami Miller SOM
Miami, FL

Residency:
University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Clinical Interests:
Internal Medicine, Women’s Health and Medical Student Education

My favorite part of my job is…
....working with residents and students.

When I’m not working, you can usually find me…
…on a soccer field with one of my three children.


Vicki Britton
Vicki Britton, MD, FACP
Associate Program Director

Medical School:
University of Miami Miller SOM
Miami, FL

Residency:
George Washington University

Clinical Interests:
Ambulatory Medicine, Quality Improvement and Physician Leadership

My favorite part of my job is…
....teaching and guiding my patients through difficult diagnoses in a challenging healthcare system. I also love teaching and mentoring our residents.

When I’m not working, you can usually find me…
…parenting my 3 kids Shepherd (8), Jackson (8) and Olivia (4) with my amazingly supportive high school sweetheart husband, Ryan.


Andrew Fischer, MD
Andrew Fischer, MD
Associate Program Director

Medical School:
University of Miami Miller SOM
Miami, FL

Residency:
University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Clinical Interests:
Preventative Care, Simulation Training, Cardiology and Hematology/Oncology

My favorite part of my job is…
....seeing my long term patients at follow-up visits; working with our residents and getting to see how they think in simulated scenarios.

When I’m not working, you can usually find me…
…with my kids doing some activity!


Alexander Kushnir, MD
Alexander Kushnir, MD

Medical School:
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Residency:
University of Miami at JFK Medical Center

Clinical Interests:
Primary Care and Hospital Medicine

My favorite part of my job is…
....teaching and learning with the residents and medical students.

When I’m not working, you can usually find me…
…exploring restaurants, cooking or playing a bass guitar or piano.


Tulisa LaRocca
Tulisa LaRocca, MD

Medical School:
Ross University School of Medicine
Dominica

Residency:
University of Miami at JFK Medical Center

Clinical Interests:
Obesity Medicine, Physician Wellness and Medical Marijuana

My favorite part of my job is…
....my collegues and teaching the residents and students.

The most unusual thing in my office is…
…a turn of the century portable electroconvulsive therapy device.

What book do you think everyone should read and why?
Pretty Is What Changes, a memoir by Jessica Queller is an introspective glance into inherited genetic cancer syndromes and how we deal with the realities and incorporate them into our lives.


Heather Wayland
Heather Wayland, MD



Core Internal Medicine Faculty - WPB VA

Suresh Kumar
Suresh Kumar, MD, FACP, FACR
Associate Program Director, VAMC
Educational Coordinator, Rheumatology VAMC


Pamela Tambini
Pamela Tambini, MD


Jason Yarsley
Jason Yarsley, DO



Sub-specialty Faculty