About the Institute : Investigators & Members

Investigators & Members

Joshua M. Hare, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A.
Louis Lemberg Professor of Medicine | Chief Sciences Officer
Senior Associate Dean for Experimental & Cellular Therapeutics
Director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute

Evangelos V. Badiavas, M.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery

Chunming Dong, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Department of Medicine
Cardiovascular Division

Bradley J. Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Investigator, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute

James M. Grichnik, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
Director, Melanoma Program

J. William Harbour, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice Chairman for Translational Research
Director of Ocular Oncology Service

Alan W. Heldman, M.D., F.S.C.A.I.
Professor of Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
Vice Chief, Cardiovascular Division

Tan Ince, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology

Michael Kapiloff, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.H.A.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Signal Transduction and Cellular Biology Laboratory

Krishna Komanduri, M.D.
Director, Sylvester Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Associate Director, Translational Research
Miami Transplant Institute

Claudia Rodrigues, M.S., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

Ivonne H. Schulman, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Lina Shehadeh, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiology

Members

Wayne E. Balkan, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Medicine

Cara Benjamin, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Nanette H. Bishopric, M.D.
Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, University of Miami / Florida Heart Research Institute Cardiovascular Genomics Laboratory

Norman L. Block, M.D.
Professor of Urology, Oncology and Biomedical Engineering

Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D.
Christine E. Lynn Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience
Professor, Cell Biology & Anatomy, Neurological Surgery and Neurology
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Herman S. Cheung, Ph.D.
James L. Knight Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Senior VA Research Career Scientist
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, and Orthopedic Surgery

Jose Santos Da Silva
Associate Scientist
Walter H. Coulter Center for Translational Research

W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., III
Scientific Director, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Kinetic Concepts Distinguished Chair in Neurosurgery
Senior Associate Dean for Discovery of Science
Professor, Neurological Surgery, Neurology and Cell Biology and Anatomy

Gianluca D’Ippolito, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
GRECC Investigator, University of Miami Tissue Bank
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Shahnaz Duara, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Robin N. Fiore, PhD
Associate Professor (pending)
Ethics Program

Joel E. Fishman, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology
Medical Director, UM Miller School of Medicine
Chief, Section of Thoracic Radiology

Eli Gilboa, Ph.D.
Dodson Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Dodson Interdisciplinary Immunotherapy Institute
Co-leader, Tumor Immunology Research Program
UM/Sylvester Cancer Center

Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.I.
Bioethics Program Director
Co-Director Ethics Programs

Qinghua Hu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Division

Rosemeire M. Kanashiro-Takeuchi, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Lee D. Kaplan, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
Chief of UHealth Sports Medicine Division

Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D.
Martin Kleiman Professor of Surgery, Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Biomedical Engineering
Diabetes Research Institute
Executive Director, Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research

Gary I. Kleiner, M.D.,Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery

Duanxiang Li, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Division

Zhao-Jun Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery

Paula V. Monje, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Dominique L. Musselman, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor
Director, Adult Consultation-Liaison Service
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Seigo Nishida, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Office of Ombudsperson

Nadine Norton, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Division

Pradip M. Pattany, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Chief, Section of MR Physics

Damian D. Pearse, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Andrew V. Schally, Ph.D., MDhc (Multi), D.Sc
Distinguished Medical Research Scientist
Head of The Endocrine, Polypeptide and Cancer Institute, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Distinguished Leonard M. Miller Professor of Pathology & Professor of Hematology, Oncology
Recipient of The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1977

Paul Schiller, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Director, Stem Cell Research Program
GRECC Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Lina A. Shehadeh, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Cell Pharmacology

Xiaohua Song, M.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Division

H. Thomas Temple, M.D.
Professor, Orthopaedics and Pathology
Vice Chair and Chief, Oncology Division
Director, University of Miami Tissue Bank

Andreas G. Tzakis, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Director, Liver/GI and Transplant Program
Diabetes Research Institute

Roberto Vazquez-Padron, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Cardiothoracic Transplantation Research Laboratory

Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Keith A. Webster, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology

Eric Wieder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dileep R. Yavagal, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Director of Interventional Neurology
Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery

Karen C. Young, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics

Juan P. Zambrano, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Shoukang Zhu, M.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Division