The DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center comprises 17 divisions providing primary, secondary, tertiary and quarternary surgical care. The primary objectives of the Department are to provide patients with the latest advancements in health care through clinical expertise, research, and education. The Department of Surgery provides specialized surgical training to residents and fellows; provides medical education to junior and senior medical students; and through active research, pursue advancements in the medical sciences. We are committed to demonstrating a caring and compassionate attitude. As such, we lead through our example while setting the benchmark of excellence in the provision of world-class surgical interventions. Access to care and physician-to-physician referral can be achieved by calling the appropriate clinical area’s access line.
- Division of Burns
- Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Division of Colorectal Surgery
- Division of General Surgery
- Section of Endocrine Surgery
- Division of Laparoendoscopic Surgery
- Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Division of Pediatric Surgery
- Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Division of Surgical Oncology
- Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Services
- Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Vascular Access
Division of Burns
The Burn Team is responsible for all burn admissions coming through Trauma Resuscitation, the Emergency Room, and the Outpatient Clinic and oversees all burn operative procedures, in-patient and out-patient burn clinics. A full time ancillary team includes occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutritional service, social services, and psychology.
Louis R. Pizano, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief
Carl Ivan Schuman, M.D., M.S.P.H., Professor of Surgery
For more information on the Division of Burns, please call 305-585-1822.
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery manages adult and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and thoracic surgery. Our physicians’ expertise encompasses the spectrum of all cardiac procedures using the latest technology and surgical techniques including ventricular assist devices to serve as a bridge to transplant or as long term therapy.
Cardiac and thoracic surgery with special expertise in minimally invasive surgery
Jackson Heart Institute
Romualdo Segurola, M.D., FACS, Chief of Cardiac Surgery
Alfredo Rego, M.D., FACS, Associate Medical Director
Efren Buitrago, M.D., Associate Medical Director
For more information on Jackson Heart Institute, please call 305-585-4564 or visit MiamiHeartLeader.org
Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
Tomas Antonio Salerno, M.D., Professor and Chief
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Eliot Robert Rosenkranz, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery
Dao Nguyen, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery and Director
Nestor Villamizar, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
For more information on the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, please call 305-585-5270.
Division of Colorectal Surgery
The division manages the whole range of routine anorectal disorders such as hemorrhoids, fissures and fistula as well as more complex problems. With an ancillary team composed of the anorectal physiology lab, complex disorders of defecation and incontinence can be more scientifically investigated.
Laurence Russell Sands, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Chief
Heidi Bahna, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Floriano Marchetti, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery
For more information on the Division of Colorectal Surgery, please call 305-243-9110.
Division of General Surgery
The Division of General Surgery admits, operates, and cares for the complete spectrum of a general surgical population with emphasis on complex foregut problems including esophageal, gastric, duodenal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic conditions. Operative procedures range from laparoscopic to radical resection and reconstruction.
Joe U. Levi, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of General Surgery
Danny Sleeman, M.D., Professor of Surgery
For more information on the Division of General Surgery, please call 305-243-4211.
Section of Endocrine Surgery
The Endocrine Section of General Surgery concerns itself with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with surgical diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. The latest techniques in pre-operative localization and intraoperative measurements of parathyroid hormones are used before the actual procedure takes place.
John Lew, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
For more information on the Section of Endocrine Surgery, please call 305-243-4211.
Division of Laparoendoscopic Surgery
The Division of Laparoendoscopic Surgery routinely performs lap chole, inguinal hernia repair, incisional hernia repair, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication and laparoscopic Heller myotomy and splenectomies.
Nestor de la Cruz, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery
Leonardo Henriquez, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Jose Martinez, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
For more information on the Division of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, please call 305-243-2424
Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers surgical care in head and neck reconstructive surgery, oral and maxillofacial pathology, facial trauma, and complex reconstructive surgery of the head and neck anatomy. This division operates from Jackson South Community Hospital and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Robert E. Marx, D.D.S., Professor of Surgery and Chief
Gabriela Albota, D.M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
L. Armentano, M.D., D.D.S., Instructor of Surgery
O. Carro, D.M.D., Instructor of Surgery
Leo S. Dorado, D.D.S., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Michael Peleg, D.M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Yoh Sawatari, D.D.S., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Maritza Vega, D.D.S., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Vishtasb Broumand, D.M.D., M.D.
JMH Main Campus: 305-585-6070
Jackson South Community Hospital: 305-256-5270
Division of Pediatric Surgery
The Pediatric Surgical Service provides general surgery to the neonatal up to the young adult. The service manages trauma, oncologic and non-cardiac thoracic cases, tracheosophageal fistula, and short gut syndrome.
Juan E. Sola, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery; Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Anthony Hogan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Holly Neville, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Eduardo Perez, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
For more information on the Division of Pediatric Surgery, please call 305-585-5600
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Division provides the latest techniques in plastic and reconstructive surgery ranging from malformations to the purely aesthetic procedures. The service also provides care and management in hand micro-surgery.
Seth Ray Thaller, M.D., D.M.D., Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Morad Askari, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvey Chim, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Wrood Kassira, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Zubin Panthaki, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
For more information on the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, please call 305-243-7500.
Division of Surgical Oncology
The scope of practice of the Division of Surgical Oncology includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast cancer and breast diseases, head and neck neoplasms (including salivary and thyroid tumors in conjunction with the Endocrine Service), gastrointestinal cancers (esophagus, stomach, small bowel, pancreas, liver, biliary tree, colon, rectum and anus), soft tissue neoplasms of all sites, neuroendocrine tumors, non-melanoma skin cancer, cutaneous and mucosal malignant melanoma, and complicated recurrent and metastatic neoplasia.
Eli Avisar, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dido Franceschi, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Mecker Moller, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Frederick Larkin Moffat, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Interim Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Alan S. Livingstone, M.D., Professor of Surgery; Division of Surgical Oncology and Chairman, Department of Surgery
Seth Spector, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery
Steven Rodgers, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Danny Yakoub, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
For more information on the Division of Surgical Oncology, please call 305-243-4902.
The Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center performs all major solid organ transplants, liver, gastrointestinal, kidney, pancreas, heart, and lung, including combination organ and multivisceral transplants. The Institute ranks among the top 5 centers in the United Sates and is world-renown for their leading experience in intestinal and multivisceral transplants.
Heart and Lung Transplantation 305-355-5135
Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation 305-355-5100
George W. Burke III, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Chief of Pancreas Transplantation
Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., Professor of Surgery
Linda Chen, M.D. Assistant Professor of Surgery
Michael Goldstein, M.D., Associate Professor and Chief of Kidney Transplantation
Junichiro Sageshima, Assistant Professor of Surgery
Liver and G.I. Transplantation 305-355-5011
Rodrigo Vianna, M.D., Professor of Clinical Surgery and Director, Liver and GI Transplantation
Gennaro Selvaggi, M.D. Associate Professor of Surgery
Akin Tekin, M.D. Assistant Professor of Surgery
The Transplant Laboratories carry out the whole range of tissue typing, histocompatibility, and immunologic tests to aid our transplant patients in the process of receiving organs. Our labs are fully equipped with state-of-the-art and cutting edge technology to provide accurate and reliable testing. The Transplant Laboratories are staffed twenty-four hours a day to provide timely services to our medical center and the community at large.
Phillip Ruiz, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Pathology and Surgery, and Medical Director
Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency 305-243-7622
Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA), a division of the University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, is a non-profit community service organization certified and regulated by the federal government (CMS-Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services). The agency obtains organs for clinical transplantation throughout southeast Florida and transports them to transplant centers within its region and throughout the United States. LAORA procures an average of 500 organs annually from over 80 donor hospitals within the agency’s area of certification. LAORA’s catchment area, designated by the Department of Health and Human Services, is comprised of seven counties in South Florida — Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, Palm Beach, Martin, Collier and St. Lucie. LAORA is dedicated to procuring and fairly distributing organs and tissues for transplantation, providing comfort and assistance to bereaved donor families, educating healthcare professionals and the community about organ donation, and improving transplant success rates by researching innovative organ recovery techniques and preservation technologies. LAORA has grown to become one of the most active procurement organizations in the nation, in both quantity and quality of organs recovered. Since the program was initiated in 1978, more than 5,000 organ retrievals have occurred resulting in transplantations for nearly 13,000 persons across the United States.
Michael Goldstein, M.D., Executive Director
Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Services
The Trauma Service is responsible for all trauma patients transported to the Ryder Trauma Center and the Emergency Room. The Service is made up of teams which alternate call to provide 24/7 coverage. The Surgical Critical Care Services provides continuing specialized care for the critically ill patients in the surgical intensive care units at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the intensive care units at the University of Miami Hospital.
Nicolas Namias, M.D., Professor and Chief
Patricia Marie Byers, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Director of Surgical Nutritional and Metabolic Support
George Garcia, M.D., Director of Army Training Program at Ryder Trauma Center
Enrique Ginzburg, M.D., Professor of Surgery
Edward Lineen, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Mauricio Lynn, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Antonio Marttos, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
David B. Huddleston, M.D., Instructor of Surgery
Gabriel Ruiz, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Kenneth Stahl, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
For more information on the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Services, please call 305-585-1178
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Vascular Access
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Care for the full spectrum of vascular and endovascular diseases and their management are delivered by the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Both venous and arterial disorders of the cerebrovascular, aortic visceral, and extremity circulations are evaluated and managed.
The Vascular Access section provides access surgery for hemodialysis. Surgical cases include primary autogenous AV Fistulas, access grafting using PTFE grafts and CAPD catheters for peritoneal dialysis.
Omaida Velazquez, M.D., Chief and Professor of Surgery
Arash Bornak, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
Jorge Rey, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
For more information on the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Vascular Access, please call 305-585-5284.