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14 UF COMJ faculty members receive promotions for 2019-2020

Fourteen faculty members at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville have received promotions that take effect Monday, July 1. Three will assume the rank of professor and 11 will become associate professors.

The promotion process is a rigorous review of the faculty members' clinical accomplishments; scholarship of teaching and learning; research; and service to the university, society and the profession.

“The promotions recognize their valuable contributions to the University of Florida, the College of Medicine – Jacksonville, the state of Florida and the nation,” said Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA, dean of the college and CEO of UF Health Jacksonville. “Please help me congratulate these individuals as we look forward to their future achievements.”

Promotion to professor

Promotion to associate professor

Featured Faculty

Agnes E. Aysola, MD

Agnes E. Aysola, MD

Associate Professor
Medical Director, Coagulation Laboratory; Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine; Program Director, Transfusion Medicine Fellowship; Associate Program Director, Pathology Residency

David A. Caro, MD

David A. Caro, MD

Professor
Associate Chair, Educational Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine; Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Josef Cortez, MD

Josef Cortez, MD

Associate Professor
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Joseph A. Costa, DO

Joseph A. Costa, DO

Professor
Assistant Dean for Clinical Informatics; Clerkship Director

David J. Ebler, MD, FACS

David J. Ebler, MD, FACS

Associate Professor
Medical Director, Trauma One Flight Services

Amie Hoefnagel, MD

Amie Hoefnagel, MD

Associate Professor
Medical Director, Quality Improvement

Jay Khadpe, MD

Jay Khadpe, MD

Associate Professor
Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Ayesha Mirza, MD

Ayesha Mirza, MD

Professor
Program Director, Pediatric Residency

John D. Murray, MD

John D. Murray, MD

Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery

Nathan J. Ranalli, MD

Nathan J. Ranalli, MD

Associate Professor
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Craniofacial Fellowship

Dinesh Rao, MD

Dinesh Rao, MD

Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Neuroradiology

Jinous Saremian, MD

Jinous Saremian, MD

Associate Professor
Medical Director, Cytopathology

Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MBChB (MD)

Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MBChB (MD)

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology; Medical Director, Movement Disorders