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Sixteen faculty members receive promotions for 2021-2022

Sixteen faculty members of the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville have been promoted, effective Thursday, July 1, 2021.

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.

Promotion to professor

Ziad Awad, MD, department of surgery

Charles Haddad, MD, department of community health and family medicine

Judella Haddad-Lacle, MD, department of community health and family medicine

Gladys Velarde, MD, department of medicine

Promotion to associate professor

Ahmad Alkhasawneh, MBBS, department of pathology and laboratory medicine

Brian Celso, PhD, department of surgery

Zachary Deutch, MD, department of anesthesiology

Peter Fiester, MD, department of radiology

Patrick Natter, MD, department of radiology

Salam Salman, MD, DDS, department of oral and maxillofacial surgery

Saurin Shah, MD, department of anesthesiology

Sophia Sheikh, MD, department of emergency medicine

Paul Wasserman, DO, department of radiology

Brian Yorkgitis, DO, department of surgery

Lara Zuberi, MBBS, department of medicine

Promotion to research associate professor

Lori Bilello, PhD, department of medicine

 

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Ahmad Alkhasawneh, MBBS (MD)

Ahmad Alkhasawneh, MBBS (MD)

Associate Professor
Medical Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology; Medical Director, Hematopathology and Flow Cytometry

Ziad T. Awad, MD, F.A.C.S.

Ziad T. Awad, MD, F.A.C.S.

Professor
Associate Chair, Clinical Operations and Quality; Chief, Division of General Surgery; Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Program; Program Director, Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Lori A. Bilello, PhD, MBA, MHS

Lori A. Bilello, PhD, MBA, MHS

Research Associate Professor
Associate Director, Urban Health Alliance

Zachary B. Deutch, MD

Zachary B. Deutch, MD

Associate Professor
Medical Director, Operating Room at UF Health North; Medical Director, Business Development

Peter J. Fiester, MD

Peter J. Fiester, MD

Associate Professor
Director, CT Quality

Charles J. Haddad, MD

Charles J. Haddad, MD

Professor
Associate Chair, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine; Medical Director, UF Health Family Medicine - Dunn Avenue

Judella E. Haddad-Lacle, MD

Judella E. Haddad-Lacle, MD

Professor
Medical Director, UF Health Community and Family Medicine - Jacksonville

Salam O. Salman, MD, DDS, FACS

Salam O. Salman, MD, DDS, FACS

Associate Professor
Medical Director, UF Health Jacksonville Temporomandibular Joint Clinic; Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency; Clerkship Director

Gladys P. Velarde, MD, FACC, FAHA

Gladys P. Velarde, MD, FACC, FAHA

Professor
Medical Director, Women's Cardiovascular Heart Program; Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Paul L. Wasserman, DO, MHCM

Paul L. Wasserman, DO, MHCM

Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology

Brian Yorkgitis, DO

Brian Yorkgitis, DO

Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Commmunity Outreach, Department of Surgery; Associate Director, Trauma One Flight Operations; Medical Director, Pediatrics Trauma