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21 UF COMJ faculty members receive promotions for 2022-23

Twenty-one faculty members of the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville have received promotions, effective July 1, 2022. In addition, one faculty member was approved for tenure as of July 1, 2022.

The promotion and tenure 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. Their contributions are greatly appreciated and are a core component of UF’s success as a preeminent institution of higher learning. 

Approved for tenure

K.C. Balaji, MBBS, department of urology

Promotion to professor

Elizabeth Devos, MD, MPH, department of emergency medicine

Ashley Norse, MD, department of emergency medicine

L. Kendall Webb, MD, department of emergency medicine

Michael Pulley, MD, PhD, department of neurology

Promotion to associate professor

Monika Patel, MD, department of anesthesiology

Adrienne Warrick, MD, department of anesthesiology

Joyce Yao, MD, PhD, department of anesthesiology

Jennifer Fishe, MD, department of emergency medicine

Melissa Parsons, MD, department of emergency medicine

Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH, department of emergency medicine

John Catanzaro, MD, MBA, department of medicine

Rafik Jacob, MBBChir, department of medicine

Karishma Ramsubeik, MBBS, department of medicine

Srinivasan Sattiraju, MBBS, department of medicine

Gazanfar Rahmathulla, MBBS, department of neurosurgery

Erin Burnett, MD, department of obstetrics and gynecology

Rana Alissa, MD, department of pediatrics

Rita Nathawad, MD, department of pediatrics

Travis Meyer, MD, department of radiology

Smita Sharma, MBBS, department of radiology

Ruchir Puri, MBBS, department of surgery

Featured Faculty

K.C. Balaji, MBBS (MD), FRCS, MRCS, LRCP

K.C. Balaji, MBBS (MD), FRCS, MRCS, LRCP

Professor
Chair, Department of Urology; Program Director, Advanced Urology Fellowship

Erin H. Burnett, MD, FACOG

Erin H. Burnett, MD, FACOG

Associate Professor
Chief, Maternal and Fetal Medicine; Program Director, Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnosis

John N. Catanzaro, MD, MBA, FACC, FESC, FHRS

John N. Catanzaro, MD, MBA, FACC, FESC, FHRS

Associate Professor
Associate Medical Director, Electrophysiology Program; Program Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

Elizabeth L. DeVos, MD, MPH

Elizabeth L. DeVos, MD, MPH

Professor
Medical Director, International Emergency Medicine Education; Program Director, COM International Medical Education Programs

Jennifer N. Fishe, MD

Jennifer N. Fishe, MD

Associate Professor
Associate Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Director, Center for Data Solutions

Rafik Jacob, MB BChir (MD)

Rafik Jacob, MB BChir (MD)

Associate Professor

Travis E. Meyer, MD

Travis E. Meyer, MD

Associate Professor
Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency; Program Director, Interventional Radiology Independent Residency; Program Director, Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency

Rita Nathawad, MD

Rita Nathawad, MD

Associate Professor
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency; Medical Director, Jacksonville Health and Transition Services (JaxHATS); Medical Director, Bower Lyman Center for Medically Complex Children

Ashley B. Norse, MD

Ashley B. Norse, MD

Professor
Associate Chair, Clinical Operations; Medical Director, Emergency Medicine Clinical Center

Melissa E. Parsons, MD

Melissa E. Parsons, MD

Associate Professor
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Ruchir Puri, MBBS (MD), MS, FACS

Ruchir Puri, MBBS (MD), MS, FACS

Associate Professor
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency; Associate Program Director, Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Karishma P. Ramsubeik, MBBS (MD)

Karishma P. Ramsubeik, MBBS (MD)

Associate Professor
Associate Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship

Srinivasan Sattiraju, MBBS (MD)

Srinivasan Sattiraju, MBBS (MD)

Associate Professor
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Noninvasive Laboratory

Andrew C. Schmidt, DO, MPH

Andrew C. Schmidt, DO, MPH

Associate Professor

Smita Sharma, MBBS (MD)

Smita Sharma, MBBS (MD)

Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Women's Imaging; Program Director, Breast Imaging and Intervention Fellowship; Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Adrienne B. Warrick, MD

Adrienne B. Warrick, MD

Associate Professor
Medical Director, Cardiographic Anesthesiology; Clerkship Director