Our Speakers

Course Directors

Madeline Joseph, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement and Engagement
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Emergency Medicine Department
University of Florida


Ellen Zimmermann, MD

Associate Dean, Faculty Development
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
University of Florida


Featured Speakers

Nita Ahuja, MD

William H Carmalt Professor of Surgery and Pathology
Chair, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine
Surgeon-in-Chief, Yale New Haven Health System
Associate Cancer Center Director, Yale School of Medicine
Chair, Yale Medicine Faculty Practice Plan Board
Chair, AAMC Council of Faculty and Academic Societies
Member, Board of Directors, AAMC


Jennifer Hunt, MD

Interim Dean
College of Medicine, Gainesville
Chair, Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
University of Florida
UF Health, Chief of Staff

Jennifer Hunt

David J. Chesire, PhD

Director,  Center for Healthy Minds and Practice, UF College of Medicine- Jacksonville


Lisa Merlo, PhD, MPE

Licensed Psychologist
Director of Wellness Programs, UF College of Medicine
Director of Research for the Professionals Resource Network, Inc.

Lisa Merlo

Planning Committee

Tracy T Ashby

Tracy T Ashby D.O.

Assistant Professor
Department: Medicine – Jacksonville
Adriana M Cantville

Adriana M Cantville DO

Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Inpatient Hospitalist Service
Department: Pediatrics – Jacksonville
Melissa E Parsons

Melissa E Parsons MD

Associate Professor; Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville
Kourtney Schroeder

Kourtney Schroeder Psy.D.

Assistant Professor
Department: Psychiatry – Jacksonville
Racha M Farah

Racha M Farah

Assistant To OGC And Dr. Joseph
Department: Dean's Office – Administration