Department and Faculty

Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to education, clinical practice and research. One of the greatest advantages to training at Mayo is the approachability, accessibility and collegiality of the faculty. There are 127 faculty members in the Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida.

Between 2013 and 2015, Department of Internal Medicine faculty members in Florida produced:

  • 864 peer-reviewed articles
  • 382 abstracts and letters
  • 833 international and national presentations
  • 38 editorials in peer-reviewed journals
  • 72 book chapters
  • 4 books

Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida has extensive research opportunities in basic, translational and clinical research.

The Internal Medicine Residency offers a unique academic mentoring program starting in the PGY-1 year that creates opportunities and connections for future career success. Mentorship is tailored to individual resident interest and goals.

In addition to traditional academic scholarship, residents are active in quality improvement, safety initiatives and curriculum development. Our residents are very successful in producing peer-reviewed publications and national presentations. Mayo Clinic provides 10 weekdays a year per resident for trip time, in addition to regular vacation time, for residents to present their research at national and regional meetings. Mayo also provides $1,750 per trip to cover costs in addition to registration fees.

All residents become bronze certified in Mayo Clinic's Quality Academy with formal teaching of quality metrics, and have the opportunity to become silver and gold certified. Over the last two years, 100 percent of our graduating classes have published one or more research papers during residency, and all have participated in quality studies during residency.

All teaching faculty and senior residents undergo training to improve teaching skill and become more effective educators. The interactive sessions are held periodically through the year and incorporate concepts related to learning climate, evaluation and feedback, and learner assessment.

Program Director

  1. Michele D. Lewis, M.D.
    1. Assistant Professor of Medicine
      • Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
        • Residency Mentoring and Academic Career Counseling
        • Consultant, Gastroenterology
        • Medical school: Harvard
        • Residency and chief residency: University of Florida
        • Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
        • Career interests: Pancreatic and biliary diseases, genetic disorders of the pancreas, adult cystic fibrosis
        • Dr. Lewis' PubMed citations

Associate Director

  1. M Caroline Burton, M.D.
    1. Associate Professor of Medicine
      • Core Faculty and Resident Adviser
        • Consultant, Hospital Internal Medicine
        • Medical school: Tulane University
        • Residency: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
        • Special interest: Medical psychiatry
        • Dr. Burton's PubMed citations
  2. Nancy L. Dawson, M.D.
    1. Assistant Professor of Medicine
      • Core Faculty and Resident Adviser
        • Chair, Hospital Internal Medicine
        • Medical school: University of Cincinnati
        • Residency: Mayo Clinic in Florida
        • Member: Executive Operations Team, Mayo Clinic in Florida
        • Career interests: Patient safety and quality, anticoagulation safety and management, patient handovers
        • Dr. Dawson's PubMed citations
  3. Mary S. Hedges, M.D.
    1. Assistant Professor of Medicine
      • Program Director, Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency
        • Consultant, Community Internal Medicine
        • Medical school: University of Oklahoma
        • Residency and chief residency: Mayo Clinic in Florida
        • Career interests: Hospital and ambulatory medicine
        • Dr. Hedges' PubMed citations
  4. Jose R. Valery, M.D.
      • Associate Program Director
      • Leadership focus — Ambulatory Medicine
      • Senior Associate Consultant, Community Internal Medicine
      • Medical school: University of Florida
      • Residency and chief year: Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
      • Career interests: Education research, bedside ultrasound for internists, simulation
      • Dr. Valery's PubMed citations

Faculty

  1. Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D.
      • Core Faculty and Resident Adviser
        • Consultant, Hospital Internal Medicine
        • Medical school: University of Wisconsin
        • Residency and chief year: Duke University
        • Career interests: Social media, nutrition
        • Dr. Bhide's PubMed citations
  2. Joseph L. Blackshear, M.D.
    1. Professor of Medicine
  3. Razvan M. Chirila, M.D.
  4. Fred Kusumoto, M.D.
    1. Professor of Medicine
      • Core Faculty and Resident Adviser
        • Consultant, Cardiovascular Diseases
        • Medical school: University of California, San Diego
        • Residency and fellowship: University of California, San Francisco
        • Dr. Kusumoto's PubMed citations
  5. Michael J. Maniaci, M.D.
    1. Assistant Professor of Medicine
      • Senior Associate Program Director
        • Vice Chair, Multidisciplinary Simulation Center in Florida
        • Consultant, Hospital Internal Medicine
        • Medical school: Saint Louis University
        • Residency and chief residency: Mayo Clinic in Florida
        • Career interests: Hospital medicine, simulation in medicine
        • Dr. Maniaci's PubMed citations
  6. John E. Moss, M.D.
    1. Assistant Professor of Medicine
      • Associate Program Director
        • Consultant, Critical Care Medicine
        • Medical school: Michigan State University
        • Residency: Mayo Clinic in Florida
  7. Fernando Stancampiano, M.D.
    1. Assistant Professor of Medicine
Aug. 16, 2016