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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 leadership

  • Michele D. Lewis, M.D.

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    • Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
    • Residency Mentoring and Academic Career Counseling
    • Consultant, Gastroenterology
    • Medical school: Medical University of South Carolina
    • Residency and chief year: University of Florida
    • Gastroenterology fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
    • Career interests: Pancreatic and biliary diseases, genetic disorders of the pancreas, adult cystic fibrosis
    • Dr. Lewis' PubMed citations
  • Mary S. Hedges, M.D.

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    • Associate Program Director
    • Leadership focus — Preliminary Medicine Program
    • Consultant, Community Internal Medicine
    • Medical school: University of Oklahoma
    • Residency and chief year: Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
    • Career interests: Medical education, perioperative medicine, primary care medicine
    • Dr. Hedges' PubMed citations
  • Ivan E. Porter, M.D.

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    • Associate Program Director
    • Leadership focus — Visiting Medical Student Program
    • Senior Associate Consultant, Nephrology
    • Medical school: Florida State University
    • Residency and chief year: Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
    • Nephrology fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
    • Career interests: Medical education, health care disparities, hypertension management, nephrolithiasis
    • Dr. Porter's PubMed citations
  • Nancy L. Dawson, M.D.

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    • Associate Program Director
    • Leadership focus — Clinical Competency Committee
    • Consultant, Hospital Internal Medicine
    • Medical school: University of Cincinnati
    • Residency: Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
    • Member: Executive Operations Team, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
    • Career interests: Patient safety and quality, anticoagulation safety and management, patient handovers
    • Dr. Dawson's PubMed citations
  • M. Caroline Burton, M.D.

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    • Associate Program Director
    • Leadership focus — Research and Academic Development
    • Consultant, Hospital Internal Medicine
    • Medical school: Tulane University
    • Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
    • Career interests: Transition of care, high-value inpatient care, hospital readmissions, hospice and palliative medicine
    • Dr. Burton's PubMed citations
  • J. Raul Valery, M.D.

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    • 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

Program core faculty

  • Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D.

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    • 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
  • Joseph L. Blackshear, M.D.

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    • Core Faculty and Resident Adviser
    • Consultant, Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Medical school: Mayo Medical School
    • Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center
    • Research fellowship: Harvard Medical School
    • Cardiology fellowship: Duke University
    • Dr. Blackshear's PubMed citations
  • Razvan M. Chirila, M.D.

    • Core Faculty and Resident Adviser
    • Consultant, Consultative & Diagnostic Medicine
    • Medical school: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
    • Residency: U.S. Army Medical Center
    • Dr. Chirila's PubMed citations
  • Fred Kusumoto, M.D.

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    • Core Faculty and Resident Adviser
    • Consultant, Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Medical school: University of California, San Diego
    • Residency: University of California, San Francisco
    • Cardiology and electrophysiology fellowship: University of California, San Francisco
    • Dr. Kusumoto's PubMed citations
  • Michael J. Maniaci, M.D.

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    • Core Faculty and Resident Adviser
    • Chair, Hospital Internal Medicine
    • Vice Chair, Multidisciplinary Simulation Center in Florida
    • Medical school: Saint Louis University
    • Residency and chief residency: Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
    • Career interests: Hospital medicine, simulation in medicine
    • Dr. Maniaci's PubMed citations
  • John E. Moss, M.D.

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    • Core Faculty and Resident Adviser
    • Consultant, Critical Care Medicine
    • Medical school: Michigan State University
    • Residency and fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
    • Dr. Moss' PubMed citations
  • Fernando Stancampiano, M.D.

    • Board Review Director
    • Consultant, Community Internal Medicine
    • Medical school: University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Argentina
    • Residency: Cleveland Clinic
    • Dr. Stancampiano's PubMed citations
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