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Department and Faculty

Mayo Clinic's clinical and research faculty members are committed to both teaching and the growth of medical knowledge. Members of the faculty at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, publish and lecture extensively and are well-regarded in their fields.

One of the greatest advantages to training at Mayo is the approachability, accessibility and collegiality of the faculty.

There are 110 faculty members in the Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida. Between 2007 and 2010, these faculty members produced 718 peer-reviewed articles, 307 abstracts and letters, 301 national and regional presentations, 68 editorials in peer-reviewed journals, 46 book chapters, and nine books.

There are 55 internal medicine fellows representing 12 fellowships. Mayo Medical School students rotate to Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida for third- and fourth-year clinical clerkships.

Leading-edge medical research also takes place on the Florida campus, with scientists and physician-investigators conducting a range of basic, translational and clinical studies.

Our residency offers a unique PGY-1 academic mentoring program that creates opportunities and connections for future career success. Projects can include both traditional academic scholarship as well as quality and safety innovations, all tailored to individual resident goals.

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. Maniaci's 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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