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Alumni News and Notes

The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine is proud to publish the recent accomplishments of its distinguished alumni.

Tyler Cymet, D.O., FACP, FACOFP (’88), appeared as a featured expert on several episodes of the Discovery+ TV program Nostradamus: End of Days, where his role involved explaining the physiology behind what happens to people in various catastrophes. He also published an article on vaccine hesitancy with a group of international educators titled “Opposing Vaccine Hesitancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Critical Commentary and United Statement of an International Osteopathic Research Community” on the Europe PMC website.

Linda Delo, D.O., FACOFP (’86), received the Physician of the Year Award during the virtual Florida Osteopathic Medical Association Convention held February 19–21. The award is presented to an osteopathic physician who, during the past year, has made significant and considerable contributions to the osteopathic profession, his/her patients, and to the community on both a local and statewide level.

Kristopher Sean Goddard, D.O. (’08), a regenerative medicine specialist, is the founder of the Osteopathic Center, which has offices in Jupiter and Miami, Florida, and Knoxville, Tennessee. He strives to provide his patients with exceptional care in integrative medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine by incorporating training from traditional medicine, acupuncture, and alternative medicine.

Lisa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A., FAAP, CPE (’98), was promoted to interim division chief of child and adolescent health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.

Eric Handler, D.O., FACEP (’01), was named chair of emergency services at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Handler, who is board certified in emergency medicine, previously served as Saint Barnabas’s medical director of the Rapid Diagnostic Unit and as medical director of operations.

Marlow B. Hernandez, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., FACP (’11), founder and chief executive officer of Cano Health, will also serve as chair of its board of directors. Cano Health has grown to more than 70 medical centers across Florida, Texas, and Nevada that serve more than 100,000 managed care patients.

Christopher Hogg, D.O. (’00), joined the medical staff at ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital in Coldwater, Michigan, where he will offer orthopedic services for pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

Jeena Kar, D.O. (’20), was appointed as one of three national resident delegates on behalf of the American Psychiatric Association to represent the field of psychiatry within the American Medical Association (AMA). During her two-year term, Kar will help write and evaluate AMA resolutions and policy.

Jason A. Levy, D.O., M.S. (’16), was awarded the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award in his final year as a urologic surgery resident at Main Line Health in Pennsylvania. He is in the midst of completing his fellowship and began serving as a clinical instructor at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in July.

Gee Yoon Suzie Park, D.O. (’19), was elected president of the Emergency Medicine Residents Association of Michigan, which represents residents across 26 programs in Michigan. Additionally, Park was inducted as a Michigan College of Emergency Physicians board member in July and received the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Leadership and Advocacy Conference Scholarship to attend the July ACEP symposium in Washington, D.C.

Ravin Patel, D.O. (’20), a family medicine resident at Inspira Health Network in Vineland, New Jersey, was 1 of 12 residents selected to serve on the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Resident Council.

Ian D. Singer, D.O., J.D. (’19), a family medicine resident at Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was named chair of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Resident Council for the 2021–2022 term.

Tiffany Sizemore, D.O., FACC, FACOI (’09) and William Kirsh, D.O., M.P.H. (’85) were appointed to the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine by Governor Ron DeSantis. Board members play a leading role in the ever-changing health care environment through dialogue with the public, the legislature, academia, and the community. The board consists of seven members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate.

Candace White-Jackson, D.O., M.P.H., M.S. (’12), is the new CVS Health MinuteClinic medical director in the Atlanta Metro and surrounding area of Georgia.

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