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Principal Investigators 2020-01-30T10:49:29-05:00

Craig W. Herman, MD

Specialist in Urology
Board Certified: American Board of Urology

Dr. Craig Herman has been in private practice in the John Knox Medical Building in Pompano Beach, Florida for over 25 years. Today, he is widely recognized as one of the finest urologists in the country. Dr. Herman is an accomplished urologist with an outstanding track record of thousands and thousands of successful treatments, including some of the most difficult and delicate procedures known in Urology. He is also an expert in Urologic Oncology and has saved the lives of countless patients.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Founder: Urology Center of Florida.
Academia: Former assistant professor of urology at New York University Medical Center and author of many articles in medical journals.

Education:
Columbia University
New York University Medical Center, MD

Internship/Residency:
Lenox Hill Hospital
NYU Medical Center affiliated hospitals
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY

Memberships:
American Medical Association
American Urological Association
Florida Medical Association

Broward County Medical Association

Awards:
Samuel Soifer Award for Academic Excellence in Urology

Advanced Professional Study:
Microsurgery, Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, NY; additional training in male erectile dysfunction, prostate enlargement and its treatment with the in-office TUNA procedure, prostate ultrasound, radioactive seeds for prostate cancer, laser lithotropsy, male infertility, overactive bladder, lasers, kidney stones, urodynamics, male and female voiding dysfunction treated with pelvic floor muscle exercises for frequency and urgency of urination as well as for urine leakage.


Steven C. Kester, MD


Specialist in Urology
Board Certified: American Board of Urology

Education:
MD, Medical College of Ohio
BS, University of Notre Dame

Internship/Residency:
University of Illinois
Cook County Hospital
Michael Reese Hospital
Westside VA Hospital
Positions: Chief of Surgery, North Ridge Urological Center, 2002-2003

Memberships:
American Medical Association
American Urological Association
Florida Medical Association
Broward County Medical Association
Ft. Lauderdale Surgical Society

Advanced Professional Study:
Sexual dysfunction, lymph node dissection, prostate enlargement and its treatment with the in-office TUNA procedure, prostate ultrasound, radioactive seeds for prostate cancer, vasectomies, kidney stones, urodynamics, male and female incontinence treated with pelvic floor muscle exercises for frequency and urgency of urination and for leakage of urine.


Daniel Lindenberg, MD


Specialist in Gastroenterologist
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology

Education:
Medical School – State University of New York
Residency in Internal Medicine, State University of New York
Fellowship in Gastroenterology, State University of New York

Board Certifications:
American Board of Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Hospital Affiliations:
Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach, FL
Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boca Raton, FL

Memberships:
American College of Physicians
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Awards and Publications:
Arnold P. Gold Honor Society
Patience Choice Award- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2011


George P. Azar, Jr.,
MD


Specialist in Pulmonary Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Medicine

Education:
Medical School – Ross University School of Medicine
Residency in Internal Medicine, Methodist Hospital Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine, Methodist Hospital Brooklyn, NY

Board Certifications:
American Board of Chest Physicians
Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Hospital Affiliations:
Kindred Hospital
Holy Cross Hospital
Broward Health Imperial Point

Awards and Publications:
Resident’s Day Award – Methodist
Research: T4/T8 Ratio in Malignant Pleural Effusions as Predicator of Mortality
Recognition Award for Student Education – Nova Southeastern University


Shani S. Reich, MD


Specialist in Ophthalmology Board Certified American
Board of Ophthalmology

Education:
MD, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
BS/BA Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Board Certifications:
American Board of Ophthalmology

Internship/Residency/Fellowship
Fellowship, Glaucoma; Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency, Ophthalmology; Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center/Albert Einstein  College of Medicine, Chief Resident
Internship, Internal Medicine; Lenox Hill Hospital Center

Awards and Publications:
Published and coauthored scientific papers presented at the American Glaucoma Society,
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology


Mark Barnett, MD


Specialist in Psychiatry

Board Certified
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Education:
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York City, NY
Yeshiva University College New York City, NY

Residency/Fellowship:
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Resident in General Psychiatry
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, BRONX, NY
Resident in General Psychiatry

Professional Membership:
American Psychiatric Association;
South Florida Psychiatric Society


Arthur Shapiro


Specialist in Gynecology

Board Certified
Gynecology

Education
Columbia University, New York, NY
B.A.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
M.D.

Internship/Residency/Fellowship
Internal Medicine Internship
Cornell Medical Service
Bellevue and Memorial Hospitals
New York

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
New York Hospital
Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY

Certification
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Reproductive Endocrinology
American Board of Laser Surgery
American College of Endocrinology


Allen Patterson, MD


Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board Certified
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education
Certified OB-GYN. MD, Indiana
University School of Medicine.

Internships

OB-GYN practicing in Coral Springs, Florida.

Licenses & Certifications

Certified OB-GYN. MD, Indiana
University School of Medicine.

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Patterson 

Dr. Patterson is rated as one of the top three Ob-Gyns in

Coral Springs, Florida, as determined by ThreeBestRated.

Congratulations, Dr. Patterson!


Romeo K. Fernandez, MD, PA


Specialist in Pediatric Neurology

Board Certified
Pediatric Neurology

Education

St George’s Univ Som-West Indies, 2001
Pediatric Neurology

Licenses & Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology — Child Neurology

Internships

Maimonides Medical Center, 2003, Pediatrics

Fellowships

The Children’s Hospital of Alabama- University Of Alabama, 2006, Pediatric Neurology


Dr. Akiva Daum


Specialist in Psychiatrist

Board Certified
Psychiatrist

Education
University of Central Florida
BS, Microbiology and molecular biology
2002 – 2005

USF College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Medicine
2006 – 2010

Licenses & Certifications

Telemedicine
Va Health Care Systems
Issued Jul 2013No Expiration Date

Buprenorphine Waiver
Issued Jul 2011 No Expiration Date

Diplomate
ABPN
Issued Dec 2015 Expires Dec 2025

Certification
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
MA State Medical License
FL State Medical License

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