Program Director

 

Stefanie R. Brown, MD, FACP, FAAP

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio
Residency: Internal Medicine - Pediatrics - Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey 

Dr. Brown was born and raised in New Jersey and returned to her home for residency and her first 7 years of faculty experience. As a Med-Peds physician, she considers herself 100% Internal Medicine and 100% Pediatrics. The variety of her administrative, clinical, educational, mentorship and research responsibilities inspire and motivate her, and she has a true passion for each. Her current research endeavors are based in academic medicine and curriculum development. She feels lucky to work in an institution where she is given freedom to explore and encouraged to pursue innovation in all aspects of her career.

On a personal note, Dr. Brown lives in South Beach, facing the ocean, where the multitude of extracurricular activities available is only out measured by the beauty of her surroundings. In her time off, she belongs to a dinner club that meets every Monday night and on the weekends she enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, lying on the beach and searching for that magical 8th day in the week.


Associate program directors

 

JOSHUA LENCHUS, DO, RPh, FACP, SFHM

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Florida
Residency: Internal Medicine - Jackson Memorial Hospital/ University of Miami, Florida

Dr. Lenchus has been involved in legislative advocacy and public policy for a number of state and national medical organizations, speaks on a number of health policy-related issues, and is a senior fellow of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.  He serves as the President of the Jackson Health System Medical Staff, Associate Director of the UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety and Associate Program Director for Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Internal Medicine residency. He also is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. His interests are medical education, simulation, bedside procedural instruction, patient safety, healthcare public policy, and venous thromboembolism. He has presented locally, regionally, and nationally, and has been published in many of those disciplines. In 2007, Dr. Lenchus was elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians and more recently elected a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine. In 2015, he was elected Vice Speaker of the Florida Medical Association.


YANISA DEL TORO, MD

Medical School: Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico
Residency: Internal Medicine - Jackson Memorial Hospital/ University of Miami, Florida

Dr. Del Toro is a general internist providing primary care to adults at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics. Her clinical interests include preventative care and management of chronic illness such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.  In addition to involvement in graduate medical education through the ambulatory component of the residency program, she is also heavily involved with undergraduate medical education, serving as co-director of the Problem-Based Learning curriculum. She teaches early medical students clinical physical exam skills, history taking and clinical reasoning and works with both third year medical students as well as residents in her clinic. She is particularly interested in teaching clinical reasoning and the private practice aspects of medicine. She enjoys educating residents and students about how to navigate the challenges associated with the “world of insurance”.

 


Major MARCO LADINO, MD

Medical School: Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Colombia
Residency: Internal Medicine - Jackson Memorial Hospital/ University of Miami, Florida
Fellowship: Nephrology, Interventional Nephrology, and Transplant Nephrology - Jackson Memorial Hospital/ University of Miami

Dr. Ladino has been an integral member of the JMH family in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology for many years, and we are thrilled to have him join us as our of our newest Associate Program Directors for the Internal Medicine Residency program. He is extremely devoted to our residency program, and continues to serve as an advocate for resident and fellow education. He serves both our residents as well as our veterans as he is primarily based out of the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is a Major of the Medical Corp. in the U.S. Army Reserve and has been deployed multiple times to serve our country. 


ERin Marcus, MD, MpH

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Massachusetts
Residency: Internal Medicine - Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Marcus is a general internal medicine physician and associate professor of clinical medicine and Public Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is also the residency site director for the Ambulatory Care Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital and has been spearheading the renovation of our outpatient curriculum. Her clinical and research interests focus on preventive medicine, health communication, and women’s health. In 2009, Dr. Marcus was one of three physicians nationally to receive an American Cancer Society Cancer Control Career Development Award for Primary Care Physicians. She has received grant support from The Ford Foundation to write about health disparities for the ethnic media and general press. She has served as an author of numerous academic chapters and articles, and has had multiple articles published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, and the perspective section of The New England Journal of Medicine.


Jessica Zuleta, MD

Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine - Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami

Dr. Zuleta is an associate program director of the Jackson Memorial/ University of Miami Internal Medicine residency training program; she is also site director of the Internal Medicine residency training program at University of Miami Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Faculty Development Fellowship at Chapel Hill. She has served on the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Education Committee and has given lectures for SHM Maintenance of Certification review course with an emphasis on Hospital Medicine.  She is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators at the University of Miami. Her interests include medical education, faculty development, and mentoring.


JESSICA FIGUEROA-Valdes, MD

Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine - Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami

Jessica Figueroa-Valdes was born in Miami, Florida, and attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  She completed internal medicine residencyat Jackson Memorial Hospital and was subsequently Chief Resident for Quality and Safety at the Miami Veteran Affairs Medical Center.  She is currently a primary care provider at the VA.  Her professional interests include quality improvement and medical education.