FACULTY DEPARTMENT HEADS

 
Dr Antonio D. Saiz MD,                                                                  Head Department of Pathology                                                                         Professor of Pathology
 Medical Training: University of Panama,                               
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Pathology, Clinical Pathology New York, New York.
Subspecialty, Gynecological Pathology, Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, New York 
Subspecialty, Hematopathology Los Angeles County Medical Center University of Southern California Los Angeles, California

Languages: Spanish/English

 

Dr. Rosendo Gonzalez Gorris MD, FACP                        Head  Deparment of Medicine   Gastroenterology.

Medical Training: University of Panama, Gorgas, USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA;
New England Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA
US Board Certified: Internal Medicine
Languages: Spanish/English
 
Dr. Marco A. Lopez MD, FACP
Head Department of Medicine Allergy and Lung Diseases.
 
Medical Training: University of Panama, Gorgas Hospital,
Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA
US Board Certified, Allergy & Internal Medicine

Languages: Spanish/English

Dr. JUAN PABLO BARES WEEDEN M.D. FACP                                       Head Department of Medicine, Medical Oncology.

Medical Training: 

High School: Saint Augustine School (1968 – 1972)

University: University of Panama – School of Medicine (1973-1979)
Internship:
Metropolitan Medical Complex, Social Security Hospital (Nov. 1979 - Oct.1980) Panama City.
Aquilino Tejeira Hospital (Dec.1980 – Nov. 1981) Penonome, Cocle, Panama.
Residency: Internal Medicine
Metropolitan Medical Complex. Social Security (April 1982 – March 1985).
Fellowship: Medical Oncology
Social Security. Oncology Hospital. National Medical Center. Mexico, D. F. (March 85-Feb 86)
National Cancer Institute, México, D.F. March 86- Feb 88.
Dr. Antonio Suescum MD
Head Department of Medicine
Internal Medicine.
 
Medical Training: George Washington School of Medicine Washington Hospital Center
US Board Certified
US License: Florida

Languages: Spanish/English

 
 
Jose Manuel Fabrega MD, FACS
Head Department of Surgery

Medical Training: George Washington
University School of Medicine,
Cornell Medical Center, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
US Board Certified Surgery                                                                 
Subspecialty: Surgical Oncology

License: California/Wash DC                                                              Languages: Spanish/English

Bio:                                                                                                          1962-Graduated with First Place Javier College, Panama.

1965-Degree in Pre-Medicine (BS in Pre-Professional Studies) -University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. Degree Alpha-Epsilon-Delta-United States Honor Society in Premedicine.

1969-Degree of Medicine from The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC Graduated with honors belonging to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

1970- Straight Surgical Internship at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center now New York-Presbyterian Weil Medical Center. Later accepted, and complete Residency in Surgery with comprehensive combined training at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Pyramidal residence where 2 of the initial 16 residents end. Trained by Dr. Paul A. Ebert, last director of the American College of Surgeons.

During the training he was Chief of Residents in the services of: Pediatric Surgical and Oncology- Dr. S. Frank Redo Head of Service, Fractures and Reconstructive Orthopedics –Hospital for Special Surgery-Dr. Russell Patterson, Head of Service, Urology-Dr. Victor Marshall, Head of Transplant Service and Rogosin Kidney Center Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Oncology-Dr. Paul A. Ebert, Head of Service.

Since 1973-Fellow in Oncology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Fellowship and Protocols supervised by the Central Oncology Group of the United States.

1976-Certified by the American Board of Surgery of the United States, by examination.

1978-Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr.Miguel A. De Puy, M.D.                           
Head Department of Medicine Cardiology.

 
Invasive Cardiologist
Cardiovascular Specialists
Lake Charles, Louisiana 

Medical Training: Miguel A. De Puy, M.D., is a Panamá City, Panamá native.  He received his pre-medical education from the University of Panama.  He earned a Medical  Doctorate from University of Panama School of Medicine and completed an internship at Gorgas Hospital, U.S. Canal Zone.  He completed a residency in internal medicine at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and a fellowship in Cardiology at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation and Tulane University in New Orleans.

Dr. De Puy is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases and is certified in pacemaker/defibrillator with NASPE exam.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the American Heart Association. Dr. De Puy is also a member of the Heart Rhythm Society and a past board member of several international societies of cardiology. 

Herbert L Muncie Jr., MD

Professor of Family Medicine
Director, Predoctoral Education

Degrees

MD - 1971
Medical College of Georgia

Bio

Herbert L. Muncie Jr., MD, is a Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Student Education in the Department of Family Medicine At LSU Health School of Medicine, New Orleans.After completing a bachelor's degree in pre-med at the University of Georgia, Dr. Muncie received his MD from the Medical College of Georgia in 1971. He completed a Family Medicine residency at University of Maryland Hospital, where he served as chief resident, as well as a fellowship in Family Medicine. He was in the US Air Force for two years after residency.  He is board-certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, with a certificate of added qualifications in Geriatrics.
Before joining the LSU faculty, Dr. Muncie served as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Paul A. Anderer Castillo PHD.                                Head Department of  Psychology                                                      

Medical Training: Dr Anderer a Clinical Psychologist.  
His interest has been the field of human behavior since adolescence and he have continued expanding into this field. This focus on human behavior led to studying multiple areas within social sciences, biology, and neuroscience as applied to enhancing quality of life performance. With a large experience as university professor and administrator at multiple US universities (online) and face-to-face; program development, bachelors, masters, and doctoral level-courses. Subject matter expert in online education and use of technologyeducationally and for skills building in resilience and health.
 
Personal Data: Birthplace: Panama, Republic of Panama
Citizenship: Dual citizenship, Panama/United States
Education: University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Graduation: August 1999, Doctor of Psychology, Psy.D.
University of Colorado at Denver. Major: Psychology
Graduation: August 1992, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Committees (FSU-Panama)
Faculty Evaluation Committee Testing Center Committee (convenor)
Curriculum Committee Professional Development Committee
Academic Standards Committee Housing Committee
Recruitment Committee (convenor) Study Abroad Committee
Academic Institutes Committee (convenor) Teachers Institute Committee (convenor)
Internship Committee
 
Dr. Malinka Morales de Badiola.                         
Head Department of Neuroanatomy. Pediatrics. 
Professor of Pediatrics. 
                                               

Dr.Ricardo Raúl Ramos Moltó                                                             Head Department of Plastic Surgery.                                                                         Professor of Surgery

Degrees

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, University of El Valle, Cali Colombia.
Intership Santo Tomas Hospital Panama.
First Year of General Surgery Social Security Hospital Panama, Republic of Panama.
Four years of General Surgery, Gorgas US Army Hospital, Former Canal Zone, Panama, Republic of Panama. two years of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Group of Hospitals Saint Louis Missouri.
18 years of Atending Surgeon as a Plastic Surgeon Social Security Hospital Panama Republic of Panama.
Private Practice at Consultorios Medicos Paitilla.
 
Dr Ariel Saldaña MD
Ortopedia y Traumatologia.
Head Department of Orthopedics and Trauma.
Proffesor of Orthopedics.
Dr. Ariel Saldaña, Orthopedist and Traumatologist with extensive experience and closely linked to the organization since 1991, was recently appointed the new Medical Director of Paitilla Hospital.
(Dec / 28/2020 - web) Panama.- Dr. Ariel Saldaña, Orthopedist and Traumatologist with extensive experience and closely linked to the organization since 1991, was recently appointed the new Medical Director of  Paitilla Hospital.   Son of Doctor Arturo Saldaña (QUEPD), founding member of the Paitilla Medical Center 45 years ago.
 
Paitilla Hospital welcomes Dr. Ariel Saldaña to this new challenge, assuming this position of such relevance for the well-being of patients and to maintain the highest international standards in the practice of medicine.
 
Training
 
Doctor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Panama. 1984
Orthopedic and Traumatology Specialist: Hospital Santo Tomás. 1990
Postgraduate studies in Trauma, Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement (United States and Germany).
Postgraduate in Higher Teaching
Master in Health Direction and Management (in process).
 
Pressent:
 
Head Professor of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology. Faculty of Medicine, University of Panama.
President of the Panamanian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology
Member of the medical staff of Hospital Paitilla and Consultorios Médicos Paitilla.
Faculty AO Trauma
National Coordinator of Operation Walk Panama
Publications in International Magazines
 
Societies to which he belongs:
 
Panamanian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (SPOT)
Latin American Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (SLAOT)
Panamanian Council of Osteoporosis (COPOS)
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
Latin American Society of Arthroscopy, Knee and Sports (SLARD)
 
Dr. Julio Arias MD                                                                                  Head Department of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery.                                                                  Professor of Surgery                         

 

EDUCATION

  10/1993 - 09/1998            University oPanama                                        Panama City, Panama

MD degree

     Honor Roll, Biochemistry and Nutrition Department Award - Awarded on Graduation

 

09/1989 - 05/1993            University of Pennsylvania                                 Philadelphia, PA

 BA, Chemistry major

 

WORK AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE

06/2008 – Present               Punta Pacifica Hospital affiliate with

Johns Hopkins Medicine International        Panama City, Panama

     Hand and Microsurgery Surgeon on staff

     Hand Surgery Coordinator

10/2007 – Present               Social Security System                                    Panama City, Panama

   Hand and Microsurgery Surgeon on Staff

08/2007 – Present               Primo Scientific Corporation                         Panama City, Panama

     Medical writer and editor of scientific articles in English for medical journals

07/2006 – 06/2007              Yale University                                                          New Haven, CT

     Hand and Microsurgery fellowship

07/2002 – 06/2006              University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences           Little Rock, AR

General Surgery Resident

     PGY   2   Rotations:   Endoscopy,   Surgica Intensive   Care,   Bur Unit,   Surgica Oncology, Cardiothoracic surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

     PGY 3 Rotations: Transplant Surgery, Trauma Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery.

     PGY 4 Rotations: Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery.

     PGY  5  Rotations:  Surgical    Oncology,  Trauma  Surgery,  Plastic  and  Reconstructive  Surgery, General Surgery.

 

07/2001 - 06/2002              University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences            Little Rock, AR

PGY 1 General Surgery Intern

    Rotations: Urology/ENT/Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular

Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Trauma Surgery.

 

11/1998 - 01/2001               Social Security Administration                        Panama City, Panama

Intern

2-year rotational internship, which begins after obtaining medical school diploma and is considered part of medical education. This internship is required by the government of Panama to obtain medical licensure.

    Rotations: General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Ob-Gyn, ER, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and ICU

     One-month elective rotation (11/1999) in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Kendall Clinic, and Baptist Hospital in Miami, Florida.

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Operation Smile International Panama Chapter

     Surgeon Operation Smile missions. Operation Smile is a charitable organization that provides plastic surgeries free of charge to patients with congenital or acquired malformations.  I am active in patient selection and in performing surgical procedures.


PUBLICATIONS AND PROJECTS

07/2006                          Yale University

Hand and Microsurgery Fellow

     Arias JE, Shah AA, Thomson JG. Organization and establishment of Microsurgery training laboratory. Laboratory approval and certification obtained November 2006.

     Arias JE, Shah AA, Teng E, Thomson JG. A1 pulley release to improve thumb and finger flexor tendon excursion and work efficiency after trauma. Presented at the 34tannual meeting of the New England Hand Society, Sturbridge MA, December 2006. In review for publication.

     Arias JE, Dymarczyk M, Thomson JG. Stenosing tenosynovitis: a proposed mechanism of PIP joint stiffness after trauma. Clinical research project examining the effect hand trauma on the pulley system. In review for publication.

     Shah AA, Arias JE, Thomson JG. Patient Follow-Up Results after the Institution of New Guidelines for Performing Simultaneous Bilateral Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release. Presented at the 34th   annual meeting of the New England Hand Society, Sturbridge MA, December 2006.

     Shah AA, AriasJE, Thomson JG. The Effect of Ischemic Preconditioning on Secondary Ischemia in Myocuaneous Flaps. Basic Science research project examining the effect of free flap survival after different periods of ischemic preconditioning in a rat model. Presented at the 48th   annual meeting of the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Newport RI, June 2007. Accepted for publication to Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, June 2009.

 

05/2006                          University of Arkansas

General Surgery Resident

    Arias JE, Yuen JC.   Biosynthetic Dermal Replacement (Integra®) for Healing of Difficult Wounds.

Submitted for publication to Annals of Plastic Surgery, August 2006.

09/1997 - 08/1998          University of Panama

Medical Student

     Arias JE, Halphen GM, Mendoza JM, Pon R. Relative risk of thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation according to type of antitrhrombotic therapy. Presented at the XIII Congress of the Federation of Latin American Medical Students Scientific Societies in Cartagena, Colombia.

1998

     Arias JE. Neruocysticercosis as part of the differential diagnosis of convulsive syndromes: description of cases diagnosed in Panama from 1990 to 1996. Presented at the XIII Congress of  the  Federation  of  Latin  American  Medical  Students  Scientific  Societies.  Cartagena, Colombia 1998.

 

MEDICAL LICENSE

    State of Connecticut, License No. 044075. Issued February 2006.

    Republic of Panama, License No. 5428. Issued April 2001.

 

INTERESTS

Languages: English, Spanish and French.

I am married and we have three young sons.

We enjoy traveling and outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing (alpine and water) and scuba diving. I practice weightlifting, swimming and tennis. I am a History and Geography buff. My hobbies include photography and travel. My photographs have won awards.