Faculty

Joelle M. Vlahakis, MD, FAAP, HMDC, FAAHPMDr. Vlahakis
Program Director 
Medical Director, Palliative Care
Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

joelle-vlahakis@smh.com

Medical School:  University of Miami School of Medicine
Graduate Medical Education: Michigan State Uninversity
Current professional Activities:

  • Hospice Medical Director Certification Board (HMDCB) Board of Directors
  • Hospice Medical Director Certification Board (HMDCB), Exam Committee
  • Donation Advisory Committee (Organ Donation), Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • Bioethics Committee, Co-Chair Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • Palliative Medicine Committee, Chair, Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • Cancer Care Committee, Sarasota Memorial Hospital


Joshua Gross, MDDr. Gross
Faculty

Medical School: St. Georges University School of Medicine
Graduate Medical Education: University of South Florida

Current professional Activities:

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • American College of Physicians, resident member
     


Fadi Kayali, MDDr. Kayali
Faculty, Outpatient Oncology

Medical School: St. Petersburg (Russia) State University, Faculty of Medicine
Graduate Medical Education: St. Joseph Oakland Hospital, Pontiac, Michigan

Current Professional Activities:

  • Clinical Competency Committee, Florida State University Internal Medicine Residency Program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • Program Evaluation Committee, Florida State University Internal Medicine Residency Program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • Resident Recruitment Committee, Florida State University Internal Medicine Residency Program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital 
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Blood Usage Committee 
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Cancer Committee 
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Internal Medicine Committee

Neville Sarkari, MDDr. Sarkari
Faculty, Tidewell Hospice

Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Graduate Medical Education: University of Kentucky, Albert B. Chandler Medical Center

Current Professional Activities:

  • Member, Bioethics Committee, Doctor's Hospital, Sarasota
  • Member, Fawcett Memorial Hospital Tumor Board, Port Charlotte
  • Chair, Bioethics Committee, Tidewell Hospice, Sarasota
  • Member, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Tidewell Hospice
  • Member, Quality Assessment Performance Improvement Committee, Tidewell Hospice
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Tidewell Hospice
     

Adrian Torres, MDDr. Torres
Faculty, Long-term Care

Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Graduate Medical Education: Internal Medicine Residency Program, University District Hospital

Additional Academic Appointments:

  • Geriatric Medicine Clerkship Director, Florida State University College of Medicine, Sarasota Regional Medical Campus
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, FSU College of Medicine, Sarasota Regional Campus