Faculty

 Dr. Delibasic
Maja Delibasic, M.D.  
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director / Associate Professor
Florida State University College of Medicine



Specialty/Field:  Internal Medicine
Residency:  Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Medical School:  University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine
Experience:  Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Mercy Hospital, and Medical Center, Chicago; Associate Professor of Medicine, St. James School of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Medicine, St. James School of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, at the University of Illinois, Chicago
Areas of Interest:  Outpatient Medicine, Graduate Medical Education, Obesity, Preventive Medicine
Hometown: Novi Sad, Serbia

Dr. Maja Delibasic is honored to serve as Founding Program Director, FSU College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Cape Coral Hospital, part of Lee Health, and to join the FSU College of Medicine as Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences. She was born in Europe and completed medical school at the University of Nofi Sad in Serbia, followed by residency in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago.

Upon graduation, she joined the teaching faculty at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in 2013 where she served as core faculty, primary care rotation coordinator and clerkship site director, before being named as the associate program director in 2018.  She fell in love with teaching and graduate medical education from the beginning of her career.  She hopes residents see her as an energetic and efficient attending that is leading them subtly toward the right clinical decisions, leaving them with sufficient autonomy to make independent clinical judgments.

Also, she completed a Scholars for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2015. Dr. Delibasic is board-certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine.

In her free time, she enjoys watching tennis and cheering for Novak Djokovic, exploring new places in Cape Coral by bike with her husband and son, cooking healthy, and enjoying Florida beaches with a book aside.


 Dr. Deutsch
Madeline Deutsch, M.D.  
Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director / Assistant Professor
Florida State University College of Medicine



Specialty/Field:  Internal Medicine
Residency: Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California
Medical School:  USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida
Experience:  Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Academic Hospitalist, Naples Community Hospital / University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Naples, Florida; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Academic Hospitalist, Jacobi Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; Hospitalist at Beaver Medical Group, Redlands Community Hospital, Redlands, CA
Areas of Interest:  Inpatient Medicine, Preventative Medicine, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Graduate Medical Education, Internal Medicine Board Review Education
Hometown: Tampa, FL

Dr. Madeline Deutsch is thrilled to be part of the Inaugural Lee Health Internal Medicine residency program as associate program director. Dr. Deutsch grew up in Tampa. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2010 as a Ben Franklin Scholar. Dr. Deutsch returned home to Tampa where she researched Parkinson's disease and Friedreich's ataxia at USF and co-authored the book Parkinson's Disease: A Guide to Medical Management. She attended USF Health Morsani College of Medicine for her medical school training, and created and directed what became the annual tradition, the 'BANDaids for BRIDGE' talent show fundraiser, in support of the USF student-run free medical clinic, the BRIDGE clinic. Dr. Deutsch was featured in a front-page profile in the Tampa Bay Times and was the recipient of the Tampa Bay Business Journal 2014 Healthcare Hero Award and the 2015 Tampa General Hospital Medical Staff Humanitarian Award for the success and creation of this fundraiser. After graduating from USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, she completed internal medicine residency training at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California.

Following her training, she was an academic hospitalist at Jacobi Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. While at Jacobi, Dr. Deutsch revamped the board review curriculum, was active in medical student education as a clinical skills preceptor, and created the Jacobi Medical Center COVID-19 Hospitalist Protocol. She received an Outstanding Educator Award from the Jacobi house staff in June 2020 before moving with her husband back to their home state of Florida. She was most recently on faculty at UCF College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an academic hospitalist at Naples Community Hospital. Dr. Deutsch is passionate about resident well-being, board review education, and mentoring young physicians and medical students.


 Dr. Begosh-Mayne
Dustin Begosh-Mayne, M.D.  
Faculty, Internal Medicine 



Specialty/Field:  Internal Medicine
Residency:  University of Florida, Gainesville
Medical School:  University of Florida, Gainesville
Experience:  Hospitalist at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Fort Myers, FL
Areas of Interest:  Inpatient Medicine, Graduate Medical Education
Hometown: Cape Coral, Florida

Dr. Dustin Begosh-Mayne grew up in Cape Coral, Florida and gladly relocated back with his wife and children after completing residency.  He earned his medical degree and also completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Florida.  Dr. Begosh-Mayne is interested in graduate medical education, hospital and transitional care medicine. His hobbies include water sports such as jet skiing, boating and surfing.


 Dr. Benhayoun
Nabil Benhayoun, M.D.  
Faculty, Internal Medicine 



Specialty/Field:  Internal Medicine
Residency:  Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Medical School:  St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Experience: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Charles E. Schmidt School of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Areas of Interest: Preventative Medicine, Graduate Medical Education
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Benhayoun was born in France but grew up in Massachusetts where he completed his undergraduate degree. He travelled to Grenada for medical school, pursued clinical rotations in NYC, and completed residency training at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

Along with his passion for treating patients, he enjoys teaching and mentoring physicians in training which led him to pursue a career in academic medicine.


 Dr. James
Hannah James, M.D.  
Faculty, Internal Medicine 




Specialty/Field:  Internal Medicine
Residency: Capital Health, New Jersey
Medical School: Tay Nguyen Universite Ecole de Medicine, Vietnam
Experience: Five years GI physician, Vietnam; two years Internal Medicine, Lee Health in Cape Coral, FL
Areas of Interest: Preventative Medicine, Chronic Internal Medicine Conditions, Women's Health
Hometown: Boun Ma Thout, Vietnam

Dr. Hannah James graduated as an M.D. from Tay Nguyen Universite Ecole de Medecine in Vietnam, where she received a full-tuition scholarship after earning the National High School Biology Champion award. After graduation, she worked as a general practitioner in Vietnam and then worked as a GI physician. Dr. James was an active member of the Vietnamese Gastroenterology Physicians and was a consultant for setting up GI Endoscopy Clinics and supporting GI physicians in rural areas. 

She was also active in volunteering to do annual health checks to serve the impoverished populations and worked to eliminate health disparities and barriers in Southern Vietnam with multiple church-based nonprofit organizations during weekends.

While being trained as an IM resident in Capital Health, NJ, she served as the class wellness leader, organizing wellness meetings and resident wellness events. These included the semi-annual Resident Program Outdoor Picnics, resident and staff holiday gatherings, resident Tennis Club, Board Review Support Group, and the American Heart Association Heart Walk leadership and fundraiser.

After completion of residency, she joined the Lee Health Physician Group in Cape Coral as an ABIM board-certified primary care physician.  Dr. James focuses on preventative medicine and promotes a healthy lifestyle.  She is currently an active member of VietMD which supports Vietnamese physicians who are immigrants or in training in the USA. As a physician, she supports Vietnamese patients who have language barriers to the US healthcare system(s) and provides health advice to patients at Tinh Quang Vietnamese Temple in North Fort Myers, where she lives.

Dr. James enjoys raising her family and gardening, including orchids, tropical fruit trees, and beekeeping.  Her passion is for training residents to become qualified future physicians. She supports diversity, inclusion and strives to overcome health care disparities for all.


 Dr. Arnold
Anita Arnold, D.O.
Subspecialty Coordinator Cardiology 



Specialty/Field:  Cardiology
Residency:  New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Medical School:  Bryn Mawr Hospital: Affiliate of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Experience: Six years as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Florida State University; Two years Associate Professor of Medicine, USF
Areas of Interest: Preventative Medicine


 Dr. Badia
Anais Badia, M.D.
Subspecialty Coordinator Dermatology


Specialty/Field:  Dermatology
Residency:  Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Medical School:  University of Health Sciences School of Medicine, Antigua, West Indies
Experience: Founder and Medical Director, Florida Skin Center and Florida Skin Center Dermatopathology Lab, Fort Myers, FL
Areas of Interest: Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology


 Dr. Barratt
Diana Baratt, M.D., MPH, FAA
Subspecialty Coordinator Neurology


Specialty/Field:  Neurology
Residency: Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA
Medical School:  University of Florida, Gainesville
Experience: Ten years Neurology Faculty, Florida International University College of Medicine
Areas of Interest: Alzheimer Disease, Parkinson Disease, Bell's Palsy, Research


 Dr. Basnyat
Shristi Basnyat, M.D.
Subspecialty Coordinator Rheumatology


Specialty/Field:  Rheumatology
Residency:  Rheumatology, Cooper University, Camden, NJ; Internal Medicine, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
Medical School:  Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Deep Heights, Pokhara, Nepal
Experience: Three years Rheumatologist, Lee Health in Cape Coral; Four years Clinical Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylavania
Areas of Interest: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chondrocalcinosis, Meniscal Degeneration


 Dr. Larrazaleta Fajardo
Cristina Larrazaleta Fajardo, M.D.
Subspecialty Coordinator Geriatrics


Specialty/Field:  Geriatrics
Residency:  University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Medical School:  San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, Caguas, Puerto Rico
Experience: Five years Memory Care Physician, Lee Health, Fort Myers, FL; Clinical Assistant Professor, FSU College of Medicine
Areas of Interest: Memory Care


 Dr. Mayor
Ajay Mayor, M.D.
Subspecialty Coordinator Psychiatry


Specialty/Field:  Psychiatry
Residency:  University of Texas at Houston Health Sciences Center
Medical School:  Armed Forces Medical College, Pune India
Experience: Consltation Liaison Services at Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, FL; Sixteen years Volunteer Faculty/Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern Medical School and Kansas City Medical School; Seven years Director of Child and Adolescent Services at Marion, IL
Areas of Interest: Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


 Dr. Mena
Laura Veras Mena, M.D.
Subspecialty Coordinator Allergy


Specialty/Field:  Allergy and Immunology
Residency:  Henry Ford Hospital, Detriot, MI
Medical School:  Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic
Experience: Two years Lee Physician Group Allery Clinic; Four years Via Christi Health Allery and Asthma Clinic, Wichita, KS
Areas of Interest: Allergy, Asthma


 Dr. Mendez
Elvin Mendez, M.D.
Subspecialty Coordinator Research


Specialty/Field:  Research
Residency:  Nassau County Medical Center/Stony Brook University
Medical School:  Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 
Experience: Medical Director of Academics, Clinical Research and Personalized Medicine, Fort Myers, FL; Four years Medical Director of Medical Specialities, Lee Health, Fort Myers; Seven years LPG Allergy and Immunology, Golisano Children's Hospital, Port Charlotte, FL
Areas of Interest: Research


 Dr. Parsa
Venkata Parsa, M.D.
Subspecialty Coordinator Hematology Oncology


Specialty/Field:  Hematology Oncology
Residency:  Karmanos Cancer Center, Wayne State University, East Lansing, MI, Internal Medicine
Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Experience: Three years LPG Adult Hematology Medical Oncology, Fort Myers, FL; Eight years Medical Director Infusion Center, Patricia D and M Scot Kaufman Cancer Center, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center; Four years physician, Maryland Hematology Oncology
Areas of Interest: Infusions, Blood Utilization, Chemotherapy, Palliative Care


 Dr. Sareh
Patricia Sareh, M.D.
Subspecialty Coordinator Endocrinology


Specialty/Field:  Endocrinology
Residency:  University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Endocrinology; Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, Internal Medicine
Medical School: Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Experience: Nine years Endocrinologist, Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL
Areas of Interest: Management of Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disease, and Pituitary Tumors


 


 Dr. Sethi
Ashwani Sethi, M.D.
Subspecialty Coordinator Gastroenterology


Specialty/Field:  Gastroenterology
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Gastroenterology; Wayne State University, Internal Medicine
Medical School: University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan, India
Experience: Four years Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Lee Health, Cape Coral, FL; Six years Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Medical College of Wisconsin; Four years Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin; Four years Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Digestive Disease Consultants, SC
Areas of Interest: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


 Dr. Taillon
Jordan Taillon, M.D.
Subspecialty Coordinator Pulmonary and Critical Care


Specialty/Field:  Pulmonary and Critical Care
Residency:  New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn,  NY
Medical School: St. Matthews University School of Medicine, Grand Cayman
Experience: Six years Attending Physician, Lee Health at Cape Coral, FL
Areas of Interest: Pulmonary Medicine, Intensive Care


 Dr. Toomey
James Toomey, M.D.
Subspecialty Coordinator Infectious Diseases


Specialty/Field:  Infectious Diseases
Residency: University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL
Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
Experience: Fourteen years Infectious Disease Physician Lee Health Fort Myers, FL; Fourteen years Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Education, University of Florida Health Sciences, Jacksonville, FL; Ten years Medical Director, Clinic for Prevention Services, Duval County Health Department; Five years Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Internal Medicine Residency, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL; Four years Medical Clerkship Director, Department of Internal Medicine; Four years Assistant Director, Travel Clinic, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL
Areas of Interest: Infectious Diseases


 Dr. MogilishettyGautham Mogilishetty, M.D.
Subspecialty Coordinator Nephrology


Specialty/Field: Nephrology
Residency: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, Transplantation; University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little  Rock, Arkansas, Nephrology; University of Missouri, Kansas City, Internal Medicine
Medical School: Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom
Experience: Two years Transplant Nephrology Lee Health, Fort Myers, FL; Three years Medical Director Lee Health Kidney Transplant Institute; Three years Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Cincinnatti College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH; One year Medical Director of Renal Transplantation, University of Cincinnati; Thirteen years Medical Director Outpatient Clinics, University Hospital, Cincinnati; Thirteen years Medical Director of Transplant Ambulatory Care Unit, University Hospital, Cincinnati; Ten years Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati; Four years Transplant Fellowship Program Director, University of Cincinnati
Areas of Interest: Organ Transplants