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Meet the faculty for Kendall Hospital's Emergency Medicine Residency Program and learn about their experience and training.


Dr. Valori Slane, MD

Program Director and Co-Chair of the Academic Committee

  • Residency: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta
  • Fellowship: Fellowship in International Medicine at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta
  • Interests: International Health, Care of underserved populations, Communication, Curriculum Development
  • Recent Trips: Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Haiti, Panama Bangladesh, Trinidad & Tobago, Cambodia

Antoinette Golden, MD

Associate Program Director, the Director of Quality and Patient Safety, and the Director of Medical Simulation

  • Residency: St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan, Chief Resident
  • Fellowship: Simulation, Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Interests: Simulation education, curriculum design, quality initiatives
  • Research: inter-specialty practice in simulation, Stress responses during simulation

Jesus Seda, MD

Associate Program Director

Jesus was born and raised in Miami, and volunteered with the Community Health Corp working with underprivileged communities of S Miami-Dade.

  • Residency: Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, Chief Resident
  • Academic Focus: Bedside Procedure Instruction, Critical Care Liaison
  • Awards: Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stony Brook University Hospital

Core Faculty

Matthew Slane, DO

Trauma Liason

He joins us following 13 years of service in the U.S. Army with the last 6 years in the Special Operations Community.

  • Residency: Medical College of Georgia
  • Academic Focus: Tactical, Wilderness, Dive, Flight, and Austere Medicine

Astrid Sarvis MD, MPH

Director of Pediatric Simulation and Co-Director of Pediatric Training

  • Graduate Education: Masters of Public Health at Yale School of Public Health
  • Residency: Pediatric Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center
  • Research: Cost Analysis of Disposition Decisions for Infant Febrile UTI
  • Leadership: Co-Chair of GME Fellowship Committee, CNMC; Member of Blood Cultures Guideline Committee, CNMC; Resident Teaching of the Year, VCU.

Yiraima Medina-Blasini, MD

Co-Director of the Medical Student Clerkship and Co-Director of Pediatric Training

  • Residency: Ponce Health Sciences University, Hospital San Lucas Ponce, Puerto Rico.
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL
  • Leadership: Clinical Instructor, Ponce Health Sciences University

Moises Moreno, DO

Ultrasound Fellowship Program Director

  • Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York. Chief Resident
  • Fellowship: Emergency Ultrasound at Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Leadership: Director of Residency Ultrasound Education and Core faculty
  • Academic Focus: Point of care ultrasound and Critical Care
  • Awards: Teaching Faculty of the year

Isabel Brea, MD, MPH

EMS Program Director

  • Residency: University of Puerto Rico
  • Fellowship: EMS, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Life Lion EMS in Hershey, PA. MPH with concentration in epidemiology and program development
  • Interests: Event Medicine, Disaster Medicine
  • Academic Focus: EMS, Event Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, Tactical Medicine and Disaster
  • Leadership: USAR Florida Task Force 1 Medical Manager
  • Event Medicine: Medical Director for Penn State Beaver Stadium
  • Prehospital Program Development: Panama, Nicaragua

Helen Rovira, MD

Interdepartmental Liason

Helen brings with her years of experience as a former Medical Director.

  • Residency: University of Puerto Rico
  • Academic Focus: Interdepartmental collaboration, Hospital Operations

Brandon Stein, MD

Co-Director of the Medical Student Clerkship

  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian Queens
  • Academic Focus: Emergency Medicine Education, Critical Care, Palliative Care, Evidenced Based Medicine

Nicole Aviles, MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Assistant Director

  • Residency: San Lucas Episcopal Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Fellowship: Emergency Ultrasound at New York Methodist Hospital
  • Academic Focus: Point of care ultrasound and Cardiology
  • Awards: Clinical Faculty of the year (2020) Healers’ Hall of Fame New York Methodist Hospital (2015)

Murtaza Akhter, MD

Research Director

  • Residency: Grady, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Research Fellowship in Neurologic Emergencies, MGH/Harvard
  • Academic Interests: Neurologic Emergencies and Research