Intensive Care Team Members

Members of the surgical critical care and cardiac intensive care teams at UF Health include faculty from the UF College of Medicine Departments of Surgery, AnesthesiologyEmergency Medicine and Medicine as well as other medical staff from UF Health Shands Hospital.

UNIT LEADERS

  • Laurie Bates, MSN, RN, CCRN (4E Nurse Manager)
  • Lynn Westhoff, MSN, MHA, RN, CCRN (4E SICU Clinical Leader)
  • Carolina Alyassin, MSN, RN, CCRN (4E SICU Nurse Educator)
  • Jessica Hall, MSN, RN, CCRN (4E SICU Educator)
  • Peggy Marker, MSN, RN, CNML (4W Nurse Manager)
  • Adriana Carter BSN, RN, CCRN (4W Clinical Leader)
  • Jessica Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN (Unit 76 Nurse Manager)
  • Sara A. Lowe, BSN, RN, CCRN (Unit 76 Clinical Leader)
  • Meghan Bailey, BSN, RN, CCRN (Unit 76 Clinical Nurse Educator)
  • Wesley Teutsch BSN, RN CCRN (Unit 77 Interim Nurse Manager)

FACULTY


ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Tamara Bateh, PA
  • Lauren Decker, ARNP
  • Vanessa Hoppner, PA-C
  • Kae Pearson, ARNP
  • Matthew Pfeiffer, ARNP (PRN)
  • Melinda Phillips, ARNP
  • Kevin Reilly, PA-C
  • Carrie Rollins, ARNP
  • Brandon Simpson, PA
  • Tracy Taylor, PA-C (PRN)

Acute Care Surgery

  • L. Khristy Axford, APRN
  • Blake Livingston, APRN, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CEN
  • Chris Munoz, ARPN
  • Jessica L. Wille, PA-C

PHARMACISTS


SOCIAL WORK/CASE MANAGERS

  • Marji Gibson, RN
  • Lauren Gilman, MSW, LCSW
  • Aaron Helsel, MSW

DIETICIANS

  • Michelle Brown, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
  • Neysha Diaz
  • Kristen Drake

SPEECH THERAPISTS

  • Brent Baldwin MA, CCC/SLP
  • Bethany Fischer, MA, CCC/SLP
  • Dana Griffis MA CCC/SLP
  • Katelyn Parham MA, CF/SLP

RESPIRATORY THERAPY

  • Kimberly Blanch, RRT
  • Glen Blanchard, RRT
  • Susan Brennen, RRT
  • Gene Burgett, RRT
  • Alicia Carpenter, RRT
  • Janice Dawson, RRT
  • Lisa Glover, RRT
  • Brittany Graziano, RRT
  • Michael Harris, RRT
  • Valerie Keister, RRT
  • Richard Lowe, RRT
  • Eric Martin, RRT
  • Dwight Mills, RRT
  • Aisha Peets, RRT
  • Jennifer Studstill, RRT
  • Robert Sullivan, RRT, ACCS
  • Stephanie Swilley, RRT
  • Justin Terry, RRT
  • Lindsey Thomas, RRT

UF HEALTH HEART & VASCULAR HOSPITAL CARDIAC, VASCULAR AND PULMONARY ICU (UNITS 76,77,87): PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

  • Olivia Blanchette, DPT
  • Michelle Cangialosi, DPT
  • Nicole Carter, PT, CCS
  • Justin Froiseth, DPT
  • Tony Garcia, MOT
  • Katy Harding, OT
  • Diane Jett, DPT
  • Hannah Mora, DPT
  • Crystal Motes, MOT
  • Jessica Palaschak, MOT
  • Becca Patterson, PTA
  • Kristen Sherwood, MOT
  • Ryan Traxler, MOT
  • Samantha Underwood, DPT

UF HEALTH SHANDS CANCER CENTER ICU (4 EAST AND 4 WEST): PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

  • Andrew Bauer, DPT
  • Anna Campbell, DPT
  • Sherri Deem, PT
  • Bethany Johnson, OT
  • Jennifer Lotz, OT
  • Katie McGee, OT
  • John Phillips, DPT
  • Bethany Tiell, OT
  • Orrin Whitten, DPT
  • Adam Zipper, OT

Administration

  • Ada Malcolm Yoder, Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care Administrative Specialist

Advanced Practice Providers for Critical Care