Board Announces New Chair & Vice-Chair

Posted in Latest News on February 17, 2022.

At the December 3, 2021, meeting of the Florida Board of Medicine, the Board elected a new Chair and Vice Chair to serve for calendar year 2022. The Board is pleased to announce that David Diamond, M.D., will serve as Chair and Kevin Cairns, M.D., will serve as Vice Chair from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. The Board also thanks Dr. Zachariah Zachariah, M.D., and Dr. Hector Vila, M.D., for their service as Chair and Vice Chair for calendar year 2021.

Dr. Diamond has been licensed in Florida since 1999. He is the President of Oncology Physicians of Florida, PA, the Co-Medical Director of Florida Radiation Oncology, LLC, and a partner with Florida Oncology Taveres, LLC. Dr. Diamond graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1994. He completed a residency in radiation oncology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis where he served as the Co-Chief Resident from 1997 to 1999. He is board certified in radiology oncology by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Diamond was appointed to the Florida Board of Medicine by Governor Ron DeSantis on August 8, 2019. Since that time, he has served the Board in a number of capacities, including as Chair of the Probation Committee and as a member of the Council on Physician Assistants, the Surgical Care and Quality Assurance Committee, the Rules/Legislative Committee, and the Finance and Process Accountability Committee. In addition to his medical practice and roles with the Board, Dr. Diamond is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Diamond also holds a medical license in Missouri.

Dr. Cairns has been licensed in Florida since 2005. He is the owner of Florida Spine Specialists and Sports Specialists. Dr. Cairns graduated from New York Medical College in 1999. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehab in Boston, a fellowship in neuromuscular disorders/neurophysiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in interventional spine physiatry with Georgia Pain Physicians/Emory University. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Board of Pain Management and Rehabilitation with a subspecialty in pain medicine, and by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders. Dr. Cairns was appointed to the Florida Board of Medicine by Governor Ron DeSantis on August 20, 2019. Since that time, he has served the Board in a number of capacities, including as Chair of the Surgical Care and Quality Assurance Committee, as Vice Chair of the Credentials Committee, and as a member of the Rules/Legislative Committee.



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