The Board


The Florida Board of Medicine plays a leading role in the ever-changing health care environment through dialogue with the public, the legislature, academia and the medical community.

The Board consists of fifteen members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Twelve members of the Board must be licensed physicians in good standing in this state who are residents of the state and who have been engaged in the active practice or teaching of medicine for at least four years immediately preceding their appointment. One of the physicians must be in private practice and on the full-time staff of a teaching hospital in this state and one must be a graduate from a foreign medical school. The remaining three members must be residents of the state who are not, and never have been, licensed as a health care practitioner.  One member of the Board must be a licensed health care risk manager and at least one member of the Board must be 60 years of age or older.

Are you a current or new board member? Helpful resources and information pertinent to your position are available on the new Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) board member website.

If you are interested in becoming a board member, the site contains material that provides insight into the duties and responsibilities of the role. To view the site, please visit flhealthsource.gov/board-members.

Members of the Board

Zachariah P. Zachariah
M.D.
Chair
Fort Lauderdale

Term Ends:
10/31/2022
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Hector Vila
M.D.
Vice-Chair
Tampa

Term Ends:
10/31/2022
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Scot Ackerman
M.D.

Jacksonville

Term Ends:
10/31/2022
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Magdalena Averhoff
M.D.

Coral Gables

Term Ends:
10/31/2019
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Kevin Cairns
M.D.

Fort Lauderdale

Term Ends:
10/31/2022
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David Diamond
M.D.

Winter Park

Term Ends:
10/31/2021
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Shailesh Gupta
M.D.

Coral Springs

Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Robert London
M.D.

Maitland

Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Jorge J. Lopez
M.D.

Maitland

Term Ends:
10/31/2021
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Steven Rosenberg
M.D.

West Palm Beach

Term Ends:
10/31/19
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Sarvam TerKonda
M.D.

Jacksonville

Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Brigitte R. Goersch
Consumer
Satellite Beach

Term Ends:
10/31/2017
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Andre Perez
Consumer
Coral Gables

Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Nicholas W. Romanello
Esq.
Consumer
West Palm Beach

Term Ends:
10/31/2016
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Vacant


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Organizational Structure of the Board

The Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, serves as the principle administrative unit for the Board. The Board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee. The Board’s activities are supported in full by fees paid by its licensees. All Board members serve four-year terms. Despite the expiration of their term, Board members continue to serve until they have been replaced. To learn more about becoming a member of the Board, visit the Governor’s Appointment Office website or email their office at appointments@eog.myflorida.com.

Board Councils & Committees

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Board Staff

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Legal Counsel

Ed Tellechea
Chief Assistant Attorney General
Ed.tellechea@myfloridalegal.com
850-414-3300
Donna McNulty
Senior Assistant Attorney General
donna.mcnulty@myfloridalegal.com
850-414-3300