Sandra Argenio, MD
Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Emeritus Staff Member
Faculty Physician and Consultant, Institute for Healthcare Excellence, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians Continuous Professional Development/ CME Committee
Past President of the FAFP
Dr. Sandra Argenio served as a Consultant in the Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Mayo Medical School.
She joined Mayo Clinic in 1992 and continues as an Emeritus member of the Family Medicine Department.
Dr. Argenio was instrumental in the development of the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic Florida and served as the program's first residency director. She has trained and mentored over 150 family medicine residents.
Dr. Argenio served as the President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians in 2005 and has been active on many committees of the FAFP and the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has been very active in CME program planning at Mayo Clinic and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Argenio has conducted maintenance of Certification Workshop sessions on multiple topics for over 1100 participants at FAFP meetings.
She has served on the Florida Governor's Physician Workforce Advisory Board.
Dr. Argenio has been involved with Communication Training since 2005. She chaired the Mayo Florida Communication Faculty.
In her present position on the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Excellence, she has designed curricula and delivered programs at over 35 institutions, including multiple hospitals and pediatric hospitals, hospice organizations,
and military healthcare organizations including Walter Reed, Fort Belvoir and Camp Pendleton.
Communication training activities have included train-the trainer sessions, teamwork training and coaching.
Dr. Argenio is a graduate of Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Hahnemann Medical University in Philadelphia, Pa. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania in 1982.
She resides in Holly Hill, Florida with her husband and daughter.
Miklosh Bala, MD
General and Trauma Surgeon, Department of General Surgery, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
Dr. Bala Miklosh is a Director of Trauma and Acute care Surgery Unit and senior surgeon of Department of General Surgery of Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. Residency in General Surgery in Hadassah Medical Center.
Fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care in Baltimore, MD. Active member of EAST, AAST and ESTES. Currently work as a leading surgeon in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma and chief consultant for surgery in ICU. Member of trauma committee of Israeli Trauma Association.
Dr. Bala's clinical and research experience in trauma care started in 2001 while he was a second year surgical resident at the Hadassah Medical Center and was first exposed to trauma surgery. Since then trauma surgery has become a major topic of his investigations and a main subspecialty.
During his period of residency in general surgery at Hadassah Medical Center, he took care of and was involved in the management of hundreds of casualties that arrived at our Trauma Center following terrorist attacks.
On the basis of his experiences, he helped to first introduce the civilian protocol for the management of mass casualty incidents MCIs and showed his team's high success rate in saving life by fully utilizing the limited resources available in civilian hospitals.
He was able to summarize this experience in a number of recently published papers relating to different aspects of MCI management, for the first time assessed in terms of ICU need and blood use during the MCI (Published in Injury
and European Journals). He summarized his data from hundreds of victims suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to terrorist attacks in an article published in the Journal of Trauma.
Collection of this data is an ongoing project, for which he works in close collaboration with a psychological group in his hospital. The importance of these studies has been demonstrated in real-time and he have been invited as an expert speaker and guest lecturer to a number of teaching courses and conferences around the world.
Lastly, he is active in National Homeland Security committee for disaster preparedness, where he works on preparedness for earthquake and chemical disaster on hospital and national levels.
Other topics of special interest:
- Trauma surgery and surgical critical care
- Huge incisional hernias if abdominal wall
- Education in surgery and trauma
- Postoperative complications
- Surgical feeding disorders