Grand Rounds : Schedule 2016-2017

Ivette Motola, MD and Hector Rivera, MD

Dr. Motola is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Assistant Director of the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education and has served as its Director of the Prehospital and Emergency Healthcare Division for over 10 years. She also serves as the Director of Simulation for the UM-JMH Emergency Medicine Residency.

Dr. Motola has a special interest and expertise in developing curricula for prehospital and hospital-based healthcare providers and the application of simulation and other technologies to medical education. She has led quality improvement initiatives at the hospital level in response to emergencies by implementing rapid response team training and in-situ simulation. Dr. Motola has served as PI or Co-PI on multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Florida Department of Health and several foundations. Her research interests include effective use of simulation and technology for skills acquisition and retention, team training, interprofessional education, medical decision-making in crisis situations, and assessment. Dr. Motola has also focused on developing and implementing training programs for disaster response and is a team member of the Florida-5 Disaster Medical Assistance (DMAT) Team. She also serves on several University committees and taskforces related to education, gender equity, and interprofessional education.

Dr. Motola received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2000. She completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital) in Boston, MA in 2004. She received an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2005 as a Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellow in Health Policy and Health Disparities.

Hector F. Rivera, MD, FACP, received his M.D. from Universidad del Valle, Colombia in 2002, and completed Internal Medicine residency with a special focus in Healthcare Education at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL in 2013. He was elected Fellow of the American college of Physicians in 2016. He currently serves as Assistant Director for Curriculum and Technology Development at the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education. Dr. Rivera has a special interest in teaching pre-hospital and hospital based personnel, interprofessional education, curriculum development, and adaptation of advanced technologies for healthcare education. He remains active clinically in both the inpatient and outpatient Internal Medicine setting.