Following an extensive national search, the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has appointed Dr. Juan C. Cendan as vice dean, executive associate dean for student affairs, and professor of surgery.
“We welcome Dr. Cendan and look forward to working with him in his new role to advance student success and well-being, and to ensure the best medical education possible for the next generation of healers,” said Dr. Robert Sackstein, HWCOM dean and FIU senior vice president for health affairs.
Cendan is a board-certified surgeon with a clinical focus on minimally invasive surgery and surgical disorders of the breast. He comes to FIU from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, where he was a founding faculty member and served as chair of the Department of Medical Education and professor of surgery. Prior to that, he was an associate professor of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Cendan earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University and his MD from the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he also completed residency training in surgery.