Antonia P. Eyssallenne '01M (MS), '04M (PhD), '06M (MD)
Dr. Toni Eyssallenne is the program director of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program and assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She also serves as director for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for Partners in Health at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, where she started and structured their ICU in 2015. In this role, she advises and provides care for critically ill adult and pediatric patients and facilitates local training through strategic academic partnerships. Additionally, she is the medical education consultant with Project Medishare for Haiti in Miami, FL and co-creator and program director of Hospital Saint Damien/Bernard Mevs Pediatric Residency Program in Port au Prince, Haiti.
She received her bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory sciences from Hunter College – The City University of New York in 1996. At the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, she earned her master’s degree in pathology in 2001 and, through the Medical Scientist Training Program, received her doctoral degree in pathology and medical degree in 2004 and 2006, respectively. She graduated from the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency program at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida in 2010 as chief resident and the Jay Weiss Residency Program for Social Medicine and Health Equity in 2011.
Dr. Eyssallenne became the chief medical officer (CMO) of Hospital Bernard Mevs in 2010—a 50-bed trauma/critical care hospital in Port au Prince, Haiti, which was the result of a partnership between a local hospital managed by two Haitian surgeons and the non-governmental organization Project Medishare, founded by University of Miami physicians. In 2011, she was appointed associate program director of the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at the University of Miami, where she also started and currently directs their Global Health Track.
She has received special training through courses in Global Health Delivery at Harvard University and Global Health Emergencies at Weil Cornell Medical College in New York, and the Canadian Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program at the Canadian Consortium for Humanitarian Training in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
In July 2012, Dr. Eyssallenne published a perspective article in the New England Journal of Medicine focused on critical care medicine in a resource-poor setting. In the fall of 2013, she started a pediatric residency program in Haiti, focused on evidence-based and critical care medicine. Dr. Eyssallenne stepped down as CMO in 2014 to become Project Medishare’s medical education consultant in order to focus on capacity building through medical education in Haiti. She received an appointment as adjunct professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Miami teaching global health to master of public health candidates in the summer of 2014.
Dr. Eyssallenne retains memberships in several academic and professional organizations, including the American Medical Association and Academy of Medical Educators at the University of Miami, and she is a fellow at both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.