Anthony Furiato, DO, FACEP
Program Director

  • Core Faculty, Addiction Medicine Fellowship
  • Assistant Professor, University of South FL, Morsani College of Medicine
  • Board of Governors - American College of Emergency Physicians, Pain and Addiction Medicine Accreditation

Dr. Anthony Furiato is board certified in emergency medicine and has been part of medical staff at Brandon Regional Hospital for the past 3 years. He is originally from New Jersey but completed his medical degree locally in Bradenton at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then went on to complete a 4 year emergency medicine residency in New Jersey at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. Dr. Furiato directed the mid-level emergency medicine training program and is looking forward to growing the emergency medicine residency. He is excited to be back in the Tampa Bay Area with his family and to serve the people of Hillsborough County.

Kelly Grabbe, DO
Assistant Program Director

Dr. Kelly Grabbe is board certified in Emergency Medicine and faculty at Brandon Region Hospital. Dr. Grabbe received her Doctorate of Osteopathy from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and completed her residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Dr. Grabbe is the Director of SIMS Education for the Emergency Medicine Program and co-chairs the Emergency Medicine Residency Wellness Committee.

David Arbona, MD
Core Faculty

Dr. David Arbona is board certified in emergency medicine and has recently joined the medical staff at Brandon Regional Hospital in 2019. Dr. Arbona obtained his Medical Degree in 2012 at the Ibero-American University of Santo Domingo, School of Medicine. Dr. Arbona completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Hospital Episcopal San Lucas in Ponce Puerto Rico in consortium with the Ponce School of Medicine. He later trained and completed a fellowship in EMS medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the Director of EMS and a core faculty member for the EM residency program at Brandon Regional Hospital.

Gabriel A. Cabrera, MD
Core Faculty

Dr. Gabriel Cabrera is a board certified emergency physician and has been a part of medical staff at Brandon Regional Hospital since 2018. Dr. Cabrera completed his medical education at the University of Puerto, School of Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He completed his residency training at Hospital UPR-Dr. Federico Trilla in Carolina, Puerto Rico. He then completed fellowship training in Emergency Ultrasound at North Shore University Hospital in Long Island, New York. Dr. Cabrera is the Associate Director of Emergency Ultrasound for the EM residency at Brandon Regional Hospital and also co-chairs the EM Residency Wellness Committee. His professional interests include point-of-care ultrasound and emergency medicine education.

Erik J. Kalivoda, MD
Core Faculty

Dr. Kalivoda completed his medical education at the University of Vermont, College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont and residency training at St John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. He then completed subspecialty training in Emergency Ultrasound at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He is the Director of Emergency Ultrasound and a core faculty member for the EM residency program at Brandon Regional Hospital. His professional interests include point-of-care ultrasound, simulation-based emergency medicine education, and global health/international emergency medicine.

Sergio Martinez, MD
Core Faculty

Dr. Sergio Martinez is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician at Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Martinez earned his MD at the University of Michigan in 2013, and completed his residency at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina. Dr. Martinez is particularly interested in EKG interpretation, vertigo, and efficiency.

Dr. Martinez is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, but spent most of his life in Miami. He is married to his high-school sweetheart and has two kids, Adeline and Jamie. He enjoys playing the drums, video games, archery, and shooting his kids with Nerf guns.

Kirk Szustkiewicz, DO
Core Faculty

Dr. Kirk Szustkiewicz is board certified in emergency medicine and Associate Medical Director of the Emergency Department. Dr. Szustkiewicz earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Bradenton. His completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at North Shore University Hospital.

Aleem Bakhtiar, MD
Core Faculty

Dr. Bakhtiar completed his medical education at the New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York and residency training at St. Luke's- Roosevelt on the west side of Manhattan. He then completed subspecialty training in Sports Medicine at Texas A and M University in College Station, Texas. He is a core faculty member for the EM residency program at Brandon Regional Hospital. His professional interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound, sports medicine, and medical education.

Victor A. Sasson, MD
Core Faculty

Katie Laun, DO
Core Faculty

Priscilla Cruz-Menoyo, MD
Core Faculty

Robert Truckner, MD
Core Faculty

Amanda Webb, MD
Research Director

Martin Kim, MD
Simulations Director