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DCMS Board of Directors

Thank you, 2018 dcms officers and board of directors!

The Duval County Medical Society Board of Directors is made up of physicians who are dedicated to carrying out the mission of the DCMS: to help physicians care for the health of our community.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Society and is responsible for all committees. Duties include approving an annual operating budget for the Society.


introducing our 2018 officers:


Ruple Galani was born in Toledo, Ohio and attended undergraduate school at Northwestern University. He attended medical school at Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Galani completed his internship and residency at University of Florida, Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida where he served as Chief Resident for Internal Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in cardiology at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Currently, Dr. Galani is an invasive non-interventional cardiologist at Baptist Heart Specialists. Dr. Galani is married to Gina Galani and has three children, Ava, Alexis and Asher.

Baptist Heart Specialists
1361 13th Avenue South, Suite 270, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: 904-247-1747


Stephen Mandia received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. He completed his internship in general surgery at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Mandia then had an illustrious career in the U.S. Navy rising to the rank of Captain. While in the Navy, he completed his urology residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA, and received a Master of Science in Administration, Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University. After 24 years in the Navy, Dr. Mandia joined the staff at UF Health Jacksonville as a board certified urologist. His interest is in stone disease and general urology.  In addition, he completed a Masters in Homeland Security – Public Health Preparedness from the Penn State University, Hershey College of Medicine. Dr. Mandia is a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer and is chairman of the DCMS Public Health Committee.

University of Florida
653 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: 904-383-1016


Patrick DeMarco was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Scranton. He received his MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University. Dr. DeMarco completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at the University of South Florida. Following this, he remained in Tampa to complete his allergy fellowship at USF and pediatric allergy/immunology training at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. DeMarco is board certified in both internal medicine and allergy & immunology.  He also received his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management. He is a past president of the Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society. Dr. DeMarco is a practicing allergist and Vice-President of Allergy & Asthma Specialists of North Florida.

Allergy & Asthma Specialists of North Florida
2804 St. Johns Bluff Road South, Suite 202, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904-730-4870


Elizabeth DeVos attended the University of Akron and the Northeastern Ohio Medical University where she received her MD. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville and then attended George Washington University to complete an International Emergency Medicine fellowship and a Masters of Public Health. Dr. DeVos now works as an academic emergency physician at UF Health-Jacksonville and teaches global health as the Director of Global Health Education at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. She continues to work in the development of EM as a specialty abroad. Along with her husband Ted, Dr. DeVos spent all of 2014 living in Kigali, Rwanda working as faculty in the nation's first Emergency Medicine residency. She serves on a variety of national and international committees to develop access to quality emergency care worldwide. She also is a member of a federal disaster medical assistance team and has deployed for several hurricanes.

UF Health Jacksonville
655 West 8th Street, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: 904-244-4433


James St. George attended the University of Chicago and the University of Massachusetts for his undergraduate and medical degrees, respectively. His internship and residency training was completed at Yale-New Haven, University of Pennsylvania and Albany Medical Schools. Dr. St. George completed his fellowship training in interventional radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was academic faculty at Harvard, Dartmouth, and Drexel Schools of Medicine. Dr. St. George relocated to Florida in 2003 and is in solo practice as an interventional radiologist at St Johns Vein and Vascular Center. He is an Associate Editor of the Northeast Florida Medicine journal and a delegate to the Florida Medical Association. He also serves on the Executive Board of the North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America.

St. Johns Vein Center
11512 Lake Mead Avenue, Suite 513, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: 904-402-8346


Cynthia Anderson, MD grew up in Jacksonville and graduated from the University of Chicago. She then attended Bryn Mawr College for her Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program and went on to Emory University for medical school and residency. She served as Chief Resident and was a member of the caulty in Neuro-Oncology. Dr. Anderson has been in Jacksonville full-time since 2010. She was the co-founder of the Pink Ribbon Symposium in 2007 and presently serves as a memmber of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Baptist MD Anderson. Dr. Anderson has been a member of Duval County Medical Society since 2010 and has served as a DCMS Delegate to the FMA. She is a graduate of the FMA's Leadership Academy as well as the American Society for Clinical Oncology's Leadership Academy.

Baptist MD Anderson
1235 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-202-7020


Tra’Chella Johnson-Foy was born and raised in Jacksonville and received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida. She went on to earn her Medical Degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta Georgia. Due to her strong interest in HIV medicine she was chosen as an Arthur Ashe AIDS Care Fellow by the Harvard AIDS Institute. Ultimately she returned to Jacksonville to complete her residency training in family medicine at the Mayo Clinic. She has been a volunteer with We Care Jacksonville since 2001 and currently serves as the Medical Director. Dr. Johnson-Foy is now a practicing board certified family physician with Baptist Primary Care.

Baptist Primary Care
124 East Ashley Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-353-5696
E-mail: tra'



Ingrid Carlson, MD:
Wise Women
486 Town Plaza Avenue, Suite 440
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 
Phone: 904-395-3577
Steven Kailes, MD:
Emergency Resources Group
820 Prudential Drive, Suite 713
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-396-5682

Mark Dobbertien, DO:
U.S. Navy
2080 Child Street
Jacksonville, FL 32214
Phone: 904-542-8848
Ali Kasraeian, MD, FACS:
Kasraeian Urology
6269 Beach Boulevard, Suite 2
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: 904-727-7955

Gianrico Farrugia, MD: 
Mayo Clinic
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: 904-953-2100
Yvette McQueen, MD:
MedQueen LLC
11250 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 15324
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Phone: 904-382-6907

Carl Freeman, MD:
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute
1325 San Marco Boulevard, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-346-3465
William Palmer, MD:
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: 904-953-2000

Frank Gilberstadt, MD
St. Vincent's Health System
1 Shircliff Way, Suite 1302

Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone: 904-308-6212
Parveen Khanna, MD:
Pain Medicine Physicians of Jacksonville
10250 Normandy Boulevard, Suite 703
Jacksonville, FL 32221
Phone: 904-495-7200

Timothy Groover, MD, MBA, CPE:
Florida Anesthesia Associates
820 Prudential Drive, Suite 606
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-398-3356
Daniel Thimann, MD:
Emergency Resources Group
820 Prudential Drive, Suite 713
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-396-5682

Board of Directors Meetings:

2018 Board Schedule:

Board Meeting Minutes:

June 5, 2018

April 3, 2018

March 6, 2018

February 6, 2018

November 7, 2017

September 5, 2017

August 1, 2017

June 6, 2017

April 4, 2017

March 7, 2017

February 7, 2017

November 1, 2016

September 20, 2016

August 2, 2016

June 7, 2016

May 3, 2016

March 1, 2016

February 2, 2016

Want to Serve?

We are always looking for dedicated DCMS members to serve on our committees and Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving, please contact Marissa Saftner at