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Personal News
In Memoriam
Rafael Miguel, MD, 62, of Tampa, passed away February 25, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Dr. Miguel attended Miami-Dade Com- munity College and continued his educa- tion at Facultad de Medicina Univerdidad de Cadiz in Cadiz, Spain. He then moved to complete his Anesthesiology Residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, Loui- siana from 1981 to 1984.
July of 1984, Dr. Miguel held a private practice of Anesthesiology at Tampa General Hospital. About a year later he became an Assistant Director of Anesthesia for the main operating rooms at Tampa General Hospital. He was also Chief of Anesthesiology at H. Lee Mo tt Cancer Center and Re- search Institute in Tampa, Florida, from April 1987 to June 2003. For many years, Dr. Miguel was a Professor and Department Chairman of Anesthesiology at the University of South Flor- ida. In 2009 he became Medical Director of the Pain Medicine Program at Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Systems in Sarasota, Florida. From July 2009 to December 2014, Dr. Miguel was the president and CEO of Brandon Pain Medicine, Inc. At the time of his passing, Dr. Miguel was a Professor and Medical Director of Anesthesiologist’s Assistant Program at Nova Southeastern Uni- versity in Tampa and an Adjunct Professor for the Pain Depart- ment of Neurology at the University of South Florida’s College of
Dr. Miguel was activity involved with the American Medical Association, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Florida Society of In- terventional Pain Physicians, Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, Florida Medical Association, Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, Hillsborough County Medical Association, International Anes- thesia Research Society, Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, and Society for Pain Practice Management. His committee member- ships included the State of Florida Board of Medicine, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Florida Society of Anesthesiology, Florida Medical Association, University of South Florida Col- lege of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology University of Florida, H. Lee Mo tt Cancer Center, and the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
Dr. Miguel also received many honors during his career. He is listed in Academic Keys Who’s Who in Medical Sciences Edu- cation, 2001-Present; Biltmore’s Who’s Who 2005-Present, Con- sumers Guide America’s Best Physicians 2004 and 2005; FSA Presidential Award, 2004; Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Award for Outstanding Achievement, 2008; Listed as one of “Best Doctors in America” 2005-Present; Castle-Connolly
America’s Top Doctors; FSA Distinguished Service Award, 2013; and the FSIPP Award for Lifetime Dedication to Pain Medicine, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Dombrowski; daughters, Sara Mia and Ava Olivia Miguel; brothers, Victor Miguel and Ignacio Victor Miguel; and many aunts, uncle, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Sylvia Campbell, MD to be inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame
 e Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) announced the selection of three local distinguished women for induction into the 2018 class of the Hills- borough County Women’s Hall of Fame. Long- time HCMA Member, Dr. Sylvia Campbell, is one of the three honorees.
Hillsborough County’s Commission on the Status of Women created its Hall of Fame to honor women who, through their lives and e orts, have made signi cant contributions to the improvement of the lives of others and blazed frontiers for other women.  e Commission facilitates
and maintains the permanent Women’s Hall of Fame display.
 e Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners presented Dr. Campbell with a commendation recognizing her for her achievements: Dr. Sylvia Campbell, the  rst female sur- geon in Hillsborough County, is fearless in her support of those enduring breast cancer treatments and relentless in her commit- ment to share wellness, love and goodness both within our com- munities and throughout the world.
 e two other inductees were Julianne Holt, Public Defender of the 13th Judicial Circuit, and Ann Porter, the  rst director of Hillsborough County’s Head Start program.
Rahul Mehra, MD, receives Behavioral Health Award
Each year, the Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services (Gulf Coast JFCS) hon- ors individual champions for advancements in Behavioral Health Services in the State of Florida.  is year’s M.A. Bernstein Behavioral Health Award honoree, Dr. Rahul N. Mehra, is dedicated to destigmatizing, raising awareness, and improving access for children and adults who are dealing with stressful life situations.
At the helm of MehraVista Health since 2007, Dr. Mehra is a
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