Kathy L. Cerminara, JD, LLM, JSD,
Professor Kathy Cerminara bridges the medical and legal professions with her work on patients" rights in the end-of-life decision-making arena. She co-authors the nationally known treatise, The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking
, and is a reviewer for several medical and medical-legal journals. Her scholarship most recently has focused on the intersection between end-of-life care, palliative care, and health care coverage policy. At the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, she is a full professor.
Professor Cerminara teaches Torts; Health Policy, Bioethics & Quality of Care; Administrative Law; Civil Procedure; Bioethics; and other health-law-related courses. She also created and was the initial director of the online Master of Science in Health Law program for non-lawyers.
Since 2012, she has been a member of the International Scientific Committee for the International Academy of Law & Mental Health, based in Montreal, Canada. In that position, she has co-organized the stream of therapeutic jurisprudence presentations for three of the Academy"s bi-annual Congresses: one in Amsterdam in 2013, one in Vienna in 2015, and one upcoming in Prague in 2017.
Prior to joining the College of Law faculty, Professor Cerminara taught at the University of Miami School of Law and St. Thomas University School of Law, clerked in the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and practiced law with Reed Smith Shaw & McClay in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Professor Cerminara received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and her LL.M. and J.S.D. from Columbia University. She is an affiliate member of the Health Law and Tort Trial and Insurance sections of
The Florida Bar, a retired member of the Pennsylvania Bar, and a member of organizations such as the American Bar Association, the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the American Health Lawyers Association.
Monica Broome, MD, FACP, FAACH
Dr. Monica Broome is an international speaker for medicine, law, and business. Her interest is the neuroscience of communication. She is the CEO of Arete Medical Enterprise and the Director of the Communication Skills Program for University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
The scope of this program includes the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty development levels.
Dr. Broome, formerly Dr. Harris, is an alumnus of the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. Her specialty is Internal Medicine for which she has received recognition and accolades from colleagues and patients, including a service award from the State of Virginia Department of Disabled American Veterans. She was the Founder and former Medical Director
of the Women's Veterans Comprehensive Health Program, in Hampton Virginia.
Dr. Broome was selected as one of the representatives from the state of Florida to participate in a National Summit on Women's Veterans Health Issues at the
White House which resulted in a position paper for Congress. To continue her interest in promoting women's health, Dr. Broome currently serves on the
Institute for Women's Health Education/Academic Training Subcommittee at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. In 2016 she was elected to
serve on the Board of Directors for the American Medical Women's Association. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine,
a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare.
Dr. Broome completed a three-year fellowship in Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. During her fellowship,
she participated in programs in healthcare communication at the Macy Institute. She is an educational director and master trainer for the Institute for Healthcare Communication.
Her scholarly work includes presentations and workshops nationally for the Association of American Medical Colleges, Society of General Internal Medicine, Southern Group on Educational Affairs,
and MGMA Medical Group Management Association.
Her international presentations include the International Conference on Communication in Health Care and the International Academy of Law and Mental Health.
She serves on the American College of Physicians Legislative Action Program for Health Care Reform, the Editorial Board of Medical Encounter,
the Advisory Board for Florida International University Graduate School of Business Healthcare MBA program, and the
test writing committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners for the United States Medical Licensing Examination.
Dr. Broome chaired the Committee on Communication and technology for the 2006 American Academy on Communication in Healthcare Annual Research
and Teaching Forum and co-chaired the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare held in the USA in Miami, October 2009.
In 2014, the European Association on Communication in
Healthcare elected her to be Deputy National Representative for the United States. She was reelected in 2016.