Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla
American Medical Women's Association
Farzanna Sherene Haffizulla, MD FACP is the past national president of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) and served as the South Florida AMWA branch President and one of its founding officers. She graduated summa cum laude and with university honors in molecular biology and microbiology from the University of Central Florida. She completed medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her residency training was at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida and at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio and she is board certified in Internal Medicine. As national president of AMWA, she led the organization into its centennial year. Her leadership vision is to build strong community, national and global networking by encouraging positive strides in healthcare, leadership, scholarship and academia and improving the synergy among health care and professional organizations. She is involved on many levels with AMWA including being the chair and founder for AMWA's Preventive Medicine Task Force, founder of AMWA's fellowship program and she served as the executive chair of the fundraising committee.
Dr. Haffizulla is the on-camera show host, anchor and medical correspondent for the nationwide health program, Mission Critical Health. She currently teaches honors organic chemistry to the pre-med seniors at American Heritage School and she is an affiliate clinical assistant professor of biomedical science at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University and a voluntary assistant professor of medicine at the University of Miami. She is also a primary scientific board member for Shulman Institutional Review Board. She was chosen as a national Delegate, representing Florida for the Drexel University's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership's Vision 2020 project. She also serves as a physician ambassador for Broward County's Department of Health promoting prevention of disease.
Dr. Haffizulla has earned several awards including a Quality First Award from the Florida Heath Care Coalition, a "Leading Physician of The World Award" from The International Association of Healthcare Professionals and she was also selected as an "Outstanding Woman in Healthcare" by the International Women's Leadership Association (IWLA). The IWLA also recognized her as a "Woman of Outstanding Leadership" in May 2014. In the winter edition ofPractice Link in 2014, she was featured highlighting her medical practice and work/life balance techniques. Dr. Haffizulla was also featured in the American College of Physicians My Kind of Medicine series in September 2014 shortly after receiving the Florida Chapter's 2014 award for Volunteerism and Community Service.
Dr. Haffizulla is a nationally recognized speaker and expert on work/life balance and published Harmony of the Spheres: Career, Family and Community in 2011. She also founded and runs a work/life balance site. She authored and nationally published several articles to parenting and professional communities and in July 2014 published her second book, Lead with your Heart: A Doctor's Rx for Personal and Professional Success. She founded and opened her own concierge, internal medicine hybrid private practice in 2008 after practicing in a traditional setting for five years. Her innovative, creative approach to medical practice allows her to efficiently fuse traditional clinical practice with technology. Her medical practice allows her to offer office visits, house calls and telemedicine to her patients. Dr. Haffizulla lives in South Florida with her husband Dr. Jason Haffizulla and their four children.