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      Ioana Carabin, M.D.
Dr. Ioana Carabin obtained here undergraduate degree with a double major from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. She graduated with a medical degree from Mount Siani School of Medicine and trainned at one of the most prestigious Ear, Nose & Throat, Head and Neck, Facial Plastic Surgery programs in the United States - Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
In clinical practice since 1991, Dr. Carabin has attained extensive clinical and surgical expereince, which have also been recognized in her being appointed Assistnat Professor of Medical Education, University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, in Orlando Florida.
Further, in addition to the clinical experience, Dr. Carabin has attained national recognition by working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in obtaining approval for medical devices, food and dietary supplement ingredients and products.
Because of her extensive work in the area of safety and efficacy of dietary supplements, she has been an invited speaker at national meetings , and has published extensively on the topic of utilizing clinical trials to demonstrate the efficacy of dietary supplements.


2009               Assistant Professor of Medical Education, University of Central     Florida,   College of Medicine, Department of Medical Education, Orlando, FL.



1988 - 1991     Residency / Chief Resident, Otolaryngology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.

1986 - 1988     Residency, General Surgery, Northshore University Hospital (affiliate of Cornell University) Manhasset, NY.


1982 – 1986    M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

1980 - 1982     B.A., Double major in Natural Sciences and Humanities, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

1978 - 1980     A.A., Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY.



      English, Romanian, French



      Florida State:                    Active since 1993

      Georgia State:                  Active since 1991

      New York State:                Active since 1989

      DEA number:                    Active

      NIH Certification:                Human Participants Protection Education for Research Teams



           2009 - present     American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

         2008 - present     Orange County Medical Society

          2006 - present      Society of Toxicology (SOT)   

         1997 - present      American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

     1990 - present The American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery                                                  

      1984 – present     The American Medical Association (AMA)



2009    Safety Assessment of Sclareolide as a Food Ingredient. Poster Presentation. 48th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT), Baltimore, MD.

2009    Assessment of the toxicity and mutagenicity of a novel soluble polysaccharide. Poster Presentation. 48th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT), Baltimore, MD.

2007    Structuring clinical development to support claims in the United States. 4th Inventages Summit. Great Exuma, Bahamas.

2006    Overview of gender-related health issues as functional foods targets. Part of the symposium entitled: Functional Foods for Women's Health. 2006 IFT Annual Meeting + Food Expo, Orlando, FL.

2006    Biomarkers and clinical trials for claim substantiation. Part of the symposium entitled: Nutrigenomics and Metabolomics: Application to Qualified Health Claims/Structure-Function Claims. Food Drug Law Institute (FDLI), co-sponsored by FDA, 49th Annual Conference, Celebrating the Centennial of 1906 Pure Food & Drugs Act, Washington, DC.

2006    Clinical trial data as a new requirement for food ingredient safety. Part of the symposium entitled: New Food Ingredients Do Not Need New Food Regulations. Society of Toxicology (SOT), 45th Annual Meeting & ToxExpo, San Diego, CA.

2005        Why use clinical trials for dietary supplements? Associates of Clinical Research Professionals, ACRP 2005 Conference & Exhibition North America, Orlando, FL.

2005    Clinical study design for health claim substantiation. Institute of Food Technologists; 2005 IFT Annual Meeting + Food Expo. New Orleans, LA.

2003    The growing need for clinical evaluation of food ingredients. The Society of Food Science and Technology, Institute of Food Technologists, National Meeting, Chicago, IL.

2002   Functional foods and the growing need for clinical evaluation of food ingredients. American Chemical Society, National Meeting, Boston, MA.

1988    Partial turbinectomy for nasal airway obstruction.  Presented at the Spring Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, FL.

1986    Vestibular efferent neuron collaterals in the rabbit. Presented at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, FL.

1985    Endometrial Carcinoma Research Project, Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.



2010     Sleep Health & Safety 2010 Conference – National Sleep Foundation, WashingtonD.C.

2009     Sleep Medicine & Polysomnography Seminar – The AtlantaSchool of Sleep Medicine & Technology, Atlanta, GA.

2008    Palomar’s Skin Rejuvenation and Body Sculpturing Seminar – Fractional Technology and Advances in Laser-Assisted Lipolysis, Orlando, FL.

2008    Shedding “Lite” on Health Benefits. Calorie Control Council. 2008 Educational Symposium, Naples, FL.

2008    Advances in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, sponsored by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, West Hollywood, CA.           

2008    SupplySide West 2008, dietary supplements, food and beverage, and cosmeceutical ingredients exhibit, Las Vegas, NV.

2008    AmericanCollege of Nutrition. 49th Annual Meeting“Advances in Clinical Nutrition”, Arlington, VA.

2008    Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Annual Meeting & Food Expo, New Orleans, LA.

2008    American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA.

2008    SOT Annual Meeting & ToxExpo, Seattle, WA.

2008    The Orlando Dermatology & Aesthetic Conference, Orlando, FL.

2007    Dietary Reference Intakes Workshop, Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board
,Washington DC.

2007    Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Annual Meeting & Food Expo, Chicago, IL

2007    4th Inventages Summit. Great Exuma, Bahamas.

2007    SOT Annual Meeting & ToxExpo, Charlotte, NC.

2007   International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico.

2006           Sex Differences and the FDA Critical Path Initiative. FDA, Office of Women’s Health & Society for Women’s Health Research, Washington,DC.

2006    Off Label Use of Medications and Devices. Society of Women’s Health Research. Washington, DC.

2006    Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Annual Meeting & Food Expo, Orlando, FL.

2006    49th Annual Conference. Celebrating the Centennial of the 1906 Pure Food & Drugs Act. Sponsored by The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) and co-sponsored by FDA. Washington, DC.

2006    The WHI Legacy to Future Generations of Women / Women’s Health Initiative, Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. DH&HS, Bethesda, MD.

2006    Society of Toxicology45th Annual Meeting & ToxExpo, San Diego, CA.

2005    Congressional Briefings:

Botanical Dietary Supplements: Scientific Perspectives and Public Health Pitfalls. Sponsored by Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) (January 31, 2005); and

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Rep. Susan David (D-CA) (February 1, 2005). Washington, DC.

2005    FDA Clinical Trial Requirements Regulations, Compliance, and GCP Conference. Sponsored by the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA), Philadelphia, PA.

2005    ACRP 2005 Conference & Exhibition North America. Sponsored by Associates of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), Orlando, FL.

2004    Toxicology of Dietary Supplements. Sponsored by the Society of Toxicology (SOT), Fall Symposium, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.

2004    Qualified Health Claims, Sponsored by the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), Washington, DC.

2004    Legal Issues in Clinical Research, Sponsored by the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), Washington, DC.

2003    Dietary Supplement Use in the Elderly, Sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD.

2003    Project Management: Tools and Techniques, University of Florida, Orlando, FL.

2003    The art of project management, University of Florida, Vero Beach, FL

2003    AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

2002    Therapies for Rare Disease: From Bench to Marketplace, Sponsored by the Dept. of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC.

2001    AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

2001    Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

2001    Introduction to Medical Device Law and Regulation. Sponsored by Food and Drug Law Institute. Washington, DC.

2000    International ISO/IEC Joint Meeting on Cardiac Pacemakers, New York, NY.

2000    Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

2000    National Institute of Health - Technology Assessment Conference on Improving Medical Implant Performance Through Retrieval Information: Challenges and Opportunities, Bethesda, MD.

2000    10th Annual AAMI/FDA International Conference on Medical Device Standards and Regulation, McLean, VA.

1999    Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

1999    Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

1999    Second Annual Controversies in Facial Plastic Surgery Meeting, Key Largo, FL.

1999    Twentieth Annual Meeting of the American College of Toxicology, McClean, VA.

1998    American College of Toxicology Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

1998    International Workshop to Evaluate Research Needs on the Use and Safety of Medicinal Herbs, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Environmental Health Science, Raleigh, NC.

1998    Science, Information and the Media: Communicating the Promise and the Reality of New Medical Technology, Medical Technology Leadership Forum, Minneapolis, MN.

1997    Certification in Health Care Management, University of Miami, Miami, FL.

1997    Softlight TM Hair Removal Workshop, Miami, FL.

1996    Laser Surgery Workshop, Orlando, FL.

1994    Clinical Plastic Surgery Symposium, Orlando, FL.

1994    Live Cutaneous Laser Surgery Workshop, Madison, WI.

1993    Glycolic Peel, Minneapolis, MN.

1992    Facial Skin Malignancies Symposium, Orlando, FL.

1992    Rejuvenation - Aging Forehead, Facial Flaps, Dermabrasion, Orlando, FL.

1992   Modern Approaches to Chemical Peel, Innovations and Controversies in Blepharoplasty, Palm Desert, CA.

1992    Rejuvenation of the Face, Indianapolis, IN.

1992    The Law and the Physician, GA.

1991    Facial Plastic Surgery Preceptorship with Dr. Frank Kammer, Beverly Hills, CA.