Dr Tarantino 1

Dr. Michael Tarantino, MD

Chief Executive Officer/
Chief Medical Officer

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Dr Roberts 1

Dr. Jonathan Roberts, MD

Associate Medical Director/
Associate Research Director

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Dr Espanol 2

Dr. Maria Espanol, MD

Staff Hematologist

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At BCDI, all of our hematologists are board certified. This means our hematologists take the extra step to continually meet additional standards beyond basic licensing to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care possible.

Why Board Certified?

In order to practice medicine in the United States, doctors must be licensed by the state where they work. Having a license to practice medicine doesn’t mean all doctors are qualified to practice in a specific medical specialty, such as bleeding disorders.

Before a doctor can become board certified, they must complete:

  • Four years of pre-medical education in a college or university
  • Course of study leading to an MD or DO degree from a qualified medical school
  • Three to five years of full-time experience in an accredited residency training program
  • Three to four years of accredited subspecialty training

All BCDI hematologists have demonstrated their expertise by earning board certification through one of the 24 Member Boards offered through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a nonprofit organization. They have passed a written and, in some cases, an oral examination that is created and administered by the Member Board of their specialty.

Maintaining their board certification means BCDI physicians are committed to career-long learning and assessments required by the rigorous ABMS MOC® program. For our patients, this means your providers are constantly researching the latest technology, education and medicine to create the most successful treatment plan unique to each patient we serve.