With almost eight years of experience in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Safiya Lyn-Lassiter offers valuable insight in her role as Assistant Medical Director of a prestigious local hospital in Aventura, FL. It is among the nation’s oldest, largest and most respected hospitals, serving roughly 24,000 emergency department patients annually. It provides distinguished care, conducts transformative research, and advances high-quality biomedical education.
As Assistant Medical Director, Dr. Lyn-Lassiter’s day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing a 16 bed acute care emergency room, managing general operations, caring for critically ill patients, responding to all patient concerns, and implementing new policies on sepsis, stroke, STEMI and critical care.
Dr. Lyn-Lassiter graduated with honors from Trinity University (DC) with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Science. She completed her medical training at Meharry Medical College in 2010 where she earned her medical degree (M.D.). She received her postgraduate emergency medicine training at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, a Level I trauma center. Dr. Lyn-Lassiter has proudly served the South Florida community since 2013.
To keep abreast of the latest developments in the medical field, Dr. Lyn-Lassiter maintains affiliations with The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), American Medical Association (AMA) and National Medical Association (NMA). As a testament to her success, Dr. Lyn-Lassiter was honored as the Physician of the Month at Memorial Hospital in February 2016. She works closely with the community to inform and educate people on evolving medical practices through engaging lectures and community-centered outreach programs.
Dr. Lyn-Lassiter became involved in the field of Emergency Medicine after discovering how unpredictable and rewarding each patient interaction can be. Her specialties include Free Standing Emergency Department Administration, Graduate Medical Education and patient satisfaction. When she reflects on her medical training, her rotations in Nashville’s underserved community not only exposed her to the reality of health care inequity, but also this experience prepared her to engage a cross-section of patients with care and compassion.
Dr. Lyn-Lassiter is currently pursuing a professional certification in Fitness & Nutrition. She enjoys traveling the world, attending music concerts and watching romantic comedies. Recently, she joined the interesting debate focusing on the effectiveness of medicinal marijuana (MMJ) use among Florida residents. As an advocate of MMJ, she created a user-friendly website (www.askdoctorlyn.com) to identify, evaluate and recommend MMJ for qualifying patients.
Dr. Lyn-Lassiter is a proud parent to Myla, her eight-year-old daughter. Considering the future, Dr. Lyn-Lassiter hopes to continue flourishing in her career in the Emergency Department, exploring medical journalism, and advocating for MMJ patients nationwide.