Travel Medicine Program and Clinic

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure; visiting the family or going on a great adventure, the FIU Health Travel Medicine Program and Clinic can provide you with up-to-date advice and information for a safe and healthy trip. Call 305-FIU-DOCS (348-3627) to make your appointment with our travel medicine experts, Dorothy Contiguglia-Akcan, MD, MPH, MS and Aileen Marty, M.D., FACP.

Pre-travel Assessment

  • Vaccinations, immunizations, health counseling, resources, and prescriptions for travel medications customized according to destination, itinerary, planned activities, and medical history

Post-travel care

  • Evaluation and treatment for any travel-acquired health problem

Crucial Information About Your Destination
  • Health Threats
  • Climate
  • Culture
  • Socio-Political Situation


  • Yellow fever
  • Chicken pox
  • Hepatitis A, B, A/B (Combined) (Twinrix)
  • Influenza
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Meningococcal disease (meningitis)
  • Pneumonia (pneumococcal)
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis
  • Typhoid
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Shingles
  • Varicella

Preventing Problems
Travel Medications for:
  • Malaria
  • Travelers' diarrhea
  • Motion sickness
  • Jet lag
  • Altitude sickness
Should I get the flu shot?

If you're travelling (and even if you're not), consider getting a flu shot. It's important to get this vaccination yearly because the influenza virus changes from year to year.


Services are offered on a fee-for-service basis because most health insurance plans do not cover the pre-travel visit or vaccinations. Health insurance is accepted for post-travel services. Please check with your insurance company to determine available coverage.

Dorothy Justine Contiguglia-Akcan, M.D., M.P.H., M.S. 

After graduating from Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Contiguglia-Akcan came to Miami to complete her Family Medicine residency at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She has also attained a certification in Travel Medicine, which is awarded by the International Society of Travel Medicine. At FIU Health, she provides primary care and travel health services, and teaches clinical skills to medical students. She is a member of the FIU-FAST Team and an affiliate of the FIU Center for Women’s and Gender Studies. She is also a mother to two beautiful children and wife to a loving husband.

Aileen Marty, M.D., FACP

Dr. Marty heads the FIU Health Travel Medicine Program. She is a professor of infectious diseases at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine with over 30 years experience in the practice of medicine. Marty served 25 years in the U.S. Navy specializing in tropical medicine, infectious disease pathology, disaster medicine, and the science, medical response and policy involving chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. She has worked with the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, United Nations and has personally visited 50 countries.