New Emergency Department Doctors Join Halifax Health

  • by Halifax Health
  • October 13, 2021
  • Categories: Blog, Mom Mental Health and Wellbeing, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video
From L to R: Dr. Morgan Dufresne, Dr. Michael Gleimer, Dr. Dallas Joiner, Dr. Brenton Kinker, Dr. Mikhail Merchenko, Dr. Malav Patel

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (October 13, 2021) Halifax Health Medical Center employs compassionate professionals to provide expert level care to our community in our Emergency Department. Morgan DuFresne, MD, Michael Gleimer, MD, Dallas Joiner, MD, Brenton Kinker, MD, Mikhail Marchenko, MD, and Malav Patel, MD, are joining the Halifax Health Emergency Medicine team to aid in the relief of emergent patient conditions.

Board-certified physician, Morgan DuFresne, MD, attended Ross University School of Medicine before completing his emergency medicine residency at the University of South Florida.

Michael Gleimer, MD, is a board-certified physician with a specialization in emergency medicine. After finishing medical school at the University of Michigan, Dr. Gleimer completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati.

Emergency medicine specialist, Dallas Joiner, MD, is a board-certified physician with expertise in critical care. Dr. Joiner earned her doctorate at the University of Florida, completed her residency in emergency medicine at Orlando Health, and went on to complete her fellowship in anesthesia critical care at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Brenton Kinker, MD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician. After attending Wayne State University for medical school, Dr. Kinker completed his residency in emergency medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.

Board-certified physician, Mikhail Marchenko, MD, attended medical at the University of Central Florida before pursuing a residency in emergency medicine at the University of South Florida.

Malav Patel, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in emergency medicine. Dr. Patel earned his doctoral degree from the Florida State University College of Medicine prior to attending the University of Virginia for his emergency medicine residency.

“Our highly skilled, emergency medicine team continues to grow bigger and better,” said Stephen Viel, MD, Medical Director of Emergency Services at Halifax Health. “We hire passionate individuals that demonstrate their commitment to making a positive impact on our community by treating each patient with skilled care and consideration.”

Halifax Health Medical Center Emergency Department continues to offer the most comprehensive emergency services in Volusia and Flagler counties. Dr. DuFresne, Dr. Gleimer, Dr. Joiner, Dr. Kinker, Dr. Marchenko, and Dr. Patel will make great additions to an already outstanding emergency medicine team. To learn more about the Halifax Health Medical Center Emergency Department, visit us online:

About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), and Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit


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