Department of Pediatrics
USF Health College of Medicine



Terri L. Ashmeade, MD
Associate Professor
Division Chief
Tampa General Hospital NICU Director and Chief of Pediatrics,
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Maya Balakrishnan, MD
Assistant Professor
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Jane D. Carver, PhD, MS, MPH
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Michael Fant, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology & Cell Biology
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program
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Laura Haubner, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Team Education and Multidisciplinary Simulation (TEAMS) Center
Director, ECMO and Transport
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program
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Russell S. Kirby, PhD, MS
Marrell Endowed Chair
Professor of Community & Family Health and Pediatrics
Director, Florida Birth Defects Registry
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Angel Luciano, MD
Assistant Professor
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Robert  M. Nelson, MD
Professor and Associated Vice President for Children's Health
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Janet E. Sullivan, AuD, MS
Director of Tampa General Hospital Newborn Screening Program
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
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Ronald Sutsko, DO
Assistant Professor
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Nurse Practitioners

Sherie Collins, NNP
Coordinator of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Services
Sarina Dewald, NNP




Laura Johnson, ARNP
Carolyn Kelly, ARNP
Mary Meiron, ARNP

Donna Quinones, ARNP

Research and Administrative Staff

Judy Zaritt, RN, BSN, CCRC

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Janet Stanonis

Administrative Assistant




Tawania St. John

Administrative Assistant




Xiaoyuan (Sonya) Kong, MD, MS
Scientific Resercher



Shari Roberts, RN, BSN
Research Nurse