Current Fellows

Amber N. Pepper, MD

2nd year fellow, will graduate in June, 2018. Dr. Pepper received her medical degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. She also completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Within the field of Allergy and Immunology, Dr. Pepper has specific interests in asthma, allergic rhinitis, drug allergy, immunotherapy, and medical education. Her long term goal is to promote patient and physician understanding of these conditions to improve medical outcomes.

Emma Westermann-Clark, MD

2nd year fellow, will graduate in June 2018. Dr. Westermann received her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. She completed a masters degree in health policy at Harvard University. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. Her specific interests include food allergy, mucosal immunology, and research. Her longterm goal is to pursue resarch in food allergy or mucosal immunology. She is also interested in health policy topics such as the rising cost of epinephrine autoinjectors and telemedicine.

Shiven S Patel, MD

1st year fellow, will graduate in June 2019. Dr. Patel received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. His primary interests include asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food allergy.    

Tara V. Saco, MD

1st year fellow, will graduate in June, 2019. Dr. Saco received her medical degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Her primary interests include asthma, anaphylaxis, mast cell disorders, primary immunodeficiencies, autoimmune disorders, urticaria and angioedema. She plans on pursuing a career in academics and clinical research, with a focus on asthma and mast cell disorders.   

Kirk Shepard II, MD

1st year fellow, will graduate in June, 2019. Dr. Shepard received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Shepard's primary interests include asthma, food allergy, immunotherapy, and medical education