Current Residents

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Graduating in 2018

Medical School: St George’s University
Undergraduate (or other degrees): McGill University
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Year Graduating From Residency: 2018
Field of Interest: International medicine and disaster medicine
Hobbies: Cooking, snowboarding, scuba diving, traveling, running
Why USF? I got an amazing vibe from the program on interview day. Level I trauma center, serves a diverse patient population, in a beautiful city
Something about you: I was on the Canadian short track speed skating National Team

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Undergraduate (or other degrees): Wesleyan, Berkeley
Hometown: Rochester, MN
Year Graduating From Residency: 2018
Field of Interest: Ultrasound, EMS, Toxicology, Research
Hobbies: Sports, Music, Sleeping
Why USF? Great program, city, location. The hospital has its own island...
Something about you: Did some Internal Med before seeing the light.

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Undergraduate (or other degrees): Vanderbilt University, BE: Biomedical Engineering, ME: Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Kingsport, TN
Year Graduating From Residency: 2018
Field of Interest: International Medicine, Administration/Leadership
Hobbies: SEC Sports (Go Dores!), volleyball, wakeboarding, snow skiing, hanging with my dog, cooking, baking, fashion
Why USF? Wonderful people, excellent training, and a beautiful city!

Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, M.D.
Undergraduate (or other degrees): Northwestern University, BA- Biology
Hometown: Anniston, AL
Year Graduating From Residency: 2018
Field of Interest: Ultrasound, Teaching, Administration/Leadership
Hobbies: Tennis, piano, travel, sporting events, concerts, etc

Medical School: USF MCOM
Undergraduate (or other degrees): Vanderbilt University, BA: Fine Arts and Spanish Literature
Hometown: Tallahassee, Fl
Year Graduating From Residency: 2018
Field of Interest: Wilderness Medicine, Global Health/Relief Work
Hobbies: backcountry snowsliding, bike riding, paddling with my dog, pretending to surf, any outdoor adventure!, traveling
Why USF? Strong program, diverse patient population, beautiful facility, and most of all, incredible people
Something about you: I can build a house from the foundation up - with straw/cob/rammed earth/tires...

Medical School: University of South Florida, Morsani COM
Undergraduate (or other degrees): Cal Poly - SLO, BS in Business Administration, Financial Mgmt and International Mgmt
UC Berkeley, Post-Baccalaureate Medical Sciences
Hometown: Stockton, CA
Year Graduating From Residency: 2018
Fields of Interest: Wilderness Medicine, Leadership and Advocacy, Education, Ultrasound
Hobbies: Running, Surfing, Kayaking, Hiking, Backpacking, Card Playing, International Travel
Why USF? I was looking for an outstanding EM Program with intense clinical exposure and dynamic leadership placed in an adventurous and vibrant city.
Something about you: I’ve been fortunate to have lived on the West Coast, on the Extreme West Coast (Hawaii), on the East Coast, in the Midwest and in Europe.

Medical School: University of Florida
Undergraduate: Emory University, MPH
Florida International University, BS
Hometown: Aux-Cayes, Haiti
Year Graduating From Residency: 2018
Field of Interest: Health Policy, Health disparities, International Medicine
Hobbies: Running, Kayaking, Video games, Soccer
Why USF? I wanted to be part of a program that could train great Emergency physicians and that would also help me grow my interest in Public Health and the choice was clear after my interview.
Something about you: I was born and raised in Haiti and moved to the US when I was 14 years old and one day, I would love to contribute to something sustainable there.

Medical School: University of Florida
Undergraduate: University of Tampa
Hometown: Land-O-Lakes, FL
Year Graduating From Residency: 2018
Field of Interest: addiction medicine, pain management, toxicology, personal finance, business management and entrepreneurialism
Hobbies/Interests: craft beer, home brewing, kayaking, science fiction and fantasy, politics, range shooting, financial independence
Something about you: I am motivated to train in addiction medicine and pain management, as Florida has been especially hard hit in the opioid epidemic. I plan on applying to the Addiction Medicine Program in Gainesville, FL in order to further my training in this area.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine -- Bradenton, Florida
Undergraduate: Hendrix College (Conway, Arkansas)
Hometown: Texarkana, Arkansas
Year Graduating From Residency: 2018
Fields of Interest: Ultrasound, Administration/Leadership
Hobbies: Hanging with my wife and furry family of dogs and cats, travel, sports, anything fun outside... Oh, and eating! And binge-watching Netflix/movies
Why USF? Short and simple answer -- the people and the place. Instant connection where I felt like I was home with family
Something about you: I try to get the most out of life and what it has to offer… I love to smile and laugh! (Smiling’s my favorite!)

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton, FL
Undergraduate (or other degrees): BS - University of Miami (Go Canes!)
MS - University of South Florida
Hometown: Miami, FL
Year Graduating From Residency: 2018
Field of Interest: EMS/Disaster Medicine, Pediatric EM
Hobbies: cooking/eating, reading, going to the beach, spending time with friends and family
Why USF? Tampa is a great city with so many things to do, and this program is full of great people I love working with
Something about you: I’m a born and bred Florida native and I would adopt all kinds of dogs if I could

Graduating in 2019

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate (or other degrees): Coastal Carolina University, BS in Biology
Tulane University, MS in Pharmacology
Hometown: Hoboken, New Jersey
Year Graduating From Residency: 2019
Field of Interest: Medical education, critical care, toxicology
Hobbies: Running, sports, softball/kickball leagues, and anything outdoors!
Why USF? I rotated here as a 4th year student and instantly fell in love with the family atmosphere and work-life balance.
Something about you: I adopted a 6 year old overweight corgi when I moved here. We’re both on a diet.

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus
Undergraduate (or other degrees): University of Florida, BS in Microbiology and Cellular Science
University of Central Florida, BSN in Nursing
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Year Graduating From Residency: 2019
Field of Interest: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Toxicology
Hobbies: Long distance running, golf, soccer, and binge watching every show on Netflix and/or HBO.
Why USF? The combination of a highly respected academic Emergency Medicine residency program in a culturally vibrant, beautiful, and warm city made USF a perfect fit for me.
Something about you: I was born and raised in Dubai, UAE before migrating to Florida in 1999. I was an Emergency Room/trauma registered nurse for 3 years prior to pursuing a career in medicine.

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Undergraduate: UC Santa Barbara, BS in Biochemistry
Hometown: Long Beach, California
Year Graduating From Residency: 2019
Field of Interest: Medical Education, Administration/Leadership, Critical Care, and Disaster/Tactical Medicine
Hobbies: Anything having to do with the water (sailing, diving, swimming). Snowboarding, Running, hiking, and being social.
Why USF? The thing they stressed during interviews and what I have already experienced is the sense of family. I didn’t just join a residency program but I also gained a family which fosters a very positive learning environment. Not to mention Tampa is amazing, weather is awesome, and the Tampa General Hospital ED has fantastic facilities.
Something about you: I am an Eagle Scout and was an avid water polo player in highschool and college.

Medical School: University of Missouri - Kansas City SOM
Undergraduate (or other degrees): Baylor University, BA in Biology
Baylor University, MS in Health Education-Community Health
Oklahoma State University, MS in Health Care Administration
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Year Graduating From Residency: 2019
Field of Interest: Administration/Leadership, Sports Medicine, and Operational/Disaster Medicine
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, anything outdoors especially sports, music, movies, and trying new restaurants (the hole-in-the-wall places are my favorite)
Why USF? After spending a month at TGH during my 4th year, I instantly fell in love with the hospital, the beautiful city, and all of the amazing people that make up the residency program.
Something about you: Back in the day I played college football making me a HUGE BAYLOR fan. Sic ‘Em Bears!

Medical School: University of Virginia
Undergraduate (or other degrees): University of Florida, BS in Biochemistry and Neuroscience
Hometown: Saint Petersburg, FL, Florida
Year Graduating From Residency: 2019
Field of Interest: Medical Education and Critical Care
Hobbies: Anything outdoors! Running, surfing, soccer, biking, you name it. I also enjoy photography and playing the guitar.
Why USF? The attendings and residents are excellent teachers, the facilities are amazing, the hospital is on the water, and sunshine and beaches are a way of life. What’s not to like? I am from the area and I have Tampa Bay water in my blood, so when I saw how great the training is at USF I knew I wanted to come here.
Something about you: I raced motocross throughout high school, and because of that got to see inside of All Children’s Hospital firsthand.

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate (or other degrees): Florida State University, BS in Biology
Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Year Graduating From Residency: 2019
Field of Interest: International Medicine
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, pilates, and finding new places to eat!
Why USF? Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, the city is beautiful, and the training is excellent!
Something about you: I used to be a gymnast, springboard diver, and ballerina. Now I get my exercise running around the ED!

Medical School: University of South Florida
Undergraduate (or other degrees): Rollins College. Go Tars!
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
Year Graduating From Residency: 2019
Field of Interest: Palliative Care
Hobbies: Searching….in the ocean and beyond.
Why USF? Great docs, great patients, great training, in a semi-aquatic environment.
Something about you: Bald is beautiful

Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Undergraduate (or other degrees): Auburn University, BA in Chemistry
Hometown: Oxford, Alabama
Year Graduating From Residency: 2019
Field of Interest: Medical Education, Administration/Leadership, Toxicology
Hobbies: Outdoor sports, hunting, fishing, competitive shooting, and skiing.
Why USF? I rotated here as an AI my 4th year and immediately felt the family atmosphere. The residents are not just coworkers; they were also friends. The faculty is amazing with a wide breadth of specialties and they all take time to teach while pushing you to be better. As an added bonus, the facilities are beautiful and it’s awesome to have a beach close by on an off day!
Something about you: When I’m off, I enjoy the outdoors, especially trap/clay shooting and bird hunting. I also brew my own beer.

Medical School: University of South Florida
Undergraduate (or other degrees): Case Western Reserve University, BA in Biochemistry
Hometown: Palm Harbor, Florida
Year Graduating From Residency: 2019
Field of Interest: International Medicine, Medical Education, Ultrasound
Hobbies: Sports (especially basketball, go Magic!), fitness, watching movies, and trying new restaurants
Why USF? I was fortunate enough to rotate through this program early in third year and immediately resonated with the excellent faculty. They guided me throughout my clinical years and I had no doubt USF is where I wanted to train. The supportive faculty, beautiful hospital, and a diverse patient population made the decision easy.
Something about you: I went to high school in Pakistan after growing up in Florida. I lived there for 4 years until coming back home for college.

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Undergraduate (or other degrees): University of Central Florida, BS Health Sciences
Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Year Graduating From Residency: 2019
Field of Interest: International & Wilderness Medicine
Hobbies: Surfing, spearfishing, fishing, mountain biking, hunting, playing guitar, backpacking, reading.
Why USF? Top-notch, well-established program that continues to push the limits of the individual and team. Not to mention the fantastic leadership, family atmosphere (my class is a unit), the potential to snook-fish from the Heli-pad, and it’s home. There’s also a pirate ship tied up outside our ED...
Something about you: If I’m off, I’m probably outdoors doing something that justifies having health insurance.

Graduating in 2020

Medical School: University of South Florida
Undergraduate (or other degrees): University of Florida, BS in Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Valrico, FL
Year Graduating From Residency: 2020
Field of Interest: Ultrasound, Critical Care
Hobbies: Tampa Bay sports, personal fitness, food, spending time with family, church
Why USF? USF offers excellent training in a busy ED where people from all walks of life come through the doors. It is made up of an awesome group of residents and faculty. TGH is a great hospital in a beautiful city.
Something about you: I have grown up in the Tampa area and look forward to serving the people of my community. I have an amazing wife, a son, and a crazy dog.

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Rutgers University, BS in Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Graduate School: The Commonwealth Medical College, MS in Biomedical Sciences
Hometown: Jordan→ NY→ FL
Year Graduating From Residency: 2020
Field of Interest: Sports, Wilderness, & Ultrasound
Hobbies: Fitness balanced by my love for cooking (eating) and baking. Traveling and learning about new cultures
Why USF? USF offers everything I wanted in a residency: level I trauma, diverse patient population, high acuity, and a strong EM family all in a beautiful city
Something about you: My family and friends are rockstars. I’m one of five and we all have the same initials of MB (including my parents). It made breaking into each others high school accounts very easy

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Undergraduate (or other degrees): Hamilton College
Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Year Graduating From Residency: 2020
Field of Interest: Sports Medicine, Ultrasound
Hobbies: Running, fitness, traveling, golf, sporting events
Why USF? NO SNOW!! But actually, the residents here are extremely happy and I was excited for the new improved ultrasound curriculum. We get exposure to a vast diverse patient population. We also get to work with some sports teams in the area!
Something about you: I have never lived anywhere outside of New York State. GO BILLS!!

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Tampa (B.A.), University of Colorado (Post-baccalaureate)
Hometown: La Junta, CO
Year Graduating From Residency: 2020
Field of Interest: Pediatric EM, Sports Medicine, Wilderness Medicine
Hobbies: Biking, traveling, food and family
Why USF? I immediately felt part of the ‘TGH ED family’ from the first day and was impressed by the cohesiveness of the residents. USF EM is an amazing team!
Something about you: Colorado native who enjoys outdoor adventures and endurance sports. Swam competitively for 15 years followed by 5 years of triathlons earning a trip to nationals.

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Undergraduate (or other degrees): University of Georgia, BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Year Graduating From Residency: 2020
Field of Interest: Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine
Hobbies: Crossfit, adventure/mud races, swimming, movies, trying new places to eat, spending time with my family
Why USF? I was attracted to USF based on the location, the outstanding reputation of the program, and the robust ultrasound training. Ultimately what makes this program great is the faculty, staff and fellow residents who make you feel like you are family from the beginning.
Something about you: I have 2 dogs - a Labradoodle named Alfred and a Chinese Crested (with hair!) named Finley

Medical School: University of South Florida
Undergraduate (or other degrees): BS - Marine and Environmental Science, US Coast Guard Academy
MS - Medical Sciences, Univ. of S. Florida
Hometown: Kansas City, KS
Year Graduating From Residency: 2020
Field of Interest: Wilderness/expedition Medicine, Ultrasound, Healthcare Admin
Hobbies: Surfing, sailing, hunting, fishing
Why USF? Camaraderie!!! There is a true sense of team and family among all of the staff and residents.
Something about you: I spent 5 years as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard specializing in illegal drug interdictio. After that, I worked as an adventure guide in Colorado. Life motto: Hakuna Matata

Medical School: University of South Florida
Undergraduate (or other degrees): University of South Florida: BS in Biology
Hometown: Seminole, Fl
Year Graduating From Residency: 2020
Field of Interest: EMS and Disaster Medicine
Hobbies: Cooking/eating, Gardening, Traveling, Hanging out in coffee shops, Doing anything outside and Spending time with my family
Why USF? I chose USF because it had everything I wanted in a residency program: a close-knit ED family, a diverse patient population, a busy level 1 trauma and a variety of fellowship opportunities!
Something about you: I am a proud triple bull!

Medical School: University of South Florida
Undergraduate (or other degrees): University of North Florida; BS in Biology
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Year Graduating From Residency: 2020
Field of Interest: Wilderness medicine, Business of medicine
Hobbies: Surfing, diving, spearing, paddling, art, building things
Why USF? The ultimate hospital to train at with a blend of community and county with the ultimate faculty.
Something about you: Personal best static breath hold of 7:02.

Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
Undergraduate (or other degrees): University of Florida; B.S in Biochemistry & B.A in Philosophy
Hometown: Lake City, FL
Year Graduating From Residency: 2020
Field of Interest: Sports Medicine
Hobbies: Sports (Go Gators!), breweries, any outdoor activity, Netflix
Why USF? I did a month long rotation at USF and I loved my time here. The attendings were all approachable and fun to be around. The residents really made me feel like I was already a part of their family. The entire staff, the amazing location of TGH, and the closeness Tampa is to my immediate family made USF the clear winner.
Something about you: I was born in Miami about a couple months after my family immigrated from Colombia. I love visiting Colombia and the 95% of my family who is still back there!

Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
Undergraduate (or other degrees): University of Florida, B.S. Health Science
Hometown: Georgetown, FL
Year Graduating From Residency: 2020
Field of Interest: International Medicine, Pediatric EM
Hobbies: Traveling, running, beach volleyball, sports
Why USF? During my AI month I noticed the residents were not only very happy, but they were also a family. The faculty are amazing! TGH is great!
Something about you: During medical school I traveled to 28 countries, on 5 different continents!

Fellows

Emergency Medical Services Fellow

Elizabeth Mannion, MD

Ultrasound Fellow

Allison DeRespino, MD