Current Residents

sunset building landscape

Graduating in 2016

Nathaniel Barnes, MD

Barnes, Nathaniel, MD

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

United States Air Force Academy, BS Engineering Sciences. Wright State University, MS Mechanical Engineering

Jupiter, FL

2015..or 2016..or whenever

Time with family, experimenting with various chemotherapy regimens

Great program with excellent teaching, leadership, and probably the best location you could ask for

Prior Air Force Officer/Civilian with experience in Flight Test, Weapons Development, and Chinese Military Intelligence Analyst


Brown, Lori Marie, MD

Brown, Lori Marie, MD

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Undergraduate: Louisiana State University

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2016½

Hometown: Mandeville, LA

Hobbies: any activities on/in/by the water, playing with my dogs and goats, horseback riding, writing music, cooking

Why USF? great people, great hospital, great location!




Diaz, Constantino “Tino”, MD

Diaz, Constantino “Tino”, MD

Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas de Centro America (UCIMED) - Costa Rica

Undergraduate:Belmont Abbey College

Hometown: Johnson City,TN

Year Graduating From Residency: 2016

Field of Interest: Ultrasound/Critical Care

Hobbies: Soccer, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Surfing, Guitar/Music, Travel

Why USF? A TEAM oriented environment supported by excellent administrative/clinical/ancillary staff in a state of the art facility and locale that offers a diverse range of pathology/acuity for ideal Emergency Medicine training.

Diaz, Constantino “Tino”, MD

Dubey, Jesse, DO

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: Boston University

Home Town: Burrillville, RI

Year Graduating from Residency: 2016

Field of Interest: Ultrasound, Critical Care

Hobbies: Weightlifting, fitness, sports/nutrition, music, beach, and family

Why USF: I felt at home the 1st week of my rotation - strong family oriented team approach. Well established program with a strong emphasis on critical care and clinical skills...and I can never get enough sunshine!


Grammatico, Robert, MD

Grammatico, Robert, MD

New York Medical College, Class of 2013

B.S. Exercise Physiology, The Univeristy of New Hampshire

Hometown: Huntington, NY

Year of Residency Graduation: 2016

Fields of Interest: Difficult Airway Managment, Cardiac Resuscitation

Hobbies: New York Yankees fan, weightlifting, softball, home brewing.

Why USF? There's a strong sense of community here. Rotating as a student I was amazed by how the residents and attendings function more as a family than as coworkers. Plus, being poolside in February is not the worst thing in the world.Something esle about me: Avid Karaoke Singer


Kaufman, Nesreen, MD

Kaufman, Nesreen, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada

Undergraduate: Florida Atlantic University

Home Town: Knoxville, TN

Year Graduating From Residency: 2016

Field of Interest: Administration/Leadership & Ultrasound

Hobbies: Scuba diving, snow skiing, cycling, boating, traveling, working out

Why USF? On initial contact with the program, I felt a sense of family. Everyone is friendly, helpful, and caring. I feel like I'm a part of an amazing team. Of course, location, location, location...an added bonus!


Lefebre, Juliana, DO

Lefebre, Juliana, DO

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Central Florida- BS in Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Hometown: Parkland, Florida

Year Graduating From Residency: 2016

Field of Interest: Ultrasound, critical care

Hobbies: Music, traveling, anything outdoors or near the beach/water, food, being hyper, family

Why USF? Fantastic and strong residency program with great training experience and an amazing group of residents, attendings, nurses, etc. We are all a big family! Tampa is a fun place to live, with the best weather and something to do whenever you want. I couldn't have asked for more.


Rosenberg, Joseph “Joey”, MD

Rosenberg, Joseph “Joey”, MD

University of Vermont College of Medicine

University of Miami, B.S.

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Scuba Diving, Mountain Biking, Golf, Tennis

Hometown: Burlington, Vermont

Year Graduating From Residency: 2016






Soucek, Radim “Rad”, MD

Soucek, Radim “Rad”, MD

Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg, Germany and Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden

Hometown: Prague

Year Graduating From Residency: 2016

Field of Interest: Resuscitation, Arrhythmias, Ultrasound

Fellowship Interest: Intensive care

Hobbies: Underwater rugby, swimming

Why USF? strong team spirit




Spencer, Andrew “A.J.”, MD

Spencer, Andrew “A.J.”, MD

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Hometown: St. Louis

Year Graduating From Residency: 2016

Hobbies: I enjoy running with my dog, playing tennis with my wife, going to Lightning games and enjoying the warm weather and water of Florida.






Talbot, Richard, DO

Talbot, Richard, DO

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: B.S. in Neuroscience at Brigham Young University

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ

Year Graduating From Residency:2016

Hobbies:volleyball, travel, camping, skiing

Why USF? Great hospital, great people, and a great place to live.





Wilkins, Don, MD

Wilkins, Don, MD

M.D. - American University of the Caribbean

B.S. - Central Michigan University

M.S. - Grand Valley State University (MI)

Hometown: Trenton, MI

Class of 2016

Field of Interest: Trauma/Ultrasound

Hobbies: Running, watching Michigan football and basketball, spending time with my wife and daughter.Why USF? The program offers a great blend of high acuity patients, diversity, and excellent off-service rotations. It is also hard to beat the amazing weather.

Graduating in 2017

DeRespino, Allison, MD

DeRespino, Allison, MD

USF Morsani College of Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Florida

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2017

Field of Interest: Ultrasound

Fellowship Interest: Ultrasound

Hometown: Bradenton, FL

Hobbies: running, soccer, BEACH! cooking

Why USF? USF EM had everything I wanted in an EM residency program: level 1 trauma, regional burn center, peds ER, great people (residents, attendings, nurses, everyone!), and overall great place to live and work.Something about you: I'm a born-and-raised Florida girl who grew in up the beautiful Bradenton/Sarasota area (best beaches in the world), relocated to the Swamp for undergrad (Go Gators!) and came to Tampa for my master's and medical school. I'm a former microbiologist (yes, I have my own microscope at home...) and former IM resident who loves the outdoors, hates the cold, and can't wait to follow in my dad's footsteps as an EM doc :)

Klemawesch, Sasha, MD

Klemawesch, Sasha, MD

Medical University of the Americas

Undergraduate: Univ of Alabama (for 2 ½ yrs, then transferred to NYU -> graduated with BS in Nursing from NYU

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2017

Field of Interest: Critical Care / Internal Medicine (I’m completing my Internal Medicine Residency at SUNY Downstate this year) (I eventually want to split my time between Medicine/ICU and EM)

Fellowship Interest: Critical Care

Hometown: Seminole, FL

Hobbies: Rollerblading, Tennis, Horseback Riding, Hiking


Lisankie, Matthew, MD

Lisankie, Matthew, MD

University of Florida College of Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Florida

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2017

Field of Interest: Ultrasound, EMS, Wilderness Medicine

Fellowship Interest:Ultrasound, EMS, or Administration

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Hobbies: SCUBA, Sailing, Playing GuitarWhy USF? USF EM catapulted to the top of my rank list because I decided I wanted to train in a high-volume urban environment that would push me to my limit on every shift. Demonstrated emphasis on ultrasound training, simulation, and global outreach showed me that my interests would be actively supported by the faculty. Fellowship opportunities enhanced by unique partnerships in government and industry provided me with further reassurance of superior training and prospects as a future attending physician. The offer to learn my craft in a new, waterfront emergency department from veteran clinicians and educators was one that I couldn't decline!Something about you: you: I've been to the summit of nearly every major peak of the Green Mountain rangeAnything Else: GO GATORS!


Mannion, Elizabeth “Beth”, MD

Mannion, Elizabeth “Beth”, MD

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2017

Field of Interest: EM - Critical Care

Fellowship Interest: Critical Care

Hometown: Bethel, CT

Hobbies: Ice Hockey, Snowboarding, Travel

Why USF? I fell in love with the people, the location, and the excellent training opportunities. It was the perfect fit.

Something about you: I used to work at a winery / vineyard in upstate NY.

Anything Else: Go UCONN Basketball!

Matthews, Talor, MD

Matthews, Talor, MD

Tulane University School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Michigan State University

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2017

Field of Interest: Critical Care, Medical Education

Fellowship Interest: Critical CareHometown: Dearborn, MI

Hobbies: running, triathlons, scuba diving, snowboarding, travel, cooking

Why USF? I rotated as a visiting student and loved it from the first moment. The residents seemed happy and I felt that I fit in. I felt that the diverse patient population and acuity would prepare me well.

Something about you: In January, I eloped in Telluride, CO. We said our vows on a chairlift, during a blizzard. I’m still not used to being called Matthews.


McNeil, Danielle “Dani”, MD

McNeil, Danielle “Dani”, MD

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Undergraduate: Duke University

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2017

Field of Interest: Health Disparities, Medical Education, EMS

Fellowship Interest: Sports Medicine

Hometown: Chi-town! (Chicago, IL)

Hobbies: violin, running, traveling, cooking, making Rainbow Loom bracelets with my daughter

Why USF? It seemed like an awesome place to train with fun residents and extremely dedicated faculty. I’m confident USF will prepare me for any EM setting upon graduation.

Something about you: I’ve played in the Sydney Opera House, I Bleed Blue - Go DUKE!!!


Nappi, Alex, MD

Nappi, Alex, MD

University of Florida College of Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Florida

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2017

Hometown: Valrico, FL

Hobbies: Golf, weight lifting, Lightning hockey

Why USF? The city, the weather, the ED, the heterogenous patient population, and I really enjoyed my externship during 4th year here.

Something about you: I couples matched here with my fiance, Florence who will be completing her Dermatology residency at USF, by the time we start residency we will be married.


Prager, Julie, MD

Prager, Julie, MD

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Coastal Carolina University

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2017

Field of Interest: Ultrasound, Pediatric EM, medical education

Fellowship Interest: Ultrasound

Hometown: Collegeville, PA

Hobbies: : running, lifting, Philadelphia Eagles football, anything outdoors

Why USF? Most down to earth people that seemed like they worked hard, but played hard and always made time for their families. Residents just seemed so happy, both professionally and personally.

Something about you: I have ridiculously small feet and wear a 2.5 kid’s size shoe.


Sullivan, Colin, MD

Sullivan, Colin, MD

USF Morsani College of Medicine

Graduate: University of South Florida

Undergraduate: University of Florida

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2017

Field of Interest: International Medicine

Fellowship Interest: International Medicine

Hometown: Stuart, FL

Hobbies: Eating, Travelling, Soccer, Mountain Biking, Running, Playing drums

Why USF? It's a strong program with great people and a diverse patient population in a city that I love.

Something about you: I taught high school in Jacksonville, FL before medical school


Weiss, Merissa, MD

Weiss, Merissa, MD

USF Morsani College of Medicine

Undergraduate: California State University San Marcos

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2017

Fellowship Interest: International Medicine

Hometown: Sumter, SC

Hobbies: Motorcycles, cars, running, reading

Why USF? I picked USF EM because not only does it provide a wide range of exposure within the field but it also has an excellent staff of attendings and residents within an environment conducive to learning.

Something about you: I completed an enlistment within the United States Navy before enrolling in medical school. I enjoy traveling and taking on new challenges!

Graduating in 2018


Avrith, Nita, MD

Avrith, Nita, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Undergraduate: McGill University

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2018









Butterfield, Mike, MD

Butterfield, Mike, MD

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Wesleyan University

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2018








Cassell, Lauren, MD

Cassell, Lauren, MD

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2018








Christen, Austen, MD

Christen, Austen, MD

University of Alabama School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Northwestern University

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2018








Cox, Darbi, MD

Cox, Darbi, MD

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2018








Hoida, Jeffrey, MD

Hoida, Jeffrey, MD

USF Health Morsani SELECT MD Program

Undergraduate: California State Polytechnic University

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2018








Jeannot, Christian, MD

Jeannot, Christian, MD

University of Florida College of Medicine

Undergraduate: Florida International University

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2018








McGeachy, Jack, MD

McGeachy, Jack, MD

University of Florida College of Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Tampa

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2018








Poff, Franklin III, MD

Poff, Franklin III, MD

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: Hendrix College

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2018








Tershakovec, Stephanie, MD

Tershakovec, Stephanie, MD

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Miami

Year graduating from residency: Class of 2018









Fellows

Kornicki, Adam, MD

Critical Care Fellow

Reginald Saint-Hillaire, MD

Administrative Fellow, MBA Candidate