Chief Residents (2018-2019)

I was born and raised in South Carolina in Columbia and attended the University of South Carolina for a degree in Biology. I then attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. I was ecstatic to match here at USF in Tampa, Florida and have loved living here since moving. It has been the best experience working as a part of the USF Internal Medicine Residency family for the past 2 years and have made many lifelong friends in the process. I am excited to serve as the Healthpark and Morsani Chief resident and to work to improve our outpatient experiences. After residency I’m hoping to find a hospitalist position and hope to find a role in teaching. In my free time I enjoy eating my way through Tampa, exercising, reading, the beach, traveling, and going out with friends! 
Born in the land of cowboys and cattle, my family traded in their boots for flip-flops as we drove from Kansas to Florida on Y2K Day. I couldn’t have been more thrilled as a 10-year-old moving so close to Disney World! Since then I have had the opportunity to attend art school for middle and high school for violin performance. I then went on to attend college at USF on various music scholarships and was lucky enough to have been chosen for the 7-year medical program (but took 8 because I was enjoying undergrad!) and graduated with a degree in Microbiology. I’m what we call a “lifer” and have also attended USF for medical school and now residency. I am currently pursuing a career in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. I am extremely honored to have been chosen as the TGH Chief and love the diversity of our patient population and the fast-paced medicine we encounter that lends itself to an incredible education! Outside of medicine, I enjoy adventuring into the wilderness with my husband Michael, listening and creating music, traveling, tasting the various foods of the Tampa Bay Area, and attending sporting events. Go Rays, Bolts and, of course, our Bulls!
I was born in the Garden State but was raised here in beautiful Tampa. My love of the sunshine, thunderstorms, and beautiful beaches, among other things, kept me at USF for undergrad, medical school, and now residency. (I guess there's a reason they say USF stands for U Stay Forever!) I have loved my time here and am honored to serve as the VA Inpatient Chief Resident. I look forward to being a voice for our residents and working closely with our amazing faculty and peers. I hope to pursue fellowship training in gastroenterology and would like to stay in academic medicine in the future. I am also an Indian classical dancer and when I'm not at work, there's a good chance that you'll find me at dance practice or on stage!
I was born in India and raised all over the world, but mostly in the Tampa area. I completed my undergraduate education in Biomedical Sciences, a master’s in Business Administration, and my MD at USF, and happily stayed here for residency (“U Stay Forever!”). I enjoy being a part of this institution, where we pursue excellence in patient care and education, with a global reach. I’m honored to be the James A Haley VA Outpatient Chief Resident and hope to serve as an advocate for my fellow residents and continue to build a strong residency program. I am pursuing a career in General Internal Medicine, and hope in the future, to ultimately take up a career in quality improvement and patient safety. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, planning my next trip, brunching with friends, and spending time with my family. 

I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida and then attended Emory University where I completed my degree in political science. I then took a year off to work as an AmeriCorps member at a program called City Year where I tutored and mentored students at low performing schools in Washington DC. I then went on to complete medical school at Tulane University. After meandering around the US, I finally returned home to the Tampa Bay area to start residency here at USF. I plan on pursing a fellowship in hematology/oncology. I am honored and excited to serve as the Chief Resident at Moffitt Cancer Center for this academic year. I enjoy working with world-renowned specialists at Moffitt who are pursuing cutting edge medical therapies for cancer. As a chief I want to continue to advocate for my fellow residents and to work to make the program the best that it can be. Outside of medicine I enjoy cooking, trying new restaurants and breweries and traveling with my wife, Priya. I'm also a huge sports fan and avidly follow the Lightning, Buccaneers, Rays, Chelsea FC and the US men's soccer team.

I was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and pursued undergrad degrees in biochemistry at Florida Institute of Technology, as well as Nursing at USF. I worked as a cardiovascular surgical ICU nurse for a few years before deciding that I really wanted to return to school and pursue a degree in Medicine. I obtained my medical degree from USF and very briefly considered leaving the area for residency but decided I loved it too much here to consider leaving. I completed my Internal Medicine Residency at USF in July 2018. I have a strong interest in Academic Medicine and feel that the additional chief year in QI and Patient Safety will be a great asset to my future career. I look forward to learning about tools that we as physicians can use to improve the quality and safety of the care we provide to our patients as well as learning how to best educate the next generation of physicians on these concepts. I am also an avid animal enthusiast and spend most of my spare time with my dogs, training and competing in agility, fly ball, frisbee and dock diving. I also enjoy hiking, kayaking, and spending time at the beach.
After being raised in Kentucky, I stayed close to home to complete undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry at Western Kentucky University. I completed pre-med coursework during that time as well, then later obtained my Medical Doctorate from the University of Kentucky. I wanted to experience life in a different part of the country, especially one near water, and was thrilled to match into Internal Medicine Residency at the University of South Florida. I’m looking forward to an additional year in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety training, during which I can learn tools to make lasting, far-reaching impacts in healthcare. Throughout my time here, I remain deeply devoted to UK sports (even football…), but I enjoy the local pro sports teams too—an option we didn’t have in Kentucky. My wife and I also enjoy watching shows at the Straz Center, touring local art museums, biking along Bayshore Boulevard, and visiting all the beautiful beaches that Florida has to offer.