Chief Residents (2017-2018)
I was born in South Korea and raised in the Philippines. I moved to Tampa to start residency two years ago! I completed my undergraduate training in Biology at the De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines. I fell in love with the USF Internal Medicine residency program during my observership as a medical student. The diversity of patients and the educators’ passion for teaching is truly exceptional. I am the captain of the USF Jeopardy Team, and I encourage everyone to try out for the team! I am honored and excited to serve as the inpatient Chief Resident at the James A Haley VA. I plan to pursue a career in academic Infectious Diseases. I love cooking, trying new restaurants, spending time with friends and at the beautiful beaches in Tampa.
I was born and raised in New Jersey and completed my undergraduate education in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University in Chicago (Go Wildcats!). I went on to work in neuroscience research in Boston before joining medical school at the USF Morsani College of Medicine and staying at USF for my Internal Medicine Residency! I am extremely proud to be a part of the USF family, among outstanding residents and clinician educators, and honored to be the Moffitt Cancer Center Chief Resident. Moffitt Cancer Center offers a unique learning environment among some of the most renown hematologist oncologists, a diverse patient population and interesting research opportunities. I hope to improve resident education and wellness and help my fellow residents pursue their academic interests. I am currently pursuing a fellowship in Hematology Oncology, and I hope to stay in academic medicine in the future. My interests outside of medicine include baking, cooking, soccer, tennis, trying new restaurants, exploring new places and spending time with family & friends.
I was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and absolutely love being here. While I did take a short detour to UCF in Orlando to earn my Bachelor’s in Health Sciences, I happily came back to USF for medical school and now residency. My overall goal is to pursue a career in General Internal Medicine and I feel USF is doing an outstanding job preparing me for that. I feel very honored to be the VA Clinic Chief Resident and am excited to be a strong advocate for our entire resident body. Outside of medicine, I love to spend time with my fiancé, Rachele, and our two dogs Chico and Chewy. I’m also a huge Tampa Bay Lightning fan. Go Bolts!
I was born in the faraway, frozen lands of Rochester, Minnesota. I studied Biochemistry and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and then I completed Medical School at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. It took 26 years for me to find paradise here in Tampa, Florida, where I was lucky enough to begin my Internal Medicine residency with the University of South Florida. I’m still adapting to the Floridian custom of “sunshine,” but I’m getting better every day. I have a passion for both learning and teaching, two things we will all spend the rest of our lives doing. I value the opportunities we get to educate, empower, and guide our patients, as well as their families and friends, through hard times and good times. I also love doing bedside procedures and am always happy to help with or supervise them. I’m interested in pursuing a fellowship in Pulmonary Critical Care because I love the fast pace and challenging physiology we encounter in the ICU. As TGH Chief, I'm excited to work with our amazing peers and dedicated faculty to continue building a program which builds top-quality physicians skilled in providing effective, evidence-based, and compassionate patient care. When I’m not at work, I love running, lifting, cooking, eating, beaching, and spending time with my wife Kelsey (who’s currently a Pediatrics resident!).
I was born and raised in South Florida. After graduating with a degree in business management from the University of Florida I attended the University of South Florida for medical school. I was fortunate enough to continue my training in Tampa for residency. In the future I hope to pursue a career in gastroenterology. When I’m not at the hospital, I love spending all my free time running, traveling, and trying new cuisine.
As a 5th generation Floridian I should have known I would quickly return to Florida after a brief soccer career at Columbia University. I graduated with a BS in Biology from UF in 2009 and then took a year off school to focus on traveling and earned a little money while working as a personal training manager. I then attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Medicine – Bradenton campus and had the opportunity to rotate through an infectious disease month at TGH and fell in love with USF. My attraction was and has always been the people of this institution, and especially the residents and attendings. My passion for quality improvement emerged after realizing its ability to impact many more lives than just those I could see myself treating as a hospitalist. My goal is to learn quality improvement and patient safety skills that will propel me to be the best hospitalist and one day hospital leader I can be. My favorite things outside of the hospital are spending time with my husband, Walker (and our dog, Boss), running on Bayshore, laughing with friends and family, fishing, spearfishing and boating.
I was born and raised in the Tampa Bay Area and Florida has been home my entire life. I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Florida (GO GATORS!) and obtained my medical degree from the University of Miami. I completed my tour of Florida by returning to the University of South Florida for my Internal Medicine Residency. After completing residency, I decided to stay at USF as one of the Chief Resident in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the James A. Haley VA. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, keeping up with technology, and international travel. I am looking forward to my training in Quality and Patient Safety to broaden my knowledge and be a more rounded clinician. I hope to use my love of computer sciences to help make the VA a safer and more efficient hospital.