Chief Residents (2014-2015)
||Adam Rafi, MD
It is an honor to be chosen as a chief resident for the USF Department of Internal Medicine. USF has a strong IM program with supportive dedicated faculty and offers a diversity of educational experiences and training. I look forward to being actively involved in the curriculum, didactic sessions and education of medical students, interns and residents, in continuing to provide excellent patient care and a supportive and educational work environment. I will be pursuing a career in academic Cardiology. I enjoy traveling, working out and spending time with family.
||Lachara Livingston, MD
Dr. Lachara Livingston is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville where she received a B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Sciences. She stayed on at the University of Florida to complete medical school, earning an MD in 2011. During her time in Gainesville, she volunteered with several community organizations and served as an admissions ambassador for the university while in undergraduate and in medical school. Dr. Livingston then went on to complete her Internal Medicine residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa. As Chief Resident at the JAHVA Hospital this upcoming year, she is looking forward to being an advocate for her colleagues in ways that will serve to enhance patient care and professional satisfaction. She is also looking forward to helping recruit a talented and diverse intern class. After completing her year as Chief Resident, Dr. Livingston will pursue a fellowship in Allergy & Immunology.
||Ajoke Bamisile, MD
I started my journey in medicine at St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in the beautiful Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. After medical school, my steps were taken to Brooklyn, New York for an internship year at the Internal Medicine Residency Program at NY Methodist Hospital. I completed my two years of residency training at Florida State University College of Medicine at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. I am appreciative to the Lord above to be given such an awesome opportunity to complete a Chief Resident Position at Moffitt under the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of South Florida. I hope to create a comfortable and educational learning environment for the medical students, residents, and faculty. I pray to expand medical knowledge while creating ease for patient satisfaction. Finally, I hope to expand my career opportunities in hematology/oncology with extension into geriatric oncology to follow in the years to come.
VA Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety (VA CRQS)
Amitpal Nat, MD
I am originally from Los Angeles, California. It's an exciting time in my life knowing that I have matched at USF with my twin brother, Amritpal, as the new VA CRQS House Officers. I recently just finished my internal medicine residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Afterwards, I plan on pursuing a fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care. I'm looking forward to working with the house staff and creating new and innovative projects that increase patient focus and care. My hobbies are golfing, dancing, watching the L.A Lakers, traveling, and working on my tan. I look forward to meeting the USF family and wanted to express my gratitude for being selecting to be part of this great faculty.
Amritpal Nat, MD
I am very excited to serve as the 2014-2015 CRQS Officer for the University of South Florida Internal Medicine Residency Program alongside my brother. What attracted me most to the program is the excellent leadership and experience that USF has in quality and patient safety. After meeting individuals like Drs. Reiss, Kothari and Melzer, I could not see myself working at another program. I look forward mostly to working with providers from all different levels of training in making the VA hospital a safer and more efficient institution than it already is. My academic goal after my chief year is to be an Intensivist. It is a privilege and an honor to be a part of such a fine program, thank you. Here's to a wonderful year.