Chief Residents (2015-2016)
I am a Floridian at heart - I was born and raised in the small town of Inverness, completed my undergraduate studies at UF in Gainesville, medical school at the UCF College of Medicine in Orlando, and currently excited to be completing my Internal Medicine Residency at the USF Morsani College of Medicine in beautiful Tampa! Given my personal love for the field of Hematology/Oncology, I was drawn to the opportunities for research, mentorship, and unique learning experiences offered by Moffitt Cancer Center. I was also impressed by the clinical excellence of the USF teaching faculty, supportive academic environment, and the variety of learning environments and patient populations provided at the three hospital sites. I am grateful to be a part of this outstanding group of residents and hope to improve resident education and quality of life as the Moffitt Cancer Center Chief Resident. My interests outside of medicine include painting, photography, traveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, spending time with family & friends, and walking to the park with my dog Dudley.
I was born and raised in Florida and I have loved every minute here. I went to USF Morsani College of Medicine for both my medical school training and Internal Medicine Residency. The medical training I have received through USF has been excellent, and I feel as though I am part of a big happy family. I also am the current American College of Physicians Chair for USF, and am the captain of the USF Jeopardy Team. I encourage everyone to participate in research for the ACP meetings and to try out for the USF Jeopardy Team! I currently pursuing a fellowship in Allergy/Immunology, and I hope to stay in academic medicine in the future. I love painting, hanging out with my friends and family, trying new restaurants, and reading. I am honored to have been chosen to be the JAHVA Clinic Chief Resident, and I will strive to aid in improving our already fantastic X+Y curriculum.
Justin completed his internal medicine residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center where he further developed his leadership and management skills as well as propelled various quality improvement and patient safety efforts during residency training. This included being the founder and leader of the first-ever Multi-Disciplinary, Resident Driven Quality Council at VCU which consisted of a consortium of nursing, pharmacy and physician residents that led hospital-wide strategic initiatives in the areas of quality improvement and patient safety. Justin was also invited as the only resident within VCU Medical Center to serve as a voting member on several senior level administrative/leadership committees that made recommendations on establishing high reliability culture and provided oversight to performance improvement and patient safety projects throughout the institution.
At the University of South Florida/James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, Justin will be continuing his training as a chief resident in quality and patient safety (CRQS) where he will work with interdisciplinary teams, collaborate with senior level clinicians and administrators on quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, teach and mentor residents/interns/medical students on quality improvement and patient safety methodology and culture, and work as a hospitalist.