Healthcare Providers & Staff

Our Providers

Judith Ranells, MD
Chief, Division of Genetics & Metabolism
Board Certified in Clinical Genetics
Board Certified in Pediatrics
Associate Professor

Education:
BA: Biology, New York University
MD: Howard University

Training:
Genetics Fellowship: Columbia University
Internship and Residency at Bronx Municpal Hospital Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Christopher Griffith, MD
Assistant Professor of Genetics & Metabolism

Education:
BA: Purdue University
MD: Indiana University School of Medicine

Training:
Genetics Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine
Internship and Residency: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Kathleen Pope, MD
Board Certified in Clinical Genetics
Board Certified in Pediatrics
Assistant Professor

Education:
BA Biology: Williams College
MS Genetic Counseling: Northwestern University
MD: Indiana University School of Medicine

Training:
Genetics Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Residency in Pediatrics: New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Amarilis Sanchez-Valle, MD
Board Certified in Clinical Genetics
Board Certified in Medical Biochemical Genetics
Board Certified in Pediatrics
Associate Professor

Education:
BS: University of Puerto Rico
MD: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Training:
Fellowship in Medical Genetics: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: University of Texas, Houston

Donna O'Steen Donna O'Steen, MS, RD, CSP, CNSC
Metabolic Dietitian

Tel: 813-259-8863
Fax: 813-259-8771

Education:
BS: Dietetics, Morehead State University
Dietetic Internship: Emory University
MS: Food Science and Nutrition, Florida State University

Julie Stann

Julie Stann
Administrative Assistant

Tel: 813-259-8772
Fax: 813-259-8771
jstann@health.usf.edu

Genetic Counselors

Donna O'Steen Pat Newkirk, MS, CGC
ABCG Certified Genetic Counselor

Tel: (813) 259-8776
Fax: (813) 259-8771
pnewkirk@health.usf.edu

Education:
BS Biology, University of Florida
MS: Human Genetics, University of Colorado
MBA: University of South Florida 1990

Melissa Racobaldo,MS

Melissa Racobaldo,MS, CGC
ABCG Certified Genetic Counselor

Tel: (813) 259-8772
Fax: (813) 259-8771
mracobaldo@health.usf.edu

Education:
BS: Psychology, Clemson University
BS: Genetics, Clemson University
MS: Genetic Counseling, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Christine Bruha, MS Christine Bruha, MS

Tel: (813)259-8772
Fax: (813)259-8771
cbruha@health.usf.edu

Education:
BS: Biological Sciences, Florida State University
MS: Genetic Counseling, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences