Our Residents

PGY-4

Jonathan Chan, MD

Chief Resident

Dr. Chan is from Danville, California and did his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Psychology. He spent a brief time at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan working in conjunction with a pharmaceutical research company in California to develop detection agents for the EGFR mutation in non-small cell lung cancer. He also spent some time there teaching English to Middle and High School students. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine in 2011 and has an interest in medical informatics, genetics, metabolic endocrinology & nutrition, and hematology/oncology. In his free time he dabbles in computer software programming, photography, and dessert making. He is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese.
Devi Yalamanchili, MD

Chief Resident

Dr. Yalamanchili grew up in several different countries before arriving in New York in 4th grade. She received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. After college, she worked in India teaching special-needs children before moving to New Orleans, LA to work with the American Red Cross rebuilding the area after Hurricane Katrina. She stayed in New Orleans to complete her medical school degree at LSU. During that time she helped run a clinic for the homeless population in New Orleans, worked with HIV/AIDS patients in Rwanda, and has been involved in setting up a free clinic in Jacsonville, Haiti since the earthquake in 2010. She plans on continuing her work in inner city and global health initiatives throughout her career. In her spare time, she enjoys running, being outdoors (hiking, canoeing, skydiving, caving, scuba diving), traveling, and spending time with friends.
Minal Ahson-Niaz, MD

Resident Physician
Katie Knupp, MD

Resident Physician

As a transplant from the Tarheel state, North Carolina, I'm thrilled to be doing Med-Peds in Tampa, FL! I completed my Undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (basketball season was ah-ma-zing), but moved back to my home town of Greenville, NC to attend medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (Go Pirates!). Now that I've moved to Tampa, I've traded one pirate for another and plan to attend as many Buccaneers games as residency allows. In tow with me to Florida is my husband, Travis, and our dog Sampson and two cats, Bijou and Cairo. I chose USF because the people are genuine, fun, and have the southern hospitality I love. Plus it's never a bad idea to be within 60 miles of some of the most beautiful beaches, ever. A true beach bum at heart, on my free time, you'll find me lounging in a beach chair by the water or grabbing a drink and a bite to eat at an outside cafe I've never explored.

Michelle Tang, MD

Resident Physician

Dr. Tang was born and raised in Houston, Texas where she completed undergraduate studies at the University of Houston and became involved in indigent urban healthcare and advocacy work for health disparities in the Third Ward.  Throughout medical school at the University of Texas at Houston, she expanded her work to include Houston's booming Latino population and to underserved communities near the Texas-Mexico border and abroad in Honduras and Peru where she became fluent in Spanish. Driven by a desire to improve access to care issues in disparate settings, she continued to be involved in urban healthcare through working with USF's Ybor Youth Clinic and participated in mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Haiti while an Internal Medicine and Pediatrics resident at USF.  She hopes to develop her career as an advocate for the medically underserved both locally and internationally.  And in her spare time she hopes to keep traveling, learning more about different cultures and art, scuba diving, playing water sports, and enjoying friends.

PGY-3

Darren Adderly, MD

Resident Physician

Jenna Simpson, DO

Resident Physician

I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area.  I completed my undergraduate training at San Diego State University in Biology and Spanish.  From there I moved to Phoenix, Arizona to complete my medical school training at Midwestern University.  I absolutely loved living there as hiking is one of my favorite activities.  After living in the desert for four years, I missed the beach, so Tampa was an easy choice for residency.  The beaches are beautiful and the water is warm!

Kenneth Visalli, DO

Resident Physician

Dr. Visalli is from Utica, NY. He completed his undergraduate degree at Utica College of Syracuse University in Biology with minors in Business Management and Chemistry. During his undergraduate years he worked as the Head Chef at a local Restaurant and played the drums in a local rock band. After college he went on to complete his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Public Health Degrees at The University of New England in Biddeford, ME. His academic interests include Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Cancer prevention and health policy. In his free time Dr. Visalli enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, playing the drums, participating in sporting events and learning about anything new. 

PGY-2

Joao Fontoura, MD

Resident Physician

I completed my undergraduate degree in biology at  Brigham Young University and my medical degree at Florida International University. I am very interested in working with underserved populations and global health. When not working in the medical field, I spend most of my time with my wife and kids.

 

Martin Guerrero, MD

Resident Physician

I was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and at the age of 8 moved to Florida with my family. I lived in Miami through high school, and after went on to complete my undergraduate studies in philosophy at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fl. I then went on to receive a masters in nutrition from Columbia University in NYC and received my MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. After several years of being away, I have to admit that I am very excited and happy to be back home in sunny Florida! I am looking forward to making Tampa my new home for the next 4 years, getting to know and becoming familiar with the area, and making new friends and family along the way.

Asef Mahmud, MD

Resident Physician

I was born in Dhaka, Bangledesh half-way around the world not too long ago. I moved to Montreal, Canada when I was 2 years old and spent 6 years there until my family moved to Tampa, Florida when I was 8. We eventually settled in Orlando, Florida where I finished middle school and high school. I then came back to Tampa to do college, medical school and now finally my residency in Med-Peds. I am not shy to admit that I'm a pretty big geek and will engage with anyone in talk of movies, tv shows or games. Also, I love to draw and always imagined I would be an animator if this doctoring thing didn't work out (fortunately it has so far). My academic interests include education and technology. I specialized in Medical Education during my years in medical school and I hope to continue teaching in the future when I'm finally done training. I also hope to use my training to engage in research and development of new, cheap and easily accessible technologies to help advance healthcare in underserved areas especially if I chose to pursue a fellowship in a sub-specialty with research opportunities. Here's hoping to another 4 years of fun and adventure in the awesome Florida sun.

 

PGY-1

Alison Burt, MD

Resident Physician

A true Tampa native, I received both my undergraduate and medical degree from University of South Florida. I am thrilled to be staying to complete my Med-Peds training! I chose Med-Peds because I wanted to be able to do it all. My medical interests include infectious disease, critical care, and global health. I love to travel and I try to make it over to visit family in The Bahamas every chance I get. In my free time, I like to read, cook, tend to my orchids, and spend time with friends and family.

Jasmine Young, MD

Resident Physician

I was born in New Jersey and lived in New York for a couple years after. The allure of not shoveling snow and beautiful beaches called my family down to sunny Orlando, Florida. For my undergrad, I attended Florida International University in Miami and moved on to attend medical school at USF. Growing up in Florida, I must admit I am a huge fan of Disney, long walks on the beach, and any water-related activities in general. I am so excited and thrilled to have matched at USF. In addition to being in close vicinity to the above, the residents and attendings are phenomenal physicians, mentors, and friends. Personally, I am interested in Global Health and academia. For fun, I love to do anything outdoors, indulge in being a foodie, and settling down with a great book.

Chris Richardson, DO

Resident Physician

As a native of North Carolina I started my college career (as a pirate!) at East Carolina University majoring in Biology, Neuroscience, and Psychology with a minor in Chemistry.  After that I made my way up to Hokie land in Blacksburg, VA, where I completed medical school at The Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I knew USF was the place for me as soon as I found out about Gasparilla. What is Gasparilla, you ask?  It’s only a month-long festival in Tampa centered around a pirate invasion!  Yes, count me in.  Turns out I am a true pirate at heart after all.  In addition to pirate shenanigans, there was much more that drew me to USF- a large part being the genuine residents and faculty, although the continuously warm weather and beautiful beaches don't hurt either.  After residency I plan to fulfill my National Health Service Corps commitment by working with underserved populations in primary care. After that, who knows?  The world is my oyster and I know the USF Med-Peds program will prepare me for whatever direction I choose to take.

Bryce Somer, MD

Resident Physician

Dr. Somer grew up in Yankton, SD. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Big Red!) and went on to get his MD from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He was very excited to start his residency at USF along with his wife, Dr. Sarah (Holdt) Somer, who matched with him at USF in the OB-Gyn Department. His medical interests include preventive medicine. In his spare time, his hobbies include running, baseball/softball and other sports, and spending quality time with Sarah and their dog Cadie.

Drew Meriweather, MD

Resident Physician

Drew, a native of Mobile, Alabama who grew up in Virginia, attended the University of Southern Mississippi for his Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences; during that time, he wrote an honors thesis for his work with a novel human homolog in Drosophila melanogaster implicated in regulating the developmental cascades of multiple organ systems. An avid lover of music, he served in multiple Southern Miss bands, including the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band (where he served as the saxophone section leader), jazz ensembles, and concert Bands.  He attended medical school at the University of South Alabama. His medical interests are broad, and he hopes to practice clinical and hospital medicine in a socioeconomically diverse community. Drew enjoys being active and has coached many sports teams, including baseball for physically and mentally challenged children and youth soccer teams. His free time is spent with his wonderful family and friends, grilling outdoors, playing sports, running, practicing music, and collecting old vinyls.