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Chief Residents

Medical College of Georgia

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USF Morsani College of Medicine

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PGY-3

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

I was born and raised in Miami, FL but have been a Tampanian ever since becoming a USF Bull back at the start of undergrad – GO BULLS! I have loved living in Tampa these last 8 years or so, and am so excited to be continuing my training here at the best program ever! My interests include primary care and health disparities. In my spare time I love dancing, eating good food and spending time with my family.

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

I was born and raised in South Florida. I completed my undergraduate studies in Molecular and Microbiology at the University of Central Florida and medical school at Nova Southeastern University. My wife and I welcomed our first child, a daughter named Juno, in December of 2014. I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, and playing or watching just about any type of sport.

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After spending four great years at the University of Notre Dame, I came back to Ohio to attend medical school at Wright State. After spending most of my life in the Midwest, it was time to experience the beach-life and I am thrilled to move to Tampa/St. Pete. I have always enjoyed working with children so Pediatrics was an easy choice for me. When I am not working, I enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with my fiancé. I now bleed Blue and Gold and guarantee at least three ND football championships during my residency years. Other interests include sand volleyball, golf, surfing, tank tops, and volunteering internationally.

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Hi everyone! I was born in a small town in West Virginia, but moved to Tampa when I was nine. I love the sunshine so much that I just couldn’t get away. I went to USF for undergrad, medical school, and now residency! In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, shopping, and taking naps. Some of my favorite things include watermelon, fireworks, the Container Store, NBA basketball, and pop culture. I’m so excited to start my pediatrics training here at USF!

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 

I was born in Tampa and grew up in New Port Richey, FL. I attended the University of Florida (Go Gators!) for undergraduate, where I received a degree in health science. I stayed in Florida for medical school, attending LECOM-Bradenton. I am very excited to continue my journey at USF! I have three younger sisters and have always enjoyed working with children, so it was no surprise to those around me that I chose pediatrics. In the future, I see myself working in general pediatrics or pediatric endocrinology. During my free time, I am most likely enjoying the sunshine at the beach, volunteering at Florida Diabetes Camp, or trying a new frozen yogurt flavor. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family, visiting Disney, and scrapbooking.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hi! I am from Columbus, Ohio and attended undergrad in Northwest Ohio at Bowling Green State University. After years of shoveling snow, I decided to leave the cold and grey to attend medical school in beautiful Florida at LECOM in Bradenton. I fell in love with sunshine and beaches, and realized I could never go back! I am so excited to be able to spend the next 3 years here at USF! But besides the climate, I was especially attracted to USF for their focus on international and public health. I am passionate about preventative medicine and providing medical care to underserved populations. I choose pediatrics because of the opportunity it provides to help children grow into strong, healthy adults. By assisting in the development of healthy habits, pediatricians have the unique opportunity to influence a patient’s entire life.

Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

My name is Ashley Collins and I am very excited to be an incoming intern with USF Pediatrics. I grew up in Saginaw, MI but have spent the last four years living in Tennessee attending Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. I loved my time in the mountains but am excited to continue moving south to the sunshine. I enjoy anything outdoors- boating, waterskiing, running, swimming, hiking, golf and snow skiing/snowboarding. I'm married to Monte will be a family practice intern at Bayfront. As for my future career, I'm thinking general outpatient pediatrics but we will see where residency takes me! 

Lousiana State University School of Medicine

I'm a Louisiana native who attended undergraduate at LSU in Baton Rouge majoring in Biology and Spanish followed by LSU SOM in New Orleans. One of my greatest passions is traveling, near or far, and I'm thrilled to finally live in a new city and state; especially one with so much sunshine! Being the only girl with 2 older brothers, I grew up a tomboy and still love being involved in as many sports as I can through intramurals. I don't like being bored so you'll always find me ready to explore whether its music concerts, festivals, museums, new restaurants, parks. I couldn't be happier than to know that my career will be centered around children. I'm most looking forward to all of the learning and to building relationships with my resident teams and staff as well as my patients and their families. I'm hoping to gain insight into balancing clinical practice while branching out and advocating for children's needs whether locally, nationally, or globally in the future.

FAU College of Medicine

Born and raised in South Florida, I am so excited to be a part of the USF Peds family and stay in my favorite sunshine state :)! I earned my Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and then continued on to Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU in Boca Raton, FL. My favorite memory of medical school is when I met my awesome fiancé, Sebastien, who will be joining me at USF as a resident in Internal Medicine. Together we are proud parents of our Longhaired Dachshund, Kody! In addition to taking Kody out on outdoor adventures, I enjoy spending time with the people I love, working out, shopping, and eating lots of chocolate!

Tuoro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

I was born in Flint, MI, and raised on a lake in rural, Fenton Township.  From there I went to Michigan State University, (Go Green!), where I was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Health Studies.  I then attended Emory University where I obtained my Master of Public Health.  I did research at Stanford University before deciding to go back to school and for my Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University in the San Francisco Bay Area.  My passion for pediatrics comes from my lifelong interest in improving the lives of children and practicing primary prevention! When I’m not in professional mode, I love taking my dog Parker on walks, going to the beach, and participating in just about any type of sporting activity!  I also love gardening, and am looking forward to having an all year hobby!  I am super excited to be in closer to my family in Florida and on the East Coast, and to be a part of the amazing USF Pediatrics team!

University of Minnesota Medical School

After years of Midwestern winters, I am so excited to be here in Tampa, Florida! I spent my childhood in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and stayed to complete my undergraduate education at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN and medical school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  Following my dream of becoming a Pediatrician has lead me to the University of South Florida, where I look forward to further developing my ability to serve my patients and their families (while spending less time practicing skills such as blizzard driving). When not at work, you will likely find me staring at the beautiful waters of the gulf and pinching myself to prove that I am not dreaming. I also enjoy riding my bike, writing, and spending time with family. 

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hi everyone! I'm originally from Pittsburgh and went to University of Pittsburgh for undergrad, where I studied biology, chemistry, and music. For medical school, I moved to sunny Florida and attended LECOM in Bradenton, FL.  I quickly became a Florida girl and was thrilled to continue my pediatrics training at USF in beautiful Tampa.  My medical interests include pediatric cardiology and neonatology. In my free time, I like to play guitar, try new restaurants, hang out with my cat Gibson, and go running at sunset!

PGY-2

I was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida and left the area to attend the University of Florida for undergrad. Go Gators! I wanted to come back to the Tampa Bay area/USF for medical school. I have a pretty big extended family that lives in the area and wanted to be close to them. I have wanted to be a Pediatrician my whole life, and this is mostly due to my large and close family. I love everything about Florida. This includes our great beaches, boating, scuba diving, lobstering and scalloping. I also enjoy traveling, running, and cooking in my free time. I am so happy to be staying here and continuing to be part of the USF Pediatric Family!

I grew up in Tampa, Florida and moved to the Northeast to attend Boston College where I received my undergrad degree in Communications and met my husband Jason. After a career in marketing, during which time I earned my MBA from Boston University, I knew that my heart was in medicine. I left the business world, and spent a year doing research at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston before coming back home to Tampa, where my parents still live. I started medical school at USF Morsani College of Medicine and had two adorable sons during those four years. Connor will be 3.5 years old and Jack will just be turning 1 year old when I start residency in July. I am excited to be staying here in Tampa to do my Pediatric Residency at USF, and can't wait to officially be a pediatrician. In my personal time I love spending time with my family, playing with my two boys, reading, watching Oscar movies, and spending time outside.

I was born and raised in a small suburban town in northern NJ. I attended the University of Delaware for undergrad where I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. I took a giant leap of faith moving to Florida to attend medical school at the University of Central Florida and it was the best decision I’ve made! I now consider the sunshine state my new home and couldn’t imagine doing residency anywhere else! My professional interests include community outreach, global health, and academic medicine. I also love being outdoors, especially at the beach, and enjoy taking advantage of the Florida resident discounts at Disney, Universal Studios, and Busch Gardens.

I was born and raised in sunny south Florida, where I grew up loving the warmth and the water. I went to the University of Florida for my undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and quickly learned how great it was to be a Florida Gator! I stayed in this beautiful state again for medical school, at the University of Central Florida. After ten years in the center of the state, I am so excited to be back on the coast at USF! Within Pediatrics, I’m especially interested in Hematology/Oncology, but I plan to keep my mind open throughout this exciting journey! In my free time, I love dancing, the beach, and spending time with my adorable 3.5 pound chihuahua, Biscuit.

I'm from St. John, US Virgin Islands and have lived there pretty much my whole life. I attended the University of the Virgin Islands where I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology. While there, I was accepted into the Early Medical School Selection Program at the Boston University School of Medicine and upon graduation from UVI, I entered medical school at the BU School of Medicine. School was probably the only thing that could get me to move from the beautiful/warm Virgin Islands to frigid cold Boston. As I'm naturally attracted to the sun and warm weather, I'm now here in warm/sunny Tampa at USF and I couldn't be more excited. Becoming a Pediatrician has been a dream of mine, but now it's a reality and USF Peds is the perfect place to begin this new journey. I'm interested in Neonatology as well as mentoring and I'm happy to be apart of the USF family! Outside of the hospital I enjoy playing tennis, restaurant hopping, gardening, and hitting the beach; anything that involves the sun really.

Hello! Being from a military family, I’m from a little bit of everywhere. I spent most of my childhood living overseas in Italy. After returning to the US, my family settled in Jacksonville, FL where I enrolled in the Arts schools, majoring in Piano. I attended Emory University for undergrad, majoring in Neuroscience and English. I went on to earn my MPH from the University of North Florida. Four years ago, I left the south and moved up to Chicago for medical school at CCOM; and after four long, cold winters away from family, I am more than ready to return to sunshiny Florida! I am thrilled to be joining the Pediatrics team here at USF! My professional interests include infectious diseases, public health research, health education, and medical volunteerism. In my free time, I love social dancing (Argentine tango, swing, and blues), travelling whenever possible, playing board games, and spending time with my husband and our dog Noodle.

My name is Kaley McCrary and I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. My family is from Florida as well so my love for sunny weather and beaches runs deep within my soul. I am the only child so I hold my family near and dear to my heart. My hobbies include getting lost in a good book, cooking, working out, discovering new delicious wines and of course shopping!!! After residency I hope to pursue a fellowship in pediatric hematology oncology. I am exciting to be joining USF MCOM Pediatrics and I look forward to working with my new extended family.

I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I attended the University of Puerto Rico-Cayey Campus for undergraduate studies and then completed medical school at the University of Puerto Rico-School of Medicine. During my free time, I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with friends. I am excited to be moving to Florida and making Tampa my new home.

Being born and raised in Brandon, Florida, I am definitely a Florida native. I attended the University of South Florida for undergrad and was delighted to stay in Tampa to attend medical school at the Morsani College of Medicine. I met my amazing husband during medical school orientation week and we got married during our third year. He is completing his general surgery residency here in Tampa. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, home DIY projects, taking scenic walks, and spending time with my wonderful husband and family.

I am excited to have another three years at USF, especially with the wonderful people in pediatrics! I am not exactly sure what type of pediatric medicine I will be practicing after residency, but I am excited for the journey I will take over the next three years to figure that out.

Born and raised in Clearwater, FL, I am thrilled to be moving back to the Tampa Bay Area for my pediatrics residency. I attended the University of Miami for my undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and St. George’s University for medical school. Growing up as the oldest in a giant Italian family, having fun with kids and sharing their contagious energy led me to my career as a pediatrician. My interests include hematology/oncology, adolescent medicine and global health. In my free time, I am a Zumba instructor and love to take any dance or fitness class I can. I also love cooking and creating new recipes, listening to live music, and traveling.

Hi everyone! I was born in Tampa, but have lived all over Florida. My one excursion outside of Florida was for undergraduate at Georgia Institute of Technology where I got my B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. I returned to the Sunshine state for medical school at the University of Central Florida. Outside my professional life, I love spending time with my beautiful wife and our 2 daughters (3 years old and 1 month old). My other interests include gardening, cooking, running, and playing and watching football (Go Jaguars and Yellow Jackets!). My professional interests include pediatric cardiology and NICU.”

Hey Everyone! Born and raised in Orlando, FL, I have only strayed from the wonderful sunshine state for four amazing years, playing Volleyball while attending Quincy University, in Illinois… ultimately I ran back to the sunshine and warmth for medical school at USF Morsani College of Medicine and am thrilled to be staying with USF Pediatrics for residency. Outside of pediatric medicine, I live for volleyball, the outdoors, and my family and friends; I have truly fallen in love with Tampa for its culture, people, food, and location along the water. I am so grateful for USF Pediatrics for allowing me to stay where I feel my soul belongs and continue the life I love here in Tampa.

PGY-1

Originally from the Space Coast of Florida, I have spent the last 10 years in the Tampa area attending USF for undergrad, Master's, and Medical School. In my time here, I have come to appreciate all that Tampa has to offer, and enjoy spending any free time exploring the area's great restaurants, parks, baseball team, and beaches. I also love to travel and have visited over 20 countries so far. Professionally, I am interested in primary care and addressing health disparities in our community. I am thrilled to be staying at USF to round out my training in pediatrics!
Born in Kathmandu, Nepal, I was raised abroad for five years before making my way to Florida. My family eventually proclaimed Naples, FL as our new home and I grew up being spoiled by the beautiful weather along the Gulf of Mexico. I attended the University of Florida for 4 amazing years and then LECOM in Bradenton for my medical education. I am thrilled to continue life on the Gulf for the next 3 years! I was drawn into pediatrics because I've always loved working with kids and the excitement they bring. Outside of my professional goals, I enjoy being outdoors and anything involving food. My hobbies include passionately rooting for Florida Gator sports, running, paddle boarding, cooking and seeking a good cup of coffee. I look forward to completing my residency training at USF and fulfilling my lifelong goal as a pediatrician!
I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. I attended University of North Florida for undergrad and then medical school at PCOM in Atlanta, Georgia. I love traveling, cooking and going to theme parks! My favorite is Magic Kingdom. During my free time I enjoy spending time with family and my husband and our dog Lilly who is the most adorable Chihuahua ever! After residency I would like to pursue a fellowship in pediatric hematology oncology. 
I grew up as one of three daughters working on my family's cattle ranch in rural Idaho. My sense of adventure took me to New Hampshire to attend Dartmouth College for a biology degree and a minor in Japanese language and literature (Japan will always be my favorite vacation destination!). After so many cold winters, I thought I'd try the milder horse country at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, living with my older sister who was already at UK for dentistry. I still got snowed out in 3 of the 4 winters, so I'm counting on Tampa to thaw me out. I'm very excited to train at USF and work with my great new colleagues! A warm, friendly and constructive environment was the most important factor in choosing my residency. Outside of medicine, I enjoy nature walks, musicals, volleyball, and board games. I'm looking forward to a great three years of growth!
I was born in Clearwater and raised in St. Petersburg. I left the Tampa Bay area to study biology and chemistry at the University of Florida. Like any good Gator, I quickly learned that football is one of the pillars of a well-rounded education. I had the fortune of attending every game as part of the marching band, an organization that was the core of my fondest undergraduate memories. I even had the honor of being selected drum major during my final years. Following graduation, I worked for several years in the healthcare field. Following my hiatus in Gainesville, I returned home to attend medical school at the University of South Florida - now with husband in tow. During my professional studies we had a son and, subsequently, a daughter. I love being a mother and look forward to being a care-giver not only for my two babies, Brandon and Bentley, but also for the many children needing a medical professional with a compassionate touch.

I am a first generation Vietnamese-American born in California but raised a Georgia peach. I majored in biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GO YELLOW JACKETS!) before completing medical school at USF MCOM (GO BULLS!). Since moving, I have fully acclimated to Florida weather. Anything below 70 degrees warrants a coat. My bucket list includes visiting every U.S. national park (and collecting stamps for my national parks passport!). I love musicals, which is why I love Disney movies (and I love all things Disney in general). I am a proud rescue hermit crab owner. His name is Sheldon and I adopted him while on the interview trail. , I love it here in Tampa with USF Pediatrics!

Born and raised in Medellin, Colombia, I moved to Tampa, FL when I was 10 years old. I attended the University of South Florida for both my undergraduate and medical school education and now I am part of the USF Pediatrics Residency family! My medical interests include global health, medical missions and gastroenterology (although I plan to keep my mind open). In addition to children, I am absolutely in love with animals and as such, I’m a proud parent of Frankie and Nala (my dog and cat). I love to spend time with family, exercise, eat and travel!!
I was born and raised in the Midwest, but moved to Tampa for high school and have been a Floridian ever since. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida before moving to Miami for medical school at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. I have always wanted to be a pediatrician and I am so excited to be coming back home to Tampa to complete my pediatrics residency at USF! On a more personal note, I met my wife while we were both freshman in the USF Herd of Thunder marching band, and we recently got married in May of 2016. We are both very much dog people, and our dog Maisy is our life. I am also the oldest of four siblings and I'm very close to my family, so it's great to be able to come back to Tampa and be closer to them. I love music, movies, and sports, particularly the Rays, Lightning, and USF Bulls. I am so grateful to have this amazing opportunity to train in pediatrics in my beautiful hometown of Tampa!
I am a life-long Floridian, born and raised in a small town in the Florida Panhandle. I obtained my bachelor's degree in Nutrition from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and was fortunate to have remained at UF for medical school. Following my first year of medical school, I married my awesome husband, who is a civil engineer. I love going to as many Gator sporting events as possible, cooking with my husband, watching Netflix, home DIY projects, and learning to play tennis. I also enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my church group, especially on the water! I am interested in general pediatrics and am looking forward to moving to Tampa soon!
My name is Ryan Reynolds and I have been a Louisiana native my entire life. I grew up in New Orleans and then moved to Baton Rouge where I attended Louisiana State University. I received an undergraduate degree in Biology and minors in both Chemistry and Business. After finishing my undergraduate education in Baton Rouge, I decided to move back home for medical school at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. When I'm not busy staring in movies, I enjoy playing tennis, being active, and attending the many different festivals and cultural celebrations New Orleans has to offer. Florida has always been a special place to me having been multiple times with family and friends. During my interview day, I was impressed with friendliness of the staff and the beauty and diversity Tampa and St. Pete’s. I am excited to become a part of the USF Pediatric family and to call Tampa my new home!
Hey ya’ll! I was born and raised in Titusville, Florida, and grew up with the opportunity to see many shuttle launches. I went to USF for undergrad and then to the University of Central Florida for medical school. I’m so excited to be back in Tampa for residency! Go Bulls (I’m sorry, Knights)! I chose Pediatrics because of the amazing opportunity to impact a child’s future and to establish a long-term relationship with them as a patient. My professional interests include Cardiology and Hematology/Oncology, as well as global health trips.
As a native Floridian, I absolutely love the sunshine and the beach! I also enjoy playing volleyball, spending time with my friends and family, playing escape games, and line dancing. I also love going to Universal any chance I get. I’m so happy to join the USF family and look forward to what the next three years bring!

I was born in New Jersey and moved to Tampa Bay when I was only months old. I loved growing up in Tampa, but I wanted to explore the other side of Florida so I attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale for both my undergraduate and medical school education. Life in South Florida was amazing but I always knew I was going to come back home. In my free time, I love being outdoors including anything from biking to swimming to having picnics in my backyard in this all year long beautiful weather! I have to admit I am a bit of a foodie and have been spoiled by the fantastic restaurants Tampa has to offer.
The decision to pursue Pediatrics was easy for me. Being a camp counselor for too many summers to count, I was able to see the joy kids brought to the world. Pediatrics combines two of my passions: medicine and helping children. What could possibly be better than that! I am so thrilled and proud to be a USF Pediatric Resident