Current Residents

PGY-6 Fellows

Tony H. Fattouch, M.D.
Medical School: SUNY (Buffalo)
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Imaging
Research:

Douglas P. Ivancsits, M.D.
Birthplace: Oak Lawn, IL
Hometown: Apollo Beach, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship and Residency: University of South Florida
Fellowship: Body Imaging
Clinical Interests: Body Imaging
Research:
Hobbies: Basketball, biking, kayaking

Danny Rafik Lababidi, M.D.
Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Universities
Internship and Residency: University of South Florida
Fellowship: Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Research:

Brannon Moye, M.D.
Birthplace and hometown: Dothan, AL
Medical School: University of Florida
Internship: University of Tennessee- Chattanooga
Residency: University of Florida
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Imaging
Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Radiology
Research:

Brian J. Rau, M.D.
Medical School: University of North Dakota
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Imaging
Research:

Douglass M. Sherard, M.D.
Birthplace and Hometown: Orlando, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship and Residency: University of South Florida
Fellowship: Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Clinical Interests: Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Research:  
Hobbies: Snowboarding, Water Skiing, Spending time with family and friends

Marie A. Vasher, M.D.
Birthplace: Parma, Ohio
Hometown: Cape Haze, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship and Residency: University of South Florida General Surgery 
Fellowship: Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Clinical Interests: Vascular and Interventional Radiology (Adults and Pediatrics); Breast Imaging and Intervention
Research:

PGY-5 Residents

Fernando Bermudez, M.D.
Birthplace: Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Hometown: Miami, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Body Imaging
Research:
Hobbies: Food, Travel, Music, Sports

Stephen J. Cella, M.D.
Chief Resident
Birthplace: Langhorne, PA
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Temple University
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Cardiothoracic; Emergency Radiology
Research: Carotid Stenting
Hobbies: Spending time with family, Golfing, Football

John M. Donatelli, M.D.
Chief Resident
Birthplace and Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
Medical School: University of Toledo
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interest: Cardiothoracic Imaging
Research:
Hobbies: Soccer, Traveling

Ashkan Ghaneie, M.D.
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Hometown: Melbourne, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Cardiothoracic Imaging
Research: rare types of ectopic pregnancy
Hobbies: Soccer, Reading, Spending time at the Beach, Sleeping

Whitney B. Page, M.D.
Birthplace and Hometown: Tampa, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal
Research:

Andrew D. Prather, M.D.
Birthplace: Indiana
Hometown: Lebanon, IN
Medical School: Indiana University
Internship: University of South Florida General Surgery
Clinical Interests: Breast Imaging, Imaging quality, Thoracic Imaging
Research:
Hobbies: Photography, Mountaineering

Tristan R. Smith, M.D.
Birthplace: Austin, TX
Hometown: Kutztown, PA
Medical School: Drexel University
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: GI, GU, Percutaneous Intervention
Research: 
Hobbies: Racing/Motorsports, Traveling, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Golfing, Skiing

Erik M. Steckler, M.D.
Birthplace: Chadron, NE
Hometown: Broken Bow, NE
Medical School: University of Nebraska
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Neuroradiology
Research:
Hobbies: Fishing, Golf, and outdoor activities

PGY-4 Residents

Matthew A. Assing, M.D.
Birthplace: San Antonio, TX
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Breast Imaging, Women's Imaging, Interventional Radiology, Ultrasound guided procedures.
Research: Breast imaging and Interventional Radiology
Hobbies: Soccer, Weight lifting, High Intensity Interval Training, Muay Thai, Tennis, Scuba Diving, Traveling

Kimberly L. Funaro, M.D.
Birthplace: Humble, TX
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Medical School: University of Florida
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Breast and women's Imaging, Ultrasound and CT guided procedures
Research:
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, fishing, kayaking

Nathan R. Hatfield, M.D.
Birthplace and Hometown: Huntington, WV
Medical School: Marshall University
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Interventional Radiology
Research:
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and daughter, Golf

Alex T. Hayes, M.D.
Birthplace: Jacksonville, FL
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship: University of South Florida General Surgery
Clinical Interests: Interventional Radiology; Ultrasound; Cross-sectional Interventional Procedures
Research:
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife (expecting a baby in October), family and friends, Fishing, Shooting sports, Kayaking, Music/concerts, Golfing, Photography, Cooking

Leena S. Kamat, M.D.
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Medical School: University of Florida
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Breast Imaging
Research: Body Imaging, Neuroradiology, and Breast Imaging
Hobbies: Travel, Arts/Crafts, Meditation, Spending time with family and friends

Neel D. Karamsadkar, M.D.
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Neuroradiology
Research:
Hobbies: Sports and Saltwater Fishing

Heidi H. Lewis, M.D.
Birthplace and Hometown: Huntington, WV
Medical School: Marshall University
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Radiology
Research:
Hobbies: Art (painting and ceramics), watching comedy movies and performances

Sangy P. Pottackal, M.D.
Birthplace: India
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship: University of Sotuh Florida
Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Imaging; Body Imaging
Research: 
Hobbies: Table Tennis, Piano, playing the Tabla

PGY-3 Residents

Michael Larone Campbell, M.D.
Birthplace: St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Hometown: Falmouth, Jamaica
Medical School: Emory University
Internship: Emory University Department of Surgery
Residency: Emory University Department of Surgery
Clinical Interest: Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; Body Imaging
Research: Neuroradiology, Collrectal Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Surgical training models
Hobbies: Traveling, Auto Racing, Soccer, Skeet Shooting, Target Shooting

Alan M. Chen, M.D.
Birthplace: Freehold, NJ
Hometown: Morganville, NJ
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Radiology education, Quality Improvement, Pediatrics, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Research:
Hobbies: Tennis, Ping-pong, Crossfit, Racquetball, Travel

Michael W. Daugherty, M.D.
Birthplace and Hometown: Owensboro, KY
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Internship: The Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio
Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, Neurology, Body Imaging
Research: Pediatric posterior fossa abnormalities 
Hobbies: Watching and playing sports, Spending time with Family

Ryan J. Gnesda, D.O.
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, CA
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Medical School: Kansas City University
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Interventional Radiology, Musculoskeletal, Body Imaging
Research: 
Hobbies: USF Radiology flag football, Golf, Running

Ayushi Gupta, M.D.
Birthplace: India
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Medical School: University of Missouri, Kansas City
Internship: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal and Body Imaging
Research:

Kevin M. Kuppler M.D.
Birthplace: Youngstown, OH
Hometown: Canfield, OH
Medical School: Wake Forest University
Internship: Wake Forest University
Clinical Interests: Modifying/introducing new techniques to improve patient care, Interventional Radiology
Research:
Hobbies: Outdoor activities, Weight Lifting, Traveling

Midhir J.Patel, M.D.
Birthplace: Ahmedabad, Gujarat (India)
Hometown: Lake Mary, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship: University of South Florida Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Body Imaging, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Neuroradiology, Image guided minimally invasive procedures
Research: Imaging of uncommon liver diseases, Neurovascular Imaging
Hobbies: Sports, Video Games, Travel, Outdoor Activities

Dana M. Poletto, M.D.
Birthplace: New Haven, CT
Hometown: Punta Gorda, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship: University of South Florida Department of Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Contrast allergies and premedication protocols
Research: Cardiothoracic imaging, post-operative imaging of neurosurgical procedures
Hobbies: Tennis, reading, cooking, traveling

PGY-2 Residents

Eric Addo, M.D.
Birthplace: New Haven, CT
Hometown: Middletown, CT
Medical School: University of Connecticut
Internship; University of Connecticut Preliminary Medicine
Clinical Interests: Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology
Research:
Hobbies: Soccer

Travis Carter, M.D.
Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois
Hometown: Valrico, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship: University of South Florida General Surgery
Clinical Interests: Interventional Radiology
Research:
Hobbies: Spending time outdoors

Stuart Deaderick, M.D.
Birthplace and Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Internship: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Research:
Hobbies: Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Rugby, Golf, Playing the banjo

Chad Engel, M.D.
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship: University of South Florida Internal Medicine
Research: Lumbar disc and endplate morphology
Hobbies: Golf, Racquet sports, Fishing, Photography, Florida Gator football

Marcus Freeman, M.D.
Birthplace and Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Internship: University of South Florida Department of Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Neurology; Interventional
Research:
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and son, fitness, blogging, watching sports, listening to music, learning about advancements in computer technology

Kyle Luecke, M.D.
Birthplace and Hometown: Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia
Internship: USF Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Neuroradiology
Research:
Hobbies: Soccer, Kayaking, Playing with my bulldog, Bodybuilding, Biking, Paddleboarding

Yasmin Mekhail, M.D.
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Medical School: George Washington University
Internship: University of South Florida
Research:
Hobbies: Piano, traveling, reading

Rafik Zarifa, M.D.
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Medical School: University of Central Florida
Internship: University of Miami
Clinical Interests: Interventional Radiology; Musculoskeletal
Research:
Hobbies: Sports and Travel

PGY-1

Lowell Dawson, M.D.
Birthplace and Hometown: Queens, NY
Medical School: University of South Florida
Clinical Interests: Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology
Research:
Hobbies: Listening to music, Reading, Spending time with my family, traveling, sports activities

Dalanda Diallo, M.D.
Birthplace: Miskolc, Hungary
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: SUNY (Upstate)
Research:
Hobbies: Traveling, outdoor activities, fitness

Gary Ihnat, M.D.
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Hometown: Yatesville, PA
Medical School: Commonwealth Medical College
Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal; Mammo
Research: Breast Cancer
Hobbies: Tennis, Basketball, Football, Watching sports, Reading

Nicholas Lambert, D.O.
Birthplace: Del Rio, TX
Hometown: Vienna, VA
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Research:
Hobbies: Spending time outdoors, Sports, Fishing, and Food