Internal Medicine Residency Program

Chief Residents (2021-2022)

3rd Year Chief Residents

I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I completed medical school there, and I practiced as a primary care physician in a rural area soon after graduation. I also worked in research in my home university and as the main coordinator of the Peruvian Research Group on Pneumococcus before starting residency at USF. I have had a great time, and I am excited to serve as the Moffitt Cancer Center chief resident and continue improving the resident experience. My career interests include benign and malignant Hematology, translational research, and medical education. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy traveling and discovering new eating venues with my fiancée. Also, as a full-time geek, I like rock climbing, board games, video games, and anime. 
Hello All! I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and went to the University of Missouri-Kansas City for its 6 year BA/MD program before coming to USF for residency. Tampa and USF have been amazing and have so much to offer. The wonderful weather, the great food, and the amazing culture and camaraderie that residents have are just a few examples of what makes Tampa and USF great. This year, I am excited to be the VA Subspecialty Clinics Chief and will work to enrich education in the clinics as well as wellness in and out of the hospital. After residency, I plan on pursuing a fellowship and career in nephrology. Outside of work, I enjoy going to Orange Theory, trying new restaurants with friends, and golf. 
I was born in Jacksonville and raised in St. Augustine, FL, attending the University of Florida for undergrad studying microbiology. I attended medical school at USF and fell in love with the internal medicine program, deciding to stay for residency. I am extremely excited to work as chief resident at TGH where I have had so many formative learning experiences in both medical school and residency. My goal is to improve the quality of our residents' educational opportunities and continue to deliver excellent rotations at TGH. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, SCUBA diving, weightlifting, learning piano, hiking, and walking my dog Finnian with my wife Emily.
I was born in raised in South Florida where I went to a School of the Arts for Vocal Performance during my middle school and high school years. I moved to Orlando, FL for college where I studied Molecular and Microbiology. It was here that I met my lab partner who, little did I know, would eventually become the most wonderful husband in the world. For medical school, we moved down to Miami, FL, and studied at FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Working with an indigent population in Miami, I saw the healthcare disparities that plagued those of lower socioeconomic status and undocumented immigrants. Many of these patients sought out care in safety-net hospitals for chronic conditions because of their lack of access to care, health insurance, or financial insecurities. This is ultimately what inspired me to obtain a Healthcare MBA in the hopes of one day opening a non-profit clinic aimed to decrease hospital re-admissions. For residency, I was honored to become a part of the USF Internal Medicine family where I can achieve my dreams of becoming an academic hospitalist.
I was born in Atlanta but spent the majority of my life growing up near the beautiful beaches of Clearwater, FL. I took a small detour to the University of Florida for undergrad before returning home to Tampa for medical school and now residency at USF. As I enter my third year, I am incredibly excited to serve as the James A. Haley VA Continuity Clinic Chief Resident. I am interested in primary care as well as academic medicine and plan to pursue a career in those fields after residency. Outside of work, I spent the majority of my time playing basketball, watching sports (diehard Gators and Lightning fan), lounging at the beach/pool, and napping with our new puppy.
I was born and raised in a small town right outside of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida called Cooper City. When I was 8 years old, I fell in love with the game of basketball. 10 years later, I followed this passion to Rome, Georgia, where I played with the Berry College Women’s basketball team.  After finishing 4 years of collegiate play and obtaining my degree in exercise science, I pursued my dream of becoming a physician at the Florida State University College of Medicine. I then decided to trade in my garnet and gold for green and gold as I transitioned to USF for their Internal Medicine Residency Program. To say I love this place and this program, is truly an understatement.  Outside of work, I enjoy working out, traveling, and spending time with my family. I am excited to serve as the Morsani/Health Park chief and look forward to working with faculty and residents alike to make our ambulatory curriculum and experience the best it can be. 

4th Year Chief Residents

I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and went to the University of Miami for college. I returned home and completed medical school at LSU New Orleans. I was so excited to match at USF and have absolutely loved living in Tampa for the past 3 years. It is so eclectic, young, and booming right now. There is always so much to do. I am so excited to spend the upcoming academic year as one of the inpatient chief residents at the VA for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement! It will be a great opportunity to learn about systems management and teach these skills to our USF residents. After this year, I plan to pursue an endocrinology fellowship. Outside of work, I enjoy exploring Tampa, trying new restaurants, traveling, baking, and taking care of my many plants. 
I was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio. I completed my undergraduate training at Case Western Reserve University, where I studied Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism. I attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Although I was planning to complete internal medicine residency training in the Midwest, I fell in love with the USF program and the city of Tampa. Throughout my residency, I had the opportunity and privilege to train with the best fellow co-residents, fellows, and attending physicians. As the third ambulatory Chief Resident for Quality and Safety at the JAHVA, I hope to expand on the work completed by my predecessors. I look forward to teaching residents quality improvement principles, improving outpatient didactics, and optimizing the quality of care received by our veterans. Outside of medicine, I enjoy traveling with my wife, trying new restaurants, playing tennis and pickleball, running, and spending time at the beach.
I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in different places including Vancouver, British Columbia, and Bay Area in California. After completing medical school in Norfolk, Virginia, I fell in love with Tampa and decided to stay at USF as my residency program. My passion lies in clinical research in the field of hematologic malignancies, specifically CAR T-cell therapy. I very much enjoyed numerous research opportunities at USF and wanted to share this amazing experience with interns and residents at USF! My future goal is to become a blood and marrow transplant specialist specializing in cellular immunotherapy. In my free time, I love to hang out with family and friends and my fur baby named Cheeto at the dog park, pup bar, and dog beach. I am excited to serve as an academic and research chief resident at the VA over the next year!
I was born and raised just outside Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I went to the University of Florida for undergrad (Go Gators!) where I studied Economics. My interests in the business of medicine grew, so afterward I did my Masters in Public Health focusing in Healthcare Management and Policy at the Yale School of Public Health. I returned to Florida for medical school at Florida International University's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami before coming to Tampa for residency. I love Tampa so much for its eclectic vibe, a plethora of activities, and diverse population. I had an amazing time at USF’s Internal Medicine Residency and as the former Tampa General Hospital Chief Resident. I am now excited to serve as your Chief Resident in Quality Improvement & Patient Safety at the James A. Haley VA Hospital. My career interests include cardiology, physician leadership, and health systems improvement. In my free time, I love exploring new places and restaurants and going to Disney World with my beautiful wife!