3rd Year Chief Residents
Ashley Eisner, DO, Simulation/Ultrasound Chief
I grew up in Naples, Florida and moved to Miami for undergrad (Go Canes!). During college, international medical mission work inspired me to get my Masters in Public Health, which I did in the beautiful state of Colorado. I then returned to Florida for medical school. In medical school I fell in love with critical care and plan to pursue pulmonary critical care fellowship. My time at USF has been fantastic and I am honored to serve as chief of simulation and curriculum. I hope to enrich our resident’s education and procedural prowess during my time as chief. Outside of medicine, I live to travel and am always planning my next adventure. I enjoy being in nature, trying new cuisines, and spending time with my family and friends.
Fahad Hawk, MD, Outpatient VA Chief
I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Tampa, Florida for the combined 7-year BS/MD program at USF. I fell in love with Tampa and decided to stay at USF for residency as well! After residency, I am planning on pursuing cardiology and be involved in academic medicine. Outside of work, I enjoy watching sports (huge Atlanta Falcons fan and Tampa Bay Lightning fan), traveling, cooking, and trying new restaurants. I am excited to be James A Haley VA Hospital Outpatient Chief and plan to continue enriching our residents’ education and experiencing throughout the multi-specialty VA clinics while serving our veterans.
Ashton Sequeira, MD, Tampa General Hospital Chief
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 afterwards 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 Tama so much for its eclectic vibe, plethora of activities, and diverse population. I am beyond excited to serve as your Tampa General Hospital Chief Resident to share my love of this beautiful hospital. My career interests include cardiology, physician leadership, and healthcare systems improvement. In my free time, I love exploring new places and restaurants and going to Disney World with my fiancée!
Bryant Shuey, MD, Healthpark/Morsani Clinic Chief
I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and grew up on gravel baseball fields, green chile, and cool high desert air. I attended the University of New Mexico for undergrad and medical school before moving to sunny Tampa to start my residency here at USF. I am now entering my third year of residency and will be the Morsani/Health Park ambulatory chief. I am interested in primary care, addiction medicine, and public health and plan to pursue additional training in public health and health policy after residency. Tampa has a ton of different activities to offer. A perfect day is a morning on the beach, hitting up the Dali Museum in St. Pete, then relaxing at one of Tampa's many amazing breweries.
R. Ashton Vautier, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center Chief
I was born and raised in Mobile, AL, and spent a majority of life on the Gulf Coast. Before medicine, I attended the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and worked for the Air Force as a civilian Electronics Engineer for 2 years. I subsequently attended medical school at South Alabama and now have been ecstatic with my time at USF for Internal Medicine residency. I am honored to serve as the chief resident at Moffitt Cancer Center and look forward to working with the faculty there and also representing the interests of our residents. My future goals include Cardiology fellowship followed by training in Electrophysiology. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family including planning dinner parties, board game nights, watching any sport, and exploring Tampa with my wife.
4th Year Chief Residents
Bassam "Sam" Ayoub, MD- Academics and Research Chief
I was born in the Kingdom of Jordan and immigrated to the USA when I was just ten years old. I have lived in Orlando, Florida for most of my life. I attended the University of Central Florida for my bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and microbiology and for my M.D. degree. I have always enjoyed living in Florida and being close to my family. Therefore I chose to pursue my residency training at the USF Internal Medicine Residency Program. I am honored to serve as an academic chief resident over the next year. I look forward to working with our faculty and residents to continue to enhance and maintain our excellent clinical experience, research opportunities, and educational curriculum at the USF Internal Medicine residency program.
My personal interests include playing and watching soccer (go Liverpool), playing the electric guitar, and spending time with my family. My medical interests include academic internal medicine, cardiology, and medical student education.
Maher Elharake, MD- Inpatient VA CRQS
I grew up in the great town of Beckley, WV. I went to Pitt for undergrad, where I completed my degree in Physics before moving back to WV for medical school and coming to USF for residency. During my PGY-2 year, I decided to adjust career paths from pursuing a fellowship in Heme/Onc to going down the route of quality improvement and patient safety. I'm hopeful that this extra year will provide me with tools to make an impact on healthcare on a systems-wide scale. In my free time, I enjoy anything related to the NBA, listening to music, keeping up with the tech world, and playing video games.
Denise Feradov, MD- Inpatient VA CRQS
I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and moved to Florida when I was 7 years old. I grew up in Orlando and graduated from University of Central Florida with a major in Molecular and Microbiology and a minor in Spanish. I then decided to stay at UCF for medical school. When it came time for residency, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend USF for Internal Medicine. 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! I plan to use this year in acquiring the valuable skills necessary to develop new protocols to help streamline and improve patient care practices and outcomes whilst reducing cost of care. I hope to continue using these abilities as I plan to purse cardiology fellowship. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time at the beach, traveling, exploring the local parks in Tampa, going to Lightning games, and anything Disney related!
Shruthi Narasimha, MD- Outpatient VA CRQS
I was born in Bangalore, India but have been living in the sunshine state since I was 5 years old. I attended Tampa Prep for high school and later graduated from USF with a B.S in biology. I briefly moved to Miami for medical school at FIU but was happy to come back home for my residency. This year, I will be the second ambulatory Chief Resident for Quality and Safety at the JAHVA hospital. This year, more than any other, has been filled with unique obstacles and I am looking forward to gaining skills on how to improve our outpatient services through my new role and am excited to work alongside our amazing medical students, residents and faculty. I have a strong interest in medical education and wellness and hope to gain valuable leadership skills this year at USF with hopes of pursuing a fellowship in gastroenterology in the future. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, photography and hanging out with my family and friends here in Tampa.