Neurology Residency Program

PGY2 Residents

Class of 2023

Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

College: New York University

I was born and raised in Allentown, PA with his four sisters and brother before moving to New York City to major in Neuroscience at NYU. After graduation, I worked as a research technician at NYU investigating the subcellular connectivity neuronal pathways underlying addiction behaviors. I am an accomplished musician in my free time and enjoy playing the guitar, bass, drums, and piano. Other interests include weight training, gardening, and all outdoor activities.

Medical School: University of Central Florida

College: University of Central Florida

I was born in central New York, however moved to Orlando, Florida at the age of four and stayed until twenty-five. My immediate family is still located in Orlando and my extended is in New York. In college I majored in biomedical sciences, aka micro and molecular biology. After graduating I studied at UCF COM where I earned my MD in 2019. In my free time I enjoy cooking, baking, exercising, and spending time my family. Tampa is an amazing place to get outside between the beaches, trails, and restaurants. Training at USF has been a rewarding experience thus far. I was drawn to this program because of the warm and friendly culture in addition to excellent clinical training offered. Thus far I have not been disappointed. After training I am interested in pursuing a fellowship in headache and migraine.

Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

College: University of South Florida

I was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and grew up in Tampa for most of my life. I went to the University of South Florida for medical school. I love getting to know people and finding new hobbies. I enjoy yoga, lifting, running, aerial silks and boxing. I especially like spending my free time appreciating the beautiful Florida weather by going to the beach, paddle boarding and boating. Tampa general hospital is conveniently located on an island. You can drive just 5 minutes to the end of the island and enjoy the beach and the sunset. I also enjoy going to St. Pete or Clearwater just 30 minutes away.  Although I had originally aspired to move out of state for residency the USF Neurology program became my family. It wouldn’t have felt right going anywhere else. The residents are extremely personable and sociable. The attendings are approachable and always eager to help. Also, our home base Tampa General Hospital is by far the most gorgeous hospital I have ever seen.  

Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

College: University of Florida

I was born in New York and grew up in Orlando, FL. My family is from eastern Tanzania. I went to UF for undergrad and majored in Biochemistry with a double minor in Arabic Studies and Actuarial Science. I went to USF for medical school and stayed at USF for neurology residency because I loved the friendly environment, diverse patient population, and caring faculty. I love math, biking, and playing basketball. My plans for fellowship include headache medicine and/or epilepsy. I would highly recommend USF for anyone interested in pursuing a career in neurology due to our robust curriculum, excellent faculty, and diverse fellowship opportunities.

Medical School: B. J Medical

College: Pune, India  

I was born and raised in the western part of India and I earned my medical degree from B.J Medical College, Pune. It was during my 3rd-year clinical rotation that neurology captured my heart: I found the logic of neuroanatomy and the localization approach to be very elegant and appealing. I came to the United States in 2013 for my clinical rotation and got involved in research using the USA Nationwide database, which enabled me to understand the U.S. healthcare system and to gain biostatistical expertise. I came to USF Tampa for my clinical rotations in 2018 to further strengthen my clinical and research skills. After my clinical rotation at USF, this place and people felt like family and I decided to stay at USF. Everyone here including residents, attendings, and the nursing staff were so supportive and helpful, I felt comfortable within a short period of time. I chose the University of South Florida for my neurology training because I felt it would allow me to grow into the best neurologist I could be.  

At USF you get to see a wide variety of patient population, ample opportunities for research, delicate clinical curriculum, procedure training at world-class USF Simulation labs, and because of many social events offered by medicine and neurology, it is very easy to make friends. Tampa offers ample opportunities for kayaking, biking, and outdoor activities at the beach.  

In my free time I enjoy cooking, hang out with friends, and explore new places in Tampa and obsessed with the beautiful Tampa riverside walk. After my training, I am interested in pursuing a Fellowship in Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology.

Medical School: Michigan State University

College: McGill University  

I was born in China originally but moved to Canada shortly afterwards. After having spent most of my time growing up in the snow and down the slopes, moving to Tampa was an unforeseen turn of events, but that just goes to show how much I loved USF neurology! There is a remarkable group of faculty members who are dedicated to teaching not only medical knowledge but skills needed to become a well-rounded neurologist. There is also great group of co-residents who work well together and I feel fortunate to have become part of the USF family. Not to mention our airport’s acronym is “TPA” so it’s just meant to be! Hope to see you in 4.5 hours or less.

Medical School: Florida International University College of Medicine

College: Florida International University  

I was born and raised in Miami, Florida with my parents, who are both Cuban immigrants, and my younger sister. I attended Miami Dade Honors College, then Florida International University Honors College where I majored in Biology. During undergrad I worked as a Lifeguard, Swimming Instructor, and Club Swimming Coach. During my time at FIU, I was fortunate enough study abroad for a semester in France. After graduating, I worked as the Lead Medical Scribe at Baptist Hospital of Miami, then obtained my Medical Degree at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami. I love to try all types of cuisine and travel whenever the opportunity arises. On my free time, I try to stay active with running, rock climbing, swimming, biking, and kayaking. I also enjoy listening to podcasts, reading, tending to my hydroponic herb garden, and baking cookies.  

Why choose USF Neurology? I choose USF Neurology because I felt that I would truly be supported amongst my peers and faculty. Not only does USF provide ample opportunities to see common and rare pathology, but we are able to work with some incredibly knowledgeable and approachable attendings. I chose USF for the breadth and variety of learning opportunities in multiple practice environments and patient populations. I also think that the view of the bay at TGH is wonderful and the proximity to the beaches and water activities make Tampa such a fantastic city to enjoy on your free time.

Medical School: St George’s, University of London (UK)

Graduate School: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

College: Oxford University

I grew up in London, England and studied French and German literature and language at Oxford before doing a masters in Social Anthropology and International Development at LSE. During that time I spent a year living in Berlin as well as several months in Montreal and Brooklyn. I went to medical school in London (the original St George’s) and trained for a year there at the Royal Free Hospital before flying to Tampa for residency. I like music, Indian food, the ocean and Forrest Gump.

I chose USF for the unbeatable combination of the people, the hospitals and the city. Tampa is an amazing place to live, and even today as I write this I just got back from running my dogs along the waterfront (the official WalletHub most pet friendly city of 2020) and I’m about to go get a boat out to a secluded beach with some other USF residents. The program gives you great exposure in a supportive environment and the depth of education is first class.