Fellowships & Internships
Vanessa Riley, MD - Chief Fellow
Born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, Vanessa attended Vanderbilt University for undergrad where she double-majored in Biological Sciences and Medicine, as well as Health and Society.
While at Vandy, she was a member of the Vanderbilt Cheerleading team and cheered for both - football and basketball (Go Dores!). Although Vanessa loved Nashville, she decided to return to sunny Florida to attend the USF Morsani College of Medicine and to be closer to her family. She loved Tampa and her USF family so much that she decided to stay for residency and fellowship. Vanessa's research interests include nutrition and the gut microbiome. Outside of medicine she enjoys live music, trying new restaurants, cold brew coffee, scrapbooking, going to the beach, wine tastings, playing with her French bulldog Paisley, weekends full of college and professional football, attending Lightning hockey games, and paddle boarding.
Alexia Eiges, MD
Alexia was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She attended undergraduate and medical school at Florida State University and went on to complete her residency training at University of Florida in Jacksonville. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, baking, traveling, watching FSU football, and Lightning hockey.
Kelsey Coombs, DO
Kelsey is from a small town outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville for her undergrad. Although the Tennessee Vols stole her heart, she decided to branch out and attend medical school in Florida at LECOM-Bradenton. She then completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of South Florida. USF is such a special place with incredible people (including her two amazing first-year co-fellows whom she met in residency) that she knew she wanted to continue her training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at her home program. Outside of medicine, she loves taking her husky, Naleigh, just about anywhere she can. Saint Pete/Tampa is unbelievably dog friendly- her dog even has a membership at the local Dog Bar. Kelsey loves to try new restaurants, kayak, paddleboard, and just enjoy the amazing outdoor areas around town.
Tasnia Osmani, MD
Tasnia was born in Bangladesh, grew up in Canada, and eventually moved to Florida, where her family currently resides. She attended the University of Florida (Go Gators!) for her undergraduate degree and then went to SGU for medical school. She was so grateful to have completed her residency training close to home at USF and beyond excited to start her Neonatology fellowship in Tampa. In her free time, she likes to travel with her family and enjoy the sunny weather of Florida.
Taylor Deall, DO
Taylor is a Tampa native! She left the sunshine state for college at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, followed by a medical school in West Virginia. Taylor returned to Tampa for her residency in pediatrics, during which she discovered a passion for Neonatology. When she’s not in the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, running, singing, and playing guitar with impromptu jam sessions. She plans to pursue basic science research during her fellowship and is excited to work on quality improvement projects within the unit.
Jenny Gutwein, MD
Originally, I am from the Midwest, but have been living in Florida for some time so it feels like home. I completed my undergrad at Purdue University and then went on to Saint George’s University School of Medicine, and Pediatric Residency at Salah Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I have focused my research on Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) during the neonatal period, which has been very rewarding. For Neonatology fellowship I was looking for a program that had community, quantity, and acuity. I also have friends that are like family in Tampa, which was a big draw. My personal interests are hosting dinner parties, running, Pure Barre, and traveling back to Indiana to spend time with extended family. I look forward to continuing to grow as a fellow and plan to continue research in the area of stigma and its effect on NOWS.
Stephanie Morales, DO
I was born and raised on Long Island, NY and spent the last few years living in Brooklyn. I completed my undergraduate studies in biochemistry at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, attended medical school in NYC at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and stayed in NY to complete my residency with Northwell Health at Staten Island University Hospital. I enjoy spending my free time with my husband and our pups, Rudy and Benji, traveling to and exploring new cities, and watching crime documentaries. My research interests include neonatal nutrition and I look forward to narrowing down my research project here at TGH.