Fellowships & Internships

Current Fellows


Carlos Perez-Sanfeliz, MD

Carlos Perez-Sanfeliz, MD - Chief Fellow

Carlos was born in Puerto Rico, and completed a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master's in Public Health at the University of Puerto Rico. He continued his studies in Medicine at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico, followed by a Fifth Pathway Program with the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. In 2011, Carlos completed his training in Pediatrics with the University of Puerto Rico at the University Pediatric Hospital. After working as a NICU/PICU and General Pediatrics hospitalist in Puerto Rico and Texas for about 9 years, he decided to pursue a fellowship in neonatology at USF. He enjoys running, photography, performing arts, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Pulmonary hypertension in patients with bronchopulmonary dysplasia is his main area of interest.

Leah Barnett-Staines, MD

Leah Barnett-Staines, MD

Leah was born and raised in a small town in Texas. She attended Texas A&M for undergrad, then completed medical school in San Antonio and residency in Houston. Her hobbies include traveling, hiking, biking, exploring new restaurants and coffee shops, baking, and working out. She loves daily sunset walks with her husband and two bulldogs. Leah's research interests are hypotension and IVH, as well as infant feeding. She is excited to explore the sunshine state while learning the wonderful field of neonatology.


Vanessa Bray, MD

Vanessa Bray, MD

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 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.


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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.

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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.

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Taylor Wiseman, 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.