Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency

Our Residents

PGY-4

Chief Resident

I grew up in Tampa before attending Tulane University where I received my undergraduate degree in Political Economics. While at Tulane I was the president of the Men’s Club Soccer Team and my love for the sport continues to this day. I returned home to Tampa for medical school where I attended USF. I am very interested in International Medicine and spent time in Thailand studying Pediatric Dengue Fever outbreaks. In my free time I enjoy any activity that involves being outside. Specifically trips the dog park, fishing, golfing and going to the beach. I am open to trying new things and am currently unsure of my plans after residency. I am certain that the next stages will provide exciting and interesting new experiences.

Chief Resident

As many of the other Med-Peds residents, I am a true Floridian. I have been in the Tampa Bay area most of my life, as I was raised in St. Petersburg and have been living in Tampa now for several years. I left the area for 4 years to receive my undergraduate degree in Neurobiology at the University of Miami. I then returned to Tampa and received my master's degree in medical science and medical degree at USF. My passions in medicine include international medicine/global health and academics. While in medical school I developed an interest in international medicine and underserved populations and have been involved with organizations that provide medical care abroad. My goals include continuing my involvement in international health and working at an academic teaching hospital in the future. 

Chief Resident

I was born in Florida, but moved away at a young age and spent my childhood in northern Michigan. After graduating from high school I returned to Florida, and I completed my undergraduate training at the University of South Florida, obtaining a B.S. in Biology. I knew I wanted to stay for medical school, and was lucky enough to be able to do so, also obtaining my M.D. at USF. Determined to finally venture out for residency, I applied and interviewed broadly, but couldn’t find a place I loved more than Tampa, or a community as welcoming and energetic as USF. I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining a supportive and passionate Med-Peds family in the city that I love! My interests professionally include health disparities, global health, and public health. Personally, I enjoy biking, exercising, going to the beach, reading, and spending time with family and friends

Resident Physician

I was born and raised in the great town of Palatka, Florida where I lived until college. For my undergraduate studies I attended Freed Hardeman University in Tennessee where I received a B.S. in Biology and met my wife Casey. Afterwards, I was fortunate enough to attend medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic medicine. I loved every minute of my time in the "far north" (West Virginia and Tennessee), but I am glad to be back home in warm weather. Growing up in Florida has made me a huge fan the outdoors. Fishing, hunting and hiking along with any type of exercise are hobbies of mine. Other than the outdoors I am passionate about medical missions. I have been fortunate enough to travel to Nicaragua multiple times and I hope to continue similar trips in the future. I am truly excited to be able to spend the next 4 years as a member of the Med Peds family!

PGY-3

Resident Physician

Originally from Long Island, I came down to USF for undergrad and medical school. I didn't realize at the time that USF stood for U Stay Forever. True to its name I am thrilled to be staying for at least another 4 years for my residency in Med-Peds. I thought I would miss NY but I have come to love the city of Tampa for the many amazing breweries, restaurants, beaches, and parks (it still has work to do on its bagel game). My medical interests are inpatient medicine, teaching and clinical reasoning. I am excited to continue to explore these interests over the next 4 years as a USF Med-Peds Resident! 

Resident Physician

I grew up in New Jersey as the youngest of three boys. I attended JHU in Maryland for my undergraduate and graduate studies. I eventually ended back in NJ for medical school at Rowan SOM. I am excited to begin my residency at USF and Tampa with its great food scene. Some of my hobbies include eating, snowboarding, being a gym rat, eating, reading some good books, playing with my betta fish, and travelling (but mostly so I can eat different foods). My career interest lays in the field of hematology-oncology. And just a random goal, since I will be in Florida, I think now would be a good time to learn to swim.

Resident Physician 

I was born and raised in Lexington, KY. Growing up a Wildcat fan I continued to bleed blue as I attended the University of Kentucky where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology. After spending two years working in biotechnology, I decided to follow my passion and go back to medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Because I enjoyed such a variety of specialties during my rotations, I knew I wanted to do something where I could care for the young, old, and everyone in between making MedPeds a perfect fit. While Kentucky is in the south, there are still some very cold winters so I am very excited to become a part of the USF MedPeds family. I have very broad interests in medicine including academic medicine and inter-professional education. Outside of the hospital/clinic I love sports (baseball is a lifelong passion), listening to music and attending concerts, and watching movies and TV shows.

Resident Physician 

I was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia and moved to the United States at the age of nine. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina with a major in cardiovascular technology and completed an internship in cardiovascular sonography. I later moved to Charleston, SC to attend medical school at MUSC. My interests include working with underserved populations and global health. In my spare time I enjoy playing soccer and traveling abroad to learn about various cultures. I am extremely excited to move to Tampa for my residency training and to join the USF Med-Peds residency program.

Resident Physician

I grew up in Huntsville, AL before attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham where I received my B.S in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. While at UAB, I studied abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica to improve my fluency in Spanish. After college, I took two years off to apply to veterinary school before realizing I wanted to become a doctor. I went on to get my MD from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. During medical school, I traveled to Rwanda for a month as part of a medical volunteer trip and then afterwards took a 3-week trip with my friends to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro and explore Tanzania. My academic interests include global health, caring for underserved populations, and medical education. In my free time, you can find me working out, hanging out with my friends, or playing soccer. I love to be active, outdoors, and traveling. I am so excited for to be at USF and cannot wait to see what the next 4 years holds!

PGY-2

Resident Physician
 

 I was born and raised in Hollywood, FL. and completed my B.S. in Biomedical Science and my M.S. in Medical Sciences both at the University of South Florida, but then moved to Iowa (more exciting than what people think) for medical school and got my DO degree at Des Moines University. I am grateful for my time in the Midwest, but I am glad to be back in Tampa where my husband and I call home. I am also a mother of a sassy infant named Sophia and two Chiweenies named Tank and Neutron. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, and I am excited to be able to go to USF Bulls football games again. Aside from this, my medical interest lies in inpatient medicine, but I have an open mind about pursing a fellowship, maybe rheumatology. Additionally, I would like to participate in research or do advocacy work to minimize health disparities, more specifically regarding minority health and improving the health of racial and ethnic populations. I am truly happy and excited to start this journey with the USF Med-Peds family. Go Bulls!

Resident Physician

I was born in NYC but I grew up in the small town of Palm Coast, Florida. I attended Duke University in North Carolina where I earned my bachelor’s degree in music, spent a gap year working with a research lab in Durham, and moved to Tampa to complete my medical school training at the University of South Florida. Here, I developed a passion for the underserved while working with the local unsheltered community, and I am very excited to explore more opportunities as a resident. I love eating out with friends, traveling, spending time with family, and trying out new hobbies. Music continues to be my first love, so I am always looking for chances to perform and people to jam with. I cannot wait to continue exploring the Tampa Bay area and be a part of the USF Med-Peds family!

Resident Physician

Born in the beautiful hills of West Virginia, I spent a majority of my childhood in its capital city of Charleston. Later on, I graduated from West Virginia University with a chemistry degree before attending Joan C. Edwards SOM at Marshall University. During medical school, I developed interests in primary care and helping the underserved. I am looking forward to moving down to Tampa as I take in the warm weather and gorgeous scenery while I start my Med-Peds residency at USF. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends as we explore local restaurants or play a good board game at home.  

Resident Physician

I was born in Baltimore, MD and moved to Orlando at the age of eight. I completed my undergraduate education at UCF, graduating with my bachelor’s in molecular biology and psychology. I first came to Tampa to attend medical school at the USF Morsani College of Medicine. My wife and I are excited to be staying in Tampa for the next chapter of our lives as a part of this Med-Peds family. My professional interests include hospital medicine, healthcare for homeless populations and academic medicine. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, training my dogs, finding new restaurants and traveling with my wife. 

Resident Physician

I was born and raised in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. I attended undergrad and medical school at the University of Kentucky, where I received my bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition. My interests include running with my dog, spending time outside, trying out new restaurants with my husband, and being with my family and friends. While I’m certainly a Kentucky girl, I have grown up spending a lot of time in Longboat Key, Florida. I’m very excited to join the USF Med-Peds family! 

Resident Physician

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology at UCLA. I decided to venture out of my west coast bubble and started my journey in medicine at USF. I had a life-changing experience during medical school and met so many wonderful people, which makes me so excited to be staying here for residency and joining the Med-Peds family. My professional interests include global health, LGBTQ+ care, and medical humanities. Outside of medicine, I enjoy hanging out with friends (humans and dogs alike!) and trying new foods in Tampa’s ever-growing food scene. I look forward to the next four years here! Go Bulls!

PGY-1

I grew up in the Bay Area in California and later went to U.C. San Diego for a B.S. in Physiology and Neuroscience. I took a gap year to better understand the world I would be serving as a physician, travel around the world for 7 months, and turn my experiences and lessons into a book. I started medical school at A. T. Still University – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona and added an extra year for a pre-doctoral Fellowship in osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT). I’m ecstatic to be in sunny Tampa to pursue my interests in Med-Peds primary care, international, and underserved medicine. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring new areas by actively running, biking, snorkeling, and eating with friends. Fun fact, I moved 20+ times during medical school so I’m really happy to live in one place again.
I was born in San Diego but grew up in Texas and Oregon. I attended Duke University in North Carolina where I earned my bachelor's degree in religion. After graduating, I worked in technical services and as a team lead for Epic. I became interested in medicine while working at Epic and eventually gave up a good career to pursue medicine. After two years of pre-reqs at Abilene Christian University and a year working as a senior Epic consultant with Accenture, I began medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where I completed my medical degree. I am excited to begin the next chapter of my training in Tampa and feel blessed to be part of the USF Med-Peds family.
I grew up in the land of ice and snow in Michigan and have been slowly migrating south over the past 5 years. As an undergraduate, I attended the University of Michigan where I majored in Cellular & Molecular Biology and minored in French & Francophone studies. I then spent one year teaching English to middle and high school students in Oyonnax, France before attending medical school at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis. In my spare time, I love all things active/outdoors - exercising, going on walks, swimming, hiking, kayaking, and soaking in the sunshine. I also love to cook and experiment with new recipes. My professional interests include global health, health disparities/underserved populations, and Cardiology. I hope to spend the next 4 years continuing my involvement in global health projects both locally and abroad, while incorporating my interests in research and Cardiology into those projects. I am also so excited to get to know my residency family in such a beautiful city!
I grew up in the California Bay Area and attended Washington University in St. Louis for college, where I studied biology, writing and anthropology. With these academic interests I entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at Indiana University SOM. For my PhD I studied the transcriptional control of life stage transitions in Toxoplasma gondii, and during medical school I got the chance to learn more about Indiana communities through my work with rural and homeless health. My dream is to combine my academic experiences into studying the role of toxic stress on both pediatric and adult health. I am beyond excited to join my internal medicine-pediatrics class at USF, where the residents are super fun and close-knit! The gorgeous nearby beaches, the wide blue sky, and vibrant colors of Tampa also stole my heart when I visited. I look forward to exploring the city with my husband, a half-Floridian and surfer soul.
I was born in Rhode Island and raised in East Lyme, Connecticut. I then moved to Boston, MA to attend Northeastern University where I received my bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. I stayed in Boston for several years working as a research coordinator in hematology-oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. I continued my journey to Tampa, FL to attend medical school at the USF Morsani College of Medicine. My professional interests include teaching, working with underserved populations, and research (particularly focusing on health disparities). In my free time I enjoy traveling, anything involving the water, board games, and trying new things. I had an amazing experience at USF and am thrilled to be staying on as part of the med-peds family!
I was born in Miami, FL and grew up in Pembroke Pines, FL. I received my Bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and went to medical school at Florida International University in Miami. I'm interested in primary care, working with underserved communities, and transitional care for individuals with disabilities. In my free time I enjoy watching TV, salsa dancing, and spending time with friends and family. I'm looking forward to being a part of the USF MedPeds family and exploring Tampa.