Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency

Our Residents

PGY-4

Chief Resident

I’m a Florida boy, through and through. I’m the son of Caribbean parents, so I’m your guy when it comes to West Indian food. I’m an obnoxious Florida Gator fan (undergrad), but I still have love for the bulls (they gave me my MD). I was born in Wade County (Dade County, aka Miami for the out of town folks). However I love Tampa, because it has a great balance between atmosphere and affordability for a young professional. I’m a classic binger so I’m a part time rock climber, salsa dancer, all sports playing, Netflix loving, jack of all trades. Most importantly I’m excited to be a part of the Med Peds family.

Chief Resident

Originally from California, Matt received his undergraduate degree in pharmacology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He attended medical school at Midwestern University in Arizona where he worked extensively at bringing sustainable healthcare to the underserved population of Phoenix. Matt took the opportunity to complete his clinical years in Chicago where he spent his free time attending street festivals, eating great food, and getting lost in a new city. After living through two winters, Matt is excited to be moving to Tampa where winters are foreign while he completes his MedPeds residency at USF. His medical interests include transitional healthcare where he hopes to pursue an adult GI fellowship. His goal is to work with kids with IBD and other chronic GI conditions and help transition them into the adult side of medicine. Currently, Matt is attempting to learn how to cook but enjoys eating more and spends the rest of his time raising his foster pup, Rowan

Chief Resident

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, but moved to Florida at the age of 17. I completed my undergraduate and medical education at the University of South Florida (go bulls!). During medical school, I took part in multiple medical mission trips to Dominican Republic, as well as local migrant clinics. Academic interests include global health, and community service in underrepresented communities. I fell in love with the beautiful city of Tampa, it's great weather, diverse community and many activities to do, so I decided to stay for residency. In my free time I enjoy going to the beach, salsa dancing, running/barre fitness, cooking, reading, and trying new restaurants.

Resident Physician

I was born in Pennsylvania and spent the first few years of my life in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. When I was 9 years old, I moved with my family to California. After spending a year in Santa Clara, my family and I moved all the way to Dubai, UAE where I spent the next 7 years finishing middle school and high school. I moved back to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to attend Temple University where I graduated with a degree in Biology. I moved across the state for medical school at LECOM before finally ending up at USF for residency. I look forward to the next few years here at USF!

Resident Physician

After being raised in Kentucky, I completed my B.S. in Applied Mathematics at Emory University in Atlanta. Unsure of whether to follow my interests in science or math, I decided to pursue both. I received my M.S. in Computational Biology from Rutgers University, which landed me a job as a Bioinformatics Analyst at the National Cancer Institute. After a short detour working as a Software Developer at Athenahealth in Atlanta, I went back to my hometown of Lexington to attend medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. My academic interests include informatics and transitional care. In my free time, I love all things soccer and enjoy running, biking, eating, breathing and swimming.


PGY-3

Resident Physician 

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 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.

Resident Physician 

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. 

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-2

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-1

 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!
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!
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.  
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. 
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!

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!