Class of 2011

Updates in 2020

Brett Armstrong, M.D., and wife Sarah Hester Armstrong welcomed a baby boy, Wells Cameron Armstrong, on Feb. 24, 2020. Posted 4.6.20.

Alvaro Miguel Bada, M.D., married Courtney Whelan in November 2019 in Sarasota. Posted 4.6.20.

Rachel Cartechine, M.D., has returned to her hometown to continue her career in obstetrics and gynecology after working in private practice in Orlando. She is now practicing at Health First Medical Group in Melbourne, Florida. Posted 4.6.20.

Mary Crocker, M.D., welcomed her first child, Evelyn Daisy Bernice Crocker, in February 2020 with husband Jonny. Posted 4.6.20.

Glivery Mary (Ivey) Gayahan Elvambuena, M.D., welcomed her second child, Augustine Elvambuena, on Nov. 12, 2019. Posted 4.6.20.

Jeremy C. Jones, M.D., is a medical oncologist/hematologist who specializes in treating gastrointestinal malignancies at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Posted 4.6.20.

Ashley Lucke, M.D., was selected for a three-week public health policy fellowship at George Washington University specially designed for doctors. Posted 4.6.20.

Gregory Peters, M.D., and Abby Peters, M.D., welcomed their third child, Hannah Elizabeth Peters, on Feb. 17, 2020. Posted 4.6.20.

Lisa Rubinsak, M.D., is a gynecology oncology fellow at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. Posted 4.6.20.

 

Updates in 2019

Rachel Bixler, M.D., won two 2018 Best of the Forgotten Coast Awards as she was voted Best General Practice Doctor and Best Family Physician Office by residents of Mexico Beach, Gulf and Franklin counties in Florida. She is a family medicine doctor with Sacred Heart Medical Group. Posted 8.7.19.

David Cangemi, M.D., completed a gastroenterology fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has now returned to practice at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Posted 8.7.19.

Andrew Cooke, M.D., is practicing at Lake Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Tavares, Florida. He also is a member of the Daytona Beach Regional Campus clerkship faculty. Posted 8.7.19.

Komal D’Souza, M.D., will begin a new position as a palliative care physician at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital in Kale Forest, IL this September. Posted 8.7.19.

Christopher Dixon, M.D., is a maternal-fetal medicine faculty member with Orlando Health-Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. Posted 8.7.19.

Matthew Frankel, M.D., is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is practicing with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Lecanto, Florida. Posted 8.7.19.

Ashley Lucke, M.D., completed a neonatology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, and is now a fetal neurology fellow at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Posted 8.7.19.

Eric Martinez, M.D., completed a fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. He is now an abdominal transplant surgeon at Baylor Scott & White Transplant Services in Dallas. Posted 8.7.19.

Nicole Meisner, M.D., moved to Northern California and is currently practicing at the Salinas Valley Medical Center. Posted 8.7.19.

David Nigen, M.D., completed a sports medicine fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He is now an assistant attending orthopedic surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and a clinical instruction in orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Astoria, New York. Posted 8.7.19.

Kelli (Murphy) Randell, M.D., is an internal medicine specialist at Naval Hospital Oak Harbor in Washington. Posted 8.7.19.

Lauren Smith, M.D., began a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at the University of Washington and welcomed her second child, Ruth. Posted 8.7.19.

David Snipelisky, M.D., completed an additional fellowship in advanced heart failure and transplantation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is now a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon with WellStar Medical Group in Marietta, Georgia. Posted 8.7.19.

Brad Stephan, M.D., completed a fellowship with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in Chicago. He recently founded Stephan Surgical Arts in Tampa, where he is a cosmetic and general surgeon. Posted 8.7.19.

 

Updates in 2018

Obinna O Adigweme, M.D., completed a fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction and is now an assistant professor of clinical sciences at UCF College of Medicine. Posted 4.1.18.

Jennie Brown, M.D., is chief of the family medicine clinic and a primary faculty member with the Family Medicine Residency Program at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon. She is as an assistant professor of family medicine at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Md. Posted 4.1.18.

Amanda G Cooke, M.D., has returned to Florida and is a pediatrician at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando. Posted 4.1.18.

Mary Crocker, M.D., completed a fellowship in pediatric pulmonary training at the University of North Carolina. She is now a Fogarty Global Health Fellow living full time in Peru, working on research related to childhood pneumonia. Posted 8.7.18.

Mary Crocker, M.D., is an acting assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, at the University of Washington in Seattle. Posted 7.16.18.

Komal R D'Souza, M.D., completed a fellowship in Integrated Palliative Medicine and Geriatrics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She has returned to Florida and is now practicing at Tampa Family Health Centers. Posted 4.1.18.

Mark R Elliott, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon at Sacred Heart Medical Group in Pensacola. Posted 4.1.18.

Miriam J (VanderMey) Gamble, M.D., completed the International Emergency Medicine and Global Health Fellowship Program at Yale School of Medicine. She is now practicing at Tampa General Hospital. Posted 4.1.18.

Jessica Gershen, M.D., recently married alumnus Robert Daly, M.D., from the Class of 2012. Posted 8.7.18.

Erin Golden, M.D., completed two fellowships at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and now practices neurology at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis. Posted 7.16.18.

David P Harris, M.D., completed fellowships in both clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at Columbia University. He is now a clinical instructor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Posted 4.1.18.

Evan Johnson, M.D., is a senior associate consultant at Mayo Clinic-Rochester. Posted 7.16.18.

Evan J Johnson, M.D., completed a Body MRI fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center and has begun an additional fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at University of Michigan Medical School. Posted 4.1.18.

Jeremy C Jones, M.D., completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at Mayo Clinic – Rochester and is now practicing at Hematology Oncology Associates of the Treasure Coast in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Posted 4.1.18.

Kara A Monday, M.D., finished a fellowship in surgical critical care and is now a trauma surgeon in Dallas. Posted 4.1.18.

Ashley C Newell, M.D., M.Ed., is practicing pediatric critical care at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. Posted 4.1.18.

Ashley (Chandler) Regnaud, M.D., is practicing at Patterson Plastic Surgery in Pensacola. Posted 7.16.18.

Brad C Stephan, M.D., completed a surgical residency program at the University of Hawaii and is now a general surgeon at Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center in Tampa, Fla. Posted 4.1.18.

 

Updates in 2017

Brett Armstrong, M.D., finished his general surgery residency in June (one day before the birth of his son) and has moved back to Tampa as a general surgeon with BayCare, working at St. Joseph’s Hospital North. Posted 10.1.17.

Sanaa Bhatty, M.D., is the medical director in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Department at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s in New York. She is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Posted 10.1.17.

Natalie Ciomek, M.D., is an assistant professor of pathology at Tufts University Medical Center in Boston. She completed the pathology residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and went on to complete two fellowships in gastrointestinal pathology and hematopathology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Posted 10.1.17.

Matthew Cox, M.D., is practicing with Florida Otolaryngology Group in Winter Park. He completed his residency and a fellowship program in Little Rock, Arkansas. Posted 10.1.17.

Kathleen Crick, M.D., a pediatric hospitalist in Orlando, was married in Ireland in June. Posted 10.1.17.

Mary (Currie) Crocker, M.D., completed a pediatric pulmonology fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She’s now on a research grant for lung ultrasound research in Peru. She got married in November. Posted 10.1.17.

Vaishali Gajera, M.D., is an anesthesiologist at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital. She completed a fellowship in acute pain medicine in 2016. She and her husband welcomed a daughter in June. Posted 10.1.17.

Emily Lagergren, M.D., is in the vascular surgery fellowship program at Emory University. She completed the general surgery residency program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center this year and served as chief resident. Posted 10.1.17.

Jazmin (Overton) Lesnick, M.D., and her husband, Joseph S. Lesnick (M.D., ’12), welcomed their first child in May. Posted 10.1.17.

Bradford March, M.D., finished a fellowship program in interventional radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and has joined the interventional radiology group at Orlando Health. Posted 10.1.17.

Brittany O’Dwyer Newton, M.D., is practicing with Ormond Medical Arts Family Practice in Ormond Beach. Posted 10.1.17.

Joshua Powers, M.D., completed the interventional pain management fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta and is now practicing interventional pain management at the Miami VA Healthcare System. Posted 10.1.17.

Cara Prier, M.D., is expecting her second baby this fall. Posted 10.1.17.

Matthew Ramseyer, M.D., is a trauma and critical-care surgeon at St. Mary's Medical Center and Level 1 Trauma Center in West Palm Beach. He’s also an affiliate assistant professor of surgery at Florida Atlantic University. Posted 10.1.17.

Katherine A Rodby, M.D., completed a general surgery residency at the University of Illinois at ChicagoMount Sinai Hospital Medical Center this year and served as administrative chief resident. She began a plastic surgery residency/fellowship program at Cooper University Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey. Posted 10.1.17.

Lisa Rubinsak, M.D., completed the female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Emory and is now an instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Posted 10.1.17.

Jessica (Blick) Sheah, M.D., who completed her combined pediatric/child neurology residency at Vanderbilt, is in private practice in child neurology in Knoxville, Tennessee. She and husband Matt have “one little guy born in 2016.” Posted 10.1.17.

Lauren (Engelmann) Smith, M.D., practices family medicine at Fairview Clinics in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. She and her husband welcomed their first child in May. Posted 10.1.17.

David Snipelisky, M.D., graduated from the cardiology fellowship program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He began training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston for an advanced heart-failure and transplantation subspecialty. He also joined FSUCares this year as a physician on its medical service trip to Panama. Posted 10.1.17.