Class of 2012

Updates in 2021

John Abraham, M.D., was recently appointed as Maryland’s medical director of Medicaid.  Posted 2.02.21.

Michelle Allen, M.D., is working as a pediatrician at Grady Health System’s Comprehensive Care Center at Camp Creek and is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Posted 4.6.20.

Laurel Berry, M.D., is completing a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  Posted 2.02.21.

Michelle M. Brenner, M.D., and husband Scott Brenner welcomed a baby girl, Elise Claire Brenner, on Apr. 8.  Posted 2.02.21.

Casey Cable, M.D., completed her fellowship at Emory University and has started as an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care. Posted 4.6.20.

Brian Cogburn, M.D., received the Paragon Award in April for his COVID leadership, which includes setting up large-scale testing sites in the San Francisco Bay area.  Posted 2.02.21.

Casey Cosgrove, M.D. and Tara Cosgrove, M.D., welcomed their first son, Jack, on May 21.  Posted 2.02.21.

Belinda J. Gavino, M.D., and husband, Rico Barranon, welcomed their first son, Andres Jacob Barranon, on March 18.  Posted 2.02.21.

Martin Giangreco, M.D., and wife, Andrea, welcomed a little boy, Santiago, in May.  Posted 2.02.21.

Lindsay Martin Kissane, M.D., has completed her fellowship, presenting her thesis at the International Continence Society in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is now practicing female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at AdventHealth Orlando. Lindsay and husband Ryan welcomed their first son, Samuel Jones Kissane, in October 2018. Posted 4.6.20.

Amber McClain, M.D., welcomed a baby girl, Eloise Madeline Merrell, on January 14 and is now practicing at UF-Pensacola as a pediatric gastroenterologist.  Posted 2.02.21.

Jennifer Packing-Ebuen, M.D., is practicing as a family physician at James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital Primary Care Annex in Tampa.  Posted 2.02.21.  

Aloknath Pandya, M.D., completed his pulmonary critical care fellowship at Temple University Hospital and is practicing at Drexel Hill Pulmonary Associates in Pennsylvania.  Posted 2.02.21.

Monica Pena, M.D., and husband Dennis Kapatos welcomed a little boy, William Manuel Kapatos, on Oct. 5, 2019. Posted 4.6.20.

Jordan Rogers, M.D., married in 2019. She will receive the 'Notable Nole' award from the Florida State College of Arts and Sciences in November 2021. Rogers became board certified in 2020. She currently practices emergency medicine outside of Washington, D.C. for Doctors Community Health System.  Posted 8.31.21.

Michael Silverstein, M.D., is practicing at Citrus Orthopaedic and Joint Institute in Lecanto, Florida.  Posted 8.31.21.

Helen Vo, M.D., has two beautiful daughters and is an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida's College of Medicine. She is the anesthesiology clerkship director at the Orlando VA Medical Center as well as a practicing anesthesiologist at the facility.  Posted 2.02.21.


Updates in 2019

David Alvarez, M.D., completed a hand fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He has returned to practice with Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic as a hand and upper-extremity surgeon. Posted 8.7.19.

Sarah (Mike) Alvarez, M.D., has returned to practice in Florida with North Florida Pediatrics in Tallahassee. Posted 8.7.19.

Stefani Ashby, M.D., completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at UF Health Jacksonville. She is now a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at Baptist Health in Jacksonville. Posted 8.7.19.

Daniel Christian, M.D., is now practicing at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island, as a general, minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon. Posted 8.7.19.

Casey Cosgrove, M.D., completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is now an assistant professor at The Ohio State University/James Cancer Hospital. Posted 8.7.19.

Jiwon (Park) Crowley, M.D., completed her residency in general surgery at UC Davis School of Medicine, where she has begun an independent plastic surgery residency. Posted 8.7.19.

Bryan Garcia, M.D., recently accepted a faculty position in the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Posted 8.7.19.

Benjamin Greif, M.D., completed his general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma. He is now a general surgeon at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Posted 8.7.19.

Paul McLendon, M.D., completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He is now practicing as an orthopedic surgeon at Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg in Virginia. Posted 8.7.19.

Shelley Murphy, M.D., is an attending physician and assistant clinical professor of pediatric emergency medicine at the UT Erlanger, T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Posted 8.7.19.

Aloknath Pandya, M.D., completed a fellowship in pulmonary critical care medicine at Temple. He is now a pulmonologist at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Posted 8.7.19.

Chetan Patel, M.D., completed his fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has returned to Central Florida as a general surgeon at Oviedo Medical Center. Posted 8.7.19.

Amol Purandare, M.D., completed a pediatric infectious disease fellowship at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. He’s now practicing at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Posted 8.7.19.


Updates in 2018

David A Alvarez, M.D., started a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Posted 4.1.18

Elizabeth Anderson, M.D., is practicing at Nephrology Associates in Mobile. She specializes in chronic kidney disease, polycystic kidney disease and metabolic diseases. Posted 7.16.18

Lakeema Bruce, M.D., is a full-time faculty member and assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Medicine OB/GYN Residency Program at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Posted 7.16.18

Mark Cogburn, M.D., completed a urologic surgery residency at Maimonides Medical Center, where he was chief resident. He is now practicing at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson. Posted 8.7.18

Robert Daly, M.D.: See Jessica Gershen’s update (Class of 2011). Posted 8.7.18

Allison (Poimboeuf) Ferrara, M.D., is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine internal medicine residency program. Her husband, classmate Marco Ferrara, M.D., completed a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans and in September is joining the Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando. Posted 7.16.18

Adam J Holers, M.D., is a pediatrician at Central Florida Hospitalist Partners in Apopka, Fla. Posted 4.1.18

Sarah Novara, M.D., is an assistant professor and assistant program director in the Child Neurology Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. Posted 7.16.18

Alex Parker, M.D., completed a cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Virginia, where he is now in an advanced fellowship in heart failure and transplant cardiology. Posted 8.7.18

Niteshkumar C Patel, M.D., completed a Clinical Pain Medicine Fellowship at Stanford University and is now practicing at California Back and Pain Specialists. Posted 4.1.18

Kristina Seeger, M.D., is practicing at United Gastroenterologists in Xxxxxx, California. Posted 7.16.18

Allen Sirizi, M.D., is an anesthesiologist at Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford. Posted 7.16.18


Updates in 2017

John Abraham, M.D., is an ER doctor for multiple hospitals in the area of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Posted 10.1.17

Steven Albrechta, M.D., is practicing primary care sports medicine and family medicine with the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he completed his residency training in family medicine. Posted 10.1.17

Katie Alonso, M.D., completed the internal medicine residency program at Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she served as chief resident during her final year. She is now chief fellow in her third and final year of a fellowship in pulmonary/critical-care medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Posted 10.1.17

Sarah (Mike) Alvarez, M.D., graduated from the pediatrics residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport and is now practicing pediatric hospitalist medicine and pediatric sedation. She is married to classmate David Alvarez, M.D., who is an orthopedic surgery resident at LSU. Posted 10.1.17

Sarah (Macander) Arnold, M.D., is in the adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship program at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Posted 10.1.17

Sharon Aroda, M.D., completed an internal medicine residency at the University of South Florida and started practice as an outpatient provider with the University of Florida Department of Internal Medicine in Gainesville. She is married to Ankit Shah, M.D. Posted 10.1.17

Laurel Berry, M.D., is an adjunct professor of gynecology at Medical University of South Carolina, Gynecologic Oncology Division, in Charleston. She was honored by the AAGL for excellence in laparoscopic surgery in 2015, the same year her daughter was born. Posted 10.1.17

Daniel Christian, M.D., is participating in a fellowship for minimally invasive surgery/bariatrics in Charlotte, North Carolina. Posted 10.1.17

Brian Cogburn, M.D., MPH, is an adjunct clinical postdoctoral and global health fellow at the Department of Medicine Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Florida. He was awarded a grant from the Gatorade fund to improve community-based diabetes management in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Upon completion of his fellowship, he will practice at One Medical in San Francisco, where he will focus on HIV primary care. Posted 10.1.17

Mark Cogburn, M.D., is in the final year of his urology residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. He is serving as chief resident for the 2017-18 year. He is engaged to Maximiliano Sorbellini, a urologic oncologist. The wedding is planned for September. Posted 10.1.17

Wesley Dailey, M.D., completed the general surgery residency program at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and served as chief resident. He is now a general surgeon at NCH Physicians Group in Naples, Florida. Posted 10.1.17

Marco Ferrara, M.D., completed his general surgery residency at Baptist Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, and has a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans. His classmate/wife, Allison Poimboeuf Ferrara, M.D., is a hospitalist at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham. Posted 10.1.17

Brett Howard, M.D., has completed his general surgery residency at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon and is practicing at Surgical Associates of Tallahassee. He’s also on the College of Medicine faculty. Posted 10.1.17

Gina Johnson, M.D., is in the dermatopathology fellowship program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Her third daughter was born in February. Posted 10.1.17

Lindsay (Martin) Kissane, M.D., matched into the female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Posted 10.1.17

Andrew Lane, M.D., has completed a maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School and has two more fellowships to go. In June he had his wedding and honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. Posted 10.1.17

Joseph S. Lesnick, M.D. See Jazmin Lesnick (M.D., ’11) Posted 10.1.17

Francoise A. Marvel, M.D., was chief resident at the Johns Hopkins internal medicine residency program, which she graduated from this year. During her residency, she led a collaboration to develop Corrie (, an Apple-designed digital health performance improvement tool and tracking platform provided to patients in the hospital for use across the care continuum. Corrie Health has been nationally recognized as an innovative digital health platform by UberPITCH, Fueling the Growth (November 2016), the American College of Physicians (May 2016, 2017), Stanford Medicine X Global Challenge (February 2017) and Johns Hopkins Cardiology for excellence in clinical research and translational science. The platform is composed of a smartphone app, integrated smartwatch technology, and wireless blood pressure measurement designed to empower patients, increase medication adherence, and build patient skills while they’re in the hospital and after they return home. Posted 10.1.17

Amber McClain, M.D., is a pediatric gastroenterology fellow at Salt Lake City. Posted 10.1.17

Kristen Misiak Everett, M.D., had a baby boy in June. She’s practicing OB-GYN at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco. Posted 10.1.17

Alex Parker, M.D., is the chief cardiology fellow at the University of Virginia Health System. He will begin an advanced fellowship in heart failure and transplant in 2018. He has a 1-year-old son. Posted 10.1.17

Jared Rich, M.D., completed an emergency medicine residency program and served as chief resident at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is now an emergency medical attending at Weill Cornell Medical Center and Lower Manhattan Hospital. Posted 10.1.17

Jordan Rogers, M.D., is practicing emergency medicine at Doctors Community Hospital in Germantown, Maryland. Posted 10.1.17

Michael P Silverstein, M.D., completed the orthopedic surgery residency program at the Cleveland Clinic and in August began a spine surgery fellowship at OrthoCarolina Spine Center in Charlotte. He and his wife, Amanda, welcomed a son in January. Posted 10.1.17

Aaron Snyder, M.D., practicing emergency medicine in Jacksonville, has been volunteering a lot in his spare time, with medical outreach trips to Saint Lucia, Peru and Iraq. Posted 10.1.17

Elise Switzer, M.D., is a pediatric hospitalist at MedStar Georgetown University, St. Mary’s Hospital. Posted 10.1.17

Helen Vo, M.D., has completed her residency training at Emory and is joining the JLR anesthesia group at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Posted 10.1.17