Class of 2013

Updates in 2021

Ahkeel Allen, M.D., is practicing in Miami, serving as medical director for the Breast Cancer Center of Miami. Posted 4.6.20.

Christina Brown, M.D., and husband Matt Yeow welcomed their second child, Ronin Evander, on Dec. 7, 2019. Posted 4.6.20.

Andrew Calzadilla, M.D., completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine and is practicing as an intensivist at Baptist Health South Florida and serving as faculty at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  Posted 2.02.21.

Brandon Cook, M.D., completed his fellowship at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and is now an orthopedic spine surgeon at Orthopaedic Associates in Destin, Florida. Also, he and Casey Willingham Cook welcomed their child, Colay Cook, on Nov. 16, 2019. Posted 4.6.20.

Nicole De Jesus-Brugman, M.D., completed her pediatric critical-care fellowship at Indiana University and is now working at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children PICU as staff and an associate professor. De Jesus-Brugman also got married in May 2019.  Posted 2.02.21.

Zach Folzenlogen, M.D., completed his neurosurgery residency and enfolded endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine-Denver and is now the director of endovascular neurosurgery at Highland Ranch Hospital and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Posted 2.02.21.

Garrett Brown, M.D., has completed his interventional cardiology fellowship at Tampa General Hospital and begun practicing as an interventional cardiologist at Heart Specialists of Sarasota.  Posted 2.02.21.

Emily Dodenhoff M.D., completed her pediatric critical care fellowship at University of Alabama Medical Center at Birmingham and is now currently working on a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at UAB.  Posted 8.31.21.

Cindy Healy, M.D., and husband Ian Healy welcomed their second child, Evelyn Cynthia Healy, in early August.  Posted 2.02.21.

Jacob Lassiter, M.D., welcomed his second baby girl, Chloe Lassiter, with wife Brittany on May 23.  Posted 2.02.21.

Diana Marchese, M.D., completed her pediatric rehabilitation fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and is now practicing at a pediatric rehabilitation practice through Kaleida Health at Oishei Children’s Hospital and the Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center in Buffalo, New York.  Posted 2.02.21.

Babak Missaghi, M.D., married Kathryn Galloway on March 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. Posted 4.6.20.

Shellah Palmer, M.D., gained board certification in obesity medicine.  Posted 2.02.21.

Stephenie Poris, M.D., welcomed her second son, Brody, on July 11.  Posted 2.02.21.

Kathleen Relihan, M.D., completed her surgical critical care fellowship at Orlando Health and is now practicing with Orlando Health Medical Group as a general and acute care surgeon. Also, she and Christopher Schuemann became engaged in December 2019. Posted 4.6.20.

Joshua Smith, M.D., completed his pulmonary critical care medicine fellowship and is now an assistant professor of pulmonary sciences and critical care at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado. Posted 4.6.20.

Heather Staples, M.D., completed her pediatric pulmonology fellowship as chief resident and is now an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Palmetto Health Richland-University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. Posted 4.6.20.

Rashad Sullivan, M.D., has been named chief resident at his orthopedic surgery residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and will begin an adult orthopedic reconstruction fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa in summer 2020. Posted 4.6.20.

Dale Taylor, M.D., married Khristina Taylor on Sept. 10, 2019, in Yosemite National Park. Posted 4.6.20.

Anand Vakharia, M.D., welcomed a baby girl, Kira Vakharia, on May 21 with wife Ruchi Vakharia.  Posted 2.02.21.

Brittany Warren, M.D., completed her fellowship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and is now practicing at Orlando Health as a surgeon (trauma, acute care, critical care and elective general) with a focus on women taking care of women. Posted 4.6.20.

Claudia Zapata, M.D., completed her pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship program in 2019 and is practicing pediatric hematology/oncology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Posted 2.02.21.


Updates in 2019

Ahkeel Allen, M.D., completed his general surgery residency at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. He is now a surgical oncology breast fellow at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Posted 8.7.19.

Mary-Margaret Allen, M.D., completed a surgical pathology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is now in practice with Mease Pathology Associates in Dunedin. Posted 8.7.19.

Jesse Boodoo, M.D., completed a rheumatology fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He has returned to practice at the Sarasota Arthritis Center. Posted 8.7.19.

Christina Brown, M.D., completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Oregon Health & Science University. She is now practicing at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Posted 8.7.19.

Marc Cillo, M.D., recently completed a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, where he is now an assistant professor of medicine. Posted 8.7.19.

Erica Delbecq, M.D., is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and a pediatric hospitalist at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is also a clinical instructor of medicine and an adult hospitalist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Posted 8.7.19.

Patrick Gill, M.D., will be starting work as an Internal Medicine Physician in the outpatient faculty practice at Orlando Health where he will be working with the Orlando Health residents. Posted 8.7.19.

Alexa Kaminski, M.D., completed her fellowship in obstetric anesthesiology at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where she is now an assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain management. Posted 8.7.19.

Brittany McCreery, M.D., has been selected to join the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Board of Directors. Posted 8.7.19.

Babak Missaghi, M.D., is an emergency physician at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. Posted 8.7.19.

Maria Rucinski, M.D., is practicing as an emergency physician with Emergency Resources Group in Jacksonville. Posted 8.7.19.

Collin Tully, M.D., completed his general surgery residency at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Youngstown. He is now a general surgeon at Florida Hospital in Winter Garden. Posted 8.7.19.

Brittany Warren, M.D., completed a general surgery residency at Orlando Health. She is now a surgical critical care fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Posted 8.7.19.

Leah Williams, M.D., completed the Emergency Medicine/Family Medicine Residency Program at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport. She is now an emergency physician at Tulane Medical Center-New Orleans Hospital & ER in Louisiana. Posted 8.7.19.

Kathryn Winn, M.D., is currently working as an adjunct faculty neonatologist at Wake Forest Baptist and will begin working as an attending Neonatologist at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, FL in September. Posted 8.7.19.


Updates in 2018

Mary-Margaret Allen, M.D., and her husband founded a non-profit organization, Anna’s Foundation, that supports families who have lost children to stillbirth in Citrus County, Florida. Posted 4.1.18.

Elizabeth Ault, M.D., has recently joined a private practice in Baton Rouge – Family Focus & Associates – and provides psychiatric care to older adolescents and adults. Posted 4.1.18.

Zeena Mae O Bentinganan Cortes, M.D., is the medical director of the Community Medicine Clinic at Florida Hospital, and has joined the FSU College of Medicine faculty. Posted 4.1.18.

Erin (Bascom) Carlquist, M.D., is a dermatopathologist at KWB Pathology Associates in Tallahassee. Posted 7.16.18.

Brandon Cook, M.D., has begun a fellowship in adult and pediatric spine surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Posted 7.16.18.

Stephen C Cooke, M.D., is a family physician at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville. Posted 4.1.18.

Lisa Cunningham, M.D., has graduated from her general surgery residency at UF Health-Gainesville, where she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Society. She has begun a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Ohio State University. Posted 7.16.18.

Caitlin Dunham, M.D., is practicing OB-GYN at Mayo Clinic in Austin, Minnesota. Posted 7.16.18.

Michele Edison, M.D., is in a body and breast imaging fellowship program at the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Radiology in New York. Posted 7.16.18.

Zach Folzenlogen, M.D., has begun an endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Posted 7.16.18.

Andrew Garber, M.D., has begun a fellowship in adult joint reconstruction at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. Posted 7.16.18.

Jason Lorenzen, M.D., is practicing psychiatry in Sarasota at Bayside Center for Behavioral Health. Posted 7.16.18.

Eva J (Bellon) Luque, M.D., is a hospitalist at Orlando Health at South Lake Hospital in Clermont, Fla. Posted 4.1.18.

Diana Marchese, M.D., is in a pediatrics rehabilitation fellowship program at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Posted 7.16.18.

Bethann Mohamed, M.D., completed her emergency medicine fellowship at Yale, and is now a practicing clinician at Yale - New Haven Hospital. Posted 4.1.18.

Mary Norton, M.D., has begun practicing at Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee as an assistant professor of pediatrics. Posted 4.1.18.

David Page, M.D., completed a fellowship in critical care medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He is now an emergency and critical care physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Posted 8.7.18.

Stephenie (Pollock) Poris, M.D., is chief resident in the general surgery residency program at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Posted 7.16.18.

Kyle D Powers, M.D., completed his Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship with the National Institutes of Health, He is now practicing as the Outpatient Medical Director of Palliative Care with Community Palliative Consultants in Jacksonville, Fla. Posted 4.1.18.

Kathleen Relihan, M.D., was chief resident this past year in the general surgery residency program at Orlando Health. She and classmate Brittany Warren, M.D., were listed in Orlando Family Magazine’s Super Women column as physicians who had assisted victims of the Pulse nightclub shootings in June 2016. Posted 7.16.18.

Tabitha L Schrufer-Poland, Ph.D., M.D., completed an OB-GYN residency at University of Missouri. She is now practicing at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. Posted 4.1.18.

Dale Taylor, M.D., established a hospitalist practice called Taylor Made Medical Care LLC in Gainesville. He also works as an independent contractor at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Posted 8.7.18.


Updates in 2017

Mary-Margaret Allen, M.D., completed the pathology residency training program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and has begun a hematopathology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center Magnolia Campus in Tampa. Posted 10.1.17.

Elizabeth Ault, M.D., graduated from the Louisiana State University-Our Lady of the Lake Psychiatry Residency Program after serving as chief resident during the 2016-17 year. She received the 2017 Excellence in Psychiatry Award from the Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association as well as the 2017 Clinical Excellence Award from her residency program. She is practicing general psychiatry at Family Focus and Associates of Baton Rouge, a private practice in Louisiana. She also serves as the deputy coroner for the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office. Posted 10.1.17.

Erica (Steinvorth) Delbecq, M.D., graduated from the internal medicine/pediatrics residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is now a pediatric hospitalist at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Posted 10.1.17.

Zach Folzenlogen, M.D., is starting an endovascular neurosurgery fellowship and obtaining his pilot’s license. Posted 10.1.17.

Kathryn (Powell) Gard, M.D., is an OB-GYN with First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial. She did her residency at George Washington University in D.C.  Posted 10.1.17.

Michael Glickman, M.D., is practicing family medicine at One Medical Group in Washington, D.C. Posted 10.1.17.

Amy Haddock, M.D., has joined North Florida Women’s Care. Posted 10.1.17.

Josh Hayes, M.D., is a hospitalist with the Carolinas Healthcare Systems and married Cara McMahon in 2016. Posted 10.1.17.

Austin Henkel, M.D., recently completed his ophthalmology residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, and has gone into private practice with Eye Center South in Destin, Florida. Posted 10.1.17.

Souhail Karram, M.D., was accepted to the pediatric anesthesiology fellowship program at Texas Christian Hospital after completing an anesthesiology residency at the Baylor College of MedicineHouston. Posted 10.1.17.

Cynthia Laroche, M.D., completed a pediatrics residency program at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. She currently works at a pediatric private practice in Houston. Posted 10.1.17.

Kate Nelson, M.D., completed the family medicine residency program at Atlanta Medical Center and is now working in family medicine in Thomasville, Georgia. Posted 10.1.17.

David Page, M.D., is board-certified in emergency medicine. Posted 10.1.17.

Richard Ramonell, M.D., completed the internal medicine residency program at Emory University School of Medicine and served as chief resident. He will be completing a fellowship in pulmonary and critical-care medicine at Emory. He is married to classmate Kimberly (Hemphill) Ramonell, M.D., who is a general surgery resident at Emory. She just completed her second and final year of lab research. The couple welcomed their first child in April. Posted 10.1.17.

Lisa Sappenfield, M.D., served as administrative chief resident this past year while completing the obstetrics-gynecology residency program at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She will be an assistant professor at USF working in general OB-GYN next year. Posted 10.1.17.

Shannon (Scott) Schellhammer, M.D., is a hospitalist and resident faculty at Winnie Palmer Hospital, part of the Orlando Health system. She completed a residency in obstetrics-gynecology at Orlando Health. She and husband Mark Schellhammer welcomed their son last year. Posted 10.1.17.

Shawn Shah, M.D., completed the first year of his gastroenterology fellowship at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center following an internal medicine residency at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. He got engaged in September 2016 and will be getting married in April 2018 in Dallas. Posted 10.1.17.

Luby Sidoff, M.D., matched into the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship program at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital for 2018-19. Posted 10.1.17.

Joshua Smith, M.D., completed his internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and is now a fellow in pulmonary and critical care at Duke University Health Systems. Posted 10.1.17.

Zac Tyser, M.D., has moved back to Daytona Beach and is practicing at Halifax OB-GYN. (As he put it: “Moving back to Daytona and working with Pam Carbiener – woo hoo.”) His residency program was at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina. Posted 10.1.17.

Melissa Velarde, M.D., is expecting a baby girl in October. She’s practicing at Interlachen Pediatrics. Posted 10.1.17.

Emily Walroth, M.D., is practicing as a general pediatrician in Beaufort, South Carolina. Posted 10.1.17.

Kathryn Winn, M.D., completed a pediatrics residency at Carolinas Medical Center-Levine Children’s Hospital in 2016 and began a fellowship in neonatology at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in WinstonSalem, North Carolina. She married classmate Patrick Gill, M.D., in 2015. Gill completed an internal medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2016 and began private practice at Novant Internal Medicine Associates in Thomasville, North Carolina. Posted 10.1.17.