Class of 2014

Updates in 2020

Jose Barquin, M.D., recently took on the role of emergency department medical director, vice-chief of department of medicine and executive-at-large of his local community hospital in Palm Harbor. He and his wife are expecting their second child.  Posted 2.02.21.

Quynh-An Chau, M.D., completed her internal medicine residency at Orlando Health and has begun a geriatric medicine fellowship at AdventHealth Winter Park. Posted 4.6.20.

Vishal Dahya, M.D., completed a cardiology fellowship at Summa Health in Ohio and has begun an interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania.  Posted 2.02.21.

Keerti Dantuluri, M.D., completed an MPH degree program at Vanderbilt University in May and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, to be an assistant professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Levine Children's Hospital at Atrium Health.  Posted 2.02.21.

Camilo Fernandez-Salvador, M.D., is an otolaryngologist, head and neck surgeon in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Posted 2.02.21.

Darren Klawinski, M.D., completed the pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at UF Health/Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and is a pediatric neuro-oncology fellow in Ohio.  Posted 2.02.21.

Kimberly Manek, M.D., was chief resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and is now practicing as an OB-GYN at Baptist Medical Center Beaches in Jacksonville Beach. Posted 4.6.20.

Alexander Nguyen, M.D., won MacDill AFB Company Grade Officer of the Year in 2019 for the Healthcare Operations Squadron. Posted 4.6.20.

Avani Patel, M.D., and husband Naresh Vissa welcomed a baby boy, Rohin Vissa, on Jan. 18, 2020. Posted 4.6.20.

Colin Swigler, M.D., completed the hand/upper extremity fellowship program at UF Health in Gainesville and is practicing as a hand and upper extremity surgeon at The Orthopaedic Group in Mobile, Alabama.  Posted 2.02.21.

John Thomas, M.D., completed the orthopedic surgery residency program at Orlando Health and is an adult reconstructive surgery fellow at the Orthopedic Center of Colorado.  Posted 2.02.21.

Mitchell Whitehead, M.D., is medical director for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Pensacola and was certified as an HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine.  Posted 2.02.21.


Updates in 2019

Samuel Borrelli, M.D., completed his internal medicine residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He has returned to Florida to practice as an internist with Inpatient Consultants of Team Health in Tampa. Posted 8.7.19.

Kevin Carnevale Jr., M.D., completed his OB-GYN residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. He is now an OB-GYN at Nellis Air Force Base Medical Center in Nevada. Posted 8.7.19.

Alrick Drummond, M.D., is now board-certified in pediatrics and is a general pediatrician at St. Petersburg Pediatrics in Florida.
Joshua Ellis, M.D., is a pediatrician with the U.S. Army in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Posted 8.7.19.

Alicia Evans, M.D., is a family physician at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia. Posted 8.7.19.

Nathalie Gutierrez Prieto, M.D., is an OB-GYN at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies in Orlando. Posted 8.7.19.

Angela Guzman, M.D., completed her final year of residency at Orlando Health as chief resident. She is now an OB-GYN with Women’s Care Florida in Orlando. Posted 8.7.19.

Brittany Lamb, M.D., is an emergency medicine attending physician in northern Virginia, working in two free-standing ERs, a pediatric ER and a hospital-attached ER. Posted 8.7.19.

Judy Lin, M.D., completed her pediatrics residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She is now practicing as a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center in California. Posted 8.7.19.

Megan McDowell, M.D., completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at USF College of Medicine in Tampa. She is now practicing at Brigham and Women’s Gynecologic Group in Boston. Posted 8.7.19.

Jason Pesqueira, M.D., completed his family medicine residency program at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, where he is now working as a family physician. Posted 8.7.19.

James Pilkington, M.D., is a practicing urologist with Heart of Florida Physician Group in Lake Wales, FL and Davenport, Fla. Posted 8.7.19.

Colin Swigler, M.D., has been named chief of the trauma service at his orthopedic surgery residency program at University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic in Memphis. Posted 8.7.19.

David Swoboda, M.D., completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center and is now in an additional fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Posted 8.7.19.

Samantha (Rupert) Swords, M.D., is now practicing as a family physician with the UPMC Medical Education Program in Erie, Pennsylvania. Posted 8.7.19.

Trung Tran, M.D., has begun an endocrinology and metabolic disorders fellowship program at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. Posted 8.7.19.

James Westbrook, M.D., is stationed at the NATO Base Sigonella in Sicily, Italy, and practicing as a family physician. Posted 8.7.19.

Ryan Williamson, M.D., completed a neurology residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is now a staff neurologist at the Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Posted 8.7.19.


Updates in 2018

Shawn Akhavan, M.D., completed an internal medicine residency with UF Health and has joined Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare as a hospitalist. Posted 8.7.18.

Guimy Alexis, M.D., completed an internal medicine residency at Morehouse School of Medicine. He now practices as a hospitalist at Gordon Hospital in Chatsworth, Georgia. Posted 8.7.18.

Jose M Barquin Jr, M.D., is an emergency physician at Florida Hospital in Tampa. Posted 4.1.18.

Thomas Beardsley, M.D., finished his residency in emergency medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he is now an instructor of medicine. Posted 8.7.18.

Darshika Goswami, M.D., completed a residency in internal medicine at Baptist Health Center in Birmingham. She is now a rheumatology fellow at Indiana University School of Medicine. Posted 8.7.18.

Lorenzo Hernandez, M.D., finished his family medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. He is now practicing family medicine at BayCare in St. Petersburg. Posted 8.7.18.

Rady Ho, M.D., is an interventional cardiology fellow at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, New Jersey. Posted 8.7.18.

Muhammad Hussain, M.D., is an internist at First Docs in Levittown, Pennsylvania. He was honored in April at a Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership event for providing outstanding medical services to his community. Posted 8.7.18.

Kelly (Schwirian) Kinnear, M.D., completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University of Tennessee – Knoxville. She is now an OB-GYN at Athens Women’s Clinic in Athens, Tennessee. Posted 8.7.18.

Alex Kushnir, M.D., is the chief resident at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine internal medicine program at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida. He has mentored two FSU College of Medicine 2017 graduates: Kai Chen, M.D., who’s in the internal medicine program, and Alex Herbst, M.D., who was in his medicine preliminary year before starting a dermatology residency program at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Posted 7.16.18.

Samsad Mansoor, M.D., began practicing as an internal medicine hospitalist at St. Vincent Hospital Center in Indianapolis. Posted 4.1.18.

Justin Mauldin, M.D., is practicing as an emergency physician at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Posted 8.7.18.

Xinyu Nan, M.D., is a second year hematology-oncology fellowship program at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Posted 8.7.18.

Alex Nguyen, M.D., graduated from the family medicine residency program at Eglin Hospital, Eglin Air Force Base, in the Florida Panhandle. He served as chief resident in his final year. He is continuing his military service at the Air Force Family Medicine Clinic at Incirlik Air Base in Adana, Turkey. Posted 7.16.18.

Antony Nguyen, M.D., is a hospitalist at Tampa General. Posted 8.7.18.

Mary O’Meara, M.D., is a family physician at Bond Clinic, P.A. in Winter Haven. Posted 8.7.18.

Ankita A. Patel, M.D., has recently joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the University of South Florida's Morsani College of Medicine. Posted 4.1.18.

Avani A Patel, M.D., is now a hospitalist at Tampa General Hospital. Posted 4.1.18.

Hima Raju, M.D., completed her pediatrics residency program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. She is now practicing pediatric emergency medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Posted 8.7.18.

Benjamin Robelo, M.D., finished his anesthesiology residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he was chief resident. He is now an attending physician at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, New York. Posted 8.7.18.

Alyson Sanchious, M.D., is a family physician at Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. Posted 8.7.18.

Michael Sierra, M.D., completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in psychiatry, where he is now in the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program. Posted 8.7.18.

Richard Sims, M.D., completed an anesthesiology residency at UF Health, where he is now a Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellow. Posted 8.7.18.

Gregory Stepp, M.D., finished his family medicine residency at Lee Memorial in Fort Myers. Dr. Stepp has returned to his hometown and provides care for patients at the White-Wilson Family Medicine Clinic in Fort Walton Beach. Posted 8.7.18.

Brett Thomas, M.D., is now a practicing family physician at United Health Centers – a FQHC network in Winston-Salem, N.C. He and his wife are expecting their second child this summer. Posted 4.1.18.

Tommy Thompson II, M.D., is an emergency physician at North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview. Posted 8.7.18.

Zachary Williamson, M.D., completed a preventive medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was chief resident. He’s now a clinical safety and pharmacovigilance fellow at the American College of Preventive Medicine/Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc. in Princeton, New Jersey. Posted 7.16.18.


Updates in 2017

Eleanore Black, M.D., went straight to law school in Edinburgh, Scotland, after completing medical school. Now she has graduated, has returned to the States and is in an internal medicine residency in Greenwich, Connecticut. Posted 10.1.17.

Lauren Carter, M.D., finished her residency in pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and is now in the medical genetics fellowship program at Stanford University Medical Center. Posted 10.1.17.

Matt Clark, M.D., was appointed chief resident in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center pediatric residency program for the 2017-18 year. He matched into a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship and will begin in 2018 with plans to specialize in pediatric bone marrow transplant. He married Amy Spyker, a 2014 graduate of the FSU College of Nursing, in 2016. Posted 10.1.17.

Classmates and spouses Andrew and Tara Fritze, M.D., are expecting a baby. He’s a general surgery resident at UF-Jacksonville. She just completed her family medicine residency at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach and received the Family Medicine Residency Program Award for the Caring Physician. Posted 10.1.17.

Jillianne Grayson, M.D., is now a psychiatry resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital after switching from a neurology residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine-UF Health. Posted 10.1.17.

Nathalie Gutierrez, M.D., is in her last year of OB-GYN residency at Orlando Health. She’s married and has an infant daughter. Posted 10.1.17.

Matthew Heimann, M.D., completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham, where he is now in a global health fellowship in emergency medicine. His daughter was born in May. Posted 10.1.17.

Alexandra Mannix, M.D., was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, voted in by third- and fourth-year medical students, residents and faculty at the University of Florida. “Of all the awards I’ve received in medicine, this is one of the most meaningful,” she said. “I am extremely honored to be inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.” She was chief resident in the emergency medicine residency program at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville and is now a simulation fellow and emergency medicine attending at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Posted 10.1.17.

Angel Martin, M.D., completed the internal medicine residency program at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine-Tampa and began a cardiology fellowship at Northwell Health in New York. Posted 10.1.17.

Alexander H. Nguyen, M.D., is practicing at the Air Force family medicine clinic at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. He graduated from the Eglin Air Force Base family medicine residency program, where he was one of three chief residents and was named Eglin’s residency mentor for 2017. Posted 10.1.17.

Benjamin Robelo, M.D., was promoted to chief anesthesiology resident at SUNY Upstate Medical University in New York. Posted 10.1.17.

Alyson (Lewis) Sanchious, M.D., is chief resident in the Florida State University College of Medicine-Lee Health family medicine residency program. She was married in 2014 and has a 1-year-old daughter. Posted 10.1.17.

David Swoboda, M.D., is chief resident in internal medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center and is applying for a hematology/oncology fellowship. Posted 10.1.17.

Marianne Turner, M.D., finished her family medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami and is now completing a geriatrics fellowship there. Posted 10.1.17.

Ryan Williamson, M.D., is a neurology resident at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and received the 2016 String of Pearls Resident Teaching Award, which is annually awarded to one resident from each department. Posted 10.1.17.