Class of 2016

Updates in 2021 & 2020

Kyle Andrews, M.D., matched at UF for a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma in 2021-2022.  Posted 2.02.21.

Joseph Babcock, M.D., matched into an adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Alabama Birmingham beginning in July 2021.  Posted 2.02.21.

Tara Becker, M.D., completed a neurology residency at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education and started a fellowship in epilepsy at the University of Pennsylvania.  Posted 2.02.21.

Logan Blankenship, M.D., completed the obstetrics & gynecology residency program at the UF College of Medicine in Jacksonville and has begun a gynecology oncology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio.  Posted 2.02.21.

Amanda Danley, M.D., is practicing at Physicians’ Primary Care of SWFL Family Practice in Cape Coral. Posted 4.6.20.

Joshua Dault, M.D., is practicing at Capital Regional Cancer Center in Tallahassee, Florida. Posted 8.31.21.

Jared Davis, M.D., completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama Medical Center at Birmingham and has begun a cardiology fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Health. Posted 4.6.20.

John Dudley, M.D., completed his internal medicine residency and has begun a cardiology fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital-Brown University. Posted 4.6.20.

Lisa Engel, M.D., completed her residency in OB-GYN at Orlando Health, where she was the chief academic resident. She is in practice with UT-Houston.  Posted 2.02.21.  

Adam Field, M.D., recently finished working a year of locum tenens at Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has returned to Arizona, where he completed residency, to continue working locum tenens at a variety of ER’s in southern Arizona.  Posted 2.02.21.

Cesar Garcia-Canet, M.D., MPH, and wife Melanie welcomed their first child, Gabriel Michael Garcia-Canet, on Dec. 19, 2019. Cesar will begin a pediatric critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital in July 2020. Posted 4.6.20.

Louis Gerena, M.D., completed his fellowship at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama, and is now practicing primary-care sports medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.  Posted 2.02.21.

Christina Gutierrez, M.D., completed her pathology residency at Emory University School of Medicine and has begun a surgical pathology fellowship at Emory University Hospital Midtown.  Posted 2.02.21.

Nicholas Jeffrey, M.D., completed the OB-GYN residency at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and is now practicing at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.  Posted 2.02.21.

Sasha Kaiser, M.D., was named chief resident of her emergency medicine residency program in Denver and is in a toxicology fellowship at Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety in Colorado.  Posted 2.02.21.

Heather Lopez, M.D., completed the OB-GYN residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and is practicing at BJC Medical Group Women’s Health Care in Saint Louis, Missouri. She also won the SASGOG Award, Kody Kunda Award for Excellence in Teaching, Washington University OB-GYN Chief Resident of the Year and was named to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  Posted 2.02.21.

Noemi LeFranc Matta, M.D., has been named '2021 Physician of the Year' by Archbold Medical Group.  Posted 9.29.21.

Lindsey McAlarnen, M.D., has completed her residency at Loyola University Medical Center and will now be a gynecologic oncology fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Posted 4.6.20.

Kathleen Murray M.D., completed her neurology residency program and has begun a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.  Posted 2.02.21.

Jesse O’Shea, M.D., was named a Notable Nole by the FSU Alumni Association. He is in the second year of the Emory University Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.  Posted 2.02.21.

Casey N. Rust, M.D., completed the University of North Carolina geriatrics fellowship program in June and joined FSU Senior Health in Tallahassee in August.  Posted 2.02.21.

Makandall Saint Eloi, M.D., is practicing as an urgent care physician at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami. He’s also serving as a voluntary assistant professor for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Posted 4.6.20.

Robert Solomon, M.D., is practicing family medicine at AdventHealth in DeLand after completing his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Posted 4.6.20.

Luke Stowers, M.D., completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Notre Dame and is practicing at the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic.  Posted 2.02.21.

William Stross, M.D., and Staci Biegner (M.D., ’17) married in an intimate backyard ceremony during the coronavirus pandemic and were surprised by a parade of cars fully decorated for the celebration with their family and friends who were unable to attend the ceremony due to the social distancing restrictions. Stross is chief resident of the radiology oncology residency program at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Jacksonville.  Posted 2.02.21.

Tamra Travers, M.D., completed a fellowship in faculty development at Ventura County (Calif.) Medical Center and teaches full-spectrum family medicine in the medical center’s family medicine residency program.  Travers received the STFM 2019 Resident Teacher Award from Mount Sinai Downtown Family Medicine Residency, along with the program’s obstetrics award and chief resident award.  Posted 2.02.21.

Megan Walley, M.D., completed her neurology residency program at University Hospital in Jackson and has begun a neurocritical care fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  Posted 2.02.21.

Ashworth Woody, M.D., married Russell Skibicki in March in a small family ceremony.  Posted 2.02.21.

Mariya Zhukova, M.D., married Matt Cissell, and they’re expecting a baby boy. Posted 4.6.20.


Updates in 2019

Daniel Bernabe, M.D., began working as a primary care doctor at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Physician Partners Southwood. Posted 8.7.19.

Cesar Garcia-Canet, M.D., MPH, received the 2018 Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, nominated by the medical students at Mercer University School of Medicine. Posted 8.7.19.

Tiffany Lambrou, M.D., completed her residency in internal medicine at UF Health and is now a gastroenterology fellow at Temple University in Philadelphia. Posted 8.7.19.


Updates in 2018

Joah Aliancy, M.D., completed an ocular pathology research fellowship at the University of Utah immediately after graduation. He won first place from the National Medical Association for a poster presentation on artificial lens opacification complications. Later he received a research award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. This fall he’s scheduled to become the first African-American resident in ophthalmology at Columbia University’s Harkness Eye Institute. Posted 7.16.18.

Sarah (Avila) Crowley, M.D., has been appointed chief resident this year at the Surgery Residency Program at the University of California at Davis. Posted 8.7.18.

Kristen Dimas, M.D., has been named chief resident for the 2018-2019 year at the FSU College of Medicine Family Residency Program at Lee Health in Fort Myers. Posted 7.16.18.

Cesar Garcia-Canet, M.D., MPH, graduated with a Master’s in Public Health (M.P.H.) from The George Washington University School of Public Health in Washington, D.C. this past summer. He is currently a pediatric resident at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga. Posted 4.1.18.

Makandall Saint Eloi, M.D., finished his family medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami as chief resident and accepted an academic/clinical faculty position in pediatric pulmonology at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He co-created Driven, a foundation to give at-risk youth access to mentorship or ideas about jobs, education and goals. Makandall also volunteers with Love Our Nation and Tailored Fitness educating youth on the importance of health and staying active. This summer he presented at the World Congress for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Models. He’s conducting a pipeline research project through Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. Posted 8.7.18.

Alexander Schrodt, M.D., received the Intern of the Year Award in 2017, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society at Texas Tech University Health Sciences. He’s finishing his last year in his general surgery residency program. Posted 8.7.18.


Updates in 2017

Alex Barabas, M.D., is now in the emergency medicine residency program at UCF College of MedicineNorth Florida Regional Medical Center. Posted 10.1.17.

Kristen Dimas, M.D., was selected to serve as the Lee Health Family Medicine Program’s resident representative to the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. Posted 10.1.17. 

Andrew Golden, M.D., is part of the Duke University Hospital Diagnostic Radiology Residency Class of 2021. Posted 10.1.17.