Map of Alumni’s

Class of 2020

Zaza Atenalov, MD, MPH
Resident
Medical School: New York Medical College
Graduate: New York Medical College
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

About me: In 10 years I see myself at a big academic center, where I will be teaching residents, doing research, but still getting some non-teaching shifts to keep my skills honed.

Hobbies: Biking, Running, Ocean Life, Beer
Post Residency Plan: Attending Physician, Los Angeles, CA
Alexandru Barabas, MD
Chief Resident
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Florida Institute of Technology
Hometown: Melbourne, FL

About me:
I am a native Floridian and an adventurer. I am a licensed pilot and avid chef.

Hobbies: Flying, food, BBQ
Post Residency Plan: Attending Physician, Fort Pierce, FL
Collin Bufano, DO
Resident
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: California Polytechnic State University
Hometown: Oak Park, CA

About me:
I am still trying to figure out if I want to go into academics or community emergency medicine. I love trying new beers and exploring Gainesville

Hobbies: Hiking, Gator games, and ACEP
Post Residency Plan: Attending Physician, Berkeley, CA
Donavan Ginest, MD
Resident
Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Oregon State University
Hometown: Corvallis, OR

About me:
I am excited to be planting roots here in FL. My fiance is an OT and together we just bought a house. My time has been spent on home improvement projects as I love fixing things!

Hobbies: Traveling to see family, home improvement, nature, exercise
Post Residency Plan: Locums Physician, Portland, Oregon
Christopher Libby, MD, MPH
Chief Resident
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Graduate: Boston University, School of Public Health
Undergraduate: Boston University
Hometown: Swansea, MA

About me:
I love health policy and technology. In my spare time I work with the Florida Medical Association to advocate for the challenges we see every day. I also enjoy tinkering with technology, cooking, and visiting CA where my significant other is in medical school

Hobbies: Health policy, cooking, travel, computers
Post Residency Plan: Clinical Informatics Fellowship, Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
Ryan Luevanos, MD
Resident
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara
Hometown: La Jolla, CA

About me:
I look forward to balancing my community EM career with my outside passions. I spend my time traveling abroad, visiting my other home in San Diego, attending live concerts, exploring Florida, and enjoying a tasty adult beverage.

Hobbies: Beach, camping, golfing, cooking
Post Residency Plan: Attending Physician, San Diego, CA
Ben Murphy, MD
Resident
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Undergraduate: Clemson University
Hometown: Clemson, SC

About me:
As a former collegiate runner and youngest person ever to complete a double Iron Man, Gainesville is great for an outdoor athlete! I hope to practice in the community someday

Hobbies: Nature, running, comedy
Post Residency Plan: Attending Physician, Knoxville, TN
Alex Waldman, MD
Chief Resident
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne
Hometown: Highland Park, IL

About me:
In 10 years I see myself practicing in a community setting, still traveling, and hopefully with a dog to come home to (but I guess a family would be alright too)

Hobbies: Travel, fitness, being lazy
Post Residency Plan: Attending Physician, Cleveland, OH

Class of 2021

Ashley Barash, DO

Medical School: Nova University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Hometown: Concord, MA

About me: Two truths and a lie: (1) I rafted the Nile River, (2) I was an intern dolphin trainer, (3) I was an Olympic bobsledder

Hobbies: Watching Dr. Tran's Instagram stories, playing with my dog, cooking, making fun of Libby

Post Residency Plan: Attending Physician, Denver, CO

Emmanouil Kiriakopoulos, DO
Chief Resident (2020-2021)

Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Florida International University
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

About me: The movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" is practically my life story. I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family, friends, and loved ones. I am a better chef than Alex Barabas. On my days off I'll usually spend time exploring the area. I finally have a dog that I show off to my co-residents!

Hobbies: Gym, cooking, eating, pizookies, dessert, naps

Post Residency Plan: Attending Physician, Norfolk, VA

Joshua Middleton, MD
Medical School: University of Florida
Undergraduate: University of Central Florida
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

About me: I am born and raised in Jax and am a huge UCF fan. After experiencing Gainesville for medical school, I just couldn't leave and am excited to continue my career here!

Hobbies: Fitness, semi-pro paintball, and the Jags

Post Residency Plan: Ultrasound Fellowship, University of Central Florida - NFRMC, Gainesville, FL
Mollie Powell, DO
Chief Resident (2020-2021)
Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Indiana University
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN aka "Naptown"

About me: Born and raised in Indianapolis. Oldest of 4 but the shortest. Lebanese. Self-proclaimed comedian. Former gymnast and diver. I hate coffee and beer...#unique.

Hobbies: tailgating, painting, scuba diving, gymnastics, and shopping

Post Residency Plan: Ultrasound Fellowship, University of Central Florida - NFRMC, Gainesville, FL
Robert Skinner, MD
Chief Resident (2020-2021)
Medical School: University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Memphis
Hometown: Memphis, TN

About me: I did a year of General Surgery after realizing my love of emergency medicine too late in my 4th year of medical school. It taught me a lot about what to look for in a program and I am super happy to be training at a place that ensures your are both clinically competent and well. I also have a new puppy that has quickly become our program's therapy dog!

Hobbies: Running, beer, and not surgery!

Post Residency Plan: EMS Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Joseph Tran, MD

Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California - Riverside
Hometown: Fountain valley, CA

About me: Hi my name is Joe. Llamas are my favorite animal. I grind my own coffee in the morning. In my spare time I travel to other worldly places.

Hobbies: Coffee, beer, travel, snowboarding

Post Residency Plan: Attending Physician, Las Vegas, NV

Jessica Yap, DO
Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Central Florida
Hometown: Altamonte Springs, FL

About me: I've lived in Florida all my life (except for 4 years in North Carolina for med school), and am so happy to be here for residency! On my days off, you can usually find me working on some sort of project. I love hiking and exploring new places. I'm a huge fan of music from the 1930s-1960s, but in recent years, have developed an appreciation for 70s and 80s music as well.

Hobbies: Right now? Mostly sewing. But also hiking, knitting/crocheting, music, writing, drawing...

Post Residency Plan: Attending Physician, Orlando, FL
Shelby Martin, MD
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Louisville
Hometown: Mt Washington, KY

About me: I was born and raised in Kentucky. I love animals and have 2 dogs and a horse. I am interested in critical care and medical ethics.

Hobbies: Horseback riding, reading, traveling.

Post Residency Plan: Critical Care Anesthesia Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Class of 2022

Brock Clark, DO

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate:University of Central Florida
Hometown: Ocala, FL

About me: I was born and raised about 40 min from Gainesville in Ocala, Florida. I lived in Alabama during medical school, and it has been great getting to spend more time with family now that I am so close to home again. Particular areas of interest to me are critical care and wilderness medicine, and I am considering pursuing a fellowship in critical care after residency. Outside of work, I enjoy going to local breweries with friends, playing a few rounds of golf, watching a new series or stand-up comedy on Netflix, and hanging out with my dog.

Hobbies: Dogs, outdoors, and beer.

Post Residency Plans: Attending Physician, Charlotte, NC

William Daly, MD

Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Undergraduate: West Virginia University
Hometown: Scott Depot, WV

About me: I grew up on a farm in WV. Have a large family, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. I enjoy being outdoors

Hobbies: Watching WVU, Steelers and Pirates. Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Disc golf

Post Residency Plans: Attending Physician, Charleston, WV

Jyotirmoy Das, MD

Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Hometown: Gainesville, FL

About me: I’ve lived in Israel and New Zealand. I roast my own coffee. I eat dinner for breakfast. A life goal of mine is to work in Antarctica.

Hobbies: Coffee, travel, cooking, sleep

Post Residency Plans: Attending Physician, Gainesville, Fl

Anthony DeRenzi, DO

Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Saint Leo University
Hometown: Tampa, FL

About me: I grew up in NY, I spend my free time outside the ER traveling state side and abroad, discovering different cuisines and trying to cook those cuisines, spending time with family and friends, exploring different breweries in the area. I am an avid chef. I have a goal to become a licensed helicopter pilot after residency.

Hobbies: standup comedy, Fishing, Cooking, working out, traveling, wood working

Post Residency Plans: Attending Physician, Gainesville, Fl

James Lee, MD
Chief Resident (2021-2022)

Medical School: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate: Florida International University
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

About me: I grew up in Jacksonville, Fl and went to one of the best college prep schools in the nation. I've worked numerous jobs prior to practicing medicine including landscaping, making pizzas and teaching high school chemistry. All those experiences helped me broaden my horizons and learn to respect and revere all people from the CEO to the janitor. These days, I'm focused on becoming the best EM physician I can and mixing in vacations here and there. After residency, I plan to continue practicing in my home state of Florida and will do my best to improve the health of all

Hobbies:Sports, politics, traveling, podcasts

Post Residency Plans: Attending Physician, Miami, Fl

Marcos Marugan-Wyatt, DO
Chief Resident (2021-2022)

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: Dover, FL

About me: I am a native Floridian, a Spaniard, and a board game enthusiast. I spend my days off with my family and my pet cow, Tippy.

Hobbies:Travel, Board Games, D&D, Napping

Post Residency Plans: Attending Physician, Gainesville, Fl

Jayden Miller, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Undergraduate: Arizona State University
Hometown: Glendale, AZ

About me: I was born and raised in the Phoenix area, I ventured east to medical school in Augusta, GA, and now down to the Sunshine State! I have a dog named Oatis who makes sure I laugh and get fresh air when I’m not at work.

Hobbies: Papercrafting, DIY projects, adventures with my dog, travel, baking

Post Residency Plans: Attending Physician, Atlanta, GA

Andrew Nicholas, DO
Chief Resident (2021-2022)

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Iowa
Hometown: Chicago, IL

About me: Born and raised in the Summer Time Chi, relocated to the sunshine state. Spend most of my time outdoors except if there is a Blackhawks game on. My number one passion is frequenting breweries to pet other people’s dogs.

Hobbies: Mountain Biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, Jeep-things, long walks on the beach at sunset

Post Residency Plans: Attending Physician, Charlotte, NC