Leadership

Robyn Hoelle, MD, FACEP
Program Director, Chair of Emergency Medicine
Residency: MCP/Hahnemann (Now Drexel University)
Medical School:University of Florida

Academic Interests: Right now my teaching and professional interests are centered around making this one of the best residencies in Florida! I am absolutely committed to my residents and can't say enough how awesome they are. I have continued to watch as faculty, the sim center, our US program, and the residents have grown over such a short time. I love being a part of it all.

Hobbies: I love the outdoors. Right now I have three school-aged children, so pretty much whatever we can all do together outside is fun for me. Recently, I was able to whitewater down the Tuolomne River and camp for three days...that ...was...awesome.
Tami Vega, MD, FACEP
Associate Program Director
Residency: UF Health Shands Jacksonville
Medical School:University of Florida

Academic Interests:My professional interests include the business and finance development of graduate medical education programs and systems. Also, Simulation Development and education.

Hobbies: I like to travel to tropical islands with my 3 daughters and snorkel to look at local wildlife, then sit on the beach and drink a cocktail made from local fruit.

Core Faculty

Tom Bentley, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor, Medical Student Clerkship Director
Residency:Orlando Regional Medical Center
Medical School:University of Florida College of Medicine
Academic Interests:Enjoying the new process of teaching residents and medical students. Interested in Emergency Medicine practices effecting throughput times and patient safety. Interested in Sports Medicine and Cardiology. Interested in the business of medicine.

Hobbies: Enjoy spending time with my wife and three children. Enjoy traveling and eating almost as much as I love Gator athletics.
Gary Gillette, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor, Medical Director of NFRMC
Residency:Orlando Health
Medical School:Baylor College Of Medicine
Jonathan Journey, MD
Assistant Professor
Residency:University of Florida College of Medicine at Jacksonville
Medical School:Florida State University College of Medicine Medical School
Academic Interests:Journal club, toxicology, cardiology, orthopedics. However, what I enjoy the most is working with the residents and medical students on shift and helping them develop skills to become solid ED docs. I am really excited about this residency and it is well on its way to becoming a great program!

Hobbies: family time (got a wife, 2 dogs, and 2 kids), exercise/outdoors, college football/tailgating (hard to beat fall Saturdays in the South), travel (Just got back from St. Lucia), BBQ
Dakota Lane, MD
Assistant Ultrasound Director, Assistant Professor
Fellowship:University of Florida College of Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship
Residency:University of Florida College of Medicine at Gainesville
Medical School:University of Texas Medical School
Diana Mora, MD
Ultrasound Director, Assistant Professor
Fellowship:University of Florida College of Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship
Residency:University of Florida College of Medicine at Gainesville
Medical School:University of Florida College of Medicine
Amit Rawal, MD, FACEP
EMS Director, Assistant Professor
Residency:Orlando Health
Medical School:University of Florida College of Medicine
Academic Interests:I am having a blast welcoming the residents to our family at NFRMC. We are thrilled to be "knees deep" in academics from bedside teaching to conference, from EMS to simulation and ultrasound. I also take great interest in stroke and cardiovascular care. I love our EMS experience; with Medical Direction involving urban, rural, and flight EMS continuum.

Hobbies: Sports, the outdoors, traveling to new lands, and the beach. College football is tops! Having a blast with my family including two little ones that keep my wife and I on our toes!
Mahesh Setty, MD
Assistant Professor
Residency: Emory University
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
Academic Interests: Toxicology, Quality Improvement Processes, International Medicine
Hobbies: Travel, Music, Gators
Evan Stern, MD, FACEP
Simulation Director, Assistant Professor
Residency:William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Medical School:University of Florida College of Medicine
Academic Interests: After attending training at Harvard on medical simulation, I have spent several years building up the simulation program here at North Florida. I am also interested in physician wellness and ensuring our residents have balance in their life.
Hobbies: Music, Fitness, Spearfishing

Clinical Instructors

Eli Akri, DO
Residency:Medical College of Georgia
Medical School:Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests:As a community physician, I hope to teach our residents how to manage an entire department from the critical patient in the resuscitation room to the potentially sick patient in the waiting room. I am also very interested in teaching procedural skills and making sure our graduates can handle anything that walks through the door

Hobbies: Currently married plus 3 so outside of work main interests are family time and family activities. Going to the beach or traveling as well as school related functions. Love NBA basketball, motor sports, museums, classic arts and architecture.
Jennifer Johnson, MD
Residency:University of Florida College of Medicine at Jacksonville
Medical School:University of Florida College of Medicine
DJ Martin, MD, FACEP
Medical Director of the West End ED
Residency:Orlando Health
Medical School:Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Academic Interests: As medical director for the freestanding emergency departments, I am particularly interested in process improvement and emergency medicine administration. While working in a tertiary care center with multiple specialties has its advantages, I like to make sure that our residents can manage a whole department by themselves by the time they graduate. I am also a night shift extraordinaire!
Hobbies: Traveling and spending time with my family
Ravi Patel, DO
Residency: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Medical School: West Virginia School Of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: As a community physician I enjoy teaching the residence about through put through the department to ensure the best care for all the patient's including the waiting room. I also have an interest in ED operations.
Hobbies: Golf, traveling, molecular gastronomy
Vi Sudhipong, MD
Residency:Orlando Regional Medical Center
Medical School:University of Florida College of Medicine
Academic Interests: I like to share my clinical experiences and teach more what it is like to practice medicine in "real life" practices in the emergency room. I especially want to instill to residents the importance of empathy, going the extra mile for the patient and their families and remembering that this is a privilege to do what we do!
Hobbies: I originally was born in Bangkok Thailand but left there when I was four years old and lived in Europe ( Switzerland & Germany) before coming to the United States at 8 years old. We continued to travel outside the USA to Europe as well as the Middle East until I was about 15 years old & then I grew up in Florida where I did the rest of my education. I love traveling with my family and experiencing different cultures & foods, etc ( I'm a huge foodie!!) I can speak English , Thai, some German but forgot my five years of French ! If I could have a "superpower" it would be to know every language that was on this earth! I also love tennis & have played ever since I was 13 years old… These days I play as much as I can to de-stress & keep fit! Our family are "water people" & enjoy the beach , islands , sailing, & anything to do with the ocean.
Thang Tran, MD
Residency:University of Florida College of Medicine at Jacksonville
Medical School:University of Florida College of Medicine
Kyle Iketani, MD
Residency: University of Florida College of Medicine at Gainesville
Medical School: Florida State University
Michael Currie, DO
Residency: Aria Health
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Thomas Leonard, MD
Residency: Wright State University
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Zack Wilson, MD
Residency: University of Florida Jacksonville
Medical School: University of Alabama