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.
Tom Bentley, MD, FACEP
Associate Program Director, 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.

Diana Mora, MD, FACEP
Associate Program Director, Ultrasound Director

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

Kim Watkins
Program Coordinator
Background:Prior to becoming involved in GME, I was a store manager for a large department store. I try to bring that level of organization to my work on the residency. The residents are like my second family and I am so proud to help them become the amazing doctors North Florida EM produces.

Hobbies: I like to spend time with my family and enjoy the Florida outdoors.

Core Faculty

Tom Bentley, MD, FACEP
Associate Program Director, 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.
DJ Martin, MD, FACEP
Medical Director of the Freestandings

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

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
Diana Mora, MD
Associate Program Director, Ultrasound Director
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
Joshua Middleton, MD
Assistant Ultrasound Director

Fellowship:Ultrasound at HCA/UCF Gainesville - North Florida Regional Medical Center
Residency: HCA/UCF Gainesville - North Florida Regional Medical Center
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

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

Gary Gillette, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor, Medical Director of NFRMC

Residency:Orlando Health
Medical School:Baylor College Of Medicine
Academic Interests:I enjoy the administrative side of emergency medicine and teaching the residents the business of medicine. I am also interested in process improvement and involving residents in the process

Hobbies: Spending time with family. Exercising. Traveling.

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.
Thang Tran, MD

Residency: University of Florida College of Medicine at Jacksonville
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
Academic Interests: As a community physician, I have enjoyed sharing my experiences with our residents to help them transition from the didactic education to clinical emergency medicine.  My goal is to help instill in them the clinical and professional skill set needed to be successful in a busy emergency room.As a community physician, I have enjoyed sharing my experiences with our residents to help them transition from the didactic education to clinical emergency medicine.  My goal is to help instill in them the clinical and professional skill set needed to be successful in a busy emergency room.

Hobbies: I love the outdoors, saltwater fishing, hunting, hiking, traveling, sports, and most of all spending time with my wife and two boys. 

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
Sean 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

Academic Interests: I love teaching residents, just all general ED medicine
Hobbies: sailing - which i hardly ever get to do, reading, traveling, not working! Kids: 2, Erin and Drew Married to Sujin Ju, DDS

Ryan Roberts, MD, PharmD

Residency: University of Florida College of Medicine at Gainesville
Medical School:University of Florida

Hobbies: Travel, medical missions, snowboarding, hanging out with my wife, working out

Zack Wilson, MD
Residency: University of Florida Jacksonville
Medical School: University of Alabama
Emmanouil (Mano) Kiriakopoulos, DO

Residency: HCA/UCF Gainesville - North Florida Regional Medical Center
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

Jyotirmoy Das, MD

Residency: HCA/UCF Gainesville - North Florida Regional Medical Center
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

Anthony DeRenzi, DO

Residency: HCA/UCF Gainesville - North Florida Regional Medical Center
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

Marcos Marugan-Wyatt, DO

Residency: HCA/UCF Gainesville - North Florida Regional Medical Center
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