Class of 2019
Dr. Pavel AntonovPavel was born in Kharkov, Ukraine and raised in upstate NY. He received his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In his spare time he likes to be mediocre at all sports, especially tennis, soccer, and skiing. His interests in EM include Critical Care, EMS, and medical student education.
Favorite quote: ''Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up"
Favorite villain: Joker
Spirit Animal: Wolverine
Dr. Erik CopeliErik is from Queens, NY, graduated from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, and is excited to come down here to Miami: from one melting pot to another. In his free time he enjoys languages, reading, writing, art, museums, cooking, capoeira, swimming, exploring both the wilderness and the city here, and the little theater we call the ED.
EM Interests: Global EM Development, Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine and EM-Surgery Relations
Favorite villain: Littlefinger
Dr. Stefan JensenUndergrad: Northwestern University, BS Geology
Med School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Interests: Wilderness and Resource-Limited Medicine, Healthcare Access, Ultrasound
Activities: Hiking, Cycling, Ceramics
Dr. Vinicius KnabbenVinicius born in Brazil and immigrated to Miami when he was 4 years old. Eventually his family settled in Gilbert, Arizona. He received his medical degree from
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
Favorite Chief Complaint: AMS
Favorite Quote: "It goes on" Robert Frost
Dr. Nicholas KoneriNick was born in India and raised in deep south Texas. He received his medical degree from the UT School of Medicine at San Antonio. His clinical interests include Quality Care and Sports Medicine.
Favorite quote: "None but ourselves can free our minds"
Favorite villain: Bill Lumbergh
Hobbies: Basketball, racquetball, golf, anything that puts him in water, and exploring new places and foods.
Dr. Robert MaldonadoRobert is from San Antonio, TX, and attended medical school at the UT School of Medicine at San Antonio. His passions in life are his family, friends, pets, and community. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and learning about aviation. He works hard with the hope that others get to live out their own passions in life.
EM Interests: EMS, ultrasound
Favorite villain: Kim Jong-un
Favorite quote: "There's no such thing as soy milk. It's soy juice." -Lewis Black
Dr. Kent MartinKent's hometown is Sierra Vista, Arizona. He received his medical degree from University of Arizona. His clinical interests include emergencies, sports medicine, ultrasound and tactical medicine
Favorite Chief Complaint: variety
Favorite Quote: "Fortune favors the bold"
Favorite Villain: politicians
Spirit Animal: jackalope
Dr. Ana I. PinedaAna was born in Cuba and raised in Miami, FL. She received her medical degree from Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) School of Medicine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Ana's clinical interests include EMS, ultrasound and critical care.
Favorite Chief Complaint: Toe pain at 2am
Favorite Villain: Francis Underwood (House of Cards)
Favorite Quote: "Don't be upset by the results you didn't get with the work you didn't do."
Spirit Animal: Peacock
Dr. Joseph ProzaBorn and raised just outside of Dallas, Joe attended Texas A&M University where he obtained a degree in Biology with a minor in business. He then earned his MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. When he’s not in the emergency department, he enjoys spending time with friends, walking his dog, and playing golf.
Favorite Chief Complaint: "Oh, it should all be in the computer"
Favorite villain: Mumbles
Spirit animal: Dachshund
Dr. Daniel SirovichDanny is from Kearny, New Jersey and went to the AUC School of Medicine. Outside of medicine, his passions are music and traveling. Throughout life, he has moved many times and has gotten used to exploring new places, new cultures, and all that comes along with it. After spending the last few years in New Jersey/New York, he's excited to move to Miami for residency.
EM Interests: Sports Medicine, International Medicine
Favorite Quote: "Music is life, everything else is background noise"
Dr. Moshe YatzkanMoshe was born in Dominican Republic but has lived in Miami for most of his life. He is very excited to be part of something new and is looking forward to what the future holds. Besides medicine, he enjoys spending time in the water, whether it’s at the beach or paddle boarding through mangroves. He also enjoys exercising and working out, although food is his guilty pleasure. All in all, he believes there needs to be a balance between work and fun, and finding that balance is key.
Class of 2020
Dr. Daniela ValenzuelaMedical School: Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine
"Spend time with my family, volunteering, freelance makeup artist, volleyball, piano"
Dr. Jasminia NuesaMedical School: Saba University School of Medicine
" I enjoy cooking, travel, yoga, piano, football, hiking, dance."
Dr. Arvinder JanduMedical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
"I like rock climbing, traveling, swimming, crock pot/slow cooking."
Dr. Colin HagenMedical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
"I enjoy dining out to new restaurants, weight-lifting, running."
Dr. Andrew NapierMedical School: University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine
"I like International traveling, powerlifting, computing, mentoring military veterans"
Dr. Amanda HaanMedical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
"I enjoy taking my dog to the beach, dancing, happy hour, dinner with friends, wine, and movie nights with my husband."
Dr. Sarah DichterMedical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
"Dancing, figure skating, traveling, photography."
Spencer BarelaMedical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
"Fishing, Horology (watch-making/collecting)."
Dr. Nikkitta GeorgesMedical School: Emory University School of Medicine
"Poetry reading and performance, learning new languages, leisure reading."
Dr. Karla Guzman MeleroMedical School: Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine
"I enjoy running, beach volley ball, kickboxing, dancing, sign language, and traveling."
Dr. Jessica WireMedical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
"I like outdoor activities, travel, playing piano, baking, and roller coasters."