Class of 2019

Dr. Pavel Antonov
Pavel 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 Copeli
Erik 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 Jensen
Undergrad: 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 Knabben
Vinicius 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 Koneri
Nick 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 Maldonado
Robert 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 Martin
Kent'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. Pineda
Ana 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 Proza
Born 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 Sirovich
Danny 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 Yatzkan
Moshe 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.
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