Class of 2021

Dr. Richard Boccio
Ross University School of Medicine

I enjoy working out, cooking, playing sports, going to the beach and video games
Dr. Jennifer Eells
NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

I enjoy going to the beach, paddle boarding, traveling, trying new restaurants, and relaxing at home with my Boston terrier
Dr. Boris Ryabtsev
State University of New York
Upstate Medical University

I enjoy playing guitar, jam sessions, songwriting, soccer, basketball, and swimming
Dr. Sara Zagroba
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomed Sciences at the University Of Buffalo

I enjoy playing soccer, rowing, baking, painting with acrylics, and spending time at the beach
Dr. Anton Gomez
NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies: weight lifting, sports, computer gaming, hanging out with my dogs
Favorite villain: Thanos
Dr. Kristina Drake
Medical University of South Carolina
College of Medicine

I enjoy dancing, reading science fiction and fantasy novels, traveling, trying new things, and general adventuring (including skydiving, scuba, kayaking, hiking, running... anything outside!
Dr. Nicholas Rosende
NYMC

Cooking and mountain biking plus I love everything involving salt water: scuba, boating, fishing, beaches. I am interested in EMS
Dr. Anthony Peters
NOVA Southeastern University
College of Osteopathic Medicine

I enjoy outdoor activities, fitness, and traveling
Dr. Kelly Glazer
Florida Atlantic University
College of Medicine

I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, music, art, walking the dog, and spending time with friends and family
Dr. Ibrahim Hassan
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University

I enjoy traveling, beach volleyball, exploring unique cuisine, and spending time with family
Dr. Joseph Clemons
Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine

I enjoy hiking, road trips, cooking, painting/drawing, going to concerts, and playing guitar
Dr. Matthew Mattioli
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia

Most of my spare time is spent playing basketball or watching comedy, and I also enjoy soccer, traveling, cooking, going to concerts, and retro Nintendo
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 Class of 2022

Dr. Andrew Adams
St. George's University School of Medicine

In my free time I like to do anything involving the ocean, especially surfing and diving. I also enjoy running, cooking, and traveling.
Dr. Andrew Allen
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

From East LA and making my way around the country. I enjoy running/weightlifting with the end goal of being able to eat copious amounts of new foods.
Dr. Ma Lovely Batasin
William Carey University, College Of Osteopathic Medicine

I would love to travel the world with my pup Theo.
Dr. Caitlin Blackwell
I was raised in rural North Georgia and enjoy hikes, nature, drawing, chilling with friends and family, and the corniest of jokes.
Dr. Mani Hashemi
St. George's University School of Medicine

I'm passionate about bedside teaching, diversity & inclusion advocacy, as well as fitness for wellness.
In my free time I trade medical advice for tacos, and work on learning Spanish from Monday to domingo.
Dr. Nicolas Ellis
Medical University of South Carolina

I enjoy graphic design, baking, woodworking, cooking chinese food, and learning random skills
Dr. Sean Ellis
Touro University Nevada in Las Vegas

I’m originally from Southern Ca but I arrived in Miami via Las Vegas. I like going to the beach, fishing, live music of all flavors (except country, I hate country), international travel, and a good Netflix binge. My newest pleasures in life are Cuban coffees and making fun of Amar. Who’s dale?
Dr. Tyson Jackson
St. George's University School of Medicine


I’m from Utah and enjoy backpacking, canyoneering, hunting, wrestling, hanging out with friends. Most my time now is spent raising 2 beautiful daughters with the support of my lovely wife.
Dr. Glen Malaret Hernandez
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Outside of EM I enjoy trying new foods and experiences. I'm a big coffee fan always looking for new coffee shops around town. EM interests include ultrasound and sports medicine.
Dr. Amar Mittapalli
Ross School of Medicine

I came for the emergencies but stayed for the coladas.
Dr. Collin Smith
Thomas Jefferson University

Transplant from Upstate New York always in search of good restaurants to try and new places to travel.
Dr. Kelly Wright
St. George's University School of Medicine

Miami born and raised who enjoys taking Bar Method classes, binge watching tv, and trying new recipes
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 Class of 2023

Dr. Alexis Avellino
St. George’s University School of Medicine

“I was born and raised in Port Orange, FL. I am a proud Florida State University alumni. Fun fact: I’ve been dancing since I was 3 years old!Ssome of my favorite things to do in my spare time - monkey around, dance, scuba dive, play with my pups, travel, beach, being a “Ti Ti” and spending time with family and friends!”
Dr. Nataly Blanco
Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University

“I was born in Colombia and moved to the Miami when I was a child. I lived in Kendall until moving to Chicago for medical school and I am now so happy now to be coming back to the city that feels like home. I love to travel, to hike, to bike and to bake.”
Dr. Hernando Castillo
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

“I was born in New Jersey, but after living in Miami for over 18 years, this is my home. I’ve spent years trying new things and finding new ways to have fun, but my two greatest passions are food and soccer. From video games, airsoft, and paintball to poker and blackjack; I live to try new things. I love my family, my girlfriend, my dog, and making those around me laugh. I look forward to taking care of the South Florida community."
Dr. Leo Ferretti
Nova Southeastern University college of Osteopathic Medicine

“I'm originally from Miami, Florida, and I completed my bachelor's degree in Environmental Science/ Art at New College of Florida. Some of my hobbies include: yoga, woodworking, backpacking, hiking, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, and most other outdoor activities. I also like reading science fiction, watching movies, and cooking. A fun fact about me is: I once led a crew of restoration volunteers though the Yosemite backcountry"
Dr. Jack Finnegan
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

“I like to spend my free time exploring the great outdoors, climbing things, and trying as many new foods as humanly possible. And our dog cant wait to try every dog beach and dog park in the miami area. Fun fact about me: I had to reschedule my original interview here bc I had a spontaneous pnuemo!”
Dr. Carissa Ford
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

"I'm originally from Texas but was able to experience Florida during one of my medical school rotations. Now I'm here! I love most animals (looking at you, millipedes) and just adopted a black kitten named Salem. My main hobbies include running, biking, reading, and archery. Fun fact: I was on the rowing team in college!"
Dr. Victor Gonzalez Vazquez
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

“I was born and raised right across the border from El Paso TX. When I feel energetic, I like to bike, sail, fly kites and play with my dog and play beat saber on VR. When I feel lazy, I like to watch movies, anime and play with my cat. Fun fact, I want to be an astronaut when I grow up.”
Dr. Daniel Lopez
Florida State University

“I’m from Tampa, FL, but I was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My mother is Puerto Rican and my father was born in Panama but is of Spanish Descent. I love spending time with my wife, fishing, hunting, traveling, ministry, car mechanics, and anything that gives me an adrenaline rush! Fun fact: I once won a bodybuilding competition when I was actually fit, in college!”
Dr. Sussana Oad
University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine

“I grew up in various cities prior to finding a home in Texas for high school and medical school, and, now, I am beyond excited for this new adventure in Florida! I am very passionate about diversity and experiencing different cultures through travel, and I greatly enjoy musical theatre, podcasts/audiobooks, baking, going to concerts and hockey games, and various outdoor activities (canyoning, rafting, kayaking, skiing, etc.)."
Dr. Raul Rodriguez
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

“After traveling a bit for university and medical school I am taking my talents back home to Miami, FL (where I was born and raised). Grew up in the Kendall area actually, my family is Venezuelan on one side and Cuban on the other. Really enjoy traveling, snowboarding, scuba diving, weight lifting, and salsa dancing! Fun Fact: I used to be a salsa instructor for many years and taught back in college!"
Dr. Jillian Stariha
Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University

“I grew up in the Midwest, spending both my undergrad and medical school years in Chicago. In addition to a close knit family, I am fortunate enough to have had a support system of friends through school, rugby and of course D&D. Some of my hobbies include working out, cooking and knitting(it’s a work in progress). While I’ve loved my time in Chicago, I’m eager to soak up some warm weather, new scenery and most importantly, no more snow!"
Dr. Katherine Wietecha
North East Ohio Medical University

“I’m originally from Detroit, Michigan, but I have spent most of my life in Canton, Ohio. I have a little fluff ball dog named Paddington. I love spending time with family, yoga, cooking, traveling and any outdoor activities! Fun Fact: I have jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet and dived to 120 feet under the sea.”
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Dr. Anton Gomez

NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine Hobbies: weight lifting, sports, computer gaming, hanging out with my dogs Favorite villain: Thanos