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Our Team

 

Chairman

J. Adrian Tyndall, MD, MPH
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Chief of Emergency Services, UF Health

Faculty & Fellows


Brandon Allen, MD
Assistant Professor
Assistant Medical Director, Adult ED

Lars Beattie, MD
Assistant Professor
Residency Program Director

Noel Braseth, MD
Assistant Professor
UF Health Freestanding Emergency Centers

Donna Carden, MD
Professor
Director of Faculty Development

Giuliano De Portu, MD
Assistant Professor
Assistant Residency Director
Director of Ultrasound in Undergraduate Medical Education

Dan Dickinson, MD
Assistant Professor
UF Health Freestanding Emergency Centers

Marie-Carmelle Elie, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Associate Professor
Director of Research

Desmond Fitzpatrick, MD
Assistant Professor, Adult ED
Assistant Director, EMS Fellowship
Medical Director, Lake County EMS
Medical Director for Stadium Operations and Disaster Preparedness, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Melinda Fernandez, MD
Assistant Professor
UF Health Freestanding Emergency Centers

Carolyn Holland, MD, MEd, FACEP
Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Physician Director of Quality

Liam Holtzman, DO, FACEP
Assistant Professor
Senior Medical Officer

Karl Huesgen, MD
Assistant Professor, Adult ED

Jason Jones, MD
Assistant Professor, Adult ED
Director, EMS Fellowship
Medical Director, Levy County EMS
Associate Medical Director, Lake County EMS
System Medical Director, Alachua and Levy County EMS
Medical Director for Stadium Operations and Disaster Preparedness, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Sadiqa Kendi, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric ED

Gail Knight, MD
Assistant Professor, Adult ED

Sitha Konopack, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
UF Health Freestanding Emergency Centers

Ken Krabacher, MD
Assistant Professor
UF Health Freestanding Emergency Centers

Mike Krick, DO
Assistant Professor
UF Health Freestanding Emergency Centers

Karen Laauwe, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor
UF Health Freestanding Emergency Centers


Jennifer K. Light, MD / FAAP
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Pediatric ED
Chief, Division of Pediatric EM

Judy Lucas, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Nicholas Maldonado, MD
Assistant Professor, Adult ED
Assistant Residency Director

Michael Marchick, MD
Assistant Professor
Assistant Clerkship Director

David A. Meurer, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, ShandsCair Flight Program
Medical Director, Gainesville Fire Rescue / Regional Response Hazmat Team

Leslie Connor Nickels, MD
Assistant Professor
Co-Director, Ultrasound Program & Fellowship

Candice Norman, MD
Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Rohit Patel, MD
Assistant Professor
Director of Critical Care Ultrasound
Co-Director Critical Care Fellowship Program

Thomas Payton, MD, MBA, FACEP
Assistant Professor
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations
Medical Director, Adult ED

Maritza Plaza, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric ED

Dave Roberts, MD
Assistant Professor
UF Health Freestanding Emergency Centers

Matthew Ryan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Student Clerkship Director
Associate Residency Program Director
4th Year Curriculum Director, College of Medicine

Matthew Shannon, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, UF Health Emergency Center – Kanapaha

John Slish, MD
Assistant Professor
Gainesville Police Officer
Tactical Medicine and SWAT TEAM Medical Director

Caroline Srihari, MD
Assistant Professor, Adult ED

Tricia Swan, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Zachary Wilson, MD
Assistant Professor, Springhill ED
Medical Director, UF Health Emergency Center – Springhill

Henry Young, MD
Assistant Professor

Cristina Zeretzke-Bien, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric ED

 

Emergency Medical Services Fellows


Benjamin Abo, D.O., EMT-P
Emergency Medical Services Fellow

Charles Hwang, MD
Emergency Medical Services Fellow
 

Ultrasound Fellows


Diana Mora Montero, MD
Ultrasound Fellow

 

Sports Medicine Fellows


Katherine Langley, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow

 

Critical Care Fellows

Kene Chukwuanu, MD
Critical Care Fellow

Emergency Medicine Residents

PGY3 – Class of 2017

 

PGY2 – Class of 2018

 

PGY1 – Class of 2019

 

Part Time Emergency Medicine Clinical Faculty

 

Per-Diem Pediatric Faculty

 

Physician Extender Team (Full Time)


Matthew Baggett, PA-C
Physician’s Assistant

Maria DiLoreto

Krysta-Gaye Burchenson, PA-C
Physician’s Assistant

Greg Fenn, PA-C
Physician’s Assistant

Meagan Harris

Jessica Holder, ARNP
Physician’s Assistant

Thao Jinwright, PA
Physician’s Assistant

Charlie Jones, PA-C
Physician’s Assistant

Sam Kim

Benjamin Kravitz, PA-C
Physician’s Assistant


Amanda Leitz, PA-C
Physician’s Assistant

Adrienne McConaghy

Michelle Metzger, PA
Physician’s Assistant-Chief

Vivien Murphy, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner

Alexis Rangel

Sheridan Primack, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner

Paige Smith, PA-C
Physician’s Assistant

Sara Webber

 

Administrative Team


Meenakshi (Meena) P. Balakrishnan
Project Manager

Amber Cook
EMS Counties Coordinator

Debbie Beck
Senior Secretary

Phyllis Decker
Accountant

Amanda Glynn, MHS, CRC, CGCM
Residency Program Coordinator / Administrator

Melyssa Henagan
Senior Accountant

Joshua Hurwitz
IT Expert

Michele Joines
Senior Secretary

Frank Jurkiewicz, MBA
Director, Health Care Administration


Melissa Malecki
Administrative Assistant

Rachel Martin
Clerkship Coordinator

Anna Mazzuoccolo
Research Coordinator

Rebecca Murray
Research – Human Services, CRD 3

Michelle Plourde, RN
Nurse Research Coordinator

Kristy Radeker, MSM
Assistant Director of Emergency Services

Amy Smith
Office Manager
Chairs Administrative Assistant

Shawn Wills, RN, BS, CCRC
Research Coordinator