PGY 2

Pediatric Residency Class 2021
Pediatric-Residency Class 2021

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin | Subspecialty – Neonatology

Sonia Aghera Mehta

Sonia was born and raised in Southern California. She met her husband at medical school in Chicago and they are thrilled to be starting training in Gainesville!

Sonia Aghera Mehta

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar | Subspecialty – Cardiology

Nora AlFakhri

Nora is an Iraqi citizen residing in Qatar since 2005. She finished her medical education at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar and is excited to join the Gator nation and explore Gainesville and Florida. In her spare time, Nora enjoys trying different food cuisines, coffee tasting and Zumba.

Nora AlFakhri

University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine | Subspecialty – Cardiology

Ghadeer Alnajjar

Ghadeer was born and raised in Jordan. She loves Florida and being at UF. She is looking forward to a wonderful journey full of giving, sharing, learning, learning and learning because learning never ends.

Ghadeer Alnajjar

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine | Subspecialty – Undecided

Krina Amin

Krina Amin

University of Arkansas | Subspecialty – Undecided

Bailey Barnes

Bailey Barnes

Shifa College of Medicine | Subspecialty – Cardiology

Asad Bashir

Asad grew up in Australia and then moved to Pakistan for secondary education and is proud to call both places home. He loves all activities which involve being outdoors and preferably in close contact with nature. Passionate green energy advocate and avid reader (whenever time permits).

Asad Bashir

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University | Subspecialty – General Pediatrics

Meghan Bowser

Meghan is a Georgia girl and has spent the majority of her life in Albany where her family still resides. She attended Auburn University where she received her Bachelors Degree in Microbiology. Meghan then went on to attend the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Meghan enjoys many outdoor activities, enjoys planning trips, and get togethers with friends. She is unsure of her future field/specialty within Pediatrics but she is excited to see where her interest takes her within the field.

Meghan Bowser

University of Nevada | Subspecialty – Gastroenterology

Holly Breeden

Holly lived in Nevada her whole life, so she is very excited to live and work in a place that is completely opposite from the mountainous desert! She loves water skiing, standup comedy, and food.

Holly Breeden

University of Kentucky | Subspecialty – Cardiology

Jordan Burke

Jordan went to the University of Kentucky for both undergraduate and medical school. His childhood involved several years in both Michigan and Kentucky, so he’s a big fan of teams from both states. He and his wife Stephanie are excited to explore Gainesville and visit as many new restaurants as possible.

Jordan Burke

University of Texas Medical Branch | Subspecialty – Hematology/Oncology

Joie Cavazos

Joie is a native Texan who enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, spending time outdoors, and binge watching nextflix shows. She went to medical school at UTMB in Galveston, TX and is so excited to join the UF family and become a Gator sports fan!

Joie Cavazos

University of Arkansas | Subspecialty – Undecided

Megan Childress

Megan Childress

University of Louisville | Subspecialty – Hematology/Oncology

Daniel Gipson

Daniel completed his undergraduate education at the University of Kentucky before attending medical school at the University of Louisville. In his free time, he enjoys photography, spending time with his wife and son, and cheering on the Cats during basketball season. He is excited about joining the Gator Nation to complete his training in pediatrics and living in sunny Florida!

Daniel Gipson

Meharry Medical College | Subspecialty – Hospital Medicine

David Joy

David grew up in Winter Haven, FL. He attended the University of Central Florida as an undergraduate where he received his degree in Anthropology before attending medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf when he is not spending time with his wife and daughter.

David Joy

University of Virginia | Subspecialty – NICU / PICU

Allison Lure

Allison grew up in Maryland before attending Dartmouth College for undergraduate, Johns Hopkins for Post-Baccalaureate, and University of Virginia for medical school. She is very excited to continue making her way down the East Coast to complete her residency at the University of Florida! In her free time she enjoys hiking, white water rafting, and traveling.

Allison Lure

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University | Subspecialty – Neonatology/Perinatal Medicine

Erin Shumans

Erin is from Savannah, Georgia, and was a neonatal nurse there before going back to med school. She is a self-proclaimed big geek, and especially loves Doctor Who and Harry Potter. She even named her cat Hermione!

Erin Shumans

Jhalawar Medical College | Subspecialty – Neurology

Prashant Singh

I was born and raised in Ghaziabad, India. My memories of high school include a fascination with the complexities of the human brain. During medical school at Jhalawar Medical College, Rajasthan, my interest grew in the field of child neurology. I gained greater exposure to this field from my medical school and during a rotation in Aiims, New Delhi. Afterwards, I pursued a research elective at Johns Hopkins and clinical electives at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. During my interview at the University of Florida, I discovered that here, no stone is left unturned while caring for patients. At the same time, one can actively engage in research, which I believe is essential for the progress of any specialty. This perfect combination of professional opportunities is what made me decide to pursue residency here. My long-term goal is to become a pediatric epileptologist. My hobbies include reading books (especially spiritual ones, including my favorite Eckhart Tolle), watching and playing soccer, and spending time with my family and friends.

Prashant Singh

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Bahrain | Subspecialty – Cardiology

John (Hanna) Tadros

John was born in Jordan and went to medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Bahrain, before moving to Houston to continue pursuing his research interests in pediatric cardiology. He enjoys playing basketball, playing the piano, and reading in his spare time.

John Tadros