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!
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.
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.
Krina Amin was born and raised in Florida. She completed undergrad here at UF (go Gators!) and went to Nova for medical school. She is very excited to return for residency and show her fiance Kenny around town. Outside of medicine she enjoys being outdoors on the trails or at the springs, traveling, and painting.
Bailey Barnes is excited to be a part of the UF Shands family! Bailey went to medical school at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, but spent most of her time growing up in Basel, Switzerland. She moved here with her partner, Megan Childress, who is also a Pediatric Resident at UF! For fun, she enjoys cooking, crafting and enjoying new restaurants with friends. Bailey is interested in practicing hospital medicine.
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).
Subspecialty: General Pediatrics
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.
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.
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.
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!
Megan Childress is happy to be a part of the UF Shands family. Megan is from Hope, Arkansas and went to medical school at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. She moved here with her partner, Bailey Barnes, who is also a pediatric resident at UF! In her spare time, Megan enjoys doing trivia at local breweries, watching women’s soccer games (especially Orlando Pride!) and being outdoors. She is interested in Pediatric Cardiology.
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!
Subspecialty: Hospital Medicine
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.
Subspecialty: NICU / PICU
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.
Subspecialty: General Pediatrics
I am Majek, I grew up in Nigeria, my country of birth and attended University of Ilorin, Nigeria for my medical education. I completed the MPH program at University of Memphis with concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics. During leisure, I love to spend time with my family, sing, jog and watch sports, especially tennis (a huge fan of Rafael Nadal). Just very thankful to be a part of this awesome pediatric family.
Subspecialty: Neonatology/Perinatal Medicine
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!
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.
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.