Critical Care Current Fellows

Melissa Burger_MCM_0747Melissa Burger, MD
Cardiothoracic – Critical Care Fellow
mburger@anest.ufl.eduDr. Burger completed residency in anesthesia at the University of Missouri after graduating from medical school with a Research Distinction from the University of Miami. She has conducted research in improving blood product utilization and novel carborane-derived local anesthetics. She performed sciatic or popliteal nerve blocks in mice and measured loss and recovery of motor and sensory function over time. Her hobbies include fishing in the Florida everglades, cooking, and playing the violin and viola.
Ravi ChokshiRavi Chokshi, MD
Critical Care Fellow
rchokshi2@anest.ufl.eduDr. Chokshi completed medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada, W.I. He completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Drexel University. His research interests have included postpartum tubal ligation and predicting laboratory abnormalities in preeclampsia. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering. He has participated in the Floating Doctors program in Panama, living and working as a crew member aboard a sailboat.
Kene Chukwuanu, MD
Critical Care – Emergency Medicine Fellow
kchukwuanu@anest.ufl.eduDr. Chukwuanucompleted medical school at the University of Missouri and later completed an MPH degree from Saint Louis University, College for Public Health in 2013. Also at Saint Louis University, Kene completed an emergency medicine residency and served as Chief Resident. He enjoys strength training, health policy, and football. Dr. Chukwuanu will begin his second year of the CCM-EM fellowship on July 1.
Amanda Frantz, MDAmanda Frantz, M.D.
Critical Care Fellow
afrantz@anest.ufl.eduDr. Frantz graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in anesthesiology at Virginia Commonwealth University. During residency, she researched the antioxidant effects of Vitamin C in cardiac surgery patients. Her hobbies entail rock climbing, training for marathons, and competitive swimming.
Robert HarrellRobert Harrell, MD
Critical Care Fellow
rharrell@anest.ufl.edu
Dr. Harrell completed medical school at Duke University, after which he attended Chicago Medical School to complete residency in general surgery. He completed a fellowship in thoracic surgery at UCLA. Dr. Harrell has been published in several publications, including Surgical Forum. He has contributed to research on gene therapy for vascular disease. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his six-year-old daughter and four-year-old son. He will begin his fellowship on August 1.
maneLori Mane, MD
Adult Combined Cardiothoracic Critical Care Fellow
lmane@anest.ufl.eduDr. Mane graduated from medical school at Ross University in Dominica.  She completed her anesthesiology residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Her research interests include airway management in patients with relapsing polychondritis who are undergoing operative fixation of traumatic tibia fracture.  In her free time, she enjoys antiquing, traveling abroad, and scuba diving with her husband.
TorresArturo Torres, MD
Critical Care Fellow
atorres@anest.ufl.eduDr. Torres is an off-cycle fellow who started in March, graduated from medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed residency in anesthesiology at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. He has published research in the Journal of Anesthesiology on airway pressure release ventilation improving oxygenation in patients with pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Torres is an avid cyclist, and he enjoys learning Japanese.
Anthony WoodallAnthony Woodall
Critical Care Fellow
awoodall@anest.ufl.eduDr. Woodall graduated from medical school from the University of Arkansas. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. His research topics have included aspiration of posterior pharyngeal thrombus in patients with maxillofacial bleeding. In his free time, Dr. Woodall enjoys playing the guitar and camping, fishing, and hiking.