Critical Care Current Fellows

Dr. Mohammed AlmualimMohammed Almualim, MBBS
Dr. Almualim graduated from medical school at King Saud University and later completed residency at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, LA. He has presented on treatment of sciatic neuritis with ultrasound guided nerve block and treatment of common peroneal neuropathy. His publication topics include treatment of occipital neuralgia with implantable peripheral nerve stimulation and the delayed emergence in pediatric patients with neurologic disease presenting for ambulatory surgery. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, traveling, swimming, and cooking. Dr. Almualim will start the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship in fall.
Dr. Karina BartlettKarina Bartlett, MD
Dr. Bartlett graduated from medical school from the University of Texas. She completed residency in emergency medicine at the University of Oklahoma. During residency, she researched difficult airways. In the past, she has served as a research assistant, collecting data for a multi-center major trauma transfusion study. She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering as a football sports physician in high schools.

Dr. Meghan BrennanMeghan Brennan, MD
Dr. Brennan completed medical school at the University of Miami and came to our residency program at the University of Florida where she was the Chief Resident last year. She has presented at national conferences on topics such as transesophageal echocardiography aiding in intraoperative decision making during resection of renal cell carcinoma. In addition, she conducted research on the influence of the timing of surgical procedures on postoperative pain. Dr. Brennan will be the resident representative on the ACGME Anesthesiology Residency Review Committee.


Melissa Burger_MCM_0747Melissa Burger, MD
Cardiothoracic – Critical Care Fellow
Dr. 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.


Dr. Daniel DemosDaniel Demos, MD
Dr. Demos joins the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program with a background in General Surgery. He completed medical school at Wayne State University and went to St. John Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Dr. Demos has presented at the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress and at the Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Minimally Invasive Surgery Week. His hobbies include hiking, boating, biking, and jogging.


Dr. Matthew HernandezMatthew Hernandez, DO
Dr. Hernandez attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Medicine and later completed residency in anesthesiology at the University of Kentucky. He has presented on challenging cases at national conferences such as the American Society of Anesthesiologists conference in 2016. His research interests have included anesthetic management of acute ischemic stroke. In addition, Dr. Hernandez has conducted quality improvement projects on transitions of care and OR readiness. In his free time, he hikes, paints, and kayaks.


Dr. Iker UnzaluIker Unzalu, MD
Dr. Unzalu completed medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada and residency in anesthesiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has presented a poster on a case involving glycine toxicity during transurethral resection of the prostate. Dr. Unzalu is an avid soccer fan, watching the sport and playing in local leagues. He also enjoys camping, birdwatching, and spending time with his family. Dr. Unzalu will start the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship in fall.