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Acute & Perioperative Pain Medicine Fellows
Kolawole Akinduro, DO
Dr. Akinduro, DO, completed medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, after which he completed residency at Rush University. He has participated in research on vascular events in non-cardiac surgery patients. Dr. Akinduro has served as a youth mentor and has organized funding for mission trips. In his free time, he enjoys listening to classical music and traveling. He will start on August 1.
Trey Creech, MD
After graduating from medical school at Wake Forest, Dr. Creech continued his education and training at Geisinger Medical Center as an anesthesiology resident where he served as Chief Resident for the 2018-2019 year. He presented a medically challenging case involving the management of an emergent cesarean section at the 71st Post Graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology. His hobbies include running, hiking, grilling, and boating.
Matthew Hearn-Hoover, MD
After completing medical school at the American University of the Caribbean, Dr. Hearn-Hoover entered SUNY’s anesthesiology residency program. He became the chief resident for the 2018-2019 year. He presented a case on anesthesia for a mediastinal mass at the Post Graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology in New York City. When Dr. Hearn-Hoover has free time, he likes to run, cycle, and play guitar.
Janet Jira, MD
Dr. Jira attended medical school at the University of Mississippi and graduated from residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Throughout residency, she participated in studies on topics such as comparing the ease of performing ultrasound guided paravertebral blocks with a needle versus conducting the a block without a needle-guiding device. Her personal interests include health and fitness activities such as Crossfit classes.
Jeffrey Kedrowski, DO
Dr. Kedrowski graduated from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed residency in anesthesiology at McLaren Greater Lansing, which is affiliated with Michigan State University. For the 2018-2019 year, he served as the chief resident. Outside of medicine, Dr. Kedrowski enjoys cooking and learning from celebrity chefs. Dr. Kedrowski will start the APPM fellowship on August 1.
Adrian Maurer, MD
Dr. Maurer attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma and completed residency at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He recently published book chapters in Pain: A Review Guide. Throughout residency, he has presented posters at the ASA Annual meeting, the Midwest Anesthesiology Residency Conference, and the Annual SCC Cancer Research Symposium. He will start the APPM fellowship on August 1.
Sindhu Nimma, MD
Dr. Nimma attended medical school at the University of Kentucky and completed residency at the University of Florida where she was a chief resident last year. She has presented case reports at ASRA and SNACC and won first place for a case report at GAARRC in April 2017. Dr. Nimma has recently been to Ecuador on a mission trip and she has travelled to India four times to help medically underserved populations. Dr. Nimma will start the APPM fellowship on August 1.
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellows
Samantha Arzillo, MD
Dr. Arzillo graduated from the University of Miami before completing anesthesiology residency at the University of Florida. She has published several chapters on anesthesia for aortic valve surgery and cardiac transplants. She presented multiple posters at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Conference in 2017. Dr. Arzillo will start her fellowship in September and will work as faculty during July and August.
Lucas Bannister, MD
Dr. Bannister completed medical school at Emory University before coming to the University of Florida for anesthesiology residency. Dr. Bannister presented a poster on a flipped classroom approach at the 2017 Florida Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting. Prior to entering medical school, he earned a MSE from Georgia Institute of Technology, and he served as a project engineer. He will start his fellowship in September and will work as faculty during July and August.
Aneel Deshmukh, MD
Dr. Deshmukh attended medical school at East Tennessee State University and completed residency at the University of Florida. During residency, he presented at the International Anesthesia Research conference in Washington, DC and provided a Quality Improvement discussion for the Hospital Equipment Committee. Dr. Deshmukh will start his fellowship in September and will work as faculty for July and August.
Critical Care Medicine Fellows
Abdulaziz Alburaih, MD
Dr. Alburaih joins the University of Florida from the University of Maryland where he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine. He completed residency at Central Michigan University after medical school at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila in Romania. Dr. Alburaih has practiced medicine in rural and inner city settings. He will start the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship on July 1.
Casey Carr, MD
Dr. Carr graduated from medical school at Florida International University and attended residency in emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins. During residency, his research interests included increasing awareness on health care access in Florida and ultrasound. He has published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Carr will start the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship on July 1.
Ryan Day, MD
Dr. Day completed medical school at St. George’s University and went to the Leigh Valley Health Network for residency in emergency medicine. His research interests have included the effects of sepsis protocol fluid administration in patients with congestive heart failure. In his free time, Dr. Day enjoys working on motorcycles and is a Harley Davidson enthusiast. Dr. Day will start the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship on July 1.
Adnan Javed, MD
Dr. Javed graduated from medical school at the University of Florida. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Florida, Jacksonville. In 2017, Dr. Javed published an article in the Journal of Critical Care on the clinical predictors of early death from sepsis. He has conducted research on actual versus ideal bodyweight for volume resuscitation in sepsis. Dr. Javed will start the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship on July 1.
Critical Care Medicine and Neuroanesthesiology Fellow
Gevalin Srisooksai, MD
Dr. Srisooksai graduated from medical school at the University of Florida, stayed in Gainesville, and completed residency in our anesthesiology program. During residency, Dr. Srisooksai developed an interest in neuroscience and presented a posted at a meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. She has also presented at the FSA annual meeting. In July, she will start a dual fellowship to gain experience in neuroanesthesia and critical care.
Multi-Disciplinary Pain Medicine Fellows
David Bowen, MD
Dr. Bowen earned his MD at the University of Texas where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and a recipient of the Hallie Manske and G.R. Manske, MD Presidential Scholarship in Medicine. He did his internship in general surgery and started residency in anesthesiology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Bowen enjoys traveling, exercising, following sports, and cooking.
Jennifer Harris, MD
Dr. Harris earned her MD from Saba University School of Medicine before starting residency in anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She has presented posters at the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Boston and the Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference in Chicago, IL. She enjoys scuba diving, traveling, playing soccer, and cooking.
Michael Lucente, MD
Dr. Lucente earned his MD at Ross University. He started residency in anesthesiology at the University of Massachusetts. He has participated in numerous medical mission trips, most recently traveling to Monrovia, Liberia in September to participate in a surgical mission trip with the HEARTT Foundation. Dr. Lucente will start his fellowship on August 1, 2019.
Matthew Meroney, MD
Dr. Meroney earned his MD at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed an intern year in internal medicine and then started residency in anesthesiology at the University of Texas at Galveston, where he earned the Bronco Award for 2017. Dr. Meroney has participated in numerous research projects and has presented multiple posters at the Annual Pain Medicine Meeting. His hobbies include long-boarding with his dog and kiteboarding. Dr. Lucente will start his fellowship on August 1, 2019.
Sandra Victor, MD
Dr. Victor earned her MD at the University of Texas, after which she started residency in anesthesiology at Texas A&M. During residency, she presented a poster at the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Boston and gave a presentation at the Texas Pain Society’s 9th Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. In her free time, she likes to hike. Her favorite hiking trail was the Lost Mine Trail at Big Bend National Park.
Joseph Wray, MD
Dr. Wray earned his MD from the University of Nevada where he participated in the Health Professions Scholarship Program through the US Air Force and received the honor of being the top medical student in rural health. He joined the anesthesiology residency program at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. During his residency, he presented at ASA. Dr. Wray is a Captain in the United States Air Force. In his free time, Dr. Wray likes to wakeboard, wakesurf, and write songs on the guitar and piano.