Match Day 2022: 27 physicians match with UF Anesthesiology

Twenty-seven physicians have matched with our department to begin their anesthesiology residency with us in the upcoming academic year, including three graduates of the University of Florida College of Medicine who will be joining us as interns and two who will be joining us as CA-1s.

This year, our department successfully matched 20 new categorical (4-year) residents, six new “reserved for physician” (3-year) residents, and one new “advanced” physician who will begin training at UF as a CA-1 in July 2023.

These physicians come from a broad variety of backgrounds and medical schools. All matches were extremely competitive.

The graduates of the UF College of Medicine coming in as interns are Kyle Chan, Jessica Mandel, and Allyson Tragesser. Our CA-1 UF College of Medicine graduates are Travis Bryant and Vanessa Metellus. The graduates of the Class of 2022 shared their matches during a Match Day ceremony to mark the important milestone on Friday, March 18.

More than 42,000 physicians across the country learned where they would spend the next three to seven years during this year’s National Resident Matching Program week.

Congratulations and welcome to our incoming physicians! We are looking forward to working with all of you.

Incoming First-Year Residents

Steven Ayala

Steven Ayala, Jr.

Undergrad: Westfield State University
Med School: University of Massachusetts
Hobbies: Powerlifting, investing, cooking/BBQ


Akosua Ayesu Offei

Akosua Ayesu-Offei

Undergrad: Ohio State University
Med School: St. George’s University
Hobbies: Travel, candle making, cooking & baking exploring African cuisines


Michael Berentzen

Michael Berentzen

Undergrad: Utah State University
Med School: Saint Louis University
Hobbies: Basketball, hiking, camping, wakeboarding, videography


Chris Cavazos

Christopher (Chris) Cavazos

Undergrad: University of Texas – San Antonio
Med School: University of Texas – San Antonio
Hobbies: Obstacle course races, collecting funny hats, playing unique instruments


Kyle Chan

Kyle Chan

Undergrad: University of California – Berkeley
Med School: University of Florida
Hobbies: Classically trained violinist, chess, basketball


Kellen Creech

Kellen Creech

Undergrad: Ave Maria University
Graduate: University of South Florida
Med School: Nova Southeastern University
Honors: GHHS
Hobbies: Fishing, golf, running, cycling


Zeerak Khan

Zeerak Khan

Undergrad: University of South Florida
Med School: Florida International University
Hobbies: Outdoor photography, sneaker collector, flag football


Megan Koenig

Megan Koenig

Undergrad: University of Florida
Med School: Florida Atlantic University
Hobbies: Volleyball, weightlifting, cycling, baking


Jessica Mandel

Jessica Mandel

Undergrad: New York University
Med School: University of Florida
Honors: AOA
Hobbies: Volleyball, longboarding, painting


Kevin Marfiak

Kevin Marfiak

Undergrad: Daytona State/University of Florida
Med School: Nova Southeastern University
Honors: GHHS
Hobbies: Cycling, learning foreign languages


Cameron Myers

Cameron Myers

Undergrad: Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Med School: University of South Carolina
Hobbies: Video games, cooking, organized sports


Sneha Raola

Sneha Raola

Undergrad: University of Southern California – LA
Med School: University of South Florida
Hobbies: Taekwondo, Bollywood dancing, reading, baking pumpkin cheesecake muffins


Jarrett Schmidt

Jarrett Schmidt

Undergrad: Belmont Abbey College
Med School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus
Hobbies: Mountain biking, kayaking, whitewater rafting


Dylan Schoo

Dylan Schoo

Undergrad: University of Notre Dame
Med School: University of Colorado
Hobbies: Cooking, beer brewing, boating, backpacking, wildlife photography


Ahmed Shoola

Ahmed Shoola

Undergrad: University of Texas – Austin
Med School: University of Texas – San Antonio
Hobbies: Soccer, biking, hiking, video games


Casey Taylor

Casey Taylor

Undergrad: University of Utah
Med School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Fly fishing, mountain biking, ping pong, coaching basketball


Allyson Tragesser

Allyson (Ally) Tragesser

Undergrad: University of Florida
Med School: University of Florida
Hobbies: Flag football, weightlifting, horseback riding, boating


Jon Vardanyan

Jon Vardanyan

Undergrad: Xavier University
Med School: Ohio State University
Hobbies: Basketball, weightlifting, learning foreign languages


Eduardo Walker

Eduardo Walker

Med School: Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario – Colombia
Hobbies: Hiking, visiting museums, watching documentaries


Cheng Zhang

Chengcheng (Cheng) Zheng

Undergrad: University of Miami
Med School: Florida International University
Hobbies: Fishing, hiking, watching classic films


Incoming CA-1 Residents

Anthony Boateng

Anthony Boateng, MD

Undergrad: Berea College
Med School: Indiana University
Transitional Year: University of Illinois – Surgery
Hobbies: Soccer, sewing, tennis


Travis Bryant

Travis Bryant, MD

Undergrad: University of Florida
Med School: University of Florida
Transitional Year: Cape Fear Valley Health System
Hobbies: Violin, cooking Jamaican food, cars


Vanessa Metellus

Vanessa Metellus, MD

Undergrad: University of Florida
Med School: University of Florida
Transitional Year: Orange Park Medical Center
Hobbies: Tennis, swimming, reading


Syed Sagheer

Syed Sagheer, MD

Undergrad: University of Miami
Med School: University of Central Florida
Transitional Year: HCA/USF GME Consortium-Surgery
Honors: AOA
Hobbies: Swimming, tennis, hiking, escape rooms


Volodmyr Toropchyn

Volodmyr Toropchyn, MD

Med School: Lugansk State Medical University – Ukraine
Transitional Year: University of New Mexico-IM
Hobbies: Hiking, photography


Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh, II, MD

Undergrad: University of Miami
Med School: University of Miami
Transitional Year: Memorial Healthcare System – IM
Hobbies: Weightlifting, swimming, cooking


Advanced Commitment 2023

Camila Gonzalez

Camila Gonzalez, DO

Undergrad: University of Florida
Med School: Lake Erie Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Dance, yoga, backpacking


Learn more about our residency program