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Three Residents Scored Top 10% BASIC Exam Three Residents Scored Top 10% BASIC Exam

Oct 26th, 2020

Third-year residents Joseph Aburahma, MD, Bill Mallett, MD, and Jay Nwokolo, MD, each scored in the top 10% of the American Board of Anesthesiology BASIC Examination in August, 2020. Scoring in the top ten percent among those who took the exam is a testament to the hard work and dedication of these residents. In a…

Resident Spotlight: Fritz-Gerald Charles, MD Resident Spotlight: Fritz-Gerald Charles, MD

Sep 30th, 2020

Fritz-Gerald Charles, MD, earned his undergraduate degree in Pre-Health Professions from Florida Atlantic University before attending UF’s College of Medicine. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology from Barry University in 2009, and an Associate of Arts in Pharmacy from Broward College in 2006. Now a third-year resident, Dr. Charles received the prestigious 2018 JS…

Resident Spotlight: Lauren Smajdor, MD Resident Spotlight: Lauren Smajdor, MD

Sep 11th, 2020

Lauren Smajdor, MD, earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida before attending UF’s College of Medicine. Now a fourth-year resident, Dr. Smajdor received the CA2 Division of Acute Pain Award at our 2020 graduation ceremony. She also received third place in the literature review category at the 45th annual Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residents’ Research…

Resident Spotlight: Lida Esfandiary, MD Resident Spotlight: Lida Esfandiary, MD

Aug 28th, 2020

Originally from Miami, Lida Esfandiary, MD, earned her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Florida in 2014 before attending UF’s College of Medicine. In her final year of medical school, she earned the prestigious J.S. Gravenstein Award based on her record of achievements and demonstrated interest in anesthesiology; she had been  involved in…


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