Our Fellows



1st Year Fellows

Taryn Bolling, DO

Undergraduate: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV

Residency: Largo Medical Center, Largo, FL

Hometown: Bristol, VA

Academic/Clinical Interest: Tropical diseases and global health

General Interests: Traveling and experiencing new cultures, running, hiking, going to Disney World, spending time with family and friends

Why UF? Amazing faculty, abundance of interesting/unique cases, and the ability to learn HIV management in both a large academic setting, and smaller rural clinics

E-mail: Taryn.Bolling@medicine.ufl.edu


Tanvi Manohar

Tanvi Manohar, MD

Undergraduate: MES Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Medical School: Rural Medical College, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India

Residency:  UCF/HCA GME Consortium Internal Medicine Residency Program, Orlando, FL

Hometown: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Academic/Clinical Interest: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Hospital Epidemiology

General Interests: Hiking, wandering the woods for interesting birds and flowers, breaking up my cats and fiancé who fight over my delicious Indian food.  I particularly enjoy the Sweetwater Wetlands and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens here in Gainesville, for a weekend of birdwatching and fun.

Why UF? UF provides excellent research and clinical opportunities during fellowship training. The attendings are experienced, encouraging, friendly and approachable. UF Health Shands hospital is a referral center – the clinical experience here is unmatched. The program welcomes all its Fellows and has a positive, educational environment.

E-mail: Tanvi.Manohar@medicine.ufl.edu


Nayrobi M Pena-Cotui, MD

Undergraduate: Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo

Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud.

Residency: BronxCare Health System- Bronx, New York

Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Academic/Clinical Interest: HIV care, medical education, infections in immunocompromised hosts/ critically ill patients, antimicrobial stewardship.

General Interests: Visual arts, karaoke singing, cooking, traveling, watching movies. I also enjoy hanging out with friends.

Why UF? Actively supportive faculty, providing an excellent learning environment. In terms of exposure, UF provides a broad variety of complex infectious processes. On interview day, I was impressed by the camaraderie among fellows and faculty.

E-mail: Nayrobi.PenaCotui@medicine.ufl.edu


2nd Year Fellows

Candice Joseph, MD

Undergraduate: Sir Arthur Lewis Community College- Vieux Fort, St. Lucia

Medical School: Spartan Health Sciences University – Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia                  

Residency: SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis, Missouri

Hometown: Saint Lucia, West Indies

Academic/Clinical Interest: HIV

General Interests: Traveling and experiencing different cultures

Why UF? I wanted my fellowship to be in an environment that had a diverse patient population with wide spectrum of medical conditions, and UF has definitely provided this. The fellows during my interview process were very satisfied & happy, and the faculty were friendly and easy to communicate with as well.

E-mail: Candice.Joseph@medicine.ufl.edu


Vidya Kollu, MD

Undergraduate: Vidwan Junior College – Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Medical School: Rangaraya Medical College, NTRUHS – Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Residency: McLaren Flint, MSUCHM – Michigan State University – Flint, Michigan

Hometown: Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Academic/Clinical Interest: Antimicrobial resistant/antibiotic stewardship, Hospital epidemiology, HIV outpatient management

General Interests: Traveling to experience new cultures and environments, gardening, big time foodie and movie buff. Love to spend time with family and friends

Why UF? Active & supportive faculty with clinical exposure to a wide variety of pathology and opportunity to take care of veterans.  Strong ID department, with support from the departments of Pharmacy, Microbiology, Pulmonary and Emerging Pathogens Institute. Opportunity to take care of rural HIV patients via the Ryan White Program. On the interview day, I was impressed with the way interview day was organized and fellows appeared happy (After six months into training I can say, I will choose the same program again without any second thought). I would be lying if I say the weather did not play a role in my decision.

E-mail: Vidya.Kollu@medicine.ufl.edu


Heather Lusby, DO

Undergraduate: Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton, Florida

Medical School: NOVA Southeastern University – Davie, Florida

Residency: Magnolia Regional Health Center Internal Medicine Residency – Corinth, Mississippi

Hometown: Cape Coral, Florida

Academic/Clinical Interest: Medical education, Antimicrobial stewardship

General Interests: Binge watching Netflix & theme parks

Why UF? Variety and high acuity of clinical cases.

E-mail: Heather.Lusby@medicine.ufl.edu