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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.