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2023 -2024 Fellows for University of Florida Infectious Disease

1st Year Fellows

Isha Shrimanker, MD

Medical School: Rural Medical College of Pravara Med Trust, India

Residency: Cayuga Medical Center

Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Academic/Clinical Interest: General Infectious Diseases, Transplant and Tropical Infectious Diseases

General Interests: Dancing and Traveling

Why UF? Seeing how happy everyone was on the interview day including faculty and fellows. It felt like a very vibrant and healthy learning environment. UF gives me the opportunity to be exposed to a diverse set of patients and help enhance my knowledge. The ID Fellowship at UF trains us to be strong clinical physicians and this is where I saw myself as a fellow.

Email: ishrimanker@ufl.edu


Liliana Franco Moreira, MD

Medical School: Universidad de Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico

Residency: UCF

Hometown: Caguas, Puerto Rico

Academic/Clinical Interest: Global Health, Tropical Medicine, Epidemiology

General Interest: Walking or biking trails and tennis

Why UF? The exposure to a broad spectrum and complexity of ID patients. The engagement and support from faculty to the fellow’s education.

Email: lfrancomoreira@ufl.edu

Minu Abraham, MD

Medical School: Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, India

Residency: BronxCare Health System

Hometown: Trivandrum, India

Academic/Clinical Interest: All fields in ID, Tropical Medicine

General Interests: Plants

Why UF? The People of UFID and the enormous variety of cases that grace the doors of UF

Email: m.abraham@ufl.edu

Veronika Kholodovych, MD

Medical School: University of Toledo

Residency: Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital

Hometown: Kyiv,Ukraine

Academic/Clinical Interest: HIV ad Global Medicine

General Interests: Reading, movies and spending time outdoors

Why UF? The range of clinical exposure is unparalleled.

Email: kholodovychv@ufl.edu

2nd Year Fellows

Abhinandan Anand Raman, MD

Medical School: Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Telangana, India

Residency: One Brooklyn Health – Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, US

Hometown: Hyderabad, India

Academic/Clinical Interest: Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship

General Interests: Astronomy, yoga, cooking, and reading

Why UF? Being a major academic and referral center in the southeastern US, the spectrum of diseases that can be seen here is very broad. The atmosphere among faculty, fellows and members of other departments is collegial and promotes a great learning and collaborative environment.

E-mail: Abhinandan.AnandRaman@medicine.ufl.edu

Asma Balobaid, MD

Medical School: King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, US

Hometown: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Academic/Clinical Interest: Infection control, tropical medicine, epidemiology

General Interests: Dancing and cooking

Why UF? The large patient population with complex cases, as well as the great exposure to tropical and travel medicine and outbreaks.

E-mail: Asma.Balobaid@medicine.ufl.edu

Clay Evans, MD

Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, US

Residency: University of South Carolina – Greenville/Prisma Health, Greenville, South Carolina, US

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Academic/Clinical Interest: Hospital infectious disease, antibiotic stewardship, and hospital epidemiology

General Interests: Sports (playing soccer, tennis and golf; watching all sports), spending time with family and friends, traveling, and reading

Why UF? Talking to faculty and fellows during my interview day, I found that everyone was so welcoming and excited to be here. Faculty have a genuine interest in teaching and they make sure the medical education of each fellow is specifically designed to prepare them for their career goals. UFHealth has a huge patient population with great exposure to both common and rare pathology allowing for a very well-rounded educational experience. Also, coming back to Florida allowed me to be closer to family which is a very nice perk to being here at UF.

E-mail: c.evans1@ufl.edu