1st Year Fellows
Jose Alfonso Rodriguez Caramunt
Medical School: Universidad Dr Jose Matias Delgado
Residency: Memorial Healthcare System
Hometown: El Salvador
Academic/Clinical Interest: Clinical aspects of Medicine/Infectious Diseases/, Clinical Research, Tropical diseases, and Transplant Medicine
General Interests: Sports, Movies, TV Shows, and Reading
Why UF? During my virtual interview I got the sense that UF will be a great place to train in Infectious Diseases, all the information portrayed seems exactly what I am looking in a fellowship.
Luis Perez-Mena, MD
Medical School: USF Morsani College of Medicine
Residency: The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Hometown: Melbourne, Florida
Academic/Clinical Interest: HIV medicine, General ID, Academic Medicine
General Interests: Cooking, running and video games
Why UF? The warm and welcoming attitude of everyone really stood out to me. I got more of a sense of “family” and “comradery”, rather than mere “work colleagues”. I am confident that the incredible mentors at UF will help nurture my interests and future career in academic medicine. Being able to achieve all of this while remaining close to my family and enjoying the beautiful Florida sunshine was my ideal scenario.
Zulmarie Rodriguez Rijos, MD
Medical School: University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts (UMHS)
Residency: University of Puerto Rico Internal Medicine Program
Hometown: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Academic/Clinical Interests: Transplant
General Interests: Swimming, pets (playing/going for walks, pet park), all things music
Why UF? The UF system is very complete with vast exposure to all subspecialties that encompasses multiple complications and infections in the hospital and out patient settings. This will be key in the foundation of my education that will be the backbone of my career ad and ID Specialist.
Kyaw Htun, MD
Medical School: University of Medicine 1, Yangon
Residency: Brookdale University Hospital/Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Hometown: Yangon, Myanmar
Academic/Clinical Interest: Transplant ID, Immunocompromised host, Medical Microbiology, HIV, Hepatitis, NTM, OPAT, ASP
General Interests: Traveling to places where I can enjoy scenery, serenity and historical values with my family and friends
Why UF? As it is a tertiary hospital, case mix index is very high. The breadth of clinical exposure here is phenomenal. The faculty and attendings are very supportive, approachable and friendly.
Email: Htun, Kyaw firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd 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.