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.
Liliana Franco Moreira, MD
Medical School: Universidad de Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico
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.
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
Veronika Kholodovych, MD
Medical School: University of Toledo
Residency: Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital
Academic/Clinical Interest: HIV ad Global Medicine
General Interests: Reading, movies and spending time outdoors
Why UF? The range of clinical exposure is unparalleled.
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.
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.
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.