MD-PhD Alumni

MD-PhD Alumni

UF College of Medicine MD Phd class of 2013

The University of Florida has been sponsoring, informally, the education of MD-PhD Physician-Scientists since the mid-1980s. In 2007, the College of Medicine formalized the MD-PhD Training Program, and in 2019, the program came under the leadership of the new Directorate, composed of Drs Pearson, McCormack, Fredenburg & Zarrinpar. Included below are all of the alumni of the formalized MD-PhD program.

Celebrating our Recent Graduates!

Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Leslie Goldberg, MD-PhD

“Development of a tissue scaffold for vascular regeneration through the use of laminated human amniotic membrane enhanced by interfacial adhesives”

Leslie Goldberg

Immunology & Microbiology

Dr. David Holden, MD-PhD

“The medical science of cell-free circulating mitochondrial & nuclear DNA in the host response to sepsis, trauma, & transplant”

David Holden

Molecular Cell Biology

Dr. Joseph Black, MD-PhD

Began his residency in Urology at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in June 2020. Congratulations, Dr. Black!

Joseph Black

Pharmaceutics

Dr. Obiko Magvanjav, MD-PhD

“Precision medicine through genomic & electronic health record data analyses: A focus on uncontrolled blood pressure on combination antihypertensive therapy”

Obiko Magvanjav

Genetics

Dr. Michael Massengill, MD-PhD

“Development and testing of gene therapies for autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa”

Michael Massengill

Health Outcomes & Implementation Science

Dr. Aditi Patel, MD-PhD

Investigating network adequacy standards for provider networks in Medicaid managed care

Aditi Patel

Immunology & Microbiology

Dr. Jonathan Cho, MD-PhD

“Mechanisms governing Th17 pathogenicity and novel treatment for Multiple Sclerosis”

Jonathan Cho

Trainee

Name, Degrees,
Mentor & PhD Program

Current Position & Employer

Degree Years

Jeffrey HarrisJeffrey Harris, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Edward Scott
in Molecular Cell Biology
Associate Director
Translational Research
Genmab (Biotechnology)
MD in 1998
PhD in 2007
Lee FergusonLee Ferguson, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. William Hauswirth and
Dr. Alfred Lewin in Genetics
Ophthalmologist in Private PracticePhD in 2009
MD in 2010
Jared SilverJared Silver, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Melissa Elder
and Dr. Arun Srivastava
in Immunology & Microbiology
Indication Lead
Nucala-US Medical Affairs
GlaxoSmithKline (Pharmaceutics)
PhD in 2008
MD in 2010
Michael RutenbergMichael Rutenberg, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Naohiro Terada
in Molecular Cell Biology
Clinical Assistant Professor
Radiation Oncology
University of Florida
PhD in 2007
MD in 2009
Philip Scumpia Philip Scumpia, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Michael Clare-Salzler
and Dr. Lyle Moldawer
in Immunology & Microbiology
Staff Physician & Instructor
Dermatology & Dermatopathology
University of California Los Angeles
PhD in 2007
MD in 2009
Pui Lee Pui Lee, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Westley Reeves
in Immunology & Microbiology
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics
Harvard University
PhD in 2008
MD in 2010
Adam MeccaAdam Mecca, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Colin Sumners
in Physiology & Pharmacology
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry
Yale University
PhD in 2010
MD in 2012
Stephanie YarnellStephanie Yarnell, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Andrew Kane
in Immunology & Microbiology
Assistant Chief of Psychiatry
& Chief of Forensic Services
Rhode Island Health System
PhD in 2011
MD in 2013
Robert RegenhardtRobert Regenhardt, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Colin Sumners
in Physiology & Pharmacology
Clinical Fellow
Vascular Neurology
Harvard University
PhD in 2012
MD in 2014
Tenisha WilsonTenisha Wilson, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Joseph Larkin
in Microbiology and Cell Science
Resident
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Johns Hopkins University
PhD in 2014
MD in 2016
Karrune Winston WoanWinston Karrune Woan, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Wayne McCormack
in Immunology & Microbiology
Fellow
Hematology, Oncology, Transplanation
University of Minnesota
PhD in 2012
MD in 2014
Alfredo SklarAlfredo Sklar, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Sara Nixon
in Neuroscience
Resident
Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
PhD in 2014
MD in 2016
Kamil NowickiKamil Nowicki, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Brian Hoh
in Molecular Cell Biology
Resident
Neurosurgery
University of Pittsburgh
PhD in 2014
MD in 2016
Raphael BosseRaphael Bosse, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Christopher Cogle
in Molecular Cell Biology
Resident
Internal Medicine
University of Florida
PhD in 2015
MD in 2017
Rony FrancoisRony Francois, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Maria Zajac-Kaye
in Molecular Cell Biology
Resident
Dermatology
University of Florida
PhD in 2015
MD in 2017
Amanda SacinoAmanda Sacino, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Benoit Giasson
and Dr. Todd Golde
in Neuroscience
Resident
Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins University
PhD in 2014
MD in 2016
Martin WegmanMartin Wegman, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Elizabeth Shenkman
and Dr. Catherine Striley
in Epidemiology
Resident
Emergency Medicine
Yale New Haven Hospital
PhD in 2017
MD in 2018
Leslie GoldbergLeslie Goldberg, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Peter McFetridge
in Biomedical Engineering
PhD in 2016
MD in 2020
Douglas BennionDouglas Bennion, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Colin Sumners
in Physiology & Pharmacology
Resident
Otolaryngology
University of Iowa
PhD in 2016
MD in 2018
Stephen ChrzanowskiStephen Chrzanowski, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Glenn Walter
and Dr. Barry Byrne
in Physiology & Pharmacology
Resident
Child Neurology
Boston Children's Hospital
PhD in 2016
MD in 2018
Christopher LackoChristopher Lacko, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Christine Schmidt
Preclinical Postdoctoral Associate
Ethicon, Inc. (Medical Devices)
PhD in 2018
MD in 2020
David Holden JrDavid Holden Jr., MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Lyle Moldawer
in Immunology & Microbiology
PhD in 2018
MD in 2020
Brittney NewbyBrittney Newby, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Clayton Mathews
in Immunology & Microbiology
Resident
Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
PhD in 2017
MD in 2019
George MarekGeorge Marek, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Mark Brantly
in Molecular Cell Biology
Resident
Internal Medicine
University of Florida
PhD in 2017
MD in 2019
Jenna LeClercJenna Leclerc, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Sylvain Dore
in Neuroscience
Resident
Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
Ohio State University
PhD in 2016
MD in 2018
MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Catherine Price
PhD in
MD in
Obiko MagvanjavObiko Magvanjav, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Julie Johnson
in Pharmaceutics
PhD in 2018
MD in 2020
Michael MassengillMichael Massengill, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Alfred Lewin
in Genetics
PhD in 2018
MD in 2020
Jonathan ChoJonathan Cho, MD-PhD
Mentored by Dr. Dorina Avram
in Immunology & Microbiology
PhD in 2018
MD in 2020