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PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

Caroline J. Barangan, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Residency Program Director
Adolescent Medicine Specialist

Dr. Barangan received her MD degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York and was an Intern and Resident at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women in Orlando, Florida. After completing her Pediatric Residency, she served as Pediatric Chief Resident at the Arnold Palmer Hospital. She did her fellowship training in Adolescent Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Barangan is Board Certified in General Pediatrics and in Adolescent Medicine and is published in the areas of Substance Abuse in Adolescents and in Adolescent Interviewing. Her areas of clinical interest include Adolescent Outreach Programs, School-Based Health Programs, and health risk behaviors in Adolescents. She is a member of the Society of Adolescent Medicine, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She was the Associate Residency Program Director and Division Chief of Adolescent Medicine at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics for 6 years prior to returning to the Pediatric Residency Program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

Penelope Tokarski, MD
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Clinical Assistant Professor, FSU COM, UCF COM

Dr. Tokarski received her Bachelor of Science, Summa cum Laude from Nazareth College. She is a graduate of Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency and Acute Care fellowship at Children's Hospital (Nationwide Children’s Hospital). She is currently serving as the assistant director of adolescent medicine at Orlando Health. Dr. Tokarski has received several awards including the Pediatric Residents Teaching Award in 1989, 2006 and 2011. She received the Pediatric Residents Faculty Award in 2008 and 2014. She has published a number of articles on the topic of Child Abuse in various medical journals.

David Skey, MD
Associate Program Director
Director, APH Hospitalist Service
Pediatric Hospitalist
Clinical Assistant Professor, FSU COM, UCF COM

Dr. Skey received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Music Theory from the University of Illinois. He is a graduate of Brown University Medical School where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Dr. Skey completed his pediatric and chief residency at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. He is a member of the AOA Medical Honor Society and a former National Health Corps Scholar. Dr. Skey joined the full-time faculty of the residency program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 2006. Dr. Skey received the Pediatric Residency Teaching Award in 2007 and in 2014. He received the Pediatric Faculty Award in 2011.

Veenod Chulani, MD
Associate Program Director
Chair, Resident Recruitment Committee
Director, Adolescent Medicine
Co-Director, In-The-Zone Community Pediatrics Program

Veenod Chulani   Dr. Chulani is Director of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Co-Director of the In the Zone Community Pediatrics program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. He is also Medical Director of Teen Xpress, a mobile school-based health program serving uninsured and underinsured adolescents in Orange County schools. He received his medical degree from Ateneo de Davao University in the Philippines and completed his pediatric residency training at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Chulani completed clinical and research fellowships in Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and an academic fellowship in Youth Violence Prevention from the California Wellness Foundation’s Violence Prevention Initiative. He obtained his Masters in Medical Education from the University of Southern California – Keck School of Medicine and maintains a strong interest in medical education. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Adolescent Health Medicine. Dr. Chulani is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. He has lectured nationally and internationally on a host of topics related to Community Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.




PROGRAM FACULTY

Ambulatory Pediatrics

Sunita Patil, MD
Pediatric Generalist

Dr. Patil received her Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University. She received her medical degree, Cum Laude from Jefferson Medical College. Her Pediatric residency was completed at Thomas Jefferson University/ A.I. duPont Children's Hospital. She joined the faculty of the Pediatric Residency Program for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 1999. She currently practices in the Outpatient Resident Clinics.

Hanane Dahoui, MD
Pediatric Generalist

Hanane Dahoui

Dr. Hanane Dahoui received her medical degree from St Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Prior to this, she completed training at the American University of Beirut. Dr Dahoui moved to Florida in 2011 where she joined the faculty at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville as Assistant Professor. She has publications in several peer reviewed journals. She joined the faculty of the residency program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 2014.

Ralph D. Martello, MD
Pediatric Generalist
Ralph Martello

Dr. Ralph D. Martello received his BA in Biology with a minor in Philosophy from Florida Atlantic University where he graduated Magna cum Laude. He attended the University of Florida Medical School as a Lawrence M. Goodman Scholar and completed his residency in pediatrics at UF Health/Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Martello Palmer Hospital for Children in 2014 following his residency. He received multiple awards for teaching throughout his residency careerand is passionate about resident and medical student education.

Hospitalist Medicine

Kristi Wesighan, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist
Co-Director, In-The-Zone Community Pediatrics Program
Kristi Wesighan

Dr. Kristy Wesighan received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stetson University and her medical degree from the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where she participated in the Community Health Track and received certificates in Global Child Health and Health Policy. She is a member of the AOA Honor Medical Society. Dr. Wesighan joined the full-time faculty of the residency program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 2014.

Jean Moorjani, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist

Jean Siri Moorjani, MD graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in biology, followed by a medical degree from VCU School of Medicine. Dr. Moorjani completed three years of general surgery residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine department of Surgery, where she received the Ray S. Bierstedt award for outstanding surgical intern. She received the University of Florida Society of Teaching Scholars Excellence in Medical Education Award as a resident educator in April 2006. After deciding to change career paths, Dr. Moorjani completed a three-year pediatric residency at Orlando Health/Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and was recognized with the Resident Patient Safety and Quality Initiative Award in 2010. In 2012, she received the Orlando Health Pediatric Teaching Award and the Pediatric Faculty Award. Dr. Moorjani joined the Medical Education Pediatric Faculty Practice at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in January 2011.

Eva Desrosiers, MD
Co-Director, In-the-Zone Community Pediatrics Program
Pediatric Clerkship Co-Director
Pediatric Hospitalist
Clinical Assistant Professor, FSU COM, UCF COM

Dr. Desrosiers received her Bachelor of Arts in biology from Cornell University. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Perelman School of Medicine) and completed her residency at AECOM/Montefiore Medical Center(The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore). After completing her residency, she joined the faculty at Harlem Hospital Center as assistant attending. She also held the title of assistant clinical professor at Columbia University/College of Physicians and Surgeons until she joined the faculty at Arnold Palmer Hospital in July 2006. Dr. Desrosiers is the Co-Director of In the Zone – a Community Connection for Child Health Promotion.



CHIEF RESIDENTS 2014-2015
Megan Bauer, MD
Chief Resident

Megan Bauer

Megan Bauer, M.D. was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology with a minor in Molecular Biology from Miami University of Ohio. She is a graduate of the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. After completing her Pediatric Residency at Orlando Health/ Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 2014, she decided to stay as the Pediatric Chief Resident. She plans to pursue a career as a Pediatric Hospitalist following her chief year. Her interests include spending time with her husband and their pup, Toby, as well as running. 

Marla Carter, DO
Chief Resident

Marla Carter

Marla Carter, D.O. was born and raised in Central Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the Florida State University. She is a graduate of the Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After completing her Pediatric Residency at Orlando Health/ Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 2014, she decided to stay in Orlando as the Pediatric Chief Resident. She plans to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care following her chief year. Her interests include spending time with her husband and son, as well as cooking.



CURRENT RESIDENTS


PGY-1's

Erik Adai
Erik Adair
Nova South Eastern Univ.
College of Osteopathic
Medicine
Mohammed Al-Humiari
Mohammed Al-humiari
Florida State University
College of Medicine
 
Jaime Aron
Jaimie Aron
Lake Eerie College of
Osteopathic Medicine
Sonal Dewan
Sonal Dewan
Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine
 
Joshua Eberhard
Joshua Eberhard
Arizona College of
Osteopathic Medicine
Kristen-Kaye Goulbourne
Kristen-Kaye Goulbourne
Morehouse School of
Medicine
Rachel Holcomb
Rachel Holcomb
W. Virginia School of
Osteopathic Medicine
Darren Klawinski
Darren Klawinski
Florida State University
College of Medicine
Francisco Paez-Cruz
Francisco Paez-Cruz
Universidad de Monterrey

Bethany Mobley
Bethany (Roell) Mobley
University of Toledo
College of Medicine
Christina Roselli
Christina Roselli
Nova South Eastern
University
College of Osteopathic Med

Pratima Shanbhag
University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine

Summer Vu
Western Univ. of Health
Sciences
College of Osteo. Med.

Mariam Zeini
University of S. Florida
Health,
Morsanie College of Med.


PGY-2's


Brandon Alexander
Kansas City University
Osteo. Medicine


Brittany Brand
Howard University


Keelie Bruce
Texas College Osteo.
Medicine


Amanda Craig
Mercer University


Erika Diogene
Nova SE Univ. Osteo.
Medicine


Timothy Hadley
Rocky Vista Univ. Osteo.
Medicine


Jaya Jagmohan
Nova SE Univ. Osteo.
Medicine


Thomas Ruffin
St. Matthew's University


Jui Shah
Howard University


Sabina Sheikh
Northeast Ohio Med.
University


Melissa Velarde
Florida State University


Analise Vendittelli
University of Virginia

 
Ha Vo
St. George's University

 
Thao Vu
Ross University

 

 

 

 PGY-3's


Kattya Antenor
University of Conniticut

Christine Bessett
Univ. New England, Osteo.
Medicine

Alan Brock
Medical College of Georgia
 

Nicole Check
Brody/East Carolina
University 

Sareh Dyer
Florida State University

Cherece Grier
Brody/East Carolina
Univesity

Jillian Hundley
Howard University

Amber McClain
Florida State University

Carolina Mendez
New York Medical College

Shelley Murphy
Florida State University

Monica Peng
University of Texas

Alexandra Stern
St. Matthew's University

Lauren Tabila
Ross University