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Emergency Medicine Residency Alumni

Class of 2022

Elizabeth Calhoun, M.D.

Elizabeth Calhoun, M.D.

Medical School:

Florida State University

Undergraduate:

Florida State University

Hometown:

Boca Raton, FL

Field of Interest:

Emergency Medicine

Hobbies:

Family, Beaching, Gardening

Why FAU:

Best of all worlds!

Spencer Greaves, M.D., M.P.H.

Spencer Greaves, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School:

Medical College of Wisconsin (MD)

Undergraduate:

Marquette University (BS Engineering)

Graduate:

Dartmouth College (MPH)

Hometown:

Milwaukee, WI

Field of Interest:

Emergency Medicine

Hobbies:

Amateur Rocketry, Working out, video games, travel

Why FAU:

I love the beach and the ocean and the weather! Great faculty, simulation lab, and residents! 

Something about me: 

Independence Day is my favorite holiday! 

Rebecca Mendelsohn, M.D.

Rebecca Mendelsohn, M.D.

Medical School:

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Undergraduate:

Brown University

Hometown:

Hollywood, FL

Field of Interest:

Aerospace Medicine, Disaster Medicine

Hobbies:

Scuba diving, unofficial theme park tour guide, Marvel movie aficionado 

Why FAU:

The people. When I rotated here, the attendings and residents were insanely welcoming and friendly, and went out of their way to ensure I had a good experience. When I became a resident, that ethos became even more apparent and amazing. Attendings and fellow residents have gone well out of their way to help me become the best physician I can be. Every program says it, but here, it's true: the people in this program are like family. 

Something about me: 

I'm a dog person, but I have an awesome cat named Scooby. 

Thomas Peterson, D.O.

Thomas Peterson, D.O.

Medical School:

VCOM at Auburn University in Auburn, AL

Undergraduate:

Spanish w/ minor in Chemistry at Brigham Young University

Hometown:

South Jordan, UT

Field of Interest:

Emergency Medicine, International/Disaster Relief Medicine

Hobbies:

Lifting weights, water sports, reading, hiking

Why FAU:

Because of the culture, patient population, location, longitudinal set up of the EM program

Something about me:

I have a Miniature Schnauzer.

Ali Syed, M.D.

Ali Syed, M.D.

Medical School:

State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine

Undergraduate:

BS Biology with Concentration in Neuroscience; State University of New York at Stony Brook

Hometown:

Patchogue, NY

Field of Interest:

Foreign Affairs

Hobbies:

Swimming, basketball, fantasy sports, comedy, bollywood, NBA

Why FAU:

Having spent my entire life in New York, I wanted to move away from the cold. I was always interested in Florida due to the warm weather, no state income tax, and proximity to the beaches. I did an away rotation here during my senior year of medical school, and I knew by the end of my first week that I wanted to be here. The core faculty members were approachable and the residents were extremely happy and had a good work/life balance. Out of all my away rotations and interviews, the residents at FAU showed the highest amount of satisfaction: no program came close. Residency is supposed to be challenging, but I would rather be somewhere where I know I have a good support system. I knew without a doubt, that I wanted to spend my three years here. 

Something about me:

I would like to be a multibillionaire one day. Plan is to finish residency and then pursue a career in real estate and screenwriting on the side. Ideally would want to practice in Florida or Texas due to the warm weather and lack of state income tax.

Michael Turchiaro, D.O., M.P.H.

Michael Turchiaro, D.O., M.P.H.

Medical School:

Nova Southeastern University

Undergraduate:

South University

Hometown:

Parkland, FL

Field of Interest:

EMS

Hobbies:

Basketball, weight lifting, video games, music

Why FAU:

I chose FAU because of the people and how amazing our staff is.

Something about me: 

I am a new Dad of a now one-year old daughter

Class of 2021

Alexander Busko, M.D., M.P.H.

Alexander Busko, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School:

University of Miami

Undergraduate:

University of Georgia;

Graduate:

University of Miami, M.P.H.

Hometown:

Atlanta, GA

Field of Interest:

Cardiac arrest and critical care

Hobbies:

Fishing, exercising, reading, D.O.gs

Why FAU:

I moved to south Florida after college and fell in love with the weather and living on the beach. Was super impressed with how friendly and easy going the faculty were on interview day and liked the idea of a residency where you’re on a first name basis with your attendings.

Something about me: 

Math and science were my least favorite subjects in high school. I went to college to be a writer, but switched my major from journalism to cellular biology and never looked back.

Zachariah Hatoum, M.D.

Zachariah Hatoum, M.D.

Medical School:

George Washington University School of Medicine

Undergraduate:

University of Maryland, B.S. Finance

Hometown:

Washington, DC

Field of Interest:

Community EM, Administration

Hobbies:

Traveling, soccer

Why FAU:

Amazing faculty, great clinical exposure, opportunity to shape the program

Mohsin Khan, D.O.

Mohsin Khan, D.O.

Medical School:

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate:

Florida International University

Hometown:

Miami, FL

Field of Interest:

Critical care

Hobbies:

Traveling, playing basketball/football, watching movies, playing video games

Why FAU:

FAU allows me to work and learn at an institution that is new and growing with academic faculty and staff that are very invested in our education. The area has plenty to offer including multiple hospital sites which have their own unique characteristics and pathology. The ability of being close to the beaches and enjoying warm weather year-round is a plus as well. Also, I completed internal medicine residency at FAU before I started emergency medicine residency.

Danielle Klein, M.D.

Danielle Klein, M.D.

Medical School:

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine

Undergraduate:

University of Florida

Hometown:

Gainesville, FL

Field of Interest:

Difficult airways, post-intubation sedation

Hobbies:

OrangeTheory, eating, being a wife and mom

Why FAU:

Loved my medical school experience and wanted to stay in South Florida

Something about me:

I'm an avid runner, have completed multiple half marathons and 5Ks.

Zuheir Mirza, M.D.

Zuheir Mirza, M.D.

Medical School:

University of South Florida

Undergraduate:

University of South Florida

Hometown:

Orlando, FL

Field of Interest:

Emergency Medicine

Hobbies:

Reading, eating, general loafing about

Why FAU:

EM faculty seemed genuinely involved with residents

Something about me:

I'm proficient at winking with both eyes

Anabelle Taveras, M.D.

Anabelle Taveras, M.D.

Medical School:

University of Illinois

Undergraduate:

University of South Florida BS Finance

Hometown:

Miami, FL

Field of Interest:

Emergency Medicine

Hobbies:

Spending time with family, fishing, food

Why FAU:

Rotated here as a student, loved the small class and the family feel

Something about me:

Medicine is my second career

Class of 2020

Sean Argo, M.D., M.S.

Sean Argo, M.D., M.S.

Medical School:

USF Morsani College of Medicine

Undergraduate:

University of South Florida

Hometown:

Rockledge, FL

Field of Interest:

Emergency Medicine

Hobbies:

Reading, gaming, spending time with friends and family

Why FAU:

The faculty and leaving my footprint on a new program

Something about me:

I grew up watching shuttle launches and want to go into space someday

Damien Carracedo, M.D.

Damien Carracedo, M.D.

Medical School:

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Undergraduate:

Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida

Hometown:

Miami, FL

Field of Interest:

Emergency Medicine

Hobbies:

Beer brewing

Why FAU:

Interested in new emergency medicine programs

Something about me:

Boarded in Internal Medicine

Jeffrey Klein, M.D.

Jeffrey Klein, M.D.

Medical School:

FAU College of Medicine

Undergraduate:

BS in Nutrition from the University of Florida

Hometown:

Gainesville, FL

Field of Interest:

Emergency Medicine

Hobbies:

Fitness

Why FAU:

Excellent Attending to Resident Ratio

Benjamin Mazer, M.D.

Benjamin Mazer, M.D.

Medical School:

Medical College of Georgia

Undergraduate:

Pomona College

Hometown:

Atlanta, GA

Field of Interest:

Critical care in the Emergency Department

Hobbies:

Cooking, painting, exercising, photography

Why FAU:

I wanted to be part of a new program so that I could help mold the program in the best interest of future residents

Something about me:

Fun fact? I was nearly killed as a baby during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco. Random detail? I have three miniature dachshunds.

Daniel Parks, D.O., PA-C

Daniel Parks, D.O., PA-C

Medical School:

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate:

Pennsylvania College of Technology - Physician Assistant

Hometown:

Williamsport, PA

Field of Interest:

Emergency Medicine

Hobbies:

Basketball, snowboarding, playing the drums, exercise/weight lifting

Why FAU:

I found the core faculty to be motivated and inspiring. They have a vision and hold ideals that are similar to my own. I also love that it’s located in South Florida on the beach. I wanted to train in a community hospital type setting. FAU gives you the opportunity to work in a community hospital meanwhile giving ample exposure to a level 1 trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, STEMI centers, pediatric hospital, OB hospital and more.

Something about me:

I have been working in the ED in some capacity (ED PA, resident, and now almost attending) since 2010. I truly enjoy emergency medicine. I'm happily married with two wonderful sons! I love to spend time with friends and family.

Matthew Wallace, M.D.

Matthew Wallace, M.D.

Medical School:

Ross University School of Medicine

Undergraduate:

Florida State University

Hometown:

Davie, FL

Field of Interest:

Community Emergency Medicine

Hobbies:

Golf, Classic Cars, Homebrew Beer, Sports

Why FAU:

FAU is very near my hometown which sparked my interest, however I was really drawn to the burgeoning program with a family like atmosphere.

Something about me:

I have a wonderful wife and two beautiful kids who keep me busy outside of the hospital. Prior to Emergency Medicine, I completed an Internship in General Surgery, as well as an Internal Medicine Residency at FAU, with the goal of becoming dual boarded.



Last Modified 8/9/22