Meet the Team

Founder and Director of Medi-Gators

Alyson Moriarty

Alyson Moriarty is a 4th year undergraduate student majoring in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience and minoring in communication sciences and disorders on the pre-med track. Alyson is from South Florida and earned her AA degree along with her high school diploma in 2017- she has plans to continue her education through undergraduate education and medical school toward a career in emergency medicine.Alyson has leadership roles in multiple organizations, including serving as a 2019 Preview Staffer welcoming incoming students to UF.In her free time, Alyson enjoys getting outside to play various sports including flag football, kickball, softball, and dodgeball. She values adventurous experiences and travelling with family and friends, and of course, trying new food in the places she travels to. Contact Alyson at alysonmoriarty@ufl.edu

Alyson

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Founder and Faculty Advisor for Medi-Gators

Pouya A Ameli, MD, MS

Dr. Ameli joined the University of Florida in 2020. He completed his undergraduate degree at UF before pursuing graduate school and medical school at the University of Central Florida. He then completed residency in Neurology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, followed by Neurocritical Care fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Ameli serves in multiple leadership roles in Neurocritical Care Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Heart/Stroke Association, and the Society for Critical Care Medicine.During his career, Dr. Ameli has been involved in a wide variety of research including: the role of specific cell cycle kinases in the development of breast and prostate cancer, the genetics of stroke outcome, and vital sign instability as a predictor of clinical deterioration.

Pouya Ameli, MD

2020 UF Affiliated Speakers

Meryl J Alappattu
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY

Meryl J Alappattu

RES AST PROF
Jason Blatt
Department: MD-NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Jason Blatt MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Lisa A Brown
Department: MD-CLINICAL AFFRS-GAINESVILLE

Lisa A Brown

CRD RSCH PRG 4
Kartik Cherabuddi
Department: MD-INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Kartik Cherabuddi MD, FACP

Associate Professor Of Medicine
Julian K Chung
Department: MD-PULMONARY MEDICINE

Julian K Chung

CLIN AST PROF
W. Patrick Duff
Department: MD-OBSTETRICS / GYNECOLOGY-GEN

W. Patrick Duff M.D.

PROF & ASO DN
Francesca K Ferretti

Francesca K Ferretti

Clin Social Wrkr IP/OP LCSW
Micaela B Gibbs
Department: DN-ADMINISTRATION

Micaela B Gibbs D.D.S, M.H.A

Clinical Aso.Prof., Interim Chair
Chris R Giordano
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL

Chris R Giordano MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Division Chief, Liver Transplantation; Director, Anesthesiology/Critical Care Clerkship
Grant Harrell
Department: MD-CHFM RURAL HEALTH-OLD TOWN

Grant Harrell MD

Assistant Professor & Medical Director
Meghan E Hollen Risse

Meghan E Hollen Risse

Speech-Language Pathologist
Eric I Jeng, I
Department: MD-SURGERY-TCV-CARDIOVASC

Eric I Jeng, I MD, MBA, FACS, FACC

Assistant Professor
Samuel T Kim
Department: MD-EMERGENCY MED-AED

Samuel T Kim

Physician Assistant
Jesse L Kresak
Department: MD-PATHOLOGY-GENERAL

Jesse L Kresak M.D.

PRG DIR & CLIN ASO PROF
Angela C Larson

Angela C Larson

Nurse Specialist
Sarah A Lowe

Sarah A Lowe

Clinical Leader
Carolina B Maciel
Department: MD-NEURO-NEUROCRITICAL CARE

Carolina B Maciel MD, MSCR

Clinical Assistant Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery; Director Of Research, Division Of Neurocritical Care
Alicia Mohr
Department: MD-SURGERY-TRAUMA

Alicia Mohr MD, FACS, FCCM

Edward R. Woodward Professor And Chief, Acute Care Surgery; Director, Surgical Critical Care Residency Program, And Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program
Travis W Murphy
Department: MD-EMERGENCY MED-AED

Travis W Murphy M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director, Student & Resident Education, Division Of Critical Care Medicine; Co-Director, Cardiac Arrest Programs, Division Of Critical Care Medicine
Chris Robinson
Department: MD-NEURO-NEUROCRITICAL CARE

Chris Robinson DO, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Brittany K Rogers
Department: MD-HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

Brittany K Rogers Ph.D., M.D.

VA Faculty
Martin Rosenthal
Department: MD-SURGERY-TRAUMA

Martin Rosenthal MD, FACS

Assistant Professor
Juan Vilaro
Department: MD-CARDIOLOGY

Juan Vilaro M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Nicholas Napoli, PhD

THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

2020 Non UF Affiliated Speakers

Zaw Maung, MD

University of California, San Francisco

Divya Haryani, MD

Haryani Dermatology

Gina Gapstur, DPT

Select Medical

Omar Shakeel, MD

Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine

Ashley Curry, MD

Denver Health

Ronald Mercer, MD

Boston, MA

Nicolas Muruve, MD

Cleveland Clinic Florida

Sarina Amin, MD

Magruder Eye

Megan Barra, PharmD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Andrew Bonett, MD

Rush University