Neurocritical Care Fellows

Neurocritical Care Fellow, 1st Year

John Bruno, MD

Dr. Bruno grew up in Massachusetts, and worked as an ED nursing assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, prior to attending medical school at Lewis Katz SOM in Philadelphia, PA. He went on to complete an emergency medicine residency at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, PA, as well as an Anesthesia Critical Care fellowship at UF. He is board certified in emergency medicine, and currently works in the department of Emergency Medicine and division of Critical Care at UF Shands while he works to complete the Neurology Critical Care Fellowship. His career interests include resuscitation, cardiac arrest management, and ED ECMO resuscitation. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, hiking, biking as well as snowboarding and skiing in the winter.

john bruno


Amjad Elmashala, MD

Amjad graduated from Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, Palestine where he was born and raised. He then moved to Iowa to complete his neurology residency before joining the neurocritical care family at the University of Florida. Amjad’s interest in pursuit of his career include understanding of consciousness among ICU patients and learning the art of electroencephalography. It has been amazing to find such passionate intensivists here who are committed to patient care and self-development. His hobbies include soccer, cooking, traveling and listening to MUSIC – favorite artist is Alan Walker.



Shweta Goswami, MD

Shweta Goswami is a current second year fellow. While originally from northern India, Shweta considers herself a midwesterner. She completed undergrad and medical school in Omaha, Nebraska where she met her current husband. Following a year in Chicago for internship, she completed her neurological residency at University of Kansas Medical Center. When not learning how to save brains in the neuroICU, she spends her time chasing her 2 year old son, Liam and 4 year old Siberian Husky, Benjamin.

shweta goswami

Neurocritical Care Fellow, 1st Year

Shilpa Neurocritical Care Fellow, 1st Year

Shilpa was born and raised in the bustling cosmopolitan city of Bangalore, India where she graduated medical school from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. She developed a keen interest in neurology and decided to pursue further training in the US, completing her neurology residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She was drawn to the dynamic nature of the intensive care unit and therefore a fellowship in Neurocritical Care was the obvious next step.  She is particularly interested in understanding the pathophysiology of acute neurological insults and emerging neuromonitoring modalities that allow individualized care.

When not at work she enjoys hosting friends at home, traveling, kayaking and hopes to rekindle her passion for the Indian classical dance form Bharatanatyam.



Nicholas Nelson, MD

Nicholas was born in South Florida, but grew up in a small town in central Maine. He met his wife in Salzburg, Austria during his undergraduate studies and remained in Europe to pursue his doctorate education in medicine at Jagiellonian University. While in medical school, Nicholas developed a strong interest in neurology and led a research team focusing on the genetics of stroke. After graduation, he completed his residency in neurology at the University of Florida where he served as chief resident. His research interests include disorders of consciousness and multi-modality monitoring in the intensive care unit. Outside of work, Nicholas enjoys hiking, paddle boarding and traveling to new places with his wife and daughter.

Nicholas Nelson


Hemanth Pasupuleti, MD

Hemanth is a second year neurocritical care fellow. He was born and raised in southern India, where he finished Medical school in the beautiful coastal city of Visakhapatnam. He has been passionate about medicine since early childhood, inspired by his Uncle. His interest in Neurology began with watching one of his family members who is a Neurologist. His career interests span the clinical realm, resident teaching & education. He enjoys playing and watching the “Gentleman’s game” of Cricket.

Hemanth Pasupuleti