Kunal Agarwal, MD

Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY

Med School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Rachel Armstrong, MD

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Med School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Vincent Battistini Olivieri, MD

Hometown: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and Tampa, FL

Med School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Laksmy Castillo, MD

Hometown: Wayne, New Jersey and Hialeah, Florida

Med School: Florida State University College of Medicine – Ft Pierce

Amir Khan, DO

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Med School: LECOM Bradenton, FL

Jenna Mailhes, MD

Hometown: Monroe, LA

Med School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine – Shreveport

Regina Martinez Lorenzo, MD

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

Med School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Makena Owen, MD

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA

Med School: California Northstate University College of Medicine

Courtney Petersen, MD

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Med School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Mara Phillips, MD

Hometown: Dexter, MI

Med School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Francesca Rios, MD

Hometown: Paris, IL

Med School: University of Illinois College of Medicine – Peoria

Erin Smith, MD

Hometown: River Vale, NJ

Med School: Boston University School of Medicine

Lilien Socorro, MD

Hometown: Miami, FL

Med School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Jameson Tieman, MD

 Hometown: Austin, TX

Med School: University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Juhi Varshney, MD

Hometown: Rome, GA

Med School: University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Kunal Agarwal

Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY

Interests: Administration, MedEd

Television: Lupin, Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, Drive to Survive

Hobbies: Golf, NYT crossword, chess, watching any and all sports

Favorite thing about Miami: Unreal pathology, sunshine, living in a vacation destination!

Rachel Armstrong

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Interests: Addressing healthcare disparities, Social EM, Ultrasound

Television: Insecure, Mare of Easttown, Euphoria, It’s a Sin (honestly anything on HBO)

Hobbies: Running, dancing, TikTok, baking, improv, podcasts (Keep It!, Lovett or Leave It, Why Won’t You Date Me?)

Favorite thing about Miami: The privilege of training at a county hospital, the vibrant LGBTQ+ scene, beautiful beach days, amazing food

Vincent Battistini Olivieri

Hometown: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (born and raised), but Tampa, FL is my second home

Interests: Disaster medicine. EMS and mass gathering/mass casualty events. Marine medicine.

Television: Much more of a movie person, but i must say Breaking Bad was hands down the best series made for TV.  If I’m watching TV though, most of the time it’s sports.

Hobbies: Fishing, diving, boating, hiking, hunting, and anything outdoors. Working out, and when home, listening to all types of music

Favorite thing about Miami: It feels like a Caribbean/International city that just happens to be in the US. I love the culture, the weather, and the people!

Laksmy Castillo

Hometown: Wayne, New Jersey and Hialeah, Florida

Interests: Social EM, global medicine

Television: Schitts Creek, Atypical, Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill

Hobbies: Volleyball, traveling, friend and family time

Favorite thing about Miami: The diversity of the population and my family and friends !

Amir Khan

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Interests: US and toxicology

Television: The Office

Hobbies: Working out, eating good food, relaxing at the beach

Favorite thing about Miami: The patient population is extremely diverse. The culture is phenomenal and lively. The food, beaches, weather are all top notch. What’s not to love about Miami!

Jenna Mailhes

Hometown: Monroe, LA

Interests: Social EM, global health

Television: Schitt’s Creek, New Girl, Sherlock

Hobbies: Tennis, dance, playing with my dog:)

Favorite thing about Miami: good mix between big city energy and beach vibes

Regina Martinez

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

Interests: Social EM, global health, disaster relief, wilderness medicine, space medicine

Television: Money Heist, Working Moms, Gossip Girl

Hobbies: Cross country skiing, traveling in search of culture shock, dancing, house/EDM concerts, backpacking, thrift shopping

Favorite thing about Miami:

1) The PEOPLE (both in and out of the hospital). I came to Miami to serve a Hispanic patient population

2) There’s literally always something to do in this city no matter the day or time.

Makena Owen

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA

Interests: Medical education, toxicology, health disparities

Television: Parks and Recreation, nature documentaries, Bachelor franchise (no shame)

Hobbies: Distance running! Anything related to being by/in the ocean, watching Architectural Digest videos on YouTube, food, learning Spanish

Favorite thing about Miami: So much! International influences, diverse patient population, FOOD, music, going out dancing with friends, recently swam next to a Manatee!


Courtney Petersen

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Interests: US, Toxicology, Social EM

Television: The Office, Parks and Rec, New Girl

Hobbies: Baking, exploring national parks, conservation, herping, hydroponics, TNR of feral cat populations

Favorite thing about Miami: Getting off a shift and being at the beach 10 minutes later

Mara Phillips

Hometown: Dexter, MI

Interests: Wilderness medicine

Television: Parks and recreation

Hobbies: Rock climbing, running, playing miscellaneous sports, cooking

Favorite thing about Miami: The patient population we get to serve and the difference we can make in their lives

Francesca Rios

Hometown: Paris, IL

Interests: Peds EM, Global/Disaster medicine, Space medicine

Television: Marvel, DC, Grey’s Anatomy, Bachelor/Bachelorette, all things on Netflix

Hobbies: Axe throwing, interior decorating, CrossFit, traveling, eating

Favorite thing about Miami: THE FOOD. Everywhere is dog friendly. The weather, the beach, the exuberant culture, the people.

Erin Smith

Hometown: River Vale, NJ

Interests: Social EM, medical education

Television: Schitt’s creek, the office, parks & rec, true crime documentaries

Hobbies: Playing sports, working out, watching football (GO CANES!), tailgating, boating, fishing, baking, making homemade pizza, true crime podcasts

Favorite thing about Miami: The weather, culture, and diversity of the city

Lilien Socorro

Hometown: Miami, FL

Interests: Critical care, MedEd, Social justice

Television: I don’t think I have an all-time favorite, but really psyched about Ted Lasso season 2

Hobbies: Powerlifting, Baking, Salsa dancing

Favorite thing about Miami: Knowing that the water is always only a short drive away.

Jameson Tieman

Hometown: Austin, TX

Interests: Ultrasound, Critical Care

Television: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek TNG, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Hobbies: Dungeons and Dragons, Soccer, The Adventure Zone Podcast, Hiking

Favorite thing about Miami: The program’s intense, fun, and rewarding county environment. Walking from my apartment to the beach at any time of day or night. Peruvian ceviche.

Juhi Varshney

Hometown: Rome, GA

Interests: Medical education, medical humanities, women’s health, social justice

Television: This Is Us, The Good Place, Abbott Elementary, Jane the Virgin, Parks & Rec

Hobbies: Dancing, cooking, eating, farmers markets, beach, hiking, reading novels/essay collections/cultural commentary, creative writing, journaling, meditation, tending to my houseplants

Favorite thing about Miami: The art, sunshine, culture, food, amazing people, living on the beach, getting to work at Jackson Memorial : )