Our Residents

2018

Tanielle Brew M.D.

Tanielle Brew, M.D.

Class of 2018
Morehouse

Dr. Brew is the epitome of a Georgia Peach! She was born and raised in Valdosta, GA and traversed the state in pursuit of her education. Her journey began at Georgia Southern University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Economics. She then went west to the University of West Georgia to complete a Master’s degree program in Biology. The next step in her educational journey led her to Atlanta, GA, where she received her Doctorate in Medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). While in medical school, she blossomed into a dynamic leader and future health professional. She served as a Student Director for the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, President of the Class of 2015 during her third year, Vice President of the MSM Chapter of Student National Medical Association as well as several of other leadership roles. During her fourth year of medical school, she was drawn to St. Vincent’s Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program due to the warm welcome by the residents and staff on interview day and the opportunities to have exposure to rural health, integrative medicine, sports medicine, and women’s health. She is now enjoying her life in Jacksonville and is looking forward to new and exciting adventures in Florida. In her free time, she enjoys attending zumba class, trying out new restaurants, traveling, and watching action movies.

Diondra Burney, D.O.

Diondra Burney, D.O.

Class of 2018
Nova Southeastern

Dr. Burney is from West Palm Beach, Florida. She attended Villanova University then proceeded to Nova Southeastern University for medical school. She worked in Washington DC for a year with Americorps before beginning medical school. She did a rotation at St Vincent’s during her fourth year of medical school and immediately knew St. Vincent’s was the place for her. The opportunities to improve her OMT skills, international rotation options, academic yet supportive atmosphere along with being unopposed sealed the deal for her. Her passion for traveling and different cultures took her to a few African countries in college and then she spent her last months of medical school working in India and Dominican Republic. Her medical interests include global health, obstetrics and maternal child health. In her free time she enjoys all things adventurous, the outdoors, eating (not cooking!), and random activities around town and church. She is excited to join the St. Vincent’s and to begin her career in the limitless field of family medicine.

Austin Chaput, D.O.

Austin Chaput, D.O.

Class of 2018
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Chaput was born and raised in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. He attended the University of South Florida in Tampa and completed research for his Honors College thesis, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology and a minor in political science. He went on to graduate medical school from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Bradenton, Florida. St. Vincent’s was an easy choice for him because the program and faculty are so well rounded in all aspects of family medicine. Dr. Chaput’s professional interests include Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, nutrition, and full spectrum family medicine. In his free time, he enjoys playing drums, traveling, and spending time on his family’s ranch.



John Diefenderfer, D.O.

John Diefenderfer, D.O.

Class of 2018
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Diefenderfer was born in Massachusetts, but spent most of his childhood in Lynchburg, VA. He earned a BS in Biology from Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, TN, where he lettered for the Varsity Soccer and Track and Field teams. After graduation, he moved to Houston, TX, accepting a research position with Baylor College of Medicine’s department of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. He then continued his education by enrolling in a Master’s program at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Following his master’s degree, he attended West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV, where he was inducted into the Sigma Sigma Phi national osteopathic honor society. His professional interests include sports medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and volunteering in the community and abroad. Dr. Diefenderfer is very excited to be joining the St. Vincent’s family, especially because of the wonderful faculty and residents, the scope of practice, and the opportunity to serve the Jacksonville community.

Shaunna Escobar, D.O.

Shaunna Escobar, M.D.

Class of 2018
State University of New York - Upstate

Dr. Escobar was born and raised in New York State. She attended SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry where she majored in Botany and Environmental and Forest Biology. When she made medicine from plants, she decided to become a doctor and attended medical school at SUNY Upstate and went on to Columbia Mailman School of Public Health for her MPH. After working for a year as a management consultant in the healthcare industry, she is excited to complete her medical training at St. Vincent’s. Shaunna chose Family Medicine, and the program at St. Vincent's, because both are the perfect balance of her medical interests which include obstetrics, women’s health, public health, rural medicine, and emergency preparedness. She spends her free time swimming in the ocean, Netflix binging, and cooking gluten-free meals.

Briana Gray, M.D.

Briana Gray, M.D.

Class of 2018
Morehouse

Dr. Gray was born and raised in the small rural town of Alton, Illinois before relocating to Marietta, Georgia at the age of 10. She attended and earned a B.S. in Biology from Spelman College. Continuing the the Atlanta University Center tradition, Dr. Gray earned her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. St. Vincent's commitment to serving the underserved was what attracted Dr. Gray to the program. Her goal is to focus on the holistic health of "the individual," but most importantly integrate into her practice of medicine on how physical, mental, and spiritual health play an equal and integral role in our quality of life. St. Vincent's Family Medicine Residency program exemplifies and emphasizes just that. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.



Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews

Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews, M.D.

Class of 2018
Florida State University

Dr. Hogans-Mathews was born in Texas as a military child but spent the majority of her youth in Liberty County, Florida which is 45 minutes west of Tallahassee. Dr. Hogans-Mathews received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Florida State University. She subsequently attended the University of South Florida and received a Masters of Medical Sciences from the College of Medicine. Prior to her medical school matriculation, Dr. Hogans-Mathews taught high school science, including AP Biology and AP Chemistry, in a rural and underserved area. During her tenure at FSUCOM, Dr. Hogans-Mathews received national recognition twice. She was awarded the American Medical Association’s Minority Scholars Award in 2012 and the American Association of Medical College’s Herbert Nicken’s Award in 2013 for her dedication towards improving the health and lives of underserved patients. She was also inducted into the FSUCOM’s Chapman Chapter of Gold Humanism Honor Society for her compassion, humanism, and strong desire to improve the lives of others. Dr. Hogans-Mathews had the privilege of rotating at St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency program during her senior year in medical school. The supportive environment, organized didactics, and diverse learning opportunities attracted her to this program for residency training. She is very interested in women’s health and is considering an Obstetrics fellowship after residency. Dr. Hogans-Mathews enjoys dividing her spare time between spending time with her husband and three sons, attending church services, catching up with relatives and friends, and sleeping. Dr. Hogans-Mathews loves kids, movies, amusement parks, and bowling.

Lindsey Ling

Lindsey Ling, M.D.

Class of 2018
Ross University

Dr. Ling is a true Florida native, born and raised in the Tampa Bay area. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a concentration in Neuropsychology before attending Ross University School of Medicine in the Caribbean. She was drawn to St. Vincent's by their welcoming family-type atmosphere and wide range of training. Coming from a family of physicians along with her varied experiences make her a well-rounded physician. She has interests in preventive medicine and dermatology and plans to join her father's family medicine practice in Brandon, Florida. In her free time she spends time with her family and her husband, usually sharing their love of Disney and travel.

Caroline Price

Caroline Price, M.D

Class of 2018
University of Alabama

Dr. Price is a native of Marion, Alabama. She attended Judson College as an undergraduate, studying biology and chemistry. After college, she was accepted into the University of Alabama Rural Medical Scholar’s Program, earning a Master’s Degree in Human Environmental Sciences with emphasis in Rural Community Health. She stayed in state for medical school at UAB (University of Alabama School of Medicine). During medical school, she had many formative experiences including a summer at a federally qualified community health center in Mississippi and a research project that helped evaluate a rural Alabama telepsychiatry program. Her interest in all specialties and her passion for rural and underserved populations led her to select Family Medicine. St. Vincent’s was her first choice of residency for many reasons including its well-rounded program, self-motivated residents, approachable and enthusiastic attending physicians, and excellent didactics. In spare time, Caroline enjoys exploring beautiful Jacksonville and spending time with friends.

Sara Sholar

Sara Sholar, D.O.

Class of 2018
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Sholar was born and raised in Rocky Point, NC, which is near Wilmington, NC. She attended Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC for undergraduate studies earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a concentration in Forensic Science. While there, she was the starting shortstop for the Methodist softball team for four years. She then traveled to the mountains of VA to earn her D.O. degree at VCOM in Blacksburg. Although she loved the mountains, she felt it was time to move back to the beach and Jacksonville was a perfect fit! She is very excited to be a part of the St. Vincent’s family because of the comradery between the faculty and residents and the strong teaching environment. In her free time, Sara enjoys fishing, going to the beach, tennis, sewing, and spending time with family and friends.

2019

Daidre Azueta, MD

Daidre Azueta, M.D., MPH

Class of 2019
George Washington School of Medicine

Dr. Azueta was born in Belize City, Belize and immigrated to Miami, FL at the tender age of four years old. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Miami where she double majored in Biology and Religious Studies Pre-Med. She then served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of South Africa for 2 years as a HIV/AIDS outreach worker where she founded a non-profit organization to provide meals, tutoring, and mentorship for orphans and vulnerable children in Ga-Maboi Village. She completed her M.D. degree at The George Washington School of Medicine in Washington, DC where she served as vice-president of the Student National Medical Association and participated in the free student-run clinic for underserved patients. She is currently completing her Masters of Public Health, focusing on Primary Care and Health Disparities. She was drawn to the specialty of Family Medicine because of the strong focus on preventive, continuity, and patient-centered care in which a holistic approach is taken. During her interview at St. Vincent’s she was impressed with the nurturing environment; warm and friendly faculty and residents; strong procedural, pediatric, and obstetrics curriculum; diverse patient-population; and various enriching opportunities such as the track program, global health trips, service learning, and moonlighting. Her professional interests are global health, obstetrics, and community medicine. In her free time she enjoys traveling, trying and cooking different cuisines, TV watching, and making homemade personal care products.

Johnique Bennett, M.D.

Johnique Bennett, M.D.

Class of 2019
University of South Florida

Johnique Bennett is a Jacksonville native. Graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Biological studies. At FSU, she solidified her interest in pursuing medicine as dedicated member in Minority Association of Pre-health students. She was given a great opportunity to to travel to Jamaica and Guyana, South America on multiple medical mission trips where she decided she would become a general practice physician. She made this decision after witnessing awesome family medicine physicians taking care of individuals from the very young to the very old. She then attend medical school at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. While there she was president for the Student National Medical Association for 2 years. Where she focused on building young black students awareness of healthcare jobs and opportunities. She is excited to return home and to find her way to making a difference in this community. She wanted to train in a residency with similar values in service and Christianity and St. Vincent's was just the place. Her interests include: women's health, preventive health, public health, cooking, watching FSU football, and gospel mine.

Alan Hyman

Alan Hyman, M.D.

Class of 2019
Ross University

Dr. Alan Hyman was born in Miami, Florida and moved to Ontario, Canada when he was just a child. He attended McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario where he completed his Honors Bachelor of Science in the field of Biology. While completing his bachelors he became interested in health education and created a volunteer organization to promote active lifestyles. Alan then received his medical degree abroad at Ross University School of Medicine and during his 4th year he completed a rotation at St. Vincent’s and instantly fell in love with the program. From the diverse supportive faculty, the nurturing residents and staff, Alan knew this was the residency program that would develop him into one day becoming a well-rounded family physician. The principles of continuity of care and emphasis on quality of life drew Alan into Family Medicine. He is excited for the opportunity to complete his residency in Jacksonville. His medical interests include sports medicine, and preventative medicine. When he is not working, he enjoys watching sporting events, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

Taylor Johnson

Taylor Johnson, D.O.

Class of 2019
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Johnson was born and raised in Jupiter, FL. He received a BS from the University of Florida. Shortly after, he worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a nursing home and rehabilitation center caring for the geriatric population. He then went on to Spartanburg, SC to attend Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Carolinas Campus). Experiences during his clinical years, a medical mission trip to Honduras, and his faith in Christ influenced Dr. Johnson to pursue a career in Primary Care. He is thrilled to return home to Florida to complete his residency at St. Vincent's. His special interests include Geriatrics and Sports Medicine. During his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, kayaking, hiking, spending time with his wife, and watching his mighty Gators play!

Josie Maione

Josie Maione, M.D.

Class of 2019
University of Cincinnati

Dr. Josie Maione was born in Tampa, FL and after a few relocations throughout the southern states, her family settled in Springboro, Ohio, where she spent the majority of her childhood. She attended Morehead State University in Kentucky where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. Prior to her medical school matriculation, she was lucky to spend a year traveling the world and visiting family members she has on several different continents abroad. She was happy to return to Ohio for medical school at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. During her time at UCCOM, she had many valuable experiences, including a summer research opportunity in geriatric medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was honored to be inducted into the UCCOM’s Chapter of Gold Humanism Honor Society for her compassion and humanistic patient care. Josie was drawn to Family Medicine from the very beginning of medical school and genuinely enjoys treating people of all ages and creating long-term relationships with her patients. St. Vincent’s was her number one choice for residency, and she is ecstatic to be here! She initially fell in love with the unparalleled diversity this program has to offer. The friendly faculty and residents quickly made her feel at home in Jacksonville. Josie is excited to be on the coast again and loves going to the beach, traveling and eating ethnic foods, antiquing, and spending time with her friends and family.

Zalika Nisbeth, M.D.

Zalika Nisbeth, M.D.

Class of 2019
Meharry Medical College

Dr. Zalika Nisbeth was born in Atlanta, GA and raised in Jacksonville, FL by her mother and grandmother; she is the second oldest of three siblings. For as long as she can remember, Zalika has always had aspirations of becoming a physician. When she moved to Jacksonville she attended St. Pius V Catholic School from grades 4th-8th grade. She then attended Andrew Jackson High School, where she was a student in the Medical Magnet Program. She went on to become a pre-medical student at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences. Zalika subsequently spent one year at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY working as a laboratory technician and research student. Thereafter, Dr. Nisbeth attended the historic Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN where she discovered her passion for family medicine and geriatrics. She has returned home to Jacksonville to complete her residency training. She enjoys golf, live music, and spending time with family during her free time.

Jennifer Shonk, DO

Jennifer Shonk, D.O.

Class of 2019
A.T. Still University

Dr. Jennifer Shonk is originally from Grass Valley, California. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in sculpture from Allegheny College. She completed her premedical science course work at Portland State University and then attended A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. She has lived and worked/studied in Italy, Mexico, India and Niger and is fluent in several languages. Jennifer did a rotation at St. Vincent’s during her fourth year of medical school and was impressed by the welcoming environment, quality of training, dedication to osteopathic medicine and opportunities to serve the underserved. Her professional interests include International Medicine, Women’s Health, and Adolescent Medicine. She is thrilled to be part of the team at St. Vincent's Family Medicine.

Felipe Velazquez

Felipe Velazquez, D.O., MPH

Class of 2019
Michigan State University

­­Dr. Velazquez is a fluent Spanish speaker who was born in Cali, Colombia and moved to Boca Raton, Florida in the late 1990’s. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Florida where he also volunteered as a Crisis Intervention Counselor. He received his DO and MPH degrees from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. During his fourth year of medical school he had the opportunity to complete a rotation at St. Vincent’s and was immediately impressed with the commitment to high quality care and community service offered by the program. He chose St. Vincent’s due to the emphasis on continuity and full-spectrum care. When he is not working or reading medical journals he enjoys spending quality time with his family and traveling abroad.

Kadijo Wade

Kadijo Wade, M.D., M.S.

Class of 2019
Florida State University

Dr. Wade, a native of Jamaica, migrated with her family to Miami, FL where she spent most of her childhood. After earning a B.S. in Exercise Science from Florida State University, she worked for several years, including a position as a high school science teacher in her hometown of Miami. She then went on to receive her master’s degree in biomedical sciences and attended medical school at Florida State University's College of Medicine, where she continued her goal of serving the underserved. Dr. Wade was attracted to St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency Program's supportive family atmosphere, diverse patient population, patient centered care, and service opportunities in Jacksonville and overseas. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Wade enjoys quality time with her son, family and friends, eating tasty foods, strength training, and relaxing

Lauren Woodard

Lauren Woodard, D.O.

Class of 2019
Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Lauren Woodard is truly a Florida girl at heart. She grew up in Ormond Beach, Florida and fell in love with the ocean at a young age. She attended the University of Miami where she spent a semester abroad in Australia, and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a Minor in Marine Science. Choosing again to stay in Florida, she attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University where she graduated with honors and was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Geriatrics Award. Lauren has always been interested in primary care as nothing can beat the joy of making meaningful relationships with her patients, nor can one find such immense clinical diversity elsewhere. During her 4th year of medical school, Lauren was lucky to rotate at St. Vincent’s and fell in love with the program. From the amazing preceptors, to the friendly residents and along with their dedication to service, St. Vincent’s had all that she could hope for. Lauren is passionate about traveling and serving others and has had opportunities to volunteer through many clubs, health fairs, and underserved clinics, and even on trips abroad to both Argentina and Jamaica. In her time off she enjoys going to the beach, collecting shells, reading, running, yoga, and spending time with her family and friends.

2020

Steven Arnold, M.D.

Steven Arnold, M.D.

Class of 2020
University of South Alabama

Dr. Steven Arnold was born and raised in Mobile, AL. He attended the University of South Alabama in Mobile, where he majored in Biomedical Science with an Honors senior thesis in organic chemistry in 2012. He then worked as a medical assistant for Dr. Norman S. Lichtenfeld, orthopedic surgeon at Providence Hospital in Mobile. This job revealed that his real passion is getting to know his patients, hearing their stories, and working closely with them to find a solution to their problems. He returned to the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Class of 2017. During his time in medical school, he took a special interest in learning how to strengthen the relationship between health professionals and became an interprofessional fellow. In his third year of medical school, he went to Chatom, AL for his family medicine rotation and immediately fell in love with family medicine. St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency just felt like home and a friendly environment to work alongside his patients and with healthcare professionals. His special interests include sports medicine, wilderness medicine, and emergency medicine. He claims to be a Fishing, Boating, and Grilling aficionado.

Christina Cherian, M.D.

Christina Cherian, M.D.

Class of 2020
University of South Florida

Dr. Cherian was born in Dubai, U.A.E. and moved to Tampa, Florida, at the age of 8. She completed her undergraduate career at University of South Florida where she majored in Biomedical Sciences and minored in Public Health. She remained the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine for her medical degree through the 8-year Honors Medical Program. While in medical school, she was part of the International Medicine Scholarly Concentration, through which she completed a summer of field research in Ecuador. She also had the opportunity to travel to Dominican Republic twice as part of annual medical mission trips and served as president of the Student Physicians for Social Responsibility. In her third year, she grew attracted to Family Medicine due to its continuity and focus on lifestyle modifications. In her search for a residency program, St. Vincent’s stood out due to its nurturing learning environment as well as its opportunities to foster her interest in Integrative Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, hiking, traveling, and playing with her niece.

Christian Harmon, M.D

Christian Harmon, M.D

Class of 2020
University of Alabama

Christian was born in Berkeley, CA to a physicist and a librarian, which instilled in him a love of space as well as an initial distaste for books. He was moved to Huntsville, AL (Rocket City, USA) at a very young age, where many a fort was built, many a ball was kicked (awarded Alabama All-State Soccer Team senior year), and many miles of water were swum. It was here in Huntsville where Christian developed a deep affinity for the joy of helping and enriching others, as well as a fostered love for science and quite eventual love of reading. He was recruited to play soccer for Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, and he chose a pre-med route after thoroughly enjoying volunteering in Huntsville Hospital for four years, as well as serving as a lifeguard the same four years. Christian joined Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Huntingdon, and enjoyed continuing to play his most beloved hobby and pastime, soccer. After graduating from Huntingdon, Christian chose to take two years off from school to “get his hands dirty,” and wanted to work in an ER as an ER tech and go on some medical mission trips. After spending this time in the ER, and two medical trips to Honduras, Christian found that medicine as a method of enriching the lives at others at the deepest level possible was a undoubtedly a calling, and so he applied to medical school. He attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and was convinced throughout his clinical years that family medicine was the clear choice for him to be able to impact as many lives possible in as many ways as possible. During his interviews for residency, Christian found that St. Vincent’s in Jacksonville was clearly the single best choice for him to be able to carry out this calling, with their unparalleled commitment to charity and community service, as well as a deep and unique commitment to continuity care. Christian continues to play and watch soccer whenever possible, and with the motto of “To Dare is To Do,” is welcoming of any challenge on the field or in the face of human suffering.



Rosa Joseph, D.O., MPH

Rosa Joseph, D.O., MPH

Class of 2020
University of South Florida

Dr. Rosa Joseph was born on the island of St. Lucia and moved to central Florida at the age of nine. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Stetson University and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of South Florida. Most recently, Rosa graduated from A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. Throughout her education, Rosa developed a strong passion and commitment to addressing health disparities in underserved and low resource communities and populations. While obtaining her MPH, she had the opportunity to work with USF’s student run free clinic to develop a sustainable HIV testing program. Furthermore, during her tenure at USF, she held leadership positions on the board of International Health Service Collaborative and was privileged to lead public health students in developing and conducting needs assessments in remote communities in Panama. Rosa’s cumulative experiences shaped her niche in healthcare and she knew that to make the impact she wished on families and their communities, Family Medicine was her calling. She entered medical school eager to pursue this dream and continued to hold positions that would allow her to continue to work within underserved communities. Furthermore, Rosa was honored to be inducted into the ATSU-SOMA’s Chapter of Gold Humanism Honor Society for her compassion and humanistic qualities that contribute to patient care. During her 4th year of medical school, she completed a one month rotation at St. Vincent’s and immediately knew this was where she wanted to train. She fell in love with the diversity of the program, its organized and robust curriculum, knowledgeable faculty and residents, the supportive environment, and friendly people. Rosa is so excited to call Jacksonville home. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, going to the beach, trying new foods, reading, and Netflix watching!

Isaac Kinman, D.O.

Isaac Kinman, D.O.

Class of 2020
Nova Southeastern

Dr. Kinman was born and raised in Jacksonville. After earning his degree from Jacksonville University, he attended NSU-COM in South Florida and he is back in town loving life with his family and friends while fulfilling his dream of serving his hometown community. He was a semi-professional soccer player, as well as a coach and referee in Jax. These days he loves to travel, play guitar, do anything active, work out, ballroom dance, find authentic food and spend time with his beautiful bride, Lauren, who was also raised in Middleburg. Dr. Kinman enjoys medicine because of the relationships he forms with people. His medical interests include preventative medicine, osteopathic manipulation, as well as nutritional and alternative therapies. His goal is to keep his patients fit while encouraging them to take responsibility for their own health. He enjoys a chat about anything from politics to religion noting that our worldview impacts the decisions we make in life.

Brittany Malouff, D.O.

Brittany Malouff, D.O.

Class of 2020
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Brittany Malouff was born in Wisconsin and spent most of her life in various cities throughout the Midwest. She received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University with a major in Biology and a minor in Hispanic Studies. It was during this time that she discovered her love of service in medicine when she was able to spend time volunteering with ILAC in the Dominican Republic. It was also at Creighton that she met her wonderful husband, Tim. She spent the next four years at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado, where she realized her desire to go into family medicine and see all types of patients while on a service trip to Haiti. She is particularly interested in obstetrics and caring for children. Between her love of service, obstetrics and finding faith in medicine, she knew she found her home at St. Vincent’s. She is excited to be living in Jacksonville and enjoys taking her four-year-old Goldendoodle, Nala, to play at the beach in her free time.



Dana Munn, D.O.

Dana Munn, D.O.

Class of 2020
Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Munn was raised in Springville, Utah. He pursued a bachelor's degree at Southern Utah University where he was in the heart of many national parks. During his undergraduate work, he found and married his wife, Vanessa. They moved to Des Moines to continue his medical education at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. While there, he and his wife had 2 kids. He decided in his 3rd year to pursue a career in Family Medicine where he could “do it all”. He chose St. Vincent’s because of the comradery between the residents and faculty he noticed while doing his externship. His professional interests are in dermatology, emergency medicine, rural medicine, and global health medicine. He wants to eventually own his own practice in a small town. In his free time he likes to play at the beach with his family, go camping, play racquetball, and play soccer.

Andrea Silva Curet, M.D.

Andrea Silva Curet, M.D.

Class of 2020
Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic

Dr. Silva Curet was born in Massachusetts and grew up both in Jacksonville and abroad. Her unconventional upbringing led her to attend medical school overseas at the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. While there she was drawn to Family Medicine for the broad spectrum of practice and the opportunity to form lasting relationships with her patients. When she graduated medical school, she decided to come back to the Sunshine State and was eager to find a program that would help her become a well-rounded physician. St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency was her top choice due to their approachable faculty and residents, the broad patient population, and the fostering environment for both learning and encouraging independent decision-making. In her free time, she enjoys finding new trails to hike with her husband and their dog, Bella, strength training, and exploring different restaurants to enjoy. Dr. Silva Curet is very excited to join the St. Vincent’s team!

Michael Sparks, M.D.

Michael Sparks, M.D.

Class of 2020
Ross University School of Medicine

Dr. Michael Sparks was born and raised in Dunedin, Florida, near Tampa. He attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando for undergraduate studies where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a Minor in Health Sciences. After a year of graduate school, Michael went on to medical school at Ross University School of Medicine where he graduated with high honors. During his 4th year of medical school, Michael had the opportunity to rotate with St. Vincent’s. He thoroughly enjoyed the full-spectrum training that St. Vincent’s offered as well as the supportive residents and faculty. Professionally, his interests include medical education as well as advocacy and health policy work. Despite being from Florida, Michael enjoys playing and watching hockey in his spare time.

Mallory Whitley, M.D.

Mallory Whitley, M.D.

Class of 2020
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Dr. Mallory Whitley was born and raised in Fairview Heights (East St. Louis), Illinois. Growing up she always knew she would become a Doctor (or background singer)! She completed her undergraduate career at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology/Pre-Medicine. Prior to matriculation through medical school, Dr. Whitley worked as an Infectious Disease research assistant at Washington University School of Medicine as well as trained as an EMT. Her desire to become a Physician led her to SIU School of Medicine's MEDPREP program, which assisted in her acceptance to Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Embodying the mantra "to whom much is given, much is required", Dr. Whitley is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., served as Vice President of Saint Louis University SOM's Student National Medical Association, Rodney M. Coe Distinction in Community Service Scholar, Co-Founder of Urban Influentials nonprofit service organization, as well as recipient of the National Health Service Corps Student to Service Scholarship, to name a few. A love for community advocacy and passion for a wide range of medical skills led her to Family Medicine. Upon rotating at St. Vincent's, she just KNEW the program was the PERFECT FIT! Her medical interests are women's health, emergency medicine/urgent care, and public health. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and 3 children, traveling, live music, and anything that involves family/ friends, great food, and laughs.