ACH-JHM Pediatric Residency Class of 2017
Stacey Cole, MD, MBA
Hometown: Granite Bay, CA
Medical School: University of Utah
Clinical Interests: My clinical interests include hospital medicine,global health, infectious diseases, adolescent medicine, telemedicine, and the integration of technology and medicine.
Personal Interests: I’m a technology “techy” at heart, I like playing with the latest new technologies, gadgets and toys. I enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews. I also enjoy traveling to different parts of the world and learning the history of different cultures.
Brianna Conforti, MD, MS
Hometown: Aurora, IL
Medical School: The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Clinical Interests: I am pursuing a career in pediatric oncology and matched at fellowship at Vanderbilt!
Personal Interests: I enjoy anything outdoors, and am especially excited to live in warm weather and near the beaches in St. Pete! I love cooking, music/going to concerts as much as I can, and Chicago sports!!
Jacquelyn Crews, MD
Hometown: Weston, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Advocating for children at an individual and large-scale, in addition to safe, quality patient care.
Personal Interests: I love to run and explore new cities; especially running to explore new cities. University of Florida Gator athletics is high on my list. I also enjoy reading romance and mystery novels and spending time with family and friends.
Paul Gilbert, MD
Hometown: Ft. Wayne, IN
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: I am interested in the connection between development (particularly during puberty) and its relation to bullying, self-esteem, and school performance along with the potential impact that can be garnered from the cooperative efforts of pediatricians and teachers.
Personal Interests: I love to read, swim, fish, and golf. I am also an avid fan of the Florida Gators, appreciate all types of music, and hope to continue working at summer camps throughout my career.
Nicholas Jabre, MD, MS
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: I am passionate about the management of asthma in children and adolescents and I am pursuing a career in pediatric pulmonology. I also have interests in medical ethics and in understanding the elements of compassionate patient care. Ultimately, I would like to develop a career in academic medicine in which I can balance my time between clinical care and research.
Personal Interests: I enjoy cycling and spending time with my dog, Cooper. I have a passion for exploring the arts in St. Petersburg and my favorite venue is the Dali Museum.
Racha Khalaf, MD
Hometown: Zahle, Lebanon
Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: I am very interested in the care of children with GI disorders and specifically irritable bowel disease. I'm also passionate about international health.
Personal Interests: I love traveling! Prior to finishing medical school I backpacked throughout Europe for a month. I also enjoy cooking for friends and family and come from a long line of pastry chefs.
Alexander Kim, MD
Hometown: Syosset, NY
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: After completing my residency in Pediatrics, I will be pursuing fellowship training in Medical Genetics, and then in Medical Biochemical Genetics. My ongoing goal is to provide humanistic and evidence-based care to all children, with an additional focus on those affected by neurodevelopmental disorders, malformative disorders, and inborn errors of metabolism.
Personal Interests: I love to play many different guitars in many different styles.
John Morrison, MD, PhD
Hometown: Iowa City, IA
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Clinical Interests: Pediatric hospital medicine.
Research Interests: Antibiotic treatment failure, assay development, patient safety and quality initiatives
Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time outdoors with my wife, daughter, and son, from walking our dog along the beach and visiting parks to kayaking and hiking. I consider myself an amateur photographer, an avid Chicago sports fan, a procrastinating author, and I can never turn down a cup of coffee and conversation.
Nina Replete, MD
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: I enjoy the high acuity and quick pace of pediatric critical care. I aspire to integrate compassionate and evidence-based care into everday practice.
Personal interests: I truly enjoy the outdoors, anything from a day of scuba diving to relaxing on the beach. My husband and I love discovering new restaurants and flavors.
Elena Rueda-de-Leon, MD
Hometown: Lake Worth, FL (Birthplace: Pensacola, FL)
Medical School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (Miami, FL)
Clinical Interests: The well-being of a child and improving patient quality care by means of integrating emerging technology.
Personal Interests: I enjoy physical fitness activities such as running, aerobics, and yoga. I also enjoy the art of baking and music (French horn).