WELCOMING OUR 2018 OB/GYN RESIDENTS
We are proud to announce our Residents for 2018!
Sarah Kelley, Massoud Shoraka,
Mary Montague, & Lauren Silva!
Sarah was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, and spent much of her childhood and youth in Bangladesh where her mother served as a teacher and her father as a surgeon working for a non-governmental organization. She graduated from the University of Florida in December of 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She began medical school at the University of Florida in 2014 where she was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society and served as an officer for the Christian Medical and Dental Association at UF. During medical school, Sarah spent three extended periods of time working and volunteering with her father at the Memorial Christian Hospital in Bangladesh. She credits these experiences her desire to serve people of all nationalities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Sarah enjoys running, hiking, sketching, cooking/baking, reading British literature, and exploring new places. We are delighted that she will be continuing her education at the University of Florida!
Massoud was born in Gainesville, Florida, and grew up in Iran as part of a large, close-knit family. He returned to the United States at the age of 16, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida in 2014. During medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, Massoud assumed leadership roles through the School of Medicine Student Executive Council, on which he currently serves as President, and as a Membership and Recruitment Committee member for the American Medical Association Medical Student Section. He completed several research projects and co-authored an article entitled “Polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescents” published in the journal Best Practices & Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Massoud enjoys diverse activities such as Arabic wood calligraphy, exploring new restaurants, playing sports including volleyball, soccer, and ping pong, and watching sporting events. We are delighted to welcome Massoud back to Gainesville!
Mary was born in Lexington, Kentucky, where her family still resides. She was awarded a National Merit Scholarship and completed her undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University in 2014 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Neuroscience and French, graduating magna cum laude. During medical school at Case Western Reserve University, Mary served as an admissions interviewer and medical student representative on the Admissions Committee, volunteered at local health fairs, and participated in the CWRU Pre-Med Mentor Program where she could offer counseling for the medical school application process. She also competed on the CWRU Equestrian Team. Mary’s research project entitled “Disparities in postpartum sterilization fulfillment for women covered by Medicaid vs. private insurance” was presented as a poster at the North American Forum on Family Planning and accepted for publication in the journal Contraception. Mary enjoys horseback riding, running, baking, and French. We are pleased to welcome her to our OB/GYN family!
Lauren was born and raised in Miami, Florida. As an undergraduate, she was a member of the Gator Volleyball team, and graduated from the University of Florida in December, 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology. After graduation, she worked in the UF Department of Anesthesiology as a research assistant and coordinator before starting medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University. Lauren served as Co-President of the VCU Latino Medical Student Association and organized two regional conferences to promote Hispanic/Latino health. She developed and taught beginner and advanced medical Spanish courses for VCU medical students participating in medical outreach trips to Honduras and the Dominican Republic. She was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society during her senior year. Lauren enjoys painting and drawing, volleyball, running, and weightlifting. She will return to Gainesville with Brandon Janssen, who will begin residency training in the UF Department of Internal Medicine in July.