Current Fellows


Jessica Jackson, MD, MS
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellow – PGY7
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Dr. Jessica Jackson was raised in Northwest Indiana.  She completed medical school at the University of Toledo in Ohio, and her residency in OBGYN at Florida State University in Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. Jackson’s research interests include maternal mortality reduction, in particular, obstetrical hemorrhage, medical education, and interconception care.  She also has a strong interest in global health, having worked in both Sub Saharan Africa and the Philippines.

When not working, Dr. Jackson enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, cooking, and traveling.

Kathryn E. Patrick, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellow – PGY6
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Dr. Kathryn Patrick was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but was raised in Kansas City, Kansas. She completed her undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University where she majored in Molecular Cell Biology.  She attended medical school and completed her OBGYN residency at the University of Florida.

Dr. Patrick’s research interests include maternal diabetes and obesity. Specifically, she is interested in aberrant transplacental glucose that can lead to abnormal fetal growth. She also is interested in how the chronic inflammatory state of obesity affects pregnancy. Finally, she is interested in preterm labor and is currently researching a device to inhibit the contractions of preterm labor. Dr. Patrick is invested in medical education and enjoys the several opportunities she has to further OBGYN and MFM knowledge amongst the residents and medical students.

When not at work, Dr. Patrick enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, playing the guitar, cooking, reading, and entertaining friends and family.


Kendra Sylvester

Kendra Sylvester, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellow – PGY5
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Kendra was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition.  During that time, she participated as a Ronald McNair Scholar in a research project investigating relationships among race and gender on depression and nutritious eating.  She was also a co-author on a project examining relationships among psychological predictors, race, income, and physical activity which was presented as a poster at the American Psychological Association annual meeting in 2010.  As a medical school student at the University of Florida, Kendra was an active member of the Student National Medical Association, serving as a mentor for minority pre-medical students.  She also was selected to be the Medical School Liaison for the Black Graduate Student Organization.  Kendra participated in a medical outreach trip with Project Yucatan and in a Medical Student International Summer Research Program which examined the effects of dietary capsaicin on the incidence of Helicobacter Pylori infection in Cuzco, Peru.  Kendra is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority which organizes many community service and advocacy projects.  She also enjoys completing “do it yourself” projects and crafts, traveling, exercising, and reading.