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Meet Our Residents

The Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, draws trainees from across the U.S. and around the world. While all our trainees have a love of learning and a compassionate approach to patient care, they come from diverse backgrounds, family status, and professional and personal interests.

Message from the rising chiefs

Welcome to the Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency Program at Mayo Clinic Florida, nestled within the bustling city of Jacksonville and affiliated with Nemours Children's Health Jacksonville and Wolfson Children's Hospital. As chief residents, we are thrilled to extend our sincere greetings as you embark on this remarkable journey. Our program offers a unique blend of clinical excellence and academic rigor, providing an enriching experience in neurology.

Jacksonville's vibrant culture and diverse community provides an enriching backdrop for your training in child and adolescent neurology. In this unique setting, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in pediatric and adult neurology with access to the world-class facilities of both Mayo Clinic and Wolfson Children's Hospital. This partnership provides unparalleled opportunities to learn and grow.

Under the guidance of our esteemed faculty members, who are leaders in the field of neurology, you'll embark on a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide you with a broad spectrum of clinical experiences. From inpatient care to outpatient clinics, you'll gain hands-on experience with a variety of pediatric and adult neurologic conditions, preparing you for a fulfilling career ahead within the full spectrum of neurology.

Our program is committed to fostering a supportive and collaborative learning environment where your questions are encouraged, your research interests are nurtured, and you develop into a compassionate and skilled physician.

Once again, welcome to the Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency Program at Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville. We are excited to embark on this journey with you and look forward to witnessing your growth and contributions to the field of pediatric neurology!

Sincerely,

Carla da Hora, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief of Education

Sam Kamoroff, M.D., M.H.A.
Chief of Clinical Services

Class of 2024

Janet Leon, D.O., M.S.

Janet Leon, D.O., M.S.

Pediatric Residency: University of Florida - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Medical school: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Miami, FL

Priya Sharma, D.O.

Priya Sharma, D.O.

Pediatric Residency: University of Florida - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Medical school: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Class of 2025

Carla da Hora, M.D.

Carla da Hora, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Residency: University of Florida - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Medical school: Netherlands-Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Hometown: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sam Kamoroff, M.D., MHA

Sam Kamoroff, M.D., MHA

Pediatric Residency: University of Florida - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Medical school: American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Hometown: Columbia, SC

Class of 2026

Lauren E. Chorny, D.O.

Lauren Chorny, D.O.

Pediatric Residency: University of Florida - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Medical school: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Stevensville, MI

Didem Taskin, M.D.

Didem Taskin, M.D.

Pediatric Residency: University of Florida - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Medical school: Trakya University Faculty of Medicine

Home country: Turkey

Class of 2027

Sammie Lai, M.D.

Sammie Lai, M.D.

Pediatric Residency: University of Florida - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Medical school: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Class of 2028

Matthew Doward, D.O.

Matthew Doward, D.O.

Pediatric Residency: University of Florida - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Medical school: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Rachna Karmuri, D.O.

Rachna Karumuri, D.O.

Pediatric Residency: University of Florida - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Medical school: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University

Hometown: Aurora, IL