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Internal Medicine Residency (Florida) alumni map with pins of graduates' destinations.
Graduates of the Internal Medicine Residency in Jacksonville, Florida, have gone on to practice, teach, and conduct research across the United States.

The most important indicator of the success of a training program is found in the outcomes of the graduates upon completion of their training.

In addition to our 100% board passage rate, Mayo Clinic residents are highly successful in obtaining the fellowships and jobs of their choice after graduation. Historically, two-thirds of the graduates from Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida have entered subspecialty training, and 100% have matched to fellowships of their choice over the last seven years.

Recent graduates of Mayo Clinic’s Internal Medicine Residency practice in all regions of the United States and around the world, oftentimes becoming leaders in their practices, local and national societies, and sub-specialty societies.

Here’s what a few of our graduates have to say about their experience in the program.

SeQouya Killibrew, M.D.

SeQouya Killibrew, M.D.

"My residency training provided such a strong and well-rounded foundation for life after residency. I gained the confidence to manage complex cases, learned the importance of efficiency, and had the distinct honor of working alongside amazing, knowledgeable consultants dedicated to teaching. I had access to not only research experiences but leadership opportunities. My training was truly exceptional, and I felt well prepared to begin my career."

2020 graduate, current Hospitalist at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Keith Sacco, M.D.

Keith Sacco, M.D.

"Whether it was sitting on a committee or being a co-investigator in a research project, it truly felt that my opinions were heeded. I sincerely enjoyed the respect and collegiality in our class. The program fosters a culture of true inclusivity and they really care about each and every resident's career goals." 

2019 graduate, current Allergy/Immunology Fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Catalina Sanchez Alvarez, M.D.

Catalina Sanchez Alvarez, M.D.

“The internal medicine training I received at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville was stellar. I had the possibility to learn about and manage a variety of diseases, and gained confidence in managing patients with a variety of conditions. I especially enjoyed the balance between supervision and autonomy – we were able to make decisions related to patient care, and had great resources available when we needed them.”

2018 graduate, completed rheumatology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and is a Rheumatologist at the University of Florida in Gainesville

Christopher Trautman, M.D.

Christopher Trautman, M.D.

“The class size was one of my favorite components of the program. It was truly like a family, with excellent support for each other. The program also offers a lot of flexibility with electives throughout the three years.”

2017 graduate, completed nephrology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and is a Nephrology Hospitalist at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida

Class of 2022
NameAreaDestination
Emily Butts  Chief Resident in Internal Medicine  Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Aneesah Garrett  Faculty, Community Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Denise Gococo  Palliative medicine fellowship  Emory University
Max Green  Faculty, Hospital medicine Emory University, John’s Creek Hospital
Joshua Kwon  Gastroenterology fellowship  University of California, Irvine
Haares Mirzan  Pulmonary/critical care fellowship  Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Varun Moktan  Gastroenterology fellowship  University of South Carolina, Greenville
Tanmayi Pai  Hematology/oncology fellowship  Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Kamal Shair  Chief Resident in Internal Medicine  Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Sean Sileno  Gastroenterology fellowship  Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona
Goyal Umadat  Cardiology fellowship  Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Nathaniel Wiest  Hematology/oncology fellowship  Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Himesh Zaver  Chief Resident in Internal Medicine  Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida

Class of 2021

NameAreaDestination
Leyla Bojanini Hematology-oncology Stanford University
Laurel Carter Primary care Raleigh, North Carolina
Samantha Espinosa Cardiology Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Carla Foulks Hospital medicine Davidson, North Carolina 
Maria Guzman Sleep medicine Emory University
Eugene Harper Infectious disease Memorial Sloan Kettering
Amanda McKenna Chief Resident at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, then Endocrinology fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Megan Melody Hematology-oncology Northwestern University
Kimberly Robelin Gastroenterology Louisiana State University
Hollie Saunders Pulmonary/critical care Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Mary Grace Sessums Chief Resident at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, then Hospitalist Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida

Class of 2020

NameAreaDestination
Robyn Bryde Cardiology Fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Patrick Fitzgerald Chief Resident at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, then Cardiology Fellowship Indiana University
Lindsay Gardner Palliative Care fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Emily Gilbert Rheumatology fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Alex Kesler Gastroenterology fellowship Indiana University
SeQuoya Killebrew Hospital Medicine North Carolina
Kristyn Lewis Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Annamaria Mechtler Allergy/Immunology fellowship University of Buffalo
Edson Mwakyanjala Chief Resident at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, then Hospitalist Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Payal Patel Endocrinology fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Sheetal Patel Gastroenterology fellowship University of Florida, Gainesville
Drew Willey Hospital Medicine Athens, Georgia

Class of 2019

NameAreaDestination
Ben Cochran Hospitalist Baptist Hospital Florida
Alex Heckman Chief Resident, Cardiology fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Adam Kase Hematology/oncology fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Erin Kimbrough Chief Resident, Hematology/oncology fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Karl Mareth Gastroenterology fellowship  University of Oklahoma
Julian Marin Hematology/oncology fellowship Moffitt Cancer Center, USF 
Josiah McCain Gastroenterology fellowship Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona
Divya Menon Pulmonary/critical care fellowship Tufts University
Murat Tatari Pulmonary/critical care fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Deviani Umadat Endocrinology fellowship Stony Brook Univ, NY

Class of 2018

NameAreaDestination
Ali Alsaad  Cardiology fellowship  University of Chicago, Illinois 
Scott A. Helgeson Pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Myra A. Irvin Chief Resident Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Andree H. Koop Chief Resident Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Sven Oman Chief Resident Naples Community Hospital, Florida
Neej Patel Gastroenterology fellowship Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona
Keith Sacco Allergy/immunology fellowship National Institutes of Health
Catalina Sanchez Rheumatology fellowship Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Taryn Smith Women's health fellowship Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
Armando Villanueva Hospitalist University of Kansas

Class of 2017

NameAreaDestination
Allan M. Bates Hospital Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, Minnesota
Christopher Brett Radiation oncology Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Lauren F. Cornell Center for Breast Health Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Jed (Colt) Cowdell Chief Resident at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, then Hospitalist Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Martin Gibbs Global health fellowship University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Brett T. Hiroto Hospitalist Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Saadi Imam Pulmonary and critical care fellowship University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Kayin B. Jeffers Gastroenterology fellowship Rush University, Chicago, Illinois
Christopher L. Trautman Chief Resident at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, then Nephrology fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Mohamad Zetir Cardiology fellowship University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association will help you stay in touch with your Mayo Clinic colleagues, maintain a valuable professional connection to Mayo Clinic throughout your medical and/or research career, participate in continuing medical education, and more.

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