Stetson University

College of Arts and Sciences

Alumni in the Health Professions

Over the past several years, many Stetson University graduates have been admitted to health professional schools.

Chiropractic

  • Tyler Edge '13 - Palmer College
  • Chelsea Whalley '13 - Palmer College
  • Erica Schwartz '10 - Life University

Dentistry

  • Cliff Bryan '12 - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Tiffany Campbell '11 - University of West Indies
  • Danine Charlton '10 - Howard University
  • James Kortbus '09 - New York University
  • Nathan Harper '09 - University of Southern California
  • Katharine Stringer, '08 - University of Kentucky

Medicine (DO)

  • Bill Brady '12 - Campbell University
  • Joshua Hickman '11 - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rosa Josephs '10 - AT Still College of Osteopathic Medicine-Arizona
  • Adam Rawji '12 - Nova Southeastern University
  • Jeanette Rodriguez '11 - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Atlanta)
  • Trevor Tobin '11 - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine & Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Haley Watsky '10 - A.T. Still University
  • Jessica Clark '10 - Nova Southeastern University
  • Jeffrey Cara '09 - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Bradenton)
  • Joseph Biondolillo '09 - Nova Southeastern University
  • Matthew Henderson '09 - Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Trevor Tyner '06 - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Donald Lock '04 - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Bradenton)
  • Pauline Powers '04 - Des Moines University

Medicine (MD)

  • Kyle Burton '13 - Ross University
  • Eric Hall '13 - Vanderbilt University
  • Caleb Matthews '13 - University of Florida
  • Elizabeth Pernicone '13 Technicon-Isreal Institute of Technology
  • Rachel Snider '13 - Ross University
  • Nicole Nagrani '12 - St. George's University
  • Christopher Riley '12 - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dane Moran '12 - Johns Hopkins University
  • Melissa Morello '12 - University of South Florida
  • Emily Funk '11 - Pennsylvannia State University
  • Daphne Pineda '11 - St. George's University
  • Emily Funk '11 - Temple University & Pennsylvannia State University
  • J.D. Hales '11 - Florida State University
  • Maria Harper '11 - University of Miami & Duke University
  • Parker Chapman '10 - University of Florida
  • Alvin deTorres '10 - University of Central Florida
  • John Kelly '10 - Ross University
  • Andres Rodriguez '09 - Medical University of South Carolina
  • Kyle Schmitt '09 - Florida International University
  • Matt Deyo-Svendsen '09 - University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Stephen Trai Shinn '09 - Ohio State University
  • Alex Leone '09 - University of Florida
  • Alex Juusela '08 - St. George's University
  • Amanda Fosler '05 - Medical University of the Americas
  • Brittany Ewing '03 - University of Louisville
  • Suzie Duwaik '03 - Ross University

Naturopathic Medicine

  • Analisa Jahna '09 - Boucher Institute of Natural Medicine

Nursing

  • Adare Morrell '11 - University of South Alabama

Occupational Therapy

  • Victoria Schoman '11 - University of St. Augustine
  • Sarah Woodworth '10 - University of Florida

Optometry

  • Michael Quackenbush '10 - Southern College of Optometry
  • Amy Elsila '09 - University of Houston

Pharmacy

  • Samantha Roughton '13 University of Florida
  • Damien Frank '08 - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Abira Corrigan '07 - Ohio State University
  • Jana Neumann '07 - Belmont University
  • Jeffrey Bosse '06 - South University of Pharmacy
  • Lisa Difruscio '00 - University of Florida

Physical Therapy

  • Meghna Chadda '11 - University of Florida
  • David Adelman '11 - Florida International University
  • Lisa Effinger '11 - University of North Florida
  • Kristen Higel '11 - University of St. Augustine
  • Tina Oguntola '10 - Howard University
  • Sarah Turnbull '09 - University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
  • Jackie Booth '07 - University of Florida
  • James Szalay '07 - Mount St. Mary's College
  • Sean Gorman '04 - University of Texas - Galveston

Physician Assistant

  • Jeremy Wright '12 - Nova Southeastern University-Orlando
  • Tiffany Walker '11 - University of Florida
  • Lyudmia Cheban '11 - Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale Campus)
  • Meghan Johnston '11 - Nova Southeastern University (Orlando Campus)
  • Alicia Sirmans '09 - University of Florida
  • Audra Leedy '09 - Nova Southeastern University (Orlando campus)
  • Dorothy Whatley '09 - University of Florida
  • Julianne Turnbull '09 - Nova Southeastern University (Naples campus)
  • Weslyn Leffler '09 - Alderson-Broaddus College
  • Katie Wattam '08 - Nova Southeastern University (Orlando campus)
  • Mary Sheldon Boney '08 - Duke Univerisity

Podiatry

  • Dariya Parretta '08 - Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
  • David Schweibish '08 - Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine

Public Health

  • Ashley Rutherford '12 - University of Kentucky

Veterinary Medicine

  • Sarah Capria '13 - Ross University
  • Kelly Pyle '12 - Ross University
  • Nicole Giordano '11 - University of Florida
  • Alicia Bainter '10 University of Missouri
  • Lee Emery '09 University of Tennessee

In addition to those listed above, the alumni listed below are currently attending or have just graduated from health professional school.

Chiropractic School

  • Jessica Ciancitto (Southern California University of Health Sciences)

Dental School

  • Jonathan Alvarez (University of Iowa)
  • Mary Kay Shields (University of Louisville)
  • Michael Gostigian (Nova Southeastern University)

Medical Technology

  • Nadia Abdulaal (St. Vincent's Hospital-Jacksonville)
  • Suzi Duwaik (Shands-Jacksonville)

Medical (M.D.) School

  • Jonathan Charles (Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara)
  • Francesca Dimou (University of South Florida)
  • Tricia Dorné (Florida State University)
  • Adam Holers (Florida State University)
  • James Dunlop (University of Vermont)
  • Gail Ferek and Carlton Lewis (University of Florida)
  • Billy McSwain (Vanderbilt University)
  • Maureen O'Shaughnessy and Christina Schafer (University of Miami)
  • Chris Riccard (Ross University)

Medical (D.O.) School

  • Erica Horstman (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Atlanta campus)
  • Brandon Paritz (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Atlanta campus)
  • Margot LaCava (West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • David Stewart (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Bradenton campus)

Nurse Practitioner

  • Jaime Markham (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Nursing

  • Rachel Dykes (University of Central Florida)
  • Kelsey Kramer (Vanderbilt University)

Occupational Therapy

  • Allison Bartelson (Florida International University)
  • Jessica Raub (University of Texas-Galveston)

Pharmacy School

  • Brian Leonard (University of Florida)

Physical Therapy

  • J.J. Hirsh (University of Central Florida)
  • Jamie Nesbit (Washington University)
  • Jessica Whitely (St. Augustine University of Health Professions)

Physician Assistant

  • Alicia Briggs (Nova Southeastern University-Ft. Myers campus)
  • Kara Kobylka (Nova Southeastern University-Orlando campus)
  • Melissa Warner (Nova Southeastern University-Orlando campus)
  • Laurel Talbott (Duke University)

Podiatry

  • Kristina Sanders (Temple University)
  • Matt Villani (Temple University)

Public Health

  • Meredith Cobb (Ohio State University)
  • Rosa Joseph (University of South Florida)
  • Alex Juusela (St. George's University)

Veterinary Medicine

  • John Rand (University of Florida)
  • Kristina Stacy (Ross University)

Other Alumni Activities

What some of our other recent graduates are doing is indicated below.

Graduated from medical school and are currently practicing medicine:

  • University of Florida: Michael Clamp '05 and Alexa Clapp '06.
  • University of Miami: Craig Jabaley '06.
  • University of South Florida: Lauren Leffler '06 and Kristy Wesighan '06.
  • Ross University: Sonja Dickens '06.
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine: Emily Pitts '05
  • Other: Terri Carlson '05 (Philadelphia COM); Rob Kent '05 (Des Moines COM), and Zahra Esmail '05 (Iowa Podiatric).

Currently a health care professional:

  • Joanna Calderon '05 (Barry University) is a physician assistant.
  • Michelle Crozier '06 (St. Louis University) is a Volusia County public health official.
  • Amber DeChambeau '02 (Nova Southeastern University) is a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy.
  • Brian Derby '03 (University of South Florida) is doing a residency in plastic surgery.
  • Jennifer Ford '06 (University of St. Augustine) is a physical therapist.
  • Kunal Jani '04 (Mayo Clinic) is a radiology resident at Vanderbilt University.
  • Amy Luce '05 (University of Florida) is a dentist in Tampa, Florida.
  • Becky O'Neill '06 (Nova Southeastern) is a pharmacist in south Florida.
  • William Palmer '07 (Dragon Rises, Gainesville) is practicing Oriental Medicine in Orlando.
  • Tessa Payne '07 (Philadelphia) is an optometrist in Delaware.
  • Courtney Rouhier '06 (University of Florida) is an equine veterinarian in Ocala, Florida.
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