Meet Our


Dr. Diane Wilkinson is our new Residency Program Director this year, but she is not new to our program.

Dr. Wilkinson was born and raised in the small Mississippi Gulf Coast town of Bay St. Louis. She graduated with Highest Honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. She then obtained her medical degree from the University of Mississippi in Jackson, MS. When looking for a program to do her Pediatric Residency training, she was excited to learn that Pensacola, Florida, well known to her from years of family summer vacations at the beach, had a pediatric program at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, now known as The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart. She completed her residency in Pensacola, serving as Chief Resident during her third year of training. Dr. Wilkinson was thrilled to be offered a faculty position upon graduation and she and her husband decided to make Pensacola home. She has five children and eight grandchildren and enjoys reading historical fiction, puzzles, and is very competitive at board games!

Dr. Wilkinson has seen many changes in the residency program over the 30 years she has been here and is excited to be director now.

Meet our Associate Program Directors


Callah Antonetti, MD

Dr. Antonetti is originally from central Pennsylvania and lived in Pittsburgh for 12 years before moving down to Pensacola. She completed her undergraduate degree, medical school, and pediatric residency all at the University of Pittsburgh.

She is a pediatric hospitalist because she loves taking care of a wide range of patients, from children who just need a few hours of monitoring in the Observation Unit to those who require more complex care coordination, especially when they are feeling better and excited to go home! She has lived in Pensacola since 2016 and loves spending time with her husband and daughter boating, fishing, or just relaxing on the beach.


Carrie Garrison, MD

Dr. Garrison was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL (don’t hold it against her—Roll Tide). After medical school at UAB she completed residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas and then critical care fellowship at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City Utah.

She’s been with us here in Pensacola since 2016 and loves working with and teaching medical students and residents. Her medical interests include the care and treatment of patients with Traumatic Brain Injury and is the Pediatric Medical Director of our new ECMO Program. At home she’s busy chasing a spirited toddler and is married to a busy Air Force Chaplain, and civilian businessman. She enjoys podcasts, concerts and the beach!

Elyse Schrandt

Elyse Schrandt, MD

Dr. Schrandt was born in Hollywood, FL and was raised in Charlotte, NC. She has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Washington University in St Louis. She went to medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville where she was a member of the charter class.

She graduated from the Pediatric Residency Program here in Pensacola and has returned as faculty. She works as an attending in both the clinic and in the inpatient teaching service. She is also Co-director of the Community Pediatrics and Advocacy rotation. When not at work, she stays busy at home with her hobbyist husband, two daughters, two senior dogs, and a pet frog. At the end of a long day, you can find her eating ice cream on the couch while watching Netflix.

Meet Our


Dr. Andrucioli is our Chief Resident for the year 2023-2024. She is originally from Brazil where she did Medical School. She is interested in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Medical Education and is currently interviewing for PICU fellowship. She loves the beach and enjoys spending time with her husband, their daughter (who also loves the beach) and their dog.

Aline Andrucioli, MD


Meet Our

Program Coordinator

Mrs. Gretzinger is our Program Coordinator and has been with our program since 2010. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management and has had her C-TAGME ( Certification in Training Administrators for Graduate Medical Education) since 2014. She comes from a military family and was fortunate to have lived all over the world. In her down time, Mrs Gretzinger enjoys spending time with family including her toddler son, watching reality competition shows (Top Chef and The Amazing Race are never missed), and Disney Vacations.


The medical staff of The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart includes more than 120 board-certified physicians across 22 pediatric specialties. In addition to the pediatric residency program, The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart partners with University of Florida Health, Pediatrix Medical Group, Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart, Community Health Northwest Florida, and community pediatric practices to provide a wide variety of pediatric subspecialties that can be found nowhere else in Northwest Florida. Our faculty members provide guidance and education to our residents and are very accessible. The small size of our program allows for individual attention and one-on-one instruction.

Our Faculty

Our Sub-Specialty Faculty


4th Year Chief Resident

Aline Andrucioli, MD

Universidad Gama Filho Faculdade de Medicina Medical School


Niharika Alla, MBBS

Kurnool Medical College

Snehaja Ananthasivan, MBBS

Manipal College of Medical Sciences

Moustafa Elsebey, MBBCh, MSc

Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine

Monica Garcia, DO

Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Abigail Marritt, DO

Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine

Adriana Montilla, MD

Universidad de Carabobo Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Valencia

Seifein Salib, MBBCh

Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine

Geoffrey Wood, DO

Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine


Swetha Banswada, MD

Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad

Austin Boyd, DO

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Isabella de Oliveira Bilitardo, MD

Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes (UMC) Faculdade de Medicina

Marina Dias, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn

Alexandrea Jager, MD

University of South Alabama College of Medicine

Taylor McGlasson, DO

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

Vidya Nandial, DO

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Brian Roberts, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton

J. David Yovera, MD

Trinity School of Medicine


Shaima Bataineh, MD

Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine

Daniil Chalov, MD

First Moscow State Medical University named after I.M. Sechenov

Mariangela Duarte Rojas, MD

Universidad Central de Venezuela de Medicina Jose Maria Vargas

Azka Feroz, MD

Jinnah Sindh Medical University

Daniel Lohner, DO

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Regan Patton, MD

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Aryanka Rathod, MD

Indira Gandhi Government

Amr Salem, MD

Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine

F. Nurefsan Selek, MD

University of Health Sciences-Gulhane School of Medicine



Thaer Abdul Hadi, M.B.B.S.

Pediatric Hospitalist Nemours Children’s Health at Inspira Medical Center Vineland – Vineland, New Jersey

Pallavi Agarwal, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, University California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital – Oakland, California

Aline Andrucioli, M.D.

Chief Resident 2023-2024, University of Florida Pediatric Residency – Pensacola, Florida

Khushi Bhattarai, M.B.B.S.

General Pediatrics, Healing Hand Ministries Health (FQHC) – Dallas, Texas

Alaa Ismail, M.B.B.S

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock, Arkansas

Sara Muneer, M.D.

Endocrinology Fellowship Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Marmik Patel, M.B.B.S

Pediatric Hospitalist, Spectrum Lakeland – St. Joseph, Michigan

Naile Tufan Pekkucuksen, M.D.

Pediatric Nephrologist Children’s Mercy Kansas City – Kansas City, Missouri

Hemanthi Veligaram, M.B.B.S.

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Lexington, Kentucky


Ankit Agarwal, MBBS, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship; University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas

Michelle Amit, DO

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship; University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Ying Cao, M. Med

Chief Resident 2022-2023, University of Florida Pediatric Residency – Pensacola, FL; 2023-2024 Pediatric Hospitalist, St. Bernards Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Yabin Chen, M. Med

General Pediatrics; Pediatric Associates, Orlando, Florida

Sreya Devabhaktuni, MBBS

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship; Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona

Sahana Durganna, MBBS

Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Fellowship; Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California

Aashima Pandhi, MBBS

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship; Case Western/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center / Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio 

Miry Makebish, MD

General Pediatrics, Peterborough, New Hampshire

Farida Karim, MBBS

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, University of Minnesota Medical School/Fairview, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Ana Curta Spyridakis, MD

Child Neurology; Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri

Esraa Eloseily, MD, MBB Ch

Pediatric Rheumatology; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio

Anthony Haase, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; University Kentucky Medical Center, Kentucky

Amr Hammouda, MBB Ch

Chief Resident; University of Florida Pediatric Residency – Pensacola, FL // 2021-2022: Pediatric Cardiology; University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jiasen He, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; MD Anderson, University of Texas Medical School – Houston

Ammar Kamil, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine; Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona

Faryal Munir, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; MD Anderson, University of Texas Medical School – Houston

Seth Myers, MD

General Pediatrics; Massachusetts

Kia Sanford, DO

Child Abuse Pediatrics; University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville


Robin Garrison, MD

Private Practice, Montgomery, AL

Roger Hughes, DO

Private Practice, Tampa, FL

Julissa Jimenez, MD

Pediatric Dermatology Research Fellowship, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Mia Marshall, MD

Private Practice, Midland, TX

Daniel Marth, DO

Private Practice, Chicago, IL

John Pinson, MD

Private Practice, Hollywood, FL

Paulina Tran, DO

Pediatric Hospitalist, Pensacola, FL

Evangelos Spyradakis, MD

4th Year Chief Resident, Pensacola, FL, 2020-2021; Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri


Priyanka Ameta, MBBS, MD

Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship, Children’s of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham Alabama

John Bruyere, Jr, MD

General Pediatrics: Communicare Health Centers San Antonio, Texas

Pranav Garlapati, MBBS

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship,  University of California Davis Health, Sacramento, California

Mohini Gunnett, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship, Children’s of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama

Steffi Khurana, MBBS

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Loma Linda, California

Stephen D. Rohl, DO

Chief Resident 2019-2020, University of Florida Pediatric Residency, Pensacola, Florida, now Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Elyse S. Schrandt, MD

  Pediatric Hospitalist, Pensacola, Florida

Korto Tawse-Butha, MD

General Pediatrics, Pensacola, Florida

Andrea C. Tuttle, MD

General Pediatrics, Pensacola Pediatrics, Pensacola, Florida


Osman Altun, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine- New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut

Stephanie Sofia Battistini, MD

4th Year Chief Resident, University of Florida Pediatric Residency, Pensacola, Florida, now Pediatric Behavior and Developmental Fellowship, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

Julienne Dreisbach, MD

General Pediatrics, International Locums

Sanchitha Guruchandrasekar, MBBS, MD

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Jaclyn Hazel Havinga, MD

Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Vignesh H. Nayak, MBBS, MD

Pulmonology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama

Drexel Edward Proctor, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia

Alina Sadaf, MBBS

Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Namra Hamd Tariq, MBBS

Hematology Oncology Fellowship, University of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida


Byron J. Weaver, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia

Ryan C. Wade, MD

General Pediatrics, Harris Regional Hospital, Sylva, North Carolina

Christine Pham, MD

General Pediatrics, Orlando, Florida

Riley Livingston, MD, MPH

Pediatric Nocturnist, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Mudasser Ibrahim, MBBS, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric ER, Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children, Huntsville, Alabama

Adriana Fernandez-Bowman, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist, UF Pediatric Residency, The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola Florida

Christine Denton, MD

Gastroenterology Fellowship, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Julie Burch, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist, Mercy Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Jennifer Bouso-Poole, MD, MPH

Pulmonology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


W. Scott Wakefield, MD

General Pediatrics, Locum Tenens, Florida

Crystal Tidwell, DO

General Pediatrics, Sacred Heart Medical Group, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Jessica Tate, MD

General Pediatrics, Sacred Heart Medical Group, Gulf Breeze, Florida

Allison Payne, MD

General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Texas

Mina Hakim, MD

General Pediatrics, Los Angeles, California

Priyamvada Chaudhary, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia

Rachael Evans, DO

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota


S. Sarah Varghese, MD

General Pediatrics, Houston, Texas

Snehal Vala, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship, Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia

Nesrin Yurttutan Engin, MD

Pediatric Chief Resident, FSU Pediatric Residency @ Sacred Heart, Pensacola Florida
Now General Pediatrician, UF Pediatric Residency, Pensacola

Stephanie Gorman, DO

General Pediatrics, Sacred Heart Medical Group, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Mary Lopez, MD

General Pediatrics, Locum Tenens, Panama City Beach, Florida

Fatima Neemuchwala, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tricia Pinto, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut, Hartford Connecticut

Talal Seddik, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California


Magdalena Struk, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist, Florida

Jason Straub, MD

General Pediatrics, Pensacola Pediatrics, Pensacola, Florida

Sona Patel, MD

Pediatric Urgent Care-Boston Childrens’ Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Patricia Onuegbu, MD

General Pediatrics, Atlanta Georgia

Salim Hommeida, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Minnesota

Anacani Fonseca, MD

Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina


Sarah Waite, MD

Chief Resident, FSU Pediatric Residency @ Sacred Heart, Pensacola Florida

Sneha Taylor, MD

Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, University of California Los Angeles-Harbor, Los Angeles, California

Rohini Singh, MD, MPH

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic, Iowa City, Iowa

Courtney Shipon, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist, Pediatrix Medical Group, Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Center, Scottsdale, Arizona

Nam Nguyen, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, LSU Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Louisiana

Peter Michael Mangubat, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee


Jennifer Walker, MD

General Pediatrics, Pediatric Associates, Pensacola, Florida

Grisset River Diaz, MD

Pediatric Urgent Care, Houston Texas

Jennifer Panganiban, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas Texas

Haendel Munoz, MD

Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship, University of Texas, Houston

Lisa Hills, MD

General Pediatrics, California


Marjorie Turner, MD

Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Texas

Katherine Rakoczy, MD

Pediatric Critical Care/ Cardiology Fellowship, University of Florida Children’s Hospital, Gainesville, Florida

Jeremy Porter, MD

Captain United States Air Force, Staff Pediatrician, Patrick Air Force Base, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Nicole Lawrence, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Florida Children’s Hospital, Gainesville, Florida

Pooja Kashyap, MD

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN


Tavares Williams, MD

General Pediatrics: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Erica Whittingham, MD

Pediatric Chief Resident, FSU Pediatric Residency @ Sacred Heart, Pensacola, Florida
Pediatric Hospitalist, UF Pediatric Residency @ Sacred Heart, Pensacola, Florida

David Rhodes, MD

General Pediatrics- South Florida

Jennifer Mullinax, MD

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, New Orleans, Louisiana


Leslie Skinner, MD

General Pediatrics: Fairhope Alabama

Chantè Ruffin, MD

Pediatric Chief Resident, FSU Pediatric Residency @ Sacred Heart, Pensacola, Florida
General Pediatrics: Pediatric Associates, Alexander City, Alabama

Nicole Jones, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, University of Alabama Birmingham, Alabama

Kendra Gillis, MD

Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship, San Diego California