Class of 2024

Elliott Botzis

Elliott Botzis MD

Medical Resident (Medical University of South Carolina)

I am from Charleston, SC where I completed my medical school training at the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to medical school, I attended the University of South Carolina and studied biology (Go Gamecocks!). I chose Family Medicine because I love being able to form a relationship with my patients over the span of many years. I also am interested in Sports Medicine and Academic Medicine, which makes UF the perfect place to train. I am looking forward to exploring all that Gainesville has to offer and go on frequent trips to Disney World with my wife!

Maris R Cuddeback

Maris R Cuddeback MD

Medical Resident (University of Pittsburgh)

Hello! I was born and raised in Orlando, and I am thrilled to be returning to the Sunshine State for residency! I majored in anthropology at Fordham University in the Bronx, completed the University of Virginia’s post-bac premed program, and worked in various fields including research, education, journalism, and customer service before receiving my MD from the University of Pittsburgh. I chose family medicine because it combines my interests in health advocacy and preventive medicine, while allowing me to form lifelong relationships with the people I serve. For me, with its supportive community of faculty and residents, its location in beautiful Florida, and a curriculum that prioritizes longitudinal primary care, UF was a natural first choice for residency. In my downtime, I enjoy working on art projects, reading, exploring the swamps, forests, and neighborhoods of Gainesville, and taking a ridiculous number of pictures of my cat.

Sukhi K Grewal

Sukhi K Grewal MD

Medical Resident (Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University)

I was born in Canada and grew up in Michigan and North Carolina. Upon graduating from medical school in NC, I was excited to join CHFM for its strong academic program, clinic-focused curriculum and its year-round warm location. I chose family medicine because I love developing long-term patient relationships while providing a wide breadth of care for all ages. I have particular interests in academic, outpatient and sports medicine. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, running, arts and crafts, eating ice cream and spending time with my family and friends.

Casey D Hanson

Casey D Hanson MD

Medical Resident (University of South Dakota)

I grew up in northern MN before moving to Sioux Falls, SD to obtain my undergraduate degree from Augustana University and my medical degree from the University of South Dakota. I developed many interests during my time there including community health, serving underserved populations, and sports medicine. The UF Family Medicine residency program was a great fit for furthering these interests. In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching sports–especially sand volleyball!

Adam J Lazarus

Adam J Lazarus MD

Medical Resident (McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas)

I was born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I then went to the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) where I majored in Microbiology. I returned to Texas for medical school at UT Health in Houston, where I developed an interest in primary care. When interviewing at UF, I was drawn to their heavy focus on outpatient medicine, ample opportunities to pursue a fellowship in Sports Medicine, and an extremely supportive atmosphere provided by the attendings and residents. In my free time, I love watching college football, playing soccer and volleyball, and exploring the awesome local hiking trails.

Jake A Lennert

Jake A Lennert MD

Medical Resident (University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences)

My roots are split between Cincinnati, OH and Highlands Ranch, CO. I’m a proud alum of Duke University and graduated Summa Cum Laude – Phi Beta Kappa. I received my MD from the University of Toledo back home in Ohio. I chose Family Medicine because it has the greatest culture of people and life balance in all of medicine. I couples matched with co-resident Lekha Vemuru, and UF was thoroughly our favorite program due to the unique clinic and curricular priorities. In my free time, I can be found trekking the wilderness of Alachua County searching for subtropical birds, reptiles, and cool trees. I am a blue-blooded Cameron Crazie, love my Cincinnati Reds and enjoy everything college football related.

Lekha S Vemuru

Lekha S Vemuru MD

Medical Resident (University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences)

I was born in New Jersey, but am a long time Ohioan. I completed both my undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Toledo where I was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honors Society. I was thrilled to make the move to the swamp and join the CHFM team alongside my significant other, Jacob Lennert. I am interested in full-scope family medicine with a focus on women’s health, outpatient, and underserved populations. I chose UF for their clinic-centered model, mentorship opportunities, and the genuine “family feel.” In my free time, you can find me playing volleyball, running, singing, Bollywood dancing, and hiking – or on the couch watching TV with some delicious cotton candy ice cream.

Josh D Weinberg

Josh D Weinberg MD

Medical Resident (University of Florida)

I’m originally from NY but moved to South Florida in 3rd grade and pretty much consider myself a Floridian. I have been a Gator through and through – I attended UF for undergrad, moved to San Francisco where I competed in NCAA Division II Wrestling for 2 years, and then moved back to Gainesville for Medical School and now Residency! I have grown to love Gainesville and feel proud to serve this community that has given me so much. I was drawn to Family Medicine due to my interests in holistic and integrative health. In my spare time I love to ride my bike with my dog, train Jiu-jitsu/Wrestling, practice yoga and meditation, and relax outdoors with my Fiancé.