Class of 2027

Dillon Reno

Dillon Reno

RESIDENT

Born and raised in Jupiter, Florida, I pursued my undergraduate studies in Biology at Palm Beach Atlantic University, where I also played Division II golf and met my wife. Together, we attended Liberty University for medical school. My professional interests include outpatient-based procedures, ultrasound, and lifestyle medicine, with a particular passion for sports medicine, which I aspire to specialize in within Family Medicine. The University of Florida’s residency program attracted me with its strong emphasis on outpatient care, numerous opportunities for a Sports Medicine fellowship, and the supportive environment fostered by the attendings and residents. In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf, watching professional and collegiate football and basketball, and spending quality time with my wife.

Shawn F Diertl

Shawn F Diertl

RESIDENT

I was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Georgia after I finished high school. For my undergrad, I attended Loyola University in Maryland where I studied biology and ancient civilization (talk to me anytime about history or mythology!), before I finally came here to UF for medical school. While here, I was co-president of our theater group, the White Coat Company, as well as the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association. I also sang in our class rock band for our fundraising concerts.

The backbone of family medicine that drew me in was getting the opportunity to form deep connections with patients and the broader communities they come from. I value the bonds between the residents, faculty, and their patients here at UF, and I am super excited to be sticking around for a little while longer!

My specific interests include sports medicine, academics, and geriatrics. When I’m not on the clock, you can find me at rock concerts, on a hiking trail, at home cooking or baking, or doing any other nerdy hobbies like building LEGO’s, puzzles, or playing games of any sort!

Glynn B Reno

Glynn B Reno

RESIDENT

I’m originally from a suburb of Dallas, Texas and grew up half the time in West Palm Beach, Florida. I attended Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach studying history. During my third year of undergraduate studies, I began pursuing medical school pre-requisites. My fascination for humanity morphed into the passion of studying patients’ stories. The narrative of a given disease or illness can shape the chapters of a patient’s journey. Primary care physicians can help people take fuller possession of their own life story. That is why I am drawn to practicing family medicine! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband (and co-resident), reading for leisure, practicing yoga, and extreme couponing!

Steven Gawrys

Steven Gawrys

RESIDENT

My name is Steve Gawrys, and I’m originally from Nashville Tennessee. I have a wife and 3 wonderful boys who make life so much fun. I moved out to Utah State for undergrad and played lacrosse there. I stayed in Utah for medical school at Rocky Vista University and completed my rotations in the Salt Lake area. I have spent over 8 years as a lacrosse coach, including teams at the youth level to the college level at Utah Tech and Utah State. I hope to pursue Sports Medicine and Medical Education throughout my career. I chose to come to the University of Florida because of the fantastic, comprehensive training and incredible people here!

Erin M Tammi

Erin M Tammi

RESIDENT

I was raised in Central Florida and dreamed of being a physician from a young age. I am so excited to become a “triple Gator”- having completed my undergraduate degree, medical school, and now residency here at the University of Florida. I love Gainesville for its abundance of nature. A favorite local outdoor activity of mine is spending time with the cows from the UF Animal Sciences department! I also enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and beloved cat. I was drawn to Family Medicine because of the field’s unique ability to see people from all generations, and to both treat a full spectrum of health concerns and practice preventative medicine. I am looking forward to serving my community as a primary care physician and forming lifelong relationships with my patients.

Mallory A Pfaffly

Mallory A Pfaffly

RESIDENT

I grew up in Lake City, Florida and studied Philosophy at Florida State University. Before entering medicine, I worked in Tallahassee at the capitol doing policy advocacy where I developed a passion for improving healthcare delivery. I attended the University of Florida for medical school as well as my MBA. While in med school, I spent a few years as finance director for the Equal Access Clinic Network, a family of student-led free clinics. My professional interests include healthcare economics, improving healthcare access in rural areas, and breastfeeding medicine. I was attracted to UF’s family medicine residency because of the collegial atmosphere and outstanding resources for teaching and research. In my spare time, you’ll find me at home with my husband and kids on our little farm, probably in the garden.

S T Ward

S T Ward

RESIDENT

I was born in Southern California and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I graduated with a degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University before deciding to head south to LSU Health Shreveport for medical school. During my time in medical school, I established two charities dedicated to supporting pediatric and cancer survivor communities. The opportunity to build long-term doctor-patient relationships is what attracted me to family medicine. I was particularly drawn to UF due to our clinic-first curriculum, sports exposure, and exceptional faculty. I am interested in sports medicine, lifestyle medicine and academia. Beyond medicine, most of my time is spent chasing my kids with my wife, Allie. We are so excited to be a part of the CHFM family. Go Gators!

Alexander J Refowich

Alexander J Refowich

RESIDENT

I was adopted from Russia when I was two and spent my early childhood in New Jersey before moving to South Florida for middle and high school. I studied exercise physiology at UF as an undergrad and was involved with concussion awareness, the UF Emergency Medical Responder program, and UF athletics, predominately with Gators Soccer. I completed medical school at the University of South Florida where I volunteered and did research at the USF Concussion Center. I couldn’t be more excited to return to UF. I chose to pursue family medicine to provide full spectrum care across all ages and am especially interested in sports medicine, mental health, and pediatrics. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, running, tennis, and supporting UF sports. Go Gators!

Owen L Young

Owen L Young

RESIDENT

I was born and raised in Athens, GA where I remained to attend the University of Georgia. While at UGA, I discovered my passion for serving my community while directing a student mentorship program in local public schools. I then completed medical school at VCOM Carolinas where I developed a pediatrics health screening clinic. I chose Family Medicine because of my interest in preventive medicine and my desires to empower patients and serve the community. Outside of work, I enjoy staying active through running, biking, and watching Georgia football. I also cherish time with my wife and our two cats. Despite my UGA roots, I’m very excited to be part of the awesome UF Family Medicine team!