Residents - Class of 2020

Riki Agnew, MD
Riki Agnew, MD

Riki was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden and moved to Linköping to attend medical school at Linköping University. After graduating, Riki moved to San Diego, California for a new and exciting career path, but also for a very special someone, now her husband. Clinical interests include inequalities in health and educational outreach to under-served communities. Another wider interest is to work for the implementation of emergency medicine as a specialty throughout the world.

Fred Chu, MD
Fred Chu, MD

Fred was born in Chicago, Illinois and bounced around the American Midwest and China serving as an archivist. He studied microbiology at Purdue University and medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The need for decisive action to treat acute cases and having an immediate impact on the public health both inside and outside of the hospital drew him to Emergency Medicine. Fred enjoys dancing Argentinian tango, hiking, bicycling, cooking, and training martial arts.

Emerson Franke, MD
Emerson Franke, MD

I was born and raised outside of Bridgeport, CT. I received my undergraduate degree in behavioral neuroscience from Quinnipiac University where I actively participated in research projects that included PTSD and Multiple Sclerosis. I’ve worked as an EMT and instructor working full time during college and before medical school. I attended Ross University, living in NYC for the last two years. I enjoy medical and non-medical community service, cooking, fitness, diving, hiking, and traveling.

Jas Gill, MD
Jas Gill, MD

Hometown: Born and raised in various places but I consider New York home. Undergraduate: New York University Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University Clinical Interests: Ultrasound, Global Health Personal Interests/goals: Being the first doctor-by-day/Egyptologist-by-night, trying every kind of cheese, visiting every national park.

Mitali Mehta, MD
Mitali Mehta, MD

Hello! I'm a Georgia peach from Augusta, GA. I went to college at University of Georgia (go dawgs!) and medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. My clinical interests include simulation, pediatrics, and medical education. Outside of the hospital, I love to create food art and graphic design, discover the best restaurants in South Florida, and travel to national parks around the world.

Matt Mungo, DO
Matt Mungo, DO

I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I went to University of Western Ontario where I graduated with an Honors Bachelor in Medical Sciences. I moved to Florida to attend medical school at Nova Southeastern University. I grew up playing many team sports, mainly hockey, and found a strong parallel between the required skills and teamwork of sports and Emergency Medicine. I stayed in Florida to avoid frostbite.

Nicole Rodriguez Perez, MD
Nicole Rodriguez Perez, MD

Born & raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Studied at the University of Puerto Rico and San Juan Bautista SOM. Fell in love with EM because it helps others at their most vulnerable. Leadership role in community projects, including teaching first aid to children with autism and mentoring youth to pursue careers in the health sciences. My loves include: my daughter Lucía, my soulmate Sebastian, and dancing to anything, but specially salsa, merengue, sevillana, and flamenco.

Katie Peterson, MD
Katie Peterson, MD
Jenny Reyes, DO
Jenny Reyes, DO

I grew up in Austin, Texas. I received a scholarship to attend Rice University where I enjoyed cheerleading and researching the epigenetics of drug addiction. I attended The University of North Texas HSC for medical school, fell in love with Emergency Medicine, and the rest is history. My clinical interests include human trafficking, POC ultrasound, and resident wellness. My personal interests range from traveling, stand up comedy, dancing, anything outdoors, and exploring the city of Miami!

Ricky Rodriguez, MD
Ricky Rodriguez, MD

Hometown: Born in Cuba, raised in Miami, FL Undergraduate: University of Miami Medical School: Michigan State College of Human Medicine Clinical Interests: ED Operations, hospital administration and health care marketing Personal Interests/ Hobbies: Baseball, basketball, working out, reading and philosophy.