Current Physician Residents

Matthew Culbert, MDMatt Culbert, MD

Chief Resident, Fourth Year
Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Columbia, MO

Twitter: @culbert_md

  • Hometown: Oak Ridge, TN
  • College: University of Tennessee
  • Radiation Oncology Interests: patient education and physician education, clinical trial accrual
  • Favorite aspects of UF training: Faculty support, program size, research opportunities, and my co-residents.
  • Hobbies: Photography, videography, watching movies, computer games, pickleball, and krav maga
  • Favorite things about Gainesville: dog friendliness, local food, the weather, proximity to the ocean, and the college town vibes


Resident Nicolette DrescherNiki Drescher, MD

Chief Resident, Fourth Year
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Scranton, PA

  • Hometown: York, PA
  • College: Lehigh University
  • Radiation Oncology interests: palliative care, pediatrics, psychosocial aspects of oncology, resident wellness (UF Housestaff Council)
  • Favorite aspect of UF training: close knit and down to earth feel with endless support (from residents, faculty, and staff)
  • Hobbies: golfing, biking, going to the beach, watching reality tv, trying new restaurants and activities (like scalloping!)
  • Favorite things about Gainesville: THE WEATHER!!! All of the outdoor activities (scalloping, kayaking, paddleboarding, biking, beach), the food, and unique outdoor spaces for eating/drinking


Ryan Brisson, MDRyan Brisson, MD

Third Year
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Royal Oak, MI

Twitter: @ryanjbrisson

  • Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI
  • College: Loyola University Chicago
  • Radiation Oncology Interests: Clinical trials, prospective trial accrual, head and neck cancer, patient education, financial toxicity of cancer care
  • Favorite Aspect of UF Training: Genuine family-like feel to the entire department, faculty mentorship/sponsorship, amazing co-residents, unmatched research support/editorial office, strong clinical training
  • Hobbies: Everything outdoors (kayaking, hiking, etc.), basketball, photography, home improvement/woodworking
  • Favorite things about Gainesville: Tons of outdoor activities, the weather, affordability, vibrant college town with everything you need/want locally (concerts, restaurants, sports, etc.) while also being easily accessible for weekend trips to both coasts and the rest of the Southeast.


Vincent Cassidy, MDVincent Cassidy, MD

Third Year
Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

  • Hometown: Orange Park, FL
  • College: University of Florida
  • Radiation Oncology Interests: cost-effectiveness analyses, patient education
  • Favorite Aspect of UF Training: Approachable faculty, research support, workplace culture/camaraderie
  • Hobbies: Hiking, trivia, live music, silly tattoos, longboarding
  • Favorite things about Gainesville: The Fest, the downtown scene, state parks, cost-of-living, ease-of-transit, my house


Etzer Augustin MDEtzer Michelet Augustin, MD

Second Year
Medical School: Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

  • Hometown: Terre Neuve, Haiti
  • College: Florida State University
  • Radiation Oncology Interests: Global oncology, patient and family education, Head and Neck cancer, Breast cancer, brachytherapy
  • Favorite Aspect of UF Training: Workplace culture, Faculty support, wonderful group of residents
  • Hobbies: Gym, Spending time with my family
  • Favorite things about Gainesville: Golf, outdoor activities


Anthony Casper MDAnthony Casper, DO

Second Year
Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

  • Hometown: Morgan, UT
  • College: Utah State University
  • Radiation Oncology Interests: Hypofractionation, health equity and disparities in cancer care, global radiation oncology, immunotherapy and radiation, long-term side effects related to radiation
  • Favorite Aspect of UF Training: Phenomenal colleagues and staff, opportunities to challenge your knowledge and skills in an extremely supportive environment, innovative technology, diversity of pathology
  • Hobbies: Cycling, soccer, pickleball, hiking, board games, time with family
  • Favorite things about Gainesville: Outdoor activities, affordability, large number of young professionals/families, proximity to ocean and other exciting locations


Erica Braschi, MD

First Year
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Twitter: @EricaBraschi1

  • Hometown: Dorado, PR
  • College: Elon University
  • Radiation Oncology Interests: global health, health disparities, palliative care, clinical outcomes, quality of life
  • Favorite Aspect of UF Training: Supportive faculty and staff, camaraderie among residents, research and mentorship opportunities, location.
  • Hobbies: UF club tennis, yoga, running, reading, hanging out with family and friends
  • Favorite things about Gainesville: UF sports, weather, Haile farmers market, Hawthorne trail, Depot Park, local springs, my church, the people here!


Daniela Martir, MDDaniela Martir, MD

First Year
Medical School: Ponce Health Sciences University

Twitter: @daniela_martir

  • Hometown: Isabela, PR
  • College: University of Puerto Rico – Aguadilla Campus
  • Radiation Oncology Interests: Health disparities and health equity, veterans health care, improving radiotherapy outcomes, adaptive radiation treatment
  • Favorite Aspect of UF Training: Family-like feel in the whole department, supportive teaching environment, research opportunities, and unity amongst residents.
  • Hobbies: Biking, Watching movies
  • Favorite things about Gainesville: A lot of outdoor activities and full-of-spirit college town.


UF Radiation Oncology 2022 Residents




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