Current Physician Residents

E. Charles Fortune IV, Resident, Radiation Oncology

Eugene Charles Fortune, IV, MS, MD

Chief Resident, Fourth Year
Medical School: Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Twitter: @DocGoodFortune

  • Hometown: Phenix City, AL
  • College: Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Radiation Oncology Interests: Medical education, prostate cancer, CNS cancers, ARRO Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee
  • Favorite aspects of UF training: Co-residents, family-like atmosphere, ease working with faculty
  • Hobbies: Football, basketball, biking, escape rooms, theme parks, Twitter
  • Favorite things about Gainesville: UF sports, biking trails, Paynes Prairie, Greenhouse Church

Dr. Cooper RappCooper Rapp, MD

Chief Resident, Fourth Year
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

  • Hometown: Burnsville, MN
  • College: University of St. Thomas
  • Radiation Oncology Interests: Patient education, Medicare policy, quality and patient safety (UF Health Quality and Patient Safety Committee), head and neck cancers, CNS cancers
  • Favorite aspects of UF training: Faculty mentorship, family environment, strong clinical training
  • Hobbies: Running, Peloton, boxing, gaming, kickball, reading
  • Favorite things about Gainesville: First Magnitude Brewery, Upper Crust Bakery, Luke’s Bagels, Halo Potato Donuts

Dr. Alexandra De LeoAlex De Leo, MD

Third Year
Medical School: University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

  • Hometown: Miami, FL
  • College: Harvard
  • Radiation Oncology Interests: medical education, (ARRO education subcommittee, ROECSG GME Working Group, UF Radiation Oncology Medical Student Liaison), lung cancer, head and neck cancer
  • Favorite aspects of UF training: family-like community in the department, responsiveness to resident feedback, wonderful and approachable attendings
  • Hobbies: running, biking, yoga, TV, playing with my new puppy
  • Favorite things about Gainesville: the weather, the people, the trees, outdoor activities, amazing local food/bars, affordability, college town atmosphere (especially during football games)

Fantine Giap, MD

Fantine Giap, MD

Third Year
Medical School: University of Texas – Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Twitter: @fantinegiap

  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • College: Southern Methodist University
  • Radiation Oncology Interests: brachytherapy, global oncology (ARRO Global Health Subcommittee), improving cancer care equity
  • Favorite aspects of UF training: Close mentorship with extremely caring attendings, my co-resident family, and accessibility to research support
  • Hobbies: my dogs, hosting friends for dinner, coffee, breweries, everything outdoors (hiking, running, kayaking), basketball
  • Favorite things about Gainesville: farmer’s markets, running all year, kayaking w/ manatees in the winter, tubing local cold springs in the summer, never waiting to get into Trader Joe’s

 


Matthew Culbert, MDMatt Culbert, MD

Second 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

Second 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

First 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

First 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

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