From the “Sub-sterile”

Traditionally Spring is the time for new beginnings.  As the snow thaws (although not in Gainesville!), flowers bloom, the green leaves return, and Spring Training strikes up.  But in academic medicine, July is the time for new beginnings!  Although the public has been cautioned to stay out of teaching hospitals on July 1st, for us, it is an exciting time to welcome our new residents and fellows.  And here in UF Otolaryngology, this is a most momentous July 1st!  In many ways it is historic!  Our department name has officially changed to “Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery” to reflect the growing complexity of our specialty.  We also welcome a host of new trainees:  an incoming intern class composed of 3 women, our 1st research fellows in both Head & Neck as well as Rhinology, our first Otology fellow, and not to mention our 5th Head & Neck Clinical Fellow.  All of these new members of the department inject an annual boost of energy as we renew our mission to educate the next generation of Otolaryngologists.  Please join me in welcoming them to the UF Otolaryngology family!

Welcome to the UF Otolaryngology Family!

About Cortney Dable, MD

Dr. Dable is a South Florida native who is coming from the University of Miami.

She loves dancing, hot yoga, and exploring new cities.

She’s excited to go to the springs and try the best restaurants around Gainesville.

About Braeden Lovett, MD

Dr. Lovett grew up in Maryland and attended Georgetown for medical school

Her hobbies are scuba diving, arts and crafts, yoga, hiking

She is most excited to be near her fiancé (in Tampa!) and all the nature trails and springs in Gainesville

About Caroline Lynch, MD:

Dr. Lynch grew up in Dayton, Ohio and attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati.

She recently got married to her husband, Kamal, and is excited to explore Florida’s beaches and national parks!

About Jared Crothers, MD:

Dr. Crothers is from a small town in South Carolina.  He attended college at University of Tennessee!  And then back to South Carolina for medical school at MUSC. 

From there he has traveled the world with the Air Force.  Jared came to Florida with his wife and two children.

About Sam Smith, MD:

Dr. Smith is from Las Cruces, New Mexico. He attended college and medical school at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He and his wife met in Albuquerque and they couples matched to Memphis for residency at UT.

He is excited to be here in Gainesville for the great otology mentorship as well as the volume and breadth of otology patients  to see here.

He and his wife have two boys along with their golden retriever and yellow lab.

Alumni Spotlight: Josh Weiss

Dr. Joshua P. Weiss is a 2017 graduate of the University of Florida Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery’s residency program.  Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2012.  He previously completed his general surgical internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. 

After the completion of his residency Dr. Weiss joined ENT and Allergy Associates of Florida, where he continues to practice Comprehensive Otolaryngology.    Dr. Weiss is on staff at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, where he serves as the vice chief of the department of surgery, and is a clinical instructor at Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine.

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Neil Chheda, Dr. William Collins, Dr. Joshua Weiss, and Dr. Jeb Justice

Let us know what’s new in your life!

We would love to know what is new in your life: job promotions, leadership positions, new children or grandchildren, or any other exciting life updates.  Please send these updates to william.collins@ent.ufl.edu or nichole.haring@ent.ufl.edu and we can include them in future newsletters.

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