Guru Nandha Raja Chinnaraj, MD

Administrative Chief ResidentHCA Florida Osceola Hospital

Hometown: Chennai, India

Medical School: Sri Ramachandra Medical College, India

Future Career Interests: Hospice and Palliative Care

Hobbies: Photography, watching rocket launches  

Tell Us About Yourself: I was born in India, moved at a young age to Kuwait, then moved back to India for medical school. I then moved here to the US for residency because my wife is from Florida. We have two cats, and love helping strays. I am an avid photographer and I love being in Central Florida since there are so many unique things to see. I loved being a part of this program as a resident and I am honored to give back as a chief resident. I hope to become an academic Hospice and Palliative Care physician in the future.

Lahari Tumuluri, MD

Administrative Chief ResidentHCA Florida Osceola Hospital

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Medical School: University of Central Florida

Future Career Interests: Pulmonary Critical Care, Academic Medicine

Hobbies: traveling, dog mom things, hiking/outdoor activities

Tell Us About Yourself: I was born in Chicago, IL and moved around frequently throughout my childhood. I have spent the majority of my life in Florida and feel comfortable to call Orlando my home. In my free time I enjoy being a dog mom and proudly spoil my 15Ibs Shih Tzu-Bichon Frise mix named Sunnunda. Apart from this I love exploring Florida. I recently went free diving with sharks off the Florida coast and am a frequent visitor of the Kissimmee dark sky preserve for stargazing/astrophotography opportunities. Lastly, I love nature travel and spend my vacations chasing Northern Lights, hiking active volcanos, and exploring all kinds of unique landscapes. For someone like me this residency program offers access to an amazing group of diverse residents and faculty from whom I can learn a lot about both medicine and the world in general. 

Jomaris Centeno Girona, MD

Administrative Chief ResidentOrlando VA Healthcare System

Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Medical School: San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

Future Career Interests: Academic Medicine

Hobbies: Painting, gardening, baking

Tell Us About Yourself: I was born in Puerto Rico, where I grew up and did all of my academic studies, including medicine. I moved to Florida for my Internal Medicine residency at this program which has turned into my home away from home. The partnership between residents and the nurturing environment of our program definitively made it easier to overcome the hardships of residency. I love plants and I have over 30 plants, I also love the beach and I love that I have both coast lines so close to our living area. 

Victoria Odeleye, MD

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Chief ResidentOrlando VA Healthcare System

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois 

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Future Career Interests: Cardiology Fellowship 

Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, JetFit, Afro-beats, cooking, DIY projects, spending time with family and friends 

Tell Us About Yourself: Hi! Looking forward to meet you all! I am honored to be one of the QI chiefs here at the Orlando VA Healthcare System. I completed my BS in Physiology at Southern Illinois University a Carbondale, Illinois and continued to complete my MS in Biological Sciences at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis.  Needing more sunlight, I went on to the Caribbean to complete my medical degree at Ross University School of medicine at that time in Dominica. I have enjoyed living in Florida for the last 3 years, I could not have made a better choice than to make UCF/HCA IM Residency my home. One embarrassing fact about me is I learned how to ride a bike 2 years ago, and I still don’t know how to swim. 

Raj Shah, MD

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Chief Resident – Orlando VA Healthcare System

Hometown: Godhra, India

Medical School: Baroda Medical College, Maharaja Sayajirao University

Future Career Interests: Gastroenterology, Quality Improvement, Academic Medicine

Hobbies: Hiking, cooking, traveling

Tell Us About Yourself:  I was born and completed medical school in the western part of India. I moved to the United States in 2019 for rotations and residency applications. Since then, I have lived in Orlando. I am grateful for being part of the IM residency program at UCF and for the opportunity to further my experience as a quality improvement chief. I have traveled to over four national parks for hikes and would love to explore more in the coming years. I love the Florida weather and enjoy spending time at the beaches. In my free time, I enjoy cooking with my wife.

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