Dr. Deutsch is a Florida native. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2010 as a Ben Franklin Scholar. Dr. Deutsch returned to her hometown of Tampa, FL where she researched Parkinson’s disease and Friedreich’s ataxia at USF and co-authored the book Parkinson’s Disease: A Guide to Medical Management. She attended USF Health Morsani College of Medicine for her medical school training, and created and directed what became the annual tradition, the “BANDaids for BRIDGE” talent show fundraiser, in support of the USF student-run free medical clinic, the BRIDGE clinic.

Dr. Deutsch was featured in a front-page profile in the Tampa Bay Times and was the recipient of the Tampa Bay Business Journal 2014 Healthcare Hero Award and the 2015 Tampa General Hospital Medical Staff Humanitarian Award for the success and creation of this fundraiser. She went on to complete her Internal Medicine residency training at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. Following her residency, she was an academic hospitalist at Jacobi Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. While at Jacobi, Dr. Deutsch revamped the board review curriculum, was active in medical student education as a clinical skills preceptor, and created the Jacobi Medical Center COVID-19 Hospitalist Protocol. She received an Outstanding Educator Award from the Jacobi house staff in June 2020 before moving with her husband back to their home state of Florida.

Dr. Deutsch joined the UCF College of Medicine in 2022 and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Assistant Director of the IM/FM Clerkship. She is also core faculty and an academic hospitalist at Naples Community Hospital. Dr. Deutsch is passionate about resident well-being, board review education, and mentoring young physicians and medical students. During her free time, Dr. Deutsch enjoys traveling, yoga, and the beautiful Florida outdoors with her husband Steven and their Yorkie, Charles.

  • Zesiewicz T, Vu T, Carranza MA, Appelbaum R, Snyder M, Staffetti JS, et al. Unusual wrist tremor: unilateral isometric tremor? Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov 2014;4.
  • Carranza MA, Snyder MR, Zesiewicz T, et al. Methodological issues in clinical drug development for essential tremor. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov 2012; 2.
  • Snyder M, Seyer L, Lynch DR, Resnick A, Zesiewicz TA. Cardiac Dysfunction Exacerbated by Endocrinopathies in Friedreich’s Ataxia: A Case Series. Journal of Child Neurology 2012; 27:1316-9.
  • Regner SR, Lagedrost SJ, Plappert T, Paulsen EK, Friedman LS, Snyder MR, Perlman SL, Mathews KD, Wilmot GR, Schadt KA, Sutton MS, Lynch DR. Analysis of Echocardiograms in a Large Heterogeneous Cohort of Patients with Friedreich Ataxia. American Journal of Cardiology 2011;3:401-405.
  • Borysova M, Cui Y, Snyder M, Guadagno, T. Knockdown of B-Raf Impairs Spindle Formation and the Mitotic Checkpoint in Human Somatic Cells. Cell Cycle 2008;18:2894-2901.
  • Borysova M, Guadagno T, Snyder M. A Link Between B-Raf and Mitotic Abnormalities in Cancer. PennScience Undergraduate Research Journal 2008;7:14-18.
Book Chapters
  • Carranza M, Snyder MR, Shaw J, Zesiewicz T. Parkinson’s Disease: A Guide to Medical Management. SEEd Publications. Italy. May 2013.

Education & Specialties

  • Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA
    Internal Medicine Residency, 2016-2018
  • USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
    Internship year of Internal Medicine Residency, 2015-2016
  • USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
    Doctor of Medicine Graduate, Research Scholarly Concentration, Class of 2015
  • USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
    Graduate Certificate in Medical Sciences, Molecular Medicine, Fall 2010
  • University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
    Bachelor of Arts, May 2010, Cum Laude, Ben Franklin Scholar, Major: Biology; Minor: Hispanic Studies
  • Internal Medicine
  • Mentorship
  • Medical Spanish
Research Interests:
  • Neurology
  • Parkinson’s Disease

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