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Program Leadership


Nicole Bramwell, MD
Academic Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hospitalist
Clinical Assistant Professor, FSU COM, UCF COM

Dr. Bramwell received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Howard University. She completed her Pediatric residency at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and was elected Chief Resident and Junior Faculty. After serving as Sub-section Chief for the Pediatric Emergency Department at Halifax Hospital for 4 years, she returned to join the faculty at APH in 2002. She has served in multiple leadership roles including Medical Director of the Resident Outpatient Practice(6 years), and Division Chief of Medical Education Pediatrics. She most recently served as Interim Program Director of the Orlando Health Pediatric Residency Program and currently is the Academic Chairperson. She is a recipient of the Arnold Palmer Hospital Commitment to Excellence Award, and received the 2012 Orlando Health Faculty of the Year Award.

Caroline J. Barangan, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Residency Program Dircector
Adolescent Medicine Specialist

Dr. Barangan received her MD degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York and was an Intern and Resident at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women in Orlando, Florida. After completing her Pediatric Residency, she served as Pediatric Chief Resident at the Arnold Palmer Hospital. She did her fellowship training in Adolescent Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Barangan is Board Certified in General Pediatrics and in Adolescent Medicine and is published in the areas of Substance Abuse in Adolescents and in Adolescent Interviewing. Her areas of clinical interest include Adolescent Outreach Programs, School-Based Health Programs, and health risk behaviors in Adolescents. She is a member of the Society of Adolescent Medicine, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She was the Associate Residency Program Director and Division Chief of Adolescent Medicine at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics for 6 years prior to returning to the Pediatric Residency Program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

Penelope Tokarski, MD
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Clinical Assistant Professor, FSU COM, UCF COM

Dr. Tokarski received her Bachelor of Science, Summa cum Laude from Nazareth College. She is a graduate of Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency and Acute Care fellowship at Children's Hospital (Nationwide Children’s Hospital). She is currently serving as the assistant director of adolescent medicine at Orlando Health. Dr. Tokarski has received several awards including the Pediatric Residents Teaching Award in 1989 and the Pediatric Residents Teaching Award in 2011. She has published a number of articles on the topic of Child Abuse in various medical journals.

David Skey, MD
Associate Program Director
Director, APH Hospitalist Service
Pediatric Hospitalist
Clinical Assistant Professor, FSU COM, UCF COM

Dr. Skey received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Music Theory from the University of Illinois. He is a graduate of Brown University Medical School where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Dr. Skey completed his pediatric and chief residency at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. He is a member of the AOA Medical Honor Society and a former National Health Corps Scholar. Dr. Skey joined the full-time faculty of the residency program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 2006. Dr. Skey received the Pediatric Residency Teaching Award in 2007 and the Pediatric Faculty Award in 2011.

Odett Stanley-Brown, MD
Director, Pediatric Resident Clinics
Pediatric Generalist
Clinical Assistant Professor, FSU COM, UCF COM

Dr. Stanley-Brown received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Honors, Cum Laude, from City University of New York (CUNY), Hunter College. She is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital (Holtz Children’s Hospital). Dr. Stanley-Brown joined the full-time faculty of the residency program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 2006. In July 2010, she was named Medical Director of the Pediatric Outpatient Faculty Practice. She is currently the director of the pediatric resident clinics at CFFHC, SouthSide.

Ambulatory Pediatrics


Sunita Patil, MD
Pediatric Generalist

Dr. Patil received her Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University. She received her medical degree, Cum Laude from Jefferson Medical College. Her Pediatric residency was completed at Thomas Jefferson University/ A.I. duPont Children's Hospital. She joined the faculty of the Pediatric Residency Program for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 1999. She currently practices in the Outpatient Resident Clinics.

Janice Howell, MD
Pediatric Generalist
Clinical Associate Professor, FSU COM, UCF COM

Dr. Howell received her Bachelor of Science in Physical & Occupational Therapy from McGill University. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her Residency in Pediatrics at Montreal Children's Hospital. She completed her fellowship in Developmental Pharmacology at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She joined the faculty of the residency program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 1996. Dr. Howell has also been invited to lecture at various medical colleges and universities. She has authored and co-authored a number of publications and in 2011 received the Pediatric Faculty Award for the second time.

Anita Moorjani, MD
Co-director of Behavioral Pediatrics
Pediatric Generalist
Clinical Assistant Professor, FSU COM, UCF COM

Dr. Moorjani received her Bachelor of Science with high honors from the University of Florida. She also completed her Medical Degree at the University of Florida. Her pediatric residency was completed at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. She was previously in private practice for 5 years and was a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Moorjani joined the full-time faculty of the residency program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 2007. She is the Director of the Newborn Nursery and the Behavior and Development Resident Rotations.

Hospitalist Medicine


Lorena Merani Acosta, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist

Dr. Lorena Merani Acosta received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She remained at the University of Florida/Shands Hospital for Children for her pediatric residency and was elected Chief Resident in 2009. During her training, she received the Outstanding Achievement for Medical Student Education Award. Dr. Acosta then completed one year of pediatric emergency medicine training at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Jean Moorjani, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist

Jean Siri Moorjani, MD graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in biology, followed by a medical degree from VCU School of Medicine. Dr. Moorjani completed three years of general surgery residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine department of Surgery, where she received the Ray S. Bierstedt award for outstanding surgical intern. She received the University of Florida Society of Teaching Scholars Excellence in Medical Education Award as a resident educator in April 2006. After deciding to change career paths, Dr. Moorjani completed a three-year pediatric residency at Orlando Health/Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and was recognized with the Resident Patient Safety and Quality Initiative Award in 2010. In 2012, she received the Orlando Health Pediatric Teaching Award and the Pediatric Faculty Award. Dr. Moorjani joined the Medical Education Pediatric Faculty Practice at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in January 2011.

Eva Desrosiers, MD
Co-Director, In-the-Zone Community Pediatrics Program
Pediatric Clerkship Co-Director
Pediatric Hospitalist
Clinical Assistant Professor, FSU COM, UCF COM

Dr. Desrosiers received her Bachelor of Arts in biology from Cornell University. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Perelman School of Medicine) and completed her residency at AECOM/Montefiore Medical Center(The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore). After completing her residency, she joined the faculty at Harlem Hospital Center as assistant attending. She also held the title of assistant clinical professor at Columbia University/College of Physicians and Surgeons until she joined the faculty at Arnold Palmer Hospital in July 2006. Dr. Desrosiers is the Co-Director of In the Zone – a Community Connection for Child Health Promotion.

Adolescent Medicine



Veenod Chulani, MD
Director, Adolescent Medicine
Co-Director, In-the-Zone Community Pediatrics Program

Dr. Chulani is Director of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Co-Director of the In the Zone Community Pediatrics program at Arn old Palmer Hospital for Children. He is also Medical Director of Teen Xpress, a mobile school-based health program serving uninsured and underinsured adolescents in Orange County schools. He received his medical degree from Ateneo de Davao University in the Philippines and completed his pediatric residency training at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Chulani completed clinical and research fellowships in Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and an academic fellowship in Youth Violence Prevention from the California Wellness Foundation’s Violence Prevention Initiative. He obtained his Masters in Medical Education from the University of Southern California – Keck School of Medicine and maintains a strong interest in medical education. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Adolescent Health Medicine. Dr. Chulani is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. He has lectured nationally and internationally on a host of topics related to Community Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

Adjunct Faculty



Joan Younger Meek, MD, MS, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official
Professor, Clinical Sciences
Pediatric Clerkship Director, Orlando Regional Campus
The Florida State University College of Medicine

Dr. Meek served as Academic Chairman and as the Director of the Pediatric Residency Training Program from 2004-2011. Dr. Meek earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Kentucky. She received her Doctor of Medicine Degree with High Distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed Pediatric Residency Training at Duke University Medical Center. She recently assumed the role of Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education at the Florida State University College of Medicine. Her academic interests are in the areas of breastfeeding and pediatric nutrition, about which she has published and given multiple professional presentations and media appearances. She received the Pediatric Resident's Teaching Award in 1996.

Colleen Moran-Bano, MD
Pediatric Clerkship Director at UCF COM
Pediatric Generalist

Dr. Moran-Bano received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Pre-professional Studies with high honors from the University of Notre Dame du Lac. She is a medical graduate of the University of South Florida and completed her residency at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Moran received. She has additional fellowship training in Academic Pediatrics from the Medical University of South Carolina where Dr. Moran also received her Masters in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Moran joined the faculty of the residency program at Orlando Health and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 2004. She has participated in several clinical trials and also received the Teaching Award in 2005. Dr. Moran-Bano is the Pediatric Clerkship Director for the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

Chief Resident 2013-14


Jake Deines, MD
Chief Resident
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Jake J. Deines, MD was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, minoring in chemistry with honors from the University of Utah. He is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. After completing his Pediatric Residency at Orlando Health/Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 2013, he decided to stay in Orlando as the Pediatric Chief Resident. He will be starting a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care in June 2014. His interests include spending time with his wife and son, riding his Harley Davidson, photography, and traveling.