Current Residents PGY-5 Residents by year Tyler Janz, MD Close Tyler Janz, MD Tyler was born in Cape Coral, Florida. He attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida where he graduated Summa Cum Laude majoring in Biomedical Sciences. Thereafter, he attended the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. During his time in medical school, he was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and completed medical research in the field of Otolaryngology. In his free time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, playing golf, and watching sports. Nicholas Rossi, MD Close Nicholas Rossi, MD Nicholas was born in Houston, Texas and attended St. Thomas High School, where he was a Prep State Champion and All-American heavyweight wrestler. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He received his Medical Doctorate from UTMB, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and graduated Cum Laude. In his free time, he enjoys jiu jitsu, working out, fishing, and both playing and watching sports. Megan Swonke, MD Close Megan Swonke, MD Megan was born and raised in Houston, TX. She attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2015 with a major in Biomedical Sciences. She then began medical school at UTMB, where she was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received her medical doctorate in 2019. In her free time, Megan enjoys the outdoors, exercising, traveling, and trying out new recipes and restaurants. PGY-4 Residents by year Jeremy Barr, MD Close Jeremy Barr, MD Jeremy Barr grew up in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He attended the George Washington University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Biology in 2014. He was then fortunate to serve with the Washington AIDS Partnership as an AmeriCorps member, focusing on adolescent health in Washington, DC. He earned his MD and MPH in Global Health Management and Policy from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys fitness, hiking, traveling, and dogs. Derek Spath, MD Close Derek Spath, MD Derek was born and raised in Spencerport, NY. He attended the University at Buffalo and graduated in 2016 with a BS in Biomedical Sciences and a BA in Spanish. Derek stayed in Buffalo for medical school, earning his MD from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2020. In his free time, Derek enjoys listening to and performing music, exploring the outdoors, and sharing meals with friends and family. Yuki Yoshiyasu, MD Close Yuki Yoshiyasu, MD Yuki was born in Japan and was raised in Kobe, Singapore, and Houston, Texas. She attended Stanford University where she graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Computation. She received her Medical Doctorate from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. In her free time, she enjoys sailing and skiing. PGY-3 Residents by year Justin Koceja, MD Close Justin Koceja, MD Justin Koceja was born and raised in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship from Arizona State University, he worked as an anatomy lab instructor for the university's department of anatomy and physiology. In 2015, Justin moved to Galveston, Texas, where he worked as a scribe in the Department of Otolaryngology at UTMB while applying to medical school. Justin received his medical doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio's Long School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Kayla and their son Graham, watching sports, drinking craft beer, and all things fitness including, weightlifting, running, hot yoga, and peloton cycling. Robert McQuitty, MD Close Robert McQuitty, MD Robert grew up in Galveston, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University where he graduated with a BS in Biomedical Science. He received his MD from University of Texas Medical Branch where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. In his free time, Robert enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, fishing, and both playing and watching sports. Nishat Momin, MD Close Nishat Momin, MD Nishat was born in Houston, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with Highest Honors with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She received her medical doctorate from UTMB, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and graduated Cum Laude with a distinction in global health. In her free time, she enjoys playing board games, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog. PGY 2 2019 PGY-2 Residents by year Zachary Burgess, MD Close Zachary Burgess, MD Zach grew up in Houston, TX. He attended West Virgina University for one year before transferring to The University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with Highest Honors in 2017 with a BS in Neurobiology and a minor in Spanish. He received his combined MD/MPH in 2021 from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and University of Texas School of Public Health. He then completed an Internship in General Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 2022 before joining the UTMB Department of Otolaryngology. In his free time, Zach enjoys playing tennis, smoking barbeque, traveling, visiting breweries, and spending time with friends and family. Austin Johnson, DO Close Austin Johnson, DO Austin was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He attended Brigham Young University - Idaho where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in human biology. Thereafter, Austin received his medical doctorate from Oklahoma State University where he was elected to the Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Medical Society, as well as the Phi Kappa Phi Honor society, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. His hobbies include spending time with his beautiful wife Jessica and their daughter Oaklee, archery hunting, fly fishing, weightlifting, and smoking meats on his wood pellet grill. Arianna Ramirez, MD Close Arianna Ramirez, MD Arianna grew up in McAllen, Texas. She attended the University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley where she graduated with a BS in Biology. She received her MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch. In her free time, Arianna enjoys painting, sewing, and playing tennis. PGY-1 Residents by year Robert Africa, MD Close Robert Africa, MD Shahrukh Ali, MD Close Shahrukh Ali, MD Amber Dunmire, MD Close Amber Dunmire, MD Click here for Dr. Quinn's On-Line Textbook of Otolaryngology! Click here for our Weekly Conference Schedule!Feeling Social?Follow Otolaryngology on Facebook!Follow our clinics on Facebook!Follow the Byron Bailey Surgical Society on FB!Make an appointment with one of our Providers!