Child & Adolescent Fellows

Senior Fellows


Avjola Hoxa, MD

Avjola Hoxha, MD

Psychiatry Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC

Undergraduate: Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC

Dr. Hoxha was born in Albania. She completed her undergraduate education at Coastal Carolina University in Conway South Carolina and medical education at University of South Carolina. She moved to Gainesville, Florida for her adult psychiatry residency. Dr. Hoxha has participated in the last two American Psychiatry Association annual meetings with multiple poster presentations. She has also been part of the team that has been awarded yearly for their work in Quality Improvement at the University of Florida Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Hoxha enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Hoxha hopes to pursue a career in child and adolescent psychiatry in underserved areas.


Elise Huey, MD

Elyse Huey, MD

Psychiatry Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC

Undergraduate: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Dr. Huey completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of South Carolina Honors College while pursuing her research interests in prescription stimulant abuse.  She continued her education at University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia where she completed her medical degree before moving to Gainesville to join the Department of Psychiatry for her general residency and Child and Adolescent Fellowship.  After completing her training she hopes to pursue a career working with children, teens and young adults in a residential setting emphasizing holistic team-based treatment.


Camillo Leal, MD

Camilo Leal, MD

Psychiatry Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Undergraduate: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Leal was born in Bogota, Colombia.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and completed his medical education at the Morehouse School of Medicine, also in Atlanta Georgia. Dr. Leal is an avid sports fan,  but also enjoys traveling, and spending time with friends.  He earned member into the prestigious Gold Humanism Honors Society during his time in the Adult Residency program here at UF.  Dr. Leal has participated in the last two American Psychiatry Association annual meetings with poster presentations, as well as been part of the team that has won the previous two Quality Improvement projects in the University of Florida Department of Psychiatry. He hopes to pursue a career in working all age groups upon his completion of his fellowship.


Christopher Ong, MD

Christopher Ong, MD

Psychiatry Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Medical School: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Undergraduate: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Dr. Ong completed his undergraduate, medical school, and residency at the University of Florida and knows that there is no place like Gainesville. Dr. Ong maintains his passion for traveling abroad, saving money, and most importantly the Department of Psychiatry after having just completed his tenure as chief resident. He is an award winning educator and has earned membership into the prestigious Gold Humanism Honor Society and Society for Teaching Scholars. He continues to make an impact on the statewide level as a member of the Florida Psychiatric Society’s Editorial Board as well as on the local level by volunteering at the helping hands clinic (and even earning the prestigious Richard Christensen, MD Community Service Award). Beyond the over 10 poster presentations he has been involved in over the last four years, Dr. Ong has also chaired two national level workshops at the APA and presented one national level workshop at the AAGP with a focus on cyberbullying and opioid use disorders in the elderly. Dr. Ong hopes to pursue a career in university mental health upon completion of his fellowship. ​


Junior Fellows


Sarah Andrews, MDSarah Andrews, MD

Psychiatry Residency: VA Caribbean Healthcare System/Ponce Health Sciences University, San Juan and Ponce, Puerto Rico

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College International Center, Manipal University, India/American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Undergraduate and Post-graduate degrees: Washington University of St. Louis (Biology)

Dr. Andrews was born in India. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her medical training in Kasturba Medical College International Center/American University of Antigua where she graduated with summa cum laude honors. She has worked on multiple Gastroenterology research protocols at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System, San Juan, PR, earning first place in both the oral and poster presentation competitions during Research Week. She commenced residency in Internal Medicine at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System in San Juan, PR. After her first year, she made the switch to Psychiatry, where she discovered her passion for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. During her residency years in Puerto Rico, she has regularly participated in community activities geared toward children and a adolescents. Dr. Andrews enjoys learning languages and is fluent in Spanish. She enjoys spending time with her husband, playing music, traveling and keeping up on technology.


Alison Larson, DOAlison Larson, DO

Psychiatry Residency: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Medical School:  Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ

Undergraduate: Cell and Molecular Biology, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Dr. Larson completed her undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. She completed her medical degree at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ. She then went on to complete her general psychiatry residency training at Temple University in Philadelphia. She has now moved to Gainesville for fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Larson spent a good portion of her general residency training giving lectures to teachers, students, parents, and police officers on bullying/cyberbullying and substance abuse in the child and adolescent populations. She plans to continue her work in educating the community during and after her fellowship training. Dr. Larson enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.


Jaison NainaparampilJaison Nainaparampil, MD

Psychiatry Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Undergraduate: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Dr. Nainaparampil completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Dayton and completed his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  He completed his general psychiatry residency training at the University of Florida.  Dr. Nainaparampil has a special interest in OCD and related disorders and hopes to specialize in the treatment of these disorders after fellowship training.  In his free time, Dr. Nainaparampil enjoys listening to and playing all genres of music, watching and performing stand-up comedy and working out.