Meet Dr. Elizabeth Kwenda, UF Urology PGY1

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Elizabeth Kwenda, MD
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Why urology?

I was lucky enough to get early exposure to the field during my first year of medical school. I found myself drawn to urology each time I came back to rotate. Urology as a field is innovative, diverse, and can improve the quality of life for patients. During medical school, I found myself drawn to the clinical and surgical aspects of urology. Furthermore, urologist have the honor of forming long-term relationships with their patients. Urologists have a lot of fun and enjoy what they do, I wanted to be a part of that.

What are you most looking forward to?

I am most excited about the growth that will come throughout this year both personally, professionally, and as I begin to learn the art of becoming a urologic surgeon. I was fortunate to get a small glimpse of the culture and dedication to patient care at UF when I rotated as a medical student—the camaraderie here between faculty and residents is unmatched. I’m stoked I get to be a part of it. These next 5 years will undoubtedly be formative, and I can’t wait to soak it all in!

Elizabeth Kwenda standing in a courtyard. she is wearing a black suit with a pink blouse

What are your hobbies?

I love to read! I’m always looking for a new mystery novel to dig into. I’ve most recently fallen in love with listening to biographies/memoirs in audiobook format and I am always looking for new recommendations. Around this time of the year, I love watching NBA playoff basketball. I have faithfully and proudly rooted for the Warriors for the last 9+ years!


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