Class of 2014 Alumni Daniele Parise and Matthew Petrilli to Welcome New Students at White Coat Ceremony
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine alumni Daniele Parise, MD ’14, anesthesiologist at Atrium Health-Carolinas Medical Center, and Matthew Petrilli, MD ’14, attending psychiatrist at Sentara Behavioral Health Specialists, will welcome our newest class of medical students as keynote speakers at the AUC Sint Maarten White Coat Ceremony on Friday, October 1. The co-speakers, who have been best friends since studying at AUC, hope to encourage students to preserve and stay dedicated to their career, as they know it will be worth it in the long run.
Growing up with similar backgrounds — both East coasters proud of their Italian culture — Dr. Parise and Dr. Petrilli quickly bonded when starting medical school at AUC. Throughout their journey, Parise and Petrilli had several classes together on-island, completed clinical rotations in the same state, and became roommates during clinicals. During their fellowship, Drs. Parise and Petrilli started a literature review research study entitled “Childbirth Pain and Post-Partum Depression: Does Labor Epidural Analgesia Decrease This Risk?” This research went on to be published in the Journal of Pain Research.
Daniele Parise, MD '14
Daniele Parise, MD ’14 is now an anesthesiologist at Atrium Health-Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He specializes in obstetric anesthesiology, focusing on management of high risk patients under anesthesia during cesarean section, as well as analgesia during labor and delivery. He also has a strong focus on regional anesthesia, working in the acute pain service managing immediate pain after surgery, and anesthesia for trauma patients. Dr. Parise holds a key role in the education of medical students from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Wake Forest Medical Schools.
Dr. Parise grew up in Lawrence, NY. In 2008, he received his bachelor’s of science in biology from the University at Albany in Albany, NY and went on to perform basic science research after completing his undergraduate studies. In September 2010, Dr. Parise matriculated to AUC, where he was able to give back to the Sint Maarten community by taking part in various extracurricular activities such as free health clinics. He completed his clinical rotations in the New York City metro area and subsequently matched into an anesthesiology residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. After completing residency in 2018, Dr. Parise went on to complete an obstetrical anesthesiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA where his primary interests were regional anesthesia in the high-risk obstetric population as well as coagulopathies in pregnancy.
Dr. Parise was actively involved in research during both residency and fellowship, presenting abstracts at prestigious conferences such as American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting and the NYSSA Post-graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology. As a fellow, he conducted clinical research primarily involving neuraxial anesthesia in the pregnant patient and the use of artificial intelligence in the management of the obstetrical patient undergoing anesthesia for cesarean section.
Currently, he lives in Charlotte, NC with his fiancée Dr. Susan Yanik, an otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon who he met during his second year of residency. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, trail running, and exploring what the local cuisine has to offer.
Matthew Petrilli, MD '14
Matthew Petrilli, MD ’14 is now an attending psychiatrist at Sentara Behavioral Health Specialists in South Boston, VA. He is responsible for providing psychiatric care to residents of rural Southern Virginia and examining a wide range of patients from the pediatric population to old age. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and educates dozens of medical students per year. In addition, he recently started a private practice in the Durham, NC area.
Dr. Petrilli grew up in rural Upstate New York near the small city of Utica. In 2010, he received his bachelor’s of science in biology from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI before enrolling at AUC in September 2010. Dr. Petrilli completed all of his clinical rotations in the New York City area and subsequently matched for residency at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village, NY, an affiliate of Columbia University. In 2018, Dr. Petrilli was named chief resident. After residency, he pursued a fellowship in consult-liaison psychiatry at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where he focused on reproductive and obstetric issues in psychiatry.
Dr. Petrilli too was actively involved in research during residency and fellowship. He actively pursued the relationship between zinc and psychiatric disorders — in particular, schizophrenia and has published multiple papers and presented at multiple grand rounds and psychiatric conferences.
We look forward to celebrating the White Coat Ceremony on Friday, October 1 at 4:30pm EDT/AST. Join us on our Facebook and YouTube pages. For more information, visit the AUC Sint Maarten White Coat Ceremony webpage.