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Stephanie LaFave, MDPhoto of Stephanie LaFave, MD

Undergraduate: Tulane University
Graduate: Tulane University School of Medicine
Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport SOM
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Personal: Growing up in the mountains and after an 11 year run in Louisiana, coming to the Shenandoah Valley feels like home. I am also very excited to be practicing Family Medicine in this community where we can see interesting pathology and stretch our scope of practice to fit the needs of our patients. I grew up playing golf and continued on scholarship at Tulane but afterward picked up rugby and hope to squeeze in time for both here, but will definitely be able to continue my foodie ways and enjoy the delicious cuisine in the area. Also my husband, Joe, and I have 7 furchildren (dogs) and 1 feather child (Andy the cockatiel) who also enjoy the mountain air, our yard and sitting on the back porch.

Delmar Martin, MDPhoto of Delmar Martin, MD

Undergraduate: National Autonomous University of Nicaragua
Medical School: National Autonomous University of Nicaragua
Hometown: Denver, Pennsylvania
Personal: I was born in Haiti, raised in central Pennsylvania, and lived most of my adult life in Nicaragua. This is where I completed medical school and became a licensed physician, while working with a church planting mission. The many experiences along the way have broadened my horizons and given me a desire to serve my fellow man. The broad-spectrum training, the strong support and drive for excellence that is evident among the faculty, and of course, the beautiful setting are a few of the many aspects that drew me to SVFRP. I am honored to be a part of the team and serve the local community. During time off, I enjoy playing piano and guitar. I also take pleasure in getting away to the hills to camp and hike. As time allows, I also like playing volleyball, softball, and racquetball. My greatest highlight is time shared with my family - my beautiful wife and son.

Carl Rudebusch, MDPhoto of Carl Rudebusch, MD

Undergraduate: College of William and Mary

Medical School: Medical College of Virginia

Hometown: Springfield, Virginia

Personal: Let’s go Nats!

Julie Shuster, MDPhoto of Julie Shuster, MD

Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: St. George's University
Hometown: McLean, VA
Personal: I was born and raised in and around Washington DC, majoring in Biology of Global Health at Georgetown. I then went way down south to Grenada for basic sciences and north to New Jersey for clinicals. Now I am very excited to be back home in Virginia! I love family medicine for the continuity of care, the relationship with patients, and treating the whole person. I have particular interest in women's health and end of life care. Outside of medicine, I love the food network (and attempting to cook), hiking, visiting vineyards, and music.

Jerry Skuthan, DOPhoto of Jerry Skuthan, DO

Undergraduate: University of Central Florida (2017 National Champions)
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn Campus
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Personal: Hey fam! My name is Jerry and I'm a transplant from the Sunshine State. I'm looking forward to experiencing seasons for once, although that may change after winter. I love hiking, kayaking, and watching college sports. I love that through family medicine I can treat patients throughout their lives and be a part of their family as well. I am excited to learn and grow throughout my time here in the Shenandoah Valley.


Andrew French, DOphoto of Andrew French, DO

Undergraduate: The College of William & Mary in Virginia
Medical School: University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Farmville, VA
Personal: I chose family medicine for two main reasons: continuity of care and spectrum of practice. Being able to care for patients over the entire span of their lives, from the labor and delivery unit to the nursing home, is a privilege no other specialty gets to enjoy. And the broad scope of our training is unmatched as well - every specialty from dermatology to sports medicine and every setting from the ER to the primary care clinic.
There are a lot of great family medicine residencies out there. Front Royal has several special features that made it my top choice: The mental health in primary care opportunities; the practice management curriculum; the OMT training. By the end of my time here, I expect to be well-prepared to practice family medicine in a rural area.
My professional interests include: rural medicine, osteopathic medicine, natural family planning, private practice, and obstetrics. In my time off, I enjoy seeing the latest Marvel or Star Wars movie with my wife, visiting Dinosaur Land with my kids, and learning new things outside of medicine.

Nauras Hwig, MDPhoto of Nauras Hwig, MD

Undergraduate: Old Dominion University (ODU)

Medical School: VCU/MCV SOM

Hometown: Vienna, Austria

Personal: I love anything and everything about sports.

Nelson McKay, MDPhoto of Nelson McKay, MD

Undergraduate: Ashford University, Clinton IA
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hometown: Port Byron, IL
Personal: I was born and raised in rural Illinois. I majored in biology at Ashford University in Clinton Iowa. After graduating undergrad I began medical school at Ross University where I spent my clinical years in London, New Jersey, Chicago, Miami, and Atlanta. I moved to Virginia with my girlfriend, Danise Vroman, and our husky-lab mix Evey. My hobbies include traveling, hiking, caving, and music. I plan to work internationally once I finish residency.

Elena Messina, MDPhoto of Elena Messina, MD

Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Personal: The Shenandoah Valley was quite a change from growing up in Moscow, studying in Florida, Seattle and France, and working for Lehman Brothers in New York City, but I fell in love at first sight. I feel honored to serve the local community and to learn from wonderful faculty, staff and fellow residents. I enjoy outdoor activities, vinyasa yoga, ice skating and exploring new places with my husband and son. I chose Shenandoah Valley residency program for full-spectrum, hands-on training to practice Family Medicine in any setting, whether following my husband around the world in his career as a military officer or fulfilling my dream of becoming an "old fashioned country doc" in rural Virginia.

Camelia Soliman, MDPhoto of Camelia Soliman, MD

Undergraduate: University of California San Diego
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Hometown: Torrance, CA
Personal: Hey everyone, my name is Camelia. I'm originally from a little known placed called southern California. While I miss my family and friends (and the beach!), I must say that I absolutely love Virginia! I love the seasons, all the green landscaping, and the people here. I'm slowly working on trying to get everyone I know from home to come live out here -- we'll see how that goes! I chose family medicine so that I'd be able to be a resource for patients who want to understand their health, and who needed a listening ear. I'm very privileged to be in a profession that works to serve others, and I hope that I grow in my capabilities of serving you all.


David Clark, DOPhoto of David Clark, DO

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Keene, NH
Personal: I have a passion for all aspects of medicine and love the continuity of care found in family medicine. I am happily married with a son and my family is the most important thing in this world to me. Together we enjoy traveling, running, hiking, camping, skiing, Frisbee, mountain biking and most anything outdoors. I plan to practice the full scope of family medicine in a rural area after residency.

Tyler Felton, MDPhoto of Tyler Felton, MD

Undergraduate: University of Wyoming
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hometown: Cheyenne, WY
Personal: Born and raised in rural Colorado and Wyoming, living and working in a rural setting is what I can envision in my future. Having first-hand knowledge of the need for general practice physicians and the passion for all types of patients made Family Medicine the best choice for me. I enjoy being with my son/wife, climbing, bicycling, kayaking, disc golf, tennis, and watching the Denver Broncos win.

Emily Kluball, MDPhoto of Emily Kluball, MD

Undergraduate: University of Richmond
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Personal: I have enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking since I was young. I also crochet and scrapbook. I enjoy music in general but especially playing piano, flute and singing. I was a volunteer EMT for 7 years. I love traveling with my husband, exploring and especially trying new restaurants and cuisine!

Joseph Schwartz, MDPhoto of Joseph Schwartz, MD

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: New York Medical College
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Personal: Growing up in the shadow of the Washington Monument, I love this area and call it home. This is where I learned family values and American history, scouted the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah with Troop 111, climbed Great Falls, sailed the Potomac, worked on Capitol Hill, studied Public Health in Richmond, met the best of friends and married my wife. While we loved college at Notre Dame and enjoyed NYC during medical school, nothing would match the camaraderie of six years as a Navy flight surgeon that took us from Florida to Washington, and Italy to Japan. I am very proud to be a Virginian, an Eagle Scout, a Naval Officer and a Blue Angel, and now, a family physician in training. It's good to be back and we're glad to be here!

Michael Weingart, MDPhoto of Michael Weingart, MD

Undergraduate: Reed College
Medical School: American University of Caribbean
Hometown: Johnson City, TN
Personal: I was born in southern California but raised in eastern Tennessee and central Kansas.

I chose to pursue Family Medicine for the opportunity to practice full spectrum medicine and to contribute to smaller communities. Outside of healthcare I enjoy cooking, hiking, kayaking, and goofing off on the computer.