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Shenandoah Valley Family Practice Residency Graduates


Photo of 2020 graduates

  • Andrew French, DO, is joining a Family Practice group in Bristol, TN providing Outpatient, Inpatient and OB services.
  • Nauras Hwig, MD, has started a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the University of Maryland.
  • Nelson McKay, MD, will be practicing in rural Washington state providing Inpatient, Outpatient and ER services.
  • Elena Messina, MD, has joined Duke Lifepoint Healthcare as an Outpatient Family Medicine physician in Waynesville, NC.
  • Camelia Soliman, MD, will be practicing on the central coast of California providing primary care to the underserved population.


Photo of 2020 graduates

  • David Clark, DO, is practicing Family Medicine with OB in Fort Kent, ME.
  • Tyler Felton, MD, is practicing Family Medicine with OB in North Platte, NE.
  • Emily Kluball, MD, is practicing Family Medicine in the Richmond, VA area.
  • Joseph Schwartz, MD, took a position with Inova Employee Health and is still in the Navy reserves.
  • Michael Weingart, MD, is working for Kaiser Family Medicine in Stockton, CA.


Photo of 2019 graduates.

  • Brad Birth, DO, has joined Selma Medical Associates.
  • Garrett Kent, MD, has joined the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in an office in Great Falls, SC. Great Falls is a rural small town with about 1800 people. I started 8/1/19. In the office with me is a nurse practitioner. I am also the team physician for 2 of the local high schools.
  • Daniel Mendez, DO, has returned home to Southern California and is currently practicing as a Primary Care Provider for Dessert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC).
  • Michael Ryder, DO, is currently practicing with Duke Primary Care as an outpatient Family Medicine Physician and as a consulting associate faculty member in the Duke Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.
  • Sunmi Yang, MD, is practicing in Swampscott, MA after completing a Global Medicine Fellowship. She hopes to get back into Global Medicine soon.


Photo of 2018 graduates

  • Regina Carpenter, MD, has joined a private practice in Georgia.
  • David Estrada, MD, has joined Valley Hospitalists in Winchester.
  • Michael McLaren, MD, is e doing an ER Fellowship in California.
  • Daniel Moore, MD, has started a Direct Primary Care practice near Richmond, VA
  • Sam Waltos, DO, will be doing Locum Tenens work.


Photo of 2017 graduates

  • Alison Collins, DO, is practicing at a Family Practice center outside of Tyler, TX.
  • Gabriel Edmondson, DO, is doing outpatient Family Medicine in Bassett, VA. at a Community Health Center (Bassett Family Practice, which is a part of Martinsville-Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness).
  • Akolea Ioane, MD, is practicing at Straub Medical Center Urgent Access Department in Honolulu, HI which caters to immigrants and the city poor.
  • Stephanie Marzola, MD, is practicing in Lakeland, FL.
  • Kirsten Wiitala, MD, is practicing Urgent Care in west Los Angeles, CA.


Photo of 2016 graduates

  • Jessica Jackson, DO, has joined Valley Hospitalists in Winchester.
  • Benjamin Kaplan-Singer, MD is practicing Functional Medicine.
  • David Leng, MD, has joined Kaiser Permanente in Ashburn, VA.
  • Kyle Song, DO, has joined a practice in Vinton, IA.
  • Candace Wise, DO, has joined the faculty of Lewis-Gale Hospital-Montgomery in Blacksburg, VA


Photo of 2015 graduates

  • Patrick Antonio, DO, is practicing in Colorado
  • Sayeh Daee, MD, is practicing as a Hospitalist in the Phoenix, AZ area.
  • Andrew Otto, MD, is an Emergency physician in California.
  • Eva Prince, MD, is practicing in Fredericksburg, VA.
  • Caitlyn Santer, DO, returned to the Parkersburg, WV area and practicing in Ohio.
  • Jordan Tran, MD, is practicing at an Urgent Care in Winchester, VA.


Photo of 2014 graduates

  • Danielle DuBrey, DO, has found her dream job on the east coast practicing family medicine with obstetrics.
  • Ellis Johns, MD, has joined the faculty at Front Royal Family Practice and Multispecialty Clinic | Valley Health
  • Holly Pierce, MD, is working in Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Laura Wolfe, MD, is working in Cherokee, NC.


Photo of 2013 graduates.

  • Leigh Atcheson Vaughan, DO, is practicing in North Carolina.
  • Anna Eirich, MD, is practicing at Selma Family Medicine in Winchester, VA.
  • JoAnna Salmon Kaufman, MD, is practicing in Bluffton, OH.
  • Melinda (Lindy) Valichnac Feely, MD, is practicing in Safford, AZ.
  • Kristos Vaughan, DO, is practicing in North Carolina.


Photo of 2012 graduates.

  • Edward Fleming, MD, is practicing in Clinton, NJ.
  • Julie Howard, MD, is practicing in Wisconsin in a full-spectrum family practice, including OB at a rural critical access hospital.
  • Amanda Michael, DO, opened a solo practice in Berkeley Springs, WV.
  • Rebecca Rehmann, DO, is practicing in Centreville, VA.
  • Michael Usberghi, DO, is practicing at a hospital in Ocala, FL as a hospitalist.
  • Morgan VanDerHorst, MD, is practicing at a Family Health Center in Newport News, VA


Photo of 2011 graduates

  • Sachin R. Nagrani, MD, MBA is Medical Director of a Home Based Primary Care Company.
  • Megan L. Williams, DO, is practicing at Amherst Family Practice in Winchester, VA.
  • Chi G. Young, MD, has joined a family practice clinic in Northern Virginia.


Photo of 2010 graduates

  • Matthew Fagan, DO, is working for Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, CA.
  • Jacqueline Judd Flack, DO, has joined Selma Family Medicine in Winchester, VA.
  • Abdurahman Hassan, MD, is practicing in Northern Virginia.
  • Jordan Hill, DO, is practicing in Broadway, VA.
  • Tamara Spriggs, MD, has joined the faculty at Front Royal Family Practice and Multispecialty Clinic | Valley Health
  • Molly Cage, MD, is working in the Richmond, VA area.


Photo of 2009 graduates

  • Micah Crouse, MD, is working in Emergency Medicine at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, VA.
  • David Flack, DO, has joined Selma Family Practice in Winchester, VA. He also teaches Internal Medicine rounds with the intern classes and is the Osteopathic Director of Medical Education and the residency Designated Institutional Officer (DIO).
  • Larisa Martin, MD, has joined a private practice in the Seattle, WA area.
  • Daniel Pham, MD, has founded a private practice in Oklahoma.
  • Ramashilpa Sudireddy, MD, is practicing rural Family Practice with OB and C-Sections in Columbus, TX.


Photo of 2008 graduates

  • Chaitanya Alli, MD, is practicing in the Houston, TX area.
  • Monina Daguio, MD, practices in downtown Seattle, WA.
  • Martin Kosciuk, MD, is practicing Emergency Medicine in a trauma center in Jonesboro, AR.
  • Charles Middelhof, MD, founded Valley Family and Procedural Medicine in Stephens City, VA.
  • Kimberley Wyrick, DO, has joined Rockingham Family Physicians, Harrisonburg, VA


photo of 2007 graduates

  • Christopher Craig, DO, is practicing at Stephens City Family Practice with Joel Grant, MD (Class of 2004) in Stephens City, VA.
  • Samer Hawari, MD, is practicing at Selma Family Medicine in Winchester, VA.
  • Namrata Joshi, MD, is practicing at The Permanente Medical Group in Santa Clara, CA.
  • Rajith Rajan, MD, practiced Stafford, VA until his death in 2013.
  • Jocelyn Serrano, MD, is practicing at Inova Family Medicine in Ashburn, VA.


Photo of 2006 graduates

  • Holly Abernathy, MD is a partner at Pinon Family Practice in Farmington, NM. She is also an Associate Professor for the University of New Mexico Medical School.
  • Charles Cho, DO is practicing in Northern Virginia.
  • Anne DeLanoy, MD is practicing in the Virginia/West Virginia region.
  • Omar Khan, MD, completed a Neurology residency at Dartmouth and completed a Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He is an Assistant Clinical Director NINDS, Medical Education, a Fellowship Director NINDS & NIH-Site Director MGNN Residency Program, and a Staff Clinician: Neurology, EEG and Epilepsy at NIH in Bethesda, MD.


Photo of 2005 graduates

  • Alexander Akhavan, MD, is a hospitalist in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Cynthia Flores, DO, practiced in Gainesville, VA until her death in 2010.
  • Shannan Green, MD, is currently a staff physician for Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • Jason Hackett, MD, has joined a private practice in Gainesville, VA.
  • Minh Nguyen, DO, is practicing in Washington state.


Photo of 2004 graduates

  • Robert Saunders, MD, practiced in Leesburg, VA until his death in 2019.
  • Joel Grant, MD, started a solo practice in Stephens City, VA that has now expanded to include Christopher Craig, DO (Class of 2007). Dr. Grant now regularly precepts at the Family Practice Center.
  • Gina Adair, MD, is practicing in Tracy, CA.
  • Iris Sadowsky, DO, opened a solo practice in Arizona after graduating in 2004, which served the community until closing in early 2020. She is now FM/OMM teaching faculty for M1 & M2 students at The University of the Incarnate Word Osteopathic Medical School and provides some patient care in San Antonio, TX.
  • Nancy Pandhi, MD, is practicing in Madison, WI and is also on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin.
  • Brian West, MD, is practices Emergency Medicine in WV, is a physician in the WV Army National Guard and has had several tours in overseas combat areas.


image of 2003 graduates

  • Jason Bhan, MD, is currently in New York City. He founded
  • Pamela Heath, DO, is practicing in a Community Health Center in Danville, VA.
  • Dreama Rucker, MD, practiced in Frenchburg, TN until her death in 2016.


Photo of 2002 graduates

  • Christine M. Aiello, MD, is practicing at Berryville Medical Associates in Berryville, VA.
  • Tony Fiore, DO, is practicing at Multispecialty Health Group in Fredericksburg, VA.
  • Daniel Freed, MD, became the only practicing physician in the very underserved Highland County, VA. He is working for Bedford Hospitalists in Bedford, VA.
  • Rebecca Layman, MD, joined Dr. Jennifer (Dwyer) Pope (Class of 2001) at Shenandoah Valley Family Medicine in Strasburg, VA.
  • Nimsha Thaver, DO, is practicing in Pennsylvania.


Photo of 2001 graduates

  • Sam Armitage, MD, founded Pelican Family Medicine in Wilmington, NC.
  • Jennifer Dwyer Pope, MD, founded Shenandoah Valley Family Medicine in Strasburg, VA. Past graduate Rebecca Layman, MD (Class of 2002) has since joined the practice.
  • Michael T. Lin, MD, is practicing at Fauquier Family Practice in Warrenton, VA. Upon completing a Virginia Commonwealth University Faculty Development Fellowship Program in 2001-02, Dr. Linnow regularly precepts in the Family Practice Center.
  • Douglas Thrasher, MD, is practicing in Omak, WA.