Resident Directory

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Muhammad Ashraf

University of Washington School of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
My favorite thing about Chapel Hill is its proximity to the outdoors.  I can leave work and be at the beach or in the mountains in a few hours.
What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?

My favorite thing about our program is the camaraderie amongst all the anesthesia residents and attendings.  I feel like I could approach most of them for just about anything. 
Fun fact:

I like woodworking.

Kelly Bruno

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
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Fun fact:
I was on Season 21 of Survivor.

Vishal Dhandha

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
I love the classic small college town feel, because there’s lots of energy and things to do—good food, bars, and college basketball.  Another big positive is the proximity to other places, i.e. the beach, Charlotte and the mountains, which are all 2-3 hours away.
What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?

The people and the culture.  It’s a very supportive and collaborative environment and everyone gets along well.

Christoforos Frangopoulos

Wright State University
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
The year-round, temperate weather is great and being a part of UNC basketball and the Tarheel community is a ton of fun.  It’s hard to beat catching a game at the Dean Dome.
What’s your favorite bar/restaurant in the area?

There’s a bunch of solid breweries and restaurants around the Triangle, but if forced to name a few I would say Kipos Taverna on Franklin Street, Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, and ACME in Carrboro.

Jennifer Jutson

Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Fun fact:
I’m a diehard Texas Longhorns fan!


Michael Kazior

Medical College of Virginia
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What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?
All of the TEE and regional anesthesia experience available to the residents.
What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?

My favorite part about the area is the close proximity to the beach, mountains, and other big cities on the east coast.

Bilal Lateef

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
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What’s your favorite bar/restaurant in the area?
Shiki Sushi


Aaron Low

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
I like running around different areas of Chapel Hill and the Triangle in my free time.  The area has some great running routes!

Morgan Marino

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
My favorite thing about the area is getting outside.  There are tons of hiking and biking trails and outdoor patios to meet up with friends.  Durham has a minor league baseball team, the Durham Bulls, who have a great outdoor stadium right in downtown Durham where it is always a fun time to catch a game!


Gregory Maves

Indiana University School of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
Two words: Chicken Biscuits.

Timothy Rohman

Medical College of Virginia
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What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?
The family friendly environment.
What's your favorite thing to do in the area?

My favorite place to unwind after work is spending time at Jordan Lake.


Dustin Sitzmann

Creighton University School of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
The weather.  It’s hard to beat great weather nearly year round.
What’s your favorite bar/restaurant in the area?

TOPO (i.e. Top of the Hill Restaurant) is my favorite restaurant and I love The Crunkleton bar—both on bustling Franklin Street, the heart of University of North Carolina’s campus.
What has been your favorite rotation?

OB!  Because we had MANesthesia (i.e. we had all male providers my first month of OB and we gave it an appropriate nickname!).

Alan Smeltz

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
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Fun Fact:
I write and play songs on the ukulele.
What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?

I love that it’s near the beach and the mountains.  There’s also lots of great food places, temperate weather, an educated population, a very reasonable cost of living, and my family is nearby which is a positive as well!
What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?

The people!


Katherine St Romain

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
It's awesome to be able to drive to the beach or mountains for a daytrip and there are a lot of hiking trails around here.


Jessica Thompson

Tufts University School of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
I love to go out on Jordan Lake to canoe or kayak. “Friday's on the Front Porch” at the Carolina Inn is always fun and I love going to Durham Bulls games.

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Stephen Acosta

Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
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What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?
The people.
What's your favorite thing to do in the area?

Road biking, wakeboarding and enjoying a cold beer from a local brewery.
What’s your favorite bar/restaurant in the area?

There are food trucks galore!
Fun fact:

I grew up in Puerto Rico, and I’m an adrenaline junky.

Barden Berry

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
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What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?
We have excellent people in our program.  There is a strong emphasis on education, with a friendly and supportive environment.  Our faculty is great at allowing residents an appropriate amount of autonomy in the operating room, while never jeopardizing patient care.

Britney Bowling

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
Our favorite hiking trails are at Hanging Rock State Park. The views are breathtaking, and I even hiked it with our toddler tied to my back. 

Erica Heniser

Indiana University School of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
My favorite part about living in Chapel Hill: The food! So many amazing restaurants and different cuisines! My husband and I typically try a new one every month.

Megan Henley

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
Despite being a diehard NC State fan, Chapel Hill is an awesome college and young professional town with tons going on. It's also super convenient to the beach, several lakes, and the mountains and the epitome of a Southern city.
What's been your favorite rotation?
 
I have enjoyed the General OR because we get a wide variety of patients of all levels of sickness undergoing a huge variety of procedures so there is ton of learning and doing something totally new every day. I also loved the unique multidisciplinary environment of OB.
What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?

The best part of the UNC Anesthesia program is hands down the people. They're the reason I loved it here as a medical student and the main reason I stayed.

Anita Mathew

University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What's been your favorite rotation and why?
Regional anesthesia has been my favorite rotation so far. I love all of the regional attendings who really put an effort to teach the residents. I always felt that I had the first chance at all of the blocks even if patient anatomy or time were limiting factors.  Regional anesthesia is great because it gives you almost instant gratification when a patient's pain is almost immediately alleviated after the block and an even greater feeling when the patient requires absolutely no narcotic during the intra-operative period.
What’s your favorite bar/restaurant in the area?
My go to spot for after work dinner/drinks is of course Top-O on Franklin Street. If I feel like being a classy young doctor, I head out to Carrborro's Glasshalfull.

Kristina Mayo

The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
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What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?
My favorite thing about the department is the people we work with. I'm incredibly lucky to work alongside such talented and passionate people. 


Daniel McMillan

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
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What's your favorite thing to do in the area?
Heading out to Al Buehler Trail.
What’s your favorite bar/restaurant in the area?

Dame’s Chicken and Waffles
Fun Fact:

I can ride a unicycle, and I can juggle…I’m still working on doing the two simultaneously.

Paola Pesantes

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
Two of my favorite things that I have discovered near Chapel Hill is paddle boarding out on Jordan lake and having breakfast from a food truck in Carrboro on the weekends. Coming from a big city the outdoors consist of concrete, road rage and long waits.  My daughters and I have really been able to find our zen here.  

Sathavaram Reddy

University of Florida College of Medicine
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What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?
The residents. They’re very easy to get along with, have interesting hobbies out of the hospital and are fun to hang out with.
What has been your favorite rotation?

Chronic Pain. We have great attendings and challenging patients.

Daniel Rosenkrans

Southern Illinois University
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What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?
My favorite thing about our program is the sense of community/family I feel when I come in every day. I really believe this is unique to UNC and probably taken for granted.
What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?

My favorite thing about the area is the diverse activities that can happen. From going to the beach with friends, hiking in the Smokies or toasting some local brews at one of the outdoor beer gardens. 


Brian Specht

University of Colorado
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What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?
My favorite part of the program is how willing the attendings and residents are to help you learn. It is a non-intimidating and friendly environment.
What's your favorite thing to do in the area?

Exploring new restaurants. There are a ton of restaurants in the area with great food and atmosphere.
What's been your favorite rotation?
  

My two favorite rotations thus far have been neuro and regional. I liked the neuro anesthesia rotation because of the complexity of the cases, and I enjoyed the regional anesthesia rotation for the hands-on procedures.

Lacey Straube

Texas A&M Health Science Ctr College of Medicine
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What's your favorite thing to do in the area?
My favorite thing to do in the area is run (fine...a speedy walk) on the tobacco trail and get a shake at Zin Burger after!


Jacob Wang

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
My favorite thing about the area is that it is close to the mountains and the beach and that there are many things to do within about 30 min without the headaches of city traffic.

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Soshana Clerizier

George Washington University School of Medicine
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What’s your favorite bar/restaurant in the area?
There’s so many great breweries, but Fullsteam is my fave so far.  Bida Manda is the restaurant I’ve been to (in Raleigh).
What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?

I enjoy exploring the triangle area and finding great new restaurants.
What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?

I love how warm and friendly everyone in the department is! 

Kathryn FitzGerald
—Pediatrics at the University of Michigan
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Madison Foushee

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
Chapel Hill is only a few hours from the beach AND the mountains.
What's your favorite thing to do in the area?

There's tons of breweries, concerts, and hiking/biking/kayaking available in the Triangle.

Lindsey Gouker

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Colorado 
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Jeremy Gue

University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
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Fun Fact:
I love food and Texas football.

Adam Hill

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
The Chapel Hill/Triangle area has so much to offer. I really enjoy all of the trails and parks which are fun for cycling, running or hiking. The area is beautiful and is also close to both the mountains and the beach!

Bryan Kidd

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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Fun Fact:
I give my dog 2 egg yolks and a pep talk every morning.

Marley Lawrence

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
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What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?
The people!
What's your favorite thing to do in the area?

Enjoying the American Tobacco Trail in Durham.

Colton Mojesky

University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Fun fact:
I’m a UK Wildcat.

Cy Mozingo

West Virginia University School of Medicine
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What's your favorite thing to do in the area?
One of my favorite things to do in the area is to attend Durham Bulls baseball games in the summer time.

Jeffrey Park

New York Medical College
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What’s your favorite bar/restaurant in the area? 
My favorite weekend breakfast spot is Elmo's Diner in Carrboro.

Katherine Rose

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
My favorite thing about CH is the fantastic Med Deli, and living in Chatham County is great because there’s no traffic. Also, I have 2 pet chickens, Marilyn and Rosie!

Kathryn Schott

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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What's the best part about the UNC Anesthesiology program?
The people!
Fun fact:

I am a sucker for exercise fads.
What’s your favorite bar/restaurant in the area?
Bin 54, although, Pazzo pizza is my weekly treat.

Neeraj Sriram

University of Alabama School of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
I love Chapel Hill because it and the surrounding areas provide a wide range of activities for those times outside of the hospital—great food, lots of outdoor activities, college sports (though I’ll always be a Georgia Bulldog), and a friendly college town atmosphere. 

Jiulong Yang

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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What’s the best thing about living in Chapel Hill?
Favorite things about Chapel Hill - Great weather, nice people, cozy small town life.

What's your favorite thing to do in the area?
My favorite thing to do in the area is finding cool new places to eat and hang out at.

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Patricia Doerr
—University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Candy Ezimora
—University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Matthew Hallman

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Brandon Hammond
—University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
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Brent Harkrider
—University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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Christopher Huber
—University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Leslie Matthews

West Virginia University School of Medicine
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Andres Rojas
—University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Elizabeth Snow

New York Medical College 
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Bryan Whitlow

Baylor College of Medicine 
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Stephanie Woodward
—University of Utah School of Medicine
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