Resident Directory

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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.

Jennifer Jutson

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


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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Favorite thing to do in the area:
Living in Chapel Hill/Durham is awesome. My favorite things to do are to eat great food and spend time with my dog, and Chapel Hill/Durham is a great place for both - lots of delicious food and dog-friendly hangouts.
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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Fun Fact:
I have an adorable 2.5 yr old son named Wells!

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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Samantha Bethel-Ellison
Howard University College of Medicine
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Patricia Doerr
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Favorite thing to do in the area:
I love taking my kids to the NC Life and Science museum and watching them play in the creek, pet the alpacas, and hold butterflies.

Favorite restaurant/bar:
Ponysaurus Brewery in Durham has great beers and lots of space for toddlers to run around.

Fun Fact:
I went to UNC for undergrad

Candy Ezimora

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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What is your favorite hangout spot in the Triangle area?
My favorite hangout spot in the triangle is Motorco because of all the different kinds of events they host. They even had a mini-Carnivale festival this year that was so much fun!

Matthew Hallman

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Favorite thing about living in The Triangle:
There is always something fun to do on a day off such as eating at one of the dozens of great restaurants in the area, watching the Durham Bulls play, hiking in Eno, or kayaking on one of the two lakes nearby.

Brandon Hammond
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
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The best part of living in Chapel Hill:
All the great outdoor opportunities - hiking in Johnson Mill Nature Preserve, paddling the Haw River, mountain biking at Lake Crabtree or running on the American Tobacco Trail.

Brent Harkrider

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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Fun Fact:
I have traveled to all 50 states and over 20 countries. My favorites would be Italy and Hungary.

Christopher Huber

University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Favorite thing to do in the area:
Love to visit the local breweries (Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh). Also love to go kayaking at the near-by lakes.

Natasha Marvi
University of Colorado School of Medicine
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Leslie Matthews

West Virginia University School of Medicine
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Best part about living in Chapel Hill:
I love being a part of the Tar Heel fan base and going to as many UNC sporting events as I can! In addition to going to basketball and football games, I love cheering on the Tar Heel field hockey and baseball teams as well. There are tons of free or very inexpensive games to check out on campus!

Reena Nagar
Drexel University College of Medicine
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Andres Rojas

University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Favorite thing to do in the area:
Follow Carolina Basketball!

Fun fact about yourself:
I have a twin brother who is getting his PhD at UNC (that may not be me walking down the street)

Elizabeth Snow

New York Medical College 
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Favorite thing to do in the area:
I love getting outside for a hike at Eno River State Park or a run or bike ride on the American Tobacco Trail.

Patrick Steele
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Bryan Whitlow

Baylor College of Medicine 
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The best part of living in Chapel Hill:
My favorite part of living in Chapel Hill is the low key environment. We have the ability to easily go to a variety of bars or local breweries with different vibes. There are also restaurants of all shapes and sizes in Carrborro, Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. Or we can take a quick trip to the mountains or the beach for a weekend. If we want to stay closer, we can go biking down the Tobacco Trail, swimming at the ENO river quarry, or kayaking on Jordan Lake. Everything is easy to get to, the people are friendly, and there is something for everyone.

Favorite rotation:
My Favorite rotation was the AMR month. Not only do we get the chance to have spend Thanksgiving with our families and friends, we also get to know each other by spending 5 weeks on the same schedule. We learn a lot of very valuable material that otherwise would not easily been obtained during residency with especially valuable lessons on leadership and professionalism unique to Anesthesiology.

Stephanie Woodward

University of Utah School of Medicine
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Favorite thing to do in the area:
Hiking! There are so many great hikes in the area! We live within 20 minutes of 5 state parks (Eno, Jordan Lake, Falls Lake, Occoneechee, and Umstead). My favorite after work hikes are the quarry in the summer (for swimming) and the swing bridge/cox mountain trail.

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Amber Allred
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Vivian Doan
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Nasir Khatri
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Robin Leopold
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Michael Richman
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Chad Spencer
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Jimmy Suggs
Baylor College of Medicine
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Ajay Unnithan
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Anne Whitehouse
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Yaroslav Yatsky
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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