Meet the Residents

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Jillian BoresHometown: Dracut, Massachusetts
Undergraduate School: Boston University
Medical School: Temple University
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Toxicology, Ultrasound, Critical Care
Hobbies: Living the dream with my 3-year-old diva child, hiking, running, amateur sommelier, exploring the world and the country
Why I Chose UNC: Beautiful outdoors, lots of places to hike and adventure to
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Sam Bores Hometown: Lincoln, Massachusetts
Undergraduate School: Boston University
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Ultrasound, Critical Care, Trauma
Hobbies: Rock climbing, spicy food, exploring outside or just sitting poolside with my daughter
Why I Chose UNC: My next 4 years are active duty with the Air Force and I wanted to be ready to practice in any environment. We see it all here between UNC and Wake; Academic and community medicine, urban and rural, tertiary care centers and stand alone EDs, and so many Peds shifts it's not even special anymore. The leadership genuinely cares about resident well being and giving you the support needed to succeed. And living down here is just easy - good weather, cheap costs, fun cities and safe neighborhoods for families. Two years in and would do it again
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Gary BurkeHometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Undergraduate School: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Injury Prevention, Global Health, Preventive Medicine, Wilderness Medicine
Hobbies: Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Running, Crossfit, Scuba Diving
Why I Chose UNC: First, UNC has a phenomenal group of attending and residents. The residency group is like a second family. Also, the program diverse working experiences between UNC (academic) and WakeMed (community). Finally, the location in Chapel Hill, NC.
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Matthew Hall Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Texas Tech University
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Emergency Medical Services
Hobbies: Vegetable gardening, backpacking, being outside
Why I Chose UNC: Great people, diversity of practice settings, strong EMS affiliations
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Joshua Long Hometown: Kernersville, North Carolina
Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Medical School: Howard University
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Wilderness Medicine, Geriatric Emergency Medicine, Teaching
Hobbies: Triathlon, hiking, and my 3-year-old
Why I Chose UNC: I chose UNC because of the mix of academic and community emergency medicine training, amazing faculty, strong pediatrics training, graduated responsibility in the ED, and happy residents.
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Mark Munns Hometown: Georgetown, Texas
Undergraduate School: Texas Christian University
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Wilderness Medicine, Global Health, Education
Hobbies: Hiking, sailing, hanging with my wife and dog
Why I Chose UNC: Happy residents, great hospitals to train at, supportive leadership, and a beautiful place to live: what else do you need?
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John Riester Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Undergraduate School: Miami University of Ohio
Medical School: Ohio State University
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Ultrasound, Critical Care
Hobbies: Soccer, guitar, grilling out by the pool, Settlers of Catan
Why I Chose UNC: Excellent reputation, incredible location, the program director made a great impression on interview day and all the attendings I met were very down to earth and enthusiastic about teaching.
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Robert SackmanHometown: Apex, North Carolina
Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: Temple University
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Ultrasound, Administration, Teaching
Hobbies: Golf, beach, yard games, being a dad, smoking meat
Why I Chose UNC: Love the people. Clicked with the residents. Great work/life balance. Family atmosphere. Great location. Amazing mix of academic and community medicine. Peds experience that can’t be beat.
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Carolina VeroneseHometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Undergraduate School: Florida International University
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine:
Hobbies: Spend time with my husband and two daughters, travel, nature, food, soccer. In medicine, my areas of interest are medical education, pediatrics, and US.
Why I Chose UNC: UNC is a wonderful place to train. Attendings are great and have many years of experience with many different areas of interest and expertise. The residents are a wonderful group of people, very cohesive group and fun to be around. The facilities are great plus we have WakeMed which is also a phenomenal experience and wonderful training. As part of our training we rotate through an Academic Level I Trauma Center, a Community Level I Trauma Center, and a Free-standing SD. We receive strong peds ED training as well by staffing a community Level I trauma center Peds ED. The program is also affiliated with a great medical school, has good global health opportunities, great geographic location close to the beach, the mountains, and lots of fun things to do. Also great area to raise a family with lower cost of living and great schools.
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Carla WilliamsHometown: Litchfield, Connecticut
Undergraduate School: Dartmouth College
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Sports Medicine, Wilderness Medicine
Hobbies: Endurance mountain biking, cyclocross, running, hiking
Why I Chose UNC: The people. I really enjoy everyone I work with: the attendings, the nurses, the consultants and especially my co-residents. There is a great family atmosphere at UNC.
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Tim BuffHometown: Lees Summit, Missouri
Undergraduate School: St. Olaf College
Medical School: University of Missouri
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Ultrasound, Academics, Wilderness
Hobbies: Golf, Wine, Adventure racing, Triathlon and Ultradistance, Camping/Hiking
Why I Chose UNC: Its an ideal location with great people, mundane to highly complex patients, motivated attendings, supportive staff, in a variety of clinical settings, and I can play golf 10 months of the year.
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Jake DicksonHometown: Dallas, Texas
Undergraduate School: Southwestern University
Medical School: University of Texas at San Antonio
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Wilderness Medicine, Global Health, Ultrasound, Emergency Medical Services
Hobbies: Cooking/BBQing, getting into mischief with my son, rock climbing/out-doorsy stuff, reading (big Sci-fi/Fantasy buff), beer brewing
Why I Chose UNC: The people, the people, the people!! The people at UNC are the salt of the earth, and I count myself a lucky man to hang out and learn from all of them on the regular. Two different unbelievable hospitals between three unique cities with crazy different vibes are all icing on the cake. Oh, and the fact that North Carolina is one of the prettiest states with camping, mountains, and gorgeous beaches at your fingertips doesn’t hurt either!
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Thomas  KrajewskiHometown: Liberty Township, Ohio
Undergraduate School: Ohio State University
Medical School: University of Toledo
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Education, Administration
Hobbies: Playing with my dog, exercising, hanging with my sisters and watching terrible television
Why I Chose UNC: The reputation of UNC drew me in, I worked with a couple of grads as a student and found them to be exceptional. On visiting I fell in love with the triangle and everything it has to offer. A sophisticated region with some preserved southern charm that attracts intelligent people from around the world with a great food and brew scene as well as easy access to outdoor diversions. The people I met from the pre-interview dinner through my interview day were all excited to be a part of UNC and what its emergency program represent. With a plethora of opportunities for the person wanting to pursue academics or community practice it was ideal as I was not quite sure what I wanted to do following graduation. The ability to work at a true tertiary care center as well as a city hospital with a less academic focus seems primed to prepare the trainee for anything they will see in the future. It doesn't hurt to have Judy Tintinalli on your team either.
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Erin LeidleinHometown: Arlington, Texas
Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Arlington
Medical School: University of Texas at San Antonio
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Critical Care, Ultrasound
Hobbies: Woodwork, painting, camping
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Nadeem ModanHometown: Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: Wesleyan University
Medical School: Dartmouth College
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Ultrasound, Global Health
Hobbies: Social justice work and spending time with family. Also fishing, eating, and traveling!
Why I Chose UNC: I chose UNC because of the amazing people and the top-notch training. The faculty and staff at UNC not only challenge their residents to become excellent physicians and leaders, but also to maintain their humility and compassion along the way.
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Collyn MurrayHometown: Greensboro, North Carolina
Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Education, Geriatrics
Hobbies: Cooking, dancing, reading, travel
Why I Chose UNC: The people and the sense of community just keeps bringing me back for more.
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Julie SaleebyHometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Undergraduate School: NC State University
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Global Health, Medical Missions
Hobbies: I enjoy playing golf, cooking (and eating), brewing and drinking craft beer, attending my awesome church and spending time with my family!
Why I Chose UNC: The people at UNC were truly the biggest draw for me. I could tell from day one that the people I met would be great educators, leaders, and friends. PLUS, I love being close to home so I can pull for the Wolfpack and attempt to love the Tar Heels.
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Jeremy SmithHometown: Pascagoula, Mississippi
Undergraduate School: University of Mississippi
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Emergency Medical Services, Tactical and Austere Medicine
Hobbies: Enjoying time with my wife and kids, hiking, climbing, hunting
Why I Chose UNC: My wife and I were looking to move back to the South in general after medical school to raise our children, and I really wanted to find a residency program that cared about the education and development of their residents both as physicians and people. Plenty of programs make no mention of the “…as people” part in their materials and mission statements, while UNC puts it front and center. After some research I chose to do an away rotation here and fell in love with the program and people. The training I have experienced here is excellent, both in the academic setting and in a busy community setting, and I couldn’t be happier to become an emergency physician in this place.
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Robert StenbergHometown: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Ultrasound, Tropical Medicine
Hobbies: Weightlifting, rock climbing, and anything outdoors. Hanging out with my wife and dog. Also being from Wisconsin, I inherently enjoy football, beer, cheese, and other dairy products.
Why I Chose UNC: I was really drawn by the diverse clinical experiences, including a large academic center, a busy community hospital, and freestanding ED's. On top of that, the program is in a warm climate, between the beach and mountains, with a great group of faculty. I was sold!
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Jonathan DobinHometown: Temple, Texas
Undergraduate School: Southern Methodist University
Medical School: Texas A&M University
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Emergency Medical Services, Ultrasound
Hobbies: Playing guitar and drums
Why I Chose UNC: Loved the feel of the residency and the residents I met on interview day!
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Julian FloresHometown: Flushing, New York
Undergraduate School: City College of New York
Medical School: Harvard University
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Pediatric, Ultrasound, Global Health
Hobbies: Soccer, traveling, dancing, biking, beach-bumming
Why I Chose UNC: This residency program boasts a special group of people - a collegial, family-feel pervades in all your interactions with the attendings, nurses and fellow co-interns/co-residents. It boasts a strong pediatric experience and has a great mix of academic & community EM! Highly recommend coming here!
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Jeffrey FogleHometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Undergraduate School: Moody Bible Institute
Medical School: University of Illinois
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Global Health, Emergency Medical Services, Tactical
Hobbies: Power lifting and/or running, depending upon how much time and how many kids I have. Also reading theology and philosophy.
Why I Chose UNC: UNC was the convergence of all good things for me and my family. We lived just South of here when I was a Chaplain in the 82nd Airborne and loved visiting the many family-friendly things in the area, including the Museum of Life and Science and, dare I say, the Duke Gardens. We have some family, friends, and a church here, so we felt we would have great support. The teaching staff here is also stacked with world-renowned faculty from diverse backgrounds, more than I realized when I rotated here. Also, I didn't even realize that WakeMed had one of the most amazing simulation centers I had ever run across. Beyond these things, I'm happy not to be somewhere stuck in rush hour every day when I would rather get home to be with my family.
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Cory HinesHometown: Columbus, Ohio
Undergraduate School: Indiana Wesleyan University
Medical School: University of Toledo
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Administration, Quality and Safety, Global Health
Hobbies: Running; Playing with my dog, Dex; Ohio State and Cleveland professional sports; Exploring all of Raleigh/Durham's awesome breweries
Why I Chose UNC: THE PEOPLE; we have the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the true pioneers in our field. We get a great experience at a large academic hospital and then supplement that with time at Wake where we learn large center community medicine and efficiency. Plus, finally being able to get away from those terrible northern winters.
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Brian JulichHometown: Sanford, North Carolina
Undergraduate School: Old Dominion University
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Emergency Medical Services, Aerovac, Tactical Medicine
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and son, working out, Surfing, Swimming, and Traveling.
Why I Chose UNC: Growing up in North Carolina attending UNC has been a dream of mine for a very long time. During my final two years as a Flight Surgeon for the USAF I contacted, then program director, Dr. Kevin Biese with some questions about the program via email while I was deployed. To my surprise he not only answered each of my questions, but also invited me to come to UNC to meet with him once I got back stateside. No other program director I contacted was as accessible, kind, and genuinely interested in helping me meet my education goals to become the best EM physician possible as he was. Later when I rotated at UNC I found that every single resident, attending, and EM staff member shared the exact same mentality. During my interview at UNC that same genuine interest in me as a person and in helping me become the best EM physician possible was again found in Dr. Nikki Waller our current program director and all of the rest of the staff and residents. I was truly impressed that day, and am so thankful and excited to be a UNC EM resident.
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Joseph KlembczykHometown: Voorheesville, New York
Undergraduate School: University of Virginia
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Public Health, Bioinformatics, Education
Hobbies: Watching and playing soccer and basketball, traveling, singing in the shower
Why I Chose UNC: The variety in experiences and mentors between our two hospitals, the academic resources, and the people!
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Matthew MichalikHometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Undergraduate School: University of Tennessee
Medical School: University of Tennessee
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Global Health, Ultrasound, Sports Medicine
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and son, golf, tennis, ultimate frisbee, basketball, hiking/camping, guitar, reading.
Why I Chose UNC: The people here are amazing. They have created an incredible culture of support and encouragement while challenging you to become the best EM physician possible. I felt welcomed here and that they cared about me beyond just being another resident. Also, you get invaluable experiences by working at the community hospital WakeMed in Raleigh in addition to Chapel Hill. Last but not least it's an incredible place to live. There are always things going on in the triangle; plus you have the beach 2 hours away in one direction and the mountains 2 hours away in the other!
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Cody Stauffer MacDowellHometown: Asheville, North Carolina
Undergraduate School: Elon University
Medical School: Marshall University
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Sports Medicine
Hobbies: Sailing, Tennis, Guitar (learning), Hanging with Friends
Why I Chose UNC: Most residencies talk about great environments, but here at UNC the attendings foster genuinely friendly atmosphere of learning. The camaraderie here is especially remarkable for a program of such academic distinction. This environment was obvious from the very beginning of the interview day and made it a place where I wanted to be. Plus I am from North Carolina so the chance to come back to such a beautiful place was a huge bonus.
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William TeeterHometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: Tulane University
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Trauma, Critical Care, Research
Hobbies: Sailing, Food & Wine, Walking my dog
Why I Chose UNC: It has a little bit of everything: Academics, Community practice, lots of Peds, Research, EMS... you name it + this is a great place to live and raise a family + 3 hours to beach/mountains = a great all around program with the academic heft and numbers of sick patients that will make you a great all-around EM physician.
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Matthew WilliamsHometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Undergraduate School: University of Southern California
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Global Health, Critical Care
Hobbies: Playing pick-up sports. Traveling. Bikes, kites, and boards (snow/surf). Grabbing a beer with friends and listening to some good jams.
Why I Chose UNC: I knew what to expect from my experience during medical school at UNC, which is first and foremost amazingly smart and friendly faculty and residents throughout the hospital and especially in the ED. The split time at UNC and WakeMed in Raleigh offer two distinct Emergency Medicine experiences, and allows my co-residents and I to live/work/play in 3 of the south east's coolest up and coming cities (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill). And come on, how many people will be able to say that they worked shifts with the Godmother of Emergency Medicine herself, Dr. Tintinalli?!
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Beckler, TylerMedical School: University of North Carolina

 

Cardon, ZacharyMedical School: University of Texas

 

Fender, KimberlyMedical School: Medical University of South Carolina

 

Fisher, JosephMedical School: University of Arizona

 

Grimaldi, KyleMedical School: University of Buffalo

 

Hadley, KristieMedical School: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

 

Massimo, LaurenMedical School: University of Arizona

 

McGarry, MichaelMedical School: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
at Florida Atlantic University

 

Monks, SarahMedical School: University of Arizona

 

Palomba, KristenMedical School: Central Michigan University