Current Residents

Third Year Residents

Chris Hwang, MD

Medical School: UNC Chapel Hill (2015)
Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA
Undergraduate: North Carolina State University, BS 2007 in Biomedical Engineering

Lee Moore, MD

Medical School: University of Mississippi (2015)
Internship: UNC Hospitals Internal Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Mississippi, BA 2011 in Biology

Lauren Rushing, MD

Medical School: University of Texas - Houston (2015)
Internship: University of Texas - Houston
Undergraduate: Louisiana State University, BS 2010 Biology

Michael Taggart, MD

Medical School: University of Utah (2015)
Internship: Carolinas Medical Center Internal Medicine
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University – Idaho, BS 2009 in Microbiology

Second Year Residents

Oleg Alekseev, MD, Ph.D

Undergraduate: Bates College BS 2007 in Biochemistry & Math
Medical School: Drexel University (2016)
Internship: Internal Medicine, Drexel University
Outside Interests: History, art history, architecture, numismatics, fencing, hiking, running, and languages (Ukrainian, Russian, and German).


Sailaja Bondalapati, MD

Undergraduate: Andhra University, India BE 2002 Engineering
Medical School: UNC-CH (2016)
Internship: Internal Medicine, Duke University
Outside Interests: Teaching Telugu language, badminton, swimming, traveling

John Deans, MD

Undergraduate: Duke University BS 2012 Biology
Medical School: Duke University (2016)
Internship: Internal Medicine, UNC Hospitals
Outside Interests: Violin, hiking, running, kayaking, golf, travel, food and cooking, politics.


Ryan O’Meilia, MD

Undergraduate: University of Oklahoma BS 2010 Zoology
Medical School: University of Oklahoma (2016)
Internship: Transitional Year, Kaweah Delta Healthcare
Outside Interests: Photography, kiteboarding, archery, camping, tea, chocolate, and good conversation with my wife.



Karishma Habbu, MD

Undergrad: Columbia University

Major: BA 2013 in Biology/South Asian Studies

Med School: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine (2017)

Internship: UNC Internal Medicine

Outside Interests: Classical pianist, Indian traditional dancer (Bharatnatyam), Lord of the Rings enthusiast.



Brent Kramer, MD

Undergrad: South Dakota State University

Major: BS 2013 Biology

Med School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2017)

Internship: University of South Dakota Sanford SOM Transitional Year

Outside Interests: Athletics, travel, snowboarding, reading, hunting, card and board games, farming.



Daniel Olson, MD

Undergrad: Eastern Washington University

Major: BS 2012 Biology

Med School: University of Washington School of Medicine (2017)

Internship: UNC Internal Medicine

Outside Interests: Hiking, biking, running trails, running marathons, disc golfing, longboarding, soccer, swimming.



Bryan Strelow, MD

Undergrad: Elon University
Major: BS 2012 Biology
Masters: Duke University, MA 2016 Theology and Medicine
Med School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine (2017) Internship: Cone Health Internal Medicine, Greensboro
Outside Interests: Scuba diving, water/snow skiing, soccer, basketball, tennis, reading theology and philosophy, tech, home renovation, strategy games.