Ryan Parawan

Hometown: Bell Buckle, TN
Undergrad: Middle Tennessee State University
Med School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Areas of Interest: Wilderness Medicine, Rural EM, Global Health
Hobbies: Backpacking/hiking, fishing, college football, guitar dabbling, Bonnaroo, Remote Area Medical
Why I chose: Excellent teaching from incredible faculty, family atmosphere and camaraderie between everyone, diverse clinical training with both academic and community hospitals. Plus, the Triangle area is great and close to the mountains and beach
Email: Ryan.Parawan@unchealth.unc.edu 

Ryan Parawan


Nathaniel Miller

Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
Undergraduate School: The University of Iowa
Medical School: The University of Iowa
Areas of Interest in EM: Emergency Medical Services, Wilderness Medicine, Ultrasound
Hobbies: Hiking, skiing, climbing, biking, watching college football, checking out local craft brews.
Why I chose UNC: Working at both UNC and WakeMed provides a unique opportunity for significant experience at a large academic center and busy community hospital. This combination of training sites provides a fantastic opportunity to become a well-rounded EM physician. There are a lot of other contributing factors including: EMS opportunities, research, mild winters, great area, and easy access to many outdoor experiences. Finally, and most importantly, the fantastic family of residents and faculty!
Email: nathaniel.miller@unchealth.unc.edu 

Nathaniel Miller


Bill Mosher

Hometown: Salisbury, MA
Undergraduate School: University of Rhode Island
Medical School: New York Medical College
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Toxicology, Global Health, Disaster Medicine, Education, Ultrasound, EMS
Hobbies: Boston Sports, Salt water aquariums, Fishing, Surfing, Sailing, Aerial Photograph, Hiking, Camping
Why I Chose UNC: UNC is amazing! During my interview day the residents, faculty and staff immediately made me feel at home and as a part of the UNC family. I felt like I would receive excellent training in the kind of supportive environment that I wanted. I really like the community and academic split, where you get to learn in both environments. Also, the triangle is an amazing place with so much to do!
Email: william.mosher@unchealth.unc.edu 

Bill Mosher


Jillian Merica

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Undergraduate School: Smith College
Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Areas of Interest in EM: Austere Medicine, Education, Administration and Policy
Hobbies: Hiking, running
Why UNC: I was drawn to UNC because of the experienced faculty who are excellent educators and mentors, the location, and the true family feel fostered in the department.
Email: Jillian.Merica@unchealth.unc.edu 

Jillian Merica


Charles Blevins

Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Undergrad: The College of William and Mary
Med School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Areas of Interest in EM: Sports Medicine
Hobbies: Traveling, Golf, Hiking, Biking, College Football, Basketball, & Lacrosse, Cooking/Grilling
Why I Chose UNC: I chose UNC first and foremost for the people. The faculty and residents here are truly a family, and the atmosphere is supportive and inclusive. Additionally, the program uniquely offers training at both a large academic institution (UNC) as well as a major community center (WakeMed), something that few other programs offer. Last but not least, the faculty/leadership at UNC remain at the forefront of Emergency Medicine, positioning the residents for future success in any discipline of Emergency Medicine.
Email: Charles.Blevins@unchealth.unc.edu 

Charles Blevins


Mark Hoppens

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Undergraduate School: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Medical School: Louisiana State University, New Orleans
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Wilderness Medicine, Global Health, Critical Care
Hobbies: Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Traveling, Any sport
Why I Chose UNC: UNC provides an awesome education; the department is comprised of impressive yet down-to-earth faculty and fosters a feeling of family; Chapel Hill/Durham is a beautiful, fun place to live.
Email: Mark.Hoppens@unchealth.unc.edu 

Mark Hoppens


Jonathan Hancher

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Areas of Interest in EM: Ultrasound, Austere Medicine / Global Health, Education.
Hobbies: hiking, backcountry camping, water polo, basketball, Español.
Why I chose UNC: The people, the opportunities and the location. The program is an ideal size with talented, approachable faculty and a palpable family feel. Well-rounded training is a hallmark—there is strong community EM & pediatrics at WakeMed (in Raleigh) and great academic exposure at UNC, both serving diverse patient populations. Additionally, the UNC affiliation gives us the opportunity and support to pursue areas of interest. Outside of work, the Triangle is an awesome place to live. With state parks, mountains and the beach a short drive away, it’s easy to stay active & enjoy the outdoors. After an away rotation at UNC, I found myself wanting to join the team. Very happy to be here!
Email: Jonathan.Hancher@unchealth.unc.edu


Daniel Markwalter

Hometown: Vienna, VA
Undergraduate School: Bucknell University
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: Clinical ethics, medical humanities, and palliative care
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, road cycling, and music (guitar, mandolin, and concerts of all types) with my wife
Why I Chose UNC: I chose UNC for lots of reasons! The learning environment within the Department is phenomenal. Not only is the program committed to teaching residents the skills necessary to succeed in whatever comes next, but it also provides ample room for residents to craft their own identity within emergency medicine. Additionally, working and learning at both UNC and WakeMed allows residents to graduate from the program with an incredibly well-rounded understanding of emergency medicine. Finally, who wouldn’t want to live in the Research Triangle? With thriving culture and easy access to beaches and mountains, it is a wonderful place to complete residency.
Email: daniel.markwalter@unchealth.unc.edu

Daniel Markwalter


Travis Wieland

Hometown: Laura, IL
Undergrad: Valparaiso University
Grad: University of Edinburgh (MSc); University of Chicago (AM)
Med: Southern Illinois University
Areas of Interest: Global EM, Wilderness Medicine, Policy
Hobbies: Traveling, Hanging out with friends, working out, anything outside
Why I Chose UNC: The people, first and foremost! The program felt like a family when I interviewed here, and I knew right away that I wanted to be a part of it. I also knew that it would be an excellent place to learn emergency medicine and to pursue my other interests within the field, such as global health and policy. Not having to freeze through Midwestern winters was another big plus!

Travis Wieland


Yi Li

Hometown: Linfen city, China
Undergraduate School: Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine(MBBS)
Medical School: Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine(MBBS)
Areas of Interest in Emergency Medicine: International Emergency Medicine, Education
Hobbies: Dance, Guitar, Hiking, Netflix, Eating noodles
Why I chose UNC: PEOPLE; community/academic exposure; opportunities. I had a very enjoyable interview experience and people treat each other like a big happy family. Every program is about training but UNC is about training + happiness. There are a lot of social/family activities between residents and faculties, which will make the three years of life a lot of fun! As for training, UNC/WakeMed offers excellent mixture of academic/community exposure that helps you explore whatever interest you have in Emergency Medicine. If you are interested in global health specifically and looking for international careers, the international office of UNC gives you resources and opportunities in almost every continent in this world(not sure if you can work with penguins though lol). If the above is not enough to you, how about letting Dr. Tintinalli give you a talk on the Tintinalli’s during a shift with her?
Email: Yi.Li2@unchealth.unc.edu

Yi Li