The residents, by far, are the best part of our residency program. The environment is supportive and collegial. Residents also spend time together outside of work enjoying such activities as trips to the beach and mountains, watching local sports at UNC and the Durham Bulls Ball Park, and attending local concerts and shows.

First Years

Andrew Allen, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Sarah Obudzinski, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Rochester
  • Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Clinical Interest: Undecided
  • Research Interest: Pediatric Skeletal Development and Maturity
Yu Min Suh, MD (research track)

  • Undergraduate: Wesleyan University
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Beau White, MD

  • Undergraduate: North Carolina State University
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Zohair Zaidi, MD

  • Undergraduate: Duke University
  • Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Clinical Interest: Undecided

Second Years

Patricia Kirkland, MD

  • Undergraduate: Washington and Lee University (Mathematics)
  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
  • Clinical Interest: Undecided
Nathaniel Koutlas, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Exercise & Sports Science)
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Clinical Interest: Undecided
Alysa Nash, MD

  • Undergraduate: LeTourneau University (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Surgical Care in Under Resourced Settings
Patrick Pallito, MD

  • Undergraduate: College of Charleston (Biology)
  • Medical School: Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Clinical Interest: Undecided
Kristin Toy, MD (research track)

  • Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles (Physiological Science)
  • Master’s: Georgetown University (Physiology and Biophysics)
  • Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
  • Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, Oncology, Upper Extremity and Global Health
  • Research Interest: Opioids and Orthopaedics, Healthcare Disparities and Surgical Outcomes

Research Year

Alex Padovano, MD Alex Padovano, MD (research track)

  • Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
  • Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis

Third Years

Scott Lewis, MD Scott Lewis, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Lukas Keil, MD Lukas Keil, MD (research track)

  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Biology & Chemistry)
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Clinical Interest: Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Research Interest: Spinal Deformity Surgery and Pain Control in the Pediatric Population
L. Kody Pratson Kody Pratson, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Athletic Training)
  • Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Clinical Interest: Undecided
Daniel Robinson, MD Daniel Robinson, MD

  • Undergraduate: Indiana University Bloomington
  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Interest: Orthopaedic Spine & Trauma

Fourth Years

Colleen Balkam, MD Colleen Balkam, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Virginia (History & Biology)
  • Master’s: Georgetown University (Physiology)
  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • Clinical Interest: Total Joint Replacement
Ryan Barnes, MD Ryan Barnes, MD

  • Undergraduate: College of William & Mary (Neuroscience)
  • Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Karly Lorbeer, MD Karly Lorbeer, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Florida
  • Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Karly Lorbeer, MD Chinmay Paranjape, MD

  • Undergraduate:
  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
Josh Shapiro, MD Josh Shapiro, MD (research track)

  • Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
  • Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Clinical Interest: Adult Reconstruction
  • Research Interest: Optimization of Perioperative Nutrition

Fifth Years

Shawn Feinstein, MD Shawn Feinstein, MD (research track)

  • Undergraduate: University of Virginia (Neuroscience & Political Science)
  • Medical School: Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Clinical Interest: Sports Medicine
Daniel Marchwiany, MD Daniel Marchwiany, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Illinois (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
  • Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Clinical Interest: Adult Reconstruction
  • Research Interests: Perioperative Health Optimization in Total Joint Replacement, Opiod Prescribing After Orthopaedic Surgeries
Arvind Narayanan, MD Arvind Narayanan, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Michigan (Business Administration)
  • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Interest: Adult Reconstruction & Joint Replacement
Sonal Sodha, MD Sonal Sodha, MD

  • Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Master’s: Harvard/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Clinical Interest: Spine Surgery
Kurt Stoll, MD Kurt Stoll, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Montana (Human Biology)
  • Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Clinical Interest: Shoulder & Elbow Surgery