December 11, 2018

Welcome to the community

Samuel G. Adediran, MD has joined Cancer Specialists of Tidewater. He earned his medical degree from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, OH. He completed an internal medicine residency with Lehigh Valley Health Network in PA, where he remained for a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology.  He is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and eligible for subspecialty certification in hematology and medical oncology.

Ali Ahmed, MD, MPH has joined Bayview Physicians Group’s Hospitalist Team. He received his medical degree from the University of Duhok College of Medicine in Duhok, Iraq. He graduated with his Master of Public Health degree from EVMS, where he also completed his Internal Medicine residency.

 

 

Almotasembellah Aljaafareh, MD has joined Sentara Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Specialists in Hampton. He earned his medical degree from Jordan University and completed his pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowships at the University of Florida. 

 

 

Frank Amico, DO has joined Sentara Cardiology Specialists in Suffolk. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his cardiovascular disease fellowship at Deborah Heart and Lung Center. He completed an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowship at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and an interventional cardiology fellowship at East Carolina University. 

 

Ahmad Anouti, MD has joined Neurological Associates of Hampton Roads, a practice of Chesapeake Regional Medical Group. A Board-certified neurologist, Dr. Anouti earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed internships at The Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He completed his residency in neurology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA, and a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.

Habtamu Belete, MD has joined Pulmonary Medicine of Virginia Beach, a Bayview Physicians Group practice. He received his Doctor of Medicine at the Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine in Ethiopia. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Aurora Health Care-University of Wisconsin. He is Board certified in Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine.

 

Samantha Brand, MD has joined Hanbury Family Medicine, a Bayview Physicians Group practice. She received her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond and completed her Family Medicine residency at Riverside Brentwood Family Medicine in Newport News. She is Board certified in Family Medicine.

 

Dawn M. Brown, DO has joined Riverside Surgical Specialists. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Medical College in California. She completed a general surgery residency with Inspira Health Network in New Jersey, followed by fellowship training in trauma and surgical critical care at St. Luke’s University Health Network in PA. She is eligible for Board certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. 

 

Rachel A. Burke, MD has joined EVMS Surgical Oncology. She earned her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. She completed a general surgery fellowship at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA, and a surgical oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. She is Board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery.

 

Ashley Burkholder, DO has joined the team at Sentara Family Medicine Physicians in Virginia Beach. She earned her osteopathic medicine degree at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center.

 

 

Matthew C. Chakan, MD has joined EVMS Internal Medicine-Primary Care. Dr. Chakan earned his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency at Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. He is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 

 

Alan D. Chap, MD has joined Riverside Surgical Specialists. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency and a surgical critical care fellowship at EVMS. He is Board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care by the American Board of Surgery.

 

Wen Chen, MD has joined TPMG Neurology in Newport News. She earned her medical degree at Fudan University School of Medicine in Shanghai, China. Prior to beginning her residency training, she studied basic neuroscience for three years in the Neuroscience Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her internship and residency at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

 

Juan Cuebas, MD has joined Bon Secours Neuroscience Center. He is a Board-certified neurologist and Board certified in sleep medicine. He received a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico and a neurology residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

 

Duane Duke, MD has joined the pediatric surgery team of CHKD. A Board-certified pediatric surgeon, he comes to CHKD after serving as a pediatric surgeon in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and received fellowship training at Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. 

 

Jason C. Dukes, MD has joined EVMS Internal Medicine-Primary Care. Dr. Dukes completed his medical degree and internal medicine residency at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York, NY. He also earned an MBA at Columbia Business School in New York.  He is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 

Stephanie Espino, DO has joined Volvo Medical Associates, a Bayview Physicians Group practice. She graduated with her medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Riverside Brentwood Family Medicine in Newport News. She is Board certified in Family Medicine.

 

Rahel Feleke, MD has joined the Sentara Hospital Medicine Physicians team. She earned her medical degree from Addis Ababa University School of Medicine in Ethiopia and completed her internal medicine residency at Interfaith Medical Center. 

 

 

Erica Formato, MD has joined Sentara Family Medicine Physicians in Suffolk. She earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed her residency at Ghent Family Medicine.  

 

 

Mary Guye, MD has joined Sentara Surgery Specialists – Surgical Oncology in Newport News. She earned her medical degree from Uniformed Services University, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine and completed her surgical oncology fellowship at City of Hope National Medical Center. She recently retired from the United States Air Force where she served as the Chief of Surgical Oncology and Master Clinician for General Surgery. 

 

LaVonne Hairston, MD has joined Bon Secours Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center. She received her Bachelor of Arts in exercise and sport science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her medical degree from the Meharry Medical College School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. She completed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. 

 

Maged Hamza, MD has joined EVMS Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He earned his medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt.  He completed two residencies, one in anesthesiology and one in general surgery, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, AZ. He completed a pain management fellowship at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. He is a Diplomat American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomat American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Examiners.

 

Ashly Hardin, DO has joined JenCare Senior Medical Center, in Newport News; JenCare is Hampton Roads’ only 100% Medicare Advantage primary care practice. She earned her medical degree from The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. She completed her family medicine residency at Bluefield Regional Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge. She is Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians in family and geriatric medicine.

 

James Henick, MD has joined Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center (SMOC). He completed medical school and his residency in anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed a Pain Management Fellowship at the University of Virginia, Department of Anesthesiology. He is double Board certified by the Board of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

 

Traci E. Ito, MD has joined EVMS Advanced Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. She earned her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL, and completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. She recently completed a minimally invasive gynecology surgery fellowship at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY. She is Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 

Palak Kachhadia, MD has joined Lakeview Pediatrics & Family Medicine, a Bayview Physicians Group practice. She earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, and she completed her Internal Medicine residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.

 

 

Michael Kelley, MD has joined Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians in Williamsburg. He earned his medical degree from University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed his residency at East Carolina University School of Medicine.

 

 

Regina Lee, MD has joined Bayview Cardiovascular Associates. She earned her medical degree from University College Dublin School of Medicine in Dublin, Ireland, and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She then went on to complete a Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, and completed her Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at George Washington University Hospital. She is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography.

 

Yan Liu, MD, PhD, RPVI, FACC has joined Bayview Cardiovascular Associates. He received his medical degree with summa cum laude honors from Harbin Medical University in China before he attended Duke University and obtained his PhD in Immunology. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at University of Texas Southwestern Programs and completed his Cardiology Fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was also a National Institutes of Health Joseph Pogano Research Fellow in Cancer and Aging. He is Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Imaging and Internal Medicine.

 

William Long, DO has joined Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians in Williamsburg. He earned his osteopathic medicine degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Brentwood Hospital.  

 

 

Constancia Macatangay-Geronilla, MD has joined Bayview Cardiovascular Associates.  She received her medical degree from the University of the Philippines. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Connecticut, where she also served as chief medical resident. She completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Miami- Jackson Memorial Hospital, serving as chief fellow. She completed a subspecialty fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Weill Cornell Medical Center – New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology.

 

Kimberly Mackey, MD has joined CHKD’s neurosurgery team. She comes to CHKD from the University of New Mexico, where she served as both an adult and pediatric neurosurgeon. She received her medical degree from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Robert C. Mason, MD has joined Tidewater Orthopaedics. After earning his medical degree from the University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY.  He then completed an additional year of training with a focus on upper extremity surgery and shoulder to hand at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. He is Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

 

Ailene Medalla, MD has joined Volvo Medical Associates, a Bayview Physicians Group practice. She graduated with her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Brentwood Family Medicine in Newport News, where she served as Chief Resident. She is Board certified in Family Medicine.

 

 

Angel Miller, DO has joined TPMG Coastal Internal Medicine and Tidewater Bariatrics. She earned her medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Georgia. She completed her residency training through EVMS at Portsmouth Family Medicine.

 

 

 

Bharat Mitra Meenavalli, MD joined JenCare Senior Medical Center, in Newport News; JenCare is Hampton Roads’ only 100% Medicare Advantage primary care practice. He earned his medical degree from UCIMED in Costa Rica. He recently completed his Internal Medicine residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY. He will sit for his Boards this fall.

 

Olugbemisola O. McCoy, MD  has joined Urology Specialists Newport News. After earning her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, she completed a general surgery internship and urology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She also holds a Doctor of Philosophy in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia. She is currently eligible for Board certification by the American Board of Urology.

 

John McGuigan, MD has joined Sentara Hand Surgery Specialists in Norfolk and Chesapeake. He earned his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University and completed his hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. 

 

 

Richard L. Mooney, MD has joined Riverside Tappahannock Family Practice. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University and completed his family medicine residency at EVMS. He later earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas and completed residency training in aerospace and occupational medicine at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. He is Board certified in family medicine and occupational medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine, respectively.

 

Nicole Nejedly, MD has joined CHKD’s endocrinology department. She received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her pediatric residency and pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and is Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

 

 

Baochan Nguyen, MD has joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates. Her medical degree and doctoral degree in Neuroscience are from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Her residency training in ophthalmology was conducted at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California in Los Angeles. 

 

 

Christina F. Ortiz, MD, MPH has joined TPMG and opened TPMG – Coastal Allergy. She earned her medical degree and Master of Public Health at EVMS and completed her residency in Pediatric Medicine at the University of Virginia. She completed a two-year fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She is Board certified in General Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and is Board eligible in Allergy and Immunology.

 

Devin Patel, MD has joined Bayview Physicians Group’s Hospitalist Team. He earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.

 

 

Melinda Penn, MD has joined CHKD’s endocrinology department. She received her medical degree from EVMS and completed her residency at Medical University of South Carolina. She received fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is Board certified in pediatric endocrinology by the American Board of Pediatrics.

 

 

 

Emily Perdoncin, MD has joined Bayview Cardiovascular Associates. She graduated with her medical degree from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH. She completed her Internal Medicine internship and residency at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, where she also completed her Cardiology fellowship and her Interventional Cardiology fellowship. She is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.

 

Ashish Prasad, MD recently joined Sentara Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Specialists in Virginia Beach. He earned his medical degree from St. George’s University and completed his pulmonary, critical care & sleep medicine fellowships from the University of Florida. 

 

 

Catherine Rapp, MD has joined Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center (SMOC). She completed medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, and a Fellowship in Adult Shoulder & Elbow Reconstruction at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. She also earned an MBA at George Washington University School of Business, Washington, D.C. She is Board certified by the Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

 

Stephanie Krup Repole, MD, FACS has joined Bon Secours Surgical Specialists. She is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon with advanced training in evaluating and caring for patients with breast cancer and other diseases of the breast. She received her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She received her medical degree and completed her general surgery residency at EVMS. She completed a breast surgery fellowship at Baylor, Scott and White Health in Dallas, TX.

 

Muhammad Z. Rizwan, MD has joined Riverside Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists. He earned his medical degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan and completed his internal medicine residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York. He also completed fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center, as well as a sleep medicine fellowship at the University of Maryland. He is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.

 

Rory P. Sandberg, MD has joined Riverside Orthopedic, Sports Medicine & Physiatry Specialists. After earning his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, he completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Arizona. He also completed fellowship training in adult hip and knee reconstruction at Indiana University. He is eligible for board certification by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

 

 

N. Daniel Santacruz, MD has joined Roosevelt Family Medicine, a Bayview Physicians Group practice. He earned his medical degree from the National University of Asuncion. He went on to complete both his Internal Medicine residency and Nephrology fellowship at EVMS. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

 

 

Maureen Serem, MD has joined North Suffolk Family Medicine, a Bayview Physicians Group practice. She received her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, CA, and completed her Family Medicine residency at Portsmouth Family Medicine-EVMS in Portsmouth. She is Board certified in Family Medicine.

 

 

Charles E. (Ted) Shuff, MD, FAAOS, ABOS has joined Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists. He is a Board certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. He completed his spine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, after completing his orthopaedic residency and fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned his medical degree at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where he also served as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

 

Gurwinder Singh, MD has joined the team at Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians in Williamsburg. He earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree at Sri Guru Ram Dass Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in India and completed his residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, PA. 

 

 

Justin R. Smith, DO has joined EVMS Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. He earned his medical degree from Pacific Northwest University-College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, Washington. He completed his psychiatry residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is Board certified by the American Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry.

 

 

Llya Sobol, MD has joined Urology of Virginia, Harbor View location in Suffolk. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Neuroscience and Acting from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. He earned his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School, where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha, and completed his internship in general surgery and residency in urology at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He also completed a fellowship at Mayo Clinic in minimally invasive robotic and endoscopic urologic surgery.

 

Amanda P. Stiteler, MD has joined Riverside Urology Specialists. She earned her medical degree from the University of Arizona and completed residency training in urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is eligible for Board certification by the American Board of Urology.

 

 

Julius Tang, MD has joined Riverside Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed a general surgery residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He completed fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, as well as an advanced fellowship in mechanical circulatory support and thoracic transplantation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is Board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

 

Krishna Thandra, MD has joined Pulmonary Medicine of Virginia Beach, a Bayview Physicians Group practice. He received his medical degree from Deccan College of Medical Sciences in India. He completed his Master of Science in Neurosciences at University of Hartford in Hartford, CT. He went on to complete his Internal Medicine residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York, and his fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine.

 

Jane S. Wey, MD has joined Riverside Surgical Specialists. She earned her medical degree from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. After completing residency training in general surgery at the University of California Davis Medical Center, she completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is Board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

 

Keisha Williams, MD has recently joined Sentara Family Medicine Physicians in Virginia Beach. She earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed her residency at EVMS Portsmouth Family Medicine. 

 

 

Kelsey Williams, MD has joined the Breast Center at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. She is a Board-certified surgeon who is also fellowship trained. She earned her medical degree from the EVMS and completed her general surgery residency at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute in Roanoke. She completed a breast surgery fellowship at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, PA. 

 

 

Shawn Wilson, DO has joined Bon Secours Virginia Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists.  He received his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, a Master of Science in pharmacology from Tulane University in New Orleans, and his medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, TN. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Michigan State University-affiliated Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, MI, and a hand surgery fellowship at Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY.