Current Family Medicine Residents

The residents in our Family Medicine Residency Program are a diverse group of physicians. They represent many cultures and this is one of the many assets of our program - the ample opportunity to interact and study with people of differing backgrounds and experiences.

1st Year Residents

Tony Dahbura, DO

Anton 'Tony' Dahbura

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus
Undergrad School: Virginia Tech 

Why did I choose Family Medicine? Family Medicine allows me to see patients through all walks of life and truly be an advocate for their health. Continuity and improving health through education have been at the forefront of my desire to become a physician, and no specialty embodies that more than family medicine. This specialty really has it all: diverse patients, broad-spectrum practice, and an excellent mix of clinical medicine and procedures, all while allowing enough time to spend with those we care about.

What do I like about our residency? The program has solid roots, and the diversity here is excellent, which is perfect for both education and culinary exposure (Greensboro has excellent food options). I also enjoy that Cone Health blends community medicine and academic medicine very well. It doesn't feel too large like academic centers have felt to me, but it's large enough that you see pathology you wouldn't see in most community settings. There are several fellowships available and as someone who has an interest in OB, I'm glad that is something I can consider for my future. Lastly, my faculty and co-residents very much care that I grow in both life and medicine. Physicians are people too, and we all respect and value that here.

When I am not working, I like to...

Stay active! Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee are my favorite, but I'll play just about any sport I'm invited to play. Our class seems to enjoy tennis the most. I like to consider myself an experienced board gamer, having owned and played 200+ games in my lifetime. I also enjoy puzzles, escape rooms, and online video gaming on the Switch (Mario Kart, Smash, Strikers, etc.) with my family and friends since I'm distanced from them now. And if you ever need humor (preferably dark) in the form of a meme or comedy skit, I'm your guy!


Marisa Dameron, DO

Marisa Dameron

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus
Undergrad School: Radford University 

Why did I choose Family Medicine? Family Medicine offers a high degree of flexibility when it comes to location, work environment, and area of focus.  I love that I will be qualified to treat most ailments, and provide comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations. 

What do I like about our residency? The people! I have been treated with kindness and respect from day one. I feel supported every second of every day, and I am encouraged to be myself.

When I am not working, I like to... Hang out with my family and friends, cook, try new wineries and breweries.


Mayuri Jagadish, MDMayuri Jagadish

Medical School: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Undergrad School: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose family medicine because I can take care a people in all stages of their lives. There is an emphasis on advocacy in the field of family medicine, and l am excited to be a part of that. I love the ability to get to know patients long-term, and empower them to make meaningful changes within their lives. I am also following in my grandmother’s footsteps; she was a family physician in an underserved part of India. I grew up hearing her stories, and hope to emulate her in the future by being a family physician and working on health care equity. 

What do I like about our residency? 

I love the supportive environment that our residency has. Everyone is dedicated to teaching you and helping you learn. There is an emphasis on underserved medicine as well as refugee care, which is unique to this program and is so important. I like that Greensboro is a diverse population that helps me gain insight as a physician and is truly a gift to experience during residency.


Sarah Jones, DO

Sarah Jones

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad School: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 

Why did I choose Family Medicine

During my clinical rotations in medical school, I learned how much I enjoy working with adults in addition to their children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. I want to encourage and assist the whole family unit to become healthier and live more fulfilling lives. I chose family medicine because I believe I will have special opportunities to build strong relationships with multiple family members and really make a difference in their lives for the better. I also like the flexibility that family medicine has to offer. I will be able to work in a clinic or hospital in a variety of areas including geriatrics, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and general adult medicine.  

What do I like about our residency?

I love ALL the people.  I was fortunate enough to do an AI here in my 4th year and I knew this was where I wanted to end up for residency.  Everyone was so welcoming, and I learned SO much.  The environment is conducive to learning, and everyone is very approachable. The faculty and upper-level residents truly love to teach, and I am excited to continue to learn from them.  The people here are excited to learn, teach, and become the best doctors they can be. This energy rubs off on me and I get excited to go to work each day. This program is incredibly well-rounded and offers unique opportunities.  I will be able to get the extra OBGYN experience I want, and I am really looking forward to working with refugee patients.  

When I am not working, I like to...

Spend time with my three children, husband, and other family members and friends.  We really like being outside whether it’s just hanging out on the farm where we live in Stokes County or going for a hike, camping, or swimming at waterfalls. We also have a lot of fun (and get pretty competitive) playing monopoly, spades, and other games. I love to cook without recipes, and love baking bread. When I need to relax, I find that painting helps me clear my mind.  


Allee Maxwell, MD

Alle Maxwell

Medical School: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine 
Undergrad School: University of Memphis  

Why did I choose Family Medicine? I chose Family Medicine to be able to create relationships with patients. I love to treat a wide variety of complications and people at all stages of life. I enjoy working with a team of professionals to improve the overall health and happiness of patients. I also enjoy preventive medicine and helping people live their healthiest lives. 

What do I like about our residency? I chose Cone Health because of the countless opportunities provided by the program. You are given the chance to focus on what interests you have in family medicine while learning under fantastic physicians. The program provides a nurturing learning environment and allows you to grow as a physician.  My fellow residents are very welcoming and really care about teaching. Cone is a wonderful program at an excellent hospital, and is a great place to train as a resident. 

When I am not working, I like to...

Spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy watching movies, reading books, and listening to podcasts. I also love to go on hikes with my significant other and his dog.  

John Norbert, MD

John Norbert

Medical School: University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St Kitts
Undergrad School: Baldwin Wallace College 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose family medicine because it affords me the opportunity to see a wide range of patients with complex cases.  As a family medicine physician, I get to work as a team with my patients to ensure they reach their health goals. This is also a specialty where I get to collaborate with other specialists to optimize care for patients.

What do I like about our residency?

There are multiple reasons why I was drawn to Cone Health. One of them was the commitment of the faculty to teach and share their wealth of knowledge with the residents. They are available when you need help or advice. The other reason was the collaborative culture within the organization; there is a genuine connection across the board, from the administrative to the faculty, nurses, and residents. Academically, I wanted a program with a robust inpatient and outpatient curriculum. The resources at Cone to help residents is very impressive, we have an excellent team of pharmacists, nutritionists, and social workers who help us provide the best care for our patients.  

When I am not working, I like to…

Stay in, relax, and binge-watch TV shows. I'm a big fan of soccer, football, basketball, mixed martial arts, and boxing. I also enjoy game nights, traveling, short hikes, and good music.  I also enjoy playing soccer on the weekends or going to live games.

Bailey Sanford, MD, MDiv, MEd

Bailey Sanford

Medical School: UNC School of Medicine
Undergrad School: University of South Carolina  

Why did I choose Family Medicine

Solving the trenchant problems facing healthcare today (the opioid crisis, gun violence, racial disparities in health access and outcomes) will require more than mere medical advances; it will require community transformation. By virtue of their longitudinal, trusting relationships with patients and their communities, family physicians are uniquely positioned to be agents of such transformation.

What do I like about our residency

As a student in UNC School of Medicine's FIRST Program, I had the privilege to spend three years working and learning alongside Cone family physicians. I knew from my first visit that these were not just the kind of people that I would be excited to work with each day, but were just the sort of physicians I aspired to become: conscientious, compassionate, and curious.

When I am not working, I like to..

Spend time outdoors! I believe life is better on two wheels, so you can often find me riding my mountain bike on Greensboro’s many wonderful trails or exploring country roads on my road bike. I also enjoy open-water swimming, tennis, and backpacking. When the weather is disagreeable, you can find me in one of Greensboro's libraries of coffee shops tucked into a book. My favorite genres are history, memoir, and sociology. 

Brandon Sowell, MD

Brandon SowellMedical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Undergrad School: Morehouse College 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose family medicine because I enjoy working with patients, building relationships, and developing their health literacy. I want to work in a capacity that keeps patients out of the hospital.  

What do I like about our residency?

Being at Cone feels like being at home, this residency feels like a big family. 

When I am not working, I like to...

Train Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!!!

2nd Year Residents

Alejandra Espinoza, DO

Alejandra Espinoza

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus
Undergrad School: Virginia Tech 

Why did I choose Family Medicine? 
Family Medicine is the perfect choice for me because I have many broad interests and it allows me the opportunity to pursue them all! My interests include sports medicine, women's health, global health, and addiction medicine. Additionally, I have the privilege of establishing long-term relationships with my patients and caring for them through all stages of life, which is something I really value. 

What do I like about our residency?
Cone Health is exceptional! I have felt incredibly welcomed and supported since my very first day. The family-feel really makes it a great environment to learn but also to have fun! It is a very well-established program that I know will prepare me well for any path I decide to take afterwards. There are also various fellowship opportunities here: Obstetrics, Sports Medicine, and Ultrasound.  Since I am a huge foodie, I also have to say...the cafeteria is excellent, which is just another perk! 

When I am not working, I like to…
I enjoy watching sports, especially college football and basketball (Go Hokies!). I also love exploring new restaurants in the area; there are so many! Game nights are some of my favorite nights, although I can get pretty competitive! When the weather is nice, I love to just be outdoors - going on hikes, runs, kayaking, etc. I am excited to keep exploring Greensboro and North Carolina!  


Anupa Ganta, DO

Anupa Ganta

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM-Carolinas) 
Undergrad: North Carolina State University   

Why did I choose Family Medicine? 
I chose Family Medicine because it incorporates a broad scope of training that allows providers to really practice the full spectrum of medicine. It allows me to serve my community by working with various groups, including pediatric and geriatric populations, while being able to develop and maintain long-term relationships with patients.  

What do I like about our residency? 
I wanted to go to a residency that has a good balance of both inpatient and outpatient care while also caring for a wide population demographic. I like that, here at Cone, we get to work with the underserved as well as refugees. Family medicine encompasses a wide spectrum of care and I like that this program reflects this, all while being able to work in a great environment full of supportive faculty and fellow residents.  

When I am not working, I like to… 
Spend time with family and friends. Love to travel and try different types of food. I watch a lot of crime-related and forensic shows. I also enjoy swimming; it’s a great way to trick myself into working out!  


Alana Lilland, DO

Alana Lilland

Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: University of West Florida, Chipola College 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?
I have a strong passion about medicine and helping individuals and families through all stages of their lives. There are so many challenges people face that can be impacted positively by improvement in health and getting access to care, sometimes even by just having someone to talk to and check in on them. I enjoy getting to truly know people that I am taking care of and making changes in their lives. There is so much potential for impact and change through family medicine, and my dream is to help my local community, and provide much needed access to care. 

What do I like about our residency?
This program puts an emphasis on the ‘family’ in family medicine. The people here not only want you to have a good work-life balance, but they also become part of your family and are so helpful and supportive. There is a great mixture of a close community feeling, but with access to great resources and a large variety of academic opportunities. Greensboro also has such an amazing mixture of cultures and people from all walks of life; there is so much experience to be gained by having the privilege to care for such a diverse population. 

When I am not working, I like to…
Have adventures with my family and play games together. I love the outdoors and enjoy hiking and trail running. My go-to relaxation time is reading mixed with napping. 


Cate Lynn, MD, MPH 

Cate Lynn

Medical School: University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine
Undergrad: University of Oklahoma 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?
I am attracted to family medicine because of the opportunity to build genuine, long-term relationships; the ability to care for people from the beginning of life to the very end is such a privilege. I also love the wide array of possibilities for further learning and development, such as pursuing a fellowship after residency.  

What do I like about our residency?
Everyone is so friendly and warm! From the janitors to the executives, everyone is approachable and helpful. Even though I am in my first month, I already feel so supported and at home. It is a welcoming place that has built an excellent learning environment. It feels like a great place to flourish! 

When I am not working (and unpacking my boxes from a cross-country move), I like to…
spend time with my pets, relax in hammocks, and find great new restaurants.  I just tried Lux on Elm Street and loved it!


Victoria Johnson Paige, DO, MS

Victoria Paige

Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine   
Undergrad: University of San Francisco   

Why did I choose Family Medicine? 
I chose Family Medicine because of the ability to provide care for patients of all ages. I look forward to building meaningful relationships and advocating for my patients.  I am particularly interested in women’s health, underserved medicine, and reducing health disparities. I am excited to serve the communities most in need as a National Health Service Corps participant, providing full-scope medicine and taking care of the entire family.  

What do I like about our residency? 
I like how supportive and family-oriented the program is. This was apparent to me while interviewing, as faculty reached out and showed how supportive they are of my being a new mom, and shared different resources available for my family. Now after starting residency, it is even more apparent. I am so happy with my decision to come to Cone!  

When I am not working, I like to… 
Spend time with my husband and kids! I also like to travel whenever possible and explore new places. I enjoy watching and playing sports, especially basketball. I also enjoy trying new restaurants, watching movies, and a good game night!   

Richard Sun, MD

Richard Sun

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine 
Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

Why did I choose Family Medicine?
I chose Family Medicine because of its primary focus in primary care and preventive medicine. I love the idea of being able to establish lifelong relationships with patients and to help them live healthier lives. I also love the idea of being able to take care of patients of all ages and all walks of life. 

What do I like about our residency?
I grew up near Winston-Salem, so coming to Greensboro felt like coming home to me. I lived in Boston for 4 years for medical school, so it's nice to be back in warmer weather and close to my family again. I actually worked as a scribe at Cone between undergrad and medical school, so I already knew Cone was a wonderful place to work.  It may be cliche, but my favorite part of the program is the people here. From interview day and since starting here, I've felt so welcomed and supported by the faculty and everyone else in the clinic and hospital. 

When I am not working, I like to…
Spending time with family and friends, homebrewing, DJing, cooking, traveling, hiking, camping, stand-up paddleboarding, snowboarding, playing various sports, board games, poker, and video games, and  working out. 


Ashleigh Wells

Ashleigh Wells, MD

Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Undergrad: Hamilton College 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?
So many reasons! I value continuity of care, and enjoy developing meaningful relationships with my patients. I also have a passion for preventive medicine and helping patients make healthy lifestyle choices. Lastly, I love the breadth and variety that family medicine offers, including the opportunity for procedures. 

What do I like about our residency?
Cone has the mind of an academic institution but the heart of a community program. Everyone here is so incredibly kind and supportive. As someone who is interested in sports medicine, the fellowship opportunities were also a big draw for me. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how much I love the free food! 

When I’m not working I like to….
Play or coach lacrosse, spend time with family, exercise/run, eat!, and travel. I also golf, snowboard, do crossword puzzles, and manage the Instagram account for my family’s business. 

3rd Year Residents

Simone Autry-Lott, DO

Simone Autry-Lott

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Georgia Campus
Undergrad: Coastal Carolina University

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

Family Medicine doctors are historically known as pillars of their community. We build close-knit relationships with every member of the family and care for our patients through every stage of life.

What do I like about our residency?
This residency program is family-oriented. The faculty and staff are supportive of me being a mother in medicine. They made it a point to discuss my options of on-site childcare and the ability to continue to nurse on the job! That is very important to me and is a rare find among residency programs.

I also became drawn to Cone Health Family Medicine because of their emphasis on women’s health and obstetrics, which is a passion of mine. I aspired to be a part of this program many years ago. I am a former employee; I worked as a nurse technician in the Women’s Hospital. I am honored to return and to serve this community once again as a physician.

When I am not working, I like to…
Spend time with my family. I enjoy nature walks, hosting parties, and creating new experiences at local dining establishments. My personal favorite is Greensboro’s own Maxie B’s bakery!

Vondra Brimage, DO

Vondra Brimage

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)
Undergrad: University of North Carolina Greensboro

Why did I choose Family Medicine?
During my clerkships, I didn't expect to love all the things that a family physician does, but with each experience I learned more about Family Medicine as a specialty and about myself in the process. I enjoy the family rapport and making a difference in patients' lives. Ultimately, I chose family medicine because I value building long-term relationships with patients. I wanted continuity of care and to focus on the psychosocial aspects that affect my patients' well-being. I love educating patients about their health and the positive changes they can make, and that I can support them through difficult medical decisions. I am excited to begin my career as a family physician, walking alongside my patients and their families throughout all stages of life.

What do I like about our residency?
I am thrilled to have this opportunity to be a Family Medicine resident at Cone Health in a city that I already know and love. Not only is the staff welcoming, but the faculty encourages residents’ interests and is supportive. During the interview day, I saw myself fitting in and doing well. It just felt like home.

When I am not working, I like to…
Spend time with my family and friends traveling to gardens and arboretums. I often submerge myself in the purity of nature by taking mindful walks through woodlands, parks and near bodies of water. I enjoy volunteering in the community and mentoring youth, hoping to foster a love for math and science. I love watching comedy and horror movies and playing card games. If there is a game night…I’m there.

John Victor Cresenzo, MD

John Victor Cresenzo

Medical School: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
Undergrad: The University of the South and East Carolina University

Why did I choose Family Medicine?
I was raised in a rural county in North Carolina in an extended family with a rich history of healthcare. It began with a great-great grandmother who emigrated from Italy to practice midwifery among immigrants of varied nations and races in New York City. My grandfather, after marrying my grandmother, who was a nurse, practiced medicine in small-town Reidsville, North Carolina. He was followed by my uncle, who also practiced medicine in Reidsville in a family practice. And then there is my twin brother, a nurse, and my cousin, a midwife at Cone Hospital! Hands-on, empathetic, involved, caring for everyday people from birth until death is not just part of my heritage, it is an engrained ethic in my values. And, best of all, I like people, and I accept them for who and what they are. That makes it fun!

What do I like about our residency?
I was fortunate to have Cone Hospital accept me into an acting internship in Family Medicine my fourth year in medical school. From my experiences there it was easy to list Cone Hospital as my first choice in the Match process for residency. Cone Hospital is recognized for its excellence in care. Its staff is top notch and still personal. All patients deserve the best care, and for me to provide the best care I need to learn from the best. I believe Cone Hospital offers me that opportunity. And, even better, Greensboro is in the beautiful South with light traffic, greenery, mountains, beaches, nightlife, barbecue, a temperate climate, and is not far from my home town of Eden.

When I am not working, I like to…
Enjoy walks with my medical school live-in companion Sasha, a Great Dane. I’m poor at golf, worse at tennis, great at cooking, and was a state placer and finalist on my high school wrestling team. As for outdoor activities, I’ve skied and snowboarded almost since birth, have sailed the Caribbean with my family a number of times, and traveled in Europe. But if it came down to it, I’d say my best times are spent with my family on our family farm in Rockingham County chain-sawing firewood, playing with the tractor, and hunting and drinking an occasional good bourbon with my best friend, my twin brother Michael.

Caitlin Mahoney, MD

Caitlin Mahoney

Medical School: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Undergrad: The University of Virginia

Why did I choose Family Medicine?
Family Medicine is the best of all worlds, where I can help any person, throughout their lifetime, and be a "jack of all trades, master of whatever I want." I want to be a utilitarian physician, able to adapt to the demands of a changing medical landscape with much uncertainty, by having lots of tools in my toolbox. But most importantly, I wanted to be able to offer obstetrical care with a combined medical/procedural background instead of only a surgical background. I want to help patients make choices about their families and help grow those healthy families through pre-conception care, prenatal care, pediatrics, and beyond.

What do I like about our residency?
Cone Health is a gem. Most residencies are either academic or community based, but Cone Health has the rare mix of academic faculty in a community health setting. In medical school I specifically trained with underserved populations in community health based practices, and I wanted my training to be community health-oriented, but I also wanted all the resources and research academic training can provide. Luckily, I don't have to choose! On my interview day, everyone was incredibly accommodating and kind. I immediately felt what a supportive, nurturing environment Cone Health is. (S/O to Dr. McIntyre who also does cross stitch.)

When I am not working, I like to…
Ride my horse! Cuddle with my partner and our two cats. Cook, run, sew/embroider/cross-stitch, keep up with my favorite true crime novels/podcasts/shows. When I get the chance, volunteer with wildlife rehabilitation.

Poonam Patel, MD

Poonam Patel

Medical School: Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (London, UK)
Undergrad: Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (London, UK)

Why did I choose Family Medicine?
Treating the “mind, body and soul.” This holistic approach to patient care is what sets family medicine apart from other fields in medicine and is something that has always been an important part of my medical practice. In addition, the diversity of patients and variety of conditions that I will see in clinic will keep my daily practice interesting and exciting. Family Medicine will also enable me to build meaningful, long-term relationships with my patients over time, and this is something that I will cherish! Lastly, I like that this field plays a significant role in disease prevention, and I am looking forward to working together with my patients to help prevent diseases and their associated complications

What do I like about our residency?
Cone Health is everything I was looking for in a residency program. It has the perfect balance between outpatient and inpatient training. The opportunity to diversify training through the speciality clinics is something that also appealed to me. On top of all this, the staff at Cone Health are incredibly friendly and supportive of their residents. It also has some fantastic fellowships to offer. I am so excited to join the team and start training here!

When I am not working, I like to…
Spend time with nature and soaking up the sun! I love traveling the world and exploring new places as well as drinking coffee, cooking and spending time with my family and friends.

Makiera Simmons-Robinson, MD

Makiera Simmons-Robinson

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Undergrad: University of South Carolina

Why did I choose Family Medicine?
When it came time to choose my specialty, I asked myself how I could be of most service to my loved ones, to my community. In that moment I knew Family Medicine was it for me. For years, I have found comfort in caring for others during their most vulnerable times in life. For many of us, those times center on health. It is important for me to be able to serve infants, children, adolescents, both mothers and fathers as well as grandparents. I often say my goal as a physician is that if any man, woman or child passes out in front of me, I want to feel confident in my ability and knowledge base to treat them appropriately. Fortunately, family medicine equips me with a diverse skill set that allows me to approach the healthcare of various members of the population as needed.

What do I like about our residency?
During my fourth year of medical school, I attended the American Academy of Family Medicine national conference in Kansas City. While there, I was able to meet a few of the faculty members, staff and residents from Cone Health. I immediately felt welcomed, and received answers to all my questions. I was extremely grateful to be accepted as a visiting student with the program for four weeks. I learned so much as an acting intern both academically and professionally. My upper level residents always made sure I was an active member of the team and supported me every step of the way. The faculty always asked for my input and thoughts during rounds, as well as challenged me to develop and confidently share my treatment plans. I never left the hospital without a clear understanding of the evidence behind our clinical reasoning. By the time I returned home, my confidence had grown substantially. There was no doubt that Cone Health Family Medicine was a place in which I could flourish as a resident and beyond.

When I am not working, I like to…
Spend time with family and friends, catch new movies, play escape room games, bake sweet treats, try new recipes, learn dance routines, assemble furniture and explore methods of acting.

Tanya Walsh, MD

Tanya Walsh

Medical School: Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)
Undergrad: Athabasca University (Alberta, Canada)
Western Memorial Regional School of Nursing (Newfoundland, Canada)

Why did I choose Family Medicine?
When I entered medical school, I had already made the decision to practice in family medicine because of my interest in helping people in a holistic way. My previous experience had given me the opportunity to recognize that this was where I would fit in my developing career as a physician. I enjoy the one-on-one interaction with my patients, and more importantly, taking the time to listen and develop a good rapport with them means a great deal to me. The diversity of Family Medicine allows me to treat patients from acute to chronic illnesses as well as care for patients across the lifespan with a variety of concerns, with women’s health and obstetrics being a keen interest of mine.

What do I like about our residency?
What attracted me to this program initially was the OB fellowship. The idea of a well balanced education as a general practitioner with a focus on obstetrics was very intriguing. The friendliness of the team and the opportunity to work in a family-orientated and welcoming environment felt like I had found my niche. I fell in love with the area and could envision myself living here. I am so excited and grateful to have the foundation of my continuing education at Moses Cone.

When I am not working, I like to…
Spend time reading, watching movies or playing with my two canine babies. I have acquired an interest in painting. I enjoy the outdoors, and am looking forward to exploring the area. I have just found an interest in star gazing and astronomy as well, and am open to finding out what other opportunities Greensboro has to offer.

Ryan Welborn, DO

Ryan Welborn

Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Appalachian State University

Why did I choose Family Medicine?
I’ve always been passionate about exercise and its capacity for preventive medicine. I previously owned a health and fitness business, and it was this experience of working with individuals to improve their health and wellbeing through exercise that initially sparked my path to Family Medicine. I continue to welcome the challenge it presents in becoming as well versed as possible in a broad array of topics. I appreciate the variety, longevity of patient relationships and ability to positively impact an entire family’s overall health and wellness.

What do I like about our residency?
I was particularly drawn to the welcoming and supportive atmosphere at Cone, as well as the strong sports medicine and procedural aspects of the residency program. During my interview, I felt confident that Cone would provide excellent training across a broad range of areas enabling me to become a capable, well-rounded family physician.

When I am not working, I like to…
Enjoy fitness and photography, as well as hiking with my wife and son. I love lifting weights and playing recreational sports (soccer/flag football/etc). I enjoy traveling and doing landscape and wildlife photography, as well as dabbling in astrophotography. When the weather isn’t great I enjoy reading a variety of nonfiction; including history, biographies, and science-related texts.