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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 Resident Bios

Lauren FengLauren Feng, MD

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Undergrads: University of Chicago

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I love how Family Medicine can be a part of a patient’s entire story, from preventative care and well-visits to hospital visits, and follow-up.  It is the only specialty in which the same physician can deliver a baby and then continue to look after the mother and child.  I find it exciting that Family Medicine physicians wear a variety of hats on any given day; we do procedures as well as social work.  To me, Family Medicine is the quintessential doctor role. 

What do I like about our residency?

I was drawn to the collaborative and supportive environment among residents and faculty at Cone, and I felt that its strong training in broad-scope Family Medicine would allow me to feel comfortable caring for any patient that may walk into my future clinic. 

When I am not working I like to…

I enjoy spending time with my husband and golden retriever/lab puppy.  I like to stay active through swimming and running, and I enjoy cooking (and eating!)

 

Elsia YooElsia Yoo, DO

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: College of William & Mary 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I love the full spectrum of Family Medicine. To me there is nothing more rewarding than being able to care for people of all ages and at all stages of life. I think that being able to connect and forge long-term relationships with patients is truly special. 

What do I like about our residency?

The broad curriculum, excellent facilities, and – most importantly – how friendly and supportive the people are here. I am super happy to be training in a place that will give me a great education and give me a chance to work with some really great people. 

When I am not working I like to...

Spend time with my husband, play unconventional board games, bake, read fun books, run, and go on food adventures.

Angela RiccioAngela Riccio, DO

Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrads: Rutgers University New Brunswick

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I went into medical school wanting to do primary care and Family Medicine was definitely the best fit for me. I love that I will be able to take care of patients of all ages and focus on preventative medicine and patient education. I'm originally from a small town and hope to work in a rural area after residency, so becoming trained in everything from Obstetrics and Peds to Geriatrics and end of life care is very important to me.

What do I like about our residency?

Cone Health has everything I was looking for in a residency program: an ideal location with top trained faculty in a community setting. I was extremely impressed on my interview day and could tell the program goes above and beyond in supporting residents and providing trainees with quality education. I felt like I fit right in with the residents and couldn't be more excited to train here!

When I am not working I like to …

Spend time with friends and family, try new restaurants, read, do crafts, try new recipes, and hang out with my cat, Moo. 

Abdoulaye DialloAbdoulaye Diallo, MD  

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

Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Greensboro 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I have always envisioned myself as a primary care physician, and in my opinion Family Medicine offers the best opportunity to fulfill that vision. Family Medicine allows you as a physician to treat different patient populations across a broad spectrum of age, gender, and socio-economic status. You are able to foster a relationship with your patients that will help you better care for them and have a meaningful impact on their health and in their life for many years.  

What do I like about our residency?

During my time at UNC, I have had opportunities to do some rotations at Moses Cone. Those experiences have reinforced my belief that Cone Health would offer a quality medical training with a clear focus on providing outstanding care for the community while maintaining strong ties to the academic world. The residency program has a very solid reputation, with outstanding faculty and staff dedicated to training well-rounded family physicians in a supportive environment.  I know that Cone Family Medicine Program, [delete comma] will provide me with all the tools, knowledge and leadership skills necessary to practice medicine anywhere, and as a family physician could not ask for more. 

When I am not working, I like to…

Travel and discover new cultures. I also like to spend time with family and friends; I have two brothers that live in Montreal, Canada. I try to stay active by running and playing soccer whenever I have a chance. I like to watch movies, and am always interested in improving my cooking skills. 

 

Daniel WardenDaniel Warden, MD            

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Undergrad: University of Massachusetts Lowell           

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I like the idea of knowing a little of everything and Family Med will also allow me to take care of patients across the age spectrum.  I have interests in sports medicine, addiction medicine and point of care ultrasound. 

What do I like about our residency?

I was looking for a strong community program, and I knew that Cone has an excellent reputation. It was also important to be in a nice area for my family.  Everything clicked during my visit, and I enjoyed the people I met here.  

When I am not working I like to:

Spend time with my wife and two boys, listen to music, cook, watch movies or be outdoors. 

David McMullenDavid McMullen, DO

Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Central Florida

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

Family Medicine embodies the full scope of medicine and allows me to serve as an advocate for my patient’s health. Its practice is built on forming relationships with both the patient and their family, and I have the unique opportunity to be their first point of contact. There is also great diversity in both the population and pathology. I am a strong believer in personal health and having a balanced lifestyle, and Family Medicine promotes both values.

What do I like about our residency?

Cone Health is a community-based program that offers robust training in all facets of Family Medicine including OBGYN, pediatrics, inpatient and outpatient medicine. Most important to me was the positive atmosphere among the staff and faculty. Cone Health as a program functions as a family with strong academics and training.

When I am not working, I like to:

Backpack, hike, cook, play my violin, run, and watch re-runs of Fixer Upper. Most importantly, I enjoy doing these things with my wife Caitlin.

 

Yashika AminYashika Amin, MD

Medical School: Medical University of Lublin

Undergraduate: Boston University 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

Family Medicine offers me the privilege of providing care to patients of all ages. I like the emphasis that it places on preventive care and developing long-term relationships with patients, as these are both important. 

What do I like about our residency?

The people. The support and sense of community this program offers, as well as the vast array of expertise among the faculty, made it an easy choice. I just knew I would love working with them. Also, great opportunities for me to pursue my interest in Sports Medicine. 

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

Spend time traveling and exploring different countries. I also love kickboxing, painting, water sports, and any outdoors activity. 



Kate TimberlakeKate Timberlake, MD

Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine 

Undergrad: Davidson College 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I love that Family Medicine takes years of training and education to explain to patients why most things are normal, and a few concerns are not, in a simple and understandable manner. I enjoy advocating for families as a whole, and I have a particular interest in breastfeeding and Maternal and Child Health. My husband and I have dedicated our careers to serving the people of North Carolina, and I feel that there’s no better state in which to be an advocate and physician leader, especially with the strength of our NCAFP and wonderful Family Medicine colleagues. 

What do I like about our residency?

Apart from our family’s love for Greensboro (we have lived here for 5 years!), I was fortunate to be able to rotate with Cone Family Medicine for two months during Medical School, and I was blown away by the intelligence, humor, and dedication of residents and attendings. Cone is an exciting organization to be a part of, especially since they strive to care for all people in our city and be a healthcare leader for the rest of the state. I love that the Cone system is large enough to train me in diverse patient concerns, but it is still small enough to feel like “home!” 

When I am not working I like to:

Hang out with my husband, son, and our wild Wheaten Terrier. We love exploring the outdoors around Greensboro and NC State Parks. My husband and I enjoy date nights to the new local craft breweries and fun restaurants in town! My other hobbies include any DIY (furniture, jewelry-making, gardening, sewing, and more), running and Pilates, and hosting a monthly Gourmet Supper Club with three other couples. My husband and I also host various church small groups and events at our house!

2nd Year Resident Bios

Christina GambinoChristina Gambino, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Florida Atlantic University

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

The constant variety and diversity of Family Medicine have always excited me. Specializing in Family Medicine gives me the opportunity to provide care to all ages while counseling and empowering them.

What do I like about our residency?

Moses Cone is a very special program because they provide high-quality training in addition to an excellent support system. The people I have the privilege of working with are kind, helpful and positive, and they maintain a good sense of humor. The community-based learning environment is also a bonus. Also, their sports medicine opportunities are outstanding. I knew that this would be the perfect program for me to learn how to become the family physician my patients deserve.

When I am not working I like to …

Spend time with family, friends, and my cat (Morgan). I love to be outside and to explore nature. I also enjoy finding new recipes and DIY projects on Pinterest, although the things I pin rarely come to fruition!

 

Taye Gonfa, MD

Taye GonfaMedical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

Like most people, I came to medicine with the dream to care for people. However, I always asked myself, what if I am the only physician in a community or a village? Can I take care of a child who is unwell, a mother who is in labor or an elderly who needs me? The answer is yes; by going to Family Medicine, not only do I meet and care for people from all walks of life, but I also learn from them, which makes me a better person.

What do I like about our residency?

During my 3rd and 4th-year rotation in my medical school training, I had classmates who did their rotations at Cone Health. I also worked with residents who did some of their rotations here. All of them talked about how great the training, the residents & the faculty are at Cone FM. I also like to have as much exposure as possible during my training, which is quite hard in big academic hospitals with multiple residency programs.

When I am not working I like to…

Spend time with my wife and two children, as well as visiting and chatting with friends. I also like watching and playing soccer & practicing martial arts.

   

Hillary Fitzgerald, MD

Hillary FitzgeraldMedical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Princeton University

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

Although I did not recognize it at the time, family doctors embody all of what I thought being a doctor meant before coming to medical school. I am excited by its emphasis on preventive, patient-centered care, the opportunity to perform procedures and by the field’s potential to impact health policy. I have a particular interest in geriatrics, but I love kids and family planning, too. With Family Medicine, you don’t have to limit the patient population you get to know and treat. 

What do I like about our residency?

I am looking forward to learning and working within a well-established, community-based program that is linked with university resources. Moses Cone and Greensboro offer a busy training environment. In addition, the residency program prides itself on being supportive, and attracts enthusiastic people.

When I am not working I like to…

Cook, watch cooking shows, get outdoors and go running or hiking, and spend time with my family, which now includes a Sheepadoodle named Swasey.

 

Abby Lancaster, MD, MPH

Abby LancasterMedical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Undergraduate: Wake Forest University

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

Family Medicine allows me to treat not just individuals, but more importantly (as the name suggests), families! To know a patient’s family is to gain a greater understanding of the patient as a whole, which I believe allows me to treat the patient better. I also enjoy the variety of opportunities available in Family Medicine. From adolescent medicine to procedures, to delivering babies, Family Medicine allows me to do all the things I love.    

What do I like about our residency?

From the beginning of my interview day, I felt at home. The faculty and residents’ genuine passion for the program and patient population was immediately apparent, as well as the program’s commitment to continuing education after medical school. Additionally, I am interested in OB/Gyn, and I appreciate the opportunities a community-based program affords me. 

When I am not working I like to…

When not at work, I enjoy relaxing with my husband Madison and my pet bunny Marzipan. I also enjoy watching and playing tennis, restoring furniture, and interior design.

 

Catherine Wallace, DO

Catherine WallaceMedical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine -- Carolinas Campus 

Undergrad: University of Dayton (Go Flyers!!)

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose Family Medicine because I wanted the opportunity to work with a variety of patient populations across all age ranges.  I am particularly interested in Women's Health and Preventive Medicine.  Family Medicine gives me this chance to build strong relationships with my patients, and continuity of care is something I believe to be very important. 

What do I like about our residency?

I like that it is a community-based residency program with good opportunities within women's health. When I interviewed and attended a second look, I found the residents and faculty to be warm and welcoming. Everyone treats each other well and is supportive in the clinic and hospital. 

When I am not working I like to:

Spend time with my husband and my Black Lab, try new recipes, run and hike, read, binge-watch Netflix, decorate my new house, and explore Greensboro and the surrounding area. 

 

Katy Mayo, MD

Katy MayoMedical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Undergraduate: Appalachian State University

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose Family Medicine because I want to care for the whole person, not just one system or organ. I love that Family Physicians see their patients as real people, instead of disease processes.  Family Medicine allows me to pursue my interests in Sports Medicine, Women's Health and Palliative Care. I am so excited to have the opportunity to build meaningful, long-lasting relationships with my patients! 

What do I like about our residency?

What I love most about Cone is the people. Everyone that I have interacted with has been incredibly kind, genuine and helpful. Cone is a community-based program, where I know I will receive an excellent education. I honestly believe that this residency program will teach me how to be a physician who is confident and knowledgeable about practicing medicine in the modern world.

When I am not working I like to:

Spend as much time as possible with my husband, family, and friends. I love playing sports including soccer, tennis, basketball and football. I also love cooking (and eating!), painting, swimming and taking trips to the mountains and beach.

 

Kanishika Gunada, MD

Kanishka GunadasaMedical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

Family Medicine allows me to approach medicine in a more holistic manner. Not only are Family Physicians able to help patients address a certain ailment, they also have the greatest ability to impact the preventive aspect of health.  It also gives me the opportunity to be directly involved in the health of my community as well as build trusting relationships with my patients.

What do I like about our residency?

I had a great experience during my interview and second look. The residents I met were fun, laid back and seem to have great camaraderie. The faculty seems very approachable and supportive. The program also offers exposure to a variety of “areas of concentration” from academic/teaching to global health, which I found very interesting. All these factors and that gut feeling you get when you just know this is the right place for you is why I chose Cone. I am very excited to begin this journey!

When I am not working I like to …

Spend time with my fiancé, family and friends. My fiancé is a big sports fan, so we enjoy watching the UNC Tar Heels (Go Heels!) and Carolina Panthers. I also enjoy baking, hiking, running and painting.

 

Asiyah Mikell, MD

Asiyah MikellMedical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Graduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose Family Medicine because it provides such a diverse patient base. As a family physician, I care for a patient from birth to death, and every valuable moment in between.   Family Medicine encourages a holistic approach to medicine, it values not only treating the disease but connecting to the patient on a personal level.  It is a career in which the physician becomes an integral part of community, working to advocate for the needs of those who are underserved, and providing preventive care.  

What do I like about our residency?

Moses Cone really hits on my areas of interest. It provides full-scope training with several focus areas that are of personal interest to me. The faculty and staff are welcoming, positive and committed.  Overall, I feel that this is a great place to grow into the type of physician I want to be. 

When I am not working I like to …

Spend time with family and friends. I enjoy cooking and eating good food. I like to paint and read fantasy novels as well as other books. I definitely have to admit to my love of Netflix binging.  

3rd Year Resident Bios

Angela Bacigalupo, MD

Angela BacigalupoMedical School: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Graduate School: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

Growing up in a small rural community in the Appalachian mountains of western North Carolina, I was exposed to full-scope Family Medicine at every turn, which is where my passion for Family Medicine began.  Family Medicine providers now have the ever more important cornerstone role of providing continuity of care and helping patients navigate through specialist care and the other fragments of our healthcare system.  Practicing Family Medicine gives me broad opportunities to fulfill my passions for working with patients from all demographics and working toward social justice.  I look forward to being connected to the community in which I practice through my patients and organizations that address social determinants of health, as the family medicine providers that I grew up admiring did in my rural community.  Creating lasting relationships with my future patients that will positively contribute to both their lives and my own is an exciting prospect, which is why I continue to be passionate about family medicine. 

What do I like about our residency?

There are so many things to love about the Moses Cone Family Medicine residency program.  Because the program is community-based, I feel a real connection to the Greensboro community.  The surrounding community embraces the hospital system and the residents, and we can help the community outside of the clinic through our connections to them.  Secondly, the curriculum of our program provides the full-scope training that I was looking for with the ability to customize my learning to fit the needs of the future community in which I will practice.  Lastly, but most importantly, the people at Cone Family Medicine are wonderful.  Our attendings, residents, and staff are all so supportive of each other.  It is a very healthy and happy place to practice medicine and continue to learn, because of the amazing people that surround me. 

When I am not working I like to …

Spend time with my husband and our Australian shepherd doing things outside like hiking, swimming, and spending time relaxing on the lake.  I love to travel and I’m always looking for my next adventure.  I like to discover new bands and go to concerts.  Other personal interests of mine include photography, reading, and baking.

 

Crystal Dorsey, MD

Crystal DorseyMedical School: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC

Undergraduate: University of Georgia

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

Family Medicine grants me the opportunity to work with people of all ages and all walks of life.  Not only can I take care of the whole person, I can take care of the whole family.  It also affords me the privilege to build strong relationships with my patients over time, which I feel is invaluable. 

What do I like about our residency?

The high caliber residents, faculty, and staff are what attracted me to this residency.  Everyone is smart, eager to help each other, and just nice to be around.  Additionally, I knew that a community-based program with limited other residencies within the hospital was the best way for me to learn, work, and grow. 

When I am not working I like to…

Spend time with my husband, watching college football (especially the Georgia Bulldogs), hiking, white water rafting, and watching comedies.

   

Ashly Gottschalk, DO

Ashly GottschalkMedical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina-Greensboro 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose Family Medicine because it is the one specialty where I'm not limited to just one field of medicine.  I love knowing (and learning) something about everything!  Some of my interests in medicine are rural health, women's health, and addiction medicine.  Family Medicine allows me to gain a plethora of knowledge and skills in all of these areas. 

What do I like about our residency?

Cone has such an amazingly positive vibe. Everyone is super welcoming, friendly, and supportive.  In addition, the hospital is well respected and its residency programs provide excellent education and skills to their residents.  Needless to say, I'm excited to further my training with Moses Cone! 

When I am not working I like to…

Spend time with friends and family... and my little Yorkie-poo Zen!  Some of my hobbies include target shooting, gardening, and travel, reading fiction, fishing, and discovering new cultures through cooking /food.   

 

Alyssa Haney, MD, MS

Alyssa HaneyMedical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Carnegie Mellon University

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

Family Medicine allows me to pursue my passion for women’s health, and also to be able to care for an entire family.   

What do I like about our residency?

I chose to be part of the Cone Health Family Medicine program because of the amazing personalities here.  I continue to be amazed at the kindness and the consideration that I am shown each and every day with helping hands always at the ready.  There are so many ways to expand my knowledge base and comfort zone with new skills to learn each day.  I have a particular passion for women's health, and I know that I will get exposure to this topic at this program!

When I am not working I like to…

Spend my spare time with my husband and our cat, Penny.  I also enjoy cooking.  I always have something baking!

 

Ian McKeag, MD

Ian McKeagMedical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine- East Lansing

Graduate School: Purdue University-Bloomington

Undergrad: Indiana University-Indianapolis 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose family medicine for the patients I would be working for, I chose it for the people I’d be working with, and I chose it for the flexibility and authenticity of the work we do. 

What do I like about our residency?

I had the privilege to work “in the real world” for four years after graduate school. The one thing I took away from this time was that nothing makes a day move faster than working alongside happy, positive people.  This program, like MOST Family Medicine residencies, has this.  But, in my opinion, unlike other residencies, this attitude begins at the top, with Dr. Hensel.  He alone is worth coming here.  The positive attitude manifests throughout this program—then you stack on the rest of the staff, the independence we have, the support we are given, and city/location/affordability of Greensboro.  In short--I’m happy.  And I’m not the only one. 

When I am not working I like to:

Go jogging, workout, watch most types of sports.  If I’m lucky I’ll go out fishing, hiking, or camping.  The affordability of Greensboro has allowed me to purchase my first house, so would it be lame to say “mow my lawn”?

 

Caleb Melancon, MD

Caleb MelaconMedical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine-New Orleans

Undergraduate: Louisiana Tech University

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose Family Medicine because medically it is one of the more challenging forms of being a physician, and because it daily provides some of the greatest rewards that our profession has to offer in the form of ongoing relationships with our patients.  

What do I like about our residency?

I love Cone Family Medicine for three reasons: the people, the people, and the people.  Those three different groups include the faculty, fellow residents, and our patients.  We have excellent teaching, which leads to excellent training in our diverse patient population, and we have an amazing group of fellow residents who appreciate that fun and residency training can go hand in hand.  

When I am not working I like to:

Spend time in the outdoors whether on the water or in the woods.  My wife and I enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing when we can.  We have the most fun when we get to share these times with friends. 

 

Caleb Parker, MD

Caleb ParkerMedical School: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose family medicine because I wanted to practice broad-scope medicine, and be able to treat everyone from newborns to the elderly.  I also want to get to know my patients and develop long-lasting relationships with my patients.  Within Family Medicine, I’m interested in office procedures, sports medicine, and preventive medicine. 

What do I like about our residency?

The people I work with every day, from my co-residents to the faculty and the staff, are all very friendly and always eager to help each other and give this program a true “family”-type atmosphere. 

When I am not working I like to …

Spend time with my soon-to-be wife.  We love trying all kinds of new foods and spending as much time outdoors as possible.  I’m also a huge sports fan and I enjoy watching my UNC Tar Heels and the Carolina Panthers.  Other hobbies include cooking, watching movies, and video games.

 

Jazma Phelps, DO

Jazma PhelpsMedical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia

Undergraduate: North Carolina State University-Raleigh

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose Family Medicine because to me it exemplifies the true definition of a physician: a doctor who can take care of all aspects of a patient because it entails a combination of all aspects of medicine.  I like the idea of taking care of all types of patients from the young to the very old and following them throughout their lives. 

What do I like about our residency?

I like that this residency program is community-based.  You truly get the patient-centered aspect of medicine.  I also love all the people I have met.  Everyone is so helpful and willing to help you out in any way they can. 

When I am not working I like to …

Travel, even if it is just a day or weekend trip somewhere but mainly it is go big or go home when it comes to traveling for me.  I also enjoy going to the movies, spending time with family or friends, and shopping.  I am a thrill seeker, so any fun adrenalin-filled activity I do and like.

 

Raleigh Rumley, DO

Raleigh RumleyMedical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas

Undergraduate: Western Carolina University- Honor College

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I am very passionate about underserved care (especially rural medicine) and feel that training in family medicine would best prepare me to serve those areas.  After residency, I hope to do a fellowship in Sports Medicine and apply what I learn to working with a farming community.  I also love the wide variety that comes with working in family medicine, and being exposed to a little bit of everything.  I tried to keep an open mind when entering my third year of medical school, but I knew the first day of my family medicine rotation that I had found exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. 

What do I like about our residency?

One of my favorite qualities of this residency program is how truly nice everyone is.  The support system here is fantastic and they make sure you know that help is always there should you need it.  I also love the exposure to sports medicine and direct primary care, and enjoy working with physicians who are as passionate about these fields as I am.  My main goal for residency is to acquire the knowledge and skill I need to best serve a rural community and I truly believe that Cone will help me achieve this goal and make many amazing friends in the process! 

When I am not working I like to …

Read, garden, and go to the theater.  I love traveling, especially to the mountains.  I collect medical antiques, and enjoy looking through antiques stores to see what I can find.  I am fortunate to live close to my family now, so I am really looking forward to hanging out with them and eating some good food!

Social Activities

Our residents and faculty strive to balance their busy work schedules with time for family, friends, and social activities. We schedule several seasonal events to ensure adequate time to become fully acquainted with colleagues and families.

In addition, interns have a long-standing tradition of meeting outside of work on at least a monthly basis for more fun and games.

Service Opportunities

Here are some of the volunteer activities of our faculty and residents.

  • Boy Scouts of America - leadership
  • City of Greensboro Pre-retirement program wellness presentation
  • Cone Health United Way Campaign
  • Cone Health free Pap smear screenings
  • Elon University - team physician and athletic training class
  • Go FAR (Go For A Run) fitness program
  • Greensboro Cross Country and Track Championships medical coverage
  • Greensboro College guest lecture
  • Guilford College - guest lectures and Student Health Services
  • Guilford County Schools in-service wellness presentations
  • Habitat for Humanity house construction, Greensboro
  • Health Care Sharing Initiative
  • Health Literacy for the Congregational Nurse Program
  • HealthServe Community Health Clinic
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
  • Marine Corps Marathon medical overage
  • Medical mission trips to Honduras 
  • North Carolina A&T State University and many area high schools
  • Partners in Health series for the Shepherd Center
  • P4HM (Partnership for Healthcare Management) Board
  • Reach Out and Read Committee
  • Student mentoring, Guilford College students
  • Team physicians/medical coverage for Bennett College, Carolina Dynamos, Elon University, Greensboro Twisters, Guilford College
  • Triad Masters Swimming
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro guest lectures
  • US Armed Forces, Fort Bragg Medical Symposium
  • US National Cross Country Championships, other local road races and running events coverage
  • USA & North Carolina swimming referee
  • Women's Only 5K Walk & Run
  • YWCA Teen Parent Mentoring Program

International Opportunities

Since 1999, our residents have had the opportunity to participate in short-term international medical mission trips to remote areas of Honduras as part of teams led by Dr. Wayne Hale. We began with Reitoca, a small village in the mountains southeast of Tegucigalpa. Six brigades worked in Limón, a Garifuna village on the northeast coast, where malaria and intestinal parasites are the predominant illnesses.

During these trips our residents not only learn about travel medicine and the treatment of tropical diseases, but more importantly, are exposed to the culture and language of a group that forms an increasing proportion of the U.S. immigrant population. The experience also provides an opportunity to improve Spanish language skills useful in the Moses Cone Family Medicine Center Hispanic Clinic. Resident interest in these elective rotations has been high. We have recently been working with Shoulder to Shoulder, whose clinic in Santa Lucia accommodates larger teams and has more opportunities for teaching and working with the community.

For those interested in training more thoroughly in international health, we offer the International Health Area of Concentration. For further information about this or about international electives, please contact Jeff Walden, MD