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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

Chelsey Anderson, DOChelsey Anderson, DO

Medical School: Campbell University School of Medicine

Undergrad: Fayetteville State University

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

What other specialty would I be able to be involved in a person’s life from beginning to end? I treat people with diseases, but also have the opportunity to work as a team with my patients to actually prevent or minimize diseases. I get to be an educator and a partner in promoting healthy life choices.

What do I like about our residency?

Most residencies will provide opportunities to learn and grow as a physician. What I found at Moses Cone were some unique benefits that weren’t available anywhere else. It was the most organized residency I interviewed at, which spoke highly of the administrative staff. From top to bottom, everyone I met at this program was incredibly welcoming and helpful. I knew this program was going to be supportive and provide a stimulating environment to become the best physician I can be…. And with the different areas of study and fellowships, I knew I’d have opportunity to grow in whatever special interests I have along the way.

When I am not working, I like to…

Stay active for a healthy mind and body and to set a good example for my patients and children. I run, bike, dance, kayak, stand-up paddleboarding and any other activity that comes up. I am always in the middle of a few house renovations or wood-working projects. I travel whenever my schedule allows; especially love taking trips with my non-profit medical company for mission work.

Hannah AndersonHannah Anderson, MD

Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

As a Family Medicine physician, I have the opportunity to treat a diverse community of individuals. Family Medicine provides avenues for addressing acute illnesses and managing chronic conditions, while concurrently forming life-long connections with patients and their families. I chose a career in Family Medicine because I desire to provide patients with holistic care and compassionate guidance in their efforts to pursue health!

What do I like about our residency?

My favorite part about this program is that it concentrates on the people! Patient-centered care remains the focus of treatment and the program actively adapts its services to the evolving needs of the community. A team-based approach to patient care means utilizing inter-professional expertise to comprehensively train residents while addressing patients' concerns. The program also supports resident wellbeing by emphasizing a work-life balance and providing opportunities, like the resident retreat, to build friendships!  (And Anjie is awesome.)

When I am not working I like to…

Skydive, run, practice yoga, ski, volunteer, read, create Halloween costumes, watch movies, and travel. I can often be found exploring Greensboro with friends and take every opportunity to spend time with my parents, brother, and "puppy brother," Cooper.

Samantha BeardSamantha Beard, DO

Medical School:Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus (VCOM) 

Grad School:Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

For someone who enjoyed every rotation during medical school, Family Medicine was an easy choice because it gives me a little piece (and the best pieces; for example, plenty of in-office procedures without the OR) of each discipline within medicine and provides the perfect platform to impact patients’ overall health and wellbeing. I am so excited to continue training within this specialty to experience the continuity of care, diversity of clinical presentations, and relationships with patients that I have been so captivated by throughout my medical career thus far. 

What do I like about our residency?

I was fortunate to have an acting internship with Cone during my fourth year of medical school. During that time, I fell in love with all of the faculty, staff, and especially my now co-residents! I felt right at home with the welcoming atmosphere within the community hospital setting and appreciated the strong training I received while on their inpatient service. Cone takes pride in providing full-spectrum Family Medicine training and being a great place to work, which is something I sought. Not to mention, Greensboro is a perfect place to live! 

When I am not working, I like to…

Spend time with husband, friends, and family. We love playing ball with our super handsome mini-Dachshund, Slinky, and our mini-Aussie, Khaleesi (Game of Thrones fans?). I enjoying drawing and DIY artsy projects, pilates, and being out on the water (paddleboarding, wakeboarding, boating, or literally lying on a beach next to the water - you get the idea).

Peter FrankPeter Frank, MD  

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine

Undergrad: University of Maryland

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

The experience that first sparked my interest in medicine was an international service trip to Mexico where I was able to work alongside a physician who provided medical care for the children.  I was struck by how useful his skills were and how easily that knowledge could be applied anywhere in the world.  As I pursued a medical career, I kept that experience in mind and was ultimately drawn to family medicine because of the wide variety of people it serves (i.e., babies, expectant mothers, kids, adults...) and the skills it requires (lots of personal interaction with patients but also skill with a scalpel).  To me, a family physician is the Swiss Army Knife of medicine, a tool that can be useful in almost any situation.  Down the road, I hope to use the full scope of my family medicine training to practice and teach medicine in middle and lower income countries.

What do I like about our residency?

I was drawn to Cone for a variety of reasons.  Academically, I wanted a program that dedicated a lot of time to inpatient training and obstetrics.  Culturally, I wanted a program filled with warm personalities and a welcoming small-city atmosphere. Geographically, I wanted to escape the great white north that is Chicago and move closer to my friends and family here on the east coast.  Cone satisfied all of these points and more and I’m excited to serve this community in the coming years.

When I am not working, I like to…

Outside of the hospital/clinic I like to soak up the sun.  One of my favorite outdoor activities is trail running, but soccer and Frisbee are close seconds.  I have enjoyed partner dancing since high school and have taught swing dancing and competed in ballroom at a low level.  Occasionally, I will test my microbiology knowledge by culturing Saccharomyces cerevisiae in barley broth.  After said experiments, I might enjoy the resulting beverage while reading something by C. S. Lewis or similar authors.

Rachel KimRachel Kim, MD            

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose family medicine because it offers an opportunity to care for patients over a lifetime. There is no one single focus, no age, and no stretch of age preferred. The diversity of patients challenges physicians to continue learning and to stay up to date on a wide range of medical issues. I have always been fascinated to learn about others; the why and how of their responses, their motivations, and how all of these characteristics are shaped by their own diverse interactions with the world. In medical school, I observed the powerful nuances of patient workups and shared decision-making in an individualized setting where both patient and provider were confident that they would see one another again. These long-term relationships have a forceful effect on the patients and their families – fostering a determination to take charge of one's disease and a striking confidence in their healthcare that every patient deserves. These are the moments that drive my passion and make me so grateful for the career I have chosen.  

What do I like about our residency?

The culture here at Cone is absolutely amazing. The staff, faculty, and residents are so kind and welcoming. From parking lot to family medicine center to conference room, I am inundated with a succession of welcomes, big smiles, and hellos. In addition to the culture, the educational opportunities here are enormous. Cone offers full-spectrum training with a robust inpatient service, women’s hospital, and a busy clinic where all patient exam rooms are capable of performing procedures. We work closely with our faculty, which includes behavioral specialists, pharmacists, and social workers. For me, this is an incredible way to learn more about how to effectively navigate patient care both during a patient visit and beyond the doors of the FMC Clinic. Finally, Cone has the resources that come with both sports-medicine and women’s health fellowship programs, allowing residents to further explore these potential routes during training.

When I am not working, I like to…

Identify new projects (wood-working, furniture restoring, craft, home-improvement, etc.) followed by the rewarding process of bargain hunting for project pieces. I like to stay active, and run, play tennis, and practice yoga as much as possible. I love road trips and when I have consecutive days off, I will jump in the car and drive up to Syracuse to see my family! I also like to hang out in my hammock where I can binge a favorite new show or go out for a bigger-than-my-face soft-serve twist cone dipped in sprinkles and any other permissible candies

Bailey Rittberger MeccarielloBailey Rittberger Meccariello, DO

Medical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus (VCOM)

Undergrad: Capital University   

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

Family Medicine allows me to train in a broad sense, but also explore various interests, and continuously challenge myself to be a better physician.  I also love that there is such a strong focus on prevention of disease and the maintenance of health.  More importantly though, Family Medicine allows me to develop deep and meaningful relationships with my patients.  

What do I like about our residency?

The day of my interview, I knew that there was nowhere else I would rather complete my training than at Cone Health.  The people were so incredibly welcoming and they truly seemed to love the program.  Their opportunities in Sports Medicine and Women’s Health also catered to my interests.  Cone Health seemed as though it would prepare me to be an excellent, well-rounded physician, while also ensuring that I stayed an excellent, well-rounded person.

When I am not working, I like to…

Spend time with my husband and our Australian Cattle Dog, Five.  We enjoy being outside, working in our garden, and hiking.  We love watching hockey (Go Islanders!) and baseball games (Go Yankees!) and try to go to as many local games as we can (Go Durham Bulls!).  I also enjoy working out, cooking, baking, and watching movies (especially ones from the 1980s) and HGTV.

Kiersten MullisKiersten Mullis, DO

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus

Undergrad: Florida State University 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

For me, honestly, family medicine was love at first sight. I have always been drawn to its emphasis on relationships, holistic care across one’s lifespan, preventive medicine, advocacy, and community health. The flexibility, versatile skill set, and culture of passionate and empathetic physicians, further cemented that family medicine was my calling. What other profession affords you the chance to step into another’s life and make a positive impact on their life story?

What do I like about our residency?

While choosing a residency program, I was looking to have it all, and Cone Health truly does just that. I fell in love with Cone because it offers full-spectrum training with academic rigor, an outstanding community of faculty and residents, and on top of it all, it resides in such a beautiful city. Cone Health offers strong OB and sports medicine training, robust procedural opportunities, Suboxone certification, as well as ample exposure to inpatient, outpatient, and underserved medicine. In addition, Cone emphasizes personal health and well-being, and that really resonated with me. I honestly feel so blessed to be in such a beautiful place with unparalleled support, and to be training with such a passionate and fun community of people.

When I am not working, I like to…

Outside of medicine, I am happiest with tennis shoes on my feet and my husband by my side. I love being outdoors and being active, playing games with good friends, traveling to new places and visiting cool breweries. My best days are sitting on my front porch enjoying a good cup of coffee, crocheting or reading a good book, and hanging out with my husband Joshua and daughter Heidi, my fur babies, and my family. I’m always up for trying new things and finding new hobbies, so if you need a buddy I’m there for you! 

Daniel OlsonDaniel Olson, MD

Medical School: East Carolina University

Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose family medicine because I wanted to be able to do it all.  By that I mean, I wanted to work with patients of every age, I wanted the freedom to be able to work inpatient or outpatient, I wanted to deliver babies, I wanted to see the full scope of illnesses and have the opportunity to treat both acute and chronic conditions. Most importantly, I wanted to build relationships with my patients and work with them to improve their health for the long term. Family Medicine is the only specialty that allows me the opportunity to pursue all of these things.  

What do I like about our residency?

What I like about Cone Health is that I'm confident I will be getting excellent training in a broad range of areas. Specifically, I'll get the exposure I need in Obstetrics and Pediatrics to feel confident in treating those populations after residency.  I was also happy with the freedom Cone Health allows us to tailor our training to the areas we want to focus on most.  But the thing that made me choose Cone over other residencies was that after meeting with the faculty and other residents, it just felt like the right place to be. 

When I am not working I like to…

Learn new things, read comic books, listen to podcasts.  I also enjoy fishing, being outdoors, exercising, and seeing what cool things I can find at the local thrift stores or yard sales.  Occasionally I will play golf if I have the time. 

2nd Year Resident Bios

Sherin AbrahamSherin Abraham, DO

Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: Ursinus College 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I love how there are so many possibilities in Family Medicine. I will never be bored because I can treat just about everything! As a Family Medicine physician, I can treat everyone from infants to geriatrics, and will be able to treat acute and chronic diseases as well as some OB. It allows me to have a good variety in my practice. I also love the ability to have continuity of care. 

What do I like about our residency?

The faculty, staff, and residents were all so welcoming and it really felt like a community I would feel comfortable training in. During both my interview day and second-look day everyone was so eager to help one another and was genuinely happy. Along with having such a great community to work in, I knew as a resident at Cone Health I would be able to have exceptional training to be a full-scope Family Medicine physician. Cone Health had great hospital and outpatient training, along with OB, which is a special interest of mine within Family Medicine. 

When I am not working, I like to…

I love spending time with my family and friends. I’m also a big foodie so I love trying different cultural cuisines and also cooking and baking (especially cupcakes!).

Scott BlandScott Bland, DO

Medical School: Campbell University 

Undergrad: University of Central Florida, Valencia Community College 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I like the options available for practice.  There are so many models available to a Family Medicine graduate because of the wide scope of training.   

What do I like about our residency?

Sometimes you just click with people.  I was hoping to stay local and was lucky to find an established place that had a good balance of pushing us to be good doctors and helping us stay good family members. 

When I am not working I like to…

I try endurance events that I’m not physically qualified for, inadequately compete with my kids on the Xbox, and spend time with my wife.

Jacob FletcherJacob Fletcher, MD

Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine

Grad School: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I was drawn to Family Medicine for a variety of reasons. I find the large variety of possible practice areas and practice types very appealing. I like the challenge of caring for the undifferentiated patient who may not have a lengthy medical history to draw on. Lastly, I wanted to build lifelong relationships with my patients, and I felt like Family Medicine was the best specialty for all of these qualities.

What do I like about our residency?

When you find the right fit, you just know it. I felt like I clicked very well with the residents and faculty during my interview experience. It also fit perfectly with what I was looking for from a location standpoint. I was very interested in a program that I felt gave the training I would need to have a full scope of practice, and the volume and diversity of patients at Cone Health fit exactly those needs.

When I am not working, I like to…

Spend time working on my various hobbies. I love to travel and am always looking forward to my next trip. I like to stay active and love running, hiking, and working out. Otherwise, I like to spend time with my girlfriend, friends, and family.

Tim LockamyTim Lockamy, DO  

Medical School: Campbell University School of Medicine

Undergrad: North Carolina State University 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose Family Medicine for many reasons. First, because of the opportunity to treat a variety of patients of all age groups. I also enjoy the opportunity for patient continuity, which I believe is a very important part of healthcare, and educating people on how to live a long, and healthy life.  I also enjoy how Family Medicine incorporates a whole person approach to medicine, and I will have the ability to talk with my patients about multiple aspects of their lives that impact their health and quality of life. 

What do I like about our residency?

So many things impressed me about the Family Medicine Residency at Cone Health! First, the people at Cone Health were all very welcoming, friendly, and seemed eager to teach. I got the impression from the very beginning that Cone Health Family Medicine Residency fosters a team approach and everyone supports each other. From the staff and the residents to the physicians, everyone seemed to be on the same page with a common goal of working together to provide me with an incredible education so that our patients will get the best healthcare possible. Also, it didn't hurt that Greensboro, North Carolina is a GREAT place to live and they have a dog-friendly office! 

When I am not working, I like to…

Play with my dog Bowser. He is very accomplished at escaping from his in-home kennel and attacking furniture (beds, chest of drawers, blinds, etc.). We also like to go hiking, camping, backpacking, and fishing. We are both proud supporters of the North Carolina State Wolfpack and remain forever hopelessly longing for a championship season in basketball and football. We also like to spend time with family and friends grilling and just hanging out. I'm an avid North Carolina beaches fan. We also like to binge-watch Netflix series. When Bowser gives me some free time on my own, I like to play golf.  

Alison RumballAlison Rumball, DO            

Medical School: Campbell University School of Medicine

Undergrad: North Carolina State University 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I love that Family Medicine offers variety and versatility in abilities and patient population as well as the unique opportunity to advocate for and educate patients.  I also love the ease with which Family Medicine physicians are able to cultivate relationships with entire families, truly becoming a part of their lives.  

What do I like about our residency?

The people!  When I came for my interview, I felt right at home within the supportive and family-like environment.  I also knew I wanted full-spectrum training in a community-based program without sacrificing robust academics, which Cone Health more than provides with an excellent reputation.  I am so blessed and couldn’t be more excited to train here! 

When I am not working, I like to…

Bake, cook, knit, hang out with family and friends, and go camping with my husband and our German Shepherd, Kaia.

Jordan ShirleyJordan Shirley, DO

Medical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA

Undergrad: Auburn University   

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I love the relationships you form with patients, and also being able to practice the full spectrum of medicine. I enjoy being able to follow a patient throughout their entire medical journey, while focusing on prevention and education. 

What do I like about our residency?

I chose Cone Health because I liked the people. The faculty and staff seemed supportive and friendly. The program has a great community feel with a good reputation. I also enjoy Greensboro, and it is a great location for my husband and me. 

When I am not working, I like to…

Travel, anywhere. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our Alaskan Malamute. We like to hike, watch movies, play games, and cook. I also enjoy reading, baking, and decorating cakes. 

Brad ThompsonBrad Thompson, MD

Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Grad School: Wake Forest University

Undergrad: North Carolina State University 

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I chose Family Medicine because it will allow me to develop long-lasting relationship with patients of all ages, while training me to provide excellent care in a variety of in-patient and out-patient settings. Family Medicine is very procedural, and I will get lots of hands-on experience with the most basic to the most complex of procedures and techniques. I like that this field is continually evolving and changing to meet increasing demands for primary care and that it caters to a very diverse population. Now is a very exciting time to be in Family Medicine as it is currently on the forefront of healthcare change and innovation. 

What do I like about our residency?

I was drawn to the Cone Health Family Medicine Residency for several reasons. First, I was thoroughly impressed with the vision and leadership of Dr. Hensel to train full-scope Family Medicine doctors in a healthcare landscape that is continually becoming more specialized. Secondly, Cone Health is a very busy hospital system, and it provides a high level of exposure to a wide variety of illnesses and ailments that will enhance my learning and career development. Lastly, Greensboro is centrally located within North Carolina providing great access to the mountains and the beach. I am from North Carolina and grew up about 30 minutes outside of Greensboro. This is my home. 

When I am not working, I like to…

Read biographies, go hiking with my wife and daughter, and cook the best chicken (and also French toast) that you've ever had.

Amanda WinfreyAmanda Winfrey, MD

Medical School: East Carolina University

Undergrad: University of North Carolina

Why did I choose Family Medicine?

I always knew I wanted to be a family doctor because Family Medicine allows me to have the privilege of joining my patients in all walks of life.  I love that I can deliver a patient’s baby as well as provide care to that patient’s grandfather.  Family Medicine also gives me the ability to learn about the whole patient, allowing me to better understand all the elements in my patient’s life that influence his or her well-being.  In Family Medicine, no area of health is off-limits, so I will always be learning and challenging myself. 

What do I like about our residency?

My experience with Cone Health showed me that this is a residency that valued the full-spectrum nature of Family Medicine.  From its focus on inpatient Family Medicine during our first year to the strength of its women’s health, pediatrics, and behavioral medicine training, I knew that Cone Health would prepare me to be a well-rounded physician.  Cone Health also supports our well-being so that we can take care of ourselves and therefore provide better care to our patients. 

When I am not working I like to…

Be outside, whether I’m hiking, running, or gardening.  I’m hoping to start a container garden during residency.  I also love spending time with my husband, family, and friends, as well as my cat and any dog I see.

3nd 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. 

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!

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