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Current Internal Medicine Residents

The residents in our Internal Medicine Residency Program are a diverse group of physicians. They represent many cultures from within the United States and from around the world. This is one of the many assets of our program - the ample opportunity to interact and study with people of differing backgrounds and experiences. It will enhance your personal and professional growth while you are here. Please feel free to e-mail Gaye Galyon, Residency Coordinator, with your questions. Communicating with our Residency Coordinator is an excellent way to learn more about the numerous opportunities available to you through our residency program.

During residency, our residents are given many opportunities to complete research and scholarly activities. Many social activities are held throughout the year to encourage relationship building and to promote networking. In addition, many service opportunities are available within the community for our residents to volunteer and gather additional experiences.


Current Residents

Class of 2018 - Categorical

Tasrif AhmedTasrif Ahmed, MD

Future plans: Air force at Andrews Air Force Base Maryland/DC
Medical School: VCU MCV
Undergrad: UNC-CH
Hometown: Durham, NC 

What I like about our program: small program which allows residents to build great relationships with the other residents and attendings. Great ancillary support in the hospital and great nurses in the clinic, lot of learning opportunities from diverse group of lecturers. Very interdisciplinary. 

What I like about Greensboro: Good restaurants, proximity to other cities, slower pace than other cities. 

 

Alexa BurnsAlexa Burns, DO

Future plans: Hospitalist
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas Campus
Undergraduate: Davidson College
Hometown: Charlotte, NC

What I like about our program: I was drawn to the collegial environment, and I have consistently been impressed with the great relationship between residents, attendings, and specialists.

What I like about Greensboro: Coming from Charlotte, I have most enjoyed the lack of traffic in Greensboro! I've enjoyed exploring the city's new parks, restaurants and breweries. Greensboro Grasshopper baseball games are a must see.

Other interests: During the week, I enjoy spending time with my husband, trying a new restaurant and going to spin class. On the weekends, we love to go to Carolina Panther football games, travel or visit family and friends.

 

Jennifer KrallJennifer Krall, MD

Future plans: Pulmonary and critical care fellowship- Wake Forest Baptist Health
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Purdue University
Hometown: Carmel, Indiana

What I like about our program: the supportive and friendly environment with a good work-life balance

What I like about Greensboro: great weather with four seasons, lots of great hiking in town as well as within an hour drive

Other interests: travel, food, hiking

 

Rushil PatelRushil Patel, MD

Future plans: Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship @ Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Medical School: UNC-Chapel Hill
Undergraduate: NC State University
Hometown: Cary, NC

What I like about our program: I appreciate the focus on education through reflection and critical thinking in a friendly environment. The faculty are incredibly supportive of career development and scholarly interests and happy to guide us in the right direction.

What I like about Greensboro: Not too big but not too small with close proximity to other cities, like the Triangle, Charlotte, and Asheville.

Other interests: Volunteering with the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS}, an NGO committed to empowering youth through spirituality and service, reading, traveling, running

 

Carly RivetCarly Rivet, MD

Future plans: Outpatient practice
Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Hometown: Key West, FL

What I like about our program: We truly do have the best faculty and housestaff. I love that our faculty are passionate about teaching, supportive, and very personable. I like that we get sufficient autonomy and get to take ownership of our patients. Moses Cone Hospital has a wonderful learning and working environment and I'm very grateful to have done my residency here. 

What I like about Greensboro: Tons of outdoor activities, especially hiking and running. Plenty of good restaurants and breweries. 

Other interests: Running, hiking, playing with my dog Hammy, cooking, volleyball, traveling, and checking out new restaurants/breweries

 

Diana TruongDiana Truong, MD

Future plans: Outpatient medicine, evening MBA 
Medical School: East Carolina University
Undergraduate: North Carolina State University
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

What I like about our program: I love the location - close to family in Charlotte and the work life balance this program offers. 

What I like about Greensboro: I love the that is is centrally located, 1.5 hours to Charlotte and Raleigh as well as 45 minutes from the mountains - Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock. Even though it is a small city there are tons of things to do and great restaurants. 

Other interests: Traveling, reading, hiking, medical volunteering abroad, spending time with family and friends. 

 

Class of 2019 - Categorical

Nathan BoswellNathan Boswell, MD

Future plans: Hospitalist
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine (UAB)
Undergraduate: University of Alabama
Hometown: Huntsville, AL

What I like about our program: The close-knit nature of the program as well as the very approachable nature of the attendings, both faculty as well as the non-faculty subspecialists. The excellent work-life balance the program affords. Our program director cares about all of the residents and works hard and diligently to ensure we have the best learning environment possible.

What I like about Greensboro: Greensboro offers a lot of outdoor activities with numerous parks, hiking trails and biking paths. Easy access to the mountains for great hiking trails. Easy commute to anywhere in the city. Great restaurants and breweries with plenty of culinary diversity.

Other interests: Long walks on the beach, candlelight dinners… hiking, movies, golden retrievers, Braves baseball and Alabama football.

 

Vishal Patel, MD

Vishal PatelFuture plans: Hospitalist
Medical School: Ross University
Undergraduate: NC State University
Hometown: Salisbury, NC

What I like about our program: Friendly, easily accessible faculty and staff who emphasize teaching and are supportive of residents. 

What I like about Greensboro: Diverse option of locally owned food joints/restaurants, Greensboro Grasshoppers, smaller city with plenty of events/festivals throughout the year.

Other interests: Sports, movies, music, food.

 

Vasundhra Rathore, MD

Vasundhra RathoreFuture Plans: Hematology & Oncology Fellowship
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine 
Undergraduate: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hometown: Charlotte, NC

What I like about our program: Outstanding faculty and staff. We have a wonderful group of jovial residents. The program offers a relaxed environment conducive to learning and developing excellent clinical skills.

What I like about Greensboro: A very pleasant and picturesque city. Ample areas for hiking and enjoying the great outdoors.
Other interests: Hiking, exploration, nature photography, and animals. I have a passion for travel and particularly enjoy the diversity of culture, religion, languages, and customs.

 

Chris Rice, MD

Christopher RiceFuture plans: Rheumatology fellowship or hospital based internal medicine, hopefully in NC or nearby
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Undergraduate: North Carolina State University
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

What I like about our program: Low stress atmosphere, accessible attendings, close interaction with our specialists and consultants in an "unopposed" residency program

What I like about Greensboro: Our parks, very affordable prices, easy commute to the mountains and other cities in NC

Other interests: Frisbee golf, science fiction, video games, and building miniatures

 

Andrew Wallace, DO

Andrew WallaceFuture plans: Infectious Disease Fellowship
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas
Undergraduate: University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A. English) and the College of Charleston (Post-Bacc Studies)
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

What I like about our program: Smaller community program with great clinical experience coupled with friendly and supportive faculty and staff.  The program is also very supportive of residents and reaching their goals.

What I like about Greensboro: Lots of outdoor opportunities with excellent greenway system.  Multiple good restaurants and cool breweries in the area.  There is also a plethora of minor league baseball within an hour or so of Greensboro in addition to the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Other interests: Spending time with my wife, our two dogs (Huckleberry and Scout), baseball, running, and exploring the area.

Class of 2020 - Categorical

Sumayya AminSumayya Amin, MD

Future plans:  To practice primary care in an outpatient setting
Medical School: University of Science, Art, and Technology at Monsterrat
Hometown: Greensboro, NC

What I like about our program: the amount of support and opportunities offered; good and welcoming atmosphere

What I like about Greensboro: The accessibility of an active and healthy lifestyle

Other interests: traveling, interior decorating and design, spending time with family and friends.

 

Nina BlumNina Stark Blum MD

Future plans: Rheumatology Fellowship
Medical School: Saint George's University
Undergraduate: Florida State University
Hometown: Leesburg, FL

What I like about our program: All of our attendings want you to succeed and their passion for teaching and feedback makes for an incredible learning environment. The residents are so much fun to work with, there is a lot of camaraderie between our team and a neat variety of personalities and backgrounds. The thing I like most about Cone Hospital is it's passion for the community, because of it there is good ancillary service dedicated to helping you get your patients the resources they need.

What I like about Greensboro: The fun part about Greensboro is the various pockets of town to discover. The city caters to college students and young professionals so there are plenty of unique restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, and events to explore. Being in close proximity to Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, and Winston Salem means there are always plenty of concerts and sporting events close by. 

Other interests: Spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, diy crafting, trying new restaurants, music 

Carolyn GuilloudCarolyn Guilloud, MD

Future plans: Undecided
Medical School: The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Undergraduate: The College of Charleston  (CofC)
Hometown: Lexington, SC

What I like about our program: What is unique about our program is a culture that offers excellent clinical training while emphasizing a healthy work-life balance. The faculty here are outstanding teachers and clinicians who are truly invested in our medical training, genuinely care about our educational experience and personal health, and advocate for us on a daily basis. Because of our small program size, the residents get the chance to know each other on a one on one basis. As a result, we are a very close-knit group. Everyone is very supportive of one another and we strive to spend time together outside of the hospital as much as possible. Overall, I feel like I have received excellent clinical training while being supported by wonderful faculty and co-residents who have made my residency experience fun and enjoyable.

What I like about Greensboro: Lots of breweries, great restaurants, plenty of weekend activities, concerts and festivals, lots of public parks, and plenty of opportunities for hiking or spending time outdoors 

Other interests: Hiking, spending time outdoors, hanging out with my two dogs Kylo and Leia 

 

Jessica HoffmanJessica Ratliff Hoffman, DO, MA

Future plans: Undecided 
Medical School: Campbell University 
Undergraduate: Emory University 
Hometown:  Atlanta, Ga

What I like about our program:  Small, intimate community with supportive staff that cultivates an excellent education.

What I like about Greensboro:  Great restaurants, breweries and festivals.

Other interests:  Spending time with family, traveling, going to the lake/beach

Bethany MoltBethany Molt, DO

Future plans: Hospitalist
Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA
Undergraduate: Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN - Chemistry major, philosophy minor
Hometown: Carmel, IN

What I like about our program: What initially drew me to Cone was the exposure to patient diversity and the wide variety of complex medical conditions we manage in this large hospital. What SOLD me on the program was the culture. We have friendly and approachable faculty, residents and staff. There is comradery and a sense of community here which translates to a fun and supportive learning environment.

What I like about Greensboro: Always something fun to do including music events and nearby festivals. Plenty of restaurants and breweries. Low cost of living and close proximity to larger cities as well diverse environment (mountains and ocean close enough for a weekend trip).

Other interests: Video games, astronomy, painting, animals & animal rescue, chemistry, gardening, spending time with friends, playing music and going to festivals.

 

Gorica SvalinaGorica Svalina, MD

Future plans: hospitalist vs fellowship
Medical School: East Tennessee State University
Undergraduate: East Tennessee State University
Hometown: Johnson City, Tennessee

What I like about our program: The faculty and staff are truly invested in resident education and development into successful physicians. The small program size and community setting provide the unique opportunity to work directly with subspecialist attendings on inpatient service and elective rotations. 

What I like about Greensboro: The area has great restaurants, breweries, shopping, farmers markets and concert venues. The location also allows for quick weekend trips to the coast or the mountains.

Other interests: reading, hiking, photography, traveling, making waffles

Class of 2021 - Categorical

Vahini ChundiVahini Chundi, MD

Future plans: Infectious Disease, Hospital medicine
Medical School: International American University 
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Hometown: Cary, NC

What I like about our program:

The faculty is vested in our learning and have a genuine interest in our professional growth.  There is so much time and effort spent towards resident education. I have no doubt that I will be well prepared to practice on my own once I have completed the program. I love the collegial atmosphere of Cone.  Everyone (including other residents, specialists, and ancillary staff) is so friendly and work well as a team.  

What I like about Greensboro:

The proximity to my hometown, the mountains, and the beach. I like that Greensboro is a small city with so many things to do and numerous diverse dining options.  

Other interests:

I like to spend time with family and friends, do community service, traveling, and learning about different cultures.

 

Lawrence HarbrechtLawrence Harbrecht, MD

Future plans: Undecided. Considering hospitalist initially vs pulmonary critical care fellowship. Although I am not opposed to eventually working in an ambulatory setting either.
Medical School:Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Undergraduate:Marshall University
Hometown:Point Pleasant, West Virginia

What I like about our program: I have found our program to be exactly what I had anticipated. Being a small program there is a lot of focus on the individual residents with regard to our personal as well as professional development. The belief that a well-rounded and well trained physician is best able to serve the community is at the core of the program here at Moses Cone. We have easy access to the attendings who maintain an atmosphere of education and congeniality.  Although I have been challenged with the work load thus far, it has not been overwhelming. I remain convinced that I made the right choice in choosing the internal medicine residency program at Moses Cone for my training.

What I like about Greensboro:  Dining, children's activities, Hops Burgers, parks, ideal commute times, short distances to Charlotte and Raleigh NC, only 3 hours from the beach and about as many from the mountains.

Other interests: Spending time with my wife and kids, hiking, home remodeling, other various outdoor activities

 

Justin HelbergJustin Helberg, MD

Future Plans: Undecided
Medical School: University of Kansas
Undergraduate: Kansas State University
Hometown: Hill City, KS

What I like about our residency program?
There are so many things to appreciate about the Moses Cone Internal Medicine program. The staff is friendly and eager to help you and want to see you succeed no matter what your career path is. The program is small so you really to go know your co-residents and the facility, while also providing the opportunity to diagnose/manage a wide variety of pathophysiology. It also has great hand-on experience with bedside ultrasound and procedures.

What I like about Greensboro?
Greensboro is a great place whether you are married, have kids, or are single. It offers a wide variety of attractions and its proximity can't be beat. It is close to the beach and the mountains (depending on the season). Its a small city with big city attractions.

 

Idalys Santos-SanchezIdalys Santos-Sanchez, MD

Future plans: Cardiology Fellowship
Medical School: UNC School of Medicine 
Undergraduate: UNCG 
Hometown: Caguas, Puerto Rico 

What I like about our program: The people 

What I like about Greensboro: The food scene 

Other interests: Hiking, swimming and traveling 

 

Brandon WinfreyBrandon Winfrey, MD

Future plans: undecided
Medical School: ECU Brody School of Medicine 
Undergraduate:ECU
Hometown:Spring Lake NC

What I like about our program: The people.  Fellow residents and faculty are very supportive.  Everyone is devoted to learning as much as possible and doing what is best for the patient.  

What I like about Greensboro: Great places to eat, beautiful parks and hiking trails, access to stores and resources of a big city without the traffic burden.

Other interests: auto/motorcycle restoration, woodworking, tennis

Class of 2018 - Prelim 

Adam JohnsonAdam Johnson, MD

Future plans: Radiation oncology residency at Wake Forest
Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Boston University
Hometown: Acton, MA

What I like about our program: Excellent clinical experience with friendly and amazing faculty, residents, and staff. This program maintains an optimal balance of clinical duties and education. Excellent support and resources for residents. 

What I like about Greensboro: Great restaurants and breweries with plenty of culinary diversity. Numerous options for other activities such as rock climbing, nature trails, concerts and festivals, and traffic is minimal compared to big cities.

Other interests: Reading, board games, hiking, mountain biking, gardening, cooking, music, and movies

 

Matthew O'SullivanMatthew O'Sullivan, MD, PhD

Future plans: Ophthalmology residency at Duke
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Reed College
Hometown: Nomadic - San Diego, CA before Durham

What I like about our program: The small, supportive, close-knit community of residents and faculty was the most important feature of the program for me.  Strong inpatient and outpatient general medicine experience in a large community health system with great flexibility in elective opportunities.

What I like about Greensboro: Proximity to Durham!  Rather than move to Greensboro for one year, I continued to live right by Duke and commuted.  The drive consistently took about 50 minutes, which I found manageable for the year.

Other interests: Ice hockey, board games, science fiction

 

Brian StrelowBryan A. Strelow, MD, MA

Future plans: Ophthalmology Residency at UNC Kittner Eye Center in Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Elon University
Hometown: Roanoke, VA

What I like about our program: The program has an excellent focus on bedside clinical medicine in the hospital and high-value outpatient medicine, balancing teaching and patient care well in both settings. Program allows for excellent development of autonomy with graduated supervision. Cone has excellent support staff and collegial environment between attendings and residents and consultants.

What I like about Greensboro: Excellent foot, fun downtown, plenty of shopping and restaurants.

Other interests: Basketball, Soccer, Frisbee, Video games, Board Games, Home Renovation, Gadgets and Tech

 

James TaylorJames Taylor, MD, MPH

Future Plans: Radiation Oncology
Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Graduate: UNC Chapel Hill
Undergraduate: Georgia College & State University

What I Like about the program: The close interaction with the faculty. The family like atmosphere and the camaraderie among residents. 

What I like about Greensboro: The location of the city within the state- close to Winston-Salem, Mountains, Charlotte and the Triangle. 

Other Interests: Hiking, Fitness, Cooking, Scuba

Class of 2019 - Prelim

Kyler HardenKyler Harden, MD

Future: Radiology (prelim intern)
Medical School: Wake Forest University 
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Hometown: Augusta, GA

What I like about our program:
There are a lot of aspects to like, but above all, I appreciate the familial atmosphere of the program. All the attendings and residents know each other well and I feel like my learning and ability to care for patient's has greatly benefited from that type of environment.  

What I like about Greensboro:
The triad area (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point) is incredible. I feel like there are always more than enough things to do, there are great restaurants and parks, and there are always improvements being made to the cities. You get so many great aspects without big city drawbacks like ridiculous traffic. It's also just a short trip to make it to the mountains or to the beach.  

Other Interests: In no particular order; playing/watching soccer (specifically Tottenham), other sports, spending time with my wife, traveling when possible, church 

 

Jennifer HuangJennifer Huang, MD M.Ed.

Future plans: Radiology residency at Vanderbilt University
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate: Duke University
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

What I like about our program: Awesome faculty and residents, lots of support from administrators, free food, opportunities to work with medical students, small program size but not too small

What I like about Greensboro: Not much traffic, nice people, not too hot and not too cold, affordable cost of living, close to the ocean and to the mountains

Other interests: running, tennis, puzzles, board games, trivia (although I'm not great at it) 

Sam LaCroce, MD

Future plans: Ophthalmology at Wake Forest, interested in Cornea and Anterior Chamber Fellowship
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Wesleyan University
Hometown: Prospect, CT

What I like about our program: Very supportive and collegial environment, with all faculty dedicated to teaching.

What I like about Greensboro: I live in Winston Salem, so I don’t know too much about Greensboro. But there’s a lot to do in the area with wineries, breweries, and a good restaurant scene! I love that I’m driving distance to the mountains and the beach. I really enjoy living in Winston Salem and I am assuming Greensboro is probably very similar. 

 

MaryBeth NedrudMarybeth Nedrud, MD, PHD

Future plans: Radiology
Medical School: UNC- Chapel Hill
Undergraduate: UNC- Chapel Hill
Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania

What I like about our program: The staff, attending physicians, and residents are all very friendly and supportive. We see a larger variety of different diseases on inpatient medicine, so we get a lot of experience managing complex conditions during our time at Cone. 

What I like about Greensboro: The downtown area has a lot to do and the food/drink is always awesome!

Other interests: Fantasy Football :)

  

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2017-2018 Internal Medicine Residents