Meet Our Current Residents

Class of 2021

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Steven Dondlinger, M.D.

Hometown: Edina, MN
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine

Favorite Activities: In my free time, I like to run, read and hang out with the family.

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Andrew Golden, M.D.

Hometown: Plantation, FL
Undergraduate: Florida State University
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Travel, new restaurants, hiking, water skiing, spending time with my wife and our dog.

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Robert Heider, M.D.

Hometown: Blairsville, GA
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: As a new dad, spending time with family is how I spend most of my time. My wife and I try to cook a few new/different meals together every week. I have also been learning how to play guitar for the last year or so.

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Sara Janos, M.D.

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Undergraduate: University of New Mexico
Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: A few of my hobbies include gardening, painting, playing guitar, and spending time with my family.

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Meghana Konanur, M.D.

Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Two of my favorite hobbies that go hand-in-hand are hiking and traveling. I love to hike through different terrains with friends and family.

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Kimberly Maurer, M.D., Ph.D.

Hometown: Severna Park, MD
Undergraduate: Clemson University
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I love tinkering in the kitchen cooking and baking new things! And freezing things. I love filling my freezer and am continuously contemplating the purchase of a second freezer, which would be amazing. But, when I am not doing that, I can usually be found sharing life's adventures with my two year old, who will soon be cooler than me if he isn't already.

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Taylor McClellan, M.D.

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: In addition to hiking and outdoor activities, I have gotten into woodworking and doing DIY home improvement projects in residency. I built a fence around my yard, poured a concrete patio, and added interior trim and crown molding.

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David Peterson, M.D.

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I love spending time outdoors with my wife and three kids, road cycling, swimming, playing the guitar, cooking, listening to audiobooks, and playing video games.

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Leah Strickland, M.D., M.B.A.

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Undergraduate: University of Alabama
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I enjoy hiking, running, and dancing the Argentine tango. I also enjoy spending time with my spouse and board game nights with friends.

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James Tamas, M.D.

Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Definitely trail running. There is something so liberating about being able to escape into nature and get a great workout at the same time, particularly after a busy work day... and the Triangle has many fantastic places to do just that - the Duke Forest, Eno River State Park, and Umstead State Park, to name a few!

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Alison Vasan, M.D.

Hometown: El Dorado, AR
Undergraduate: New York University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I like film, theater, restaurants, travel… all things you can’t do in lockdown. I also enjoy spinning, sewing, and playing with my pups, Birdie and Cricket.

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Jay Willhite, M.D.

Hometown: Cleveland, OK
Undergraduate: Oklahoma State University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Combining my favorite things in life. Whether that is amazing cooking and a movie at home, or a nice hike and a craft beer.

Class of 2022

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Himanshu Ajrawat, M.D. (Integrated IR Resident)

Hometown: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: The University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Enjoying a nice cold attenuation brewery beverage while listening to a questionably wide variety of music. Otherwise, I love to travel any chance possible, preferably to a location near the beach.

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Jeffrey Cooper, M.D.

Hometown: Section, AL
Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Favorite Activities: I am a huge college football fan. Roll tide!

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Mariana DeFreitas, M.D.

Hometown: Rochester Hill, MI
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

Favorite Activities: I like traveling, learning about different cultures, and trying new cuisines. I was born in Brazil, grew up in Italy, and moved to the US when I was 11, so exploring different cultures was a big part of my childhood and is now one of my hobbies.

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Hemant Desai, M.D.

Hometown: Morrisville, NC
Undergraduate: North Carolina State University
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: In my free time I like to run, travel, spend time with friends, and take pictures of everything.

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Brian Fogler, M.D.

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Undergraduate: Purdue University
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Enjoy playing and watching all different sports. My wife and I also like to take our dog on walks throughout the beautiful walking trails/parks in the area.

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Kevin Gengel, M.D.

Hometown: Bellevue, NE
Undergraduate: University of Nebraska
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I enjoy my free time by spending it with friends and family and going to restaurants, baseball games, concerts, breweries, and short trips to the ocean or mountains.

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Jessica Houk, M.D.

Hometown: Fortville, IN
Undergraduate: Purdue University
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I enjoy exploring new hiking trails with my dog. I love early morning runs and finding the best cup of coffee to enjoy post run.

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Vivian Minkemeyer, M.D.

Hometown: Wheeling, WV
Undergraduate: West Virginia Wesleyan
Medical School: Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Running/biking/swimming (triathlons and currently training for a marathon), hiking, gardening (house plants, backyard veggie/herb garden) and cooking (especially using my own veggies/herbs!)

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Robert Morgan, M.D.

Hometown: Greenville, SC
Undergraduate: Clemson University
Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I’ve been playing guitar for nearly 20 years and it is my favorite past time. I also enjoy lifting weights and running.

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Samuel Ostrum, M.D.

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I like staying physically active (e.g. gym, biking, hiking).

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Scott Perkins, M.D. (Integrated IR Resident)

Hometown: Manchester, CT
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I spend a lot of time on my herb and vegetable gardens while trying new recipes and cocktails.

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Adam Zuchowski, M.D. (Integrated IR Resident)

Hometown: Tustin, CA
Undergraduate: Northern Arizona University
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Favorite Activities: Backyard grilling with friends during the summer is hard to beat, although getting pounded by ultrasounds on the box is a close second.

Class of 2023

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Jeffrey Ashton, M.D., Ph.D.

Hometown: Sandy, UT
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I spend most of my time hanging out with my five children. When we do have some free time, my wife and I like to play board games.

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Wilson Bowlby, M.D.

Hometown: Coeur d’Alene, ID
Undergraduate: Carroll College
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I love hiking the Eno River, biking, and visiting breweries with my wife Hunter and puppo Hank. Also any sporting activity.

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Joseph Buchholz, M.D. (Integrated IR Resident)

Hometown: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Favorite Activities: spending time with family, golfing

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Imarhia Enogieru, M.D.

Hometown: Miramar, FL
Undergraduate: Florida Atlantic University
Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Favorite Activities: Taking dance classes, going to concerts, game nights with friends, cooking, exploring the local (and fantastic) Durham culinary scene, traveling.

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Daniel Frush, M.D.

Hometown: Durham, NC
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I really enjoy keeping an eye out for new restaurants/bakeries/bars in the Durham area and trying new ones as soon as they open. I also love to cook, and more than once I have tried in my own kitchen to emulate dishes I came across in exploring the Durham food scene (with varying success, but the process is always fun).

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Mark Kelly, M.D.

Hometown: Nashville, TN
Undergraduate: Middlebury College
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: My favorite hobby is golfing or walking my dog.

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Dana Kerr, M.D.

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I love doing anything outside- running, hiking, camping, boating, hanging at breweries or the pool with friends, and going to concerts, particularly country shows now that I’ve been in the south for 6 years.

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Jonathan Li, M.D. (Integrated IR Resident)

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Playing guitar, fencing, listening to live music, running, boxing, reading, cooking

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Alexander Miller, M.D.

Hometown: Sudbury, MA
Undergraduate: Amherst College
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Favorite Activities: Running and biking along the American Tobacco Trail, weekend trips to the coast and the mountains.

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Marybeth Nedrud, M.D., Ph.D.

Hometown: Erie, PA
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I love to spend time outdoors with my family - hiking, going to the farmer’s market, swimming, or riding bikes with my little one. I also really love baking, but my food usually goes uneaten, so I’m not sure how good I am at it!!!

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Ryan Schmid, M.D.

Hometown: Aurora, IL
Undergraduate: University of Illinois
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Favorite Activities: I'm a foodie. I love trying all of the unique restaurants in the Triangle area. I also love making homemade authentic (Thai is my favorite) dishes.

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Gary Sulioti, M.D.

Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: I love cooking, being in nature, any sporting activity, video games, watching the NBA playoffs, good conversation with friends and family. New hobbies I started this year include rock climbing and gardening. I love the way rock climbing marries problem solving with supportive camaraderie and a spirit of adventure.

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Cole Ziegler, M.D. (Integrated IR Resident)

Hometown: Spokane, WA
Undergraduate: Washington State University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: My favorite way to spend time is building Lego's with my daughter, Millie.

Class of 2024

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Kingsley Asiedu, M.D.

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Undergraduate: University of Cincinnati
Medical School: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Favorite Activities: Reading, cooking, jogging, racquetball, yoga, hiking, podcasts

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Jacob Gibby, M.D.

Hometown: Mapleton, UT
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Medical School: George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Favorite Activities: Tennis, biking, rock climbing, canyoneering, flying aircraft, triathlons, reading, piano

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Joyce Hsu, M.D.

Hometown: Roswell, GA
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Favorite Activities: Board games, traveling, hiking, knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, kayaking, cooking & eating

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Myoung Jin Kim, M.D.

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Undergraduate: Tufts University
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Basketball, flag football, running, hip hop dance, cooking, reading

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Tyler Lacy, M.D.

Hometown: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Technology, racquetball

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Abigail Lin, M.D.

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Reading novels, contemporary American poetry, violin, cooking, trying new restaurants

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Ryan Meyerhoff, M.D., Ph.D. (Integrated IR Resident)

Hometown: Boone, NC
Undergraduate: North Carolina State University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Hiking, snowboarding, paddle boarding, cooking, carpentry

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John Nemer, M.D.

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Favorite Activities: Basketball, college football, running, hiking, cooking, BBQ-ing, piano, travel, learning new languages, reading nonfiction

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Randall Olmsted, M.D.

Hometown: Waco, TX
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Scuba diving, cycling, hiking, camping, national parks

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Joseph Thomas, M.D.

Hometown: Brazil, IN
Undergraduate: Butler University
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Hiking, camping, boating, baseball, tennis, golf, volleyball, baking, woodworking

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Russell Thompson, M.D., Ph.D. (Integrated IR Resident)

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Undergraduate: Harvey Mudd College
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Ballroom dancing, road biking, cooking, international travel

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Brian Triana, M.D., M.B.A. (Integrated IR Resident)

Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Undergraduate: Princeton University
Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Cycling, soccer, outdoors, entertaining, grilling

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Derek Young, Jr., M.D.

Hometown: Bertram, TX
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Texas A&M College of Medicine

Favorite Activities: Working on classic cars, brewing beer, cooking, wake-boarding, snowboarding, hiking

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