Current Residents

Current Residents

Check out our current residents! They are diverse yet commonly united. Our residents are from all over the world, various medical schools, around the country and work together to advance the field of Emergency Medicine, clinically and academically.

 Meet our newest interns - the Class of 2018!



Christina Brown

Hey peeps! I'm a California girl, born and raised. I'm half Dominican and half Jamaican by ethnicity and love anything related to merengue or reggae. I attended UC-San Diego for undergrad and landed at Temple for medical school. I'm crazy blessed to be living in Charlottesville and have the opportunity to work with a great team here at UVA EM. My interests in Medicine include International EM and Critical Care. Outside of work, my favorite past times include cooking, eating (salt lover), singing hymns (contralto) and being outside in nature. I love animals (dogs more than cats). I go to the Charlottesville SDA Church & love it. If I haven't met you yet, just say hi!    


Lawrence Patrick "Paddy" Fannon, Jr.

Hi! I'm a Georgia boy, through and through: I was born in Atlanta, attended the University of Georgia (Go DAWGS!), and completed medical training at the Medical College of Georgia. I'm super excited to have landed in Charlottesville and to have the opportunity to train with the wonderful folks at the UVA EM program. My primary interests in Medicine include Ultrasound and International EM (I've worked in hospitals in Peru, Brasil and India), and I would love to be involved with resident and medical student education in the future. Some of my interests outside of Medicine are: international travel and foreign language, tennis, coffee, good people and good music, and being outside--- hiking, camping, skiing... you name it! Please feel free to contact me with any questions!


Aiden Gould

I grew up in Seattle (Go Seahawks!) and went east to Annapolis (Go Navy!) for college. After graduation, I spent five years in the Marine Corps and got to travel to all sorts of cool (and not so cool) places. After I got out of the service I worked in corporate America for a while (read: until I wanted to pour hot sauce into my eye instead of doing another cost benefit analysis) and then made the decision to start on the road to medicine. I’m married to Michael, my awesome (and super patient) husband and we have a little dude, Evan, who is the love of my life (don’t tell Michael). We are beyond excited to start this new adventure in Charlottesville (Go Cavs!).    


Matthew Kongkatong

I was born and raised in north eastern PA and besides a brief stint living in Bangkok, Thailand this is my first time living outside of PA. I graduated from The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, PA (home of the US version of The Office). I’m excited to start a new life here in Charlottesville with my new fiancé who is also a resident at UVA. My main interest within emergency medicine is resuscitation and my non-medicine hobbies include target shooting, reading, and adventure racing. I’m pumped to be a new member of the UVa EM family and am looking forward to my future here as a resident.


Amit Kumar

I was born in Goa-India, grew up in Bergenfield-NJ, and attended Drexel University & Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. It was easy to tell UVA EM was the perfect fit on interview-day, which just happened to fall on my 25th birthday! Outside of saving lives, I enjoy pickup basketball/soccer, swimming, road trips, and playing guitar. Perfect day-off starts with a fresh cup of coffee and pancake breakfast. Philly’s been great, but I’m ecstatic to leave behind the snow, and explore Charlottesville’s wineries and hiking trails. Looking forward to the beautiful outdoors, delicious eats, live music, and working Cavaliers games…when I’m off and not sleeping! "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" - Dr. Seuss    


Claire Melin

I am originally from Philadelphia, PA and and went to Swarthmore College for my undergraduate degree. I then attended the University of Rochester for medical school and couples matched to UVA with my boyfriend who will be an Internal Medicine resident. While I really enjoyed my time in Rochester, I am looking forward to warmer weather and less snow! I can't wait to explore Charlottesville and all of the incredible restaurants, wineries, and outdoor activities that the city offers. In my spare time, I enjoy painting, binge Netflix-ing (House of Cards, how are you so amazing?!), whitewater rafting, hiking, and running (I recently completed my first half marathon).     


James Myer

I’m from Birmingham, AL (more specifically, Homewood) and went to undergrad at Auburn University where I majored in Zoology.  I’m a huge college football fan and was heavily involved in Auburn football recruiting for 4 years.  I also met my wife and mother of my twin boys on The Loveliest Village on the Plains.  I went to medical school at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.  I’m very excited about joining the UVA EM family, and I can’t wait to explore Charlottesville and the surrounding areas.  In my time off, I enjoy basically any sport, but especially racquetball, basketball, and football.  My family and I love good music and good food with good people, and especially Auburn football games and tailgating.     


Gregory Pettaway

I was born in Orlando, FL where I spent the early years of my life.  I moved to Alabama my freshman year of high school and attended UAB for undergrad and medical school.  I am excited to begin my emergency medicine training at UVA and a little terrified since I have never been this far north! My interests in emergency medicine include ultrasound, critical care, and getting through residency.  Outside of emergency medicine, I enjoy playing basketball, attempting to cook, and watching college sports. Oh and last but not least, GO NOLES!!  


Meredith Thompson

I was born and raised in the Florida Panhandle (the popular spring break destination of Panama City to be more specific), and much to my FSU alum parents’ dismay traveled down to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida for undergrad. While there I majored in Microbiology/Chemistry, played piccolo for the “Fightin’ Gator Marching Band,” and worked as a nurses’ aide in local nursing homes. I also met my wonderful husband Steven there. Be warned… we are big Gator fans! After graduation I traded the sunshine for Richmond, Virginia where I worked for a year as a nurses’ aide at VCU Health System and where my husband still works as a nuclear engineer. We then made the short move west to Charlottesville for me to attend medical school here at UVA.  Outside of work I enjoy cooking/baking, sampling area restaurants, crafting, and watching college sports. Steven and I are also active members in our church, Rugby Avenue Church of Christ. My current interests in EM include critical care and ultrasound.  I am so happy and blessed to continue my medical education at UVA as an EM resident!


Mary Warlaumont

I was born and raised in a suburb of New York City but fled to rural Maine for undergrad at Colby College.   After loving every second of the “Colby Bubble”, I followed my friends to Boston, where I worked as a research assistant and truly embraced “workin’ 9-5”.  After Boston, I once again fled from the big city, this time to Omaha, NE for medical school at Creighton University.  While I definitely second-guessed my decision as I drove through the cornfields of Iowa to get there, Creighton provided me with a great education and friends of a lifetime.  I feel very lucky to have landed at UVA because of the wonderful people and the beautiful scenery (definitely an upgrade from the flat Midwest!) and I am looking forward to exploring all that Charlottesville has to offer.  When not in the ED, I enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, swimming (pretty much anything outdoors), as well as shamelessly cheering for all NY sports teams.


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Everett Austin

Everett's interests include home construction/remodeling, RC airplane making, and automotive mechanics/classic automotive.


Kristen Cadden Swann

I was born and raised in Northern California, but moved to Charlottesville to go to UVA for undergrad (and I have been in Virginia ever since!). After undergrad I went to the Medical College of Virginia to get my masters in physiology for two years, and I was an emergency department scribe during that time as well. I then moved to Costa Rica for two years to learn Spanish, manage a small hotel in the jungle, and volunteer at various clinics and hospitals. I came back to Virginia after my adventure in Costa Rica to attend medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. I have now come full circle and have ended up back at UVA for my residency in emergency medicine, and I am so happy to be back in Charlottesville and back at UVA!

Elizabeth (Libby) Gorbe

Hi! Born and raised a Tarheel, I graduated from Chapel Hill with a degree in American Studies. (what? Yes.) I've always had trouble picking one thing to learn about (why hello there, wonderfully interdisciplinary EM...) so American Studies completely fit the bill as an undergrad.  After college, I moved to St. Louis with the ultimate goal of becoming a museum curator.  However, after seeing the light, priorities changed and I fell in love with emergency medicine. I pursued a post-bacc pre-med at Washington University in StL and then completed med school at Mizzou.  I am now happy to be back in the Southeast! Nothing beats a firefly lit night on the porch while catching up on my patient notes - ha! But seriously for me, Charlottesville felt like home from day ONE; incredible hiking, delicious local food and libations, awesome live music from upcoming artists and big names, and at the end of the day just good, down-to-earth people that you can't help but feel right at home.

Erin Talman

I was born and raised in Ohio.  I went to Marshall University (We Are...Marshall) in West Virginia for undergrad.  I played soccer for the Thundering Herd and met my now husband, Kyle, there.  I went back to Ohio for medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.  In my spare time I like to run, play soccer (or really any sports), snowboard, listen to music (especially live music), and watch movies.  I also LOVE trivia.  I have a lifetime goal to be on jeopardy some day.  I am so excited to be a part of the UVA EM family and be living in Charlottesville.  My husband and I can't wait to try out the amazing local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and outdoor activities that Charlottesville offers.


Kyle Kindley

Growing up in a rural area, most of my hobbies are related to outdoor recreation. I love to fish during the summer and hunt during the winter. Growing on the largest reservoir in Virginia. I have always enjoyed boating, skiing, swimming, jet-skiing, and hanging out with family and friends on the lake. Throughout medical school, I had many cookouts that included grilling, corn hole, and much needed relaxation. Finally, I am a BIG sports fan and often catch myself spending too much time on


David Kumar

I was originally born in Calcutta, India and was adopted at a few months of age by my parents, who grew up in Guyana, South America. Logically (or not so much), my folks and I then settled in northern Wisconsin, where I went to undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My fiancé Dayna is a mental health therapist and we are excited to explore Charlottesville and escape the frigid Wisconsin winters. In my free time, I enjoy rooting on the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers, golfing, working out, and playing guitar.


Justin Rizer

I was originally born in Louisville, Kentucky but was raised in Tampa, Florida which is also where I attended undergrad & Med school at the University of South Florida. Less than a month before moving up to Charlottesville for residency, I got married to my wife, Angela. My interests in EM include International, Wilderness, and Sports. Outside of the hospital, my hobbies include being a sports nut - both watching and playing. I also enjoy going to the gym and most any outdoor activity. I'm looking forward to working in Charlottesville and learning some winter sports as well.


Joran Sequeira

Hi! My name is Joran (rhymes with Duran Duran…the 80s band). After growing up in NJ, going to undergrad in upstate NY, and attending med school at NY Medical College, I finally left the cold weather for beautiful Charlottesville! Current interests in EM include Geriatric EM, Medical Education and Ultrasound. Other interests include singing, baking (an excellent stress-reliever), and traveling/backpacking. I experienced Charlottesville for the first time during an away rotation in medical school, and loved the city and UVA’s EM program. Thus, I’m thrilled and blessed to be a resident here. Also looking forward to trying out the restaurants, hiking, discovering Jeffersonian history, touring the vineyards, and cheering for the Cavaliers!


Jennifer Silber

I moved to Charlottesville from Baltimore with my husband, Dan, and my dog, Willow. We’re excited to trade in Baltimore corners (The Wire, anyone?) for The Corner. I’m from Maryland originally, but I went to Duke for my undergraduate degree. This was followed by a year in Central America working for a public health NGO, and a year in DC working for an HIV/AIDS non-profit organization. I attended University of Maryland for medical school, and I’m glad to keep it in the ACC family by joining UVA! I’m looking forward to exploring local trails, learning how to home brew, biking to work, and finally having a backyard big enough for grilling and corn hole. Feel free to contact me with any questions!


Michael Wakim

Michael enjoys playing basketball, flag football, cooking, reading, and hanging out with family and friends.



Lee Cunningham

I first came to Charlottesville in 2002, and have been here for undergrad, a year for post-bac pre-med, a year working in the UVA ED as a tech, and after that medical school. During that time I spent a few years running with the local rescue squad as well.  My favorite things to do in town are to go to music concerts and try out the new restaurants and breweries that are coming to town.  I also enjoy backpacking and camping on the AT as well as going on day hikes. I play squash and swim laps occasionally if time/weather constraints prevent me from going outdoors.  I really like to play music (mainly mandolin and guitar) so if anyone plays I’d be happy to get together to do a little pickin’.  Other hobbies I enjoy when time and circumstance permit are working on my car, gardening, and photography.


Kevin Dabrowski

After growing up in Big Ten country (Champagne, IL) I headed south to the SEC (Athens, GA) for college where I majored in Exercise and Sports Science with a minor in Geography.  While at the University of Georgia I enjoyed watching college football, getting outdoors, and listening to live music.  I completed my medical school training at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL.  My interests in medicine in addition to Emergency Medicine are Sports Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, and International Medicine. I'm looking forward to enjoying everything Charlottesville has to offer from hiking, biking, golfing, wine tasting to great food and live music. 

Kelly Estes

What is the best part about this residency program? The people! More than anything I wanted a residency program that could provide a supportive learning environment. You will find that here.I was born and raised in Columbus, OH where I lived until heading to Kalamazoo, MI for undergrad. I attended Kalamazoo College as a soccer player, chemistry major and also enjoyed a year of foreign study in Germany. With my now husband Josh, I then moved to New York City for two years where I completed a master's degree in human nutrition at Columbia University and worked for an electronic medical record company. After our time in NYC, we headed back to the Midwest to attend Wright State University in Dayton, OH where I graduated with a combined MD-MPH degree. My current interests in medicine include sports medicine, community health, and injury mechanisms. I am considering a Sports Medicine Fellowship. Josh and I are heading to Charlottesville along with our two dogs. We are looking forward to exploring the trails, eating at local restaurants, and the mountain views.

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George Glass

Welcome to Charlottesville, the happiest city in America!  My wife and four kids are happy to call this home.  I've been in Charlottesville since 2001 aside from a brief SoCal hiatus to see how the Left Coast lives.  I spent a short time as a Pathology Researcher in a previous life, but put down the microscope to work down and dirty in the ER.  When I'm not delivering little Glass babies, you'll find me either in the Department relishing every chaotic moment, or pushing the boundaries of what's possible up at the Center for Applied Biomechanics.  My interests include trauma and resuscitation research and medical education.  Outside of the hospital, I enjoy taking my kids hiking to visit local swimming holes, paintball, and the occasional event race (Tough Mudder, anyone?).

Laura Grangeia

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Bucknell University

Activities: Nutrition and fitness, cooking, swimming, playing the saxophone, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.


Heather Groth 

I grew up in Appleton, WI surrounded by my large, crazy, and wonderful family.  I moved to Ames, IA for undergrad and studied Biochemistry.  It was there I met the love of my life, Christopher. We were married after undergrad and moved together across the state for medical school.  We are now excited to come to Virginia together for residency!  He will be a Neurology resident this year. In general, I will try about anything and am incredibly easily entertained (yes, I did once watch 3 hours in a row of Swamp People…).  I enjoy cooking/baking, travel, running, cycling, and about anything outdoors.  I am excited for the chance to explore some of the climbing, hiking, and paddling around Charlottesville!


Adam Nevel

I'm a born-and-raised Indiana boy, growing up in South Bend, IN before heading off to Indiana University for undergrad and med school.  Having spent the majority of my time in Indiana, it was impossible not to grow up a huge Fighting Irish and Hoosiers fan. I graduated medical school with a joint MD/MBA degree and also spent two months during fourth year on a medicine rotation in Kenya.  My current interests include Emergency Department operations, hospital administration, and international health systems.  These interests, however, are constantly evolving… I came to Charlottesville with my wonderful wife Kait (a neurology resident) and our English Cocker Spaniel, Scout.  Having previously spent only minimal time in Charlottesville, we have loved exploring the beautiful Virginia countryside!


Conwell Ottenritter 

I grew up in Phoenix, Maryland, a small town 30 minutes north of Baltimore. My love of football lead me to Clemson University, where I graduated with a degree in Biology. After a year of neuroscience research at the NIH, I went on to medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. I had a great time at EVMS and am excited for the next step of my training in Charlottesville. My interests primarily revolve around the Baltimore Ravens and Clemson Tigers; however, I'm excited to root for the Cavaliers in 2012. I also enjoy cooking and traveling whenever I get the chance.


Mark Pierce

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine - Macon
Undergraduate: Clemson University

Activities: Travel: Experiences include a three-week trip to Italy and several trips to Costa Rica.

Outdoor activities: Backpacking, Scuba diving, Fishing, Snowboarding, Hiking, Golf, Baseball.
Cooking: Self-proclaimed expert chef of anything that goes on my Big Green Egg smoker or grill.


David Wilcocks

I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa until age nine when my family moved to Vancouver, B.C.  After three years we ended up in Dallas, not far from the University of North Texas where I did my undergrad.  I attended the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) for med school,half of which took place in Galveston, the other half in Austin. I am the oldest of four and enjoy road & mountain biking, backpacking, climbing, guitar, and golf. I have a dog named Cooper and we are both looking forward to the mountains, four real seasons, and all the other great things Charlottesville has to offer!