Current Residents

Current Residents



David H. Photo IDMedical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: College of William and Mary

Professional interests: Sports, Running Medicine, Gait Research, MSK, TBI

Hobbies: Running, Cycling, Camping, Hiking, Cooking, and traveling with my wife Rebecca

Quote: "I chose UVA because I wanted a small program with a great reputation. The sports, MSK and running medicine training you receive here is second to none and you leave a well-rounded physiatrist. The opportunity to do research in one of the world's best gait labs was a major incentive. Charlottesville is a wonderful place to live as you get all the benefits of a small city with the mountains, beach, and major cities close by. For an outdoor lifestyle Charlottesville is mecca."



Lee S. Photo IDMedical School: University of N. Carolina, Chapel Hill

Undergraduate: University of N. Carolina, Chapel Hill

Professional interests: Stroke, Adaptive Sports, P&O, Musculoskeletal issues

Hobbies: Playing with my daughter and son, watching my beloved Carolina Tar Heels in any sport at all, reading, lifting weights.

Quote: "From my first interaction with the program coordinator through the interviews with the faculty, it was obvious that this program truly cares about their residents.  I love the diversity of education offered by this program.  Combine these things with the reputation as a great place to raise a family, and Charlottesville was the obvious choice for me."


Joseph Amalfitano, D.O.

Amalfitano 2012

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

Undergraduate: Southern Adventist University 

Professional Interests: osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), EMGs, musculoskeletal medicine, PRP/prolotherapy, sports medicine

Hobbies: enjoy spending time with my wife and son, hiking, and running...after my toddler :)

Quote: UVA is a perfect fit for anyone who's looking for great residents, excellent teaching faculty, a peaceful place to live, and sound training to become a well-rounded physiatrist.



Rebecca Louie, D.O.

Rebecca Louie

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

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Professional interests: Pain management, osteopathic manual medicine

Hobbies: Currently training for my first triathlon with my wife. It is a perfect team: I doggie paddle like a champ but can run. She swims like a fish but dreads the run. We both got our first road bikes this year and let's just say I was not born with balance. It has been great!. LOVE all types of food. Love to cook, eat, drink. Attempting to pickle and can this season.

Quote: Wah Hoo Wah Wha-hoo-wha. Charlottesville is a great place with lots of good food, outdoor activities, and the residency allows me to utilitze my osteopathic training with a diverse population. I couldn't stay away for long. This program cares about you as an individual and will support you as you pursue your interests.


Amber Graham, M.D.

amber graham

Medical School: The University of Toledo College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee
Professional Interests: Sports medicine, musculoskeletal, maybe EMG
Hobbies: hiking, traveling, NASCAR
Quote: I chose UVA because my interests are in sports medicine and musculoskeletal injuries and I knew UVA had a great program in these areas. Also it doesn't hurt that I can see the mountains from my front porch!

Jeffrey LaVallee, M.D.

Medical School: 
University of Connecticut
Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Professional interests: General physiatry, sports medicine
Hobbies: Snowboarding, golfing
Quote: I chose UVA PM&R program because it felt like it was the right fit for me. The program consists of great faculty with a strong musculoskeletal program. UVA provides many resources and opportunities as a world class academic institution located in a charming city such as Charlottesville. I felt like the program provided the best environment for my family and I to live and grow.



Benjamin May, M.D.

Medical School:   Texas A&M 
Undergraduate:  Texas A&M 
Professional interests:  Sports Medicine 
Hobbies:   Hanging out with my family. Watching just about any sport.  Playing most of them.  Grilling anything from pears to steaks. 
Quote:   I love the small town feel of Charlottesville, and you can't beat the scenery.  UVA has one of the best sports medicine programs in the country, and one of only a few with built in event coverage.  Put it all together and it’s a great place for on-the-job training as well as to raise a family.



Regan Royer, M.D. 

regan royer

Medical School: University of Virginia

Undergraduate: University of Colorado

Professional interests: MSK/Sports, SCI, Interventional Pain

Hobbies: hanging out with my family, running, live music

Quote: I am so fortunate to be staying at UVA. The attendings and residents both in PM&R and other services are enthusiastic about teaching and make an effort to uphold the collegial atmosphere here that makes it easy to learn. Charlottesville is also a wonderful place to live and raise a family. It is a relatively small town but feels like a big city with all the restaurants and cultural events. The scenery is beautiful and there are tons of spots within Charlottesville and nearby to get out and enjoy nature.


Mark Caramore, MD

Mark Caramore Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Undergraduate: Siena College

Interests:  prosthetics and MSK rehab, ultrasound and peripheral injections, sports medicine

Quote: “ I have family in the Norfolk area with two young nephews which made it a natural choice.   The program is geared toward providing a strong foundation in outpatient MSK which is something that has always attracted me.  The area is a perfect size and environment for outdoor pursuits, trying new restaurants, and getting into trouble with my new puppy.  It also helps that it gets less snow than Syracuse, New York!”


Nicole Kelleher, M.D.


Medical School: The University of Virginia School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Dartmouth College

Professional interests: Sports Medicine, Traumatic brain injury

Hobbies: Running, biking, swimming, hiking, cooking

Quote: UVA clearly values resident teaching, mentorship and clinical excellence. It is a small program with a big reputation, particularly in the fields of sports medicine and interventional pain management. The faculty are fun, caring, professional and invested in fostering a positive resident experience. UVA offers a superb resident education, as well as the opportunity to live in the most dynamic, beautiful, vibrant city in America. There is nothing not to love about being a UVA PM&R resident!


Jason Kirkbride, M.D.


Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Graduate School: Georgetown University
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech
Professional Interests:  Spasticity, MSK, Sports Medicine, Running Medicine, Pain Medicine
Hobbies: Running, Cars, spending time outdoors with my family
Quote: "As I looked for residency programs, I was drawn to UVA’s strong sports medicine training including the runners clinic, gait lab and integrative event coverage.  Additionally, the program includes an abundance of EMG experience and pain medicine exposure.  After interviewing with the faculty and residents, I knew that this program had the camaraderie and faculty involvement that I valued. Charlottesville has so much to offer, and the laid back, active lifestyle provides a fantastic environment for a healthy balance of residency training and family life."


Ryan Kohout


Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina

Undergraduate: University of Florida
Professional interests: MSK, Sports, EMG, SCI, Pediatric Rehab
Hobbies: Running, hiking, Gator Football, traveling, and trying new beers and foods
Quote:  I am incredibly happy to have matched at UVA.  The residency program offers a great environment to learn medicine while maintaining a healthy work/life balance.  The faculty, staff and other residents are very friendly and easy going.  And it’s easy to see why so many love being in Charlottesville.  It is a great college town with a lot to do, especially if you enjoy wine or the outdoors.



Austin Albright, M.D.


Medical School: ETSU Quillen College of Medicine

Undergraduate: Freed-Hardeman University

Professional Interests: MSK, Sports, Interventional Pain, EMG

Hobbies: Strength and Conditioning, working on cars, fishing

Quote:” I am extremely excited to have matched at UVA! The program provides a level of exposure to musculoskeletal, sports medicine, and EMG that was unrivaled during my interview season. This, coupled with the fact that Charlottesville is an incredible place to live, made UVA a no brainer for me.”


Sara Raiser, M.D.


Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

Undergraduate: Emory University

Professional interests: Sports Medicine, MSK, Running Medicine, Biomechanics, Nutrition

Hobbies: Crossfit, Olympic lifting, running, horseback riding, foodie

Quote: “ I have a great interest in musculoskeletal medicine and after hearing about Charlottesville and UVA's phenomenal PM&R program, I was hooked. I have heard only praises for the city and the program. Charlottesville is beautiful, and I love the small town feel but still with so much to do! I already feel at home here. The residents and physicians are down to earth, passionate about what they do, and care greatly about resident education.”