Current Residents

Current Residents


Rachel Hallmark, MD, PhD

Rachel H. Photo IDMedical School:  University of Virginia School of Medicine

Graduate School:  University of Virginia Curry School of Education (Exercise Physiology)

Undergraduate: College of William & Mary

Professional interests: MSK, SCI, Pediatric Rehab, Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Hobbies: yoga, hiking, listening to live music

Quote: "After 9 years in Charlottesville, and touring the east coast on residency interviews, it became clear that this is the place that I belong. I love being close to the mountains and all of the outdoor activities available. The people in Charlottesville are very friendly in general, and the University contributes to a lot of cultural activities for such a small town. In addition to the lovely setting, I knew that the faculty of this program are very down-to-earth and share a congenial relationship with the residents. This is a well-rounded program, which appealed to me as I am not sure what my primary focus in rehab will be yet. I have known several graduates of this program who have all been happy with the training they received at UVA, and I am happy to be joining them in this program."


Berkeley Blanchard Martin, MD

Martin Photo IDMedical School: University of Virginia
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Professional interests: MSK, Sports, Pediatric Rehab
Hobbies: waterskiing, sailing, UVA football games, gardening
Quote: "Ever since I was young, I have loved Charlottesville because of the variety of fun activities that are available in a relatively small town.  I enjoy being surrounded by the college atmosphere, and also the great art shows, concerts, restaurants, and outdoor activities.  I am still exploring new places after 8 years in town! UVA's PM&R department stood out as a well-rounded, medium-sized program.  The faculty and other residents are really friendly, laid-back, and interested in teaching and learning."



Annice Mason, MD

Mason Photo IDMedical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Saint Michael's College
Professional interests: MSK, sports, SCI
Hobbies: ice hockey, waterskiing, tennis, gardening, anything & everything about food.
Quote: "While on the interview trail, UVA stood out to me as a well-rounded program that is invested in academic excellence, with attendings and residents that are welcoming, intelligent, and dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care.  I love the town of Charlottesville - the food scene, the people, the opportunities for outdoor activities ... and having a hockey rink on the downtown mall certainly doesn't hurt!"


Kristin Wong, MD

Wong Photo ID

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin

Professional interests: Sports, MSK

Hobbies: Foodie, traveling, soccer

Quote: "I was initially attracted to UVA by the extensive exposure to sports medicine, including the runners' clinic and gait lab. There are also many elective months that allow you to explore other interests, including research, acupuncture, pain, or away rotations. The faculty and residents are all friendly and laid-back, and the smaller program size makes it feel like a family. I fell in love with Charlottesville when I interviewed in the fall. It has a "small town" feel, yet it has everything you need without the big city traffic and cost of living. Also, since it's a college town, there's plenty of great food, late night spots, and don't forget the nearby breweries and wineries. Where else can you watch a polo match while wine tasting? Not to mention the close vicinity to beaches, mountains, and the rest of the east coast."




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.


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!

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.