Meet the Residents

Rula Al-Baghdadi, MD

Undergraduate: Carnegie Mellon University - Qatar                                                                                                                                                                                      
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq

Medical Interests: Primary care and Sports Medicine

Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family, cats, traveling, and food – especially desserts.  
I’m a big soccer fan and love cheering on Real Madrid.

 

Aaron Clampitt, MD

Undergraduate: Liberty University 
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine 
Hometown: Chilhowie VA 
Medical Interests: Rural medicine, Urgent care, Sports medicine, global health 
Personal Interests: I love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy playing many sports including: golf, baseball, basketball, skiing.  I also enjoy many outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, hiking, and camping.  
 

Andrea Gonzalez, MD

Undergraduate/Medical School: Universidad Nuestra Señora de La Paz
Hometown: La Paz, Bolivia
Medical Interests: Integrative Medicine, Women's Health and Preventative Medicine 
Personal Interests: Besides spending time with my husband, family and friends, I enjoy photography, painting, traveling, board games, and watching movies. 
 

Kara Keefe, MD

Undergraduate: The College of William and Mary
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine 
Hometown: Bristow, Va
Medical Interests: women's health, obstetrics, office procedures, mental health
Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and getting to enjoy the great outdoor spaces around Richmond. I also love to cook and to bake when I have time 


Tierra Leak, MD

Medical School: VCU School of Medicine
Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Medical Interests: OB, Women’s Health, Global Health

Personal Interests: I enjoy traveling, salsa dancing, spending time with loved ones, and trying new restaurants.

Priyanka Ramsinghani , DO

Undergraduate: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Medical Interests: Geriatrics, Global Heath 
Personal Interests: Spending time with my fiancé and our dog Lucy, cooking, reading and traveling. 
 

Maya Sukkari, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley 

Medical School: University of London - St George’s Hospital Medical School

Hometown: Rocklin, California

Medical Interests: Women’s health and global medicine 

Personal Interests: I enjoy reading and traveling and spending time with my husband, family and friends. 


Trish Tran, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical Interests: Women's Health, Preventative Health
Personal Interests: Spending time with my family. Travelling, Beach, hiking, yoga, gardening, trying new restaurants and cooking.  

 

Samuel Sessou, MD

Undergraduate: College of William and Mary

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Hometown: Sterling, Virginia born in Togo, West Africa

Medical Interests: Medical Missions, Underserved Populations, Patient Education, Mentoring Pre-Med and Medical Students.

Personal Interests: I enjoy both playing and watching basketball. I usually find an outdoor court to shoot hoops with locals and I prefer college basketball to NBA. ACC basketball is the best! I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy spending time with my church family and enjoy going to various church activities.

 

 

Blackstone Resident

Stephen Mulkey, MD

Undergraduate: Baylor University
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - El Paso
Hometown: Round Rock, Texas
Medical Interests: Rural Medicine, Preventative Medicine, and Medical Missions
Personal Interests: I enjoy playing the piano, going to operas to watch my wife perform, movies, hiking, running, baseball, college football, NFL, and spending time with family and friends. 

 

 

Allison Hinson, MD

Undergraduate: Virginia Tech
Medical School: VCU SoM
Hometown: Winchester, VA
Medical Interests: global medicine, preventive medicine
Personal Intrerests: skiing, water sports, cooking, reading, playing piano, travelling, roller coasters
 

Daniel Ageze, MD

Undergraduate: University of Washington

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Hometown: Ethiopia

Medical Interests: Full scope primary care (adult, pediatrics, and ob/gyn), Global Health, Underserved, Community Enrichment.

Personal Interests: Enjoy building strong relationships, getting involved in the community, playing soccer, watching football, doing martial arts, and always working on self-improvement. Curious soul with a desire to have a greater impact on the world and for the future generation.


 

Yasir Abdul-Rahman, DO

Undergrad: James Madison University

Medical school: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus

Hometown: Roanoke, VA

Medical Interests: Primary Care, Sports Medicine, and Academics

Personal: Outside of work I enjoy playing and watching sports of all kinds, and spending time with my amazing wife. I look forward to getting lost in Richmond as we explore all that the area has to offer. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about our awesome program!

 

Stephanie Crawford, DO

Undergraduate: University of South Carolina

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Reston, VA

Medical Interests: Geriatrics, Obstetrics and Women's Health

Personal Interests: In my free time I enjoy snow skiing, watching college football, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family, friends, and my dog.


Rakesh Dussa, MD

Undergraduate: Montclair State University

Medical school: Ross University School of Medicine

Hometown: Belle Mead, NJ

Medical Interests: Primary Care, Sports Medicine and Global Health

Personal: I love watching sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing FIFA and trying new restaurants.


Andre Enowtaku, MD

Undergraduate: Virginia Commonwealth University

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Hometown: Douala, Cameroon

Medical Interests: Sports Medicine, Geriatrics, Woman's Health and International Medicine.

Personal Interests: Love spending time with my family and watching my daughter grow up. Hanging out with friends, playing soccer, listening to music and cooking African food.


Tsedey Eshetu, MD

Undergraduate: Virginia Commonwealth University

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine

Hometown: Alexandria, VA

Medical Interests:Global Health, Women’s Health and Urgent Care.

Personal Interests: Love spending time with family and friends, enjoy being around people and learn about different cultures, traveling, shopping and fashion.


Beverly Huang, MD

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University

Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University

Hometown: Lincroft, New Jersey

Medical Interests: Women's Health, OB

Personal: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, baking

Bleck Ngwafang, MD

Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Hometown: Bamenda, Cameroon

Medical Interests: Underserved Medicine, Tropical and HIV Medicine, Sports Medicine, Global Health, and Women’s Health

Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family; especially my two younger sisters. Love travelling, cooking, jogging and singing. I also love the beautiful game (Football) and Chelsea Football club is where my heart is.

Charyl Ovalle, MD

Undergraduate: Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Dominican Republic

Medical school: Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Dominican Republic

Hometown: San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic

Medical Interests: Primary Care, Women's Health and Undeserved Populations

Personal: I love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy reading all kinds of books, but the Harry Potter series have a soft spot in my heart. I love going to the beach, dancing and going to the movies.

Komivi Womitso, MD

Medical School: University of Lomé, Togo

Hometown: Lomé, Togo

Medical Interests: Medical Missions, Underserved Populations, Community Improvement

Personal: I enjoy Christ’s love, grace and rest. I love my family and enjoy serving my community. I enjoy laughing and spending time with friends. I am passionate about helping the less privileged, the vulnerable or marginalized.

 

Blackstone Residents

Yolanda Paylor, MD

Undergraduate: Winston Salem State University

Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Hometown: Hillsborough, NC

Medical Interests: Rural Medicine and Shared Care

Personal Interests: I enjoy doing DIY projects, making people smile and working with my non-profit called Girls to Queens. It's an organization focused on the the exposure of middle school aged girls to various careers and college prep. I also enjoy community service and going out to eat!


Danielle Tchoungang, MD

Undergraduate: University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Hometown: Douala, Cameroon

Medical Interests: Primary care, rural medicine, women's health, pediatrics and public health.

Personal: I love spending time with my awesome husband, family, and friends. Also, I'm a foodie: I love eating and trying out food from all over the world, as much as I enjoy cooking. Outside of family, friends and food, music is a passion of mine, and a special way to bond and talk with God.


Yasir Abdul-Rahman, DO

Undergrad: James Madison University

Medical school: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus

Hometown: Roanoke, VA

Medical Interests: Primary Care, Sports Medicine, and Academics

Personal: Outside of work I enjoy playing and watching sports of all kinds, and spending time with my amazing wife. I look forward to getting lost in Richmond as we explore all that the area has to offer. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about our awesome program!


Sean Bourne, MD

Undergrad: Rochester Institute of Technology

Medical school: University at Buffalo

Hometown: East Aurora, New York

Medical Interests: Urgent Care, Sports Medicine

Personal: I like to hike, visit historical places and try new restaurants. I am a huge Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan, and enjoy anything sports related.


Ekaterina Bratysheva, MD

Medical school: Altay State Medical University

Hometown: Barnaul, Russia

Medical Interests: Women's Health and Newborn Care

Personal: I am a happy mother and wife and I enjoy the time with my friends and family. I also enjoy travelling and exploring new places or visiting my big family in Russia. I love an active lifestyle, biking or kayaking in summer and snowboarding in the winter.


Aaron Ferro, DO

Undergraduate: Idaho State University

Medical School: Pacific Northwest College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, WA

Hometown: Pocatello, ID

Medical Interests: Sports Medicine and broad spectrum family medicine

Personal: I am a passionate sports fan and take pride in cheering on my favorite teams, especially the Boston Red Sox. In my free time, I enjoy golfing, biking, skiing, yoga, and spending time with my wife and dog.


Preethi Gaddam, MD

Undergraduate: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Medical Interests: Global Health and Preventative Medicine

Personal: 2 favorite things: traveling & poffertjes


Ian Giles, MD

Undergraduate: Hampden-Sydney College

Medical School: Medical College of Virginia

Hometown: Roanoke, VA

Medical Interests: Medicine in rural Virginia, Sports Medicine, and Community Engagement

Personal: I enjoy spending time with my wife, going to football games in the fall (especially on the Hill at H-SC, GO TIGERS!), and eating Mexican food.


Jordan Jackson, MD

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Hometown: Richlands, VA

Medical Interests: Community Medicine and Geriatrics

Personal: I enjoy hiking, fishing, running, cycling, and many other outdoor activities.


Amanda Monte, MD

Undergraduate: University of Richmond

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Medical Interests: Public Health

Personal: Spending time with family and playing the piano.


 

Sandeep Sharma, MD

Undergraduate: Virginia Commonwealth University

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya

Medical Interests: Global health, Public Health

Personal: Watching sports, Playing golf and tennis. Trying different restaurants. 

Anh Truong, MD

Undergraduate: Virginia Commonwealth University 

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine 

Hometown: Great Falls, VA

Medical Interests: Endocrinology and Women's Health 

Personal: I enjoy cooking, trying new restaurants, traveling, hiking, hanging out with friends and family.

 

Blackstone Residents

Eduardo Hernandez-Verge, MD, MPH

Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico

Graduate: University of Puerto Rico, MPH in Biostatistics

Medical School: Universidad Iberoamericana, Dominican Republic

Hometown: Juncos, Puerto Rico

Medical Interests: Sports Medicine, Woman's Health, Epidemiological and Community Research

Personal: I enjoy the company of my beloved wife, family, and friends. Like historical site visiting, road trips and movies. 


Brittani Smith, MD

Undergraduate: North Carolina A&T State University

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine 

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Medical Interests: OBGYN, Geriatrics, and Global Health

Personal: Visiting Family, Traveling, Extreme Sports, Yoga, Swimming, Music & Dancing.


William Eggleston III, MD

Undergraduate: Biomedical Engineering

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Hometown: Chesterfield, VA

Medical Interest: Family Medicine, Rural medicine, Endocrinology

Personal: I enjoy reading, studying history, cooking and trying new recipes, playing computer games when I get the chance, and working with the Boy Scouts of America program whenever I can.