Resident Bios

PGY-3

Maureen Filak, MD


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Evan Fitzgerald, MD


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Melissa Mauntel, MD


Education background

  • Undergrad: Ohio State University
  • Med school: Ohio State University College of Medicine

Medical areas of interest:

  • inpatient and outpatient broad spectrum care, global/community health, public/population health and policy, nutrition

Non-medical areas of interest:

  • baking and cooking, hiking, running, volleyball, board games, traveling, exploring restaurants/wineries/breweries, finding any local events and festivals I can get to!

Why did you choose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine?

I chose VCU-Fairfax because it offers broad spectrum care, working in both unopposed and opposed hospitals where we are treated as equals among other residents, opportunities for global health and health policy, faculty with broad spectrum of interests, being near a city where theres limitless things to do. And of course a fantastic group of people :)

Andaleeb Rahman, MD


Education background:

  • UVA for undergrad.
  • VCU for med school.

Medical areas of interest:

  • Preventive medicine, integrative medicine

Non-medical areas of interest:

  • Playing basketball and tennis, watching soccer and football, trying new cuisines, spending time with family

Why did you choose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine?

I felt that this program gave me the best of both worlds in terms of an academic institution that prides itself on promoting evidence-based medicine while allowing me to develop intimate relationships with patients, attendings, and specialists in the community setting.

Bradley Rolfe, MD


Education Background:

  • Bachelors in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech
  • M.D. from Drexel University

Medical Areas of Interest:

  • Sports medicine
  • Underserved
  • Full spectrum

Non Medical Areas of Interest:

  • Unicycling!
  • Running
  • Spending time with friends and family

Why did you choose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine?

VCU-Fairfax took me in as one of their own after my initial Residency, Chesterfield Family Medicine, shut down. They were extremely supportive of me and worked hard to make sure that I felt at home here. Having seen two different residency programs, I can say that this is a very special program and one that I am honored to be a part of.

Thuy Vo, MD


Education background:

  • Undergrad and med school): Undergrad at University of Virginia. Medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University SOM.

Medical areas of interest:

  • interested in promoting healthy lifestyles, weight loss, and sport medicine

Non-medical areas of interest:

  • hiking, volleyball

Why did you choose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine?

I chose VCU Fairfax Family practice because of many reasons, but some highlights include: - It has both the opposed and un-opposed aspects, so I get to work with residents from other programs in a big hospital (Inova Fairfax) and also have the opportunity to work at a smaller community hospital (Inova Fair Oaks) . It is a heavy inpatient family medicine program, and I like that because then I would feel prepared to do both inpatient and outpatient medicine after I graduate. The attendings are great at teaching, and the office staff are cordial. Lastly, location played a big role in my decision. I like Northern Virginia - close to D.C and therefore many fun events and cool exhibits, not too far from the Shenandoah for hiking adventures, plenty of food options, and my family is in the area.

PGY-2

John Andrea, DO


Education background:

  • I went to UMass-Amherst for my undergraduate degree and University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine for med school.

Medical areas of interest:

  • procedures, primary care sports medicine, preventive care, clinical research.

non-medical areas of interest:

  • outdoor activities such as kayaking, playing sports. Exploring D.C. Traveling the country to explore historical sites.

Why did you choose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine?

Great people and a supportive environment most importantly. Choosing VCU-Fairfax was also important to me because the program emphasizes establishing a strong base in medical knowledge while also allowing you to figure out your own interests within family medicine.

Kun-Young Rachel Choi, MD


Education background:

  • St. Bonaventure University
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2013
  • George Washington School of Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine, 2017

Medical areas of interest:

  • Women's preventive medicine
  • short-term global medical missions

Non-medical areas of interest:

  • cooking new dishes at home
  • trying new restaurants
  • watching documentaries and TV shows on Netflix

Why I chose VCU-Fairfax FM:

After working closely with the residents and faculty during my acting internship rotation in medical school, I knew this was the program for me. The residents were the role models I had been searching for. The entire team was not only down-to-earth, but so kind and caring to all our patients. Having met my fiance in NOVA was just the cherry on top that solidified my decision.

Frances Ding, DO


Education background:

  • I went to Tufts University for undergrad and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

Medical areas of interest:

  • I am interested in Rural Medicine, and I eventually want to practice in a rural setting. I fell in love with the pace of life while I was living in Maine, and would love to practice in rural New England eventually.

Non-medical areas of interest:

  • I really enjoy hiking and being outdoors.

Why I chose VCU-Fairfax FM?

I chose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine because I wanted to train in a premier institution that delivers high quality care. I seek to gain strong inpatient experience, that will help me build foundational skills when I transition to a rural setting which may be limited in access to care. I also wanted to live in Northern Virginia because my husband is training in the area.

Kendall Hancock, MD


Education background:

  • Undergrad - University of Virginia, BSc Biochemistry, 2011
  • Med school - Virginia Tech Carilion, Doctor of Medicine, 2017

Medical areas of interest:

  • Women's health/Obstetrics
  • Academic medicine

Non-medical areas of interest:

  • spending time outside, mostly running and hiking with my dog
  • exploring DC area and trying new restaurants
  • cooking & baking
  • reading for fun (when I have extra free time!)
  • spending time with friends & family

Why VCU-Fairfax?

I loved this program when I interviewed here! Everyone was so kind and friendly during my interview day, and I felt like I could visualize myself working well this group of people. I also really liked the way the program's curriculum was organized. Our intern year is tough with a lot of inpatient rotations, but it allows us to spend more time with outpatient medicine in our second and third years. This program has been a great fit for me so far, and I feel that it will allow me to continue to grow into an excellent family medicine doctor.

Zain Sultan, MD


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William Towne, MD


Education background

  • Undergrad and med school): University of Virginia for undergrad, Virginia Commonwealth University for med school

Medical areas of interest:

  • general, academic, hospital, research (or a little of everything)

Non-medical areas of interest:

  • road biking, fly-fishing, tennis, delicious food

Why did you choose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine?

Great location, great education for all my interests, and great people-both for friends and mentors.

Evangelia Tsapos, DO


Education background

  • George Mason University and Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical areas of interest:

  • Preventive Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Women's Health

Non-medical areas of interest:

  • hiking, running, biking (anything outdoors!), hanging out with my husband and my sweet dog Maddie, spending time with my family and friends, and traveling whenever

Why VCU FFX Family Med?

I was initially interested in this program because of the proximity to my family and my husband's work however what sold me was my wonderful experience during my interview day. Everyone was warm and welcoming and made me feel at home. A big draw for me was the structure of the program in which we spend our first year in inpatient rotations at Inova Fairfax Hospital and transition to a smaller Inova hospital for our second and third year, thereby providing us with a broad educational experience. I also appreciated that the program emphasis on resident well being and the fact that the residents feel deeply supported by the faculty and staff is a true testament to this. I'm glad I chose to make FFP my home for residency and I believe the combination of the curriculum and the strong support network will provide me with the tools to reach my full potential as a Family Physician.

Richard Uribe, MD


Education background

  • Undergrad: University of Florida
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Medical areas of interest:

  • Education
  • Emergency/Urgent Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • International/Wilderness Medicine
  • Public Health

Non-medical areas of interest:

  • Soccer
  • Snowboarding
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Window shopping
  • Hiking

Why did you choose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine?

  • Positive learning environment
  • One of the few family medicine programs set in a metropolitan area that is also highly ranked nationally
  • Strong emphasis on education (Med school, residency, etc)
  • Outstanding medical facilities
  • Cultural Diversity

PGY-1

Elizabeth Flory, MD


Education Background:

  • Undergrad: Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 2014
  • Med School: George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 2018

Medical Areas of Interest:

  • Pediatrics
  • Women's Health
  • Procedures
  • Cost of Medicine and Access to Care
  • To be continued…

Non Medical Areas of Interest:

  • Hiking in the Shenandoah's and all other national parks, running as a means of exploration, restaurant exploring, taking care of my apartment plants, friend time

Why did you choose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine?

VCU-Fairfax was the perfect choice for me. I loved that the clinic is physician owned, providing more education on the business of medicine than many other programs. I also was very attracted by the schedule, with the last two years spent predominately in clinic, preparing residents to graduate with an easy transition to seeing 20 patients a day in a clinic setting. Additionally, its close proximity to DC enables many different elective experiences, and the program seemed very flexible to helping its residents achieve their educational goals. Most importantly, after doing an acting internship with the program, I could tell the residents and faculty were so down-to-earth, supportive and fun. To top it off, Fairfax Family Practice allowed me to stay in the same city as my boyfriend, stay close to a variety of transportation options to get home to see my family in New Hampshire, and continue to experience the culture and energy of NOVA and DC.

John Grimsley, MD


Education background:

  • BS, Biology from George Mason University
  • MS, Biology from George Mason University
  • MS, Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown
  • MD, Georgetown University

Medical Areas of Interest:

  • Full Spectrum Family Medicine
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Nutrition & Weight Loss
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • The application of research to clinical practice
  • Practice Management
  • Medical Ethics

Non Medical Areas of Interest:

  • Spending time with my wife and kids
  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • Sports
  • Learning anything new

Why did you choose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine:

It has everything I could possibly ask for in residency program: A private practice with amazing faculty, associated with an excellent community hospital system (INOVA Fairfax and Fairoaks) and a strong academic foundation. All together these create an environment ideal for a wide breath of training.

Andrew Lam, MD


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Lisa Li, MD


Education Background:

  • Undergrad: University of Virginia, 2012
  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2018

Medical Areas of Interest:

  • Preventive medicine, integrative medicine, geriatrics

Non-Medical Areas of Interest:

  • traveling, movies, trying new restaurants and writing Yelp reviews, knitting, arts and crafts, K-pop

Why did you choose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine:

It may sound cliche but it really is because of the people! I had a great time meeting everyone at FFP and felt at home during the interview process. I'm confident the program can provide a supportive and friendly learning environment that I was looking for. With our program, we get to work in both opposed and unopposed hospitals, and we start learning about business models and practice management early on. Our program also offers several different tracks to meet everyone's special interests. And last but not least, the location is hard to beat: whether you are a foodie, nature lover, runner, or history enthusiast, there is always something to do and explore!

Michael Lopoukhine, DO


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Christian Machado, MD


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Samantha Stuek, MD


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Sukruti Udeshi, MD


Educational Background:

  • Undergrad: UVA
  • Medical School: VCU

Medical Areas of Interest:

  • Preventive Medicine, Healthcare policy, Broad spectrum FM, Business in Medicine

Non Medical Areas of Interest:

  • Traveling, Trying different restaurants/breweries, Spending time with family and friends.

Why did you choose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine?

I have always had such positive and supportive experiences at FFP since I was a medical student and now as an intern. The training provided at FFP is well rounded, and practical that prepares you well for the full scope of Family Medicine, and one that is highly regarded throughout the country. There are so many opportunities to get involved in such as policy, public health, caring for the underserved, sports medicine, and learning about the business of medicine-- given the wide array of interests and expertise of the faculty. The biggest reason I chose FFP, is how warm, supportive, and approachable the faculty, staff, and my co-residents are, it really makes for a great and happy working environment. Also, being in the Northern VA/ DC metro area; there is always a ton of things to do and see, and different restaurants to try, which I love!