Programs

Resident Life


The longitudinal curriculum at VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine promotes an adult learning environment that provides residents the opportunity work and think independently in a collegial environment with both educational and social support. Although the program is rigorous, faculty works with residents to achieve the balance that allow a lifetime of learning and practice.

The program has adopted an intentional approach to fostering a collegial work environment. Through the Chief Residents and Resident Business Meeting, residents actively participate in curriculum, policy and business development. Each resident is assigned a personal faculty advisor to monitor and assist both academic and professional development. The Program director regularly attends class meeting and is available for individual consultation. There are multiple social activities every year which residents and faculty attend together, including:

  • New intern welcome picnic
  • Resident Retreat; 3 day weekend retreat to Wintergreen Resort
  • White elephant winter holiday party
  • Spring picnic & Bar-B-Q
  • Graduation dinner

Resident classes are encouraged, through regularly scheduled class meetings, to develop supportive relationships. Resident classes tend to bond and form strong lasting relationships, providing social support for the challenging task of becoming accomplished Family Physicians.

The residency, located in the diverse Northern Virginia area, has access to the amenities of a multicultural community. Restaurants, theatre, arts, shopping, spousal employment, volunteer opportunities, excellent schools, recreational and competitive athletics, amateur and professional sports are all available to residents and their families.

The Fairfax County government (www.fairfaxcounty.gov) is progressive and efficient, offering a wide variety of services for county residents. Located just outside Washington DC, the residency also enjoys proximity to the energy and excitement of the Nation’s Capital.

Third Year Residents - Class of 2018

  • Jason Breig, MD
    Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

  • Kellen Burgwin, MD
    University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • Stephanie Carter, DO
    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • YoungKey Chung, MD
    Wayne State University School of Medicine

  • Grace Lim, MD
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health

  • Minh-Hai Ngo, MD
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health

  • Shetal Patel, MD
    University of Virginia School of Medicine

  • Nader Silver, MD
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

  • Christopher Thomas, MD
    The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Second Year Residents - Class of 2019

  • Maureen Filak, MD
    Eastern Virginia Medical School

  • Evan Fitzgerald, MD
    The Ohio State University College of Medicine

  • Matthew Kirk, MD
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

  • Melissa Mauntel, MD
    The Ohio State University College of Medicine

  • Jay Orr, DO
    Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Andaleeb Rahman, MD
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

  • Diana Tacelosky, MD
    Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

  • Thuy Vo, MD
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

First Year Residents - Class of 2020

  • John Andrea,DO
    University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Kun-Young Rachel Choi, MD
    George Washington University

  • Frances Ding, DO
    Rowan University School of Osteopathic Med.

  • Kendall Hancock, MD
    VA Tech Carilion School of Medicine

  • Zain Sultan, MD
    Medical College of Georgia

  • William Towne, MD
    Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Evangelia Tsapos, DO
    Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Richard Uribe, MD
    University of North Carolina