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 ( 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.

First Year Residents

  • John Brinjak, D.O.
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Emma Damon, M.D.
    Drexel University
  • Kevin Edinborough, M.D,
    Loma Linda University
  • Matthew Harlan, M.D.
    University of Tennessee
  • Marcia Mauger, M.D.
    University of Cincinnati
  • Lindsey Purcell, M.D.
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Madeline Underwood, M.D.
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Keegan Weaver, D.O.
    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Anthony Wu, D.O.
    Campbell University School of Osteopathic Med.

Second Year Residents

  • Elizabeth Flory, M.D.
    George Washington University
  • John Grimsley, M.D.
    Georgetown University
  • Andrew Lam, M.D,
    University of Virginia
  • Lisa Li, M.D.
    University of Virginia
  • Michael Lopoukhine. D.O.
    Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Christian Machado, M.D.
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Samantha Stuek, M.D.
    New York Medical College
  • Sukruti Udeshi, M.D.
    Virginia Commonwealth University

Third Year Residents

  • 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