Our Residents

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Adrian "Nick" Chaffin, DO

Undergraduate: University of Kentucky

Medical School: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nick was born and raised in southeastern Kentucky.  He describes himself as the son of one of the last true country doctors around.  He came to Marshall Family Medicine from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He enjoys snow skiing, paintball, weight training and building radio control cars.  Nick plans to practice in a rural area.

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Sarah Cross, MD

Undergraduate: Oglethorpe University, Atlanta GA

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit MI

Sarah was born in Atlanta, GA, and raised in a small town south of the big city.  She moved back to Atlanta to attend college at Oglethorpe University where she earned a B.S. in Biopsychology.  She lived and worked there until she moved to Detroit, MI, to attain her medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine.  She loves traveling and exploring new places and is very excited about the opportunity to move to West Virginia for her residency.

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Nicole Nettey, MD

Undergraduate: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

Niki was born in Chicago, Illinois, but moved to the suburbs of Atlanta when she was two years old.  She considers herself a Southern Belle and a true Georgia Peach.  She obtained a B.S. at Georgia State University where she met her husband and fellow resident, Ronald Nettey.  She and Ronald attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, and married in May of 2014.  Outside of medicine, Niki enjoys cooking, baking, reading, exercising, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.  She plans to practice in an underserved area after completing residency.

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Ronald Nettey, MD

Undergraduate: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

Ronald was raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada after his family emigrated from Accra, Ghana.  He attended and obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.  It was there that he met the love of his life, Nicole (Niki).  The two left together for Nashville, TN, to attend medical school at Meharry Medical College.  Just prior to graduation, Ronald and Niki wed in May of 2014 in an intimate ceremony surrounded by family and close friends back in Atlanta.  Ronald and Niki enjoy traveling to new sights and cities around the country, watching films and spending time with friends.  His other hobbies include reading, eating (primarily Niki’s delicious food) and watching NBA basketball (go Raptors).  After residency, Ronald plans to serve in an underserved community and hopes to play a part in training the future generations of physicians.

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Devan Trull, DO

Undergraduate: Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Devan Trull, DO, was born and raised in Princeton, WV, where she attended Princeton High School. She attended Marshall University, where she was a cheerleader for the Herd for two years. After graduating with a degree in Biomedical Sciences, she went to medical school at West Virginia School of Medicine in Lewisburg, WV. She knew she wanted to pursue a career in medicine since the age of 14, as she watched her grandmother battle breast cancer for 7 years. She knew she had a passion for primary care that ultimately led her to Family Medicine. She enjoys traveling, attending Marshall football games (Go Herd!), snow skiing, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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Lee Van Horn, MD

Undergraduate: Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV

Lee was born in Texas but was raised in Huntington, WV.  He went to Marshall University for both undergraduate and medical school.  He enjoys being outdoors and participating in sports such as downhill skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing and anything to do with whitewater.  He works on the Ski Patrol at a local resort and plans to continue this experience and participate in the Wilderness Medicine Track during his residency at Marshall.

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Freddie Vaughan, MD

Undergraduate: Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV

Freddie grew up in Poca, WV.  He graduated from Marshall University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  Following graduation, he went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.  Freddie practiced clinical psychology for nearly five years before starting medical school at Marshall in 2010.  Family medicine provides him the opportunity to pursue his passion of helping the underserved not only in his home state, but around the globe.  Outside of medicine, Freddie enjoys spending time with his wife, Tracy, and his son, Tyler.  He enjoys traveling, camping, cooking, and strumming on his guitar.  He hopes for his future practice to incorporate a balance of clinical and academic medicine.

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Elizabeth Yeager, MD

Undergraduate: Wright State University, OH

Medical School: Wright State’s Boonshoft School of Medicine, OH

After graduating from Wright State University College of Nursing and Health with high academic honors, Elizabeth matriculated at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, graduating with her MD in 2014.  She has strong family ties to Wayne County, WV, and plans to be married in the spring.

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Darby M. Ford, DO

Undergraduate: Ohio University

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Darby M. Ford, DO grew up in Logan, WV. After high school, she went to Ohio University on an athletic scholarship for cross country and track and field. After college, she attended West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. While there, she fell in love and married her loving husband Andrew Ford. Throughout her education, Darby always knew God had blessed her with a heart to love and serve people. She knew family medicine was her calling. Darby enjoys Reds baseball, fly fishing, hiking, and running. She plans on practicing medicine in a rural community after finishing residency.

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Jeffrey B. Groves, MD

Undergraduate: West Virginia University

Medical School: Marshall University JCESOM

Jeffrey B. Groves, MD, was raised on a dairy farm in the small rural community of Canvas, WV. He graduated from Nicholas County High School and received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University. He moved to Huntington in 1999 to work at a medical device facility before enrolling in Marshall University's JCESOM in 2010. He also received an MBA from Marshall University in 2004. Jeffrey has two fine teenage step sons, and he and his wife, Shelly, have a son who will celebrate his first birthday in the fall. Jeffrey enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the outdoors, traveling and serving his community. He will stay in West Virginia after residency where he will work toward improving the health of the Mountain State's greatest resource.

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Syeda "Curie" Mansur, MD

Syeda Mansur, MD. goes by her nickname 'Curie'. She considers herself to be an untraditional student not only in academia but also in life. Her roles extend beyond those as a student, single mother, and breadwinner. She is also a National Health Science Corps Scholar and the founder and president of the HatchHope YaWarith Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises and distributes funds to improve socioeconomic conditions in developing nations. In 2011, during her second year in medical school, her Foundation launched their free mobile clinic in Bangladesh and received a grant from the Google Corporation to help facilitate our objectives. HatchHope's free clinic is the first and the only mobile clinic that provides door-to-door service in the country. After completing her residency in Family Medicine, her long-term goals include serving the marginalized populations of the United States through the Department of Health and Human Services, and ultimately establishing free mobile clinics in underdeveloped countries through the HatchHope YaWarith Foundation.

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Kaitlin McGrogan, DO

Undergraduate: Allegheny College

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kaitlin grew up in the small town of Greensburg, PA. She attended Allegheny College in Meadville, PA (Go Gators!) where she received her B.S. in Biology. After college Kaitlin attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she got her first experience working with and treating underserved populations. After spending all her life in Pennsylvania, she is excited to move to West Virginia. Kaitlin enjoys traveling with her family, SCUBA diving, swimming, and reading. She hopes to do an obstetrics fellowship after residency and work in an underserved area.

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Nicholas Raubitschek, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University

Nicholas Raubitschek, MD, grew up in New York, Connecticut, Arizona and California, with his sports allegiances settling firmly in the San Francisco Bay Area. Eclectic interests led to a combined degree in conservation biology and international development from the University of California, Berkeley. Soon thereafter he set off for the cultural and linguistic crossroads of Israel's southern Negev Desert, experiencing limitless humus, chutzpa and Bedouin hospitality while attending the Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University. Four eventful years later Nick is excited to return stateside to the mountains of West Virginia. When not in the hospital he enjoys any excuse to get into the backcountry, especially with close family, good friends and intriguing books. 

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Sarah Sexton, MD

Undergraduate: Marshall University

Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine

Sarah P. Sexton, MD, was born and raised in Bluefield, West Virginia. She attended Marshall University as a John Marshall Scholar, graduating with her BS in 2010. She then continued her education at Marshall University School of Medicine. While in medical school, Sarah was an active participant in Marshall Medical Outreach, treating homeless and undeserved residents of Huntington. Additionally, she traveled to Honduras twice with Global Medical Brigades. Sarah is excited to continue her training at Marshall University in the Family Medicine Residency Program. In her free time, Sarah enjoys watching sports, especially Marshall football (We Are…), and playing soccer and disc golf. She also enjoys spending time with her medical student brother and her two cats.

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Benjamin Wendt, MD

Undergraduate: Ohio State University

Benjamin Wendt, MD, was raised in a small rural town in northern Ohio along with five unruly brothers and sisters.  He moved to Columbus after high school to attend the Ohio State University where he received a BA in English and an MA in Education.  After working as a sports reporter and high school coach for many years, he decided he couldn’t get rid of his passion for medicine and began the long process of becoming a physician.  He returned to OSU for degrees in both Biology and Molecular Genetics, worked as a chemist for ten years, and earned his MD in 2014.  Ben enjoys most athletic endeavors, the more ridiculous the better, and has traveled the country to play volleyball and handball, ski, and cycle.  Mostly, he enjoys spending time with his giant family and his friends.  Having never lost his rural sensibilities, he plans on finding a small town to call home after residency to practice primary care medicine.

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Shawndra Beth Barker, MD

Shawndra Beth Barker, MD

Undergraduate: Marshall University

Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine

Shawndra Beth Barker, MD, grew up in Ona, WV. She stayed close to home throughout her undergraduate and medical school training. With their roots firmly planted in these majestic West Virginian hills, Shawndra and her husband, James, are eager to stay in Huntington with the Marshall Family for residency. Outside of medicine, Shawndra enjoys skiing, traveling with her husband and family, and spending time outdoors with their two dogs, Guido and Teddy. Recently, Shawndra taught herself how to crochet after watching numerous YouTube videos (yes, it’s cooler than it sounds). After residency, she plans on practicing in a rural community.

Kate Rector Bennett, MD

Undergraduate: Barnard College of Columbia University - New York, NY

Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine - Huntington, WV

Kate Rector Bennett, MD was born and raised in Morgantown, WV - don't hold that against her - she (almost) always roots for the home team (Go Herd!). She attended Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City, where she met her husband. After graduating with a degree in psychology, she went on to earn a certificate in premedical sciences at Columbia and then attended medical school here in Huntington. It was during her time at MUSOM that she developed an interest in primary care, and she plans to practice in a rural community when she finishes her training. Outside of medicine, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends, family and her fur babies (dogs).

Sarah Dennemeyer, MD

Sarah Dennemeyer, MD

Undergraduate: University of Nevada Reno

Graduate School: University of Nevada Reno, University of Cincinnati

Medical School: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences

Sarah Dennemeyer, MD, grew up in “The Biggest Little City in the World, also known as Reno, Nevada. She attended the University of Nevada Reno, where she completed a combined master’s and bachelor’s degree program in biotechnology. After graduation, Sarah spent time volunteering locally as well as traveling in Western Europe and North Africa. Acceptance to the Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University in Israel was a defining moment in her life, and she considers herself very fortunate to have received medical training both abroad and stateside. Sarah also has a strong interest in the criminal justice system, and since graduating from medical school has been working on an MSCJ with a concentration in analysis of criminal behavior through the University of Cincinnati. Eventually, she would like to combine her two loves and work in forensic clinical medicine, as well as with underserved populations in general. In her free time, Sarah enjoys Latin dancing, particularly salsa, bachata, and cumbia, making dreamcatchers, baking, outdoor activities, and traveling.

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Angel Eads, MD

Undergraduate: University of Hawaii at Hilo

Medical School: Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University

Angel Eads grew up in Hawaii and Missouri, and received her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies-theatre from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She spent nine years working as a theatre technician throughout the United States before moving to Israel to attend the Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University where she discovered a love of camels, chickpeas and primary care. Outside of medicine she enjoys rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs, taking her best good buddy Hana Puppy to the dog park, hiking, baking and gardening. She is excited to join the Marshall Family Medicine Residency Program. After residency she hopes to work with underserved communities in the US and abroad.

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Stephen Andrew Ford, DO

Undergraduate: The College of Wooster

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

S. Andrew Ford, DO grew up in a small town named Tipp City, Ohio. He graduated from Tippecanoe High School where he played varsity baseball and was an All-State running back for the varsity football team. He then received the opportunity to continue his athletic career at The College of Wooster, to play football for the Fighting Scots. GO SCOTS! After graduating from college with a degree in chemistry, he was accepted to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic medicine. Before enrolling in medical school, he decided to backpack through Europe with two great friends from college. Shortly after arriving at medical school, he met his beautiful bride, Darby. Andrew enjoys sports, firearms, superheroes, movies, hiking, and the USA. He plans to practice medicine in a rural community in both office and emergency room settings.

Kathryn M. Huggins, DO

Kathryn M. Huggins, DO

Undergraduate: West Virginia University

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Katie was raised in Vienna, WV where she attended Parkersburg High School. She obtained her B.S. in Exercise Physiology at West Virginia University (Let’s go Mountaineers!) and went to medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. In her spare time you may find her at the gym or in the kitchen baking. Katie is excited to continue her education in the Wild and Wonderful state of West Virginia. She has a special interest in healthcare for women and children.

William "Clay" Mitchell, MD

Undergraduate: Florida State University

Medical School: University of Central Florida

Clay was born and raised in Winter Park, Florida. He attended Florida State University where he attained a bachelors degree in sport management. However, Clay believed his true calling was in medicine and elected to enroll at the University of Central Florida were he earned a second bachelors degree and ultimately, graduated from medical school. After completing two years of general surgery training, Clay felt driven to broaden his medical education and sought a career in Family Medicine. This desire to follow his predilection for primary care brought him to Marshall University where he knew he would find an unparalleled educational opportunity.

Audrey Plummer, DO

Audrey Plummer, DO

Undergraduate: Marshall University

Medical School: Kentucky College of Osteopatheic Medicine

Audrey Plummer was born and raised in Rush, KY. After graduating from Boyd County High School, she received her B.S. in Biotechnology at Marshall University. Upon leaving Marshall, she began her journey at Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. During medical school she went on two medical mission trips and married her husband, Jacob. Outside of medicine, Audrey enjoys traveling, camping, playing soccer, and spending time with friends and family. After residency, Audrey hopes to practice medicine in her hometown and abroad.

Jenna Richards, DO

Jenna Richards, DO

Undergraduate: University of Louisville

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jenna Richards was born and raised in Richmond, KY. She attended the University of Louisville where she majored in Biology. After graduating from her undergrad she spend the next year applying to medical school, while working as a community living support for a child with Down syndrome. She decided to attend Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine to branch out from her Kentucky roots, and try living apart from her twin sister for the first time. Outside of medicine, Jenna enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is excited to live in Huntington and continue to enjoy her passion of hiking. In her free time she enjoys tennis, swimming, and rooting on her favorite Louisville Cardinals' basketball team. In her future, she plans on continuing to work in underserved areas, start a family, and pursue travel.