Residents


PGY 3 Residents

Name: Yaslam Balfaqih, MD
Hometown: Hadramout, Yemen
Undergrad/Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, traveling
Future Goals in Medicine: Ambulatory Pediatrics, interest in Gastroenterology

Name: Dominique Elmore, DO
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergraduate: Marshall University/Master’s Degree from Marshall University
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Supporting Marshall University, volunteer work, spending time with family and friends, church
Future Goals in Medicine: Fellowship (undecided)

Name: Elizabeth Endicott, DO
Hometown: Kermit, WV
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my family and friends, music, movies, knowing everything about Harry Potter
Future Goals in Medicine: Primary Care

Name: Alicia Heyward, DO
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and dogs, gardening, hiking/spending time outdoors, traveling abroad
Future Goals in Medicine: Neonatal Fellowship

Name: Anthony Johnson, MD
Hometown: Dunbar, WV
Undergrad: University of Tennessee
MD: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Sports, movies, hanging with friends and family
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided

Name: Chadd Mays, DO
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Undergraduate: Samford University/UAB Graduate School
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial DCOM Medical School
Personal Interests: Golf, fishing, all things cars
Future Goals in Medicine: Pediatric Critical Care or Neonatology

Name: Rabia Noor, MD (Chief Resident)
Hometown: Abbottabad, Pakistan
Undergrad/Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College, Pakistan
Personal Interests: Squash, reading, writing, traveling with family, visiting with old friends
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics; interest in Pediatric Cardiology

PGY 2 Residents

Name: Kathryn Huggins, DO
Hometown: Vienna, WV
Undergrad: West Virginia University
MD/DO: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Baking, exercising, traveling, games
Future Goals in Medicine: Hospitalist

Name: Kristen Hyberg, MD
Hometown: Derwood, MD
Undergrad: Montana State University
MD/DO: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Board games, baking, traveling
Future Goals in Medicine: Hospitalist

Name: Simran Jandu, MD
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergrad: Loyola University - Maryland
Grad School: Johns Hopkins University
MD/DO: St. Georges, University of London
Personal Interests: Baking, traveling, exercising, photography, spending time with friends and family
Future Goals in Medicine: Critical Care

Name: Meghan Pauley, DO
Hometown: Van, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD/DO: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Being outdoors, playing basketball, bowling, being with family
Future Goals in Medicine: Considering fellowship in Endocrinology

Name: Priya Prasher, MD
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Undergrad: University of Toronto
MD/DO: St. Georges, University of London
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, baking, traveling, sports
Future Goals in Medicine: Considering fellowship in Emergency Medicine

Name: Jenna Richards, DO
Hometown: Richmond, KY
Undergrad: University of Louisville
MD/DO: Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Hiking, tennis, running, cheering on the Louisville Cardinals, traveling
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics

PGY 1 Residents

Name: Raquel Giacomelli Cao, MD
Hometown: Bento Goncalves, Brazil
Undergrad/MD: Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, running, watching movies
Future Goals in Medicine: Pursue a Fellowship - undecided

Name: Casey Fitzpatrick, MD
Hometown: Louisa, KY
Undergrad: Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
MD: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
Personal Interests: Music, TV, books, hiking, spending time with family
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics

Name: Shylah Napier, DO
Hometown: Fort Gay, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
DO: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, attending church, traveling, reading, and sports
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics

Name: Krista Putty, MD
Hometown: Hico, TX
Undergrad/Graduate School: Texas A & M University
MD: St. George’s University of London
Personal Interests: Flying, running, basketball, tennis, watching Texas Aggie football
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided

Name: Lauren Tufts, MD
Hometown: Kenova, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Tennis, equestrian activities (English), spending time with my 2 cats, husband and family
Future Goals in Medicine: Pediatric Hospitalist

Name: Erin Waddell, MD
Hometown: Sandy Hook, KY
Undergrad: Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
MD: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
Personal Interests: Ceramic arts, cooking, baking, gardening, movies, and playing with my cats
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics

Medicine-Pediatrics Residents

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Alumni

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Former Chief Residents

Name: Luke Damron, MD (2017-2018)
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Reading, music, games
Future Goals in Medicine: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Name: Aaron Brownfield, MD (2016-2017)
Hometown: Ona, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife, playing soccer and racquetball,
hiking and backpacking, going to church, Herd athletics
Future Goals in Medicine: Community-Based Pediatrics

Name: Scott Studeny, MD (2015-2016)
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergrad: University of Kentucky
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Music, sports, outdoor activities, cheering on the CATS!
Future Goals in Medicine: Fellowship in Intensive Care or Interventional Cardiology;
travel overseas to provide medical care to children in underserved areas.

Name: Jodi Pitsenbarger, MD (2014-2015)
Hometown: Franklin, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, friends and my 2 cats;
crafts, baking, and watching mindless television.
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided/General Pediatrics

Name: Shea Goodrich, MD (2013-2014)
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Dancing, baking, and traveling
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrician

Name: Ameen Alshareef, MD (2012-2013)
Hometown: Hama, Syria
Undergrad/MD: Aleppo University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Soccer, swimming, horseback riding
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided

Name: Megan Bartram, MD (2011-2012)
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Travel, family and friends
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics

Name: Amanda Pennington, MD (2010-2011)
Hometown: Gilbert, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University, Huntington, WV (B.S. in Biology, Minor Chemistry)
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
Personal Interests: Spending time with my dogs,
Watching football with my husband, Going to the movies
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics