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CHoR set to welcome new class of pediatric residents
March 24, 2017
CHoR set to welcome new class of pediatric residents

CHoR set to welcome new class of pediatric residents

Less than a month following VCU Health’s recognition with the DeWitt C. Baldwin Jr. Award for exceptional medical education, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) proudly announces its incoming class of pediatric and med-peds residents. These future pediatricians will join the CHoR team in June for continued and comprehensive hands-on education.

“By choosing to complete their residencies at CHoR, these talented individuals will experience tremendous opportunity in the field of pediatric medicine,” says Dr. Suzanne Lavoie, director of the pediatric residency program and infectious diseases specialist at CHoR. “They will have exposure to clinical settings from level 1 trauma to primary, specialty and subspecialty care with some of the nation’s leading experts, all in a supportive and collaborative environment.”

The incoming class for the 2017-18 academic year comprises 16 pediatric interns and four med-peds interns. In addition to patient care, these residents will learn the latest in patient safety and quality health care and have the opportunity to take part in innovative research, paving the way for the future of children’s health care.


“Our residents were selected from among 1122 applicants and join us with unique backgrounds from 16 medical schools across 11 states and three different countries. We’re honored to welcome them to CHoR, present them with new challenges and help them prepare for their careers as skillful pediatricians,” adds Dr. Lavoie.  “These young physicians bring a wealth of experience and dedication to the care of the highly vulnerable populations that we serve and I look forward to their development into the leaders of child health of the future.”

Welcome to our newest residents, two of whom are from right here at VCU School of Medicine:


Afnan Albahri, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar

Charisse Donnell Cartner, DO
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus

Ying Chen, DO
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus

Alexandra Rose Chico, MD
Albany Medical College

Brooke M. Farquhar, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

William “Cole” Hawthorne, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Aaron Andrew Heaberlin, MD
Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Katelyn R. Hillman, MD
University of Alabama School of Medicine

Hannah Abigail Hoerner, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Danny “Ryann” Justice, MD
Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Shoshana S. Newman-Lindsay, MD, MPH
Tulane University School of Medicine

Azam M. Siddiqui, MD
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University

Chari Diana Stump, MD
New York Medical College

Michael Sweetman, MD
West Virginia University

Khalid Taha, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar

Britany Rae Weissman, MD
Ben-Gurion University

Med Peds

Michael W. Gower, MD, PhD
Mercer University

Katharine Baird Hastings, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University

Jean Young Lee, MD
University of Illinois at Peoria

Erica Nicole Pritchard, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University

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