Ilyssa Moore, MD
University of Toronto; University of Western Ontario
I am so happy to be a part of the Family Medicine team at Franklin Square!
I grew up in a small, rural town in Ontario, Canada. I pursued my studies in Biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON, went on to study Nuclear Medicine at the University of Toronto, and practiced as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for several years all over southern Ontario. I realized my dream of becoming a physician after completing medical school at Saba University School of Medicine. What I love about family practice are the relationships we build with our patients, and the variety of health issues that we are able to address as primary care providers. I am proud to call Baltimore my home and I look forward to serving the community!
Outside of medicine, I enjoy hiking, volleyball, live music, travelling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Anna Conley, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
I grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and first moved to Baltimore for middle and high school. I attended Washington University in St. Louis for my undergraduate degree, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Public Health and Spanish, and then traveled on to Philadelphia for a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Bryn Mawr College. I moved back to Baltimore for medical school at the University of Maryland and have since made this city my home - I am beyond excited to be continuing on at Franklin Square!
I love family medicine for its continuity of patient care and for its community engagement. I hope to practice full-spectrum family medicine with special emphasis on under-served patient populations and women's health.
Outside of medicine, I bake, play in lots of social sports leagues, and try endlessly to make my brown thumb green.
Kelsey Schwartz Chmielewski, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Georgetown University & George Mason University
A Maryland native, I was born at Franklin Square Hospital and raised in Baltimore County. My road to medicine began when I was an art major studying medical illustration at Towson University. I fell in love with the creativity that I found to be essential to medicine and soon decided to pursue medical school. After a short stop in Northern Virginia for a master’s in Biomedical Sciences, I moved to Pennsylvania to attend Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. During the residency interview and rotation process, it became clear that MedStar Franklin Square was the perfect place for me. The environment is incredibly welcoming, and the quality of education is second to none. In addition, the program gives me a chance to return to my roots and serve the community that helped raise me. I am very excited to once again live near Baltimore so that I can be closer to family, friends, and (especially) the steamed crabs.
Christopher Favero, MD
Medical University of the Americas
University of British Columbia
I was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. I played sports throughout my childhood, specifically hockey and rugby, until I decided to pursue higher education. I attended the University of British Columbia for my undergraduate degree before attending the Medical University of the Americas, in the federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. I had never been to the East Coast prior to moving to Brooklyn, New York for my clerkship rotations during my third and fourth years of medical school. It was at this time, shortly after moving to New York, that I felt a little home sick and thus visited a close friend in Maryland. I had never been to the “old line state” before, but immediately I felt a sense of home and comfort; this solidified my decision to complete my residency training in Maryland.
In my spare time I enjoy working out – I have a love/hate relationship with running – and playing sports. I also enjoy cooking, but not baking (I am a terrible baker), watching football in football purgatory, as a NY Jets Fan, and listening to country music.
Finally, Family Medicine is the area of medicine I choose to pursue because it transcends any specific speciality and the longitudinal nature of Family Medicine allows relationships to be built that are unlike in any other medical specialty. Furthermore, because sports have always been such an integral part of my life, the sports medicine program at Franklin Square intrigued me. I look forward to learning and growing at Franklin Square and serving the community of Baltimore.
Laura Kurata Ling, M.D.
University of Hawaii
I was born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii in a house overlooking Pearl Harbor. I’m very close to my family, which includes my parents, two older brothers and their wives, and three nephews (two of which were just born this past year)! I love eating good food, reading and journaling, baking, and watching my favorite TV shows (Game of Thrones, World of Dance, Master Chef, etc).
I attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for undergrad, where I earned my degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Public Health. After working as a CNA for an assisted living facility during my gap year, I was blessed to get in to medical school at the University of Hawaii. When the time came to choose specialties, family medicine just felt right. The community involvement, holistic approach to medicine, outstanding role models in the field, and the privilege to work with patients throughout the whole life cycle are just a few of the reasons why I love family medicine.
In medical school, I also met the love of my life, Carlthan. We got married right before Match Day and were so excited to learn that we both matched in Baltimore! He will be doing his ophthalmology residency at U of Maryland. We couldn’t be happier about moving to this city, learning more about its people and culture, and having the opportunity to serve the community as physicians. We are also looking forward to living in a place that actually has four seasons, making new friends, and eating lots of crab cakes.
Allyson Lynch, MD
Drexel University/Drexel University School of Public Health
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and after graduating from high school I moved to Washington, DC to study International Health at Georgetown University. It was there I discovered so many of the areas that I am still passionate about today, including social justice and health as a human right. Georgetown provided a forum to explore the vast disparities in health and education that existed within Washington’s city limits, as well as the opportunity to look outward to the public health systems of countries around the world. I was eager to participate in national service before continuing my education, so I moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, where I joined City Year, an AmeriCorps program. City Year was transformative in more ways than one, because I not only got to be a mentor and coach to fourth grade students, but also got to work with similarly idealistic and motivated young adults!
I then moved to Philadelphia to begin medical school at Drexel, where my very first clinical rotation was in family medicine. I knew almost immediately that it was the specialty for me and was lucky enough to attend the AAFP national conference to solidify that decision. Everyone I met there made me excited to be their future colleague! I love the idea that a family physician can be a constant in patients’ lives, seeing them at their highest highs and lowest lows, and getting to know them beyond their medical conditions. I decided to complement my medical degree with an extra year of coursework and research to earn a Master’s degree in public health, because I find that primary care and public health are inextricably linked. One of the things that drew me to MedStar Franklin Square’s family medicine program was the ability to explore opportunities in public health. In my spare time, I am usually cooking, reading, or swimming, and I am so excited to have a new city to explore!
Julie O'Donnell, D.O.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Saint Louis University
I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, the daughter of two teachers. When I was in eighth grade, I knew I wanted a future in science after participating in a cat dissection. I completed my undergraduate at Saint Louis University where the Jesuit value of serving others was the most emphasized and influential part of my education. Between my love of biology and my desire to care for members of my community, medicine has always been my goal.
I completed my medical school training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, where my training was split between suburban/rural Pennsylvania and inner-city Queens, New York. I am drawn to the long-term relationships developed in family medicine and the unique opportunities for preventive care.
Outside of medicine, I enjoy meeting new dogs, trying new foods, urban adventures, baking adventures, and traveling to warm places. I am excited for this new chapter in Baltimore and for the opportunity to be part of the MedStar Franklin Square team!
Andrew Shaw, D.O.
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus
VA Commonwealth University
Appalachian State University
I’m a California native but have lived in five other states spanning both coasts. I graduated with a degree in exercise science from Appalachian State University in the beautiful mountain town of Boone, North Carolina. After graduation, I worked as an emergency medical technician and later as a behavioral health aid on the inpatient psychiatry unit at the University of Louisville Hospital. I then went on to medical school at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM - Carolinas) in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
I found that as I got into my clinical education, I enjoyed almost every rotation, but my most influential rotations were in rural family medicine. The true breadth of knowledge, the diversity of patient populations and the genuine personal bonds that are forged with patients are what solidified my decision to go into family medicine. I hope to someday practice full spectrum family medicine and couldn’t be happier to be starting my medical career at MedStar Franklin Square!
Outside of medicine, I enjoy hiking, camping, concerts and Oakland sports teams. I am a big baseball fan am chipping away at a dream to attend a game in every MLB stadium, including Oriole Park at Camden Yards!
Second-Year Combined Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine Resident
Jarett Beaudoin, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Tennessee
I was raised in the hills of North Georgia and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Global Politics and Economics (Go Vols!). After graduating, I headed north to Philadelphia as a National Health Corps member where I served at the Nationalities Service Center, the city's largest refugee resettlement agency. I stayed on for two more years as a medical case manager for refugees with chronic illnesses and disabilities, while also helping with Affordable Care Act outreach to Philadelphia immigrant communities. This work fostered my interest in both primary care and health policy, especially the impact they have on marginalized and low-income populations.
Following my stint in social work, I joined the Sidney Kimmel Medical College class of 2019 at Thomas Jefferson University. During the four years, I became increasingly interested in how research impacts health policy and advocacy efforts. Coupled with my continued affection for primary care and Family Medicine; the MedStar and Johns Hopkins Family/Preventive Medicine program was an ideal fit. I am also thrilled to move to Baltimore where I plan to eat lots of crab, hang out in Patterson Park, and pretend to be a Ravens fan.