First - Year Residents | Family Medicine Residency Program | MedStar Health

First-year residents

Hibah Ali, D.O.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Temple University

After spending most of my life in the tri-state area, I am really looking forward to joining the Medstar team and exploring my new hometown, Baltimore! I grew up in Central NJ, which provided me with easy access to 2 major cities – New York City and Philadelphia. Coincidentally, I first moved to Philadelphia to complete my undergraduate degree from Temple University, and then my master’s degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. My next move was to NYC, where I attended and graduated from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine with my doctorate. My experience with a diverse patient population in different communities in NY and NJ throughout medical school led me to my desire to practice family medicine, and I strive to be a physician that wants to make a difference in my community.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with family and friends and exploring new hobbies. Over the past year, I worked on a few interior and exterior design projects, learned how to cook and bake new recipes, and adopted a cat named Bingo who will also be making the move to Baltimore with me this summer!

Hunter Buchanan, D.O.

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Villanova University

I was born in Washington, DC and spent much of my life in Northern Virginia. I attended Villanova University in Pennsylvania where I majored in Economics. After graduating, I moved to Buffalo, NY for a couple of years and worked at the Dent Neurologic Institute in the MRI Department. I then attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri.

I became drawn to Family Medicine because of the close relationships that we develop with patients and the emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. I look forward to more deeply understanding the influence of underlying social determinants of health to provide a higher level of care for my patients. I am excited to pursue residency training at MedStar Franklin Square and to serve the community of Baltimore, alongside a talented and passionate group of residents and faculty. 

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and trying new foods, being active, exploring the outdoors, golfing, and reading. I am excited to begin my next chapter in Baltimore!

Jeremy Miller, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
University of Massachusetts, Amherst-Five Colleges Consortium

Having grown up in Maryland, I welcomed the chance to return to my home state to attend medical school at Johns Hopkins. I have loved living with my partner and kids in Baltimore and am delighted to join the MedStar Franklin Square team!

Alongside my Bachelor's degree in Public Health at the University of Massachusetts, I worked full-time at health non-profits and as a medical case manager. Through diverse work experiences prior to medical school, I developed an appreciation for the incredibly unique opportunity the physician-patient relationship provides for transformative care. I enjoy helping people develop thoughtful plans for improving their health especially in the context of their own values and important social ties, which are deeply prioritized in Family Medicine. 

Outside of medicine, I enjoy hiking (tromping around in the woods) with my family, swimming, and cooking. I am comfortable communicating in American Sign Language with patients who use sign, and I am proud to be an experienced and competent provider for LGBTQI+ patients.

Kaitlin Beemiller, M.D.

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
University of Dayton

Being born and raised in Columbus, most of my life has been spent in Ohio (Go Bucks & Browns!). I attended the University of Dayton for undergrad majoring in Pre-Medicine and minoring in Psychology. After graduation, I remained in the Dayton area pursuing my medical degree at Wright State University. Throughout undergrad and medical school, I was involved in global health mission trips to both Nicaragua and Peru. It was during these travels that I discovered my passion for caring for the underserved— not only abroad, but locally as well.

I love family medicine due to the continuity of care, community engagement, and wide scope of practice. Thus, my interests in family medicine are broad: pediatric care, addiction medicine/behavioral health, in-office procedures, and global health—all of which are emphasized at Franklin Square. Outside of medicine, I may be taking exercise classes, reading mystery-thriller novels, listening to podcasts, eating food others make for me, watching football, googling “dogs to buy near me”, hiking, biking, sailing, and/or relaxing with my friends/family.

Since my mom is from Boston, I’ve had the opportunity to spend a lot of time on the East Coast while growing up. I am excited to finally be back and closer to the water, this time more permanently. Looking forward to joining the MedStar family and exploring this new city I will be calling home! 

Lorrane Kabert, M.D.

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Howard University

I was born in Washington D.C. and spent my early childhood in Gabon, living with my grandmother. Upon returning to the US, my family and I settled in PG County, Maryland. While growing up, I noticed the differences in the way healthcare was discussed in different communities. In some, highly encouraged and broadly advertised, while in others, it almost seemed taboo to go see a doctor. This sparked my curiosity in medicine and subsequently, the topic of mistrust in healthcare.

I went on to attend Howard University for my undergraduate education and majored in Biology. While there, I realized my passion for mentoring children in underserved communities and community service. Working with the underserved allowed me to take a deeper dive into various social determinants of health.

As I rotated through various specialties in my 3rd year of medical school, it became very clear that Family Medicine was the perfect specialty for me. I would have the opportunity to provide care throughout any and every stage of life – all the while forming long-lasting relationships, allowing me to better address barriers to healthcare. I am so excited to continue my training at MedStar Franklin Square’s Family Medicine Residency program. It has everything I could have ever wanted in a residency program; A warm and welcoming environment, high quality education, strong focus on social justice and providing care to the underserved, and the list goes on. 

Outside of medicine, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I also enjoy trying different cultural dishes, going on nature walks, shopping at Trader Joe’s, and watching every thriller Netflix has to offer.

Stephen Petr, M.D.

Eastern Virginia Medical School
University of Maryland

I was born at Franklin Square Hospital and grew up just across the Beltway in Lutherville, MD. I first became interested in the health sciences while taking an Anatomy and Physiology class at Calvert Hall College High School. I then attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County for my undergraduate studies where I majored in Biological Sciences and minored in Chemistry. It was at the end of my Sophomore year at UMBC when I decided I wanted to pursue a career in medicine. I went on to complete a one-year master’s program in Applied Molecular Biology at UMBC. After another year of working on the research project that I started in graduate school, I moved down to Norfolk, VA and began my medical education at Eastern Virginia Medical School. While on my third-year rotations, I found that I enjoyed aspects of each specialty, and I particularly felt at home on my Family Medicine rotation. I am drawn to Family Medicine because this specialty offers the unique opportunity to form strong, long-term relationships with patients while providing full-spectrum care to people of all ages, with an emphasis placed on prevention of disease. One area of Family Medicine that I find particularly interesting is Sports Medicine. I am beyond thrilled to return home to serve the community that I grew up in while I complete my residency training at MedStar Franklin Square!

I live with my wife, Allayne, and our two cats, Pearl and Luis. Outside of medicine, I enjoy weight training, hiking, fishing, and both watching and playing sports (Go Ravens and O’s!).

Veoma Chauhan, D.O.

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus
Virginia Commonwealth University

I was born in Fairfax, VA and spent most of my childhood growing up in the Northern Virginia area. I completed my undergraduate years at Virginia Commonwealth University and completed medical school at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Throughout my journey, I have been fortunate to live in places abroad and that has led to my interest in medical mission trip opportunities or working in underserved regions/populations in the US or abroad. 

During my clinical years, I knew continuity of care and a strong sense of community was important to me when choosing a specialty. I realized I didn’t want to have to choose between pediatrics or geriatrics, or any demographic in between. My heart wants to serve all people, of all ages and all backgrounds, and family medicine offers me the best opportunity to do that.

 I knew for residency I wanted to be close to home, but I also wanted a program whose strengths aligned with what I was looking for in a residency program. The strong curriculum, global health AOC, refugee health opportunities, procedural clinics, and women’s health were all components that I wanted for my residency education. My interview experience solidified why I truly wanted to join the Medstar Franklin family. The initial warmth and kindness from everyone I spoke to was so palpable, which is a testament to the program since everything was virtual. I felt I could easily join this family and thrive at such an amazing residency program. 

First-Year Combined Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine Resident

Stephen Kane, M.D.

Georgetown University School of Medicine
University of Maryland: College Park

I am so thankful for the opportunity to return to Franklin Square Family Health Center and serve its community. I was raised on a farm in Westminster, Maryland. Although physicianship is new to my family, compassion, empathy, and intentional listening were instilled in me throughout my childhood. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to attend University of Maryland: College Park for undergraduate studies in Physiology and Neurobiology. During this time, I became interested in health equity and understanding our communities' systemic causes of diseases. I continued this work during medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine- finding my passion for primary care during a 6 month rotation at Franklin Square Family Health Center- and finding my passion for advocacy with various population health, justice-involved health, and racial justice initiatives. I hope to learn from each and every patient during my time here and look forward to becoming a part of the Baltimore community.

Second-year residents

Stephanie Davis

Stephanie Davis, MD, PhD

Georgetown University Medical School
Georgetown University Graduate School
Barnard College, Columbia University

I was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in West Newton. At 13, I moved to Philadelphia with my sister and mother, an immigrant from Greece. After graduating from Barnard College in 2011, where I studied Behavioral Neuroscience and French, I moved to DC to pursue an MD and PhD in Neuroscience at Georgetown University. My PhD research focused on Multiple Sclerosis and immune-modulation of the central nervous system. As I progressed in my graduate studies, I found myself increasingly drawn to Family Medicine because of the meaningful relationships that it fosters with patients, allowing me to care for the whole person.

My introduction to Franklin Square Hospital as a fourth-year medical student at Georgetown University was due to a very fortunate accident. Having initially thought that I was signing-up for a rotation located at Franklin Square in DC, I was very surprised to see that it would be 1.5 hours commute to Baltimore! However, after spending two rotations with the Franklin Square family, I felt a unique kinship with the hospital and the community that it serves. It turned out not to be a mistake, but a happy, little accident, because Franklin Square Medical Center feels like home!

When I’m not in the hospital, I am likely to be found (re-)watching Seinfeld, biking around the city, singing at open-mics, trying to learn a new language or dabbling in my many arts-and-crafts projects.

I am thrilled to be continuing my medical training with the MedStar Franklin Square Family Medicine team and look forward to serving the Baltimore community and building relationships with you!

Seychelle deVries

Seychelle deVries, MD

George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
School for International Training (SIT)
Scripps College

Growing up my family moved often for humanitarian projects in Kenya, Laos, and Thailand, with a home base in California. I graduated from Scripps College with a degree in Social Change through Art. I went on to work as a studio artist in Los Angeles, a doula for San Francisco General Hospital, and as a humanitarian aid worker for International Rescue Committee in South Sudan. While working in South Sudan, I had an opportunity to visit clinics in a refugee camp where doctors worked to take care of patients with severely limited resources. This experience made it clear to me what an incredible difference committed care providers could make and convinced me that my heart was in medicine.

I completed a premedical post-baccalaureate at Bennington College in Vermont, before starting medical school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., At George Washington, I was lucky to meet wonderful friends, one of whom introduced me to family medicine, and another who would later become my husband! Family medicine was a natural fit for me as my clinical interests span the spectrum from pediatrics to maternal health to geriatrics. Other passions of mine include care for medically underserved populations, medical education leadership, and point of care ultrasound.

MedStar Franklin Square stood out to me on the interview trail as a warm and supportive program with diverse and engaged faculty. I can’t wait to join the MedStar Franklin Square family! I will be moving to Baltimore with my husband, who will be training in Radiology at University of Maryland, and our two sweet cats. Outside of medicine, I enjoy reading, getting out into nature, and spending time with loved ones.

Peyton Kremer

Peyton Kremer, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Mary Washington

I grew up in Richmond, VA, and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Mary Washington. I then worked as a medical scribe in emergency medicine and in several outpatient settings before moving to Blacksburg, VA, to attend medical school at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). I originally intended to go into emergency medicine, but I learned through my experiences during rotations that I wanted a specialty that allowed me to build lasting relationships with my patients while still affording me a full scope of practice and plentiful procedures. I became particularly passionate about working in underserved communities, both local and global, during medical school and this also drove me to seek out a program that would allow me to practice a full scope of family medicine.

I felt immediately at home during my interview at Franklin Square and I am beyond thrilled to be completing my family medicine residency with the amazing team here. I was particularly drawn to the high pediatric volume in clinic and the opportunity to undergo training regarding refugee medicine in DC.

Outside of medicine, I love anything outdoors–kayaking, hiking, and camping are some of my favorite activities. I am excited to be moving to a city on the water as a lifelong dream of mine has been to learn how to sail, and I am hoping to get that opportunity in Baltimore! I also enjoy playing pool and exploring local craft breweries. I am very excited to explore Baltimore over the next few years!

Dylan Lindauer

Dylan Lindauer, MD

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Ctr, College of Medicine
University of Oklahoma

I’m an Oklahoma native growing up in a town called Moore, most famous for the tornado activity. I completed my undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner). During this time, I met my husband who started his own journey to the East coast, calling Virginia and DC his new home. So naturally, I am ready to call this area my home as well.

Emphasis on family and community has always been stressed my whole life. Coming from a large, diverse family and growing up seeing my community recover from extremely tough times, I always had the desire to give back, look out for, and serve others. This strongly influenced my future field in medicine. There is no better sense of connection to others and community than family medicine.

During my time in medical school, I discovered my passion for providing care to refugee, immigrant, and inner-city underserved communities. I see myself in the future practicing full-scope family medicine across the world and in the MD/VA/DC area. I want to continue the family medicine principle of community. Medstar Family Medicine provided both of those opportunities and I felt right at home. I am very excited to start my next journey in Baltimore and the MedStar family.

In my free time, I enjoy exploring national parks and all that nature has to offer, from plants to wildlife. I also like to bake and cook, often trying to recreate foods I see on cooking shows. My newest hobby is learning piano, something that is challenging but very rewarding. I can’t wait to discover all Baltimore and Maryland have to offer!

Crystal Pristell

Crystal Pristell, DO

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Seton Hall University

Originally from Florham Park, NJ, I was drawn to medicine at an early age having a mother diagnosed with cancer. But it wasn't until I fell in love with serving others through community service that I longed to become a doctor. Although I took the long route getting a master's degree and working for a few years in research, I applied to medical school on my two-hour commute to and from New York.

As a medical student at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Cleveland, OH, I became very passionate about helping underserved populations. While serving in leadership roles in the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and the Student Government Association (SGA), I became enthusiastic about homeless medicine and community outreach. These experiences fostered an interest in racial and ethnic disparities in medicine. I'm invested in understanding how social determinants of health and systemic problems affect patient health outcomes.

After medical school, I am excited for a new adventure in Baltimore, MD, at the MedStar Franklin Square Family Medicine Program. I am looking forward to being a part of this vibrant and diverse patient population. I hope to become an advocate for patients integrating research, health policy, and community service in my practice of medicine.

Martine Randolph

Martine Randolph, MD

Boston University
Georgetown University

I grew up moving between West to East Africa and spent the better part of my childhood in Nairobi, Kenya. I wanted to work in international affairs and moved to Washington, D.C., to attend Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. After graduation, I worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer, co-teaching high school English in Indonesia. Towards the end of my service, I realized I wanted to continue working with people. Having bypassed all science requirements in college, I enrolled in a post-bac program at Bryn Mawr College before moving up to Boston for medical school.

I count myself very fortunate to have started my medical training at Boston Medical Center. Its singular mission to provide exceptional care without exception is the perfect description of what calls me as a physician, and why I chose Family Medicine in particular. When I came to interview at Franklin Square, I knew it was the place that matched me as a learner and would mold me into the physician who can put that type of mission into practice.

I am returning to the DMV area with my fiancé, after having met him on our freshman year floor over a decade ago. We are very excited to finally be in the same place to get a puppy!

Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson, DO

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Liberty University

I am a Buffalo, New York native, growing up south of the city in a small ski town called Ellicottville. I attended Liberty University where I majored in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and had the opportunity to play for their NCAA Division I women’s soccer program. After graduating, I continued my education at Liberty where I pursued a master’s in Biomedical Sciences and then attended Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

I come from a long line of teachers and nurses, starting with my grandmother who obtained her nursing degree at 50 years old after raising eight children. Therefore, the love for medicine and altruism was instilled in me. I enjoy how family medicine cultivates relationships with patients while providing diverse training in multiple specialties. I am thrilled to continue my education at MedStar Franklin Square for residency. It was during my clinical rotations and interview process where I fell in love with how their robust training allows residents to pursue their area of interest while receiving tremendous support along the way.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy being active, getting out in nature, boating, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I fell in love with skiing at a very young age growing up with the slopes within walking distance. This provided the opportunity to train and compete in alpine ski racing. I would say it is more than a hobby, but a lifestyle for my family. Sports have always been a big part of my life, whether on the field/slopes or cheering on the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. Go Bills!

Second-year combined family medicine and preventive medicine resident


Michael Harding

Michael Harding, MD

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Brigham Young University

I grew up in Bethesda and am a proud Marylander. While I’ve always wanted to become a physician, it was during a two-year service mission to the West African nations of Togo and Benin that I became passionate about care of the underserved and public health.

After graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in Public Health, I accepted a commission as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service and attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for medical school. My position there was sponsored by the Indian Health Service, so upon completion of training, I will work in a hospital and/or clinic that serves American Indian/Alaska Native populations.

I chose the combined Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine Program at MedStar Franklin Square and Johns Hopkins because it will provide me opportunities to better understand social determinants of health, health disparities, and community-based interventions. This training will allow me to both provide excellent, patient-centered care as well as effect change on a larger level.

When I’m not working, I enjoy rock climbing, whitewater kayaking on the Potomac River, hiking, and playing guitar.

Third-year residents

Ilyssa Moore

Ilyssa Moore, MD

Saba University
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 can 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

Anna Conley, MD

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Washington University

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 travelled 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 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

Kelsey Schwartz Chmielewski, DO

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

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

Laura Kurata Ling, MD

University of Hawaii
Creighton University

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 into 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

Allyson Lynch, MD

Drexel University/Drexel University School of Public Health
Georgetown University

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

Julie O'Donnell, DO

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

Andrew Shaw, DO

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!

Third-year combined family medicine and preventive medicine resident

Jarett Beaudoin

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.

Third-year combined family medicine and preventive medicine resident

Alison S. Kraemer

S. Alison Kraemer, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Harvard University

I grew up in warm and sunny Florida in a small town a few hours south of Tampa. I decided to head up north for college and I was fortunate to attend Harvard University, where I graduated in 2012 with a major in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology and minor in History of Science. During my gap year before medical school, I worked in Boston for the Clinton Health Access Initiative on global projects in chronic malnutrition and maternal-child health. I also served as a volunteer for Health Leads in Boston addressing the social service needs of women and children. Together, these valuable opportunities inspired my interest in domestic public health and made me feel called to a primary care career. Now, since I came to Baltimore for medical school at Johns Hopkins, my family moved here, and Baltimore officially feels like home. I have continued to play the flute, do yoga, and bake and make crepes with friends.

It was through AAFP and MDAFP conferences in conjunction with my family medicine rotation at Franklin Square during medical school that I was drawn to become a family physician. It was then through policymaking in the AMA and MedChi, namely around community health workers and housing instability, that I was motivated to pursue further efforts in domestic healthcare policy and a Master of Public Health degree. I am so grateful to be at Franklin Square and Johns Hopkins learning to become a skilled generalist and public health practitioner. I am excited to learn more about how multidisciplinary, integrative health services are an avenue for more cost-effective care and wider social support for underserved populations. I honestly cannot think of a better city than Baltimore in which I could learn, grow, and serve.

Fourth-year combined family medicine and preventive medicine resident

Joseph Brodine

Joseph Brodine, MD

Georgetown University
Johns Hopkins University

With the opportunity to train at Franklin Square, it feels like I'm back home. Though I grew up in nearby Howard County, I got to know Baltimore when I was working as a nurse and a researcher downtown. Those opportunities led me to pursue a career in medicine because I wanted to work with patients to help them reach their best health and quality of life. I feel lucky to learn from so many great patients and their families while working with compassionate and dedicated doctors. I'm looking forward to being your neighbor and your doctor!

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