Chika A. Adiele, MD
Howard University College of Medicine
University of Virginia
I grew up in Washington, DC to two Nigerian immigrant parents. As the oldest of five siblings, I immediately understood the importance of leadership and setting a good example. When exploring career options, I knew I wanted a blend of science and human interaction. As I continued my journey, I realized the great need for people who looked like me in the medical field for my community. I attended the University of Virginia for my undergraduate years, majoring in Biochemistry, and Howard University for medical school.
During my clinical years, I found myself loving each rotation. So, when it came to deciding on a specialty, I knew I wanted one that offered flexibility in practice and broad spectrum exposure. Patient education, preventative medicine, wellness, integrative medicine, and teaching are all elements of primary care that I'm interested in. I value the continuity of care that I get to provide to my patients, examining them holistically and keeping in mind that their behavioral and mental health all play a role in their overall well-being. Family medicine is truly an art and one that I look forward to being a part of at MedStar Franklin Square!
When I’m not doing medicine, I enjoy spending time with family and friends and experimenting with new hairstyles. I’m looking forward to beginning this next chapter of my life in Baltimore!
Kwame Akyeampong, M.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Minnesota State University
I spent most of my early years in several countries across Africa. Then as a young teen, my parents sent me to America to continue my education. The Midwest became my home away from home. It was my experiences with health care in the third world that drew me to medicine. Primarily, issues with availability of health care resources and poor health systems as a whole. Here in America, there also exist a similar issue of shortage of primary care providers. I look forward to being part of the solution to this problem. Furthermore, I am drawn to family medicine because of the opportunity to provide longitudinal care and build lasting relationships with patients.
Outside of medicine, I enjoy both playing and watching basketball and soccer. When time permits, I also enjoy traveling and exploring new cities. I look forward to exploring the city of Baltimore and cheering on the local sports teams!
Brigitte Grewe, D.O.
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University
University of Maryland College Park
It is such a terrific feeling to come back to my home state of Maryland and join this group of wonderful residents and faculty at MedStar Franklin Square. I grew up in Western Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland where I studied Microbiology with a minor in Leadership Studies. I then spent time researching at the National Institutes of Health studying Adeno-associated Virus as a vector for gene therapy. All the while, I worked as a pediatric therapy aide where my love for kids blossomed. Medical school took me 2,000 miles across the country to the “Land of Enchantment” to attend Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Amongst the breathtaking sunsets and rich culture, my love for family medicine sprouted from my clinical years of medical school. I have a passion for pediatrics, women’s health, procedures, and osteopathic manipulation. I knew I wanted to be at a residency that would support my interests and allow me to become a strong community health leader where I would build long-lasting relationships with my patients.
You can catch me making the largest pile of dishes and snapping pictures of the various vegetarian and pescatarian recipes that I love to cook. Along with my fiancé and dog Echo, we enjoy exploring, whether it be on a hike or traveling the world. As a former crab house server, I can teach you the easiest way to crack a crab and I am thrilled to be a part of the Baltimore community where Old Bay is never in short supply.
Lindsey Johnson, D.O.
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Michigan-Dearborn
I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I went to The University of Michigan for undergrad and Michigan State University for medical school. I consider myself a true Michigander. Going into family medicine was a no brainer for me. Before medical school I taught math for 3 years in the same areas of Detroit where I grew up. My love for teaching sprouted my want to teach my future patients, of all ages, about their health through the field of family medicine. I want to address ongoing barriers such as health illiteracy and mistrust in the medical field that I saw specifically during my training in medical school.
I am so excited to grow, train and strengthen these skills at Medstar Franklin Square. During my audition rotation I fell in love with the program. I felt so welcome during my time rotating. I admired the encouraging learning environment and how the attendings and residents interacted with their patients. I then knew Medstar was where I wanted to do my residency training.
Lastly, I met my husband back in Michigan before starting medical school. He now works in Washington, D.C. which is what brought us to the DMV area. We live in Maryland with our beautiful little boy whom we welcomed into the world during my 4th year of medical school. I’m excited to be starting this new journey here in Maryland with my husband, our kiddo, and our puppy. I look forward to starting my residency training at Medstar and serving the people in the Baltimore area.
Jyothi Kakuturu, D.O.
Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pennsylvania State University
Growing up, my family moved around quite a bit, so I got to live and grow up in southern and northern parts of India, Kansas, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Experiencing these diverse areas during my formative years has made me what I am today because I saw what an amazing difference primary care providers made in my life and others in my community.
After finishing my undergraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University and then subsequent graduate studies at West Chester University, I worked as an assistant scientist in Philly. A new job moved me to Rockville, MD where I worked for a year as an associate scientist. Just as I was falling in love with Maryland, I got admitted to Nova Southeastern University’s medical school.
Throughout my medical school training, all specialties interested me, but I kept seeing a certain pattern: most acutely and chronically ill patients who didn’t fare well in inpatient settings had no good outpatient primary care. Although I knew I was going into primary care, it was really during my core 3rd year clinical years that I decided family medicine was it! And I also knew I wanted to come back to Baltimore and DC area because my experience here was cut short. Franklin Square stood out to me the most because of the wonderful residents and faculty I interacted with during the interview. I also liked the location of Franklin square because of its mix of urban patients from east Baltimore City and suburban patients from eastern Baltimore county.
Outside of medicine, I love exploring local state and national parks, trying new cuisines, and watching movies!
Eleanor L. Kane, M.D.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Born in Southeastern Pennsylvania, I am a proud Philadelphian and an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. I attended college at Yale University where I majored in Environmental Studies and concentrated in Food and Agriculture. After college, I got a master’s degree in Food Studies at New York University. While in this program, I realized my interest in food was primarily from a health perspective, so I decided I wanted to become a physician and incorporate what I had learned into my practice. After completing a post-baccalaureate program at the University of Pennsylvania, I attended Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. During medical school, I chose to take an extra year to complete Jefferson’s Master of Public Health program, so I could learn more about the many social factors that impact my patients’ health.
I chose to pursue Family Medicine because of the dedication to the community, the opportunity to care for the entire family, and the ability to build life-long relationships with my patients. Within Family Medicine, I am passionate about all things that relate to overall well-being, especially food – I even considered going to culinary school instead of college at one point. I believe that proper nutrition is one of the foundations of good health, and I am excited to help my patients incorporate healthy choices through education and improved access.
I am so excited to train at MedStar Franklin Square! I’m moving to Maryland with my husband, Tom, who will be completing his Anesthesia training at Walter Reed, and our dog, Riley. Outside of medicine, I love traveling, practicing yoga, cooking, and baking, and watching Disney movies.
Veronica O’Rourke, D.O.
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
I was born and raised in Falls Church, Virginia, just a few miles outside of Washington, D.C. I went to Virginia Tech for my undergraduate degree where I studied Biology and Spanish. My junior year, I completed an immersive study abroad program in Valencia, Spain to further my Spanish fluency and began developing medical Spanish. After graduating from Virginia Tech, I worked in a cardiology office in Northern Virginia for a couple of years. I loved Blacksburg so much that I returned for medical school where I attended the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). While at VCOM, I traveled abroad to El Salvador to provide health care services as a part of VCOM’s international outreach programs.
I was drawn to Family Medicine early in medical school because of the ability to work with patients of all ages, to establish close and long-lasting relationships with patients, and really engage with the local and underserved communities. That is ultimately what really excites me about medicine and is exciting about training at MedStar Franklin Square.
I am an avid sports fan, especially women’s soccer and football. My husband, our beloved dog, Roxie, and I are eager to explore our new home in Baltimore with hopefully more puppies to come!
Meher Pahwa, D.O.
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
San Jose State University
I was born in the Bay Area, California to extremely loving and hardworking immigrant parents. After completing all my schooling and undergraduate education within California, I headed over to Las Vegas, Nevada to complete my medical school training at Touro University Nevada. It was here that I recognized the importance of compassion and how it served as a vital building block in patient interactions. My clinical rotations solidified my passion for Family Medicine when I realized how the field uniquely provides opportunities to manage chronic and complex medical conditions, while comforting patients in their most vulnerable dispositions.
Although I was a “California girl” for 25 years, a cross country move to Maryland to be closer to our extended family has officially turned me to an East Coast gal, and I couldn’t be happier to be starting my medical career at MedStar Franklin Square. I know Medstar Health's collaborative nature and its exposure to a diverse array of patients in MD, will allow me to dedicate my career to serving with patience, kindness, and a strong emphasis on patient advocacy, all while allowing me to return to the state where my family resides and that truly holds my heart.
In my free time, I enjoy anything Harry Potter related, dancing, reading, and laughing endlessly while Facetiming my family (especially my Grandma.)
First-Year Combined Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine Resident
Emmanuel Asenso, D.O.
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
I am a first-generation, Ghanaian American, born and raised in Northern Virginia. I attended Virginia Tech and majored in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. There, I became passionate about the field of public health and health disparities, through my major and research with the Translational Obesity Behavioral Research Lab. As part of the lab, I planned, implemented and evaluated an 8-week, group dynamics-based healthy lifestyle program for racial minority students at my institution. These experiences led me to pursue my MPH at George Washington University during my gap year to learn more about attaining health equity, social determinants of health and program planning and evaluation. I then attended Rowan SOM for medical school where my love for primary care and preventive medicine grew. I was fortunate to serve as a leader in initiatives and clubs that aimed to address racial health disparities and support marginalized communities like SNMA, and co-founded IMPACT Week and The Black Collective. I was also a research intern at the Neuromusculoskeletal Institute at Rowan, where I was able to develop CME’s and toolkits as part of initiatives to reduce opioid overdose deaths in South Jersey.
I spent a month at MedStar Franklin Square as a 4th year student and I am so ecstatic to return to serve the community and learn from the amazing faculty, residents, and patients. The combined program was an ideal fit for me because it will provide me with opportunities to strengthen my knowledge and skills to improve the health of marginalized communities. As a person who stutters, I am also passionate about improving the health and well-being of people with disabilities.
In my free time, you can find me watching sports and rooting for my DC teams, playing basketball, listening to music, trying plant-based restaurants, and going to amusement parks
Hibah Ali, D.O.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!).
Second-Year Combined Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine Resident
Stephen Kane, M.D.
Georgetown University School of Medicine
University of Maryland: College Park
Third-year combined family medicine and preventive medicine resident
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.
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, MD
George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
School for International Training (SIT)
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, 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, 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, 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, MD
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, DO
Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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!
Fourth-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.
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