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A Message From Our Residents





 

1st Year Residents

Antonelli

Vittoria Boni, MD

New York University, BS
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, MD

I was born in Naples, Italy, and grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs. Being quite comfortable in the suburbs, I never imagined myself living in a big city. When the opportunity presented itself, I had the great fortune to spend my first undergraduate year at New York University’s campus in Florence, Italy. The following three years brought me to New York City, where I majored in Biology. Afterward, I came back home to Philadelphia to attend medical school at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

My time volunteering abroad and my medical training in North Philly were formative in developing my interests in medicine. Specifically, they lie in advocating care for underserved and marginalized patient populations, both in the U.S. and abroad. I genuinely enjoy the full spectrum of family medicine and hope to utilize point-of-care ultrasound in my future practice. I am incredibly excited about pursuing my goals at Lancaster General Hospital and working with a wonderful group of people!

Outside of medicine, I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, reading, and playing board games with my friends. I also consider myself to be a “Nonna in Training,” where I enjoy perfecting the traditional Italian dishes of my family.
 

Elliott D. Brady, MD, MEd

University of Kansas, BA
University of Kansas School of Medicine, MD, MPH


I grew up in the Kansas City, Kansas metropolitan area, a suburban/urban portion of a predominantly rural state. Regularly visiting family in the Kansas countryside, I also retain rural roots. Throughout my K-12 education, sports and musical instruments were big parts of my life, focusing on piano, trombone, and marching baritone toward the end of high school. This passion continued in the University of Kansas (KU) marching band. I was also more than privileged to volunteer in medical missions to Panama at KU as well as underserved medical care at a local FQHC.

At KU School of Medicine, I along with several peers operated our school’s student-run free clinic, JayDoc Free Clinic. My experiences with underserved patients highlighted the importance of population health, spurring a leave of absence to earn a Master of Public Health before my clinical years. This year allowed reflection on my role as a future physician, providing opportunities for networking and research when not in the classroom.

In retrospect I was always a future family physician, but getting to know current family doctors confirmed my decision. Finding creative ways to overcome barriers to care for individuals having trouble navigating the complicated and unforgiving health-care system is deeply rewarding. I love family medicine’s recognition and action prioritizing social conditions’ influence on human health.
 


Alexander T. Cantu, MD

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, BS
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, MD

 
I was born and raised in Edinburg, Texas, and lived in the state for my entire life before coming to my second home here in Pennsylvania. After changing my major more times than I have changed my poor truck’s engine oil, I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry and addiction studies. I slowly made my way north for medical school and attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Throughout my time in medical school, I fell in love with international medicine and traveled to Peru twice as part of a medical mission trip. Through these travels and other volunteering experiences, family medicine was the perfect fit to pursue my passions in: care for the underserved, preventive medicine, and LGBTQ+ health.

Lancaster is a great place to experience something new yet supportive to help me grow as a physician. When not working in scrubs and a white coat, I enjoy traveling, especially in the great outdoors. I like hiking, board games, swimming, reading about history, spending time with my dog, friends, family, partner and eating more tasty food than I should! I look forward to living in this beautiful, historic part of the country.
 


Julie C. Cox, MD

Tufts University, BS
New York Medical College, MD

 
I am originally from Valley Forge, PA, outside of Philadelphia. For college, I attended Tufts University in Boston where I studied biology but after graduating, I returned to Philadelphia for my first job at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia conducting pediatric oncology research. Working at CHOP confirmed my desire to become a doctor, so I went back to school at New York Medical College. Much of my volunteer work previously surrounded women’s health and patient advocacy as a crisis counselor and I continued to foster that passion throughout my time in medical school.
 
At NYMC, I was the president of our chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association and worked at the school’s human rights clinic where I assisted with medical evaluations for those seeking asylum in the United States. During my clinical rotations, I realized I had many interests within medicine and enjoyed working in the primary care setting. I plan to include women’s health in my practice but also want to incorporate LGBTQ health, HIV care, immigrant health, nutrition, and geriatrics as my patient panel continues to grow.
 
When I am not working, I really enjoy practicing yoga and biking. My favorite form of exercise is indoor cycling as I am not a skilled dancer but love to pedal the bike to the beat of the music. I’m also a pretty avid fiction reader and am always looking for a new good book. I am so excited to be moving to Lancaster to start my career practicing full spectrum family medicine.
 


Marco A. Cunicelli, DO

The College of William & Mary, BS
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus, DO

 
I’m originally from Langhorne, PA, but my family moved to Guam when I was in elementary school for my dad’s job. After three years there, we had the option to move back to PA or try somewhere new. My family opted to move to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. I spent the rest of my childhood growing up in Northern Virginia before moving to Williamsburg, VA to attend the College of William & Mary.

While there, I studied biology and Hispanic studies and had the opportunity to study abroad in Cadiz, Spain. Following undergrad, I took two years off from school and worked full-time as a patient care technician at Inova Loudoun Hospital and as a substitute teacher with Loudoun County public schools teaching math, Spanish, and English. I also worked at an escape room as a game master during this time.

Following my gap years, I attended the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Blacksburg, VA, where I earned my Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. In medical school, I had the opportunity to travel on a medical mission trip to Honduras and provide care to the village surrounding Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I was also a member of the OB/GYN and family medicine student organizations where I developed my passion for women’s health and primary care.

When searching for residencies, I knew I wanted to be close to my family in Philly. I was drawn to Lancaster because of its beauty and history, but it was the full-spectrum family medicine curriculum that really sealed the deal. Within medicine, I have specific interests in maternal-child and women’s health, treating the LGBTQIA+ community, contraceptive counseling, HIV primary care, and substance use disorders. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my fiancĂ©, traveling, running, hiking, cooking, watching movies, reading, and playing guitar & piano.
 


Trocon Davis, MD

Princeton University, BA
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, MD

 
I was born in Springfield, Missouri (a long way from my family’s roots in Liberia), but I have spent most of my life in Philadelphia. As a kid, I was drawn to sports, and football had the strongest pull on me. I was able to play though college and as a pre-med student, I found a way to combine my career interests with sports while shadowing at a sports medicine clinic.

After college, I worked at a qualitative research lab focused on patient-centered health outcomes. This opportunity gave me the chance to speak with people about their experiences engaging with the health-care system, and illuminated some of the challenges that impact how well individuals can care for themselves. This experience prior to medical school encouraged me to view medicine through a lens that always considers a person’s life context and what may affect their ability to effectively manage their own wellness.

During my clinical rotations in medical school, I found myself drawn to the ability of family physicians to take a holistic approach to treating patients and the opportunity to form longitudinal relationships. As excited as I am to start my residency at a program that provides excellent full-spectrum family medicine training, I am more excited to learn from and serve the community of Lancaster County.
 


Kendall R. Dempsey, MD, MS

The University of Texas at Austin, BS
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MS
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, MD

 
Growing up in Texas, I was able to experience the best of both urban and rural lifestyles before obtaining my bachelor’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin. I stayed in Texas for medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, where I developed my passion for family medicine. Although I cherished my time in El Paso, I was excited to venture out and explore a new area! And Lancaster was a perfect fit, due to its charming atmosphere and even better people.
 
I enjoy all aspects of medicine, and hope to one day practice rural full-spectrum care. As an avid hiker, I spend as much time as possible discovering new trails with my Siberian Husky. I always have my camera with me ready to capture any beautiful scenery or wildlife I might encounter. But as much as I love being outdoors, on a typical day off you will usually find me in a theater catching the latest blockbuster or attending a Broadway musical. I also enjoy any creative outlet such as crafting, painting, karaoke, or cooking.
 


Stephan Elliott, MD

Grand Valley State University, BS
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, MD

 
I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and I completed my bachelor’s degree in biomedical science at Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I served for two years as a science and English teacher in the Peace Corps outside of Mbarara, Uganda. As a volunteer, I became good friends with those in my village while learning the value of long-term community service.
 
I loved shadowing my family physician in high school, and having developed a passion for service while abroad, I attended the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine in Connecticut with the goal of becoming a family physician.
 
My interests in family medicine include service to resource-poor communities, full spectrum practice, and outpatient procedures. Lancaster General Hospital, a robust family medicine program serving both urban and rural populations, provides the perfect training for my professional goals. Outside of medicine I enjoy reading (my favorite author is C.S. Lewis), cooking with my wife, and running.
 


Riley Ewen, DO

Virginia Military Institute, BS
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus, DO

 
I grew up in Evanston, Illinois, and attended Virginia Military Institute for my undergraduate studies. Upon graduation I was commissioned as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, where I spent my formative years serving alongside many humble and selfless people who taught me the meaningfulness of simple acts of service in ordinary life. After the Army, my wife and I spent some time doing medical mission and humanitarian relief work in conflict areas in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Caring for others in the face of tremendous suffering and austerity had a profound effect on my life; it ultimately formed the foundation of my passion to serve others as a physician.
 
I attended Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia, where I maintained a strong interest in global and rural health and community medicine. It was a natural progression from my Catholic faith and previous experiences that I fell in love with the practice and presence of full-spectrum family medicine from the beginning to the end of life. I’m so thankful for the incredible opportunity to grow in the practice of medicine at Lancaster General Hospital.
 
My lovely wife and I currently have three children (the third will be born in July of intern year). In previous years you could find me skiing, climbing, or mountaineering in Alaska, where we lived prior to medical school. Nowadays you could find me with my family, involved in our church parish, reading a good book, carving spoons, sourdough baking, hiking, or biking.
 


Haneen Hussein, DO, MS

Franklin and Marshall College, BA
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO, MS

 
I was born and raised in Lancaster City and am so excited to be able to come back to complete my medical training at Lancaster General Hospital! I received my bachelor’s degree in public health at Franklin & Marshall College. I moved to Philadelphia to complete my masters in biomedical science and ultimately start medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. My interest in medicine includes full-spectrum primary care, global medicine and refugee health. Outside of medicine, I enjoy traveling, hiking, running, swimming, and eating bread.
 


Jeremiah M. Lee, MD

The University of Texas at Austin, BSA
Baylor College of Medicine, MD

 
I was born in New Orleans, LA, where I spent my early childhood until Hurricane Katrina displaced me and my family to Houston in 2005. I studied neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin and moved back to Houston for medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. During medical school, I spent a summer working with a family physician named Dr. Bob Paeglow in Albany, NY, who was an inspirational example for how much a family physician could do for their community and for the underserved.
 
My interests have since grown to include maternal-child health, international health, and primary care infrastructure. I feel strongly that I can do the most for my community as a broadly trained clinician and patient advocate, so LGH is a perfect fit because of its full-spectrum training with underserved populations in rural, urban and international settings.
 
I am thrilled to be starting my career here and to be investing in this new community! In my free time, I enjoy cooking, running, spending time in nature, following New Orleans sports teams (Who Dat!), playing chess, and having quality time with loved ones.
 


Gabrielle B. Siegel, MD

Emory University, BA
University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD

 
I was born in Potomac, Maryland, and completed my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. After college, I completed a yearlong social justice fellowship in NYC where I worked on a mobile medical van that served homeless shelters around Manhattan and the Bronx. My favorite part of the job was creating and running health education workshops with the shelter residents.
 
After my fellowship, I started medical school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. I quickly realized that family medicine was the perfect place for me to practice the breadth of medicine I desired, while focusing on my passion for maternal child health. I could not be more excited to move to Lancaster, and start my training at the esteemed Lancaster General Hospital!
 
Outside of medicine I enjoy being active outdoors with my partner, Steve, a fellow family medicine physician, my family, and our golden doodle Rosie. I love spending my weekends exploring nature via long runs and hikes and sampling the best of the local cuisine.
 


Garret P. Tesman, MD

University of California, Los Angeles, BS
Drexel University College of Medicine, MD

 
I was born and raised in the beautiful endless sunshine of Santa Barbara, California. After studying physiology at UCLA, I decided that two decades of constant 70-degree weather was enough and that big cities weren’t for me. I headed north to Oregon where I spent a year on the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team and exploring the back country for fun.
 
While I enjoyed finding lost hikers, I realized I could do much more for my community as a physician. I went east to attend medical school where both my father and his father trained: Drexel/Hahnemann. After four years on the East Coast, I fell in love with both the seasons and a beautiful scientist who I would marry. We agreed we should find a smaller city with lots of charm. Lancaster seemed like the perfect fit! I’ve always loved the idea of comprehensive family medicine, where you get to follow your patients throughout their lives, make meaningful connections, and treat them as more than just patients. I’m so excited to be at LGH!
 
If I’m not at the hospital or walking the dog with my lovely wife, you may find me climbing, skiing, backpacking, or even at the shooting range.
 

 

2nd Year Residents

Antonelli

John O. Allen, MD

Western Carolina University, BS
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD

I took the long way around to medicine. I grew up on the North Shore of Boston exploring the woods and mountains in northern New England. I spent 10 years there renovating and restoring historic houses as a carpenter. After enlisting in the Army, I earned my Green Beret and deployed five times overseas as a Special Forces Medic. During this time, I met my beautiful wife and we had three wonderful children. I completed my undergraduate degree in Emergency Medicine while on active duty. I was blessed to pursue medical school at UNC where I spent my clinical years of training in the mountains of Asheville, NC. This allowed me to solidify my interest in rural Family Medicine because it involves the care of an entire family from the cradle to the grave.
 
My passions in medicine lie in integrative medicine, sports medicine, wilderness medicine, and substance abuse treatment. At times in my life, I have enjoyed rock climbing, backcountry skiing, backpacking, and surfing, but these days I love to hike, camp, and splash in creeks with my wife and young children. My wife and I also love to organic garden together. I am excited to continue my medical training in Lancaster.
 

BelserPineal Bekere, MD

Millersville University, BS
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, MD

I was born in Ethiopia, East African country with 13 months of sunshine! I lived there for the first 13 years of my life before moving to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2007. After finishing high school, I decided to stay in Lancaster to study chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry at Millersville University. Thereafter, I had the opportunity to attend medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in the suburbs of Chicago. And now, I am excited to be back to my hometown to attend residency at LGH, a well reputable and excellent program.

I am interested in working with underserved patient population and practicing full-spectrum family medicine. I am also passionate about preventative care and global health. As part of the Global Health Program at Loyola, I was able to broaden my perspective on healthcare needs in other parts of the world through field experiences and public health research, which I hope to continue during residency. Outside of medicine, I enjoy walking, camping, traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
 

Samantha L. Bush, DO

University of Delaware, BA
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO

I grew up in Wilmington, DE and am a self-proclaimed “Delaware person.” I attended the University of Delaware where I completed my biology degree with a minor in biochemistry. After college, I worked as a laboratory technician in a reproductive endocrinology office. There I helped couples start families, which was a wonderful experience that ignited my passion for women’s health. After a year, I was ready to take the next step and went to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) for medical school.
 
During my time at PCOM I was able to move back to Delaware to complete my clinical rotations during my third and fourth years. Delaware has a very small town feel where knowledge of the community is paramount for good patient outcomes. I was lucky enough to secure a rural family medicine rotation in Laurel, DE, which solidified my interest in rural and community medicine. I hope to practice full-spectrum family medicine as I advance in my career and Lancaster seemed like the perfect place for me to learn and flourish. My interests within family medicine lie in geriatrics, women’s health and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). When I’m not in the hospital I love playing volleyball, hiking, cooking, knitting and hanging out with my dog, Rosie.
 

Ryan J. Fischer, MD, MEd

DeSales University, BS
Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, M

I was born and raised in Lancaster County, and I am thrilled to be coming back to Lancaster to continue my training. Throughout high school and during summer vacations in college, I could often be found working at the local hardware store. My job consisted of everything from filling propane tanks to stocking shelves to my personal favorite, helping customers solve problems (plumbing, electrical, lawn and garden … anything and everything).

I studied biology at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania before going to medical school at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. While in my fourth year of medical school, I worked on an accelerated Masters of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Degree. While I hope to continue to be involved to some degree in medical education throughout my career, the main motivation was to develop skills to better help patients learn about their own health.

In medical school, I was also fortunate enough to get involved in the Global Health Scholars Program (traveling twice to Zambia) and the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. I truly believe that the key to the health of a community starts with excellent primary care, and cannot think of a better place to continue to learn as a physician then at the family medicine program here at Lancaster General Hospital. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, reading, and listening to music or a good podcast..
 


Andrew V.A. Foley, MD, MPH

Franklin & Marshall College, BA
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH
Harvard Medical School, MD

I grew up in Hershey, PA, and completed my bachelor’s degree at Franklin & Marshall College here in Lancaster. After F&M, I worked as a Rotary International Global Grant Scholar for Disease Treatment and Prevention in Santiago, Chile for one year prior to starting medical school in Boston. During medical school, I found primary care and family medicine to be the best match for my interests, which include providing comprehensive, patient- and community-centered care, and improving health systems.
 
I took an additional year in medical school to complete a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Policy, where my practicum focused on improving care models and payment systems for patients with complex medical, social, and behavioral health needs. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time in nature (hiking, cycling, running, and bird watching), visiting with family and friends, and reading. I am delighted to return to Lancaster, where I can fully indulge my love of hard pretzels and serve a community that I care so much about.
 

Lisa Freeman, MD

Dickinson College, BS
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, MD

I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. My first taste of the charms of southern Pennsylvania came during my undergraduate training at Dickinson College, where I studied neuroscience and Spanish. After college, I learned about the amazing impact of family medicine during my year in AmeriCorps, doing wellness and nutrition work at a family medical center serving a diverse, underserved population. 
 
My love of full-spectrum primary care was confirmed in my medical training at the University of Rochester, where I developed special interests in women's health and addiction medicine. In Rochester I also met my partner, who is starting his residency in emergency medicine. We are both thrilled to be moving back to the area and can't wait to eat and hike our way through the area! In my free time, I love to hike, jog, try new restaurants, read, listen to podcasts, and travel.
 

Kyle R. Lau, MD

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, BS
University of Minnesota School of Medicine, MD

My awesome parents raised me in a rural northern Minnesotan town called Cloquet where I was inspired to become a family physician due to a doctor rock star named Pete Olsen. I graduated college from the University of Minnesota majoring in biology and minoring in microbiology and anthropology. I completed my first two years of medical school at the University of Minnesota Duluth and then did a majority of my clinical rotations through a program called MetroPAP, designed to train students interested in primary care and underserved communities.

Throughout medical school, my mentors Ray Christensen, Jim Boulger, Rahul Kapur, and many others supported my passion in delivering full-spectrum family medicine care and my other interests such as immigrant health, sports medicine, and population health. I love spending time with my partner and family, traveling, and eating tasty food and working out so that I can eat more food.
 

Robin D. Megill, MD, MSPH

University of Vermont, BS
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MSPH
Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD

I grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb, and attended the University of Vermont. I majored in nutrition, and took many classes in exercise and movement science and biochemistry. I took a year off after graduating and worked in Auckland, New Zealand, and then completed a graduate degree in public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, focusing on International Health with a practicum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I moved from nearby Baltimore to Washington, DC, to attend medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In medical school I was a Health Justice Scholar; I focused on advocacy work with people who are living on the streets or homeless.
 
I thoroughly enjoyed all my clinical rotations in medical school, and I chose family medicine because of the broad scope of practice opportunities and career paths available. My current interests include emergency medicine/urgent care, preventative medicine, addiction medicine, sports medicine, and global health. Outside of the hospital, I try to spend time in nature through hiking, camping, cycling, mountain biking, and snowboarding. I love to travel and explore new cultures, and have spent time in 25 countries and 47 out of 50 states.
 

Ana E. Sanchez, MD

Cornell University, BA
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD

Having grown up in northern York County, I am very excited to continue my training just down the road in Lancaster. While a lifelong Pennsylvanian at heart, I spent some time out of state to attend Cornell University, where a global health minor and international field experience in coastal Ecuador ignited my interest in medicine. From there I returned to central PA to study at Penn State College of Medicine.
 
Throughout medical school I was drawn to primary care. I appreciate the longitudinal relationships family med physicians develop with their patients and admire their commitment to creating healthier communities from the foundation of the healthcare system. While I have a particular interest in maternal-child health, I look forward to the strong general training at LGH that will allow me to meet the needs of my community
 
Outside of medicine, I am an avid dancer whether that’s a quick Zumba class at the gym, social salsa dancing, or my favorite, tap dancing. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, going on long walks, trying new restaurants, cooking Cuban food, and snuggling cats. I am thrilled to be joining the LGH family and to call the vibrantly diverse city of Lancaster my home for the next few years!.
 

Shannon E. Seeland, MD

The Pennsylvania State University, BS
State University of New York Upstate Medical University, MD

I was born and raised in upstate New York before venturing off to Penn State where I completed my bachelor’s in chemical engineering. During my time at Penn State, I found my calling for service through medicine, played on the varsity softball team, and met my incredible husband, Mark. I moved back north to attend medical school at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY, where I discovered my passion for working with underserved groups and treating patients holistically across the full scope of life and medicine.
 
I am thrilled to start this next chapter of life at Lancaster Family Medicine where I will learn from fantastic faculty and co-residents, receive excellent training in maternal-child health, and have the unique opportunity to take care of underserved patients in both an urban and rural setting. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my husband, being involved in our church, hiking, biking, weight lifting, trying new recipes, and learning about regenerative farming principles.
 

Katherine E. Shoemaker, MD

Juniata College, BS
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD

I grew up in Allentown, PA, before moving to the small town of Gettysburg, PA, where I went to high school. From there, I studied biochemistry at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, discovering my passion for working with underserved rural communities. I attended medical school at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, where I continued to learn about underserved medicine, both locally and through Penn State’s Global Health Scholars Program in Ghana.

I’ve always enjoyed the atmosphere and sense of community in smaller cities and towns, so I am excited for the opportunity to train at Lancaster General. I’m also thrilled to continue working with underserved communities in Central Pennsylvania while exploring my interests in women’s health and global health. Outside of medicine, I enjoy distance running, traveling, reading, and exploring new hiking trails.
 

Camden Towne, DO, MPH

Grove City College, BS
Arcadia University, MPH
Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO

Hello! My formative years were spent in New England acting on the stage and screen, cycling around New Hampshire and Maine, and playing the piano. Highlights of college and graduate school included learning Spanish and culturally-sensitive outreach in Ecuador, spending time at a friend’s Pennsylvania farm, caring for patients in the back of an ambulance, deep conversations with friends, designing spreadsheets to help find the highest need patients at a bilingual clinic in inner-city Philadelphia, and traveling to Indonesia for an international medical conference with a mentor. Right before I moved for medical school, my lovely (now) wife agreed to date me long-distance, and then we married just before starting clinicals.

I am so thankful for her support, that of my mother who raised me to care for those in need, and God who has always given me purpose and hope. I look forward to growing as a physician in point of care ultrasound, women’s health, addiction medicine, and prevention at such a wonderful program in a beautiful area of the country with my co-residents. I look forward to meeting you!
 
 

Autumn Vogel, MD

University of California, Berkeley, BA
Lincoln University, BS
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD

Born and raised among the redwoods of the idyllic Monterey Bay on California’s central coast, I spent many summers visiting grandparents in the emerald rolling hills of Lancaster County. A deep love of humanness and healing led me to study medical anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, where I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree. After college I took a job at a non-profit clinic for uninsured women and children where I served as a medical assistant, care coordinator and community health coordinator. My time there at the Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center fostered my interest in clinical medicine. 

After much thought and many adventures (including experiences abroad teaching simple techniques for treating cervical cancer, working as a birth doula, and interning with herbalists) I made the decision to become a clinician myself. This choice led me to move across the country to complete premedical training at Lincoln University, where I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and my medical training at Penn State College of Medicine.
 
During medical school I served as medical advocacy coordinator on the board of our student run free clinic, and deepened my advocacy experience as a board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility. I believe that physicians should be partners in fostering the health and healing that is innate in you. I am passionate about whole health integrative medicine, reproductive health and preventative medicine and am thrilled to be staying in the area to complete my medical training in Family and Community Medicine at Lancaster General. The Lancaster area brings out my love of hiking, biking, canoeing, and learning about all the wonderful plants that grow in here—all things that keep me healthy and happy. I look forward to meeting you and working together as partners in your health!


 

3rd Year Residents

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Holly Bachilas, MD

Wheaton College, BS
Robert Larner, MD, College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, MD

I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Vermont, but ventured out to the flatlands to study biology at Wheaton College in Illinois. There, I participated in a six-month service-learning program that allowed me to experience life at a hospital in Uganda and begin my journey toward rural medicine. Following undergrad, I returned to Vermont to work for two years prior to attending medical school at the University of Vermont where I participated in the first year of a longitudinal integrated clerkship in the Adirondacks of New York.
 
Throughout this process, I have been excited about opportunities to care for patients holistically and work with them to pursue physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. I am particularly interested in rural and global medicine. I am thrilled to continue this journey in the beautiful (though slightly less mountainous) Lancaster area. Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing board games with friends (bring one over and we’ll have a go), dabbling in photography, getting involved at church, and teaching myself how to cook.
 

carrAlise Burke, MD

University of Maryland, BS
University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD

I grew up in Pasadena, MD, where my favorite days as a kid were spent boating, swimming and crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay. I attended the University of Maryland, College Park and majored in biology. After graduation, I spent a year working as an emergency department scribe, as well as a substitute teacher for Anne Arundel County. Baltimore City then became my home during medical school at the University of Maryland.

At UMSOM, participation in the primary care track program allowed me to spend six weeks working at a rural practice in Oakland, MD. During this time, I developed a love for full-spectrum family medicine with particular interests in maternal-child health and underserved care. I am thrilled to pursue these interests and learn from all of the wonderful people at LGH! In my free time, I enjoy baking, trying new restaurants, hiking and adventuring with my husband, Reece and our dog, Harper. After spending most of our lives as Marylanders, we are ecstatic to explore all that Lancaster has to offer!
 

sorayaDaniel Farrell, MD

Boston College, BS
State University of New York Upstate Medical University, MD

I was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, graduating summa cum laude from Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School. I attended Boston College where I received a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in Hispanic studies, graduating summa cum laude. After college I took a year off, and worked with individuals with developmental disabilities in Syracuse and then ski instructed in Utah. I returned to my hometown for medical school at SUNY Upstate, where, as part of the Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program, I completed my family medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine clerkships in the Adirondack region of New York. This solidified an interest in rural family medicine.

During medical school, I also spent several months in Ecuador doing infectious disease research, and did a month-long elective in China. I hope to someday combine rural medicine and global health, and continue partnerships on local and global scales to advance health. I look forward to training in the urban and rural environments of Lancaster County among a group of inspiring residents, faculty, and diverse community members whom I am excited to meet. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, skiing, and reading.
 

cotterLaura Hatchman, MD

University of Connecticut, BA
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, MD

I had the good fortune to grow up first in sunny California and then in (slightly) colder Connecticut, getting the best of both coasts. I attended UConn for college (go Huskies!) and received a degree in history while also cultivating my love for science. It was in this beautiful and rural basketball capital of the world that I met my husband. After a fellowship at Hartford Hospital and multiple service trips, medicine became the clear path for me.

Before starting medical school, I led a public health initiative for Penn Medicine in Hartford that focused on teaching emergency medical skills to underserved communities. It was through this work that I found my passion for family medicine and addressing the social influences that drive healthcare disparities. I decided to stay a Husky through and through and attend UConn for medical school. As a NHSC scholar, I sought out residency programs committed to serving underserved communities and providing comprehensive training with an emphasis on addiction medicine, reproductive health justice, and maternal child health. Lancaster naturally fits these criteria while offering so much more! I fell in love with the city on my interview day, and am so excited to get the chance to join such a wonderful team. Outside of the hospital, you can find me scouring thrift stores, collecting old books, kayaking, crocheting/knitting, and traveling.


DewaltJessica Magdeburger, MD

Washington College, BS
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MHS
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD

I am from Baltimore, MD, and feel blessed to be remaining close to family by matching at LGH. I completed my undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry at Washington College along the Eastern Shore, and it was there that I fell in love with the complexity of medicine. After college, I returned to Baltimore to complete a master’s degree in immunology and microbiology which solidified my desire to pursue a career that allowed me to interact with patients. 

Hershey, PA has been my home for the past four years during medical school and is where my amazing mentors introduced me to the field of family medicine. I fell in love with the meaningful relationships I formed with my patients and the opportunity to be a lifelong learner that is unique to the specialty. While my clinical interests remain broad, I am particularly interested in maternal-child health, women’s health, and academic medicine.

Outside of medicine, you can usually find me with my dog, Roland. I also enjoy biking, exploring new craft breweries, or relaxing at the Delaware shore with my family. I am very excited to start my next chapter in the beautifully eclectic city of Lancaster.
 

kofflerKyle May, MD

The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, MD

I was born and raised in the small Civil War town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and attended Penn State University. After considering multiple careers in science during college, medicine matched all of my interests. I attended Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and developed a love for family medicine. 

Wanting to get out of the big city but still have a strong academic training, I found Lancaster General. In addition to the outstanding staff at the hospital and the friendly people of Lancaster, the small town feel made the program a perfect fit. When not in the hospital, I enjoy cheering for Penn State sports, traveling, and hiking. I am interested in all aspects of family medicine and hope to stay in central Pennsylvania working as a small town doctor.
 

loudonMichael McGee, MD

University of Delaware, BA
Freie Universität Berlin, MEd
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, MD

I was born and grew up in York, PA, just west of the Susquehanna River from Lancaster. For my undergraduate studies, I attended the University of Delaware, where I discovered my love of foreign languages and cultures, and pursued a bachelor’s degree in foreign languages and literatures. 

After graduating, I traveled as a volunteer to Guatemala and Haiti, where I saw firsthand the impact of medicine in improving the lives of those in underserved communities. I decided to pursue a career in medicine a few years later after living in Germany and completing a master’s degree in education, returning to Haiti for work as an English teacher and in the medical sector, and completing a post-baccalaureate pre-med program at Bryn Mawr College.
 
My interest in care for the underserved was nurtured at SUNY Downstate, located in the heart of Brooklyn. Throughout my time there, I played an active role in our student free clinic, which reinforced to me the importance of full-spectrum primary care in underserved communities. I’m excited about the opportunities that Lancaster will afford to deepen my knowledge and help transform me into a clinician that will be primed to work with underserved people in a variety of settings. With my return to Lancaster, I’m looking forward to long bike rides and easier access to trails for running, hiking, and backpacking
 

Kerstin Nolan, MD

Columbia University, BA
New York University School of Medicine, MD

I grew up in Hunterdon County, NJ, a rural part of the garden state about two hours west of Lancaster. For college, I headed to the Big Apple and studied anthropology and biology at Columbia University where I became interested in the social determinants of health. After taking time to learn Spanish with a group called Somos Hermanos in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, I headed back to NYC to attend medical school at NYU. After spending the last eight years or so in NYC, I am happy that I’m about to get a breath of fresh country air!
 
I wanted to go to Lancaster for the breadth of training, emphasis on full-spectrum care, and strong academic environment that it provides. Two outpatient sites, one rural and one urban, is just so unique. I was also attracted by the diversity of the location and the opportunity to work with underserved communities. Meeting such wonderful, friendly residents on my interview day was the icing on the cake! In my free time I love to travel, hike, eat, read, go to museums, watch movies, and spend time with friends.
 

mooreDanielle Rubinstein, DO

Gettysburg College, BS
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO, MS

I grew up in Piscataway, NJ, and attended Gettysburg College where I majored in biology and minored in chemistry and philosophy. I enjoyed my undergraduate years spent in Pennsylvania and am very excited to return for residency! After graduating college, I did a post-baccalaureate year at the National Cancer Institute in Gaithersburg, Maryland, for one year before pursuing my medical degree.
 
In 2014 I moved to Long Island, NY, where I attended New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM). My interest in family medicine grew during my third year rotations when I realized I was interested in everything! Within the field I have become particularly interested geriatrics and academic medicine, sparked from an additional year of teaching and research I conducted at NYITCOM. During this additional year, I also earned a master’s degree in neuromusculoskeletal science.
 
Outside of medicine, I am a very active and passionate person! I love my pets (cat and dog), working out, playing tennis, hiking, baking, trivia (I hope to be on Jeopardy one day), traveling, reading, and spending my free time with friends and family.
 

ridoutJennifer Rutz, MD

Johns Hopkins University, BA
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, MD

I grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. My proudly Pennsylvania Dutch grandparents would often bring me to Lancaster, to buy shoo-fly-pie at the market and drive around the countryside. I am so happy to be returning to the area for training.
 
I attended Johns Hopkins University, where I majored in neuroscience, and spent an additional year after graduation working on research on the development of the inner ear. While in Baltimore, I first grew passionate about comprehensive primary care as I worked with families in a pediatric clinic. At the University of Rochester School of Medicine, I learned about providing primary care for underserved populations as a leader of the student run clinic. I also developed interests in women’s health, family planning and HIV care. I grew confident that the field of family medicine would allow me to pursue these interests. Outside of medicine, I love to explore plant-based cooking, do yoga, play tennis, take dance classes, listen to audiobooks, and see concerts and opera.

robertsonAnkita Sridhar, MD

University of Virginia, BS
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, MD

I was born in India but have grown up in Richmond, VA, since about 5 years old. I continued to explore Virginia when I went to Charlottesville, VA, for my undergraduate training in biochemistry at the University of Virginia (Go HOOs!). I then progressively moved westward and went to the heart of the Blue Ridge Valley in Roanoke, VA, for medical school at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
 
During my time in medical school, I fell in love with family medicine and its ability to provide holistic care for everyone. My interests in family medicine are all over the place including academics, underserved care, and maternal-child health. While my time exploring the wonderful state of Virginia was great, I wanted to explore the other 49 states of the country. I was immediately smitten by the cozy community at Lancaster!
 
I have been a dancer all my life, particularly Bharathanatyam, but also enjoy salsa and swing and am always looking to try new dance classes. I enjoy playing tennis and exploring local parks when the weather permits. I absolutely love board games and puzzles and eating delicious food!
 

wangBenjamin Stabler, MD

Harvard University, BS
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, MD

I was I was born and raised here in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and I could not be happier to be coming home to my favorite city! I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard University where I started for the varsity football team and found my passion for medicine. 

I realized very quickly at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine that I wanted to provide full-spectrum care that was focused on building strong relationships with both the patients and the community I serve. I know that Lancaster General is the perfect place for me to receive world class training in a city that I have always loved. Outside of work I enjoy playing sports and music, hiking, art, woodworking, carving, board games, and gardening. It is an incredible honor to be a member of the Lancaster General family and I am so excited to work with the amazing people that make Lancaster such a wonderful place to live

 

wangJasen Tjahjadi, MD

University of Notre Dame, BS
Eastern Virginia Medical School, MD, MS

I was born in Evanston, IL, and spent my elementary school years in Evansville, IN. My family then decided to move overseas to Shanghai, China, where I spent all of middle and high school. After graduating from high school, I matriculated to the University of Notre Dame where I majored in biochemistry and minored in poverty studies. After multiple service trips to the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia and a summer in Ghana helping deliver eye care, my passion for medicine, service, and social justice grew.

I then moved to Norfolk, VA, to attend Eastern Virginia Medical School where I worked as a chronic care clinician and case manager at our school’s student run free clinic. I also developed and ran a health and wellness workshop where we exercised and cooked healthy meals with patients. 

I always looked up to my family medicine mentors as they not only invested their efforts within the walls of their clinic but also in their surrounding communities. I chose family medicine because of the opportunity to stand side by side with patients from all walks of life and advocating for them in all aspects of life.
 
I’m so thankful to be training at LGH! What excites me about LGH is the full-spectrum training in rural, urban, and global settings and as well as their heart for underserved medicine. I know that no matter where I end up practicing, I will be well equipped. Outside of medicine I enjoy traveling to see family who reside in China, Indonesia, and Australia, cooking and baking, playing board games, investing in church communities, and hiking.