LancasterGeneralHealth Family Medicine Residency Program

1st Year Residents


Laura M. DiPaolo, MD

University of Pennsylvania, BA
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, MD

Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, I’ve always appreciated Pennsylvania’s hidden beauty. For college, I attended the University of Pennsylvania where I majored in Biology and competed for their varsity gymnastics team. Upon graduation, I loved the city too much to leave, and continued my training at Jefferson Medical College. My interest in medicine originated as a young gymnast, persevering through injury, but continued to develop throughout my time at Penn. As a gymnast for 17 years, I understood the value of true teamwork at a young age. As a result, I fell in love with family medicine because family physicians are the ultimate teammates with each other as well as their patients. Throughout medical school, I not only saw family medicine mentors advocate, educate, and love their patients, but also experienced collaboration perfected in the field of family medicine. I am thrilled to continue my training in LGH, serve its diverse community, and explore Lancaster County! While at LGH I am excited to study full-spectrum family medicine with a special interest in sports medicine. In my free time I enjoy Pinterest-inspired crafts, volunteering at church, jogging, gymnastics (clearly), and a good cup of coffee.

 


Alexandra Jones Adesina, MD, MPH, MAT

Trinity University, BS, BA
National Luis University, MAT
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Institute
of Public Health and Medicine, MD, MPH


I grew up in Waco, Texas, a place that makes Lancaster seem so much like home. My parents exemplified the power of giving back to our community by caring for children in the foster care system. During high school and college, I developed a love of science that led to my decision to become a teacher with Teach for America. I taught high school chemistry and physics on the South Side of Chicago with the goal of accomplishing transformational academic achievement. I continue to be humbled by my students’ success and am motivated to continue advocating for underserved communities. So, I decided to pursue a masters’ in public health as well as a medical degree. I am interested in full-spectrum family medicine in underserved communities and public health policy. During this professional journey, I met my wonderful husband, Rotimi, who is nearing the end of his pediatrics residency. I enjoy running, sewing, traveling, reading, and spending time with my family and friends.

 


Reed LaSala, MD

Reed College, BA
University at Buffalo State University of New York School of
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, MD

I was born and raised on the borough of Manhattan in New York City, where I attended Regis High School. From there I went out to Portland, Oregon where I attended Reed College and received a BA in Religion. My focus was on Chinese religions, and I wrote my thesis on a Daoist philosopher named Zhuangzi. After a year spent doing cancer research in Beijing, China and working for a real estate agency in New York City, I went to the University at Buffalo for my MD. While in Buffalo, I developed an interest in becoming a true generalist, and I hope to practice full spectrum family medicine both in and after residency. I am also interested in international medicine, and I am actually writing this bio at a hospital in Impfondo, Congo, where I am doing my last rotation in medical school. I have also gone on medical trips to India and Panama. My interests outside medicine include Catholicism, Buddhism, museums, the game of go, kung fu, and music.

 


Kevin J. Lynch, MD

Georgetown University, BA
Temple University School of Medicine, MD


I grew up in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, and without initially considering a career in medicine, I studied economics and government at Georgetown. After graduating, I worked for two enjoyable years in management consulting in Washington D.C. However, I soon realized that working in medicine would be the ideal way for me apply myself to help others, and I went to Temple to complete premedical requirements and medical school. At Temple I came to enjoy the full spectrum of family medicine, and I am particularly drawn to making personal connections with patients and partnering with them however I can to make them happier and healthier. Now, I could not be happier to be in Lancaster starting a career as a family doctor in a wonderful community alongside supportive faculty and tremendous co-residents. Outside of caring for patients, you will find me getting plenty of exercise, supporting my beloved Phillies and Georgetown Hoyas, reading, working on a home brew, gardening, playing mediocre chess, and most of all, cherishing the company of my family and friends.

 


GoveiaMelody M. Martin, MD

Emory University, BS
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MD

I grew up in the south, moving around quite a bit and experiencing many of the flavors of the southeastern part of the US. I stayed in the south for college, attending Emory University where I majored in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and minored in Anthropology. It was here, too, that I met my boyfriend. We applied to medical school together and made the trek up north to attend Case Med. We both successfully couples matched in Pennsylvania, where I am happy to start at LGH and he will be at Reading Hospital doing ob/gyn! Third and fourth year of medical school solidified my interest in family medicine, particularly with the ability to tackle any problem that the patient comes in with, while also caring for their overall health and developing relationships over time. I am considering either going into private practice or academics for my career. In my spare time, I love doing anything outside (swimming, cross-country skiing, hiking, biking) and spending time with friends and family, especially if good food is involved!

 


Heisey JamesElizabeth Maxwell, MD, MS

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS
University of Chicago, MS
The Ohio State University College of Medicine, MD

I was born and raised in South Jersey and loved math, science, and art as a child. I was interested in medicine, but took a circuitous route to becoming a physician. I completed my undergraduate coursework in engineering and then worked in finance for several years. I had a successful high stress career, but I was not fulfilled or fully caring for myself. I started practicing yoga to help with knee pain that began while training for a marathon. It was life changing. My physical and mental health improved, and it gave me the self-confidence to quit my job and pursue my dream to become a doctor. Through my life experience and medical studies, I became passionate about preventive care, nutrition, and fitness. I love working with patients over time to develop plans to become the happiest and healthiest versions of themselves possible. I strongly believe that primary care physicians are in the best possible position to advocate for patients and promote health equity. These interests naturally led me to the field of Family Medicine. In my spare time, I love biking, running, traveling, yoga, and spending time with my husband, John, and my son, Max. I am honored to continue my training with Lancaster General and look forward to serving this community.

 


MoralesRachel Morales Fan, MD, MS

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, BS
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, MS
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, MD

Although I was born in Reading, PA, I spent most of my childhood in Southwest Michigan before moving to New Jersey in high school. I stayed in the garden state to complete my undergraduate degrees in biology and public health, masters in biomedical sciences, and medical school - all at Rutgers University! At New Jersey Medical School, I have been fortunate to work with and learn from the urban underserved community of Newark, both in the hospital as well as through our student-run homeless outreach clinics and other local organizations. These experiences highlighted the importance of compre-hensive, holistic primary care and ultimately guided my decision to pursue family medicine. I could not be more thrilled to continue training in beautiful Lancaster! I was enamored with this program from my first visit because of the incredibly diverse training opportunities, commitment to the surrounding community, and the kind and supportive resident and faculty group. I love all areas of broad spectrum family medicine, but am particularly excited to further explore my passions for maternal and child health and community outreach and engagement here. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my husband Will and our family and friends, hiking, animals, cooking and trying new foods, reading, and travel.

 


Katie A. O'Rourke, MD

University of Notre Dame, BA
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, MD

I grew up in Wyomissing, PA, just 30 minutes down the road from Lancaster. After high school, I went to the University of Notre Dame to complete my degree in Anthropology, and developed an interest in public health and primary care. From there I moved back to Pennsylvania to attend medical school at Jefferson in Philadelphia. I have a particular interest in public health, working with underserved populations, and group visits. I am so excited to be moving from the city back to beautiful central PA! In my free time, I enjoy biking, exploring farmers’ markets and cooking whatever I find there, and a cappella singing.

 


Noelle A. Prescott, MD

Eastern University, BS
Eastern Virginia Medical School, MD

I was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, but grew up in rural Thailand as a missionary kid. In high school I attended a British boarding school in India where I met a boy named Michael, and Jesus woke me to medicine as my vocation. In undergrad outside of Philadelphia I studied Biochemistry, Anthropology, and Western Civilization before going to Eastern Virginia Medical School for my MD. Over the course of these years, Michael and I became best friends, fell in love, grew up, and got married- and being his wife is one of the highlights of my life. We are considering long-term medical work overseas, and wanted a residency that will train me appropriately for full-spectrum, compassionate care literally anywhere. Lancaster’s family medicine program fit ALL of my training goals, and when they offered me not just training but mentorship in women’s health and global medicine, I was sold. Lancaster as a city also offers my husband ample work and training opportunities, so he is as excited as I am to explore this new place! Outside of medicine, I get excited about church community and nearly everything food related (cooking, eating, sharing, and growing). I also enjoy the arts and being active outside. If you want to be friends, share a meal with me or recite me a poem. I am ecstatic to come back to my roots, and to get to know this place I’ve heard about for so many years.

 


Annie M. Ramsey, MD

Bucknell University, BS
Penn State University College of Medicine, MD

I was born and raised in Lancaster, PA and have not ventured far from Central Pennsylvania. I attended Bucknell University, where I studied Biology. Pursuing my interest in medicine led me to Hershey, PA to attend Penn State University College of Medicine. During my time there I cultivated my love for Family Medicine. I enjoy full-spectrum family medicine but also have particular interest in Geriatrics. During my final year of medical school I married my husband, and fellow Lancaster native, Zach. We could not be more ecstatic to return to Lancaster. We both enjoy visiting friends, spending time with family, attending concerts, and traveling when possible.

 


Kristine A. Vanselow, MD

University of Maryland, BS
Eastern Virginia Medical School, MD

I was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and grew up in the small town of Middletown, MD. After graduating from high school, I ventured to the University of Maryland at College Park to get a degree in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics and a minor in Spanish Language and Cultures. While in college, I became interested in improving access to healthcare for underserved populations through my experiences as an Emergency Medicine Scribe and involvement with the Alternative Breaks Program. I then picked up and moved south to Norfolk, Virginia to attend Eastern Virginia Medical School, where I first fell in love with primary care. I am excited to become part of the Lancaster community and foster my interests in full spectrum care and preventative medicine within both urban and rural underserved communities. Outside of medicine, I enjoy getting stronger via powerlifting, practicing yoga, trying new recipes, exploring the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with my husband, our two cats, Meeka and Whinnie, and our dog, Maxwell.


Juliana H. Wynne, DO

University of Notre Dame, BA
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO

I was born in Indiana, but grew up on a farm outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I attended the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Peace Studies. After college, I moved to Washington, DC, where I interned at an education policy research organization. I then volunteered at a family & birth center in Northeast DC – an amazing introduction to women’s health and urban medicine. The last job I held before starting medical school was as a physical therapy aide, where I gained an appreciation for older patients and the field of geriatrics. I am so excited that I can combine my interests that range from women’s health to geriatrics as a family physician who focuses on the whole patient. I am especially excited to train in full spectrum family medicine at LGH! My husband, Jason, and I lived in Lancaster during my last two years of medical school. We love Lancaster City’s people, diversity, and amazing restaurants. I am so happy to train in a supportive, outstanding program that serves this community. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am a longtime runner, and enjoy traveling, learning Spanish, the arts, and trying to cook as well as my husband does.



Jiefu Yuan, MD

University of Michigan, BS
Drexel University College of Medicine, MD

I was born in Shanghai, China but grew up in good old Lancaster. I studied biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) before returning to Pennsylvania for medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. During college and medical school I was fortunate enough to have had opportunities working in consulting for Epic Systems, as well as teaching English in China. I am excited to be back in Lancaster learning and working with a phenomenal group of people. My interests within family medicine are diverse but include sports medicine, ultrasound, and academia. Outside of medicine, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, collecting mugs, and travelling to new places and going back to Shanghai.