LancasterGeneralHealth Family Medicine Residency Program

Our Residents / 1st Year Residents

1st Year Residents


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Holly Bachilas, MD
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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.

Alise Burke, MD
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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!

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

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I was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, graduating 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.
 
Laura Hatchman, MD
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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.

 
Jessica Magdeburger, MD
Magdeburger,-Jessica.jpgWashington 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 Masters 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.
 
Kyle May, MD
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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.
 
Michael McGee, MD
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Freie Universit├Ąt 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
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New York University School of Medicine, MD

I grew up in Hunterdon County, NJ a rural part of the garden state about 2 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 8 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.

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

 
Jennifer Rutz, MD
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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.

 
Ankita Sridhar, MD
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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!

 
Benjamin Stabler, MD
Harvard University, BS
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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’s of science 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!
 

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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.