Our Residents





Christina Baraty, MD

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Hometown: Greer, South Carolina
Hobbies/Interests: Celebrity Gossip, libraries and lighthouses, running, photography/instagram, the beach, cooking/wine, outdoor concerts/festivals
What I Like About the Program: We have the best residents and faculty!  We love seeing each other outside of the hospital just as much as we love working together!  They are all so friendly and knowledgeable.  I feel so lucky to be a part of this family.




Alexandra DiMatteo, MD

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Hometown: Marietta, Ohio
Hobbies/Interests: Rock climbing, baking, reading
What I Like About the Program: I chose EVMS because I had a great learning experience as a medical student.  Both residents and attendings are incredibley helpful, supportive, and enthusiastic about guiding you ou your path to become a physician.




Katherine Weyer, MD

Medical School: University of Queensland School of Medicine
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Hobbies/Interests: Running, yoga, playing outside, plotting great adventures
What I Like About the Program: Everyone involved in the residency program has, at some point, gone out of their way to show their own unique brand of kindness to the people around them, whether it's taking the time to explain the theoretical basis of a procedure, holding an elevator door or the invitation to have a drink (or go for a run) after a overwhelming day.  There is a certain thoughtfulness that makes coming to work remarkably enjoyable.  Also I love the patient population.  There's never a dull moment.



Catherine Wilkes, MD

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia
Hobbies/Interests: Beach, scuba diving, skiing, traveling and hanging out with friends.
What I Like About the Program: All of my amazing co-residents!  The attending faculty are very approachable and supportive as well.  Overall, EVMS is a great learning environment and I am extremely happy that I am here.





Ray R. Abinader, MD

Medical School: American University of Beirut 
Hometown: Nuntington Beach, California & Beirut, Lebanon
Hobbies/Interests: Movies, TV shows, international cuisines, get-togethers, pretty much anything interesting, and lately SLEEP.
What I Like About the Program: The thing that drew me the most to this program was the camaraderie that I felt between the faculty, residents and staff (that was the selling point for me).  Awesome co-residents!!  On top of that, this program certainly is the best in the region and the hospital is a referral center which leads us to take care of a lot of high-risk patients.  SNGH was ranked the number 1 hosipital in Virginia for the last two years.  The program houses some of the most renowned OB/GYN physicians in the United States and I am sure that I will get a great education here.  The program sets a great path for fellowship as well and has a good track record of allowing its residents to match into many of the sub-specialities.



Jessica L. Miller, MD

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine
Hometown: Augusta, Georgia
Hobbies/Interests: Boating, adventuring with my dog, playing tourist in Norfolk, hiking, biking, running, and gardening.
What I Like About the Program: We have fabulous attendings, as well as a lorge patient population filled with interesting pathology-which makes every day exciting.  We also have access to great resources including (but not limited to) state of the art ultrasound machines, and world-renowned faculty.



Melissa Parks, DO

Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Undergraduate: University of Indianapolis

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Why I Chose the EVMS Ob/Gyn Residency Program: Everyone is friendly and welcoming, creating a great environment to learn.  We act as a team, supporting each other at all levels.  The attending physicians are approachable and eager to teach.  Most importantly though, we are a family and frequently get together outside of labor and delivery to have a little fun!

Hobbies/Interests: Running, hiking, traveling, baking




Mae-Lan W. Winchester, MD

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Hometown: Yorktown, Virginia
Hobbies/Interests: Running with my dog, fish, snowboarding.
What I Like About the Program: The co-residents and faculty are amazing.  I really like all the outdoors activities the area has to offer.






Shlomo Tendler, MD

Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
Hometown: Monsey, New York
Hobbies/Interests: traveling, hiking, camping, cooking, and pretty much any excuse I can find to get on the water- kitesurfing, scuba diving, spear fishing, or boating.
What I Like About the Program:  The warm and welcoming environment. The residents and faculty are all amazingly friendly and always ready to help. I'm looking forward to getting involved in some of the amazing research that EVMS, Sentara, and the Jones Institute has been known for, and I'm sure it's a great starting spot for my career.


‌Ashleigh Long, MD

Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, Sailing, Bocce Ball, Frisbee, Spending time with family, friends and pets; Kentucky basketball, Fetal origins of adult disease, Minimally invasive pelvic surgery.
What I like About the Program: The attendings are brilliant and approachable; the resources available for translational research in women's health were among the most of any program I interviewed at. My co-interns are all very supportive of one another, and the upper level residents have really taken us under their wing.


‌Laurie De Grand, MD

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School                                        
Hometown: Fisherville, Virginia
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my two children and husband, ballet, travel, reading, and pop culture
What I Like About the Program: Variety of learning opportunities, adn large volume of patients that lead to many learning opportunities.  Support of residents and attendings as I transfer into the program as a second year.



Jennifer Balderston, MD

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, running, cooking, yoga, soccer, going to the beach
What I Like About the Program: I love my co-residents! Everybody has a great teamwork mentality, and our amazing faculty foster and encourage an active learning environment.




Branden Deyerle, MD

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Hometown: Tabb, Virginia
Hobbies/Interests: I like playing outside with my wife and dog.  Trips to the beach and playing golf.
What I Like About the Program:The faculty, staff, and fellow residents are some of the nicest people I've ever met.  Also, I know that we provide the highest level of care to our patients.





Leah Mitchell, MD

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia
Hobbies/Interests: Gardening, traveling, spending time with friends and family.
What I Like About the Program: I love the diversity of our patient population, faculty and residents.  Everyone brings a unique perspective and it is great to see that our faculty have a vested interest in our success as well as the health of our patients.




Audrey Tobey, MD

Medical School: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Hobbies/Interests: Anything outdoors, global health, Kenya! And, of course, spending time with my husband and two fur babies.
What I Like About the Program: The faculty and residents are so unbelievably welcoming!  I love my co-residents and I absolutely feel like a part of this medical family.  I was drawn to EVMS for the high volume and high acuity patient population.  This program is a true community / academic hybrid program, and I am so excited for the education I will receive.


Jerri Waller, MD

Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, enjoying the outdoors, craft beer, exploring.
What I Like About the Program: I love the camaraderie at EVMS not only with in our own program, but with other programs as well.  I like that the program supports and trains both specialists and generalist and trains you to become successful with either direction you choose to take.  The faculty and staff are very supportive and create an encouraging learning enviroment.  There are opportunities for everyone here!