Our Residents



Emily Myer, MD

Medical School: Albany Medical College
Hometown: Woodbury, Minnesota
Hobbies/Interests:Hiking, Baking, Traveling, Visiting Friends and Family, and reading Real Simple and Martha Stewart Living
What I Like About the Program: The family-like atmosphere. I felt welcomed the first day I came. Faculty take an active role in supportive teaching. Residents get along great and will always stick up for one another. We see a lot of pathology and high risk pregnancies, but I never feel like I am dealing with it alone. When there is a poor outcome, the team really unites to support and help one another.



Sarah Salamon, MD

Medical School:  Eastern Virginia Medical School
Hometown:  Raynham, Massachusetts
Hobbies/Interests:  Relaxing and sleeping
What I Like About the Program:  My awesome co-residents!





Marie E. Shockley, MD

Medical School: University of Maryland
Hometown: Snow Hill, Maryland
Hobbies/Interests: Running, baking, riding my vintage road bike, and traveling to Spanish speaking locales
What I Like About the Program: The attendings are approachable and friendly.  The rotations are well organized.  But what really makes this residency stand out is the diversity of the residents.  Despite different backgrounds and interests, the large majority are gregarious people with a shared desire to strike the elusive work-life balance that makes residency bearable, and more importantly, fun.



Carolyn Wood, MD

Medical School: Mount Sinai
Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon
Hobbies/Interests:  Running, baking, hanging out with friends, and traveling.
What I Like About the Program: We get great ultrasound training and access to the newest generation of ultrasound machines from GE.  It’s a supportive learning environment with friendly co-residents and approachable faculty.  I enjoy the area and being able to live walking distance from the hospital, multiple restaurants/bars and my gym and it’s only a short drive to the beach! I also love the waterfront events and local sports teams.




Ibrahim Hammad, MD

Medical School: St Med & Pharmaceutical Univ 'Nicolae Testemitanu'
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Hobbies/Interests: Anything outdoors, hiking, camping, bicycling
What I Like About the Program:I'm finally experiencing my residency in the US, and I can tell you from my multicultural educational background this program has been by far the most energetic and and exciting to be in . The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at EVMS presented me with the occasion to obtain top-notch training through the excellent faculty and mentors that are leaders in Obstetrics and Gynecology and their areas of interest, from MFM to REI to benign gynecology.



Dorothy ‘Dory’ Miller, MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Hobbies/Interests: Running and cooking!
What I Like About the Program: I enjoy our work environment, especially the support I receive from co-residents and faculty.




Olubunmi ‘Bunmi’ Olude, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, running, and hanging out with friends
What I Like About the Program: The residents and faculty members have been very welcoming. They are eager to teach and continue to challenge the interns to develop critical thinking skills in taking care of complicated patients



Giselle M. Torres, MD

Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Hometown: San Juan, Pureto Rico
Hobbies/Interests: Going to the beach, paddle-boarding, kite-surfing, yoga, tennis, and Puerto Rican food
What I Like About the Program: Close-knit group of residents. Supportive atmosphere. Good relationships between residents and faculty.






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, MD

Medical School: Ohio University Hertiage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Hobbies/Interests: Running, traveling, cooking.
What I Like About the Program: Everyone is friendly and welcoming, creating a great environment to learn.  We act as a team, supporting each other at all levels.  Also, the attending physicians are approachable and supportive.




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.