Our Residents




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, fishing, 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.


‌Diana Nakad-Rodriques, MD

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Hometown: Barranquilla, Colombia
Hobbies/Interests: Swimming, Cooking, Travelling, Dancing
What I Like About the Program: I really enjoy serving the patient population we take care of at EVMS as well as the relationships I have established with my co-residents and the faculty. Opportunities to diagnose and manage complex cases abound. Norfolk is a really fun city with attractions and activities that cater to single people as well as families.



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.