Class of 2018


Constance Foreman, M.D. (Academic Chief 2017-18)

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School 

Hometown: Prince Georges County, MD

Hobbies/Interests: Lipstick and nail polish but don't let that fool you because she also enjoys cooking, scary movies, DIY projects, and various outdoor activities

Future Goals: Has a particular interest in preventative medicine and working with medically under-served populations.



Erica Formato, M.D.

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School 

Hometown: Staunton, VA

Why Ghent Family Medicine? The excellence in teaching she received as a student, and the opportunity to work with the diverse and challenging population of the Hampton Roads area.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading science fiction, movies, music, playing on the piano (terribly now due to years of neglect!), biking, jogging, outdoor activities, and trying to keep up with a rowdy bull terrier named Nikki.

Future Goals: Practicing in a small town or rural setting.


Rajaat Gahlon, M.D.

Medical School: Windsor University

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Hobbies/Interests: Working out, exploring new cuisines, watching movies and catching up with the latest trends in interior design

Future Goals: Has interest in sports and community medicine with an emphasis on preventative and proactive care at all stages of life; plans to open a family practice alongside her husband who is a chiropractor focusing on sports medicine and acute care.



L. Michelle McPherson, M.D.

Medical School: St. George’s University 

Hometown: Currituck County, N

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with her children doing outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and horseback riding, making pottery, photography, playing guitar and singing in her church band.

Future Goals: Has a heart for rural medicine and overseas missions and has plans to open her own clinic upon graduation from residency.



Kelsie Persaud, M.D. 

Medical School: Drexel University 

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with husband, traveling, dancing/listening to music, going to the movies, rewatching Friends episodes, and anything related to Harry Potter

Future Goals: Has special interests in Trauma Informed Care and Women’s Health; after graduation, she hopes to work with underserved populations in a Federally Qualified Health Center and continue her efforts with community outreach.



Vivian Win, M.D.

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University 

Hometown: Mandalay, Myanmar/ San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, science fiction, Rurouni Kenshin, board games (Settlers of Catan, Puerto Rico, Munchkins), as well as independent and foreign cinema.

Future Goals: Public health, population medicine, preventative care and patient advocacy.













Class of 2019

Kiran Malik, M.D.

Medical School: St. George’s University 

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Hobbies/Interests: Absolutely loves being outdoors and active with her favorite hobbies of hiking and dancing.

Future Goals: Practicing with interest in preventive medicine, geriatrics and obstetrics.





Monika Kauffman, D.O.

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine



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William Rossano, M.D.

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University

Hometown: Bayside, NY

Why Family Medicine? The diversity of care and the ability to establish lasting relationships with his patients; he enjoys holistically treating a person as a whole, not just their medical diagnoses.

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, cooking, making wine, and exploring new sites and restaurants.

Future Goals: Pursuing fellowships in Sports Medicine and Acute Care, while looking to reestablish his connection to Navy medicine.


Janani Sankaran, M.D.

Medical School: PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research 

Hometown: Chennai, India

Hobbies/Interests: Coffee, games, comedy TV shows, shopping, trying new restaurants and FaceTiming with her family and friends.   

Future Goals: Academic medical career with active involvement in hospital management; she hopes to incorporate her medical education from India and the US towards practicing global medicine, with a broader view of factors complicating health.



Uma Senthilkumar - GFM Resident

Uma Senthilkumar, M.D.

Medical School: St. Matthew’s University 

Hometown: Mannargudi, India

Why Family Medicine? Comprehensively addresses the patient needs, treating the person as a whole; enjoys interacting with her patients and helping them make decisions to stay healthy.

Hobbies/Interests: Is a professional trained Indian classical dancer (bharthanataym) and enjoys listening to music and reading books; cherishes evening walks with her husband and children.   

Future Goals: Plans to start an integrated medicine practice to provide holistic care to people, especially those patients with chronic diseases.

Chantel Styles, M.D.

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School 

Hometown: Miami, FL

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, baking, watching movies, traveling, building Legos with her kids, and spending time with family and friends.   

Future Goals: Practice in an urban community with a diverse patient population, as well as, mentor high school/undergraduate students that want to pursue careers in a STEM field.

Special Areas of Interests: Women’s health, community outreach, and medical education diversity and reform.

Che’ Torry, D.O. (Chief Resident 2017-18)

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Hometown: Virginia

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with his family, triathlon training and competition.   

Future Goals: Continuing his growth as a physician and honoring his entrepreneurial spirit with future fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine along with the eventual establishment of a sports medicine clinic within the rehabilitative and human performance model clinic that originially started his journey.

Special Areas of Interests: Has an MBA with focuses in Corporate Finance, Investments and Organizational Leadership, as well as PhD in Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise and specifically, Clinical Exercise Physiology and Behavioral Medicine.














Class of 2020

Akberzie, Wahida - GFM Resident

Wahida Akberzie, M.D.

Medical School:St. George's University



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Audap - GFM Resident

Cshantara L. Audap, M.D.

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School 

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Why Family Medicine? Allows her to work with diverse patients of all ages and backgrounds

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with her husband (a lobbyist in Washington, D.C.) and nephews; can often be found with a crochet hook and yarn, crocheting gifts for family and friends.

Special Areas of Interest: Hospital medicine and pediatrics



Alexander Choi - GFM Resident

Alexander Choi, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School: Tulane University 
Hometown: ???

Why Family Medicine? Wanted to practice where he could have unique relations with generations of patients.  Each and every connection you make with a patient amounts to a lifetime commitment to the community.  

Why EVMS? Warm environment, the close knit residents and community, and proximity to the ocean.

Hobbies/Interests: Playing tennis, taking photos of scenery and people, being a “foodie”

Special Areas of Interest: Preventative medicine, public health, and sports medicine


Gunther - GFM Resident

Althea Gunther, M.D.

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School 
Hometown: Clinton, MD

Why Family Medicine? Offers the opportunity for the kind of patient-doctor relationships that Dr. Gunther wants to cultivate.

Hobbies/Interests: Musicals, photography, swing dance and Doctor Who.

Future Goals: Practicing in the outpatient setting.

Special Areas of Interests: Underserved populations and disease prevention.



Kawalec, Kevin - GFM Resident

Kevin Kawalec, M.D.

Medical School: Wright State University 

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Hobbies/Interests: Carpentry, community gardening, painting, and going to the beach with his wife and their dogs.

Future Goals: Working in a hybrid outpatient-inpatient model that will allow him to keep his acute setting knowledge sharp while encouraging great continuity with his practice’s patients when they are hospitalized.

Special Areas of Interests: Community Health and serving ESL patients, specifically Spanish-speaking, Hispanic, and migrant communities.


Edward Kim - GFM Resident

Edward Kim, M.D.

Medical School: St. George’s, University of London 

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Why Ghent Family Medicine? Diverse population base and academic rigor

Hobbies/Interests: Swimming, sci-fi movies.

Future Goals: Fellowship in emergency medicine after completing his family medicine training.  He plans to utilize his skills as a physician to start a global organization that provides health and financial services to those who are in need of assistance, regardless of their country of origin.


Masrau Nishiaoki - GFM Resident

Masaru Nishiaoki, M.D.

Medical School: St. George’s University

Hometown: Long Island, NY

Why Family Medicine? Building long-lasting relationships with patients, making an impact on diverse populations while applying a wide breadth of knowledge.

Why Ghent Family Medicine? For its emphasis on serving the underserved urban patient population, its illustrious faculty and instructors who are passionate to teach in a caring, “family” environment

Hobbies/Interests: Playing classical piano, urban exploring, zoos, museums, culture, travel, and history.

Special Areas of Interest: Underserved outpatient medicine, hospitalist medicine, and mental health, community health and global medical missions.

Bradley Restivo - Ghent Resident

Bradley Restivo, M.D.

Medical School: Southern Illinois University 
Hometown: Cleburne, IL

Why Family Medicine?  For the meaningful long term relationships with patients and the wide breadth of practice that can only come from primary care.

Hobbies/Interests: recreational sports, staying active, and board games

Future Goals: Pursue a fellowship in hospice and palliative care following completion of residency.