Kyle Stawitzky, DO
Hometown: : Jamestown, NY
Why EVMS: Good mix of inpatient and outpatient settings with many different patient populations. It is also nice to live near a major beach with a lot of activities to do
Hobbies: Sports, weight-lifting, hiking, video games, re-learning Spanish, and recently sewing
Areas of Interest: Sports Medicine, Pediatrics
Taylor Drake, MD
Hometown: South Jordan, UT
Why EVMS: A community-centered academic program. Early clinical exposure to PM&R specialties as a PGY2. Diverse patient populations with access to a VA medical center. Beautiful scenery is a bonus!
Hobbies: Music (french horn, piano, and guitar), functional training/pilates, hiking, herpetology, cartooning, and hanging with my girls.
Areas of Interest: Academic rehab physician, hopefully mentoring trainees; working towards a fellowship
Edmond Benedetti, MD
Hometown: Miami, FL
Why EVMS: Level 1 trauma center, working/serving in an area with a large veteran presence, good mix of community focused and academic training
Hobbies: Playing guitar, making music, sports
Areas of Interest: Brain Injury Medicine, Sports Medicine, Pain Medicine, Ultrasound/Fluoroscopic Injections, General Reha
Christopher Trower, DO
Hometown: Chesterfield, VA
Why EVMS? Good mix of academic center and community exposure. Commitment to serving the Hampton Roads area. Close to family.
Hobbies: Weight lifting, mentoring underrepresented minorities, and crabbing
Areas of interest: General Physiatry, TBI, Ultrasound and fluoroscopy guided injections
Matthew Spinks, MD
Hometown: Fort Worth TX
Why EVMS? For their broad clinical experience
Areas of interests: Chronic pain, MSK medicine, diagnostic ultrasound
Selcen Senol, MD
Why EVMS? The PM&R department in particular provides various clinical sites, and diverse patient populations to create a comprehensive residency experience. It is definitely a huge bonus to live around Virginia Beach, with plenty of fun activities.
Hobbies: Hiking, baking, spending time with family and friends
Areas of interest: SCI, general rehab
Kwasi Ampomah, DO
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Why EVMS?: This program was the most diverse in regards to both faculty and residents on my interview trail. The residents were the happiest that I came across. It just seemed like a natural fit for me and hence was my number one choice program.
Hobbies: Fixing and modifying cars, soccer, and spending time with friends and family
Areas of Interest: Regenerative medicine, low back pain, physcial medicine and rehabilitation research
Michael Guju, MD
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
Why EVMS?: EVMS faculty and staff provide incredible patient care which creates a great work environment to learn and train in residency.
Hobbies: College football, resistance training, exploring new restaurants, and playing with my daughter
Areas of interest: Pediatrics, general rehabilitation, sports, interventional spine, and pain management
Eben Alexander IV, DO
Hometown: Needham, Mass.
Why EVMS: It is close to my family, a fun area to live, and I liked the diversity of training offered here.
Hobbies: Downhill skiing, playing piano, traveling, weight lifting, and hiking/camping.
Areas of interest: Military medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, sports medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, research, traumatic brain injury, amputee care, ultrasound, regenerative medicine, and spinal cord injury.