Kimberly Rosenthal, MD

Kimberly Rosenthal, MD
Hometown: : Sheboygan, WI
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Hobbies: Rock climbing, reading
Areas of Interest: Pediatrics, neurodevelopmental disorders, spasticity and advocacy.

Kirk Sheplay, MD

Kirk Sheplay, MD
Medical School:
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Hobbies: Surfing, running, skiing, working with wife and fathering.
Areas of Interest:
Interventional pain, ultrasound, sports medicine, surfing medicine and spasticity management.

Albert Thayil, MD

Albert Thayil, DO
Medical School:
Edward Via College Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus
Food, rock climbing, hiking, weight lifting and yoga.
Areas of Interest:
Inpatient general rehab, MSK medicine, ultrasound and OMT.


Kyle Stawitzky

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

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

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 poses for a professional headshot

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 posing for a professional headshot.

Matthew Spinks, MD
Hometown: Fort Worth TX
Why EVMS? For their broad clinical experience
Hobbies: Golf/Fishing
Areas of interests: Chronic pain, MSK medicine, diagnostic ultrasound

Selcen Senol posing for a professional headshot

Selcen Senol, MD
Hometown: Turkey
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