Fellows Profiles

GI Fellow Javelle Wynter, MD

Javelle with her younger brother Emmett. Javelle is the third of four siblings.

I am originally from Westchester, NY, but few people can guess by my (presumably) well-hidden accent that I actually grew up on a small island in the Caribbean, St. Read more...

Kavita Pal, MD, Pulmonary & Critical Care

Kavita and her husband Arun, at the Mayan Chichén Itzá pyramid in Cancun.

I don’t think many people know this, but I was born in Kenya, in a town called Kisumu, and raised in Nairobi — yes, Africa! Read more...

Justin Mutter, 2016-17 Geriatrics Fellow, Wins Mulholland Teaching Award

Justin received a Mulholland award this spring for outstanding teaching as a geriatrics fellow. The award is voted on by UVA internal medicine residents, and was presented by Dr. Susan Kirk at Grand Rounds in June. Read more...

Endocrinology Fellow Meaghan (“Meg”) Stumpf

Meg and husband John.

I was born in Richmond, Virginia, while my father was completing graduate work in nursing at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). When I was two, my family moved to my mother’s hometown in upstate New York, just north of the Adirondack Mountains. Read more...

Nephrology Fellow Itunu Owoyemi, MBBS

Itunu (far left, 2nd row) with her parents and 7 siblings.

I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, with my seven siblings. My parents are my greatest mentors.  I don’t know how they did it, but they were very open to family and friends staying at the house for sleepovers. Read more...

Nephrology Postdoc Tsuyoshi Inoue

(l-r) Mark Okusa, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Patrice Guyenet, Chikara Abe, Ruth Stornetta and Diane Rosin.

Tsuyoshi Inoue, MD, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Okusa, chief of the Division of Nephrology. Read more...

Profile: Endocrinology Postdoc Zhuo Fu

Zhuo Fu, PhD, spent four years as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Endocrinology division chief Zhenqi Liu. In January, she was awarded a three-year grant from the American Diabetes Association to pursue her research on “Angiotensin(1-7) regulation of microvascular perfusion and insulin action.” At the Department of Medicine’s Research & Scholars Day on May 11, Zhuo was among those selected to give an oral presentation about her research. Read more...

Profile: Nephrology Fellow Brandi Wright

Brandi, at peritoneal dialysis clinic.

My father, a physician, was an army officer, so my parents, brother, sister and I moved often during my childhood. I’ve always treasured those experiences — who else can say that they’ve touched the Berlin Wall, ice-fished in Alaska, and boated down the Mississippi? Read more...

CV Fellow Will Dresen, MD

Will in Yukon Basin, Alaska

I grew up in Ocala, Florida, and finally left the Sunshine State for my medicine residency and fellowship. I’ve been at UVA now for two and a half years, with plans to start my electrophysiology fellowship here this July. Read more...

Nephrology Fellow Heather Perry, PhD

Heather and her fiance, Ryan Llewellyn, in Central Park, New York City.

I spent part of my childhood in upstate New York, and part in northeastern Pennsylvania. Growing up in the country, I would spend most of my days with my siblings in the backyard or on the family farm, marveling at the beauty of nature. Read more...