Category: Resident Profiles

Peter Liu, IM Chief Resident

I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i, where I developed a love for the outdoors, including surfing and skating. I moved to L.A. to attend college at the University of…

Annie Smith, IM Chief Resident

I grew up in Littleton, Colorado, just outside of Denver. I went to University of Colorado in Boulder as an undergraduate, with a major in chemical engineering -- but changed my career focus…

Amanda Lusa, IM Resident (PGY-2)

I grew up in suburban Connecticut in a family of five, with two amazing parents and two younger brothers. I attended Cornell University, where I majored in genetics and spent many…

Hampton Collins, MD, IM Resident (PGY-1)

I was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, and attended Wofford College in Spartanburg. While I majored in biology with the goal of becoming a physician, I took advantage…

Kelly Pitts, MD, IM Resident (PGY-3)

I grew up in a small town in northern Maryland and lived there through high school. I attended Bowdoin College and fell in love with the coast of Maine (and…

Walid El-Nahal, MD, IM Resident (PGY-1)

I was born in Maryland and lived in Bowie for the first eight years of my life. My family and I then moved to Egypt (where my parents are originally…

Pooja Mehra, MD, IM Resident (PGY-2)

I grew up in the small and cozy town of Forest, Virginia, near Lynchburg, and went to UVA for undergrad, where I majored in biology (shocking!). I chose to stay…

Patty Wang, MD, Internal Medicine Resident (PGY-2)

I was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and lived in five other states prior to college (Arkansas, New York, Alabama, Kentucky and North Carolina). I now call Asheville, NC, home. I…

Lauren Bevins, IM Chief Resident

I grew up in the small coal mining town of Logan in southern West Virginia, with my younger sister and parents. I knew I wanted to become a doctor at…

Scott Cornella, IM Chief Resident

I was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and grew up along the South Carolina coast before moving to the mountains of North Carolina for high school.  As an undergraduate I…