2020-2021 Chief Residents

Lorraine Colón Cartagena, MD

Lorraine Colón Cartagena, MD

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

Lorraine Colón Cartagena, MD

Lorraine Colón Cartagena, MD

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Gurabo, Puerto Rico
Undergrad School: University of Puerto Rico
Medical School: San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Career Interests: Surgical and Breast Pathology
Hobbies: Violinist

Email: LorraineColónCartagena@vcuhealth.org

Patricija Zot, MD

Patricija Zot, MD

International American University

Patricija Zot, MD

Patricija Zot, MD

International American University

Pathology

Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)
Undergrad School: University of Manitoba
Medical School: International American University
Career Interests: Molecular and surgical pathology
Hobbies: Hiking, skiing, snowboarding, cooking and watching sci-fi movies.

Email: Patricija.Zot@vcuhealth.org

PGY 4 Pathology

Daniel Neal, DO

Daniel Neal, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Daniel Neal, DO

Daniel Neal, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Richmond, VA
Undergrad School: Virginia Tech
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Surgical Pathology
Hobbies: Basketball, tennis, cooking, art

Email: Daniel.Neal@vcuhealth.org

Kaitlyn Wieditz, MD, MPH

Kaitlyn Wieditz, MD, MPH

St. George’s University

Kaitlyn Wieditz, MD, MPH

Kaitlyn Wieditz, MD, MPH

St. George’s University

Pathology

Hometown: Flemington NJ
Undergrad School: Sweet Briar College
Medical School: St. George’s University
Career Interests: Pursuing a career in cytology and head and neck pathology
Hobbies: Baking, horseback riding, and traveling

Email: Kaitlyn.Wieditz@vcuhealth.org

PGY 3 Pathology

Samia Liaquat, MD

Samia Liaquat, MD

Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)

Samia Liaquat, MD

Samia Liaquat, MD

Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)

Pathology

Hometown: Toronto Canada
Undergrad School: University of Toronto
Medical School: Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)
Hobbies: Cooking and calligraphy

Email: Samia.Liaquat@vcuhealth.org

Dana Martin, MD

Dana Martin, MD

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Dana Martin, MD

Dana Martin, MD

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Centerville VA
Undergrad School: University of Virginia
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Career Interests: Molecular and Hemepath
Hobbies: Cooking, baking, yoga, reading

Email: Dana.Martin@vcuhealth.org

Anne Prater, DO

Anne Prater, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Anne Prater, DO

Anne Prater, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Pathology

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Hometown: Clearwater, FL
Undergrad School: University of South Florida
Career Interests: Surgical Pathology
Hobbies: Video games, cooking, piano

Email: Anne.Prater@vcuhealth.org

PGY 2 Pathology

Amit Patel, MD

Amit Patel, MD

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Amit Patel, MD

Amit Patel, MD

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Pathology

Undergraduate School: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine (MD)
Hobbies and Interests: Basketball, soccer, star gazing, bird feeding, reading novels: fictional/xianxia/international, meditation sessions with breathing exercise

Email: Amit.Patel@vcuhealth.org

Natalie Pula, MD

Natalie Pula, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Natalie Pula, MD

Natalie Pula, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: New York, NY
Undergrad School: CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Hobbies and Interests: Tennis, Running, and Bike Riding

Email: Natalie.Pula@vcuhealth.org

Jason Reardon, MD

Jason Reardon, MD

University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Jason Reardon, MD

Jason Reardon, MD

University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Devils Lake, ND
Undergrad School: University of Minnesota
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Hobbies and Interests: Hiking, camping, photography - wildlife and nature, and traveling to new places to see the culture and architecture.

Email: Jason.Reardon@vcuhealth.org

Anat Zeidel, MD

Anat Zeidel, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Anat Zeidel, MD

Anat Zeidel, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Petah Tikva, ISR
Undergrad School: University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Hobbies and Interests: Working out, thinking/strategy games, reading, traveling, soccer, cooking, meditation/yoga,

Email: Anat.Zeidel@vcuhealth.org

Michele Anderson, DO

Michele Anderson, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michele Anderson, DO

Michele Anderson, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: McLean, VA
Undergrad School: Virginia Tech
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Photography, hiking with my dog and tennis.

Email: Michele.Anderson@vcuhealth.org

PGY 1 Pathology

Sami Talibi, MD

Sami Talibi, MD

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Sami Talibi, MD

Sami Talibi, MD

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Pathology

Hometown: Yorktown, VA
Undergrad School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Hobbies: My pugs, video games, tabletop gaming, running and cycling.

Email: Sami.Talibi@vcuhealth.org

Joseph Gillam, MD

Joseph Gillam, MD

Saint James School of Medicine

Joseph Gillam, MD

Joseph Gillam, MD

Saint James School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
Undergrad School: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Medical School: Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla/Chicago
Hobbies: Tennis, camping, hiking, fishing, skiing, home renovations, riding horses.

Email: Joseph.Gillam@vcuhealth.org

Kohl Strauss, MD

Kohl Strauss, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Kohl Strauss, MD

Kohl Strauss, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Undergrad School: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Baseball, football, golf, skiing, stargazing and coin collecting.

Email: Kohl.Strauss@vcuhealth.org

Michael Castro, MD

Michael Castro, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Michael Castro, MD

Michael Castro, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Union City, NJ
Undergrad School: New Jersey City University
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Weight training, Reading

Email: Michael.Castro@vcuhealth.org