2021-2022 Chief Residents

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, North Dakota
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

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 and riding horses.

Email: Joseph.Gillam@vcuhealth.org

PGY 4 Pathology

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, Virginia
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

Jigisha Chaudhari, MD

Jigisha Chaudhari, MD

Medical College Baroda, India

Jigisha Chaudhari, MD

Jigisha Chaudhari, MD

Medical College Baroda, India

Pathology

Hometown: Gandhinagar, India
Undergrad school: N/A
Medical School: Medical College Baroda, India
Hobbies: Listening to music, watching movies, Cooking

Email: Jigisha.Chaudhari@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, New York
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, North Dakota
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 and meditation/yoga.

Email: Anat.Zeidel@vcuhealth.org

PGY 3 Pathology

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, New Jersey
Undergrad School: New Jersey City University
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Weight training and reading

Email: Michael.Castro@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 and 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

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

PGY 2 Pathology

Ramsey Al Hosri, MD

Ramsey Al Hosri, MD

Ramsey Al Hosri, MD

Ramsey Al Hosri, MD

Pathology

Email: Ramsey.Alhosri@vcuhealth.org

Justin Chang, MD

Justin Chang, MD

VCU School of Medicine

Justin Chang, MD

Justin Chang, MD

VCU School of Medicine

Pathology

Undergrad School: University of Maryland
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Gardening, bonsai, cycling, photography, traveling, and Judo

Email: Justin.Chang@vcuhealth.org

Jonathan Kanakaraj, MD

Jonathan Kanakaraj, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Jonathan Kanakaraj, MD

Jonathan Kanakaraj, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Fremont, Ohio
Undergrad School: University of Colorado Denver
Medical School: Saint George's University School Of Medicine, Grenada
Hobbies: attending Live Music concerts, collecting concert posters, collecting books and medical textbooks.

Email: Jonathan.Kanakaraj@vcuhealth.org

Felix Medrano Garcia, MD

Felix Medrano Garcia, MD

Felix Medrano Garcia, MD

Felix Medrano Garcia, MD

Pathology

Email: Felix.MedranoGarcia@vcuhealth.org

PGY 1 Pathology

Bryce Bobb, DO

Bryce Bobb, DO

LMU - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Bryce Bobb, DO

Bryce Bobb, DO

LMU - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Pathology

Hobbies: Participating and watching sports, building and fixing computers, crossword puzzles, reading non-fiction and autobiographies, traveling to different countries, eating culturally diverse foods, animal care and rescue, research and National Parks.


Michael Glass, MD

Michael Glass, MD

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Michael Glass, MD

Michael Glass, MD

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Pathology

Hobbies: Cycling, long distance running, architecture and construction, aviation, sailing, literature, playing music and attending concerts, gardening, as well as camping and hiking.

Linnette Arroyo Roldan, MD

Linnette Arroyo Roldan, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Linnette Arroyo Roldan, MD

Linnette Arroyo Roldan, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Pathology

Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening- fruits trees and germinate seeds.

Nicole Winkelmann, MD

Nicole Winkelmann, MD

University of Medicine & Health Sciences St. Kitts

Nicole Winkelmann, MD

Nicole Winkelmann, MD

University of Medicine & Health Sciences St. Kitts

Pathology

Hobbies: Reading fanfiction stories, being involved in local LGBTQIA+ groups, hand embroidery and other sewing crafts, playing the trumpet, and watching TV.

Fellows 

Cytopathology Fellows

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

Umamaheshwari Golconda, MD

Umamaheshwari Golconda, MD

Umamaheshwari Golconda, MD

Umamaheshwari Golconda, MD

Pathology

Email: Umamaheshwari.Golconda@vcuhealth.org

Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellows

Aida Catic, PhD

Aida Catic, PhD

Burch International University in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Aida Catic, PhD

Aida Catic, PhD

Burch International University in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Pathology

Hometown: Gacko (small town) in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Undergrad School: Loyola University
Graduate School: Burch International University in Sarajevo, Bosnia
Hobbies: Running, cooking and baking with my family. Traveling and exploring new cultures.

Email: Aida.Catic@vcuhealth.org

Hannah Wollenzien, PhD

Hannah Wollenzien, PhD

Hannah Wollenzien, PhD

Hannah Wollenzien, PhD

Pathology

Email: Hannah.Wollenzien@vcuhealth.org

Divya Vinjamur

Divya Vinjamur

Divya Vinjamur

Divya Vinjamur

Pathology

Email: Divya.Vinjamur@vcuhealth.org

Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellows

Rand Abou Shaar, MD

Rand Abou Shaar, MD

University of Kalamoon, Faculty of Medicine

Rand Abou Shaar, MD

Rand Abou Shaar, MD

University of Kalamoon, Faculty of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Damascus, Syria
Medical School: University of Kalamoon, Faculty of Medicine
Hobbies: Arts and crafts, traveling

Email: Rand.AbouShaar@vcuhealth.org

Jacob Collie, DO

Jacob Collie, DO

Jacob Collie, DO

Jacob Collie, DO

Pathology

Email: Jacob.Collie@vcuhealth.org

Hematopathology Fellows

Ifrah Ahmed, MD

Ifrah Ahmed, MD

Ifrah Ahmed, MD

Ifrah Ahmed, MD

Pathology

Email: Ifrah.Ahmed@vcuhealth.org

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

Benjamin Stueben, MD

Benjamin Stueben, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Benjamin Stueben, MD

Benjamin Stueben, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Pathology

Email: Benjamin.Stueben@vcuhealth.org

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

Email: Daniel.Neal@vcuhealth.org

Audrea Williams, MD

Audrea Williams, MD

Audrea Williams, MD

Audrea Williams, MD

Pathology

Email: Audrea.Williams@vcuhealth.org

Julia Berry, MD

Julia Berry, MD

Julia Berry, MD

Julia Berry, MD

Pathology

Email: Julia.Berry@vcuhealth.org

Kelly Rafferty PhD, MS CGC

Kelly Rafferty PhD, MS CGC

Kelly Rafferty PhD, MS CGC

Kelly Rafferty PhD, MS CGC

Pathology

Hometown: Mendham, New Jersey
Undergrad School: University of Richmond
Graduate School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Hobbies: Jewelry Design

Email: Kelly.Rafferty@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, Virginia
Undergrad School: University of Virginia
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Career Interests: Molecular and Hemepath
Hobbies: Cooking, baking, yoga and 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, Florida
Undergrad School: University of South Florida
Career Interests: Surgical Pathology
Hobbies: Video games, cooking and piano

Email: Anne.Prater@vcuhealth.org

Neuropathology Fellow

Nicole Johnson, DO

Nicole Johnson, DO

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Nicole Johnson, DO

Nicole Johnson, DO

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Pathology

Hometown: Midland, Michigan
Undergrad School: Michigan State University
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Neuropathology and Forensic Pathology
Hobbies: Hiking, cycling, cooking and traveling.

Email: Nicole.K.Johnson@vcuhealth.org

Cytopathology Fellow

Patrick Memari, DO

Patrick Memari, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Patrick Memari, DO

Patrick Memari, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Pathology

Hometown: Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Undergrad School: Washington & Jefferson College
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Career Interests: Molecular diagnostics, Dermatopathology
Hobbies: Cooking, music, snowboarding and hiking

Email: Patrick.Memari@vcuhealth.org

Where Did Our Graduates Go?

Selected Trainee Publications/Scholarly Contributions