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Meet our current orthopaedic surgery residents:

 

PGY-5 Chiefs

J. Stewart Buck, MD

J. Stewart Buck, MD
Former CMC Research Fellow

Hometown: Amherst, MA
Undergraduate school: Williams College
Medical school: Emory University
Career interest: Adult reconstruction
Fellowship match: University of Utah Adult Reconstruction
Best things about Charlotte: Many of the perks of big city living, but way more affordable. Also, breweries!
Interests outside of medicine: Surfing, traveling, olympic weight lifting, tinkering with my car, playing sports and hanging outside with friends and family.

Michael Geary, MD

Michael Geary, MD

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate school: Williams College
Medical school: University of Rochester
Career interest: Hand and Upper Extremity
Fellowship match: OrthoCarolina Hand and Upper Extremity
Best thing about Charlotte: U.S. National Whitewater Center
Interests outside of the hospital: Trail running and spending time with family.

Jacob Gorbaty, MD

Jacob Gorbaty, MD

Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Undergraduate school: Knox College
Medical school: University of Washington
Career interest: Sports and Shoulder Surgery
Fellowship match: Kaiser Permanente, Southern California Sports
Best thing about Charlotte: Whitewater Center, proximity to Blue Ridge Trail Parkway
Interests outside of the hospital: Outdoor activities, food and sports.

David Macknet, MD

David Macknet, MD

Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ
Undergraduate school: University of Pennsylvania
Medical school: Rutgers University
Career interest: Foot and Ankle
Best thing about Charlotte: All the outdoor activities and the beers.
Interests outside of the hospital: Watching/playing all different sports, exercising, outdoor activities, hanging with friends and family, reading American history and American literature and listening to classic rock.

Patrick Moody, MD

Patrick Moody, MD

Hometown: Asheville, NC
Undergraduate school: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Career interest: Adult Reconstruction
Fellowship match: University of Western Ontario Adult Reconstruction
Best thing about Charlotte: The community of people
Interests outside of the hospital: Basketball, music, hiking, camping and skiiing.

Andrew Wohler, MD

Andrew Wohler, MD

Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ
Undergraduate school: Davidson College
Medical school: Wake Forest University
Career interest: Foot and Ankle
Fellowship match: Baylor University Medical Center Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Interests outside of the hospital: Brewing, camping, hiking, golfing and hunting and spending time with my wife and two kids. 

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PGY-4

Kelsie Coe, MD

Kelsie M. Coe, MD

Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Undergraduate school: University of Missouri
Medical school: University of Missouri
Career interest: Pediatrics
Best thing about Charlotte: It's big enough that there's plenty to do and lots of great restaurants but small enough that the cost of living and commute isn't bad.
Interests outside the hospital: Kayaking at the U.S. National White Water Center, walking the trails around Lake Wylie and exploring all of the fun restaurants in Charlotte.             

Randall McKnight, MD

Randall McKnight, MD
Former CMC Research Fellow

Hometown: West Windsor, NJ
Undergraduate school: Dartmouth College
Medical school: University of California
Career interest: Hand and Upper Extremity
Best thing about Charlotte: Live music and good food.
Interests outside of the hospital: Basketball, ultimate frisbee, concerts and movies.

 Risa Reid, MD

Risa Reid, MD

Hometown: Newport News, VA
Undergraduate school: Princeton University
Medical school: University of Virginia
Career interest: Hand and Upper Extremity
Best thing about Charlotte: Diverse population with great people, good food scene and affordable places to live.
Interests outside of the hospital: Dancing, watching movies, playing tennis, Broadway musicals, collecting records and pro football.             

 Eric Secrist, MD

Eric Secrist, MD

Hometown: Edmonds, WA
Undergraduate school: University of Washington
Medical school: Thomas Jefferson University
Career interest: Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Best thing about Charlotte: Great place to raise kids, lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and the people are friendly. It also has a lot of the things you’d expect to find in a big city, like pro sports teams and fun restaurants, without actually feeling like a big city.
Interests outside of the hospital: Spending time with my wife and kid, playing/watching sports and outdoor activities.             

Brad Young, MD

Brad Young, MD

Hometown: Auburn, AL
Undergraduate school: Auburn University
Medical school: The University of Alabama
Career interest: Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction
Best thing about Charlotte: My favorite thing about Charlotte is that it is a perfectly balanced city with unlimited activities and social life while remaining unbelievably clean, safe and affordable.
Interests outside of the hospital: My wife and I couple's matched at CMC, so we enjoy spending time together outside of the hospital, exploring the numerous parks, trying local restaurants and hanging out with friends at local breweries. I also enjoy training in the gym, fishing, traveling and watching college football.

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PGY-3

Matthew Braswell, MD 

Matthew Braswell, MD

Hometown: Wilmington, NC
Undergraduate school: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical school: The University of North Carolina
Career interest: General orthopaedic surgery
Best thing about Charlotte: Being back with my entire extended family
Interests outside of the hospital: Family/friends, fishing, sports/exercise and music.

Samuel Cohen-Tanugi, MD

Samuel Cohen-Tanugi, MD

Hometown: Paris, France
Undergraduate school: Stanford University
Medical school: Columbia University
Career interest: Hand, trauma, pediatrics 
Best thing about Charlotte: Charlotte is clearly a vibrant, growing city with an affordable real estate market, close to arguably the most beautiful part of the Appalachian Trail and home to the U.S. National White Water Center.
Interests outside of the hospital: Backpacking, crafts, mindfulness meditation, swing dancing, reading, and most importantly, friends and family!

Nicholas Johnson, MD

Nicholas Johnson, MD

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Undergraduate school: The University of Oklahoma
Medical school: The University of Oklahoma
Career interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte: It’s the perfect size and location. Great weather!
Interests outside of the hospital: Spending time with my family and friends, hiking, exercising and pick-up basketball.           

 

Katherine Li, MD

Katherine K. Li, MD
Former CMC Research Fellow

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate school: The University of Texas
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine
Career interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte: The variety of food and the 5 percent less humidity than Houston during the summer.
Interests outside of the hospital: Running and traveling.

 Elaine Shing, MD

Elaine Shing, MD, PhD

Hometown: Johns Creek, GA
Undergraduate school: Wake Forest University
Medical school: Wake Forest University
Career interest: Hopefully sports, but keeping an open mind. Female-specific orthopaedic problems.
Best thing about Charlotte: I’ve spent the last 11 years in Winston-Salem, so Charlotte is going to be my first chance to live in a big city with a wealth of opportunities. I love how cosmopolitan, progressive, clean, and safe it is despite being really affordable. There’s always something to, delicious restaurants to try and new gyms to check out. 
Interests outside of the hospital: Crossfit, nutrition, meditation, yoga, traveling, watching really good historical fiction, spending time with my family, friends and new husband!

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PGY-2

Landon Bulloch, MD 

Landon Bulloch, MD

Hometown: Anderson, SC
Undergraduate school: Clemson University 
Medical school: University of South Carolina
Career interest: Pediatric orthopaedics, pediatric spine, orthopaedic oncology
Best thing about Charlotte: Growing up in a small town, it’s the perfect size upgrade and it has everything you could want.
Interests outside of the hospital: Spending time with my dog, Orange Theory and amateur house flipping.

Olivia Rice, MD 

Olivia Rice, MD
Former CMC Research Fellow

Hometown: Alexandria, MN 
Undergraduate school: University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Medical school: The University of Iowa
Career interest: My ‘gut response’ to this question is trauma, but I’m extremely open minded at this point. 
Best thing about Charlotte: It’s the perfect fusion of natural beauty, historical grandeur and state of the art, city glamour. There’s something here for everyone. 
Interests outside of the hospital: I love listening to self-improvement audiobooks, golfing and exploring North Carolina.

 Alexander Hysong, MD

Alexander Hysong, MD

Hometown: Bethesda, MD 
Undergraduate school: Vanderbilt University
Medical school: Vanderbilt University
Career interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte: Great food, beautiful parks and plenty to do when we are not at work.
Interests outside of the hospital: Working out, watching Netflix, trying new restaurants and reading fantasy books.

 Josef Jolissaint, MD

Josef Jolissaint, MD

Hometown: Woodstock, MD
Undergraduate school: Brigham Young University
Medical school: University of Maryland
Career interest: Upper extremity, joints, sports and pediatrics
Best thing about Charlotte: Quality of life and affordability, proximity to the mountains and beach and a family-friendly atmosphere.
Interests outside of the hospital: Spending time with my wife and kids, playing sports, woodworking and participating in triathlons           

 

 S. Lou Posey, MD

S. Lou Posey, MD

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate school: United Stated Air Force Academy
Medical school: Vanderbilt University
Career interest: Air Force Career interested in general practice and all sub-specialties at this point.
Best thing about Charlotte: Great food, breweries and a beautiful part of our country.
Interests outside of the hospital: Family, good food, friends and college football.            

 

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PGY-1 Interns

 Benjamin Averkamp

Benjamin Averkamp, MD

Undergraduate school: Loyola University
Medical school: University of South Carolina - Greenville
Career interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte: The warm climate where we can still experience seasons, big city amenities with pro sports and plenty of great food options, and numberous outdoor activies all within a short drive of the city.
Interests outside of the hospital: Outdoor activities, including skiing and basketball.

 Alexander Dombrowski

Alexander Dombrowsky, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Alabama
Medical school: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Career interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte: Charlotte has all of the benefits of a large city with great food, awesome local breweries and endless activities while still being an affordable, comfortable place to live.
Interests outside of the hospital: Spending time with my wife and dogs, golf, home improvement projects, cooking and hanging out with friends and family.

 William Haynes

William (Bryce) Haynes, MD

Undergraduate school: The Ohio State University
Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine
Career interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte: There are plenty of great restaurants, outdoor activities to do and a large airport that makes getting away for the weekend easy.
Interests outside the hospital: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening, hiking and fishing.

 Julia Mastracci

Julia Mastracci, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Virginia
Medical school: University of Virginia
Career interest: Undecided
Interests outside the hospital: Running (slowly), hiking and camping, and exploring Charlotte with my husband and dogs.

 Virgenal Owens

Virgenal Owens, MD

Undergraduate school: Mercer University 
Medical school: Medical College of Georgia
Career interest: Spine, Hand & Upper Extremity, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Best thing about Charlotte: Charlotte has a ton of options for fun activities to do on any given day. Parks, trails, museums and art, restaurants and breweries, sports, you name it, it's probably got it. Huge plus, the cost of living is very reasonable for a resident's salary.
Interests outside of the hospital: Spending time with my wife (who is an EM resident at CMC), playing basketball, exercising, playing video games, eating at as many new restaurants as possible, spoken word poetry and a good nap.

 Michael Schallmo

Michael Schallmo, MD

Undergraduate school: Duke University 
Medical school: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Career interest: Leaning toward spine, sports or oncology.
Best thing about Charlotte: Amenities of a large city, but with a good cost-of-living and relatively close proximity to a number of outdoor activities (e.g., mountains, lakes, ocean, snow sports, etc.).
Interests outside of the hospital: Weight lifting, cycling, rock climbing and snowboarding.

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