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Current Residents

Our program draws residents from many places and backgrounds. Feel free to contact any of our residents with questions. The Med/Peds Chiefs are two fourth-year residents selected by the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics who work closely with the chief residents of each department as the resident-administration liaisons. Responsibilities include making rotation schedules, recruiting new residents, and organizing didactics.


Class of 2017


Sarah Beck

Jane Beck, MD (Chief Resident)

Medical Education
University of Missouri SOM: Kansas City, MO

Premedical Education
University of Missouri KC, BA/MD (six-year program)

Hometown: Bethany, MO

Plans: Pediatric Endocrinology or Combined Med/Peds Endocrinology

Ellen Chang

Ellen Chang, MD (Chief Resident)

Medical Education
University of Illinois SOM: Chicago, IL

Premedical Education
Univ of Illinois Chicago, Neuroscience BS + French BA

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Plans: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Teresa Backes

Teresa Backes, MD

Medical Education
University of Missouri SOM: Columbia, MO

Premedical Education
University of Notre Dame, Biology BS

Hometown: Honey Creek, MO

Plans: Med-Peds Hospitalist 



Phuong Dinh

Phuong Dinh, MD

Medical Education
University of Virginia SOM: Charlottesville, VA

Premedical Education
College of William and Mary, Biology BS

Hometown: Manassas, VA

Plans: Primary Care

Kristin Lynch

Kristin Lynch, DO, MS

Medical Education
Virginia College of Osteopathic Med: Blacksburg, VA

Premedical Education
Tulane University, Cell & Molecular Biology BS/MS

Hometown: Shreveport, LA

Plans: Traditional Mix of Inpatient and Outpatient
Med-Peds, Academic Medicine

Tom Tarro

Thomas Tarro, MD

Medical Education
Ross University SOM: Dominica, West Indies

Premedical Education
Boston College, Biology BS

Hometown: East Greenwich, RI

Plans: Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship

Class of 2018

2014 8:21:10 PM

Erika Anson, MD

Medical Education  St. George's University 

Premedical Education  Michigan State University, Human Biology 

Hometown: Dunkirk, NY (near Buffalo) 

Plans: Combined Pulmonary Fellowship and/or Global Health/ Doctors without Borders 

2014 8:27:05 PM

Rahul Kamat, MD

Medical Education  St. George's University

Premedical Education Penn State University, BA-Sociology and BS-Life Sciences

Hometown Chicago, IL

Plans Critical Care or Allergy/Immunology

2014 8:27:45 PM

Thomas Kazecki, MD

Medical Education Ross University; Central Michigan University Medicine Clinicals

Premedical Education Northern Illinois BS Molecular Biology, Minor Biochemistry; University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign, Molecular and Cellular Biology Post-Grad

Hometown Arlington Heights, IL

Post Residency Hospitalist, Academic Medicine, Research

2014 8:28:13 PM

Maerin Lasky, DO

Medical Education  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Premedical Education Louisiana State University, Biological Sciences

Hometown  Houma, LA

Plans  NICU Fellowship

2014 8:30:48 PM

Shannon Palombo, MD

Medical Education  LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine

Premedical Education Tulane University, Cell and Molecular Biology

Hometown Baton Rouge, LA

Plans Med/Peds Primary Care, Inpatient and Outpatient affiliated with an academic center

2014 8:31:27 PM

Elizabeth Smith, MD

Medical Education Louisiana State University New Orleans 

Premedical Education  Louisiana State University, Nutritional Sciences BS 

Hometown: Lafayette, LA 

Plans: Allergy/ Immunology Fellowship


Class of 2019

2014 8:21:10 PM

Mayuri Garikepati, MD

Medical Education Ben-Gurion University

Premedical Education University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Hometown: Woodbury, MN

Plans: Allergy Immunology Fellowship or Med/Peds Primary care

2014 8:27:05 PM

Mary Catherine Gaston, MD

Medical Education Louisiana State University SOM: Shreveport, LA

Premedical Education University of Pennsylvania, BA- Philosophy, Politics, and Economic, Minor- Fine Arts

Hometown Baton Rouge, LA

Plans Primary Academic Med/Peds, Palliative Care, or Combined Med/Peds Fellowships.

2014 8:27:45 PM

Elizabeth Holzer, MD

Medical Education Louisiana State University New Orleans 

Premedical Education Louisiana State University BS- Chemistry

Hometown New Orleans, LA

Post Residency Inpatient/Outpatient Med/Peds, Hospitalist, Academic Medicine

2014 8:28:13 PM

Nicole Howerton, DO

Medical Education  University of North Texas Health Science Center

Premedical Education University of Texas - Austin- BA Theatre and Dance

Hometown  Tulsa, OK

Plans  Med/Peds Hospitalist


2014 8:31:27 PM

Lucas Puttock, DO

Medical Education Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Premedical Education  University of California San Diego- BS Human Biology 

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Plans: Med/Peds Primary Care, Inpatient/Outpatient Med/Peds in an Academic Setting, Transitional Care, Special Needs Care


Class of 2020


Jasmine Gaines, MD

Medical Education: Wayne State University

Premedical Education 




Corey Gregg, MD

Medical Education University of Miami 

Premedical Education 




Andrea Heifner, MD

Medical Education University of Florida

Premedical Education University of Kentucky- BS Biology

Hometown Kissimmee, FL

Plans Med-Peds Hospitalist


Ryley McPeters, MD

Medical Education  Ross University

Premedical Education 




Brittany Mock, MD

Medical Education  Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Premedical Education 




Daniel Robins, MD

Medical Education  University of Mississippi

Premedical Education