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Welcome New Residents!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is proud to announce our new 2014 residents! This year's applicant pool was extremely competitive with United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores at or above the national average. In fact, the 2014 resident matches broke the record for USMLE scores, marking an all-time high for CHoR's program.

"With every year, the pediatric residency match becomes even more competitive than the last," said Dr. Suzanne Lavoie, pediatric residency program director and chief of infectious diseases at CHoR. "I am continually impressed by the success our residents have already achieved before they even have a chance to walk in our door. Already breaking records, the 2014 residents have proven they're no exception. I know this record setting year is the first of many impressive milestones this group will accomplish and we are looking forward to welcoming this enthusiastic group of new physicians."

Established in 1934, CHoR's residency program has a long history of providing exceptionally comprehensive and challenging pediatric educational experience, giving interns the opportunity to experience a wide variety of clinical care situations. The new group of residents joins CHoR from 14 different US Medical Schools and includes four of VCU's very own students who were also selected as matches for CHoR's residency program.

"I am particularly proud and thrilled that four of VCU's own students were selected as matches for CHoR's residency program," adds Dr. Lavoie. "This serves as a firm reminder of the dedication and hard work VCU's residents and faculty invest into the future success of VCU's medical students and demonstrates the quality of our program to future applicants."

The 2014 residents are a bright group with an extraordinary passion for children's health. Equipped with a wealth of knowledge and a desire to learn, our new pediatric residents bring added value and expertise to CHoR's staff.

Chief Residents

Tiffany Kimbrough, MD
Stefanie Reed, DO

Pediatric Residents

Natalie Allen, MD
Temple University School of Medicine

Sunana Dhir, MD
VCU School of Medicine

Megan Dibble, MD
VCU School of Medicine

Joan Dickerson, MD
University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Richard Erwin, MD
Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Jared Klein, MD
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Usa Kopsombut, MD
University Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine

Ashley Litchfield, MD
Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Charlotte McKnight, MD
University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Ginny Mills, MD
Louisiana State University School of Medicine School of Medicine

Kristina Prus, MD
University of Illinois College of Medicine

Nehal Thakkar, MD
Albany Medical College

Scott Thomas, MD
West Virginia University School of Medicine

Monica Woodhouse, MD
VCU School of Medicine

Jerry Xu, MD
VCU School of Medicine

Medicine-Pediatrics Residents

Cameron "McLean" Ellis, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Amanda Hammes, MD
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Jessica Moskowitz, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Allison Young, MD
The Commonwealth Medical College

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