Current Residents



Sean Bourne, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: Rochester Institute of Technology

Medical Education: University at Buffalo

Hometown: East Aurora, New York

Personal: I am from the small town of East Aurora, outside of Buffalo, NY. My wife, who is a VCU pediatric neurology resident, and I like to hike, visit historical places and try new restaurants. I am a huge Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan, and enjoy anything sports related.

Professional Interests: Sports Medicine

Favorite Food: Baked Ziti

Favorite Movie: Sherlock Holmes

Favorite Music/Band: Drake

Favorite TV Show: House of Cards

Favorite Book: The Devil in the White City





Aaron Ferro, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: Idaho State University in Pocatello ID

Medical Education: Pacific Northwest College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, WA

Hometown: Pocatello, ID

Personal: I grew up in Pocatello, ID where I was active in many sports as both a player and a coach. I am a passionate sports fan and take pride in cheering on my favorite teams, especially the Boston Red Sox. In my free time, I enjoy golfing, biking, skiing, yoga, and spending time with my wife and dog.

Professional Interests: Sports Medicine and broad spectrum family medicine

Favorite Food: Taco Bell, Pizza, Steak and Potatoes (it’s an Idaho thing)

Favorite Movie: Any of the Bourne series, The Greatest Game Ever Played, 30 for 30 documentaries

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: Anything country

Favorite TV Show: The Dan Patrick Show

Favorite Book: Outliers, It’s not about the Bike






Jordan Jackson, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia

Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Hometown: Richlands, VA

Personal: I enjoy hiking, fishing, running, cycling, and many other outdoor activities.

Professional Interests: Community Medicine and Geriatrics

Favorite Food: Anything Spicy

Favorite Movie: National Lampoon’s Vacation

Favorite Music/Band: The Beatles

Favorite TV Show: Friends

Favorite Book: Blink and most other books by Malcolm Gladwell

Favorite Richmond Activity: Belle Isle, Carry Town, and Maymont Park






Amanda Monte, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: University of Richmond

Medical Education: Tulane University School of Medicine

Hometown: Richmond, VA






Bradley Rolfe, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: Bachelor in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech

Medical Education: Drexel University College of Medicine

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia

Personal: I love all different kinds of sports and outdoor activities! My parents enrolled me in local rec sporting leagues as soon as I was old enough to play so I grew up playing basketball, soccer and baseball and I try to stay active in sports now. In high school, I got into cross country and have run numerous half marathons and one full marathon.

Professional Interests: The underserved and at risk population, sports medicine and clinic procedures.

Favorite Food: Everything!

Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: I love the band ‘Brand New’

Favorite Book: I am Legend

Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld

Favorite Richmond Activity: Running on the river trail






Nathan Zacharias, M.D.


Medical Education: Drexel University College of Medicine

Hometown: a farming town near Sacramento, California

Personal: I worked as a wilderness guide in Utah before medical school and still love anything that gets me outdoors–camping, hiking, rock climbing, triathlons, mountain biking, and soccer.

Professional Interests: Adolescence, addiction, social justice, preventative medicine, women’s health, Latino health (hablo Español).

Favorite Food: I love Mexican food so much that my credit card is shaped like a taco.

Favorite Movie: I’m not a TV or movie buff, but I like comedies.

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: I love variety and listen to rock, folk, bluegrass, hip-hop, and indie pop.

Favorite Book: East of Eden by John Steinbeck or Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Favorite Richmond Activity: I love biking or running the trails by the James River, hanging out with my girlfriend in Carytown, and getting weird on the dance floor at Babe’s







Caroline Blevins, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: The College of William & Mary – B.S. in Biology

Medical Education: Tulane University School of Medicine

Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA

Personal: Anything outdoors with my husband and two kids, I love the beach and the heat. I enjoy sailing, gardening, baking gluten free, and exploring new places on foot.

Professional Interests: I’m very interested in health education and empowering folks to take charge of their health such that they can live their lives to the fullest.

Favorite Food: pizza (gluten free), watermelon

Favorite Movie: Get Over It, Step Up 2

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: Goo Goo Dolls circa 1990s, folk music heavy on fiddles and mandolins

Favorite Book: My favorite poets are Emily Dickenson and Charles Simic

Favorite Richmond Activity: Wading in the James River with the kids






Eurica Chang, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: Cornell University

Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Personal: Cooking/baking, quilting, trying new restaurants

Professional Interests: Geriatrics, Health Education

Favorite Food: How could I choose just one!

Favorite Movie: Apollo 13

Favorite TV Show: Walking Dead

Favorite Book: Stephen King, Anne Tyler, Amy Tan

Favorite Richmond Activity: Restaurant Week






Maya Green, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: University of Maryland

Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD

Personal: I grew up in a suburb of D.C., where my family has lived for at least 150 years! I like to spend my free time with my family and friends, trying new foods and traveling.

Professional Interests: Inpatient and outpatient procedures, Labor and Delivery

Favorite Food: It’s too hard to pick just one, but I do love trying new foods.

Favorite Movie: Baby Mama

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: I love anything from Motown or the 90s

Favorite TV Show: Too many to list. I prefer a good half hour comedy!

Favorite Book: Split between Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and The Scarlet Letter

Favorite Richmond Activity:: I love exploring all that Richmond has to offer, but I must say, Richmond has some amazing festivals with at least one every weekend during the Summer. Broad Appetit is one of the best.






LaChrisa Jennings, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: Virginia Commonwealth University

Medical Education: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus

Hometown: Nathalie, Va

Personal: I grew up in a rural community is south central Virginia. I enjoy spending time with my husband (Brian) and dog Jada, although all she mostly does is sleep.

Professional Interests: Rural and under served medicine

Favorite Food: Without question BACON

Favorite Movie: Love & Basketball

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: No particular artist but I listen to R&B, Gospel, and Jazz

Favorite TV Show: Scandal

Favorite Richmond Activity: Trying new restaurants with friends






Maritza Rosales, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Medical Education: Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)

Hometown: Miami, FL

Personal: I like hanging out with my son, be it at home or out and about. I also enjoy nature in many forms; walks and jogs, gardening, camping, sand and surf, etc. Very interested in local agriculture and food as well as cooking.

Professional Interests: Women’s Health and Palliative/Hospice Care.

Favorite Food: It’s hard to have a favorite food. We enjoy Picadillo as a comfort food at home. And I’d love to find a good Ethiopian place in town to grab some spicy tibs. But really, I love all types of food!

Favorite TV Show: I do not have favorite movies, music, or TV shows. The enormity of the choices available make it simply impossible for me to choose favorites.

Favorite Book: I like to read. Growing up I really enjoyed the Little House on the Prairie series and Anne of Green Gables, also The Secret Garden and The Little Princess. Now I read a lot of current events, news publications, and medically related texts.

Favorite Richmond Activity: Don’t know – we’re new to town and open to suggestions!






Akhila-Sulemani, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: Vagdevi Junior College, India

Medical Education: Sri Venkateswara Medical College, India (N.T.R University of Health Sciences)

Hometown: India moved to Richmond, VA in 2010

Personal: I grew up in a town with country side to it with beautiful nature. I am always ready for exploring new destinations even though we covered quite a bit, its fun to bug my husband to plan more trips. I enjoy cooking meat with veggies and baking. I am the favorite aunt of four nephews and three nieces who keep me busy during weekends over Skype.

Professional Interests: Urgent Care and Preventive Medicine

Favorite Food: Noodles and fried rice. I am crazy dessert eater. Whenever possible we try restaurants around Richmond (Fish and Shrimp)

Favorite Movie: Twilight Saga and some Bollywood movies…We hit Regal movies quite often which is just behind our neighborhood

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: Bollywood dance numbers, Maroon5, Beyoncé and Rihanna

Favorite TV Show: The Big Bang Theory, AMFV, Disney channel

Favorite Book: I used to be fan of Sydney Sheldon thrillers and now I read online recipes for cooking

Favorite Richmond Activity: Hanging out with my husband in Cary street, Belle Isle, Maymont park and jog along side of James river Rapids, Robious landing park






Charlie Wilkinson, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: Sewanee

Medical Education: Ross University School of Medicine

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

Personal: I was born and raised in Kentucky and grew up playing basketball, tennis and golf and continue to love these sports. I also enjoy hiking, fishing, travel and spending time with my family.

Professional Interests: Preventative and Mission Medicine

Favorite Food: Mexican, Cuban and Caribbean

Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption, Ghostbusters and Jurassic Park

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: Widespread Panic, Willie Nelson and Van Morrison

Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld and Breaking Bad

Favorite Book: All of Pat Conroy’s novels

Favorite Richmond Activity: Exploring the James River and Maymont where I proposed to my wife.






Myra Zeb, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: The University of Texas at Dallas

Medical Education: VCOM Carolinas Campus

Hometown: Rockwall, TX

Personal: I was born and raised near Dallas, Texas (go Mavs!). I was in the marching band in high school and still play my flute for fun. I like to try new cuisines, attend cultural arts shows, and travel the world.

Professional Interest: Primary Care, Global Health

Favorite Food: Thai, Pakistani, sushi, anything sweet

Favorite Movie: The Lion King

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: Indie Rock

Favorite TV Show: International House Hunters

Favorite Book: The Giver

Favorite Richmond Activity:Looking forward to exploring the James River and the museums!








Jessica Akunna, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: Rutgers University

Medical Education: Meharry Medical College

Hometown: New Brunswick, NJ

Personal: I am of Igbo ancestry, and grew up in the NJ/NY area. I enjoy cooking and the arts.

Professional Interests: Preventative Medicine, Global Health

Favorite Food: Anything my mother cooks.

Favorite Movie: Sarafina

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: I enjoy all types of music including soul & jazz

Favorite TV Show: Netflix and its superb documentaries.

Favorite Richmond Activity: All the festivals Richmond has to offer. I’m still exploring.






Elizabeth “Whitney” Brawner, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: East Carolina University

Graduate Education: North Carolina State University

Medical Education: University of Queensland – Ochsner Clinical School

Hometown: Various

Personal: I enjoy outdoor recreation and playing or watching sports.

Professional Interests: Full Spectrum Rural Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Global Health

Favorite Food: Steak (rare)

Favorite Movie: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Big Lebowski

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: Sinatra, et al.

Favorite TV Show: Doctor Who

Favorite Book: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

Favorite Richmond Activity: Spending time with family






Steven Lam, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: University of California, Irvine – Biomedical Engineering B.S.

Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Personal: I was born here in the United States but spent my childhood in Taiwan. I returned to California for high school and undergraduate, before moving here to Virginia for medical school and residency. When I have free time, I like to write fiction novels, with three works currently in progress. I also enjoy singing, having been part of various choirs throughout my life.

Professional Interests: Primary Care, Preventative Medicine

Favorite Food: I like all kinds of food, but I especially like seafood, including fish, shrimp, and scallops

Favorite Movie: Pixar’s Up (SQUIRREL!)

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: I enjoy classical and slower musical pieces. My favorite instruments are piano, flute, and violin.

Favorite TV Show: NCIS

Favorite Book: I read almost everything

Favorite Richmond Activity: I enjoy spending time with my friends doing all kinds of activities






Robert Makishi, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: The Ohio State University

Medical Education: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Hometown: Copley, Ohio

Personal: I’m from a small suburb about 30 minutes south of Cleveland, Ohio. I love watching pretty much any sports, but with a heavy emphasis on the Buckeyes, Browns, and Cavs. I also play video games in my spare time. I really love exploring the city and finding amazing restaurants and food!

Professional Interests: Preventative Medicine, Primary care

Favorite Food: I always love a good steak, but I like eating great food in general

Favorite Movie: Inglourious Basterds

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: I listen to pretty much everything from Top 40 to Broadway musicals to classic rock

Favorite TV Show: Chopped

Favorite Book: I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy. My favorite series are Dune, Foundation, and A Song of Ice and Fire (more commonly referred to as A Game of Thrones)

Favorite Richmond Activity:I’m new to the area, but I’ve really enjoyed the restaurants and museums so far. I look forward to exploring the city further in the coming years






Vincent Nardone, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: Davidson College

Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Hometown: South Windsor, CT

Personal: I was born and raised in Connecticut but have spent my last 10 years in the South for college and residency. I love playing and watching sports, outdoor activities and trying new restaurants. I enjoy playing golf and am still pursuing my lofty dream of becoming a scratch golfer. I also like playing pickup basketball games, swimming and water polo. When watching sports, I love cheering for UCONN basketball, the Philadelphia Eagles and Phil Mickelson/Angel Cabrera. Finally, I consider myself to be an expert Scrabble player.

Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care

Favorite Food: Souvlaki Hirino from Bahari in Queens, NY. Any type of Chicken Parm or
Bacon double cheeseburger is a close second

Favorite Movie: The Godfather Trilogy, Happy Gilmore, Major League, The Mist

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: Journey, Everclear, Whitney Houston, Heart

Favorite TV Show: The X-files, Monk, The Walking Dead, Burn Notice, Fringe, Bates Motel, Malcolm in the Middle, Elementary

Favorite Book: Really any biography on an interesting person

Favorite Richmond Activity: Going to Belle Isle/Texas Beach, Playing golf at Royal New Kent, Trying different local restaurants






Van Nguyen, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: Old Dominion University

Medical Education: American University of the Caribbean

Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia

Personal: I grew up in Chesapeake Virginia, and I have been surrounded by the southern hospitality for most of my life. I’m a homebody who enjoys relaxing and hanging out with loved ones. Even though I am Vietnamese, I grew up cooking and eating Chinese food because my parents owned a Chinese restaurant. When I’m not surrounded by family and friends, I like to read, draw/pencil sketch, and fish!

Professional Interests: Women’s health and Inpatient Medicine

Favorite Food: Stir-fried Beef and Broccoli, mother’s home-cooked Pho, steak…..anything with beef actually

Favorite Movie: Too many to choose from, but my favorite genres are Sci-Fi, thriller/horror, and action

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: I enjoy all types of music

Favorite TV Show: ER, Cowboy Bebop, Korean dramas

Favorite Book: The Hot Zone, Coming of Age in Mississippi, and Memoirs of a Geisha

Favorite Richmond Activity: Still exploring, but so far I am enjoying the beautiful scenery of the James River






Monica Quach, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia, Biology B.S.

Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA

Personal: I have lived in Virginia all my life, and have been lucky to live in and experience the different communities that Virginia has to offer from small town to big city. I love to cook, bake, and eat. My specialties are cupcakes, especially ones that I can invent based off cocktail drinks or candy bars. To somewhat counter this, I enjoy playing volleyball and have been playing since middle school on JV/Varsity and intramural teams. I also enjoy doing handcrafts, such as cross-stitching, knitting, and crocheting. Although I am completely tone-deaf, I love to sing loudly in the car and while I’m cooking/baking.

Professional Interests: Women’s Health and Geriatrics

Favorite Food: My mom’s home-cooked Viet/Chinese fusion, but Mexican/Tex-Mex when going out. I love to eat and am willing to try almost everything!

Favorite Movie: Any Disney movie

Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Grimm, Big Bang Theory, Family Guy, Castle, Master Chef

Favorite Book: Sword of Truth series, Harry Potter, Ender’s Game/Ender’s Shadow Series

Favorite Richmond Activity: Walking around Carytown, seeing movies at Byrd Theater, South of the James Farmer’s market (for the donuts!)






Jonathan Schaaf, M.D.


Undergraduate Education: Hampden-Sydney College

Medical Education: The George Washington University School of Medicine

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Personal: I was born and raised in Richmond and enjoy outdoor activities in my free time. I play a lot of tennis and when I’m not doing that I’m probably out kayaking, fishing, hiking or at the gym. During the winter I also like to go skiing. I love flying and aspire to get a private pilot license in the next couple of years.

Professional Interest: Sports Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, Practice Management

Favorite Food: Carolina style barbecue and lots of iced tea

Favorite Movie: Top Gun, Black Hawk Down

Favorite Music/Band/Singer: I like most genres, pretty much anything from classic rock to a little bit of dubstep; my playlist is filled with everything in between. If I had to choose, though, I would say my favorite bands are Franz Ferdinand and Kasabian

Favorite TV Show: Pawn Stars

Favorite Book: The Elegant Universe, Dante’s Inferno

Favorite Richmond Activity:Everything that gets me outdoors. I enjoy playing on my tennis league and activities on the James River including kayaking, fishing and hanging out at Belle Isle. During the warmer months Richmond also has a lot of great festivals