Meet The Family Medicine Residents

 Diverse backgrounds yield diverse life experiences, which serve to enrich the program as a whole.  Take some time to get to know these fascinating individuals.

 

PGY-1                     PGY-2                     PGY-3 

 

 

First Year Residents (PGY-1)  
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Jacqueline Gentry, MD

PGY-1

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State Unviersity

I was born in Texas and grew up in Kansas, Illinois, New York and Colorado. I received my BS from Rhodes College, took a year off to be a staff member for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, start a teen dance club, and work as a project manager. I graduated from ETSU Quillen College of Medicine. Traveling is one of my greatest passions and I hope to be involved in missions after residency. Chattanooga is already one of my favorite cities because of it's great downtown and Riverwalk!

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Matthew Kollar, MD

PGY-1

Ross University

I was born and raised in northwest Ohio and soon after high school, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. After discharge, I decided it was time to go to school. I completed my undergrad at the University of Toledo, and medical school at Ross University. I chose to pursue Family Medicine becuase of the variety of patients and medical conditions we encouter, not to mention the compassionate nature of the specialty. In my spare time, I enjoy playing sports, video games, playing and listening to music and walking my dogs. I also have the unique privilege to be able to complete my residency with my wife, who is a FM resident as well.

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Rebekah Kollar, MD

PGY -1

Ross University

I studied at Ross University School of Medicine and lived out my dream while inhabiting a tropical island. Now, I feel so privileged to be here at UTFP Chattanooga, as I have never met such kind, selfless people. Not only am I ecstatic about the city that now reside in and the training I am receiving, I know whithout a doubt that this is where I am meant to be!

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R. Greg May, DO

PGY-1

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

I am from the great state of Mississippi, where I attended Mississippi State University for my undergraduate degree. I went back tomy hometown of Hattiesburg, MS for medical school. When I am not working, I love spending time with my beautiful wife, Lori. We enjoy exploring the amazing city of Chattanooga, fellowshipping with friends and family, and Mississippi State sporting events. Living and training in Chattanooga has been such a blessing, and I look forward to the next three years.

 

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Andy Morris, MD 

PGY-1 

Medical College of Georgia

Like many of my co-residents, I've taken an indirect path to Chattanooga. I grew up in Georgia and went to the University of Georgia for my BS degree, graduating in 2005. Follwing almost 2 years of working in a research lab and traveling, I proceeded to the (then) Medical College of Georgia, where I finished my MD in 2012 (now called Georgia Regents University School of Medicine). A preliminary year of General Surgery at CU-Denver later and I had decided that Family Medicine was where I fit best. I'm interested in a broad range of medicine, including primary care, hospitalist, emergency/urgent care, and rural medicine. I plan to have a career that includes all of these areas, possibly at the same time. Outside the hospital, I like to travel both far and near, spend time in the mountains hiking and hunting, and throwing sticks for my exhuberant lab, Cassie. I'm always up for watching Georgia football games, making pottery and fine dining with my wife, Lauren.

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Andrew Slikker, MD

 PGY-1

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

I was born in San Luis, Potosi, Mexico, and grew up in Dayton, Tennessee. I attended Bryan College in Dayton and completed my undergraduate degree. After college, I applied to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Bethesda, MD) and was subsequently commissioned as an officer in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS).  After completing residency, I will fill my commitment to the USPHS by providing primary care to Native American populations on reservations. During residency I am enjoying my return to the beautiful Chattanooga area where I spend most of my free time playing team sports, such as soccer and basketball, or experiencing the small city life by eating out at restaurants and going to concerts.

   

Second Year Residents (PGY-2)

 
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Sathish Chandra, MD

PGY-2

American University of the Caribbean

Sathish Chandra, M.D., is a Chattanooga native who received his undergraduate degree at Loyola University in New Orleans. He graduated medical school from the American University of the Caribbean on the island of St. Maarten. After completing a surgical intern year, he transitioned into the Family Practice program at Erlanger. When he isn't taking call or trying to get more inpatient and ICU experience, he can usually be found on the riverfront, taking in a concert at Track29, or searching for tickets for the next Volunteers football game.

 Elizabeth Claydon  

 Elizabeth Claydon, MD

 PGY-2

 Ross University

I grew up in California and attended college in Long Beach, where I was a creative writing major. During this time, I played lots of beach volleyball, and it was there that I met my wonderful husband. We lived in Long Beach for a few years where we worked and enjoyed the privleges of Nathan working for the airlines; flying stand-by to explore various cities and haunts. Our next adventure together was medical school, and now residency (he is now an Internal Medicine resident). Currently, I enjoy working in a great place with amazing people and getting outdoors as much as possible.

Brian Daily

Brian Daily, MD

PGY-2

Ross University

I grew up in North Carolina, raised by an Argentine mom and an American dad. I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Eastern Mennonite University, and a B.S. in Biology from Shenandoah University. I am married to a beautiful Spanish woman named Maite, and we have an awesome daughter named Eleonor. I am intersted in emergency/intensive care medicine. We both love Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Joe Evans

 Joe Evans, DO

PGY-2

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Evans is a Chattanooga native. His interest beyond the field of medicine include spending time with his son Walker, playing music, and whitewater kayaking.

Justin Ossman, MD Justin Ossman, MD

PGY-2

Ross University

Justin has been married to a wonderful woman and has been blessed with a beautiful daughter, Eleanor. Justin and his family enjoy praising God and living a simple life. Justin's pastimes include spending time with his family, endurance sports and reading.

 

 Andrea Martinelli, MD  Andrea Martinelli, MD

PGY-2

St. George's University

After earning a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, taking a brief foray into graduate school, and then spending a year working in a laboratory for a medical technology company Dr. Martinelli entered St. George's University School of Medicine.  A native of Wisconsin, she actually enjoys cold weather, riding her bicycle, and rooting for the Green Bay Packers.

 Bryce Moody, MD  

Bryce Moody, MD

PGY-2

Ross University

After earning a degree in Microbioloby and Spanish from Arizona State University, Bryce worked in medical diagnostics and sales while his wife finished nursing school. He enrolled in medical school with one child and finished with two more. He enjoys the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizone State football, but finds true joy in spending time with his family and providing meaningful service to those in need.

Third Year
Residents (PGY-3)
 
Mary Mckenzie, DO, PGY-1 Mary McKenzie, DO

 PGY-3

Chief Resident

 Ohio University College of
 Osteopathic Medicine

I grew up in Ohio, received my BS from Otterbein University and graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. I completed an EM intership in Columbus (go Bucks!) then went on to serve 4 years active duty as a flight surgeon in the USAF. My husband and I have 3 boys under the age of 5 and currently live in Hixson. I'm interested in integrative medicine and hope to practice here in Cahttanooga. We love boating, waterskiing, the Aquarium, Coolidge Park and Taco Mamacita.

 

Couldn't feel more blessed!

Richard Pigg, MD, PGY-1 Richard Pigg, MD

 PGY-3

Chief Resident

 Ross University

I was born in the Middle East and was fortunate to grow up all over the world, including New Zealand, Singapore, West Africa and Brunei. I completed my undergraduate training at Texas A&M, then continued my education at Ross University for medical school. It was there I met my beautiful wife. We both love Chattanooga and I feel so fortunate to work with absolutely terrific colleagues and faculty. My outside interests include tennis, swimming, reading, movies, and I am a die hard Houston Rockets fan.

Nicole Bernatowictz, DO Nicole Bernatowicz, DO

PGY-3

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic

I completed paying back my 4-year military commitment in the Air Force for the Health Profession Scholarship Program, and got accepted to this training program at age 33. My husband, kids, and I were fortunate to end up in Chattanooga, TN, which we love! This program immediately was warm and welcoming to me and my family. I particularly remember knowing without a doubt that this is where I belonged. Thankfully, the program felt the same!

Christina Aguirre, MD

Christina Aguirre - Oskins, MD
PGY - 3

Loma Linda University (CA)

I grew up in Southern California and was first introduced and fell in love with the Chattanooga area when I went to college at Southern Adventist University. I went back home for medical school at Loma LInda University, then returned for residency and married my college sweetheart. We enjoy every chance to get outdoors with our puppy, Kona, and plan to stay in the area.

Juessica Thomas

Jessica Thomas, MD

PGY-3

Mercer University

I grew up in Valdosta, Georgia, received my BS from Valdosta State University, and graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine in 2012. I currently live in northshore of Chattanooga, only 5 minutes from downtown. I'm interest in sports medicine and hope to practice in the SouthEast. I love running, reading, hiking, flag football, and eating at all the unique restaurants Chattanooga has to offer.

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