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)  
 Megan Potts Brown, MD

Megan Potts Brown, MD

PGY-1

Mercer University

 

I am from Rock Spring, GA, so I consider Chattanooga home. I attended the University of Georgia, where I earned a BS in biology. After graduating, I spent a year working as a unit clerk on the Heart Failure Management Unit here at Erlanger! I then began medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, Georgia. I'm interested in all aspects of medicine, so family medicine is the perfect field for me, and I am so excited to be back home. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband Cameron and exploring the beautiful city of Chattanooga.

 Scotty Newcomer, MD

Scotty Newcomer, DO

PGY-1

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

I was born in Germany and have lived in several different places, but I claim Idaho as my home state. After graduating high school I served in the Air Force for 10 years. Following discharge, I remained in Florida to complete my undergraduate degree at the University of West Florida. After undergrad I moved ot GA where I completed medical school at GA-PCOM. Most of my free time is spent with my wife, Lindsey, and our children, Riley, Sawyer and Kellon. I also enjoy playing drums, playing outdoor sports, camping, hunting, fishing and working on old cars.

Rob Peeler, MD

Rob Peeler, MD

PGY-1

University of Tennessee College of Medicine 

 

I grew up in the small town of Covington in west TN.  I received my BS in Chemistry from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and then attended the University of TN for medical school.  During medical school, I completed my Family Medicine rotation in Chattanooga and was absolutely sold on the program afterwards!  I couple's matched with my amazing fiance, who is a Pediatric intern, and we both couldn't be any happier!  In my free time I love cooking, carpentry, and working on projects around the house.  

 

 Ashley Salvaggio, MD

Ashley Salvaggio, MD

PGY-1 

University of Tennessee College of Medicine 

 

I grew up in New Orleans where Mardi Gras and crawfish were a normal part of life. While I love my hometown, I also love to experience new places. Medical school wasn't always on the horizon, but I always liked science. After an undergraduate major in chemical engineering in Memphis, two years of Americorps tutoring in Oakland, CA, and two more years of working in influenza research at St. Jude Chidlren's Research Hospital, I ended up going to medical school at UT in Memphis. I chose family medicine and this program because of the people and the city. The entire department is truly a family, and I know I made the right choice! Outside of medicine, I love to run, travel and spend time outside with my wonderful husband, Daniel, and our two dogs Lucy and Desi. Chattanooga is an incredible place to live!

 Yuri Sawa, MD

Yuri Sawa, MD

PGY-1

University of Tennessee College of Medicine 

 

I grew up in Knoxville, TN where my parents owned a Japanese restaurant. I attended college at Furman University in Greenville, SC where I was a member of Chi Omega and worked as a resident assistant and as a "librarian". I then attended UTHSC in Memphis for medical school. I love family medicine because I am very passtionate about patient education and building meaningful relationships to facilitate effective communication and ultimately great patient care. During my JI in Chattanooga, I grew to love the city and respected the family medicine program for its outstanding faculty and resources. After moving to Chattanooga, my boyfriend and I have adopted a rescue kitten named Debakey who is now the center of our lives outside of Erlanger.

 Case Tedder, MD

Case Tedder, MD

PGY-1

University of Tennessee College of Medicine 

 

I was raised in a small town not far from Chattanooga. I completed my college education and medical school training in Tennesseee, but I have traveled with every opportunity, and I hope to continue that after completing residency. Before applying to medical school I worked in Africa where I solidified my interest in medicine, and I want medical missions to be a part of my practice wherever I end up. I married my wife Monica during my third year of medical school. We enjoy being outside with our dogs Sticth and Brady, camping, riding bikes and traveling.

Second Year Residents (PGY-2)

 
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Jacqueline Gentry, MD

PGY-2

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University

 

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-2

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 -2

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!

Weather Delays Closings

 R. Greg May, DO

PGY-2

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 to my 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.

 Weather Delays Closings  Andy Morris, MD 

PGY-2 

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.

 

 Weather Delays Closings  Andrew Slikker, MD

 PGY-2

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.

 

Third Year
Residents (PGY-3)
 
Bryce Moody, MD

Bryce Moody, MD

Chief Resident

PGY-3

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.


Justin Ossman, MD

Justin Ossman, MD

Chief Resident

PGY-3

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.

Weather Delays Closings

Sathish Chandra, MD

PGY-3

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-3

 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-3

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-3

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.

Andrea Martinelli, MD

Andrea Martinelli, MD

PGY-3

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.

Revised 7/19/15  

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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