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Our Residents


PGY-4 Med-Peds

Kristie Burks, MD

Hometown: Spanishburg, West Virginia
Undergraduate: Concord University, Athens, West Virginia 
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, hiking with her dogs, and anything else that gets me outdoors in the sunshine.
Future Goals: Practice Generalized Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

Aaron Whiteman, MD

Hometown: Lonaconing, Maryland
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia
Personal Interests: gardening, hunting, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins, adventuring with family
Future Goals: Med-Peds Hospitalist


PGY-3 Med-Peds

Jatto E. Akhigbe, MBBS

Hometown: Fugar, Edo State, Nigeria
Undergraduate: Lagos State University
Medical School: Lagos State University College of Medicine
Personal Interests: Soccer, hiking, jogging, fitness and comedy
Future Goals: Fellowship in Cardiology Adults and Children

Jamila I. Ranavaya, MD

Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Fountain pens, Crochet, Poetry, Sci-Fi/Comics/Manga
Future Goals: Undecided


PGY-2 Med-Peds

Daniel Jayasuriya, MD

Hometown: Richmond, IN
Undergraduate: Indiana University Bloomington
Medical School: JCESOM
Personal Interests: Sports, Hiking, Kayaking, Music
Future Goals: Undecided

Matthew Schade, MD

Hometown: Trafford, PA
Undergraduate: WVU Morgantown, WV
Medical School: JCESOM
Personal Interests: Sports, Hiking, Video games, spending time with family and friends
Future Goals: Combined Hospitalist


PGY-1 Med-Peds

Reesha Shilpa Bodiwala, DO

Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Medical School: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, friends, and my four dogs; rescuing/fostering dogs; exploring different beaches, rivers, lakes; hiking, traveling, trying new restaurants; and Tae-Kwon-Do (I am a second-degree black belt!)
Future Goals: I am interested in incorporating medical education into my future career but am keeping an open mind in true Med-Peds fashion!

Justin Spradling, MD

Hometown: Dunbar, WV
Undergraduate: West Virginia State University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Travel, Running, Reading, my 2 dogs
Future Goals: Primary Care


Recent Alumni

Char-Leigh Arnold, DO
Alumni: 2016-2020
Practice: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at Quantum Healthcare, Hazard, Kentucky

Mindy Becker, MD
Alumni: 2015-2019
Fellowship: Pulmonology, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia

Ryan Clagg, MD
Alumni: 2016-2020
Practice: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics UCLA Outpatient, Los Angeles, California

Lora Fetty, MD
Alumni: 2014-2018
Practice: General Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Faculty, Marshall Internal Medicine - Huntington, West Virginia

Rebecca Hayes, MD
Alumni: 2014-2018
Practice: Internal Medicine Pediatrician/Chief Medical Officer, Community Healthcare - Rock Island, Illinois

Courtney Nichols, MD
Alumni: 2015-2019
Fellowship: Infectious Disease, Immunodeficiency/Transplant, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Troy Wallace, MD
Alumni: 2017-2021
Practice: General Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Faculty, Marshall Internal Medicine and Marshall Pediatrics – Huntington, WV

Michelle Worthy, MD
Alumni: 2017-2021
Practice: General Internal Medicine, Marshall Internal Medicine – Huntington, WV

Zachary Higginbotham, DO
Alumni: 2018-2022
Practice: New Orleans East Hospital – Hospitalist New Orleans, LA

William Rasmussen, MD
Alumni: 2018-2022
Fellowship: Pediatric Nephrology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI