Medical Education

Meet our current orthopedic surgery residents:

PGY-5 Chiefs

Marc Angerame, MD
Marc Angerame, MD
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
Undergraduate: Loyola University Chicago
Medical school: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Fellowship match: Rocky Mountain Joint Replacement Fellowship, Denver, CO
Best thing about Charlotte: Great weather, great food, great people
Interests outside the hospital: Family, golf, motorsports, watersports, hunting, BBQ
Nikkole Haines, MD
Nikkole Haines, MD
Hometown: San Diego, CA
 The Johns Hopkins University 
Medical School: Penn State University 
Fellowship match: Adult Reconstruction, Rush, Chicago, Illinois
Best thing about Charlotte: Lake Norman, great professional sports teams
Interests outside of Medicine: Soccer, wakesurfing, snowboarding, a good novel
Michael Le, MD
Hometown:  Clinton, SC
Undergraduate:  University of South Carolina
Medical school:  University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Fellowship match result:  Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Florida Orthopaedic Institute/Tampa General
Best thing about Charlotte:  Southern Hospitality
Interests outside of the hospital:  Spending time with Family, Cooking, Eating at different restaurants, Playing Golf
Kevin Phelps, MD
Kevin Phelps, MD
Former CMC Research Fellow
Undergraduate: Centre College
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Match: Orthopaedic Trauma, UT Houston

John Rodriguez-Feo, MD
John Rodriguez-Feo, MD
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical School: University of Alabama 
Fellowship Match: Spine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

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Christopher Adair, MD
Christopher Adair, MD
Hometown: Maple Valley, WA
Undergraduate: Eastern Washington University
Medical school: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Career interest: Foot and Ankle Surgery
Best thing about Charlotte: Good restaurants and great breweries.  
Interests outside of the hospital: Bow hunting, Woodworking, Watching Netflix

Gabbriella Ode, MD
Gabriella Ode, MD
Former CMC Research Fellow
Hometown: Chicago, IL (by way of Nigeria)
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical school: Rush Medical College
Career interest: Sports Medicine
Best thing about Charlotte: It’s a young, clean, growing city full of people from all over the country. Also, it’s only a day trip away from the beach and the mountains.
Interests outside of the hospital: Checking out new CLT restaurants and breweries, comedy shows at the NC Music Factory, antique malls.
Sarah Pierre, MD
Sarah Pierrie, MD
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Career interest: U.S. Air Force
Best thing about Charlotte: Smart, diverse population, professional sports; great food.
Interests outside of medicine: Boating, club lacrosse, hosting dinner parties
George Vestermark, MD
George Vestermark, MD
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Undergraduate: Indiana University
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Career Interest: Adult Reconstruction
Best thing about Charlotte: The Weather
Interests outside of medicine: Golf, Skiing, Food/BBQ

Paulvalery Roulette, MD
Paulvalery Roulette, MD
Hometown: Amityville, NY
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Career Interest: Hand Surgery
Best thing about Charlotte: I love having access to activities associated with a big city while still having an affordable standard of living that is family friendly.
Interests/hobbies outside of  hospital: I enjoy pick up basketball, searching for the best breakfast spots in town, and visiting the parks with my family.

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Vignesh Alamanda, MD
Hometown: Tampa, FL
 University of South Florida
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Career interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte: Great park system and lakes nearby
Interests outside of the hospital: Playing tennis, spending time with family, Netflix binges
Bryan Bean, MD
Undergraduate: University of Washington
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles

Thomas Bemenderfer, MD
Hometown: Mishawaka, IN
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: MD and MBA from Indiana University
Career interest: Undecided
Best things about Charlotte: Great microbreweries and warm weather
Interests outside of medicine: Hanging with my wife and dog, home improvement projects, volleyball, outdoor activities

Samuel Ford, MD
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Undergraduate: Wake Forest University
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Career Interest: Foot & Ankle, Joints, Shoulder & Elbow, Hand & Upper Extremity
Best things about Charlotte: Outdoor brewery and dining options, and a growing food scene
Interests Outside of the Hospital: Hiking, water sports, skiing, college sports
Daniel Leas, MD
Daniel Leas, MD
Former CMC Research Fellow
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Career interest: Spine
Interests outside of medicine: Spending time with my wife and kids

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Aaron Brandt, MD

Aaron Brandt, MD
Hometown:  Wahoo, NE
Undergraduate:  University of Nebraska
Medical school:  New York University School of Medicine
Career interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte:  Charlotte has a lot of the amenities of a larger city, but still has a strong community vibe
Interests outside of the hospital:  Games of all kinds (darts, cornhole, pool, etc), basketball, volleyball, football.  I could watch movies all day.

J. Stewart Buck, MD

J. Stewart Buck, MD 
Current CMC Research Fellow
Hometown: Amherst, MA
Undergraduate school: Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Medical School: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Career interests: Adult Reconstruction, Trauma, Shoulder/Elbow/Hand
Best things about Charlotte: Many of the perks of big city living, but way more affordable. Also, breweries.
Interests outside of medicine: Surfing, traveling, olympic weight lifting, tinkering with my car, playing sports, hanging outside with friends and family.

Scott Dart, MD

Scott Dart, MD
Hometown: Mt. Jackson, Va
Undergraduate school: James Madison University
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carillon School of Medicine
Career interest:  Undecided 
Best thing about Charlotte:  The energy!  Charlotte has a great young vibe that is fed by it's tremendous growth and employment opportunities.  This "energy" also provides a great place to train for orthopaedics. 
Interests outside of the hospital:  With a wife and kid at home, family is very important.  Spending time with family and friends at local breweries provides the break we need to relax.  We also enjoy quick trips to the North Carolina shore as much as possible.

Patrick Moody, MD

Patrick Moody, MD
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine (MD), Georgetown University (MS)
Career interest: I'm considering multiple specialties
Best thing about Charlotte: The people!
Interests outside of the hospital: Basketball, music, hiking, camping, learning how to be a dad

Michael Ransone, MD

Michael Ransone, MD
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergraduate: North Carolina State University 
Medical school: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Career interest: Too soon for me to know - I'm interested in everything
Best things about Charlotte:  Charlotte is great for a number of reasons: 1) great weather with 4 distinct seasons, 2) it's a wonderful place to raise kids - it's safe, friendly, and full of young, professional families, 3) Charlotte is a big city with a 'small town' feel, and 4) having the Panthers, Hornets, and NASCAR headquarters here provides exciting entertainment and a fun community of local fans.
Interests outside of the hospital: Spending time with my wife and two daughters, exercise, home improvement projects, deer hunting
John Ruder, MD
John Ruder, MD
Former CMC Research Fellow
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: University of Central Florida

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PGY-1 Interns

Michael Geary, MD
Michael Geary, MD
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate school: Williams College, MA
Medical school: University of Rochester
Career interest: Adult Reconstruction
Best thing about Charlotte: US National Whitewater Center
Interests outside of the hospital: Trail running, whitewater kayaking

Jacob Gorbaty, MD

Jacob Gorbaty, MD
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Undergraduate: Knox College, Illinois
Medical School: University of Washington
Career interests: undecided
Best thing about Charlotte: Food
Interests outside of the hospital: Outdoor activities, food, sports

David Macknet, MD

David Macknet, MD
Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ
Undergraduate school: University of Pennsylvania
Medical school: Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Career interest: Adult reconstructive surgery or foot and ankle
Best thing about Charlotte: all the outdoor activities and the beers
Interests outside of the hospital: Watching/playing all different sports. Exercise. Outdoor activities. Hanging with friends and family. Reading American history and American literature. Listening to classic rock.

Randall McKnight, MD

Randall McKnight, MD
Hometown: West Windsor, NJ
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Medical school: University of California, San Diego
Career interest: Pediatrics
Best thing about Charlotte: Live music and good food
Interests outside of the hospital: Basketball, ultimate frisbee, concerts, movies

Andrew Wohler, MD

Andrew Wohler, MD
Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ
Undergraduate school: Davidson College
Medical school: Wake Forest University
Career interests: Undecided
Interests outside of the hospital: Brewing, Camping, Hiking, Golf, Hunting

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