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PGY-4 Residents
Justin Alexander, MD Justin Alexander, MD (PGY-4)
Justin graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and did his transitional year in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His PM&R interests include musculoskeletal medicine, sports medicine, prosthetics and orthotics and acupuncture. In his spare time, he enjoys basketball, soccer, running, music and traveling.
Corinne Locke, MD Corinne Locke, MD (PGY-4)
Corinne grew up in the Maryland/DC area and attended medical and graduate school at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She completed her internship at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va. Her PM&R interests are currently broad, and range from brain injury to musculoskeletal to EMGs. Outside of work, she enjoys anything outdoors, including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and backpacking.
Terrence Pugh, MD Terrence Pugh, MD (PGY-4)
Terrence graduated from the University of Alabama and attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the UAB-Montgomery Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is currently interested in musculoskeletal medicine and sports medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music and watching and participating in football and basketball.
Charles Rhoads, MD Charles Rhoads, MD (PGY-4)
Chaz originally hails from upstate New York. He went to college outside of Harrisburg, PA, before doing medical school/internship at Ohio State University. His initial interests in PM&R include neurorehabilitation and research. He is married and enjoys spending time at home with his wife and two dogs, a Dachshund and a beagle. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, grilling, trivia, and anything Marvel Comics-related.
PGY-3 Residents
Erik Diebolt, DO, MS Erik Diebolt, DO, MS (PGY-3)
Erik grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2011. After medical school, he stayed in Southern California to complete his traditional internship at Downey Regional Medical Center. His interests in the field of PM&R include: medical device design, spinal cord, spine, and sports medicine. During his free time he enjoys social events, hiking, whitewater kayaking, fly fishing, and live music. He recently purchased his first home located in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte.
Ankit Gulati, MD Ankit Gulati, MD (PGY-3)
Ankit graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed his internship at Wayne State University in Michigan. His PM&R interests include musculoskeletal and sports medicine. In his free time, he likes watching college football where he avidly supports his alma mater, The University of Alabama. He also enjoys playing basketball, running, and spending quality time with his new fiancée Erica exploring all Charlotte has to offer.
Alicia Harrison, MD (PGY-3) Alicia Harrison, MD (PGY-3)
Alicia graduated from SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY and completed a Preliminary Medicine internship at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, NY. Her PM&R interests are broad and include musculoskeletal medicine, spinal cord injury and prosthetics/orthotics. In her spare time, she enjoys anything outdoors (running, kickball, etc), watching football, and taking trips to the beach.
Nicholas Wieczorek, MD Nicholas Wieczorek, MD (PGY-3)
Nicholas graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his internship year at The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati. Nicholas' rehab interests are broad and include general rehab, musculoskeletal medicine and integrative medicine. When he is not dreaming of Skyline chili you may find him playing soccer, basketball or simply enjoying the outdoors.
PGY-2 Residents
Matthew Adamkin, MD Matthew Adamkin, MD (PGY-2)
Matthew is from Louisville, Kentucky and received his undergraduate degree at Miami University before completing medical school at the University of Louisville. He completed his internship year in internal medicine in Richmond, VA, at Virginia Commonwealth University. His interest in PM&R is broad and not yet defined. In his spare time he enjoys all things related to sports, particularly football and basketball. He is a huge Ohio State fan, Go Bucs!
Nathaniel Crider, MD Nathaniel Crider, MD (PGY-2)
Nate is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is curious, optimistic and likes to see patients get better. His medical interests are broad and include inpatient rehabilitation of central nervous system injuries, cancer rehab, palliative care, and basic science research. Outside of work he enjoys running, playing tennis and basketball.
Cara Grome, MD Cara Grome, MD (PGY-2)
Cara graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and completed her transitional year at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Her initial PM&R interests include Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine, as well as pediatric rehabilitation. When she's not spending time with her Pomeranian, Lola, she loves anything related to the outdoors, live music, snowboarding, hanging out with friends and family, traveling, and getting in shape with CrossFit.
Andrew Parker, MD Andrew Parker, MD (PGY-2)
Andrew attended University of Alabama School of Medicine (UAB) for undergraduate and medical school. He has degrees in history and biology. He completed his internal medicine intern year at UAB-Montgomery. His PM&R interests include Musculoskeletal, Sports Medicine, and Pain Management. Outside of medicine he enjoys UAB sports, NBA basketball, football, weight training, movies, reading, and traveling, when possible.
Julian Willoughby, MD Julian Willoughby, MD (PGY-2)
Julian completed his degree in chemical engineering at North Carolina State University; he graduated from the UNC School of Medicine while also earning a Master Degree in public health at the UNC School of Public health. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University. He is interested in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine, EMG and improving the use of technology in healthcare. Julian has lived in North Carolina all his life and in his free time, enjoys time with family and friends, disc golf, football, and reading. 
Michael Worobel, MD Michael Worobel, DO (PGY-2)
Michael is originally from Minnesota and attended his undergrad year at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, where he majored in Biology and played baseball. From there Michael attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University and did his intern year in General Surgery in Fort Worth, TX. Michael's rehabilitation interests are Pain Management, Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine. Outside of rehab, Michael’s interests are baseball, hunting, fishing and hockey. 


Resident Complement – Alumni
Name Graduated Medical School Current Location Specialty
Katherine Crum, MD 2013 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Extended Care Physicians, Asheville, NC Staff Physiatrist
Jeff Eliason, MD 2013 New York Medical School Atlanta VA Medical Center, Atlanta, GA Staff Physiatrist
Ben Lippincott, MD 2013 Indiana University Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, NC Staff Physiatrist
Ann W. Maxwell Miller, MD 2013 Virginia Commonwealth University Durham VA Medical Center, Private Practice, Durham, VA Staff Physiatrist
Jamal Balouch, DO 2012 Touro University OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC MSK/Pain Management Fellow
Jacqueline McGowan, MD 2012 Medical College of Wisconsin Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH Sports Medicine Fellow
Paras Mehta, MD 2012 University of Michigan Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC Integrative Medicine Fellow
Jessica Mowry, DO 2012 Virginia College of Osteo Medicine Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia, SC Staff Physiatrist
Chloe Bomberger, MD 2011 University of Pittsburgh W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, NC Staff Physiatrist
Christine Groves, MD 2011 Indiana University Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN Asst. Professor, PM&R
Hyung Kim, MD 2011 Texas Tech University National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD Staff Physiatrist
Sheila Natarajan, MD 2011 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Integra Rehabilitation Physicians, Charlotte, NC Co-Director
Lisa Albanese, MD 2010 University of Wisconsin Oregon Medical Group General PM&R
Mandy Huggins, MD 2010 Indiana University Emory Sports Medicine Center Sports Medicine Fellowship
Connie Edelen, MD 2010 University of South Florida Hospice & Palliative Care, Charlotte Pain & Palliative Care
Susan Swint, MD 2009 University of Kentucky The Lexington Clinic, Lexington, KY General PM&R
Dave Scott, MD 2009 Eastern Virginia Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC University of SC Sports Medicine Fellowship
Katie Weatherhogg, MD 2009 University of Minnesota Southwest Spine & Sports, Springfield, MO MSK/Sports
Andrea Toomer, MD 2008 Louisiana State University at New Orleans Culicchia Neurological Clinic, New Orleans PM&R
Amanda Harrington, MD 2008 University of Miami Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Heights, OH Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship
Jesse Lieberman, MD 2008 Wake Forest University University of Pittsburgh Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship
Kimberly Encapera, MD 2008 University of Louisville Rehabilitation Hospital of South New Mexico, Las Cruces, NM PM&R
Zachary Hauser, MD 2007 UNC-Chapel Hill Havertown, PA Fellowship - Sports Medicine or MSK
Heather Havlik, MD 2007 Medical College of Wisconsin Wisconsin Sports Medicine Fellowship
Keneshia Kirksey 2007 So. Alabama College of Medicine Alabama General PM&R
Catherine Foll, MD 2006 Loma Linda University Phoenix, AZ General PM&R
Sanjiv Lakhia, DO 2006 Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Cincinnati, OH General PM&R practice with focus on outpatient MSK Medicine
Erin Wolff, MD 2006 Wayne State University Morristown, NJ Sports Medicine Fellowship
Matthew B. Shall, MD 2005 Medical College of Ohio Charlotte Medical Director, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Mount Holly
Andrew I. Sumich, MD 2004 Louisiana State University at New Orleans Charlotte Interventional Spine and MSK Medicine practice
Paul L. Jett, MD 2004 University of Kentucky Morristown, TN Advanced Pain Specialists PM&R
Conner Nguyen, MD 2004 Tufts School of Medicine Germany (Army)General Outpatient (OP)
Bobby Alexander, MD 2004 UNC Charlotte, NC Interventional Spine and MSK Medicine
Tracey Cheatham, MD 2004 University of Kansas Kansas City General Inpatient(IP)/OP
Jeff Finn, MD 2003 Medical College of Ohio Pennsylvania OP general, PM&R
Philip Blount, MD 2003 University of Mississippi Jackson, MS IP/OP general (post-MSK fellowship)
David Levi, MD 2002 Eastern Virginia Virginia Beach, VA Interventional Spine and MSK Medicine
Patricia Shannon, MD 2002 Wright State University Charlotte (Carolinas Rehabilitation) General Rehabilitation, Consults (CR faculty)
Amy Robbins, MD 2001 University of Louisville Greenville, SC General PM&R, inpatient and outpatient practice
Darryl Robinson, MD 2001 Medical College of Virginia Oklahoma Interventional Spine and MSK Medicine
Vu Nguyen, MD 2001 Michigan State University
Charlotte (Carolinas Rehabilitation) IP/OP CVA, Acupuncture, Residency Program Director (CR faculty)
Sharon Kanelos, MD 2000 University of Cincinnati Charlotte (Carolinas Rehabilitation) OP General, PM&R (CR faculty)
Paul Desmarais, MD 2000 Wayne State University South Bend, IA Outpatient MSK and General PM&R practice
Richard Ramos, MD 2000 University of Cincinnati Greensboro, NC Interventional Spine and MSK Medicine


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