Meet our current orthopedic surgery residents:

PGY-5 Chiefs

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
Post-Graduation plans: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Baylor University, Dallas, TX.

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.
Post-Graduation plans: Sports, Hospital for Special Surgery. New York, NY.
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
Post-Graduation plans: General Orthopaedics U.S. Air Force.
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
Post-Graduation plans: Adult Reconstruction, OrthoCarolina. Charlotte, NC.

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.
Post-Graduation plans: Hand Surgery, Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center. Philadelphia, PA.

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PGY-4

Vignesh Alamanda, MD
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Career interest: Adult Reconstruction
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
Career Interest: Foot and Ankle Surgery

Thomas Bemenderfer, MD
Hometown: Mishawaka, IN
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: MD and MBA from Indiana University
Career interest: Foot and Ankle Surgery
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 and Ankle Surgery
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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PGY-3

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.

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:  Charlotte has a great young vibe that is fed by its tremendous growth and employment opportunities.
Interests outside of the hospital:  With a wife and 2 kids 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 four distinct seasons, 2) it's a wonderful place to raise kids, 3) Charlotte is a big city with a 'small town' feel, and 4) the local professional sports teams provide 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-2

 J. Stewart Buck, MD
J. Stewart Buck, MD
Former 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.
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
Current CMC Research Fellow
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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PGY-1 Interns

 Kelsie Coe
Kelsie M. Coe, MD
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Undergrad: University of Missouri
Med school: University of Missouri
Career interest: Excited to keep exploring orthopaedics and narrow it down
Best thing about Charlotte: It's big enough that there's plenty to do and lots of great restaurants but small enough that the cost of living and commute isn't bad. Interests outside the hospital: Kayaking at the white water center, walking the trails around Lake Wylie, and exploring all of the fun restaurants in Charlotte.
Katherine Li
Katherine K. Li
Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate school: The University of Texas at Austin
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Career interest: Pretty much everything
Best thing about Charlotte: The variety of food and the 5% less humidity than Houston during the summer.
Interests outside of the hospital: Running, traveling

Risa Reid

Risa Reid
Hometown: Newport News, VA
Undergraduate school: Princeton University
Medical school: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Career interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte: Diverse population with great people, good food scene, affordable place to live
Interests outside of the hospital: Dancing, watching movies, playing tennis, Broadway musicals, collecting records, and pro-football

Eric Secrist

Eric Secrist
Hometown: Edmonds, Washington
Undergraduate school: University of Washington
Medical school: Thomas Jefferson University
Career interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte:  Great place to raise kids, lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, and the people are friendly. It also has a lot of the things you’d expect to find in a big city like pro sports teams and fun restaurants without actually feeling like a big city
Interests outside of the hospital: Spending time with my wife and kid, playing/watching sports, outdoor activities

Brad Young

Brad Young
Hometown: Auburn, Alabama
Undergraduate School: Auburn University
Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Career Interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte: My favorite thing about Charlotte is that it is a perfectly balanced city with unlimited activities and social life while remaining unbelievably clean, safe, and affordable.
Interests outside of the hospital: My wife and I couple's matched at CMC, so we enjoy spending time together outside of the hospital, exploring the numerous parks, trying local restaurants, and hanging out with friends at local breweries. I also enjoy training in the gym, fishing, traveling, and watching college football.

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