| ||Adam Battles, M.D.|
Union City, TN
University of Tennessee
College of Medicine
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My name is Adam, and I am first year resident here at Wake.
I was born and raised in Union City, TN. I then moved to Murfreesboro, TN where
I attended Middle Tennessee State University for undergrad. After graduating
college, I worked as an EMT for about a year and a half before starting medical
school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, TN. My four years in medical
school were very eventful. I married my beautiful wife, we had our first child,
and I remodeled our home all while learning medicine. We had our daughter
during the orientation to clerkships starting my third year. This was such an
amazing experience in general, but it really impacted my clinical experience. It
really engaged me in my pediatrics and obstetrics rotations, and I think this is
what set my path to family medicine in stone.
Outside of medicine, I love to explore new things with the
family. Our more frequent ventures are things like hiking, parks, splash pads,
science centers and really just anything that involves spending time together. I
also like running, swimming, cycling, and playing ultimate frisbee.
When looking at programs, I was really looking for a place
with a sense of family amongst the residents and faculty. From the pre-interview
dinner through the interviewing itself, it was obvious that this sort of
supportive family bond was here at Wake. I am surrounded by intelligent,
hard-working, and supportive friends everyday here at Wake, and I’m so grateful
that I’m here.
|Samuel Hughes, M.D. Hickory, NC|
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Hi, my name is Sam and I am very
excited to be one of the new interns at Wake. I am a North Carolina native who
grew up in Statesville and attended Davidson College for undergrad. I have been in Winston for the last four
years completing medical school at Wake. During my time in Winston I have
fallen in love with the city, and it became clear that Wake was the ideal place
for me to train. The Family medicine department embodied what I perceived as
the ideal traits of a physician. The
residents and faculty are extremely knowledgeable, kind, friendly, and truly
care about all of the patients, students, and colleagues they interact
with. My wife and I couldn’t be happier
that we will be staying in Winston-Salem.
In my free time I enjoy hiking,
mountain biking, travelling, eating pizza, and hanging out with my wife and
yellow lab named Ella. Although I have called Winston home for over 4 years we
are still finding new adventures. Feel free to reach out with any questions
about Wake or Winston. I am always excited to talk about both.
|Amy Jones, M.D.|
Edward Via College of Osteopathic
My name is Amy Jones and I am so thrilled to be a new addition to the WF Family
Medicine crew. Originally from Fredericksburg, VA , I started my education at
Virginia Tech before moving on to The University of Virginia. I eventually made
my way back to Blacksburg for medical school where I attended VCOM (my husband
likes to say I'm making my tour of the ACC). My husband and I welcomed our
daughter into the world earlier this year and are so excited that some of her
earliest memories will be made here in Winston-Salem!
free time I enjoy face-timing with my family in Virginia including my parents,
4 brothers, and 7 sisters who range in age from 7 to 25. I also enjoy reading,
eating at local restaurants, and cleaning (weird, I know!).
terms of medicine, I particularly love pediatrics and geriatrics, thus, my love
for Family Medicine. I'm excited to have inherited a panel of roughly 300
patients who I will get to know over the next few years and who trust me with
something as precious as their health. After my residency interview here at
Wake, I wanted to stop interviewing all together because I knew I found my
"home," and that is really how I feel here, completely at home. Come
join the family!
|Thomas Kellam, M.D.|
University of South Carolina
School of Medicine
Hi! My name is Tommy and I’m a new intern here at Wake. I
grew up in nearby Lewisville and went to undergrad at WFU (Go Deacs!). My wife
and I moved away for a short 4 years while I attended med school at the
University of South Carolina in Greenville but now we are back – and more
excited than ever!
Our program here at Wake offers all of the advantages of a
big academic program including the opportunity to work alongside specialists
and experts in all fields of medicine. This is balanced with an equally strong
focus on community and the patients we serve at the Family Medicine Center. The
faculty, residents, and staff here are top-notch and passionate about what they
do. I feel extremely blessed to be a part of such an environment and I know
it’s a place where I can grow personally and professionally over the next few
My interests are in Sports and Lifestyle Medicine. When I’m
not practicing medicine, I enjoy staying as active as possible - that usually
involves things like rec softball, pick-up basketball, or golf (anything
really). I also love going to nearby Lake Norman – there’s nothing better than
a day off and hanging out with family/friends on the boat!
Joseph Kidd, D.O.
Edward Via College of Osteopathic
Hey Everybody! Thanks
for checking out Wake! My name is Joe Kidd. I am pumped to be an
intern here at the family medicine program. I grew up in a small town in
western Virginia and went to undergrad at UVa (Go Hoos!!). I stuck around
Charlottesville and taught high school Spanish and ESL for several years before
meeting and getting hitched to my amazing wife. After getting married we
traveled and worked all over Latin America(mostly Nicaragua and Bolivia) for a
year. It was during that time I slowly realized that a career in medicine
might be awesome. We moved out to Oregon and I began taking some science
pre-reqs . As a previously uncommitted student who didn't like to sit
still very long, I (as well as everyone who knew me) was shocked to find out
that I really enjoyed it and a doctor is what I was created to be!
Everything fell into place and we headed back to Virginia for med school (VCOM)
with our firstborn in tow.
My biggest passions in medicine are mental health, population/preventive
health, and mission medicine. However, I really like a little bit of
everything and am thrilled at the idea of following my patients throughout
their lives, so Family Medicine is a great fit for me. In the future I
see myself doing some combination of outpatient, missions, and medical
education, but we will see where the road takes me! Outside of medicine,
I spend every chance I get with my wife and two boys. I love the outdoors,
especially mountain biking and climbing, travelling, and being active in
There are a lot of
wonderful Family Med programs out there, but Wake became my clear top choice
after my interview experience. The program is top-notch with an excellent
reputation an after seeing how approachable and fun-loving the attendings,
staff, and fellow residents were I was hooked. Come check us out and I
think you'll find the same!!
|Travis Larson, M.D.|
Florida State University
College of Medicine
Hi my name is Travis and I am an intern in the Wake Forest
Family Medicine program. I was born in Pensacola, FL and spent the majority of
my upbringing in the small town of Milton, FL. I am a proud Seminole thanks to
8 years spent at Florida State University where I was for both undergrad and
medical school. My wife and I are both from FL, and even though we have only
been in Winston-Salem for a short time, we absolutely love it so far! While we
both love the beach, and really miss the beautiful beaches of the Florida Gulf
Coast, we found that there is so much to do in Winston-Salem to keep us busy
for the next few years! We are looking forward to new adventures and spending
some time hiking in the nearby mountains. Plus the NC coast is not far either
if we do want some beach time.
Outside of medicine, I have many interests, some of which
include: spending time with my wife, watching and playing a plethora of sports,
hiking, jamming on the guitar, and competitive target shooting. Within
medicine, I almost have too many interests, which is a big reason why I love
family medicine. There is such a variety of things to see and do which keeps
things pretty interesting.
When looking for residency programs I knew I wanted to stay
in the Southeast and I was looking for a strong, well-rounded program. After
much research and interviewing, I found much more in this program. I was very
impressed with the program itself, but even more so in the people involved in
the program. This program has some of the most genuine, happy people, who are
all so enthusiastic about medicine and patient-centered care. So all in all, Wake Forest Family Medicine is
the whole package. A top-notch program, amazing city, and phenomenal people!
|MaryElleny McGregor, M.D.|
University of Alabama
School of Medicine
Hi! My name is Elle McGregor (formerly Jamison, I just got married in November!) and I'm an intern at Wake Forest. I grew up in Birmingham, AL but left for the West Coast to attend undergrad at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. I moved back to Birmingham where I attend medical school at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). While we were sad to leave our family, friends and church community back home, my husband Jacob and I are so excited to be in Winston-Salem. I love Family Medicine at Wake Forest because of the people that I have the privilege of working alongside and learning from. Intern year is tough and I feel surround and supported by the faculty, encouraged by my fellow residents and advocated for by the leadership and all of the office staff. I am so thankful to be here!
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, traveling, eating good food, yoga, running, hiking, riding my bike and hanging out with new friends.
|E. Jonathan Perry, IV, M.D.|
Medical College of
College of Georgia
Hey! My name is Jonathan, and I'm very happy to begin my residency training at Wake Forest! I grew up in southwest Georgia in a small town called Bainbridge. I started my college career at Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, GA, and finished the last half of my bachelor's at the University of Georgia- GO DAWGS!
After college, I moved to Augusta, GA to attend the Medical College of Georgia, and after my first year, I married my high school and college sweetheart - Elisabeth. We enjoy spending time with friends, family, and each other wherever that may be - the beach, the mountains, vineyards, Athens, GA on a football weekend... you name it. If there is a good time planned, we love to go! One of our daily activities is walking Winston, our serendipitously named dog. I personally enjoy playing a variety of sports and hobbies; I'm always down for a pick up soccer or basketball, ping-pong, a round of golf, or day-hiking. Having a good time with friends that involves some form of food is also a favorite activity.
After the interview dinner, I knew I wanted to come here for residency. The interview and second look confirmed it. God led us to put Wake as our number one spot, even though I had never lived outside of Georgia. I knew this would be a place I would enjoy completing residency because the people I met were just my type: welcoming, kind, outgoing, and loved hanging out with their peers even on a hard rotation. I knew I would experience the camaraderie I saw amongst the residents and faculty.
|Ian Quinn, D.O.|
Edward Via College of
My name is Ian. I'm one of the new interns at Wake. I was born in Atlanta and raised north of the city in the town of Buford, GA. I went to Harding University for my undergraduate education where I played baseball and graduated with a BS degree in Athletic Training. After graduation I spent a year in preparation prior to starting medical school at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine's Carolinas campus in Spartanburg, SC.
Outside of medicine I have many interests which include spending time at church, enjoying time with family and friends, traveling, exercising, watching/playing sports and spending time outside.
Inside the field of medicine, I have multiple interests as well including sports medicine and global health. With sports medicine I enjoy using my training in Osteopathic Manipulation to treat patients to try to help improve pain and function. Globally, I've been privileged to travel to Latin America on multiple occasions to help provide relief and medical care.
I went on many interviews and Wake stood out because of their supportive faculty and great group of residents. I also did a rotation here during my fourth year of medical school which gave me an even better look at the program. Being here for the month showed me how Wake's program would be great for my education, by providing a wealth of knowledge and resources from the residents and faculty, as well as a great supportive environment to help me through residency. My interview came after this rotation and confirmed what I already knew from my month here. This is a great place to train! Have a great interview season, enjoy the process and don't hesitate to ask any questions!
|Abigail Smith, M.D.|
University of Texas
McGovern Medical School
Hi! I'm Abby Smith, 6'2" Texas transplant and fourth generation family physician. I'm really excited to be at Wake Forest! I applied in North Carolina beause my husband and I, oth lifelong Texans, were looking for an adventure. On interview day, I realized Wake Forest is the best of both worlds in family medicine training: a thorough, diverse, autonomous family medicine experience in a vibrant academic setting. The friendly, happy residents, faculty and staff helped also.
I was raised in rural Weimar, Texas, where my father, now retired, worked as a family physician. I left for college at 16, followed by my master of public health in epidemiology. After six years in public health, I realized that the genetics were strong and I ultimately wanted to be a physician. I love family medicine because it combines getting to know people with the intellectual challenge of diagnosing and treating any medical problem at any age.
Outside of work, I love hanging out with my husband (we moved into our first house in Winston-Salem on our sixth wedding anniversary!) and our two giant fluffy cats. I love running in our new neighborhood, playing tennis on the neighborhood court, and exploring places to run and hike around Winston-Salem. I also love spending time making our house a home: cooking, baking, decorating and working on our first ever flowerbed. I can't wait to see what challenges and fun the next three years will bring. I'm confident they will equip me for a long, successful career in family medicine!
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