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Candace Curry - Class of 2017 photo


Class of 2018

Candace Curry, MD
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Undergraduate: BS, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Medical School: MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Pediatric Residency: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Hi! My name is Candace. I grew up on a farm in the mountains of NC. I am what's known as a "Triple Deac".  I went to Wake Forest for undergrad where I majored in mathematics. For medical school, I had the privilege of continuing my education at Wake. When it came time to choose a residency, I looked at lots of programs but couldn't match the advantages I found right here at Wake Forest. Both the pediatrics and neurology departments are fabulous and Winston-Salem is an easy and fun city to live in. We have a great balance of work, learning, and life outside of the hospital. In my free time, I enjoy relaxing at the lake, visiting family in the mountains, tackling diy home improvement projects, and attending Wake Forest athletic events. I am excited to be off to CHOP for pediatric Neuromuscular fellowship after graduation.


Beth Ann Cavanugh - 2019 Update Photo 

Class of 2019

Beth Anne Cavanaugh, MD
Hometown:  Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Hi, I am Beth Anne. I was born and raised outside of Philadelphia. I attended University of Notre Dame for my undergraduate education and University of Cincinnati for Medical School. I decided to move east when I fell in love with both the Pediatric program and the Neurology program at Wake Forest. Winston-Salem is the perfect city for me and in my free time I enjoy gardening, hiking and skiing. I am passionate about medical education and I am very excited to be here at Wake Forest!  

Thomas Laura 

Class of 2020

Laura Thomas, DO
Hometown:  Franklin, NC
Undergraduate:  Western Carolina University
Medical School:  Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Spartanburg, SC
Pediatric Residency: Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, GA

My name is Laura Thomas and I am an outdoor enthusiast from the mountains of North Carolina.  I enjoy riding horses, mountain biking, gardening, and kayaking.  My husband and I spoil our two Australian Shepherds, who have earned many titles in show, obedience, and barn hunt.  I chose Wake Forest Baptist Health for its close proximity to the mountains and its excellence in pediatrics and neurology.

      Ashmitha Raja 

Class of 2021

Ashmitha Raja, MBBS
Hometown:  Bangalore, India
Medical Education:  Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences
Graduate School:  Wake Forest University

I was born and raised in Bangalore and graduated from medical school there. I chose Wake for graduate school because of its excellent research facilities and was excited to match here for residency. Faculty are really helpful and make the extra effort to focus on individualized teaching. The program and the support system for research and academic activities are also excellent. Winston Salem is a charming town with numerous hiking trails and beautiful parks and in my free time, I enjoy reading SFF, spending time outdoors and exploring the area.

Dennis Erin 

Class of 2022

Erin Dennis, MD
Hometown:  Salisbury, NC
Undergraduate:  UNC-Chapel Hill
Medical School:  Escuela Autónoma de Ciencias Medicas, San José, Costa Rica

Hi!  My name is Erin. I grew up close to Winston in a town called Salisbury.  I went to undergrad at UNC Chapel Hill and double majored in Spanish and biology.  My Spanish degree took me to Costa Rica where I met my husband, and decided to stay for medical school.  I did an away rotation in neurology at Wake Forest, and knew immediately that it was where I wanted to complete residency.  The faculty and facilities at Wake make it an excellent learning environment.  The area serves a rich diversity of patients allowing breadth and depth of medical exposure.  Winston Salem is a family-friendly town, with many restaurants, parks, and activities. In my free time, I enjoy visiting parks and museums with my husband & daughters, traveling, making crafts and trying new restaurants.  



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