Adult

Neurology Residents

Class of 2014  

William Hardin Boles, MD
Hometown: King, NC
Undergraduate: M.S, B.A., University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Neurology Interests: Movement Disorders, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy  

I was born in King, NC, a small town just north of Winston-Salem.  It was so small; we would come to Winston to see movies and shop.  I attended college at  

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UNC-Chapel Hill, where I majored in Chemistry and had the opportunity to study abroad for a year in Mexico and Argentina.  After college, I lived in Israel on a Kibbutz for five months and travelled to Alaska for a summer before finally moving back to King and working as a chemist. For the next several years my work included organic synthesis, quality control, and analytical chemistry.While working on a master’s degree in Chemistry at UNC-Greensboro, I met my wife, Amy (who now has her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Wake Forest).  After UNCG, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and then worked briefly in organic synthesis at a local pharmaceutical company before taking a job in the Wake Forest SOM Biochemistry Department involving protein crystallography.   I used to play bass in a local band but ultimately had to quit after the first year of medical school, at Wake Forest, to focus on studying.  When not working, I enjoy being outdoors, skiing (snow and water), scuba diving, and spending time with my family.  Amy and I married after my graduation from medical school and are now the proud parents of our energetic son named Jacob.  As much as I enjoy travelling, I always come back to North Carolina because of the great people, comfortable climate, and variety of things to do.

Karrie Elizabeth Grear, MD
Hometown: Cynthiana, Kentucky
Undergraduate: B.A, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
Medical School: MD/ PhD, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Neurology Interests: Alzheimers disease, neurogenetics 

Karrie Grear

Welcome to Wake Forest Neurology and Winston-Salem, NC!  We are so happy to have you visit and sincerely hope that you enjoy your time with us. My name is Karrie Grear and I am one of the third year residents.   Originally from a small town in Kentucky, I completed myMD and PhD degrees at the University of Kentucky. If anyone has an interest in research opportunities within our diverse department, hit me up and we'll chat, as I serve as the Resident Research Coordinator.  When I'm not enjoying all the educational opportunities provided by this great residency program, I enjoy kayaking the many bodies of water in North Carolina, cooking Southern comfort foods and spending time with that handsome man in my picture, my boyfriend Drew, and our two dogs Olive and Myra. 


 
Alyson Michele Lovan, MD
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Undergraduate: B.S., Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Medical School: MD, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Neurology Interests: Cognitive disorders and dementia; epilepsy; neuroplasticity and learning; neuro-infectious diseases 

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Hi there! I'm Alyson and I started my residency at Wake Forest in 2010. I'm originally from the sticks of Georgia and live frighteningly close to Honey Boo Boo and her family. I'm extremely un-athletic and have a basic fear of anything nature-y. I'm addicted to tv, desserts or any ingredient that can be used to make a dessert, and spoiling my two big dogs: Barnaby and Ollie. I also have an unhealthy obsession with old-school British murder mysteries--it's always the butler, people, ALWAYS the butler. I have to say that I have honestly loved being part of the Wake Neurology program and living here in Winston Salem. Our program has a very close knit group of residents and wonderful faculty. I would recommend us to anyone!


John Christopher Morris, MD
Hometown: Lubbock, TX
Undergraduate: Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
Medical School: MD, Texas Tech School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX
Neurology Interests: Epilepsy and Movement Disorders

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I started off in film/video production and animation and later made the natural transition to medicine.  I went to medical school in West Texas, which made moving to the beautiful state of North Carolina quite a refreshing change (there is a lot more green mountains as appose to the brown flatlands).  I have 2 young boys, and a beautiful wife to keep me grounded.  In my off time (whenever that may be), I enjoy playing the guitar, going to movies and traveling with my family.  The work here at Wake Forest is great, and I am learning so much.  But to be honest, it is the relationships with the faculty and fellow residents that have made this such a fantastic experience. 

 

Class of 2015

 

Meagan O'Brian Bailey, MD
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Undergraduate: B.A, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Medical School: MD, Texas Tech, El Paso, TX


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My name is Meagan Bailey and I'm originally from El Paso, Texas, so I love Mexican food and warm weather. My husband and I met in college at the University of North Texas, and we got married right before I went to medical school at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. When I applied to residencies we wanted a change of scenery so that is how we ended up here. We are really happy we matched here; the people are great and the city is in a great location. We are close enough to drive to the mountains and the beach. In my free time I like to cook and read and my husband and I like to travel - when we get the opportunity. This picture was taken on our vacation to Alaska.

Laura Elizabeth Bishop, DO
Hometown: Richlands, VA
Undergraduate: B.A, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
Medical School: MD, Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA
Neurology Interests:

Hello! I am Laura Bishop, one of the HOIII neurology residents here at Wake Forest Baptist Health. I grew up in rural southwest Virginia, got my undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry at Emory and Henry College and attended medical school at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In my spare time I enjoy running with my husband and teaching new tricks to my yorkie, Chloe.

 

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Robert Drake Bolen, MD
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate: B.A, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Medical School: MD, Medical College of South Carolina
Neurology Interests: Epilepsy

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Hi, my name is Robby Bolen and I'm a second year neurology resident. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but my family and I moved to Columbus, Ohio while I was in high school. I moved back down south after high school and attending college at  Clemson,  University in South Carolina, and medical school at MUSC in Charleston, South Carolina. During my time off, I enjoy watching college football, where I cheer for both Clemson and the Ohio State University.  I also enjoy playing the guitar and spending time with my wife Sarah, who is just beginning a new job at Lexington Pediatrics.  I choose to come to Wake for my neurology training because of the great residents and excellent faculty.


Ashley Marie Wabnitz, MD
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Undergraduate: B.A, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Medical School: MD, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

I was born and raised near Orlando, Florida and went to school in the Sunshine State as well - UF for undergrad and USF for med school. One of my favorite activities is cheering on the Florida Gators, especially

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 during football season, and teaching my niece how to do the "Gator chomp" when I go home to visit family. I decided to leave the heat and humidity of Florida to head north and found North Carolina was a happy compromise for a girl who doesn't know a thing about snow. I interviewed all over the southeast, as far north as the DC/Virginia area and found a perfect match with the residents and program at Wake Forest. I wanted to be at a program with a group of people I could hang out with on the weekends, and I found the faculty to be welcoming and supportive of their residents. Choosing Wake was an easy decision.  In my free time I love to cook and am always looking for new recipes to try. Before coming to residency, I became the proud owner of a miniature long haired dachshund. This has led to my other new obsession - buying shoes to replace the ones Sophie eats.

 

David Lawrence White, MD
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Undergraduate: B.A, Louisana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Medical School:  Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

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Hi, my name is David White and I am one of the third year neurology residents here at Wake Forest. I am originally from Alexandria, LA and went to LSU for undergraduate where I developed an obsession with Tiger football. While at LSU I met my wife, Gina, and we both decided to pursue a career in medicine. We were married in the summer of 2007 and began medical school together at Wake Forest School of Medicine about 3 months later. We loved Wake Forest so much we decided to stay here for residency (she is doing a Pediatric residency). Along the way we welcomed our first child into the world one month before Match Day! I spend most of my time with my wife and son, but when I'm not working or spending time with the family I enjoy all sports (but especially golf and football), guitar, and watching a good movie.

 

Class of 2016 

 

James Anthony Crisp, MD
Hometown:  Burlington, NC
Undergraduate: BS, NC Central, Durham, NC
Medical School:  MD, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
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Hello! I am James Crisp, a HOII at Wake Forest with the Neurology program. I was born and raised in Burlington, NC, and am the youngest of six children. Since the age of five, I have wanted to be a doctor. It was at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC, (Eagle Pride!), where neurology became my niche in the world of medicine. I also met my wonderful wife, Sarah, in undergrad. My desire to venture away from home led me to acquire my medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Although my time away was much needed and enjoyed, I am glad to be back in NC close to my family and friends. In my free time I enjoy sleeping, playing piano, sleeping, golfing, sleeping, visiting family and above all spending time with my wife, (and sleeping).

Cintasha T'Rena Redmond, MD
Hometown:  Orangeburg, SC
Undergraduate:  BS, Xavier University of Louisana, New Orleans, LA
Post Graduate: MPH, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Medical School:  MD, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
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Hi! My name is Cintasha T’rena Redmond and I am from Orangeburg, SC. I have travelled here and there but never outside of the U.S. My last adventure was my honeymoon with my husband Kareem in the beautiful isles of Hawaii. I went to the best university in the land, Xavier University of Louisiana, for undergrad and UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. I am currently working on completing a Master’s in Preventive Medicine at UNC School of Public Health. I have a special interest in preventive medicine, public health, and healthcare disparities. I hope to conduct research on these subject matters and possibly enter into a career as a vascular neurologist. However, my interests in neurology are vast, as EVERYTHING in neurology is cool, so I am still open to many fields! Why should you come here…cause we love neurology and love is all you need!
 

Joel Henry Torres, MD
Hometown:  Downey, CA
Undergraduate:  BS, University of Tennessee
Medical School:   MD, East Tennessee University
Neurology Interests: Epilepsy, cognitive disorders

Hey, my name is Joel Torres and I am HOII resident at Wake Forest.  I attended college at the University of Tennessee and went to medical school at East Tennessee State University.  I have enjoyed my time in Winston-Salem so far and in my spare time, I enjoy going to movies, any kind of sports, good food and spending time with family and friends.
 


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Jessica Whicker Williams, MD
Hometown:  Thomasville, NC
Undergraduate:  BS, Wake Forest University
Medical School:  MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I grew up just down the road in the small town of Thomasville, NC and went to Wake Forest for undergrad where I met my amazing husband. I stayed around for med school and loved the neurology department so much that I could not think of any reason to go elsewhere for residency. So, you won't find anything but black and gold around our house. When I have free time, I love white water rafting - I experienced my first run down the Lower Gauley this year and can't wait to go back next year! I also love traveling with my husband, reading, crocheting, hanging out with our adorable cats (Rajah and Merlin), golfing and cheering on our Deacs!

 

Class of 2017

 

 

 Kyle William Binder, PhD, MD  Kyle Binder - Class of 2017

Hometown: New York City, NY
Undergraduate: BS, University of Virginia
Medical School: MD/PhD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

I was born in New York City and lived in Charlottesville, VA for a number of years before heading to Winston Salem for my MD/PhD degrees.  For my PhD I designed and built a skin bioprinting system to repair burn wounds.  I’d like to extend some of those techniques to nerve repair. My fiancée Nancy is the best part of my life.  We enjoy sports, exercising, card games, and good movies.  We’re both from New York and she’s a Mets/Giants fan while I’m a Yankees/Jets guy.  Somehow we make it work though, probably because we’re both huge Disney fanatics as you can probably tell from the picture.

Kevin James Brenzy, DO


Hometown: Masontown, PA
Undergrad: California University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Neurology Interests: Sports Neurology & Multiple Sclerosis

 

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Hey! I am Kevin, and I am honored to be a part of the house staff here at Wake Forest. Growing up in a small town south of Pittsburgh never did I imagine that I would be the first in my family to go to college, let alone med school. I have learned through my experiences that if you set goals and aim for your dreams they are truly attainable. I have had the privilege of interviewing all over the country for neuro residencies, but WF stood apart from the rest. You will see for yourself that the people here are what make the difference. Not to mention the town of Winston-Salem, it is such a great place to start a new life and enjoy everything NC has to offer.  In my free time I love to play golf, PlayStation, fantasy football, and of course root for all of my Pittsburgh teams.  I also love to travel with my wife Lauren, and just about every week we go to dinner and a movie.

 

Arvind Muralimohan Gomadam, MD

Hometown: Columbus, GA
Undergraduate: BS. University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Medical School: MD, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Neurology Interests: Stroke, Neuroritical Care

Arvind Gomadam - Class of 2017

Hey! My name is Arvind Gomadam and I am just starting my intern year as a prelim-neuro at Wake Forest.  I am from a small city and spent most of my years in Georgia. I met my wife as a first year medical student in Augusta, GA and before I knew it I was married and starting my training in neuro.  Both my wife and I enjoy the city of Winston-Salem. She is a 2nd year resident in internal medicine. We loved the family oriented atmosphere at Wake. Outside the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my wife, jogging, GEORGIA FOOTBALL, watching movies, ATLANTA FALCONS, eating Thai food, gaming, and training my dog.

 

Erica Sweeney, MD                               Erica Sweeney - Class of 2017

Hometown: Macomb, IL
Undergraduate: BS, Marshall University
Medical School: MD, Marshall University
Neurology Interests: Undecided

Since moving to WS my husband and I have most enjoyed trying new things together, like Mozelle’s downtown and local wineries.  My husband and I come from a small town in WV and feel like Winston Salem has a nice community feel while having plenty of new things to do and try. We’ve made a lot of new friends, fellow residents and their spouses, as well as neighbors. We both like living a little further out from the city so we bought a house in Clemmons, which is a nice 15 minute car ride to and from work. Everyone at WFUBMC has been exceptionally nice; I was pleasantly surprised to be welcomed so readily as a prelim in the internal medicine program.  Residents and fellows, as well as attendings, have all been very approachable and willing to help across all programs.  

Quang Dang Vu, MD

Hometown: Annandale, Virginia
Undergraduate: BA, University of Virginia
Medical School: MD, Medical College of Virginia
Neurology Interests: Neuro-intensive care, Epilepsy 

Hi! I'm Quang Vu! I was born in Vietnam and didn't come over to the states till I was 3 years old.  I've pretty much lived in Virginia since I came to the US.

                               Quang Vu - class of 2017

Moving down to North Carolina for residency was the first time I left VA. I attended UVA for undergrad, where I majored in Physics. When I wasn't studying Physics, I was rocking out on my guitar at coffee shops at UVA. My two favorite bands are the Beatles and Oasis.  Then when medical school came along, my guitar and I took a break from each other... that is until fourth year came along when we were reunited again.

Medical school wasn't so bad --I met my wife (Sumin) on the first day of orientation.  We got married in Cancun after graduation.  It was AWESOME.  We did the couple's match so if anyone has a question about it, feel free to email me! The match alone is hard enough but when you have two matches, it's just becomes ridiculously crazy.  My wife is doing Radiology next year.  In our spare time, we enjoy hiking, watching movies, eating good food, and playing poker with our friends.

Other than playing guitar, I love technology and buying all the latest gadgets. I always like to be on top of the latest tech news.  If you ask me about any latest gadget, I can probably tell you the latest reviews about it and give you some advice to buy it or not!

 Class of 2018

Ethan Yun - class of 2018

Ethan Yun, DO
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
Undergraduate: BS, Virginia Tech
Medical School: DO, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia
Neurology Interests: Undecided

Hey! I’m Ethan Yun. I was born in South Korea and came to the states when I was five years old. I went to Virginia Tech for undergrad. GO Hokies! I grew to love Southwest Virginia during college so I stayed in Blacksburg, VA for medical school. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center stood out for me because the community of residents, faculty, and staff. I enjoy watching Virginia Tech football games. Also in my spare time, I enjoy day hikes, good food, board games, watching movies, spending time with friends and family, playing racquetball, and playing some golf.    


 

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