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  • PGY-1
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Jose Davila
José Dávila, M.D.
PGY-4
Degree: Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
Hobbies: Athletic activities, weightlifting, swimming, basketball and billiards, listening to podcasts, reading history books and autobiographies, watching local and foreign films
Tory Hunton
Sarah “Tory” Hunton, M.D.
PGY-4
Degree: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
I chose PM&R because: It combined everything I was excited to learn in medicine: neurology, the musculoskeletal system, orthopedics, internal medicine.  Throw in the target patient population that I enjoy treating in a field where I can follow my patient’s progress and even perform some procedures:  I can't imagine a more perfect residency recipe for me.
If I were stranded on an island, I would HAVE to have:
  1. A bottle of rosé
  2. Yarnells Vanilla Frozen yogurt
  3. iPad full of Nancy Meyers or Nora Ephron movies
Yen Nguyen
Yen Nguyen, M.D.
PGY-4
Degree: Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
The most interesting fact about me is: I was born overseas, immigrated to the US when I was 16. I'm fluent in Vietnamese. I love nature and the outdoors. I like to visit national parks. My next destination hopefully is Glacier National Park in Montana.
I chose PM&R because:  I like a little bit of everything. PM&R offers a wide variety of topic of interest - TBI, SCI, stroke, amputee, musculoskeletal medicine, burn medicine, and pain management.
Lauren Poindexter
Lauren Poindexter, M.D.
PGY-4
Degree: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
I chose PM&R because:  It's the medical version of my former career (athletic training) and allows me to work alongside many different specialists while focusing on long-term planning with my patients. As a PM&R resident, I'm not content to accept average outcomes for my patients - I'm constantly working to determine how they can be more functional in their day to day life and interact within their social circle and the greater community in more dynamic, valuable ways.
If you see my earbuds in, I'm probably listening to:  NPR, The Black Keys, Led Zeppelin, Beck, The Black Crowes, White Stripes, or indie folk rock.
Mir Namath Ali
M. Namath Ali, D.O.
PGY-3
Degree: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
My dream job would be:  Head Team Physician for the U.S. soccer team.
I chose PM&R because:  PM&R is a perfect blend musculoskeletal, anatomy, sports medicine and orthopedics all which have been my main interests throughout my undergraduate and medical education. I enjoyed being a part of the team that helps people get back to enjoying their lives by restoring function. It's how I felt I could make the biggest impact in my patients’ lives.
Lucas Bider
Lucas Bider, M.D.
PGY-3
Degree: University of Kansas School of Medicine
The most interesting fact about me is:  I have never drunk a pop.
My dream job would be:  Professional answer: Working in an outpatient clinic with a focus on sports medicine. Preferably somewhere in the mountains.
Dream answer: Snowboard instructor in the winter and rock-climbing/wakeboarding instructor in the summer. Also preferably somewhere in the mountains.
Jason Kaushik
Jason Kaushik, M.D.
PGY-3
Degree: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
The most interesting fact about me is:  I love to travel and have been to 13 countries so far with hopes to visit more places soon.
My dream job would be:  I would love to have my own practice and be my own boss.
Namratha Ramavaram
Namratha Ramavaram, D.O.
PGY-3
Degree: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
The most interesting fact about me is:  I can have desserts for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
My dream job would be:  to practice both PM&R and healthcare administration
Drake Hardy, M.D.
Drake Hardy, M.D.
PGY-2
Degree: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
My dream job would be:  Honestly, being a physiatrist is my dream job. But if I had to choose something less practical I'd want to be a professional hunter (yes, that's a real thing) and hunt all over the world.
If I were stranded on an island, I would HAVE to have:  a knife, bow and arrows, fishing line and hooks, life straw, and flint stone. Oh, and my wife and pug. They can come too.
Marie Hewett, D.O.
Marie Hewett, D.O.
PGY-2
Degree: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
I chose PM&R because:  I like the idea of working with patients during one of their most difficult times to assist them on their road to recovery and getting back to doing things they enjoy!
My dream job would be:  a food taster that travels around and eats at new places... so essentially eating and traveling. 🙂
Barbara Lacy, M.D.
Barbara Lacy, M.D.
PGY-2
Degree: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
I chose PM&R because:  I think it will be a fantastic job. I look forward to helping my patients reach their optimum physical state, so that they may enjoy and live their lives to their fullest potential. I appreciate that PM&R is a broad specialty and I will be able to help many different people with a variety of problems.
If I were stranded on an island, I would HAVE to have:  Sunscreen, (so I don't turn into a lobster) solar fire starter (because I think it might work), fishing line, a hook and a multi-tool
Mitchell Pham, M.D.
Mitchell Pham, M.D.
PGY-2
Degree: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
The most interesting fact about me is:  I competed in the 2012 World Series of Poker.
I chose PM&R because:  I love seeing tangible and functional improvements in patients.  I also really like sports.  PM&R is also such a broad field that I could even see myself doing cancer rehab/palliative in the future!
Vince Battafarano, M.D.
Vince Battafarano, M.D.
PGY-1
Degree: Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University
I chose PM&R because:  I love being able to see the physical improvement in my patients, working with interdisciplinary team, and practicing procedure-based medicine!
The most interesting fact about me is:  my wife Hannah fell in love with me after witnessing my game-winning buzzer beater at a intramural basketball game.
Sean Lam, D.O.
Sean Lam, D.O.
PGY-1
Degree: University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
The most interesting fact about me is:  I am a black belt in karate, I have close to pitch-perfect hearing which allows me to learn songs by ear on any instrument, and I am the proud owner of a shiba inu.
I chose PM&R because:  the field is all about restoring functionality to a patient. I understand that patients have undergone some of the most traumatic times of their lives when I meet them, and having the opportunity to be a part of their day to day journey to functional recovery is something that makes me smile when I wake up in the morning.
Virgil “Ru” Massey, M.D.
Virgil “Ru” Massey, M.D.
PGY-1
Degree: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
If I were stranded on an island, I would HAVE to have: a hatchet....maybe I could survive if I had a hatchet.
I chose PM&R because: it is an intriguing field that encompasses biomechanics and neuromuscular function, something that I am passionate about.
Cale White, M.D.
Cale White, M.D.
PGY-1
Degree: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
I chose PM&R because: physiatry gives me the opportunity to really look at patients as a whole and get a little creative when trying to pursue their goals.
If you see my earbuds in, I'm probably listening to: I like to loop classical music, or the song Hotline Bling, to help me focus.