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Current Residents and Fellows


Scott Hardison

Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

Undergraduate: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Medical school: Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Research: Dissolvable drug-eluting stents for the treatment of esophageal stenosis, subglottic hemangiomas, effects of double gloving on microsurgical techniques

Outside interests: Movies, traveling, college sports
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Yula Indeyeva

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Undergraduate: Virginia Commonwealth University, biology

Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Research: Inhalation injury, pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis

Outside interests: Traveling
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Austin DeHart

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin, electrical engineering B.S.E.E., 2009

Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, 2013

Research: Engineering acoustics, biomedical engineering and instrumentation

Outside interests: International travel, escaping into books, pretending to be a guitarist
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Eric Appelbaum

Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.

Undergraduate: Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Ill., biology

Medical school: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.

Research: Mitochondrial dysfunction in the cochlea, enzyme kinetics

Outside interests: Triathlon, swimming, water polo, cycling, running with my dog, hiking, movies
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Suhyla Alam

Hometown: Bethesda, Md.

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Medical school: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Research: Pediatric OSA, ectopic parathyroid adenomas

Outside interests: Running, hiking, exploring Richmond, playing the piano
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Tyler DeBlieux

Hometown: Bastrop, Louisiana

Undergraduate: Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, La.

Medical school: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, La.

Research: TBD

Outside interests: Eating good food, good movies, spending time with dogs and family, LSU athletics, New Orleans Saints, Tottenham Hotspur
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Jessica Howell, MD

Hometown: Savannah, GA

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Medical school: Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Research: HPV induced head and neck cancer, surgical management of olfactory neuroblastoma

Outside interests: Hot yoga, bike rides, traveling, reading, outside/water activities
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Lexie Lulu Wang

Hometown: McLean, VA

Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego

Medical school: University of Virginia

Research: TBD

Outside interests: Reading, travel, shopping, wine, trying new restaurants, board games
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Jessica Kandl

Hometown: Mount Pleasant, SC

Undergraduate: Wofford College

Medical school: Medical University of South Carolina

Research: OSA, sialodochoplasty

Outside interests: cooking and all things food related, running, hiking, and movies
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