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Current Residents and Fellows


Austin DeHart, MD

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, MD

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, MD

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, MD

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, MD

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, MD

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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Aasif Kazi, MD

Hometown: Augusta, GA

Undergraduate: University of Georgia College of Pharmacy

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Research: Biomarkers for head and neck cancer

Outside interests: Making ice cream, woodworking, running, swimming, biking traveling
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Arthur Uyesugi, MD

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Undergraduate: University of California Irvine

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Research: TBD

Outside interests: Food, music festivals, movies, weight lifting, meditating, card magic
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Mike Bauschard, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Medical School: University of Southern California

Research: Biomedical engineering

Outside interests: Food, wine and craft beer, playing with my dog, carpentry/fixing my old home, travel, running, reading, TV and movies
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