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Family Medicine Residency Program-Cheyenne|University of Wyoming

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Resident Inquiries
Deb Frew
Residency Coordinator
Phone: 307-777-7911 ext. 100
Fax: 307-638-3616
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Email: uwcheyfm@uwyo.edu
Patient Inquiries
820 East 17th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-632-2434

PGYI

Durham 

Dustin Durham, M.D.

Dustin was born and raised in Arizona.  he served a mission for his church in Southern Georgia and grew to fully apprecite the sense of community in rural America.  Upon returning home he met his wife.  After being married for four years they adopted their first child.  Dustin received a B.A. in Biochemistry with a minor in U.S. History from Arizona State University.  He then attended St. George's University School of Medicine, spending time in England, Czech Republic, Grenada and New York, learning various systems of health care delivery.  Dustin has always enjoyed interacting with patients and looks forward to providing full-spectrum care to the rural population he hopes to serve in the future.  When not working, he loves to spend time outdoors with his family; camping, hiking and throwing the ball around with his son.

 Flanders

 Christian Flanders, M.D.

Christian was born in Des Moines, IA.  He moved to Wausau, WI at a young age.  Upon graduation from high school, Christian went to the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 2008.  He began medical school at the Univeristy of Wisconsin in 2010 and earned his M.D. in May of 2014.  He is proud to be a Wisconsin Badger for life.  He chose Family Medicine because he enjoys the breadth of medical challenges in addition to serving the variety of interesting people of all ages.  He was inspired to come to Wyoming after a trip to Yellowstone in 2013, that included a surgery for appendicitis on the way.  During his free time, Christian is passionate about fishing of all kinds.  He also enjoys golf, reading fiction, and spending time with his long-term girlfriend, Daniela, and their two dogs, Max and Dizzy.

Grove 

Cameron Grove, M.D.

Cameron was born and raised on a farm in central Kansas.  He is married and has a son and two daughters.  He attended Emporia State University and then Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City as well as Regis University for a masters degree in Health Services Administration.  After practiciing chiropractic for twelve years in Arvada, Colorado, he attended Ross University Medical School to fulfil his calling of combining chiropractic with allopathic medicine.  Cameron has a passion for an active lifestyle and has been body building since the age of sixteen.  He has competed in the Colorado State Body Building Championships and continues to train.  He also enjoys spending time with his family; going on camping and fishing trips as well as trips to the park to play with his daughters.  Cameron was drawn to UW Family Medicine Residency because of Cheyenne's small town appeal as well as the program's strong reputation, and plus, it just feels like home.  Living in Cheyenne gives Cameron and his family the opportunity to spend time with the rest of their family in Colorado.

Marcotte 

 

Mahalia Marcotte, M.D.

McGlue 

Michael McGlue, M.D.

Michael was born and raised in Golden, Colorado.  He attended the University of New Mexico, majoring in communications and economics.  He also graduated in 2002 from the University of Colorado with an MBA in Health Care Administration.  After college, Doctor McGlue found his appreciation for clinical medicine as a firefighter and EMT in a rural fire department in Divide, Colorado.  Michael is passionate about international medicine, infectious diseases, and rural/underserved populations.  These interests have led Michael to study and practice medicine internationally.  Doctor McGlue received his medical degree from AUC in St. Maarten.  Michael also spent one year studying medicine in Worthing, England and recently lead a medical service trip to Bolivia promoting infectious disease prevention.  When not in clinic you can find him playing tennis, mountain biking or just enjoying the ourtdoors with his wife Cheyenne, and sons Dillon and Ronan.

Schaaf 

Megan Schaaf, M.D.

Megan was born and raised in Atkinson, Nebraska.  She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant throughout high school and undergrad to gain healthcare experience by working with a variety of age groups.  She completed her Bachelor's degree at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville.  Megan received her degree in medicine from the Univesity of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts.  While in medical school, Megan completed her Master's in Healthcare Administration from Walden University, to gain specialized skills to not only serve patients, but also to remain at the forefront of the dynamic changes in the healthcare industry.  When not at work Megan enjoys traveling, camping , hiking, ice fishing, playing with her dog (a German Shepherd), and planning her wedding.  Megan and her fiance, Joe, are excited to be closer to family and living in Cheyenne.

 

PGY II

Ayub

Samina Ayub, M.D.                                                                                                               Samina was born and raised in India.  After completing high school she immigrated to California, where she studied Cognitive Science at the University of California, Berkeley.  Samina received her degree in Medicine from All Saints School of Medicine in Dominica.  She is an internship away from receiving her MPH degree from Benedictine University, IL.  She is interested in practicing as a family physician because it will provide her with the flexibility to practice internationally and serve underserved communities.  Outside of medicine Samina enjoys reading, tennis, bowling and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

 Jepson

Brad Jepson, M.D.                                                                                                                      Brad grew up in Bozeman, MT.  He has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Middlebury College.  He earned his MD degree at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.  Brad appreciates the broad scope of Family Medicine and has particular interests in preventive medicine and sports medicine.  He feels lucky to be part of a residency program that has tremendous support from its faculty and staff, as well as the greater community.  He loves golf, tennis, hiking, biking and skiing.

 

 Kessler

Jeremy Kessler, M.D.
Jeremy was born and raised just outside of New York City, and received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany with a major in biology and a minor in business.  He spent the following year in Albany, New York doing research and environmental analysis that was published in a study on the integrity of wetland ecosystems.  With the desire to make a larger impact on society, his path lead him back to the city where he worked for three years at Long Island Jewish Hospital in the operating room as a Laparoscopic Technician.  With this exposure to patient care, in depth surgical procedures and groundbreaking medicine, he was motivated to go back to school at night to complete pre-requisites for medical school.  He subsequently went to medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico, completing his training through the New York Medical College in Westchester, NY.  While training in Mexico, Jeremy participated in numerous surgical brigades and medical missions by volunteering his time to provide much needed health care and surgeries to the underprivileged communities of Central America, focused in Mexico and Guatemala.  Jeremy went on to complete a one-year surgical residency program in the University of Florida at Gainesville.  His desire to be more involved and hands on with the community and to practice broad-spectrum medicine lead him to the UW Family Medicine Residency Program.  Jeremy enjoys the outdoors in his free time; playing soccer, camping, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding and surfing.  Jeremy also enjoys playing guitar, listenting to music, especially live show, concerts or music festivals.


 

 Miller

Casey Miller, M.D.                                                                                                                     Casey was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina.  He attended North Carolina State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Biology.  While in undergrad, he worked in the Department of Plant Pathology, studying nematode parasitism genes and their effect on soybean plants.  Shortly after, he traveled to Dominica to fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor at Ross University School of Medicine.  Outside of the work, he enjoys outdoor activities including: motocross, hiking, tennis, climbing, camping, water sports and skiing.  He is also certified as a private pilot and in scuba,  As time permits, Casey is excited to take advantage of the new opportunities to explore Wyoming and the surrounding areas with his wife, Sara, and their dog Riley.

North 

Stewart North, D.O.                                                                                                               Stewart was born and raised in southeast Idaho.  As a youth he was active in the Boy Scouts, marching band, swing dance club, and other activities.  Before college he spent two years in Italy as a missionary for his church.  He received his BA in biology from Idaho State University in 2009 and then attended West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 2013.  Stewart has a strong belief in the body's ability to heal itself and enjoys using osteopathic therapy techniques.  Stewart is married and they have an energetic little girl.  In his free time he enjoys hiking, reading, and playing with his family.  He is excited about the opportunity to live and work in Cheyenne.

Shelby

Lyndle Shelby, M.D.                                                                                                               Lyndle is married with two sons.  He was born and raised on a farm in Oklahoma.  He returned to medicine after applying to medical school the first time in 1994.  In the interim years, his career was in the environmental field.  His experience was both industrial for Delta Faucet and agricultural as a business owner and environmental contractor in the Midwest.  He maintains an interest in environmental issues and sustainable agriculture.  He loves spending time with his wife and children doing outdoor activities such as gardening, swimming, hunting and fishing.  He comes to Cheyenne because of the residency's strong program and small town feel. It also puts his family closer to his wife's family in western Nebraska. 

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Alvarado

Lenis Alvarado, M.D.                                                                                                                 Lenis was born and raised in Tao Alta, Puerto Rico.  She always knew she wanted to be a doctor ever since she was a little girl.  She attended Universidad De Puerto Rico where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Anthropology.  While in undergrad, she traveled to China and Tibet with the International Scholar Laureate Program, there she toured Chinese and Tibetan hospitals.  She graduated with her M.D. from Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poznan Poland, and hopes to work in a rural community as well as travel to areas that are in need of healthcare.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, dancing and music.

Kaiser

Bryan Kaiser, M.D.                                                                                                                     Bryan was born in North Dakota and moved to Northern California wine country as a teen.  He attended Sonoma State University where he majored in Biology with a Chemistry minor.  Upon completion of his Bachelors of Science degree he attended and graduated Western States Chiropractic, but after practicing for four years, he decided to return to medical school to fulfill his goal of becoming a medical doctor.  He attended medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland.  Bryan hopes to practice in a rural area, as well as travel abroad to treat patients who have limited access to healthcare.   In his spare time he enjoys traveling and outdoor activities which include but are not limited to fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and water sports.

 

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Bilal Khan, M.D.
Bilal grew up in Lawrenceville, GA, where he attended Georgia Perimeter College for his undergraduate studies.  He completed his Bachelor of Health Science degree and later received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Medical University of the Americas in Nevis.  His interests in Family Medicine include preventive medicine and patient education.  He was also actively involved with the underserved community in his hometown as a volunteer for which he received an Award of Excellence for Dedication to the Community.  Outside of medicine, he enjoys traveling, amateur photography and spending time with his wife, family and friends. Bilal is excited to be a part of the PCMH committee.

Norby

Evan Norby, D.O.                                                                                                                        Evan grew up near Daytona Beach, Florida where he loved to surf and play basketball.  As a child Evan aspired to be either an NBA star or a doctor.  After serving a year church mission in Lisbon, Portugal, Evan attended Brigham Young University.  At BYU he earned bachelor degrees in Nutritional Science and one in Exercise Science.  He then attended Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.  During medical school, he helped treat underserved persons in Antigua, Guatemala as part of an outreach program.  Evan has always been a proponent of preventive medicine through healthy lifestyle choices.  However, not until training, did he realize the deleterious impacts of his sunbathing days and now plans to help others avoid the damaging effects of prolonged sun exposure.  When not practicing medicine he dabbles in the world of home theater and audio visual systems, plays sports, bowls with his wife, and loves having dance parties with his 2-year-old daughter. 

Sivarajah 

Tharenie Sivarajah, M.D.                                                                                                      Tharenie was born on the island of Sri-Lanka and immigrated to New York with her family in 1999 due to the civil war in her country.  She has witnessed a bloody civil war which has claimed thousands of innocent lives because there were not enough doctors.  Since that time her dream has been to practice medicine.  She graduated with Chemistry honors from City University of New York and earned her MD from American University of Antigua.  Tharenie still pursues her interest as a dancer and participates in stage shows with her twin sister (also a physician), where they perform a unique style of Bollywood dancing with a mix of Western hip-hop.  She also enjoys running, watching TV series, like "Game of Thrones" and cooking; especially desserts.  Tharenie is also excited to be a part of the PCMH committee.

Sundsmo 

Catherine Sundsmo, M.D.                                                                                                       Cathy was born and raised in San Diego, CA; where she grew up living an active lifestyle.  During her years at the University of Arizona, Cathy studied Psychology and Spanish and played soccer for the women's soccer team (Go Cats!)  After graduating, Cathy spent time in Tanzania as an HIV/AIDS educator and volunteering in Mexico, and these experiences solidified her desire to pursue medicine. She continued her passion for traveling, volunteering, and working with the underserved at Ross University where she earned her MD.  Cathy chose the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program at Cheyenne because if offers the best broad-spectrum training, the opportunity to do many procedures, good exposure to OB, outstanding faculty and residents, and the program feels like one big family.  Cathy enjoys Family Medicine because she likes building relationships and providing comprehensive care to a wide range of patients with diverse medical and social issues.  Cathy's interest outside of medicine include playing soccer, running, hiking, gardening and spending time with her husband, Andrew, their baby boy and their dog Mila.  While not at the hospital, Cathy is looking forward to exploring the great state of Wyoming, learning to fly fish, ride horses, mountain biking and take up winter sports.

 

 

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Denna

Paul Denna, M.D.                                                                                                                         Paul was raised in northern California, and after serving a two-year mission in Ireland for his church; enlisted in the US Army.   He was in Special Operations as a Ranger and later as a sniper in reconnaissance units.  During his eight-year enlistment, Paul almost lost his son to meningitis, and from that moment on decided to become a physician to help others.  After leaving the Army Paul earned his BS in biology at California State University, Sacramento.  He then earned his MD from Saba University School of Medicine.  During his clinical training, he gained excellent experience by doing clerkships at Yale University , University of Louisiana, University of Miami and University of Washington affiliated residency programs and hospitals.  He loves to spend time with his family and enjoys distance shooting, mixed martial arts, reading, history, power lifting and church activities.  Paul has joined a Medical Group in South Dakota.

Pimentel

Jennifer Pimentel Jahns, M.D.                                                                                                    Born in Califonia, Jenn spent most of her life in the Pacific Northwest.  Jenn attended Seattle University, where she earned her BS.  At Ross University she served as the Women's Health Coordinator, was an indoor cycling instructor, Webmaster/Newsletter editor and choir director for the Catholic Student Association.  She was a member of a volunteer group for clean-up efforts after hurricane Katrina.  Jennifer's husband is an organic farmer.  Any outdoor activities, such as hiking, gardenting, bike riding, and fly-fishing are things Jenn enjoys in her free time.  She also enjoys reading fictional perieod novels, and most recently has discovered an interest in reading accounts of the early American experience.  Jennifer is joining a Family Medicine practice in her home town in Washington and will be doing Family Medicine with OB.

Khan

Afzal Khan, M.D.                                                                                                                          Afzal completed his undergraduate education at Arizona State University, and his MBA from Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI.  He has been described as hard working, well motivated and responsible with good leadership qualities.  His desire to serve those most in need is evidenced by his volunteerism with the under privileged.  Spending time with family and friends, basketball, football, running and travel are Afzal's interests outside of medicine.  Afzal will be doing a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Saint Vincent's Health System in Pennsylvania.

Koop

Tammy Berry, M.D.                                                                                                             Tammy received her BA from Northwest University, Kirkland, WA and initially pursued a career in business.  She applied to medical school when she decided that she wanted something different-something challenging and meaningful.  Continuity of care, including medical missions is what drew her to Family Medicine.  Outside of medicine Tammy plays tennis, golf, and enjoys outdoor recreation and is a beginner pianist.  Owning a FKC vitamin store keeps her involved in the business world.  Tammy is looking forward to her wedding in September.  Tammy will be moving to Florida with her ED physician husband where she will be working in an urgent care.

 

 

Le

Thanh Thao Le, M.D.                                                                                                                      TT was born in Saigon, Viet Nam, and immigrated from Vietnam with her family as a teen.  Overcoming language and cultural barriers, her family settled in Houston, TX.  She attended Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI where she received both her BS and MBA.  TT serves as a Vietnamese interpreter for Language Line Services, which is an international company that translates for 911 emergency calls, hospital and doctor's offices, insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare services, the police department and banks. Family is an important part of her life, but she also like spending spare time with her husband, reading mysteries and writing, watching medical dramas and documentaries, listenting to music, traveling and learning about cultures.  She is learning new cuisines and perfecting her Vietnamese cooking.  Thao, now known as Captain Le will be stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusets.

 

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