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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

 Butterworth

Amy Butterworth, M.D.                                                                                                               Amy was Amy was born and raised in Central Alabama.  She attended Jacksonville State University and graduated summa cum laude with honors in both majors, Biology and Psychology.  She completed her clinical rotations in Chicago, Illinois and graduated with her MD in May 2015.  Before medical school, Amy lived in Miami, Florida, where she taught middle and high school Science.  She also taught at the college level in Nashville, Tennessee.  Amy fell in love with UWFM Residency Program while she was there for an interview, because of the heavy emphasis on OB and the strong support system.  She also felt a connection with Cheyenne's friendly, small town environment.  Amy has a 12 year old beagle, Alley.  Away from medicine Amy enjoys hiking, camping, reading and most of all-Alabama football (Roll Tide).

 Carron

PhillipCarron,M.D.                                                                                                                Phil graduated from St. George's University in 2015.  Phil was born on Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, but grew up outside of Washington D.C., in the northern Virginia suburbs.  As an undergraduate, Phil earned a Bachelors of Science from James Madison University in Biology.  Prior to entering medical school, he ran a medical scribe program for the Level 1 Trauma Emergency Department at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.  Phil completed his first year of medical school at North University in Newcastle, England and has traveled extensively throughout Europe and parts of Asia with personal favorites being Barcelona, Prague and the Philippines.  During his free time Phil loves playing any and every sport, eating popcorn and watching movies in IMAX, wake-boarding, spoiling his two nephews, karaoke and applying for and watching Survivor.

Godwin 

Christopher Godwin, D.O. 

Chris is as he puts it "is from the great state of Texas".  Chris earned a B.S.H.E. from the University of Texas at Tyler and his DO from the University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Worth.  A former Eagle Scout, Chris continues his volunteer service and community out reach, which has taken him to many places, including an orphanage in Bolivia.  An accomplished hiker and backpacker, Chris was able to finish the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail journey to Mt. Kathdin, Maine after a short delay.  Five hundred miles into the thru-hike he became very ill, but after four days of re-hydration and antibiotics he managed to continue his journey. He feels that being a Family Medicine "Doc", he can monitor his patient's health over a lifetime rather than one instance at a time, and believes that it is the right specialty for him.  His interests outside of medicine includes backpacking, duck hunting, bow fishing, raising chicken's, soccer and in true Texas fashion playing 42 with his grandparents.

                                                                                                          

 Lunt

Bryce Lunt, M.D.

Bryce was born in Mesa, Arizona.  During his childhood he lived in several different states, then settled in St. George, Utah for middle school and high school.  After high school he served a two year mission in California, where he learned the Spanish language.  He earned a Bachelor's degree in biology from Southern Utah University.  Bryce received his degree in Medicine from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine.  He choose Family Medicine because of the variety that it provides.  During his free time, Bryce loves to spend time with his wife and three children.  he also enjoys playing the guitar and snowboarding.

 Mondanaro

Kathlene Mondanaro, D.O.

Kathlene's journey to Osteopathic Medicine has been unconventional.  Originally from the east coast, she previously was an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at Saint Michael's College (Vermont), where she pioneered a new paradigm of research with undergraduates in the mid-late 1990's and early 2000's.  She left a tenured position at Saint Mike's to attend to family needs in Colorado, where she thereafter had the opportunity to go to medical school - something she considered, but did not pursue at a more age-appropriate time.  She has been involved with international medical service since her early college days, and regularly works in Haiti as well as various places in Central and South America.  Her educational journey before medical school led to a PHD in organic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MA in Theology from Saint Michael's College (Vermont), a BA in Chemistry from Bard College, and an AAS in Nursing from SUNY Dutchess Community College.  She is a graduate of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado.  An outdoor enthusiast, Kathlene can be found hiking, biking, swimming, running or walking her dog in her time off.  She is owned by three parrots, and also enjoys yoga, SCUBA diving and reading.  She is grateful to be in such a strong program with supportive fellow residents and outstanding Attending Physicians!!

Wefel 

Mark Wefel, M.D.

Mark is most recently from Laramie, WY and is excited to be back in his home state after attending medical school through the WWAMI program at the University of Washington.  Before attending medical school, Mark received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Montana State University.  After MSU, Mark worked as an assistant foreman on a ranch in northern Wyoming and as a recovery specialist for CSBF in Antarctica.  Mark also worked as an EMT, Wilderness First Responder, and volunteer ski patroller.  These work opportunities allowed Mark to travel the world and interact with people of different backgrounds in diverse settings.  It also helped solidify his desire to practice medicine in a rural location.  Family Medicine was a natural choice for Mark, as it provides him the ability to help the most people in any setting.  When not studying medicine, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, Christina, in the mountains skiing, hiking, climbing, hunting and woodworking.

PGY II

 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.

Mahalia was born and raised in beautiful Colorado.  She completed her undergraduate studies in both Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO  While there, she studied abroad in Liverpool, England where she fell in love with traveling and seeing other parts of the world.  Mahalia received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts.  She is especially interested in International Medicine and helping underserved communities, in both acute care and preventative medicine.  During her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, staying active outdoors and checking boxes off her Bucket List.

 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.

PGYIII

 

 

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. 

GRADUATES 2105

 

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 travel to areas that are in need of healthcare.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, dancing and music.  Doctor Alvarado has joined a Family Medicine group in Cheyenne.

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 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.  Bryan will be joining the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne.

B_Khan

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 was excited to be a part of the PCMH committee.  Doctor Khan has joined a Family Medicine group in Alabama.

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, loves having dance parties with his 2-year-old daughter and enjoying new born twins. Doctor Norby has joined the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program at Cheyenne as a faculty member.

 

 

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 was also excited to be a part of the PCMH committee.  Doctor Sivarajah has joined Health Works in Cheyenne.

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 enjoyed exploring the great state of Wyoming, learning to fly fish, ride horses, mountain biking and take up winter sports.  Doctor Sundsmo has joined a practice in San Diego to be closer to grand parents.

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