Recent Graduate Placements

Every year, our residency graduates go on to academic, fellowship, and private practice settings.  We have a nearly 100% first-time board pass rate, with our recent grads frequently scoring among the highest 100 scores. Our extensive alumni network covers almost every state, and many of our alumni actively recruit University of Virginia graduates.

Here are several recent years of residents.  Entries with two lines usually represent a fellowship year followed by a longer-term placement.

Please note that we do not update this page after the first post-graduate placement. This information is intended as representative placement data, not current contact information. If you are an alum wishing to contact other alums, please contact us directly.  If you are an alum making a career change, you can keep us updated with our handy web form.

Class of 2020

Brittany AeschlimannPain Medicine FellowshipUCLA
Jacob AndersonPrivate Practice -Anesthesia Services P.A.New Castle, Delaware
Gurpreet GillPrivate Practice
Richmond, VA
Karl HillenbrandAdult Cardio Thoracic Fellowship

Vanderbilt University
Matthew KnoepflerPrivate Practice - Bethesda North Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
Evan Leitner
Private Practice - Augusta HospitalFishersville, VA
James Merchun
Private Practice
Denver, CO
Patrick Millan
Adult Cardio Thoracic FellowshipUniversity of Florida
Joseph OkaiPain Medicine FellowshipUniversity of Virginia
Patrick Oley
Pain Medicine FellowshipUniversity of Virginia
Julia OlsonPrivate PracticeArundel, MD
Israel "Riley" Pena
Pain Medicine FellowshipOregon Health and Science University
Christopher RacineAdult Cardiac Thoracic FellowshipUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham
Joshua RoachAdult Cardiac Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2yr FellowshipJohn's Hopkins University
Andrew SekhonRegional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine FellowshipUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Caitlin TourjePain Medicine FellowshipWake Forest University
Susan Walters2020 - Private Practice
2021 - Adult Cardiac Thoracic Fellowship
Fishersville, VA
Emory University
Elliot WintersPrivate Practice - Columbia Anesthesia GroupVancouver, WA

Class of 2019

James DagenhartPrivate Practice - USAPDenver, Colorado
Elizabeth KimPrivate Practice - United Anesthesia ServicesPhiladelphia, PA
Aaron LloydCritical Care FellowshipVanderbilt University
Ken MullenRegional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine FellowshipDuke University
Geoffrey RamsdellAdult Cardiac Thoracic Anesthesai FellowshipMayo Clinic, MN
Matt RippbergerPrivate Practice - UC HealthColorado Springs, CO
Christopher SampsonPediatric Anesthesia FellowshipChildren's Hospital of Los Angeles
Dan SmithAdult Cardiac Thoracic Anesthesia FellowshipMayo Clinic, MN
Emily Smith-StraesserPain Medicine FellowhsipUniversity of Virginia
Chris SpencerAdult Cardiac Thoracic Anesthesia FellowshipEmory University
Russ StuartPain Medicine FellowshipUniversity of Oregon
Abdullah TerkawiPain Medicine and T32 FellowshipStanford University
Matthew ThamesRegioanl Anesthesia and Quality Improvement Clinical InstructorshipUniversity of Virginia
Fan YePrivate Practice - US Anesthesia PartnersSeattle, WA

Class of 2018

Jacob Bray
Pediatric Anesthesia FellowshipUniversity of Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital
Russell Davenport III
Pain Medicine FellowshipUniversity of Virginia
Kamilla Esfahani
Neuro Anesthesia Fellowship/Clinical InstructorUniversity of Virginia
Mark Etter
Private Practice – TAMGI
Hawaii
Rashid Hussain
Critical Care Medicine FellowshipUniversity of Pittsburgh
Pablo Kollmar
Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Andrew Lex
Private Practice – Anesthesia Consultants of VirginiaRoanoke, VA
Eric Ness
US Air Force
Joint Base Andrews, MD
Nate Paulson
Private Practice – Columbia Anesthesia GroupVancouver, WA
Lindsay Regali
Private Practice – Anesthesia Consultants of VirginiaRoanoke, VA
Daniel Sanders
Pain Medicine Fellowship
Wake Forest, Carolina’s Pain Institute
Isaac Shields
Private Practice – Anesthesia Associates PAConcord, NH
Shauna Spanos
Private Practice – Albemarle Anesthesia – Sentara Martha JeffersonCharlottesville, VA

Class of 2017

Heather Columbano
Pain Medicine FellowshipWake Forest, Carolina’s Pain Institute
Justin Craig
Pain Medicine FellowshipUniversity of Pennsylvania
Pamela DeGeorge
Private PracticeAlexandria, VA
Kathryn EmadiPrivate PracticeMid-Tex Anesthesia, Waco, TX
Kevin Greer
Pain Medicine FellowshipUniversity of Virginia
Ali Kazemi
Regional Fellowship
University of North Carolina
Ashley KangPrivate PracticeLynchburg, VA
Nicole Kurtzeborn
Private Practice
Anesthesia Associates of Augusta, Fishersville, VA
Roy Luo
Private PracticeUS Anesthesia Partners, Dallas, TX
Joshua MorrisPain Medicine Fellowship
University of Virginia
Richard Murray
Private Practice
Anesthesia Services, Lynchburg, VA
Charlie Pagels
Private Practice
Anesthesia Associates of Augusta, Fishersville, VA
Dev Patel
Private Practice
Morristown, NJ
Gregory Smith
Pediatric Anesthesia FellowshipTexas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
Jamie Smothers
Private Practice
Winchester, VA

Class of 2016

Sarah Cederholm
Private Practice
Lynchburg, VA
Sunny Chiao
Quality Improvement Fellow
University of Virginia
Douglas Colquhoun
Critical Care Fellowship
University of Michigan
Andrew Crichlow
Pain Medicine Fellowship
University of Virginia
James Deering
Military Service
Wright-Patterson AF Base
D. Aric Elmer
Pain Medicine FellowshipUniversity of Virginia
Kyle Evatt
Private Practice
Anderson, SC
Patrick Kinnebrew
Private Practice
Atlanta, GA
Eric Lin
Cardiothoracic Fellowship
Johns Hopkins University
Jason Maas
Private Practice
Williamsburg, VA
Ben Moses
Critical Care Fellowship
Johns Hopkins University
Catherine Ray
Private Practice
Nashville, TN
Sarah Rosquist
Private Practice
Denver, CO
Thaddee Valdelievre
Private Practice
Lynchburg, VA
Yiyu Zhao
Critical Care Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh

Class of 2015

Ravi BalireddyPrivate Practice
Marietta, OH
C.T. Bell
Private Practice
Denver, CO
Dave Christianson
Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship
Emory University
Will Corbett
Private Practice
Wilmington, NC
Avner Dagan
Private Practice
Atlanta, GA
Stephen Dillon
Private PracticeReston, VA
Lauren Dunn
Neuro Anesthesia Fellowship
Attending Anesthesiologist
University of Virginia
University of Virginia
Stephen Evans
Cardiac Anesthesia FellowshipUniversity of Alabama
Katie Forkin
Anesthesia Education Fellowship
Attending Anesthesiologist
University of Virginia
University of Virginia
Mikhail Galperin
Private Practice
Mishiwaka, IN
Charlton Jordan
Private Practice
Harrisonburg, VA
Nate Major
Private Practice
Binghamton, NY
Will McKinney
Cardiac Anesthesia FellowshipEmory University
Jessica Sheeran
OB Anesthesia Fellowship
Attending Anesthesiologist
University of Virginia
University of Virginia
Drew Smith
Private Practice
Lynchburg, VA
Brian Titus
Critical Care Fellowship
Duke University

Class of 2014

Kevin BeersPrivate Practice
Columbus, Ohio
William Bragg
Private Practice
Charleston, WV
John Butz
Pain Fellowship
Private Practice
University of Virginia
Rapid City, SD
Theresa Cruthird
Private Practice
Mishawaka, IN
Wade Daniels
Private Practice
Phoenix, AZ
Paul De Marco
Attending Anesthesiologist
Regional Fellowship
University of Virginia
University of Pittsburgh
Timothy Eng
Critical Care Fellowship
Attending Anesthesiologist
University of Iowa
University of Virginia
Samuel Jett
Private Practice
Winchester, VA
Alison Jeziorski
Pediatric Fellowship
Attending Anesthesiologist
University of Pittsburgh
Medical U of South Carolina
Amanda Kleiman
Cardiac Fellowship
Attending Anesthesiologist
Emory University
University of Virginia
Donnie Konovsky
Pain Fellowship
Attending Anesthesiologist
University of Vermont
University of Vermont
Yao Lu
Pain Fellowship
Attending Anesthesiologist
University of Vermont
University of Vermont
Reza Salajegheh
Pain Fellowship
Attending Anesthesiologist
University of Virginia
University of Virginia
John Sargent
Private Practice
Colorado Springs, CO
Bryant Tran
Regional Fellowship
Attending Anesthesiologist
Stanford University
Virginia Commonwealth U.

Class of 2013

Peter Amato
Regional Fellowship
Attending Anesthesiologist
University of Virginia
University of Virginia
Albert Ardon
Regional Fellowship
Private Practice
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
Allison Bechtel
Cardiac Fellowship
Attending Anesthesiologist
Emory University
University of Virginia
Andrew Boryan
Private Practice
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Richard Colquitt
Pediatric Fellowship
Private Practice
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Kalamazoo, MI
Will Cox
Pediatric Fellowship
Private Practice
Children’s National Medical Center, Washington
Knoxville, TN
Jared Davis
Pain Medicine Fellowship
Private Practice
University of Virginia
Fishersville, VA
Christina Hayhurst
Attending Anesthesiologist
Critical Care Fellowship
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
C. Susan Jones
Private Practice
Fishersville, VA
Emily Knipper
Pediatric Fellowship
Private Practice
University of Washington
Roanoke, VA
Veronica Lao
Private Practice
San Antonio, Texas
Daniel Leach
Private Practice
Fishersville, VA
Matthew Reynolds
Pediatric Fellowship
Private Practice
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Michigan
Jessica Tashjian
Attending Anesthesiologist
Cardiac Fellowship
University of Virginia
UC San Francisco
Narayana Varhabhatla
Pain Medicine Fellowship (2014)Brigham and Women’s, Boston

This information is intended to be illustrative of the kinds of careers our graduates have.  We do not update it as these physicians move from their initial career placements.