Current Residents


Nicholas Anastasio, M.D.

Nicholas Anastasio, M.D.

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Brown University

Professional Interests: Sports Medicine, Concussions, Musculoskeletal ultrasound, EMG

Hobbies: Waterfoul hunting, fishing, cooking with my wife, and playing with our two dogs, Chief and Boomer.

Quote: “After rotating at UVA as a visiting medical student, I quickly realized that this was the ideal PM&R program for me. The sports medicine training, and its seamless integration into the curriculum, elevate UVA above any other PM&R program I looked at. There is also a strong exposure to EMG, which I would like to incorporate into my career. More importantly, however, was the fact that every faculty I worked with was knowledgeable, approachable, and caring. It is evident that these traits carry through to the residents they recruit as well. Throw in the beautiful Charlottesville scenery and I could not think of a more perfect fit for me.”



Will Hodgson, M.D.

Will Hodgson, M.D.

Medical school: ETSU Quillen College of Medicine

Undergraduate: Carson-Newman University

Professional Interests: sports, MSK, EMG, interventional pain, TBI

Hobbies: Fly fishing, camping, hiking, sports

Quote: “UVA provides excellent training in sports and musculoskeletal medicine with plenty of opportunity for event coverage.  The faculty and residents are also very friendly and supportive, which makes for a great work environment.  Additionally, Charlottesville is an awesome city with a lot to do if you are looking for an active outdoor lifestyle.”



Bill Ide, M.D.

Medical school: University of Maryland

Undergraduate: Virginia Tech

Professional Interests: Pediatrics, spinal cord injury, medical acupuncture, aviation medicine

Hobbies: Triathlon, running, hiking, snowboarding, spending time with my kids.

Quote:“After my visit to Charlottesville, I had no doubt that UVA was the place for me. In addition to the program’s definitive strengths in sports and musculoskeletal medicine, UVA affords a unique level of flexibility and variety in training with ample elective rotations. The smaller class size allows for close interaction with an outstanding faculty and I couldn’t ask for a more ideal location for my family.”



John Lattin, M.D.

John Lattin, M.D.

Medical School: WVU SOM

Undergraduate: BYU

Professional Interests: Sports medicine, adaptive sports,

Hobbies: skiing, running, biking, climbing, playing with my daughters

Quote: “I chose UVA because I was really impressed by the facilities, and both the the current residents and faculty. I also liked the idea of a smaller program that would allow me to pursue my specific interests. I like that Charlottesville is a smaller town but has a lot going on. I also like that it is close to some fun outdoors activities.”



Andrea Aguirre, M.D.

Medical school: University of Virginia

Undergraduate: UCLA

Professional Interests: Sports Medicine, Adaptive Sports, Pediatrics, TBI

Hobbies: Playing sports, Going to the Beach, Hiking, Running, Going to concerts

Quote: I fell in love with PM&R and the program here at UVA as a medical student and I am so happy to be back! UVA has so much to offer with its amazing group of faculty and residents. Also, there is a strong emphasis on musculoskeletal and sports medicine which definitely fits my interests. Outside of work, I’m looking forward to return to some of my favorite hiking spots in Charlottesville. Best of all, I am so excited to be back on the championship winning PM&R softball team!



Rachel Coggins, D.O.

Medical school: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate:  Alfred University

Professional Interests: MSK, sports medicine

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, hiking with my dog, reading, and listening to music

Quote:I was so excited to match into UVA PM&R, because it had everything that I was looking for. The training in MSK and the opportunities for event coverage were both important to me, with my interest in MSK and sports medicine. Also, the location can’t be beat! Charlottesville has so much to offer and is close to my family and friends.  I’m looking forward to starting my training at UVA!

Chelsea Frost, M.D.

Chelsea Frost, M.D.

Medical school: USF Morsani College of Medicine

Undergraduate: University of South Florida

Quote: “I am beyond thrilled to have matched at UVA PM&R! I was drawn to the phenomenal MSK education I would receive that aligns with my interests and the extensive opportunities for sports coverage, as well as the close-knit atmosphere among faculty and residents. Charlottesville is a beautiful city that is a perfect fit for me: a breathtaking location with extensive outdoor activities. There is no doubt that I am blessed to be at UVA and in Charlottesville. I am super excited to begin this journey with my new UVA family!”

Aileen Giordano, M.D.

Aileen Giordano, M.D.

Medical School: University of Virginia

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Professional Interests: Inpatient Rehabilitation, SCI, TBI

Hobbies: Relaxing with friends and family, live music, tennis, working out, reading.

Quote: ” I am so excited to have matched to UVA PM&R! For me, what stands out most about the program is its culture; UVA PM&R offers outstanding training in a collegial environment. The attendings are expert and enthusiastic teachers and the residents are supportive and welcoming. Additionally, the strength of the program’s reputation ensures well-rounded resident training with exposure to a diversity of patients and diagnoses. I have really enjoyed living in Charlottesville, a university town with big city cultural opportunities. I am thrilled I will be staying here as a triple ‘Hoo!'”




Ryan Aschenbrener, MD

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin

Professional Interests: Sports medicine, MSK, pain medicine

Hobbies: Exploring with my dog, basketball, tennis, going to concerts

Quote: When I visited UVA, the residents made it clear that they love living and training here.  From going jogging together to covering sports events, they seem to take full advantage of the outdoorsy Charlottesville lifestyle. I’m lucky to be a part of such a tightly-knit program. UVA PM&R offers first-class inpatient training, and it will help me become the best physiatrist that I can be.



Glenn Sapp, M.D.

Medical school: University of Florida College of Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Florida

Professional Interests: Sports Medicine, MSK, Ultrasound, EMG

Hobbies: CrossFit, Cycling, Photography, Video Games

Quote:Initially, it was hearing about the excellent quality and opportunities of the UVA PM&R program that sparked my interest. Many people I talked with had nothing but positive things to say about the program. After visiting, interviewing, and subsequently meeting with many of the residents, attending, and staff I was glad to see everything was true. I was most impressed by the welcoming personalities that genuinely seemed to care about each other’s well being. I am grateful and excited to be a part of a thriving program that offers unrivaled opportunities and that will mold me to be an excellent physiatrist and person.


Michael Sheppard, MD

Medical School: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Professional Interests: Sports Medicine, MSK, Neuromuscular Medicine, Interventional Pain

Hobbies: Basketball, Softball, Poker, Scrabble, Ping-Pong, Running, Hiking

Quote: I am thrilled to be starting my career as a physiatrist at UVA. Our program has so much to offer, especially in regards to musculoskeletal and sports medicine training, which aligns perfectly with my interests in the field. Most importantly, the patients are happy here. There is a warmth to the city of Charlottesville, and I’m excited to explore every bit of the restaurants, mountains, and sports scene over these next 3+ years.



Justin Tu, M.D.

Medical school: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Undergraduate: University of Rochester

Professional Interests: Sports medicine, MSK, pain medicine, TBI

Hobbies: Basketball, frisbee, badminton, golf, swimming, video gaming, watching sports, and reading

Quote: What drew me to UVA was the strong emphasis on sports medicine and the exposure residents can get to seeing patients with sports injuries. I appreciate the patient variety that we can see at UVA and Charlottesville as a town will be a great place to reside and practice in for the foreseeable future!




Jacob Boomgaardt, DO

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania

Professional Interests: Sports, MSK, Interventional pain

Hobbies: Hiking, Cycling, Crossfit, Piano

Quote: I was very excited when I found out I matched at UVA. The MSK and sports training is amongst the best in the country, and with ample elective time this would allow me to craft the ideal training experience for my future professional goals. The opportunity to train in a beautiful area, with world class hiking and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures was simply the cherry on top. I can’t wait to start my training at UVA!


Michael Warwick, MD

Medical School: University of Virginia

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Professional Interests: Spinal Cord Injury, Neurorehabilitation, Cancer Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, Prosthetics, Adaptive Sports

Hobbies: Running, basketball, the beach, music, design, visiting family

Quote: “After only a few days on service as a medical student, I knew the UVA PM&R program was right for me. Beyond the diverse patient population and clinical rotations, emphasis on musculoskeletal and sports medicine, and generous third and fourth year elective time, what truly stood out to me were the residents, faculty, and staff. The small cohort fosters a true sense of support and camaraderie and an ideal faculty to trainee ratio, while faculty are all highly knowledgeable, dedicated to education, and compassionate toward their patients. We are also very lucky to have the best residency coordinator and support staff who are truly committed to resident well-being. I am perhaps most excited to get more involved in the local running community through race coverage, the gait lab, and runner’s clinic and feel incredibly fortunate to call the beautiful city of Charlottesville home for another four years. Best of all, I get to continue my training in close proximity to my family as a Triple Hoo!”

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