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Alumni Profiles

Brody Scholar Alumni (1988-2014)

Class of 1988

Mark Burrel Batts, MD
Morganton, North Carolina

Rebecca Norton Collins, MD
Argyle, Texas

George Edward Crawley, MD
Greenville, North Carolina

Sylvia Jones Mullis, MD
Greenville, North Carolina

Peter Nelson Purcell, MD
Lenoir, North Carolina

Class of 1989

William Ricks Hanna Jr., MD
Memphis, Tennessee

Samuel Andrew Johnson, MD
Columbus, Mississippi

Cynthia Lee Shahan, MD
Charlotte, North Carolina

Nita Wall Shumaker, MD
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Martin Keith Williams, MD
Smithfield, North Carolina

Class of 1990

Roy Douglas Barrow, MD
Farmville, North Carolina

Vernon Dale Byrd, MD
Concord, North Carolina

Kathy Diane Mayo, MD
Greenville, North Carolina

Suzanne Patricia Starling, MD
Norfolk, Virginia

Class of 1991

Mitchell Douglas Lee, MD
Wilmington, North Carolina

Stephen Nelson Sides II, MD
New Bern, North Carolina

Paul Lindsay Stevenson, MD
Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Stephen James Swanger, MD
Louisville, Tennessee

Cynthia Yvonne Villarreal, MD
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Class of 1992

Michael Louis Cannon, MD
Lewisville, North Carolina

Thomas Joseph Ellis, MD
Winterville, North Carolina

Charles David Finley, MD
Cayce, South Carolina

Jerry Daniel Thomas, MD
Decatur, Georgia

Kimberly Mangum Yarborough, MD
Roxboro, North Carolina

Class of 1993

William Joseph Eastman Jr., MD
Hillsborough, North Carolina

Leonard Howard Gibson Jr., MD
Wilson, North Carolina

Laura Lynnette Harris, MD
Wilmington, North Carolina

Elizabeth Tripp McCarty, MD
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Candace Rowland Pate, MD
Midlothian, Virginia

Thaddeus Clifton West III, MD
Goldsboro, North Carolina

Class of 1994

Thomas Johnson Beckett, MD
Wilmington, North Carolina

Kelly Taylor Bowman, MD
Gotha, Florida

Hervy Basil Kornegay Jr., MD
Goldsboro, North Carolina

Michele Faith McMillan, MD
Raleigh, North Carolina

Vincent Paul Wilson, MD
New Bern, North Carolina

Class of 1995

Amanda Gail Austin, MD
Manteo, North Carolina

Eugene Glenn Brown III, MD
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Marty Ray Brown, MD
Indialantic, Florida

Gilbert Kirkhart Jones, MD
Greenville, North Carolina

Juliana Willey Miller, MD
Raleigh, North Carolina

Class of 1996

Marcus Arendell Hodges, MD
Kinston, North Carolina

Tonya Smith Little, MD
Macclesfield, North Carolina

Edward Wilson Nicklas II, MD
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Joel Lee Speicher, MD
Reno, Nevada

Mary Renee Tjarks, MD
Bettendorf, Iowa

Class of 1997

Cynthia Rae Christiano, MD
Greenville, North Carolina

Rachel Dianne McCarter, MD
Spotsylvania, Virginia

Robert Mark Steffens, MD
Raleigh, North Carolina

Shannon Alligood Tyler, MD
Washington, North Carolina

Class of 1998

Caroline Dorothea Ames, MD
Greenville, North Carolina

Rita Mabine Davis, MD
Elm City, North Carolina

Stephen Austin Fann, MD
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Michael Thomas Lake, MD
Linden, North Carolina

Gaddy Matheson Lassiter, MD
Harrellsville, North Carolina

Luan Elizabeth Lawson, MD
Kinston, North Carolina

Class of 1999

Amy Elizabeth Alexanian, MD
Huntersville, North Carolina

Andora Lynn Bass, MD
Lewisville, North Carolina

Richard Henry Capps Jr., MD
Huntersville, North Carolina

Kimberly Reynolds Edwards, MD
Wilmington, North Carolina

Frederick Allen Hewett II, MD
Raleigh, North Carolina

Class of 2000

Alisa Dawn Ingram, MD
Owings Mills, Maryland

Laurie Heather Johnson, MD
Cincinnati, Ohio

Richard O'Neal Lynch, MD
New Bern, North Carolina

Michael Darrell Milligan, MD
Las Vegas, Nevada

David Wayne Overby, MD
Hillsborough, North Carolina

Joseph Elliott Tripp, MD
Edenton, North Carolina

Class of 2001

Brian Ray Cabarrus, MD
Greenville, North Carolina

Mary Wherren Emerson, MD
Florence, South Carolina

Phelicia Cuthbertson Flanagan, MD
Raleigh, North Carolina

Linwood Worth Watson, MD
Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Trent Wesley Wester, MD
Wilson, North Carolina

Class of 2002

Ashton Fox Johnson, MD
Winterville, North Carolina

Jayme Elizabeth Locke, MD
Vestavia, Alabama

Katherine Tayloe MacDonald, MD
Goldsboro, North Carolina

Mark McNeill, MD
Clyde, North Carolina

Erin Parrish Reade, MD
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Class of 2003

Jody Tucker Sepich, MD
Wilmington, North Carolina

Class of 2004

John Elmore Gibbs II, MD
Bayboro, North Carolina

Steven Lee Gilchrist, MD
Charlotte, North Carolina

Jennifer Carol Locklear, MD
Pembroke, North Carolina

William Christopher Taylor, MD
Trent Woods, North Carolina

Class of 2005

Aimee Byonghee Chung, MD
Durham, North Carolina

Arlene Eunhee Chung, MD
Durham, North Carolina

Treva Caraway Ingram, MD
Atlanta, Georgia

Rasheeda Taliaferro Monroe, MD
Cary, North Carolina

Pheston Gray Shelton, IV, MD
Farmville, North Carolina

Class of 2006

Justin Reid Edwards, MD
Greenville, North Carolina

Andrew Mebane Southerland, MD
Charlottesville, Virginia

Megan Ray Thomas, MD
Weaverville, North Carolina

Class of 2007

Meredith Davis Bowen, MD
Concord, North Carolina

Todd Brandon Nelson, MD
New Bern, North Carolina

Class of 2008

Richard Alan Bloomfield Jr., MD
Morrisville, North Carolina

Anna Woodall-Hudson, MD
Greenville, North Carolina

Michelle Canipe Huxford, MD
Florence, South Carolina

Zachary Philip Kiker, MD
Columbia, South Carolina

Class of 2009

Bradley Hilton Evans, MD
Kinston, North Carolina

Kathryn Laurie Green, MD
Holyoke, Massachusetts

Emilie Elks Pendley, MD
Chocowinity, North Carolina

Class of 2010

Natalie Wilbur DeSouza, MD
San Francisco, California

Joshua Cole McKinnon, MD
Zionsville, Indiana

Rita Sridaran, MD
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Class of 2011

Brandi Gilchrist, MD
Jacksonville, Florida

Jennifer King Scott, MD
Concord, North Carolina

Brandon Courtney Yarns, MD
Ellijay, Georgia

Ying Zhang, MD
Seattle, Washington

Class of 2012

Wesley Thomas O'Neal, MD
Greenville, North Carolina

Mary Elizabeth Windham, MD
Morrisville, North Carolina

Class of 2013

Nabeel Arastu, MD
Cincinnati, Ohio

Daniel Goble, MD
Wichita, Kansas

Bryan Howington, MD
Florence, South Carolina

Jordan Preiss, MD
Gainesville, Florida

Class of 2014

Stephanie Carrier Hodges
Family Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia

Stephanie MacPherson
Pediatric Medicine
Durham, North Carolina

Nicole Merli
Family Medicine
Galveston, Texas

Diana Spell
Pediatric Medicine
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Current Scholars

Sunny Darji
Charlotte, North Carolina

Scott Gremillion
Raleigh, North Carolina

Mia Marshall
Elizabethtown, North Carolina

Andrew Norris
Clayton, North Carolina

Hugh Quach
Belmont, North Carolina

Amanda Saad
Cary, North Carolina

Elaine Shao
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Marlana Sheridan
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Porshia Underwood
Arden, North Carolina

Incoming: Class of 2018

Alyssa D'Addezio
Concord, North Carolina

Ismail Kassim
High Point, North Carolina

Zachary Sutton
Pink Hill, North Carolina


Rasheeda Taliaferro Monroe, MD, Brody Scholar

Rasheeda Taliaferro Monroe

Greenville, North Carolina
Class of 2005

"Medicine can be difficult, and sometimes tragic, but when a child is involved, there's an element of joy and happiness. That's why I chose to practice pediatrics.

At the Brody School of Medicine, I found the kind of warm, inviting, and supportive environment that fit me perfectly.

The Brody Scholarship in many ways defined my medical school experience. Other Brody Scholars became my study partners and, today, are among my best friends.

I will be eternally grateful to the Brody family for the support they gave us. That I was able to pursue my medical education without getting into significant debt was a huge help.

Being a general pediatrician is not one of the highest-paying specialties. But because of the Brody Scholarship, I've been able to follow my heart and not worry about repaying large loans."


Thaddeus C. West III, MD, Brody Scholar

Thaddeus C. West III

Goldsboro, North Carolina
Class of 1993

"I modeled my ideals after the doctors I knew growing up, who took care of the whole family. Primary care medicine fit that ideal. Today I practice general internal medicine in Goldsboro, my hometown.

The Brody Scholarship program helps medical students by encouraging strong academic performance and community involvement.

Through this scholarship, the Brody family is improving health care in North Carolina and furthering the goals of the School of Medicine.

I am honored to serve on the Brody Foundation Board of Directors. It's a way for me to give a little in return for what was given to me.

It's exciting to know the program will continue to grow and provide benefits, including additional stipends that will better allow Brody Scholars to pursue their personal interests in medicine."


Letters from the Class of 2009

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