Our residents

Class of 2018

 Class of 2018

  • Chris Arbonies, MD

christopher.arbonies@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Medical School: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

  • Christopher Beal, DO, Chief Resident Elect (starting April 2017)

christopher.beal@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University COM, Davie, FL

Hobbies: Running (ran 4 half marathons, 2 full marathons), traveling, cooking new recipes; hanging out with my wife, Elisabeth, and dachshund Bernie

Interesting Fact: married to my high school sweetheart

  • Seth Haywood, MD

seth.haywood@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, KY

Medical School: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Hobbies: Hiking, travel, music

Interesting Fact: Plays the mandolin

  • Jessica Hupe, MD

jessica.hupe@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Hobbies: Trail running, international travel

Interesting Fact: Ran the Olympic Torch for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games

  • Russ Lacey, MD

russell.lacey@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: Miami University (OH), Oxford, OH

Medical School: Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Hobbies: fly fishing, The Ohio State University football – Go Bucks!, time with wife and children

Interesting Fact: worked as a dish washer at a fly fishing lodge in Alaska

  • Rondy Michael Lazaro, MD, Vice Chief Resident Elect (starting April 2017)

rondy.lazaro@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Medical School: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Hobbies: Music (conducting, singing, playing violin), running

Interesting Fact: (Shameless plug) I perform with several musical groups in the area, including the Richmond Philharmonic, the Richmond Symphony Chorus, and the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Parish Choir

  • Olivier Rolin, MD, PhD

olivier.rolin@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: Brown University, Providence, RI

Medical School: Penn State University, Hershey, PA

Hobbies: biking, gardening, and hanging out with my wife and children

Fun fact: have logged more miles on my bike than my car

Class of 2019

Residents

  • Adam Hills, MD

adam.hills@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, MI

Hobbies: Hiking, camping, power lifting, playing with my kids

Interesting fact: Interestingly enough, I am not very good at coming up with interesting facts about myself.  However, I once ate 2 1/4 large pizzas by myself and kept it all down which has been the pinnacle of my athletic career

  • Randy Jenkins, MD

randolph.jenkins@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate:  Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Medical School:  Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, NC

Hobbies:  Fitness, basketball, poker, blackjack, bowling, healthy cooking

Interesting Fact:  I was mistaken for Stephen Curry many times in college, so now my autographs are out there worth hundreds to thousands

  • Thomas Phan, MD

thomas.phan@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Medical School: University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, trying new foods, pro football, dogs, playing golf, spending time with family and friends

Interesting Fact: I didn’t fly on a plane until I was 18 years old  

  • Joe Seacrist, MD

joseph.seacrist@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: John Carroll University, University Heights, OH

Medical School: University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Hobbies: Hiking, general handy work

Interesting Fact: I brew my own beer

  • Kate Zakrzewski, DO

kathryn.zakrzewski@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Hobbies:  Jogs with my dog Penny, traveling, laying around talking to my husband about how I need more hobbies.

Interesting Fact: Seth Haywood is my best friend

Class of 2020

Class of 2020

  • Jordan Adler, MD

 jordan.adler@vcuhealth.org

 Undergraduate: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Remember the Final Four in 2006)

 Medical School: Saba University, Caribbean Netherlands

 Hobbies: Hiking, gymnastics, performing handstands on the edge of tall cliffs, cooking

 Interesting Fact: My wife has officially made me a cat person, I now have more photos of my cat on my phone than of anything else, This is my cry for help

  • Ellie Balakhanlou, MD

elnaz.balakhanlou@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 

Medical School: VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 

Hobbies: Playing frisbee and volleyball, going hiking and biking, traveling and photography 

Interesting Fact: Me and Jared have the exact same birthday!

  • Jared Gilman, MD

jared.gilman@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean, St Maarten

Hobbies: Basketball, health and fitness, snowboarding, traveling

Interesting Fact: I grew up in Las Vegas but contrary to popular belief, I did not live in a hotel on the strip

  • Steven Hansen, DO

steven.hansen@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX

Hobbies: Anything sports, especially playing basketball and soccer, but will try all sports, biking, swimming, snorkeling, spending time with my family

Interesting Fact: I have two kids, I was once quoted in an article on ESPN, and I secretly hope to be discovered by an NBA scout so I can play professional basketball

  • Sean Hoge, MD

sean.hoge@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO

Medical School: Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO

Hobbies: Climbing, Mountain Biking, Weightlifting, Reading, Traveling

Interesting Fact: I spent a month vacationing in Korea and Japan after graduating medical school

  • Timur Korshin

timur.korshin@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Medical School: VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA

Hobbies: reading, playing with my kids, camping, fishing, movies, wouldn't mind completing another triathlon

Interesting Fact:  Worked in finance and computer science fields before medicine. Never watch sports, but enjoy playing them