Our residents

Class of 2019

Residents

  • Adam Hills, MD - Chief Resident

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 - Chief Resident

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

 

Class of 2021

  • Harnek Bajaj, MD

harnek.bajaj@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate:  VCU, Richmond, VA

Medical School:   VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA

Hobbies:  Basketball, hiking, singing, classical Indian instruments-tabla, food, my beloved Nintendo Switch 

Interesting fact:  I currently carry a Super Mario Bro's wallet

  • Travis Bridges, DO

travis.bridges@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate:  University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Medical School:  Cambell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lillington, NC

Hobbies: Grilling, traveling, golf, camping

Interesting fact:  Have been to 20 countries

  • Brian Dena, DO

brian.dena@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate:  University of Texas, Austin, TX

Medical School:  University of North Texas Health Science Center College of Osteopathic Medicine, Forth Worth, TX

Hobbies:  I enjoy spending time with my family, working on projects around the house, and exploring Virginia as much as possible

Interesting fact:  We have 4 backyard chickens and brought them all the way from Texas in our minivan.  It is work it for the fresh eggs!

  • Renae Fisher, MD

renae.fisher@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate:  University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

Medical School:  Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Hobbies: Making yogurt, fermenting and canning foods, hiking, traveling, gardening

Interesting fact:  I was the 2nd place "newspaper carrier of the year" in Pennsylvania twice

  • Kevin Forster, DO

kevin.forster@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate:  Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Medical School:  Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA

Hobbies:  Getting lost in densely forested areas playing board games that take longer to set up than to play

Interesting fact:  I drink a whole pot of coffee at room temperature, black, with nothing in it

  • James Austin Underwood, MD

james.underwood@vcuhealth.org

Undergraduate:  Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL

Medical School:  Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Hobbies: Playing golf, playing with my dog, watching football, volunteering with adaptive athletics men's lacrosse league

Interesting fact: Played D2 college lacrosse