Hannah Kissel-Smith

Education
  • BS/BA, University of Toledo, 2015
  • MD, University of Toledo College of Medicine, 2019

Hillary Wiles-Lafayette

Education
  • BS, University of Connecticut Storrs, 2013
  • DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2019

Joseph D. Lykins V, MD (PGY-1)

Education
  • BS, University of Oklahoma, 2013
  • MD, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, 2018
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018-present
Experiences
  • Toxoplasmosis - Clinical research on congenital infection and point-of-care (POC) testing for infection and gestational screening program development in developing and developed world; epidemiology; bench work focused on anti-parasitic medication, vaccine development - Rima McLeod, MD, 2013-2018
  • Sepsis - Fluid resuscitation and impact on outcomes of failing to meet CMS/SSC guidelines in patients with comorbid conditions increasing risk of adverse outcomes from volume overload (ESRD, CHF); impact of delays in appropriate antimicrobial therapy on outcomes - Mike Ward, MD, 2017-2018
Academic Interests
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Global Health, International Medicine, Tropical Medicine
  • Care in Low-Resource Settings
  • Resuscitating the Physical Examination
  • Clinical Ethics and the Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • Healthcare Disparities
Hobbies/Interests
  • Reading
  • Poetry
  • Traveling
  • Listening To/Playing Music
  • Martial Arts (especially Taekwondo)

Soberjot Singh, MD (PGY-1)

Education
  • BS, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, 2016
  • MD, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, 2018
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018-present
Experiences
  • Research: GI Manifestations of Scleroderma Review Paper, Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Sickle cell population, Efficacy of Fluoroquinolone use in post prostate biopsy sepsis prophylaxis; Taurine’s effect on cocaine behavior sensitization
  • Work: Narrative Medicine Group Facilitator
Academic Interests
  • International Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Global Health
Hobbies/Interests
  • Meditation
  • Rock climbing
  • Hiking
  • Kick Boxing/ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Board Games
  • Long Boarding

Burke Best, MD (PGY-2)

Education
  • BS, Hampden-Sydney College, 2013
  • MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2017
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017-present
Experiences
  • Research: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Vascular Surgery
  • Work: Norfolk Academy, Coordinator for Medical Externship
Academic Interests
  • Critical Care
  • Ultrasound
  • Academic Medicine
  • Quality Improvement
Hobbies/Interests
  • Coaching Lacrosse
  • Poker
  • Quality Time with Friends and Family
  • Professional Sports

Rebecca Goodwin, MD (PGY-2)

Education
  • BSC, College of Idaho, 2010
  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, 2017
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017-present
Experiences
  • Research: Ultrasound in Resource Limited Settings, Dr. Sachita Shah, 2014
  • Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator for Global Emergency Care Collaborative, 2010-2014
  • Wilderness First Responder
Academic Interests
  • Resource Limited Medicine and Global Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Palliative Care
Hobbies/Interests
  • Biking (Mountain or Road)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Backpacking/Hiking
  • Playing Outside in General
  • Doing All of the Above with my Dog, Roomba

James Humble, MD (PGY-3)

Education
  • BSC, University of Tennessee, 2012
  • MD, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, 2016
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016-present
Experiences
  • Research: University of Tennessee under Drs. Jim Bailey and Craig Barnes
Academic Interests
  • High Risk Patients
  • Space Medicine
  • Medical Centered Patient Home
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement
Hobbies/Interests
  • Kayaking
  • Board Games
  • Astronomy
  • Camping
  • Cooking

Zach Zemore, MD (PGY-3)

Education
  • BS, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012
  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016-present
Experiences
  • Research: Virginia Commonwealth University, Biomedical Engineering, Ambulatory Non-Invasive Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • Volunteer Work: Falmouth Volunteer Fireman’s Association, Firefighter/EMT, 2006-present
Academic Interests
  • Critical Care
  • Sepsis
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • EMS
Hobbies/Interests
  • Gardening
  • Brewing
  • Cooking
  • Walking My Dog
  • Traveling

Kyle Taylor, MD (PGY-4)

Education
  • BS, Auburn University, 2009
  • MD, University of South Alabama, 2015
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015-present
Experiences
  • Research: Auburn University, Carbon Nanotube Stabilized Antimicrobial Polymers, 2007-2009 / University of South Alabama, Myometrial Targets for Tocolysis, 2012
  • International Work: Misericordia di Siena, 2008
Academic Interests
  • Ultrasound
  • Quality Improvement
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Cost Effective Healthcare
Hobbies/Interests
  • Traveling
  • Running
  • Mountain Biking
  • Woodworking
  • Brewing Beer

Alan You, MD (PGY-4)

Education
  • BS, Stanford University, 2010
  • MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2015
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015-present
Experiences
  • Research: HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics
  • Work: Apple, Inc, Software Engineer
Academic Interests
  • Medical Informatics
  • Ultrasound
  • Critical Care
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement
Hobbies/Interests
  • Swimming
  • Board Games
  • Traveling
  • Programming
  • Eating

Leticia Flores, MD (PGY-5, Chief Resident)

Education
  • BS, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
  • MD, University of Michigan, 2014
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2014-present
Experiences
  • Research: University of Michigan, Internal Medicine, Diabetes Medication Adherence
  • Volunteer Work: Fellowship of International Service and Health, Latino Medical Student Association
Academic Interests
  • Health Access and Equality
  • Health Systems
  • International Medicine
  • Critical Care
Hobbies/Interests
  • Hiking
  • Quality time with friends and family
  • Traveling
  • Cooking
  • Trying new foods

Nina Vitto, MD (PGY-5, Chief Resident)

Education
  • BS, Virginia Tech, 2009
  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2014
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2014-present
Experiences
  • Research: VCU Clinical Decision Unit - Ultrasound Registry Project, 2013-present
  • BLS CPR Instructor, 2011-present
  • VCOM Medical Relief Honduras, 2008
Academic Interests
  • Ultrasound
  • Critical Care
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Academic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests
  • Running
  • Fishing
  • Skeet Shooting
  • Frisbee Golf

Zachary Hoffman, MD (Class of 2016)

Education
  • BS, Texas A&M University and California State University, 2003
  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2007
Clinical Training
  • Preliminary Internship, Virginia Commonwealth University Internal Medicine, 2007-2008
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016

Christopher Luttig, MD, MPHTM (Class of 2016)

Education
  • BS, University of Georgia, 2004
  • MD, MPHTM, Tulane University, 2011
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016

Brian Adams, MD, MS, MPH (Class of 2017)

Education
  • BS, Grand Valley State University, 2002
  • MS, Pharmacology, Tulane Univesrity School of Medicine, 2012
  • MPH, Tulane Univesrity School of Medicine, 2012
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2012
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012-present

David Kosturakis, MD (Class of 2017)

Education
  • BS, University of Texas at El Paso, 2007
  • MD, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2012
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012-present

Michael Carter, MD (Class of 2018)

Education
  • BS, University of Georgia, 2009
  • MD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, 2013
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2013-present

Ravindra "Vinny" Gopaul, MD, MPH, MBA (Class of 2018)

Education
  • BS, Howard University, 2006
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
  • MBA, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, 2011
  • MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2013
Clinical Training
  • Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2013-present


VCU Health System | Richmond VAMC Updated 03/16/2019