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Fairfax Family Medicine Residency Program: Meet Our Residents

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Third Year Residents

John Brinjak, DO

John Brinjak, DO

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: University of Maryland College Park
  • Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Optimizing mental health and hygiene, musculoskeletal medicine including OMM/OMT, preventive care for the whole family, palliative care and office procedures.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: As a native Marylander, John is proud to call the DC metro region home. He and his long-time partner and their energetic dog are excitedly taking in everything Northern Virginia has to offer, especially in terms of foods from around the world and getting outdoors. John likes to spend time with loved ones and blows off steam by rock climbing.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? John applauds FFP for its balance between the rigorous inpatient intern year at a major academic hospital and the primarily outpatient senior years in the clinic and community hospital settings; as well as top-notch business training to allow for cost-effective patient care and office management acumen immediately out of residency. The most attractive feature of the program though is its strong sense of graded autonomy – as a result residents feel bound first and foremost to their patients and where it is common to hear patients refer to our residents as "my doctor."

Emma Damon, MD

Emma Damon, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: William and Mary
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: OB-GYN/women's health, procedures, and pediatrics.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Family, anything animals (currently I have two cats), running, home projects/building things, just recently started trying to watercolor, baking/cooking, HGTV.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I wanted to be somewhere near my family in Richmond. When I interviewed with FFP, it felt so comfortable, warm, and welcoming in the office. The hospital and the program have wonderful reputations for excellent training and other specialties in the hospital frequently say how much they enjoy working with the FFP residents/program. The program also teaches us billing which, while not everyone’s favorite thing to have to learn, is necessary to learn. I wanted a well-rounded training experience because I love the holistic nature of family medicine and want to be able to treat all people of all ages in many situations. That being said, I want to do more outpatient than inpatient in my career, so I liked how the schedule weights outpatient so heavily in the second and third years. I also couples matched and my significant other was able to find a program in the area as well.

Kevin Edinborough, MD

Kevin Edinborough, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Sports medicine and pediatrics.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: I love the DMV and this has always been my home. I moved back here to be close to my family that is in Maryland and my childhood friends. In my free time, I love lifting weights, reading comics, video games, playing and watching sports, and going to the movies.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? This was my #1 choice and it was one of the easiest decisions of my life. The DMV is my home, so I wanted to train where I was going to spend the rest of my career. The training is incredibly unique as well in that it blends academic medicine with community medicine. In addition to that, when you are rotating through other services you are treated exactly like one of their residents and carry the same responsibilities, so you definitely get to learn a lot. But one of the most important reasons why I picked this residency was based on our clinic and the staff because they create such an amazing and supportive work environment that truly brings out the best in everyone.

Matt Harlan, MD

Matt Harlan, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Mississippi State University
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Geriatrics/palliative care, prenatal care, and lifestyle modification as it relates to anxiety/depression.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: I have a beautiful wife and two daughters who I love to spend time with. I like doing the "normal things" in life with them such as going to church, going to the grocery store, going on walks near our home, and playing together on a nearby playground. I also enjoy working on cars and doing home improvement/construction projects.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? FFP was my #1 choice because it is near family and produces some of the best family medicine docs around. We work out of a large and well-equipped hospital during intern year, where we get cases you wouldn't see at other places. Managing these patients gives us superior training for our future jobs as evidenced by the program’s very high board scores. Second and third year are predominantly in our outpatient clinic, which is the kind of work I want to do long term. The other reason for my choice is the faculty who are both personable and highly skilled in diverse fields within the specialty.

Marcia Mauger, MD

Marcia Mauger, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Houghton College
  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Pediatrics, community health, global medicine, women's health, in-office procedures and POCUS.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: My family (two daughters and my husband who is an FM intern at Ft. Belvoir), hiking, running, biking, racquetball, board and card games, photography and church.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? Fairfax Family Medicine was my top choice for two main reasons: the location (being near my husband at Ft. Belvoir) and the people. What stood out above every other program I interviewed at was: 1) how approachable, invested, and accommodating the faculty were, 2) how kind, fun, and overall happy the residents were, and 3) how warm, helpful and well-organized the amazing coordinator Kristi was. I knew I would be well-supported here in a healthy environment to actually enjoy this season of hard work. Since coming here, I have only become more pleased with my choice and impressed with the program.

Lindsey Purcell, MD

Lindsey Purcell, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Christopher Newport University
  • Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Medical Areas of Interest: Geriatrics, in-office procedures and mental health.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Spending time with my immediate family close by, cats/dogs, yoga and brunching.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? My reasons for choosing FFP are very similar to my other co-residents. Of course, the location in Northern Virginia where my entire immediate family resides is ideal. The program also feels like a second family. Our attendings, residents, program coordinator, and staff have been extremely welcoming and supportive since even before I started residency in July. They are genuinely interested in your well-being as well as your education. Yes, residency is full of hard work and long hours, but FFP makes this journey doable and even enjoyable.

Madeline Underwood, MD

Madeline Underwood, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: University of Chicago
  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Palliative care, gyn procedures and nutrition.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Cooking, hanging with family, seeing live music and staying active.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? One thing that stuck with me after my interview day was the residents — they had a level of confidence in their training while also being down to earth. I also was drawn to the combination of working in a high volume tertiary care center for our intern year and the outpatient focus of our second and third years, allowing for comfort with billing and the business side of family medicine. Finally, having grown up in the area, I was looking forward to spending more time with friends and immediate family.

Keegan Weaver, DO

Keegan Weaver, DO

Education Background:

  • Undergraduate: University of Virginia
  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Full spectrum primary care, osteopathic manipulative medicine, LGBTQ medicine and global health.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Slalom water skiing, pygmy goats, yoga and family.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I had the pleasure of working with many of the graduates of the VCU-Fairfax residency program over the past 10+ years; among whom I have met some of the most knowledgeable and compassionate physicians. With the curriculum and the expertise of the faculty members I know I’m getting the best education for my style of learning. Having grown up in Northern Virginia originally, I also have the added bonus of being close to family and friends in the area, which are very important to me.

Anthony Wu, DO

Anthony Wu, DO

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Virginia Tech
  • Medical School: Campbell University

Medical Areas of Interest: Academic medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Hanging out with my family and my youngin, playing golf with my wife, sports (I’m a huge fan of DC sports and my alma mater Virginia Tech), playing video games, country concerts and enjoying all of the great restaurants and activities in Northern Virginia.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. Who wouldn't want to learn and train at the hospital in which they were born in? As a lifelong Virginian except for my time at medical school, I knew I wanted to do residency in the area. At the end of the day, the people, as cliche as it sounds, and the breadth of the training you get here is what sold me. Before going to medical school, I was told once by a physician to choose a residency program in which you will be exposed to things that you may never see again, and this program certainly gives you that opportunity. Everything was just a complete package.

Second Year Residents

Caroline Crowe, MD

Caroline Crowe, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Virginia Tech
  • Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Health disparities, in-office procedures, immigrant populations and rural medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: I enjoy hanging out with my two dogs and my husband, I also love hiking, running, weight lifting, eating, shopping, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I chose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine because it was the only program I felt as though I immediately clicked with the people on my interview day. Everyone I met was extremely welcoming and their philosophy of having a work-family is truly put into practice. The philosophy of the program and its great location gives its residents the amazing opportunity of developing a work-life balance while working hard and learning a ton.

Abby Evans, MD

Abby Evans, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
  • Medical School: Georgetown University

Medical Areas of Interest: Women's health, procedures and preventive medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Volleyball, hiking and camping, spending time with family and Survivor.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I left my interview day feeling really good about my interactions with every person I spoke with! The residents were kind and it was obvious that they got along and were happy to be going through residency together. The inpatient training intern year seemed like a strong base for education and I liked the idea of working with other residents within the Inova system. I'm also from Northern Virginia and wasn't ready to leave; I love the DMV and appreciate the variety in activities, people, and landscape that it offers.

Charles Fencil, MD

Charles Fencil, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Saint Vincent College
  • Graduate School: Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Health equity, preventive medicine, community medicine and integrative medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: I greatly enjoy spending as much time in the woods as possible, whether on a multiday hike or just a stroll. If I am not in the woods or at work then I am likely reading a book, preferably fiction, on the couch. However, where I spend most of my time is with my partner, family, and friends.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? Out of everywhere I interviewed I never found a program that just clicked so effortless with me. At the heart it was the people that I met during my brief experience with the residents, faculty, and staff that made me feel welcomed and that my residency would be a place full of great mentors and support. Outside of that, I was drawn to the program through the potential diverse interest of the faculty and the ability to become engaged in many areas of public health through the diverse interests of both the primary and associate faculty.

Lauren Joseph, MD

Lauren Joseph, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Boston University
  • Medical School: West Virginia University

Medical Areas of Interest: - OB-GYN/prenatal care/women's health, mental and behavioral health, transgender medicine, adolescent medicine and procedures

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Spending time with family and friends, cooking, baking, enjoying the outdoors, learning new crafty hobbies (currently working on knitting), watching old Iron Chef America episodes with my boyfriend and hanging out with our two kitties.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? This program was my #1 choice and I'm so glad it was. I was looking to train in the DMV since my significant other is completing a graduate program in the area, but aside from location, the program was just so unique and stood out in a really special way for me. I loved that the program offers the best of both worlds when it comes to "opposed vs unopposed" FM — in our first year we get a primarily opposed experience in the big academic setting of Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, and in the following two years we get a more unopposed and community experience at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. My interview day made me feel so welcomed and at ease knowing I would leave this program with an incredible amount of knowledge to practice full-spectrum family medicine and run my own practice effectively and efficiently. The faculty and staff here absolutely want to support us in every way possible, and it really does feel like a second family.

Vivian Lam, MD

Vivian Lam, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: University of California Los Angeles
  • Graduate School: Columbia University: Institute of Human Nutrition
  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Preventive care, working with underserved populations, using technology to improve health and evidence based medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Arts and crafts/DIY projects, board game enthusiast, turn-based strategy computer games fan and a proud cat mama (@wolff.p.w).

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I had the luxury of rotating with some of the FFP residents during my medical school years, and appreciated how inviting the team and staff were. It always felt like a safe and effective learning environment. The program has wonderful mentors from a variety of different focuses within family medicine, and I knew I would be able to find the guidance I needed to become the type of physicians I aim to be.

Natalie Linwong, MD

Natalie Linwong, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate University of Chicago
  • Medical School: Columbia University

Medical Areas of Interest: Global health, community health, peds, women's health and health equity.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Writing, podcasts, noodles, libraries, finding the best vegan dessert in any given city, beaches, advice columns, fun socks, soup, public transit and all of the Jurassic Park movies except for the third one.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I was looking for a family medicine program in the DC area to be near my partner, and FFP was a great fit. I'm interested in global health and want to be able to work internationally in the future in low-resource settings, so I wanted to build as versatile a skill set as possible. I knew that FFP would give me great training in full-spectrum family medicine, and I was really attracted to the diverse patient population in this community as well as the global health opportunities within the program. The other key piece was that everyone I met on my interview day seemed genuinely happy and excited to be here, and I really wanted to be with nice, down-to-earth people who I would enjoy working with for three years.

Camilla Maybee, MD

Camilla Maybee, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: United States Military Academy
  • Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Women's health, health policy, veterans' health and care in underserved areas.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Spending time with my growing family, traveling, cooking/eating and wine.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? The people, both residents and faculty, sold me on this program! I also wanted a program that had a solid inpatient focus early on to help build a foundation of medical knowledge but that would let me spend the most possible time in a clinic environment for the latter half. I love that the Inova system is a world-class organization and the benefits are fantastic. I also love that I was able to stay in the area, since my husband has a job that he loves and both sets of our parents are nearby.

Tyler Murray, MD

Tyler Murray, MD

Educational Backrground:

  • Medical School: Tufts University

Medical Areas of interest: Full-spectrum primary care, in-office procedures and practice management.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Family, cooking, yoga, exercise, Star Wars and spending time outdoors.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I grew up in the DMV and have definitely enjoyed starting residency so close to home. I met one of the senior residents at the Family Medicine National Conference and was drawn in by his enthusiasm and high praise for the people and the training at FFP. He did not lead me astray, I have enjoyed my experience thus far and have learned a lot. Everyone at FFP and Inova at large has been very supportive and I am excited where residency will lead me next!

Nelya Nemcek, MD

Nelya Nemcek, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: University of California - Davis
  • Medical School: University of California - Davis

Medical Areas of Interest: Procedures, practice management, and broad spectrum medicine including mental health, women’s health, preventive services and urgent care.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Outdoor activities with my husband and friends including hiking, running, and biking (especially since COVID). For a relaxing time, I enjoy going to church, road trips, and campfires.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? The residents and staff at Fairfax Family Practice stood out as genuinely happy and treated each other like family. I was also impressed with the balance in experience you get between working at a private practice and at one of the world's finest health systems.

First Year Residents

Canon Brodar, MD

Canon Brodar, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Duke University, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Philosophy
  • Graduate: Duke Divinity School, Master of Arts in Christian Studies, Certificate in Theology, Medicine, and Culture;
    University of Miami, Master of Science in Genomic Medicine
  • Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Full-spectrum family medicine, community health and bioethics.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Gardening, folk music and reading.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? From my first interaction with the program, it was obvious how everyone valued and cared for the residents. Even in virtual interviews, I felt warmly welcomed by the faculty and residents, and I was impressed with the variety of learning opportunities and academic expertise. Overall, the training appeared well balanced and structured in a way that would best support my growth as a family physician. 

Lindsey Casal-Roscum, MD

Lindsey Casal-Roscum, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Bard College
  • Medical School: New York Medical College

Medical Areas of Interest: Geriatrics, palliative care and biomedical ethics.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Hiking, trying new recipes and restaurants and visiting museums.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I was looking for a residency program with strong outpatient training, research and policy opportunities. I was born at Inova Fairfax Hospital and my family is in the area. FFP was perfect! It also has a team of physicians who are dedicated to teaching and supporting their residents. I felt I would receive excellent training at FFP to become a full-spectrum family medicine physician.

Samantha Day, MD

Samantha Day, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Gettysburg College
  • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Sports Medicine, preventive care and integrative medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Traveling, cooking, making wine, spending time with family and friends, working out, and playing with my Australian Cattle dog, Scout. 

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? FFP was my top choice because it brought together everything I was looking for in a residency program: strong and unique medicine, a location close to my immediate family, and wonderful, thoughtful people. During my interview process, it was so important to me that I found a program where I felt I fit in with both the residents and faculty. It’s no secret intern year is hard, so I knew I needed a residency that would provide a healthy learning environment. From the first interaction to the last, it was clear that the people at Inova were welcoming, caring, and truly happy to be a part of the program.

Daniel Ho, MD

Daniel Ho, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
  • Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Health policy, medical education, behavioral/mental health, health equity, advocacy and care for underserved communities.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Spending time with wonderful people, eating out, traveling, politics, live music, photography, a lot of movies and/or TV and sports (both regular and virtual).

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine?  I remember being absolutely blown away on my interview day by all of the people we met and how they all treated each other so well, and how the curriculum already seemed well tailored to my interests. Also, the DMV area seems incredible, and I am very excited to eat literally all of the food and be able to visit DC and the surrounding areas regularly (Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River).

Taelim Kim, MD

Taelim Kim, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: George Mason University
  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Community health, global health, geriatrics, office procedures, POCUS and urgent care.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Spending time with my husband and the newest member of our family, Gamja (potato in Korean), a tiny Maltipoo puppy. I also enjoy traveling, cooking, trying out new restaurants, and visiting local wineries and coffee shops.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? When I was going through the interview season, I looked at three aspects for the right fit: the people, place, and the program. IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine checked all these boxes perfectly! All the residents I interacted with were genuinely happy with the residency training and the supportive culture among the residents and faculty members was evident. I also liked a good mix of academic and community-style teaching and growing opportunities for working with underserved populations at a local FQHC center. It was also a big plus that as a Northern Virginia native, I am already familiar with the location and the hospital system. My connection to Inova goes back to when I did my research internship here in 2014. I am very happy and excited to be back as a family medicine resident!

Ainsley Lundgren, MD

Ainsley Lundgren, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: University of Virginia
  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Full spectrum family medicine, women’s health, preventive medicine, behavioral health, quality improvement and nutrition.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, cooking, cycling, exploring the DC area, enjoying beaches on the Eastern Shore, and traveling!

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I was fortunate to have the opportunity to rotate with IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine during both my third and fourth years of medical school at the VCU School of Medicine Inova Campus. Each experience reinforced my interest in the program, specifically the academic excellence of the curriculum, the strong support within the faculty, and especially the amazing teamwork and camaraderie of the entire Fairfax Family Medicine team! I was also thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my training here in Fairfax, VA, which has enabled my husband to continue with his career path in the area. It is a sincere privilege to join this team while staying close to family, and I very much look forward to training at IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine!

Marissa Mangini, MD

Marissa Mangini, MD

Educational Background:

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

Medical Areas of Interest: Women’s health, underserved populations, point of care ultrasound and academic medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Hiking with my partner and pup Echo, traveling to visit friends and family, and trying new restaurants in the DC area.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? For me, the most important aspect of a program is the people and culture. I loved my interview experience and the testimonials I heard from all the residents. In addition, I wanted a program that would provide the opportunity to work with medical students in order to improve my teaching skills. Lastly, IFMC-FFM offered a strong inpatient curriculum in the first year followed by an outpatient curriculum that included unique features such as exposure to practice management. 

Aubrey Massmann, DO, MPH

Aubrey Massmann, DO, MPH

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Northwest University, Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Environmental Sciences
  • Medical School: Des Moines University

Medical Areas of Interest: Healthcare equity, environmental and social determinants of health, healthcare policy and advocacy, women’s health, immigrant and refugee health, ultrasound, and disparities in medical research.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Cross-country mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, ecology and environmental stewardship, gardening and baking.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? FFP was my first choice for residency training for many reasons! First, the curriculum: with a blend of academic rigor at a large hospital and resident autonomy in a community setting, it offered the pathway that I thought would make me the best physician I can be. Second, the location: with a husband working at Walter Reed and a keen interest in public health policy, I wanted to be in close proximity to DC. Finally, the people: though we only met over Zoom, I was struck with how much the faculty and administration seemed to care about resident wellness and success. 

Tam Tran, MD

Tam Tran, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: George Mason University
  • Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Medical Areas of Interest: Preventive medicine, lifestyle medicine, nutrition and weight loss, in-office procedures, geriatrics.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Family and friends, eating out, road trips, manga/anime and all things Pokemon related. 

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? Ranked #1 in the Doximity Residency Navigator among FM programs in Virginia, FFP was an obvious choice for me. I also spent over 10 years in the DMV area, so it was the perfect opportunity to be close to family. Despite being virtual, my interview process with FFP went smoothly, was interactive, and very personable. One impressive note was that FFP residents & staffs were very open when sharing the program’s strengths and weaknesses, which you don’t get to see often. I “walked out” of the interview feeling a genuine compassion, enthusiasm, and support from everyone I spoke to. Ever since the match, the onboarding process has been painless and although we never met in person, I already had plenty of communication with the program and felt like I truly belong.