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Ice Amani, DO
Alabama College of Osteo Medicine

Dr. Amani's Bio
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Undergrad: University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
What do I enjoy doing in my free time: Hiking, Biking, and spending time with family/friends
Interesting tidbits: I like a good DIY project, anything from changing out suspension on my car to pouring a sidewalk
What do I like about our residency: Supportive Faculty and Residents
Career aspirations: Hospitalist

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Colin Chaloupecky, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Dr. Chaloupecky's Bio
Hometown: Smithtown, NY
Undergrad: Florida State University
Medical School: St. George's University
What do I enjoy doing in my free time: Traveling, Playing sports, Watching movies
Interesting tidbits: I have lived in 3 different countries and I love to travel. Eating new foods and experiencing new cultures is one of my favorite things to do.
What do I like about our residency: Unopposed program with plenty of opportunities in all aspects in family medicine. You really have the ability to tailor your career to whatever you want to do here.
Career aspirations: Combination of general family practice and sports medicine.

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Whitney Green, MD
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Dr. Green's Bio
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Undergrad: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
What do I enjoy doing in my free time: I like to run, play pick-up volleyball, and explore new parks and trails around TN with my dog Conan.
What do I like about our residency: The people here at St Francis are definitely one of its strengths! My co-intern class is filled with incredible people that I can truly call my friends. We are a diverse group and everyone has been a great support to me in this adjustment to residency. We continue to find new ways to spend downtime together. The faculty work hard to create an inclusive environment balances autonomy and guidance so that residents can develop clinical acumen and confidence in decision-making. All faculty are approachable and eager to teach. Additionally, as UTHSC residents we have access to exceptional facilities to training and vary our experiences. Plus, Tennessee is a beautiful state to explore. Memphis in particular, has so much history, culture, and diversity that everyone can find their niche. One thing for sure is that Memphians love their city and want to make it better. I look forward to working alongside them and in service to them as I continue through my training.
Career aspirations: I hope to round out my education with a fellowship in Maternal/Women's Health or Adolescent Medicine before I begin my service as an Army Medical Officer.

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Carol Harden, DO
Edward Via College of Osteo Medicine-Auburn Campus

Dr. Harden's Bio
Hometown: Pollard, AL
Undergrad: Alabama State University
Medical School: Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn
What do I enjoy doing in my free time: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, attending live music events, outdoor nature walks and sports, reading, and traveling.
Interesting tidbits: I have a 7-year-old Sheprador.
What do I like about our residency: I like that the residency is an unopposed University affiliated program. I also like the location and its proximity to some of the major cities in the US. Additionally, the residency is within reasonable distance to family and friends.
Career aspirations: My goal is to practice full spectrum family medicine in an underserved community with a focus on Women’s Health and Preventative Medicine.


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Kayanna Johnson, MD
Florida State University College of Medicine-Ft. Pierce Campus

Dr. Johnson's Bio
Hometown: Spanish Town, Jamaica
Undergrad: Indian River State College
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
What do I enjoy doing in my free time: Going to the gym/movies/restaurants, hanging out with friends, video editing
Interesting tidbits: I speak patois. I listen to a wide variety of music and enjoy going to concerts. I cannot ride a bicycle. I am very family oriented. I have an artistic side- I love doing DIYs and crafts as well as interior decorating.
What do I like about our residency: I chose St. Francis because this is an unopposed program that provides a well-rounded family medicine residency experience. St. Francis' strong commitment to underserved patients and focus on Women's Health definitely attracted me to this program. I also love the diversity of our residents and faculty and the support I receive from them on a daily basis.
Career Aspirations: Women's health, working with underserved populations


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Lauren Lefler, DO
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteo Medicine

Dr. Lefler's Bio
Hometown: Walnut Ridge, AR
Undergrad: Arkansas State University
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University
What do I enjoy doing in my free time: spending time with my husband and dogs, cooking, reading
Interesting tidbits: I like to garden, growing mainly vegetables. I love to travel and experience different cultures.
What do I like about our residency: I like how friendly all of the residents and faculty are, as well as the variety of fellowships with our program.
Career aspirations: I would love to work in a rural/underserved area once residency is completed.


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Brendan Lutz, DO
Edward Via College of Osteo Medicine-Auburn Campus

Dr. Lutz's Bio
Hometown: North Reading, MA
Undergrad: University of Massachusetts
Medical School: VCOM Auburn
What do I enjoy doing in my free time: I enjoy cooking, reading, yoga, and exploring Memphis by bike.
Interesting tidbits: If I were not a physician, I would have pursued a career in veterinary medicine, education, or international development aid.
What do I like about our residency: The program's unopposed format provides residents with great opportunities to develop their clinical skills and knowledge along the full spectrum of family medicine fields, and I appreciate the exposure to obstetrics and Women's Health throughout the three years of residency. These qualities in a residency program make for a training experience that develops well-rounded family medicine physicians.
Career aspirations: I hope to combine components of Women's, Public, and Global Health into a career that enables me to practice clinical medicine, teach, and perform Public Health research.


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Whitney Morgan, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Dr. Morgan's Bio
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Undergrad: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Medical School: St. George’s University
What do I enjoy doing in my free time: Hanging out with friends.
What do I like about our residency: The continuous learning.
Career aspirations: Open a free, full spectrum Family Medicine clinic


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Amina Pratt, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteo Medicine

Dr. Pratt's Bio
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Undergrad: Rutgers University, New Brunswick Campus
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
What do I enjoy doing in my free time: I enjoy watching lots of tv shows, traveling (pre-covid), spending time with my husband and hanging out with my co-interns
Interesting tidbits: I enjoy baking and cooking, it's always great to find new recipes and flavors to try. Most of my cooking is spicy because that's the only way to go!
What do I like about our residency: I like that our program is diverse and reflective of the population that we care for. I appreciate my class and the comradery that exists between us, we really enjoy spending time with each other and are very supportive. I also like that we are unopposed and have a unique focus on women's health.
Career aspirations: FM-OB fellowship

Last Published: Sep 8, 2020