Dr. Avonda was born in New York City and grew up in its suburbs. He went to college in South Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University in New Orleans, graduating in 1993. He was trained in Anesthesiology although subsequently chose to practice in primary care. He worked as a general practitioner for eight years prior to entering the ETSU Family Medicine Residency Program here in Johnson City and joined the faculty in November 2006. Dr. Avonda and his wife Donna have an 11-year old son, Richard. Dr. Avonda can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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