Alison Cronin, DO | Fourth Year Resident
I grew up in East Tennessee. After going out of state for college and medical school, I am happy to be back closer to family. I enjoy hiking, running, traveling, reading, and watching college football. My wonderful co-residents are what I like most about this program.
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia
Alyssa Phelps, MD | Fourth Year Resident
I'm originally from West Virginia, and after medical school in Southern California I am thrilled to be back in the South, land of sweet tea and farmer's markets. My favorite things here are the people, especially my wonderful co-residents, and the gorgeous mountains. In my spare time I cook, go on adventures with my husband, and try to keep my tomato plants alive; with my black thumb, the struggle is real. I also like camping, hiking, and reading sci-fi.
Undergrad: Southern Adventist University, TN
Medical School: Loma Linda University, CA
Brad Wood, MD | Fourth Year Resident
I was born and raised in Graham, NC. The son of a drafter and nurse, medicine was not on radar as a career growing up. My first job working in a nursing home spurred me toward healthcare. As far off as medicine was for me initially, the same applied to OB/GYN. I did not expect to enjoy OB/GYN at all until my 2rd year rotation. It is a profession I was grateful to be part of. I have been married since 2014 to a woman who I met in high school and she has been by my side through every up and down. We have a lab/pit mix named Yoda who loves to play, give hugs and kisses. In my off time I enjoy playing golf, binge watching Netflix, and occasionally putting in time on my PlayStation (may sound childish but it is a great stress relief).
I chose ETSU for the people. It was the program that seemed to have the most genuine residents, they legitimately liked one another. I also clicked well with them. The resident dinner and interview were the easiest, most comfortable experiences of my interview trail. Johnson City also reminds me of my hometown in North Carolina, which made the transition easier. While we still plan to return to NC, I couldn't imagine a better group or place to spend my 4 years of residency.
Undergrad: NCSU (Textile Engineering with focus on product design and minor in Biology
Med School: UNC Chapel Hill
Arielle Schreck, MD | Third Year Resident
My hobbies include personal fitness, reading, and water sports. I chose ETSU for the close-knit environment, personalized teaching, and emphasis on patient-centered care.
Undergrad: Washington University, St. Louis
Med School: Florida State University College of Medicine
Charlotte Alexander, MD | Second Year Resident
I enjoy baking, cooking, rock climbing, yoga, film, and Youtube videos of puppies.
I went abroad to study medicine at a school for Global Health, but at ETSU, I can return home to practice the principles of global health in the United States.
Undergrad: Georgetown University, 2012 and University of California, Berkeley, 2010
Medical School: Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Lauren Mann, MD | Second Year Resident
I'm originally from Huntsville, AL and have been in Alabama most of my life. I love playing soccer, hiking, shopping, craft breweries, and of course watching my Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturdays. I have a wonderful furbaby named Avery that is my favorite hiking buddy.
I chose ETSU because of the residents and the location. The mountains here in East Tennessee are absolutely stunning and great for weekend hikes. Also, the residents here are really great and I knew I'd fit in well.
Undergrad: University of Alabama
Grad: Tulane University
Med School: University of South Alabama
Mary "Khaki" Marquette, MD | Second Year Resident
I enjoy crafting, making my husband participate in DIY projects, working out to exercise videos because going to the gym is just too much to expect from me, adopting dogs, ordering too many things on Amazon, eating BBQ, forcing my son to smile for endless iPhone pictures, going on walks, and all things TJ Maxx.
I chose ETSU because I love the area of East Tennessee and the people in the program acted more like a family than coworkers.
Undergrad: University of Central Arkansas and University of Arkansas
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Ron Ronald Reyes, MD | Second Year Resident
I chose ETSU because I wanted an academic program with a rural community feel. In my free time, I enjoy Crossfit.
Undergrad: Marshall University
Med School: Marshall University, Joaan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Philip Salstrom, MD | Second Year Resident
I play guitar, piano, and fiddle and I love to play all different kinds of music,
especially Old Country. I have a cat named Bill and he blows my mind.
I chose ETSU OB/GYN because of the fantastic people I met here and because I loved this area.
Undergrad: University of Illinois - Chicago
Med School: University of Illinois
Taylor Salyer, MD | First Year Resident
Jennifer Solomon, MD | First Year Resident
Emily Spann, MD | First Year Resident
I grew up in Knoxville, TN and have always loved living near and hiking in the Appalachian mountains. I am a big Alabama football fan. Roll Tide! I love going to the beach, when I can, and scuba diving. I recently got married and my husband and I have a sweet terrier named Topher. In my free time, I love cooking, group fitness classes, and going to concerts.
Before my M3 OB/GYN rotation at ETSU, I had no interest in the field. My experience with the residents and attendings quickly changed my mind. Everyone was so excited and willing to teach. I soon realized that the field of OB/GYN and the ETSU residency program were the best fit for me. I am able to remain close to my family in Knoxville and continue working with the patients in our region.
Undergrad: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Med School: East Tennessee State / Quillen College of Medicine
Jessica Walker, MD | First Year Resident