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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Quillen College of Medicine

Current Residents

  Resident Physicians

 Charlotte Alexander, MD | Fourth Year Resident


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 | Fourth Year Resident


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 | Fourth Year Resident


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 | Fourth Year Resident


I chose ETSU because I wanted an academic program with a rural community feel. 


Undergrad: Marshall University
Med School: Marshall University, Joaan C. Edwards School of Medicine

 Philip Salstrom, MD | Fourth Year Resident


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 | Third Year Resident


I chose ETSU because I loved the faculty and residents. Plus, they passed the "happy cry" test on my interview day, so I knew that I genuinely loved the people and the program. The location is beautiful as well, and seemed like a place I could call home.

Undergrad: University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
Med School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 Jennifer Solomon, MD | Third Year Resident


I would be happy to continue to call this program my family and Johnson City my home.


Undergrad: Milligan College
Med School: East Tennessee State / Quillen College of Medicine

 Emily Spann, MD | Third Year Resident

spannI 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 | Third Year Resident


The Program seems invested in creating an educational & supportive environment for the Residents.

I enjoy the close knit relationship among the Residents. I feel that I am a good fit for the program and it would be a privilege to become part of the ETSU OB/GYN Family.

Undergrad: East Tennessee State University
Med School: East Tennessee State / Quillen College of Medicine

 Brooke Benton, DO | Second Year Resident

Brooke Benton, DO

I wanted to find a program where the faculty, staff, and residents are close knit. I also intend to work in the Appalachian region after residency, so it was important to me to train at a program that is serving the Applaclachian population. I am very invested in caring for underserved women and their families and I felt that the mission of this program aligned very closely with my personal goals.

Undergrad: Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
Med School: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Natalie Broadway-Robertson, MD | Second Year Resident

Natalie Broadway-Robertson, MD

My mission of meeting women's health needs in rural Appalachian regions is well-aligned with ETSU OB/GYN goals of providing care for this area. My heritage is deeply rooted in this mountain community and I intend to practice in the area.


Undergrad: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Med School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

 Kara Weishaar, MD | Second Year Resident

Kara Weishaar, MD

The smaller program and city attracted me, as I grew up in a small college town and always loved that atmosphere. The surrounding hills, forests, and mountains are beautiful and I look forward to hiking and exploring the area.


Undergrad: Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska
Med School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE

 Morgan Brock, DO | First Year Resident

I chose ETSU Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency program for so many reasons! The number one being that I wanted a place where the faculty and residents are a close knit, supportave team, and I found that here. I plan on working in the Appalachian area after residency, so I wanted a program that was familiar and worked with the population. During my interview day, the residents and faculty were so friendly and welcoming, it just felt like home. Lastly, I love living in the mountains.

Undergrad: University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY
Grad: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Med School: Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN

Caroline Bulger, MD | First Year Resident

Having gone to medical school at ETSU, I knew the program well. The patients and the faculty here were a huge part of why I fell in love with this specialty. The residents always gave me so many opportunities to learn and made me more confident in my clinical skills. When choosing a residency program, I knew I would get all of the training I needed to become the compassionate and capable OB/GYN I amined to be by choosing my home program

Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Grad: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birminigham, AL
Med School: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN

Elizabeth Van Buren, MD | First Year Resident


I chose the program because I loved the people here! When I interviewed here, I could tell the residents treated each other like family. I also loved the mountains and couldn't believe how beautiful it is here

Undergrad: Clemson University, Clemson SC
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Charleston, SC

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