Residents Profiles

Jacqueline Brown, MD

Internal Medicine Chief Resident, 2017-18

 I grew up in a very small town in central upstate New York with one stoplight (no, that is not a figure of speech). I attended Colgate University for undergrad, where I played field hockey and majored in molecular biology. Read more...

Matt Gottbrecht, MD

Internal Medicine Chief Resident 2017-2018

Matt with his wife (and fellow physician) Laura

I grew up in Hanover, Mass, a small town about twenty minutes south of Boston. I spent most of my childhood idolizing Pedro Martinez and Nomar Garciaparra, and wondering if the Red Sox would ever win a World Series. Read more...

Samir Panvelker, MD

Internal Medicine Chief Resident, 2017-18

Samir and a group of fellow residents, playing in a semiannual curling league at the Charlottesville ice rink.

I grew up in Florence, South Carolina, and majored in anthropology at the University of South Carolina. Read more...

Meredith Pearson, MD

Internal Medicine Chief Resident, 2017-18

I grew up in Virginia Beach and have spent my years since high school moving along Interstate 64. I attended UVA for undergrad and moved to Richmond for medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University. Read more...

Ben Zorach, MD, Internal Medicine Resident (PGY2)

Ben (center, in green shirt and orange hat) with other internal medicine residents, “enjoying an evening at Carter Mountain last year.”

I was born in a small town called Williamstown in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Read more...

Ross Buerlein, IM Chief Resident

Ross, with a very large fish. (He says it is a brown trout that he caught while fly fishing in Montana.)

I grew up in Richmond and I have spent much of my life in Virginia. Read more...

Erin McLoughlin, IM Chief Resident

Erin hiking in Shenandoah National Park. Her dog Seamus patiently waits for his cheese stick.

I grew up in a small town in Massachusetts, where I met my husband Patrick. I went to Syracuse University for undergrad and attended medical school at Albert Einstein in New York City before making the move to Virginia. Read more...

Peter Liu, IM Chief Resident

Peter with his girlfriend Tammy.

I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, where I developed a love for the outdoors, including surfing and skating. I moved to L.A. to attend college at the University of Southern California, and then came east for medical school at Wake Forest University. Read more...

Annie Smith, IM Chief Resident

Annie with husband Greg, a resident at UVA in anesthesiology.

I grew up in Littleton, Colorado, just outside of Denver. I went to University of Colorado in Boulder as an undergraduate, with a major in chemical engineering — but changed my career focus to medicine during my senior year.   Read more...

Amanda Lusa, IM Resident (PGY-2)

Amanda on a bike trip with her mother in Tuscany, Italy.

I grew up in suburban Connecticut in a family of five, with two amazing parents and two younger brothers. I attended Cornell University, where I majored in genetics and spent many days bike-riding in the hills around Cayuga Lake. Read more...