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Meet our 2020 Internal Medicine PGY 1 Class!

Besseri Ako, MD
Dr. Ako received his Medical Degree and completed undergraduate studies at the Université de
Yaoundé I Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences Biomédicales, Cameroon. Dr. Ako is a current
member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and served on the
Cameroon Medical Corp. 

Brian Chase Bennett, DO
Dr. Bennett received his Medical Degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine,
Lewisburg, West Virginia. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of
Science in Medical Laboratory Science. 

Tara George, MD
Dr. George received her Medical Degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of
Medicine, Sint Maarten. She attended the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Master of
Education in Theory of Medical Education and Curriculum Development. She obtained a Bachelor of
Science in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.

John P. Raper, DO
Dr. Raper received his Medical Degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of
Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN. He graduated from Rhodes University in Memphis, TN with a
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience.

Chelsey Stewart, DO
Dr. Stewart received her Medical Degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Auburn
Campus. She graduated from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL, with a Bachelor of Science in
Chemistry and Biology.

Abdalaziz (Aziz) Tabash, MD
Dr. Tabash received his Medical Degree from Cairo University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt.
Aziz obtained his research experience at Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer
Center, Houston, TX, where he was instrumental in the publication of several peer review journal
articles, abstracts and case reports.

Conor Lingard, DO, PGY 2
Dr. Lingard received his Medical Degree from William Carey University College of Osteopathic
Medicine, Hattiesburg, MS. He graduated from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, with a
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences.

Meet our 2020 Emergency Medicine PGY 1 Class!

Sabrina Azavedo, MD
Dr. Azavedo received her Medical Degree from Washington University of Health and Science, Ambergris
Caye, Belize. She earned a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Walden University and completed her
undergraduate studies at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in
Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. Dr. Azavedo has twenty years’ experience in paramedicine. She has
authored articles in environmental pathology, toxicology, and oncology journals and presented at the National
Trauma Conference.

Bennett Davis, MD
Dr. Davis received his Medical Degree from the University of Queensland -Ochsner Clinical School,
Brisbane, Queensland Australia/New Orleans, LA. He completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn
University Honors College in Auburn, AL, where he obtained a Bachelor's of Nutrition Science, Cum
Laude.

Laura Hanson, DO
Dr. Hanson received her Medical Degree from Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic
Medicine, Glendale, AZ. She graduated from Midwestern University with a Master of Arts in Biomedical
Sciences and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where she
obtained a Bachelor of Health Science Degree. Laura served as an EMT with the Rural/Metro Southwest
Ambulance in Tucson, AZ and the Arizona Department of Public Safety Air Rescue, Phoenix, AZ.

Jeff Hudgens, MD
Dr. Hudgens received his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center,
Memphis, TN. He received a Master of Science in Medical Sciences degree from Mississippi College,
Clinton, MS and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Austin Peay State University in
Clarksville, TN. Jeff recently completed a preliminary surgery year at the University of Tennessee Health
Science Center, Memphis, TN and has served as adjunct professor in Microbiology and Human Anatomy
and Physiology at Austin Peay State University.

Courtney Rich, MD 
Dr. Rich received her Medical Degree from the University College Dublin School of Medicine, Dublin,
Ireland. She obtained a Master of Public Health from University of North Carolina Gillings School of
Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC and obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Biology, with minors in
chemistry and zoology, summa cum laude, from Washington State University in Vancouver, WA.

W. David Wynn, MD
Dr. Wynn received his Medical Degree from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine in
Charleston, SC. He completed his undergraduate studies at Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC, where he
obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. Dr Wynn has assisted with numerous ultrasound educational
activities and served as President of the medical ultrasound interest group at the Medical University of
South Carolina.

Meet our new class of Cardiology Fellows!

Vivek Menon, MD - Dr. Menon received his Medical Degree from Lekarska Fakulta v Plzni, Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Czechia. He completed Internal Medicine Residency at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, where he served as Chief Resident. 

Christopher Taylor Smith, DO - Dr. Smith received his Medical Degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic MedicineCarolinas Campus, Spartanburg, South Carolina. He completed Internal Medicine Residency at Magnolia Regional Health Center, Corinth, MS.

 

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