Current Residents

Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

Third Year Residents

Isha Choudhary, MD
Dr. Isha ChoudryHometown: Salisbury, MD
College: Salisbury University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: Global health, preventive medicine, women's health, community medicine
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: As a graduate from Georgetown University School of Medicine, I felt right at home during my 4th year internship at the program. All of the residents seemed so content here and were so efficient and confident in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. I was especially impressed by how involved and committed the faculty were to the program. The largely underserved patient population that Ft. Lincoln and Providence Hospital serve also drew me to the program. Overall, Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine had the happy residents, strong faculty, organized curriculum, and the location that I wanted!
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, movies, spending time with family
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Juliana Llano, MD
Chief Resident
Dr. Juliana LlanoHometown: Medellin, Colombia
College: University of Central Florida
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: Underserved populations, migrant health, International medicine, Community Health Centers
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine:  While rotating through the FM program, I fell in love with the diversity of the patient population.  The residents, faculty and staff, were welcoming and fun to work with. I wanted to be part of a program committed to working with the urban underserved, with International health opportunities, and I found the perfect combination at Georgetown Providence Family Medicine.
Hobbies: Salsa dancing, kayaking, hiking with my husband and my dog Nala, traveling, eating ice cream, paint-nite, soccer, spending time with my family 
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William Narracci, DO
Dr. William NaraccinniHometown: Parker, CO
College: University of Colorado, Boulder
Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: Adolescent medicine, LGBT health care
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: I loved my rotation with the program as a fourth year medical student. The residents were stellar and I wanted the opportunity to work primarily with medically underserved patients while being supported and challenged by a strong academic community. Also my partner's job is in DC, so the location was ideal. It was simply the right fit!
Hobbies: Running, snowboarding (back in Colorado), eating and cooking delicious food, dancing, painting/drawing, quoting 30 Rock.
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Christina Huntley Noguera, MD
Hometown: Dublin and Woodstock, GA
College: Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah, GA
Interests within Family Medicine: Obstetrics, Women’s Health, Global/International Health, Paliative Care, Pediatrics, and academic medicine.
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: The program had everything available I was looking for in a place to call home— a strong Obstetrics/Women’s Health experience, a large Latino community that I wanted to become involved with, a solid program, and a strong reputation for helping the underserved in a large city with endless possibilities. Also, my personality fit in well with the residents and faculty, and I could tell that it would be a supportive place to work. 
Hobbies: Latin Dancing, traveling, exploring new cultures, singing, going to the beach, eating empanadas, watching movies, theater, and spending time with my family, friends, dog, Messi, and cat, Tio.
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Sadhana Rajamoorthi, MD
Chief Resident

Dr. Hometown: Yardley, PA
College: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: Global health, Health policy
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: The core strength of this program is the family: a group of down-to-earth and enthusiastic people dedicated to contributing and teaching. It is exciting to learn and grow alongside talented physicians in an environment that provides opportunities in underserved care, community medicine, global health, and health policy. Of course, being in DC is an added bonus for both professional and personal experiences!
Hobbies: Adventuring through DC and going to the beach with my husband and our pup, Lounging around and listening to music, Dancing   
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Adam Visconti, MD
Dr. ADam Visconti

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
College: University of Chicago
Public Health School: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Interests within Family Medicine: Urban and suburban underserved, health policy, substance abuse, homelessness.
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: The opportunity to practice comprehensive primary care focusing on the urban and suburban underserved alongside singularly impassioned and engaged faculty and co-residents. A residency program that both realistically understands and teaches in-the-trenches primary care and upstream interventions. The incredibly diverse community in Washington, DC and the surrounding area. 
Hobbies: Attempting to grasp modern literature. Hiking with my partner Kelly and our two Taiwanese street dogs Andes and Wicklow. Commuting and exploring the DC area on bike. When the season permits — baseball; when it doesn't — pub trivia.


Simone Ellis, MD
Hometown: Bridgeport, CT
College: Yale University 2008
Grad School: Boston University
Medical School: Boston University
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: I was thrilled to have the opportunity to live and learn in the nation's capital. My interests include urban health policy, health equity and full-spectrum family medicine in an urban underserved environment. The Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine residency program matched my interests and offered opportunities to explore my interests.
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Aida Girma, MD
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
College: University of Michigan
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: Grew up in the DC area, I couldn’t wait to come back and practice within the community that raised me! What drew me to this program was the broad spectrum family medicine training within a diverse patient population. This program has a strong commitment to my interests in underserved medicine, international medicine, and maternal/women’s health.
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Brian Kroener, MD
Hometown: Morgantown, PA
College: University of Pennsylvania
Grad School: Tufts University School of Medicine (MPH)
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: The people are super smart and down to earth, there are opportunities to learn about population health and primary care in an underserved medical setting, and there is a good balance of academic activity and community engagement in our program.  It also helps that the location is much closer to family (and warmer!) for me.
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Emily Platz, MD
Hometown: Pittsuburgh, PA
College: Johns Hopkins University-Biomedical Engineering
Medical School: Georgetown
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: There are so many reasons! I am dedicated to working with a medically underserved population like we see at Fort Lincoln, training in DC gives me the ability to get involved with health care policy (plus I love this city), the faculty are amazingly intelligent and warm and supportive, and the residents treat each other like family! I could go on forever!
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Mia Riley, MD
Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland
College: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine:  I chose to pursue residency training at the Georgetown University - Providence Hospital Family Medicine program for many reasons.  First, I was drawn to the strong academic resources available for honing my professional skills at Georgetown University, and the vast opportunities to practice community medicine at Providence Hospital.  Additionally, I loved the diversity of the patient population and the opportunity to provide quality health care for the underserved.  I also valued the varied interests of the extremely accomplished faculty, and I knew that I would find many lifelong mentors in our program.  Finally, I appreciated the collegial and welcoming climate between the residents.  It was apparent that they were a supportive family, along with the faculty, and I felt quite at home.  
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Kevin Stephens, MD
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
College: Yale College
Grad School: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine:  I chose this program because I wanted to work in an environment where I could serve mostly under-served patients and experience working in a community hospital.  I wanted to do this while still obtaining a strong academic experience.  I also chose this program because of the faculty that are here. From former medical directors to current editors of AFP, all of the faculty have done amazing things in addition to being excellent clinicians, great mentors, and passionate about the under-served.
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Mary Veghte, MD
Hometown:  Camp Hill, PA
College: Northwestern University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: I was looking for a strong program that  offered the opportunity to work in an underserved urban setting.  I also liked the idea of being affiliated with a larger university and the resources and faculty that comes with that. My husband, son and I also already lived here in DC, so not having to relocate made the decision that much easier.
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Jennifer Yee, MD
Hometown:  Scarsdale, NY
College:  University of Southern California
Medical School:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine:  I chose Georgetown for the great mix of academic and community hospital, the focus on underserved populations and the opportunities to get involved in population health efforts at the local and national level.
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Cassandra Batichon, MD, MHS
Hometown: Queens, NY
College: Johns Hopkins University
Grad School: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Medical School: The Commonwealth Medical College
Interest/Passion within Family Medicine: Urban and Community Medicine, Health Policy and Equity
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine because it was evident as a medical student doing a rotation here (and is evident now as a resident) that this program’s commitment to delivering patient centered care to underserved patients is honest. I aspire to run a health clinic in the future so I was initially drawn by the program’s fellowship opportunities in Health Policy and Community Health Leadership. With a longitudinal curriculum that includes community medicine, health systems management and leadership, I knew that I would gain the skills to be a leader in urban/community medicine and create strong partnerships with the communities I serve. There is a wonderful and supportive tone set by the residents, faculty, and staff alike. This is the kind of environment I knew I needed to grow and thrive.
Hobbies: Running; Boxing when my schedule permits; Interior decorating; Cooking; Attending stand-up comedy shows; Visiting my family in New York – they are just a bus ride away.

Matthew Brennan, MD
Hometown: Voorhees, NJ
College:  Georgetown University
Medical School:  Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Interests/Passions within Family Medicine: Community and Global Health; Academic Medicine; Sports Medicine
Why I chose Georgetown-Providence Family Medicine: There was just a feel to the program and the people involved (both residents and faculty) that made me want to join in.  Beyond the great faculty from Georgetown who are involved in many different aspects of the national family medicine network, I was drawn to the program's diverse patient population and its location within the greater Washington, DC area.  The ability to work with and teach medical students both in the hospital and the clinic was very appealing.  Throw in that Fort Lincoln has a relatively large pediatric population, and I found my perfect MATCH!
Hobbies: Running; watching sports (Philly teams, obviously); eating food

Joanna Choi, MD
Hometown: Toronto, ON
College:  University of Toronto
Medical School:  Wayne State University School of MedicineInterests/Passions within Family Medicine: care for the underserved, community medicine
Why I chose Georgetown-Providence Family Medicine: I chose this program because everyone here is passionate about the community and caring for the underserved. I like that we get experience at different clinical sites. Also, I enjoy the cultures and cuisines of DC!
Hobbies: trying out different restaurants and coffeeshops, music

James Gray, MD

College:  University if Mississippi
Medical School:  University of Mississippi School of Medicine




Emmanuelle Noar, MD, MS, MA
Hometown: Owings Mills, MD
College:  Duke University
Medical School:  Tulane University School of Medicine
Interests within FM: underserved populations, adolescent medicine, wound care
Why Georgetown: I was drawn to the program because the residents were happy and funny, the faculty down-to-earth and excited to teach, and because the my program is firmly committed to the underserved populations we treat. In addition, I love DC, and appreciate the opportunity to do unique electives.
Hobbies: gardening, sarcasm, exploring DC, watching 30 Rock, pilgrimages to Annandale to eat Korean food

Matthew Pazderka, MD

College:  University of St. Thomas
Medical School:  University of Nebraska College of Medicine




​Elizabeth Suh, MD​
Hometown: Hagerstown, MD
College: University of Maryland
Med School: Oregon Health & Science University
Interests/Passions within Family Medicine: Cross-cultural health care, urban underserved medicine, obstetrics. 
I had a prior career in newspaper journalism with a public service bent, so family medicine was the right fit for me coming into medicine. In medical school, some of the projects that kept me inspired were coordinating student volunteers at a safety net clinic, helping launch a program in which students provide bilingual continuity care and developing curriculum and advocacy in the medical school on cross-cultural care and anti-racism issues.
Why I chose Georgetown-Providence Family Medicine: I couldn’t have asked for a better immersion into true, community-based, cross-cultural medicine in an underserved setting. This is hard work, but it is the real thing, and I feel I am growing in ways I hadn’t imagined before coming here.
Hobbies: Going to art and music festivals, exploring new places with my husband, learning languages, singing karaoke, social justice community organizing, swimming, biking, hiking, dancing, playing with my nieces and nephews