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Welcome to the Team, CHoR Residents of 2014!

Published by , on Apr 1, 2014

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is proud to announce our new 2014 residents! This year’s applicant pool was extremely competitive with United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores at or above the national average. In fact, the 2014 resident matches broke the record for USMLE scores, marking an all-time high for CHoR’s program.

“With every year, the pediatric residency match becomes even more competitive than the last,” said Dr. Suzanne Lavoie, pediatric residency program director and chief of infectious diseases at CHoR. “I am continually impressed by the success our residents have already achieved before they even have a chance to walk in our door. Already breaking records, the 2014 residents have proven they’re no exception. I know this record setting year is the first of many impressive milestones this group will accomplish and we are looking forward to welcoming this enthusiastic group of new physicians.”

Established in 1934, CHoR’s residency program has a long history of providing exceptionally comprehensive and challenging pediatric educational experience, giving interns the opportunity to experience a wide variety of clinical care situations.The new group of residents joins CHoR from 14 different US Medical Schools and includes four of VCU’s very own students who were also selected as matches for CHoR’s residency program.“I am particularly proud and thrilled that four of VCU’s own students were selected as matches for CHoR’s residency program,” adds Dr. Lavoie. “This serves as a firm reminder of the dedication and hard work VCU’s residents and faculty invest into the future success of VCU’s medicall students and demonstrates the quality of our program to future applicants.”The 2014 residents are a bright group with an extraordinary passion for children’s health. Equipped with a wealth of knowledge and a desire to learn, our new pediatric residents bring added value and expertise to CHoR’s award winning staff. Please join us in welcoming the following new residents to our team!


Natalie Allen, MD
Temple University
School of Medicine


Sunana Dhir, MD
Virginia Commonwealth
University SOM


Megan Dibble, MD
Virginia Commonwealth
University SOM


Joan Dickerson, MD
University of Mississippi
School of Medicine


Richard Erwin, MD
Marshall University
Joan C. Edwards SOM


Jared Klein, MD
Wright State University
Boonshoft SOM


Usa Kopsombut, MD
Univ. Tennessee Health
Science Center COM


Ashley Litchfield, MD
Marshall University
Joan C. Edwards SOM


Charlotte McKnight, MD
University of Nebraska
College of Medicine


Ginny Mills, MD
Louisiana State Univ.
SOM in Shreveport


Kristina Prus, MD
University of Illinois
College of Medicine


Nehal Thakkar, MD
Albany Medical College


Scott Thomas, MD
West Virginia University
School of Medicine


Monica Woodhouse, MD
Virginia Commonwealth
University SOM


Jerry Xu, MD
Virginia Commonwealth
University SOM

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