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Residents and Fellows

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

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  • Baldwin, Colin, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Colin BaldwinColin Baldwin M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Illinois, Chicago
    • Career Goals: Full spectrum Family Medicine, treating patients of all ages, in the clinic and the hospital.
    • Hobbies: Travel, art, food, outdoor activities, and spending time with my family!

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:As a medical student at UNR, I was able to work with UNR FM residents and attendings throughout medical school. In my clinical rotations, I had such a great experience – the residents and attendings were very friendly and approachable. In addition to the great culture, the residency here gives great training for such a wide spectrum of medicine. And to top it off, Reno is a great place to live!

  • Batimba Bessi, Valery, MD (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Valery C. Batimba Bessi, MDValery C. Batimba Bessi MD (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Nashville TN
    • Hometown: Yaounde, CMR / Huntsville, AL
    • Career Goals: Hospital / Critical Care
    • Hobbies: Plane spotting, Tennis, Traveling, Soccer (PSG fan)

  • Becher,, Tarra, MD (PGY3): Psychiatry

    Tarra Becher, M.D.Tarra Becher, MD (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Hometown: Waimea, Hawaii
    • Hobbies: Camping - We recently renovated a 1964 travel trailer, but also enjoy backpacking and camping in remote areas. Land-sailing - I haven't been land sailing in the dry lake beds of Nevada for 9 years. I have competed in small local competitions. Hiking - I enjoy taking my son and two dogs hiking in the afternoons and on weekends. Sewing - swimwear and children's clothes are my favorite items to sew. Cooking - I especially love making pizza and pasta from scratch.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Bennett,, Wynston, MD (PGY2): Psychiatry

    Wynston Bennett, MDWynston Bennett, MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI
    • Undergraduate College: Carroll College (Helena, MT)
    • Research Interests: Telemedicine, Rural health, Collaborative Care Model/Integrated Behavioral Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Hometown: Mead, Washington
    • Hobbies: Basketball (playing, coaching, watching...Go Zags!), skiing, hiking, painting, baking, nurturing my green thumb, animal rescue, anything involving dogs, all things JRR Tolkien

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Bester, Daniel, MD (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Daniel BesterDaniel Bester MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Saint James School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Lethbridge, Canada
    • Career Goals: Inpatient medicine, Rural Medicine, and Sports Medicine. Do I have to choose just one?
    • Hobbies: I enjoy doing anything outdoors: skiing, camping, and hiking. I also like cooking and subsequently eating. I also enjoy road trips and exploring national parks.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:The program’s faculty and residents stood out during the recruitment and interview processes. I appreciated the program’s ability to prepare me to become a full-spectrum family medicine physician, and UNR’s opportunities for fellowships in the future. Of course, you can’t beat the area. I look forward to taking full advantage of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras!

  • Bolton,, Arbury, MD (PGY2): Psychiatry

    Charles Wielski, M.D.Arbury Bolton, MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Queensland SOM — Ochsner Clinical School (Brisbane, QLD, Au/New Orleans, La, USA)
    • Undergraduate College: University of San Francisco
    • Hometown: Auburn, California
    • Hobbies: live music, bad 80s bands, stouts on nitro, international travel, road trips, Lake Tahoe, ski/scuba/pilates, opera and Broadway, attempting to pet every dog that crosses my path, procrasti-baking

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Bowman,, Kelly, MD, (PGY5) Co-Chief Fellow (Fellow): Child Psychiatry Fellowship

    Kelly Bowman, M.D.Kelly Bowman, MD, (PGY5) Co-Chief Fellow (Fellow)

    • Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Mercer University College of Liberal Arts
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Hometown: Tyrone, GA
    • Hobbies: Parenting, reading science fiction/fantasy, crocheting, church

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Burningham, Tyson, MD (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Tyson Burningham, MDTyson Burningham MD (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis MN
    • Hometown: Polson, MT
    • Career Goals: Connect with, and care for, patients and families with compassion; Advance the health of Native populations
    • Hobbies: Napping, hiking, polar dips

  • Bushman, Rhett, DO (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Rhett BushmanRhett Bushman DO (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Brigham Young University
    • Career Goals: Outpatient Family Medicine and Sports Medicine
    • Hobbies: Hiking with my dog, snowboarding, tennis, playing music, videography

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:While the great outdoor scene in Reno and Tahoe was the initial draw for me to begin my training in Reno, it was the overall fantastic experience during my interview day that really sealed the deal. I knew right away that the residents and faculty were exactly the type of people I wanted to work with on a daily basis. The robust sports medicine program with the fellowship training was also a deciding factor in my decision to train at UNR.