Residents and Fellows

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine


  • Wagner, Amanda, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Amanda WagnerAmanda Wagner M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo California
    • Career Goals: Currently I aspire to practice full spectrum family medicine with a specialty in Sports Medicine.
    • Hobbies: I love to try new things! I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, biking, swimming, running, reading, weightlifting and spending as much time as I can with my family and friends.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?I chose UNR for many reasons. Growing up in Auburn, CA the Reno/Tahoe area is like a second home to me. The program offers each resident to become trained in full spectrum family medicine-with unique experiences in OB, peds and Sports Medicine. I also liked that the program was transparent in the structure, requirements and expectations of residents during residency. I was also intrigued by the combined residency/masters programs offered through UNR.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Watson, Alexandra (Chief Resident): Family Medicine

    Alexandra Watson Chief Resident
    Alexandra Watson

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: I am most interested in academic, LGBT+, rural, and women’s medicine. My most current career goal is to survive residency.
    • Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my close family and friends. This includes traveling, trying new bars and restaurants, being a member of a feminist book club, and teaching myself how to cook (in order to feed myself and my husband without going broke). I am also a self-professed crazy cat lady and will talk about my pets to anyone who will listen.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency? I made the switch to Family Medicine late in medical school and one of the main reasons was my experience with the Reno residents. I get along with everyone well and it’s a great learning environment. The faculty are extremely supportive of all of my educational goals. Additionally, I enjoy working with medical students and knew that there would be many opportunities here. I grew up in Lake Tahoe and wanted to remain in Nevada as my husband and I both love it here. There is so much to do, whether you like festivals, concerts, trying local breweries, or outdoor activities; plus there is an airport in town, which makes traveling that much easier! I feel extremely lucky to have been chosen by such an awesome program.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Willyard, Charles, D.O. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Charles WillyardCharles Willyard D.O. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Touro University Nevada
    • Hometown: Barstow, California
    • Career Goals: Gastroenterology Fellowship
    • Hobbies: Playing guitar, recording music, reading, hiking, running, and traveling.

    Playing guitar, recording music, reading, hiking, running, and traveling.

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Wood, Joshua, M.D. (Fellow): Sports Medicine Fellowship

    Joshua Wood, MDJoshua Wood M.D. (Fellow)

    • Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
    • Undergraduate College: College of the Ozarks
    • Career Goals: To enjoy what I do, Sports Medicine/ family practice as well as short term mission trips
    • Hobbies: Hobbies: Soccer, Mountain biking, hiking, sailing, snowboarding, scuba, camping, hanging out with my family, traveling, disc golf, rock climbing, and traveling.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?The biggest draw to this program for me is it’s unparalleled faculty, who enjoy teaching. As someone who enjoys the outdoors and learning this fellowship is the perfect fit for me. One major thing that drew me to this program was the opportunity to learn some unique types of sports medicine. I’m most excited about the 6 weeks of ski medicine, 1 month scuba rotation, learning about and being involved in wilderness medicine courses, and lastly working with rodeo athletes. The variety of event coverage we actively participate in, and the depth of knowledge I am able to receive from the faculty is exceptional. As a fellow, I will have the unique opportunity to learn about reading ECG specifically related to an athletes from one of the pioneers in the field. As someone who enjoys an active lifestyle, I understand the frustrations that come from injuries on and off the field. I am excited to learn from the best as well as be one of the lead physicians to division one level athletes of a variety of teams.

    Department of Family Medicine