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Residents and Fellows

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

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  • Wagner, Amanda, M.D. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Amanda WagnerAmanda Wagner M.D. (PGY1)

    • 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

  • Wartgow, Kaleb, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Kaleb WartgowKaleb Wartgow M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: Rural Family Medicine Outpatient and Rural Emergency Care
    • Hobbies: I enjoy anything outside for the most part. I particularly love to fly fish, hunt, backpack and generally explore the west. I am fortunate enough to have an incredible wife and young son that I get to share those many adventures with. An ideal day for me would be hiking in to some remote mountain lake or stream and introducing myself to some wild trout.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? I am a fourth-generation Nevadan and plan to keep this my home forever. I am particularly interested in serving some of the more rural communities in the state and the School of Medicine Family Medicine program is ideally suited to giving me the training and education to meet those goals. I also am a graduate of the School of Medicine and my interaction with the faculty and residents during my clerkships and sub-internship really cemented my desire to stay with my home program. All of the physicians that are part of the department went above and beyond to teach, mentor and guide me during medical school and I can’t imagine doing residency anywhere else.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Watson, Alexandra (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Alexandra WatsonAlexandra Watson (PGY2)

    • 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. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Charles WillyardCharles Willyard D.O. (PGY1)

    • 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

  • Win, Thi Thi, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Thi Thi WinThi Thi Win M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Medicine 1, Yangon
    • Hometown: Aungban, Shan, Myanmar
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist/fellowship
    • Hobbies: Reading, meditation, hiking and traveling

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Wright, Demara, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Demara WrightDemara Wright M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Career Goals: Open to several career opportunities in family medicine; small suburban private practice with a focus on community involvement, acute care clinic with the opportunity to do frequent minor procedures, or a larger hospital/medical center with a focus on public health issues, research, or academia.
    • Hobbies: Avid movie goer and movie quoter; some of my favorites are “Hot Fuzz” and “Tucker and Dale vs Evil.” Professional fireworks- the 4th of July is never the same after you’ve been directly underneath a fireworks show. Local and global travel; in the past nine years my husband and I have been through more than 30 of the United States (and lived in seven). I also enjoy hiking, outdoor running, photography, puzzles, reading, home cooking, long walks on the beach and naps (if napping was an Olympic sport, I’d place somewhere in the top 10).

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? Most importantly, the School of Medicine’s Family Medicine chose me! This program was my first choice for a myriad of reasons, the friendliness of staff and residents being top of that list. I am looking forward to volunteering at the student run clinic, learning more about community medicine, working with experts in the field of sports medicine and the opportunity to earn a master’s degree with the four-year program. The variety of outdoor activities offered in Reno and the surrounding area (skiing, camping, hiking, running and visiting Lake Tahoe/Virginia City) as well as the proximity of Reno to my immediate family were also a particular draw for me.

    Department of Family Medicine