Current Residents

PGY-2 Residents


Gerta Mane, MD
Brett M. Gudgel, MD
Finny T. John, MD
David R. Griffin, MD
 

PGY-3 Residents

John Russell Burks, MD
Arkansas

Dr.Burks grew up as a proud Arkansan just outside of Little Rock in Cabot, Arkansas. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Philosophy. For medical school, he attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is married to his beautiful and talented wife,Ashley, who is a pharmacist. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with Ashley and their dog, Samson, in the great outdoors. He enjoys hunting, fishing, playing golf, traveling, watching sports, and following the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Valerie Miller Lobodiak, MD
Oklahoma

Dr. Lobodiak grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She attended the University of Oklahoma where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Zoology/Biomedical Sciences. She then went on to medical school at the University of Oklahoma, where she was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed an internship year in Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. During her free time she enjoys travelling, cooking, reading, spending time with her husband, Alex, and exploring OKC.

Kyle A. Rogers, MD
Oklahoma

Dr. Rogers grew up in Enid, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Microbiology, and he obtained his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma as well. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife Sydney and son Alston AKA Big Al, hanging out with his co-residents, shooting photography, hunting, and running.

Vincent D. Venincasa, MD
Florida

Dr. Venincasa was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and has one younger brother. He met his beautiful wife, Kiran (a surgery resident), at the University of Miami where they both completed university studies and medical school. Vince loves to play basketball and enjoys watching his Hurricanes play on Saturdays in the fall. Vince and Kiran love traveling, cooking, literature and art.

PGY-4 Residents

Joshua F. Hendrix, MD
West Virginia

Dr. Hendrix grew up in the small town of Bluefield, West Virginia. He attended Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where he obtained a B.S. in Chemistry. He went on to obtain his M.D. from the Marshall University School of Medicine and was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Greenville Health Systems in Greenville, SC. When away from medicine, Dr. Hendrix is an avid tennis player, enjoys hiking, loves to travel, and basically tries to be outside as much as possible.

Christina M. Lippe, MD
Pennsylvania

Dr. Lippe comes from Chocolate Town USA, also known as Hershey, Pennsylvania. She attended college at Ursinus College, a small liberal arts college outside of Philadelphia. She graduated with a double major in Chemistry and Biochemistry Molecular Biology. She then went to medical school at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine where she was president of her medical school class and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her internship at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In her free time, Christina likes to spend time with her husband, Andy, and her family. She likes to scuba dive, ski, and play sports such as softball and tennis.

Andrew T. Melson, MD
Ohio

Dr. Melson is a native of Ohio. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Louis University with a BA in Chemistry and minors in Theology and Philosophy. He then attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as a junior and graduated with distinctions in research and community service. He completed a Transitional Medicine Intern year at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana before moving to Oklahoma City. In his free time, Dr. Melson enjoys volunteering and spending time with his beautiful wife Danielle, a physical therapist, family and friends. His hobbies include soccer, racquetball, trap/skeet, skiing, and homebrewing.

Jason C. Smart, MD
Utah

Dr. Smart is originally from Provo, Utah, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology from Brigham Young University. He then attended medical school at Texas A&M College of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received the Excellence in Surgery award. He completed a transitional year at the Intermountain Medical Center in Utah before moving to Oklahoma. Dr. Smart enjoys spending time with his sweet wife, Sherise, and their two boys. He also enjoys hiking, shooting sports, and most things outdoors.

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