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International Family Medicine Fellows

Since 2008, International Family Medicine Fellows have traveled the world to bring needed care to underserved areas, while also improving their own skill at providing care in limited conditions.

Training

2019-2020

Josh McCoy, MD


Josh McCoy, MD
Dr. Josh McCoy
Fellowship destination: Bangladesh
Home state: Washington State
Education: Seattle Pacific University
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Via Christi Family Medicine Residency

We McCoys have a thing for mountains, oceans, hiking, neighbors, sunsets, chocolate chip cookies and cool looking trees. Mostly though we love Jesus and will be serving Him wherever there are people, likely overseas after a stint with family in Washington state.

Why Via Christi IFMF? Equipping-- Burn, Ortho, Dental, Trauma, OB, etc. Mentorship from folks who have done and do what we want to do. Unique opportunity to embed and serve in a missions community for a set time, and then step back and process alongside experienced mission folks in order to learn from the past and apply vision to future.

2018-2019

Brian Jennings, MD


Brian Jennings, MD
Dr. Brian Jennings and his wife Dr. Robyn Jennings
Fellowship destination: Hospital Loma de Luz, Honduras
Home state: Ohio
Education: Case Western Reserve University
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
North Colorado Family Medicine Residency

About me: I grew up in Connecticut in a family of ten kids. My wife and I met in medical school and did residency together in Colorado. We have two children, Emily and Jack.

Passions: music, guitar, hiking, learning, going to new places, family, faith

Why Via Christi IFMF? With a goal of working in underserved areas with limited resources, when I learned about the Via Christi IFMF it sounded like a great fit for training to get additional skills in order to be better prepared.

After fellowship we plan to work in an underserved country, hopefully long-term.

2017-2018

2018 IFMF doctors
Left to right: Samuel Porter, MD and his wife, Jessica; Isaac Hatton, MD and his wife, Camille; Brandon Cole, DO and his wife, Jenna
Brandon Cole, DO

Brandon Cole, DO

Quito, Ecuador
John Brown University
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency

Dr. Brandon Cole works in Michigan and continues to volunteer in the Philippines and elsewhere. He is planning to work full-time overseas in the future.

Isaac Hatton, MD

Isaac Hatton, MD

Belfast, Ireland
College of the Ozarks
Medical School for International Health, Israel
Memorial Family Medicine Residency, Indiana

Dr. Isaac Hatton completed residency at Memorial Family Medical Residency in Indiana before coming to Via Christi for the IFMF. He volunteers with refugees and the medically underserved in the Middle East.

Samuel Porter, MD

Samuel Porter, MD

Beirut, Lebanon
College of the Ozarks
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency

Dr. Sam Porter grew up in Lebanon, where his parents worked with a charitable organization focused on helping refugees. He attended medical school at Mayo and Via Christi for residency and fellowship. He lives and works in the Middle East with Dr. Hatton, providing medical care for refugee populations.

2016-2017

Left to right:
Dr. SunMin Kim (with wife, Angela) is studying language and culture as he prepares to serve in North Africa.

Dr. Garrett Schwab (with wife, Lindsay) is serving among the urban poor in south Dallas at CitySquare Clinic.

Dr. Brett Hoffecker (with wife, Felishia) is practicing full-spectrum family medicine in Scott City, Kansas.

2015-2016

Dr. Casey Hicks | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows
Dr. Casey Hicks moved back home to Alabama and pursued additional Obstetrics and Faculty Development training at Cahaba Family Medicine, where he now serves as faculty.
Dr. Brett Malone | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows
Dr. Brett Malone is serving in Central Asia.

2014-2015

Left to right:
Dr. Drew Posey is on faculty at Cahaba Family Medicine Residency in Birmingham, Alabama. He continues to volunteer abroad.

After practicing for a few years at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas, Dr. Jonathan Peters is also on faculty at Cahaba Family Medicine Residency..

Dr. Lane Olson (with wife, Audra) also works in Lakin, Kansas, and frequently volunteers his time overseas.

Dr. Nicholas Tomsen (with wife, Michaela) also lives intentionally in a lower resource neighborhood. He started Antioch Med, a Direct Primary Care clinic which provides full spectrum, quality care to those with and without health insurance.

Dr. Patrick Allen spent 2 years as a hospitalist in Wichita, Kansas, and has now joined faculty at Via Christi. He continues to travel overseas for volunteer work and teaching.

2013-2014

Dr. Rose Dulaney | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows
Dr. Rose Dulaney is currently serving in a medical prison ministry in Virginia
Dr. Isaac Hotz | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows
Dr. Isaac Hotz (along with his wife, Dr. Anne Hotz) is a graduate of the Greeley Family Medicine Residency in Greeley, CO. They are serving full time at Hospital Loma de Luz in rural Honduras.
Dr. Daniel Reimer | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows
Dr. Daniel Reimer worked for three years as a hospitalist and now does a variety of locums and volunteer work in rural and international settings. He was working in St. Thomas during the Hurricane Irma crisis.
Dr. Heather Licke | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows
Dr. Heather Licke is currently serving in Goodland, KS.

 

2012-2013

Dr. Sarah Mandingo | Via Christi International Family Medicine FellowsDr. Sarah Mandigo is currently serving full time in north Africa
Dr. Lisa Gilbert | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows
Dr. Lisa Gilbert spent a few years practicing in rural Lakin, KS. She continues to volunteer much of her time abroad, and assisted in Liberia, Africa during the Ebola epidemic. She is now on faculty at Via Christi.

 

 Dr. Marta Hantke | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows Dr. Marta Hantke has worked at GraceMed and with refugees in Garden City. She now practices in rural Oregon.

 

Dr. Jonathon Teubl | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows Dr. Jonathon Teubl is from Albany, NY. He is currently serving full time in Northern India.

 

2011-2012

Dr. Marc Carrigan | Via Christi International Family Medicine FellowsDr. Marc Carrigan joined faculty in Springfield, Illinois, and now serves in a rural remote area in western Uganda.
Dr. Dean Kubacz | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows Dr. Dean Kubacz, along with his wife Dr. Dianna Kubacz, were Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency graduates. They served at GraceMed for 2 years and following a year of French language study in France are now serving in Chad.

 

 Dr. Kristin O'Dell  | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows Dr. Kristin O'Dell came to us from Mayo LaCrosse Family Medicine Residency and is currently working as a hospitalist in Madison, WI.

 

Dr. Melissa Sandberg  | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows Dr. Melissa Sandberg is a St. Anthony's Family Medicine Residency program in OKC graduate. She has been serving at Mukinge Hospital in Zambia.

 

2010-2011

Dr Alice Oliveira | Via Christi International Family Medicine FellowsDr Alice Oliveira was a graduate of the Mayo's Lacrosse, WI Family Medicine Residency program. Following graduation, she has returned to serve in rural North Dakota.
Dr. Alexis Carmer | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows Dr. Alexis Carmer is a Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency graduate. She is serving full time in Jos, Nigeria.

 

 Dr. John Birky | Via Christi International Family Medicine FellowsDr. John Birky served in Lakin, Kansas, and now practices in Garden City, Kansas, serving their growing immigrant and refugee population.

 

2009-2010

Dr John Epperly | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows
Dr. John Epperly, along with Drs. Kline and McQuillen, practice broad-spectrum Family Medicine as a group in New Hampton, Iowa. They each rotate for a few months per year to support Canillá, Guatemala, where they have helped build a hospital.
Dr. Jack Kline | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows
Dr. Jack Kline
 Dr. Paul McQuillen| Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows  Dr. Paul McQuillen
 Dr. Rick Moberly| Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows   Dr. Rick Moberly, after serving in rural Iowa, is now on faculty at Oregon Health and Science University.
 Dr. Logan Banks | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows   Dr. Logan Banks practices in Burundi, and also works as faculty at the Cox Family Medicine Residency in Springfield, Missouri.

2008-2009

Dr. Kevin Raymer | Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellows

Dr. Kevin Raymer piloted this fellowship in 2008. He and his wife Katie, a general surgeon, worked for a few years back home in Arizona, and are now serving in India.