Meet Our Internal Medicine Residents

PGY-3 Residents
Ashesh Bhakta, DO
Hometown: Tulsa

Undergrad: OU

Medical School: Midwestern University – AZ

Outside Interests: basketball, football, golf, comic books and movies, time with friends and family

Research interests: Regenerative medicine

  Kimm McPhearson, DO
Hometown: Midwest City OK

Undergrad: OU

Medical School: OSU Center for Health Sciences

Outside Interests: Bug and beetle hunting, time with family and friends

Research Interests: Medical Maggot therapy

  Sarah Thorne-Smith, DO
Hometown: Edmond OK

Undergrad: NSU

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Outside Interests: Live music, fishing, puzzles, reading, family

Research Interests: Gastroenterology

  Andrew Valkanas, DO
Hometown: Tulsa

Undergrad: OSU

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Outside Interests: Archery, horseback riding, rugby

Research Interests: Microbiology

PGY-2 Residents
Kyle Brown, DO
Hometown: Henryetta OK

Undergrad: Northeastern State University

Medical School: Oklahoma State University CHS

Outside Interests: Enjoying time with family, outdoor adventure seeker in activities such as scuba diving, golfing, hunting, hiking, and biking

Research Interests: Effects of sedentary lifestyles on diseases of the colon

Gib Linzman, DO
Hometown: Tulsa OK

Undergrad: University of Oklahoma – Norman

Medical School: Oklahoma State University CHS

Outside Interests: Watching the Cubbies win the World Series, time with spouse, golf, guitar, music, hiking, camping, fishing

Research Interests: Perimenstrual asthma

Katie Mosteller, DO
Hometown: Ft. Gibson OK

Undergrad: University of Arkansas

Medical School: Oklahoma State University CHS

Outside Interests: Playtime with her sweet children out-of-doors if possible, reading, watching movies, baking

Research Interests: Uniqueness and techniques specific to the practice of medicine in medically underserved populations

Fahran Syed, MD
Hometown: Atlanta GA

Undergrad: Stonybrook NY

Medical School: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Outside Interests: Magic tricks, hiking, skiing, making espresso lattes, snorkeling, paintballing, white water rafting.

Research Interests: Preventative Medicine

Trung Truong, DO
Hometown: Kansas City MO

Undergrad:University of Missouri

Medical School:Kansas City University Medicine and Biosciences

Outside Interests: Finding excellent food, interesting hiking trails, playing soccer and tennis

Research Interests: Usage of Metformin in Type 1 pediatric patients with diabetes

PGY-1 Residents
Jemamia Goode, DO
Hometown: Lawton OK

Undergrad: OU College of Nursing and Cameron University / OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical School: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Outside Interests: Watching movies and reading horror novels

Research Interests: TBD

Sarah Khan, DO
Hometown: Tulsa OK

Undergrad: University of Tulsa / OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical School: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Outside Interests: Reading, writing, gardening, swimming, hiking, cooking, playing clarinet

Research Interests: Type 3 Diabetes

James Le, DO
Hometown: Oklahoma City OK

Undergrad: Oklahoma State University Stillwater

Medical School: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Outside Interests: Card magic, Horology, PBS Documentaries

Research Interests: TBD

Judd Miller, DO
Hometown: Pryor OK

Undergrad: University of Central Oklahoma (BS in Biology and MBA)

Medical School: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Outside Interests: Hunting, Fishing, Traveling

Research Interests: Geriatric STD’s

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