Current Residents in the OB-GYN Residency Program

Current PGY-4s (Class of 2020)

Current PGY-4s (Class of 2020)Left to right: Kat Grette, Taleia House, Iris Trochez, and Elizabeth Wilson

 

Katherine (“Kat”) Grette, M.D.

Katherine (“Kat”) Grette, M.D.

Hometown: Wenatchee, WA

Undergrad: Washington State University

Medical School: University of Washington

What I like best about our residency: I love the great relationships we have with our faculty. They trust us because they know us.

What I like to do in Mobile: I love chasing gators in the Delta and lounging by the USA outdoor pool.

 

Taleia House, M.D.

Taleia House, M.D.

Hometown: Quincy, FL

Undergrad: Florida State University

Medical School: Florida State University

What I like best about our residency: I really like the diverse patient population and graduated autonomy.

What I like to do in Mobile: I like local and nearby shopping! I also like that is very close to home.

 

Iris Trochez, M.D.

Iris Trochez, M.D.

Hometown: Lafayette, LA

Undergrad: University of Louisiana in Lafayette

Medical School: LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport

What I like best about our residency: I enjoy working with attendings that both challenge you to do better while still being supportive and providing a good work environment. I also enjoy working with a group of residents that understand that team work is very important in residency.

What I like to do in Mobile: I love going to the beach, eating seafood every time I can, and going crabbing with Fang to show him how to do it right!

 

Elizabeth Wilson, D.O.

Elizabeth Wilson, D.O.

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Undergrad: University of Louisiana in Lafayette

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University

What I like best about our residency: I appreciate working within a community with access to such diverse pathology.

What I like to do in Mobile: I enjoy kayaking and biking in nearby state parks and attending the Fairhope art festival and art walk.

 


 

Current PGY-3s (Class of 2021)

Current PGY-3s (Class of 2021) Left to right: Nick Tinker, Raj Paladugu, Fang Weng, and Candice Holliday

 

Nicholas (“Nick”) Tinker, M.D.

Nicholas (“Nick”) Tinker, M.D.

Hometown: Ralph, AL

Undergrad: University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa

Medical School: University of South Alabama

What I like best about our residency: My co-residents and the fact that I joined a family

What I like to do in Mobile: I like to go to Biloxi with my co-residents. I like watching Alabama football (Roll Tide) and re-living my glory days on the field. I like trying out the various workout places in Mobile, like kickboxing. I love writing music and working on my DJ side game.

 

Rajesh (“Raj”) Paladugu, M.D.

Rajesh (“Raj”) Paladugu, M.D.

Hometown: Huntsville, AL

Undergrad: University of South Alabama

Medical School: University of South Alabama

What I like best about our residency: I love being part of a family where I can count on my co-residents to help me without hesitation such that my workload is never bad.

What I like to do in Mobile: Boy, I love everything about Mobile! In fact, I have lived here for 14 years. I like watching soccer, going to Biloxi, and planning resident get-togethers.

 

Fang Weng, M.D.

Fang Weng, M.D.

Hometown: Fuzhou, China

Undergrad: University of Arkansas

Medical School: University of Arkansas

What I like best about our residency: My co-residents! Early surgical experience is also a great perk.

What I like to do in Mobile: I like watching anime in bed. I like eating seafood, going fishing and going crabbing at Dauphin Island.

 

Candice Holliday, J.D., M.D.

Candice Holliday, J.D., M.D.

Hometown: Pensacola, FL

Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis

Law School: University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

Medical School: University of South Alabama

What I like best about our residency: The fact that we have a real camaraderie, from co-residents to attendings; we are a work family!

What I like to do in Mobile: I like to go to trivia and trying new local restaurants! Also, Mobile is so close to other great cities like Pensacola, Biloxi and New Orleans!

 


 

Current PGY-2s (Class of 2022)

Current PGY-2s (Class of 2022) Left to right: Chelsea Nelson, Ashley Easterwood, Lauren Cooper, and Taylor Twiggs

 

Chelsea Nelson, M.D.

Chelsea Nelson, M.D.

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

Undergrad: Texas A&M University

Medical School: University of Texas Health in San Antonio

What I like best about our residency: The co-residents that became family, approachable attendings, and 4 weeks vacay, baby!

What I like to do in Mobile: I love tanning/swimming at the beach, boating with the Coopers, running with Rylee Dog (the best pup in the land), and spending time with friends.

 

Ashley Easterwood, M.S., M.D.

Ashley Easterwood, M.S., M.D.

Hometown: Lubbock, TX

Undergrad: Texas Tech University (“TTU”)

Masters in Molecular Biology: TTU Health Science

Medical School: Medical School TTU HSC

What I like best about our residency: Immediate family feel, early surgical experience, and size of program

What I like to do in Mobile: The weather, activities like Mardi Gras and the beach, and the proximity to other big attractions

 

Lauren Cooper, M.D.

Lauren Cooper, M.D.

Hometown: Cape Coral, FL

Undergrad: Auburn University

Medical School: Meharry Medical College

What I like best about our residency: The people, not only my co-residents and attending, but also the nurses, staff, and everyone else who cares for our patients

What I like to do in Mobile: I love biking around mobile, going to the beach and boating with my family.

 

Taylor Twiggs, M.D.

Taylor Twiggs, M.D.

Hometown: Terre Haute, IN

Undergrad: Indiana University

Medical School: Indiana University

What I like best about our residency: I like that I was joining a family and not a hierarchy. We are a team here. (Plus, early surgical experience!)

What I like to do in Mobile: I like going to the beach with my pug (Thunder)!

 


 

Current PGY-1s (Class of 2023)

Current PGY-1s (Class of 2023) Left to right: Audrey Murphy, Aly Berger, Jonathan Jones, and Christine Hude

 

Audrey Murphy, M.D.

Audrey Murphy, M.D.

Hometown: Ozark, AL

Undergrad: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Medical School: University of South Alabama

What I like best about our residency: Early surgical experience, the camaraderie between attendings and residents, high risk patient population

What I like to do in Mobile: Local restaurants and fresh seafood, can easily make daytrips to surrounding places (Destin, Pensacola, New Orleans, Biloxi)

 

Alexandra (“Ally”) Berger, D.O.

Alexandra (“Aly”) Berger, D.O.

Hometown: Miami, FL

Undergrad: Florida International University

Medical School: Tuoro College of Medicine

What I like best about our residency: My awesome co-residents who I can always count on! Great exposure early on.

What I like to do in Mobile: I enjoy going to Dauphin Island and trying new restaurants in the area!

 

Jonathan Jones, M.D.

Jonathan Jones, M.D.

Hometown: Long Beach, MS

Undergrad: University of Mississippi

Medical School: University of South Alabama

What I like best about our residency: I love our department -- we are small but busy, full of great experiences, and always a new adventure.

What I like to do in Mobile: Art Walk; Dauphin Island and the Estuarium; Dinner on the Causeway

 

Christine Hude, M.D.

Christine Hude, M.D.

Hometown: Indian Head Park, IL

Undergrad: Lake Forest College

Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

What I like best about our residency: My co-residents! Everyone helps everyone, you never feel like you're own your own.

What I like to do in Mobile: Going to the beach, shopping at local antique stores, eating lots of seafood!