Meet Our Residents
Third Year Residents
Orgill Chief Resident
About Dr. Kent Starkweather
I grew up in Cookeville, TN. From there, I went to Centre College where I studied economics and played soccer for four years. My first year out of college, I worked at an orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, where I taught third grade. After teaching, I moved to Nashville and worked in the business world for two years.
While working in Nashville, I started volunteering at an indigent clinic. After a few weeks, I decided to turn in my two week notice, cash in my life savings, and go back to school for medicine. I am now eight years into my journey and haven’t looked back since. My passion remains with working in the indigent population both in the U.S. and internationally, which is one reason Church Health was such a perfect fit for me.
My wife and I have really enjoyed the transition to Memphis. We love our neighborhood, where we can easily walk to our grocery store, and the people have been very kind to us. On the weekends, I attempt grilling, watching English Premier League soccer, and my favorite, college football.
About Dr. Sameh Askandar
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
Medical School: Medical Degree (M.B.B.CH), Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, 2009
Masters Degree: Master Degree in General Surgery, Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, 2013
Residency: Integrated Plastic Surgery residency, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
-Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris, France
-Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
-Reconstructive Microvascular Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
During my medical school in Egypt, I joined a handicapped care provider team, as a volunteer, which was affiliated to the Coptic church and served ill poor patients in underserved areas. I then realized that an optimal patient care is beyond medical knowledge and that emotional and spiritual wellbeing is as important.
Being in Memphis for couple of years during my training at UT, I was fascinated by the friendly staff at Church Health and the care they provide for the working uninsured population. I am honored to be part of the Church Health family.
About Dr. Atinuki Osinusi
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, Belmont University
Medical School: Medical Degree, Meharry Medical College
I was born in Lagos, Nigeria. After Nigeria, I lived in London, England for a while before moving to Nashville, TN. I completed my Bachelors’ of Science degree at Belmont University in Nashville and obtained my M.D. from Meharry Medical College. I enjoy traveling, I’m a food enthusiast, and I love spending time with my friends and family.
I chose family medicine because of its family centered, community oriented, and comprehensive approach to healthcare. Church Health does a wonderful job of encompassing these things as well as providing a supportive learning environment. I love being a part of the Church Health family and having the opportunity to work with so many friendly people who are devoted to providing high quality patient care.
About Dr. Marisha Sirdar
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science; University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2011
Medical Degree: Doctor of Medicine; Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, 2017
I completed by bachelor’s degree at USF and medical school at Ross University. During medical school, along with my colleagues, formed a non-profit organization, Talking4Health. Our goal is to provide health services and education within our local communities, as well as internationally. I enjoy a variety of arts and crafts related activities, lately it has been crocheting. I also enjoy photography, gardening and spending time with friends and family.
Being a part of the Church Health and Baptist family has been a wonderful experience. Not only am I challenged as I learn and continue to be molded into a Family Physician, I have become part of an amazing community.
Second Year Residents
About Dr. Spencer Connor
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Pre-Med; Furman University; Greenville, SC
Medical Degree: Doctor of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Memphis, TN
Residency: Preliminary Resident, Surgery; University of Tennessee, Department of Surgery; Memphis, TN
I grew up in Chattanooga, TN, and decided to stay in the southeast for my undergraduate degree. I attended Furman University in Greenville, SC, and afterwards returned to Tennessee for medical school in Memphis after I graduated. I had only been to Memphis a few times briefly before medical school, and after moving here, I quickly grew to love the city both as a place to live and to practice medicine. I knew I wanted to stay in Memphis for residency.
I chose Church Health and the Baptist program because of the program’s mission to serve the Memphis community and the enthusiasm the staff has in order to improve patients’ lives. Church Health is deeply invested in the healthcare of Memphis, and I am honored to be a part of the Church Health and Baptist community.
Robert Scott Parker
About Robert Scott Parker
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate Degree: BS in Biology from Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
About Rounak Quadri
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of California, Irvine; Irvine, California
Medical Degree: Doctor of Medicine, Ross University, Dominica
About Dr. James Ryan
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, Materials Science Engineering; Wright State University; Dayton, OH; 2006
Medical School: Doctor of Medicine; University of Toledo; Toledo, OH; 2016
I grew up in Dayton, OH, and earned a degree in Materials Science Engineering from Wright State University. After working in chemical research, I felt a calling to more directly interact with people using both the science of medicine, along with the personal connection of caring for people. This led to attending medical school at the University of Toledo.
I was drawn to Family Medicine due to its variety across all ages and categories of medicine, and I was particularly attracted to the residency in Memphis co-sponsored by Baptist and Church Health. The faith-based nature of their approach to the whole person and all aspects of life is especially important to me, and I can sense a special care and compassion for the population here.
First Year Residents
About Dr. Angelle Anderson
Hometown: Ft. Worth, TX
Dr. Angelle Anderson was born in Fort Worth, TX. She attended the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2014. Afterwards, she attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and received a Masters of Health Science in 2015, which further led to matriculation through the medical program and graduation in 2019. Her hobbies include dancing and trying different restaurants and coffee shops.
Dr. Anderson will complete her residency in 2022.
About Dr. Adriana Gonzalez-Canal
Hometown: Miami, FL
Dr. Adriana Gonzalez-Canal is a first generation Cuban-American that was born in Miami and raised in Florida. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and Florida State University. In addition to pursuing medicine, Dr. Gonzalez-Canal also has a passion for exercise that led her to being certified as an Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine. She believes in taking herself out of her comfort zone, whether be it challenging herself in the hospital or skydiving. She has grown up playing sports and loves to be part of a team. Dr. Gonzalez-Canal is relentless, enthusiastic, and refuses to go a day without making someone laugh.
Dr. Gonzalez-Canal will complete her residency in 2022.
Dr. Charquincy Hollowell
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Dr. Charquincy Hollowell attended the University of South Alabama, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He earned his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Prior to matriculating into medical school, Dr. Hollowell enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served in several force protection and communication leadership roles. He was deployed three times in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, football and riding motorcycles.
Dr. Hollowell will complete his residency in 2022.
Dr. Esha Sharma
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Dr. Esha Sharma is originally from Mumbai, India and attended medical school at K.J. Somaiya Medical College in Mumbai affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. Dr. Sharma also holds a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree with Epidemiology/Biostatistics specialization from Washington University in St. Louis. She has served as a volunteer physician in a welfare home for children that worked towards preventing second generation human trafficking in Mumbai. Dr. Sharma’s academic interests include understanding the behavioral aspect of diseases and promoting preventative medicine and holistic approach to have healthy communities. Her personal interests include stain glass painting, travelling and watching horror and thriller movies.
Dr. Sharma will complete her residency in 2022.