Meet Our Residents

Methodist Family Medicine Residents

Physician-graduates of the Methodist Health System Family Medicine Residency Program often cite five factors for their successful transition to private practice:

  • The diversity of a fast-growing patient population in the Dallas service area.
  • Exceptional hands-on experience in a progressive community care clinic
  • Broad-based inpatient care in a busy acute-care hospital without competition from specialty residency programs
    (Family Medicine is the only residency program at Methodist Charlton)
  • Support of a committed, knowledgeable faculty and staff in a progressive, evidence-based, research-focused family medicine program
  • The opportunity to work among a diverse group of allopathic and osteopathic physicians, which mirrors real-world practice.

Below are the physicians currently completing their Family Medicine residency at Methodist Charlton in Dallas:

Class of 2020

PGY I – Class of 2020
  • Matthew Dow, DO
  • Blair Thwaites, MD
  • Annie Lam, MD
  • Danielle Tomko, DO
  • Sarah Langston, DO
  • Shermin Sayani, DO (not pictured)

Matthew Dow
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth

Hometown: Weatherford, TX. I was born in Fort Worth. Grew up on a ranch in Weatherford and attended school in and around DFW.
Hobbies: Playing ice hockey, kayaking, fishing, camping, hiking, playing guitar, spending time with family, friends and my dog Koho.
Why Methodist Charlton? The family atmosphere and great people are what really drew me to the program. My first experience with Charlton was when I rotated as a medical student, and every day I could not feel more welcomed by all the faculty and staff. The environment is truly one for learning, helping patients, and helping our community. The location offers many opportunities, both medical and for leisure!
Career Goals: Practice locally in an outpatient setting with a mixture of sports medicine and family medicine.

Sarah Langston, DO
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Wichita Falls, TX
Hobbies: Hanging out with my husband and chocolate lab, playing volleyball and watching football, antique shopping, hunting, traveling to new places.
Why Methodist Charlton? I knew from rotating as a 4th year medical student that I would love being a resident at Charlton. The atmosphere here radiates positivity and cultivates a great learning environment. The faculty and employees truly invest in your medical career and care about your experience. Not to mention the current residents really make you feel like part of a family. Other attributes of this program include working with the underserved population of South Dallas and the opportunity for a sports medicine track.
Career Goals: Outpatient Medicine in an underserved city in Texas with hopefully a fellowship in Sports Medicine

Danielle Tomko, DO
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth

Hometown: Keller, TX
Hobbies: Spending time with my husband, family, and dog! I enjoy crafting, cooking new recipes, and indulging in coffee; Also who doesn’t love brunch?!?!
Why Methodist Charlton? The atmosphere is simply helpful and positive, where everyone has the space to feel valued, heard, and supported. I also appreciated the size of the program, which fosters a family like attitude. The location was an important factor as well: Dallas offers lively places to live, with fun pockets of restaurants, coffee shops, and local festivities. I felt like there was an opportunity for me to really grow and make an impact here.
Career Goals: An outpatient practice where I get to see kiddos, adults, and hopefully whole family visits. I plan to practice with focuses on preventative health, nutrition, and outreach! 

Annie Lam, MD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Hometown: Richardson, TX
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends and family, Yoga, Traveling
Why Methodist Charlton? I love the environment here. I got a good vibe during my interview day, as everyone was friendly and welcoming. The culture here at Methodist is supportive. The attendings, residents, and staff are all invested in our success. In my opinion, training in an unopposed program located in an underserved area offers a unique learning opportunity. Also, Dallas is where I consider home!
Career Goals: Outpatient setting with an interest in Integrative Medicine.

Blair Thwaites, MD

Hometown: Southlake, TX
Hobbies: Running, spending time with family, taking my dog, Sophie, to the dog park, scuba diving, traveling
Why Methodist Charlton? I chose Methodist Charlton because of the atmosphere. I loved how family friendly the program is and how close the residents are. Faculty is always accessible to answer questions and are always helping us find ways to pursue our passions within the medical field. Everyone is so caring and compassionate about patient care and teaching.
Career Goals: Outpatient medicine in the DFW area


Class of 2021

PGY III - Class of 2018 Left to Right:
  • Dalton Allen, MD
  • Maria North, DO
  • Jazzmine-Rose Baluyot, DO
  • Katherine Guillory, DO
  • Hope Shepherd, MD
  • Michael Tapscott, MD

Dalton Allen, MD

Hometown: Quitaque, TX 
Hobbies: Hanging out with my wife, watching sports (Wreck 'Em Tech), staying physically active and being outdoors, and helping my dad farm whenever I get the chance to go home.      
Why Methodist Charlton? From my first day here, I loved how the amazing faculty/staff and the small resident classes made this feel like a family environment. I know I will always have support here whenever I need it. The unopposed family medicine residency program here at Methodist Charlton will have you prepared for anything once you are done with your training, and at the same time lets you tailor your education to your specific interests. 
Career Goals: I would like to pursue practicing outpatient family medicine with some sports medicine and may some urgent care mixed in. I want to live in a smaller town that's family-friendly and will allow me to be an involved member of the community.

Jazzmine Baluyot, DO  

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV      
Hobbies: DIY projects, crafting, video games, binge watching TV shows, trying new restaurants and coffee shops and traveling!      
Why Methodist Charlton? Methodist Charlton provided the most well-rounded curriculum and the ability to tailor it depending on my evolving interests. Most importantly, the people! The faculty, staff and residents were so kind during my interview. The hospital staff were also very welcoming during the tour! I knew I would be able to grow as a physician in such a positive environment. I definitely saw myself being a part of this little medical family.        
Career Goals: My interests are still pretty broad (general practice, hospice, cosmetics), but I know I would like to work in an outpatient setting

Katherine Guillory, DO

Hometown: Cleburne, TX       
Hobbies: reading, spending time with the family, working out      
Why Methodist Charlton? I chose Methodist Charlton because of the balance between inpatient and outpatient training opportunities, unopposed training site, and supportive learning environment      
Career Goals: I would like to practice in an outpatient setting with an emphasis on underserved patient populations

Maria North, DO

Hometown: Oregon      
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, exploring new places, learning about different cultures (espcially the food) and spending quality time with the people that I love. I like to stay active and follow athletics when I get a chance, specifically track and field and basketball.      
Why Methodist Charlton? I completed an audition rotation at Methodist Charlton during my 4th year of medical school and immediately felt at home. The residents, faculty, and staff were kind, helpful, knowledgeable, and cared about my well-being. This program also has strong inpatient and outpatient experience with emphasis on tailoring your education to your specific interests.
Career Goals: My interests include Women's Health, Sports Medicine, Integrative Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. I am unsure exactly where or how I would like to practice, but I am looking forward to finding my niche and forming life-long relationships with my patients. 

Hope Shepherd, MD 

Hometown: Duncanville, TX      
Hobbies: Anything outdoors-gardening, hiking, playing sports, walking my dog. Hanging out with my husband, family, and friends. Escape rooms. Painting.       
Why Methodist Charlton? This is my hometown, what better place to do family medicine? I love this part of Dallas and this community. When looking for a residency, I remember thinking that the residents at MCMC were people I could learn a lot from as well as be friends with. Both were important to me. Also the faculty struck me as approachable and invested in the residents. I have so enjoyed joining such an incredible team.
Career goals: I want to work in the outpatient clinic setting and serve young and old. I have a particular interest in medical missions as well.

Michael Tapscott, MD

Hometown: Coppell, TX       
Hobbies: I enjoye going to new restaurants and antique shops in the small towns near Dallas with my wife. I also enjoy woodworking and restoring antique hand tools.      
Why Methodist Charlton? Everyone at Charlton is incredibly nice. Walking the halls in the hospital all the staff are friendly and helpful. The attending are great at teaching, and the residents are very willing to help each other out and give useful tips about being more efficient.  
Career Goals: I would love to work in international medicine in establishing long lasting relationships with groups in South America

Class of 2022

PGY III - Class of 2018
  • Niti Khambhati, MD
  • Tina Joseph, DO
  • Gladys Lopez, DO
  • Nicole Monk, DO
  • Katherine Bouchard, DO
  • Grady Cook, DO 

Niti Khambhati, MD

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Hobbies: spending time with family and friends, hiking, binge watching TV shows, trying new recipes, traveling, painting
Why Methodist Charlton? I chose Methodist Charlton because of the variety of opportunities provided to residents so that they can grow in their own ways. From the individual academic tracks to program committees to electives, there is a chance to explore your interests. Additionally, it was very important to me have involved mentors who could guide me as I continue to foster my career goals. During my interview, I was welcomed like family and was easily impressed by the relationship between the faculty/staff and residents. As a resident, I have found the community here to be truly supportive!
Career Goals: While my interests are still broad, I know that I would like to practice in an outpatient setting. I also hope to continue to my love for teaching and mentoring as a community preceptor.

Tina Joseph, DO

Hometown: From Trivandrum, India to Lebanon, OR, and now Grand Prairie, TX!
Hobbies: Reading historical fiction, indulging in PBS Masterpiece shows, spending time with my husband, daughter and extended family, trying out different restaurants/cuisines in DFW.
Why Methodist Charlton? I had heard wonderful things about this program as a med student and found it all to be true when I rotated here in my 4th year of med school. The best part about this program is the people – my faculty, fellow residents, and staff genuinely care about each other. I feel valued and supported by this community each day as I learn and grow in this profession. Also, it is wonderful to be a part of an unopposed residency program like this one, where I am exposed to a wide variety of clinical experiences.
Career Goals: Ideally, I would like to work at an outpatient clinic in DFW. I also enjoy acute clinic and am considering working in Urgent Care settings. My dream is to integrate international medicine into my practice and learn more about how medicine is practiced and taught in other countries.

Gladys Lopez, DO

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Hobbies: traveling, spending time with family and friends, watching Arthur
Why Methodist Charlton? I grew up in Dallas, and I wanted to return and provide care to the community I grew up with. Methodist Charlton provides a wonderful environment that is conducive to learning. The residents are always kind, willing to help one another, and truly care about their patients. Additionally, the attendings are approachable, enthusiastic about medicine, and always willing to answer any questions I may have.
Career Goals: To practice outpatient medicine in the DFW Metroplex

Nicole Monk, DO

Hometown: Wichita Falls, TX
Hobbies: Spending time with loved ones, reading, anything outdoors, card games
Why Methodist Charlton? I chose Methodist because it was very important to me to be part of a program that included an amazing support system of faculty, staff, and co-residents that would provide both great training for my career, and that would also allow me to build supportive personal relationships with those around me through the trying times of residency. Everyone here was very approachable and helpful and it felt like home!
Career Goals: Outpatient primary care

Katherine Bouchard, DO

Hometown: McKinney, TX
Hobbies: Scuba diving, baking, watching the news, hanging out with my yellow lab puppy, watching Ohio State football, spending time at the beach, trying the hot new restaurant in town.
Why Methodist Charlton? From my first conversation with someone from this program I knew it was my home. Everyone here is not only warm and welcoming but willing to teach and encourage your growth. Being a Texas native I knew I always wanted to come back to my roots to train and practice and this program allows me to do that. Methodist Charlton is such a unique hospital that allows me to serve an at need population that is still within the Dallas city limits. I know that once I complete my training I will be prepared for anything practice may throw at me.
Career Goals: I would like to pursue practicing in an outpatient family medicine clinic. I love DFW and want to continue to practice within Dallas city limits. I hope to be a community partner with those in my neighborhood.

Grady Cook, DO

Hometown: Plano, TX
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and kids, mountain/road biking, guitar, outdoor adventures
Why Methodist Charlton? Methodist was my top choice program for multiple reason. First, it provided a well-established, high-volume clinic with extremely caring and supportive faculty and staff. During my audition, it was apparent that the residents were good friends and cared for each other. It was also clear that they wanted the best for patients and were competent and highly effective in both inpatient and outpatient setting. I am truly privileged to be a part of the team!
Career Goals: Broad interests including rural ER/urgent care, outpatient psychiatry/addiction medicine, and all things family medicine