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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 2022

Class of 2022

  • 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

Class of 2023

Class of 2023 Methodist Family Medicine Residents
Left to right:

  • Jacob Heuring, DO
  • Kshma Kulkarni, DO
  • Rajani Shresthra, DO
  • Abigail Rosales, MD
  • Olivia Demarta, DO
  • Patrick Brennan, DO

Rajani Shrestha, DO

Hometown: From Kathmandu, Nepal to Grand Prairie, TX

Hobbies: Hanging out with family and friends, reading fantasy novels, watching movies and tv shows, playing board games, photography, traveling.

Why Methodist Charlton? Most of my family are in Dallas, and I wanted to be close to them. I did my 3rd and 4th year family medicine rotation here and really liked the atmosphere and the camaraderie between the residents, faculty and staff. Everyone was very nice and helpful, and I always felt welcome and included. I wanted an unopposed residency program that fostered learning in a supportive environment. There is also variety of tracks that can be tailored to your interest.

Career Goals: I want to do outpatient medicine in DFW and incorporate international mission trips

Abigail Rosales, MD

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Hobbies: kayaking, going on road trips, hiking, spending time with family and friends, food adventures, watching 90 day fiancée

Why Methodist Charlton? From the moment I interviewed I was super impressed by the training opportunities this residency offered. I was impressed by the opportunity to learn OMM to some extent as an MD. I loved the idea of being part of the Agape clinic and being involved in the community. There was also a welcoming feeling from the residents, faculty, and staff. I could really tell that people supported and cared for each other which was the kind of environment I was looking for.

Career Goals: I would love to work in education at some point and teach future residents and students. I also have an interest in sports medicine and hospice care.

Patrick Brennan, DO

Hometown: Albany, NY

Hobbies: I’m a bit of a foodie, so I love trying new restaurants and foods. I also love baseball and visiting various zoo’s and state parks with my family!

Why Methodist Charlton: a few years before medical school, I found myself in the Metroplex

and loved it. I really wanted to be back in an area I felt a connection to. When I visited Methodist, I instantly felt at home. It is a perfect blend of academic medicine in a community oriented program. The faculty and residents really mesh together like a family, and the opportunities abound for whatever path you decide to follow!

Career Goals: I want to continue my education with a Sports Medicine fellowship. After that, I see myself practicing general family and sports medicine in Texas.

Jacob Heuring, DO

Hometown: Wichita Falls, TX

Hobbies: Spending time with my wife & two sons, hanging out with my dog, hiking, fishing, camping, golfing

Why Methodist Charlton? After auditioning at Methodist Charlton, I knew that it was where I wanted to be for residency. The faculty, staff, and residents are all friendly and supportive of each other. This has created an ideal atmosphere to learn and grow as a resident physician. The other big reason this program was alluring is its flexibility with the many different opportunities it provides to explore future interests.

Career Goals: Outpatient medicine

Kshma Kulkarni, DO

Hometown: Born in Karnataka, India; Grew up in Louisville KY

Hobbies: dancing, hiking, kayaking, writing, laying around outside, sitting around in coffee shops, trying new places to eat, pottery/3D art

Why Methodist Charlton: Everyone here is wonderful. You feel it immediately. It’s such a great environment to train in. When you add to that, the breadth of the faculty experience in different fields like women’s health, OMT, international medicine, addiction, integrative health, behavioral health, I really felt I would get the essential foundations to have the kind of practice I want to offer for my patients.

Career goals: I’d like to have an integrative practice with strengths in OMT/sports medicine, women’s health, nutrition and behavioral health. I’d also like to get involved with health informatics and teaching.

Olivia Demarta, DO

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Hobbies: traveling, trying out new restaurants, hanging out with my family and my sweet puppy, and watching Netflix

Why Methodist Charlton? I completed an audition rotation at Methodist Charlton during my 4th year of medical school and immediately knew it was where I wanted to be. The residents, faculty, and staff were so nice and welcoming, always willing to help me or answer any questions that I had. I also really liked that this was an unopposed program and that there were multiple tracks to tailor your education to your specific interests. I also loved the fact that I could live near down town Dallas and have an easy commute to the hospital.

Career Goals: My interests include women’s health, geriatric medicine, and integrative medicine

Class of 2024

Class of 2024

Left to Right

  • Katherine Deagan, DO
  • Gabrielle Russell, MD
  • Chelsea Shine, DO
  • Carli Joy Beyer, DO
  • Nidhi Patel, DO
  • Brandon Sivoravong, DO

Carli Joy Beyer, DO

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Hobbies: Traveling, drinking coffee, playing piano, binge watching Netflix, shopping, interior design, and game nights

Why Methodist Charlton? This program is small, unopposed, and filled with the most incredible people! It is such a welcoming, supportive environment which is exactly what I was looking for in my residency training. The educational tracks are a great opportunity to customize your residency experience to your personal interests. My husband and I couples matched and Dallas was an amazing place for us to match together. I could not be happier that I matched at Methodist Charlton!

Career Goals: I am passionate about geriatrics and integrative medicine. I would love to work in an outpatient family medicine setting and incorporate nursing home/hospice care into my daily practice.

Brandon Sivoravong, DO

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Hobbies: I enjoy working out and watching Netflix shows during the week. On the weekends, I love watching Formula One races and hanging out with friends and family. When I have more time, my girlfriend and I enjoy trying new restaurants and traveling.

Why Methodist Charlton? While going to school in DFW, I always heard great things about this program and after I got to see it for myself, it was obvious why. All of the residents and faculty are extremely friendly, approachable and happy to teach. Having multiple faculty with broad scopes of training allows us to get excellent training in whatever our interests be. Being able to stay close to home while serving the community at an unopposed residency program has been a dream come true.

Career Goals: I’m interested in OMT, Sports Medicine and Geriatrics and plan to go into academic medicine teaching residents and students.

Katherine Deagan, DO

Hometown: Canton, OH

Hobbies: traveling, time with friends and family, fashion, foodie, pilates, yoga, music/sports outings

Why Methodist: Methodist was my first choice because of its osteopathic recognition and integrative medicine track! I was really drawn to having a female D.O. in leadership who was also involved in expanding the integrative medicine program here! Everyone was so kind and I was able to feel comfortable and at home even through a zoom interview! I love big cities and wanted a change from Ohio as well.

Career goals: I see myself working in outpatient primary care focusing on preventative and integrative medicine. I’d love to one day have my own concierge or direct primary care practice!

Nidhi Patel, DO

Hometown: Gandhinagar, India and Fort Worth, TX

Hobbies: baking, hot yoga, exploring coffee shops and restaurants, interior design, traveling, finding good shopping deals

Why Methodist Charlton: Having moved to DFW from India, I really found a home and community in this city and did not wish to move away for training. Hence, location was a big factor for me. Charlton being a community based unopposed program, with a smaller class size was an appealing aspect as well. The leadership and faculty at the program really do put the residents at the forefront of everything they do! Not to mention that anyone within the family medicine sphere that I spoke to only had wonderful things to say about the curriculum organization, and training quality that this program provides!!

Career goals: My interests include women and children’s health, integrative medicine, and procedures! I hope to incorporate all of these in an outpatient clinic in DFW.

Gabrielle Russell, MD

Hometown: Washington, DC

Hobbies: grocery shopping, traveling, creating random art (miniature sofa making), swimming, bingeing on The Walking Dead, playing tag/hide-and-seek with my cats

Why Methodist Charlton? The faculty and residents have been warm and welcoming from the start. They go above and beyond to ensure that our patients receive the best care, but beyond just managing patient symptoms. As a physician coming from an allopathic background, it has been inspiring to be surrounded by so many doctors with osteopathic backgrounds. It challenges me to look beyond a patient's presenting illness and to think more about the whole person; their culture, spirituality, social determinants, emotions, and how these things contribute to their illness. Likewise, Methodist is one of the few programs that offers an integrative medicine track. Methodist just feels right!

Career Goals: I am passionate about global medicine and integrative medicine. I would enjoy the opportunity to work in multiple settings inpatient, outpatient, and globally.

Chelsea Shine

Hometown: Wichita Falls, TX

Hobbies: Gardening, yoga, exploring new cities with my husband, walking my dog, cooking

Why Methodist Charlton? I chose Methodist because of the awesome people, good work-life balance, and track opportunities. I liked that the program is small and Unopposed. During my audition rotation, I felt instantly welcomed and thought the residents were incredibly competent and well-supported by the faculty.

Career Goals: Outpatient Medicine