2nd Year Residents (PGY-3)
Dr. Krystalyn R. Bates, DO
Krystalyn Bates received her B.S. in Health Sciences in 2012 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. While an undergrad, she became interested in food insecurity and helped develop programs to address both hungry students and reduce food waste on campus. After graduating, she joined a research team with Northshore LIJ Health Systems where she acted as a research intern in the Emergency Department assisting on project that ranged from HIV education research to the economic viability of the developing clinical decision unit. In line with her enjoyment of both learning and teaching, she spent years working as both an EMT and EMT assistant instructor. During this time, she also had a third job where she worked extensively with the developmentally disabled community particularly with disabled wards of New York as a habilitation and care coordinator. In 2019, Krystalyn graduated as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and she completed her Internship year with a Traditional Rotating Internship at College Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. As a Preventive Medicine Resident, she has strong interest in vulnerable populations, health care policy and outreach, as well as addiction medicine. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, painting, skateboarding, reading, and learning about history and mythology.
Dr. Lovelyne N. Sharma, MD
Dr. Lovelyne Ngujede Sharma received her medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Yaoundé 1 in Cameroon. For five years she worked as a general practitioner in various urban and rural settings in Cameroon, volunteered in orphanages and other local communities. Her focus was in prenatal and maternal health, preventive care, vaccination promotion, HIV, tuberculosis and tropical diseases like malaria and typhoid. She also mentored medical students during community medicine rotations. After serving her community, her passion for advanced technology and innovation led her move to the United States where she obtained a Master of Science in Health Informatics from the University of South Florida. She also completed two years of family medicine residency at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. During this time, her interest in preventive medicine was piqued even more during chronic disease management encounters. The advent of her father giving up a blossoming political career due to preventable chronic health conditions, and eventually passing away from complications thereof only strengthened her interests. Hence, her pursuit of a career in preventive medicine and public health with a particular interest in epidemiology. She believes that prevention of disease is a key management step in healthy living, decreased healthcare cost, better quality of life and decreased hospitalizations for avoidable complications. Her interests include leveraging innovation and technology to provide high quality care, access to healthcare for all, chronic disease risk assessment, education and prevention. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, cooking contests with her mother and siblings, crocheting, music, reading, yoga and kickboxing.
1st Year Residents (PGY-2)
Jeanne Lee, M.D., M.P.H.
Jeanne Lee graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. After taking some time off to participate in volunteer work through the local church community, she continued at UM to obtain her MD as well as MPH in health management and policy. During this time, she served as the community service chair and the president of her medical school’s chapter of the American Medical Association and was able to advocate for vulnerable patients on a local, state, and national level. She completed her internship in pediatrics at the University of Rochester and is excited to begin her preventive medicine residency at URMC. Her interests include improving healthcare disparities, social determinants of health, access to healthcare, and education in the underserved pediatric population. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and puppy, cooking/baking, watching K-dramas, and painting.
Donna Pratt, M.D.
Dr. Donna Pratt, MD, attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine and completed her residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and her Masters in Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati. She practiced Occupational Medicine at a multi-specialty clinic serving light, medium and heavy industries, and then went on to serve as a Partner and lead physician in the Healthcare Services & Solutions practice at a global executive search firm. She also worked during this time in the VA system. She became aware of the need for more physicians in the Addiction Medicine field after the statistics of one in eight to ten people afflicted by this brain disease hit close to home, thru family friends and colleagues. She decided to complete a fellowship in Addiction Medicine and after practicing in the field she realized in order to broaden her impact, the field of Preventive Medicine and Public Health would allow her to intervene in the course of this and other chronic diseases allowing people to reach their full potential and be able to contribute to society in their particular calling.
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