Third Year Residents
Adriana Polisano, MD
Undergrad: University of Rochester
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Personal Information: I grew up in a rural area outside of Buffalo, NY. One of my favorite activities is participating in making and listening to music. I have sung in several choirs in the past and also play piano and violin. I also enjoy reading my favorite author Stephen King. During the summer i love to go kayaking, hiking, and camping. During the winter I spend my time crocheting and am learning how to ski.
Why Family Medicine: I joined a family medicine residency because i enjoy lots of different aspects of medicine including obstetrics and geriatrics, and family medicine allows me to continue to pursue training in all of those areas.
Why Williamsport: I first heard of the Williamsport Family Medicine Program while attending the AAFP conference in Kansas City. I was impressed by the friendliness of the residents and faculty and later fell in love with the program when I came for my interview. Aspects of the program that drew my attention included it being unopposed, being able to train in obstetrics with family medicine physicians, and the ability to train in the prescription of Suboxone. I was also looking to move to a more rural area closer to my family in Buffalo, NY.
Danielle Marshall, DO
Undergrad: Gardner-Webb University
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Information: I was born and raised in Charlottesville, VA with a younger brother and an older sister. I’ve spent the recent years living between western North Carolina and western Virginia. I love the mountains. I’m all about the simple things in life – enjoying the outdoors, eating good food, and spending time with family and friends.
Why Family Medicine: Family medicine was the perfect fit for me – it allows me to continue to learn and practice broad spectrum medicine and have the ability to tailor my practice. Working in primary care is also the ideal place for establishing meaningful doctor-patient relationships.
Why Williamsport: I rotated at Williamsport during my fourth year of medical school and loved the program, residents, and the town! The program offers strong inpatient training and, in general, is very well-rounded. The town itself has a lot of local character and good hiking nearby!
Lee Sommerfeld, DO
Undergrad: Clemson University
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Information: I grew up in Raleigh, NC with my parents and younger sister (she lives in Knoxville, TN). I love doing things that encourage me to slow down, notice my surroundings, and not take the luxuries of modern life for granted. As examples- cooking and baking from scratch (I bake sourdough bread from a starter I made myself 5 years ago), reading and collecting classic books, playing guitar, building wooden furniture with my dad, knitting (especially socks), hiking to waterfalls, camping, running (especially on greenway trails), and canoeing.
Why Family Medicine: Family medicine is where I feel I can use my passion for making patients feel heard and important where it can be the most effective. Few other specialties have the benefit of caring for children and their parents from birth until adulthood, and I can think of no better way of forming genuine and therapeutic relationships than being the first, trusted source of health care for a whole family.
Why Williamsport: Williamsport stood out throughout the residency interview process as a program that “had it all.” It had strong, full-spectrum training in a warm and welcoming environment, happy residents, and beautiful facilities. The town of Williamsport also fit exactly what I was looking for- plenty of things to do outside, good places to eat, and a small town community atmosphere.
Frederick "Fred" Johannes Theodorus Lombard, DO
Undergrad: Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Information: I immigrated from South Africa to the U.S. when I was 12. I speak Afrikaans at home and my entire family still lives there (besides Mom, Dad, Brother, and Sister). I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a while before deciding to pursue medicine. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.
Why Family Medicine: I love people! Couldn’t decide between Pediatrics or Internal Medicine and I enjoy the outpatient setting. I’d love to be a very well-rounded physician at the conclusion of residency.
Why Williamsport: I enjoy the great outdoors and being active. I also fell head over heels for this program. The residents and faculty have always made me feel at home. I look forward to getting involved in the community since I’m basically moving to Williamsport with just my dog, Buster. Any spare time I get will be spent playing tennis and hopefully volunteering with a team since I used to coach kids. I would love to help encourage children to be active early in life so that they establish good exercise habits. Cooking is also a passion of mine, especially grilling. We make our own sausage called “Boerewors” and we still make a South African jerky called “biltong” which is actually a cured beef (not smoked). I also grill a lot of vegetables and love to eat healthy, delicious foods often.
I’m more excited about matching Williamsport Family Medicine Residency than I was getting accepted to PCOM! Genuinely can’t wait to get to work!!
Jillian Parsons, MD
Undergrad: Eastern University (PA)
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Personal Information: I grew up in Maryland, where my family still lives. I have two older brothers and an adorable nephew. I have traveled a lot, mostly in Africa, and I have a passion for global health. I met my husband, John, during college while I was at home for break, and we have been together ever since! In my free time, I enjoy scrapbooking, crafting, shopping, and traveling, but mostly I enjoy spending time with my husband!
Why Family Medicine: I went into medical school knowing that I wanted to go into Primary Care, because developing a long-term relationship with my patients was what attracted me to medicine in the first place. During medical school, as I rotated through OB/Gyn and Peds, I realized I have a passion for caring for all patients in every stage of life. Family medicine offers a broad scope of training and practice that will keep me constantly engaged throughout my career. I also strongly feel that family medicine training provides the ideal skill set for global medical missions work and underserved medicine.
Why Williamsport: Being in State College for my rotations, I heard a lot about the program and thought it had all that I was looking for – rural, broad spectrum training, global health opportunities, a lot of OB, etc. What really sold me, though, was my interview day. I was overwhelmed by the genuine, passionate nature of the faculty and residents, and strongly felt that I wanted to be a part of the Williamsport family!
Tyler "Scott" McMurry, DO
Undergrad: University of Texas at San Antonio
Medical School: University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Information: I was born in a small town in rural Texas and raised between the former and eastern New Mexico. After high school I joined the Army for several years before going back to school. Following undergrad, I accepted a commission in the National Guard which I presently maintain. I attribute my success in medical school to my wife and four children whose support was incalculably valuable.
Why Family Medicine: I chose family medicine because it is the backbone of medicine. I wanted to interact and treat all patient types, as well as work to coordinate specialists’ care in order for my patients to have the best outcomes possible.
Why Williamsport: As far as I am concerned, Williamsport Family Medicine is the best FM program in the country. We offer a broad scope of practice that I am confident will lead me to excel in any environment. In addition, you can almost palpate the motivation for education that the faculty demonstrate. Williamsport itself is a quiet and safe city where my family and I can find plenty to do in our down time. It is most definitely a comfortable place to live.
Timothy Hogan, DO
Undergrad: Life University
Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Information: I spent most of my life in a small farming community in NW Ohio. My wife Abby and I have been married for just over 12 years and have 5 young children with ages ranging from 11 to 2 years old. As you can imagine, we are kept very active with our kids extracurricular activities! As a family, we enjoy any outdoor activities and have appreciated all that the surrounding area has to offer. In what spare time I have, I enjoy fishing, furniture building, auto mechanics, and playing ice hockey.
Why Family Medicine: I have always had an interest in small town family medicine and enjoy the relationships and continuity of care that is offered within this specialty. The diversity and independence found in family medicine is unmatched.
Why Williamsport: My wife and I both were very impressed with the quality of the residents, faculty, and staff. I was looking for an unopposed family medicine program with good OB and procedural training, and so far I haven't been disappointed!