Residents, Attia

  • Christopher Brett, MD

    Resident '21, Chief Resident 2020-2021

    Hometown: Springfield, MO

    Undergraduate and Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City, 6 year BA/MD program

    Residency: Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida

    Outside interests: Chris and his wife Qiqi have a one year old daughter named Anna and an 18 month old Belgian Malinois named Chief who keep their life very exciting. They are very excited with their transition to the Music City.

    Board certificates
    Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Mohamed Khattab, MD

    Resident '21, Chief Resident 2020-2021

    Hometown: New York, NY

    Undergraduate: Cornell University

    Medical school: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Internship: Neurosurgery, New York University

    Research interests: CNS malignancies and vascular malformations, biotech and device development

    Outside interests: Music, food, travel, languages, art

  • Neil Newman, MD, MS

    Resident '21, Chief Resident 2020-2021

    Hometown: Livingston, NJ

    Undergraduate: Emory University

    Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Graduate school: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

    Internship: Northwell Health Lenox Hill Hospital

    Research interests: Minimizing acute toxicities and maximizing quality of life during radiation therapy for patients with GU and GI malignancies. Analyzing treatment paradigms for lung cancer. 

    Outside interests: Long distance running, hiking, meditating, reading (theoretical physics, psychology, American history, philosophy, and fiction), cooking, completing his New Years resolutions. 

  • Brian Bingham, MD

    Resident '22

    Hometown: Lakeland, FL

    Undergraduate: Brigham Young University

    Medical school: Vanderbilt University 

    Internship: University of Tennessee - Nashville 

    Research interests: Mechanisms of metastasis, genomics, glioblastoma multiforme, medical education

    Outside interests: Brian and his wife Kelly have two daughters named Olivia and Chloe (5 and 2 years old). Together, they enjoy camping, hiking, exercise, dancing, and writing. 


  • Anne Rajkumar, MD

    Resident '22

    Hometown: Kodak, TN

    Undergraduate: Harvard College

    Medical school: University of Tennessee Health Science Center 

    Internship: University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Research interests: DNA damage and repair, clinical trials

    Outside interests: yoga, cooking, baking, hiking, kayaking, swimming, kickboxing

  • Ryan Whitaker, MD, PhD

    Resident '22

    Hometown: Mt Pleasant, IA

    Undergraduate: University of Iowa

    Medical school: Medical University of South Carolina 

    Graduate School: Medical University of South Carolina

    Internship: Scripps Mercy Hospital

    Research interests: Cancer metabolism, drug discovery

    Outside interests: Cooking, baking, hiking, golf, movies, travel

  • Dakim Gaines, MD, PhD

    Resident '23

    Hometown: Scotch Plains, NJ

    Undergraduate: St Mary's College of Maryland

    Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 

    Graduate school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 

    Internship: Jersey Shore University Medical Center

    Research interests: Cancer tumorigenesis, molecular genetics of radiation resistance 

    Outside interests: Cooking, international travel, spending time with family and friends

  • Jill De Vis, MD, PhD

    Resident '24

    Hometown: Aalst, Belgium

    Undergraduate: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

    Medical school: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

    Graduate school: Utrecht University, the Netherlands

    Internship: Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, Georgia

    Research interests: Brain MR imaging parameters as biomarkers for disease 

    Outside interests: Cycling, architecture, dining

  • Austin Dove, MD

    Resident '24

    Hometown: Memphis, TN

    Undergraduate: Lipscomb University

    Medical school: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

    Internship: University of Tennessee - Nashville 

    Research interests: Medical education; improving quality of life in cancer patients; clinical trials

    Outside interests: Spending time with my wife (Kate) and daughter (Margaret), college football, exercise, cooking

  • Samuel Jean-Baptiste, MD

    Resident '24

    Hometown: ​Jacksonville, FL

    Undergraduate: Emory University 

    Medical school: FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, FL

    Internship: Orange Park Medical Center, FL

    Research interests: ​Improving equity in global cancer care; bioinformatics, fluid biopsy and immuno-oncology

    Outside interests: Philosophy, biking, stand-up comedy and electronics tinkering

  • Kaleb Darrow, MD

    Resident '25

    Hometown: Knoxville, TN

    Undergraduate: University of Tennessee

    Medical school: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

    Internship: University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Research interests: Healthcare disparities, improving access to cancer care and clinical trials, predictors of treatment failure

    Outside interests: Hiking, camping, cooking, college football, professional basketball

  • Kyra McComas, MD

    Resident '25

    Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

    Undergraduate: Santa Clara University, CA

    Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

    Internship: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Transitional Year, Spokane, WA

    Research Interests: Immunotherapy, implications for radiosensitivity based on molecular genetics, quality of life

    Outside Interests: Hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, writing, reading, history, recipe-developing, cooking, sports, weightlifting, traveling


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  • Ha Pham, MD, PhD

    Resident '25

    Hometown: Saigon, Vietnam 

    Undergraduate: College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

    Medical School: University of Central Florida 

    Graduate School: Carnegie Mellon University

    Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago 

    Research Interests: Radiosensitizer and biosensor development, DNA damage response, tumor microenvironment

    Outside Interests: Singing karaoke, biking, dogs, music