Current Medical Residents

Current Residents

2022 - 2023 Radiation Oncology Residents


  • Dakim Gaines, MD, PhD

    Resident '23, Chief Resident '22-23, ABR Holman Pathway

    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, Nashville Soccer Club, spending time with family and friends

  • Austin Dove, MD

    Resident '24, Chief Resident '22-23

    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

  • Jill De Vis, MD, PhD

    Resident '24; ABR Holman Pathway

    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

  • Samuel Jean-Baptiste, MD

    Resident '24, ABR Holman Pathway

    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: Global health/oncology, adaptive radiotherapy, advocacy, quality of life

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

  • 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

  • Hayden Byrd, M.D.

    Resident '26

    Hometown: Austin, Texas

    Undergraduate: Sewanee- The University of The South

    Medical school: University of Texas at Houston

    Internship: University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville

    Research interests: Non-small cell lung cancer; SBRT

    Outside interests: Community; Lacrosse; Outdoors (backpacking, climbing, caving, mountaineering); Violin; Writing

  • Hometown: Memphis, TN

    Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University

    Medical School: University of Florida

    Internship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Internal Medicine Prelim

    Research Interests: rare disease, treatment toxicity, particle therapy

    Outside Interests: dancing (salsa, bachata), painting, home building and interior design, plugging into my faith community, travel, going to the zoo, shopping, horseback riding, being outdoors, eating good food that other people make, writing and inspiring others to live their best lives