Graduating Chiefs (Class of 2020)

Congratulations and Best of Luck!

Uzoma Anele, MD

Uzoma Anele, MD

Chief Resident

Uzoma Anele, MD

Uzoma Anele, MD

Chief Resident

Division of Urology

Fellowship:

Andrea Balthazar, MD

Andrea Balthazar, MD

Chief Resident

Andrea Balthazar, MD

Andrea Balthazar, MD

Chief Resident

Division of Urology

Fellowship:

PGY-5

Chief Residents (2021)

Natalie Swavely, MD

Natalie Swavely, MD

PGY-5

Natalie Swavely, MD

Natalie Swavely, MD

PGY-5

Division of Urology

Natalie Swavely is from Charleston, SC. She attended Clemson University for her undergraduate degree and Medical College of Georgia for medical school. She enjoys exploring Richmond’s parks system and close by mountainous trails with her German Shorthaired Pointer, Kramer. She and Kramer can also be found sitting on the patio of a multitude of restaurants, breweries, or cideries.

Address/Location:
VCU Division of Urology, Box 980118, Richmond, VA 23298-0118

Naveen Nandanan, MD

Naveen Nandanan, MD

PGY-5

Naveen Nandanan, MD

Naveen Nandanan, MD

PGY-5

Division of Urology

Naveen grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University for his undergraduate education where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2009. After college, he worked for 2 years are a therapeutic counselor for abused children in Richmond, Virginia and then worked as a cancer research fellow at the Narrows Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He then obtained his medical degree from the University of Virginia, where he was heavily involved with medical education.

During his residency training, Naveen has been involved with multiple basic science research and quality improvement projects while staying active in resident education. He is also active on the national scene, currently serving as the Mid-Atlantic Section Representative on the National Residents and Fellows Committee of the AUA. After graduation, Naveen plans on pursing further training in Oncology and Advanced Robotics at the City of Hope in Los Angeles, California.

Address/Location:
VCU Division of Urology, Box 980118, Richmond, VA 23298-0118

PGY-4

Dielle Meyer, MD

Dielle Meyer, MD

PGY-4

Dielle Meyer, MD

Dielle Meyer, MD

PGY-4

Division of Urology

Dielle is originally from Vancouver, Canada and her twin sister is also a urology resident! She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she graduated at the top of her class with highest honors. She then attended Mercer University School of Medicine where she was nominated to junior AOA and graduated in the top 10% of her class. She enjoys horseback riding and has a Clydesdale Appaloosa cross named Romeo. She also likes to hike and visit local breweries with friends and family. 

Address/Location:
VCU Division of Urology, Box 980118, Richmond, VA 23298-0118

Samuel Weprin, MD

Samuel Weprin, MD

PGY-4

Samuel Weprin, MD

Samuel Weprin, MD

PGY-4

Division of Urology

Samuel A. Weprin completed his dual BA and AA degree from Yeshiva University in Biology and Religious Studies respectively. He subsequently completed a post baccalaureate at Temple University and then continued with Temple Medical School where he obtained his MD degree. He also simultaneously received a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from St. Joseph’s University.  Sam currently lives in Richmond with his wife and three children.

Address/Location:
VCU Division of Urology, Box 980118, Richmond, VA 23298-0118

PGY-3

Theodore Cisu, MD

Theodore Cisu, MD

PGY-3

Theodore Cisu, MD

Theodore Cisu, MD

PGY-3

Division of Urology

Born in Romania, Theo spent his early years in Canada before immigrating to New York with his family at the age of eight. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, graduating with high honors in Biology, Mathematics, and Astronomy. He then pursued two years of graduate research work in fat metabolism research as well as stem cell/regenerative biology at Harvard Medical School before attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for his medical degree. He was awarded an AUA Summer Medical Student Fellowship for work on developmental origins of hypospadias at the University of California, San Francisco, and was awarded the Endourology Society Medical Student Scholarship for demonstrating that diclofenac is an effective alternative to opioids for pain control after outpatient ureteroscopic procedures.
 
His research interests include oncologic outcomes in the incarcerated population, and medical education. In his spare time, he enjoys adventure travel (off the beaten path) and navigating the aisles of Wegmans.

Address/Location:
VCU Division of Urology, Box 980118, Richmond, VA 23298-0118

William Visser, MD

William Visser, MD

PGY-3

William Visser, MD

William Visser, MD

PGY-3

Division of Urology

William was born and raised on the beach in Wilmington, North Carolina.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of North Carolina and his medical doctorate from the Wake Forest School of medicine. In his medical training, he received a summer research grant that enabled him to develop a comprehensive database for a Fracture Liaison Program. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, walking his dogs, and exploring Richmond's unique food scene. Of course, you can also find him yelling at his television anytime the UNC Tarheels step onto the basketball court. 

Address/Location:
VCU Division of Urology, Box 980118, Richmond, VA 23298-0118

PGY-2

R. Hart Moore, MD

R. Hart Moore, MD

PGY-2

R. Hart Moore, MD

R. Hart Moore, MD

PGY-2

Division of Urology

Hart was born and raised in our very own Richmond VA. He attended the College of William and Mary where he majored in English, and ultimately earned his MD at VCU School of Medicine where he met his wife, currently an OB/GYN resident also at VCU. His research publications thus far have encompassed reconstruction/sexual medicine and prostate cancer. When not placing foleys, you can find Hart out on the James River searching for smallmouth bass, as well as enjoying the bounty of food/beverage that Richmond has to offer.  And yes, he goes by his middle name.

Address/Location:
VCU Division of Urology, Box 980118, Richmond, VA 23298-0118

Christopher Bednarz, MD

Christopher Bednarz, MD

PGY-2

Christopher Bednarz, MD

Christopher Bednarz, MD

PGY-2

Division of Urology

Chris is originally from the Bronx, NY. He studied chemical engineering at Manhattan College and received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Outside of urology, his interests include hiking, investing, and animal rescue.

Address/Location:
VCU Division of Urology, Box 980118, Richmond, VA 23298-0118

PGY-1 / NEW INTERNS

Ashley Matthew, MD, PhD (photo coming)

Devin Rogers, MD (photo coming)