Resident Life

Life in St. Louis

St. Louis is a fantastic place to live during residency training. The greater St. Louis area is home to nearly 3 million people, and has the amenities of a vibrant metropolitan city with a small-community feel. The city is made up of distinct neighborhoods, each of which have their own unique amenities and charm. St. Louis is known for its love of professional sports, a thriving art scene, and its ever-expanding green spaces including Forest Park, which is located directly across from the Washington University School of Medicine Campus. Learn more. 

Meet Our Residents

Go behind the scenes with our PM&R residents - check out their Instagram and Twitter to see what's happening in their world. 

Back row, from left: James Cole, MD, Michael Wright, MD, Mike Hudock, DO, Alex Chamessian, MD, PhD, Peter Park, DO. Middle row, from left: Greg Cox, MD, Alan Stupnitsky, MD, Brian Brady, MD, Brian Kang, MD, Stephanie Douglas, MD. Front row, from left: Ameila Ni, DO, Andrea Boss McCullough, MD, Alexandra Fogarty, MD, Suma Ancha, MD. Not pictured: Margaret Beckwith, MD, and Brittany Dukes, MD.

Class of 2022 (PGY-4)

Photo of Margaret Beckwith, MD, PM&R ResidentMargaret Beckwith, MD
Hometown: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: St. George’s University
Subspecialty/Research Interests: Interventional sports and spine, regenerative medicine, neuromodulation, chronic pain, running mechanics, neuromuscular training, nutritional rehabilitation, therapy dogs!
Outside Interests: Adaptive ski, soccer, environmental sustainability


Photo of James Cole, MD, PM&R ResidentJames Cole, MD
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate: University of Missouri
Medical School: University of Missouri
Subspecialty/Research Interests: Sports Medicine, Ultrasound/MSK, Prosthetics/Orthotics
Outside Interests: Family, friends, playing and watching sports

Photo of Alexandra Fogarty, MD, PM&R Resident

Alexandra Fogarty, MD
Hometown: Ottawa,ON, Canada
Undergraduate: Bowdoin College
Medical School: Saba University
Subspecialty/Research Interests: I’m interested in understanding the role of medications and interventions to manage patients with chronic pain and musculoskeletal impairments, as well as studying the value of physical exam in the diagnosis of these conditions.
Outside Interests: Running, backpacking, mountains, alpine skiing, growing plants and vegetables, foreign languages, travel, spending time with family and friends


Photo of Brian Kang, MD, PM&R Resident

Brian Kang, MD
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Undergraduate: George Mason University
Medical School: Saint Louis University
Subspecialty/Research Interests: Interventional Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Low back pain
Outside Interests: Going to new restaurants, traveling and visiting friends in different areas of the country, guitar


Class of 2023 (PGY-3)

Photo of Alex Chamessian, MD, PhD, PM&R ResidentAlex Chamessian, MD, PhD
Hometown: Blauvelt, NY
Undergraduate: Stony Brook University
Medical School: Duke University
Subspecialty/Research Interests: Interventional Pain Management, Basic and Translational Pain Research
Outside Interests: Fishing, reading, spending time with my wife, hanging out at the lab



Portrait of Bethany Dukes, residentBrittany Dukes, MD
Hometown: Hempstead, NY
Undergraduate: University at Albany, State University of New York
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Subspecialty/Research Interests: MSK, Interventional Spine and General Rehabilitation
Outside Interests: Restaurants, traveling, recreational bowling, Sports, Dogs


Photo of Andrea McCullough, MD, PM&R ResidentAndrea Boss McCullough, MD
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Undergraduate: John Brown University
Medical School: Washington University
Subspecialty/Research Interests:
Outside Interests: Reading, ultimate frisbee, baking


Photo of Peter Park, MD, PM&R ResidentPeter Park, DO
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Undergraduate: University of Western Ontario
Medical School: Kansas City University
Subspecialty/Research Interests: Sports medicine, regenerative medicine, interventional pain
Outside Interests: I enjoy playing soccer, traveling, photography, learning languages, and trying to improve my awful serve in tennis.


Photo of Alan Stupnitsky, MD, PM&R ResidentAlan Stupnitsky, MD
Hometown: Northbrook, IL
Undergraduate: University of Illinois –Urbana-Champaign
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Subspecialty/Research Interests: MSK, Sports Medicine, Ultrasound, Regenerative Medicine, Orthotics & Prosthetics
Outside Interests: Traveling, Cooking, Trying new restaurants, Running, Sports, Spending time with friends and family


Class of 2024 (PGY-2)

Photo of Michael Hudock, MD, PM&R ResidentMike Hudock, DO
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate: University of Dayton
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Subspecialty/Research Interests: Amputee Medicine, Research & Development of Prosthetics and Adaptive Devices, Sports Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine
Outside Interests: Endurance Sports (Swimming, Cycling, Running), Standup Comedy, Coffee Connoisseur, True Crime TV/Podcasts/etc.


Photo of Michael Wright, MD, PM&R ResidentMichael Wright, MD
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Undergraduate: Utah State University
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Subspecialty/Research Interests: Interventional spine and sports, musculoskeletal
Outside Interests: Basketball, tennis, skiing, biking, swimming, visiting the beach, carpentry and woodworking


Photo of Greg Cox, MD, PM&R ResidentGreg Cox, MD
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Undergraduate: University of Oklahoma
Medical School: University of Arkansas
Subspecialty/Research Interests: Interventional Pain, Sports Medicine
Outside Interests: Hiking, skiing, college football (Boomer Sooner), and spending time with friends and family 


Photo of Stephanie Douglas, MD, PM&R ResidentStephanie Douglas, MD
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: Yale University
Subspecialty/Research Interests: MSK, sports medicine, bone injuries
Outside Interests: Running, strength training, reading, outdoor activities with my dog



Photo of Ameila Ni, MD, PM&R ResidentAmelia Ni, DO
Hometown: Rockton, Illinois
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Subspecialty/Research Interests: Not sure yet, but open to everything except Sports
Outside of the hospital: #alldogsaregoodboys, feeding people baked goods, ultimate Frisbee, spending time with family and friends


Class of 2025 (PGY-1)

Photo of Brian Brady, MD, PM&R ResidentBrian Brady, MD
Hometown: Northborough, Massachusetts
Undergraduate: Amherst College
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Subspecialty/Research Interests: Sports Medicine
Outside Interests: Hiking, Games, Books


Photo of Suma Ancha, MD, PM&R Resident

Suma Ancha, MD
Hometown: Joplin, Missouri
Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Subspecialty/Research Interests: Interventional spine, sports, and MSK. Also interested in researching reproductive health disparities in the disabled population
Outside Interests: Baking, painting, traveling and trying to keep my plants alive 

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