Exceptional Medical Training. Real-World Experience.
Choosing a residency program isn’t easy. When you’re committed to achieving clinical and academic excellence, you need the right team supporting your efforts. At Wellstar Kennestone Regional Hospital, our highly skilled teaching faculty will guide your every step. Dedicated to providing you exceptional, in-depth medical training, our team works hard every day to create a nurturing learning environment that prepares you to practice at the cutting-edge of healthcare.
Leaders Dedicated to You
Val Akopov, MD
Senior Vice President
Louis Lovett, MD
Brandi Allen, MHA
Jim Shehy, JD
Teresa T. Byrd, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
G. Waldon Garriss III, MD
Viktoria Nurpeisov, MD
Ted Stettner, MD
Amy Woodhouse, PharmD
Joanne Zhu, MD
Caring for the Future
Because our residents go on to become leading experts in their fields, we encourage you to grow and thrive in every aspect of your medical career, from research to patient care. Here, you’ll work directly with the diverse patient population of metro Atlanta to learn how to meet the everchanging health needs of your community with professionalism and compassion.
As a Wellstar resident, you’ll have access to:
Competitive salary and benefits
Leading-edge technology, including the Epic EMR system
Rotation locations that include inpatient and outpatient care settings
Top-notch faculty and staff
Varied curriculum and didactics
Workplace culture focused on diversity and inclusion