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Meet Your Future Colleagues

At NHDFMR we welcome and celebrate the diversity of our residents.  We have residents from across the country and the world.  We have a good mix of allopaths and osteopaths. We have residents that are interested in every aspect of family medicine from ambulatory to hospitalist; medical informatics to sports medince; obstetrics to geriatrics.  The common thread that unites our residents is their passion to provide excellent, team-based care and commitment to their own personal growth and development.

Think you'd like to work with these residents? Learn a little more about them by reading their bios below.


Bhargavi Chekuri, MD

Tarunpreet Dhaliwal, MD

Mitch Granoff, DO

Bhreagh MacDougall, MD

Jennifer MacKenzie, MD

Sandra Mikail, MD

Meredith Milligan, MD

Malcolm Tan, MD


Amir Alawneh, MDAmir Alawneh, MD

Amir hails from Michigan, where he graduated from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. His preclinical years were spent in East Lansing, MI and his clinical years were in Flint, MI. Prior to medical school, he graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Although he is quite proud to be a Spartan, he considers himself a Wolverine at heart. GO BLUE. He moved to the northeast to be closer to his wife, Asmaa, who is currently a medical student there. Amir’s medical interests range from urgent care to raising awareness on mental health in local communities. He intends to work with underserved populations both within and outside of United States. When not working, Amir enjoys playing sports, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Jennifer Badger, DOJennifer Badger, DO

Jennifer is a new graduate from the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, with a special interest in geriatrics and palliative care. Prior to this, Jennifer worked in a variety of fields including health insurance, ophthalmologic research at Bausch and Lomb and as a home health aide after graduating with a BA in English and Chemistry from the University of Rochester. Jennifer enjoys hiking, gardening, painting, photography, rowing, cleaning her house (or other people’s houses!) and spending time with her partner and her cat. Additionally, she has lived in a variety of places in the US; Cleveland, OH, Pittsburgh PA, Buffalo, NY and Austin, TX, as well as many others. Because of this, she loves to travel and really enjoys getting to know the spirit and the local cultures of new places. She is ecstatic at the opportunity to do the same in Concord!

Stephen Bishop, MDStephen Bishop, MD

Stephen is originally from the beautiful twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. He moved to Canada to pursue a BSc in Biomedical and life sciences at McGill University. He then headed back to the Caribbean for medical school in Grenada at St. George’s University, where he spent 2 years in Grenada and another 2 years in Brooklyn, New York. He is overjoyed to be a part of the NHDFMR and is looking forward to exploring his interests at the hospital, which include full spectrum primary care, population health, rural medicine and narrative medicine. Outside of the hospital he is an avid soccer player and Liverpool fan, loves to write music with his younger brother and scuba diving, when he gets the chance.

Loulya Chahine, MDLoulya Chahine, MD

Loulya graduated in 2015 from the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon. She completed her B.A. in Biology at the American University of Beirut in 2011. During medical school, Loulya organized a lot of underserved community outreach projects and developed an interest in social medicine. After medical school, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to acquire research skills and experience life in the United States. Loulya is interested in holistic, integrative and preventive medicine. She is thrilled to be joining the NHDFMR program and live in the beautiful state of New Hampshire. She enjoys many outdoors activities such as skiing, camping, hiking and scuba-diving. She loves traveling, meditation and yoga. She believes excellent health care should be available to all and looks forward to serving her community as best she can in her future practice.

Linda Haller, MDLinda E. Haller, MD

Born and raised in Kansas, Linda is the eldest of three. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a BS in Psychology and three minors (Women’s Studies, Fine Arts and Spanish). Before deciding to pursue a career in Medicine she lived and worked in El Salvador, Central America for about 2 years with the study abroad program that she attended in college. She eventually returned home to complete the pre-medical requirements at the University of Kansas while working at KU and Haskell Indian Nations University. During that time, she convinced her partner (now husband) to move to Kansas from New York. Eventually, they moved “out East” to Boston, where she attended Tufts University School of Medicine, graduating in 2017. Her interests include integrative medicine, obstetrics/women’s health and addiction medicine. She is very excited to be on a new adventure in Concord and to continue her training at NHDFMR.

Rima Patel, MDRima Patel, MD

Rima graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso in 2017. Originally from Tewksbury, Massachusetts, Rima received a BS in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She spent several years teaching high school sciences on the Texas-Mexico border, and is very excited that this new journey will bring her closer to family and friends. Rima’s particular medical interests include personalized care, healthcare disparities and full spectrum medicine. In her spare time, she likes to hike, take pictures with her new DSLR camera and travel.

Luke Sturmy, MDLuke Sturmy, MD

Luke graduated from Medical University of the Americas in Nevis, West Indies. A native of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, he attended St. Francis Xavier University where he completed a BSc in kinesiology with a minor in biology. Having grown up in a small town with both parents being family physicians he one day hopes to practice comprehensive family medicine. Particular interests include functional medicine, sports medicine, and obstetrics. Outside of medicine Luke enjoys hockey, soccer, golf, hiking, and traveling.

Rebecca Williams, DORebecca Williams, DO

Rebecca is excited to be coming home to NH for residency. She graduated from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in ME and completed a bachelor's degree with a major in Neuroscience at Hamilton College in NY. In between college and med school, Rebecca worked with elderly and disabled adults which laid the foundation for her interest in Family Medicine and its broad spectrum of care. Outside of the hospital, she spends time rock climbing, skiing and hiking when she can get outside. She also loves spending time with family and playing board games.


Philip Baker, MDPhilip Baker, MD

Philip graduated from Saba University School of Medicine in 2016 and completed a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Theatre and Biology) at the University of Guelph near his home in Ontario, Canada. Passionate about global health and low-resource healthcare, Philip has worked in Nunavut, Uganda and Peru as a researcher and care provider. His medical interests include obstetrics, emergency medicine and integrative medicine. As an avid outdoors-man Philip enjoys spending his free time running, hiking, skiing, SCUBA-diving, back-country camping or trying out his new-found sport of paragliding.

Sandra Browne, MDDawn Browne, MD

Dawn hails from the beautiful island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada. Dawn and her husband and baby boy have been settling in well amongst the friendly people of New Hampshire and the plentiful green scenery reminiscent of home. Dawn worked as an Occupational Therapist for about 3.5 years prior to completing medical school at Saba University and hopes to bring forth and expand upon her previous skills in this exciting new career. Dawn feels incredibly lucky to be completing residency at NHDFMR and looks forward to developing her knowledge to eventually practice full spectrum family medicine in a community setting.

Alexander Dickson, MDAlex Dickson, MD

Alex graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2016. Prior to medical school, he completed a bachelors of medical science with a minor in classical studies at Western University in London, Canada. Alex along with his wife Margaret love to travel and has had medical experience through either volunteer or rotations in 5 countries. In an academic setting, he really enjoys teaching both patients and medical students. While not practicing medicine, Alex likes weight lifting, cooking and going out for dinners with his wife. He also enjoys team sports including ice hockey, flag football and soccer in addition to outdoor activities such as canoeing and hiking.

Margaret Kazanczuk, MDMargaret Kazanczuk, MD

Margaret grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Physiology from the University of Western Ontario, where she met her husband, Alex. Together, they traveled across the pond to Ireland for medical school. Margaret graduated from University College Dublin in 2016. She and Alex couples matched to NHDFMR and chose this program because of the supportive hospital culture, wonderful residents and faculty as well as for their unique systems curriculum. Margaret loved exploring parts of Europe while in Ireland and also enjoys going to the gym, skiing, spending time at the family cottage in Ontario, cooking and volleyball.

David Klebenov, MDDavid Klebenov, MD

David graduated from Tufts School of Medicine in 2016 after working in the education and healthcare fields for several years. He comes to the residency program with a passion for clinical medicine, and is interested in leveraging global payments with PCMH models to improve health outcomes. He has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont and a M.P.A. in Nonprofit/Public Management from New York University. When not in the hospital, he enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with his daughters Isabel (5) and Gaby (3). He grew up in Newton, MA just west of Boston. He is thrilled to be back in NH for residency, where he spent most of his summers as a boy at Camp Kabeyun in Alton Bay. After residency he hopes to practice full-spectrum family medicine in a place that really needs a family doctor.

David MacLeod, MDDavid MacLeod, MD

David graduated from American University of the Carribean Medical School in 2016. Prior to this he received his BSc in Biology from University of Prince Edward Island (1997) and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (2001) in Toronto, Canada. His practice as a chiropractor focused on family care, sports medicine, and chronic pain. He also started his own consulting company where he provided functional and ergonomic evaluations for patients with work related and personal injuries. In addition and in a different trajectory, David also studied acting and worked professionally in the industry during this time. After 10 years of practice he decided to study medicine to provide a broader scope of care for patients. David's medical interests include addictions, emergency medicine, and chronic pain. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing with his daughter, theater/film, playing chess, traveling, and working out. David would like to thank his wife Adriana and his parents - Roma and Norman for their unwavering and ongoing support during medical school and residency. In the future he would like to balance work by continuing with medical volunteer projects in Brazil and the Sea Shepard Conservation Society.

Michael Marolda, MDMichael Marolda, MD

Michael graduated from the University of Queensland School of Medicine in 2016. Prior to attending medical school he completed his undergraduate studies at The George Washington University where he majored in biomedical engineering. Originally from Sudbury Massachusetts, he is excited to return to New England for residency. He is looking forward to exploring his interests in geriatrics and hospital medicine. When he isn't at the hospital he enjoys spending time with his family on Cape Cod playing pinocle and enthusiastically competing in 5k’s with his dad and brother. If he finally wins a game of Settlers of Catan, he plans on enjoying the great outdoors by hiking the Presidential Range in the White Mountains. 

Brian McKenna, MDBrian McKenna, MD

Brian graduated from Medical University of the Americas in Nevis, West Indies. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, he attended the University of Ottawa where he completed an honors BA in psychology & health sciences. Brian’s medical school experience was a cherished adventure and he is thrilled to now be a part of the NHDFMR family. He hopes to one day practice comprehensive family medicine, and has particular interests in geriatrics, obstetrics, and integrative medicine.

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Insha Haque, DOInsha Haque, DO

Insha is a 2015 graduate of Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. As an undergraduate, she attended Saint Louis University and completed her last year at University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Insha has great interest in preventive medicine and global health. During medical school, she co-founded Healthy Hands Inc, her first non-profit organization to teach hand hygiene protocols to healthcare workers in Calcutta, India. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, dancing, cake decorating, and working out.

Douglas Phelan, DODouglas Phelan, DO, PGY4

Doug originally hails from Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014, having attended La Salle University for his undergraduate education in biology, economics, and English. Doug is an active member of the American Medical Association, having served as the medical student representative on the AMA's Council for Long Range Planning and Development during medical school. Doug is in his second year of the LPMR program. His practicum project is focused on food insecurity. Professionally, Doug's interests include preventive care, nutritional medicine, food insecurity, complexity science, medical-political advocacy, and medical education. Outside of the clinic, Doug's interests include theatre, a cappella, piano, cooking, trivia, running, spinning, and soccer.