Program Year 1
Hafsa Akram M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Roanoke,VA; Shifa College of Medicine
About Me: I grew up in Pakistan and recently moved to America. I would describe myself as a person who loves to travel, try good food, listen to good music, and spend time with friends and family.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I chose UT Southwestern because of its position as a strong academic training institution while also providing community-based experience.
Post Residency plan: After I finish my residency I would like to work in an outpatient based group practice while pursuing fellowship opportunities.
Austin Dennard, D.O.
Hometown/Medical School: Dallas, TX; Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
About Me: I love exploring the outdoors with my two dachshunds, Cash and BabyJack. Dallas is a fantastic city to call home, with so much to see, eat, and do.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: UTSW is an incredible institution with endless opportunities and wonderful, supportive faculty and staff.
Post Residency plan: After residency, I hope to do an Obstetrics fellowship.
Jonathan Huang, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Houston, TX; UT Southwestern Medical School
About Me: I’m originally from Houston, TX. I enjoy basketball, music, video games, and reading.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I chose the UT Southwestern family medicine program because of its location in an academic medical center and its curriculum.
Post Residency plan: For the future after residency, I’m keeping an open mind and exploring all the different opportunities available to family physicians.
Chong (Joy) Yon Yun, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Wright State University School of Medicine
About Me: I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to the U.S. when I was 6 years old. I went to grade school in Alabama, high school in Ohio, college at The University of Chicago, and medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. I’ve always had an affinity for music (piano since age 3, singing, bassoon, trombone, and drum line in marching band) so I naturally became a music major in college while pursuing a pre-med track. I also LOVE food (eating and cooking/baking) and am always in search for the best restaurants wherever I go! To offset my eating habits, I like to run, do yoga, and my favorite, ZUMBA!
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I knew I wanted to be near my family who made a major move from Ohio to Denton, TX, last year. So, I did several away rotations in the DFW area and liked UT Southwestern the best! The teaching was superb, the people were warm, and the program had a strong focus on clinical medicine while simultaneously offering a wide breadth of academic opportunities.
Post Residency plan: I hope to be practicing in a community clinic and partaking as part-time faculty in an academic setting while serving in medical mission trips on a regular basis.
Kimberly Kone, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Amarillo, TX. St. George’s University School of Medicine
About Me: I grew up in Texas and went to college at Texas A&M. I love going back for football games and any other sporting events. I’m an avid runner and love competing in races.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I chose UTSW because I felt very comfortable and at ease during my interview. The residents were very welcoming, and truly seemed happy being there. I know it is a top notch program, and I am excited to learn from the talented physicians as well as my other colleagues. I also love Dallas and everything the city has to offer.
Post Residency plan: I am interested in pursuing a fellowship in Women’s Health or Sports Medicine after residency.
Kennex Munez, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Cebu, Philippines/Cebu Doctors’ University College of Medicine
About Me: In my spare time, I play basketball, tennis, and video games. I’m also fond of photography, travel, and mixed martial arts. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends (and my dogs): hiking, biking, dining, or watching movies.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I chose UTSW residency program because of its excellent academics, research, and clinical training – among the nation’s top notch. It offers the exposure and learning environment of both a university and a community hospital. Moreover, I chose this program because of the people in it: a dedicated and approachable faculty; and a friendly and supportive staff and residents. With these qualities, potential is great for learning and mastery of skills needed for one to be a well-rounded, exceptional family physician.
Post Residency plan: I haven’t yet decided what to do after residency but I am considering geriatric medicine fellowship.
Rathna Nuti, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Plano, TX; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
About Me: I am an outgoing person who loves to experience various different things. I love working out and hanging out with family and friends.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: UTSW FM was my choice because I am from the DFW metroplex area and the program suits my interests in Family Medicine.
Post Residency plan: I hope to pursue a fellowship or end up practicing in a city.
Agata Pluzyczka D.O.
Hometown/Medical School: Chicago, IL; Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
About Me: I would describe myself as a person who likes great food, great company, and good times.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I chose UT Southwestern because it’s a great program with great people.
Post Residency plan: I would like to continue working in primary care when I finish residency.
Anna Wani, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Dallas, TX; Ross University School of Medicine
About Me: My hobbies include traveling, painting, and spending time with my family.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I was so excited when I matched to UT Southwestern because I believe this program offers a perfect balance of the academic and community settings.
Post Residency plan: After residency, I hope to pursue a career in academic medicine. In my spare time, I love to travel and spend time with my family.