Skip to content


resident photo

Akhil Agarwal, MD

Dr. Agarwal's Bio

Hometown: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Undergraduate:Boston University
Medical School: St. George's University
Interests & Tidbits: I enjoy anything outside and underwater. I love playing basketball, volleyball, and scuba diving. I'm all about the hole-in-the-wall coffee shops and enjoy going out.
Why Saint Francis FMR: Never did I think I would see myself in Memphis. I’ve always been either an island boy or a city type of person. When I interviewed at Saint Francis, that changed. I realized that this program would offer full-spectrum family medicine through this unopposed nature and allow me to be involved with the community through its endless opportunity, such as volunteering at local sports games. I have always had an interest for sport medicine and I feel that Saint Francis has helped many previous residents pursue their fields of interest. They have a great network of hospitals and a vast number of interesting fellowships to choose from, including Addiction Medicine, Women's Health, Palliative Care, Emergency Medicine, and Sports Medicine! The faculty is extremely approachable and the program is great if you’re a hands on learner!

resident photo

Bonnie Barnes, MD

Dr. Barnes' Bio

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Medical School: UTHSC
Marital Status: Married with one child.
Interests & Tidbits: I enjoy running and I am training for a half marathon. I also love traveling!
Why Saint Francis FMR: I am from Memphis originally, so being close to my family was very important to me. I rotated through Saint Francis during my 3rd year of medical school, and instantly felt connected to the residents and faculty. They are the kindest people and I am excited to learn from and train with such an awesome group!

resident photo

Adrienne Hatchett, MD

Dr. Hatchett's Bio

Hometown: Pine Bluff, AR
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (Go Lions!)
Medical School: University of Arkansas
Marital Status: Single, no children
Interests & Tidbits: I love to laugh. I also enjoy spending time and friends and family, listening to live music, and attending sporting events.
Why Saint Francis FMR: I chose Saint Francis because of its unopposed curriculum. I felt the rotations at Saint Francis and with other UT affiliated hospitals would diversify my education and properly prepare me for a career after residency. The opportunity to pursue a fellowship was also an awesome plus. During my interview and dinner, I observed the supportive and friendly rapport amongst residents, faculty and staff, and knew that Saint Francis was the best choice for me! I am excited and thankful to join the Saint Francis family.

resident photo

David Hopkins, MD

Dr. Hopkins' Bio

Hometown: Conway, AR
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas
Medical School: University of Arkansas
Interests & Tidbits
: I enjoy hiking, canoeing, camping, video games, and reading
Why Saint Francis FMR: I really like that Saint Francis FMR is an unopposed community-based program but located within a medical hub that is large enough to allow us to rotate through pretty much every specialty service. But probably most importantly, the residents and faculty are outstanding; they are always approachable and a pleasure to work with.

resident photo

Louise LaFlora, MD

Dr. LaFlora's Bio

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate: The University of Memphis
Medical School: Meharry
Marital Status
: Single, no children
Interests & Tidbits: I enjoy going to church, eating, reading and listening to music.
Why Saint Francis FMR: I chose Saint Francis FMR because I desired to train at an unopposed program in the community where I first discovered my passion for medicine. I also wished to be near my family as they have been an indescribable support system throughout my life. I am truly blessed to be a part of this program.

resident photo

Jeremiah Nugent, MD

Dr. Nugent's Bio

Hometown: Birthplace - West Plains, Missouri. Grew up in Wynne, Arkansas
Medical School: St. George's University
Marital Status: Single. No children or pets
Interests & Tidbits: Football fan (Woo Pig), enjoy playing racquetball, country music fan
Why Saint Francis FMR: Desired to be close to home after being away for 4 years. Also wanted a program that was unopposed. Saint Francis FM provided all of those requirements, along with having friendly staff and residents.

resident photo

Joseph Wang, MD

Dr. Wang's Bio

Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Medical School: UTHSC
Marital Status: not married, no children, no pets
Interests & Tidbits: have a planted aquarium and enjoy bird watching
Why Saint Francis FMR: Great place to live and very well rounded program in general from PD to residents diverse patient population to learn from (Ob and medicine as well as Peds-Le Bonheur, MICU-Methodist) has lots of fellowship opportunities (sports, Ob, addiction) Really love the Memphis Area since I moved here from East TN!

resident photo

Mary Wise, DO

Dr. Wise's Bio

Hometown: Madisonville, TN
Undergraduate: Emory & Henry College
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial Osteopathic
Marital Status
: I am married with one child. My husband, Austin, is an internal medicine resident at UTHSC.
Interests & Tidbits: My interest in medicine was solidified through an experience volunteering at a hospital in Ghana, Africa as an undergraduate student. My husband and I had the chance to tackle medical school together, and are excited to be a part of the UTHSC residency program together, as well. When time permits, Austin and I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exploring neat places in the greater Memphis area, hanging out with other UTHSC residents, running, biking, and wakeboarding at our family cabin in east Tennessee. Our treeing walker coonhound, Patches, is also an integral part of our lives.
Why Saint Francis FMR: It is appealing to me that the Saint Francis FMR program is well-established and unopposed. The opportunity to experience all aspects of family medicine in a variety of settings provides an excellent learning environment. The faculty and residents are very supportive--it truly is a family atmosphere. Being trained in the Saint Francis FMR program is providing me a broad knowledge of medicine that I plan to use in future medical mission opportunities.

Last Published: Dec 13, 2017