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Manan Bhatt, MD

Dr. Bhatt's Bio

Hometown: Marietta, GA
Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology
Marital Status: Single
Interests & Tidbits: Meditation, yoga, team sports, spending time with family and friends, watching movies, playing video games, cooking
Why Saint Francis FMR: I liked that the Saint Francis family medicine program is unopposed.  I knew that I would get more hands-on experience, something that would be useful and empowering in my development as a physician.  Also, the residents seemed to like the program as well and liked spending time with each other.  That was one of the most important things I was looking for in a residency program - a supportive and nurturing environment to help me be happy and, consequently, succeed in residency!

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Kharole Compere, MD

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Gonzalo de Villa, MD

Dr. de Villa's Bio

Hometown: Weston, FL
Undergraduate: Florida Gulf Coast University
Marital Status: Single, no children
Interests & Tidbits: I played Division I college tennis at Temple University and Florida Gulf Coast University.  I really enjoy playing and watching sports, traveling, and trying different food and cuisines.
Why Saint Francis FMR: I chose UT Saint Francis because it offered everything that I was looking for in program. It is an unopposed, community based program that is affiliated with the University of Tennessee. The program has a very diverse and dedicated faculty. It also offers many fellowship opportunities in multiple fields. 

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Johnny Grover, MD

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Samantha Howard, MD

Dr. Howard's Bio

Hometown: Hernando, MS
Undergraduate: Union University
Interests & Tidbits: I enjoy drawing, painting, and doing artsy stuff. My favorite activity is traveling, and one of my life goals is to visit every continent.
Why Saint Francis FMR: During my third year of medical school, I rotated at Saint Francis and was impressed by the variety of patients and the severity of pathology that I saw. The faculty genuinely care about the residents, and that supportive environment really drew me to this program. Also, being from the Memphis area, I knew that I wanted to stay near to my family.

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Ankita Jain, MD

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Sara Nelson-Owens, MD

Dr. Nelson-Owens' Bio

Hometown: Grew up in Coastal Carolina
Undergraduate: Norfolk State University
Marital Status: Single
Interests & Tidbits
: I love music of all forms. If music was the only remedy in the world I would never get sick.  
Why Saint Francis FMR: I am attracted to the diversity of this program. I love the way the curriculum is set up to make you an expert in all forms of practicing medicine. I love the charm of living in the south and I am sure this program embodies the best of southern charm. 

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Wesley Owen, MD

Dr. Owen's Bio

Hometown: Collierville, TN
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Marital Status
: My wife and I have an almost two-year-old yellow lab named Carby!
Interests & Tidbits: I love going out to Shelby Farms Park to play a round of disc golf and take our dog hiking and swimming. Prior to medical school, I was a personal trainer and competed in men’s physique bodybuilding.
Why Saint Francis FMR: I really like that this residency provides a well-rounded experience in all aspects of family medicine and offers multiple fellowship opportunities, especially with nationally renown programs like Campbell Clinic for Sports Medicine. The faculty and staff are also extremely supportive of our personal and professional goals.

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Ashley Wright, DO

Dr. Wright's Bio

Hometown: Franklin, TN
Undergraduate: Rhodes College
Marital Status
: Married to my husband Mike. We have one son named Leo. Our two cats are Oliver and Raz, and our dog is an Australian Shepherd named Luna.
Interests & Tidbits: My husband and I love to hike, camp, kayak, rock climb and travel. Everything is better when we can take our dog with us. I played soccer through college and still love to play. We love local restaurants and breweries in Memphis, especially the ones that welcome dogs and babies!
Why Saint Francis FMR: After doing a rotation at Saint Francis, I was convinced it was the place for me. The staff, faculty and residents all seemed to get along so well and they welcomed me like I was a part of the family. I also wanted to be in Memphis after enjoying the city so much in college and to be close to my husband’s and my families.

Last Published: Sep 25, 2019