Residency Program - Current Residents

Class of 2025

NamShaw Beste: Shawn Best

Hometown: Tallahassee, Fl

Undergraduate school: Harvard BA

Medical school: Stanford Degree MD

Hobbies: music, snowboarding, tennis, travel


Things you should know about UVM residency:  "Of all the places I interviewed, UVM stood out as the program where the residents seemed the closest-knit. Having been here a few months now, reality has more than matched my initial impression".


Jordan Conroy

Name: Jordan Conroy

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona

Undergraduate school: Carleton College, Grand Canyon University

Medical school: Case Western Reserve University

Degree (s): MD, MS -Applied Anatomy, BS -Biology

Hobbies: sports, grilling, space, spending time with my wife and our pugs


One thing you should know about UVM residency:  "When on the general surgery months of intern year there is protected time for ortho education to immediately start building that foundation".

Greg Roy PGY1

Name: Greg Roy  Hometown: Rutland, VT

Undergrad: UVM Medical school: UVM

Degree: BS mechanical engineering

Hobbies: hiking, camping, fishing, woodworking, exercising


Things you should know about UVM residency: "Great group of residents and faculty. And the faculty are dedicated to resident education. Plus Burlington is great"!

Class of 2024

PGY2 2020



MDanaher Informal

Name:   Michael Danaher, Hometown:  Apalachin, NY

Undergraduate school: Binghamton University ‘09-13 BA Biology

Teach For America, Mississippi Delta ‘13-15

Medical school: Upstate Medical University ‘15-19

Hobbies: baseball, basketball, college football, skiing, photography, playing the guitar, and the Buffalo Bills


Things you should know about UVM residency:  "UVM is the type of place where you will be treated with dignity and you can grow in a positive environment".

Hailee Mike Luke formal 2020

Name: Hailee Reist, Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Undergraduate school: Wartburg College,  BA(Math)

Medical school: University of Iowa

Hobbies: hiking, biking, running, cooking, smiling
















Things you should know about UVM residency:

-Since we are a smaller program, so get to know everyone in the program and the hospital pretty well. We are friends other specialties which leads to good relationships both at work and outside of work. We get to know the attendings well, too, which is helpful for allowing independence in the OR as well as for lifelong connections.

-In Vermont, you are living in a wilderness vacation spot, so any outdoor hobby you can think of (skiing, hiking, sailing, mountain biking, etc.) is within less than a 30-45 minute drive (if not walkable from your front door!). As residents, your free time is precious- so instead of wasting time driving through traffic or having to wait until vacation weeks to do fun outdoor activities, these are accessible even on weekdays!


Luke Bones 2020

Name: Luke Seeker

Hometown: Austin, Texas 

Undergraduate school: Southern Methodist University 

Medical school: University of Texas Medical School , San Antonio


Degree (s): Finance, Biology


Hobbies: Skiing, biking, ranching, painting












One thing you should know about UVM residency:

There is an unbelievable wealth of human capital in this Orthopaedics program. I am 2000 miles away from my roots but the people here make me feel like I am at home.


Class of 2023

Evan Ben Michael Golf 2020

Evan Friend 2020Name: Evan Boyd

Hometown: Walton, NY

Undergraduate school: Cornell University

Medical school: NYU


Degree (s): Nutritional Science


Hobbies: Skiing, hiking, working out, cooking,


















One thing you should know about UVM residency:  I consider UVM a true mix of a blue- and white-collar program.   We operate early and often, but keep an academic focus.  Being a small residency program allows us to meet every day as a group with an attending(s) [daily lectures and/or sim sessions].  Being a program of 15 also allows us to form strong relationships with our attendings and ancillary staff.


Will Shepard Pine 2020

Name: Big Willy Efird



Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Undergraduate school: Virginia Tech

Medical school: UNC Chapel Hill

Degree (s): BS Biochemistry, minor in Spanish, MD

Hobbies: gardening, hiking, video games






Things you should know about UVM residency: Close knit group of residents and attendings.  All the attendings are very approachable and helpful.  Excellent place to learn to operate and operate early/often.


Ben with Wife 2020

Name: Ben Kindred


Hometown: Morton, IL

Undergraduate school: Wheaton College (IL)

Medical school: University of Illinois (Peoria, IL)


Degree (s): MD


Hobbies: Wife, golf, skiing, hiking, traveling, movies, beer


Things you should know about UVM residency: Good- small tight knit group of residents keeping you accountable.
























Michael Event 2020

Name: Michael Roberts


Hometown: Louisville, Colorado

Undergraduate school: University of Miami (FL)

Medical school: University of South Florida – Morsani College of Medicine


Degree (s): Dual degrees in Biology and Economics.


Hobbies: Ice hockey, backcountry skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, international travel and

losing balls on the golf course.

Things you should know about UVM residency: What drew me to UVM was the camaraderie within the residency, which stems from both the size of the program and the collective culture that has been created here.



Class of 2022



AlecSundet Alec Sundet, MD, University of Colorado

MitchTarka Mitchell Tarka, MD, University of Missouri