Darlene Lawrence, MD, FAAFP

Core Faculty

We Will! Lead at Parkside Health Center
Balint Resident Group Leader
Resident Advising Curriculum Lead
Practice Management Curriculum Lead
Resident Wellness NFMR-DC Site Director

Residency: Georgetown University Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Dr. Lawrence is a board-certified family physician, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and core faculty in the National Family Medicine Residency at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Washington, DC. Dr. Lawrence provided full-service Family Medicine, including obstetrics for more than twenty-five years. She now teaches family medicine residents and upper-level medical students at Parkside Health Center. Dr. Lawrence was a two-term member of the AAFP Commission on the Health of the Public and Science, a liaison to the ACOG Committee on Adolescent Health, and a member of the Department of Health and Human Services SAMHSA Workgroup on Prevention, Screening, and Treatment of Adolescent Suicide.

Interests include: When not supporting her children in Boy & Girl Scouts, Cecchetti Ballet, Varsity Volleyball, and LKM Kopelles Junior Sorority, you will find Dr. Lawrence planning, cooking, or crafting for some special event on the horizon. She also loves to travel, especially with her family in tow.

Achievements:

  • 2022 TWC Faculty of the Year
  • 2022 NFMR-DC Preceptor of the Year
  • AAFP Physician Health & Wellbeing Fellow 2021-2022
  • ABS Balint Leadership Fellow 2021-2022
  • ABS Balint Credentialing Fellow Candidate 2022-2023
  • Doximity Telemedicine Fellow 2021-2022
  • Doximity Digital Health Fellow 2022-2023

Anam Whyne, DO, FAAFP

Core Faculty

Medical Director - Parkside Health Center
Family Planning & Quality Improvement Lead

Residency: The Wright Center for GME - Unity Health Care training location

Medical School: UNTHSC - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Whyne was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and raised in Dallas, Texas. She studied neuroscience at Baylor University and then went to medical school in Fort Worth, Texas. She got involved in women’s reproductive health care and advocacy in medical school, which led her to find a perfect match in our residency program here at Unity Health Care in Washington, DC. She completed the GW Residency Fellowship in Health Policy during her second year and spent time advocating for family medicine and teaching health centers on The Hill. During residency, she also focused her training on family planning and abortion care. Dr. Whyne is board-certified in both ABFM and ABOFP. She practices osteopathic manipulation and precepts the resident OMT and continuity clinics at Parkside.

Interests include: Reproductive health care, advocacy, adolescent medicine, traveling, baseball, basketball, and ice hockey.


Angelique C. Lynch-Jiles, MD, MPH

Core Faculty, Maternal-Child Health Curriculum Director

Residency: University of Virginia Family Medicine Residency

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine

Dr. Lynch-Jiles is a board-certified family physician passionate about Maternal-Child Health. She was born and raised in Washington, DC, and received her B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2006. She spent the next 5 years pursuing her non-medical passions, first serving as a lead singer with a Christian touring band, and then working as a math and reading tutor at a local elementary school. She enrolled in Howard University College of Medicine, where she received her medical degree in 2015. She then obtained a Master of Public Health degree, with a concentration in Community Health and Health Behavior, from the University at Buffalo in 2016. In 2019, she completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Virginia.

That same year, she joined Unity Health Care, where she has been practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine, with a concentration in Obstetrics and Pediatrics, ever since. Dr. Lynch-Jiles serves as Physician Lead for the Department of Family Medicine-Obstetrics and Team Lead for her Family Medicine clinical care team at Unity. In 2022, she joined the Core Faculty for the Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency Program, as the Maternal-Child Health Curriculum Director. In this role, she precepts Parkside resident clinic, delivers monthly didactics on OB and Pediatric topics, manages resident involvement in the Centering Pregnancy national group prenatal care program, coordinates resident continuity delivery, prenatal care, and GYN procedural training, and organizes the GYN rotation.

Interests include: maternal and child health, women’s health, teaching, medical missions; singing, traveling, action movies, and going on walks with husband and son.

Achievements:

  • STFM Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Mentorship Program Fellow, 2022-2023
  • Launched the first Unity Family Medicine Resident Prenatal Clinic, 2023
  • Coordinated the first annual NFMR DC Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) training

Madeline Taskier, MD

Core Faculty
Title X Medical Director

Fellowship: Health Policy Research Fellowship, American Board of Family Medicine & George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.

Residency: Jefferson Family and Community Medicine Residency, Philadelphia, PA

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC

Dr. Taskier is a board-certified family physician, born and raised in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in anthropology and community health from Tufts University in 2010. She spent 5 years working in global maternal health program management before medical school. She received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine. In 2022, she completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Family and Community Medicine Residency in Philadelphia, PA. Following her passion for policy, advocacy, and public health, she completed a Health Policy Research Fellowship at the American Board of Family Medicine and GW. During her fellowship, she worked on the Initiative to Strengthen Primary Health Care in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) within Health and Human Services.

She joins Unity Health Care to practice full-spectrum family physician and as core faculty with the Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency. In this role, she leads the health policy, advocacy, and community-oriented primary care curriculum for our residents and is an FM-OB preceptor. She also works as the medical director of the Title X program where she leads quality improvement efforts related to sexual and reproductive health and oversees the grant.

Interests include: health policy and advocacy, behavioral health integration, maternal health, sexual reproductive health, cervical cancer screening, quality improvement, policy research, cooking all different kinds of cuisines, weaving, hiking

Achievements:

  • Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) Advocacy Award, 2022
  • United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award, 2019

Kevin Ventura Cedillos

Residency Program Supervisor