Taisei Suzuki, DO, MIPH, CCHP, FAAFP
Associate Program Director
OPP/OMM Site Director
Residency: The Wright Center for GME - Unity Health Care and El Rio training location
Medical School: A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Suzuki, born and raised in Japan, came to the United States when he was at the age of 15 as an international high school student. He studied Biology at the University of Portland in Oregon, then received his Master's in International Public Health at the University of Sydney in Australia. He worked as a humanitarian aid worker through non-governmental organizations and the United Nations, stationed in various developing countries including Liberia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. Following his passion to become an osteopathic physician, he attended AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 2015. He completed his family medicine residency program through the Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency Program in 2018, trained at FQHC in Washington DC, and Tucson AZ, and was a chief resident.
He is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. His current role at Unity Health Care includes the Associate Program Director for the Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency Program at Unity Health Care training site, an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona D.C. CHC site, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at George Washington University Department of Medicine. He provides comprehensive osteopathic medical care to his patients at Parkside Health Center as well as the Department of Correction. He is passionate about promoting Osteopathic Medicine to the next generation of physicians and currently precepts the resident OMT clinic. He completed an Acupuncture for Physicians course and is a certified acupuncturist in Washington D.C. In October 2023, he obtained Certified Correctional Health Professional - Clinical Provider (CCHP-CP) status by NCCHC (National Commission on Correctional Health Care).
Interests include: Osteopathic manipulative medicine, correctional medicine, international public health
● President - Maryland Association of Osteopathic Physicians
● Board of Directors - Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association
● New Faculty Scholar 2022 - Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
Darlene Lawrence, MD, FAAFP
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.
-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
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.
Eleni O'Donovan, MD, SM
Director of Medical Education
Medical Director at DC Dept. of Corrections
Residency: BUSM/BMC Department of Family Medicine Residency Program, Boston, MA
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Dr. O'Donovan is a board-certified family physician who serves as Director of Education and Director of Correctional Medicine at the DC Department of Corrections, where Unity provides health care services. Dr. O'Donovan received her Master of Science in Maternal and Child Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2000. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2005 and completed her Family Medicine residency training at the Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine Residency Program in 2008. She joined Unity Health Care as a National Health Service Corps Scholar in 2008 and started their Teaching Health Center residency program in 2013. She lives in Washington, DC with her four children, husband, and rescue dog.
Interests include: maternal and child health, correctional medicine, and leveraging community-based medical education to improve health equity at the local and national levels.
Angelique C. Lynch-Jiles, MD, MPH
Core Faculty, Maternal-Child Health Curriculum Director
FM-OB Lead, Department of Family Medicine-Obstetrics
Team Lead, East of the River Health Center
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.
● 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