Associate Program Director for National Family Medicine Residency (NFMR) in DC
Residency: United Family Medicine, Saint Paul, MN
Medical School: Georgetown University
Darlene Lawrence, MD, FAAFP
Core Faculty, Site Lead for Parkside Health Center, We Can! Lead at Parkside Health Center, Balint Resident Group Leader, Resident Advising Curriculum Lead
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 is a 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 at DC Youth Orchestra, Cecchetti Ballet, Lacrosse, Volleyball, TaeKwondo, or Scouts, you will find Dr. Lawrence cooking or crafting for some special event on the horizon.
James Huang MD, FAAFP
Core Faculty, Site Lead for Upper Cardozo Health Center, Family Medicine Specialty Director
Residency: Social and Family Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Dr. Huang is a board-certified family physician and is fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL). He started the Comprehensive Medical Care for Deaf Adults and Children (CODA Clinic) at Unity. He leads the Community Orientated Primary Care (COPC) curriculum in the residency. Focusing his passion on nutrition education and healthy food access, he is part of the board of directors for Community Foodworks and a member of the DC Food Policy Council.
Interests include: Local food access & Farmer's Markets, running & biking, vegetarian cooking & baking
Taisei Suzuki, DO, MIPH
Core Faculty, OMM Curriculum Director
Residency: The Wright Center for GME - Unity Health Care and El Rio Sites
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 15 as an international high school student. He studied Biology at the University of Portland in Oregon, then received his Masters Degree in International Public Health at the University of Sydney in Australia. He then worked as a humanitarian aid worker for about 8 years with 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 with the Wright Center for GME’s National Family Medicine Residency Program in 2018, trainings at FQHCs in both Washington DC and Tucson AZ, where he was Chief Resident. He is board-certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He is a Core Faculty Member for the Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency Program at Unity Health Care and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona at Unity. He precepts the resident OMT clinic. He provides comprehensive osteopathic medical care to his patients at Parkside Health Center in Ward 7 as well as at the DC Department of Corrections.
Interests include: Osteopathic manipulative medicine, correctional medicine, international public health
Anam Whyne, DO
Core Faculty, Assistant Medical Director at Parkside Health Center, Family Planning Champion, Quality Improvement Coach at Parkside ClinicResidency: The Wright Center for GME - Unity Health CareMedical 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 lead 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 Education, Medical Director 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 the Associate Program Director for the National Family Medicine Residency at Unity as well as the Medical Director of Unity's medical program at the DC Department of Corrections, where she has practiced for over 11 years. 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 level.