Amy Dudley

Amy Dudley, MD

Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas.

Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin.

Medical School: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Medical Interests: Women’s health, OB, full-spectrum clinic and hospital family medicine, international medicine, public health.

Personal Interests: I love scuba diving, skiing, playing tennis and taking my awesome dog out for runs! My husband and I love trying new restaurants and traveling at every opportunity.

I love this residency because: This program is exactly what I had hoped for. The people are incredibly supportive and welcoming. The training is rigorous but I always feel supported. I have grown and been so encouraged in the 6 short weeks I have been here and can’t wait to see what the next 3 years bring.

Future Plans: Full-scope family medicine in a medium-sized town or academic setting.


Mark Frakes

Mark Frakes, MD

Hometown: Carthage, Illinois.

Undergraduate: University of Illinois Springfield – chemistry.

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.

Medical Interests:  High Risk and Surgical Obstetrics, Endoscopy, Rural Medicine, Procedures, Medical Missions.

Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife, Involvement with the Church, Hunting, Farming, Outdoor Activities, Weight Lifting.

I love this residency because:  First and foremost, I love the other residents and faculty. They are great group of people to work with and push you to become the best physician you can be. We have a unique curriculum that provides us with many opportunities that other family medicine residencies do not or cannot offer. Even though we are located in a smaller city, which is huge compared to where I grew up, we are the only major hospital for over 90 miles and serve a large geographic area. We see a variety of unique and complex diseases at their initial presentation and often times manage these difficult conditions until the patients are stable enough to leave the hospital. Even if the patients have to be transferred, we have often made the diagnosis and stabilized the patient before the transfer occurs. We have an open ICU that allows us to learn how to medically manage critically ill patients and perform all of the procedures necessary to keep these patients alive and stable. We also have opportunities to manage and deliver complex and high risk obstetrical patients and care for a wide variety of women’s health issues. The variety and volume of procedures is what drew me to this program. I wanted to decide how I practiced and what procedures I was able to do when I left residency, and not be limited by my training.

Future Plans: My wife and I will most likely end up somewhere rural, where I will practice full spectrum family medicine. We are considering going back Illinois because our family is still in that area, but we are always looking for new and exciting opportunities. We also plan on taking frequent short term medical mission trips


Justin Jones

Justin Jones, MD

Hometown: Lubbock, Texas.

Undergraduate: Lubbock Christian University – exercise & sports medicine.

Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.

Medical Interests: Sports Medicine, International Medicine.

I love this residency because: I love the Texas A&M Family Medicine for many reasons. During my interview and at second look weekend, the residents and faculty were extremely kind and welcoming. The kindness and support have only increased since beginning residency. They eagerly welcomed my wife and newborn daughter as part of the residency family, and made the transition to a new city as smooth as possible. Their love and support has made a significant impact. Texas A&M also provides unparalleled procedural training. From endoscopy to advanced obstetrics, residents have the opportunity to pursue what they are passionate about. And since our residency is unopposed, we do not have to compete with other residents for procedures. These two thing combined separated Texas A&M from all other programs in my opinion.  I feel so fortunate to have matched at Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency. My family has been extremely happy during our short tenure here, and I cannot imagine training anywhere else.

Future Planes: Practicing rural family medicine somewhere in Texas. Hopefully, including sports medicine and some foreign mission work.


Khoi Ly

Khoi Ly, MD

Hometown: Saigon, Vietnam

Undergraduate: University of Houston, biochemistry

Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science College of Medicine

Medical Interests: Rural practice

Personal Interests: Reading

I love this residency because: : Its chalenging enough to push you to improve, but with supportive residents and faculty who make sure you are not completely overwhelmed. This residency also has a wide spectrum of practice and procedures to ensure you get what you want out of a residency

Future Plans: Rural, mission work, full spectrum practice.


John Massoud

John Massoud, MD

Hometown: Carrollton, Texas.

Undergraduate: Baylor University.

Medical School: Texas Tech University HSC SOM.

Medical Interests: International medicine, Endoscopy.

Personal Interests: Soccer (football) and TV.

I love this residency because: I felt at home right away. The people are truly inclusive and no matter what your background, you can feel comfortable here. Also, the high level of education given by excellent mentors without judgment is, in my opinion, exclusive to this program; there is a culture of helpfulness, teamwork, and patient centered care that is second to none. This is a true Family Medicine Residency in that there is a broad scope of medicine seen and practiced. There’s simply too much to love about this program.

Future Plans: I would love to have a practice combined with specialists to where I could perform my own endoscopy procedures, while being able to take the time to practice some international medicine.


Laura Muehr

Laura Muehr, MD

Hometown: Hallettsville, Texas.

Undergraduate: Texas A&M University-biomedical science.

Medical School: Texas A&M University Health Science Center.

Medical Interests: Women's Health, OB, Geriatrics.

Personal Interests: : DIY home and craft projects, sewing, spending time with family, traveling.

I love this residency because:  Everyone is approachable and basically like a family. The people here are awesome! TAMFMR is an encouraging learning environment that offers enormous opportunity! Whatever it is you're looking to do, particularly in small-ish town America, you can train for it here! 

Future Plans: Rural women's health and general medicine.


Jessica Ohaju

Jessica Ohaju, MD

Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota.

Undergraduate: Kent State University.

Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine.

Medical Interests: Full scope family medicine, medical missions.

Personal Interests: Spending time with my family, baking, reading.

I love this residency because: I really  enjoy working with my fellow residents and attendings. The attendings and staff are so supportive of our growth and development and are invested in our success.  Also, because our program is unopposed, there are more opportunities to receive training in skills that it would otherwise be very difficult to. I'm so grateful to be a part of this amazing program!

Future Plans: Inpatient and outpatient family medicine, medical missions.


Ryan Rister, D.O.

Ryan Rister, DO

Hometown: Waco, Texas.

Undergraduate: Baylor University- biology.

Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine- UNTHSC.

Medical Interests: OB, international medicine.

Personal Interests: : Following college sports and Texas Rangers; mountain biking, hiking, playing soccer; spending time with my family.

I love this residency because of: The people are what make this place special. Everyone I have encountered (from support staff to upper levels to attendings) is happy to answer a question about a patient or provide help with the EMR. That also extends outside work into our personal lives where we spend time together from major events to Friday night dinners. That doesn't even cover the amazing opportunities provided with scopes, procedures, and the level of OB exposure.

Future Plans: Get back to me in another year! I could see myself in a small town or outside a city doing full scope in a small group. But I would like to get more experience internationally to see how I could serve there.


Kyle Taylor, M.D.

Kyle Taylor, MD

Hometown: Duluth, Georgia.

Undergraduate: Georgia College and State University - biology.

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia.

Medical Interests: Sports Medicine, Endoscopy.

Personal Interests: Weight training, spending time with family and friends.

I love this residency because: : A procedure heavy program with an emphasis on excellence is what drew me to this program, but the people I met made choosing Texas A&M for my residency training an easy decision. You will not find a better group of residents and faculty to work with than you will here. Every single person has each other's best interest at heart and will do everything they can to help each other succeed. If you decide to come here, you will become one of the best trained family medicine docs in the country.

Future Plans: Practicing rural family medicine with a focus on sports medicine and endoscopy.