Meet our residents

Novant Health residents

Meet the class of 2020

Sonam Vashista, DO

Dr. Sonam VashistaDr. Sonam Vashista is a native of a rural town in central Alabama. She received her medical degree from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Vashista attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham for her undergraduate education, where she received her bachelor's degrees in international studies and biology. Her upbringing and educational background has led to her become interested in preventative medicine and outreach to underserved communities both locally and abroad. In her spare time, Dr. Vashista enjoys reading, listening to music, going on scenic drives and spending time with her family and friends.

Shannon Sanchez Oviedo, MD, MS

Dr. Shannon Sanchez Oviedo

Dr. Shannon Sanchez Oviedo attended medical school at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. She completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of San Francisco and earned a master's degree in biomedical science at Barry University. Her interests include maternal child health and preventative medicine, especially for underserved communities. She chose family medicine as her area of practice to have the direct impact a primary care physician can have on patients’ well-being and quality of life. A California native, she enjoys trips to the beach and discovering new wineries. In her spare time, Dr. Sanchez Oviedo likes to work out, cook, cheer on her favorite sports team, travel and spend time with her husband, daughter and dog.

Corey Mottesheard, DO

Dr. Corey Mottesheard

Dr. Corey Mottesheard is a graduate of the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a native of Arlington, Virginia. Prior to medical school, Dr. Mottesheard attended James Madison University and subsequently worked in the fitness industry for a number of years. He has a passion for preventive medicine and utilizing osteopathic manipulation. Dr. Mottesheard enjoys traveling with his family and exploring Lake Norman. He is also a major sports enthusiast.

Christine Wu, MD

Dr. Christine Wu

Dr. Christine Wu is a graduate of the Wake Forest School of Medicine and is excited to join Novant Health’s residency program. Born in New York City, she lived in numerous eastern coastal states before earning her bachelor's degree in biology at Duke University. Dr. Wu is interested in family medicine due to the field’s focus on advocating and nurturing leaders who utilize the practice of compassionate medicine to strengthen local and national communities. Her clinical interests include integrative medicine, women’s health and procedural and dermatological conditions. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, discovering different musical genres, working out, cooking, traveling and not taking the beautiful Carolina weather for granted.

Chandini Rathee, MD

Dr. Chandini RatheeDr. Chandini Rathee attended medical school at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. She grew up in New Jersey but has called Charlotte her home for the last 10 years. Her medical education took her to different parts of the country, allowing her to gain a broad perspective on practicing medicine. As a family medicine physician, she hopes to be an advocate for her patients. She focuses on patient education and preventative medicine. Dr. Rathee wants to hold an active role in the community. She aims to be a physician who enhances the lives of those she treats. Dr. Rathee enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, working out and trying out new recipes.

Kelsey Ann Reindel, DO

Dr. Kelsey Ann Reindel

Originally from Ohio, Dr. Kelsey Ann Reindel moved to South Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in biological science from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Reindel went on to receive her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Reindel chose family medicine as her area of practice, to develop lasting relationships with patients and provide comprehensive care to patients. She has a wide array of clinical interests that include: preventative medicine, sports medicine and women’s health. Dr. Reindel enjoys playing water sports, spending time with family and friends and bowling. She is an avid Ohio State Buckeye’s fan.

Meet the class of 2019

Sarah E. Barker, DO

Dr. Sarah Barker

Dr. Sarah Barker is an Indiana native who earned her bachelor's degree in biology at DePaul University and her medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Barker chose family medicine as her area of practice, for its diverse patient population. She has a special interest in behavioral health and international medicine. When not caring for her patients, Dr. Barker enjoys reading, traveling, going to country music concerts and playing volleyball. Although Dr. Baker lives in North Carolina, she remains an avid Indianapolis Colts fan during football season.

Cody E. Homistek, DO, MS

Dr. Cody Homistek

Dr. Cody Elizabeth Homistek attended medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her bachelor's degree in exercise physiology at West Virginia University and earned a master's degree in biomedical science at Barry University. Her clinical interests include addiction medicine, intensive care, nutrition and exercise and spiritual and mental wellness. Because she enjoys forming bonds with her patients, family medicine is “her true calling”, and she looks forward to bonding with her patients in the Charlotte area and at Novant Health. In her free time, Dr. Homistek likes to root for the Pittsburgh Steelers, attend country music concerts, explore the beach and the lake and spend time with friends and family.

Allen J. Shepard, DO, MSHA

Dr. Allen ShepardOriginally from Arizona and Southern California, Dr. Allen Shepard moved across the country to be a part of Novant Health’s first class of family medicine residents. He received his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and simultaneously earned a master's degree in health service administration with a focus on healthcare, leadership and communication. He earned a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from Arizona State University and worked for a few years in the high-tech medical technology industry. As a family physician, Dr. Shepard aims to help individuals, families, and communities find whole-body wellness. Beyond his medical pursuits, Dr. Shepard enjoys trips to the mountains to splash through streams and walk through the trails. He has spent time writing and performing music but now sings more in the car for his wife and at home for their cats.

Rachel Storey, DO

Dr. Rachel Storey

Dr. Rachel Storey is a graduate of the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas Campus. Though Dr. Storey is new to Novant Health and residency training, the world of medicine is the world she grew up in—her father is a physician and her mother is a nurse. She has always had a passion for caring for others and found the practice of family medicine to be the best place for her to care for others. She is interested in preventative medicine and addiction medicine. As a family medicine physician, she also hopes to form lasting relationships with her patients. Dr. Storey and her husband enjoy exploring the greater Charlotte area—kayaking around Lake Norman is one of their favorite things to do so far. She also enjoys horseback riding and taking her dogs on walks.

Eugene Y. Wang, MD

Dr. Eugene Wang

Dr. Eugene Wang is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. A traveler with his family throughout childhood, Dr. Wang ultimately ended up in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the University of British Columbia. He worked as a research technician analyzing computerized tomography scans and later became a research lab manager for an epigenetics lab. Dr. Wang believes that the practice of family medicine empowers patients to have preventative care play a major role in improving the quality of their lives. In his free time, Dr. Wang is likely learning to play guitar, watching movies, or playing board or card games with his friends.