Recent Alumni

Andy Harcourt, MD - 2008

Andy Harcourt is new to the Mobile area. After growing up in Norman, Oklahoma, he attended undergrad at Southern Methodist University in Dallas studying biomedical engineering. After taking a year off to travel to Europe, he returned to Oklahoma to attend medical school at the University of Oklahoma. Andy and his wonderful wife Suzanne are enjoying life here in Mobile.

Will Burkhalter, MD - 2008

Will Burkhalter is a native of South Carolina but he'll be staying in Alabama, at least in the short term. He's found a temporary opportunity in Montegomery that he can't refuse.

Taniya Smith, DO - 2008

Taniya Smith, having been born and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi, had decided to remain on the Gulf Coast and practice in rural Grand Bay, Alabama. Taniya graduated from Xavier University and she decided to go to an osteopathic medical school. After graduating from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, she decided it would be nice to move back down south and closer to home. Taniya enjoys reading, music and travel when time allows.

Bernita McCants, MD - 2007

Bernita McCants practices on the Eastern Shore after graduating from the University of South Alabama, College of Medicine. She is originally from Crystal Springs, Mississippi and went to Alcorn State for undergrad. Bernita is the proud parent of a darling baby girl. Before she became a doctor and a mother, Bernita enjoyed arts and crafts and fishing.

Charlene Grigsby, MD - 2007

Charlene Grigsby came from a medical family. Her father is a general surgeon in Kingsport, Tennessee and Charlene spent quite a bit of time assisting in his practice. She attended Emory and Henry College for her undergraduate education and then, following some graduate study at East Tennessee State, went to Ross University for her medical education. She has a true sense of calling and is involved in several organizations dedicated to improving the world. She has moved back to the Tri-State area, practicing in Newport News, Virginia.

Warren Tyon , MD - 2007

Warren Tyon came from Tahlequah, Oklahoma and is a member of the Cherokee Nation. His grandmother spoke only Cherokee and raised his mother without electricity or indoor plumbing. Warren worked his way through college at the University of Central Oklahoma and medical school at U of O. Now he is working towards his goal of being a Family Physician. Warren does have a local connection, with his wife and her family living in Mobile. He enjoys spending time with his rambunctious son, Hunter. He currently serves the Mobile community as an ER physician at a local hospital.

Alphonsus Zohlandt, MD - 2007

Fon Zohlandt hails from the Netherlands. He attended Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen for both undergraduate and medical. Fon was a general practitioner in the Netherlands when he made the decision to seek further training. He has traveled extensively and has worked as a physician in several countries. His primary job for the past six years was that of a physician in a large refugee camp. He has seen first hand the effects of torture and war on vulnerable people. His travels haven't all be bleak, however, because along the way he gained a lovely wife and several beautiful little girls.

Christopher Hall, MD - 2006

Chris Hall and his family remain in the Mobile area working at a local primary care clinic.

George Ngando, MD - 2006

George Ngando has gone to work at a local hospital. Our loss is their gain! His cheerful attitude and commitment to service is missed in our clinic.

Barbara Corcoran, MD - 2006

Barbara Corcoran practices on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, where she lives with her husband and dog. She maintains strong connections with our Family Medicine Program by precepting 3rd Year Medical Students in their Clerkship requirement and she serves the community of seasonal workers at the Baldwin County Clinica del Migrante.


Oleg Formitchev, MD - 2006

Oleg Fomitchev has relocated to Atlanta where he practices in a metro area emergency department. He's working his way north to NYC, so he can be closer to family.

Joseph Sejud, MD - 2006

Joseph Sejud found a need for an emergency physician in Monroeville, Alabama. And although this isn't his final destination, he feels this experience will be beneficial to him in the future.

Laura Sanspree, MD - 2005

Laura Sanspree has made herself at home in Baldwin County, where she has joined a thriving practice where she can focus on women and children.

Anitra Batie, MD - 2005

Anitra Batre has returned to her hometown of Jasper, Alabama to practice in the rural community where she was raised.


Amy Haupert came to us from the Great White North of Minnesota. She cheerfully withstood our long, hot summers, but could not resist the call of the North. She is back in her home territory, spreading sunshine and treating patients in private practice.

Mike Merrill has opened up his own practice with another graduate, not far across the border into Mississippi. He and Angela Jones serve the close-knit rural community they call home, among neighbors, friend and family.


Angela Jones has opened a private practice with her co-graduate, Mike Merrill. But in addition to that, she has agreed to stay on as adjunct part-time faculty here in our clinic as we work through some growing pains.

Nicole Lawson knew she would be going back to Arkansas to practice in a rural community, and that is exactly what she did. She gained more than great doctoring experience here in Mobile. She made life long friends, found a great guy and got a beautiful dog. They all live happily in Nicole's hometown where she has gone into private practice serving the same community that served her for so many years.

Linda Jean Lash is a Pittsburg native. As a non-traditional resident, it would be hard to characterize her pre-residency life. Suffice it to say she went to college, worked, had a family and at an age she should have known better, decided to go to medical school at the urging of her friend (and our former chairman) Frank deGruy. She attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine where she was awarded an accelerated residency in our department. Her third year she served as co-chief resident. Since graduating she has gone to practice in Grand Bay, Alabama (Watermelon capital of the World).