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2023-2024 Chief Residents

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Christopher Beard, MD

Dr. Beard is from New Albany, Mississippi and he graduated from West Union Attendance Center in 2012. He then went to the University of Mississippi where he majored in Biochemistry and graduated in 2016. He completed his medical school education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2020 and then started his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Beard has a passion for working with residents and advocating for resident wellness. After he completes his Chief Resident year, Dr. Beard plans to pursue a career in general internal medicine with a mixture of inpatient and outpatient responsibilities. In his free time, he enjoys riding his bike, cooking, and watching sports with his friends.



 Shana Usiukiewicz, MD

Dr. Usiukiewicz was born and raised in Oklahoma City. She graduated from the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in 2009 followed by the Oklahoma City University in 2013 with a major in Cell and Molecular Biology as well as a minor in German. She then worked in an analytical chemistry before attending medical school at the University of Oklahoma College Of Medicine. She graduated in 2020 and remained at OUHSC to complete her Internal Medicine residency in June 2023. During her time in residency, she found an interest in ethics and advocacy work that she hopes to bring to the residency program during her time as chief as well as continue throughout her career. Dr. Usiukiewicz hopes to pursue a career in gastroenterology and hepatology with ultimate goals of remaining in academic medicine. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and husband at the dog park, boxing, and local comedy.

VA Chief Resident in Quality and Safety

Bishr Swar, MD