Our Staff

The Physicians of Virginia Endocrinology

Ben D. Phillips, MD, Endocrinologist

Dr. Phillips grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee for his undergraduate studies. He earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston. He pursued his Internal Medicine Residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and remained there to complete his subspecialty fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. In addition to general endocrinology, his area of interest includes diabetes management (type I and type II), treatment of hypogonadism (low testosterone), and obesity. Dr. Phillips also has an interest and experience in helping patients lose weight using approved weight loss medications. He is a member of The Endocrine Society. He sees patients in Midlothian, and is in our West End office one day a week (Wednesday). He is married and has 4 young daughters who entertain him in his free time.

Cynthia S. Ryan, MD, FACE, Endocrinologist

Dr. Ryan grew up in Dallas, Texas, and attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She earned her medical degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. Afterwards, she completed her Internal Medicine residency and her subspecialty fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Ryan is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. In addition to general endocrinology, her areas of interest include diabetes, thyroid disorders and osteoporosis. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and is a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. She sees patients in our Midlothian office Monday - Wednesday. She is married with 3 young daughters and in her free time enjoys running and traveling

Akta P. Mukherjee, MD, FACE, ECNU, Endocrinologist

Dr. Mukherjee grew up in Bristol, Tennessee and attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine in Memphis. She completed her Internal Medicine training at Harvard University's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston, Massachusetts and then went to the Tufts University Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts for her subspecialty fellowship training in Endocrinology. She is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. She is also a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology and has an Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound. In addition to general endocrinology, her areas of interest include thyroid and parathyroid disorders. She is married and spends her free time running after her son and daughter.

Kelsey E.S. Salley, MD, Endocrinologist

Dr. Salley grew up in Virginia Beach and attended the University of Virginia for her undergraduate studies. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. She went on to complete her Internal Medicine residency with additional training in Women's Health at MCV-VCU, followed by a chief residency where she focused on improvement in ambulatory care and teaching in the outpatient setting. Dr. Salley completed her subspecialty training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at MCV-VCU. From 2007-2009, she also served as the program director for the Women's Health track in Internal Medicine at VCU. She is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. In addition to general endocrinology, her area of interest includes Women's Health endocrinology including polycystic ovary syndrome, gestational diabetes, thyroid disease in pregnancy, and perimenopause. Dr. Salley is a member of The Endocrine Society and The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. She is married and enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, and biking.

Kristin W. Fabiato, MD, Endocrinologist

Dr. Fabiato grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Duke University in 1998 with a degree in Biology, after which she completed post baccalaureate studies at the University of Georgia. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004, where she stayed to complete an Internal Medicine Residency with a specialization in Women's Health. She completed her Endocrinology fellowship training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2009. Dr. Fabiato is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. In addition to general endocrinology, her areas of interest include disorders of the thyroid and women's health endocrinology, including polycystic ovarian syndrome, gestational diabetes, hormone replacement therapy, and hypothalamic amenorrhea. She is a member of the Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists . In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, exercising, and spending time with her husband and 2 sons.

Elizabeth A. Wallace, MD, Endocrinologist

Dr. Wallace was born and raised in New Zealand. She holds a Bachelor of Human Biology from the University of Auckland and is graduate of the University of Auckland Medical School. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and Advanced training n Endocrinology at Auckland Hospital. Dr. Wallace came to the United States to complete a Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Yale Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut, where she also met her husband. She has spent a number of years at home with her children, her most recent position was as an Endocrinologist in a large private practice in Seattle, Washington. While in Seattle she was also a clinical instructor for the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Washington Medial School. Dr. Wallace is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. In addition to spending time with her family she enjoys walking, music, novels, history and travel.

Samantha Hudson, MD, MEng, Endocrinologist

Dr. Hudson grew up here in Richmond (specifically Midlothian). She attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for her undergraduate degree in Biology and a Master's of Engineering in Bioengineering. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in 2007. She stayed there for her residency in Internal Medicine with a focus in Women's Health followed by a year as a Chief Medical Resident focusing on ambulatory outpatient care and medical education. She completed her subspecialty training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism in 2013 also at Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. While there she served as the head of the Women's Health Track in Internal Medicine from 2009-2013. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. In addition to general endocrinology, her interests include Women's Health endocrinology including polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid disease in pregnancy, and gestational diabetes. She is a member of the Endocrine Society. She is married with two daughters and enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and gardening in her free time.

Anita Prakash, MD, Endocrinologist

Dr. Prakash grew up in Martinez, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. She earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She then worked as an internal medicine hospitalist in Honolulu, Hawaii. She then returned to Richmond to pursue her subspecialty training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to general endocrinology, Dr. Prakash is interested in thyroid disorders and diabetes mellitus. She is a member of The Endocrine Society and The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, exercising and reading.

Alex D. Millis, MD, Endocrinologist

Dr. Millis grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and attended Gannon University in Erie, PA for his undergraduate degree in Biology. He earned his medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA in 2012. He pursued his Internal Medicine Residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and remained there to complete his subspecialty fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. In addition to general endocrinology, his areas of interest includes diabetes management, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, and treatment of hypogonadism. He is a member of the Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. In his free time, he enjoys biking, reading, and playing with his Border Collie.

Laura T. Dageforde, PA-C, CDE

Laura Dageforde is a Certified Physician Assistant and Certified Diabetes Educator who is delighted to have joined us in fall of 2016. She was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and attended James Madison University for both her undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. She earned her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2010 and then worked in a family practice for 5 years. During her years in primary care, Laura acquired experience and developed a passion for management of various endocrine disorders. She is thrilled to hone in on these interests with our practice, and she particularly enjoys nutrition and exercise counseling to aid patients in weight loss and control of diabetes. In her spare time, Laura enjoys traveling, reading, cycling, hiking, baking, and swimming.