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Family Medicine Residency


Joyce Robert, MD, FAAFP
Program Director

Joyce Robert, MD, FAAFP, is Program Director of Family Medicine Residency at Beebe Healthcare. She is responsible for developing, designing, and implementing a new, community-based residency program, accounting for strategic planning, research, curriculum development, planning of scholarly activities, and faculty recruitment and development. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She recently earned a Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, presented by University of South Florida Muma College of Business. Dr. Robert is a graduate of SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. She completed her post graduate training in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Program – Downtown Residency in Urban Family Medicine. Dr. Robert has 10 years’ experience teaching at one of the largest residencies and fellowship programs in the nation. She is excited to start the family medicine residency at Beebe Healthcare. Dr. Robert sees patients at Beebe Family Practice – Long Neck; the future site of the Family Medicine Residency Continuity Clinic.
Miri Shlomi, MD
Associate Program Director

Miri Shlomi, MD, serves as Associate Program Director of Family Medicine Residency at Beebe Healthcare’s R. Randall Rollins Center for Medical Education. She plays an instrumental role in the launch of the newly-established residency program, with an ultimate goal to train incoming residents to become exceptional family medicine physicians. Dr. Shlomi is committed to the development and execution of a cutting-edge curriculum that embraces innovation, fosters compassionate care, and emphasizes the importance of holistic approaches to care in medicine. Dr. Shlomi earned her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She then went on to complete a family medicine residency at Florida State University, during which time she pursued international clinical experiences in both Cambodia and Guyana. Dr. Shlomi also holds a Master of Science degree in physical chemistry from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree from Tel Avivi University. Dr. Shlomi pursued a career as a family medicine provider based on her passion for caring for a diverse population of patients – from birth through the senior years, and with focus on preventative and lifestyle medicine. She is a firm believer that the body is capable of healing itself, when cared for properly. Prior to joining Beebe, Dr. Shlomi served as a hospitalist at Southcoast St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Outside of work, Dr. Shlomi spends as much time as possible outdoors. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, biking, and exploring new places. She is also passionate about cooking with use of plant-based foods that promote good health and wellbeing. Dr. Shlomi’s family is what is most important to her. She is married and has two sons and two dogs. She is fluent in both French and Hebrew.


Ryan Arias, DO
Core Faculty

Ryan Arias, DO, is a core faculty member in the Family Medicine Residency and provides supervision in the Continuity Clinic. Dr. Arias graduated Magna Cum Laude from Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in Buies Creek, North Carolina. He has served as a Teaching Assistant of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at his alma mater. He completed his residency at Harnett Health in Coats, North Carolina, where he rose to Chief Resident of Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Arias speaks both English and Spanish. “I chose academic medicine because I have always loved to teach. It has been a passion of mine since my undergraduate years, and during the course of my residency I knew teaching medicine was something that I needed to be a part of my career moving forward”

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Cynthia Lamour, DO
General Faculty

Cynthia Lamour, DO, is general faculty in the Family Medicine Residency and provides supervision in the Continuity Clinic. She received her medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in family medicine at Mount Sinai South Nassau. She is a Diplomate of The American Board of Obesity Medicine, signifying specialized knowledge in diagnoses, management, and treatment of patients with obesity. She previously worked as a primary care provider at Mount Sinai South Nassau Primary Medical Care in New York. She sees patients at Beebe Family Practice - Long Neck.

Wendi Schirvar, PhD
General Faculty

Wendi Schirvar, PhD, LP, NCSP, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who practices as part of Beebe Medical Group. As the first Clinical Psychologist hired by Beebe Healthcare, she concentrates on supporting and advancing the healthcare system’s behavioral health service line. Dr. Schirvar develops, implements, and coordinates behavioral health programs through fostering collaborative networks between primary care and behavioral health specialists. She is passionate about educating providers and patients about the connection between physical and mental health. Additionally, Dr. Schirvar sees patients of all ages at Beebe Primary Care Long Neck in Millsboro, where she treats and evaluates a number of clinical and behavioral conditions including autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood disorders, developmental delays, dementia, and complicated behavioral presentations. Dr. Schirvar is also proud to be a faculty member for Beebe’s Family Medicine Residency program, with focus on enhancement of educational and wellness opportunities within Beebe’s R. Randall Rollins Center for Medical Education.
Dr. Schirvar earned her PhD in Educational Psychology and School Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She completed a post-doctoral clinical fellowship within the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Minnesota Medical School. She is licensed in the state of Delaware as a Clinical Psychologist and a School Psychologist, and is also nationally certified as a school psychologist.
Prior to joining Beebe Healthcare, Dr. Schirvar served as a pediatric Clinical Psychologist and chief operating officer at the Child and Family Behavioral Health Clinic in Lewes. Earlier in her career, she worked as a mental health practitioner and school psychologist for various school systems in Delaware, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Throughout her career, Dr. Schirvar’s research has been presented and published in numerous respectable industry publications.
Dr. Schirvar engages in an array of outdoor fitness adventures while also enjoying museums, concerts, and “ducking” on the beach. She is the proud mom of three exquisite adult children – Gabriel, Samuel, and Charlie – whom she is thrilled to live near and visits often.