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Our Residents 

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Krista Allen, DO

PGY-3, Academic Chief Resident

Medical School: Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Rainier, Oregon

Hobbies: exploring new restaurants and breweries, traveling, swimming, reading, thrift store shopping, buying unique jewelry, going to comedy clubs and concerts, hanging out with my husband and two dogs.

Favorite Thing About Residency: I was attracted to St. Vs because of how established the program is and how strong of a reputation it has. I wanted to be at a Level 1 trauma center that sees lots of trauma and has more than one trauma rotation. I knew the experience I would gain with the life flight program would be unmatched and that because of this I would be prepared to handle any patient by the time I completed the program. Then when I met everyone on interview day the decision was a no brainer! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and had the same laid back but go get 'em attitude that I have. 

After Graduation: Major goals are to open/help run a free clinic and run for local office one day.

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Melina Alexander, DO

PGY-3

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Auburn Campus

Hometown: Clio, MI

Hobbies: soccer, boating, outdoors, spending time with family, traveling

Favorite Thing About Residency: all of the residents are happy, excited, and invested in the program-the culture immediately felt like one that I would thrive in

After Graduation: A fellowship but TBD what subspecialty

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Courtney Davis, DO

PGY-3

Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Bentonville, Arkansas

Hobbies: running, scuba diving, skiing, hanging out with my puppy

Favorite Thing About Residency: I was able to do an audition rotation here and was not only impressed by the patient acuity, but the relationships that all the residents had with each other 

After Graduation: Possibly EMS fellowship, I would like to get involved in some disaster relief 

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Alisha Fujita, DO

PGY-3

Medical School: Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Hobbies: traveling, eating, anything outdoors

Favorite Thing About Residency: I am excited to have found a program that is committed to meeting patients where they are. The residents immediately felt like my kind of people, and the incredible flight program didn't hurt either!

After Graduation: TBD

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Geoffery Garst, MD

PGY-3

Hometown: Loveland, CO

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine 

Favorite thing about residency: close-knit team-oriented program where everyone is committed to each other’s success in becoming world-class EM physicians. Perfect balance of instruction and autonomy. 

Plans for after residency: As part of the USAF Operational Emergency Medicine Program, I plan to spend the first part of my career as a flight surgeon in either special operations or combat search and rescue. Eventually interested in doing a critical care fellowship. 

Fun Facts: I play the Great Highland bagpipes, study To-Shin Do ninjutsu and am a PADI certified Master Scuba Diver. 

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Tyler Johnston, MD

PGY-3

Hometown: Grand Rapids 
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine 
Favorite thing about the program: ICU experience 
Plans after residency: Fellowship vs Staying in Toledo vs Moving out west
Fun fact about me: Avid Waterfowl Hunter, Former Lucas County Grand Champion for Market Chickens

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E Chin Mak, MD

PGY-3

Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine

Hometown: Hong Kong, China

Hobbies: hiking, running, traveling, gymnastics, eating, and learning about new cultures

Favorite Thing About Residency: The people! Diverse, honest, and friendly residents drew me in to the program most, as well as many shared interests. I was excited about the prospect of participating in MedWars and LifeFlight too

After Graduation: I would love to complete a fellowship, but no sure which subspecialty yet

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Assumpta Nwareni, MD

PGY-3

Medical School: The Toledo University College of Medicine and Life Sciences 

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Christopher Ruettinger, DO

PGY-3

Medical School: Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Lauren Angela Rys, DO

PGY-3

Hometown - Reno, NV
Medical School - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Your Favorite Thing About the Program - the most welcoming learning environment I’ve ever been a part of. I feel that everyone here wants to see me be successful and that makes residency a little less scary for me. 
Plans for After Residency- excited for any adventure the USAF deals me. Looking forward to taking care of service members. 
Fun Fact About You- I come from a set of triplets (call us super twins) and my husband and I have two dogs who adventure everywhere with us. 

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Jillian Sampair, DO

PGY-3 Academic Chief Resident

Medical School: AT Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College fo Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: White Bear Lake, MN

Hobbies: Golf, lake days, fitness, spending time with my family and dog, cooking and eating

Favorite Thing About Residency: The residents and faculty, without question. I am so excited to train in a diverse and supportive environment 

After Graduation: Time will tell!

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Evan Seamons, MD

PGY-3

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine

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Daniel Strbich, DO

PGY-3 Administrative Chief Resident

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Ludington, MI

Hobbies: Any and all sports, CrossFit, running, hiking, snowboarding, breweries 

Favorite Thing About Residency: After spending time at V's as a student I knew I never wanted to be anywhere else. I can't say enough about the people I've met in the residency, and there's no shortage of learning opportunities. 

After Graduation: TBD

 

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Jenna Tribull, MD

PGY-3 Administrative Chief Resident

Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Hometown: Annapolis, MD

Hobbies: happy hour, cooking, animals, hiking, traveling

Favorite Thing About Residency: I'm very excited about the community/feel! I'm also looking forward to being involved in LifeFlight

After Graduation: Air Force Career

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Lexi Brown, DO

PGY-2

Hometown: Toledo, OH
Medical School: Michigan State Univeristy College of Osteopathic Medicine
Your Favorite Thing About the Program: The culture. Everyone is always going out of their way to make sure I am doing good and getting everything I need to get the best possible training that I can!
Plans for After Residency: Not completely decided yet but think I want to practice in a community setting
Fun Fact About You: I love to travel

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Quinci Copeland, MD

PGY-2

Hometown- Pandora, Ohio
Medical School- University of Toledo College of Medicine
Your Favorite Thing About the Program-  As a medical student who rotated here, I noticed how the residents looked out for each other and helped where it was needed without complaints. The faculty has solid leadership values and established a team-oriented culture. I knew this was the type of environment I wanted to train in as a resident. 
Plans for After Residency- Attach to a Forward Resuscitative Surgical Team with the Army Reserves, continue research with NASA, EMS director
Fun Fact About You- I was an ice hockey goalie; played for Findlay Highschool and then for a couple years with Toledo Fire. 

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Zach Edwards, DO

PGY-2

Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: West Linn, OR

Favorite Thing About Residency: The residents/faculty, trauma volume, patient acuity, and life flight

After Graduation: work in a community emergency department

Fun Fact About Me: Prior to medical school I served 4 years in the Marine Corps

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Jennifer Ginsberg, MD

PGY-2

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine

Hometown: Hudson OH

Favorite Thing About Residency: I was fortunate enough to do rotations here as a medical student, and I felt at home immediately. It’s an incredibly supportive community, and with such a stellar decades-long reputation as a level 1 trauma center, incredibly smart faculty who are so invested in and skilled at teaching, and opportunities to enhance your learning at every turn (including with LifeFlight), I knew St. V’s would help me become the best EM physician I could be!

Fun Fact About Me: I used to work, perform and sing at Walt Disney World!

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Krishna Kidambi, DO

PGY-2

Hometown: Tampa  FL
Med school: William Carey university  
Favorite thing about program: lots of learning opportunities, really safe location, great place to raise a family 
Plans after residency: Join a traveling barbershop quarter probably
Fun fact about me: I can count backwards with my eyes closed. 

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Megan Ladd, MD

PGY-2

Hometown- Elmhurst, IL
Medical School- Touro University California
Your Favorite Thing About the Program- I've been here only a month and I would say everyone has been very friendly- senior residents and attendings. Been learning a lot and look forward to working with EMS and life flight
Plans for After Residency: TBD
Fun Fact About You- I was a surgery resident last year

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Lauren Lessor, MD, MPH

PGY-2 (PGY-5)

Hometown: Houston, TEXAS
Medical School: SGU School of Medicine
Favorite thing about residency: I liked it so much I wanted to do it again. Haha. Yep - this is my 2nd residency, pediatrics was my first. My energy and personality fit much better with the fast pace, thrill seeking, team-oriented environment. In all seriousness though, every EM group needs a pediatric aficionado, right? Good. Because I want that to be me. 
Fun fact: I was an Author of FIRST AID FOR THE USMLE STEP-1 three years in a row. 

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Christian Posadny, MD 

PGY-2

Hometown- Batavia, Ohio
Medical School- University of Toledo
Your Favorite Thing About the Program- I love the people here, I felt right at home immediately. 
Plans for After Residency- My husband and I love Toledo and plan to stick around after residency. 
Fun Fact About You-  My dog is slowly becoming bilingual as I teach her commands in both English and Czech. 

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Adam Ranellone, DO 

PGY-2

Hometown: Hawthorne, NY
Medical School: Kansas City University
Your Favorite Thing About the Program: Camaraderie between residents, support from faculty, high acuity patient population, and lots of traumas.
Plans for After Residency: Get a job in the community, spend time with my family, and build a house on a quiet spot of land.
Fun Fact About You: I write and record my own music.

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Ashley Russell, MD

PGY-2

Hometown: Graytown, OH

Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Favorite thing about the Program: The camaraderie, opportunity to learn flight medicine, and emphasis on getting involved with procedures and seeing sick patients even as an intern.

Plans for after residency: TBD

Fun Fact: My first job was working at the Jet Express, a passenger ferry boat that goes back and forth to Put in Bay and Kelleys Island. My husband and I still enjoy spending time on Lake Erie whenever we get the chance. 

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Joe Sharp, DO

PGY-2

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite Thing About The Program: The way they’ve managed to combine great training/variety of training opportunities with a genuine family/team culture. Felt right at home here when I showed up to Toledo.
Plans for After Residency: Will go back to being a Flight Doc wherever the Air Force decides to send me.
Fun Facts: My Air Force callsign is Vandal and I’ve been training jiu jitsu for around 7 years. Those two may or may not be mutually exclusive facts.

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Matt Slack, DO

PGY-2

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Your Favorite Thing About the Program: The patient acuity and volume make St V’s an ideal training environment. The attendings and faculty actively listen to resident feedback and are willing to make changes to the program when necessary. 
Plans for After Residency: Work in a community ED
Fun Fact About You: I can ride a unicycle 

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Sriya Sureddi, MD

PGY-2

Hometown: Novi, MI

Medical School : University of Toledo

Program: The residents and faculty make every shift fun all while seeing sick patients and being able to develop and learn new skills. Great support system and made some of my best friends.

Plans after: TBD

Fun fact: My dog is bigger than me. I love skiing and used to alpine ski.

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Kemal Bahchelli, MD

PGY-1

Med School: Medical University of the Americas

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Greg Coots, DO

PGY-1

Med School: Edward Via COM

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Taryn Douglas, DO

PGY-1

Med School: Kansas City COM

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Stacy Dybas, MD

PGY-1

Med School: St. George's University

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Dan Houser, MD

PGY-1

Hometown: Clancy, MT

Med School: Uniformed Services University

Hobbies: Priorities are raising up little men, improving self as a husband, home projects, reading, running, lifting. As time allows, I still enjoy rock climbing, hunting, skiing, snowboarding, biking and hiking.

Favorite Thing About The Residency: Faculty from program director on down are supportive, knowledgeable, and willing to teach at any opportunity. Level 1 trauma center in the middle of low income area offers nice variety of  pathology with good amount of high acuity medicine.

Future Plans: Air Force Special Warfare Medicine

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George Iannatuono, DO

PGY-1

Med School: OU-HCOM

Hometown: Fostoria, Ohio

Hobbies:  Spending time with wife and daughter, reading, volunteering, sports 

Favorite Thing About the Residency: The people: faculty, staff, residents, and patients. 

Future Plans After Residency: Community EM in Northwest Ohio

Fun Fact About You: I am a published poet 

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Kareem Jarrah, MBBCh

PGY-1

Med School: University College Cork

Hometown: Boston/Toronto

Hobbies: Riverside runs, gardening, board game nights, and homemade sushi

Favorite Thing About the Residency: Good amount of autonomy and easily accessible supervision with approachable attendings 

Future Plans After Residency: Medical Education/Academic Medicine

Fun Fact About You: I can speak 3 languages 

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Andrew Katko, MD

PGY-1

Med School: University of Toledo

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Stephanie Krise, MD

PGY-1

Med School: Ohio University COM

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Bailey Lervick, DO

PGY-1

Med School: Idaho College of Medicine

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Harmony Osborn, MD

PGY-1

Med School: Michigan State University

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Kennedy Rolfes, MD

PGY-1

Med School: St. George's University School of Medicine- Grenada, West Indies

Hometown: Le Mars, IA

Hobbies: trying new restaurants, painting, traveling, working out, reading, shopping

Favorite Thing About the Residency: my coresidents

Future Plans After Residency: work in a Level I/II trauma center, travel

Fun Fact About You: I am NOT named after JFK, I may be from Iowa but I am NOT a farm girl

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Adam Starbuck, DO

PGY-1

Med School: Marian University

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Matthew Watz, MD

PGY-1

Med School: Creighton University

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Marc Zarifa, MD

PGY-1

Med School: St. George's University

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