Lexi Brown, DO
PGY-3 Admininstrative Chief Resident
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
Quinci Copeland, MD
PGY-3 Academic Chief Resident
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.
Zach Edwards, DO
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
Jennifer Ginsberg, MD
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!
Krishna Kidambi, DO
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.
Megan Ladd, MD
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 before starting here.
Lauren Lessor, MD, MPH
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.
Christian Posadny, MD
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.
Adam Ranellone, DO
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.
Ashley Russell, MD
PGY-3 Academic Chief Resident
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.
Joe Sharp, DO
PGY-3 Administrative Chief Resident
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.
Matt Slack, DO
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
Sriya Sureddi, MD
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.
Taryn Douglas, DO
Hometown: Chardon, Ohio (suburb of Cleveland)
Medical School: Kansas City University
What I'm thinking about doing after residency: community medicine 100%
Favorite thing about the program: Besides the people, I love learning at a level 1 trauma center where we get to see a wide variety of pathology and patients from all walks of life. V's also has opportunities that aren't as available at most other programs, like our multiple different ICU rotations and Life Flight!
Fun fact about me: I have a dog named Willett
Dan Houser, MD
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
George Iannatuono, DO
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
Kareem Jarrah, MBBCh
Med School: University College Cork
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
Stephanie Krise, MD
Med School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Cleveland
Hometown: Akron, OH
Hobbies: working out, traveling with my husband, anything involving my dog (who happens to be a therapy dog at the hospital!), eating spicy food, art museums, concerts
Favorite Thing About the Residency: My co-residents and faculty are the best! I love being part of this program because of the supportive environment and constant push to be better than we were yesterday.
Future Plans After Residency: More travel, more spicy food? And to have a job I am proud of and look forward to everyday!
Fun Fact About You: I was a professional ballet dancer before going to medical school
Bailey Lervick, DO
Med School: Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Hobbies: Skiing, going to breweries, hiking with my dog, traveling... you know, cliche EM things.
Favorite Thing About the Residency: Our patient population is very chronically ill which means we see a lot of really sick patients and it has been a great place to learn. Residency is challenging for so many different reasons, but I have felt so supported by faculty, staff, and co-residents has been easily the best part of this program.
Future Plans After Residency: I am hoping to return to Idaho where I attended med school and work, ski, and hike back out in the Northwest.
Fun Fact About You: I played varsity football in high school as a kicker and taught kindergarten the last 6 months of medical school
Kennedy Rolfes, MD
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
Jonathan Desimone, DO
Medical School: The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan, AL
Hometown(s): Phoenix, AZ
Favorite thing about the program: The People!
Plans for after graduation: USAF EM Doc, hopefully CCATT!
Fun Fact about you: In my old job I got to launch satellites for the USAF!
Jessica Fisher, DO
Hometown: Redding, CA
Med school: Lincoln Memorial University DCOM
Hobbies: Travel, brewery hopping, paint and sips, crafting, reading, cooking.
Fav thing about the program: cliche or not, the people. Attendings that provide a space to ask questions and learn, co-residents that support you and who you actually want to hang out with outside of work!
Fun fact: I studied bioarchaeology before finding myself in medicine!
Megan Ostlie, MD
Hometown: Detroit Lakes, MN
Med School: St. George’s University
Where will I go: MONTANA!! when Hunter is done with ortho residency
Fav thing about the program: Attendings that support us, co-residents that are my second family, and working with a diverse patient population!
Fun fact: I coach the local high school mountain bike team when I’m not at work!
Julie Ramon, MD
Medical School: Central Michigan University School of Medicine
Hometown: Canton, MI
Hobbies: Anything involving my dog, coffee, or trying new foods!
Favorite Thing About the Residency: I love going to work and learning something new every single shift! Feeling so supported and having such great faculty and co-residents makes the hard things seem a little easier.
Future Plans After Residency: Hopefully get a job that lets me work with medical students and residents.
Fun Fact About You: I bake at least one new recipe every month and love trying new baking techniques.
Ariana Schuelke, DO
Hometown: Peyton, CO
Medical school: Rocky Vista University, CO
After residency: TBD likely rural community.
Favorite thing about the program: The people are hands-down the best thing about the program which says a lot because the training is excellent as well.
Fun fact about you: I love crocheting.
Niloufar Siadati-Fini, MD
Nick name: Nilou
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: Avalon University School of Medicine
Where you are thinking doing after residency: TBD, eventually move back home to Toronto
Favourite thing about the program: The support from senior residents and attendings and SIM days.
Fun fact about you: I'm always planning my next trip 🙂