Learn about our family medicine residents

Our academic, research-oriented institution has a long tradition of training leaders in family medicine. Learn more about our diverse and talented group of family medicine residents.

Our Graduates



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Our residency program graduates have achieved prominence and success in community practice and at major academic institutions throughout the United States. We are very proud of what our graduates have accomplished.

See what our graduates have been up to


Family Medicine Residents


PGY3 University Track

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Chelsea Fu, MD

MD: University of Illinois - Urbana
Undergraduate: University of Illinois - Urbana
Hometown: St. Charles, IL
Why I chose Ohio State: The amazing, inspiring people, the great training environment and curriculum, as well as all the opportunities offered.

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Jordan Hilgefort, MD

Chief Resident

MD: Marshall University
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Hometown: Hebron, KY
Why I chose Ohio State: I chose Ohio State for the quality and reputation of the program. Being a member of a large, prestigious, academic university provides exposure to leaders in each discipline of medicine. Furthermore, the opportunities to supplement and expand my education were both unique and enticing.

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Matthew Knapke, MD

MD: Wright State University
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Why I chose Ohio State: Residents and faculty work together as colleagues, and everyone is extremely supportive of one another. I really liked the opportunity to train at a place with a large number of faculty, each of which provide different learning opportunities as well as foster any special interests I might have during residency.

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Megan Krallman, DO

DO: Ohio University
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Why I chose Ohio State: I had a great experience rotating here as a medical student with the family medicine residents, attendings and staff who were all very friendly and helpful. The learning environment is a very supportive one, while at the same time encouraging you to never stop learning and to keep up-to-date on research as it applies to your patients.

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Jeffrey Schord, MD

Assistant Chief Resident

MD: The Ohio State University
Undergraduate School: University of California – Berkeley
Hometown: Livermore, CA
Why I chose Ohio State: The residency is an excellent program where I felt I could get not only great outpatient training, but strong community hospital inpatient training (at East Hospital) as well. Additionally, I have an interest in sports medicine and they have a great sports medicine program.

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Selim Sheikh, DO

DO: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Rice University
Hometown: Houston, TX
Why I chose Ohio State: I truly felt at home with the people in this program and could not wait to join this family! In addition, the residency program offers high quality training in all areas of family medicine in the setting of both a major academic medical center and a community hospital.

PGY3 Urban Track

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Samuel Jacobowitz, MD

MD: Northeastern Ohio Medical University
Undergraduate: Youngstown State University
Hometown: Syosset, NY
Why I chose Ohio State: I was looking for an academically minded program full of motivated residents and faculty. The program is hard, but in a good way that will make you a better doctor–thinking independently and taking ownership for your patients. Additionally, it's a serendipitous coincidence that the residency is based in a wonderful city like Columbus.

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Nicole Umanoff, MD

MD: Albany Medical College
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Hometown: Rockville Centre, NY
Why I chose Ohio State: I chose Ohio State because I wanted to train in both a community hospital and a large academic university. The fact that Columbus is an awesome city is a bonus!

PGY2 University Track

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Tyler Adamson, DO

DO: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University/Columbus State
Hometown: Tiltonsville, OH
Why I chose Ohio State: The welcoming personalities of the residents and faculty made my time enjoyable. The program creates an educational and encouraging atmosphere that was unmatched. The partnership with Nationwide Children's Hospital ensured the best training possible during my residency.

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Andrew Davis, MD

MD: Wright State University
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Dublin, OH
Why I chose The Ohio State: I liked the resources, research and innovation of an academic powerhouse while still providing the experience of a community program. All of the faculty and residents that I met are people that I wanted to work with, learn from and spend time with. The great city of Columbus made for my dream residency program.

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Michelle Mullins, MD

MD: University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Hometown: Pace, Florida
Why I chose Ohio State: This program combines the resources and reputation of a large academic program with a community program feel. The longitudinal elective is such a unique asset to the program. And of course, the residents/faculty are awesome!

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Hiten Patel, MD

MD: University of Toledo
Undergraduate: Ohio State University
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Why I chose Ohio State:  There are vast opportunities and resources to pursue whatever you wish to accomplish. I have the opportunity to pursue academics, engineering projects and global health. I also get the opportunity to work with world renowned specialists across all specialties. It is also a great balance between academic and community practice.

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David Ringel, MD

MD: University of Toledo
Undergraduate: Miami University
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Why I chose Ohio State: I came here because of the people I met during my interview day and at the dinner the night before. My interest in sports medicine also fit perfectly with what Ohio State has to offer and being a lifelong Buckeye fan made the decision easy.

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Benjamin Swartz, MD

MD: University of South Carolina
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University then Clemson
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Why I chose Ohio State:  Here we are fortunate enough to have access to all the benefits of an academic medical center, while having an unopposed feel during our inpatient months at East Hospital. The faculty have years of experience in education, creating a great learning environment.  

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Naketa Thomas, MD

MD: Escuela Latinoamerica de Medicina
Undergraduate: Lincoln University
Hobbies: Mixed martial arts, watching the Cuban Olympics, exercising, listening to music, playing the piano

PGY2 Urban Track

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Barbara Barash, MD

MD: American University of Integrative Sciences
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio
Why I chose Ohio State: Ohio State has a strong sense of family and support which is how I view family medicine and how I think patients want to be treated. The program also gives you many opportunities to experience both community-type and large academic hospital settings which helped me decide what type of setting I want to be in.

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Christen Johnson, MD

MD: Wright State University
Undergraduate: Wright State University
Hometown: Columbus/Pickerington, Ohio
Why I chose Ohio State: Ohio State is truly a family. In my other interviews, I found places that I could have made myself fit into but after meeting the faculty and residents here, I knew this was a program that I could call my home. The educational opportunities are second to none and the people that I have the pleasure of working with everyday are amazing.

PGY1 University Track

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Brad Christoph, DO

DO: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduate: Tufts University School of Medicine (MS Pain Research, Education, and Policy)
Undergraduate: Furman University
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Why you chose Ohio State: For the opportunity to obtain an advanced degree during residency, the congenial feel of the program, and to learn in and serve the people of my home state.

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Pat Dyer, MD

MD: University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences 
Undergraduate: University of Dayton 
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Why you chose Ohio State: The program has a family feel with wonderful, supportive, and knowledgeable residents and faculty. It has an incredible amount of resources to help guide my training. The program provides great community training as well, which will help prepare me for the future.

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Amythest Gauthier, MD

MD: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Undergraduate: Youngstown State University
Hometown: Mason, OH
Why I chose OSU: I chose OSU because of all of the amazing residents, faculty, and staff. There was a great energy and everyone is full of enthusiasm. Ohio State Family Medicine has created an environment that encourages and supports learning and I really felt at home when I visited. There are so many opportunities here and I really love being a part of the OSU family.

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Katie Kessler, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Wofford College
Hometown: Springboro, OH
Why I chose OSU: I had a great experience on my sub-internship as a medical student and love the people here. Some highlights for me include our strong history of residents pursuing sports medicine fellowships, the longitudinal elective, and the inpatient service at East Hospital.

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Dan Krajcik, DO

DO: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: John Carroll University
Hometown: Avon Lake, OH
Why I chose Ohio State: The current residents immediately felt like family. I also know that Ohio State could provide me with the opportunities to achieve my future goals for patient care and healthcare leadership. Lastly, the residents and attendings are also very open and interested to the diverse training.

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Shreya Reddy, MD

MD: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Undergraduate: Kent State University
Hometown: Mason, OH
Why I chose Ohio State: I immediately felt welcome, the residents were outgoing, intelligent, and seemed to really love the program. I was looking for a balance between an academic and community program.

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Malvika Sharma, MD

MD: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Cincinnati 
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Why you chose Ohio State: It has the right balance and resources of a large academic medical center with the feel of a community program. There is a very welcoming atmosphere as well as numerous opportunities to pursue electives and the opportunity to work with and learn from renowned specialists.

PGY1 Urban Track

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Mickey Nguyen, MD

MD: Ross University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Riverside
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Why I chose Ohio State University: I'm passionate about immigrant and refugee health. I'm confident that the program will train me to better understand the health care barriers intrinsic within these communities. I look forward to my third year when I can do an international rotation to care for the under-served communities in Vietnam.

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Sara Scott, MD

MD: University of Michigan Medical School
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Why you chose OSU: I value the supportive environment and strong commitment to teaching. I value the resources and opportunities that Ohio State provides, and know that I have the opportunity to work with leaders in many fields. I will get significant exposure to providing culturally competent care in multicultural and lower socioeconomic communities.

Past Residents

Past Residents

2018-2019

2018

Brian Rue, MD: Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
Aloiya Earl, MD: Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, AL
Natalie Baer, MD: IHA - Detroit, MI
Dan Fosselman, DO: Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
Jocelyn Morin, MD: Cazenovia Family Health Center – Cazenovia, NY
J. Eric Questel, MD: The Ohio State University Family Practice – Gahanna, OH
Jamie Robinson, MD: The Ohio State University Family Practice – Worthington, OH
Sophia Tolliver, MD: The Ohio State University Family Practice – Columbus, OH
Linda Williams, MD: Ohio Health – Columbus, OH

2018-2019 Resident Graduation

 

2016-2017

2017

Whitney Christian, MD: CarePoint East, Ohio State Family Medicine
Timothy Light, MD: OhioHealth Primary Care, Marion, OH
Lauren Michelli, MD: Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI
Camille Moreno, DO: Women’s Health Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic
Anthony Nguyen, DO: Providence Medical Group, Mobile, AL
Sandra Palmer, DO: Outpatient Care Upper Arlington, Ohio State Family Medicine
Alexandra Pelaez, MD: Plain City Family Medicine, Plain City, OH
Amy Simpson, DO: Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN

2016

Juliet French-Vallabh, MD: The Ohio State University Family Medicine Practice – Upper Arlington, OH
Nicole Kornder, MD: Sports Medicine Fellowship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center –Columbus, OH
Avery Nolen, MD: Methodist Family Health Center – Dallas, TX
Bhavesh Patel, MD: The Ohio State University Family Medicine Practice –Columbus, OH
Christopher Smallwood, MD: Marion Area Physicians – Marion, OH
David Tessier, MD: PrimaryOne Health – Columbus, OH
Jonathan Yun, MD: Research Fellowship, UNC – Chapel Hill, NC

2014-2015

2015

Steven Albrechta, MD: Sports Medicine Fellowship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center –Columbus, OH
Melissa Davis, MD: Clinical faculty, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – Columbus, OH
Lisa Johns, MD: Southeast Mental Health – Columbus, OH
Tri Le, MD: Geriatrics fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University – Portland, OR
Charlene Lohner, MD: Primary care – Minneapolis, MN
Jason Pedrick, MD: Sports medicine – Columbus, OH
Saida Omarova, MD: Urgent care – Atlanta, GA
Marie Schaefer, MD: Sports medicine fellowship, Nationwide Children's Hospital – Columbus, OH

2014

Benish Aqil, MD: Bryn Mawr Hospital – Philadelphia, PA
Jason Foster, MD: Fellowship in primary care sports medicine, ProMedical Health System – Toledo, OH
Kerri Gibson, MD: Xenia Family Practice – Xenia, OH
Tahir Maya, MD: John Peter Smith Hospital – Ft. Worth, TX
Rajeshwari Nagaraja, MBBS: Caro Health – Plaza Caro, MI
Jacqueline Nguyen, MD: Multicare Health Systems – Covington, WA
Michael Salama, MD: San Miguel Medical Clinic – South Gate, CA
Magdalena Teodorescu, MD: Central Ohio Primary Care – Columbus, OH
Abha Tewari, MD: Urgent care – Mason, OH

2012-2013

2013

Margaret Apostol, MD: Family practice with Lake Health – Cleveland, OH
Anette Bodoky, MD: Colonial Park Family Practice – Harrisburg, PA
Zak Boyd, MD: Family practice – Millersburg, OH
Belmund Catague, MD: North Country Health Care – Bullhead City, AZ
Michael Donaworth, MD: Sports medicine fellowship, University of Cincinnati Athletic Department –Cincinnati, OH
Meana Gerges, MD: Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH
Stacey Guan, MD: Urgent care – Columbus, OH
Mark Kahle, DO: St. Rita's Medical Center – Lima, OH
Tina Lee, MD: Family practice – Hilliard, OH
Arthur Palmer, MD: The Ohio State University Family Medicine Practice – Worthington, OH

2012

Maysa El Sayyid, MD: Hospitalist fellowship – Columbus, OH
Katrina Gordon, MD: Faculty development fellowship – Chicago, IL
Ryan-Niko Hickman, MD: Sports medicine fellowship – Charlotte, NC
Lindsey Konor, MD: Residency faculty – Savannah, GA
Shivonne Suttles, MD: Physician at National Health Service Corps – Indianapolis, IN
Simarpreet Vidwan, MD: Urgent care – Atlanta, GA
Lena Ann Winkler, MD: Hospice physician – Columbus, OH

2010-2011

2011

Roy Chan, MD: Private practice – Dinuba, CA
Tate de Leon, MD: Patient care/concierge medicine – Rancho Mirage, CA
Rebecca Grant, MD: Residency faculty in adolescent medicine, The Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine – Columbus, OH
Amina Joyner, DO: Private practice – Columbus, OH
Inah Kim, MD: Private practice – Michigan
Nanette Lacuesta, MD: Residency faculty, Riverside Family Medicine – Columbus, OH
Sirisha Talari, MD: Faculty, University of Kentucky – Louisville, KY
Jessica Wertz, DO: Sports Medicine Fellowship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – Columbus, OH
Randy Villarreal, MD: Urgent care/primary care – Chesapeake, VA

2010

Andre de Leon, MD: Family medicine private practice – Blue Jay, CA
Levi Harper, MD: Urgent care – Dayton, OH
Clint Hartz, MD: Sports medicine fellowship, Wildwood Medical Center – Toledo, OH
Melissa Jefferis, MD: Residency faculty, Riverside Methodist Hospital – Columbus, OH
Ramana Kankanala, MD: Family medicine private practice – Philadelphia, PA
Ron Ngayan, MD: Family medicine private practice – Santa Ana, CA
Luis Salazar, MD: Sports Medicine Fellowship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center –Columbus, OH
Kimmy Goyal, MD: Family medicine private practice – Canada
Laura Sorg, MD: Residency faculty, The Ohio State University Rural Program – West Liberty, OH

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