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.

Family Medicine Residents

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Tyler Adamson, DO

University Track

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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Barbara Barash, MD

Co-Chief Resident Urban Track

MD: American University of Integrative Sciences
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Gahanna, OH
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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Andrew Davis, MD

University Track

MD: Wright State University
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Dublin, OH
Why I chose 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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Christen Johnson, MD

Urban Track

MD: Wright State University
Undergraduate: Wright State University
Hometown: Columbus/Pickerington, OH
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.
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Michelle Mullins, MD

University Track

MD: University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Hometown: Pace, FL
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

Chief Resident University Track

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

University Track

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

University Track

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

University Track

MD: Escuela Latinoamerica de Medicina
Undergraduate: Lincoln University
Why I chose Ohio State: I chose OSU because of the academic reputation as well as being trained by leading physicians of their respected disciplines. Through Longitudinals I'm able to gain more experience in the areas of Family Medicine of my choosing.

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Brad Christoph, DO

University Track

DO: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduate: Tufts University School of Medicine (MS Pain Research, Education, and Policy)
Undergraduate: Furman University
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Why I 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

University Track

MD: University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences 
Undergraduate: University of Dayton 
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Why I 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

University Track

MD: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Undergraduate: Youngstown State University
Hometown: Mason, OH
Why I chose Ohio State: 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

University Track

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Wofford College
Hometown: Springboro, OH
Why I chose Ohio State: 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

Co-Chief Resident University Track

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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Mickey Nguyen, MD

Urban Track

MD: Ross University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Riverside
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Why I chose Ohio State: 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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Shreya Reddy, MD

University Track

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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Sara Scott, MD

Urban Track

MD: University of Michigan Medical School
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Why I chose Ohio State: 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.
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Malvika Sharma, MD

University Track

MD: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Cincinnati 
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Why I 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.

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Ayo Adesanya, MD, PhD

Urban Track

MD: The Ohio State University
Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Hometown: Greenville, IL
Why I chose Ohio State: I cherish OSU's welcoming environment, academic resources, clinical training, and dedicated, down-to-earth, and team-based approach to patient care. Given my interest in preventive medicine and community-based research, I know training at OSU will tremendously prepare me for a wide scope of future opportunities.

 
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Kathryn Anderson, DO

Urban Track

DO: Ohio University - Dublin
Undergraduate: University of Dayton
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Why I chose Ohio State: I chose Ohio State because on interview day, I knew this was the program that was the best fit for me. Everyone at the program was so welcoming and supportive. The CarePoint East site allows me to focus on urban and underserved medicine, which I plan to pursue as an NHSC scholar.
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Logan Beckett, DO

University Track

DO: Ohio University
Undergraduate: Shawnee State University
Hometown: Seaman, OH
Why I chose Ohio State: I chose Ohio State because this program has a unique balance of community medicine in the presence of a large academic center. The residents, faculty, and staff were genuine and kind on interview day. This program fosters a learning atmosphere with a robust amount of resources that will allow me to make the most of my training.
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Dev Desai, MD

University Track

MD: University of South Carolina - Greenville
Undergraduate: Clemson University
Hometown: Fort Mill, SC
Why I chose Ohio State: Right when I got here, I instantly connected with the residents and faculty and knew Columbus was the place I had to be. Even with the diverse personalities among the residents, there truly is a bond that makes this program feel like a big family. Not to mention, the excellent reputation of the program and variety of Sports Medicine opportunities.

 
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Lillian Hetson, MD, MA

University Track

MD: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Undergraduate: University of Akron
Hometown: Hubbard, OH
Why I chose Ohio State: As a lifelong Ohio native, The Ohio State University was already at the top of my list. What solidified the choice for me was the amazing atmosphere and opportunities Ohio State had to offer in terms of people, education and research. It’s amazing to have the opportunity to learn from so many amazing people.

 
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Dana Maxwell, DO

University Track

DO: Ohio University
Undergraduate: Lesley University
Hometown: Colchester, CT
Why I chose Ohio State: I chose OSU because I felt it had the perfect blend of having an “un-opposed” presence at OSU East, as well as being a valued team member at Wexner Medical Center. I could tell throughout the interview process that the residents were very well-trained and competent, while having a good balance of work and play.

 
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Adam Pfaller, MD

University Track

MD: University of Wisconsin
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
Hometown: West Allis, WI
Why I chose Ohio State: I chose Ohio State because of the wonderful people and the ability to train at both a community hospital and an academic medical center.  Additionally, my interest in Sports Medicine fits well with the outstanding sports medicine program.
 
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Christopher Skok, DO

University Track

DO: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Indiana University
Hometown: Valparaiso, IN
Why I chose Ohio State: I valued the leadership focus of the program, opportunity to complete an advanced degree, longitudinal elective time, and the warm, welcoming environment evident throughout the program.
 
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Kyle Toth, DO

University Track

DO: Ohio University - Dublin
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Why I chose Ohio State: The opportunities and resources available through this program made it truly unique compared to other programs I interviewed at. I appreciate having the opportunity to train at a renowned academic institution, while still having the feel of a community program. Everyone was also very welcoming!
 

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