Contact Information

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 


Residency Program Director: Sam Colachis, MD
Residency Program Coordinator: Mary Ann Sparks
Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital
480 Medical Center Drive
Columbus, OH 43210-1245

Email: maryann.sparks@osumc.edu
Residency Program Phone: 614-293-3433
Department Fax: 614-366-2741

Prepared to Succeed

Current Residents

DesaiMonal

Monal Desai, MD

Undergraduate Education: Youngstown State
Medical Education: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Internship: Northeast Ohio Medical University/Summa Health

Desmond Shannon724

Shannon Desmond, MD

Undergraduate Education:  University of Toledo
Medical School:  University of Toledo College of Medicine
Internship: Riverside Methodist Hospital


GoikeJonathan

Jonathan Goike, MD

Undergraduate: Oakland University
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Internship: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Grant Collin724

Collin Grant, MD

Undergraduate Education:  Brigham Young University 
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Internship:  University of Tennessee-Memphis Methodist Hospital


GruberLaura

Laura Gruber, MD

Undergraduate Education: John Carroll University
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Internship: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

BarnesHillKendra

Kendra Hill, MD

Undergraduate: University of Akron
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Internship: St. Mary Mercy Hospital

Chin Connie724

Connie Jiang, MD

Undergraduate Education:  Oberlin College
Medical School:  Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Internship:  The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


KellyErin

Erin Kelly, MD

Undergraduate: University of Miami (FL)
Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Internship: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Kowalski Ian724

Ian Kowalski, MD

Undergraduate Education:  The Ohio State University
Medical School:  University of Toledo College of Medicine
Internship:  Riverside Methodist Hospital


Lau Melissa724

Melissa Lau, MD

Undergraduate Education:  Brown University
Medical School:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internship: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


MastJennifer

Jennifer Mast, MD, MBA

Undergraduate Education: University of Cincinnati
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Internship: Riverside Methodist Hospital

MazellanKyle

Kyle Mazellan, MD

Undergraduate Education: Indiana Wesleyan University
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Internship: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

ProbertElizabeth

Libby Probert, MD

Undergraduate: Wheeling Jesuit University
Medical School: The University of Toledo College of Medicine
Internship: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

ScribnerDerik

Derik Scribner, DO

Undergraduate: Hiram College
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Riverside Methodist Hospital

StillerMichael

Michael Stiller, MD

Undergraduate: St. John’s University
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Internship: Hennepin County Medical Center

ThakkarNeelay

Neelay Thakkar, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of Akron
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Internship: Riverside Methodist Hospital

ThompsonRyan

Ryan Thompson, DO

Undergraduate: Oregon State University
Medical School: Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Internship: Western Reserve Health

WalshBrian

Brian Walsh, MD

Undergraduate Education: Miami University
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine
Internship: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Warford Jonathan724

Jonathan Warford, MD

Undergraduate Education:  University of Dayton
Medical School:  University of Toledo College of Medicine
Internship: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Zehring Steve724

Steven Zehring, DO

Undergraduate Education:  The Ohio State University
Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship:  Riverside Methodist Hospital


Letter from the Chief Residents

Welcome and greetings from the current PM&R Chief residents – Jennifer Mast, Neelay Thakkar and Brian Walsh. 

You will learn a lot about our program from looking at our website, visiting to interview, or by completing a rotation in our department, but we want to tell you a little about life in Columbus.
 
Columbus is a great city to live in. Columbus was recently named the second largest city in the Midwest, just behind Chicago. Other residents will tell you it has big city amenities with a small town feel. The big town amenities mean we have everything from beautiful downtown theatres, multiple sports teams (Columbus Crew - soccer, Columbus Clippers - baseball, Columbus Blue Jackets –NHL Hockey, THE Ohio State Buckeyes), an active bar/nightlife scene, large venues to host concerts, and festivals almost every weekend. The small town feel means we have many different communities within the city, so no matter who you are or where you are from, you can find a place to call home. We have residents who live in Grandview, Upper Arlington, Dublin, Hilliard, Short North, German Village, the Arena District, and more! Whether you are single or married, with kids or without, we have a great mix of individuals in our program and our city. 

Columbus is also great for the active person. We have many large parks, including Highbanks Metro Park with over 11 miles of trails. We also have multiple biking trails along the scenic Scioto and Olentangy Rivers. Residents also have become active in intramural sports - most recently volleyball and soccer. We have an active running community, and many golf courses. Or perhaps a good meal is more important to you? We have restaurants of every price and ethnicity, and several have been featured on national shows.

And don't forget about other benefits of living in Ohio! You are automatically grandfathered in to celebrating the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship win. We also have the 2016 American League Champion Cleveland Indians, the Cleveland Browns (sorry), the Cincinnati Reds, and the Cincinnati Bengals. In Columbus, you are only about 2 hours from anywhere in the state. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions! And always remember, the correct response to a stranger yelling "O-H-!" at you is always a hearty "I-O-!"


Jennifer Mast, M.D., MBA
jennifer.mast@osumc.edu

Neelay Thakkar, M.D.
neelay.thakkar@osumc.edu

Brian Walsh, M.D.
brian.walsh@osumc.edu