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Glenn Hayes, D.O., IM/EM PGY-4 (Chief Resident)

Dr. Hayes is from Seth, West Virginia, and graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2015.

About the residency program: The people here make this program great. Also, the responsibility given to residents and the range of pathology make for an excellent education.

Fun fact: I love fishing, but don't get to do it nearly enough these days. Also, I underwent a major brain surgery while in medical school.

Adam Heineman, D.O., EM PGY-4

Dr. Heineman is from Grand Blanc, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2015.

About the residency program: The attendings in the emergency department give a lot of guidance while also providing a great amount of autonomy.

Fun fact: I once performed a dance routine in the World Irish Dance Championships. Before starting medical school I was a real estate appraiser and I taught Kung Fu.

Vincent Linberg, D.O., EM PGY-4

Dr. Linberg is from Morgantown, West Virginia, and graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2015.

 

Fun fact: I've been to over 20 countries.

Artur Schander, D.O., Ph.D., EM PGY-4 (Chief Resident)

Dr. Schander is from Wahlstedt, Schleswig Holstein, Germany, and graduated from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2014.

About the residency program: I really enjoy working in a hospital that offers a family/team atmosphere. After spending a year immersed in the hustle and bustle of NY, it is refreshing to be a part of a workplace that offers so much and a residency that provides such a comprehensive and hands-on teaching environment. Moreover, I really like that we do not have a surgery residency and we get to do all the procedures!

Fun fact: I love MMA. Though I mostly watch UFC to get my fill of it these days, in my more youthful days I trained a little myself. If this whole medical thing ever gets old, maybe I will give it a try again.

Mike Tranovich, D.O., EM PGY-4

Dr. Tranovich is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2012.

About the residency program: I like the fact there's no opposition from any other residency program for performing all procedures. Also, the wide variety of patient presentations that come into our busy community hospital ERs.

Fun fact: I did 3 years of sports medicine research and love to ski and fly fish.

Jeremy Adams, D.O.,  EM PGY-3 (Chief Resident)

Dr. Adams is from Clarksburg, West Virginia, and graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2016.

About the residency program: The other residents, faculty, and staff make you feel like family from day one.

Fun fact: I was born in Germany.

Syed Ali, D.O., IM PGY-3

Dr. Ali is from Yardley, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2016.

About the residency program: Great learning environment. Everyone is helpful and happy to teach. The attendings, nurses, and rest of the medical staff are easy to work with.

Fun fact: West Virginia is the sixth state I've lived in.

Kristin Campbell, D.O., IM PGY-3

Dr. Campbell is from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and graduated from the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2015.

About the residency program: Everyone is welcoming and easy to work with. We are given a lot of responsibility from day one but also given the support we need to handle that responsibility.

Fun fact: This is the first time I have lived in a state not bordered by an ocean.

Shane Elton, D.O., EM PGY-3

Dr. Elton is from warm, sunny Arizona and graduated from the Midwestern College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016.

About the residency program: Everyone is wonderful to work with.  You are given a lot of responsibility, which accelerates learning.  Other residents are always willing to help you out and the attendings are great.  You will be well trained and well prepared for graduation

Fun fact: I have a wonderful wife and four kids who are my everything. Back before I got fat I was able to dunk a basketball.

Zach Hamilton, D.O., EM PGY-3 (Chief Resident)

Dr. Hamilton is from a small town in eastern Kentucky, and graduated from KYCOM, class of 2016.

About the residency program:  As residents we have autonomy in treating patients, which is great for learning. Also, the program is essentially unopposed, so we are first line for all procedures- which provides great practical skills for real life post-residency.

Fun fact: Tennis lover- would play every day if it were possible. Also, love exploring new destinations (visited a total of 13 countries thus far with plans of adding 6 more for my graduation present come July 2019).

Jeff Lin, D.O., IM PGY-3

Dr. Lin is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2016.

About the residency program: My fellow residents work hard and play hard. 

Fun fact: Medicine is my second career. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and worked as a business consultant for 10 years in Corporate America. Also, I can sing more Disney songs than I'd like to admit.

Mary Novobilsky, D.O., IM PGY-3 (Chief Resident)

Dr. Novobilsky is from Perryopolis, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2016.

About the residency program: There are many great opportunities here for learning due to the wide variety of patients and pathology. I feel like I will be well prepared to practice after residency.

Fun fact: I enjoy traveling in my spare time. I love dogs and have a very spoiled Yorkie.

Sasha Rihter, D.O., EM PGY-3

Dr. Rihter is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2016.

About the residency program: The residents make this place wonderful!

Fun fact: I used to be a truck driver and my cargo was fireworks!

Dina Taarea, D.O., IM PGY-3

Dr. Taarea is from Enterprise, Alabama, and graduated from the Georgia Campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2015.

About the residency program: There's a good mix of clinical training and academics. We get to work and learn with a phenomenal group of residents and hospital staff.

Fun fact: An attempt to bribe me should start with really good dark chocolate. (No guarantee on how well it'd work!)

Katelynn Bailey, D.O., EM PGY-2

Dr. Bailey is from Sebring, Florida, and graduated from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2017.

About the residency program: I chose this residency because the residents here were by far the most confident and autonomous out of all the programs I looked at. The amount of procedures and learning you get while at this program is outstanding, everyone leaves this program well prepared and ready to work anywhere they want.

Fun fact: I'm a crazy dog mom and I love hockey, Go Detroit Red Wings!

Charles Doerner, D.O., IM PGY-2

Dr. Doerner is from St. Petersburg, Florida, and graduated from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Brandenton Campus, class of 2017.

About the residency program: Everyone is really nice and supportive from day one.

Fun fact: I like surfing, skating, biking, fishing and recently took up snowboarding. I like to spend my free time doing things outdoors and hanging out with my wife, dog and cat. I used to be a professional photojournalist and was once yelled at by Derek Jeter for invading his personal space.

Syed Imam, D.O., IM PGY-2

Dr. Imam is from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2017.

About the residency program: Residency is very hands on with a good balance of autonomy and supervision. Everyone is friendly and works well with each other

Fun fact: I have 4 nieces and 3 nephews and love to spend time with them and my family.

Craig Jones, D.O., EM PGY-1

Dr. Jones is from Allen, Texas, and graduated from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2017.

About the residency program: The upper levels and attendings have been incredibly supportive. I'm learning alot about procedures and I couldn't be happier

Fun fact: I speak Japanese proficiently. I enjoy from scratch gourmet cooking and I brew beer. I know more about game of thrones than anyone alive. I love sports!

Thomas Kettlewell, D.O., IM PGY-2

Dr. Kettlewell is from Wheeling, West Virginia, and graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2016.

About the residency program: We have great people and a ton of exposure to a large variety of different pt presentations and procedures.

Fun fact:  I recently started into woodworking as a hobby.

Kasey Radicic, D.O., IM PGY-2

Dr. Radicic is from Smithfield, Pennsylvania and graduated from Saint Vincent College in 2013 and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017.

About the residency program: My favorite part of this residency program is definitely my coworkers. The residents are all extremely close and willing to help each other out in any way. 

Fun fact:  I grew up in the middle of a forest without television or running water. I was the first person in my family to attend college. Since then, I’ve really enjoyed traveling and would like to explore as much of the world as I possibly can.

Jarryd Reed, D.O., EM PGY-2

Dr. Reed is from Orlando, Florida, and graduated from the NOVA Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2017.

About the residency program: The residency is very hands on with the right amount of autonomy versus guidance. The residents are a solid group of people to work with and are extremely close-knit. I am big into Wilderness Medicine and that is built right into our curriculum here.

Fun fact: I once rode my bicycle from Rhode Island to California and before medical school, I thru hiked from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail.

Brittany Speed, D.O., EM PGY-2

Dr. Speed is from Scenary Hill, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas, class of 2017.

About the residency program: Everyone here has been so supportive, even before match. This is a strong educational program and a great group to work with! The critical and unique pathology you see here and the amount of procedures/management you get to do as an intern is intense, but great exposure.

Fun fact: I love lemon cookies, I kite surf and have lived on 3 different continents.

Stephanie Thomas, D.O., EM PGY-2

Dr. Thomas is from Olympia, Washington, and graduated from the West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2017.

About the residency program: We have a great group of residents. It's nice to know that we can count on each other for support and have fun outside of the hospital as well.

Fun fact: I hiked rim to rim in the Grand Canyon between graduating med school and starting residency. I did it in two days...not a wise choice after sitting and studying for the past four years.

Joseph Ciszewski, D.O., IM PGY-1  

Dr. Ciszewski is from Rochester, NY and graduated from Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018.

About the residency program: I have enjoyed working with the residents and attendings, and the program provides a variety of pathology and experience which makes a great environment for training.

Fun fact: I adopted a dog named Tucker during medical school. Tucker enjoys walks around town to see Wheeling and taking naps after night shift. I also enjoy drawing, spending time with family, and am looking forward to welcoming my first niece this December. 

Kunal Desai, D.O., IM PGY-1

Dr. Desai is from Clifton, New Jersey and graduated from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2018

About the residency program: I like the fact that the program gives a lot of responsibility early on during our training. This, combined with the great attendings and awesome fellow residents make the program a great place to train.

Fun Fact: I love surfing, but it took a ton of wipeouts and help from some very patient surfers along the Jersey Shore to get decent at it

 

Andrew Glickman, D.O., EM PGY-1

 Dr. Glickman is from Hollywood, Florida, and graduated from the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2018.

About the residency program: The familial environment among the residents and attending physicians is very conducive to learning.  The level of autonomy given to residents facilitates excellent training and development of clinical competency.

Fun Fact: I love cooking and trying new ethnic foods, when not working I love spending time with family and friends and going to the beach any chance I get!  I have a cat named “Poster” who is a ragdoll and my pride and joy.

 

Raghu Gottipati, M.D., IM PGY-1

Dr. Gottipati is from Ellicott City, Maryland and graduated from NRI Medical College, India, class of 2015.

About the residency program: We have a great group of residents that are always willing to help each other out both in and out of work. There are also many opportunities to get whatever you want from the program, ranging from interesting pathologies to lots of procedures.

Fun Fact: I love watching sports, especially the NBA. I also hope to complete every single Man vs. Food challenge one day. Currently at 4 and counting.

 

Cody Grace, D.O., EM PGY-1

Dr. Grace is from Hopewell PA and graduated from Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018.

About the residency program: I really enjoyed my time here as a student, the residents and faculty all work well together.  Everybody is easy to get along with and willing to help with any questions you might have.

Fun Fact: I used to shoot archery competitively and wrestled in college.  During my free weekends in the fall I’m usually watching college football if I’m not at work (Go Irish!).

 

Megan Hoffer, D.O., EM PGY-1

Dr. Hoffer is from Northern Virginia and graduated from Franciscan University in 2012 and Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine  in 2018. 

About the residency program: The environment of the program is great. Senior residents and attendings are always willing to help and teach, and this makes it a great place to learn. There is a variety of pathology which comes into the ER and plenty of opportunity for procedures and experience so that you are well-prepared for anything that might come through the door. 

Fun fact:  My team is currently ranked 8th of 12 in our residency’s Fantasy Football League and I am poised to make the playoffs as long as Cody, Kunal, Raghu, and Vince’s teams don’t start winning games. I also enjoy running, baking, and spending time with family and friends. 

 

Elizabeth Nathan, D.O., IM PGY-1

Dr. Nathan is from Sarasota, Florida and graduated from LECOM Bradenton in 2018. 

About the residency program:  Everyone here has been great, senior residents and attendings are always willing to teach. You are given a lot of responsibility from day one and I feel I will be well prepared to practice after residency. 

Fun Fact: I love music and have played piano for most of my life. I also have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named “Lilly” who is very spoiled!

 

James Newton, D.O., EM PGY-1

Dr. Newton is from Amherst, Virginia and graduated from LUCOM in 2018.

About the residency program: This area is a unique place that reminds me of where I grew up in rural Virginia. The program directors here, Dr. Dougherty and Dr. Greco, are heavily invested in the program and community. 

Fun Fact: When I’m not at work I like to spend as much time outdoors with my wife and dogs as I can. Before school I spent a lot of time working construction. Now I miss it and home improvement projects have become a hobby of mine.

 

Loutfi Sakkal, D.O., IM PGY-2

Dr. Sakkal is from Charleston, West Virginia and graduated from WVSOM in 2018.

About the residency program: The senior residents are extremely helpful in teaching and transitioning to the management aspect of medicine.  It’s a community hospital and you truly feel like part of a community, and the residents are immediately immersed and welcomed.

Fun Fact: I love to have a good time with friends outside of work, I enjoy playing basketball, occasional lifting of weights and playing video games.  I’m bilingual can speak both English and Arabic fluently.   Th

Tyler Sieron, D.O., EM PGY-1

 Dr. Sieron is from Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2018.

About the program: Everyone in the program is extremely helpful. We work very well together and enjoy the camaraderie. It is very hands-on here with tremendous opportunities to learn. Being an unopposed residency, there are tremendous opportunities for a number of different procedures.

Fun Fact: I enjoy travel and went to France and Belgium between medical school and residency. I am a huge Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers and Ohio State Buckeyes fan.

 

Clay Winkler, D.O., EM PGY-1

.Dr. Winkler was born in Rapid City, South Dakota and moved to Florida where he attended medical school at LECOM in Bradenton, FL and graduated in 2012. He has spent several years as a Flight Surgeon in the United States Navy prior to starting his residency at OVMC.

About the residency program: This program gives the residents a great amount of autonomy which creates a great environment for medical education and sets residents up for success early on after graduation.

Fun Fact: I have broken the speed of sound!