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PGY-4

Dr. Ryann Allen, DO

Hometown: Erie, PA

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Gannon University; Biology (Pre-Med), Theater Minor

Medical School: LECOM

Hobbies: Karaoke, reading Sci-Fi/Mystery novels, bad jokes, and meme collecting

Why St. Vincent: amazing coworkers and unopposed critical care and procedural experience

Dr. Adam Christensen, DO

Hometown: Sandy, UT

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: BYU, Athletic Training

Medical School: LECOM Seton Hill

Hobbies: Skiing, eating, reading

Why St. Vincent: Down-to-earth program, excellent experience, basically unopposed setting, excellent program director

Dr. Scott Cook, DO

Hometown: St. George, UT

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Dixie State University, Business Administration

Medical School: LECOM

Hobbies: Flying, camping, ATV, fishing

Why St. Vincent: The culture of the residency is one of the best you will find. There is good camaraderie and we have excellent support from our leadership.

Dr. Olga Lembersky, DO

Hometown: Newport News, VA

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Christopher Newport University; Biology

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies: Cooking, watching movies, going to the beach

Why St. Vincent: Great residents and a great place to learn!

PGY-3

Dr. Joe Datsko, DO

Hometown: Akron, OH

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Palm Beach Atlantic University, Biology

Medical School: LECOM, Bradenton

Hobbies: golf, woodworking

Why St. Vincent: I was interested in St. Vincent because it is a great teaching environment

Dr. Thomas Erickson, DO

Hometown: Escanaba, MI

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Alma College, Exercise Physiology

Medical School: LECOM

Hobbies: Video games, weight lifting, sports, food, hanging out with my wife and dogs

Why St. Vincent: Training, unopposed residency for procedures, our senior residents

Dr. Mohammad Khan, DO

Hometown: High Point, North Carolina

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: North Carolina State University, Microbiology

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Hobbies: Watching sports, traveling, watching YouTube, news junkie, listening to music, trying out new cuisine

Why St. Vincent: Unopposed EM program, great ratio of experienced and young attending physicians, 2 months of ICU experience every year

Dr. Casey Kramer, DO

Hometown: Grand Forks, ND

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: North Dakota State, Dietetics

Medical School: William Carey

Hobbies: Triathlon, Baseball, Football, Knitting

Dr. Joe Krissel, DO

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Nova Southeastern University, BS in Biologic and Physical Sciences

Medical School: LECOM

Hobbies: Boating, travel, guitar, government/history mystery books or movies

Dr. Jessica Lehrman, DO

Hometown: Denver, CO

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: CU Boulder, BA Integrative Physiology and BA in Spanish Literature and Language

Medical School: Rocky Vista University

Hobbies: Being with my family, playing piano, crafts, hiking, camping

Why St. Vincent: I chose St. Vincent because it was an unopposed residency with a lot of procedures and a good group of people. It is a community hospital with a chance to care directly for very sick people and see diverse pathology in a busy ED

PGY-2

Dr. Irtaza Asar, DO

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: University of Pittsburgh; English and Biology

Medical School: LECOM

Hobbies: Gaming, TV shows, cats

Why St. Vincent: I chose St. Vincent’s because of the amazing residents like Tom, Adam, Evan, Dhimitri, Dusty, Ryann, Olga, Scott, Rosalind, Bri, Craig, Matt, Lindsay, Joe X2, Jess and Mohammad

Dr. Craig Brewster, DO

Hometown: Glendale, AZ

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Arizona State University; Life Science

Medical School: LECOM

Hobbies: Hiking, camping, fishing, hunting

Why St. Vincent: I love what Erie has to offer for my family and EM allows me to see all sorts of different patients from super sick to someone needing a human to talk to

Dr. Briana King, DO

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Allegheny College; Neuroscience

Medical School: LECOM Seton Hill

Hobbies: Hiking, jet skiing, drawing, painting, reading

Why St. Vincent: I found a home and family at St. Vincent that encouraged “hands on” learning and allowed you to play an active role in your own education

Dr. Rosalind Konikoff, DO

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: SUNY Geneseo; Biology and Spanish, Barry

University; Biomedical Sciences

Medical School: LECOM Seton Hill

Hobbies: Wilderness Medicine, hiking, succulents

Why St. Vincent: The camaraderie, community hospital with big city pathology

Dr. Matthew McCarthy, DO

Hometown: Erie, PA

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Gannon University; Biology

Medical School: LECOM

Hobbies: Snowboarding, waterskiing, playing with my dog, exercise, time with family and friends

Why St. Vincent: opportunity for ample procedures, emphasis on critical care training, opportunity to earn autonomy in caring for patients, the people!

Dr. Lindsay Shankman, DO

Hometown: Aurora, OH

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Hamilton College: Math and Computer Science

Medical School: LECOM

Hobbies: Cooking, swimming

Why St. Vincent: The ER Family! When I came to audition everyone was very welcoming and excited to help teach me. My experience intern year has been the same. It is a very supportive and team centered atmosphere.

PGY-1

Dr. Nathan Ellis, MD

Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Oklahoma Baptist University, Biology; University of Utah, MPH

Medical School: University of Oklahoma School of Medicine

Hobbies: Skiing, mountain biking, running, rebuilding cars, starting the day with coffee and ending it with wine, and doing whatever my girl wants at the moment

Why St. Vincent: St. Vincent is the perfect place to learn Emergency Medicine. I will be doing my own procedures as it is unopposed. Additionally, the high volumes seen at St. Vincent allows the chance to see the full extent of emergency medicine. Upon exiting my residency, I am sure I will be able to handle anything that comes into the ER.

Dr. Andrew Heslin, DO

Hometown: Redlands, CA

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Loyola Marymount University, Biology

Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine/Midwestern

Hobbies: Mountain biking, snowboarding, kite boarding, fitness, travel

Dr. Sejal Patel, MD

Hometown: Surat, India

Medical School: Tver State Medical Academy, Russia

Hobbies: Traveling, gardening, cooking

Why St. Vincent: During my observership in St. Vincent Hospital ER, I got to know the residents and attendings. They create a friendly and stress-free working/learning environment. It is a typical emergency department with high volume and high acuity patients, with excellent learning opportunities. One of the many qualities about this program is that the residents have enough autonomy with adequate supervision from attendings leading to development of independent decision making.

Dr. Joesph Schinsky, MD, MS

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: University of Dayton; Biology, Pennsylvania State University; Kinesiology/Biomechanics

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University SOM

Hobbies: Being outdoors (hiking, camping, fishing/fly fishing, mountain biking, etc.), hanging with my wife and kids, working on cars

Dr. Chad Stratford

Hometown: Layton, UT

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Weber State University, Psychology; University of Charleston, MPAS

Medical School: LECOM

Hobbies: Golf, NBA basketball, wakeboarding, snowboarding, hiking, watching my kids’ sports, hanging out with family

Why St. Vincent: During my audition rotation St. Vincent felt like home. Everyone at the program was is very supportive and kind and invested in seeing you succeed. Also, the residency is unopposed in regard to procedures

Dr. Tanner Tuggle, DO

Hometown: Peterstown, WV

Undergrad/Grad School; Major: Concord University, Biology

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies: Fly fishing, hiking, hunting, sports, spending time with my Golden Retrievers

Why St. Vincent: After my audition, I knew it was the place I wanted to end up. Mainly, the high volume, high acuity, and great people. St. Vincent additionally gives you a great place to learn in and is one of only two programs, EM and FM, so there is less competition for procedures. Lastly, Erie has some of the best fishing in the country so that made my decision even easier.

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