Current Residents 2022 - 2023

PGY-3

Sarah Bilski, D.O.

Hometown: Dallas, PA
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: Sarah.Bilski@ahn.org
How do you like your coffee: Whatever seasonal creamer is available with 3 Splenda. Iced coffee > Hot coffee
Previous Lives: I went straight through school from kindergarten through medical school and never had a traditional job until residency, but I did coach softball for several years. 
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: When I was auditionaing as a medical student, everyone there treated me like I was already part of the team. The residents, attendings, and the nurses always made me feel so welcome and valued. They went out of their way to teach me everything they could fit into a shift. I knew that this program would be a place that would support me and allow me to become the best physician I can be. Three years later and I can confirm that this was the right choice - I decided to stay on as a medical education fellow at Saint Vincent!
Favorite Spot in Erie: Lake Wilhelm
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: Tuesdays with Morrie

Susannah Boulet, D.O.

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton
Email: Susannah.Boulet@ahn.org 
How do you like your coffee: Vanilla Iced coffee
Previous Lives: Lived in my hometown of Buffalo
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: Great location, even better people
Favorite Spot in Erie: 6 Mile Cellar Winery
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: Harry Potter

Kristen Bublitz, D.O.

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Medical School: Univ. of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: Kristen.Bublitz@ahn.org 
How do you like your coffee: With lots of cream
Previous Lives: Worked as a nurse's assistant
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: The supportive environment
Favorite Spot in Erie: Presque Isle
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: Harry Potter

Paul Jimenez Stuart, D.O. - Co-Chief Resident

Hometown: Houston, TX
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: Paul.JimenezStuart@ahn.org 
How do you like your coffee: Hot latte with oak milk, whisked with cinnamon
Previous Lives: Beer league ice hockey champ
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: Auditioning at Saint Vincent showed the culture of how close the residents work with the attendings. I was already part of the team as a student, and as a resident I have joined a family. Saint Vincent is also very unopposed in terms of procedures. We have good experiences in Pittsburgh for our away rotations. Another reason I picked Saint Vincent is because of moonlighting opportunities which can be done during PGY-3.
Favorite Spot in Erie: Casablanca Grill for food, Oliver's Beer Garden for drinks/hanging out/live music, and Presque Isle for outdoor activities
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Dillon Kolacz, M.D.

Hometown: Fairview/Prospect, TX
Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Email: Dillon.Kolacz@ahn.org  
How do you like your coffee: Coffee ice cream
Previous Lives: Mandarin Chinese speaking gymnast with an affinity for hand balancing and DIY
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: The culture, the PD and residents, the low cost of living in Erie, the compensation, the new ED, the autonomy, the community aspect
Favorite Spot in Erie: Presque Isle and my house
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: The Lord of the Rings

Clinton Van Hoff, D.O. - Co-Chief Resident

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: Clinton.VanHoff@ahn.org 
How do you like your coffee: Coffee? Monster or bust
Previous Lives: House fly racing champion
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: The culture. From top down, Dr. Carlson, who is our PD, is hands on and dedicated to giving us the best experience possible. Senior residents always help junior or intern residents. For example, it is very common for an upper level resident to give up procedures. 
Favorite Spot in Erie: Presque Isle, only beach front area in all of PA
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: It used to be Harry Potter until I read the Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown

PGY-2

Anthony Battista, D.O.

Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: Anthony.Battista2@ahn.org 
How do you like your coffee: I prefer tea to coffee
Previous Lives: I was previously a Registered Nurse and an EMT
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: I chose Saint Vincent because it feels like a family. Everyone works together and treats each other very well. 
Favorite Spot in Erie: The Peninsula (Presque Isle), Waldameer, and Sarah's
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: Harry Potter series

Parker Dalglish, D.O.

Hometown: Murphy, TX
Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: Parker.Dalglish2@ahn.org 
How do you like your coffee: Not a fan of coffee but will drink most other sources of caffeine. 
Previous Lives: Professional Soccer Player
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: My family lives here and I loved the hospital and staff during my audition. 
Favorite Spot in Erie: Presque Isle, or my grandparent's house over the holidays with our big family gathering. 
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: Recently been greatly enjoying the Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson

Rachel Grider Cook, D.O.

Hometown: Durant, OK
Medical School: Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: Rachel.GriderCook@ahn.org 
How do you like your coffee: Espresso but with minimal coffee taste
Previous Lives: Country kid from Oklahoma
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: My first time walking into the ED everyone made me feel like I was home. 
Favorite Spot in Erie: Presque Isle sand volleyball courts
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: EMRA's antibiotic guide

Osmin Herrera, D.O.

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia
Email: Osmin.Herrera@ahn.org  
How do you like your coffee: With milk, cream, and in bed
Previous Lives: Bagboy, EM Scribe, Basketball player, Super Smash Bros tournament player
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: From day one, I always felt right at home. The culture established at Saint Vincent is unlike any other. You really feel wanted and part of something bigger than yourself working here. I've come to feel that many of my co-residents, attendings, nurses, techs, and so on are extensions of my family and I couldn't have imagined picking any other residency to train at. On top of that, the amount of learning you are able to do, to the liberty you are given to take ownership of the ED is astounding, and definitely something unique I have noticed when compared to other training institutions both as a medical student and even now as I do away rotations at outside facilities. 
Favorite Spot in Erie: At home with my wife and kids
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Jeremy Shapiro, D.O.

Hometown: Downers Grove, IL
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: Jeremy.Shapiro@ahn.org  
How do you like your coffee: One cream please
Previous Lives: Husband, father, ER PA
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: Critical care training with all of our ICU rotations following only critical care patients and doctors, procedural experience, Resident committment
Favorite Spot in Erie: Presque Isle
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

Cally Wollet, D.O.

Hometown: Canfield, OH
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: Cally.Wollet@ahn.org  
How do you like your coffee: Large Dunkin Donut's iced coffee with caramel and two creams
Previous Lives: Great White Shark Cage Diver
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: Close to family and a lot of ICU experience
Favorite Spot in Erie: Presque Isle and Lucky Louie's
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: When Breath Becomes Air

PGY-1

Nuriya Gadiwalla, D.O.

Hometown: Vineyard, UT
Medical School: Rocky Vista Osteopathic University
Email: Nuriya.Gadiwalla@ahn.org 
How do you like your coffee: Decaf raspberry or peppermint mocha with extra whip on top
Previous Lives: None!
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: The program provided a lot of autonomy in terms of patient management and self-directed learning
Favorite Spot in Erie: Pressed, an independent book store/coffee shop! The coffee is great and they have a wonderful membership program if you buy a lot of books.
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett

Alan Holder, D.O.

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Medical School: Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: Alan.Holder@ahn.org 
How do you like your coffee: No cream or sugar and as much caffeine as possible
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: ER staff here are fantastic. Everyone is so well trained and compassionate. Love that I am being trained here in emergency medicine!
Favorite Spot in Erie: Federal Hill BBQ
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: Twilight New Moon (Team Edward)

Marcus Pearson, D.O.

Hometown: Grand Forks, ND/Prescott, AZ
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences COM of the Pacific
Email: Marcus.Pearson@ahn.org   
How do you like your coffee: Black, no frills just caffeine
Previous Lives: I am married with 4 children and 2 dogs (counts as 6:1 in different lives lived per year). Was a paramedic that did mostly private EMS, some flight, some fire. Was also a dealth investigator for a short period.
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: Because they treated me like I mattered and they continue to do so. Sick patients, seemingly frequent zebra pathology, comradeship from my fellow residents and attendings. Also EPIC emr. 
Favorite Spot in Erie: Elk Creek, or any spot to cast a fly rod. Kids like Presque Isle more than anything. 
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: I have too many. There are 2 series I read every year. Enders Quintet and Codex Alera.

Cameron Raich, D.O.

Hometown: Blissfield, MI
Medical School: Michigan State University COM
Email: Cameron.Raich@ahn.org   
How do you like your coffee: 1st thing in the morning
Previous Lives: I was a cat that thought they had 10 lives
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: Inexpensive area, nice work life balance, and the attendings were pleasant to be around.
Favorite Spot in Erie: GiveACrepe
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Tanner Riscoe, D.O.

Hometown: Joplin, MO
Medical School: Kansas City University COM
Email: Tanner.Riscoe@ahn.org  
How do you like your coffee: Fresh-Pressed Ethiopian Beans at 135 degrees
Previous Lives: I'm from Joplin, Missouri, and went to college at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. I met my fiance Camille there and we came back to Joplin where I went to medical school at KCU-Joplin as part of the first class. I enjoy working on vintage cars and motorcycles. I just finished a 1971 Austin Mini Cooper that I brought with me to Erie. In my free time I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with our poodles, Genevieve and Gemma. 
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: As soon as I interviewed with Saint Vincent, I knew this place was special. The program is exceptionally well-rounded and provides a unique training environment for emergency medicine. I knew that this program would allow me to thrive as a resident and help me develop the skills that I need to advocate and care for my patients in the emergency department.
Favorite Spot in Erie: Presque Isle is, without question, my favorite place to go in Erie.
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Joshua Valerio, D.O.

Hometown: Erie, PA
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Email: Joshua.Valerio@ahn.org 
How do you like your coffee: Black, freshly ground, locally roasted, Guatemalan beans, french press or pour over.
Previous Lives: Handyman, chef
Reason for choosing Saint Vincent: The people! The attendings, residents, nursing and ancillary staff are all amazing. The whole hospital has a very positive and welcoming feel that fosters an outstanding learning environment. 
Favorite Spot in Erie: Romolo Chocolates
Favorite Book besides Tintinalli: The Regional Cooking of Italy