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Saint Vincent Hospital

814.452.5000

232 West 25 St
Erie, PA 16544

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Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Program Description

Saint Vincent Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Residency Program provides the resident with the necessary experience, knowledge, guidance and skills to become a complete emergency physician in the osteopathic tradition. The emergency department at Saint Vincent has 22 beds, all with mobile monitoring capability, in–room radiography, and the department’s own ultrasound machine.

The Saint Vincent Emergency Department is the busiest in the area, serving approximately 72,000 patients per year. Saint Vincent serves as the region’s SANE program (Sexual Assault Nurse Extender), with a private crisis treatment room and trained forensic nurses on call 24 hours per day. We are also the region’s main psychiatric center and an official DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team) for the Department of Homeland Security, to be deployed nationally in times of disaster. 

The Emergency Department is covered by 15 full–time residency–trained attending physicians who are AOBEM– or ABEM–certified or eligible. In addition, the fast-track area is covered by two physicians who are board–certified in family medicine. Our rotations include Trauma rotations at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pediatric rotations at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Toxicology with the inpatient program at Pinnacle Hospital.

Click on the links below for additional information

 

Contact Information

How to Apply
Applications are accepted through ERAS only and must include:
  • Evidence of graduation from an AOA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Letter from the dean of your osteopathic medical school
  • Two additional letters of reference (one preferably from an emergency medicine physician)
  • Documentation of passing NBOME/COMLEX Level 1 exam
  • Personal statement
  • CV

Contact
If you have questions, please contact Diane Whitney, administrative coordinator in the Medical Education office, at dwhitney@svhs.org or call 1.800.730.3003 pr 814.452.5100.

Faculty

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Matthew T. McCarthy, DO, FACOEP

College:
St. Bonaventure University, NY
Medical: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM)
Internship: CCOM
Residency: CCOM - Emergency Medicine
Boards: AOBEM - Certified
Contact: mmccarth@svhs.org

CORE FACULTY

Richard Anderson, MD

College: Denison University, Ohio
Medical: Hahnemann University, PA
Residency: Geisinger Medical Center - Emergency Medicine
Boards: ABEM - Certified
Contact: randerso@svhs.org

Jestin Carlson, MD
College:Pennsylvania State University
Medical: State University ofNY at Buffalo, School of Medicine &Biomedical Sciences
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine
Boards: ABEM - Certified
Contact:jcarlson@svhs.org

Caroline Colleran, DO

Medical: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Geisinger Medical Center - Emergency Medicine
Boards: ABEM - Certified
Contact: ccolleran@svhs.org

Brett Forehand, MD, PhD

College: Auburn University, AL
Medical: Ohio State University
Residency: Ohio State University
Boards: ABEM - Certified
Contact: bforehan@svhs.org

Paul Greissinger, DO

College: University of Pittsburgh, PA
Medical: University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (UOMHS) - Des Moines, IA
Internship: St. Francis Central Hospital -Pittsburgh, PA
Residency: St. Luke's Hospital, PA
Boards: AOBEM - Certified
Contact: pgreissi@svhs.org

Frederick Havko, MD

College: Indiana University of PA
Medical: UPMC, PA
Residency: Shadyside, York, PA- Emergency Medicine
Boards: ABEM - Certified
Contact: fhavko@svhs.org

Daniel Myers, MD

College: Indiana University of PA
Medical: Jefferson Medical College, PA
Residency: Geisinger Medical Center - Emergency Medicine
Boards: ABEM - Certified
Contact: danmyers@svhs.org

Melody Milliron, DO, FACOEP

College: Grove City College, PA
Medical:LECOM
Internship: Clarion Hospital, PA
Residency: Saint Vincent Health Center - Emergency Medicine
Boards: AOBEM - Certified
Contact: mmilliron@svhs.org

Wayne Jones, DO, FACOEP

College: Edinboro University, PA
Medical: PCOM
Internship: Metro Health Center - Erie, PA
Residency: Memorial Hospital - York, PA - Emergency Medicine
Boards: AOBEM - Certified
Contact: wjones@svhs.org

EMERGENCY MEDICINE ATTENDING PHYSICIANS

Jason Ball, DO

College: Grove City College, PA; MS - Edinboro University, PA
Medical: LECOM
Internship: Wellington Regional Medical Center, FL
Residency: St. John Westlake Hospital, OH
Boards: AOBEM - Certified
Contact: jball@svhs.org


William Baumgratz, MD

College: Penn State University
Medical:Temple University
Residency: St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem, PA - Emergency Medicine
Boards: ABEM - Certified
Contact: wbaumgra@svhs.org

Eileen Engel, MD

College: Gannon University - Erie, PA
Medical: University of Pittsburgh
Residency: West Virginia University - Pediatrics; UPMC - Internal Medicine
Boards: ABEM - Certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Contact: eengel@svhs.org
 

Katherine Lund, DO

College:
Medical: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center North
Boards:
Contact: klund@svhs.org

Angela McDermott, DO

College: University of Rochester, NY; MS - SUNY Buffalo, NY
Medical: LECOM
Residency: Hamot Medical Center
Boards: AOBEM - Certified in Emergency Medicine
Contact: asmith@svhs.org

Bryan Moles, DO

College: University of Rochester, NY; MS - SUNY Buffalo, NY
Medical: LECOM
Residency: Saint Vincent Emergency Medicine Residency
Boards: AOBEM - Eligible
Contact: bmoles@svhs.org

Michael Salvatore, MD

College: St. Louis University
Medical: Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Residency: Hamot Medical Center - Family Medicine
Boards: ABEM - Certified in Emergency Medicine
Contact: msalvato@svhs.org

John Sangl, MD

College: Indiana University
Medical: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine
Boards: ABEM-Certified, Diplomat American College of Emergency Physicians
Contact:jsangl@svhs.org

Shawn Simko, DO

College: Coastal Carolina College
Medical: LECOM
Residency: Saint Vincent Emergency Medicine Residency
Boards: AOBEM - Eligible
Contact: ssimko@svhs.org

Patricia Smolter, DO

College: Allegheny College
Medical: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Saint Vincent Emergency Medicine Residency
Boards: AOBEM - Eligible
Contact: psmolter@svhs.org

Navin Tandon, DO

College: University of Pittsburgh
Medical: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Saint Vincent Health Center
Boards: AOBEM-Eligible
Contact: ntandon@svhs.org

Program Curriculum

PGY 1
Emergency Medicine Orientation (1 month)

Emergency Medicine (3 months)

Internal Medicine (2 months

OB/GYN (1 month)

Peds Emergency Dept. (2 weeks)

Peds Ophthalmology (2 weeks)

General Surgery (1 month)

ENT (1 month)

Night Float (1 month)

Toxicology  (1 month)

PGY 2
Emergency Medicine (7 months)

Pediatrics Emergency Medicine (1 month at Children's Pittsburgh)

Anesthiology (2 weeks)

EMS  (1 month)

Orthopaedics (1 month)

Radiology (2 weeks)

Infectious Disease (2 weeks)

Elective (2 weeks)

PGY 3
Emergency Medicine (7 months)

Trauma (2 months)

Pediatrics (1 month)

Surg/ICU (1 month)

Elective (1 month)

PGY 4
Emergency Medicine (7 months)

Surg/ICU (2 months)

Surgical Elective (1 month)

Research/ADM (1 month)

Elective (1 month)
 

Program Description

Program Description
Click here to download an outline of the Saint Vincent Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Residency Program, including goals and objectives for each rotation. 

Resident Manual
Click here to download a manual listing the current residency policies.

Current Residents

Current Residents

PGY 4
Scott DuCharme, DO 
Dr. DuCharme earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo and his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Brett Hadley, DO
Dr. Hadley is a graduate of Brigham Young and attended medical school at the Western University at Pomona, Calif.

Trent Jensen, DO
Dr. Jensen earned his undergraduate degree from Idaho State University and his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla.  His hometown is Idaho Falls, Idaho. He is currently serving as Medical Student Coordinator for 2011-2012.

Stephanie Larson, DO
Dr. Larson is a graduate of Penn State, University Park and earned her medical degree at LECOM.

Cory Ondler, DO
Dr. Ondler is a graduate of the University of Colorado and earned his medical degree from LECOM.


PGY 3
Andrea Skye Drenguis, DO
Dr. Dregnuis is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, Ore.  She earned her medical degree from Touro University in Calif. 

Adam Petroski, DO
Dr. Petroski is a graduate of High Point University in High Point, N.C. He completed his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  His hometown is Williamsburg, Pa. 

Stephanie Spring, DO
Dr. Spring is from St. Paul, Minn., and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  She attended medical school at Des Moines University. When she is not at the hospital, you will find her spending time with her family or having fun outdoors. 

Jonathan Taylor, DO
Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tenn. He earned his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va. His hometown is Union City, Tenn. He currently serves on the residency recruiting committee.

PGY 2
Christopher Karns, DO
 
Dr. Christopher Karns earned his bachelor degree in Biology from Allegheny College and his medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hometown is Meadville, Pa. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and labrador retriever as well as being outdoors.

Jason Crofts, DO 
Dr. Jason Crofts is a graduate of BYU-Idaho and earned his medical degree from Des Moines University School of OsteopathicM medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys the outdoors, camping and hiking, as well as playing sports.

Anastasia Marx, DO 
Dr. Anastasia Marx earned her undergraduate degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks and her medical degree from Des Moines University. Her hometown is Sitka, Alaska.

Elizabeth Gannon, DO 
Dr. Elizabeth Gannon graduated from Miami University (OH). She earned her master's degree from Ohio State University and her medical degree from LECOM. Her hometown is Huber Heights, Ohio.

PGY 1
Arindam Ghosh, DO
Dr. Ghosh completed his undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University and his medical degree from ATSU-KCOM. His hometown is Pittsburgh, PA.  

Kenneth Heidle, DO
Dr. Heidle completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Buffalo and his medical degree from LECOM.  His hometown is Springville, NY.   

Brandon Kramer, DO
Dr. Kramer completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and his medical degree from LECOM.  He has also been a Pennsylvania certified Paramedic since 2000.   

Erin Taft, DO
Dr. Taft completed her undergraduate degree from Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) and her medical degree from ATSU-KCOM.  Her hometown is Springfield, IL.

Graduates

Class of 2012
Elizabeth Savko, DO
Dr. Savko is an attending at North County Hospital in North Carolina. 

Christina Lin, DO
Dr. Lin is an attending at Brookhaven in Long Island, NY.

Navin Tandon, DO
Dr. Tandon is an attending at Saint Vincent. 

Class of 2011
Bryan Doner, DO
Dr. Doner is practicing at the Sharon Regional Medical Center Emergency Department.

Phil Garriott, DO
Dr. Garriot is practicing in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Jessica Goldstein, DO
Dr. Goldstein is practicing in Tampa Bay, Fla.

Keyur Patel, DO
Dr. Patel is practicing in Kittanning, Pa.

Patricia Smolter, DO
Dr. Smolter is an attending physician at Saint Vincent Health Center.


Class of 2010
Brian Moles, DO

Dr. Moles is a full-time emergency medicine attending at Saint Vincent Health Center.  

Amy Pope, DO
Dr. Pope is a full-time emergency medicine attending at Good Samaritan & Betheseda Hospitals in Zainesville, Ohio. 

Christi Woods, DO
Dr. Woods is a full-time emergency medicine attending at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Warren, Ohio.

Class of 2009
Marc Mancinelli, DO
Dr. Mancinelli is a full-time emergency medicine attending at UPMC Hamot.

Fekadu Admasu, DO
Dr. Admasu is a full-time emergency medicine attending at Cape Fear Hospital, N.C.

Frank Karle, DO
Dr. Karle is a full-time emergency medicine attending at Westfield Memorial Hospital.
 
Laura Thompson, DO
Dr. Thompson is a full-time emergency medicine attending at Marshall Medical Center, Calif.

Class of 2008
Deborah Murray, DO
Dr. Murray is a full-time emergency medicine attending at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.

Shannon Swanson, DO
Dr. Swanson is the emergency medicine director for St. Joseph’s emergency department in Andover, Ohio.


Class of 2007
Melody Milliron, DO
Dr. Milliron is currently a full-time emergency medicine attending at Saint Vincent Health Center.

Eric Vinson, DO
Dr. Vinson is currently a full-time emergency medicine attending working for UPMC affiliate in Clarion, Pa.

 

Salary and Benefits

Salary

Residents are paid a yearly salary based on the following, divided into bi-weekly paychecks. Direct deposit is required and does not take effect until your second paycheck after sign-up.

PGY1: $45,739.00
PGY2: $46,800.00
PGY3: $48,568.00
PGY4: $50,710.00

Stipends:
Chief Resident:  $4,000
PGY1:  $2,000
PGY2-4:  $1,800
 

Benefits

  • Medical/Dental/Prescription Plan with family plan option (residents and associates pay a portion of the premium)
  • Reimbursement of out-of-town moving expenses up to $2,000 with receipts (subject to prevailing tax rate)
  • Meal stipend provided for use while on duty at Saint Vincent Health Center
  • 24-hour parking available in parking garage 
  • Free uniforms
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Educational stipend
  • Three weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Child Care Center available
  • Housing - Resident housing will be provided for residents for outside rotations

*Membership in the AOA is required and provided for all emergency medicine residents.