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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Our curriculum focuses on general internal medicine. Training at Kettering Medical Center thoroughly prepares our residents for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) examination.

Internal Medicine Program Director's Welcome

The Internal Medicine residency program at Kettering Medical Center has two major goals:

  • To train internists who, at the completion of the program, are ready to practice general internal medicine, enter a hospitalist practice or continue training in a subspecialty fellowship.
  • To provide training in internal medicine that will lead to board certification.

Associate Program Directors


Adam Fershko, M.D.
Residency: Kettering Medical Center


John Shrader, M.D.
Residency: Kettering Medical Center



Program Administrative Staff


Julie Dicken
Internal Medicine & Transitional Year Residency Programs
Medical Student and Recruitment Coordinator


Jenny Fitzpatrick
Internal Medicine & Transitional Year Residency Programs
Program Coordinator



A Glimpse at some of our Key Faculty


Catherine Bacheller, M.D.
Infectious Disease
Residency: Kettering Medical Center
Fellowship: Indiana University


Robert Barker, M.D.
Critical Care Medicine
Residency: Kettering Medical Center
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Melissa Butler, M.D.
Ambulatory Medicine
Residency: Kettering Medical Center


Alex Calvo, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology
Residency: Kettering Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh


Leesa Comparin, M.D.
General Internal Medicine
Residency: University of Wisconsin


Jason Faber, M.D.
Ambulatory Medicine
Residency: Kettering Medical Center


Harvey Hahn, M.D.
Cardiology
Residency: Loma Linda University
Fellowship: University of Cincinnati


Robert Hawkins, M.D.
Rheumatology
Residency: Wright Patterson USAF Medical Center
Fellowship: Univ. of Colorado


Thomas Koroscil, M.D.
Endocrinology (Former White House physician)
Residency: Keesler USAF Medical Center
Fellowship: Wilford Hall US Air Force Medical Center


Diklar Makola, M.D.
Gastroenterology
Residency: Kettering Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Virginia


Natallia Maroz, M.D.
Nephrology
Residency: Good Samaritan Hosp. of Maryland
Fellowship: University of Florida


Stephen McDonald, M.D.
Endocrinology
Residency: David Grant US Air Force Medical Center
Fellowship: Wilford Hall US Air Force Medical Center


Brian Schwartz, M.D.
Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Residency: Kettering Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Cincinnati


Hemant Shah, M.D.
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Residency & Fellowship: Kings County Hosp. and State Univ. of New York


Arthur Tsai, M.D.
Nephrology
Residency: Duke University
Fellowship: Univ. of Pennsylvania


Emily Vannorsdall, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology
Residency: Kettering Medical Center
Fellowship: Univ. of Maryland


Jeffrey Weinstein, M.D.
Infectious Disease
Residency: Duke University
Fellowship: Yale University




Our residents are from LCME-accredited schools in the U.S. and Canada, or from qualified international medical schools.

R-1 Residents


Cassandra Adams
Ohio Univ. COM


Jared Crisafi
American Univ. of the Caribbean


Renato Florian
Loma Linda Uni.v


Kevin Gan
Loma Linda Univ.


Michael Kalis
Univ. of Cincinnati


Sachin Manthuruthil
Sri Ramachandra Medical College


John-Philip Markovic
Loma Linda Univ.


Ricky Mehta
International American Univ.


Sharon Reuben
Northeast Ohio Medical Univ.


Thomas Ridge
American Univ. of The Caribbean


Shoaib Shakeel
Lake Erie COM

 

R-2 Residents


Sacha Baldeosingh, M.D.
Wayne State Univ


Charissa Geyer, M.D.
University of North Carolina


Miriam Harewood, M.D.
Wright State Univ


Katherine House, D.O.
Lake Erie COM


Amy Jang, M.D.
Loma Linda Univ


Ellen Kim, M.D.
Loma Linda Univ


Hyungkoo Kim, M.D.
Loma Linda Univ


Kirti Narang, M.D.
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College


Kathleen Oxner, M.D.
Wright State Univ


Andrew Stroud, M.D.
Northeast Ohio Med Univ


Michael Sun, M.D.
University of Cincinnati


Josias De Trinidad, M.D.
Univ. de Montemorelos

R-3 Residents


Susan Bal, M.D.
Bharati Vidyapeeth's Medical College


Matthew Brown, D.O.
Ohio Univ


Halle Field, M.D.
Ross Univ


Daniel Ganz, M.D.
Sackler School of Medicine


Jevede Harris, M.D.
Loma Linda Univ


Ashish Mahajan, M.D.
Indira Gandhi MC


Andrew Moren, M.D.
Loma Linda Univ


Charles Opperman, M.D.
Univ MHS – St. Kitts


Emanuel Plesiu, M.D.
Loma Linda Univ


Dustin Varsko, M.D.
Loma Linda Univ

 
 
Eleven residents are accepted each year.

Applicants may apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Residents are chosen through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

First Year

As a first year resident, you spend six four-week blocks on inpatient general medicine services where you are the primary physician. You are responsible for admission history and physical examinations, discharge summaries, daily progress notes, and following patients in intensive care, telemetry, and ward environments. You are expected to make the initial assessment, integrate this with initial laboratory data and outline a plan of action, write orders, confer with the supervising resident and maintain primary responsibility throughout the patient's hospital stay.

You spend one four-week block of general medicine in the ambulatory arena where you are exposed to other aspects of adult care, including dermatology, ENT, and gynecology.

An additional four-week block is spent in pulmonary and intensive care settings. These rotations are closely supervised by senior residents and experienced subspecialists in the respective areas.

First Year schedule consists of the following:

  • 6 blocks General Internal Medicine
  • 1 block Pulmonary/ICU
  • 1 block Emergency Medicine
  • 1 3-week block Geriatric Medicine
  • 1 1-week block Quality/Safety
  • 1 block Cardiology
  • 1 block SPCC Ambulatory
  • 1 block Night Hospital Experience
  • 1 block Selective/Elective

Vacation during 5 no-call blocks.

Second Year

During your second year of training, you have the opportunity to supervise and teach first year residents and medical students. You have increased flexibility with three blocks to spend on subspecialty electives.

Second Year schedule consists of the following:

  • 3 blocks General Medicine
  • 1 block Pulmonary/ICU
  • 1 block Critical Care Medicine - Home-call
  • 1 block Cardiology/CCU
  • 1 block Neurology
  • 6 weeks Night Hospitalist Experience - Call
  • 2 Weeks - SPCC Ambulatory
  • 4 blocks Selectives/Electives

Vacation during 3 Elective & SPCC blocks

Third Year

Third year of residency will provide you with a wide variety of subspecialty training. You'll spend three blocks as the supervising resident on the general medicine services. The schedule affords you a great deal of autonomy, with time available for research. You'll take call for approximately four blocks during the year.

Third Year schedule consists of the following:

  • 4 blocks General Medicine
  • 1 block Inpatient Hematology/Oncology
  • 1 Block Sycamore Primary Care (Ambulatory)
  • 1 Block Night Hospitalist Experience
  • 6 blocks Selectives/Electives

Vacation during Elective & SPCC blocks

Selectives

Required sometime during 3-year program. (Strongly recommend 2-block ID, GI and Hem/Onc)

  • Addiction
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Rheumatology

Electives

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Ambulatory Primary Care Med. (either IM, FP, or Peds)
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • EKG/Echo
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Clinic
  • Palliative Care
  • Pathology and Laboratory
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Procedures
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Radiology including Neuroradiology
  • Research
  • Sleep
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wound
  • Other

Block First Year Second Year Third Year
1 Inpatient Rheum Hem/Onc
2 Quality/ Geriatrics Cardio Night Float
3 Inpatient Medicine Critical Care Nuclear Medicine
4 Addiction Medicine ID Inpatient Medicine
5 Night Float Inpatient Medicine Palliative Care
6 Cardio Pulm/ICU Nephrology
7 Inpatient Medicine Nephro Inpatient Medicine
8 Inpatient Medicine Ambulatory/ Night Float Rheum
9 Emergency Medicine Inpatient Medicine Inpatient Medicine
10 Pulm/ICU Neuro Endocrine
11 Inpatient Medicine Inpatient Medicine Radiology
12 Ambulatory Endocrine Ambulatory
13 Inpatient Medicine Night Float GI

Our major ambulatory practice site, located at the Sycamore Primary Care Center, is approximately two blocks west of Sycamore Hospital. The site consists of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Dermatology. When residents are scheduled on inpatient rotations, they attend just one half-day session each week. If they are on less demanding rotations, they attend two half-day sessions each week.

Patterned after a private medical office, Sycamore Primary Care Group integrates the health team concept with the group practice model.

Computers are an integral part of the center's operations. All residents are actively involved with a computerized medical record, which was begun in the early '80s. The goals of this system revolve around increasing resident computer literacy; assuring legibility and continuous access to medical records; increasing efficiency; and promoting ambulatory clinical research.

The overall ambulatory curriculum also emphasizes ambulatory training experiences at other sites. In addition, special electives are provided in private physicians' offices for residents wanting more ambulatory training.

Chief Medical Resident: Weiffenbach Scholar

There are two fourth year positions available each year, Chief Medical Resident and Weiffenbach Scholar. Each position offers a range of opportunities which include participating in a Stanford University Clinical Teaching Course designed to develop the mastery of teaching skills.

The Chief Resident spends some time as the attending physician on the ward and participates in an outpatient practice, is responsible for an academic morning report daily and coordinates other Internal Medicine teaching conferences. The CR also creates the call schedule and is a liaison between the residents and program directors. This is a very flexible year, tailored to meet the individual needs of the physician.

The Clara Weiffenbach Scholarship has offered physicians the opportunity to study a wide range of topics in the field of internal medicine and subspecialties. In this position, a physician designs his or her program under the guidance of the program director. Some of our graduates have studied critical care medicine, substance abuse, academic medicine, computers in medicine, and ambulatory medicine, just to name a few.

KMC now offers a Cardiology Fellowship. About 50% of internal medicine resident graduates elect fellowships to the sub-specialty of their choice, and of those, more than 95% are accepted. Institutions for these fellowships have included:

Baylor University Infectious Disease
Cleveland Clinic Critical Care
Duke University Rheumatology
Indiana University Rheumatology
Oncology
Kettering Medical Center KMC Cardiology
Loma Linda University Cardiology
GI
Critical Care
Oregon Health and Science University Critical Care Medicine
Providence Hospital Cardiology
SUNY Infectious Diseases
SUNY Buffalo Nephrology
SUNY Stonybrook Cardiology
University of California - Irvine Hematology/Oncology
University of Cincinnati Addiction Medicine
Allergy/Immunology
Pulmonary Critical Care
Rheumatology
University of Illinois Gastroenterology
University of Kentucky Cardiology
Endocrinology
University of Kentucky Gastroenterology
University of Maryland Hematology/Oncology
University of Nebraska Cardiology
University of Pittsburgh Rheumatology
University of Rochester Infectious Disease
University of Tennessee, Memphis Oncology
University of Texas (San Antonio) Endocrinology
University of Virginia Gastroenterology
Vanderbilt University Infectious Diseases
Rheumatology
Wake Forest University Hematology/Oncology
Wright State University Geriatric Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Palliative Care

Wright State School of Medicine (all residents / fellows are Jr. Clinical Instructors at WSU).

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

DAGMEC (Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Consortium)

Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduation Medical Education (ACGME). Our last approval for Continued Full Accreditation: Oct 1, 2007 - receiving maximum time allowed, which is 5 years. This program has been fully accredited since it began in 1972.

You have several options to visit and explore our programs one-on-one, with opportunities to talk with residents and faculty. In addition to one day interviews, you can check out our programs through informal visits or...

Senior Electives - Apply Now
Applicants must be from LCME-approved schools.

Electives last from one to two months. To reduce the expense of visiting Kettering Medical Center and the Dayton area, we provide students with meals, housing, local transportation, and travel subsidies.

Senior Elective Choices

Internal Medicine
General Internal Medicine

IM Subspecialties Incuding:
Addiction Medicine
Cardiology
Gastroenterology
Infectious Diseases
Neurology
Oncology
Pulmonary/ICU

*Others available by request

Contacts
Internal Medicine Rotations - Julie Dicken - Email Julie
Emergency Medicine - Lynn DeWine - (937) 395-8839
Surgery - Carlene Hunt - (937) 395-8686



Contacts:  Email Us

Julie Dicken
Internal Medicine/Transitional
Yr Residency Information
Medical Student Information
(800) 203-8925 or
(937) 395-8063


Jenny Fitzpatrick
Internal Medicine/Transitional
Yr Residency Program Coord.
(937) 298-3399 ext. 55997

Cheana Hickman
Cardiology Fellowship
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
(937) 395-8124


Locations

Kettering Medical Education

3535 Southern Blvd
Kettering, OH 45429
P: (937) 395-8609
F: (937) 395-8023
P: (800) 203-8925
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