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Randi Amstadt, DO
Randi Amstadt, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine – Athens, OH, 2016
Hometown: Lyndhurst, OH
Undergrad: Ohio Wesleyan University, 2010
Awards: OU-HCOM Family Medicine Award, MedTAPP Scholarship, Ohio ACOFP & OU-GCOM Department of Family Medicine Outstanding Student Award
Medical Interests: Lifestyle medicine, preventive medicine, integrative medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, plant-based cooking, event planning, hiking, volunteering
Future Plans: I am originally from Cleveland and I plan to stay in the area after residency and practice with my husband, Dane Shafer Klink, DO
Why I Chose Fairview: “I was really impressed with the strong emphasis on resident well-being at Fairview which I believe leads to better patient care.  I also chose Fairview because I felt like I would receive a very well-rounded education– each faculty member has unique strengths and interests and I was excited about the opportunity to participate in the Integrative Medicine Track."

James Henderson, MD
James Henderson, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland, OH, 2016
Hometown: Winnetka, IL
Undergrad: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
Awards: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Bronze Tablet Illinois Full Tuition General Assembly Scholarship
Medical Interests: Outpatient primary and preventative care, health systems, business and medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Sailing, running, playing acoustic guitar, traveling, camping/hiking
Future Plans: I hope to serve as a physician in the US Armed Forces in pursuit of a future leadership career in primary care
Why I Chose Fairview: “The program and its people.  Fairview is an outstanding hospital with world-class health system.  At the same time CFM fosters supportive, family-like relationships that set the stage for patient-centered care at every level of the practice.  I had the opportunity to complete my family medicine clerkship and acting internship at CFM and knew that I wanted to train there after the incredible experience I had with the great people in that program."

Chris Oh, MD
Chris Oh, MD

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago – Chicago, IL, 2016
Hometown: Mason, OH
Undergrad: Northwestern University, 2011
Medical Interests: Public health, underserved care, urban medicine, healthcare disparities
Hobbies/Interests: Food, Wine, Whiskey, Photography, Food...a second time
Future Plans: Practice a mix of family medicine and public health in an urban setting
Why I Chose Fairview: “I loved the ability to be a part of a more intimate environment in a community hospital while having access to Cleveland Clinic and all its resources and opportunities.  The residents here seemed to love their program and education while still having a well-balanced life."

Lindsey Salchli, DO
Lindsey Salchli, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine – Athens, OH, 2016
Hometown: Hebron, KY
Undergrad: University of Dayton, 2012
Medical Interests: Preventive medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking and healthy eating, baking, hiking, traveling, exercising, spending time with family and friends, taking care of my cute puppy
Future Plans: I hope to be a part of a family medicine practice in a suburban area with a focus on preventative medicine
Why I Chose Fairview: “When choosing a residency program, I was looking for a community atmosphere that placed an emphasis on preventative medicine and the patient centered medical home.  Fairview provided these things and so much more.  I am so excited to train in the program and explore Cleveland!"

Dane Shafer Klink, DO
Dane Shafer Klink, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine – Athens, OH, 2016
Hometown: Brunswick, OH
Undergrad: Case Western Reserve University, 2010
Awards: Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program (MEDTAPP) Scholarship; OU-HCOM Family Medicine Award
Medical Interests: Medical technology, innovative practice models, behavioral/mental health 
Hobbies/Interests: Developing apps for iPhone and iPad, hiking, traveling
Future Plans: I hope to open a practice with my wife, Dr. Randi Amstadt.  We would love to stay in Cleveland as both of our families are in the area!
Why I Chose Fairview: “At Fairview, I immediately felt at home.  The residents, faculty, and staff were all so welcoming and friendly!  It was clear that the faculty had set up the ideal learning environment to produce excellent physicians and provide the best care for patients."

Joel Willis, DO
Joel Willis, DO

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Erie, PA, 2016
Hometown: Carbondale, IL
Undergrad: University of Illinois, 2001
Awards: Gates Scholar, Sigma Sigma Phi (Medical Honor Society)
Medical Interests: Preventive medicine, healthcare policy, politics of contemporary medicine 
Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, chess, reading newspaper upside down
Future Plans: Provide outstanding care for my patients
Why I Chose Fairview: “Of the family medicine residency programs I looked at, Fairview was far and away the most forward thinking–not hard to believe it is a Cleveland Clinic."

Darwin McKnight, MD
Darwin McKnight, MD

Medical School: The University of Toledo College of Medicine – Toledo, OH, 2015
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergrad: Bowling Green State University, 2009
Medical Interests: Preventive health, sports and procedural medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Playing basketball, lifting weights, watching movies and spending time with my family
Future Plans: Mix of inpatient and outpatient medicine in an underserved area
Why I Chose Fairview: “I chose Fairview because the faculty and residents are extremely supportive and made me feel at home.  I know I will receive a great education and will be prepared for the changing atmosphere of healthcare."

Mark Mekhail, DO
Mark Mekhail, MD

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Bradenton, FL, 2015
Hometown: Chagrin Falls, OH
Undergrad: University of Akron, 2010
Medical Interests: Pediatrics, women’s health, general medicine/family medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Drawing/sketching, reading, collecting comic books, video games, art, movies
Future Plans: I plan on staying near the Cleveland area and being a general practitioner in the community
Why I Chose Fairview: “Fairview has a fantastic educational and professional atmosphere, and I was excited about the opportunity to train in my hometown."

Brian Myers, MD
Brian Myers, MD

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2015
Undergrad: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI
Medical Interests: The patient-physician relationship, therapeutic communication, global health, obstetrics, integrative medicine, sports medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Cycling, hiking, photography, traveling, skiing, podcasts such as Freakonomitcs & TED Radio Hour, etc., boating, backpacking, NPR, playing the piano, National Geographic Magazine.
Future Plans: Start a family with my soon-to-be wife!  Practice outpatient family medicine after residency, maybe buy a sailboat, keep life interesting and filled with adventures.
Why I Chose Fairview: “ I chose Fairview Hospital for several reasons!  The Family Medicine program here at Fairview is a breath of fresh air.  I feel surrounded by residents and faculty who value a productive, enriching educational atmosphere coupled with a true appreciation for the human side of medicine and life during residency.  In addition, Cleveland offers the perfect venue for starting a new adventure in a thriving, metropolitan area.  With Lake Erie 2 miles away and a robust Metroparks system, there are plenty of outdoor activities to explore.  We absolutely love it here. “

Vanessa Stagliano, MD
Vanessa Stagliano, MD

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2015
Undergrad: John Carroll University, 2011
Hometown: Northfield, OH
Awards: Choose Ohio First Primary Care Scholarship in Medicine, Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program (MEDTAPP) Scholarship
Medical Interests: Medically underserved populations, women’s health, preventive medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, gardening, jogging, pet care, attending theater, reading
Future Plans: I plan to practice medicine in an underserved area.
Why I Chose Fairview:“I was very impressed with the program when I rotated at Fairview as a medical student. The faculty, staff and residents care deeply about their patients and made me feel at home.  I know that I will receive the best training possible at Fairview in order to better serve my patients in the future. “

Austin Tutt, DO
Austin Tutt, DO

Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2015
Undergrad: Texas A&M University, 2011
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Medical Interests: Preventive medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, sports medicine, procedure medicine
Hobbies/Interests: I love playing sports, particularly basketball.  I enjoy running and watching movies.  I also like to play the piano and the guitar.
Future Plans: I would like to join a small outpatient private practice in the suburbs of a middle to large-sized city. 
Why I Chose Fairview: “I chose Fairview because I wanted to train at a program that was friendly, flexible, and supportive, while still offering a high-quality education.  I also wanted a program that stressed the importance of preventive care, and offered OMT training because I hope to continue utilizing these after I graduate.  In addition to all this though, the residents, faculty, and staff were what really impressed me and made me want to travel all the way from Texas!”

Daniel Urcuyo, MD
Daniel Urcuyo, MD

Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, 2015
Undergrad: The University of Michigan, 2010
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Medical Interests: Disease prevention through exercise and nutrition, sports medicine, functional medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, CrossFit, entrepreneurship
Future Plans: I would like to develop a practice focused on preventing disease through exercise and nutrition, where community is an integral part of what keeps people out of the hospital and helps reinforce healthy habits.
Why I Chose Fairview: “While initially rotating at Fairview Hospital as a medical student, I immediately felt at home.  The residents and staff were extremely welcoming and there was a strong sense of camaraderie at all the levels.  Furthermore, curriculum was top notch and focused towards my career interests.”

Nicole Ascanio, MD

Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Hometown: Mooresville, NC
Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Medical Interests: Procedures, preventive health, nutrition, kids
Hobbies/Interests: Running, spending time with family, eating (not cooking) and spending time with my fiance
Future Plans: Starting a family and practicing outpatient family medicine
Why I Chose Fairview: "It felt like a perfect mix of great experiences with great people!"

Elizabeth Belson, MD

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Undergrad: Drake University
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Medical Interests: Global health, sports medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Running, tennis, traveling, staying up on current events
Future Plans: I'm considering doing a sports medicine fellowship. I want to work on global health issues, and am currently looking for my niche in that field.
Why I Chose Fairview: "I was so impressed by the people I met on interview. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Most importantly, they seemed genuinely happy to be at Fairview."

Biagio Boytim, DO

Medical School: LECOM
Undergrad: Heidelberg University
Hometown: Brunswick, OH
Medical Interests: Sports Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Baseball, golf, spending time with family and friends, riding motorcycles and playing cards
Future Plans: I plan to stay in the greater Cleveland area and practice a mix of outpatient and inpatient medicine.
Why I Chose Fairview: "I chose Fairview because of the people. It is really a family environment of educated people. I knew I would get the best education/training possible and still be around great people."

Jamie DelVecchio, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Mercyhurst College
Hometown: Mentor, OH
Awards: Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Primary Care Incentive Scholarship, MEDTAPP Scholarship
Medical Interests: Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, International Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Running, soccer, traveling, spending time with family and friends
Future Plans: I would like to pursue a sports medicine fellowship.
Why I Chose Fairview: "I chose Fairview because I felt it would provide me with a well-rounded education and prepare me well for my future as a physician. In addition, the faculty, staff and residents are so friendly and really make you feel at home."

Rachael McGuirk, MD

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergrad: Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Hometown: Akron, OH
Awards: Graduated cum laude from OSUCOM
Medical Interests: General Medicine, Addiction Medicine, International Health
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, reading, learning languages, science, hiking
Why I Chose Fairview: "Because of the great balance between academic rigor and lifestyle. I also like how Fairview has a community feel with the resources of a big academic center."

Regina Pestak, DO

Medical School: Ohio University
Undergrad: John Carroll University
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Awards: Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Primary Care Scholarship; MEDTAPP Healthcare Initiative Scholarship; Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine: Distinguished Osteopathic Commitment - Outstanding Student Leadership; John Carroll University: Campion Award for Service Excellence; John Carroll University Scholarship: Presidents Honor Award; John Carroll University Scholarship: Leadership Scholars Award
Medical Interests: Women's Health, Pediatric Wellness
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, baking, hiking, music
Future Plans: As a Cleveland native my intentions are to remain in Northeast Ohio for the duration of my primary care career. We are committed to our neighbors and I hope to have a positive impact on the wellness of our community!
Why I Chose Fairview: "Fairview puts major emphasis on interdisciplinary team work and holistic medicine. The program's strong commitment to comprehensive care was a major influence on my desire to work there. Additionally, the Fairview family medicine team is moving toward a patient-centered medeical home model and placing major emphasis on healthcare quality and access. Additionally, the program offers a strong OMT curriculum and opportunities for research. I know Fairview will help me grow into a capable, well-rounded primary care physician."