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Krunal Jethwa, MD
Medical School: Saba University. Undergrad: University of Western Ontario. Hometown: Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Awards: Wanzah Society of Canada Scholarship. Medical Interests: Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Hobbies/Interests: Sports (basketball), traveling, eating. Future Plans: Professional sports team physician. Why I Chose Fairview: "I chose Fairview for its family atmosphere, small class size and the reputation of the Cleveland Clinic."

Richard LeBano, MD
Medical School:  University of Medicine & Dentistry (UMDNJ) - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  Undergrad:  Princeton University.  Hometown:  Mount Ephraim, NJ.  Awards:  Student Leadership Award, Gold Humanism Honor Society.  Medical Interests:  Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Adolescent Medicine, International Health.  Hobbies/Interests:  Skiing, tennis, running, yoga, singing, Spanish, music, theater, writing.  Future Plans:  A Sports Medicine Fellowship.  Then, ideally, an academic position in which I could care for college student athletes.  Why I Chose Fairview:  "In addition to great sports training and an affiliated fellowship, I wanted to train in a supportive, friendly environment, where both the attendings and residents were invested in teaching.  Having spent 27 years living in New Jersey, I wanted to move to a different part of the country for residency."

Scott Owen, DO
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Undergrad: John Carroll University. Hometown: Chagrin Falls, OH.  Medical Interests: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Geriatrics. Hobbies/Interests: Playing piano and guitar, cooking, spending time with my family.  Future Plans: I would like to practice in the Cleveland area with a focus on nursing homes and the geriatric population. Why I Chose Fairview: "I chose Fairview because of its well-balanced curriculum, outstanding faculty and residents, patient advocation, and community hospital setting.  It was very important for me to be in a program that feels like a family and encourages osteopathic philosophies, while instilling traditional academics and training.  I feel that Fairview encompasses all of these values and many more."

Courtney Pearson, MD
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine. Undergrad: University of Deleware. Hometown: Bowie, MD. Medical Interests: A little of everything, and it changes all the time!  Hobbies/Interests: Long distance running, photography, spending time with my family and friends. Why I Chose Fairview: "I chose Fairview because I really felt at home with the residents and faculty.  I also couples matched - my husband is a Dermatology resident at the main campus.  We were both born and raised on the East Coast, and even though we will miss Maryland blue crabs, we are excited to explore somewhere new!"

Ashley Phipps, DO
Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine. Undergrad: UC Davis, 2006; UNLV, 2009. Hometown: Anaheim, CA. Medical Interests: Geriatrics, Community Health, Preventive Medicine, Research.  Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, travel, running, soccer, rugby, spending time with family and friends.  Why I Chose Fairview: "I chose Fairview because the attendings and residents have such a wonderful focus on providing quality care for their patients.  I also enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere and dedication to learning and growing as primary care providers."

Natalie Thomas, DO
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM).  Undergrad: The Ohio State University. Hometown: Rocky River, OH.  Medical Interests: Procedural Medicine. Hobbies. Future Plans: I am planning on staying in the Cleveland area to practice general family medicine. Why I Chose Fairview: "I chose Fairview because I felt right at home working with the residents, faculty and staff.  It is a friendly atmosphere and a wonderful place to learn."

Ryan Walker, MD
Medical School:  West Virginia University School of Medicine. Undergrad: West Virginia University. Hometown: Bridgeport, WV.  Awards:  Dr. Robert Marks Memorial Medical Scholarship.  Medical Interests: I have a wide range of interest, which is why I love Family Medicine.  It gives me the opportunity to treat many patients from child to adult.   Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with my wife.  We play tennis, go on walks and love movie night.  I also try to stay active by running and swimming.  Future Plans:  I would like to start a family with my wife in a nice community.  I am interested in a mixture of inpatient and outpatient work in a community setting.  Why I Chose Fairview: "I fell in love with Fairview because of the community hospital feel with the presence of a major academic center like the Cleveland Clinic.  The faculty are great teachers, and they have a great relationship with each other and the residents."

Andrew Henson, DO
Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Undergrad: Colorado State University. Hometown: Elizabeth, CO.  Medical Interests: Preventive Medicine, Obstetrics, Adolescent Medicine, the Medical Home model; Hobbies/Interests: following sports (Denver Broncos, Atlanta Braves), reading, biking, golf, spending time exploring Ohio with my wife. Future Plans: Would like to either join a small independent practice or start a practice in a small suburban area. Why I Chose Fairview: "The staff, faculty and residents' great attitude made it an easy choice. I love the diverse background of the patients and residents. The curriculum is very robust with a chance to do research. My wife and I lived in Cleveland already, so we are excited to stay in the area!"

Christina Zarate Kolp, MD
Medical School:  Case Western Reserve University.  Undergrad:  Middlebury College.  Hometown:  Richmond, IN.  Medical Interests:  International Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Underserved populations. Hobbies/Interests:  Music, international travel, backpacking, sports (except golf), eating, kayaking, reading.  Future Plans:  Traveling.  Why I Chose Fairview:  "I chose Fairview for the fantastic faculty, who are passionate about teaching.  There is a sense of community among faculty, staff and residents."

Jason Sargent, DO
Medical School:  Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Undergrad:  Mt. Vernon Nazarene University.  Hometown:  Circleville, OH.  Medical Interests:  Underserved and International Medicine.  Hobbies/Interests:  Backpacking, fishing, golf, photography, basketball, and my faith.  Future Plans:  To practice medicine in underserved areas and international medical missions.  Why I Chose Fairview:  "I chose Fairview because it offered great training in areas that are specific to me.  It hit every checkbox I had when looking at programs and knew it was where I wanted to be, especially after rotating through as a medical student."

Erika Sweigart, DO
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Undergrad: Lycoming College. Hometown: Reading, PA. Medical Interests: Urgent Care, Continuity of Patient Care, ENT. Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, jogging, Yoga/zumba classes, spending time with friends and family. Future Plans: After graduation, I plan to join a local urgent care practice, hopefully get married and start a family. Why I Chose Fairview: "I chose Fairview because of the friendly atmosphere and the close-knot program with all the aminities of a large institution."

Ryan Williams, MD
Medical School:  Ross University School of Medicine. Undergrad:  Hannibal Lagrange University.  Awards:  Graduated Cum Laude.  Hometown:  Unionville, MO.  Medical Interests:  International and Wilderness Medicine.  Hobbies/Interests:  Sailing, flying, hiking and camping.  Future Plans:  I'd like to work part time in developing countries and plan to incorporate this outreach into a group practice.  Why I Chose Fairview: "I chose Fairview largely because of the people.  I immediately felt welcomed and encouraged.  To find such an enrichment in a teaching hospital of this caliber is hard to find." 

Nathaniel Franley, MD

Nathaniel Franley, MD
Medical School:  Unversity of Toledo College of Medicine.  Undergrad:  John Carroll University.  Awards:  OAFP Board of Trustees - Student Trustee, 2010-2011.  Hometown:  Jefferson, OH.  Medical Interests:  Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, International Medicine and Procedures.  Hobbies/Interests:  Hiking, alpine and cross-country skiing, baseball, basketball, football, tennis, golf, running, biking, Cleveland sports, spending time with my wife, Brittney, and family, teaching, and doing the dishes. Future Plans:  I am still evaluating how to balance my love for Sports Medicine and health promotion with my desire to care for patients in a rural family medicine setting.  Why I Chose Fairview:   "I chose Fairview for a plethora of reasons:  first and foremost, for their true focus on preventive medicine and health promotion.  I chose to do a rotation at Fairview as a fourth year medical student, and I loved the culture and friendliness of everyone from nursing staff to the attendings.  In addition to the well-rounded medical exposure, I am ecstatic to be closer to family and many friends in the Cleveland area." 

Danielle Greenleaf DO

Danielle Greenleaf, DO
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Undergrad: Juniata College. Hometown: Martinsburg, PA. Medical Interests: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Women's Health. Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with friends and family, traveling, and reading. Future Plans: Practice family medicine in a suburban/rural setting. Why I Chose Fairview: "I chose Fairview because of the tremendous faculty, and I loved the idea of practicing Family Medicine at a community-based hospital that had such a great wealth of resources. I got a "One Big Family" feel from everyone here, and I knew I just had to be a part of it."

Evan C. Howe, MD, PhD, MPH

Evan C. Howe, MD, PhD, MPH
Medical School:  Case Western Reserve University.  Undergrad:  John Carroll University.  Awards:  Betty Jean Fratianne, MD Student Award, Academy of Medicine Education Foundation Award.  Hometown:  Jefferson, OH.  Medical Interests:  Wellness Promotion, Behavioral Health, Medical Outreach/Home Visits, Health Systems Coordination, Primary Care Obstetrics.  Hobbies/Interests:  Running, cycling, home repair, wood working.  Future Plans:  Practice in the Northeast Ohio region either in my hometown of Jefferson, Ohio, or in urban populations of Cleveland.  Why I Chose Fairview:  "I chose Fairview first and foremost for the quality of the faculty with the program.  Also, the site and setting at Fairview Hospital is ideal for learning primary care medicine in the context of the community."

Katherine R. Jones, DO

Katherine R. Jones, DO
Medical School:  Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Undergrad:  Heidelberg University.  Hometown:  Cleveland, OH.  Medical Interests:  Preventive Medicine, Underserved Medicine, Patient Education.  Hobbies/Interests:  Cooking, travel, local food, sustainable living, spending time with family and friends.  Future Plans:  Undecided at this time, but likely to involve underserved medicine and outpatient focus.  Why I Chose Fairview:  "I chose Fairview because of their strong patient centered curriculum and emphasis on preventive medicine.  The faculty and residents are passionate and supportive.  I'm also looking forward to the international medicine opportunities available through the program."

Sarah Kaminsky, DO

Sarah Kaminsky, DO
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.  Undergrad:  University of Michigan.  Hometown:  Chelsea, MI.  Medical Interests:  Preventive Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Obstetrics, Pediatric/Adolescent Medicine, Women's Health, Behavioral Health.  Hobbies/Interests:  Yoga, camping, watching or participating in sports, reading fiction.  Future Plans:  I plan to join a group practice full of scope family medicine in a rural/suburban area.  Why I Chose Fairview:  "I chose Fairview because I felt I would get broad-scope clinical training.  I was impressed on my interview day with the focus of the program and the strengths of the curriculum.  I also liked that the faculty and residents expressed a variety of medical intersts.  My fiance' and I couples matched, and he is in the Case Western Psychiatry program."

Christopher Varacallo, DO

Christopher Varacallo, DO
Medical School:  Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Undergrad:  Washington & Jefferson College.  Awards:  Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation Scholarship (2009-2010).  Hometown:  DuBois, PA.  Medical Interests:  Sports Medicine, OMT.  Hobbies/Interests:  Golf, baseball, working out.  Future Plans:  Sports Medicine Fellowship.  Why I Chose Fairview:  "I chose Fairview because of the dual accreditation, the exceptional faculty, and the affiliation with a large, well-respected academic institution."

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