Amy Horwitz, DO
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Medical School/Grad Year: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2019
Undergrad/Grad Year: Indiana University Bloomington, 2015
Awards: OUHCOM Outstanding Student - Cleveland
Medical Interests: Women's health, sports medicine, preventive medicine, adolescent medicine, mental health
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, painting, exercise classes, spending time with family and friends, baking, watching sports - especially Indiana basketball
Future Plans: I hope to stay in the Cleveland area and practice outpatient primary care
Why I Chose Fairview: "I had the opportunity to rotate at Fairview as a medical student and felt at home from day one. All the residents, faculty and staff were extremely welcoming and created a supportive, team-based work environment. In addition to the family atmosphere, the innovative curriculum provides a variety of experiences that I know will help me become a well-rounded family physician"
Ling-Ling Lee, MD, MS
Hometown: Moon, Pennsylvania
Medical School/Grad Year: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, 2019
Undergrad/Grad Year: Carnegie Mellon University, 2013
Awards: The Daniel E. Sweeney Award in Family Medicine (CCF), 2019
Medical Interests: Nutrition, behavioral health, preventive medicine, sports medicine, integrative medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking and trying new foods, running, swimming, yoga, watching my favorite Pittsburgh (and Cleveland) sports teams
Future Plans: I hope to practice outpatient primary care and be active in community health promotion and research
Why I Chose Fairview: "I chose Fairview because of the people. The dedication and collaboration among the residents, staff, and faculty was inspiring when I rotated as a student. I felt confident that I could grow as a caregiver while exploring interests in areas from behavioral health to integrative medicine at Fairview. As a new resident both in the program and in the city of Lakewood, I am excited to serve and engage this wonderful community!"
Katherine (Kathee) Liang, MD
Hometown: Newton, MA
Medical School/Grad Year: University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2019
Undergrad/Grad Year: Washington University in St. Louis, 2012
Awards: Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Scholar, UMMS Star Educator Award
Medical Interests: Preventive Medicine, Academic Medicine, Underserved Care, Quality Improvement, Medical Informatics
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, food adventures, watching and playing sports, Netflix, spending time with my husband (a CCF Otolaryngology resident)
Future Plans: I would love to practice full spectrum family medicine in an academic setting with a diverse patient population and possibly pursue an informatics fellowship
Why I Chose Fairview: "My husband and I are so excited to be moving to Cleveland! I was impressed by the relationship between the faculty and residents, and knew I would find my home away from home here at Fairview. On my interview day, I was also struck by Fairview's commitment to innovation–specifically in how we train future family doctors. I knew I would come out prepared to practice in our ever-changing and increasingly complex health care environment. I saw that residents were given time and support to develop their own academic interests and I'm looking forward to learning OMT!"
Molly McDermott, DO
Hometown: Strongsville, OH
Education: BA in Biology
Medical School/Grad Year: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2019
Undergrad/Grad Year: Indiana University, 2013
Awards: Scribe of the Year 2014, MU-COM Academic All-Star, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Sigma Sigma Phi (Medical Honor Society)
Medical Interests: Primary care sports medicine, preventative medicine, global health, osteopathic manipulative medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends, staying active, cooking, trying new restaurants and breweries, and gardening
Future Plans: I hope to pursue a Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship and integrate sports medicine and family medicine with a focus on disease prevention into an outpatient clinic
Why I Chose Fairview: "During my audition rotation as a fourth-year medical student, I was immediately welcomed as part of the team. The patient-centered mindset and compassionate care provided by each resident and faculty member truly drew me to this program. At this institute I will receive the training to be a well-rounded family physician that also has the opportunity to further pursue my individualized passions. In just one month, I felt right at home and knew that I would be able to grow personally and professionally during my residency"
Jessica C. Tomazic, MD
Hometown: Lorain, OH
Education: BS in Art, Philosophy and Literature; BS in Health Sciences
Medical School/Grad Year: Northeast Ohio Medical University, 2019
Undergrad/Grad Year: The United States Military Academy – West Point, 2005; Cleveland State University, 2015
Medical Interests: Integrative medicine, functional medicine, Osteopathic manipulation medicine, sports medicine, women's health, underserved populations, integrative behavioral health, health promotions, practice management, informatics, narrative medicine, wilderness medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Mountain biking, trail running strength training, cooking and nutrition, triathlon, bikepacking, traveling, hiking, camping, hanging out with family and friends especially my husband and dog
Future Plans: I plan to practice medicine in Northeast Ohio with a commitment to advocating for safe and healthy communities while helping individuals become active stewards of their health, with a focus on lifestyle interventions in underserved populations. Currently, I would like to pursue post-residency education and training in sports medicine, functional medicine, integrative behavioral health and wilderness medicine
Why I Chose Fairview: "Fairview is my ideal mix of a challenging and nurturing environment with a strong emphasis on fostering relationships and building community. The experienced, competent and caring faculty provides a high degree of guided but robust autonomy, helping to create a resident culture that values respect, teamwork, competency, learning, and innovation. I feel I have the support to pursue my passions for wellness and community-building while exploring my many medical interests. And all while serving patients and communities in my home of Northeast Ohio"
Brian H. Youseff, MD, PhD
Hometown: Rocky River, OH
Education: BS in Microbiology
Medical School/Grad Year: University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, 2019
Undergrad/Grad Year: The Ohio State University, 2010
Awards: MD/PhD Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Earl H. Freimer MD/PhD Award, Robert R. Buell Memorial Achievement Award, Professor Daniel A. Koechel Scholarship, University of Toledo College of Medicine Honors Scholarship, University of Toledo MD/PhD Program Scholarship
Medical Interests: Full Scope Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice, LGBT Health, Health Policy Advocacy, Politics of Medicine, Business and Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, good food and drinks, watching Sci-Fi movies, hiking, being in the Metroparks, working in the garden and on home projects
Future Plans: I hope to practice full scope Family Medicine in the Cleveland area, along with contributing to the advancement of medicine through research and teaching
Why I Chose Fairview: "When choosing a residency program, I was looking for two major things. 1. To be trained well in all aspects of the diverse field of Family Medicine, including novel, innovative ways of delivering patient-care. 2. A supportive environment that fosters teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration, while encouraging personal growth and well-being. I found both of these things in the Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency program"
Cara Cioffi, MD
Hometown: Amherst, OH
Medical School/Grad Year: Northeast Ohio Medical University, 5/19/18
Undergrad/Grad Year: Kent State University, 2013
Awards: Summa Cum Lade, Phi Beta Kappa
Medical Interests: Women's health, preventive medicine, integrative medicine, pediatric and adolescent medicine.
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, spending time in the metroparks, yoga, and being with family and friends.
Future Plans: I hope to stay in the Cleveland area and practice outpatient primary care.
Why I Chose Fairview: "During my fourth year rotation as a medical student, I noticed that the environment at Fairview was warm and welcoming. The residents seemed genuinely happy and got along well with their co-residents and faculty. Residents seemed eager to learn and faculty seemed eager to provide information on whatever residents were passionate about. Their integrative medicine track also set them apart from other programs."
Hometown: Chagrin Falls, OH
Education: BS Public Health
Medical School/Grad Year: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, 5/12/18
Undergrad/Grad Year: The Ohio State University, 2013
Awards: OU-HCOM Social Medicine Award, OH-HCOM Global Health Award, Rual Urban Scholars Program, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Sigma Sigma Phi (Medical Honor Society)
Medical Interests: Public/Preventative Health, Global Health, Integrative Medicine, Women's Health, Adolescent Health, Advocacy, LGBTQ Health.
Hobbies/Interests: Running, basketball (Go CAVS!), hiking, traveling, reading, OSU football, trying new breweries.
Future Plans: I hope to practice broad scope family practice with a focus on preventative and public health in an urban setting, and envision working with a diverse patient population. I also hope to be a part of a sustainable global health project in the future.
Why I Chose Fairview: "Fairview offers one of the most diverse training programs I've seen and will give me the option to learn topics such as integrative medicine, OMT, global health, and women's health. I grew up in Cleveland, and my family still resides here. When I came to interview at Fairview, I was so excited by how much I connected with everyone. I loved meeting the residents and faculty and left the day extremely impressed! After the interview, I drove through the Metroparks looking at the beautiful scenery and got the immediate feeling that I truly was at home."
DeAundre Dyer, DO
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Education: BA Psychology
Medical School/Grad Year: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 5/1/18
Undergrad/Grad Year: University of Detroit Mercy, 2006
Awards: Michigan Osteopathic College Foundation Scholarship, Edward N. Hodges J.D. Scholarship, A.H. Kabara Memorial Endowed Award.
Medical Interests: Public/Preventative Health, Global Health, Integrative Medicine, Women's Health, Adolescent Health, Advocacy, LGBTQ Health.
Hobbies/Interests: Most of my time is consumed making arts and crafts, watching kids movies and mother goose club car karaoke. I have a wife and two daughters that usually get first dibs on any available time. If I am not with them, I enjoy watching stand-up comedy, sci-fi novels, combat sports and doomsday prepping.
Future Plans: My hope is to practice full scope family medicine while also engaging in public policy and political advocacy.
Why I Chose Fairview: "I selected Fairview because I felt as if they were committed to the development of their residents. While rotating, I felt excited to come in everyday because I knew, I would know substantially more at the end of each day. I had the opportunity to complete my clinical rotations at a number of hospitals throughout the Midwest. Fairview was one of my favorite rotations and I had the opportunity to practice great medicine."
Emily Maraschky, MD
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Medical School/Grad Year: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 5/20/18
Undergrad/Grad Year: Brandeis University, 2014
Awards: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Daniel E. Sweeney Award in Family Medicine, Honors with Distinction in Research.
Medical Interests: Health disparities, underserved populations, women's health, health policy.
Hobbies/Interests: Ice skating, kayaking, watercolor painting, caring for my rabbit.
Future Plans: I'd love to be a leader in a community health center and care for patients regardless of their ability to pay or their insurance status. I also hope to continue doing research, while spending the majority of my time in direct patient care.
Why I Chose Fairview: "When I rotated at Fairview as a medical student, I felt welcomed and was treated as a valued member of the team. I think Fairview will be an excellent place for me to learn and grow as a family physician. I was also encouraged by the faculty's commitment to both advocacy and research."
Anna McLaughlin, MD
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Medical School/Grad Year: NEOMED, 2018
Undergrad/Grad Year: Cleveland State University, 2014
Awards: Downing Urban Health MD Scholarship, Raymond and Jacqueline Boniface and Richard and Elisabeth Young Scholarship, David and Inez Myers Foundations Scholarship, Cleveland State Scholar Scholarship.
Medical Interests: Holistic care, Preventive Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, Nutrition, Mental Health, Care for the Underserved.
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my husband, family and friends, cooking, hiking and being outdoors.
Future Plans: Practice primary care with an emphasis on underserved care, holistic care and preventive medicine. I would also love to serve as a mentor for others interested in pursuing family medicine.
Why I Chose Fairview: "I love Fairview's holistic approach to both patient care and residency training. During my audition rotation as a medical student, I witnessed quality care provided to patients by compassionate providers. I am so excited to be part of a team that is so invested in the surrounding community."
Justin Stumph, DO
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Medical School/Grad Year: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2018
Undergrad/Grad Year: Miami University, 2014
Awards: American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine Student Meritorious Service Award, Ohio Heritage Foundations Primary Care Scholarship, OU-HCOM Outstanding Research Award.
Medical Interests: Primary care sports medicine, preventative medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, integrative medicine, research.
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy working out and playing sports, traveling, listening to music, watching movies and spending time with friends and family.
Future Plans: I hope to pursue a primary care sports medicine fellowship after residency and then practice family medicine with an emphasis on sports medicine, along with teaching and research.
Why I Chose Fairview: "I was lucky to rotate at Fairview as a medical student and absolutely loved the program. All of the people at Fairview are incredibly caring and passionate. The training is top-notch and constantly evolving to prepare residents for careers as family physicians. Fairview also has a strong osteopathic identity, which was something very important to me when choosing a residency program. Overall, Fairview felt like home to me and I am very happy to be part of the family."
Gabriel Mancini, DO
Hometown: Hinckley, OH
Education: BS Biology
Medical School/Grad Year: OU-HCOM, 2017
Undergrad/Grad Year: Loyola University, Chicago, 2012
Awards: Huron Foundation Scholarship, MEDTAPP Scholarship, Osteopathic Heritage Foundations Scholarship.
Medical Interests: Osteopathic manipulation, preventative medicine.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, gardening, hiking, camping, watching Cleveland sports teams and European football.
Future Plans: General family practice with an emphasis on osteopathic manipulative treatment.
Why I Chose Fairview: "Fairview offered all of the educational opportunities I sought, with a focus on both inpatient and outpatient medicine, while also allowing me to continue to learn osteopathic manipulation. Most of all, the people at Fairview are wonderful. The residents, staff, and faculty were very kind and willing to teach me during my audition rotation. I felt right at home while rotating through Fairview".
Meera Patel, MD
Hometown: Canton, OH
Education: Case Western Reserve University & Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School/Grad Year: 2017
Undergrad/Grad Year: 2013
Medical Interests: Preventative medicine, nutrition, women's health, adolescent health and sports medicine.
Hobbies/Interests: Drawing, long walks/playing with my dogs, and spending time with family and friends.
Why I Chose Fairview: "I chose Fairview because I was confident that I'd receive excellent training and be surrounded by passionate and compassionate individuals who's ultimate goal is to provide excellent care to the patients they serve".
Elizabeth Rainbolt, MD
Hometown: Haslett, MI
Education: BS Chemical Engineering
Medical School/Grad Year: CCLCM of CWRU, 2017
Undergrad/Grad Year: Michigan State University, 2012
Awards: Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Scholarship, Jerry Kowal Award from Ohio Geriatrics Society, Medical Research Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health.
Medical Interests: Primary care and preventive medicine, geriatrics and nursing home care, integrative medicine, public health.
Hobbies/Interests: Drawing and painting, music, food, wine, hiking and being outside.
Future Plans: Practice outpatient primary care and possibly further train in geriatrics and public health.
Why I Chose Fairview: "I felt at home at Fairview from the very beginning! The residents and faculty are welcoming, friendly, happy people who are amazing learners and teachers. I loved the well-rounded and intense education that Fairview could provide, while still emphasizing the importance of physician well-being".
Julie Urcuyo, MD, MS
Hometown: Northville, MI
Medical School/Grad Year: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, 2017
Undergrad/Grad Year: University of Michigan, 2011
Medical Interests: Prevention, nutrition, functional medicine, integrative medicine, lifestyle medicine, primary care delivery.
Hobbies/Interests: CrossFit, podcasting, cooking, spending time outdoors, traveling.
Future Plans: I plan to practice alongside my husband, Dani, in a setting that focuses on maximizing lifestyle factors including exercise, nutrition, and stress-management to serve the primary care needs of our close-knit community.
Why I Chose Fairview: "When rotating and interviewing at Fairview, I felt very "at home" and like I was a part of a family that was passionate and dedicated to what they do. The program also aligns perfectly with my educational interests – as far as I know, the resources available for learning integrative and functional medicine at Fairview are unparalleled by any other program in the country. Finally, I had an amazing experience as a medical student at Cleveland Clinic, and being part of this system provides opportunities for research and innovation that can have large-scale impact on primary care delivery".
Christina Vincer, MD
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Medical School/Grad Year: Northeast Ohio Medical University, 2017
Undergrad/Grad Year: University of Delaware, 2008
Awards: Excellence in Family Medicine Award – NEOMED Class of 2017
Medical Interests: Disease prevention, lifestyle medicine, behavioral health, adolescent medicine.
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my husband and son, traveling, jigsaw puzzles, family and friends.
Future Plans: I plan to practice primary care in Northeast Ohio, which has become my home over the past 10 years, and continue to raise my growing family!
Why I Chose Fairview: "While rotating at Fairview as a medical student, I was very impressed with the positive atmosphere and supportive, team-based approach that the residents, faculty and staff had cultivated. Fairview has the vision and the resources to be at the forefront of primary care. The unique curriculum is purposefully set up to allow residents to thrive, all while emphasizing work-life balance. Not only is Fairview an ideal place to train for residency, but I also truly feel that the entire team provides exceptional care to their patients".
Kelly Walthius, DO
Hometown: Raised in Lakewood, OH and Downers Grove, IL
Education: BA in Spanish from Saint Louis University
Medical School/Grad Year: AT Still University, Kirksville
Undergrad/Grad Year: Saint Louis University, 2013
Awards: Graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University
Medical Interests: Women's health, obstetrics, pediatrics, international and under-served medicine.
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading, cooking, and recently got into cross-stitching. I also love dancing and doing Zumba to stay active! I like to relax with my boyfriend and our cat, Barton, during my free time.
Future Plans: Potentially pursuing a fellowship in Women's Health or Obstetrics. Would like to work in an outpatient setting more than inpatient.
Why I Chose Fairview: "I chose Fairview because of the great impression the residents and faculty made during my month long audition as a medical student. The attendings are incredibly encouraging and instill much confidence in the residents – all the way from the interns to the seniors. The mutual respect between residents and attendings creates a team that works together with a sincere focus on providing quality patient care. The learning environment is ideal for anyone who likes a hands-on approach while still being guided by kind, compassionate leaders. I also knew I wanted to find a program where I could learn how to practice a broad-spectrum of medicine but still be able to focus on my personal interests and I know that Fairview will do just that".