About Us

About Us

The Emergency Medicine residency program at Cleveland Clinic Akron General prepares you for the real world, whether clinical practice, academics or advanced training. Emergency Medicine is evolving with the rest of health care, with new practice environments (Freestanding EDs), advancing technologies, increased focus on patient satisfaction, incorporation of quality measures, as well as EMR documentation within the ED. We can help you prepare for all of these challenges!

The residency program consists of rotations at Akron General, Children's Hospital of Akron and at two of three Akron General freestanding Emergency Departments. In 2018, Cleveland Clinic opened a 49.3 million dollar, state-of-the-art building that more than triples the size of its previous emergency department to help enhance patient experience. The ED consists of 60 beds and treats 60,000 patients per year. Our ED length of stay is one of the lowest for academic Emergency Departments in the United States. Children's Hospital Emergency Department also sees nearly 60,000 patients per year, and is staffed by Pediatric EM Fellowship graduates. Our Freestanding EDs are busy, and will challenge you in terms of managing a busy ED. The Freestanding EDs are staffed by the same attending staff as the ones you will work with in the downtown ED.

You will receive real world training in the following ways:

  • Designated as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons
  • Accredited Stroke Center
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Medical Control for multiple EMS squads, including the cities of Akron, Stow, and Green, the busiest EMS squads in Summit County
  • A diverse attending staff, with residency and medical school training from across the country
  • Rotations in Freestanding EDs, an increasingly common response by hospitals to remain competitive
  • Use of an EMR within the ED
  • Inclusion of Press-Ganey scores and RVU/encounter in your six month evaluations 

The Akron General Emergency Medicine residency program celebrated its 40 year anniversary in 2013. We were the first community teaching hospital EM residency in the country. We are fully accredited for 11 residents at each year level by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our residents become expert clinicians in Emergency Medicine. However, many of our residents go on to fellowship training. In the last five years, our graduates have gone on to fellowship training in EMS, Ultrasound, Academic and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Current senior residents are pursuing fellowships in Toxicology and Sports Medicine. If you have an interest in academic Emergency Medicine, we can prepare you well. Many of our residents publish case reports, formal research studies, chapters and monographs in recognized Emergency Medicine publications.

The Emergency Medicine residency program is known for its innovations in education. Dr. Rebecca Merrill is the residency director, she is also an active Emergency Medicine Physician within the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center. Previously, Dr. Merrill was the Clerkship Director for third and fourth year medical students rotating at Akron General. In addition, Dr. Merrill serves as the Clinical Experiential Director of Emergency Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). 

There are several exciting innovations in resident education:

  • EM1 protected time, equivalent to three clinical shifts monthly, for reading, completion of residency requirements, online testing, online lecture viewing, ultrasound practice, Simulation Center practice, and resident wellness activities
  • In the EM1 year a decrease in monthly clinical ED shifts to compensate for the three monthly academic shifts (18 clinical shifts monthly in a 30 day month)
  • The curriculum is electronic, including rotation goals and objectives, textbooks and testing
  • Weekly readings from Tintialli's Study Guide of Emergency Medicine, coupled with Rosh Review and TrueLearn 
  • Individual clinical scenarios with individual faculty - 12 for EM1s, 18 each for EM2s and EM3s
  • A Simulation Learning Center run by the Program Director, focused on your procedural proficiency 

Emergency Medicine residents receive a significant amount of pediatric training. The Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron treats 55,000 patients yearly. EM residents have the following experiences at Children’s Hospital:

  • One dedicated month of pediatric EM as a EM1
  • One dedicated month of pediatric EM as a EM2
  • During the EM2 and EM3 EM rotations, 2-4 pediatric EM shifts monthly 
  • A one month Pediatric ICU (PICU) rotation as a EM3
  • A two week experience with the Pediatric Conscious Sedation service as a EM2
  • At least two dedicated days in the Children’s Hospital OR intubating pediatric patients under anesthesia supervision
  • Freestanding ED shifts in which typical community pediatric patients are seen
  • A monthly pediatric EM education series of lectures provided by the Akron Children’s Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine
  • We have incorporated scenario simulation and task training into the EM residency experience

The Simulation Learning Center provides:

  • An intense procedural learning experience during the EM1 Orientation month
  • Task training in:    
    • Intubation (including use of Glidescope)
    • Central lines (internal jugular, subclavian, femoral and external jugular)
    • Ultrasound-guided central lines
    • Chest tube insertion
    • Cricothyrotomy
    • Peripheral IV placement
    • Arthrocentesis
    • Lumbar puncture
    • Casting and splinting
    • Wound closure
  • Scenario training with a dedicated Simulation Technician
  • Multiple research opportunities related to simulation
  • Scholarly activity and teaching are important aspects of the educational program at Akron General Medical Center. It is the strong belief of the program director that as a resident becomes a better teacher, they also become a better physician, able to better teach patients about their disease, care, and expected outcome. During the residency, residents will have multiple opportunities for scholarly and teaching activity including:
  • Lectures to rotating medical students from our programmed monthly set of lectures
  • Participation in teaching medical students within the Simulation Learning Center
  • Working directly with medical students and junior residents in the ED, overseeing and supervising their patient care
  • Drug Box articles within Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine, the main educational publication of the American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Main articles within Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine
  • Research opportunities within the Simulation Learning Center
  • Many other research opportunities including case reports, freestanding ED studies, educational initiatives, etc.
  • Pericondiocentesis
  • Cardiac pacing and cardioversion 

The EM residency has a longstanding tradition of EMS education experience with faculty who are recognized experts on a national level in EMS, Disaster Management and Tactical Medicine. EM residents will be assigned to an EMS squad where they will assist in the provision of monthly continuing education to their EMS squad. There are ample opportunities to teach within our Paramedic School. We are proud of our heritage in training EM residents, and take this commitment seriously. We continue to introduce new educational initiatives. We believe that we offer a tremendous educational program and invite you to investigate further. Real world training for real world practice.

Please feel free to contact the program director, Dr. Rebecca Merrill (MerrilR2@ccf.org) with any questions or comments you may have.

Welcome

Welcome

A Letter from the Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in our Emergency Medicine Residency Program. In 2013, we celebrated 40 years as the oldest community-based EM residency program in the country. We are a three year residency program, affiliated with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Our main teaching hospital, Akron General, is a member of Cleveland Clinic.

We are accredited for 11 PGY1 EM residency positions per year. We provide excellent clinical and academic education. We are accredited as a Level I Trauma Center and Stroke and Chest Pain Centers. Our clinical volume is excellent with more than 100,000 visits spread among our main ED our three freestanding state of the art community EDs.

We prepare you for real world practice by providing a real world education. Although you will receive a very strong community-based emergency medicine clinical education, we are an academic program with significant publications, presentations and chapters. We have faculty who are leaders in Emergency Medicine. We have graduates pursue EM Fellowships every year, including EMS, Toxicology, Sports Medicine, Academic and Ultrasound. We specifically work with each resident individually to help them pursue their career pathway.

Our curriculum takes advantage of assigned weekly chapters in Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine Study Guide. We go over these chapters weekly at conference. There is a weekly online quiz just for those chapters. We have weekly individual clinical case scenarios presented to residents for their management by attending staff. As one of our residents, you will have had nearly 50 clinical case scenarios presented to you individually to manage by the time you graduate. We provide protected academic time to EM1 residents for the weekly readings, online testing, online lecture viewing, Simulation Learning Center activities, ultrasound practice, as well as resident wellness activities. We protect three shifts a month for these activities, decreasing them from the usual 21 intern shifts a month generally seen across the country.

Our strongest asset is our teaching faculty. We have worked hard to develop a diverse teaching staff representing EM residencies and medical schools from across the country. As the Program Director, I am a board member of ABEM and a member of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD). Dr. Carol Cunningham of our clinical faculty is the Ohio State EMS Director. Additionally, we have faculty recognized nationally for teaching, publishing and service to our specialty.

Once again, thank you for your interest in our program. For more information, contact Medical Education at 800.732.2852 or the EM Residency Office at 330.344.6326.

Our Graduate Medical Education catalog should answer many of your questions about training at Akron General and life in the Akron area. Angie South, our Residency Coordinator [SouthA2@ccf.org] and I are available to assist you as you apply to our program.

Sincerely,

Rebecca A. Merrill, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director

Sample Rotation Schedule

Sample Rotation Schedule

PGY – 1

  • July in Orientation focused on procedural training
  • August in Emergency Medicine
  • September in Emergency Medicine
  • October in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • November in Obstetrics & Gynecology/Ultrasound (2 weeks each)
  • December in Emergency Medicine
  • January in Anesthesiology/Cardiology (2 weeks each)
  • February in Surgical ICU
  • March in Emergency Medicine
  • April in Emergency Medicine and Research
  • May in Emergency Medicine
  • June in Medical ICU 

PGY – 2

  • July in Metro Trauma
  • August in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • September in Emergency Medicine
  • October in Neuro ICU
  • November in Pediatrics Conscious Sedation/Ultrasound (2 weeks each)
  • December in Emergency Medicine
  • January in Freestanding Emergency Medicine
  • February in Emergency Medicine
  • March in Emergency Medicine
  • April in Orthopaedics in Emergency Medicine
  • May in Radiology
  • June in Emergency Medicine 

PGY – 3

  • July in Emergency Medicine
  • August in Emergency Medicine
  • September in Emergency Medicine
  • October in Freestanding Emergency Medicine
  • Decemberin Administration and Simulation (concurrent)
  • January in Elective
  • February in Emergency Medicine
  • March in Emergency Medicine
  • April in Pediatric ICU
  • May in Emergency Medicine
  • June in Emergency Medicine
Teaching Faculty

Teaching Faculty

Chris Barden, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Wright State University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Interests: Pre-hospital care

James N. Belleza, MD, FACEP 
Part- Time Faculty, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Amber Bradford-Saffles, DO, FACEP 
Clinical Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED 
Associate Program Director

  • Medical School: Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Ethics
  • Personal Interests: Water Sports, Candy Making

Steve Brooks, MD, FACEP 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED 
Medical Director North Fire Dept. EMS

  • Medical School: NEOMED
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: ED Operations, Quality
  • Personal Interests: BMX Racing, Flying, Snow Skiing, Golf

Jennifer M. Brown, MD, FACEP 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Residency:Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Interests: Disney, Education, Theatre

Christina M. Campana, DO, FACEP 
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED 
EMS Medical Director, Coventry Fire Department

  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Toxicology, EMS, Physician Wellness
  • Personal Interests: Travel, Food, Golf, Pop Culture Fandoms

Rohit Chandurkar, DO, FACEP 
Clinical Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED 
Director, Emergency Medicine Informatics

  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Interests: QA/QI, Community Outreach, Travel, Flying

David Cheng, MD, FACEP, FAAEM 
Part- Time Faculty 
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Brooklyn Hospital, NYC

Carol A. Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS 
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED 
EMS Medical Director, State of Ohio
Board of Directors, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati
  • Professional Interests: EMS, Homeland Security, Emergency/ Disaster Preparedness
  • Personal Interests: Music, Contemporary Art, Teddy Bears, Cleveland Sports

Jno Disch, MD 
Clinical Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
  • Residency: CWRU MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic
  • Professional Interests: Physician Wellness
  • Personal Interests: Skiing, Sailing and Mountaineering

Kristin Drogell, MD, FACEP 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • Residency: CWRU Metro Health/ Cleveland Clinic
  • Professional Interests: Airway Management, Sports Medicine

Justin J. Eggleston, DO, RDMS, FACEP 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Geisinger Medical Center
  • Professional Interests: Ultrasound, Simulation
  • Personal Interests: Family - Anything my kids are involved in, Running, Coaching Track and Cross country, Photography

Ashley Ivkovich Heaney, MD 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati
  • Residency: The Ohio State University
  • Professional Interests: Critical Care, Ultrasound, Sepsis, Resident/ Medical Student Education
  • Personal Interests: UNC- Chapel Hill Basketball, Baking, Hiking

James P. Hurley, DO, FACEP 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Medical Education
  • Personal Interest: Family

Joshua Jacquet, MD, RDMS, FACEP 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: NEOMED
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Emergency/ Point-of-Care Ultrasound, International Emergency Medicine, Emergency Ultrasound
  • Personal Interests: God, Family, Church Community, Missions, Travel, Music, Euchre, Table Tennis, Games

Patricia Rhae Khatib, MD 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: NEOMED
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Physician Wellness, Medical Education, Trauma, Ultrasound
  • Personal Interests: Hiking/Backpacking, Cooking, Travel, Foreign Films

Brittany Heflin-Koy, MD 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: International Health/ Underserved Populations
  • Personal Interests: Travel, Scuba, Snowboarding

Candace Leigh, MD, FACEP 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati
  • Residency: CWRU Metro Health/ Cleveland Clinic
  • Professional Interests: Coding/Billing, ED Operations
  • Personal Interests: Outdoor Sports

Patrick R. McHugh, MD, FACEP 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED 
Medical Director Akron Hazmat

  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Personal Interests: Weight Training, Travel, Music

Rebecca A. Merrill, MD, FACEP 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED 
Medical Student Director

  • Medical School: Michigan State
  • Residency: Henry Ford Hospital
  • Professional Interests: Medical Education, Simulation
  • Personal Interests: Baking, Family

Stephen G. Miller, DO, FACEP 
Part- Time Faculty

  • Medical School: Lecom
  • Residency: Northeastern Ohio Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Residency Program. South Pointe Hospital - Cleveland Clinic
  • Personal Interests: Family, Running, Fishing

Jack Mitstifer MD, FACEP 
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED 
Medical Director, LifeCare Ambulance

  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency: Portsmouth Naval Hospital-Transitional Year, Mt. Sinai Hospital Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Hospital Administration, Leadership Development
  • Personal Interests: Fantasy Sports League, Fine Dining

Amy Raubenolt, MD, FACEP 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED 
Associate Medical Director, Akron Fire Department

  • Fellowship: Western Michigan University (EMS)
  • Medical School: Ohio State University
  • Residency: Western Michigan University
  • Professional Interests: EMS
  • Personal Interests: Family, Music, Spanish Culture

Thomas E. Rench, MD, FACEP 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
  • Residency: Summa Health System
  • Personal Interests: Military Memorabilia, Cooking, Marching Band, Politics

Zachary K. Robison, MD 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Medical Education, Simulation
  • Personal Interests: World Literature, Debate

Melani L. Sherman, MD 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Howard University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Education, CHF Outcomes, Asthma Protocols, Airway Management
  • Personal Interests: Triathlons, Marathons, Masters Swimming, Snowboarding

Erin Simon, DO, FACEP 
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED 
Emergency Medicine Research Director

  • Medical School: Ohio University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Research, Freestanding Emergency Departments, Procedural Skills, Business, Aesthetic Medicine
  • Personal Interests: Family, Travel, Triathlons, Crossfit, Playing Violin, Live Music, Skiing, Boating

Randy L. Wallace, Jr. MD 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Teaching
  • Personal Interests: Travel, Politics

Scott D. Winot, MD, FACEP 
Clinical Instructor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Ross University
  • Residency: Summa Health System
  • Personal Interests: Travel, Skiing

Andrew Yocum, MD 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Residency: The Ohio State University
  • Professional Interests: HEMS, Aeromedicine, EMS, Medical Education
  • Personal Interests: Family, Travel, Shooting Sports, Photography

Georgia Zachopoulos, DO, FACEP 
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Genesys Regional Medical Center
  • Professional Interests: QI
  • Personal Interests: Cooking, Travel

Erick Zoumberakis, MD, FACEP 
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED 
Medical Director, Tallmadge and Mogadore Fire Department EMS

  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Personal Interests: Sports, Exercise, World Champion Cavs
Application

Application

We appreciate your interest in Akron General and hope that we've provided you with the information you need to choose the right residency program. Akron General is able to offer an exceptional medical education experience because of our knowledgeable and hard-working staff. Ranked "One of America's Best Hospitals," by U.S. News & World Report, we maintain a standard of excellence that promises nothing but the best care for our patients and therefore, nothing but the best education for our medical students and residents.

  • Residency applications and the additional items below must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
  • Application Deadline: 2018 application deadline date is coming soon!
  • Interview Dates: TBD
  • Expected Program Length: Three years 

Interviews are by invitation. If you have been selected, we will contact you using the information you have provided.
Selection date is set by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Interested in rotating?

Please complete this form and mail it to:
Department of Medical Education
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
1 Akron General Ave.
Akron, OH 44307

Current Residents

Current Residents

PGY – 1

  • Devon Archinal, MD — NEOMED
  • Tony Downs, MD — Wright State University
  • Chioma Enweani, DO — Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • John Franceson, DO — OUHCOM
  • Garrison Graves, DO — OUHCOM
  • Briana Kincade, DO — Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Mikhail Melaku, MD — Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Michael Morales, MD — NEOMED
  • Marcel Nwizu — Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Maggie Rusnak, DO — OUHCOM
  • Brett Sitzlar, MD — NEOMED

PGY – 2

  • Michael Bragagnolo, DO — Rocky Vista U COOM
  • John Hill, MD — Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Prisca Kibe—Kinyua, MD — The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Lawrence Kramer, DO — Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Christopher Longinow, DO — Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nicholas Marburger, DO — Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Carole McCormick, MD — Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Samantha McIntosh, MD — Lorna Linda University School of Medicine
  • Julia Miao, MD — Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • J.Chika Morah, MD — University of Toledo College of Medicine
  • Ryan Reber, MD — Northeast Ohio Medical University 

PGY – 3

  • Ray Borda, MD — Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Jennifer DeMarco, MD — Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Carlynn Fulp-Pokras, MD — Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Gregory Gaumer, MD — Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
  • Lukas Gladstone, DO — AT Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Eleni Horattas, MD — Ross University
  • Damien Jackson, MD — Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Onyekachi Otugo, MD — Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Monica Prasnal, DO — Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Spencer Prete, MD — Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Hillary Staebler, MD — University of Toledo College of Medicine
  • Eric Szymanski, MD — Wright State University School of Medicine

Alumni

Alumni

2018 Graduates

  • Jeneba Abass-Shereef, MD — Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School  
  • Jeanine Awad, MD — Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Andrew Dream, MD — Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Peter Griffin, MD — Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Jeremy King, MD — Northeast Ohio Medical University 
  • David Meranda, MD — The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
  • Julie Pokersnik, MD — Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Scott Poland, MD — Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Dacia Russell, MD — The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Mitchell Sheley, MD — Southern Illinois University School of Medicine 
  • Asegedech Shimellis, MD — The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Cody Smith, MD — The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Ian Smith, MD — Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Trina Stoneham, MD — The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franlin University 

2017 Graduates

  • Alice Chen, MD — Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Sarah Dials, MD — Mid Ohio Emergency Services, Columbus, OH
  • Tyler Gillen, MD — Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD
  • John Latorre, MD — Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Russell Maxon, MD — The Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH
  • Krista Parker, MD — Cumberland Medical Center, Northeast Medical Center, Concord, NC
  • Pooja Shah Patel, DO — Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Yojan Patel, MD — Cumberland Medical Center, Northeast Medical Center, Concord, NC
  • Elijah Trey Robinson, MD — EMS Fellowship Emory University
  • Elizabeth Ulrich, DO — Lake Health, Willoughby, OH
  • Nicole M. Wilson, DO — UPMC, Monroeville, PA 

2016 Graduates

  • Q. Lisa Chen, MD — Fontana Medical Center Kaiser Permanente, Fontana, CA
  • Sapna George, MD — Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Patricia Khatib, MD — Cleveland Clinic Akron General 
  • Michael Klapchar, MD
  • Brittany Koy, MD — Cleveland Clinic Akron General 
  • Yaa Manu, MD — Piedmont Henry Hospital, Stockbridge, GA
  • N. Quyhn Le, MD —West Sound Emergency Physicians, Bremerton, WA
  • Yechen Pi, MD — Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, MA
  • Zachary Robinson, MD — Cleveland Clinic Akron General 
  • Lisa Sylvester, DO — Cleveland Clinic Avon
  • Jessica Tolley, MD — Georgia Emergency Associates Rincon, GA

2015 Graduates

  • Ryan Box, DO — Cleveland Clinic
  • Roderick Cousins, MD — Miami, Florida
  • Kseniya Orlik, MD — Miami, Florida
  • Kristin Peoples, DO — Sports Medicine Fellowship, Columbus, OH
  • Dale Robinson, DO — Locum Tenens
  • Melani Sherman, MD — GEMS, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH 
  • Nick Sherman, MD — Washington, DC
  • Daniel Van Bibber, MD — Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, OH 
  • Arjun Vibhakar, MD — GEMS, Akron General Medical Center - Akron, OH 
  • Randy Wallace, MD — GEMS, Akron General Medical Center - Akron, OH 

2014 Graduates 

  • Scott Blanchard, DO — South Dakota 
  • Jennifer Brown, MD — GEMS, Akron General Medical Center - Akron, OH 
  • Brooke Donaldson, MD — Genesis Health, Zanesville, OH 
  • Loren Gavaghan, MD — Mount Carmel, OH 
  • David Lee, MD — Kaiser Permanente, California
  • Laura Miller — EMP, Morehead City, NC 
  • Cortney Owoc — Pediatric Fellowship, Akron Children’s Hospital Akron, OH
Research & Innovations

Research & Innovations

Each year, we treat more than 100,000 patients in our ED’s. Research is part of our mission and core values, and ranges from helping us find better ways to relieve pain for minor cuts, all the way to studying approaches to treatment and outcomes of major traumas.

For more information about resident research in Emergency Medicine, please contact:

Michael Beeson, MD
Program Director
330.344.6326

Erin Simon, DO
Resident Research Director
330.344.6484