About Us

About Us

Our mission statement: "To provide a supportive and inclusive environment in which residents have the educational, motivational, financial and clinical instruction needed to become not only excellent clinical physicians, but also well and happy people capable of the independent practice of emergency medicine.”

The Emergency Medicine residency program at Cleveland Clinic Akron General will prepare you for the real world, whether this is clinical practice, academics or advanced training. 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 per year by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our residents become expert clinicians in Emergency Medicine, ready to go into any clinical practice environment. In addition, many of our residents go on to fellowship training. Prior graduates have gone on to fellowship training in EMS, Ultrasound, Academic and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Research experience is also a strength of our program. Many of our residents publish case reports, formal research studies, chapters and monographs in recognized Emergency Medicine publications.

The residency program consists of rotations at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, two of the Cleveland Clinic Akron General freestanding Emergency Departments, MetroHealth, and Akron Children’s Hospital. In 2018, The Cleveland Clinic opened a 49.3 million dollar, state-of-the-art building which more than tripled the size of the previous emergency department. The new ED consists of 60 beds and treats approximately 60,000 patients per year. Akron Children’s Hospital sees approximately 60,000 patients per year, and is staffed by Pediatric EM Fellowship trained physicians. Our Freestanding EDs will challenge you in terms of efficiency and 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.

Program highlights include:

  • Level I Trauma Center
  • 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
  • A diverse patient population as a result of our downtown emergency department and our free standing emergency departments
  • Epic EMR and Dragon Dictation software
  • Multiple opportunities for research
  • Innovative conference curriculum highlighting small group sessions, simulation and oral board cases
  • Full Cleveland Clinic benefits including free membership to the wellness and fitness centers and maternity/paternity leave
  • PGY-2 residents attend SAEM national conference and PGY-3 residents attend a board review course
  • Great cost of living, extensive outdoor activities in our metro parks and The Cuyahoga Valley National Park, close proximity to two airports and wonderful local school systems
  • Affiliation with NEOMED leading to opportunities for our residents to act as teachers to our medical students both in a formal didactic role and on clinical shifts
  • Multiple opportunities for EMS exposure:
    • Each resident is assigned a local squad where they work with faculty to provide continuing education
    • Other opportunities include tactile medicine, flight medicine and experiences with the SWAT team
    • Opportunities to teach at our Paramedic training program
  • Intensive pediatric experience including:
    • Dedicated pediatric EM months in the PGY-1 and PGY-2 years and 2-4 pediatric shifts during EM months as a PGY-2 and a PGY-3 resident
    • Monthly conference curriculum provided by EM faculty at Akron Children’s Hospital
    • Pediatric ICU rotation
    • Annual pediatric simulation day instructed by the EM faculty at Akron Children’s Hospital
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training
  • Frequent simulation experience includes:
    • Task training in intubation, central lines, chest tubes, arthrocentesis, lumbar punctures, splinting, suturing and wound management, pericardiocentesis, cardiac pacing and cardioversion,and vaginal deliveries.
    • Annual cadaver lab
    • Annual pediatric simulation day
    • Annual difficult airway course taught by Cleveland Clinic Akron General Faculty

The Emergency Medicine residency program is known for its innovations in education. Dr. Rebecca Merrill is the residency director and 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).

We are proud of our heritage in training EM residents, and take this commitment seriously. We continue to introduce new educational initiatives. And 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 the 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 a Stroke and Chest Pain Center. Our clinical volume is excellent with more than 100,000 visits annually spread among our main ED and our three freestanding state-of-the-art community EDs.

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

Our curriculum has been recently revamped and takes advantage of multiple different learning modalities in order to keep residents engaged and target all different learning styles. Our conference occurs on a weekly basis and utilizes small group learning, oral board review, traditional lectures as well as simulation. Tintinalli readings, primary literature studies, podcasts and board review question banks are used to enhance conference.

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, 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

  • Block 1: Orientation
  • Block 2: OB-GYN/Ultrasound
  • Block 3: EM
  • Block 4: Medical ICU
  • Block 5: EM
  • Block 6: Pediatric EM
  • Block 7: EM
  • Block 8: EM
  • Block 9: Cardiology/Anesthesia
  • Block 10: EM
  • Block 11: EM
  • Block 12: EM
  • Block 13: EM

PGY – 2

  • Block 1: Pediatric EM
  • Block 2: EM
  • Block 3: Freestanding EM
  • Block 4: EMS/Orthopedics
  • Block 5: EM
  • Block 6: EM
  • Block 7: Ultrasound
  • Block 8: Trauma at MetroHealth
  • Block 9: Freestanding EM
  • Block 10: EM
  • Block 11: EM
  • Block 12: EM
  • Block 13: Neuro ICU

PGY – 3

  • Block 1: EM
  • Block 2: Elective
  • Block 3: Pediatric ICU
  • Block 4: EM
  • Block 5: Medical ICU
  • Block 6: EM
  • Block 7: Elective
  • Block 8: Freestanding EM
  • Block 9: EM
  • Block 10: EM
  • Block 11: EM
  • Block 12: EM
  • Block 13: Freestanding EM
Teaching Faculty

Teaching Faculty

Core Faculty

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

  • 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
Chairman
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
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
Jno Disch, MD
Vice Chairman
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
Clerkship Director
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
Associate Program Director and Student Liaison
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
Joshua Jacquet, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Ultrasound Director
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
Rebecca A. Merrill, MD, FACEP
Program Director
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
  • Medical School: Michigan State
  • Residency: Henry Ford Hospital
  • Professional Interests: Medical Education, Simulation
  • Personal Interests: Baking, Family
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
Amy Raubenolt, MD, FACEP
EMS Medical Director
Medical Director, Akron Fire Department
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
  • Fellowship: Western Michigan University (EMS)
  • Medical School: Ohio State University
  • Residency: Western Michigan University
  • Professional Interests: EMS
  • Personal Interests: Family, Music, Spanish Culture
Zachary K. Robinson, 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
Kevin Watkins, MD
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
  • Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine
  • Residency: MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Professional Interests: Electrocardiography, Tropical Medicine, Ultrasonography
  • Personal Interests: Gardening, Reading, Soccer
Andrew Yocum, MD
Associate Program Director
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

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
Ranier Borda, MD
  • Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: FOAMed
  • Personal Interests: Traveling, Video Games, Foodie, Music Festivals, Gym
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
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
Alice Y. Chen, MD
  • Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Sepsis Research
  • Personal Interests: Running, March Madness, Bills Football, Music, Tennis, Golf, Surfing
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
Steven Holsenback, MD
  • Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
  • Residency: St. Vincent mercy Medical Center, Akron General Medical Center
Eleni Horattas, MD
  • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
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
Patricia 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
Christopher Kirkpatrick, DO
  • Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Akron General Medical Center
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
Holli Martinez, MD
  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: St. Joseph’s Health Center - Warren
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
Stephen G. Miller, DO, FACEP
Part-Time Faculty
  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 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
Antonio Oliverio, DO, FACEP
EMS Director Norton Fire Department
  • Medical School: OUHCOM
  • Residency: Summa Akron City Hospital
  • Professional Interests: Critical Care, Simulation
  • Personal Interests: Hunting, Fishing, Farming, Football
Spencer Prete, MD
  • Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
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
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
Robert Stenberg, MD, RDMS RDCS
Assistant Ultrasound Director
  • Medical School: University of Wisconsin
  • Residency: University of North Carolina
  • Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Professional Interests: Ultrasound, Critical Care, Education
  • Personal Interests: Food, Family, Travel, Packers
William Stone, MD
  • Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
  • Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Scott D. Winot, MD, FACEP
Clinical Instructor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
  • Medical School: Ross University
  • Residency: Summa Health System
  • Personal Interests: Travel, Skiing
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 Cleveland Clinic 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. Akron General is now ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the Akron Metropolitan Area, according to U.S. News & World Report. Akron General is also listed as the No. 14 hospital in Ohio for 2019-2020, according to the annual ranking of Best Hospitals by U.S. News. 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).
  • Interviews are by invitation. If you have been selected, we will contact you using the information you have provided.
  • The expected program length is three years.
  • Selection date is set by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  • For questions regarding the residency application process, contact our residency coordinator, Angie South, at SouthA2@ccf.org or 330.344.6326.

Interested in rotating?

We are pleased to offer visiting emergency medicine rotation spots for fourth year medical students. Standard Letter of Evaluations (SLOEs) will be provided upon request to those students completing a fourth year rotation. 

Please apply through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).

For questions regarding visiting student rotations, contact our undergraduate medical student coordinator, Victoria Reiter at ReiterV@ccf.org or 330.344.6326.

Current Residents

Current Residents

PGY – 1

  • Kirstin Acus, MD — Wright State U SOM
  • Carl Allamby, MD — NEOMED
  • Steven Crane, MD — Virginia Tech Carilion SOM
  • Alexandria DeFabio, DO — OUHCOM
  • Michael DiMauro, MD — NEOMED
  • Gregory Griffin, DO — OUHCOM
  • Nico Jaime, MD — University of Illinois COM at Urbana-Champaign
  • Gregory Mancini, DO — OUHCOM
  • Matthew Minotti, MD — University of Toledo COM
  • Matthew Oliverio, DO — OUHCOM
  • Katarina Truss, DO — OUHCOM

PGY – 2

  • Devon Archinal, MD — NEOMED
  • Tony Downs, MD — Wright State University
  • 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, DO — Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Chicoma Ojiaku, DO — Philadelphia COM
  • Maggie Rusnak, DO — OUHCOM
  • Brett Sitzlar, MD — NEOMED

PGY – 3

  • Michael Bragagnolo, DO — Rocky Vista U COOM
  • Neysa Dominguez, DO — OUHCOM
  • 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 
  • Hillary Staebler, MD — University of Toledo College 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:

Erin Simon, DO
Resident Research Director
330.344.6484