PGY-1-Residents

PGY-1-Residents

Gabriel Mancini, DO

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, DO

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

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

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

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

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".

PGY-2-Residents

PGY-2-Residents

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, MDJames 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, MDChris 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, DOLindsey 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, DODane 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, DOJoel 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."

PGY-3-Residents

PGY-3-Residents

Darwin McKnight, MDDarwin McKnight, MD (Chief Resident)

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, MDMark 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, MDBrian 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, MDVanessa 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, DOAustin Tutt, DO (Chief Resident)

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, MDDaniel 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.”