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2017 Lucas Bowley, MSc, MDLucas Bowley, MSc, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Bowley chose family medicine because he believes in the primary care model that emphasizes education, continuity of care, variety in both patients and pathology and preventative medicine.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Bowley was impressed with its high standards, excellent performance record from previous residents, opportunities for diverse exposure and experience and above all, its wonderful atmosphere and sense of community.

Professional Interests: Preventative medicine, patient education and sports medicine.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Almost any outdoor activity, playing sports, guitar, reading and cooking.

2017 Jacqueline Cheng, MDJacqueline Cheng, MSc, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Cheng chose family medicine because she believes health maintenance and disease prevention are very important aspects of medicine. She loves that she will be able to motivate patients and encourage lifestyle changes through continuity of care.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Cheng was impressed with the strong inpatient training with the curriculum. She also felt "at home" with the faculty, staff, and residents she met during interviews. She looks forward to learning in a supportive and friendly environment.

Professional Interests: Public health, international medicine, and preventative medicine.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Reading eBooks, watching movies, listening to music, and catching up with friends at coffee shops. She also enjoys swimming and bike riding.

2017 Katherine Davis, MDKatherine Davis, MD

Why Family Medicine: Early in medical school Dr. Davis met a few family doctors who have continued to be mentors to her today and are the reason she pursued this field. She enjoys the variety in family medicine, both in patient populations and the types of practice settings. She believes it is wonderful to be able to have continuity in patient care and to work with everyone, no matter what stage of life!

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: After meeting with the program at the AAFP Student National Conference and talking with the residents, Dr. Davis thought it was a very well-rounded program. She found that interview day was not stressful, it was very informative, and the program curriculum is extremely well-organized. She also liked the extra focus the program places on obstetrics and pediatrics. She feels IU will challenge and provide her with the training needed to practice Family Medicine in any setting.

Professional Interests: Procedures, women's health, obstetrics/gynecology, electronic medical records and technology as it relates to patient care, and outpatient medicine.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Being outside, especially if there's a chance of playing Ultimate Frisbee (one of her favorite activities). She also enjoys watching college football (she is an avid Buckeyes fan) as well as playing the violin and music. She likes to spend any extra time with family and friends.

2017 Yusuf Hanif, MDYusuf Hanif, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Hanif chose family medicine because of the ability to diagnose and treat a wide range of acute or chronic diseases, the continuity of care and capability to pursue his particular interest in sports medicine.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: After visiting IU Methodist, Dr. Hanif felt this program had a very dedicated staff that loves to teach that will allow him to become the best physician he can be.

Professional Interests: Acute Care and sports medicine. After residency he plans on continuing his education by pursuing a fellowship in sports medicine.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Spending time with his wife, Dr. Sarah Kiani, going to the gym, playing basketball and football and watching movies.

2017 Hammzah Jomha, MDHammzah Jomha, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Jomha likes that family medicine allows him to interact, treat and be an advocate to adults, children and elders in a wide range of diverse settings.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Jomha liked that the residency staff and faculty were very approachable and supportive. Additionally he was impressed with the strong curriculum.

Professional Interests: Outpatient medicine, preventative medicine, obesity prevention and smoking cessation research.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Playing and watching soccer and hockey, running, watching movies and spending time with family.

2017 Sarah Kiani, MDSarah Kiani, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Kiani chose the specialty of family medicine because of its unique longitudinal and community-oriented approach to health. Family medicine has a multitude of intellectual challenges it offers and the opportunity to accomplish her personal goals.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Kiani likes that it offers a strong curriculum, specialized tracks, affiliation with a reputable academic center and excellent faculty. In addition, the residents are very friendly and supportive.

Professional Interests: Inpatient medicine, obstetrics and emergency medicine. After residency she plans on continuing her education by pursuing a fellowship.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Spending time with her family and friends, shopping, working out, and painting. She is very excited to start residency alongside her husband as they support each other through this journey.

2017 Branko Lazarevic, MDBranko Lazarevic, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Lazarevic has a strong passion for preventative medicine, diversity of care and ability to help shape the future of healthcare in America.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Lazarevic was impressed with the wonderful community involvement, strong emphasis on at risk population and new immigrants, in addition to fostering a culture of education and mentorship.

Professional Interests: International medicine, with strong focus on urgent care and preventative medicine, medical education, simulation learning and new immigrant healthcare.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Running, playing tennis, high intensity interval training, swimming, traveling to new places and learning about new cultures.

2017 James McIntosh, MDJames McIntosh, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. McIntosh chose family medicine primarily because of the continuity of care and preventive medicine aspects. Also, he found the breadth of knowledge expected for family medicine is exciting.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. McIntosh really enjoyed the faculty and the facility while he was interviewing. He felt like he would get a great education through IU with plenty of opportunities.

Professional Interests: Primary care in a medically underserved area of the US. He is fascinated by the realm of clinical research and procedures are also of keen interest to him.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Movies, sports, gardening, soaking up the sun, hiking, enjoying new cultures and restaurants.

2017 Jesse William Ping, MDJesse William Ping, MD

Why Family Medicine: Family medicine allows Dr. Ping the opportunity to practice full scope medicine and care for patients of all ages.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Ping was impressed with the program's level of organization and focus on resident education with the opportunity to take specialized tracts based on interest.

Professional Interests: The full scope family medicine as well as sports medicine, procedures and urgent care. He is also interested in possibly pursuing a fellowship in sports medicine.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Mixed martial arts, dance, and snow boarding.

2017 Emma Radding, MDEmma Radding, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Radding chose a career in family medicine because she loves that it is an all-encompassing field. She looks forward to working with patients of all ages, from newborns to retirees. She appreciates that as a family physician she will have the chance to get to know entire families and play a small part of their journeys.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: As a graduate of Indiana University for her undergraduate work, Dr. Radding is thrilled to be home at IU! She received a great undergraduate education and knows she will be well-trained here.

Professional Interests: Pediatrics and women's health.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Cooking, running, reading, dancing, spending time with family and friends.

2017 Danish Rahim, MDDanish Rahim, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Rahim enjoys building rapport with patients, providing continuity of care and practicing full scope medicine.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Rahim liked the friendliness between the faculty and residents as well as the diversity of the program. He also likes that will be able to practice full scope family medicine and perform a wide array of procedures.

Professional Interests: Procedures, sports medicine, and global health. He also has an interest in outpatient and inpatient medicine as well as helping medically underserved populations.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Sports (especially hockey), movies, and spending time with family. He is a self-proclaimed diehard fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

2017 Vikram Sharma, MDVikram Sharma, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Sharma chose family medicine because it is the platform at which it is most effective to promote preventative care. He also loves the ability to provide obstetric care for his patients.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Sharma was impressed with the strong Obstetrics program as well the procedural training, and academic setting.

Professional Interests: Obstetrics, procedural training including colonoscopies, and emergency medicine. Additionally he is interested in possibly pursuing an MBA/MHA and an obstetrics fellowship.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Road and trail cycling, driving, cooking, attending music shows, and working out.

2017 Lorenzo Somma, MDLorenzo Somma, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Somma was drawn to family medicine because of the diversity in patients. Family physicians have the privilege to care for pediatric, OB, and adult patients alike. Because of this wide variety, family physicians can provide important continuity of care for their patients.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Somma was greatly impressed with the dedication of the teaching faculty and the facility. His impression was that IU offered an excellent and positive learning environment for residents.

Professional Interests: Primary care, obstetrics, and teaching.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Outdoor activities, martial arts, snowboarding, playing various strategy board and computer games, and spending time with friends and family.

baloski.jpgMichelle N. Baloski, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Baloski chose family medicine because of the diversity in patient care and population as well as the great opportunity to develop a relationship with her patients.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: As an Indiana University School of Medicine graduate, Dr. Baloski was excited to continue being a part of the great IU family. Additionally, she was impressed by the great reputation in training and education.

Professional Interests: Procedures, women's health, obstetrics/gynecology, outpatient medicine and urgent care. Dr. Baloski is interested in possibly pursuing an obstetrics fellowship post-residency.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Spending time with family/friends/cat, reading, cooking, shopping for anything vintage.

casselman.jpgCeciley Starkey Casselman, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Casselman was interested in entering into primary care from the start of medical school. Going through rotations in medical school, she enjoyed and was interested in about every field of medicine. She discovered that with in family medicine, she can do it all. Additonally, Dr. Casselman likes how family medicine allows for establishing long term relationships with her patients and delivering continuity of care.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Casselman was impressed by the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency's excellent training in all aspects of family medicine. Contrary to being focused on one aspect or delivery system of family medicine, she felt the program to be extremely well-rounded. She also liked how the program is affiliated with an academic center but offers great community-based experience as well.

Professional Interests: Public health, women's health, intellectual disabilities, and medical genetics. Post-residency, Dr. Casselman is interested in practicing family medicine in a semi-rural setting.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Going on drives with her husband in his Jeep; coaching Brownsburg High School tennis with her mother; and hiking with her dog, Herman.

gould.jpgEmily Gould, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Gould chose family medicine because she loves the diversity of patients and medical issues that are covered. Additionally, she likes developing long term relationships and the focus on preventative medicine.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Gould chose IU because of the sense of support from faculty and residents who were excited to help her reach her goals, the strong curriculum and OB opportunities, and the focus on resident education.

Professional Interests: Full scope family medicine, including OB and women's health, preventative medicine, and urgent care. Post-residency, Dr. Gould would like to pursue a fellowship in OB. She is flexible about where she practices, but could see herself staying in the Indianapolis area.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Spending time with family, dancing, walking my dog, baking, and reading.

green.jpgRoss D. Green, MD

Why Family Medicine: Family medicine provides a wide variety of patients, ranging from the pediatric population to the geriatric population. Dr. Green found it very satisfying to be able to assist patients across this vast age demographic, and to serve the family unit as a whole.  He enjoys the opportunity to make lifelong relationships with his patients.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: The IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program showed to be a strong training program that Dr. Green felt would give him the tools he will need to excel in serving future patients.  With such friendly staff and residents, he felt that the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency was a perfect fit for him.

Professional Interests: Broad-spectrum family medicine. After residency, Dr. Green plans to serve in the greater Indianapolis area, where he was born and raised.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Sports, food, craft beer, and comedy.

khalil.jpgSherif Khalil, MBBS

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Khalil chose family medicine because of the wide breadth and depth of medicine as well as the opportunity to form strong doctor-patient relationships through continuity of care.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Khalil was impressed by the strong curriculum, specialized tracks, highly qualified staff, resident camaraderie, and emphasis on resident education.

Professional Interests: Sports medicine.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Basketball, swimming, physical fitness, video games, and technology/gadgets.

kiani.jpgAhmed Z. Kiani, MD

Why Family Medicine: Family medicine is at the forefront of primary, preventative and community care. This puts family medicine uniquely positioned to be able to understand the dynamics of families and the communities they live in, in order to cater to their needs. The continuity of care for the entire family, patient populations, disease processes and treatments drew Dr. Kiani to Family Medicine.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Kiani chose the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program because of its all-around strong curriculum, with a well-balanced emphasis on specialized tracks, inpatient and outpatient settings along with excellent facilities. What impressed him the most was the excellent faculty, residents and staff because of their dedication towards medical education and the fact that they constantly strive towards the betterment of the program along with the people in it. Dr. Kiani also really liked of how cordial and warm everyone is with exceptional camaraderie among everyone, which creates for an environment conducive for accelerated learning.

Professional Interests: OB/GYN, preventative and procedural medicine, emergency and urgent care, sports medicine. Post-residency, Dr. Kiani plans to continue practicing in an inpatient and outpatient setting. He intends to pursue an MBA/MHA during and a fellowship after residency.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Teaching, volunteering, outdoor activities, playing my guitar and performing, Krav Maga, Soccer, Cricket, Football and other sports in general, mingling and spending quality time with family and friends.

mcnaughton.jpgDavid McNaughton, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. McNaughton chose family medicine because he likes the ability it gives him to establish long term relationships with patients. He also likes the ability family medicine affords to take care of entire families.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: The IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program has great faculty and residents.  It is a strong program with great patient diversity, and a great location in downtown Indianapolis. It felt like the best fit of all the programs at which Dr. McNaughton interviewed.

Professional Interests: Primary and preventative medicine. At this time, Dr. McNaughton's plan post-residency is to join an existing outpatient practice.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Basketball, soccer, running, piano, and singing in choir.

mohr.jpgBryce A. Mohr, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Mohr chose family medicine because it involves treating the whole person and not just one system in the body. He also likes the ability to form long term relationships with his patients and their families.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Mohr chose the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program because as a medical student at the Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed a rotation here and enjoyed his entire month with with everyone. The residents and staff were very friendly and did an excellent job of teaching.

Professional Interests: Sports medicine. After residency, Dr. Mohr would like to do a sports medicine fellowship. For his career, he would like to cover high school and college sports as well as work in a family medicine clinic.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Watching and playing sports, hiking and spending time outdoors.

singh.jpgArjun Singh, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Singh chose family medicine as he sought a field that covered the full spectrum of medicine and involved working with all age groups. His belief in the power of preventative medicine also drew him to the field. His personality was another deciding factor: an empathetic extrovert at heart, Dr. Singh enjoys getting to know his patients and their families.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Singh found that the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency offers exactly what he was looking for in a program: a large academic center, multiple fellowships, friendly residents and staff, and countless opportunities to learn and grow. What has impressed him most to date, however, has been the camaraderie between everyone at the program.

Professional Interests: While Dr. Singh enjoys the full scope of family medicine, he is particularly interested in sports medicine and global health. As such, after residency, he may pursue a fellowship in one of the two areas. Later down the line, he also aspires to undertake an MBA.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Traveling, exercising, dancing, movies, and food.

snider.jpgJakoda A. Snider, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Snider looks forward to seeing patients one-on-one and being able to directly influence their lives not only through medicine but being able to grow with them by establishing a personal relationship. It also excites him to able to treat a patient from childhood on into adulthood, allowing for a meaningful and trustworthy relationship with his patients. He truly marvels at the fact that being a family physician would allow him direct access to patients' care and allow him to be the first doctor to treat and educate his patients, hoping to make a lasting difference.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency was one of the few residencies where Dr. Snider felt at home. All the residents, faculty, and staff made him feel welcome. By being right in the heart of Indianapolis, he is confident the residency program will expose him to many different patients and diseases that one might not be able to see in a more suburban setting. Dr. Snider feels the program really values their residents education and time.

Professional Interests: Disease prevention and patient education. Dr. Snider strongly believes that patients need better education on their disease to make real life long change. Following residency, he would like to stay in the Indianapolis area to practice. He would also like the opportunity to be able to teach students and residents.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Being with family and friends, getting outside and just enjoying the moment. He also enjoys music, movies, and biking.

torma.jpgKevin Torma, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Torma chose Family Medicine because he likes the broad scope of practice, variety of settings. He also enjoys treating all age groups: children, adults, and the elderly.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Torma chose the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program because it is associated with a great school, Indiana University; has excellent facilities and faculty; offers strong inpatient and outpatient experience; and offers unique specialized tracks.

Professional Interests: Sports medicine, hospitalist, and possibly colon health. Currently, Dr. Torma is interested in pursuing a sports medicine fellowship or hospitalist plan after residency.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Running, biking, tennis, soccer, golf, or other various recreational league sports.

watson.jpgChristopher D. Watson, MD, MPH

Why Family Medicine: Growing up in Alabama, Dr. Watson witnessed family members battle several chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. He wanted to practice in a field of medicine that would allow him to be able to combine his interest in prevention, education, and medicine to address these chronic conditions - family medicine was a natural fit. Additionally, he really enjoyed obstetrics during medical school, and he knew he wanted to include maternal health as part of his future practice. Family Medicine also gives him the opportunity to really embrace men's health as well. He believes that men, especially men of color, do not utilize the health system. As such, he is interested in using non-traditional methods to reach men and deliver care. In a nutshell, family medicine provides the platform for his myriad of interests!

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Watson wanted a challenging experience for residency that would best prepare him for his role as a physician in the new landscape of primary care. The IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency was the best choice for him because the program prepares residents to practice the full scope of family medicine in any medical setting (academic, rural, community, and urban). Additionally, he was interested in IU because he felt that he would receive the training necessary in order to become a community leader and advocate, as well as a well-rounded physician.

Professional Interests: Men's health, obstetrics, and preventative medicine. After residency, Dr. Watson would like to pursue a obstetrics fellowship. He is interested in a direct primary care model of medicine where he will have the opportunity to provide his patients with full comprehensive primary services and preventive care. Ultimately, his vision includes starting mobile non-profit health care agency that offers prevention and general health services to rural and impoverished areas. His goal of practicing medicine is only part of the vision. The other lies in wanting to conduct studies on the social determinants to health like race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Spending time with friends, fraternity (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc), movies, bowling (although he says he is not that good), and watching TV (a self-professed Netflix junkie). He also looks forward to exploring and discovering Indianapolis.

wolfe.jpgAndrew J. Wolfe, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Wolfe believes family medicine fosters a culture that emphasizes building relationships and taking into consideration the patient as a whole person when managing their medical needs. Family medicine is also the only specialty where one can engage in pediatrics, adult medicine, and obstetrics, allowing the physician to care for the entire family. All of these attributes are important to him for his future practice and are why he chose the specialty of family medicine.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: The IU Methodist Family Medicine program embodies the culture that drew him to the specialty of family medicine - emphasizing relationships, holistic management, teamwork, professionalism, and enjoying one's work. The program has very strong training in both outpatient and inpatient settings within tertiary hospital systems. Obstetrics training is also outstanding with a unique quality of having multiple residency faculty privileged in operative obstetrics.

Professional Interests: Full-scope family medicine (caring for pediatric and adult patients), obstetrics, medical education, inpatient and outpatient medicine, and procedures. Post-residency, there are a number of options Dr. Wolfe is considering, ranging from rural medicine to practicing in a larger city. He loves teaching and is also considering academic medicine.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Spending time with family, playing guitar, reading, watching movies, gardening, soccer, and archery. He also loves writing, recording, and producing music.

Ankerman_Jared.jpgJared Ankerman, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Ankerman chose family medicine because it allows him to take care of and establish long term professional relationships with patients of a variety of ages.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Ankerman was very impressed with the strong curriculum of the program and also the friendliness of the staff and faculty.

Professional Interests: Pediatrics, sports medicine, urgent care, and patient education.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Watching movies, running, weightlifting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

David_Carina.jpgCarina David, MD

Why Family Medicine: Throughout her clinical years of medical school, Dr. David found herself falling in love with each of her rotations. She deeply valued every aspect of medicine and wanted to enter a field that would allow her to care for a wide range of patients and forge lasting doctor-patient relationships. Dr. David views family medicine as the all-encompassing field and could not be happier with her decision.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. David was impressed by how kind everyone was and the strong sense of camaraderie among the residents, faculty and staff. She was very impressed by the facilities, particularly the family medicine center, and the opportunities for performing several different procedures.

Professional Interests: Academics, global health, and public health.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Spending time with friends and exploring everything this exciting new city has to offer.

Gravelle_Braden.jpgBraden Gravelle, BMBS

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Gravelle has always been fascinated by the vast scope of family medicine. He is captivated by the personalized, comprehensive care and the ongoing patient-doctor relationship that is formed with family medicine. Dr. Gravelle enjoys educating patients about their health and empowering them to make well-informed healthcare decisions that harmonize with their personal values and goals.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Gravelle chose the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program because he was impressed by the strong curriculum, variety of specialized tracks and highly qualified staff that were friendly and welcoming. During his interview, it was clear to him that the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program values its residents. The friendly, close-knit environment created by the faculty and staff, along with the camaraderie amongst the residents, is exactly what he was looking for in a residency program. Dr. Gravelle also likes the opportunities that the program provides in pursuing other clinical interests such as sports medicine and emergency medicine.

Professional Interests: Sports medicine and emergency medicine

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Training at the gym, going for runs, watching and playing sports (basketball, football, baseball), cooking and trying new restaurants, watching movies, traveling, and spending time outdoors with his dog.

Grewal_Dennis.jpgDennis Grewal, MD

Why Family Medicine: Beyond the diversity of the patients and the work, the breadth of knowledge required and the long-term relationships formed, Dr. Grewal wants to be the captain of his patient's ship in all aspects of family medicine. He likes being the first contact for patients to determine what might be happening and working with them to make a decision about their care. Being a family medicine physician allows one to coordinate everyone involved in their patient's care and to practice preventive medicine.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Choosing the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program was easy based upon the three criteria Dr. Grewal was using to evaluate the different family medicine residency programs. First, he wanted to join a program with obvious camaraderie amongst staff, residents and faculty. Second, he wanted the program to have an excellent academic reputation. And lastly, he wanted to work in a community that offered a diverse patient population from which to learn. The IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program offered all of this and much more.

Professional Interests: Clinical informatics and preventative medicine.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Lifting weights, playing ball hockey, and spending time with his dogs and family.

Katsap_Michael.jpgMichael Katsap, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Katsap chose family medicine because he loves the idea of establishing a long-lasting, trusting relationship with his patients. One of the great aspects of family medicine that he enjoys is the diversity in patients he will encounter; those of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and ailments.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr.Katsap chose the IU Methodist Family Residency program because he is confident that the program will help him build a strong foundation of medical expertise to allow him to guide patients on a path to lasting health. He was particularly impressed with how encouraging and supportive the faculty was and the camaraderie between the residents and physicians. Dr. Katsap is certain the program will grant him the tools he needs to succeed as a family physician.

Professional Interests: Primary care, preventative medicine, sports medicine, and colon health.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, swimming, exercising, Netflix, enjoying the outdoors, and discovering new things to do and see in the city.

Keskinen_Erik.jpgErik Keskinen, MD

Why Family Medicine: Family medicine provides care for a broad range of people with different backgrounds over many years, and Dr. Keskinen enjoys being the first person they come to with a health problem.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Keskinen chose the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program because it embraces cutting edge technology and offers him the opportunity to learn from a well experienced faculty.

Professional Interests: Headache medicine and anxiety/depression.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Woodworking, coral propagation, cooking, and traveling with his family.

Maclauchian_Adam.jpgAdam Maclauchlan, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Maclauchlan chose family medicine because of the lifelong relationships you build with your patients. Family medicine physicians are the quarterbacks of medicine and it is their responsibility to be leaders in their patient's care.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: When Dr. Maclauchlan met the residents, faculty and staff members on the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency team he felt as though he was at home. They treated him like their own family and he could feel the team atmosphere surrounding the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency. He knew right away that he wanted to contribute to this residency and be a member of the team.

Professional Interests: Dr. Maclauchlan would like to pursue a sports medicine fellowship after residency and combine both family medicine and sports medicine into his practice. He is also interested in the business aspect of medicine and is considering an MBA.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Watching sports, particpating in a very competitive fantasy football league, the outdoors, playing intramural sports, hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.  

Marcan_Gal.jpgGal Marcan, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Marcan chose family medicine because she believes family medicine is the backbone and core of healthcare.  Additionally, she enjoys the patient diversity and continuity of care.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Marcan chose the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program because of the strong teaching faculty, diverse procedural opportunities, support staff, and residents.

Professional Interests: Women's health and emergency medicine.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Martinez_Aldo.jpgAldo Martinez, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Martinez chose family medicine because he enjoys the challenge of managing a wide range of pathologies in different age groups.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Martinez chose the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program because of all the tracks offered, excellent facilities, and the feeling of support from the staff and faculty and the diversity in the patient population.

Professional Interests: Urgent care and office procedures.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Spending time with family, watching movies and traveling.

McGregor_James.jpgJames McGregor, BMBS

Why Family Medicine: Dr. McGregor chose family medicine because he is interested in preventive medicine and working within a community. He also enjoys the interpersonal aspects of family medicine.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. McGregor chose the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program because it is an established program with numerous opportunities and guidance within family medicine.

Professional Interests: Primary care, preventative medicine, and health and wellness.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Traveling, music, basketball, getting outdoors, and meeting new people.

Polsinello_Amy.jpgAmy Polsinello, BMBS

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Polsinello chose family medicine because she loves the vast scope family medicine offers, and the opportunity to provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Polsinello chose the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program because of its strong reputation and unique approach to postgraduate training in family medicine. She was also drawn to the emphasis on clinical exposure in obstetrics. Plus, the incredible people she met on interview day!

Professional Interests: Clinical interests include obstetrics, neonatal care, and dermatology. Research interests include patient-controlled personal electronic health records and mood disorders.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Running, working out, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Reynolds_Stephanie.jpgStephanie Reynolds, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Reynolds chose family medicine because of the variety of patient encounters: the interaction with patients of all ages, life styles, physical, and mental health.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency:  As a lifelong resident of Indiana, working with the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program has always been a dream of Dr. Reynolds. During the interview process, she felt at home, and knew in her heart this was the best fit for her.

Professional Interests: Sports medicine, obstetrics, women's health, and procedures.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Sporting events, fine dining experiences, and spending time with friends and family.

Santos_Ramon.jpgRamon Santos, MD

Why Family Medicine: Dr. Santos is driven by the opportunity that he can have as a family medicine physician to establish a meaningful patient-doctor relationship with his patients. He chose family medicine because he knows that once he begins his practice, he will be confident enough to take care of his patients regardless if it is in a rural town, emergency room or hospital ward.

Why IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Santos chose the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program because he is able to train in a university program that can also offer personalized assistance in guiding his career.  Dr. Santos was also impressed by how happy the current residents were with their decision to train at IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program. 

Professional Interests: Hospitalized patients and palliative care.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Running, reading motivational books, and spending time with family.

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