Congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2008. Having gained the skills and experience they were looking for, our residents are heading to communities stretching from Sacramento to Long Island to begin productive careers as hospital-based physicians, solo practitioners or members of group practices. Many are bringing their expertise to fellowship programs across the country, including those in general surgery, vascular surgery, pathology, geriatric medicine and rheumatology. It has been our privilege to prepare these young doctors and we extend our best wishes to them for their continued success.
Celine Gisbert, MD has accepted a position as a physician for Conemaugh Health System, with a focus on Corporate Care and Urgent Care.
Arpana Tewari, MD will begin fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine in Arizona.
Shahin Oveisi, MD has accepted a position in a group practice in Maryland.
Mohammad Mazid, MD will join a group practice in Long Island, New York.
Audie Florida, MD is currently exploring and considering multiple career options.
Aksana Afanasenka, MD is a hospitalist at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
Bassem Koleilat, MD will begin his career as a hospitalist at East Coast Hospital Inpatient Specialists in Lake Mary, Florida.
Vinay Nair, MD has chosen to pursue a career as a hospitalist at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Smitha Pechitty, MD is a new mother who will pursue a career as a hospitalist in the coming months.
Swathy Reddy, MD has accepted a position as a hospitalist at Geisinger Health System in State College.
Fazil Siddiqi, MD is relocating to California where he will further his career as a hospitalist.
M. Paula Jofre, MD, Chief Resident at Memorial Medical Center, is beginning a Rheumatology Fellowship at Case Western/University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Weibke Ackermann, MD is an Anesthesiology resident at the Penn State/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey.
Heath Ergas, MD is an Ophthalmology resident at West Virginia University.
Neelum Mittal, MD is a Radiology resident at Geisinger Medical Center.
Arie Maszkowicz, MD is a Radiology resident at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York City.
Andrew Swihart, MD is a Radiology resident at UPMC – Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Michelle Tarasi, DO is an Anesthesiology resident at the University of Iowa.
Justin Boccardo, MD is beginning fellowship training in Vascular Surgery at Case Western Reserve/ University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Gregory Schaefer, MD has begun fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care in Greenville, North Carolina.
Steven Catinchi, MD will complete a fellowship in Surgical Pathology in 2009 and an additional fellowship in Dermopathology in 2010 at UPMC in Pittsburgh.
Chun He, MD, PhD is beginning a fellowship in Renal Pathology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Jie Huang, MD, PhD is beginning a fellowship in Cytopathology at Ohio State University.
After considering multiple career opportunities, all six AOA interns chose to remain at Memorial Medical Center and are furthering their education as residents in our accredited programs.
Kim (Holquist) Al Soudi, DO is an Internal Medicine resident.
Shawna Morrissey, DO is a General Surgery resident.
Matthew Perry, DO is an Emergency Medicine resident.
Shawn Saylor, DO is a Family Medicine resident.
Brittney Shook, DO is an Emergency Medicine resident.
Ryan Shook, DO is an Emergency Medicine resident.
For more information about the residency programs at Memorial Medical Center, please call (814)534-9892.