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Current Residents

The members of Mount Carmel's General Surgery Residency Program are a diverse group of physicians, representing a broad range of academic backgrounds and experiential histories.

Fifth Year Residents: Categorical

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Ryan Barnes, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I chose Mount Carmel because of the relationships I witnessed between attending surgeons and residents while as a medical student rotating through here. The relationships were more of a friendship than anything that I believe only helps to foster learning. Also, the early exposure to the operating room here at Mount Carmel is unsurpassed in my opinion.

Interests

Sports of all kinds, the Philadelphia Eagles, collecting Civil War artifacts.

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John Kogoy, MD

Marshall University

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

In my residency application process, I was looking for a surgery program with a friendly, collegial environment, and a good balance of academics and operative training. Mount Carmel fits this profile perfectly. We have an unparalleled experience in the operating room and a terrific rapport with our staff.

Interests

Outside of work, I enjoy listening to all types of music and have a fairly extensive collection of vinyl albums. I also try to stay in shape by running and working out.

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Seth Noland, MD

Marshall University

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

The residents worked hard but all genuinely enjoyed their job. The relationship between residents and attendings is very collegial. The operative experience is excellent throughout, while the chief year offers excellent autonomy.

Interests

Football, baseball, playing golf poorly, and attending Columbus sporting events (Blue Jackets and Clippers).

Fourth Year Residents: Categorical

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Adam Rothermel, MD

Wright State University

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I chose Mount Carmel due to the tight camaraderie amongst residents as the well open lines of communication between residents and staff.

Interests

Live music, cowboy boots, soccer, table tennis, and spending time with family and friends.

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Aaron Wilcox, MD

Ohio State University

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I chose Mount Carmel because it was apparent that graduating residents are competent and confident in the tenets of General Surgery and the group of residents is collegial.

Interests

My interests include golf, soccer and cooking.

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Harish Yalamanchili, MD

University of Illinois

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I liked the early operative experience and the camaraderie not just among the residents, but between the residents and staff. The program is very resident-centric which allows a great amount of involvement by the residents in creating the structure of the program.

Interests

Traveling, scuba diving, tennis, running, F1, chess.

Third Year Residents: Categorical

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Charles Hartranft, DO

Ohio University

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I spent several months as a medical student rotating on service here. It was easy to see the great atmosphere and working relationships among residents and attending surgeons alike. Early operative exposure is and remains a hallmark of the program.

Interests

Golf, University of South Carolina athletics, Cleveland sports, family, cooking.

Mount Carmel Residents discuss why they chose Mount Carmel over other Columbus, Ohio, healthcare systems for their residency.
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Alicia Reiss, MD

Ohio State University

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I liked the atmosphere of the program and work ethic of the residents. Also, the operative experience is excellent especially for junior residents.

Interests

I enjoy playing golf, hiking, riding horses, and home-brewing.

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Jantzen Thorns, MD

University of Texas at San Antonio

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I came to Mount Carmel and thus Columbus from San Antonio, Tx. In my interviews and residency search, I found no other place like Mount Carmel in terms of the collegial atmosphere, early & unparalleled operative experience, and tight knit close relationships that residents and staff alike enjoy. The choice was clear and easy!

Interests

Football, basketball, boxing, and spending time with my children.

Second Year Residents: Categorical

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Stephanie Buchanan, MD

Wright State University

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I chose Mount Carmel because of the great residents, staff, and friendly hospital atmosphere. I was born in Columbus (here at Mount Carmel) and completed my undergrad at the University of Minnesota before returning home for medical school and now residency.

Interests

Tennis, Minnesota Twins, and traveling.

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Nicholas McKenzie, MD

Ohio State University

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I loved the residents I worked with on my rotation as a fourth year. I felt like it was a tightly knit group that enjoyed working together and supported each other.

Interests

I love college sports, especially Michigan State football and basketball. When I have time I enjoy running and working out. I also really like cooking and trying new restaurants in Columbus with friends.

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Irina Popescu-Novac, MD

University of Toledo

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I love the city of Columbus and was looking for a program where I could enjoy the many hours I would spend in the hospital. When I came here for a second look I saw that the residents had lots of fun while learning a lot and it seemed like a perfect fit for me.

Interests

Traveling, cooking, art (looking at it, not creating it), and reading.

First Year Residents: Categorical

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Cameron Black, MD

OSU

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

Mount Carmel was my top choice for residency for two main reasons. Firstly because it has a strong record of training skilled surgeons - with early exposure to the OR and a very high passing rate for the national boards for graduating chiefs. And secondly because the faculty and staff are very friendly and approachable and the fellow residents are a fun group I knew I would get a long with.

Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.

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Brittany Moscato, MD

University of Central Florida

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

This was the only place on the interview trail where I truly felt comfortable with all of the residents. It was also a community program with early and often operative experience that also excelled academically. Seemed like the best of both worlds.

Interests

I enjoy being outside as much as possible- camping, hiking, running, skiing. I also like relaxing with a book or movie. I'm close to my big Italian family and spend a lot of my free time with them.

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Brandon Murphy, MD

Wright State University

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I chose Mount Carmel because I was looking for a program that had early operative opportunities, faculty that enjoy teaching residents, and a great group of residents that enjoyed spending time together.

Interests

Ohio State Football, running, and traveling.

First Year Residents: Preliminary

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Luisa Caparoula, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathy Medicine

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I chose Mount Carmel because of the residents, friendly atmosphere and educational experience. The faculty is very involved in teaching and helping you become a great surgeon. There is plenty of OR experience for everyone, including interns. Also, Columbus is a great place to live. Go Buckeyes!

Interests

Ohio State, gymnastics, traveling, running.

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John Horberg, MD

University of Southern Illinois

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I chose Mt. Carmel for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, I love the early operative experience. Interns are treated like a member of the team from day one. I also appreciate how approachable and friendly the faculty are and how they go out of their way to teach. The fact that all the residents love coming to work every day sums it all up.

Interests

My wife and I like spendings as much time as we can outdoors. We enjoy hiking, biking, running and rock climbing.

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Duke Keller, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathy Medicine

Recent Graduates

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Jonathan Pulido, MD

NEOUCOM

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I wanted a program that would prepare me to become a solid general surgeon after five years of training. Now that I am a chief resident, I can honestly say that I am comfortable to start practice, even though I still have a lot my chief year left. Mount Carmel is a great, close knit program with an emphasis on advanced laparoscopic surgery. Mount Carmel was my number one choice and if I had to go through the match again, I would not change a thing.

Interests

Golf, Pittsburgh Steelers, and good pizza.

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Ammon Rasmussen, MD

Ohio State University

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I wanted a program that would prepare me for a career as a sound and technically skilled general surgeon. The program also at the same time prepares you well to become a strong candidate for specialty training if you desire such. As a chief you are given a great deal of responsibility in terms of running your own service and operating with much autonomy. I feel more than prepared to enter practice as I near completion of my time here. Columbus and the program as a whole has been great to my family and children and afforded us great opportunities over the course of my five years. I couldn’t be happier with my choice!

Interests

I enjoy spending time with my wife and 5 children, playing soccer, doing triathlons, swimming, camping, and hiking. I also enjoyed coaching my son’s soccer team last year.

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Fernando Aguila, MD

Universidad de Guadalajara

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

Since my interview day I had the feeling of being at home. I saw smiles everywhere and realized that everybody had everybody's cell phones including attendings. This place really runs like a family business. MCH is a state-of-the art institution where the more complex operations look easy when the surgeon walks the resident through it. Here, if you are a resident you are treated as a physician and a surgeon, ancillary staff and other services have a true respect for your knowledge and skills. The opportunities to tailor your own training are endless: you want a little more vascular? you can go scrub with any of the VS's; you think you need one more hand sawn anastomosis? just let your attendings know and soon your phone will ring! In general being hired in MCH is the best event of my training as surgical resident.

Interests

Spending time with my newborn, wife, & family, soccer, and treveling.

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