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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.

Chief Residents

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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.

Fourth 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.

Third 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.

Second 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: Categorical

Bradley Hertzler, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident.

Bradley Hertzler, MD

University of Nebraska School of Medicine

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I chose Mount Carmel because of my quick and strong connection with the residents on my interview day. The residents were hospitable and were not negative in any environment. There was a sense of community, humility, and cooperation within the residents, but they also took their surgical training very seriously. The program was very family-friendly and they encouraged, not only my surgical development, but my personal development, as well.

Interests

Spending time with my family (wife and 3 daughters). We enjoy going for hikes, having backyard fires, going to the zoo, and playing at the park with our dog. Also, running, reading, playing the drums, and leading house church ministries and preaching.

Jacob Werkin, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident.

Jacob Werkin, MD

Mercer University School of Medicine

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

It was a mix between the confidence of the residents in their field of expertise as well as the brotherhood among them.

Interests

Hunting, fishing, and outdoor sport, computer programming, UGA football, and spending time with my wife.

Andrew Yang, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident.

Andrew Yang, MD

West Virginia University School of Medicine

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

The sense of camaraderie between the residents at Mount Carmel really stood out during my interviews. Early operative experience and a collegial relationship with the faculty were also very important traits of Moutn Carmel's program that appeals to me.

Interests

Cooking, spending time with family, sports, indoor rock climbing, volleyball and hiking.

First Year Residents: Preliminary

Matthew Byun, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident.

Matthew Byun, MD

Wright State School of Medicine

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

I wanted to do surgery and heard Mount carmel affords preliminary residents excellent opportunities in the OR. I rotated here as a medical student and had a great experience. I also really enjoy the Columbus area.

Interests

Lifting weights, playing basketball, the NBA, and spending time with my family, friends and dogs.

Michael, Pettus, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident.

Michael Pettus, MD

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Why I chose Mount Carmel?

It is a great place to train in a collegial atmosphere. We get excellent operative exposure early on to help develop surgical skills.

Interests

Basketball, tennis, snowboarding, UNC Tarheels, Carolina Panthers, Team USA soccer, and watching movies.

Erin Shropshire, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident

Erin Shropshire, MD

The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Why I Chose Mount Carmel?

All of the interns get operative experience, and the program itself has a very collegial and non-malignant culture. The leadership really advocates on behalf of the students. Also, Columbus is a great city with a lot to offer!

Interests

Good coffee, brunch, and reading non-medicine related books when I have the time.

Recent Graduates

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Ryan Barnes, DO

Post Graduation: Private Practice (San Diego, California

Medical School: 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

Post Graduation: Private Practice (Ashville, North Carolina)

Medical School: 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

Post Graduation: Vascular Surgery fellowship East Carolina University

Medical School: 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).

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