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Current Residents

The members of Mount Carmel's Orthopedics Residency Program are a diverse group of physicians, the breadth of which brings to the program a rich and inspiring variety of perspectives on healthcare and medicine. The atmosphere is infused with a sense of camaraderie and congeniality, an approachable faculty, and a wide range of educational opportunities.

Fifth Year Residents


Matthew D. Clayton, MD

  • MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine-Huntsville
  • BA: Biology/Psychology, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL, 2004
  • Outside interests: Church, fishing, traveling, golf and Crimson Tide football

Jeffrey R. Backes, MD

  • MD: Northwestern University
  • BA: Psychology, Northwestern University, 2004
  • Outside interests: sports medicine, spending time with family, football

Fourth Year Residents


Jared C. Bentley, MD

  • MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 2010
  • BS: Biology, Shawnee State University, 2006
  • Outside interests: Hunting, fishing, and riding ATV’s with family. Bengals and Buckeye Football. Fast cars and loud music.

Roger E. Wiltfong, MD

  • MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2010
  • BS: Chemistry, Applied Biology, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2006
  • Outside interests: Baseball, New York Yankees, poker, photography, astronomy, darts

Third Year Residents


Rick Davis, MD

  • MD: MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2011
  • BS: Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • Outside interests: church, family, golf, Ohio State football and basketball, weight lifting

Jason Ferrel, MD

  • MD: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, 2011
  • BS: Business Finance, University of Akron, 2006
  • Outside Interests: soccer, running, golf, and family.

Second Year Residents


Benjamin Pulley, MD

  • MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2012
  • BS: Biology, The Ohio State University
  • Outside interests: Triathlon, cycling, running, jazz saxophone, and Buckeye football

Thai Trinh, MD

  • MD: The Ohio State University, 2012
  • BS: Capital University, 2008
  • Outside interests: Soccer, Cycling, Golf and family

First Year Residents


Craig Smith

  • MD Michigan State University 2013
  • B.S. Physiology - Michigan State University 2009
  • Outside interests: running, triathlon training, biking, hunting, skiing, T.B., movies.

Jeff Otte

  • MD Wright State University - 2013
  • B.S. Biology - Ohio Northern University - 2009
  • Outside interests: sports, hiking, camping, travel, horses, working on the family farm
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