First Year Residents

Christopher D'Amico, DO

Hometown: Mentor, OH
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Cleveland State University-International Business/Economics
Medical School: LECOM
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Outpatient Medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Guitar/Chess
Why I chose UH Regional: I had a chance to rotate through with several attendings and residents, and loved the culture and the people at this program. I shadowed with Dr. Leone as a pre-med student, and was very excited to have an opportunity to continue learning from him and the rest of the team. Also, Cleveland is my favorite place!
Favorite Quote: “Some people like their cucumbers better pickled.” – Dave Chappelle

William Hein, DO

Hometown: Mentor, OH
Undergraduate Institution and Major/Minor: Ohio University-Education
Medical School: OUHCOM
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Private Practice Direct Primary Care
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Shooting, video games, chess, running
Why I chose UH Regional: I plan on staying in the area, as I grew up here. I also knew Dr. Leone before medical school, and had a friend that went to his program and had good things to say about it.
Favorite Quote: “I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin’, and hook up with them later.” – Mitch Hedberg

Sarah Paul, DO

Hometown: Zanesville, Ohio
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Kent State University, Major: Biological Sciences, Minor: Chemistry
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: OMT, Integrative Medicine, Women's Health
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Golfing, cheering on the Tribe at Progressive Field, reading on my balcony
Why I chose UH Regional: I felt the program, in general, had a family feel to it; everyone seemed to get along and enjoy being around each other, which I found to be an important aspect of my decision. Being affiliated with UH and getting experiences at different campuses, I knew that I would get the opportunity to explore my many interests and get a well-rounded education.
Favorite Quote: “But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Zachary Richens, DO

Hometown: Taylorsville, UT
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: University of Utah, Major: Biology, Minors: Chemistry and Spanish
Medical School: LECOM
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Still considering fellowships
Personal Interests/Hobbies: I love the great outdoors, my family, and my dogs
Why I chose UH Regional: UH Regionals gives you the community hospital feel in a large system. You have access to world class facilities and trainers nestled in the middle of a large city. I wanted the ability to live in the suburbs, but have access to the arts, entertainment, and fine dining.
Favorite Quote: “Do unto others as you would have done to you.”

Khoa Truong, DO

Hometown: Oroville
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Biology
Medical School: KYCOM
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: N/A
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Fly fishing, cooking, basketball, gardening, marital arts
Why I chose UH Regional: Great atmosphere to work and learn in
Favorite Quote: “You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water, my friend.” – Bruce Lee

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