First Year Residents

Here are some areas where our residents have resided while in residency:

Willoughby Hills, Mayfield Heights, Lyndhurst, Chardon, Hudson, Lakewood, Downtown Cleveland

Malathi Amarnath, DO

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Undergraduate Institute & Major/Minor: Emory University, BS-Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, BA-Economics
Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/Medical Areas of Interests/Future Aspirations: Pediatric/Adolescent medicine, International medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Dance, Hiking, Baking, Jigsaw puzzles
Why I chose UH Regional: multiple rotation sites, especially for pediatric rotations; international medicine programs in Cleveland
Favorite Quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
“Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.”

Antonio Imbarlina Jr., DO

Hometown: North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Institute & Major/Minor: Carlow University, Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/Medical Areas of Interests/Future Aspirations: Cruise Ship Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Hyperbaric Medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Music (Going to Concerts & Collecting Vinyl), Outdoor Activities (Hiking, Fishing, Biking), Reading Classic Novels, Watching Movies, and Cooking
Why I chose UH Regional: It is part of a great healthcare system with a plethora of resources and fantastic teaching/learning opportunities.
Favorite Quote: “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” – Sir Isaac Newton

Ante Tony Pletikosic, DO

Hometown: Kirtland, Ohio
Undergraduate Institute & Major/Minor: Case Western Reserve University, Chemistry major/math and psychology minors
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/Medical Areas of Interests/Future Aspirations: Sports Medicine / Primary Care
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Sports – football, soccer, basketball, baseball, golf. Hunting/fishing/outdoor activities
Why I chose UH Regional: I choose it because of the community feel. I did not want to go to a large academic institution.
Favorite Quote: “Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today” – James Dean

Khon Truong, DO

Hometown: Vancouver, Washington
Undergraduate Institute & Major/Minor: Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry, Environmental science, Psychology
Medical School: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/Medical Areas of Interests/Future Aspirations: I’m still in the air of whether or not I will decide to do a fellowship. I’m still getting the feel of things and see what interests me these coming few months.
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, eating, all sports, coffee, sleep, and restaurant hunting/hopping.
Why I chose UH Regional: In terms of what I look for in a program I look at the programs course schedule, current resident’s personality, and the location. I felt like this program fulfilled all of my requirements including 1) exposure to small, large, and rural population types, 2) residents that are happy and helpful, and 3) Great food with a city full of champions!
Favorite Quote: “If you want to travel fast go by yourself; If you want to travel far you go with others” – African Proverb

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