Residents

med ped residents

The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program prepares residents for a vast assortment of future career opportunities. We promote a collaborative learning atmosphere which engages attending physicians, residents and ancillary staff in a team-based approach to provide residents with the knowledge and skills for success.

Learn More about Resident Life and Our Alumni

We value interpersonal relationships as much as we value education. Our residents and alumni come from broad and diverse paths. These collaborative relationships are strengthened through both professional experiences and getting to know our residents outside the workplace.

PGY1

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Sathya Areti, MD

Hometown: Glen Allen, VA
Undergraduate School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Genetics and how it ties into various disciplines of medicine
Personal Interests: Dancing, Weight lifting, Netflix, anything chocolate

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Sarah Redmond, MD

Hometown: Bainbridge Island, WA
Undergraduate School: University of Washington
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: infectious diseases, public health, or maybe primary care
Personal Interests: running in the Cleveland parks, plant and mushroom identification, knitting, local history, libraries and bookstores, houseplants

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David Ritzenthaler, MD

Hometown: Sandusky, OH
Undergraduate School: Xavier University - Cincinnati
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Primary care, medical education, access to care, health equity, substance use disorder
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife and dog, cooking, improv comedy, and hanging out with my fellow residents!

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Shwetha Sudhakar, MD

Hometown: Berwyn, PA
Undergraduate School: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: med/peds hospitalist, adult congenital heart disease, transitions of care, refugee health
Personal Interests: trying new restaurants, cooking, reading, Broadway shows, Jeopardy

PGY2

Sofia Bertoloni Meli, MD

Sofia Bertoloni Meli, MD

Hometown: Bloomington, IN
Undergraduate School: Indiana University
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Endocrinology, medical education, hospitalist medicine
Personal Interests: I love to travel and cook foods from different countries. I also love to read!

Mackenzie Carter, MD

Mackenzie Carter, MD

Hometown: Barrington, RI & Villanova, PA
Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley
Medical School: University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Medicine and advocacy work with underserved populations; med-peds hospitalist and/or ID; Global health; teaching and medical education (I’m still figuring out how to put it all together!)
Personal Interests: I love to travel, spend time with my family and friends, go camping and be outside as much as possible! Also food but I’m still learning how to cook!

Kendall Franz, MD

Kendall Franz, MD

Hometown:Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!)
Undergraduate School: Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Professional Interests: Primary care, hospitalist med-peds, comprehensive care, transitions of care, medical education, alternative reimbursement models, business of medicine
Personal Interest: Rock climbing, hiking & being outdoors, trying new restaurants, brewing (and enjoying) craft beer, watching The Office, spending time with family and friends.

Louise Sawaya, MD

Louise Sawaya, MD

Hometown: Westland, Michigan
Undergraduate School: Central Michigan University
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Transitions of care for children with chronic disease and adults with pediatric illness, global health, health care for underserved patient populations, health care for Spanish-speaking patients, congenital cardiology, med-peds hospitalist medicine, medical education
Personal Interests: Singing, cooking, running, going to church, hanging out with my cats, camping, hiking, traveling, coffee and tea, and spending time with friends and family

PGY3

Lauren Sackett, MD

Lauren Sackett, MD

Hometown: Independence, Ohio
Undergraduate School: University of Dayton
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Professional Interests: Adult and pediatric hospital medicine
Personal Interests: cooking, baking, reading, Cleveland sports, being my nephew’s favorite aunt :)

Tolu Ifabiyi, MD

Tolulope Ifabiyi, MD

Hometown: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Undergraduate School: McGill University
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Primary care, Hematology-Oncology, Global health, Working with Medically Underserved Populations
Personal Interest: Spending Time with Family and Friends, Cooking, Baking, Dinner Parties, Traveling, Musical Theatre/Broadway Shows, Singing

Angeline Sawaya, MD

Angeline Sawaya, MD

Hometown: Westland, Michigan
Undergraduate School: Central Michigan University
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Professional Interests: med/peds hospitalist, transitions of care, global health, local health disparities, healthcare for Spanish-speaking patients, pediatric camps
Personal Interests: being a cat mom, traveling, exploring Cleveland, drinking coffee, eating lots of cheese, going to church, cooking new recipes!

PGY4

Jamel Brown, MD

Jamel Brown, MD

Hometown: Ridgeville, SC
Undergraduate School: The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Professional Interests: Adult and Pediatric Hospital Medicine, HIV Primary Care, Health Disparities and Public Health
Personal Interests: Hanging out with my family, jazz music, politics, professional wrestling

Michael Daunov, DO

Michael Daunov, DO

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Medical School: AT Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Hematologic malignancies
Personal Interests: Traveling, cooking (i.e., enjoying food my wife has cooked), hiking, running with my baby jogger, biking very short distances, drinking beer

Hong De Sa, MD

Hong De Sa, MD

Hometown: Stroudsburg, PA
Undergraduate School: Harvard University
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Professional Interests: Hem/Onc, maybe pediatric cancer survivorship, academic medicine
Personal Interests: Ultra/trail running and the associated carb-loading, hiking, gardening, road trips with family and friends

Alissa Zeglin, MD

Alissa Zeglin, MD

Hometown: Barrington, IL
Undergraduate School: Loyola University Chicago
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Academic medicine, primary care
Personal Interests: Crafting, reading