Internal Medicine Residents

Our Current Residents

PGY3

Peter Diep

Peter Diep, DO

Born: Miami
Undergraduate: Florida State University
Medical School: LECOM
Hobbies: Cooking, drawing, dance music, competitive shooting, writing, traveling
Future Goals: Practice as a hospitalist or subspecialize
David Laubli

David Laubli, DO

Born: Upstate New York
Undergraduate: University of Akron
Medical School: Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife, family, and friends, as well as hiking, rock climbing, cooking, exploring restaurants and breweries, and working on cars.
Future Goals: Practice as an internist in the Cleveland area
Benjamin Meacham

Benjamin Meacham, DO

Born: Columbus, Ohio
Undergraduate: Miami University
Medical School: LECOM
Hobbies: Cooking, running, writing op-eds, spending time at Lake Erie
Future Goals: Hospital medicine
Hermes Milanes

Hermes Milanes, DO

Born: Cuba
Undergraduate: Florida International University
Medical School: LECOM (Erie)
Hobbies: Watching and playing sports, eating, traveling, crossword puzzles, planting/gardening, playing with dogs
Future Goals: Likely hospitalist, possibly nocturnist
Ziad Shwaiki

Ziad Shwaiki, DO

Born: Canton, Ohio
Undergraduate: University of Akron
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Weightlifting, Billiards, Ping Pong, Reading, and Walking with friends
Future Goals: Keeping an open mind for either Hospital Medicine or the pursuit of a fellowship
Sandeep Singh

Sandeep Singh, DO

Born: Pittsburgh
Undergraduate: University of Buffalo
Medical School: LECOM (Erie)
Hobbies: Basketball, weightlifting, automotive enthusiast, traveling
Future Goals: Traditional hospitalist
Shaun Zmuda

Shaun Zmuda, DO

Born: Fredonia, N.Y.
Undergraduate: SUNY Fredonia
Medical School: LECOM
Hobbies: Playing guitar & keyboard, auto mechanics, making lamps, snowboarding and going to concerts with friends
Future Goals: Hospitalist vs Allergy and Immunology

PGY2

Yuliya Fedchik

Yuliya Fedchik, DO

Born:Ukraine
Undergraduate: Gannon University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Medicine
Hobbies:Traveling, museums, lattes, trying new desserts, spending time with my cats, husband and family.
Future Goals:Hospitalist

Riley Gurreri

Riley Gurreri, DO

Born:Dayton, Ohio
Undergraduate: Liberty University
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies:Eating and cooking good food, hiking and walking my dog, watching Cleveland sports, reading
Future Goals: Practice as a hospitalist in Cleveland

Julia Manzo

Julia Manzo, DO

Born:Ellwood City, PA
Undergraduate: Duquesne University
Medical School:Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Traveling, running, nature hiking, working out, going to concerts and shows
Future Goals:Fellowship in Hematology & Oncology

Miesca McFarland

Miesca McFarland, DO

Born:Kingston, Jamaica
Undergraduate: Bridgewater College
Medical School:West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies:I love music, so I use it to do everything! I am always singing/humming poorly. I love to dance, particularly ballroom dancing. I’m obsessed with movies, especially horror/thrillers; I frequent the theatre weekly, I am an avid traveler, 10+ countries, 2+ continents and counting. I am a very competitive board gamer, ruining friendships over monopoly. I like to write poems, play cricket, anything Francophone and I love to celebrate birthdays!
Future Goals:Critical Care

Luke Nientimp

Luke Nientimp, DO

Born:Erie, PA
Undergraduate: Tennessee Tech University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Medicine
Hobbies: I am a big sports fan, enjoy golfing and skiing, fishing and camping.
Future Goals:Hospitalist vs. traditional internist

Naeem Syed

Naeem Syed, DO

Born:Murree, Pakistan but raised in Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate: City University of NY
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
Hobbies: Sports (UFC, Football, Cricket), hiking, trying new food, movies, spending time with family.
Future Goals:Possibly pursuing a fellowship in Pulmonary Critical Care

Amy Whitaker

Amy Whitaker, DO

Born: Plattsburg, NY
Undergraduate: University of Dayton
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Hobbies: Cooking, finding new breweries, painting, traveling with friends and family, seeing my nephew!
Future Goals: Hospitalist or out-patient

PGY1

Tahseen Azeem, DO

Tahseen Azeem, DO

Born: India
Undergraduate: Benedictine University
Medical School: Midwestern University AZCOM
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, exploring
Future Goals: Hospitalist

Michael Aziz, MD

Michael Aziz, MD

Born: Cairo, Egypt
Undergraduate: The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education BS/MD
Medical School: Sophie Davis/NEOMED
Hobbies: Netflix, gym, long walks on the beach
Future Goals: Hospitalist

Sohaib Hassan, DO

Sohaib Hassan, DO

Born: Woodland, CA
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical School: Midwestern University AZCOM
Hobbies: Basketball, Football, MMA, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Cooking, Finding new places to eat, Spending time with wife and family
Future Goals: Fellowship in Cardiology

Kevin Koch, DO

Kevin Koch, DO

Born: Mequon, Wisconsin
Undergraduate: UW Madison
Medical School: LECOM, Erie Campus
Hobbies: Cooking, exercising, reading
Future Goals: Critical Care Fellowship, resuscitation and toxicology research, own and operate a food truck

Jason Lauf, DO

Jason Lauf, DO

Born: Lima, OH
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Working out, building things, snowboarding, golfing, spending time with my fiancée, pets, and family
Future Goals: Cardiology

Michael Moses, DO

Michael Moses, DO

Born: Toledo, OH
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Medical School: LECOM Bradenton
Hobbies: Family time, computers, gaming
Future Goals: Interested in becoming a community setting internist

Anhthu Tong, DO

Anhthu Tong, DO

Born: Torrance, CA
Undergraduate: UC Irvine
Medical School: KCUMB
Hobbies: Baking all things chocolate and matcha, trying all the seasonal lattes, landscape painting, brewery hopping, hiking, indoor top-roping, outdoor bouldering
Future Goals: Hospitalist

Jessica Weido, DO

Jessica Weido, DO

Born: Des Moines, IA
Undergraduate: Iowa State
Medical School: Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Roller blading, running, listening to music, watching football
Future Goals: Hospitalist vs. Critical Care