Internal Medicine Residents

Our Current Residents

PGY3

Madiha Huq

Madiha Huq

Born: Lubbock, Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Medicine
Hobbies: Reading, painting, shopping, traveling, crocheting/knitting, gardening, cooking, fashion design, puzzles and spending time with husband and family.
Future Goals: Plan to do a mixture of clinical work and research in the future. May pursue a fellowship in heme/onc or nephrology.
Jason Ice

Jason Ice

Born: North Ridgeville, Ohio
Undergraduate: Baldwin Wallace University
Medical School: OUHCOM
Hobbies: Golf, Watching Sporting events, CrossFit, Cooking, Traveling, playing board games with friends
Future Goals: Traditional Internist with outpatient and inpatient practice vs hospitalist.
Raahil Malhotra

Raahil Malhotra

Born: Kings Park, N.Y.
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: LECOM - Erie
Hobbies: Exploring new cuisines, traveling, basketball, golf, tennis
Future Goals: Hospitalist vs Sub-specialty
Curtis Ingold

Curtis Ingold

Undergraduate: University of Toledo
Medical School: LECOM
Hobbies: Grilling, swimming, and bonfires
Future Goals: Becoming a Hospitalist in the Cleveland area and become more involved in medical mission work
Anthony Miniaci

Anthony Miniaci

Born: Longbeach, Calif.
Undergraduate: Miami University
Medical School: LECOM (Erie)
Hobbies: Running, Cycling, watching the Browns and Indians, golfing, cooking, and playing with my 6 lb. dog cooper
Future Goals: Fellowship in Cardiology
Benjamin Nelson

Benjamin Nelson

Born: Keizer, Oregon
Medical School: A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Snowboarding, woodworking, cooking, and hanging out with my wife and four children.
Future Goals: Hospitalist
Dallin Tonks

Dallin Tonks

Born: Los Angeles
Undergraduate: University of La Verne
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife, son and dog. Reading, US History, South Park, Seinfeld, The Office, Ben Shapiro, hiking, working out, exploring new places and listening to music.
Future Goals: Hospitalists, may pursue Pulmonary/Critical Care
Jonathan Vogt

Jonathan Vogt

Undergraduate: Virginia Tech University
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Cooking, movies, shopping at Target and going to the beach
Future Goals: Hospitalist

PGY2

Peter Diep

Peter Diep

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shaun Zmuda

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

PGY1

Yuliya Fedchik

Yuliya Fedchik

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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