Internal Medicine Residents

Our Current Residents

PGY3

Costa Alimonos

Costa Alimonos

Born: Dayton, Ohio
Undergraduate: Wright State University
Medical School: LMU-DCOM
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, trail running, basketball, music festivals. I've been to 17 countries, with Holland, Pakistan and Switzerland being my favorite. I started trail running a year ago and completed 8 ultramarathons. My favorite hikes have been Mt Sherman and Quandary Peak, Angels Landing and Grand Canyon R2R2R.
Future Goals: Hospitalist
Jessica Austin

Jessica Austin

Born: Washington, DC
Undergraduate: Cedarville University (BA), Kent State University (BSN)
Graduate School: Kent State University MM
Hobbies: Hobbies: playing every string instrument I can get my hands on, breeding and raising warmbloods and Friesians, playing fetch with my dogs, spending time with my husband, kids, grandkids and other family.
Future Goals: Nocturnist, eventually getting involved in GME.
Amanda Goethals

Amanda Goethals

Born: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Undergraduate: St. Louis University
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Dogs, cooking, hiking, travel
Future Goals: Hospitalist or Heme-Onc
Dustin Minix

Dustin Minix

Undergraduate: Eastern Kentucky University
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Traveling, University of Kentucky basketball & football, golf
Future Goals: Hospitalist or pulmonary and critical care fellowship

Farhad Sanati

Undergraduate: University of Louisville
Medical School: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Martial arts
Future Goals: Hospitalist or Heme/Onc fellowship
Aliya Shaikh

Aliya Shaikh

Undergraduate: University of Scranton
Medical School: PCOM
Hobbies: Traveling and outdoor music
Bryan Szeto

Bryan Szeto

Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
Hobbies: Tennis, running, hiking, camping, dogs
Future Goals: Outpatient/Inpatient Internal Medicine
Waitman Taylor

Waitman Taylor

Born: Owensboro, Ky.
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky
Medical School: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Running, Reading, Traveling, Food, Movies, Kentucky Basketball
Future Goals: Hospitalist vs. Outpatient Care
Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas

Born: Cleveland
Undergraduate: John Carroll University
Graduate School: Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: LECOM
Hobbies: Family time with wife and two sons, lifting, carpentry, sports, conspiracy theories, history
Future Goals: Private practice (inpatient and outpatient)

PGY2

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

PGY1

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
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