Third Year Residents
Craig Hermann, DO
Hometown: Imperial, MO
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Truman State University – Biology; University of Missouri – Master of Public Health
Medical School: Des Moines University
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Outpatient primary care, Community medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and kids. Watching/playing sports. Video games.
Why I chose UH Regionals: I received great feedback from current residents about the relationships they had with the faculty and with one another. I also prefer the focus on primarily outpatient medicine.
Favorite Quote: “Do, or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda
Samantha Seiler, DO
Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Ripon College; Majors: Biology, German; Minor: Chemistry
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Bradenton
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Women’s Health, Domestic Violence Awareness – I want to start a nonprofit in the future!
Personal Interests/Hobbies: listening to and playing music, camping, Packers football, all things Disney and Harry Potter
Why I chose UH Regionals: UH Regionals chose me
Favorite Quote: “I sort of enjoy the fact that I'm misunderstood most of the time. That's fine.” – Billie Joe Armstrong
Michael Wood, DO
Hometown: Shaker Heights, OH
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Queen’s University (Kingston, ON), Life Sciences
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: General Outpatient Family Medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Cleveland Sports, Hiking, Traveling, Politics, Nature, anything outside
Why I chose UH Regionals: I grew up in Cleveland and wanted to make my way back here for residency. I like how UH regionals FM is on the smaller size, but also has access to the resources of main campus. The diversity of patient populations at the various hospitals and practice settings in which we rotate is another plus. Finally, I like this program’s outpatient focus as this is the type of setting I want to practice in going forward.
Favorite Quote: “Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley” – Theodore Roethke
Fenny Zen, MD
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Undergraduate Institute and Major: The Ohio State University – Biology
Medical School: University of Toledo
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Global Health, Emergency Medicine, Outpatient Medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, Trying new restaurants, Working out, Learning new languages, Medical mission trips
Why I chose UH Regionals: The program has a strong family feel, from co-residents to attendings to our program director. I also like the fact that we are able to rotate through several different hospitals within the UH system and being exposed to various populations with different needs.
Favorite Quote: “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.” – Buddha
Second Year Residents
Laura Bracknell, DO
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: University of Florida, Biology Major
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Wellness, Nutrition, Preventative Medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Sand Volleyball, Running, Hiking, Tennis, Yoga
Why I chose UH Regionals: I chose UH Regionals because I wanted a well-rounded residency experience with like-minded individuals that would equip me with the tools to provide exceptional care to my patients.
Favorite Quote: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Olivia DeMartini, DO
Hometown: Solon, Ohio
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: The Ohio State University – Health Sciences
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine, Women’s Health, OMT, Pediatrics
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, Painting, Gardening, Hiking with my dog
Why I chose UH Regionals: The location of this program is near home for me, and I wanted to train in the same area I plan to stay in post residency. Additionally, UH Regionals offers a unique experience of exposing residents to a diverse patient population by working in both rural and urban locations. Because we are within University Hospitals, training at the Regional program provides the community hospital experience while still having the support of an academic institution. There’s an outpatient focus with great work life balance.
Favorite Quote: “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none” – Shakespeare
Anthony Holst, DO
Hometown: Orem, Utah
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Brigham Young University, B.S. Biophysics
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies: basketball, hiking, dogs
Why I chose UH Regionals: Familiarity, Diversity of the program.
Favorite Quote: The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates
Mohan Muvvala, DO
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Biochemistry and Cellular, Molecular Biology and Neuroscience, minor in Psychology
Medical School: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Integrative Medicine, Regenerative and Longevity Medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, Singing, Dancing, Ukulele
Why I chose UH Regionals: I was interested in UH Regionals because you get to be a part of a community hospital with the resources of an academic center. I’m also encouraged that integrative medicine is part of the curriculum since that gives us a holistic approach to patient care.
Favorite Quote: “To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.” – Alan Watts
Justin Quinette, DO
Hometown: Lone Tree, Colorado
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Marquette University: Biomedical Sciences with minor in Entrepreneurship
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Sports medicine, preventative care
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Woodworking, painting, basketball, gardening, guitar
Why I chose UH Regionals: Friendly atmosphere, good training
Favorite Quote: “I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying” – Michael Jordan
First Year Residents
John M. Allen
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Wright State University, Biomedical Engineering (bachelors), Human Anatomy (masters)
Medical School: OU-HCOM, Dublin
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: General FM, community health, addiction medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Spoiling my dogs, watching soccer (go Crew!), trying new restaurants, playing video games, exploring the various Cleveland script signs
Why I chose UH Regionals: Truly great exposure to a wide variety of learning and practice environments, with urban, suburban and rural, as well as both community and academic hospitals
Favorite Quote: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.” – Leonard Nimoy
Wesley Baker, DO
Hometown: Dover, Ohio
Undergraduate Institution and Major/Minor: Walsh University - Biology with minor in Chemistry
Medical School: OUHCOM
Areas of interest: sports medicine, preventive care
Personal interests/hobbies: Cleveland Browns, hunting, gardening
Why I chose UH: I wanted to be trained by the official healthcare partner of the Cleveland Browns. Also, the program has a family feel to it. It's a friendly environment that facilitates personal growth while promoting a healthy work-life balance. Our faculty supports us when we need it.
Favorite quote: "A man's reach should exceed his grasp."
Brianna Gedeon, DO
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future: Outpatient FM, OMT/Sports Medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Wrestling, Cooking, Weight Lifting, Traveling
Why I chose UH Regionals: It was important to me to stay in Cleveland. Even though I never rotated here, I just felt like on interview day like I fit! I was so ecstatic to have matched here.
Favorite Quote: “Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent” ~ Calvin Coolidge
Melissa Smith, DO
Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Brain, Behavior, & Cognitive Science
Graduate: University of South Florida, Masters in Medical Sciences
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/ Medical Areas of interest/ future aspirations: Still finding my niche, but I aim to have the knowledge, competence and skills to feel confident I am doing right by my patients
Why I chose UH Regionals:
- I knew I wanted to be in the Midwest. I had heard great things about the UH system and very much appreciated the smaller size, accessibility of attendings, and community-basis with connection to the larger institution for other resources and opportunities.
- Nonetheless, what really drew me in was my experience on interview day. Speaking with multiple residents and core faculty about their experiences, seeing their interactions, and noting their genuine happiness with the program, the “family feel” and supportive atmosphere was difficult to ignore. In my short time here, this has continued to prove true.
- “Oh yes, the past can hurt, but from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Rafiki, The Lion King
- “There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” – John Lennon