Second Year Residents
Monica Gobrial, DO
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: UCLA- B.S., Psychology, Biology; USC – M.S., Global Medicine
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences – D.O.
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Primary Care
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Nature, music, fine arts
Why I Chose UH Regional: I chose UH Regional for my Family Medicine Residency because I was intrigued by the diverse learning opportunity this program offered through the various clinical rotation sites located throughout Northeast Ohio, ranging from academic teaching hospitals to community hospitals to private clinics to rural medicine settings.
Favorite Quote: “Always help someone. You might be the only one that does.”
Kathleen Naylor, DO
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: University of Miami (FL), Major: Exercise Physiology, Minor: Biology and Chemistry
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Sports Medicine/Primary Care
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Sports (baseball – Go Cubs!, football – Go Canes!), movies, baking, craft beer, camping, spending time with my family and friends
Why I chose UH Regional: UH Regional has a wonderful focus on the surrounding community and rural health. As part of a large, multi-hospital system, there are opportunities throughout the UH system to tailor your residency specifically to your interests and career goals. Also, Cleveland is a diverse, lively city with a lot to offer, including professional sports, a wonderful theater district, and plenty of restaurants and areas to explore.
Favorite Quote: “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Nathaniel Nelson, DO
Hometown: Puyallup, WA
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Brigham Young University-Idaho
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Sports Medicine, OMT
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Backpacking, baseball, running, cycling, hanging out with my awesome wife and hilarious three kids
Why I chose UH Regional: First, I loved the seemingly endless opportunities for exposure to sports medicine. Second, I found NE Ohio is an excellent place to raise kids with good schools and safe neighborhoods. Third, housing and the cost of living is much lower than other parts of the country.
Favorite Quote: “You lose, you smile, and you come back the next day. You win, you smile, you come back the next day.” – Ken Griffey, Jr.
Kevin Panasiewicz, DO
Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Michigan State University, Major: Human Biology
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: I am currently most interested in pursuing general outpatient family practice.
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Reading, traveling, going to the movies, skiing
Why I chose UH Regional: I chose UH Regional because of the unique opportunity to travel between multiple area hospitals within the system and work with a variety of patients and staff.
Tejumade Williams, DO
Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Oakwood University, Biochemistry
Medical School: Rowan University
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Working for the underserved and Global Health
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, spending time with friends and family
Why I chose UH Regional: After my interview, I felt it would be a great place to learn and develop as a physician. I was also motivated by the positive outlook and response I received from everyone I had come in contact with.
Favorite Quote: “There is a lot of difference between human being and being human; very few understand it.” – Ratan Tata