Residents

2019-2020 House Staff pictured outside Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Pediatric House Staff 2019 – 2020 poster (PDF)

If you wish to contact our residents please email Peds_Chiefs@uhhospitals.org.

Why Our 2019 Interns Chose Rainbow:

“Rainbow has more to offer than just their reputation, innovative medical care, and revolutionary research. They offer an environment and culture that truly encourages compassionate, family-oriented patient care. When you walk through Rainbow, you know you are at home surrounded by people who are passionate about caring for kids and for each other” – Michelle Sergi

“Rainbow was my first interview of the season and I was struck by how welcoming and happy everyone seemed and I continued to compare everything else back to Rainbow. I loved the 6+2 schedule and the focus on community health. It seemed like the best choice for me to work in an environment that I was comfortable in and receive the best training possible.” – Rebecca Kuruvilla

“I chose Rainbow because it reminded me a lot of the same principles that my home institution held. It felt like home away from home. The focus on community was important to me combined with the benefits of being at a large academic center. The X+Y program was appealing to me to stay balanced during residency.” – Darla Fink

“I really liked the programs emphasis on advocacy and partnering with the community. I also like the dedicated clinic time we get with the 6+2 schedule. In addition, everyone was so passionate about this program and the community that they serve and it made me really want to be a part of that!” – Samantha Davidson

House Staff Contact Information

Pediatric Chief Residents

Erin Crawford, MD

Erin Crawford, MD

Undergrad: SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY
Medical School: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences, Israel

Rebecca Epstein, MD

Rebecca Epstein, MD

Undergrad: Yeshiva University, New York City, NY
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY

Elyssa Faigen, MD

Elyssa Faigen, MD

Undergrad: Barnard College of Columbia University, New York City, NY
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Keith Torrey, MD

Keith Torrey, MD, Med/Peds Chief

Undergrad: Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

PGY-1

Melissa Alberts, MD

Melissa Alberts, MD

Undergrad: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Leah Byland, MD

Leah Byland, MD

Undergrad: Columbia University, New York, NY
Medical School: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY

Anna Carleen, MD

Anna Carleen, MD

Undergrad: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Samantha Davidson, MD

Samantha Davidson, MD

Undergrad: State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Matthew “Zach” Dawson, MD

Matthew “Zach” Dawson, MD

Undergrad: Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Caroline Figgie, MD

Caroline Figgie, MD

Undergrad: Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Darla Fink, MD

Darla Fink, MD

Undergrad: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, PA

Calvin Gao, MD

Calvin Gao, MD

Undergrad: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, WA

Kirtana Ghandikota, MD

Kirtana Ghandikota, MD

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Flint, MI

Alexander Gipsman, MD

Alexander Gipsman, MD

Undergrad: Yeshiva University, New York, NY
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Stephanie Harlow, MD

Stephanie Harlow, MD

Undergrad: Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

Tolulope Ifabiyi, MD

Tolulope Ifabiyi, MD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, MI

Ryan Jenkins, MD

Ryan Jenkins, MD

Undergrad: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY

Lena Kretzmer, MD

Lena Kretzmer, MD

Undergrad: Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

Rebecca Kuruvilla, MD

Rebecca Kuruvilla, MD

Undergrad: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Rachael Libertin, MD

Rachael Libertin, MD

Undergrad: John Carroll University, University Heights, OH
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH

Rachel Longendyke, MD

Rachel Longendyke, MD

Undergrad: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Bryony Lucas, DO

Bryony Lucas, DO

Undergrad: Fordham University, Bronx, NY
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, NY

Aaron Malles, MD

Aaron Malles, MD

Undergrad: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Medical School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL

Andrea Matthew, MD

Andrea Matthew, MD

Undergrad: Hope College, Holland, MI
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Ionnis Milioglou, MD

Ionnis Milioglou, MD, Med/Peds

Medical School: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School, Greece

Marisa Miller, DO

Marisa Miller, DO

Undergrad: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH

Debra Rosenbaum, MD

Debra Rosenbaum, MD

Undergrad: Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, NY
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Lauren Sackett, MD

Lauren Sackett, MD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Ryan Sanchez, MD

Ryan Sanchez, MD

Undergrad: Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Michelle Sergi, DO

Michelle Sergi, D.O., Peds/Genetics

Undergrad: University of Akron, Akron, OH
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Elizabeth Shisler, MD

Elizabeth Shisler, MD

Undergrad: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Ward Strickland, MD

Ward Strickland, MD

Undergrad: Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Angeline Sawaya, MD

Angeline Sawaya, MD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Meghana Vemuganti, MD

Meghana Vemuganti, MD

Undergrad: Kent State University, Kent, OH
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH

Rachel Welch, MD

Rachel Welch, MD

Undergrad: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Amy Zawacki, MD

Amy Zawacki, MD

Undergrad: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

PGY-2

Naba Alibeji, MD

Naba Alibeji, MD

Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Christina Arand, MD

Christina Arand, MD

Undergrad: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Mimi Bach, MD

Mimi Bach, MD

Undergrad: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, TN

Jaimie Bar-Ness, MD

Jaimie Bar-Ness, MD

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical School: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences, Israel

Dakota Bennett, MD

Dakota Bennett, MD

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical School: The University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH

Eva Bernfeld, MD

Eva Bernfeld, MD

Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences, Israel

Sian Best, MD

Sian Best, MD

Undergrad: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Dayle Bondarev, MD

Dayle Bondarev, MD

Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley, CA
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, IL

Jamel Brown, MD

Jamel Brown, MD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Charleston, SC

Lauren Cardinal, MD

Lauren Cardinal, MD

Undergrad: Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

William Cheng, MD

William Cheng, MD

Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Michael Daunov, DO

Michael Daunov, DO, Med/Peds

Undergrad: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Medical School: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO

Hong De Sa, MD

Hong De Sa, MD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

William Dufficy, MD

William Dufficy, MD

Undergrad: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Nicholas Eastman, MD

Nicholas Eastman, MD

Undergrad: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Medical School: The University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH

Mark Feldman, MD

Mark Feldman, MD

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Sonia Gera, MD

Sonia Gera, MD

Undergrad: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Alexandra Houck, MD

Alexandra Houck, MD

Undergrad: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH

Sarah Johnson, MD

Sarah Johnson, MD

Undergrad: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth LaSalle, MD

Elizabeth LaSalle, MD

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Ashley Markowski, DO

Ashley Markowski, DO

Undergrad: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA

Christopher Miller, Jr, MD

Christopher Miller, Jr, MD

Undergrad: New York University, New York City, NY
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

John Pennacchio III, MD

John Pennacchio III, MD

Undergrad: Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

Michelle Pintea, MD

Michelle Pintea, MD

Undergrad: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine, St. Vincent & Grenadines

Ankita Prasad, DO

Ankita Prasad, DO

Undergrad: University of California: Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Medical School: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK

Megan Scruggs, MD

Megan Scruggs, MD

Undergrad: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY

Saloni Sheth, MD

Saloni Sheth, MD

Undergrad: Kent State University, Kent, OH
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH

Brittany Siegel, DO

Brittany Siegel, DO

Undergrad: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Jaclyn Siegel, DO

Jaclyn Siegel, DO

Undergrad: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Laura Sullivan, MD

Laura Sullivan, MD

Undergrad: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Supraja Swamy, MD

Supraja Swamy, MD

Undergrad: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Medical School: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

Emily Zangla, DO

Emily Zangla, DO

Undergrad: Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX

Alissa Zeglin, MD

Alissa Zeglin, MD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Haywood, IL

PGY-3

Genevra Addis, MD

Genevra Addis, MD

Undergrad: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA

Emily Ahn, MD

Emily Ahn, MD

Undergrad: Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

David Anderson, MD

David Anderson, MD

Undergrad: Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Reem Azem, MD

Reem Azem, MD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH

Sneha Butala, MD

Sneha Butala, MD

Undergrad: University of California, Irvine, CA
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Auburn Hills, MI

Cara Beth Carr, MD

Cara Beth Carr, MD

Undergrad: East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Tori Endres, MD

Tori Endres, MD

Undergrad: University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Natalie Frassica, MD

Natalie Frassica, MD

Undergrad: Boston University, Boston, MA
Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Anjali Garg, MD

Anjali Garg, MD

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI

Thomas Graf, MD

Thomas Graf, MD

Undergrad: Denison University, Granville, OH
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Monica Gray, MD

Monica Gray, MD

Undergrad: The University of Akron, Akron, OH
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH

Nour Hasan, MD

Nour Hasan, MD

Medical School: University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Syria

Jordan Hoerr, MD

Jordan Hoerr, MD

Undergrad: Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Sandra Kikano, MD

Sandra Kikano, MD

Undergrad: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH

Susan Liu, MD

Susan Liu, MD

Undergrad: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Cynthia Moffitt, MD

Cynthia Moffitt, MD

Undergrad: Duke University, Durham, NC
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Arian Nasab, MD

Arian Nasab, MD

Undergrad: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, TN

Preeti Panda, MD

Preeti Panda, MD

Undergrad: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Medical School: The Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

Jit Patel, MD

Jit Patel, MD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Phoebe Prioleau, MD

Phoebe Prioleau, MD

Undergrad: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mew York, NY

Lauren Pronman, DO

Lauren Pronman, DO, Peds/Genetics

Undergrad: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus, Spartanburg, SC

Amina Qayum, MD

Amina Qayum, MD

Undergrad: University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Richelle Reinhart, MD

Richelle Reinhart, MD

Undergrad: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Medical School: USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL

Erica Rider, DO

Erica Rider, DO

Undergrad: Gannon University, Erie, PA
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA

Justin Rondinelli, MD

Justin Rondinelli, MD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Leya Saju, MD

Leya Saju, MD

Undergrad: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Laura Schapiro, MD

Laura Schapiro, MD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Jennifer Schuster, MD

Jennifer Schuster, MD

Undergrad: Miami University, Oxford, OH
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Anupama Sundaram, MD

Anupama Sundaram, MD

Undergrad: University of Akron, Akron OH
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH

Izumi Suzuki, MD

Izumi Suzuki, MD

Undergrad: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Meghan Wendland, MD

Meghan Wendland, MD

Undergrad: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

PGY-4

Jacob Aaron, MD

Jacob Aaron, MD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, IL

Joel Goldberg, MD, PhD

Joel Goldberg, MD, PhD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: Tufts University, Medford, MA
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Jenny Lee, MD

Jenny Lee, MD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Matilda “Jumoke” Ogundare, MD

Matilda “Jumoke” Ogundare, MD, Med/Peds

Undergrad: Clayton State University, Morrow, GA
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

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