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The members of Mount Carmel's General Surgery Residency Program are a diverse group of physicians, representing a broad range of academic backgrounds and experiential histories.

Fifth Year Residents: Categorical

Bradley Hertzler, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident.

Bradley Hertzler, MD

University of Nebraska School of Medicine

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

I chose Mount Carmel because of my quick and strong connection with the residents on my interview day. The residents were hospitable and were not negative in any environment. There was a sense of community, humility, and cooperation within the residents, but they also took their surgical training very seriously. The program was very family-friendly and they encouraged, not only my surgical development, but my personal development, as well.

Interests

Spending time with my family (wife and 3 daughters). We enjoy going for hikes, having backyard fires, going to the zoo, and playing at the park with our dog. Also, running, reading, playing the drums, and leading house church ministries and preaching.

Jacob Werkin, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident.

Jacob Werkin, MD

Mercer University School of Medicine

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

It was a mix between the confidence of the residents in their field of expertise as well as the brotherhood among them.

Interests

Hunting, fishing, and outdoor sport, computer programming, UGA football, and spending time with my wife.

Andrew Yang, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident.

Andrew Yang, MD

West Virginia University School of Medicine

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

The sense of camaraderie between the residents at Mount Carmel really stood out during my interviews. Early operative experience and a collegial relationship with the faculty were also very important traits of Mount Carmel's program that appeals to me.

Interests

Cooking, spending time with family, sports, indoor rock climbing, volleyball and hiking.

Fourth Year Residents: Categorical

Daniel Hall, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident.

Daniel Hall, MD

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

During the interview trail, there was no place that matched the inclusiveness and hospitality that Mount Carmel showed me. I felt at home among the faculty, staff, and residents from day one. Once I learned about the excellent operating experience and the ability to pursue the careers of my choosing upon completing residency, my decision was a no brainer.

Interests

My two dogs, Ohio State Football, reading, health and fitness

Brent Sherwin, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident.

Brent Sherwin, MD

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

During my interview I was impressed at the closeness of the residents and how welcoming the program was in general. I was also very impressed with the early operative experience and the opportunity to participate in a chief clinic during residency.

Interests

Spending time with my wife, family, and friends, hiking, backpacking, and soccer

Paul Stechschulte, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident.

Paul Stechschulte, MD

The Ohio State University

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

I chose Mount Carmel based on my sub-I during my fourth year of medical school. While on rotation, I could tell the program produced excellent surgeons who were well prepared to pursue their passion, whether they decided to enter directly into practice or continue on to fellowship. The most important factor for me however, was the people at Mount Carmel and the supportive, family-like culture of the program.

Interests

Spending time with my wife and our families, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, basketball, cycling, piano, singing, woodworking, home brewing, watching movies, Buckeyes, Boilermakers, Blue Jackets, and Steelers.

Third Year Residents: Categorical

Leslie Addengast, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident

Leslie Addengast, MD

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

Early operative experience and friendly residents and obvious collegiality. I have worked with several of their graduates and was impressed by their operative abilities and general knowledge.

Interests

Good coffee, brunch, and reading non-medicine related books when I have the time.

Elliot Dobkin, DO, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident

Elliot Dobkin, DO

Western University of Health Sciences
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

A strong community program that puts an emphasis on early operative experience and provides exposure to a wide variety of pathologies.

Interests

Golf, basketball, hiking, snowboarding, puzzles, trivia, karaoke, live music and movies.

Jamie Hall, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident

Jamie Hall, MD

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel made me feel like I wasn't just joining a residency program. I was joining a family. The early, hands-on operative experience is unparalleled. Everyone I spoke with had only great things to say about the surgery program at Mount Carmel.

Interests

Jamie has a special interest in Trauma/Critical Care and Pediatrics following residency. Outside interests include snow skiing, kickboxing and spending time with friends and family.

Second Year Residents: Categorical

Nicholas Boniface, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident

Nicholas Boniface, MD

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

I chose Mount Carmel because I loved the attention and dedication spent by every faculty member to each patient and the importance of educating the residents. The guided autonomy given to the surgical residents I believe is a key way to forming the most competent surgeons.

James Markman, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident

James Markman, MD

Michigan State University

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

It was an easy call. From the moment I met the surgical residents, I was struck by their distinct autonomy, confidence, and curiosity. In turn, I came to appreciate their sincerity and engaging personalities. It was clear that the program director and senior surgeons carefully crafted their program around these characteristics, and I was thrilled at the opportunity to join up for the long haul.

Tyler Gilliland, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident

Tyler Gilliland, MD

University of South Dakota

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

The early operative experience was very appealing. When I came to interview, there was a genuine sense of comradery and I got along great with the residents and faculty.

First Year Residents: Categorical

Julie Corbett, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident

Julie Corbett, MD

Wright State University

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

I rotated at Mount Carmel as a 4th year medical student and knew immediately this was where I wanted to be for my general surgery residency. I enjoyed that the residents were not only good friends, but also pushed each other to become better surgeons. In addition, having worked with some of their recent graduates, I was very impressed with the quality of their training and the confidence they had in the operating room.

Amy Fernow, DO, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident

Amy Fernow, DO

Ohio University

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

I chose Mount Carmel because of my positive experience rotating there during my fourth year. I was impressed by how invested each member of the team was in resident education. The program offers excellent surgical training in a friendly environment that I wanted to be a part of.

Allyson Winter, DO, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident

Allyson Winter, DO

Des Moines University

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel met and exceeded expectations of my ideal residency program. Not only did the residents own a distinct autonomy and confidence, the sense of comradery and collegiality amongst the residents and faculty was unmatched. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity to join the Mount Carmel family and to receive excellent training.

First Year Residents: Preliminary

Jane Han, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident

Jane Han, MD

Indiana University

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

First and foremost, the program director, Dr. Chambers, is incredibly genuine, devoted and accessible. Mount Carmel residents have phenomenal operative skills from early on and get great sub-specialty exposure. The faculty are passionate about teaching and have high educational standards and expectations for all residents. At the same time, they are extremely compassionate and caring towards residents’ wellbeing. Prelims are treated just like categorical interns, and if you stay here for the full residency, you would be treated like a PGY2 during your categorical intern year. No matter what your goal is as a prelim, Mount Carmel is dedicated and equipped to help you succeed, and the residents here will make you feel truly at home.

Joshua Hernandez, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident

Joshua Hernandez, MD

University of Texas Galveston

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

All with whom I spoke to, including residents, were happy and excited about the program. The program offers flexibility, including electives in the first year, and fosters early OR experience in a collegiate environment that is also family-friendly. As a bonus, everyone we know who has been loves Columbus.

Ryan Rossos, MD, is a Mount Carmel general surgery resident

Ryan Rossos, MD

St. George University

Why I Chose Mount Carmel

I chose Mount Carmel because of the positive feedback I had received from current and past residents about the program. I got a very collegial vibe from my interactions with the program director, residents and staff. I believe this environment will enable me to have a very positive intern year. Furthermore, Columbus is an amazing city to live in and is very affordable.

Recent Graduates 2018

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Cameron Black, MD

Cameron Talmage Black, MD completed his undergraduate at Brigham Young University with a BS in Biology. Cameron attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine where he received his degree in medicine. After completing his General Surgery Residency at Mount Carmel, he will be joining the Utah Surgical Associates practice in Cedar City, Utah.

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Brandon Murphy, MD

Brandon James Murphy, MD completed his undergraduate at Miami University with a BA in Zoology. Brandon attended the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University where he received his degree in medicine. After completing his General Surgery Residency at Mount Carmel, he will be joining Westerville Surgical Specialists with plans to work at Mount Carmel St. Ann's.

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Kurt Yandle, MD

Kurt Yandle, MD completed his undergraduate degree at Wingate University with a BS in both Mathematics and Chemistry. Kurt attended Wake Forest School of Medicine where he received his degree in medicine. After completing his General Surgery Residency at Mount Carmel, he will be starting a career in missions surgery in Kapsowar, Kenya, initially under Samaritan's Purse.