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The members of Mount Carmel's Internal Medicine Residency Program are a diverse group of physicians, the breadth of which brings to the program a rich and inspiring variety of perspectives on healthcare and medicine.

Third Year Residents

Sagar Gandhi, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Sagar Gandhi, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Undergrad: The Ohio State University, Major: Biology

Medical Special Interests: Hospitalist medicine, General Internal Medicine

Outside Interests: Spending time with family and friends, cooking, sports and traveling

Why I chose Mount Carmel: During my interview day I felt that Mount Carmel had an amazing atmosphere. Everyone was very welcoming and it seemed like the faculty, residents and staff all got along very well. Also, Dr. Weiss and the rest of the faculty were not only enthusiastic about the program, but also cared about the quality of education that their residents are receiving.

Noah Hagen, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Noah Hagen, DO

Chief Resident

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduate: Ohio University, Neuroscience, M.S.

Undergrad: Ohio University, Major: Biological Sciences

Medical Special Interest: General Internal Medicine

Outside Interests: Backpacking/Traveling, Reading, Gardening, Meditation, Live Music, Photography, Golf

Why I chose Mount Carmel: I love Columbus for its Midwest attitude, while being, and feeling like an up and coming city. The program director and residents created an inviting and open environment which results in an enjoyable work environment.

Kelly Hanson, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Kelly Hanson, DO

Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: College of Saint Benedict, Majors: Communication and Art

Medical Special Interests: Gastroenterology and Critical Care

Outside Interests: Running, cycling, traveling, anything outdoors

Why I chose Mount Carmel: I received such a warm welcome during my interview and felt at home immediately. I was impressed with the faculty and how happy everyone seemed here, which is exactly what I'm looking for. I'm so happy to be here.

Stacie Hirota, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Stacie Hirota, DO

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University

Undergrad: Butler University, Majors: Biology & Chemistry

Medical Special Interest: Gastroenterology

Outside Interests: Traveling and adventure, exploring new restaurants with friends and family

Why I chose Mount Carmel: When I interviewed at Mount Carmel, I immediately felt welcomed by the staff and residents. They portrayed a family-oriented environment that would help me grow personally and professionally. They clearly exemplified the qualities and characteristics I was looking for in a residency through their genuine interactions describing the positive learning environment and community-driven atmosphere.

Olamide Johnson, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Olamide Johnson, DO

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: Pitzer College, Major: Human Biology

Medical Special Interests: Hematology/Oncology, Gastroenterology

Outside Interests: Traveling, trying different types of food, reading, watching movies, salsa dancing and most importantly, spending time with family and friends

Why I chose Mount Carmel: I chose Mount Carmel because my interview experience was one of the most impressive and relaxing. During my interview with Dr. Weiss, I found him to be honest and sincere; I felt a great sense of calm and felt comfortable. The residents were consistently happy with the program and a sense of camaraderie and support was evident.

Karampal Mand, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Karampal Mand, MD

Medical School: American University of Caribbean

Undergrad: Cleveland State University, Major: Biology

Medical Special Interest: Hospitalist Medicine

Outside Interests: Traveling to new cities, exploring, shopping, real life foodie, yoga, singing and dancing

Why I chose Mount Carmel: The program has all the components of an excellent residency; a nurturing academic environment, residents who are team players, state of the art facilities, and a great location of the hospital in a beautiful city.

Rajpreet Singh, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Rajpreet Singh, MD

Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Graduate: The Ohio State University, Masters of Pharmacology

Undergrad: University of California, Merced, Major: Human Biology

Medical Special Interest: Hematology/Oncology

Outside Interests: Cricket, Basketball, trying new food, traveling, Bhangra, video games

Why I chose Mount Carmel: As a student at Mount Carmel I enjoyed the open learning environment and the faculty's enthusiasm towards teaching. There was a genuine camaraderie between residents. Overall there is a loving and caring atmosphere, which provides a great buffer for the rigors of residency.

Diana Zellner, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Diana Zellner, DO

Chief Resident

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: Meredith College, Major: Psychology, Minor: Studio Arts

Medical Special Interest: General Internal Medicine

Outside Interests: Hiking, biking, camping, yoga, painting, sewing, sculpting, gardening, friends and family

Why I chose Mount Carmel: It was here at Mount Carmel, on my first internal medicine rotation, that I decided I wanted to pursue medicine and I am excited for the opportunity to complete my residency training in that same environment with outstanding attendings and awesome residents.

Second Year Residents

Joshua Asamoa, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Joshua Asamoa, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: Oakwood University, Major: Biology

Medical Special Interest: Hospitalist medicine, General Internal Medicine

Outside Interests: Basketball, concerts, hiking, shopping

Why I chose Mount Carmel: I chose Mount Carmel because I genuinely felt at home here and the residents and faculty feel like a family.

Calli Bertschy, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Calli Bertschy, DO

Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center

Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin, Major: Human Biology

Medical Special Interest: Hospitalist medicine, Critical Care, Palliative Care

Outside Interests: Stand-up, Improv and British comedy, live music, karaoke, film, sushi making, Farmers markets, traveling, spending time with friends and family

Why I chose Mount Carmel: As a medical student, interviewing with Drs. Weiss and Donaldson and interacting with current residents was genuinely fun. It was definitely the most comfortable interview of my life and made me feel confident that Mount Carmel would be a good fit for me. It was reassuring to know they could provide a supportive working and learning environment that would allow me to explore my interests during residency.

Julie Boatman, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Julie Boatman, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: The Ohio State Univesity, Major: Microbiology, Minor: Forensic Sciences

Medical Special Interest: Hospitalist Medicine

Outside Interests: Watching Ohio State football, traveling, trying new restaurants, playing with my dog, hiking, knitting, yoga and spending time with my family and friends

Why I chose Mount Carmel: I always felt welcomed at Mount Carmel, even on my first day as a third year medical student. I was interested in the program's supportive environment with attendings excited to teach. The residents were genuine with an altruistic attitude. I am also excited to be working in the Columbus community with the underserved population.

Shawn Kim, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Shawn Kim, DO

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine- Bradenton

Undergrad: UCLA, Major: Physiological Science

Medical Special Interest: Hospitalist medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Sports Medicine

Outside Interests: Basketball, Los Angeles Lakers, Gym, Food, Music

Why I chose Mount Carmel: Friendly and supportive environment, all of my friends who rotated here raved about the program, attendings and residents.

Daniel Lee, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Daniel Lee, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Undergrad: University of Colorado at Boulder, Major: Biochemistry

Medical Special Interest: Primary care, mental health

Outside Interests: Basketball, golf, journalism

Why I chose Mount Carmel: Dr. Weiss and Dr. Donaldson were very kind and easy to talk to. I envisioned them as being great sources of support during residency. Dr. Hamilton's interest in primary care aligned with my professional goals.

Jessica Weiss, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Jessica Weiss, DO

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine- Bradenton

Undergrad: University of Miami, Major: Psychology

Medical Special Interest: Pulmonary/Critical Care, Gastroenterology

Outside Interests: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, snow skiing, barre fitness classes, baking, DIY projects

Why I chose Mount Carmel: I chose Mount Carmel because it encompassed all the things I was looking for in a residency program; a strong sense of camaraderie among the residents, a supportive, yet challenging educational environment, and a diverse patient population. Furthermore, I get to train at the same hospital where my father completed his Internal Medicine residency.

Jeffery Whitcomb, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Jeffery Whitcomb, DO

Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduate: IUPUI, Master's in Biology

Undergrad: Cedarville University, Major: Biology

Medical Special Interest: Hospitalist medicine, foreign medical missions, sports medicine, critical care, hospital administration

Outside Interests: Spending time with my wife Kylie, attending church, hiking, climbing 14ers in Colorado, traveling, sports, fitness, Butler basketball, Cincinnati Reds

Why I chose Mount Carmel: When I evaluated residency programs I sought a program full of happy people where the leadership and residents supported one another, while also providing diverse pathology and excellent learning opportunities. I found exactly what I was looking for at Mount Carmel. The residents here are by far the happiest and most cohesive group I encountered during medical school and I look forward to being part of this awesome family.

Filadelfiya Zvinovski, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Filadelfiya Zvinovski, MD

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Undergrad: Saint Louis University, Major: Psychology

Medical Special Interest: Hospitalist Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology

Outside Interests: Salsa dancing, Broadway musicals, Tennis

Why I chose Mount Carmel: I decided that Mount Carmel was a great fit for me when I had a chance to speak with the attendings. I felt that I could get great medical training while also working with passionate and caring people.

First Year Residents

Cody Cobb, MD, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Cody Cobb, MD

Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

Undergrad: Baylor University, Major: Biochemistry

Medical Special Interests: Critical Care, Infectious Disease, Hospitalist Medicine

Outside Interests: Photography, history of medicine, plants, myrmecology, trivia, entomology and etymology

Why I chose Mount Carmel: During my interview, I could tell from the start that the program was earnestly interested in adding me to their team. Speaking with the program director and residents about their experiences and the expectations of the residency solidified my decision. Mount Carmel is a great place to learn and practice medicine.

Sarah Isenhart, DO, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Sarah Isenhart, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: Ohio University, Major: Exercise Physiology

Medical Special Interests: Hospitalist Medicine

Outside Interests: Crossfit/weightlifting, hiking, backpacking, camping, water sports, snowboarding, cooking and nutrition, DIY projects

Why I chose Mount Carmel: After starting my first rotation at Mount Carmel as a medical student, it did not take me long to realize this is exactly where I wanted to be! The supportive yet challenging learning environment with attendings eager to teach and the family-like atmosphere made me feel right at home. I am beyond excited to continue my training as a part of the Mount Carmel family in my hometown!

Marie Denise Kan, MD, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Marie Denise Kan, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Undergrad: UC Berkeley, Major: Molecular and Cell Biology

Medical Special Interests: Critical Care, Hospitalist Medicine

Outside Interests: Spending time with family, exploring new cities, trying new recipes, visiting friends

Why I chose Mount Carmel: Welcoming environment, supportive and challenging faculty, great camaraderie and happy residents.

Joseph Lamb, MD, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Joseph Lamb, MD

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Undergrad: University of Nevada, Major: Biology

Medical Special Interests: General Internal Medicine

Outside Interests: Spending time with family, golf, movies and hiking

Why I chose Mount Carmel: Everyone I met on my rotation as a medical student, as well as on my interview day, were positive and easy to connect with. I knew that Mount Carmel would be the best fit for me.

Derek McDowell, DO, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Derek McDowell, DO

Medical School: AT Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: Boise State University, Major: Health Sciences

Medical Special Interests: Hematology/Oncology, Hospitalist Medicine

Outside Interests: Spending time with my wife and son, golf, Boise State football

Why I chose Mount Carmel: When I had the opportunity to speak with the attendings, I could tell that it was a very collegial and personable environment. I felt like this was an educational setting that I would thrive in.

George McKenney, DO, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

George McKenney, DO

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Medicine

Undergrad: West Virginia University, Major: Chemistry

Medical Special Interests: Critical Care

Outside Interests: Golf, sports, hiking, camping, concerts

Why I chose Mount Carmel: Great faculty

Jhosye Naranjo, DO, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Jhosye Naranjo, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: Wright State University, Major: Biology

Medical Special Interests: General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Outside Interests: Dancing, music, biking, reading, cooking, spending time with family, traveling and playing basketball

Why I chose Mount Carmel: After completion of my audition rotation as a medical student, it became clear to me that Mount Carmel had everything I was looking for in a residency program - a diverse patient population, friendly teaching environment, and residents who support each other like a big family. During my interview day, everyone I met was friendly and welcoming; I immediately felt at home. I was also particularly impressed by the Internal Medicine department's commitment to resident education.

Daniel Santone, MD, internal medicine resident in Mount Carmel's Graduate Medical Education program in Columbus, Ohio.

Daniel Santone, MD

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Undergrad: University of Notre Dame, Major: Biochemistry

Medical Special Interests: Critical Care

Outside Interests: Triathlons/marathons, playing ultimate frisbee & football, board games, reading

Why I chose Mount Carmel: I chose Mount Carmel because of the residents and attendings. I realized that no matter where I went for residency, I will spend long hours honing my skills in clinical medicine. The medicine is the same between programs, but the people make the difference! I felt an instant and easy connection with the residents at Mount Carmel. Whether it was playing kickball or discussing challenging cases, the residents are smart, hardworking and fun. The attendings show a daily commitment for meticulous patient care, are collegial and thoughtful in their teaching, and are excellent at mentoring and finding resources for all kinds of projects and research. Our community garden, culinary medicine, and mission trips are just a few examples of residents and faculty working together to create something we can all benefit from.