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  Shelby Dvorak - University of North Dakota SOM  The compassionate, enthusiastic faculty and residents, positive learning environment, and opportunity to work with underserved populations both locally and abroad brought me to the TCH/UC Family Medicine Program from my home state of North Dakota. I am so happy to be here! In addition to general family medicine, my interests include plant-based nutrition, lifestyle medicine, global health, and working with underserved populations. I feel blessed to a part of this program and am excited for the opportunities ahead during my time here in Cincinnati!

Shelby Dvorak- University of North Dakota SOM

The compassionate, enthusiastic faculty and residents, positive learning environment, and opportunity to work with underserved populations both locally and abroad brought me to the TCH/UC Family Medicine Program from my home state of North Dakota. I am so happy to be here! In addition to general family medicine, my interests include plant-based nutrition, lifestyle medicine, global health, and working with underserved populations. I feel blessed to a part of this program and am excited for the opportunities ahead during my time here in Cincinnati!

  *Christopher Champlin  - Wright StateSOM  I'm a Cincinnati native happy to be back in town. I went to Notre Dame for undergraduate and Wright State University for medical school.  I chose Family Medicine-Psychiatry because I find it difficult to separate out the two when thinking about patients. I would love to be a primary care physician for people with significant mental illness. As a plus, both specialties value talking to patients and I tend to be a chatty person.  What stuck out to me about the TCH / University of Cincinnati family medicine program are the high standards they keep, both academically and personally. The residents and faculty are exceptionally knowledgable and skilled while also being approachable and down to earth. It felt like/feels like a program where I would become a high quality physician while also making some great friends.

*Christopher Champlin - Wright StateSOM

I'm a Cincinnati native happy to be back in town. I went to Notre Dame for undergraduate and Wright State University for medical school.

I chose Family Medicine-Psychiatry because I find it difficult to separate out the two when thinking about patients. I would love to be a primary care physician for people with significant mental illness. As a plus, both specialties value talking to patients and I tend to be a chatty person.

What stuck out to me about the TCH / University of Cincinnati family medicine program are the high standards they keep, both academically and personally. The residents and faculty are exceptionally knowledgable and skilled while also being approachable and down to earth. It felt like/feels like a program where I would become a high quality physician while also making some great friends.

  Michelle Collier  - Tufts University SOM  I was raised in the United States Navy, and as a “military brat”, I’ve lived in various places throughout the world. I worked as a chemist before attending Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. My interests include academic medicine, and caring for geriatric and pediatric populations. I am very grateful to be here at TCH/UC because of our excellent faculty, emphasis on physicians as leaders and educators, and we have a supportive group of residents! Lastly, I enjoy cooking, reading, am a Harry Potter enthusiast, and have been a fan of the Denver Broncos for 20+ years!

Michelle Collier - Tufts University SOM

I was raised in the United States Navy, and as a “military brat”, I’ve lived in various places throughout the world. I worked as a chemist before attending Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. My interests include academic medicine, and caring for geriatric and pediatric populations. I am very grateful to be here at TCH/UC because of our excellent faculty, emphasis on physicians as leaders and educators, and we have a supportive group of residents! Lastly, I enjoy cooking, reading, am a Harry Potter enthusiast, and have been a fan of the Denver Broncos for 20+ years!

  Eric Cooney  - Saint Louis University SOM  I grew up in Wisconsin and and went to college and med school at Saint Louis University. I am very interested in geriatrics and palliative care, which brought me to the program! I plan to practice as outpatient medicine and hope to also see palliative care patients in the hospital. It has been wonderful to explore a new city and learn about the incredible history here!

Eric Cooney - Saint Louis University SOM

I grew up in Wisconsin and and went to college and med school at Saint Louis University. I am very interested in geriatrics and palliative care, which brought me to the program! I plan to practice as outpatient medicine and hope to also see palliative care patients in the hospital. It has been wonderful to explore a new city and learn about the incredible history here!

  Christian Gausvik  - University of Cincinnati  I started my path towards medicine at Xavier University and completed medical school at UC where I did several years of Geriatrics research. I love Cincinnati and I am thrilled to be here because TCHUCFM really embodies exactly what Family Medicine should strive to be. Here I found stellar academics and a program with a genuine dedication to serving the most vulnerable populations. Since I was a kid I have had a passion for the care of older adults and the strength of the Geriatrics opportunities here sets a high bar. I love trying out new restaurants, cooking at home, gardening, and exploring the city.

Christian Gausvik - University of Cincinnati

I started my path towards medicine at Xavier University and completed medical school at UC where I did several years of Geriatrics research. I love Cincinnati and I am thrilled to be here because TCHUCFM really embodies exactly what Family Medicine should strive to be. Here I found stellar academics and a program with a genuine dedication to serving the most vulnerable populations. Since I was a kid I have had a passion for the care of older adults and the strength of the Geriatrics opportunities here sets a high bar. I love trying out new restaurants, cooking at home, gardening, and exploring the city.

  *Suzanne Watson  - Wake Forest SOM  I come to medicine as a second career after 15+ years of ministry in the Episcopal Church. I attended medical school in my 20s, but left to devote time to raising my family. The dream of medicine never stopped, and at the age of 50 I embarked on this vocational change. Part of my motivation was the loss of my husband by suicide. I am strongly committed to mental health advocacy, the reduction of stigma, and suicide prevention. I plan to combine ministry and practice of medicine in a high-need, underserved area. When this former San Diego native surfer girl isn’t busy in the hospital or serving in a church, I spend time with my four young adult children and hiking with my 100 pound Bernese Mountain Dog.

*Suzanne Watson - Wake Forest SOM

I come to medicine as a second career after 15+ years of ministry in the Episcopal Church. I attended medical school in my 20s, but left to devote time to raising my family. The dream of medicine never stopped, and at the age of 50 I embarked on this vocational change. Part of my motivation was the loss of my husband by suicide. I am strongly committed to mental health advocacy, the reduction of stigma, and suicide prevention. I plan to combine ministry and practice of medicine in a high-need, underserved area. When this former San Diego native surfer girl isn’t busy in the hospital or serving in a church, I spend time with my four young adult children and hiking with my 100 pound Bernese Mountain Dog.

  Sarah Hollis - University of Cincinnati  I was born a pastor's kid in Ohio, but have since lived in all over. My parents were pastors for the Salvation Army so I learned the importance of service very early in life. I wanted to be a doctor since childhood because of an amazing family doctor my family continued to go to despite moving states away. I went to Wright State University and studied chemistry in undergrad. While in my bachelor program I trained in the US Air Force through the ROTC program. Life took a change of direction when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and discharged from the military. While in medical school, I became involved in relay for life, and after several years, not only led a team, but helped coordinate a county wide event. I was drawn to TCHUC FM because of the commitment to service, especially underserved populations, both locally and abroad. I also enjoyed the faculty's passion for education and hope to learn some teaching skills from them during my time here. I have a strong passion for obstetrical care and hope to complete a fellowship in Family Centered Maternity Care.

Sarah Hollis- University of Cincinnati

I was born a pastor's kid in Ohio, but have since lived in all over. My parents were pastors for the Salvation Army so I learned the importance of service very early in life. I wanted to be a doctor since childhood because of an amazing family doctor my family continued to go to despite moving states away. I went to Wright State University and studied chemistry in undergrad. While in my bachelor program I trained in the US Air Force through the ROTC program. Life took a change of direction when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and discharged from the military. While in medical school, I became involved in relay for life, and after several years, not only led a team, but helped coordinate a county wide event. I was drawn to TCHUC FM because of the commitment to service, especially underserved populations, both locally and abroad. I also enjoyed the faculty's passion for education and hope to learn some teaching skills from them during my time here. I have a strong passion for obstetrical care and hope to complete a fellowship in Family Centered Maternity Care.

*designates FMP resident