The FMP Residents stick around for five years but luckily they are a really cool bunch. For more information about this program click here

 Their official pictures are coming but here the FMP family welcomes our two new interns:  Samantha Lammie and Laura Ledvora

Their official pictures are coming but here the FMP family welcomes our two new interns:

Samantha Lammie and Laura Ledvora

Our Current Residents 

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First Years

  Samantha (Sammie) Lammie -  Emory University School of Medicine  I grew up in the rural Midwest and Appalachia thanks to a forester/mapmaking father and veterinarian mother. I’ve moved all over, from Philadelphia to the Bay Area, Atlanta, France, and South Africa. My academic background is in romance languages, public health, and infectious diseases. In med school, I quickly became interested in the overlap of primary care and mental health thanks to my rural background and past public health work in low-resource settings. I hope to fuse work as a clinician and researcher to better integrate mental health into primary care in the most isolated, underserved settings. I am so excited to be in a program that values the whole human being, both on the patient and clinician sides of the fence. I love the outdoors and being active (hiking, running, biking, yoga), spending time with family, writing, film, and fresh food.

Samantha (Sammie) Lammie - Emory University School of Medicine

I grew up in the rural Midwest and Appalachia thanks to a forester/mapmaking father and veterinarian mother. I’ve moved all over, from Philadelphia to the Bay Area, Atlanta, France, and South Africa. My academic background is in romance languages, public health, and infectious diseases. In med school, I quickly became interested in the overlap of primary care and mental health thanks to my rural background and past public health work in low-resource settings. I hope to fuse work as a clinician and researcher to better integrate mental health into primary care in the most isolated, underserved settings. I am so excited to be in a program that values the whole human being, both on the patient and clinician sides of the fence. I love the outdoors and being active (hiking, running, biking, yoga), spending time with family, writing, film, and fresh food.

  Laura Ledvora  - Medical College of Wisconsin  I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and completed medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. I fit the profile of a “Midwesterner” pretty well- friendly, hard-working, genuine, outdoorsy, someone who loves cheese, and someone who reflexively says “sorry” for no reason. I am SO excited to join the Cincinnati family because the residents and faculty embody a passion for excellent medicine and service to their community that I hope to learn from. I chose combined training because the physical and psychosocial aspects of health are often inseparable. I am particularly interested in trauma informed care, and the physician’s role in mitigating the effects of adverse experiences on health outcomes. In my free time I love to be active and am happiest when I am dancing my heart out in a Zumba class, running in the park, hiking/rock climbing, or doing gymnastics.

Laura Ledvora - Medical College of Wisconsin

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and completed medical school at the Medical College of
Wisconsin in Milwaukee. I fit the profile of a “Midwesterner” pretty well- friendly, hard-working,
genuine, outdoorsy, someone who loves cheese, and someone who reflexively says “sorry” for no
reason. I am SO excited to join the Cincinnati family because the residents and faculty embody a
passion for excellent medicine and service to their community that I hope to learn from. I chose combined training because the physical and psychosocial aspects of health are often inseparable. I am particularly interested in trauma informed care, and the physician’s role in mitigating the effects of adverse experiences on health outcomes. In my free time I love to be active and am happiest
when I am dancing my heart out in a Zumba class, running in the park, hiking/rock climbing, or doing gymnastics.

Second Years

  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.

  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.

THird Years

  Darshana Bhattacharyya -  U. of Illinois COM  I was born in Canada and has lived in England, Oklahoma, Iowa, California, DC, Illinois, and now Ohio! I completed her undergraduate studies at University of California at Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology with a Global Poverty and Practice Minor. Then at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I continued to explore interests in the Global Medicine Program, as an APA HIV Psychiatry Fellow in NYC, and as a Schweitzer Fellow at Threshold Mothers’ Project, a residential program for young moms with mental illness in Chicago. I knew this program was the perfect fit for me. I was drawn to the strong emphasis on underserved medicine, opportunities to pursue global health in residency, and the supportive and welcoming community here. Outside of work, I love the outdoors, art, playing the piano, and spending time with my husband when the FMP and EM residency stars align.

Darshana Bhattacharyya - U. of Illinois COM

I was born in Canada and has lived in England, Oklahoma, Iowa, California, DC, Illinois, and now Ohio! I completed her undergraduate studies at University of California at Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology with a Global Poverty and Practice Minor. Then at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I continued to explore interests in the Global Medicine Program, as an APA HIV Psychiatry Fellow in NYC, and as a Schweitzer Fellow at Threshold Mothers’ Project, a residential program for young moms with mental illness in Chicago. I knew this program was the perfect fit for me. I was drawn to the strong emphasis on underserved medicine, opportunities to pursue global health in residency, and the supportive and welcoming community here. Outside of work, I love the outdoors, art, playing the piano, and spending time with my husband when the FMP and EM residency stars align.

  Aruna Puthota -  Philadelphia College of OM  I came from NY for the combined psychiatry/family medicine program. It is exciting to be part of the dynamic team here at TCH. I was immediately drawn to the global health initiative threaded into the curriculum. After residency, I would like to practice rural medicine with the tools to be a “one-stop-shop” for my patients while also continuing to be involved in global health. I know that the family medicine component of my combined training will cultivate my growth into a competent, well-rounded, and compassionate physician and leader in medicine

Aruna Puthota - Philadelphia College of OM

I came from NY for the combined psychiatry/family medicine program. It is exciting to be part of the dynamic team here at TCH. I was immediately drawn to the global health initiative threaded into the curriculum. After residency, I would like to practice rural medicine with the tools to be a “one-stop-shop” for my patients while also continuing to be involved in global health. I know that the family medicine component of my combined training will cultivate my growth into a competent, well-rounded, and compassionate physician and leader in medicine

Fourth Years

  Julia Bedard-Thomas -  Wake Forest  Born and raised in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, I attended Wellesley College, and spent a few years doing clinical research with older adults in Boston. There are so many opportunities that I am excited to take advantage of and myriad unique skills I will integrate into my future career. I have strong interests in geriatrics, both medicine and psychiatry, LGBT medical and mental health care, wellness, caring for underserved populations at home and abroad, and the group visit model of care for chronic conditions.

Julia Bedard-Thomas - Wake Forest

Born and raised in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, I attended Wellesley College, and spent a few years doing clinical research with older adults in Boston. There are so many opportunities that I am excited to take advantage of and myriad unique skills I will integrate into my future career. I have strong interests in geriatrics, both medicine and psychiatry, LGBT medical and mental health care, wellness, caring for underserved populations at home and abroad, and the group visit model of care for chronic conditions.

  Aurora Rivendale -  University of Maryland SOM  I'm thrilled to be in Cincinnati, living out my dream of becoming a dually trained physician. My journey started at John’s College studying philosophy, literature, and history. Afterwards I spent time working on a farm, volunteering at a hospice, and teaching English in France. I decided to follow my passion to medical school. I’m drawn to the workings of the mind and the body and how we as physicians best guide our patients to wholeness and wellness. I plan to build communities both in and outside of medicine that reach across social and cultural divides

Aurora Rivendale - University of Maryland SOM

I'm thrilled to be in Cincinnati, living out my dream of becoming a dually trained physician. My journey started at John’s College studying philosophy, literature, and history. Afterwards I spent time working on a farm, volunteering at a hospice, and teaching English in France. I decided to follow my passion to medical school. I’m drawn to the workings of the mind and the body and how we as physicians best guide our patients to wholeness and wellness. I plan to build communities both in and outside of medicine that reach across social and cultural divides

Fifth Years

  Corey Keeton -  Marshall University SOM  I am from Ashland, Ky and attended school at Marshall. I entered medical school with a strong interest in psychiatry, but quickly fell in love with primary care. The FMP program gives me a unique skill set that prepares me to practice comprehensive medicine in underserved populations. I also have a strong interest in teaching and plan to incorporate clinical education into my future career. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. Rachel and I also read lots of YA novels.

Corey Keeton - Marshall University SOM

I am from Ashland, Ky and attended school at Marshall. I entered medical school with a strong interest in psychiatry, but quickly fell in love with primary care. The FMP program gives me a unique skill set that prepares me to practice comprehensive medicine in underserved populations. I also have a strong interest in teaching and plan to incorporate clinical education into my future career. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. Rachel and I also read lots of YA novels.

  Rachel Kishton -  University of S. California SOM  I am a native of San Francisco, California and was thrilled to join the FMP program. I have an interest in international medicine and chose this residency because of the focus on global health. I hope to design methods for bringing good quality mental health and family medicine to resource limited environments. I enjoy Disneyland, fantasy YA novels (which Corey and I read obsessively), neon pink and baking chocolate desserts.

Rachel Kishton - University of S. California SOM

I am a native of San Francisco, California and was thrilled to join the FMP program. I have an interest in international medicine and chose this residency because of the focus on global health. I hope to design methods for bringing good quality mental health and family medicine to resource limited environments. I enjoy Disneyland, fantasy YA novels (which Corey and I read obsessively), neon pink and baking chocolate desserts.