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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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

Darshana Bhattacharyya - U. of Illinois COM

  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.