Third Year Residents
Kara Ciani- Chief Resident - U of Cincinnati
I'm a Cincinnati native who loves the Queen City. I chose TCHUCFM residency because of its dedication to vulnerable populations and the diverse interests of the residents and faculty. I am surrounded by wonderful physician role models and cannot think of a better place to learn how to be a family physician. My future practice will encompass a bit of everything- however I will first complete the Geriatrics Fellowship here in Cincinnait. In my free time, I love morning runs, hikes through the city’s hilly forests, whipping up new recipes, and exploring Cincinnati’s hidden gems with friends and family.
Tyler (Kip) Drewry- Wayne State University
I'm from Michigan and went to the University of Michigan where I studied Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science. When I came to interview at The Christ Hospital Family Medicine Program I was amazed at how genuine the program was at caring for the under-served communities of the city. I enjoyed the mix of academic rigor tied to a university program within a community hospital. I am excited to bring the skills I learned here to the Sports Medicine Fellowship at TriHealth after graduation. Some of my hobbies include playing hockey, softball, biking, running, weight-lifting, playing video games and watching movies.
Kristen Koch- Chief Resident - U of Louisville
I was raised here in Cincinnati on the west side. I went Ohio State for undergrad and University of Louisville for medical school so I was thrilled to return to Cincinnati for my residency. My goal is to be an outpatient doctor with focus on women's health, college campus health and care for the underserved. In my free time you'll find me atop a mountain somewhere in Tennessee with my husband in off-road vehicles, covered in mud. If the weather isn't ideal, I'll be curled up with a crafting project, catching up on my Netflix list.
Jeffery Murphy- University of Cincinnati
I was born and raised in Cincinnati, and I’m now back home to complete residency after a few career twists and turns, including high school teacher, parks & recreation manager, and firefighter. I completed 2 ½ years of training in Emergency Medicine prior to transferring to the TCH/UC FM program in 2016, and am thrilled to be here learning to provide outstanding primary care from the amazing faculty and my co-residents, especially in our many underserved locations. I hope that my future practice will encompass the full scope of Family Medicine. In my spare time, you’ll find me working occasional shifts as a part-time firefighter, walking my pitbull, playing music, or wedding-planning with my fiancée (who is also Dr. Kishton’s BFF).
Allison Ng MD - University of Cincinnati
I'm a Cincinnati native and a proud alumna of the University of Cincinnati, where I studied Biology and Spanish and stayed for medical school. Through my experiences in Central America and various organizations within Cincinnati, I developed an interest in immigrant and refugee health. This program was perfect for me because they embrace care of underserved populations and global health. In my free time, I love to draw, knit, cook, eat, and Zumba (to counteract the eating)!
*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.
Catherine Pinkston DO -Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
I'm an Indiana native and graduate of Purdue University. I earned a Master's in Nutritional Biochemistry and worked in research prior to medical school. Residency brought me to TCH because of the people and the opportunities. Working in Chicago and Guatemala, I wanted underserved medicine and global health to be a significant part of my residency and future as a family doctor. I spend my free time outdoors with long distance trail runs, backpacking in the mountains, and rustic international travel!
*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.
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The Christ Hospital/University of Cincinnati is a full-spectrum family medicine residency based in Cincinnati, Ohio.