Reid Health Residency Program graduates six
The Reid Health Family Medicine Residency Program celebrated six 2020 graduates recently and welcomed six new residents for the next school year beginning in July.
Phillip Scott, D.O., FAAFP, Residency Program Director, said the graduation marked another milestone for the program in celebrating the completion of its first full class of six physicians. "Our program continues to grow and attract both Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine and those with an M.D. The program offers 18 residency positions for three years of training and continues to establish Reid Health as a teaching system.
With the 2020 class, the program has graduated a total of13 doctors, each of whom have completed three years training, gaining varied experiences in the Reid Health system. The 2020 graduating class is Reid's largest to date, and signals that the program has hit its designated capacity of 18 physicians in training: six residents in each of three classes.
The 2020 graduates are:
Jay Bhavsar, D.O., who was accepted into a hospital medicine Fellowship at Deaconness
Hospital in Evansville, Indiana
Erin Chung, D.O., who is taking a hospitalist position at Miami Valley
Hospital, Dayton, Ohio
Timothy Cobb, D.O., who will take a primary care position in Deer Isle, Maine
- Stephanie Kidd, D.O., who is joining IU Health in Fort Wayne
Gudars Rahnema, D.O., who accepted a hospitalist position in Los
And Justin Tudino, D.O., who is joining the Reid Health Hospitalist team
Dr. Tudino is the second of the 13 program graduates who has chosen to stay with Reid Health. Kristina Hair, D.O., joined State Line Family Medicine after her 2018 graduation. Other graduates in 2018 included Tara Gravenstine, D.O.; Kit Joos, D.O.; and Akitto Ledda, D.O. Last year's class included Soha Rizvi, D.O.; Emily Lynch, D.O.; and Megan Welker, D.O.
The program begins the 2020 year with a full complement of 18 residents, 75 preceptors and three returning core faculty members: Phillip Scott,DO, Nuzhat Nisa, M.D., Novera Inam, M.D.. Donald Smith, M.D., joined the program in September 2019 as the fourth core faculty member.
The Reid Health residency program is affiliated with the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience in Kansas City, Mo., and Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Scott said the community and the personal, focused experience continue to prove to be attractions to program participants. "Training in a location with only one residency program, means our physicians don't compete with other residents who may be training in other specialties," he explained, commonly referenced as training "unopposed." They also get to work in multiple areas to help them affirm their choice of specialty.
Dr. Chung was also celebrated as Resident of the Year, and Dr. William Black as the faculty preceptor of the year.
New residents starting in July:
- Dustin Cundiff, D.O.
- Jonathan Adams, D.O.
- Kimberly Carhuatanta, D.O.
- Ibrahim Khan, M.D.
- Abdallah Saleh, M.D.
- Waiel Almardini, M.D.
Advancing third-year residents:
- Chase Carpenter, D.O.
- Megan Carpenter, D.O.
- Wen Lin, D.O.
- Darrin Schwartz, D.O.
- Derrick Whiting, D.O.
- Christopher Gasaway, D.O.
Advancing second-year residents:
- Kapesh Kunwar, M.D.
- Prajakta Tamhane, M.D.
- Nida Noor, M.D.
- Nabeel Uwaydah, M.D.
- Brandon Baccari, D.O.
- Mehrosh Naseem, M.D.