Transitional Current Residents
- Refer a Patient
- Graduate Medical Education
- Student Electives
- Contract and Handbook
- Family Medicine Residency
- Internal Medicine Residency
- Transitional Year Residency
- Medical Staff Bylaws, Organizational Plan, Credentialing Policy
- Nursing Education
Jon Hopkins, MD
Hi, my name is Jon Hopkins and I am very excited to be part of the 2012-2013 Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Transitional Year class! I grew up in Connersville, Indiana just an hour down State Road 1 from Muncie. After graduating from high school, I did my undergraduate work at Purdue University (Boiler Up!) I stayed in Lafayette to do my first two years of medical school at IU School of Medicine and then I finished up school in Indianapolis. Next year, I will be headed back to Indianapolis to do my Radiology residency at IU. I did not do any of my rotations at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital but my first week here was amazing and I am looking forward to other exciting opportunities here! The other residents in my class are great and Vana and Dr. Costello are irreplaceable. It should be a fantastic year!
Davoy Murray, MD
I was born and raised on he beautiful island of Jamaica where I completed all my education up to the pre-collegiate level. I always knew I wanted to be a doctor but didn’t have the slightest inkling about where life’s journey would take me. At the age of 18, I decided to venture out into the wider world and consequently pursued a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Albany State University in Albany, GA.
Always one for new adventures, I packed whatever I could fit into my car and drove to Indianapolis after gaining acceptance to the Indiana University School of Medicine. There I spent the last four years honing my God-given skills and talents and also defining the medial specialty that I desire to uniquely make my own – Anesthesiology. While serving as the co-chair for the Anesthesia Student Interest Group (ASIG), I had the opportunity of corresponding with Vana DuBois and Dr. Costello and I was impressed by the organization, professional nurturing and camaraderie that exuded from the transitional year program at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I was also fortunate to do a senior elective in cardiology at the hospital and worked very closely with one of the transitional year residents, which reaffirmed that it was not too good to be true, but the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Transitional Year experience was as good as it was true!
Thus, I was excited to find out that my first year of medical practice would be spent at this wonderful institution, which serves as a beacon for healthcare in the region and across the state. Following my intern year, I will complete advanced training in Anesthesiology at the University of Florida Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.
In my spare time I enjoy playing soccer, traveling, watching movies and spending time with my church family. I look forward to a awesome year learning, teaching, caring and sharing with my colleagues, other members of the care team and most definitely, my patients.
Andrew Ollerton, MD
As a kid I loved the movie “Hoosiers” and always dreamed about running “the picket-fence” and hitting that game-winning shot. Although my sporting career never took off, I consider it fate that I am starting off my future near the actual spot where the basis for this movie took place. Besides basketball, I didn’t really know what to expect moving to Indiana, but I have been pleased with the kindness of the people and willingness of the hospital and residency program staff in helping me along during this year.
I am originally from Provo, Utah and come from a family of six kids. I love the outdoors, soccer, bird watching and travelling. I lived in St. Petersburg, Russia for two years as a missionary for my church and studied biochemistry and Russian at Brigham Young University upon my return. After graduation, I worked in medical device development for a couple of years, but eventually decided to pursue a medical career and attended the University of Utah Medical School.
Near the end of medical school, I became interested in international ophthalmology and am applying for an ophthalmology residency position this year. My wife and daughter are the most important part of my life. I am thankful to my wife for being willing to leave her job and instead do statistical consulting remotely and to my daughter for being willing to leave the mountains and familiar playgrounds of the west to be with me here in Muncie. I’m very happy that I was selected to be a resident at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and really enjoy the diverse group of residents and staff I work with. The fact that I can learn medicine here with such a friendly group of people is very important to me. I’m looking forward to my training at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital as well as exploring Indiana.
Nicholas Pipito, MD
I am originally from Connecticut but moved to Indiana when I was three years old. I grew up in Muncie, only a few miles from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I attended Delta High School and completed my undergraduate work at Ball State University. I then matriculated at IU School of Medicine, where I spent my first two years studying right here in Muncie, and completed my last two years of school in downtown Indianapolis.
I am thrilled about the opportunity to train at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I have been married to my wife, Megan, for more than three years. We have a nine month old son, Luke, who is the best kid any parent could ask for. The three of us will be living in Cammack for this year after which we will travel to Connecticut where I will complete my training in anesthesiology at UConn. This will be something of a homecoming for my wife and I as we have both spent a part of our lives in Connecticut. I am excited for what the future holds and I’m very much looking forward to spending a year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
Jonathan Rybolt, MD
I grew up in a rural community outside of Kokomo, Indiana. Following graduation from Northwestern High School, I attended Indiana University-Bloomington and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. After my time in Bloomington, I headed to Muncie for the first two years of my medical education with the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) and then moved on to Indianapolis for the clinical years of medical school. During the third year of medical school, I got married and decided that a career in anesthesia was the best fit for me.
Accordingly, I began looking for training programs for both anesthesia and a transitional year, and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital was at the top of my list for transitional year programs. The people associated with the program and the learning environment at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital were two key factors in making my rank list.
After completing the transitional year in Muncie, I plan to return to Indianapolis to complete an anesthesia residency at IUSM. In addition to the medical education I am pursuing, I enjoy spending time with my wife, watching and attending sporting events, and being active in my church.
Robert Sauer, MD
I was born and raised in southwestern Indiana. After high school, I attended Saint Louis University for an undergraduate education in pre-medicine and business administration. A master of science in biology from IUPUI followed before attending medical school at the IU School of Medicine. Throughout my anesthesia rotation as a fourth year medical student, many of the IU residents told me how much they enjoyed their transitional year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. During my IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital interview, I quickly realized how friendly the residents and program administrators were and how good of a fit this program was for me.
In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, watching sports, and spending time with my family and friends. After completing this transitional year program, I will be heading to Indiana University for my anesthesiology residency.
Erin Stewart, MD
I was born in Waukesha, Wisconson but spent a good portion of my childhood in Avon, Indiana. After graduating from Avon High School, I earned a B.S. in biology from Indiana University-Bloomington and then headed back to Indy to complete four years of medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Currently, I’m pursuing a career in Neurology and am just so thrilled to be spending my transitional year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital before continuing my training with Indiana University in Indianapolis! Though I never had the opportunity to rotate through Muncie during medical school, Dr. Costello, Vana, and the former Transitional Year residents really sold their program well; I’ve heard nothing but great things about IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and the Transitional Year program, and everyone seems so happy here. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this wonderful program!
Apart from medicine, I love spending time with my husband, Brett, and our dog, Pommes Frites (a German Shorthaired Pointer), cycling, running, doing pilates, attempting to garden, and baking.
T. Scott Tatum, MD
Near the banks of the mighty White, where a river of hardworking spirit washes the fertile Midwestern soil, I was born with Hoosier blood. Displaced from my hometown for nearly 25 years, I now return to provide healthcare to the people of Indiana at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
I want to help others lead happier, healthier lives. Most recently, I lived in Louisville, Kentucky, where I married Rachel, my high school sweetheart, and attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. I chose to be part of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital's Transitional Year Residency Program after former chief, Dr. Michael Schacht, told me that his year in Muncie was one of the best times of his life. My family and our cats, Coby and Lucy, will be relocating to Birmingham, Alabama next year where I will begin residency training in Diagnostic Imaging at UAB.