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2011-2012 Transitional Year Residents
Dave J. Abdollahian, MD
I was born in Chicago, IL but spent most of my childhood living in Lakewood a suburb on the near Westside of Cleveland, Ohio with my mother, father, and elder sister. In my early years, I attended Grant Elementary, a Lakewood public school, where I eventually skipped 3rd grade. Consequently, I never officially learned how to add, subtract, multiply, or divide fractions – something I struggle with to this day.
After graduating from elementary school, my parents enrolled me in University School where I remained throughout high school. I eventually became a member of the Varsity Cross-Country and Swimming teams and, more interestingly, built a combat-ready Battlebot (TM).
In the summer of 2003, at a high school graduation party, I met my wife Rebekah. That fall, I not only matriculated at Duke University Pratt School of Engineering but also began dating her long distance. At Duke, I majored in Biomedical Engineering and minored in Chemistry. I spent my summers with Rebekah, working for research laboratories in both Cleveland, OH and New York, NY. In my free time, I continued to run middle distance, lift weights, and play both soccer and football.
Glenn S. Coats, MD
I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I started college with the intention of pursuing an entrepreneurial career path, but following a mission trip to Bulgaria I realized my desire to pursue a career in medicine. In 2005 I graduated from Indiana University with a BS degree in Biology. I then moved to Indianapolis, IN where I completed a MS in Biology. Still enjoying the business aspects of medicine, I entered the MD/MBA program at Indiana University School of Medicine with plans of using both degrees throughout my life.
Despite the rigors of medical school I maintained and discovered hobbies throughout. I maintained a low handicap in golf, traveled to 14 countries, and enjoyed my time skiing, scuba diving, hunting and playing piano. Though I am dedicated to my medical training, I have made it a priority to always maintain a balanced life.
The personalities, professionalism and mentoring exhibited during my interview were instrumental in my decision to train at IU Health Ball Memorial. I was impressed with the educational opportunities and facilities at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, but it was the people that sold me on the program. It became clear early during my interview day that the faculty, residents and staff involved in the transitional year program at IU Health Ball Memorial were second to none. The residents were the happiest and most satisfied of any I met on the interview trail, and I am excited to enjoy my transitional year as much as they have.
After completing my transitional year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, I will be moving to Denver, Colorado to complete my residency in radiology at University of Colorado.
Drew B. Davis, MD
My hometown is Anderson, Indiana, but I was actually born right here at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Two of my undergraduate years were spent at Franklin College playing golf, and my last two years at Anderson University finishing up a degree in biochemistry. I went to medical school originally to become a surgeon, but during my 4 years in Indianapolis at the IU School of Medicine, I discovered that what I really wanted to be was an ophthalmologist. After asking several people where to go for my TY year, two of the ophthalmology residents had spent their transitional year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and they had nothing but great things to say about their experience and highly recommended it to me. After the interview here and learning more about the program from the TY residents, I knew this program would be a great fit for me. My favorite thing so far about IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is definitely the people. The hospital is full of friendly, helpful people from the nurses to the faculty, and I have very much enjoyed my time here so far. In my free time, I enjoy golf, basketball, and beating Glenn at Mario Kart on a daily basis. After this year, I will be moving up to Milwaukee to complete my ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I am recently married and live with my wonderful wife Katie in Plainfield, IN.
Paul M. Haste, MD
I grew up on a little farm in northern Indiana just outside of the small rural town of Argos. After high school I did my undergraduate work at Indiana State University down in Terre Haute, IN. Once I finished up with that I did my medical training at IU School of Medicine. I currently live on the west side of Indianapolis with two of my three brothers. I got engaged late last year and am going to be getting married in September. My future wife Abby is a medical student at IU who is one year behind me. Most of my free time is spent either playing golf and watching sports with my friends and brothers or doing fun things with Abby. I am going to be doing a residency in Radiology back in Indianapolis after this year. I never got a chance to do any rotations at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital during medical school but have heard nothing but great things. My older brother was in last year’s class of Transitional Year Residents and seemed happy with the hospital every day. His portrayal of the hospital painted a picture of a very collegial, friendly environment where I felt I would fit perfectly. I am very much looking forward to my time at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
Carolyn R. Herman, MD
I grew up in Marion, Indiana. I stayed in my hometown to attend Indiana Wesleyan University, where I received my B.S. in Biology. After that, I spent 2 years at the IU School of Medicine Evansville campus, finishing my training in Indianapolis. I am a newlywed and live in Carmel with my husband (also a former Marion Giant) and two dogs, Lilly & Daisy. I chose IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for my transitional year after seeing how happy former residents were with the program. Being close to my four younger siblings and parents is also a perk. I am certain that this program will prepare me for Radiology residency at IU next year. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, traveling, walking my dogs, and just about any outdoor activity.
Kimberly S. Van Elk, MD
I grew up just a few miles away from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie with my two younger brothers and sister. After graduating from Yorktown High School, I traveled to Miami University in Oxford, OH, where I obtained a B.A. in Zoology. I came back to Indiana for medical school, completing my first two years in South Bend at the Notre Dame campus and my clinical years in Indianapolis. After much discussion and consideration, I decided to pursue a career in Anesthesiology. I was drawn to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s Transitional Year Program due to its reputation among my peers and my own personal experience from growing up in the community. The program offers exceptional clinical training as well as a supportive, positive environment. I am very excited to be coming back to Muncie for a year to work at the hospital where I was born. After my intern year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, I will complete my training in anesthesia at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Outside of medicine, I recently got married to my wonderful husband who works as an architect in Anderson, IN. I ran the Indianapolis 500 Mini Marathon last year, play on a weekly tennis team, and enjoy reading whenever I can.
Jeremy L. Wolf, MD
I was born and raised in the small Indiana town of Rossville about 15 miles east of Lafayette. In 1996 I graduated from Rossville High School and began a career in the trades. After working in the plumbing and mechanical trades for 7 years, I decided to pursue a career in the medical field. With the support of my wife I received my undergraduate degree of B.A. in Biological and Physical Sciences at IU-Kokomo during which time we had two boys. I was fortunate enough to get into IU School of Medicine and complete my first two years at the West Lafayette campus. While going through medical school it became clear to me that Anesthesia was my calling. During the Transitional Year Residency interview process, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital was my first interview. I wasn’t sure what to expect but the Program Director Dr. Costello and Coordinator Vana DuBois quickly put me at ease. I had a great interview and knew it was a place I would enjoy working while receiving a great education. My family and I were very excited when I was accepted into the Transitional Year Residency Program at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. After completing this year, I feel confident I will be prepared to begin my Anesthesia training at Indiana University Anesthesia Program. My passions are God, family, outdoors and old cars. My focus is to be the best physician I can be while maintaining a balance with family, friends and fun. I wish anyone who reads this the best in what they do.
Daneeque J. Woolfolk, MD
Although Indiana has been my home for the past four years, I was born in California and raised in a small suburb of Dallas, Texas. My undergraduate years took me to Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama where I met my wonderful husband. Instead of proceeding straight to medical school, I took a detour and spent a few years working with an organization doing community health education in Alabama, as well as a stint in commercial real estate in Washington D.C. During my senior year at Indiana University School of Medicine, I came to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for my sub-I. After spending a month observing and interacting with the transitional residents, and program administration, I knew that the transitional program would be the best fit for me. I found that the residents were truly happy with their experience, and all of them strongly encouraged me to consider IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Although I’m just at the beginning of my year here, I have worked with some of the nicest teaching staff, nurses, and fellow residents. So far, I still have time to spend with my family and friends. After this year, I will complete a residency in Dermatology at Texas Tech.
2010-2011 Transitional Year Residents
Joseph Blackmon, MD
I am originally from the bustling metropolis of Paducah, KY. Football has always and will continue to be a great passion of mine and my favorite team is hands down the Pittsburgh Steelers. I graduated with a BA in Chemistry in 2006 from the University of Louisville and went on to attend my first two years of medical school there. After becoming engaged to my wife and best friend, Mandy, I decided to transfer medical schools to the University of Kentucky to be with her. While at UK, I was introduced to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital by Dr. Travis Patterson, an alumni of UKCOM who was doing his internship training at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. He couldn't say enough great things about the program and said to definitely not forget about it as I was deciding on programs the next year. Well, sure enough I didn't forget about it and while on my interview at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital that next year, I found out another UK grad, Dr. Joseph Slusher, was currently in the program. The things I love about IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is that it's a great teaching hospital without the overwhelming feeling of a large academic institution, the faculty and physicians are great and love to teach, and the nursing and support staff are the nicest I've ever worked with. You get exposure to a great patient population but you're definitely not overworked to the point that you cannot enjoy the other aspects of your life. I like to spend my free time with my wife and our "dog-son" as well as work-out and read. After this year, I will be completing a three-year residency in Dermatology
James Brittin, MD
I'm from Nashville, Tennessee, where I grew up. I went to Massachusetts for college, and then came back home to Nashville for medical school at Vanderbilt. In high school, I would travel every summer to Muncie to fly model airplanes at the national model aeronautics competition (in case you didn't know, Muncie is the center of the universe for competitive modelers). While I was trying to find transitional year programs to apply to, some of the radiology residents at Vanderbilt spoke very highly of the program at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I knew I liked the town, and after the interview, I knew I really liked the hospital, with its happy residents and wonderful faculty and staff. Muncie even has a nice lake to row my rowing shell on. I rented a great house less than a mile from the hospital, and will live there with my soon-to-be wife and hopefully a dog. It turns out Muncie is almost exactly half way from Nashville to Madison, Wisconsin, where I will do a residency in Radiology.
Elizabeth Collins, MD
I was born in Wisconsin, but spent most of my childhood living outside of Ft. Wayne, IN. I met my husband while attending Concordia Lutheran High School in Ft. Wayne. Together, we attended Ball State University where I received my B.A. in Biology and he received a B.S. and Masters in Accounting. From Muncie, we moved to Indianapolis so that I could attend the IU School of Medicine and he could take a job with a local CPA firm. We are currently living in Fishers, Indiana with our two super-spoiled dogs, Romo and Colt. After leaving Ball State, I never really expected to be heading back to Muncie, but that's exactly what I've found myself doing and I couldn't be happier. I didn't do any rotations at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital during medical school, so my first (and pretty much only) experience with the hospital and program was during my interview. In those few hours, I was completely sold. I couldn't believe how happy the residents were and how highly they all spoke of the program. I was also very impressed with the program's curriculum and set-up. The director and coordinator of the program were so personable and supportive of their residents, and walking out that day, I knew without a doubt that I wanted nothing more than to spend my next year back in Muncie, IN. After this year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, I will complete my training in Anesthesiology back down at IU. Outside of medicine, I spend most of my time with family and friends. I also enjoy working out, singing, reading and watching football (Go Packers!).
Adam Haste, MD
I grew up on a small farm in northern Indiana. I then did my undergraduate work at Rose-Human in beautiful Terre Haute, IN. Where I earned a degree in biomedical engineering. After which time I stayed at the IUSM campus in Terre Haute for my first two years of medical school. During my senior year of medical school, I was able to come to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for two of my rotations. I really enjoyed working here as a student, and I knew I had to give it a serious look for residency. I was most struck by the general caring atmosphere of the hospital. Even as a medical student, I felt comfortable calling a specialist and knowing I would be treated with respect without a lot of ego being involved. Next year I will begin training in radiology back at IU. In my free time, I enjoy playing golf and working in my garden
Nathan Johnson , MD
Hello. Welcome to my bio. Take a second to think about a work environment where everyone is friendly and helpful. There is a common goal of compassionate patient care and knowledge sharing. Are you thinking about IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital? You should be. I am so glad I chose my transitional year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and every day spent here reaffirms my decision. I was born in Valpraiso, "the Region", and spent my formative years in Bloomington at THE Indiana University. I then did some time in Indy for med school. I live in the mecca aka Broad Ripple and thoroughly enjoy my commute to Muncie. I have been getting into sweet podcasts and awesome audio books. I shall be doing Anesthesiology back at IU after this year and will miss the free Subway. I enjoy Indiana sports teams and beating my fellow residents in fantasy football (currently 7th out of 8). On any given evening you might find me being active, hanging out with friends, enjoying fine food and drink or watching TV. Also I like dogs and random trivia. Thanks for reading my really sweet bio.
Andrew Powell , MD
My childhood home is nestled in the gentle rolling hills of southwestern Indiana near a sleepy town named Worthington. My youth involved public school, playing sports and toiling away on our family farm. I attended Indiana State University as a Rural Health Scholar. At ISU I majored in Chemistry with a minor in Business Administration. The Rural Health Program at ISU provided excellent exposure to a career in medicine. My first two years of medical school at Indiana University were at the Terre Haute Center for Medical Education. I joined the Indiana Air National Guard under the Air National Guard's Early Commissioning Program for Medical Students. The military gave me a unique opportunity to experience medicine from a different perspective. After my third year of medical school I decided to pursue a career in Anesthesia. That decision led me to a transitional year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. After transitional year, I will participate in advanced anesthesia training at Indiana University. Resident happiness guided my residency selection. I found no unhappy residents in IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital's Transitional Year Program. That remains true. Go Colts!
Mike Schacht , MD
I grew up not far from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I was raised with my sister in Valparaiso, IN and we both received a great education from Wheeler High School. I spent my undergraduate years at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where I received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. Although I loved Chicago, I returned to my home state for my medical training. I chose the transitional program at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for three reasons: its great reputation for TY training, the fantastic current residents, and the welcoming and attentive administration (Vana DuBois and Dr. Costello). I know I will be prepared for my radiology residency at the University of Louisville when I leave IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I am now newly engaged to my wonderful fiance Ashley and I like to spend my free time trying new restaurants, snow skiing, golfing, riding my bike, running, cheering on the Cubs and, of course, watching the Colts!
Geoffrey Siesel , MD
Under the care of 2 terrific parents and 1 loving older sister, I was born and raised in Lima, Ohio, a similar sized town just 2 hours northeast of Muncie. A hard luck Cavaliers and Browns fan, I took my chances in Cleveland and attended Case Western Reserve University where I studied biomedical engineering. During this time I was introduced to the kind of inhabitants of Indiana while employed as an engineering intern in Warsaw, IN. I should've guessed that one day my path would lead me back to the Hoosier state! Even as much as I loved my work upon graduation in 2006 I chose to pursue a medical degree at The Ohio State University, where I embarked upon a long and winding journey towards a decision to pursue training in radiology, which I will complete at the University of Toledo beginning in 2011. I first learned of the transitional program here at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital through discussions with past graduates. Each uniformly agreed that their year spent in Muncie was a terrific experience, one filled with a surplus of learning opportunities well balanced with kind-hearted staff and residents, promoting a family-like atmosphere that allowed for growth not only as a physician, but also in life outside of the hospital. Now well into my transitional year, I couldn't agree more. I chose to live in Muncie, and have found it to be a town that reminds me of home, with plenty of opportunities for leisure locally, and just a short drive from Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Columbus (go Bucks!!!). Needless to say, my 3 minute commute is a blessing. I am as excited to be working here now as I was on match day, and wouldn't think of spending this year at any other institution.
2009-2010 Transitional Year Residents
Mark Allen , MD
I was born in Slidell, Louisiana and moved when I was very young to Anderson, Indiana where I grew up. I am the youngest of four brothers so I basically grew up as an only child. Yes, I was the spoiled one. I attended Ball State University in Muncie where I studied music performance in trumpet and graduated in 2004. I also earned a Biology Masters degree at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). I graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2009. I was very familiar with Muncie already having lived there for 5 years while at Ball State. The super-senior track. I didn’t really know much about the program until I talked with past residents who said not to even think about going anywhere else. So I did my 4th year medicine month at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and really felt it was the perfect fit. The program is super laid back but without sacrifice to teaching or education. All staff is super friendly and easily approachable for any questions/concerns you have, and many give formal lectures. I live in Fishers with my wife Rhianna. We currently have a dog on the way. Kids to follow TBA. I thought the commute to Muncie might be an issue, not at all. I still have had time to bring my golf handicap down 3 strokes, work on the house I just bought, and hang out with friends. Bottom line, I wouldn’t go anywhere else for transitional year. It was pretty hard to find a place more laid back and with so many benefits to being a resident.
Nathan Brandley , MD
I was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. I spent my high school days as a wildcat at Lawrence North High School and eventually went to Purdue where I majored in health sciences. After college I went straight in to medical school at Indiana University. Even though my last school was IU, I’m still a boilermaker at heart….Boiler Up! In my free time I enjoy watching football, fixing up the house, and being outdoors. I chose to come to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for my transitional year because it has a good reputation and it is close enough to downtown Indianapolis where I will finish my residency in Anesthesiology. What I enjoy most about IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is the faculty who are willing to teach and the relationships built between my fellow interns. With such a small number of people you start to feel like a family which is nice when you need to talk to a friend. They also take good care of us here at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and make sure we are on task to meet all of the ACGME requirements. I would definitely recommend IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital to anyone looking for a solid foundation and a good internship and I feel confident I will be prepared for starting my anesthesia residency next July.
John Burgner , MD
I took a rather obscure path into medicine. Throughout high school and into college I was a sports fanatic playing any and all sports I could. This of course led me to a sports crazed college… Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. After figuring out that a) Engineers make terrible soccer players and b) Chemical Engineering is down right boring; I attended IU school of Medicine. While looking for transitional years I was drawn to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital's great reputation. On interviews at other programs IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital was recommended by their residents. As it turns out IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is a perfect fit for me! After this year is over I will return to IU for advanced training in Anesthesiology. In my spare time I enjoy any and all sports (but mostly football, golf and soccer) as well as hunting and fishing.
Christopher Grindle , MD
A native Hoosier, I was born and raised in the small town of Wabash, IN. Growing up I always knew I wanted to be a doctor, so after graduating from Wabash High School in 2001 I went to Indiana University to begin pursuing my goal of becoming a physician. I graduated from Indiana University in 2005 with a BS degree in Biology. After undergrad I attended Indiana University School of Medicine where I obtained my medical degree in 2009. During the interview process I interviewed at several transitional year programs, and the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital TY program stood out from all the rest. It was the only program where all the current residents showing us around the facility had no complaints about the hospital environment. The residents got along well, and even said if they had to repeat the residency selection process they would again choose IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I agree with the past residents that IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital offers a great opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become a quality intern and to propel us into our future specialties. I enjoy the relaxed community hospital setting IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has to offer. I have had great experiences with all of the staff physicians that have supervised me on my various rotations. I am confident that I will be prepared to enter my residency in Anesthesia at IUSM after completing my TY program here at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Like the residents before me, if I, too, had to fill out my rank sheet again Iu Health Ball Memorial Hospital would still be the TY program at the top of my list.
Jennifer Lanter, DO
I grew up in Carmel, Indiana and after graduating from Carmel High School, I spent four years in Bloomington earning a BS in Biology at Indiana University and attending as many IU basketball games as I could (unfortunately IU football wasn’t quite as exciting). I then went to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Florida for medical school and enjoyed the warm winters that Indiana fails to offer. While I enjoyed my two years in Florida and traveling to various locations for my third and fourth year rotations, I found myself longing to be back home again. I had heard so many great things about IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and their Transitional Residency program from previous residents so I managed to set up a sub-I here during my fourth year of medical school to get a feel for the hospital. I found that all of the wonderful things I had heard were true. The staff and other residents are very friendly, willing to teach, and generally great to work with. The Transitional Residency program here is relaxed and allows for flexibility as well as providing a nice balance between lifestyle and learning. I really felt at home here so needless to say, I was really excited when I matched here! I currently live in Fishers, IN which isn’t a bad drive from Muncie. In my free time, I enjoy working out, cooking, fishing, watching football and basketball and reading. After my transitional year, I will complete my residency in anesthesia at Indiana University
Ruben Montoya , MD
Born and raised in Jeffersonville, IN, I'm the youngest of three boys. After finishing a BS in Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and a M.S. in Anatomy from Indiana University Bloomington, I entered medical school at Indiana University. After I leave IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital's Transitional Year program, I'll finish up my residency at Indiana University's Anesthesia program. As my brother had previously graduated from this program, I'd always heard great things about it. It wasn't until after most of my interviews were done and while I was on a cardiology rotation at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital that I realized how well I'd fit in here. The hospital is community based but with enough volume that you don't feel like you're missing out on anything. Also, the faculty and staff seem much more laid back than those you'd find at many larger medical centers. They are just as knowledgeable, probably more willing to teach, and definitely less likely to force you into scut work. Overall, it's been a great experience so far. I'm commuting from the NW corner of Indianapolis which isn't as painful as it sounds (I get my "Morning Edition" and "All things considered" fix during my drive) and the schedule is flexible enough that I can still find the time to golf, bike, or just hang out. If you're looking for a solid clinical education with the opportunity to still have a life outside the hospital I highly recommend you check out this program.
Joseph Slusher , MD
I was raised in Pineville, Kentucky, a small town near Cumberland Gap National Park in southeastern Kentucky. After summoning considerable courage, I made the trek to the big city of Lexington, where I attended the University of Kentucky for undergraduate studies and medical school. I first learned of the Transitional Year Program at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital from a former resident, who spoke highly of the efficiency of the hospital, the helpfulness of the staff, and wonderful way in which the residents were treated. The program is structured around flexible and relevant training, with careful attention to the well-being of the residents. I had the good fortune to match into the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Transitional Program and have not been disappointed in the least. In my free time I enjoy following every detail of UK Basketball, travelling, golfing, spending time with my family, walking my dog at Summit Lake State Park, and riding my road bike on the Cardinal Greenway here in Muncie. When I am finished at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, I will be moving to Richmond, VA to complete my residency in Radiology at Virginia Commonwealth University. My girlfriend, Kathryn, will be arriving in Virginia a year ahead of me, as she starts medical school at Virginia Tech this fall.
Jason Warr , MD
I would be lying if I said that I didn’t miss my hometown of Myrtle Beach, S.C. It was warm year-round, located on the coast and was a golf haven. I moved to Indiana in 1998 to attend Purdue, and lived in the Lafayette area for 5 years. I moved to Indy in 2003 with my wife Jennifer, and worked for my wife’s uncle painting houses. While I did enjoy working with family, it was not my ultimate career goal. I obtained my Masters in Biology at IUPUI, and then completed medical school at IU. When I decided on a career in Anesthesia, I wanted a Transitional Year program that had a strong medical education program that would prepare me for my future training. I really feel like IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is that place. They have a tradition of strong academics and great teaching faculty in a relaxed environment that I feel is most conducive to learning. I currently live in Pendleton, which is 30 miles south of Muncie and commute on a daily basis. It is well worth the drive to work in such a great environment. After this year, I will return to IU to complete my training in Anesthesia. As a father of two girls, my limited free time is spent at the zoo, children’s museum and on the golf course.