Our current group of residents comes from medical schools located across the United States.

Learn more about our residents by reading their complete bios below.

Garin Bergeson, DO

Hello, Indiana! My name is Garin Bergeson, hailing from Washington where I was raised in the rural fields of Moses Lake. I attended Brigham Young University in Utah and completed my undergraduate in Athletic Training. Working for one year gave me time to sharpen my sports medicine skills before moving east to complete my medical degree at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Medicine opened a world of knowledge for me. I watched physicians assist their patients in making changes, working together to create a plan that would help them become their best selves. It was amazing to me! The wide breadth of knowledge I desire combined with the foundation of trust-centered relationships comes together in family medicine. IUH Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency excels in all of these areas, living their mission of compassion and excellence while training their residents in a broad scope of practice. Their family-oriented focus drew me in, and I am ecstatic to be joining such a great team.

I’ve found that my interests lay across the board, including but not limited to preventative medicine, full-spectrum family medicine, sports medicine, and even obstetrics.

I have many other passions outside of medicine. First and foremost, my family, a beautiful wife and mother of two children, all who have supported me during this journey! Other hobbies include outdoor enthusiast of hiking, running, climbing, gardening, and getting my hands dirty with yard work. I love playing all sports, especially soccer, reading a good book, cooking for others, and sitting down to chat about life.

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First-Year Residents

Garin Bergeson, DO

Hello, Indiana! My name is Garin Bergeson, hailing from Washington where I was raised in the rural fields of Moses Lake. I attended Brigham Young University in Utah and completed my undergraduate in Athletic Training. Working for one year gave me time to sharpen my sports medicine skills before moving east to complete my medical degree at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Medicine opened a world of knowledge for me. I watched physicians assist their patients in making changes, working together to create a plan that would help them become their best selves. It was amazing to me! The wide breadth of knowledge I desire combined with the foundation of trust-centered relationships comes together in family medicine. IUH Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency excels in all of these areas, living their mission of compassion and excellence while training their residents in a broad scope of practice. Their family-oriented focus drew me in, and I am ecstatic to be joining such a great team.

I’ve found that my interests lay across the board, including but not limited to preventative medicine, full-spectrum family medicine, sports medicine, and even obstetrics.

I have many other passions outside of medicine. First and foremost, my family, a beautiful wife and mother of two children, all who have supported me during this journey! Other hobbies include outdoor enthusiast of hiking, running, climbing, gardening, and getting my hands dirty with yard work. I love playing all sports, especially soccer, reading a good book, cooking for others, and sitting down to chat about life.

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Chris Burns, MD

Hello! My name is Chris and I grew up along the beautiful Wasatch Mountains in Springville, Utah. After high school and a two-year church mission to Norway, I studied Public Health at Brigham Young University and married my wife, Stephanie. At BYU I became fascinated with human physiology and discovered a passion for the social determinants of health. It became clear that a career in medicine would empower me to pursue both my scientific and public health interests. After being accepted to Indiana University School of Medicine, I was assigned to the school’s Muncie campus, where I completed the majority of my medical school experience. My family and I count this as one of the greatest things that has happened in our lives. We quickly fell in love with Indiana’s fields, forests, and the friends we made in Muncie. Being in Muncie for my entire medical education afforded me multiple opportunities to interact with and work alongside IUH Ball Memorial Family Medicine residents and faculty. I felt at home! The friendliness and collegiality of the residents, faculty, and staff and the program’s close-knit, family-like culture are truly exceptional. There is a love for teaching, learning and practicing medicine that makes for a positive, supportive environment. Coupled with this culture and environment, Ball Memorial’s full-spectrum breadth of training—especially an excellent outpatient clinic experience, strong procedural training, and many obstetrics and global health opportunities—make me very excited to train at Ball! My clinical interests include social determinants of health, lifestyle medicine, addiction medicine and patient education. Outside medicine, I love to run, hike, cycle, mountain bike, snowboard, watch movies with Stephanie and wrestle our four full-of-life kids Ryan, Paisley, Corinne, and Lochland.

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Tate Church, MD

Hello! My name is Tate Church. I was born just up I-69 in Fort Wayne, IN. I was raised in Oakwood, Ohio, a small rural town in Northwest Ohio. I am a country boy at heart as I spent many hours on my grandfather’s cattle farm and my family’s boer goat farm. I attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. After graduating from Wright State, I was able to stay in Dayton and complete medical school at Wright State. Throughout medical school, I enjoyed many aspects of medicine which contributed to me choosing family medicine. I have interests in rural medicine, preventative medicine, and outpatient procedures. I am excited to be part of the Ball Memorial family. During my 4th year of medical school, I enjoyed getting to know the people who make up the Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency. The family atmosphere combined with the excellent training offered made me excited to be a part of this program. I am looking forward to being a part of the Muncie community and to serve the people of Muncie. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Taylor, our daughter, Eva and our two lovely dogs. We enjoy exploring the outdoors, running, biking, playing board games, puzzling, and recently baking. We love keeping up on sports including college football, the Detroit Tigers, and the Detroit Lions.

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Sabrina Cole, MD

Hello! My name is Sabrina Cole. I was born in Southwest Michigan and attended college there. After receiving my Bachelor's, I traveled to New Orleans, LA to attend Tulane University School of Medicine. I also studied at their School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine while there and received my Master's of Public Health. After medical school, I worked for five years with the United States Navy as a General Medical Officer in Jacksonville, FL and Chicago, IL. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, stepson, and two cats. We enjoy reading, gardening and baking. We are excited to come to Muncie and to join the Ball Memorial family.

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Tobin Eicher, MD

Greetings! My name is Tobin Eicher, and I am from Berne, Indiana. Berne, a small, friendly Swiss community, is just an hour northeast of Muncie. After high school, I studied biology at Bluffton University, a Mennonite institution in rural western Ohio. Because of my faith, I have a strong desire to serve others. This has been one of my main draws to family medicine: not only am I doing something that I love (talking with people all day), but I have the opportunity to serve and help others along the way.

While at Bluffton University, I met my wife. We married after college and lived in Ohio for a year. During that time, I worked as an EMT. We moved to Muncie in the summer of 2016, and I began medical school through Indiana University that fall. Spending all four years of medical school at IU’s Muncie campus gave us the opportunity to get to know Muncie and its medical community quite well. We couldn’t be more excited to stay here another three years.

When I’m not in the hospital or in clinic, you’ll find me running around with our toddler at home, walking our miniature schnauzer Enzo, playing board games with friends, or competitively driving my Mustang with the Sports Car Club of America. I have also recently taken to baking, so you’ll often find our house smelling of apple dumplings!

As for my little family, we feel blessed to be here in Muncie. I am excited about spending the next three years with Ball’s Family Medicine Residency!

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Vassi Hinova, MD

Hello! My name is Vassi Hinova! I was born in the small Eastern European country of Bulgaria. At the age of five, my family and I moved to Indiana and set up roots. My younger sister and I loved growing up in Fishers, Indiana. While my sister has since left for sunny California, I continue to enjoy my days in this amazing Hoosier state!

I did my undergraduate degree at Purdue University in Sociology. I felt to treat people I had to first learn about people and their obstacles. After that, I went to Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. While in medical school, I found myself falling in love with every rotation that I was on and realized Family Medicine was the perfect choice.

I chose IU Ball Memorial because I loved the sense of community. I felt inspired by the enthusiasm and kindness of the faculty and residents there. Immediately, I knew that was the place for me. I enjoy all aspects of medicine, but am specifically passionate about women’s health, addiction, diabetes management, and rural medicine.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy painting, baking bread, taking care of my orchids, trying to improve my French (trying being the operative word), and reading mystery novels. I also enjoy spending time in nature while biking or jogging.

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Chelsea Kolodziej, DO

Hello! My name is Chelsea Kolodziej, and I am from South Bend, IN. As a Ball State alum, I am thrilled to be coming back to the Muncie community. At Ball State, I majored in Psychology, French, and Spanish. I took my first job after graduation at a mental health facility where I discovered my passion for medicine and working with underserved populations.

I attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Greensburg, PA. While in medical school, I had the opportunity to live in Mirebalais, Haiti, where I studied narrative medicine and social determinants of health. While there, I gained an appreciation for the value of using an integrative approach to patient care. My interests in medicine include preventative medicine, addiction medicine, and behavioral health. I chose IU Health Ball because I really felt a connection with the people and the curriculum allows the flexibility to incorporate my interests into my training.

When I am not at work, I spend my time quilting and reading sci-fi. I live in Fishers, IN my boyfriend who is a family medicine resident in Indianapolis and our two cats. I am always trying to learn something new. Most recently, that includes learning to speak Polish and playing the banjo.

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Rachel Olsen, DO

Greetings! My name is Rachel Olsen, and I thrilled to have been blessed to join the Ball Family Medicine Residency Program! I consider myself a well-aged Midwesterner having grown up in the extreme North-East corner of Illinois (I was practically in Wisconsin!) and now having also lived in Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!), and now Indiana. Spending my childhood smack dab in-between Chicago and Milwaukee allowed me to appreciate the smaller town I lived in, but still offer many opportunities to taste the big city life. Muncie is turning out to be amazingly comfortable and affords all the necessities, plenty of extras, and is generally a great place to land!

I came to medicine by a more circuitous route having started out on a path to Academia and Research. I earned my BA in Biological sciences from Monmouth College in Illinois, home of the Fighting Scots and an incredible display of Scottish influences including our Bagpipe Corp. After graduation I intended to pursue and earn a PhD in some realm of Biological Sciences and started out in Academic Research. After wandering through labs working in Genetic Toxicology and Biochemistry, I ended up finding a strong interest in Microbiology and Immunology. I earned my M.A. in Microbiology from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in December of 2012 and spent a year working in Reproductive Endocrinology and Physiology at KUMed. I soon after started teaching “full-time” as an Adjunct Professor at a small junior college in Kansas, where I taught through medical school and I still teach today! I had developed a strong itch during my master’s work to move towards a career that provided the opportunity to use the wealth of scientific knowledge I gained over the years to make a more immediate and direct impact on patients’ lives. All my research had been in areas of health sciences with the goal of discovering new therapies and treatment modalities to help develop solutions for patients suffering from a spectrum of illnesses. Ultimately, the bacteria weren’t personable enough just growing in their dishes and I resorted to buying giant stuffed microbes to provide a semblance of social engagement with my “bugs”. I felt there was just too much distance between the work being done and the potential of truly making an impact for patients. The exposure to medical school curriculum and training I witness while completing my master’s lead me in the direction of Medicine to bridge that gap and I made the decision to reroute my future. I’m so glad I did!

My clinical interests during medical school at Kansas City University were broad. I found nearly every topic to be of great interest. I learned I especially loved Obstetric care and Women’s Health and predilection for procedures and surgery. Of all the specialties though, Family Medicine quickly stood out as the perfect match for me by offering the chance to home in on those interests while still allowing me to grow as a practitioner in the many other facets encompassed under the umbrella that is Family Medicine. The residency program at IU Health Ball Memorial stole the show during my interview season and I had no doubts this was where I would receive training of the highest quality from a group of the most caring, compassionate, and gifted physicians one could hope to have as mentors. My hope is to master as many areas and techniques as possible and to especially grow in the ability to manage OB patients including performing c-sections. I would love to eventually practice in a more rural environment where the need for full-spectrum family medicine is so great and where the ability to provide higher risk OB care and services would help so many who may not be able to travel significant distances to obtain the care they deserve.

Aside from my obsessions with science and medicine, I do have many other outside interests. My mother was an artist and I picked up a love of sketching, painting, crafting, ceramics, etc. from her and continue to love pursuing those when I have the time. I also sing and play flute and piccolo all mostly with church as my husband of 10 years is a Church Music Director. We have 2 daughters, Temperance Rós (8) and Céilí Grace (6), and 2 fur babies Roselyn our Chiweenie and Melody our Miniature Schnauzer. Home is filled with music everyday with someone either on an instrument or singing just because!

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Alex Thompson, DO

Hello! My name is Alex Thompson. I am a Hoosier native having been born and raised in southern Indiana and am glad to be back in my home state after 4 years in Colorado for medical school. I am so excited to get to be a part of the Ball Memorial family and look forward to the next three years of residency training!

I knew early on that I wanted to work in primary care and practice in a rural setting. After completing my B.S. in biology at IU Bloomington, I took a year to gain experience in the medical field before attending medical school in Parker, CO. During medical school, I fell in love with all the different aspects of medicine, further enforcing the idea that family medicine was the specialty for me. One of the things that stood out to me about Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency was the focus on full spectrum family medicine and additional training in procedures. I plan on returning to southern Indiana at the end of my training and practicing full spectrum family medicine in my hometown.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and my rescue puppy, Indy. I am always looking for something new to build in my family's woodshop.

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Rachel Townsley, MD

Hello! I grew up on a dairy farm in western Ohio, and my favorite place to be is still out in the pasture with the cows. I am a double Buckeye, attending The Ohio State University for college and medical school. My B.S. is in Food Science and Technology with a minor in Dairy Science. For many years I planned to be a veterinarian, but halfway through college decided my talents were better suited for use in human medicine. I plan to practice broad-scope family medicine in a high need rural area, and have particular interest in prenatal care, behavioral health and addiction. I was drawn to the program in Muncie because of the focus on full-spectrum care and the very warm welcome I received from staff, faculty and residents. Outside of medicine I enjoy working on my family's cattle farm, trapshooting, walking with my dog, cooking, baking, grilling (anything to do with food), reading, and singing in church.

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Hannah Carew, DO

Hello! My name is Hannah Carew. I am an Indiana native though I've lived on both ends of the country—in Washington state and North Carolina. I am excited to be back in familiar territory for my residency training.

I knew since high school that I wanted to practice medicine. The field combined my love of science and my desire to serve people around me. Throughout high school and college my heart for the underserved has grown. I hope to practice full spectrum family medicine for people with limited access to healthcare. The broad scope training model with an emphasis on OB drew me to the program at IU Health Ball Memorial. I knew this program would prepare me well to serve in places that may have limited resources.

Outside of medicine I enjoy spending time with my family (especially my 7 nieces and nephews!), gardening, hiking, snow skiing and biking. I love the outdoors but am also a fan of staying in and watching Gilmore Girls or Call the Midwife. I love DIY projects and have refurbished most of the furniture in my house. My faith is very important to me, and I love being involved in church and serving the community.

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Second-Year Residents

Hannah Carew, DO

Hello! My name is Hannah Carew. I am an Indiana native though I've lived on both ends of the country—in Washington state and North Carolina. I am excited to be back in familiar territory for my residency training.

I knew since high school that I wanted to practice medicine. The field combined my love of science and my desire to serve people around me. Throughout high school and college my heart for the underserved has grown. I hope to practice full spectrum family medicine for people with limited access to healthcare. The broad scope training model with an emphasis on OB drew me to the program at IU Health Ball Memorial. I knew this program would prepare me well to serve in places that may have limited resources.

Outside of medicine I enjoy spending time with my family (especially my 7 nieces and nephews!), gardening, hiking, snow skiing and biking. I love the outdoors but am also a fan of staying in and watching Gilmore Girls or Call the Midwife. I love DIY projects and have refurbished most of the furniture in my house. My faith is very important to me, and I love being involved in church and serving the community.

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Adam Davis, DO

Hello! My name is Adam Davis, and I’m a Hoosier born and raised in the rural town of Argos, Ind. Growing up in a rural town with my parents and my younger brother gave me an appreciation for the tight-knit community that small towns can offer and opened my eyes to the need for primary care in rural Indiana. I then moved to Indianapolis for my Bachelor of Science at Butler University (Go Dawgs!). Through various service organizations at Butler, I quickly fell in love with the Indianapolis community. I then received my Master of Science at IUPUI and graduated medical school from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

During my medical school journey, I found that nearly every specialty interested me, and I felt most at home when rotating with family medicine physicians. I am so incredibly excited to join the IU Health Ball Memorial family because it will allow me to gain the full-spectrum family medicine training needed to practice medicine in rural Indiana. All of my interactions with the IU Health Ball faculty and residents during interview season gave me the sense of family and camaraderie that I desired. I knew I couldn’t ask for a better place to train. My medical interests include obstetrics, pediatrics, and outpatient procedures.

In my free time, I have enjoyed exploring Indianapolis with my friends. Other interests include traveling, cooking, watching Butler basketball, playing board games and card games with family and friends, and spending time with my Corgi, Barry Allen “The Flash.”

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Cooper Feild, MD

Hello there! My name is Cooper Feild. I’m a Mountain West native excited to be surrounded by the beautiful green fields and friendly people of Indiana. I grew up on a family ranch at the base of the Uinta mountains in tiny Peoa, Utah. Missionary service took me to Texas. After that I finished my degree in Nutrition at Southern Utah University, where I was also a Rural Health Scholar and volunteered for two of my favorite non-profits, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership and Camp Kesem. I got my MD at the University of Utah, where I also helped lead the Utah Rural Outreach Program, a program dedicated to encouraging rural students to enter the health professions. I was also fortunate to get trained early on in wilderness medicine, and then traveled all over the world teaching wilderness medicine courses in the Alps, Tetons, and Wasatch as well as Moab, Utah and Zion National Park.

I am passionate about family medicine and rural healthcare. I was drawn to IU Health Ball Memorial by the talented and friendly faculty and residents. I chose to train here because I was convinced of their commitment to full spectrum family medicine. My wife and I instantly fell in love with Indiana and can’t wait to explore. Our first goals outside of medicine include successfully growing a garden (now that we no longer live in the desert) and visiting the Mammoth Caves and the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Allison Goetz, DO

Hello! My name is Allison Goetz, and I am a born and raised Hoosier. I’m from a small town in “The Region” called DeMotte, Ind. In 2015, I graduated from Marian University with an undergraduate degree in biology as well as Spanish and history minors. I loved my alma mater so much that I stuck around for four more years and completed my medical degree at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

As a medical professional, I am blessed with the opportunity to meet patients in a place of vulnerability and hear their stories. I believe that the best way to care for a patient is to meet them where they are and begin to understand their perspective; how what they are going through affects them and who they are as a person. As one of my professors said: “Patients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

This emphasis on connection and building community is what draws me to become a family physician. Furthermore, from the moment I walked into IU Health Ball Memorial, I knew they shared these same values. I am beyond excited to start building community with the people of Muncie.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy hiking, writing for a blog, playing board games, reading comic books, exploring local coffee shops, and spending time with my nieces and nephews.

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Warren Lawless, DO

Although I am originally from Columbus, Ohio, I think spending the last 15 years in the state of Indiana means I have to give up the "Buckeye" title! My family moved to Indianapolis in 2004 and has remained in the Castleton area since then. I completed my undergraduate degree at Indiana University - Bloomington in 2015 where I majored in Human Biology and minored in Religious Studies.

My interest in medicine was cultivated at a young age by my father, an RN who worked in ER and penitentiary settings. After shadowing physicians at the end of high school, my passion for medicine was set. What drew me to medicine was not only the breadth of medical knowledge, but the people—the relationships built over decades and the intimate conversations with patients. What an incredible honor it is for physicians to witness the stories of those they treat.

I went to medical school 20 minutes from my Castleton home at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. During my time in medical school, I developed an interest in global health while serving on a mission trip in Haiti after my first year. Additionally, through various electives I found interests in both addiction medicine and procedures during my fourth year. By the end of my time in medical school, I knew all of my interests could only be satisfied by pursuing a career in family medicine.

I was drawn to the IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine Program because I knew that I would receive a full-spectrum education. Their curriculum checked off everything on my list: opportunities for global health, copious procedures, and addiction training. This program is proven to produce quality physicians and leaders, including Dr. William Cooke, MD. Voted the AAFP's Family Physician of the Year for 2019, he is an alumnus of the program, and a physician who I had the pleasure of rotating with during my fourth year of medical school. In addition to all these things, the residents, staff, and faculty act as a strong family and support system for one another. I could not be more excited to spend my next three years at this wonderful program.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy running, hiking, hammocking, reading, binging documentaries and comedies, playing video games and board games, and enjoying conversation over a beer.

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Stephanie Milam, MD

Hi there! My name is Stephanie Milam, and I am beyond thrilled to be joining the Ball Memorial family! I am from Edwardsville, Ill., which is technically a suburb of St. Louis—part of what’s known as the Metro East. I stayed local for college at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville (SIUE) and then attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.

If you had asked me a year ago where I thought I would go for my residency training, I would have emphatically said “St. Louis, of course!” Much to my surprise, I ended up falling in love with the program here at Ball Memorial, and completely changed my mind! My very first interview was at IU Health Ball Memorial, and I immediately felt at home among the exemplary residents, faculty and staff. For me, no other program could match the personal family-friendly touch and the strong training provided at Ball Memorial.

I began medical school knowing that I want to be "somebody’s doctor", not somebody’s cardiologist, pulmonologist—but a primary care physician. My clerkship experiences further affirmed my desire to work with patients of all ages, from birth through death. My specific interests within Family Medicine include women’s health and obstetrics.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Justin, and our very snuggly, adorable pit bulls named Paisley and Ivy. We love going on walks, exploring new wineries, reading, and watching Blues hockey games. We just bought our first home here in Muncie and cannot wait to begin this next chapter of our lives in Indiana!

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Kristen Steiner, MD

Hi! My name is Kristen Steiner, and I am so excited to be a part of the Ball Family Medicine Residency Program! I grew up on a small farm near Berne, Indiana, just an hour away from Muncie. My parents taught my two sisters and me the values of hard work, perseverance, and appreciation for our close-knit community. Compared to my hometown, Muncie is the big city! After high school, I headed north to attend Goshen College where I received a B.A. in Biochemistry.

Following my undergraduate studies, I spent time with my extended family in Switzerland while completing an internship in a hospital, worked on the family farm, and worked at an optometrist office before attending medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. I spent all four years at the Muncie campus and am feeling more and more at home in this community.

During medical school, I struggled to decide which area of medicine I should go into—I enjoyed every rotation, but realized the aspect I appreciated most was building relationships with patients of all ages. Naturally, family medicine was a great fit. I am passionate about preventative medicine and education while dealing with the challenges that living in a rural community may provide.

Medicine is definitely a passion of mine, but other things I enjoy are traveling and gardening. My friends and family continue to be a pillar in my life, and I jump at the chance to spend time with them. You might find me running around Muncie with my trusty canine companion, Chloe!

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Dylan Torgerson, MD

Hello! My name is Dylan Torgerson, and I am from the small farming community of Kindred, North Dakota. I have spent all of my life in North Dakota. I went to the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks to get my undergraduate B.S. degree in biology. I went to medical school there as well right after graduating from undergrad.

Ever since high school I have wanted to be a physician, and as soon as I got to medical school I knew I wanted to be a family physician. What attracts me to family medicine is the wide scope of practice and developing long lasting relationships with patients and their families. Being able to practice in various settings with so many different patients is extremely rewarding. Ultimately I plan to return to North Dakota and practice in a rural setting in my home state as a full spectrum family physician.

I am so excited to be a part of the IU Health Ball Memorial family medicine program and believe the training I get will perfectly match up with my career goals! Besides medicine, I have many indoor and outdoor hobbies. I love to play video games, listen to music, and binge watch TV series when I want to relax at home. I also enjoy hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and shooting sports on nice days and when I want to get outside.

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Jason Wallentine, MD

Hello Muncie Indiana! My name is Jason Wallentine, and I came from Boise, Idaho to the Midwest in search of great medical training for a future in rural medicine, and the bonus of raising our growing family in the fun and friendly community of Muncie.

I received my B.S. in exercise physiology from Boise State University and my medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. As a Targeted Rural and Underserved Track (TRUST) student with the University of Washington, my medical education has focused on full-spectrum family medicine: a career path I hope to continue through my training at Ball Memorial. I am passionate and excited about innovation in healthcare access, and believe that the key to improving access to medicine in rural communities lies in physicians building a broad repertoire of clinical and procedural skill, and look forward to building exactly this through training at Ball Memorial!

Also joining the community of Muncie and the residency family are my wife, Katie, our daughter, Isabelle, and our two sons, Wyatt and Cash. We’re excited to move into a community we’ve come to appreciate during our nationwide search for a program, and to look for a place to lay down our own roots.

I am an avid woodworker, sportsman and family man, and enjoy anything that keeps my wife, kids and I out of the house whether it’s ice fishing, trail biking, the odd carpentry project or occasional road trip. We’re grateful to have matched to Muncie, thrilled at the chance to connect with people here and excited to get to work.

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David Yoder, MD

Hi everyone! My name is David Yoder, and I grew up Bluffton, Ohio, a small, rural town in the northwest part of the state. I learned to love small town living as a kid and spent a lot of time playing sports, attending community and church activities, and working at a local produce farm. After graduating from Bluffton High School, I attended Cedarville University in Ohio for my undergraduate degree, where I studied biology and ran on the track team.

After graduation from Cedarville, I attended the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. During my time in medical school, I enjoyed a variety of rotations and loved building relationships with patients. I was interested in family medicine from the start, and my experiences in medical school solidified that interest. It's hard to beat the variety, challenges, and long-term continuity with patients that family medicine has to offer.

I'm so excited to be at IU Health Ball Memorial for my residency training! I chose Ball Memorial because of the broad experiences available here, the amazing faculty and staff, and the friendly residents. My wife and I love the Midwest and are excited to stay in this area of the country for my training.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Anna, who I met back in high school! We have a daughter, Joy, who, whether or not you know it yet, will be your new best friend. I love being a dad and am fully embracing dad culture (grilling, mowing, falling asleep on the couch, etc.). We are involved in our church and enjoy spending time with friends. In our spare time, you will find us exploring the great outdoors, biking, running, having people over, playing board games, cooking (Anna is a pro), watching Ohio sports teams (go Buckeyes, Reds, and Crew!!) and traveling.

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Maureen Brown, DO

Hello! My name is Maureen Brown and growing up in a military family I’ve lived everywhere from Guam to Spain; but these days I call Indiana home. We moved to the South Bend area when I was 16 and I’ve been Indiana educated ever since. I completed my undergraduate degree in English Literature and Biology at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute where I also played collegiate soccer.

After graduation, following my parents’ example, I took the opportunity to serve my country as a Preventative Health Educator in the U.S. Peace Corps in West Africa. Living and working alongside my Senegalese counterparts to fight malaria, schistosomiasis and childhood malnutrition cemented my commitment to healthcare. This commitment brought me back to Indiana and Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine where I completed my medical degree. My experiences have taught me to consider my patients not as an amalgam of symptoms but as people first and foremost. The practice of Family Medicine appeals to me because it does just that. It treats the individual as a whole, throughout the lifespan and through the many trials and triumphs that make us who we are.

When I came to Ball Memorial I witnessed this kind of compassionate and highly competent care on the part of residents, faculty and staff members alike. And I knew I had found the right place to train. I’m truly fortunate to be a part of this team. When I’m not reading up on one of my various medical interest areas (preventative health, geriatrics, mental health promotion etc.) you’ll likely find me: back seat refereeing NFL games in my Elway jersey, attempting to re-live my college glory days on the soccer field, belting 80s tunes in my car or making guacamole in bulk.

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Third-Year Residents

Maureen Brown, DO

Hello! My name is Maureen Brown and growing up in a military family I’ve lived everywhere from Guam to Spain; but these days I call Indiana home. We moved to the South Bend area when I was 16 and I’ve been Indiana educated ever since. I completed my undergraduate degree in English Literature and Biology at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute where I also played collegiate soccer.

After graduation, following my parents’ example, I took the opportunity to serve my country as a Preventative Health Educator in the U.S. Peace Corps in West Africa. Living and working alongside my Senegalese counterparts to fight malaria, schistosomiasis and childhood malnutrition cemented my commitment to healthcare. This commitment brought me back to Indiana and Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine where I completed my medical degree. My experiences have taught me to consider my patients not as an amalgam of symptoms but as people first and foremost. The practice of Family Medicine appeals to me because it does just that. It treats the individual as a whole, throughout the lifespan and through the many trials and triumphs that make us who we are.

When I came to Ball Memorial I witnessed this kind of compassionate and highly competent care on the part of residents, faculty and staff members alike. And I knew I had found the right place to train. I’m truly fortunate to be a part of this team. When I’m not reading up on one of my various medical interest areas (preventative health, geriatrics, mental health promotion etc.) you’ll likely find me: back seat refereeing NFL games in my Elway jersey, attempting to re-live my college glory days on the soccer field, belting 80s tunes in my car or making guacamole in bulk.

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Lauren Gnagy, MD

Hi! My name is Lauren Gnagy. I grew up in the small town of Danville, Indiana with my three (yes, three) younger brothers and loving parents. Surrounded by extended family and close-knit community, the very thought of returning to a Hoosier small town to serve as a physician makes me smile. I received my B.S. in pharmaceutical sciences from Cedarville University in Ohio where I competed on the track team.

During this time, I found my heart increasingly drawn towards caring for people experiencing health-related hardships. The opportunities to counsel and support patients as 'only a doctor can' ultimately led me to change career paths-opting to pursue medical school instead of pharmacy school. I studied on the Indianapolis campus of Indiana University School of Medicine.

I found I enjoyed every aspect of medicine except for time in the OR. And I had a particular love for the outpatient setting. This made family medicine the obvious choice. A rotation focusing on end-of-life care affirmed I will likely pursue a fellowship in either geriatrics or palliative care. After my interview at Ball Memorial, I walked away with the special "this is the one" feeling. The opportunity to train in rural medicine, the great reputation of the program, and chats with the palliative care specialists made it clear. This would be a place in which I could grow professionally. Importantly, it also became obvious I could grow personally. The residents appeared to have a sociable and supportive community.

The way I spend my time is reflective of my variety of interests in medicine. During the past year, for example, I have found myself hiking in Oregon, cycling in the Hilly Hundred, writing, reading, running, practicing yoga, baking cookies, playing piano, playing basketball, sewing aprons and cross-stitching. I've also been looking up too many videos of Bernese mountain dog puppies, re-watching The Office, listening to plenty of NPR podcasts and restoring my grandfather's old pump organ. I love spending time with my biological family, church family and friends.

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Austin Curtis, DO

Hello! My name is Austin and I grew up not too far away in Zionsville. I attended Purdue University where I majored in Nuclear Engineering and received a master’s degree in Medical Physics. I didn’t always know I wanted to be a physician, but as time went on I kept looking for different types of problems to solve.

I attended medical school in Indianapolis at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I am very excited to be starting my career and training at IU Health Ball Memorial. It is my hope I will be able to practice in rural Indiana and with the full spectrum training offered at Ball, I know there is no better place to be. I enjoy hospital medicine and surgery, which made it easy to choose family medicine because we get the opportunity to do a bit of both. The faculty and residents seemed very encouraging and committed making it an easy choice. I am most excited about working with patients in and around Muncie. My fiancé and I are big travelers!

We have been traveling all over the U.S. for years, taking photos and visiting National Parks. We enjoy camping, climbing, kayaking and pretty much anything else outdoors! I started weight lifting in college and use it to stay in shape and de-stress. We love playing board and card games with family and friends.

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Molly Etling, MD

My name is Molly Etling and I couples matched to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital with my fiancé Dakota Gilbert, who is also a family medicine resident! I am really excited to be part of the Ball Memorial family and to dive into the practice of full spectrum family medicine, with special interests in pediatrics and women's health!

I am originally from Freeburg, Ill., which is considered part of the St. Louis Metro East, so I spent a lot of my time in St. Louis growing up (Go Cardinals!) I went to college at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and am a proud Illini fan! There I majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology and minored in Anthropology.

I went to medical school right after college close to home at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Throughout medical school, I always had an interest in pediatrics and women's health. When I wasn't in class, I spent extra time volunteering at elementary schools and with the American Cancer Society's special friends program for children with cancer. I chose to practice in family medicine because it combined my love for both interests and Ball Memorial Hospital can provide the strong training I need for both.

When I'm not in the clinic or hospital, I love spending time with Dakota and our black lab, Okie. I use any spare time to plan our wedding and I also love to run, bake, travel, ski, read, and spend time outdoors! Dakota and I can't wait to see what Indiana has in store for us!

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Dakota Gilbert, MD

Hi there! My name is Dakota Gilbert. I couples matched with my fiancé Molly and we are so excited to be in Indiana and to start our training at Ball Memorial! I am from a small town in Illinois called Pocahontas.

I went south to Ole Miss for my undergraduate degree, where I majored in Biochemistry and minored in biology, chemistry and business. I had been interested in medicine since I was a child and always knew I wanted to practice family medicine in a small town. I came back closer to home for medical school at Southern Illinois University School of medicine, where I met Molly. Here, I grew to love full spectrum medicine and caring for all parts of the patient. I also love procedures, including endoscopies and c sections. Ball Memorial became the perfect place for Molly and I to meet both of our differing interests in family medicine! I could not be more excited to start my training!

Outside of medicine, I love doing things outside including hiking, hunting, fishing and golfing. You may also find me hanging out with Molly and our energetic black lab on a day off!

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Colin Good, DO

Hello! My name is Colin and while I have lived all over the country (Iowa, Arizona), I am coming to Muncie from the great state of North Carolina. I could not be more excited to have the opportunity to do my family medicine training here in the Hoosier state at IU Health Ball. I had the opportunity to rotate here early in fourth year and was blown away by the quality of training and people that make up the residency community.

While the well-rounded training and global health opportunities drew me in initially, it's the community itself that put it at the top. After visiting programs all over the country I knew this was place I was hoping to be. I am the first in in my family to enter the profession of medicine and the decision to do so didn't occur until my college years. My path into family medicine has involved several life-changing detours, including a gap-year in rural Kenya working in community development and peace initiatives. I also spent a year studying the intersections of theology and medicine in the middle of medical school.

Both of these experiences have formed me in profound ways and I am excited by the possibilities of using what I have learned in my life and career. I am a big believer in the future of family medicine, so if there is anything I can do to encourage you on that path, don't hesitate to reach out!

Outside of the house of medicine, I have many interests. I enjoy getting out in nature by hiking or camping. When the cold weather finds its way here, I enjoy finding a good coffee shop to read at or spend some time catching up with friends and family. I am eager to explore the bike paths that run through Muncie and hope to re-kindle my long lost cello skills, so if we meet, I hope I can say that is coming along.

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Kimmy Hinman, MD

I grew up in Longmont, CO then traveled up north for undergrad at Gustavus Adolphus in Minnesota. There I majored in Biology and French and could still participate in their dance company and orchestra. I attended medical school at KU-Wichita and am happy to be continuing my tour of the Midwest in Indiana for residency.

I had my heart set on family medicine since I applied to medical school because it has so much heart. I'm hoping to practice in a small town in the Midwest where I can know my patients well and be an active part in that community. I'm excited for the opportunity to practice full scope including OB.

Outside of medicine, I love the outdoors: jogging, hiking, yoga on the lawn, or simply sitting with a book under a tree. I like to explore new places as well as stay in, especially hosting theme nights with friends.

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Jocelyn Mattoon, MD

My path to medicine has been winding. My family and I moved to the beautiful Flint Hills in Kansas when I was 8 years old and I am proud to claim Kansas as my home. I graduated from Kansas State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology then in 2010 with a Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development.

Around this time in my life a profound experience led me to recognize my true passion was medicine. I eventually began the process to be accepted into medical school while working as a career counselor for military service members transitioning back into civilian life. I was fortunate to be accepted to the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita and had an incredible learning experience there.

That said, I’m so happy to be a part of the Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency! I am so excited and eager to learn from a program with a strong history of teaching full scope family medicine and a focus on community and behavioral health. After residency, I plan to return to rural Kansas to practice as a full scope family physician. This includes performing C-sections, colonoscopies and other procedures my rural community would not otherwise have ready access to.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my husband Cody, our black lab Ix, and our two cats Mousse and Nikolai. My hobbies include hiking, reading, baking cookies, board games, trivia, and sleep.

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Kaleb Moore, MD

Hey! My name is Kaleb Moore and I am from a small town in Western Kentucky called Central City. The town name might not pop out, but John Prine has a song about my county called Paradise.

I received my undergraduate degree in Biology from Western Kentucky University and then I completed my medical degree at the University of Louisville. As you can see I am gradually making my way north school by school. I find it fitting I have the opportunity to remain a cardinal during my residency training. I have always had an interest in medicine as far back as I can remember. During college it was a no brainer and it was during this time I truly fell in love with the field.

Over the years I have had the opportunity to travel abroad and serve on medical mission trips to Belize and Kenya. I was blown away by the level of poverty people experience on a day to day basis, but are at the same time content with their lives. It was refreshing to share their lives and experience a different perspective. I have formed a lasting connection with a rural community in Kenya and have made a second trip to what I now consider my second home. Based on my experience in college and my clinical rotations, I decided family medicine was the field for me. It was the Goldilocks field where everything seemed “just right”.

I was attracted to this program because it offered the opportunity to practice broad spectrum family medicine. I could tailor my education based on the numerous tracks available whether that be international medicine, sports medicine, women’s health or Urgent Care. The opportunities seemed endless. However, what sold the program for me was the people that I met. Everyone seemed so genuine and I could tell the environment at the Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program was the one for me.

Outside of medicine I enjoy reading nearly any book I can find, watching TV and going to see movies. I also enjoy being outside doing all number of things like running, hiking and walking. I do a lot of walking. I also like to cook food, travel frequently, and experience anything with a little element of surprise and adventure.

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Nathan Timm, MD

Hello! My name is Nathan and I grew up in Highland, Indiana. I attended Indiana Wesleyan University, just up I-69 in Marion, where I received my bachelor’s degree in biology. I spent the majority of my four years of medical school right here in Muncie at a regional campus for Indiana University School of Medicine.

During my time in medical school I was able to work closely with residents and faculty from Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency. I am immensely thankful for that experience because it is what led me to pursue Family Medicine. With their help I was able to see that Family Medicine incorporates all of my areas of interest: preventative medicine, pediatrics, and emergency medicine. Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency greatly impressed me with the full spectrum training they offer that prepares residents to succeed in any area they choose after residency.

My wife and I absolutely fell in love with Muncie during my time in medical school and are very excited to stay here for residency. We have attended The Jar Community Church since 2015 and have enjoyed becoming involved with volunteering through our church. We also enjoy board games and taking our crazy canine, Luna, to the dog park. I am an avid soccer player and play with Delaware County Futbol Club.

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