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.

Carly Chapman, DO

Cheers! My name is Carly Chapman. I am from Zionsville, IN, I am one of 8 kids, and I love osteopathic manipulative medicine. Here is a summary of my life and why I got into medicine in 6 words ... cancer miracle, life transformed, healing others.

I studied Medicinal Chemistry for my undergraduate degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University (in West Palm Beach, FL) and abroad at Oxford University for a semester. It was here where I found my love of libraries and great coffee shops! Although I loved being abroad, there’s nothing quite like Indiana hospitality, so I moved back to Indiana to attend medical school at Marian University COM and enjoyed every second of my education. Truth be told, it was hard to know what I wanted from a residency until I started interviewing and seeing what each location had to offer. I knew instantly IU Health Ball Memorial would be a great fit for me for two reasons: quality leadership and broad-spectrum training in a more rural setting. I felt genuinely welcomed by every faculty, resident, and staff member I met with throughout the process and was confident I would be trained well as a family medicine physician.

Outside of medicine I enjoy spending time with my family (especially my nephew, who’s two) and friends, swimming, reading at coffee shops, finding hidden gardens, and singing anywhere and anytime (car, church, parking lot, karaoke). Looking forward to meeting you!

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First-Year Residents

Carly Chapman, DO

Cheers! My name is Carly Chapman. I am from Zionsville, IN, I am one of 8 kids, and I love osteopathic manipulative medicine. Here is a summary of my life and why I got into medicine in 6 words ... cancer miracle, life transformed, healing others.

I studied Medicinal Chemistry for my undergraduate degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University (in West Palm Beach, FL) and abroad at Oxford University for a semester. It was here where I found my love of libraries and great coffee shops! Although I loved being abroad, there’s nothing quite like Indiana hospitality, so I moved back to Indiana to attend medical school at Marian University COM and enjoyed every second of my education. Truth be told, it was hard to know what I wanted from a residency until I started interviewing and seeing what each location had to offer. I knew instantly IU Health Ball Memorial would be a great fit for me for two reasons: quality leadership and broad-spectrum training in a more rural setting. I felt genuinely welcomed by every faculty, resident, and staff member I met with throughout the process and was confident I would be trained well as a family medicine physician.

Outside of medicine I enjoy spending time with my family (especially my nephew, who’s two) and friends, swimming, reading at coffee shops, finding hidden gardens, and singing anywhere and anytime (car, church, parking lot, karaoke). Looking forward to meeting you!

Carly M Chapman DO

Blake Clutter, DO

Hello! My name is Blake Clutter. I grew up just West of Muncie near Lebanon, IN in a small town. I attended Bradley University in Peoria, IL for my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. I took a year off after school to work in the medical field as a scribe in the Lafayette area. After realizing that I wanted to be more involved in patient care, I enrolled in an EMT training course. I loved actively helping my community and the fast pace and excitement that comes with working on a 911 ambulance service. I started my undergraduate degree heavily considering medicine as a career but getting hands on experience in the field solidified my decision to apply to medical school. I was able to stay in Indiana and complete my medical degree at Marian University in Indianapolis.

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Brittney Dudley, MD

Hello! My name is Brittney Dudley. My path to Ball started very traditional as I grew up in Oxford, OH, then stuck close to home, attending University of Notre Dame (undergrad) and University of Kentucky (medical school) Then, it was non-traditional, as I completed a surgical internship in order to complete five years of military service as a primary care doctor for USAF pilots. My military assignments were to a tanker base in New Hampshire and an F-16 base in Misawa, Japan. Following my military service, I moved back to my hometown to work at an opioid use disorder treatment center prescribing both methadone and Suboxone.

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Kenzi Holcomb, DO

Hello! My name is Kenzl Holcomb and I grew up in Winchester Indiana, a small rule town just 30 minutes from Muncie. I attended Earlham college in Richmond Indiana where I received a bachelors In bio chemistry. After receiving my bachelors I took some time off and married my high school sweetheart, Dylan, who is now a nurse practitioner working at Ball hospital. I then went on to receive my doctoral degree from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to entering medical school I already knew my career path as my parents are both Family practice providers. My plan is to return back to Winchester with my husband and serve our community. Outside of medicine I enjoy spending time with my family and planning holiday activities. I grew up with nine siblings and now have 18 nieces and nephews. Just prior to starting residency my husband and I had our beautiful daughter named Blakely. Lastly, I cannot forget to mention Nala, our Weimaraner, who is very spoiled and was not excited when we brought home the new baby.

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Elizabeth Edwards, MD

Hello, my name is Elizabeth! I grew up in Olathe, Kansas after my family moved from Pennsylvania when I was a child. After high school, I studied Biology and Psychology at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. In my college years, I developed a passion for international service and a desire to serve in the mission field in the future. After a few years of working, I began medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. I completed my first two years of training in Kansas City, then moved to Wichita, KS for my last two years. Throughout medical school, I came to realize that Family Medicine was the best opportunity for me to be able to serve, both at home and abroad. I loved the full scope of practice that allows a family medicine doctor to work with people in all stages of life. I became particularly interested in women’s health and obstetrics, as these areas of focus are often lacking in developing areas of the world.

I chose IU Health Ball Memorial because I felt that their program would best help prepare me for whatever area of service I find myself in for the future. I loved the strong sense of community that was conveyed in the interview process, and I was so excited to see that both the leadership and the residents were passionate about serving their community!

Outside of medicine, I love reading and cooking, as well as video and board games. My husband and I are eager to get involved in our new church community in Muncie and continue to discover how we can best serve God in the future, whether at home in the states or serving around the world!

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Andy Pepper, DO

Hello! My name is Andy Pepper. I am originally from a rural town in Northwest Illinois called Dixon. After studying Biology at Northern Illinois University, I came to Indiana to study medicine at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis. I have grown to love the Hoosier state over the last several years and I am ecstatic to continue my medical education here.

During medical school, I found that I enjoyed many areas of medicine, but most enjoyed my time spent in family medicine. I appreciate the long-term relationships, diverse patient populations, and the ample opportunity for hands on procedures. I had the opportunity to do several rural rotations which cemented my desire to eventually practice broad scope family medicine in a rural setting. I chose Ball Memorial for the supportive culture and because their commitment to training full spectrum family medicine physicians aligned perfectly with my future career goals.

Outside of medicine, you will find me spending time outdoors with my wife, Catie, doing things like motorcycle riding, camping, hiking, and shooting sports. At home, we enjoy grilling out and spending time with our cat, Reeses (who is terrified of the outdoors). We are both excited to join the Ball family!

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Elliott Van Allen, DO

Hey there! My name is Elliott Van Allen. I am a born and raised Montanan who chose Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency for its excellent training and the kindness of its residents and faculty. I am so grateful to be a member of the Ball team!

I grew up in a small town in the mountainous northwestern corner of Montana, attended the University of Montana for my undergraduate studies, and Pacific Northwest University for medical school after a year of advocacy work in rural communities in the southwest Montana region. As the result of a lifetime in the State of Montana, I have developed an appreciation for life in small places, and some day hope to practice in a rural or frontier environment.

If you catch me outside of work, I will probably be hiking, biking, fishing, gardening, or birding with my wife and best friend. I am excited to explore the countryside, forests, and rivers of Indiana!

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Mackenzie Wahl, MD

Hey there! My name is Mackenzie Wahl. I grew up on a small family farm near Riley, Kansas. I attended Kansas State University, where I earned a B.A. in Biochemistry. I then completed medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.

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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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Second-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 with 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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Third-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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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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