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.

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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First-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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Second-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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Megan Ash, DO

Hello! My name is Megan Ash and I am so excited to be a part of the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency! I grew up just a few minutes south of Muncie in New Castle. Being from Indiana I have known what an amazing program this is and always dreamed of training here. The outstanding faculty, staff and residents further solidified my decision after spending time rotating with the program in the fall of my fourth year of medical school.

After graduating from New Castle High School, I attended Indiana University, where I majored in chemistry and minored in math and biology. I earned my master’s degree in physiology right here at Ball State. For my medical education I was fortunate to be a part the inaugural class at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis. Focus on the whole person and being committed to the complete healing of individuals’ bodies, minds and spirits was emphasized from the beginning. Family medicine was an obvious choice for me. As a family physician, I will be a part of people’s happiest and most challenging moments. While the strength of my clinical skills is imperative, compassion for the individual will undoubtedly be an integral part of the way I practice medicine.

I am honored to have the opportunity to continue my education here and begin serving the Muncie community practicing full-spectrum medical care. In my free time I enjoy helping my husband with our excavating business, doing home improvement projects, exercising, being involved in our church and playing with our black Labrador retriever.

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Third-Year Residents

Megan Ash, DO

Hello! My name is Megan Ash and I am so excited to be a part of the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency! I grew up just a few minutes south of Muncie in New Castle. Being from Indiana I have known what an amazing program this is and always dreamed of training here. The outstanding faculty, staff and residents further solidified my decision after spending time rotating with the program in the fall of my fourth year of medical school.

After graduating from New Castle High School, I attended Indiana University, where I majored in chemistry and minored in math and biology. I earned my master’s degree in physiology right here at Ball State. For my medical education I was fortunate to be a part the inaugural class at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis. Focus on the whole person and being committed to the complete healing of individuals’ bodies, minds and spirits was emphasized from the beginning. Family medicine was an obvious choice for me. As a family physician, I will be a part of people’s happiest and most challenging moments. While the strength of my clinical skills is imperative, compassion for the individual will undoubtedly be an integral part of the way I practice medicine.

I am honored to have the opportunity to continue my education here and begin serving the Muncie community practicing full-spectrum medical care. In my free time I enjoy helping my husband with our excavating business, doing home improvement projects, exercising, being involved in our church and playing with our black Labrador retriever.

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Kelsey Booth, MD

Although I was born in Tennessee, Indiana is where I grew up and has always been home. My immediate, and also large, extended family (along with my in-laws) all live in Plymouth, Indiana, which hosts the Blueberry Festival every Labor Day. I received my undergraduate education from Purdue and although my medical degree is from Indiana University School of Medicine, I will always be a Boilermaker at heart!

I realized what I wanted my medical career to look like during a rotation with a family physician back in Plymouth. “Well young doctor, what do you need to do next?” was the phrase warmly asked of me in a breadth of patient situations. It echoed in my mind long after still encompassing duty, competence and compassion. I’m so excited to be starting my medical career here at the IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency. I really feel that everyone―from the office staff and directors to the residents themselves―all ask that question in the best of ways!

Coming with me into this next chapter in our lives is my wonderful husband, Doug. We both like to tackle home-improvement projects, play endless Frisbee with Chloe our dog, explore parks and farmers markets and take on anyone willing to play just one more board game.

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Grace Borton, DO

Hello! My name is Grace Borton and I grew up in the small, rural, northern Michigan town of Lake City. I completed my undergraduate education at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan where I majored in biomedical sciences. Directly following undergrad, I moved to Parker, Colorado to attend medical school at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I fell in love with the Rocky Mountains, where I spent free time hiking, climbing and skiing.

I’m excited to now return to my Midwest roots to finish my medical training at Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency. I was attracted to this program because of the opportunity to practice full-spectrum family medicine including obstetrics, underserved and international medicine. When I visited Ball Memorial, I was warmly welcomed into the community here and knew this is where I was meant to be. I’m looking forward to this next chapter and to be joining the Ball Memorial community!

Outside of medicine, I enjoy being active and outdoors―running, downhill and water skiing, hiking, rock climbing―as well as drawing, reading and traveling to new places with family and friends!

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Greta Braun, DO

Hello! My name is Greta Braun and I’m originally from Galena, Illinois. I received my undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse before traveling to Indiana for medical school at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

I knew from an early age I wanted to go into healthcare. My mother is a nurse and having her as a strong role model sparked my passion for medicine. I worked as a nurse aide for many years followed by working in an oncology research lab, focusing my efforts on lung cancer research.

Growing up in a small town, I knew I wanted to go into rural family medicine. When it came time to choose a residency I was immediately drawn to the full-scope training available at IU Health Ball Memorial. My medical interests include women’s health, pediatrics, urgent/emergency medicine, and outpatient procedures.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy cooking, going to outdoor festivals and farmer’s markets, playing golf, and traveling. I have recently found a new love in art and working with epoxy resin. I spend most of my free time with my amazing husband AJ, and our five-year-old son Cooper and 2-year-old son Paxton.

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Abby Chilsen, MD

Hello! My name is Abby Chilsen, and I am very excited to be joining the Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency! As a lifelong Wisconsinite, diehard Badger fan and lover of cheese in its many varieties, I am excited to bring my Sconnie “accent” to Muncie! I grew up on the Mississippi River in The Sunfish Capital of the World, Onalaska, Wisconsin, and earned my bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. During my college years, I had the opportunity to spend two summers in the highlands of Costa Rica, living in a small village and working in several rural clinics. It was here I fell in love with practicing global medicine and providing comprehensive care to the poor and underserved.

I attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with aspirations of becoming a pediatric specialist. I spent the summer after my first year of medical school at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. I was in the Department of Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy caring for children diagnosed with devastating malignancies and hematologic illnesses.

Instead of finding a niche in specialty care, I realized even more the power of primary care in providing continuity for families in crisis as well as supporting patients of all ages at the end of life. Upon returning to Madison, I worked with MEDiC, a student-run network of free clinics, including coordinating a weekly urgent care dental clinic at a local shelter through the Madison Dental Initiative. This experience demonstrated the connections that exist between medicine, dentistry and social determinants of health. In particular, it showed the importance of addressing poor health literacy, poverty, mental illness, addiction and disparities in access to care.

I found Family Medicine to be the perfect field for me to continue practicing in all of my areas of interest. These include palliative care, pediatrics and adolescent medicine, addiction medicine, global health, and rural community medicine. Ball Memorial stood out as a program with fantastic people who are committed teachers, active community members and compassionate physicians. The residents, faculty and staff have welcomed me into their community with open arms, and I feel extremely blessed to call Muncie and Ball Memorial my new home!

Outside of medicine, I am an avid cyclist, hiker and lover of all things outdoors. I also love to travel, spend time with family and friends, read books (non-medical!) in my hammock, and cheer on my Wisconsin Badgers!

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Lisa Grooms, MD

Hi! My name is Lisa Grooms, and I grew up in Noblesville, Indiana. I’ve known since middle school I wanted to be a doctor and to help underserved populations. I attended Indiana University in Bloomington, where I received a B.S. in microbiology, B.A. in Spanish, and chemistry minor. While at IU I became heavily involved in Camp Kesem, a free summer camp for children whose parents have or have had cancer. My camp name, “Bandaid,” has stuck with me as a reminder to always show love and compassion in whatever I do.

I attended medical school at IU in Indianapolis, where I continued to involve myself in service organizations like Dr. Camp/Camp MD and Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention. I enrolled in the Spanish Introduction to Clinical Medicine course, focusing on improving my medical Spanish. After traveling to Nicaragua on a global health elective, I also discovered an interest in global medicine.

What I loved most about medical school was getting to know and care for patients of all ages. I knew family medicine would provide me with opportunities to develop long-term relationships with the patients under my care. The IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency stood out as the most family-oriented, kind and compassionate program during my residency search. I am so excited to be a part of this amazing group of people!

In my free time I enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy and historical fiction and snuggling with my two cats, Fili and Kili. I also love spending time with my family, friends and husband, Tommy.

Additional medical interests include pediatrics and preventative medicine.

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Meghan Kinsel, DO

Hello! My name is Meghan and my hometown is Shoreview, Minn. I attended University of Wisconsin-Madison for my undergraduate degree where I majored in biology (Go Badgers!) I have wanted to become a physician for as long as I can remember. I love helping others, making meaningful connections and had a passion for the sciences throughout my education. I moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend medical school at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

I am excited to be staying in Indiana and training at the IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency! I was drawn to the program because of the emphasis on full-spectrum patient care, including a strong curriculum in women’s health, procedures and preventative medicine. I had an immediate connection to the residents, faculty and staff when I interviewed and had that “gut feeling” the program was the right fit for me. I am so impressed by the supportive environment and many opportunities this residency offers.

One of my biggest passions outside of medicine is travel. I love to explore, experience new cultures and, of course, eat a lot of delicious food! Some favorite destinations of mine include Ghana, Croatia and Italy. As a physician, I intend to incorporate my love of travel into medicine and work on global medicine and mission trips.

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Brittany Kiser, DO

Hello! I am originally from Bakersfield, California. My family and I bounced around within California and even to Las Vegas for a few years before landing in the small town of Prestonsburg, Ky. for good when I was 12. I grew up fishing, hunting, playing soccer, going to football games and church youth group since that was about all there was to do in my town. If you would have told my 18-year-old self I would become a doctor, I wouldn’t have believed you.

Since I was in middle school I felt a calling to be a missionary. When I was entering college, I was forced to pick a major, so I chose pre-med thinking being a doctor would be a great tool as a missionary. I had every intention of changing it and never thought it would really happen. However, I found a love for serving others through medicine that I had no idea was within me and I never turned back.

I did my undergrad at University of the Cumberland’s in Williamsburg, Ky. and my medical school at Lincoln-Memorial University Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn.

My time in school not only grew my passion for international and domestic missions, but it also gave me a passion for women’s health. These are the exact reasons I have chosen IU Health Ball Memorial as my place for residency.

I was extremely impressed with this program’s ability to provide excellent training in all areas of family medicine as well as the ample opportunities for medical missions. I have no doubt I will be leaving this program with all the tools necessary to practice every type of medicine, especially women’s health, here in America or overseas.

I am a newlywed to an amazing man who has been willing to give up his house, job, church and living close to his family to be with me. In our spare time we like to be outside, riding bikes, hiking, grilling out, having bonfires or watching movies and playing card/board games. We are both very excited for this journey and already feel like the people in this program are family!

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Molly Kelly, MD

Hello! My name is Molly Kelly and I am from Fort Wayne, Indiana. I am so happy to be continuing my medical education in Indiana and am thrilled to be joining the IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency team. I have dreamed of becoming a doctor since I was a child and spent hours making elaborate hospital wards complete with shoebox hospital beds, wrist bands and medical charts to care for my stuffed animals. One of my favorite childhood books was the story of Louis Pasteur’s invention of the rabies vaccine, which saved the life of a young boy.

As I grew up, I remember being quite surprised to learn not every child had a favorite virus or spent hours looking at all sorts of things with their toy microscope. My path to studying medicine had some twists and turns because attending college after high school wasn’t within my budget. I worked as a server, cooked in a gourmet restaurant, spent time in corporate technology sales, and helped launch our family’s small business. Through these experiences I realized what I find most fulfilling is creating lasting relationships and using my knowledge and skills to help others.

When I had the opportunity to return to school, I jumped at the chance. I graduated from Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne with a bachelor of science and research certificate in biology and I was blessed to study medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. It wasn’t until my third year I realized Family Medicine was a perfect fit for me. I get so much joy from getting to know patients and their families and I’m looking forward to creating new relationships here in Muncie. I fell in love with the IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine program and knew right away this is where I am supposed to be.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy cooking, baking, gardening, home renovation projects, and, most importantly, spending time with my husband and our two beautiful girls.

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Trenton Schmale, DO

My name is Trenton Schmale, and I am originally from Nebraska but have lived in Carmel, Indiana for a number of years. I attended Taylor University, just north of Muncie, and completed my bachelor’s degree in biology while playing collegiate football - go Trojans! I went on to get my master’s degree in biomedical science at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. Before starting medical school at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine as part of the inaugural class, I worked as a biochemist in Indianapolis and married my wife, Emily.

Throughout medical school I enjoyed a wide variety of practice areas. This led me to my interest in family medicine, where I can continue doing many different things as a physician, while looking at my patients from a holistic perspective. My primary interests have been sports medicine, behavioral health, preventative medicine and outpatient procedures.

I am very excited to be part of the Ball Memorial family. I first came to know and admire this program as a fourth-year medical student during rotations. The staff, faculty and residents are all very supportive, and there are many opportunities for residents to pursue their specific interests.

When I am not in a clinical setting, I enjoy playing sports, snow skiing, hiking, card games, economics and spending time with my wife and little one on the way!

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2019 Graduates

Brogan Bahler, MD

Hello! My name is Brogan Bahler from West Lafayette, Indiana. I received my bachelor’s degree in Movement and Sports Science from Purdue University. From a young age I have always had a passion for sports; while at Purdue I was an avid member of the cycling club team and competed in intramural sports.

I attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in Little Rock. Entering medical school I was not completely sure what I wanted to do. However, I found I enjoyed nearly every specialty, making family medicine a great choice!

I chose IU Health Ball Memorial because of its breadth of training and great faculty and residents. During my interview I found the faculty very encouraging and committed to helping each resident pursue their specific interest. There was one thing that impressed me the most about IU Health Ball Memorial. It was their focus to ensure each resident received the training necessary to reach their career goals, instead of a “one size fits all” style of curriculum.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, riding my bike, hiking, grilling out and practically anything outside.

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Fariba Karimi, DO

I grew up in the great city of Louisville, Kentucky and am so thrilled to be doing my residency close to home! I attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where I majored in biology and French and minored in chemistry and Peace Studies. Medicine was just one of my passions! While in college, I took a strong interest in French language, culture and literature which led me to have a life-changing experience studying abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris!

In Paris, I became involved with a great organization called Le Kinkeliba. The organization focuses on not only providing adequate medical care to the people of Senegal but also on developing the community and strengthening education of the locals. The goal is for the locals to be more self-sufficient. I was also heavily involved with the Interfaith Community and Engagement Club at XU, through which I was able to go on an interfaith medical mission trip to Jamaica. Another amazing experience!

In between college and medical school, I got my master’s in anatomy and neurobiology at the University of Kentucky - go Cats! I was ready for a change of scenery for medical school and decided, what better place to study medicine than by the beach? So I headed to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where I attended Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I gained a passion for women’s health, integrative medicine and rural/underserved work. I even picked up a good amount of Spanish while living down amongst the incredibly diverse population of south Florida. I had a great experience going to school down in Florida but I was missing the kind, down-to-earth people of the Midwest!

I am thrilled to be starting residency at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital―I don’t think I could have found a more fitting program for myself. I look forward to blending all of my special interests throughout residency in order to be the well-rounded family physician I always wanted to be. I am not sure what the future has in store for me after residency, but I hope it involves working with underserved communities, some global traveling and definitely some role in academics.

In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, watching movies/shows, traveling, eating food (and occasionally cooking too), working out and being outdoors!

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Betsy Krause, MD

Hi, my name is Betsy Krause and I am from Avon, Indiana. Growing up I listened to my great-grandmother tell stories about my great-grandfather, who was a physician during the Great Depression and World War II. She recounted how her husband attended to the sick in their homes, ventured off a night to deliver babies during thunderstorms, and traded medical services for chicken and eggs. I was captivated by these stories and decided at a very young age this was the job for me.

In high school I took several trips to underserved countries and saw the overwhelming need for good primary care. This is where my personal passion for Family Medicine began. In the future, I want to provide care for those in underserved regions in the United States and abroad.

I attended Indiana University for both undergraduate and medical school. I was fortunate enough to have a Family Medicine rotation at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital my third year of medical school. I was impressed by the kindhearted and dedicated staff. Each member is devoted to their patients and to training highly skilled and compassionate physicians in a caring environment.

In medicine I have particular interests in global health, behavioral health and addiction medicine. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my family, animals and nature.

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Johnny Mihelcic, MD

Hello! My name is Johnny Mihelcic and although I am from Staunton, Ill., I am excited to be training in Muncie! During my undergraduate studies in molecular biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, I realized medicine was the career for me. Returning home to rural Illinois to practice became my goal. After a year working as a pharmacy technician, I was fortunate enough to enroll in the Rural Medicine Education Program at University of Illinois Chicago – Rockford Campus. Here my passion for rural medicine was reinforced.

I look at my patients as a whole person, including their emotional and psychosocial well-being, not just their physical health. The full-spectrum medical experience IU Health Ball Memorial provides its residents first drew me to the program, since I plan to practice inpatient/outpatient, obstetrical care, and women’s health. The supportive faculty, residents and community physicians at IU Health Ball Memorial solidified my decision to train here. I am excited to become part of the Muncie community!

Other than working and studying, I enjoy long-distance running, reading, playing Euchre, cooking, learning Spanish, and hanging out with family and friends.

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Anne Shenk, MD

I’m Anne, and I grew up just an hour northeast of Muncie, in the small town of Berne (famous for its Clock Tower, Swiss Days, and furniture). I didn’t always know I wanted to be a doctor, but I knew I wanted a job that involved life-long learning, teaching, people and science. While majoring in biology at Goshen College in northern Indiana, friends urged me to apply for medical school. After shadowing a small-town family doctor, I realized primary care medicine was the sort of career I had been hoping for.

After college, I attended Indiana University School of Medicine, and actually spent my first two years at the Muncie campus, on the second floor right above the Family Medicine clinic. I completed my third- and fourth-year rotations in Indianapolis. When the time came to officially choose a specialty and residency, the long-term relationships, variety and problem solving in Family Medicine still seemed like a perfect fit for me.

While looking at residencies, the opportunities at IU Health Ball Memorial for so many varied experiences was a huge strength. I felt I could become a well-rounded family doctor here, ready for any sort of practice in the future. And, just as importantly, the atmosphere at IU Health Ball Memorial felt like home.

I’m excited to be part of the IU Health Ball Memorial team, and my husband and I are excited to be re-acquainted with the Muncie community. Together we enjoy sporting events, being outdoors, and being with family. In Muncie we are looking forward to running and biking on the Cardinal Greenway and making some trips to Berry Winkle for frozen yogurt.

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Ray Simon, II, MD

My name is Ray Simon. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio for most of my life, I come from a very large Lebanese family who all moved to the area about three generations ago. My family has always been a major part of my life. I moved away to Columbus and attended The Ohio State University to study biochemistry and psychology.

I moved back closer to home for medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, carrying with me what I valued from my undergraduate education and experience in healthcare thus far. I developed a passion for behavioral health during my studies in medical school, but have always had a deep appreciation for general medicine and understanding the family dynamic. I believe family medicine provides an excellent avenue for discussions and management of a wide spectrum of mental health as well as much-needed medical care.

I hope to make behavioral health a significant part of my practice, and through my training at IU Health Ball Memorial, I will be able to further my understanding of medicine in general. The staff and faculty have been more than welcoming and friendly and are all about helping me achieve my goals in training. My experience with Muncie so far has been limited, but in learning more and visiting city, I am very excited and intend to learn as much as I can about the city. Outside of medicine, I spend my time trying new recipes, spending time with close friends or reading up on latest consumer technology.

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Roddrea Smith, MD

Hello Everyone! My name is Roddrea Smith. I am an Indianapolis, Indiana native. I knew at a very young age I wanted to be a physician! And that dream has finally come true after years of hard work and dedication. I attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where I majored in psychology. I then went on to medical school at Indiana University in Indianapolis.

I am incredibly grateful to be here at the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. I am certain this program will train me to be exactly the kind of doctor I always knew I could become. Upon completion of residency, I hope to open a private practice complex that functions to serve the entire family from, pediatrics and obstetrics to geriatrics and minor procedures! I look forward meeting my co-residents, patients and instructors!

In my spare time I enjoy canvas painting, cooking for friends and family, and traveling! I hope to marry my love for travel with my love for service. I would like to incorporate medical missions in my future career endeavors.

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Isaiah Steffen, MD

At a young age, I had already made my decision to pursue medicine as a career. I grew up in Bolivia and Guatemala, the son of missionaries from Indiana, which allowed me many opportunities to help those in need. These experiences growing up instilled in me a passion for helping people, especially those who are going through difficult situations.

During my travels, I also came to know physicians as those who are in the unique position to help people with many different things. It might be with illnesses or in other areas of life. Physicians provide an overall better quality of living to others. As a result, I decided to pursue medicine, in order to help others from all walks of life, to help cure and prevent illness, and to allow people to achieve a high quality of life.

My parents and I moved to Indiana when I started high school, and there I had the privilege of working as a nursing assistant in a local nursing, caring for elderly patients and their families. After high school, I attended Indiana University in Bloomington, and studied chemistry and math.

During college, I was able to volunteer with many organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and the local hospital. My favorite experience was the summer I spent in California working with a church in a neighborhood with one of the highest poverty rates in the country.

During this summer, I realized I have a passion to serve and meet the needs of those in poverty. With this goal in mind, I attended Indiana University School of Medicine as a National Health Core Scholar. This included a commitment to work as a primary care provider in a medically underserved area upon completion of my residency.

I am excited to be continuing my medical career here in Muncie at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. The Family Medicine residency offers me many opportunities that will help prepare me for my future practice. In particular, I look forward to expanding my learning through their partnership with the Open Door clinic here in downtown Muncie. This will be a good model for what I want to do in my own future medical practice and through the opportunity to travel outside of the United States to care for diverse patient populations.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy doing DIY projects and travelling with my wife, Jessie and playing with my dog, Pippin. I also enjoy exploring different types of technology, computer programming and repair and playing golf, basketball, racquetball and softball.

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Eric Westergren, DO

Hi, my name is Eric Westergren, and I'm excited to be joining the IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program! Though I was born in Illinois, I spent the majority of my life in Southeast Asia. It was a wonderful upbringing that set the stage for my future pursuit of medicine.

Upon returning to the U.S., I attended Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota and received my undergraduate degree in English literature. Afterward, I attended medical school at Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. It was also during this time I married my beautiful wife, Sarah, and we added our daughter, Lyla, to our family.

Both Sarah and I sensed an immediate connection to the people and program when we visited IU Health Ball Memorial during interview season. I was very impressed by the faculty, facilities and educational opportunities, and the family-friendly atmosphere of the program was very attractive. I am convinced I will graduate from residency with all the tools necessary to be the best family physician I can be!

Though one of the main reasons I chose Family Medicine as a specialty was the breadth of training, my particular medical interests include sports medicine, preventive medicine and outpatient procedures.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my family, cooking, having friends over, staying active, spending time outside and following Chicago sports.

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Robyn Wilson, MD

I am originally from a small city in Alabama, where I lived my whole life before starting undergrad. I attended Auburn University (War Eagle!) and received a bachelor’s in biomedical sciences. After undergrad, I was accepted into the Rural Medicine Program for students interested in practicing rural family medicine. It is affiliated with the University of Alabama School of Medicine. I spent the first two years in Birmingham, Alabama and my third and fourth years of medical school in Huntsville.

I am looking forward to pursuing my interests in women’s health and rural medicine at IU Health Ball Memorial while working alongside a great group of physicians. I quickly realized it would be the perfect place to train in full spectrum family medicine.

I married my wonderful husband during undergrad and we have two beautiful daughters. Having a balance between work and family life is very important to me. When I am not working hard at the hospital or clinic, I enjoy spending time doing things outside with my family. We like to go hiking, go swimming and play board games. My husband and I are both excited about living in Muncie and getting to experience a little snow!

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