Transitional Year Residency Program at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
2018-2019 Transitional Year Residents
Philip Asamoah, MD
I was born in Accra, the capital of the country of Ghana in West Africa. Ghana is the homeland of my parents and the place where the majority of my family still resides. We moved just a few weeks after I was born from Ghana to England and lived there for a few years before moving to the United States. After stops in a couple of other states, our family moved to Fishers, Indiana in 1999 right before I started third grade. I grew up in Fishers all the way up through graduating high school so I consider Fishers to be my hometown.
It was in 11th grade at Fishers High School that I definitively decided I wanted to become a doctor after taking an Anatomy and Physiology course and finding the content endlessly fascinating. My dad is an endocrinologist in the Indianapolis area too so he was also hugely influential in my decision to pursue a medical career. After graduating high school, I went on to study neuroscience and Spanish at Indiana University in Bloomington, graduating in 2013 with BS and BA degrees respectively. I then completed my combined studies for my medical degree (MD) at the University of Michigan Medical School and my Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Ross School of Business in 2018. After finishing my intern year, I will be heading out to the University of Colorado Health System in Denver, Colorado for four years of radiology residency.
I am honestly stoked to participate in the Transitional Year program at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I am confident that I will be well-trained by the end of this year. What makes Ball Memorial Hospital so unique is its hybrid function as both a major academic hospital and a community hospital/safety-net hospital that is so vital in serving the needs of the residents of Delaware County and the surrounding counties. Furthermore, there is a clear unified mission here to provide patients with the optimal level of care and a healthy culture that expects respect among all members of the health care system, which resonates perfectly with my personal values.
I am the oldest of three kids with a younger sister, Amyra, and a younger brother, Jude. When I am not in the hospital or studying medicine, I enjoy staying active through basketball and weight lifting, being involved in church, traveling the world, and playing Euchre.
Peter Coleman, MD
I grew up in Muncie and attended Burris Laboratory School, which is next to Ball Hospital, from Kindergarten through senior year of High School. Having decided to pursue medicine as a junior, I attended Purdue University and studied chemistry. After sophomore year I transferred to IUPUI to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and a minor in Medical Humanities and Health Studies. I graduated in 2014 and was awarded the Patricia A. Boaz Award by the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at IUPUI, which goes to the top senior graduating with a Bachelor of Arts.
I was accepted to the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed the didactic years in Indianapolis. I worked as a tutor in the Peer Tutoring Program and volunteered with No One Dies Alone at Eskenazi Hospital, sitting vigil with dying patients who, for whatever reasons, did not have friends or family present.
I'm excited to return to Muncie and continue my education as a resident. When not on duty, I can most likely be found running, at his family’s farm, or on some adventure with his wife, Rebecca.
Luke Flood, MD
I was born in Iowa City and spent most of my childhood in Brownsburg, Indiana. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2013 with a degree in Science Pre-Professional Studies. I then attended Indiana University School of Medicine, spending two years in South Bend before moving to Indianapolis and completing school in 2018. Next year I will move to Lexington, Kentucky to begin my residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Kentucky.
Outside of the hospital I enjoy running, craft beer, traveling, reading non-medical books, making pizza, and rooting for losing football teams.
Peter Gunderman, MD
I grew up in Zionsville, Indiana before going to Wabash College, where I majored in chemistry. My most influential class in college was a Rhetoric 101 class on public speaking. Even though I was uncomfortable speaking at first, I grew to enjoy the experience and seek out additional opportunities. My proudest moment in college was winning the 138th Baldwin Oratorical Contest with a speech on community health.
I started at IU School of Medicine immediately after graduating from Wabash but ended up taking a two-year sabbatical between my second and third years. During that time, I studied at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC. I returned to medical school a better and humbler person, and I have since worked hard to lovingly attend to others and thoughtfully care for patients.
My best friends are my sister Rebecca and my brothers David and John. My favorite nephew is Sterling Sinclair, and my favorite niece is Penelope Rose. I’m delighted to be spending this year in Muncie, Indiana and working with the wonderful staff and residents at Ball Memorial Hospital.
Brooke Hanson, MD
I grew up in Bemidji, Minnesota, which is a small city in the northern part of the state known for being the first city on the Mississippi River and as the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. I graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2013 with a BS in forensic science and received my MD from University of Minnesota Medical School in 2018. I am very excited to start my residency training at IU Ball Memorial Hospital and to explore Indiana for a year!
Following my transitional year, I will be returning to my home state to begin dermatology residency at the University of Minnesota. I love dermatology because you get to work with patients of all ages and are constantly surprised by the rare pathology you see on a regular basis.
In my spare time, I love doing anything outdoors, checking out local state parks, exploring new cities, and spending time with family.
Amy Johnson, MD
I was born in Kansas City on the Missouri side and attended undergrad at University of Missouri-Kansas City for a BS in cellular and molecular biology. I attended University of Missouri-Columbia for medical school and chose the transitional year program in Muncie mostly due to the outstanding nationally recognized teaching and learning experiences. The hospitality and sense of belonging I have experienced from residents, Dr. Costello, and Vana here has been unparalleled!
I plan to attend dermatology residency after this year while I continue longstanding involvement in health advocacy efforts. In the more distant future I plan to serve as a physician liaison to carefully craft health policy for a state legislator before running for office myself.
In the meantime, I enjoy quietly lifting heavy things at the gym or tricking myself into dong cardio exercise by studying on the Stairmaster. I’ve also managed to inadvertently cultivate a multitude of attention-seeking behaviors in my two young cats, BeBop and Bodhi.
Alexander Kosiak, MD
I am originally from Kokomo, Ind., and I studied Biochemistry at Purdue University with a minor in Spanish. It was not until my time at Purdue that I decided that I would pursue a career in medicine, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I graduated in 2014, when I began my medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine. I completed the majority of my training at the Fort Wayne regional IU School of Medicine campus, where I had a fantastic experience.
Throughout my time in medical school, I found that the specialty for which I was most suited was Anesthesiology. I am thrilled to say that I have matched to both a Transitional Year here at Ball Memorial Hospital, and will be heading to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2019. I am confident that Ball Memorial is a great fit, is close to my family in Kokomo, and will prepare me for a future in Anesthesiology.
When I am not at the hospital, I can probably be found playing music, running, skiing, camping, watching hockey, volunteering at church, or simply enjoying time with friends and a large family.
Adam Myers-White, MD
Dr. Adam Myers-White was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio, a small town slightly north of Cincinnati. He attended Hamilton High School where he was a three-sport athlete. After completing high school, Adam attended the University of Tennessee, “Good Ole Rocky Top”, where he was a 4-year varsity football athlete. Adam received his degree in exercise science and became a first-generation college graduate. Following his athletic career, Adam became a pharmacy technician and athletic trainer with aspirations of attending medical school.
Adam completed one year in the Master of Science in Medical Science program at Indiana University School of Medicine as the number one student in his class. In 2014, his dream of becoming a physician came into fruition as he matriculated into Indiana University School of Medicine. He received his MD in May of 2018.
After his Transitional Residency at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie he will be training at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL in the department of anesthesiology.
Outside of spending time with family, Adam loves to go back to his alma mater, Big Orange Country, where he cheers on the Tennessee Volunteers to victory!
Paul Scheidler, MD
I grew up in Greentown, Indiana, a small town about 10 miles east of Kokomo. I studied Biology and Spanish at Anderson University, graduating in 2013. I then began medical school in 2014 at Indiana University School of Medicine, completing my first two years at the Muncie regional campus. After completing my last two years in Indianapolis, I was fortunate enough to match into the transitional year program here at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and will be heading to IU next year to join their anesthesiology residency. While I am certainly excited to begin my anesthesiology training next year, I am eager to be a part of the ball memorial community and to build a solid foundation here for the rest of my medical training.
Outside the hospital I enjoy outdoor recreational activities, going to the gym, playing piano, and playing/watching sports-especially my beloved Liverpool FC! “You’ll Never Walk Alone!”
Anthony Willm, DO
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona I chose to go to Tucson for my undergraduate at the University of Arizona. There, I pursued a degree in Physiology starting my path into medicine. Following graduation I received my medical school degree from Midwestern University in Arizona as well.
One of the many reasons I wanted to train at Ball Memorial was the people here. Dr. Costello and Mrs. DuBois made me feel very welcomed during my interview and I loved the culture they have established. From the faculty, to the staff, everyone contributes and brings something to the table to make sure our patients receive the best care possible and I am honored to be a part of it. I am really looking forward to seeing what Muncie has to offer as I leave the Arizona desert and embark on my journey of becoming the best physician I can be here in Indiana over the next four years. After my year here at Ball Memorial, I will be heading to Indianapolis to do my anesthesiology training at IU School of Medicine.