Learn about the residents who have completed the Transitional Year Residency Program at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital – why they chose this program and what they gained from it

Brett Austin, MD

I grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and earned my Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from Western Kentucky University. While at WKU, I competed for the Hilltoppers’ Division I Cross Country and Track and Field teams and was awarded a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for medical school. I then attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where I developed an interest in dermatology and matched into a position at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX starting next year. I’m excited to join the Transitional Year residency program at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital this year and to have the opportunity to grow professionally in a positive learning environment.

My interests outside of medicine are numerous. They include running for long periods of time, cycling for long periods of time, and spending long periods of time afield hunting wild game. I’m a firm believer that any dog under 50 pounds is cat, which is why my two bird dogs, Boyd and Blue, have the combined weight of a grown man. Finally, I enjoy watching a good college basketball game featuring the Kentucky Wildcats, a scandal-free team.

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2017-2018 Residents

Brett Austin, MD

I grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and earned my Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from Western Kentucky University. While at WKU, I competed for the Hilltoppers’ Division I Cross Country and Track and Field teams and was awarded a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for medical school. I then attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where I developed an interest in dermatology and matched into a position at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX starting next year. I’m excited to join the Transitional Year residency program at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital this year and to have the opportunity to grow professionally in a positive learning environment.

My interests outside of medicine are numerous. They include running for long periods of time, cycling for long periods of time, and spending long periods of time afield hunting wild game. I’m a firm believer that any dog under 50 pounds is cat, which is why my two bird dogs, Boyd and Blue, have the combined weight of a grown man. Finally, I enjoy watching a good college basketball game featuring the Kentucky Wildcats, a scandal-free team.

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Bryan Baker, DO

I was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I attended undergraduate at Brigham Young University-Hawaii before transferring and completing my undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University-Idaho, obtaining a BS in exercise science. I began medical school immediately after and graduated from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in 2017.

I learned of the Transitional Year program here in Muncie from IU residents and from what I learned, I knew it was a place I would enjoy starting my residency training. They spoke highly of the clinical training and educational environment they had received. The program is friendly, academically challenging and located in a community setting; all aspects of training I was looking for in a Transitional Year. I feel fortunate to be a part of the program with Dr. Costello and Vana. I know my intern year will be both demanding and satisfying.

In my spare time, I love spending time with my wife and two-year-old daughter. We enjoy the water, going for walks and anything else a two year old loves doing. I also enjoy mountain biking, road cycling, exercising and playing most sports. I am also a sports fan and follow most sports, especially the Blackhawks, Cubs and BYU.

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Korbin Davis, MD

I was born in Decatur, Indiana, a small town in northeast Indiana, about 30 miles south of Fort Wayne. I decided to go to medical school during my senior year of high school. My undergraduate degree was in biochemistry at Purdue University in 2011, followed by a master’s in public health at IU School of Medicine in 2013. I graduated medical school from IU School of Medicine in 2017.

I’m eager to begin my year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and integrate myself into the hospital system to serve the communities in Muncie and surrounding areas. I’m confident the Transitional Year Program will provide an excellent opportunity to prepare for radiology residency at IU next year.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend, friends and family, golfing, sampling craft beers and cooking.

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Michael Goldberg, MD

I am looking forward to my year as a transitional resident at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I will be new to the Muncie community and am excited for the experience. My childhood consisted of growing up in Carmel, Indiana. For undergrad, I attended IU in Bloomington where I received a degree in neuroscience. I continued my medical education at Indiana University School of Medicine, all four years of which were spent at the Indianapolis campus. I am excited to continue my career with Ball Memorial and to serve a community such as Muncie where I can experience a community-based program, grow and develop as a physician myself. Next summer, I will begin my anesthesiology residency at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Outside of medicine I enjoy hiking, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends. As I am always willing to eat, I love trying new food and restaurants.

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Nathan Gruenhagen, MD

I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Indiana University in Bloomington where I studied biology and chemistry. After college, I attended Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. As a third-year medical student, I had a rotation at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, and ended up loving the town of Muncie, the people of Muncie and the great staff of the hospital. I was thrilled to be able to do a transitional year at IU Health Ball Memorial after graduating from medical school. After my transitional year, I will be moving to Milwaukee to begin my radiology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Outside of medicine I enjoy reading, movies, playing guitar, running, and biking.

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Jacob O’Sullivan, MD

Dr. Jacob O’Sullivan was born and raised in Speedway, Indiana, a town made famous for the annual Indy 500. It was there that he went to the local, small Speedway High School – home of the mighty Sparkplugs. After completing high school with just 115 classmates, he followed in his brother’s footsteps by enrolling at Indiana University in Bloomington. Growing up in a single-parent household, Jacob and his older brother, Adam, were the firsts in their family to go to college. However, even Adam did not go into the medical field, so this path is somewhat new to Jacob. He says medicine is “somewhat new” because, although nobody in the O’Sullivan clan before him was a nurse, doctor or lab technician, he was a regular patient of Riley Children’s Hospital until the age of six. It was during those extended stays as a young boy that his fascination with medicine first developed.

That curiosity with the body’s defenses and the illnesses they battle culminated with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry from IU in May of 2013. Upon graduation, he elected to stay in his home state to attend Indiana University School of Medicine, earning his MD in May of 2017.

Following his Transitional Year in Muncie, Jacob will complete his anesthesiology residency in Indianapolis through the IU School of Medicine.

Dr. O’Sullivan puts family and friends at the center of his universe. After his brother moved east to carry out his graduate studies at Harvard, Dr. O’Sullivan made Boston and Cambridge, Mass. a second home; he visited the city (and Fenway Park) as often as possible!

When he is not hanging with loved ones, Jacob enjoys playing basketball, exercising and traveling around the globe.

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Bindiya Shah, DO

I grew up in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, a small town just north of Madison. I graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in psychology in 2012 and Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017.

I am excited to begin my journey through residency at IU Health Ball Hospital this year. The small town feel really reminds me of where I grew up and I know it is a great fit for me.

I will be continuing my training at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for my Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency. PM&R is a field that involves patients with a variety of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions and focuses on treatments such as therapy, medications and procedures to maximize their long term functional capacity.

Outside of medicine my passion is dance. Since childhood, I have learned several dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, Indian classical dance (Bharatanatyam) and Bollywood. I always try to find ways to continue this passion alongside my career.

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Benjamin Smith, MD

I was born and raised in the Muncie area and attended Yorktown High School. I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine from an early age. I completed my undergraduate studies at Indiana University Bloomington where I majored in biology. After this, I attended Indiana University School of Medicine, where I graduated with my MD in 2017.

I am excited to be able to continue my training here in my hometown at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. The Transitional Year Program appealed to me for many reasons, but I think the culture and community here are what really drew me. Past residents also spoke to the top-notch staff, facilities and educational quality here at BMH.

Outside of medicine I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, as well as watching movies, reading, board gaming and running.

Following the completion of my transitional year, I will be starting the Diagnostic Radiology Program at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

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Kevin Thomas, MD

I grew up in Libertyville, Illinois, which is about an hour north of Chicago. I lived there pretty much my whole life, besides my four years of undergraduate education, which I attended at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After that, I attended Chicago Medical School (Rosalind Franklin University) in North Chicago, where I received my MD. I am very excited this year to be living in a different state for the first time in my life. I feel fortunate to be able to spend this year surrounded by the many kind people that I have met so far at Ball Memorial Hospital.

Next year, I will be moving to Columbia, Missouri to begin my residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Missouri.

Some of my interests outside of medicine include weightlifting, basketball (die-hard Chicago Bulls fan!), reading/audiobooks, video games and singing.

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Patrick Veerkamp, MD

I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I attended the University of Notre Dame for my undergraduate education, where I earned my degree in Preprofessional Studies. During my time in South Bend I also pitched for the Fighting Irish baseball team. After college, I completed medical school at Indiana University and earned my MD in 2017. I am excited to begin my residency training at Ball Memorial Hospital because it is close to home and will allow me to care for a diverse group of patients.

Next year, I will continue my training with the dermatology program at Wright State in Dayton, Ohio. I know that my experiences this year will prepare me well for the remainder of my training and my future as a physician.

When I am not working I like to spend time with my family, go to the lake, exercise and just be outdoors.

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Kevin Andres, MD

I grew up in Floyds Knobs, Indiana—very close to Louisville, Kentucky. I completed undergraduate studies at Purdue University, obtaining my BS in neurobiology and physiology in 2012. I entered medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and obtained my MD in 2016.

I look forward to serving Muncie and the surrounding community as a Transitional Year Intern this coming year. Coming from a small town originally, I am excited to work with such a charming and tight-knit community. Following my internship, I will be returning to Indianapolis to complete a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) with IU. PM&R is a field of medicine that works with patients suffering from various nervous and musculoskeletal disorders who require modes of therapy, medications, procedures, and equipment to optimize functioning given their state of life.

Beyond medicine, I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, sampling local restaurants, viewing classic films, enjoying the outdoors, traveling, and reading/audiobooks.

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2016-2017 Transitional Year Residents

Kevin Andres, MD

I grew up in Floyds Knobs, Indiana—very close to Louisville, Kentucky. I completed undergraduate studies at Purdue University, obtaining my BS in neurobiology and physiology in 2012. I entered medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and obtained my MD in 2016.

I look forward to serving Muncie and the surrounding community as a Transitional Year Intern this coming year. Coming from a small town originally, I am excited to work with such a charming and tight-knit community. Following my internship, I will be returning to Indianapolis to complete a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) with IU. PM&R is a field of medicine that works with patients suffering from various nervous and musculoskeletal disorders who require modes of therapy, medications, procedures, and equipment to optimize functioning given their state of life.

Beyond medicine, I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, sampling local restaurants, viewing classic films, enjoying the outdoors, traveling, and reading/audiobooks.

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Anthony Davila, MD

I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, where I also remained for my undergraduate degree at University of the Incarnate Word. The thought of attending medical school never crossed my mind until I started working after college as a nuclear medicine technologist. It was through this experience that I discovered the rewarding field of radiology. Learning about the comprehensive spectrum of diagnostic and interventional services offered was a big pull for me. I decided to take the plunge and ultimately enrolled at UT Houston Medical School.

While on the interview trail, I was looking for a program that was academically engaging, friendly and had an overall sense of community. I found all these qualities at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I am looking forward to this year, including the challenge of surviving my first real winter as a Texan.

Outside of the hospital, I enjoy live music, excellent barbecue, long distance running and I have a mild obsession with watching mixed martial arts. Despite being away from home, I still maintain a strict loyalty to the San Antonio Spurs.

Next year, I will be heading back to Texas to begin my radiology residency at UT Houston.

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Addison Elston, MD

I was born and raised in Winamac, Indiana, a small town just a few hours northwest of Muncie. Following high school, I earned a BS in chemistry and a BA in economics from Butler University in Indianapolis. More importantly, Butler went to the Final Four (and lost the national championship) twice during my time there. I stayed in Indianapolis and graduated from the IU School of Medicine in 2016.

The Transitional Year Residency Program at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital really appealed to me for many reasons, the biggest being that its reminiscent of where I grew up. Muncie is a warm and friendly city with a close community. While it does have a small-town feel, it also supports Ball State University with plenty to do.

After TY, I will be completing a radiology residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Outside of medicine, I like to stay active with running, weights or pickup basketball. I also enjoy getting into a good book with some home-roasted coffee. And, as I am often hungry and thirsty, I like to try new restaurants and breweries when I get the chance.

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Rikki Enzor, MD

While growing up in the Midwest and California, I developed interests in both the arts and sciences. I continued to develop these interests by studying piano performance and biochemistry at Judson College in Marion, Alabama. In 2008, I was accepted to medical school and entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

After two years of medical school, I completed an interdisciplinary PhD project in pediatric cancer research with Dr. Wade Clapp, Chair of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine. I began the clinical years of medical school in 2014. By this time, I had developed a strong interest in ophthalmology. Over the next two years, I helped to develop and run a monthly free eye clinic for the medically underserved in downtown Indianapolis.

I chose to complete many of my required clinical rotations at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. My time here as a medical student provided many, many positive experiences in which physician preceptors mentored me one-on-one, nursing staff helped me to learn procedures and everyone in the hospital collaborated in patient care. I learned by example from the professionalism, excellence, camaraderie and compassion that characterizes patient care at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
I am thrilled to return to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital to begin my residency journey and, next year, to enter the Ophthalmology Residency Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

My hobbies are many. Artistic pursuits include playing the piano, singing and swing dancing. Additionally, I enjoy outdoor hobbies such as hiking, biking, swimming, wakeboarding and playing ultimate frisbee.

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Grant Highley, DO

I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University where I received a BS in biology before attending Ohio University in Athens, Ohio for medical school. I grew up always wanting to have a career in medicine. My mom is a nurse anesthetist and my dad and brother are both anesthesiologists, so medicine, and particularly anesthesia, has been a part of everyday life for me for as long as I can remember.

I have two Ball State alumni in my family: my dad obtained his master’s degree from Ball State and my grandma received her nursing degree from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital when it was still Ball State Teaching College. I had not visited Muncie until I first came to interview at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. The hospital blew me away and the small-town feel reminded me of the city where I attended medical school. The residents and staff were so welcoming and had nothing but good things to say about the program and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital as a whole.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy watching and playing golf, ice hockey and football. I am a huge fan of the Buckeyes and also the Columbus Blue Jackets and make an attempt to watch every game. I also enjoy the outdoors, biking and I love fly fishing.

After completing my transitional year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, I will be attending IU in Indianapolis to complete my residency in Anesthesiology.

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Jacob Morrow, MD

I was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, and I’m proud to call myself a Hoosier. I remained in Bloomington to attend Indiana University, where I majored in biology. After my undergraduate studies, I attended Indiana University School of Medicine.

I’m very excited to be in Muncie for my transitional year. A number of past residents have raved about the education that they received during their intern year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital while treating patients with a vast array of pathology in a community setting. After my transitional year, I will be returning to Indianapolis for a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency and possibly pursue a fellowship in Sports Medicine. During medical school, I was uncertain which field of medicine I wanted to pursue. Late in my third year, I was introduced to PM&R, and immediately knew it was the field for me because it emphasized maximizing an individual’s level of functioning while addressing neurologic and musculoskeletal problems, both of which particularly interest me.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with family and traveling. I also enjoy playing basketball and running, as well as following my two favorite sports teams – the Chicago Cubs and Indiana Hoosiers basketball.

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Jeffrey Remster, MD

I grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which is about an hour north of IU Health Ball Memorial. I attended Indiana University Bloomington for my undergraduate education and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. I continued on to medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine and received my MD in May 2016. I am excited to be completing my transitional year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and have heard great things about the hospital. I have one older brother who is a physician and played a role in my decision to pursue medicine as a career. In discussion with him I know my intern year will be both demanding but also satisfying.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing basically any sport but specifically soccer or golf. I would also say I am a big sports fan in general but specifically follow the Hoosiers, Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Penguins. My wife and I also enjoy going for hikes with our dog at nearby state parks or going on vacations to the next new destination.

After this year, I will be returning to Indianapolis to complete my residency in anesthesiology at Indiana University.

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Dean Snyder, MD

I was born in Michigan City, Indiana, where I lived until I attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to obtain a degree in business administration. After graduating, I obtained a law degree from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington. My first job as an attorney brought me to Indianapolis in 2008. After practicing law for about four years, I began my medical education at the Indiana University School of Medicine at the Indianapolis campus.

I am fortunate to further my medical experience at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. After I complete my transitional year, I plan to train in anesthesiology through Indiana University in Indianapolis.

My interests outside of medicine include spending time with my family and friends, playing the guitar, exercising at the gym and traveling.

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Michael Trevino, MD

Although I was originally born in Canada, I’ve spent most of my life in Newburgh, a relatively small town in southwest Indiana. I stayed in the Midwest for undergraduate at Wabash College where I studied biology and German. After graduation, I decided to pursue my medical degree at Indiana University. In order to stay close to home, I spent the first three years of my training at the Evansville regional branch of the campus before going to Indianapolis to finish my coursework. My three years working alongside doctors and staff in a community setting were an invaluable experience and I am excited to have the opportunity to continue my training in a similar environment at IU Health Ball Memorial.

Next year, I will be going back to Indianapolis to complete a radiology residency at Indiana University.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Karen, and Newfoundland dog, cooking and trying new restaurants, following various football teams (Go Colts!), going to the gym and playing computer games.

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Andrew West, MD

I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and grew up in Lafayette. I studied biomedical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology before attending Indiana University School of Medicine.
I first learned of the Transitional Year at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital from the anesthesiology residents at IU. Those who were a part of the program spoke very highly of the clinical training and instruction they received. My experiences have affirmed those ideas, and I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of the program that Dr. Costello and Vana have built.
After my transitional year, I will begin an anesthesiology residency at Indiana University in Indianapolis.

In my free time, I enjoy biking, reading, soccer and movies.

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Michael Beaucaire, MD

My name is Michael Beaucaire, and I am looking forward to my year as a transitional resident at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I spent the majority of my life in the northern suburbs of Chicago before attending undergraduate school at Davidson College in North Carolina where I majored in classics – the history, culture, and languages of ancient Greece and Rome. With that being said, a career as a physician has been my goal since high school, and I returned to Chicago to earn my MD at Rush Medical College in May 2014. My journey returns to the South next summer, when I’ll begin my radiology residency at the University of Tennessee. Ultimately, I plan to pursue a fellowship in interventional radiology, which to me, is the exciting future of medicine and an ideal mix of hands-on procedures and cutting-edge technology.

Outside of the hospital, you can find me either in the kitchen cooking or at the gym weight training/interval training. I’m borderline obsessive in both of those pursuits. On long weekends, I’ll return home to spend time with my family, Chuck (my black Labrador….she’s a girl, don’t ask) and my classmates from medical school who are staying in the City for their residencies.

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2014-2015 Transitional Year Residents

Michael Beaucaire, MD

My name is Michael Beaucaire, and I am looking forward to my year as a transitional resident at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I spent the majority of my life in the northern suburbs of Chicago before attending undergraduate school at Davidson College in North Carolina where I majored in classics – the history, culture, and languages of ancient Greece and Rome. With that being said, a career as a physician has been my goal since high school, and I returned to Chicago to earn my MD at Rush Medical College in May 2014. My journey returns to the South next summer, when I’ll begin my radiology residency at the University of Tennessee. Ultimately, I plan to pursue a fellowship in interventional radiology, which to me, is the exciting future of medicine and an ideal mix of hands-on procedures and cutting-edge technology.

Outside of the hospital, you can find me either in the kitchen cooking or at the gym weight training/interval training. I’m borderline obsessive in both of those pursuits. On long weekends, I’ll return home to spend time with my family, Chuck (my black Labrador….she’s a girl, don’t ask) and my classmates from medical school who are staying in the City for their residencies.

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Amy Dreischerf, MD

I spent my childhood growing up in Calumet City, Illinois and Chesterton, Indiana - aka “the Region” outside of Chicago. My mom grew up in Muncie because my grandfather was a professor at Ball State. I have many memories of my brother, cousin and I going to Muncie for the summers to visit our grandparents and going to Minnetrista. I attended college at IU in Bloomington and then medical school in Indianapolis.

When I was applying for residency and my transitional year, I heard phenomenal things from the other IU residents who had completed their intern year at IU Health Ball Memorial, and even from others on the interview trail around the country. I knew I wanted to experience a community-based program that was in a place with which I was already familiar. Vana and Dr. Costello gave us a warm welcome and made the transition as smooth as possible. I have already realized that all of the staff here are very approachable and kind and everyone who works here has the common goal of exceptional patient-centered care.

After this year I will be heading back to Indiana University School of Medicine to complete a residency in anesthesiology. Outside of medicine, I am a part of a few cycling groups, play tennis and do watersports whenever I can.

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Ammon Hills, DO

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a child, I never dreamed about becoming a doctor, thinking it was way too much school. During my undergraduate studies, I met and married my sweetheart, Kristen, and later graduated with a degree in exercise and sport science from the University of Utah. Afterwards we moved to Glendale, Arizona where I finished my master’s degree in biomedical sciences, and then moved again to Kirksville, Missouri where I attended medical school at A.T. Still University. We now have our hands full with three beautiful daughters and lots of great memories. If I’m not chasing the kids around, I enjoy running, hiking, playing soccer and pretty much anything outdoors.

I’m very excited for this next year working at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Vana and Dr. Costello have been awesome to work with and are great resources for the residents. After completing my Transitional Year here in Muncie, we will be moving yet again, this time to Dallas, Texas to complete my residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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Kevin Kirk, MD

I am grateful to start my residency training at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I was first introduced to this program while in medical school at the University of Utah. A group from the family medicine residency came and took a handful of us students out to dinner. They sold me on the hospital and the area just not on the specialty. After I complete my transitional year, I will move on to my residency of Ophthalmology in Rochester, New York.

I am from Blanding, Utah, which is a very rural community in south eastern Utah. I loved growing up there. I play or watch basically any sport but especially love football, basketball and baseball. I am married and we have three children ages 0, 2 and 4. We love all outdoor activities but have spent a considerable amount of time the last few years hiking, four-wheeling, riding horses and boating. We basically love to do anything as long as we are all together.

We are excited to be in Muncie. We will work hard to be a part of the community and look forward to serving in it.

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Kyle Kownacki, MD

I was born in Hammond, Indiana but my family moved to Rolling Prairie, a rural town near South Bend, while I was young. After graduating from New Prairie High School, I attended the University of Notre Dame where I studied biological sciences. After graduating, I pursued a master’s at Loyola University Chicago and after obtaining my degree, spent one year working as a substitute teacher while volunteering at the Sister Maura Brannick Health Center in South Bend. I then attended the Indiana University School of Medicine with the intent of pursuing a career in surgery but quickly developed a passion for anesthesiology.

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital appealed to me because of the rare combination of an academic medical setting with a wide variety of patients and a small community setting. I am looking forward to crafting my skills as a physician here over the next year. I will then return to the IU School of Medicine to complete my residency in Anesthesiology.

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Jeb List, MD

I was born and raised in Yankton, South Dakota, which is about a 13-hour drive from Muncie. I graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2010 with a BS in chemistry. I enjoyed South Dakota life so much that I attended medical school at USD as well. I am excited to start residency as a transitional year resident at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. After this year, I look forward to starting my Diagnostic Radiology residency at Creighton University.

In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym, mission work, traveling and attending sporting events.

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Chris Mueller, MD

I was born and raised in Indianapolis. After graduating from Brebeuf Jesuit, I attended Purdue where I earned my BS in biology and ultimately decided to pursue a career in medicine. Wanting to stay close to family, I attended Indiana University Medical School where I obtained my MD in May 2014.
While in medical school, I found the field of anesthesia to be my ultimate calling. Next year, I will be heading back to IU in Indianapolis to start my residency training in anesthesia. I also have an interest in global health and have spent time in Honduras and in Eldoret, Kenya as part of the IU-Moi partnership.

Outside of medicine, my interests include: hiking, being outdoors, running, working out, cooking, watching sports and homebrewing.

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Daniel Reid, MD

I was born and raised in a small town just north of Birmingham, Alabama called Hayden. I completed my undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences at The University of South Alabama in Mobile. I decided to venture back up north and attend medical school at The University of Alabama School of Medicine.

I chose to do my Transitional Year at IU Health Ball Memorial because Dr. Costello and Vana had such an organized approach to the program. After I left the interview, I felt like I would receive excellent and diverse training that would allow me to successfully move to the next chapter in my career. I am excited to be here at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and look forward to a challenging but fun year! After this year I will be heading to Washington D.C. for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Georgetown University, National Rehabilitation Hospital.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching and playing sports of all types. I also like to binge watch Netflix and play video games. Lastly, I love to hang out with my cute cat, princess Fiona.

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Chris Sinsabaugh, MD, Chief Resident

I was born in South Bend, Indiana and spent my formative youth in Cleveland, Ohio; returning to Noblesville, Indiana just in time for high school. After graduating from Noblesville High School, I attended one year at IUPUI as a philosophy student. I left the university in 1999 to work as a theatrical technician at Beef and Boards dinner theater, where I helped to build sets; hang, focus and program lights; as well as occasionally taking to the stage for some minor roles as an actor.

In 2002, I left the theater for another semester at IUPUI, during which I was called to serve in the United States Marine Corps. I served for four years as an infantry machine gunner with 2nd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment out of Twentynine Palms, CA. I spent a four-month deployment in Okinawa, Japan and 14 months in Al Anbar province, Iraq. In no small part because of my time in the Marines, I was lead to a career in healthcare.

I separated from the USMC in 2006 and started my degree in clinical laboratory sciences at IUPUI. I began working at the Central Pathology Laboratory in 2008 and continued to work there until July 2014 as a medical technologist in the medical microbiology department. I attended IU School of Medicine from 2010-2014 before starting my transitional year residency here at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. My amazing wife of nine years and I have two beautiful children. I continue to serve the State of Indiana as a captain in the National Guard.

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Logan Skelley, MD

I was born and raised in Joplin, Missouri at the edge of the Ozarks – near the Four State Area where Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma meet. The youngest of four children, I graduated from Joplin High School in 2006. I attended college at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, graduating with a degree in biology and society in 2010. After college, I matriculated to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky for my medical education – graduating in May of 2014.

I am excited to continue my medical education at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in the 2014-2015 Transitional Year Program. The hospital is beautiful, and the staff is very friendly and supportive. I enjoy the small, community atmosphere the area provides, but I also feel privileged to be in a setting that offers state-of-the-art medical facilities and talented healthcare professionals. After my transitional year, I look forward to completing a dermatology residency at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, Minnesota.

In my free time, I enjoy tennis, table tennis, hiking, cycling, camping, off-roading and spending time with my family and friends.

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Kelvin Visuth, MD

Born and raised in the most northwest county of Indiana, in a small town called Crown Point, I’ve lived most of my life in the Midwest. I loved the culture and people around here so I stayed in the area and went to Purdue for undergrad, receiving a BS in radiological health sciences before heading down to IU School of Medicine in downtown Indianapolis. Ball had everything I could have asked for in a transitional year program – excellent teaching, great rotations, a large variety of electives and wonderful people (especially Dr. Costello and Vana), in addition to excellent reviews from friends and other interns that have gone through the program. After the first few weeks here, I can confidently say that I made the right choice. It’s already shaping up to be a fun and exciting year with my amazing co-interns.

With an interest in gross anatomy and technology, I will be heading to St. Louis University for diagnostic radiology next year. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, spending time with family and friends and tinkering around with computers and other electronics.

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