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

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.

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2018-2019 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!”

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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.

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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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