Our Residents

The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery has a long tradition of training leaders in otolaryngology. Our residents have been recipients of multiple national and regional awards over the past five years. Ohio State’s Otolaryngology Residency Program graduates have achieved prominence and success in community practice and at major academic institutions throughout the United States.

PGY5 Residents

Chen-Lin-MD

Chen Lin, MD

PGY5

Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Undergrad: University of Virginia
MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Hobbies/interests: Golf, tennis, biking, movies

Eric-Mason-MD

Eric Mason, MD

PGY5

Hometown: Powder Springs, GA
Undergrad School: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MD: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Hobbies/interests: Mountain biking, snowboarding, live music, golf

Dustin-Silverman-MD

Dustin Silverman, MD

PGY5

Hometown: Topeka, KS
Undergrad School: Indiana University
MD: University of Kansas School of Medicine

Hobbies/interests: Writing music, karate, cooking, movies, reading, family

Kevin-Zhan-MD

Kevin Zhan, MD

PGY5

Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Undergrad: Virginia Tech: literature and biochemistry
MD: University of Virginia

Hobbies/interests: Reading, coffee cupping, photojournalism, NBA, other cultures/languages, violin, impersonations, research

PGY4 Residents

Nora-Ibrahim-MD

Nora Ibrahim, MD

PGY4

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Undergrad: University of Illinois
MD: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Hobbies/personal interests: Journalism, writing, running, charity work, learning languages, baking, international medical mission work

Rohan-Khandalavala-MD

Rohan Khandalavala, MD

PGY4

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Undergrad: Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
MD: University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Hobbies/personal interests: Playing guitar, classical piano and violin, running, sports and music documentaries, college and professional basketball

Akash-Naik-MD

Akash Naik, MD

PGY4

Hometown: South Carolina
Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
MD: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Hobbies/personal interests: Soccer, running, surfing, cycling, tennis, reading, listening to podcasts, backpacking and traveling

Lucy-Shi-MD

Lucy Shi, MD

PGY4

Hometown: New York, New York
Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania
MD: Emory University School of Medicine

Hobbies/personal interests: Synchronized swimming, indoor gardening, photography, layout and graphic design, running, playing piano and traveling

PGY3 Residents

Ashley-Heilingoetter-MD

Ashley Heilingoetter, MD

PGY3

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergrad: Illinois Wesleyan University – BA in Biology
Masters: University of Michigan – MPH with focus in Human Nutrition
MD: Rush University

Hobbies/interests: Running, Rush Medical College soccer, baking, traveling, dogs, the Chicago Blackhawks

Masanari-Kato-MD

Masanari Kato, MD

PGY3

Hometown: Irvington, NY
Undergrad: Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Institute of Technology – BS in Chemical Engineering
MD: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Clinical Research Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Hobbies/interests: Ultimate frisbee, martial arts-karate

Michael-Li-MD

Michael Li, MD

PGY3

Hometown: Davis, CA 
Undergrad: The University of California at Berkeley – BA in Integrative Biology
MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Hobbies/interests: Cooking, running, backpacking, playing soccer, snowboarding, reading, listening to podcasts, making coffee

Rishabh-Sethia-MD

Rishabh Sethia, MD

PGY3

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergrad: Indiana University – BS in Biology (summa cum laude)
MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Hobbies/interests: Playing basketball, tennis, acoustic guitar, running, travel, movies, cooking, college basketball, college football

PGY2 Residents

Maxwell-Bergman-MD

Maxwell Bergman, MD

PGY2

Hometown: Houston, OH
Undergrad: The Ohio State University, BS in Microbiology with Research Distinction
Masters: Georgetown University, MS in Psychology
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Jeremy-Godsell-MD

Jeremy Godsell, MD

PGY2

Undergrad: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – Gillings School of Public Health, BS in Environmental Health Science, Minors in Biology and Chemistry
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Hobbies/Interests: fly fishing, conservation, skiing, stained glass, painting, basketball, swimming, reading

Hannah-Kuhar-MD

Hannah Kuhar, MD

PGY2

Undergrad: Dartmouth College, BA in History of Medicine and Society, Minor in Anthropology of Global Health
Medical School: Rush Medical College

Hobbies/Interests: running, medical history, pottery making, Rush University Harmony singing group, traveling, tennis, golf, cooking

Joseph-Lee-MD

Joseph Lee, MD

PGY2

Undergrad: University of Notre Dame, BS in Science-Business
Masters: Relay Graduate School of Education, MA in Teaching in Childhood Education
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Hobbies/Interests: golfing, snowboarding, origami, traveling, science-fiction novels, teaching and education

Sarah-Nyirjesy-MD

Sarah Nyirjesy, MD

PGY2

Undergrad: Amherst College, BA in Psychology and French
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: running, squash, tennis, listening to podcasts, traveling, French – proficient spoken and written

PGY1 Residents

hall

Daniel Hall, MD

PGY1

huttinger

Zach Huttinger, MD, PhD

PGY1

ivancic

Ryan Ivancic, MD

PGY1

Lancione

Peter Lancione, MD

PGY1

Lin

Yufan Lin, MD

PGY1

Past Residents

Past Residents

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