About Our Residents

The Ohio State University’s Department of Radiology offers a dynamic learning environment for its residents. Each residency program emphasizes advanced knowledge through research, an integral part of the mission of the College of Medicine. Residents in the Department of Radiology are provided with the fundamental tools needed to create a well-rounded educational experience in radiology.

Diagnostic Radiology Residents

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Linda Cai, MD 

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

MD: The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, Listening to podcasts, Eating at new restaurants, Playing games or watching TV shows with my husband

 

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Allison Dunn, MD

Junior Chief Resident

Hometown: Lancaster, OH

MD: The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Hobbies: Volleyball, gardening, crafting, board games

 

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Cynthia Ha, DO

Junior Chief Resident

Hometown: Cerritos, CA

MD: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies: Aerial yoga, Playing with my dog, Going to Trader Joes, Trying new food and drink recommendations, Reading, Traveling, Swimming, Karaoke, Ukulele, VR gaming

 

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Jennifer Rath, MD 

Hometown: Hamlin, NY

MD: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo

Hobbies: Learning to fly, Equestrian, Peloton, Boating, Trying new food and restaurants, Music concerts

 

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Ashley Schlaepfer, MD 

Hometown: Hamlin, NY

MD: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Hobbies: Cooking, Gardening, Exercise, Knitting and crocheting, Board games

 

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David Schmitz, MD 

Hometown: Terre Haute, IN

MD: Indiana University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Fitness, Music, Outdoors, Computers, Science

 

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Bryan Wang, MD 

Hometown: Columbus, OH

MD: Ohio State University College of Medicine

Hobbies: Playing/watching tennis, Video games, Movies, Cooking shows

 

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Akhil Dhamija, MD 

Akhil Dhamija, MD 

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

MD: The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Hobbies: Board games, fitness, dance, video games

 

Candise Johnson, MD 

Candise Ferguson, MD 

Hometown: Forest, MS

MD: University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Hobbies: Spending time with family/friends, hosting, playing board games, kayaking, going on road trips

 

James Herpy, MD 

James Harper, MD 

Hometown: Athens, OH

MD: Boston University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Karaoke, Film photography, Golf, Movies, Games (tennis, pickleball, euchre, dice)

 

Ayanna Jacobs 

Ayanna Jacobs, MD 

Hometown: Maui, HI

MD: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons

Hobbies: Reading, running, swimming, horseback riding, exploring new restaurants, the beach

 

Umang Khandpur, MD 

Umang Khandpur, MD 

Hometown: Louisville, KY

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Hobbies: Music composition & production, financial equities analysis and investment, home improvement projects, basketball, tennis, cuisine exploration

 

Sean Ryan, MD 

Sean Ryan, MD 

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Hobbies: Cooking, weight-lifting, art, manga/anime, and hiking

 

Robert Tanner Zaas, MD 

Robert Tanner Zaas, MD 

Hometown: Powell, OH

MD: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Golf, baseball, hiking, reading

 

Kelvin Wong, MD 

Kelvin Wong, MD 

Hometown: Chicago, IL

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Hobbies: Video games, basketball, biking, computer programming

 

PGY-2

Samual Allen 

Samuel Allen, MD 

Hometown: Winston Salem, NC

MD: Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Hobbies: Guitar, golf, NFL & college football, podcast, coffee

 

Akhila Ankem 

Akhila Ankem, MD 

Hometown: Louisville, KY

MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine

Hobbies: Dressmaking, cycling, baking, brunching, and watching reality TV

 

Matthew Crain 

Matthew Crain, MD 

Hometown: State College, PA

MD: West Virginia University School of Medicine

Hobbies: All-mountain alpine skiing, fitness & weightlifting, tennis, hiking, classical violin, music & arts festivals

 

Shannon Franson 

Shannon Franson, MD 

Hometown: Dayton, OH

MD: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Hobbies: Birding, book club, knitting, baking

 

Krista Fried 

Krista Fried, DO 

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

MD: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies: Photography, baking, makeup artistry

 

Bereket Haile 

Bereket Haile, MD 

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Hobbies: Basketball, rock music, cinema & animation, weightlifting

 

Adam Holmes 

Adam Holmes, MD 

Hometown: Centerville, OH

MD: University of Michigan Medical School

Hobbies: Soccer, running, fantasy football, reading about blockchain applications

 

Andrew Jessen 

Andrew Jessen, MD 

Hometown: Dayton, OH

MD: University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Hobbies: Spending time with wife and children, entrepreneurship, writing novels, playing guitar & piano, songwriting, music production

 

Elaine Kolberlein 

Elaine Koberlein, DO 

Hometown: North Canton, OH

MD: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies: Baking, cooking, strength training and cardio, golfing

 

Rahul Mal 

Rahul Mal, MD 

Hometown: Dublin, OH

MD: Northeast Ohio Medical University

Hobbies: Woodworking, tennis, poetry, college football, violin, volunteering

 

Carol Vitellas 

Carol Vitellas, MD 

Hometown: New Albany, OH

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Hobbies: Greek Dancing, tennis, programming, video games, piano, choir, board games, reading

 

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Taofik Al Hassan, MD  

MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine

 

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Todd Aquino-Michaels, MD  

MD: Case Western Reserve University

 

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Colin Berkheimer, DO  

MD: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

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Bijal Desai, MD  

MD: Case Western Reserve University

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Jake Francisco, MD  

MD: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine

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Christopher Johns, MD  

MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

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Frances Lawson, MD  

MD: University of Mississippi School of Medicine

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Melissa Magyer, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

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Martin Schwarze, MD

MD: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

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Hamid Syed, DO

MD: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Amy Walker, MD  

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

 

Diagnostic Radiology - Medical Physics Imaging Residents

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Hadley DeBrosse 

Hometown: n/a

MD: n/a

Hobbies: n/a

 

Interventional Radiology - Integrated Residents

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Aaron Chafitz, MD 

Hometown: Boston, MA

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Hobbies: Film, Reading, Basketball and Football, Personal Fitness/ Nutrition, Gaming

 

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Amir Olfat, DO

Junior Chief Resident

Hometown: San Mateo, CA

MD: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown United States

Hobbies: Film Enthusiast, Biking, Music, Traveling and Dogs

 

PGY-4

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Dane McLoughlin, DO 

Hometown: Westerville, OH

MD: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies: Basketball, Golf, OSU football and basketball, Spending time with family and friends

 

Matthew Roth, MD 

Matthew Roth, MD 

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI

MD: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Grand Rapids

Hobbies: Books, Music, Outdoor sports – Biking, Snowboarding, Hiking, Tennis, Golf

 

PGY-3

Olivia Antonescu, MD 

Olivia Antonescu, MD

Hometown: North Olmsted, OH

MD: Northeast Ohio Medical University

Hobbies: Tennis, skiing, rock-climbing, traveling, swimming

 

Omar Mohamed, MD 

Omar Ayman, MD 

Hometown: Columbus, OH

MD: Northeast Ohio Medical University

Hobbies: Biking, traveling, catching up on the latest video games

 

PGY-2

Irgena Hafizi 

Irgena Hafizi, DO 

Hometown: Sterling Heights, Michigan

MD: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies: Foodie, love to travel (18 countries and counting), playing/watching sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball and ping pong, binge watching shows on Netflix

 

Brandon Rodgers 

Brandon Rogers, MD 

Hometown: Westerville, OH

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Hobbies: Gardening, wood working, hunting, bourbon

  

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Hunter Gazda, DO 

Hometown: n/a

MD: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine 

Hobbies: n/a

 

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Marshal King, MD 

Hometown: n/a

MD: Ohio University, College Of Osteopathic Medicine 

Hobbies: n/a

 

Interventional Radiology - Independent Residents

PGY-2

Andrei Jipa 

Andrei Jipa, MD 

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Residency: MetroHealth Medical Center – Case Western Reserve University

Hobbies: Art museums, hiking, history, skiing, biking

 
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Elizabeth von Ende, DO 

Hometown: Leawood, Kansas

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Residency: OSUWMC

Hobbies: Playing Basketball, Working out, and Traveling