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 - Year 1

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
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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
Candise Johnson, MD

Candise Johnson, 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 Herpy, MD

Hometown: Athens, OH
MD: Boston University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Karaoke, Film photography, Golf, Movies, Games (tennis, pickleball, euchre, dice)
Kelvin Wong, MD

Kelvin Wong, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL
MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Hobbies: Video games, basketball, biking, computer programming
Robert Tanner Zaas, MD

Robert Tanner Zaas, MD

Hometown: Powell, OH
MD: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Golf, baseball, hiking, reading
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
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

Diagnostic Radiology Residents - Year 2

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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

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

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: Omaha, NE
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

Diagnostic Radiology Residents - Year 3

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Valerie George, MD

Junior Chief Resident

Hometown: Marietta, OH
MD: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Hobbies: Fiction Writing, Illustrating/Visual Arts,  Cooking
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Abdullahi Jama, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Hobbies: Playing Basketball, Reading History Books, Learning Languages
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Christopher Kanner, MD

Junior Chief Resident

Hometown: Dublin, OH
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Hobbies: Building Computers, Video Games, Sports Car Racing
Evan Rush, MD

Evan Rush, MD

Hometown: Bloomfield, IN
MD: Indiana University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Weight Lifting, Hiking, Wood Working, Taking Pictures
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Vincent Vetrano, MD

Hometown: Knoxville, TN
MD: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Hobbies: Travel, Trying New Foods, Spending Time with Family, Watching College Football, Craft Beer

Diagnostic Radiology Residents - Year 4

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Elizabeth von Ende, DO

Hometown: Leawood, Kansas
MD: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Hobbies: Playing Basketball, Working out, and Traveling 
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Mohammed Ismail, DO

Senior Chief Resident

Hometown: Tampa, FL
MD: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Basketball, Football, Cooking, Spending Time with Family
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Ian Klonk, MD

Hometown: Akron, OH
MD: NEOMED
Hobbies: Hiking, Cooking, Video Games, and Volleyball 
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Shahmeer Lateef, MD

Hometown: Durham, NC
MD: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Hobbies: Traveling, Sports, Music, and Spending time with family
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Michael Nicksic, MD

Hometown: Hebron, IN
MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Hobbies: International travel, Outdoor Sports such as Tennis, Golf, or Beach Volleyball, Trying Out New Restaurants/Breweries, Spending Time with Family, and Boating
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Lindsey Pelissier, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
MD: University of Michigan Medical School
Hobbies: Dancing, Scuba diving, Flying, Spending time with family
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Luke Tilmans, MD

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
MD: Indiana University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Road and Mountain Biking, National Parks, Football, Sneakers, Cars, and Auto Racing

Interventional Radiology Residents

Olivia Antonescu, MD

Olivia Antonescu, MD

Resident Year 1

Hometown: North Olmsted, OH
MD: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Hobbies: Tennis, skiing, rock-climbing, traveling, swimming
Omar Mohamed, MD

Omar Mohamed, MD

Resident Year 1

Hometown: Columbus, OH
MD: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Hobbies: Biking, traveling, catching up on the latest video games
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Dane McLoughlin, DO

Resident Year 2

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

Resident Year 2

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
MD: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Grand Rapids
Hobbies: Books, Music, Outdoor sports – Biking, Snowboarding, Hiking, Tennis, Golf
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Aaron Chafitz, MD

Resident Year 3

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

Resident Year 3

Hometown: San Mateo, CA
MD: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown United States
Hobbies: Film Enthusiast, Biking, Music, Traveling and Dogs
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Krystle Garcia Fraley, DO

Resident Year 4 - Junior Chief Resident

Hometown: Westwood, NJ
MD: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Travel, Yoga, Watching sunsets, gardening, Cooking, Enjoying time with family and friends
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Chelsea Steffens, MD

Resident Year 4

Hometown: Troy, MI
MD: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 
Hobbies: Running, Netflix, Sporting events, Traveling, Euchre, Jumbo Jenga, Corn Hole, any and all games with my family and friends 
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Andrew McNair, MD

Resident Year 5

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
MD: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
Hobbies: Golf, Sand volleyball, Disc golf, Watching sports, Movies, Craft beer
Ashley Sweeney, MD

Ashley Sweeney, MD

Resident Year 5 - Senior Chief Resident

Hometown: Shawnee, KS
MD: University of Missouri- Colombia School of Medicine
Hobbies: Golfing, Traveling, Watching movies, Trying new restaurants, Playing board games

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