Alumni Notes

Vital Signs » Spring 2014

We’re proud of our alumni and graduates of our residency programs and want to spread the word about your achievements. If you have professional news or personal updates to share—or simply want to stay in touch—please contact the Office of Advancement at som_adv@wright.edu or 937.245.7610.

1980

John Lyman, M.D., FACEP, was named president of the Ohio Chapter of the Americal College of Emergency Physicians in June 2013.

1982

James H. Jones, M.D.,* has been elected president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Jones is a professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine and medical director of the Wishard Memorial Hospital Emergency Department in Indianapolis. Jones completed his residency training at WSU in 1982.

1983

James Augustine, M.D., was elected to the board of directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians last October. He and his wife, Linda, live in Naples, Florida. They have three grown children, Jill, Joshua, and Jenna.

Neal P. Barney, M.D., is a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He and his wife, Christine, have two grown children, Erin and Patrick.

Kevin Budke, M.D., is an internist at Group Health, which is part of TriHealth Physician Partners in Cincinnati. He and his wife, Lora, live in Cincinnati. They have four grown children, Matt, Karen, Kristen, and Katelyn.

Phil Cusumano, M.D., was nominated to “Best Doctors” listing in Cleveland, Ohio, for eight years. He specializes in internal medicine at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, South Carolina. He and his wife, Barb, have four grown daughters, Laura, Christy, Katy, and Chelcie.

Elizabeth Mann, M.D., worked at Pediatric Center of Richmond in Indiana for 11 years. She won the Humanity in Medicine Award in 1993. In 1997, she became a full-time mom, wife, and home-school teacher. She works part time in kids’ ministry at her church. She and her husband, Michael, have two children, Julie (18), and Eric (16). They live in Swanton, Ohio. She is taking Spanish with her son.

Michael Oleksyk, M.D., is the first physician in the United States who was dual-certified by the U.S. Olympic Committee in sports medicine and drug testing. He is vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Baptist Health Care Inc., Pensacola, Florida. He is also an assistant clinical professor at Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, Florida. He and his wife, Suzette, reside in Pensacola.

Charles Ware, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon at Mishawaka Orthopedics in Mishawaka, Indiana. He is a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. He and his wife, Liz, have three grown children, Noel, Chad, and T.J.

Faren H. Williams, M.D., is chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Massachusetts. She enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening and music. She and her husband, Luke R. Maki, have two grown children, Trevor Maki and Preston Maki.

1988

Tari (Smith) Anderson, M.D., practices with Riverside Gynecology in Cincinnati. She and her husband, Greg, have three children, Sam (19), Paige (17), and Grant (13).

Kathleen Glover, M.D., is the owner/ director of Alma Clinic—Integrative Internal Medicine in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She has three children and four grandchildren.

Kenelm McCormick, M.D., is the senior medical director of Hospice of Medina County in Medina, Ohio. He and his wife, Jane, have two grown children and live in Akron, Ohio.

Robert M. Meuser, M.D., is a staff surgeon at Heritage Valley Health System in Southwestern Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children, Derek (20), Mitchell (18), Austin (16), and Hannah (14).

Alice Onady, M.D., is the medical director of Community Behavioral Health in Middletown, Ohio. She and her husband, Gary Onady, M.D., (’87) have two grown children, Dia and Rena.

Robert Tracy, M.D., practices family medicine with St. Elizabeth Physicians in the greater Cincinnati area. He and his wife, Randi Callahan Tracy, M.D., (‘87) have two grown children.

1991

Mark Browne, M.D., is chief medical officer and senior vice president at Covenant Health, a community-owned health system in Knoxville, Tennessee.

1993

Judy Burichin, M.D., practices at Hilltop Obstetrics & Gynecology in Franklin, Ohio. She and her husband, Jerry Twohig, have two grown children, Patrick and Mary.

Sibel Gullo, M.D., is a primary care physician with Baptists Physicians in Lexington, Kentucky, She and her husband, Chris, have three children, Jamie (18), JoJo (16), and Tony (10).

Tom Proctor, M.D., is president of Emergency Medicine Specialists in Dayton, Ohio.

1997

Kevin Meyer, M.D., serves as medical director of the Emergency Department at Mercy Health-West Hospital in Cincinnati.

1998

Juanita Bhatnagar, M.D., is a pediatric hospitalist at Pediatrix Medical Group in Austin, Texas. She enjoys traveling, home fitness, and live comedy. She is the mother of twins, a son and daughter, Raghav and Jaya (10), and daughter Shreeya (7). They live in Round Rock, Texas.

Melanie Carlson, M.D., is a partner and president at Geauga Family Physicians in Chardon, Ohio. She practices family medicine. She and her husband, Jesse, have two children, Josie (11) and Connor (9), and live in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Sarah Prince Carlson, M.D., is practicing at Davidson Family Medicine in Davidson, North Carolina. She enjoys cooking, yoga, and volunteering in her son’s kindergarten class. She and her husband, Glenn, have one son, Ben (6), and live in Morresville, North Carolina.

Kevin D. Frank, M.D., is currently practicing at Mount Carmel Medical Group at Diley Ridge in Canal Winchester, Ohio. He is the proud father of three children, Sydney (13.5), Geneva (11), and Kavanaugh (9).

Ronald McGilton, M.D., is practicing at Family Physicians of Englewood, Ohio. He ran his first marathon in 2012, the Air Force Marathon. He also has run the Disney Half Marathon the past three years. He and his wife, Mel, have three children, Sydney (13), Noah (11), and Samantha (7).

1999

Gary Butchko, M.D.,* FAAP, FACC, joined Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, as a pediatric cardiologist at Driscoll Children’s Medical Plaza-McAllen.

Sumant Lamba, M.D.,* is practicing in Jacksonville, Florida, where he offers leading methods of treatment for coronary care, vascular disease, and cardiac arrest.

2000

Janice Eastman Bach, M.D., serves on the Oneida Healthcare board of trustees in Oneida, New York. She has practiced at Child Health Associates since 2003 and serves on the Oneida Healthcare Pediatric Medicine medical staff. She has been instrumental in the implementation of Oneida Healthcare’s Meditech, the hospital’s electronic medical record system.

Sean Barnett, M.D., M.S., FACS, FAAP, is the new chief medical officer at Kaleidoscope, a product design and development consultancy based in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was formerly a surgeon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

2003

Casey Boyce, M.D., is practicing at Hilltop OB/GYN in Middletown, Ohio. She and her husband, Scott, have two children, Cierra (5) and Bryce (2).

Chastity Edwards, M.D., is practicing as a surgical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at Sidney Health Center in Sidney, Montana. Before moving to Montana in November 2013, she practiced in Maryland, where she was honored as one of Chesapeake Family Magazine’s Top 100 Physicians because of her attention to detail and rapport with patients.

Richard V. Hausrod, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM, is chair of emergency medicine at EMH Health Care in Elyria, Ohio, and chief operating officer of Emergency Medicine Consultants. He and his wife, Brooke E. Hohn, M.D., reside in Avon Lake, Ohio.

Ellen MacRitchie, M.D., is a pediatrician with Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics. She’s currently trying to keep up with her kids, and enjoys painting, reading, and running. She and her husband, Michael Jewett, have two children, Tommy (4) and John (1.5).

Anna Rohrbacher, M.D., is an outpatient psychiatrist in private practice. She lives in St. Charles, Illinois.

Jennifer Shoenfelt, M.D., is medical director and director of psychiatry at St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Cincinnati. This year she became a water color painter. She has two grown children, Michael and Stephanie.

Sarah Tibbetts, M.D., is in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts. She and her husband, Allen Bernier, live in Rochester, Massachusetts.

Susan E. Williams, M.D., is on staff in the Department of Endocrinology at the Cleveland Clinic. She lives in Sagamore Hills, Ohio.

2006

Ealena Callender, M.D.,* is practicing at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Minnesota, in obstetrics and gynecology. She previously provided general obstetrics and gynecology care at the Center for Women’s Health in Newport News, Virginia.

2007

Sara Houston, M.D., is practicing in the pediatrics department at Essentia Health’s South University Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota.

Rubeal Mann, M.D., is the emergency department medical director at Springfield Regional Medical Center in Springfield, Ohio.

2008

Jill Aston, M.D., is an emergency department physician at Mercy Fairfield Hospital in Cincinnati. She and her husband, Scott, have two children, Bennett (4.5) and Grant (2.5).

Todd A. Bialowas, M.D., is on active duty as a U.S. Army Medical Corps officer and is practicing emergency medicine and sports medicine. He and his wife, Catherine, have one child, T. Alexander (12).

Justin Mistovich, M.D., is chief resident of orthopedics at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He and his wife, Keili, have one child, Madeleine (6 months).

2013

Elizabeth Chung, M.D.,* has joined Women’s Care in Mansfield, Ohio, as an obstetrician/gynecologist. She also is on the medical staff at MedCentral Health System in Mansfield.

In Memoriam

Rudolph A. Fajardo, M.D., (’04) passed away on November 8, 2013. He was a resident of Springfield, Missouri.

* Residency graduates

Last edited on 09/22/2015.