Alumni Notes 2023

Vital Signs » Spring 2023


Sophia Apple, M.D. wrote and published the book Who says you have breast cancer? The Unseen Doctors: Pathologists who determine the name of a patient’s illness.


Adel Hanna, M.D. authored Soldier to Soldier, Heart to Heart, A Doctor’s Stories from a Military Camp.


Mark Gebhart, M.D., E.M.T.-P., F.A.A.E.M. is the Associate Medical Director at Butler Tech EMS Education as well as an Emergency Medicine Physician with the U.S. Army.


Christopher Sears, M.D. completed the Internal Medicine residency program at Kettering Medical Center, where he was awarded the Albert Brust Excellence in Residency award. He is currently the medical director for Tiffin Mercy Hospital’s Hospitalist service and was recently awarded the 2021 Physician Excellence in Mission award award for the third time.


Deanna Allgeyer, M.D. is a family medicine practitioner in Lebanon, Ohio, with Kettering Physician Network Primary Care. She and her husband have three daughters.


Heidi Yount, M.D. of Arcanum was appointed to the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) Board of Directors as West Central Regional Director in September 2022. She’s also secretary of the Wayne Healthcare Medical Executive Committee and is a preceptor for the OAFP Foundation’s Leroy A. Rodgers, M.D., Preceptorship Program.


Jess Levy, M.D. started his own practice, A+ Psychiatry, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He has been honored as teacher of the year for the child psychiatry fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in 2018 and 2020, and at Akron Children’s in 2022. He and his wife Yue Yuan, M.D. ’11, have two children, Ethan (8) and Avery (4).


Zachary Il’Giovine, M.D. is a Fellow in Cardiology Critical Care at the Cleveland Clinic.


Nicole Starr, M.D., M.P.H. joined the Holzapfel & Lied Plastic Surgery Center as a Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon. She completed an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at the University of Kentucky and a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at The University of Texas Health Center at Houston. Nicole is married to fellow BSOM alum Brian
Starr ’15


Kevin Purcell, M.D., M.P.H., M.S. completed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in orthopedic surgery. He is currently an Adult Reconstruction Fellow at
Duke University.


Katie Adib, M.D. completed her third year in residency at The Ohio State University in internal medicine. Katie is starting a chief year and looking forward to practicing pulmonary critical care.


*Residency graduate.

Last edited on 03/31/2023.