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Alumni Notes - Fall 2019

Vital Signs » Fall 2019

We are 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 or 937.245.7634.



Joanne Martin Guttman, M.D., a family medicine doctor, is currently working for Margaret-Mary Health System in Batesville, Indiana. Dr. Guttman is also coordinator of Community Free Clinic in Connersville, Indiana.



*Timothy Brooks, M.D., was recognized for 30 years of certification by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Brooks is an emergency medicine physician and chair of Emergency Medicine at Saratoga Hospital Medical Group in Saratoga Springs, New York.



Elliot Fegelman, M.D., surgeon, has been appointed vice president of Medical Affairs with Kaleidoscope Innovation.



Joseph Stewart, M.D., gynecologist, is launching a robotics program focused on gynecologic care for women with Poinciana Medical Center in Florida.

M. Christopher Griffith, M.D., psychiatrist, is continuing to manage his own child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry and obesity medicine practice at Kiser Permanente of Georgia. He has co-authored a children’s book, The Tale of Two Athletes: The Story of Jumper and the Thumper, with his wife Jeana. He has two children, Jewelian and Christian.



Cheryl Kuck, M.D., pediatric physician, is a hospitalist and palliative care specialist with Dayton Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.



*Daniel Turner, M.D., is chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Michigan’s Beaumont Children’s Hospital. In this new role, Dr. Turner will treat pediatric cardiology patients as well as expand the continuum of care for adult cardiology patients with congenital heart disease. He’s been recognized as a Top Doctor in Hour Detroit Magazine, Best Doctors in America, and U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Turner will soon be appointed to the senior faculty at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Michigan. 



*Michael Galloway, M.D., is chair of Texas Tech University Health Science Center’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. An OB/GYN physician, he was a residency program director at Boonshoft School of Medicine from 2011 to 2018 and deployed many innovations utilizing cutting-edge simulations in robotics gynecology.

Tim A. Moore, M.D., orthopaedic surgery physician, has joined Fisher-Titus Spine Surgery as an orthopaedic surgeon. Moore also practices at MetroHealth Spine Center in Cleveland, Ohio.



Lee Ann Merchen, M.D., has been named assistant dean at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Merchen is an internal medicine physician.



Andrew Khavari, M.D., psychiatrist, is currently with Children’s Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. He is married to Sarah Khavari, M.D., ’05. They have two children, Ian and Mariam.



Shawn Sidhu, M.D., spoke on radio station KSFR in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on sibling bullying, the roots of it, and ways it can be prevented. Dr. Sidhu’s specialty is psychiatry and he currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.



Scott Oosting, M.D., internal medicine physician, is currently employed with Hendricks Regional Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is married to Laura and has two children, Liam and Olivia.



Heather Veeder, M.D., a family medicine doctor, has been promoted to regional medical director of VITAS® Healthcare. Dr. Veeder will oversee VITAS locations in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas.



Terry Carman II, M.D., has joined Mercy Health Physicians. “I enjoy helping my patients get back to living their lives without pain or discomfort,” said Dr. Carman.  He is a surgeon and a pilot who enjoys recreational flying. Carman practices in Springfield and Urbana, Ohio.



Michelle Keeley, M.D., an OB/GYN physician in Michigan, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint.



Betty Cheney, M.D., is a pediatrician with Pediatrics in Brevard, Melbourne, Florida.



Alison Bales, M.D., was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame. Alison averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds her senior year at Beavercreek High School in Ohio. She played college basketball for Duke University, scoring over 1,000 points and blocking 434 shots. She was drafted 9th overall in 2007 to the WNBA’s Indiana Fever. Dr. Bales is currently in her third year of a general surgery residency at Indiana University School of Medicine.



*Michelle R. Sieffert, M.D., surgeon, has joined Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions in Dublin, Ohio. Dr. Sieffert is highly regarded in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. She strongly believes in the power of education to help people make the best decisions about their surgical and cosmetic care.


* Residency Graduate

Last edited on 10/09/2019.