Alumni Notes: Winter 2015

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ALumni Notes

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 or 937.245.7610.


Donald Herip, M.D., is a Navy and Army veteran now practicing at Baptist Medical Park-Nine Mile in Pensacola, Florida. He provides care to Workers’ Compensation injury patients, and received the Excellence in Instruction Award, nominated by physician residents.


John Wey, M.D., and his wife, Laureen, currently reside Yakima, Washington. He is in private practice of psychiatry.


Justin Trevino, M.D. has been appointed as assistant medical director at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio and certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry.

J. Layne Moore, M.D., is at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Faribault and Owatonna, Minnesota, He completed his neurology residency at the University of Cincinnati, and two fellowships at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.


John Shockley, M.D., is practicing internal medicine with the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He and his wife, Melissa Kaniaris, have four children: Ben, Emma, Sam, and Eva.


Brian Wells, M.D., is practicing family medicine and clinical informatics at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Jessica Wells (Schieltz), M.D., specializes in
infectious disease at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


Amy Carter, M.D., is practicing at New Castle Family and Internal Medicine in Indiana.

Rahul Mehta, M.D., was named president of the Oakland County Medical Society board of directors in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Dr. Mehta is chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and deputy EMS medical director at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

William Wong, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., is the medical director for the Chicago Fire Department.


Aaron Patterson, M.D., M.B.A., is the director of medical informatics and attending psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City, New York.


Tanay Patel, M.D., is in an Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.


Sarah Rossetter (Wilson), M.D., is a staff psychiatrist at Solutions Community Counseling & Recovery Centers. She currently resides in Tipp City, Ohio, with her husband and two children.

Mike Baria, M.D., M.B.A., will begin a one-year sports medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic after finishing his residency, also at the Mayo Clinic, in physical medicine and rehabilitation this spring. During his sports medicine fellowship he will gain advanced skills in diagnosing and treating injured athletes.

Benjamin Barlow, M.D.,* Major, USAF, an emergency medicine resident graduate, is currently serving on the White House medical staff.


Amy Manzo, M.D. is currently a pediatric intensive care unit fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.


Jonathan Staidle, M.D.,* is a recent resident graduate from dermatology and matched with Dr. Anthony Benedetto in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a Mohs fellowship.

In Memoriam

Richard Christensen, M.D., ’90, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, passed away on November 26, 2015, in Lusaka, Zambia, while on a home-building project for Habitat for Humanity International. He was struck by a hit-and-run driver while on his morning run on Thanksgiving Day. Dr. Christensen is survived by his wife Kathy and son Christopher. He practiced and taught psychiatry.

William Roberts, M.D., ’93, passed away on January 14, 2015, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Jackie, and children Mychael, Julian, Griffin, Vincent, and Tamarssa. He practiced family medicine with Doctors House Call of Columbus.

Last edited on 02/19/2016.