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Alumni Notes - Winter 2018

Vital Signs » Winter 2018


Melchor Antunano, M.D.,* was named president of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. He is director of the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute at the Federal Aviation Administration. 


Bradley Barker, M.D., a family medicine physician in Elyria, Ohio, has received a 2017 Top Doctor Award. The award honors physicians for demonstrating clinical excellence and delivering high standards of patient care. 


Col. Thomas J. Rogers, M.D., has served for 24 years as a family physician in the U.S. Army. He was recently named director of the DiLorenzo Health Clinic at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.


Beth Hodges, M.D., is a new member of the primary care division at Triad HealthCare Network in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Vincent “John” Waldron, M.D., has joined Centra Medical Group in Lynchburg, Virginia, as a family medicine physician in the health group’s Brookneal Practice.  


Joseph See, M.D., a board-certified medical oncologist, is a practicing physician at Oncology Hematology Care of Cincinnati. He treats oncology cases through initial diagnosis, complications, relapse, and remission.


Kyle Horton, M.D., M.B.A., is taking a break from medical practice in Wilmington, North Carolina, to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress. The board-certified internal medicine physician launched her congressional campaign to improve health care access in her community.


Rocky Jedick, M.D., M.B.A., is completing his emergency medicine residency in Salt Lake City, Utah, after serving abroad as a flight surgeon for five years. He continues to serve as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Matthew Pellerite, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of pediatrics at University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. He has completed a neonatology fellowship and serves in Evanston Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

Jaime Stelzer, M.D.,* has been included in the International Association of HealthCare Professionals’ publication of The Leading Physicians of the World. He practices in Anderson, Indiana.

Jessica Vinsant, M.D., M.B.A., is a full partner at a general surgery private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee. She serves on the board of directors for Susan G. Komen of East Tennessee and Cancer Support Community.


Sayuri Cheruvu, M.D.,* has been named hematologist and medical oncologist at Guam Regional Medical City, where she supervises chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments.  

Jeffrey Jenks, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of medicine at University of California – San Diego, where he conducts clinical research on tuberculosis and is a member of the Antibiotic Utilization Committee.

Linden Karas, M.D., has joined Avita Health System’s Center for Bariatric Surgery. The fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon began practicing at her office in Ontario, Ohio, in late 2017.

Daniel Lui, M.D., M.B.A., is medical director of Grace Medical Services in Southwest China. He is also CEO of GivingBackLife, an organization providing medical care to the region’s poor.

Sarah McBeth, M.D., M.P.H., recently became clinical assistant professor at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and medical director of the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force. 

Derek Thomas, M.D., is practicing with Hematology and Oncology Associates in Findlay, Ohio. He is a new member of the care team at the Armes Family Cancer Care Center.


Chad Garven, M.D., M.P.H., was awarded the 2017 Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Mentorship Award in Columbus, Ohio.

T.J. Hufford, M.D., was awarded the Graduate of the Last Decade Award by the Wright State University Alumni Association. 

Matthew Noyes, M.D.,* is a shoulder specialist at the Salem Orthopaedic Surgery Bone and Joint Center in Salem, Ohio. 

Daniel Persinger, M.D., is a new member of the general surgery team at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, North Dakota. 

Laura Previll, M.D., M.P.H., recently became medical instructor in the Division of Geriatrics in Duke University Hospital’s Department of Internal Medicine. 


Kyle Ott, M.D., works at the Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton. He specializes in non-operative management of athletic-related injuries, musculoskeletal care from youth to aging adults, and care integration with orthopaedic surgery.


Trevor Short, M.D., is specializing in internal medicine as a new physician at PrimeCare of Southeastern Ohio. Short provides primary care to patients in his hometown of Zanesville, Ohio. 


Ben Buettner, M.D., was awarded the Washington University Internal Medicine Intern of the Year award after completing his first year of residency at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.


Amanda Wright, D.O.,* is an orthopaedic trauma and fracture care specialist at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Her clinical interests include fracture care, pelvic surgery, and post-traumatic deformity correction.

* Residency graduate

Last edited on 02/01/2018.