Department of Family Medicine

Current Residents

Third-Year Residents

Alexandra Diaz, M.D.

Dr. Diaz was born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She attended The City College of New York – CUNY and graduated with a degree in Biology in 2009. Afterwards, she got married to her high school sweetheart (they’ve been together for 19 years and married for 10!). She worked as a Program Coordinator at Mentoring In Medicine, Inc. where she reinforced her passion for medicine while mentoring the next generation. Dr. Diaz and her husband moved to Dayton when she got accepted into Med School and they’ve loved it since! She received her MD from WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine in 2020. During med school she got the chance to travel to Costa Rica on a medical mission trip which furthered her interest in global medicine. Dr. Diaz is a Yankee and Giants fan and enjoys going to games whenever possible! She enjoys hiking, Zumba, going to car shows with her husband (especially classic car shows), playing with her adorable cat Silver, binge watching Netflix shows, traveling and spending time with family.

Emily Gibson, D.O.

Dr. Gibson grew up in a small town just west of Dayton OH. She graduated from Miami University in 2012 with a degree in Psychology and attended Ohio University for medical school. She loves to be outside and hike, kayak, play golf, as well as spend time with friends and family. Her goal is to remain in Dayton after residency and she’s so excited to be back in Dayton for training! Her interests include preventative medicine, procedures, and addiction medicine.

Saif Jamil, D.O.

Dr. Saif Jamil was raised in Toledo, Ohio where he attended The University of Toledo and majored in Biology and Psychology. He then went onto The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio where he received his D.O. degree. He has interests in preventative medicine, specifically weight loss management, and furthering medical education. In his free time, he likes to travel and explore different cities, spend time with family and friends, and maintain an active lifestyle. 

Megan Miller, D.O.

Dr. Miller grew up in West Chester, OH and completed her undergraduate studies at Miami University, majoring in Zoology and Gerontology and minoring in Spanish. She moved to East Tennessee to attend Lincoln Memorial University, obtaining a Masters in Biomedical Sciences in 2015, and subsequently obtaining her D.O. from LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2020. Growing up frequently vacationing to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, East Tennessee has always held a special place in her heart; however, Dr. Miller found the same love for Middle Tennessee when she moved to Franklin, TN south of Nashville for her clinical rotations. Dr. Miller enjoys medical mission trips, having gone on trips to Jamaica and Honduras, college football (cheering for both the Buckeyes and the Vols), and is an avid country music fan, especially of her sister Emily who is a country singer in Nashville.

Anna Moore, M.D.

Dr. Moore is from Eaton, OH in Preble County. The lack of healthcare in a rural setting inspired her to pursue medicine and she is excited to stay in Dayton for residency to serve an urban and rural population. She attended Wittenberg University for her BS in Biology with a minor in Health Sciences. While on campus she enjoyed working at the writing center helping classmates with academic papers. She earned her MD at Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. Dr. Moore enjoys hiking with her dog and husband, reading crime and historical novels, and trying new recipes.

Paula Pacurari, M.D.

Dr. Pacurari grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia. She graduated from West Virginia University Statler College of Engineering with a BS in Chemical Engineering. Prior to medical school, she worked as a field engineer in the Midwest. She graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine with her M.D. in 2020. As a WV native, she enjoys outdoor recreational activities like hiking, kayaking, biking, and backpacking. She enjoys the diversity of family medicine and plans to have a varied and rich practice in the future. Her interests are sleep medicine and preventative medicine.

Jalpa Soni, M.D.

Dr. Soni was born in New Jersey and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University with her bachelor’s degree in Biology. She continued her studies at the University of Toledo where she received her master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and then achieved her dream of becoming a physician. Her interests include underserved medicine, preventative care, and addiction medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, hiking, arts and crafts, and baking.

Caitlin Stevens, M.D.

Dr. Stevens was born in Newton, MA, but was raised near Houston, TX. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Biomedical Science. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch and joined the United States Air Force via the Health Professions Scholarship Program. After graduation, she completed a preliminary PGY-1 year in General Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and completed two tours as a General Medical Officer/Flight Surgeon with the USAF. She is married with two children and enjoys wood-working and spending time outdoors with family.

Cindy Truong, D.O.

Dr. Truong was born and raised in Los Angeles County. She attended University of California, Los Angeles, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience. After graduating, she worked as a research associate at UCLA-VA’s Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), particularly focusing on decision-aid-making in older adults with sleep apnea. She then went on to pursue her D.O. at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Erie campus. Dr. Truong eventually would like to pursue a fellowship in either Geriatrics or Hospice and Palliative care. In her spare time, she likes to hike, kayak, go on road trips, weight lift, and play basketball.

Christina Wamsley, M.D.

Dr. Wamsley was born and raised on the golden coasts of Orange County, California. She attended the United States Air Force Academy, where she majored in Biochemistry and conducted research on ionic liquids. She went on to study at Northeastern University in Boston, graduating with a degree in Neuroscience. Dr. Wamsley stayed in the New England city to work in Clinical Research with Neurosurgery and Emergency Medicine before moving to Dayton, where she received her M.D. from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Wamsley trained in General Surgery for a year in TN before returning to Dayton to pursue Family Medicine. Her career interests include medical missions and global health, and she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, painting, photography, traveling, and gathering with friends.

Second-Year Residents

Stephanie Biecker, D.O.

Stephanie BieckerDr. Biecker is originally from Edgewood, KY. She attended the University of Kentucky where she received a BS in Biology and a BS in Neuroscience. After graduation, she moved to New York City and received her Master's in Interdisciplinary Sciences from TouroCOM. She then attended the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY, where she received her medical degree in 2021. Dr. Biecker's professional interests include preventive care, weight loss management, and sports medicine. She enjoys running, hiking, fishing, skiing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends as well as with her dog, Tango.

Hannah Brinkman, D.O.

Hannah BrinkmanDr. Brinkman grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She graduated from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN with a major in Biology and triple-minored in Chemistry, Psychology, and Gerontology. She spent a semester at the National University of Ireland and traveled to Poland, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands during this time. For medical school, she attended Marian University in Indianapolis where she completed a Timmy Global Health trip to Ecuador. Hannah chose family medicine because she is passionate about serving the underserved and believes in working hard to provide evidence-based, compassionate care to all. Outside of medicine, she enjoys traveling (with recent trips to Indonesia and Mexico), participating in book clubs, listening to podcasts, and being outdoors. She plans to pursue a fellowship in Geriatrics after residency and will continue to serve on medical mission trips throughout her career.

Zachary Casto, M.D.

Zachary CastoDr. Zachary Casto grew up in Charleston WV. He attended Xavier University where he received his degree in biology. He went back to his home state of West Virginia to attend medical school at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. His interests in family medicine includes preventive medicine and sports medicine. In his free time, he loves to workout, play basketball, and ultimate frisbee.

Scherly Schrunder Gomez, M.D.

Scherly Schrunder GomezDr. Schrunder Gomez was born in Honduras and raised in Nashville, TN. She attended Lipscomb University in Nashville, obtaining a bachelor's degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor. She then received her medical degree at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Schrunder Gomez enjoys naps, watching movies, painting, and spending time with family and friends.  

Jon Miller, M.D.

Jon MillerDr. Miller was raised in Delaware, Ohio. He attended Dartmouth College for his undergraduate studies and majored in biological sciences concentrated on microbiology. After college, he returned to Ohio for medical school, graduating from Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine. He has a particular interest in global health and rural medical initiatives. He enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time at his family's farm.  

Ifeoma Okafor, D.O.

Ifeoma OkaforDr. Okafor was born in Cleveland, Ohio but was raised here in the Dayton area since 2004! She went to Dayton Christian for high school and attended Wright State University for her undergrad and majored in Biological Sciences. She attended medical school at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in May 2021. She loves to write music, travel, spend time with family and friends, and catch up on favorite tv shows! She is interested in pursuing a fellowship in women's health and getting more training with dermatology for underserved communities. In the future, she hopes to open a clinic in the village where her father is from in Nigeria to help provide low cost or free medical care to those who need it the most. She is truly glad to be back home with her family and friends and serving the Dayton community.

Emily Sims, M.D.

Dr. Sims was born and raised in the Akron, Ohio area. She completed her undergraduate education at The Ohio State University and earned a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. She attended Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine where she earned her M.D. in 2021. Dr. Sims has a passion for both women's health and global health. In her free time, she loves hiking with her dog, cooking and baking, and spending time with her family.

Eneyew Tilahun, M.D.

Dr. Tilahun was born in Ethiopia and moved to the United States with his family when he was four years old. He attended the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences. He attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and earned his M.D. in 2021. His future goals include medical missions and global health, and he hopes to one day open his own clinic in Ethiopia. In his spare time, he likes to travel, go to the gym, play sports, and spend time with his family and friends.

Sadaf Want, M.D.

Dr. Sadaf Want graduated from Acharya Shri Chandler College of Medical Sciences in India, where she earned her medical degree with distinction in Pathology, graduating among the top three students in her class. She spent most of her childhood in Saudi Arabia. After marrying, she moved to United States and served as Clinical Research Associate at The Ohio State University where her research interests focused on Atrial fibrillation and Obstructive sleep apnea, which have been presented nationally and internationally. Dr. Want earned her Masters in Public Health from University of Cincinnati in 2022. She is interested in patient education, collaboration and advocacy in shared decision making in clinical practice. Her interests in family medicine include preventive health, hospice and palliative medicine. In her free time she enjoys running, playing badminton, traveling and spending time with family.

Eric Wong, D.O.

Dr. Wong grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he graduated with a bachelors in biochemistry. He then completed medical school at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Jonesboro, Arkansas, graduating in May 2021. His special interests include preventative and geriatric medicine. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, recording and mixing vocals, billiards, and improving his golf swing.

First-Year Residents

Syed Ahmed, D.O.

Dr. Ahmed was born in Chicago, Illinois, but moved around a lot growing up and considers Amarillo, Texas to be his hometown. He graduated from West Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He then attended the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he earned his M.S.B.S. and D.O. degrees. He is passionate about continuity of care and has an interest in better understanding how technology impacts our lives. In his free time, he is an avid gamer, enjoys cooking, and reading fiction novels.

Henrietta Cautin, M.D.

Dr. Cautin was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa. She moved to the United States with family as a young adult. She began her undergraduate studies at Miami University, ultimately receiving her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biological Sciences from the University of Cincinnati (Go Bearcats!). After working in the field of Clinical Research with Emergency Medicine and Pharmaceutical companies, she went on to pursue medicine at WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine, graduating a year ahead of schedule through its M.D. in Three program. Dr. Cautin has interests in preventative medicine, global health, women’s health, diabetes management, and outpatient procedures. She is very excited to serve the Dayton community and aims to continue serving underserved populations throughout her career. Dr. Cautin is married with two dogs. She enjoys time with her husband, family, friends, canines, as well as attending baseball games, and exploring different cuisines.

Benjamin Clouse, M.D.

Dr. Clouse (Ben) was born and raised in the rural farmlands of New Riegel, OH. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and Master of Science in Social and Applied Economics at Wright State University. He subsequently worked in the health insurance industry, ultimately resigning his position to pursue a Medical Degree at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine. While enrolled in medical school Ben participated in the Physician Leadership Development Program, earning his Master of Public Health and his Master of Education. He earned his M.D. in 2022. His interests include preventative medicine, academic medicine, patient advocacy, and the business of medicine. Outside of medicine he enjoys teaching economics at Wright State University’s Raj Soin College of Business, where he has been faculty since 2016. In his leisure time he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, outdoorsmanship, running long distance, walks with his dogs, and any novel by Stephen King.

Dylan Crowell, M.D.

Dr. Crowell was born in Anchorage, Alaska. He joined the United States Air Force at 18. Afterward, he attended Old Dominion University in Virginia, where he received his degree in Biology. During his undergraduate studies, he worked as a nurse for Riverside Health systems, He obtained his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. As a third-generation veteran, he is intent on serving his fellow veterans. He desires to improve quality and access to healthcare while eliminating healthcare inequalities for the community. He has a particular interest in pain management and addiction medicine. Free time is spent sleeping, exercising, gaming, stock investing and keeping up on shows.

Bridget Goldenstein, D.O.

Dr. Goldenstein was born and raised in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. She attended undergrad at the College of St. Scholastica in the beautiful city of Duluth, MN. Upon receiving her bachelor’s degree in Biology, she moved to Chicago, IL to attend medical school at Midwestern University – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, underserved medicine, and public health. In her free time, Dr. Goldenstein enjoys running, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her fiancé, family, and friends.

Alexander Long, M.D.

Dr. Long grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in International Studies and Economics. Finding meaning in medicine, he worked in research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and later attended Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He has interests in geriatrics and palliative care. In his free time, he enjoys long bike rides, hiking, camping and kayaking, and relaxing with friends and family.

Christopher McCoy, M.D.

Dr. McCoy was born and raised near Columbus, Ohio. After graduating from Wittenberg University with a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, he received his M.D. from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. McCoy loves the extensive opportunities in family medicine with interests in preventative medicine and behavioral science. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife, going to family gatherings, camping, and being creative through video production and graphic design.

Chantal Murphy, M.D.

Dr. Murphy was born in Germany and raised in the US. Her family moved frequently as she was growing up, but they have been in Beavercreek, Ohio for the last 12 years, so she considers that home. She graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences for medical school. She is interested in preventive care and serving the underserved. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, singing, and spending time with family and friends.

John Stachler, M.D.

Dr. John Stachler Jr, better known as Jack, has resided in Dayton Ohio since grade school. He received his undergraduate degree in Real Estate Finance from Wright State University and his Medical Degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He is passionate about serving and caring for those in the Dayton community and giving back to his neighbors. He strives to optimize the lifestyle of his patients in efforts to achieve desirable health outcomes. In his free time, Jack enjoys weightlifting, spending time in nature with friends and family, boating, skiing, and traveling. Above all, he continuously pursues his strong Christian faith to support the foundation of his relationships with friends and family. Upon completion of residency, Jack aspires to practice medicine in Southwest Ohio.

Rachel Wargacki, MD

Dr. Wargacki was born in Morgantown, West Virginia and grew up in Springboro, Ohio. She attended Ohio State University for her undergraduate degrees, receiving dual degrees in English and Exercise Science. She completed her Master of Science degree in Medical Physiology at Case Western Reserve University before attending Marshall University for medical school. She is interested in preventative medicine and caring for underserved populations. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, hiking, and spending time with her husband and cats.

Last edited on 11/14/2022.