Department of Family Medicine

Current Residents

Third-Year Residents

Rachael Agbonhese, M.D.

Dr. Agbonhese was born in a small town just south of Chicago. She grew up near Muncie, Indiana and finally settled in Carmel, Indiana north of Indianapolis. She started her Bachelors in Biology at University of California: Berkeley where she rowed crew for Cal. She returned to Indianapolis to complete her Bachelors in Biology from Purdue University in 2011 and subsequently earned her Master's in Biology from Indiana University in 2013. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine, graduating in 2018. She is a Hoosier at heart and will continue to cheer for the Pacers and Colts every season!


Hans Amen, D.O.

Dr. Amen hales from anywhere with mountains, mainly growing up in Idaho. He completed undergraduate at Idaho State with a major in Zoology, attended medical School at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and completed an internship in Blacksburg Virginia. He then served as an active duty Flight Surgeon in the US Air Force for two tours with 1 deployment. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and working in his yard but chiefly enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Brittany, as they make their new home in Dayton.


Michael Bi, M.D.

Dr. Bi was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Case Western Reserve University for his undergraduate studies and majored in biomedical engineering. After college, he moved back near home to attend medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and received his M.D. in 2018. He enjoys watching cooking/sci-fi shows (most recent ones being the Expanse, MasterChef), traveling, and hiking.


David Heidrich, D.O.

Dr. Heidrich is from the Dayton area and graduated from Wilmington College with a degree in athletic training. After working in an orthopedic office for a year, he went to medical school at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO. He is happily married to a fellow resident, Dr. Jennifer Heidrich, whom he romantically met in the cadaver lab. His medical interest includes, wilderness medicine and disaster medicine. When not in the hospital or clinic, he enjoys the outdoors, working out, and working on classic cars.


Jennifer Heidrich, D.O.

Dr. Heidrich grew up in Omaha, NE and attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she graduated with bachelors in biology. She then completed medical school at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO. It was there that she met her future husband, David. Jennifer enjoys hiking with her husband. She also enjoys playing the piano, trying new cuisines and spending time with her family.


Clarice Montecalvo, M.D.

Dr. Montecalvo grew up in Cedarville, OH and attended The Ohio State University where she majored in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. She then moved back to the Dayton area to attend medical school at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and earned her M.D. in 2018. During her time at Boonshoft she had the opportunity to participate in international electives in Swaziland and Honduras, which further developed her interest in global health. She enjoys yoga, reading, and singing, as well as traveling whenever she gets the chance.


Benjamin Rud, D.O.

Dr. Rud is from the mountains of Arizona. He earned his undergraduate degree from Grand Canyon University with a major in Biology and attended A.T. Still University Medical School. Prior to medicine he was employed in a variety of positions including as a dairy farm hand, carpenter, oilfield worker, and as an Air Force mechanic. Ben continues his career in the Air Force. Ben enjoys surfing, hunting, fishing, horses, and spending time with his kids and dogs.


Chioma Shiweobi-Eze, M.B.B.S.

Dr. Shiweobi-Eze was born and raised in South East Nigeria. After medical school at Abia State University, she moved to the US for her Master's in Public Health at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She became involved in Disaster Management following Hurricane Katrina. She is widely published in many public health issues as they pertain to Nigeria. Prior to starting residency, she worked in Clinical Research with Yale University Clinical Faculty. Her special interests include Diabetes Management and Mental health in Homeless Veterans. She takes after her father in her love for Sports (Soccer, Basketball, Football - Geaux Saints!). Her hobbies include photography - her favorite subjects are her husband and kids. She loves her very big family by birth and marriage, traveling, medical missions, dancing and cooking. She hopes to become clinical faculty when she graduates.


Alexandra Sutula, M.D.

Dr. Sutula was born in Chicago and returns every Christmas to visit her grandmother and cousins. She attended Denison University and was a biology major and education minor. She then moved to Toledo, where she attended University of Toledo medical school, graduating in May 2018. She enjoys Netflix, videogames, board games and a variety of other fun forms of procrastination.


Nikki Thaker, D.O.

Dr. Thaker is from Annapolis, Maryland and attended University of Maryland, where she double majored in neurobiology/physiology and psychology. After graduation, she lived in Georgetown, DC and loved working as a research assistant at National Institutes of Health for a year. For medical school, she attended VCOM in Blacksburg, Virginia and graduated in 2018. She enjoys hiking, baking, traveling, watching movies, visiting her family in Maryland, and hanging out with her friends and husband, who is also a Wright State physician in the Air Force Internal Medicine program.


Erin Tracy, D.O.

Dr. Tracy was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Miami University for her undergraduate studies where she majored in Zoology and minored in Neuroscience and Spanish. She spent time as a medical missionary in Guatemala before beginning medical school, and found her calling in primary care. She attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she received her D.O. in 2018, and met her husband, Sam. Erin enjoys running, cooking, cycling, and spending time with her husband. She is looking forward to being close to her family and friends and serving the Dayton community.


Michael Triassi, D.O.

Dr. Triassi was born and raised in Rochester NY. He completed his undergraduate degree at SUNY Brockport with a major in Health Science and minors in Biology and Chemistry. He earned his DO from Liberty University College, Osteopathic Medicine in 2018. He is a member of the Air Force and will be an operational family medicine physician post residency. He enjoys golf, watching sports, and spending time with his family. His favorite teams are the New Orleans Saints and Syracuse Orange.


Second-Year Residents

Erika Allison, M.D.

Dr. Allison was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California where she majored in Psychology and Biological Sciences in 2011. In 2013 she returned to Texas for her Master’s in Clinical Psychology at Sam Houston State University. She received her M.D. from the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine in 2018 and is no stranger to the Dayton area. Dr. Allison is a proud adopted DECA alumnus, former Dayton Toastmaster, and frequent patron of the Dayton Performing Arts. She is passionate about adult literacy, volunteering, and suspenseful Thrillers. She often spends her free time hiking, painting, and enjoying family.


Emily Armbruster, M.D.

Dr. Armbruster was born and raised in Cincinnati, where she attended the University of Cincinnati and received bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Classics (the study of ancient Greek and Latin). She then received her medical degree at the University of Toledo. She hopes to practice full-spectrum family medicine in an underserved community. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, as well as going on hikes, gardening, and baking. 


Hasan Chaudhry, M.B.B.S.

Dr. Chaudhry is a proud resident of Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Beavercreek High School. He then traveled abroad to Lahore, Pakistan where he attended medical school at CMH Lahore Medical and Dental College which he believes was a wonderful opportunity to immerse himself within his culture and gain insight into the world of rural medicine. After receiving his medical degree, he returned home to Ohio and continued to attain experiences through numerous clinical electives, research opportunities, volunteer work, and Dragon Medical training. He also received a Masters in Health Administration (MHA) from The University of Cincinnati which has allowed him to develop a better understanding of the ever-evolving health care industry from an organizational and administrative standpoint. Some of his favorite hobbies include traveling, playing basketball, spending quality time with friends and family (especially his nieces), and cheering on Ohio sports teams (including the Cavs, Buckeyes, and Bengals).


Kaleb Deam, D.O.

Dr. Deam was born and raised just an hour north of Dayton in the farmland of Ohio. For his undergraduate training, he attended The Ohio State University, obtaining a degree in biology.  While at OSU he also met the love of his life and future wife.  After graduating from undergrad, he left the buckeye state and began his next journey in life at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania where he would go on to earn his D.O. degree.  Dr. Deam has always had a strong calling to be a family physician, feeling as though God has wired him to serve the mind, body, and spirit of broken, hurting, and sick people and he is very humbled to have the opportunity to do so on a daily basis. In his off-hours, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, new baby son, and two huskies. As a family, they enjoy outdoor activities, long road trips to National Parks, and watching and participating in sports. 


Kirthi Jetty, D.O.

Dr. Jetty grew up in Chillicothe, Ohio, a small town an hour south of Columbus. She graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology and a minor in Management and Leadership. Following her undergraduate studies, she attended the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV where she earned her D.O. in 2019. Kirthi is passionate about medical missions and has gone on such trips to India, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Indonesia. She is thrilled to return to Ohio to serve and learn from the community of Dayton for her residency training. In her free time, Kirthi enjoys cycling, running, traveling, reading and spending time with her family and friends. 


Ellen Ji, D.O.

Dr. Ji was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended the University of Cincinnati where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences. For medical school, she attended Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. She and her medical school sweetheart were thrilled to couples match at Wright State University in Family Medicine and Psychiatry, respectively. Dr. Ji has particular interests in developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and ambulatory medicine.


Daniel Keltner, M.D.

Dr. Keltner was raised in Dayton for “my whole life”.  He attended Wright State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2015. He continued his education at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and graduated in 2019.  His goal is to remain in Dayton and serve the community with a particular passion for working with underserved individuals.  In his free time, he enjoys sports, running, and watching movies.


Micah Rejcek, D.O.

Dr. Rejcek was born and raised in a small town in the heart of Texas. He is a proud Maverick having attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he received his B.A’s in Biology and English and his M.A in Linguistics. After a brief stint of teaching at McLennan Community College, Dr. Rejcek moved to Kirksville, MO to pursue his medical degree at A.T Still University. He completed his internship in Bayonne, NJ then served as a flight surgeon for two years in the USAF. He is passionate about what he calls the four F’s: faith, family, friends, and food.


Amaal Salhieh, M.D.

Dr. Salhieh was born in New Jersey and raised in Springfield, Ohio. She attended The Ohio State University as an undergraduate student, where she received her B.S. in Biology. She continued her education at Wright State University, completing her M.S. degree in Anatomy in 2014, where she also achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. Her favorite things in the world are hanging out with her husband and son and being in the company of her family. She also enjoys hiking, playing soccer, having cookouts, and binge-watching shows on Netflix and Hulu. Her special interests are preventive care, diabetes management, refugee health, socioeconomic determinants of health, outpatient procedures and addiction medicine. 


Isaac Yourison, M.D.

Dr. Yourison was born and raised in Tucson, AZ and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona.  After graduating with a degree in Nutrition, he decided to enlist in the United States Army and spent the next five years enjoying the best activities the Army had to offer. He then returned to medical school at the University of Arizona-Phoenix and switched into the United States Air Force. He completed a surgical internship with Wright State University in Dayton, OH, and was then assigned a tour in Flight Surgery at Hill Air Force Base. He is currently completing a residency in Family Medicine and Aerospace Medicine at Wright State University. He is married with five children and does not have any free time. Theoretical hobbies include: staying physically fit, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

 

First-Year Residents

 
Alexandra Diaz, M.D.

Alex DiazDr. 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.

Emily GibsonDr. 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.

Saif JamilDr. 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.

Megan MillerDr. 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.

Anna MooreDr. 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.

Paula PacurariDr. 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.

Jalpa SoniDr. 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.

Caitlin StevensDr. 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.

Cindy TruongDr. 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.

Christina WamsleyDr. 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.

Last edited on 10/21/2020.