Department of Family Medicine

Current Residents

Third-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.

 

Second-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.

First-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.


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.

Last edited on 09/22/2021.