Department of Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery

Current Residents

2017 Graduates (L-R) Jedediah May, M.D., Andrea Stitgen, M.D., Joseph Cox, M.D., and Christopher Wild, M.D.

Research Residents

Trenden Flanigan, M.D
Undergraduate:  Brigham Young University
Medical School:  University of Arizona
Orthopaedic Interests:  Joints, hand, shoulder/elbow, sports... I don't know yet, it's all fun!
Other Interests: Green Bay Packers, woodworking, cycling, grilling, and my family.

Jonathan Rogozinski, M.D.
Undergraduate:  University of Florida
Medical School:  University of South Florida
Orthopaedic Interests:  Undecided, anything with a hammer
Other Interests: Gator football, weightlifting, sports cars, all sports, diamonds, and the Jacksonville Jaguars

R5 Residents

Zach DiPaoloZachary DiPaolo, M.D.
Undergraduate: Calvin College
Medical School: WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Interests: Sports
Personal Interests: Trail running, working out, craft beer, fantasy football, reading, my dog

Dan LuckenbillDan Luckenbill, M.D.
Undergraduate: Wright State University
Medical School: WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Interests: Joints, sports, general orthopaedics
Other Interests: Woodworking, snow skiing, scuba diving, sailing, traveling and hiking

Roman TrimbaRoman Trimba, M.D.
Undergraduate: Brooklyn College
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Orthopaedic Interests: Spine, stem cell derivation, characterization, and manipulation of the preadipocyte
Other Interests: Billiards, grilling, international relations, history and traveling

Chad WilliamsChad Williams, M.D.
Undergraduate: Idaho State University
Medical School: Creighton University 
Orthopaedic Interests: Hand, joints, sports
Other Interests: Triathlons and woodworking

R4 Residents

Chris Battista, M.D.
Undergraduate: Cedarville University
Medical school: University of Louisville
Orthopaedic Interests: Sports, adult reconstruction, spine, trauma
Other interests: Playing any sport, hunting, spending time with friends and family

Sarah Kreul, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Medical school: University of Wisconsin
Orthopaedic Interests: Hand/upper extremity, trauma, sports and oncology.
Other interests: Running, traveling, exploring breweries, and everything Green Bay Packers

Jessica Lee, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Indiana University
Orthopaedic Interests: Undecided
Other Interests: Rock climbing, ultimate Frisbee, running and reading

Rufus Van Dyke, M.D.
Undergraduate: Westminster College
Medical school: University of Washington
Orthopaedic Interests: Undecided
Other interests: Soccer, rock climbing, snowboarding, reading, running and beverages abounding in hops


R3 Residents

Michael Boin, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Orthopaedic Interests: Adult reconstruction, sports medicine, shoulder/elbow, trauma, general orthopaedics
Other Interests: Kansas City Chiefs Football and Royals Baseball, Mizzou Tigers, hunting, fishing, snow skiing, barbecue, golf, playing football, basketball, cornhole

Matthew Dorweiler, M.D.
Undergraduate: Creighton University
Medical School: Creighton University
Orthopaedic Interests: Shoulder/elbow, sports medicine, trauma
Other Interests: Golf, Iowa football, Creighton basketball, exercising, spending time with family/friends

Jeffrey ReevesJeffrey Reeves, M.D.
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Medical school: WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Interests: I like bones
Other interests: The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns football, cooking/grilling, weight lifting/working out, beer, whisky, movie quotes

Neal SoehnlenNeil Soehnlen, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Akron
Medical school: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Orthopaedic Interests: Undecided
Other interests: snowboarding, sand volleyball, spending time with family and friends

R2 Residents

Eric Kiskaddon, M.D.
Undergraduate:  Clearwater Christian College
Medical School:  University of Louisville
Orthopaedic Interests:  General
Other Interests:  Waterskiing, wakeboarding, volleyball, tennis

Brett Meeks, M.D.
Undergraduate:  University of Chicago
Medical School:  Eastern Virginia Medical School
Orthopaedic Interests:  Hand, Upper Extremity, Sports
Other Interests:  College football, college basketball, working out, backpacking, camping, fishing

Matthew Romer, M.D.
Undergraduate:  Indiana University
Medical School:  Indiana University School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Interests:  Sports Medicine, Hand and Upper Extremity, Arthroplasty
Other Interests:  OSU football, UD Flyers Basketball, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Reds, snow skiing, water sports, spending time with family and friends, beer.

Casey Whale, M.D.
Undergraduate: Weber State University
Medical School: University of Utah
Orthopaedic Interests: Everything
Interest: Camping, family

R1 Residents

Thomas Cheslik, M.D.
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Interests: Undecided
Other Interests: Spending time with family/friends and my dog, working out, fantasy football, grilling, golf

Fady Hijji, M.D.
Undergraduate: George Washington University
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Interests: Undecided
Other Interests: Traveling and backpacking, lifting, scuba diving, ukulele

Zachary Pressman, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Rochester
Medical school: St. Louis University School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Interests: Sports Medicine, Adult Reconstruction, General Orthopaedics
Other interests: Piano, Minnesota's professional sports teams, fishing, grilling, exercising

Andrew Schneider, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Colorado
Medical school: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Orthopaedic Interests: Hand, spine, trauma
Other interests: scuba diving, power lifting, martial arts, cycling, craft beer

Congratulations to our current Chiefs on their Fellowship matches!

Zachary DiPaolo, M.D., Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Daniel Luckenbill, M.D., Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Missouri, Kansas City, KS

Roman Trimba, M.D., Spine Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Chad Williams, M.D., Adult Reconstruction, Jacobs School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

Where Are They Now

2017 Graduates

Joseph Cox - Spine Surgery Fellowship, Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, Plano, TX

Jedediah May - Total Joints Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand

Andrea Stitgen - Private Practice, Dean Clinic, Madison, WI (hometown)

Christopher Wild - General Orthopaedics, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

2016 Graduates

Matthew Cavo - Hand Fellowship, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Returned to Dayton to join Hand & Reconstructive Surgeons, 2017

Jacob Deister - General Practice, Stormont Vail Orthopaedics, Topeka, KS (hometown)

Ryan Rieser - Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, Carillon Clinic of Virginia Tech, Roanoke, VA. Private Practice, Shenandoah Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Fishersville, VA

2015 Graduates

Elizabeth Dulaney-Cripe - Private Practice, Far Oaks Orthopedics, Dayton, OH

John Dundon - Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, New York University. Private Practice, Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey, Hackettstown, NJ

Peter Knoll - Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Private Practice, Tri-State Orthopedic Surgeons, Evansville, IN

David Nelles - Spine Surgery Fellowship, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Oakland, CA. Private Practice, Muir Orthopaedic Specialists, Concord, CA

Many of our graduates live in the Dayton area and continue to teach our residents.


Year Graduated


Jerry Ahluwalia, M.D.


Sports Medicine

Mike Albert, M.D.



Dennis Brown, M.D. 1989 Adult Reconstruction
Matthew Cavo, M.D. 2016 Hand
Nicolas Grisoni, M.D. 2007 Spine
Michael Herbenick, M.D. 2005 Sports Medicine, Shoulder & Elbow

Jennifer Jerele, M.D.


Matthew Lawless, M.D. 2001 Sports Medicine, Knee
James Lehner, M.D. 1980 Pediatrics, Spine
Christopher Lyons, M.D. 2013 Hand
Paul Peters, M.D. 2010 Foot & Ankle
Shelli Powell, M.D. 1996 Trauma
Fredrick Reeve, M.D. 1999 Trauma
Joseph Rubino III, M.D. 2005 Sports Medicine, Shoulder & Elbow

Indresh Venkatarayappa, M.D.



Christopher Wild, M.D.


General Orthopaedics



Last edited on 08/17/2017.