Residents


PGY 3 Residents

Name: Luke Damron, MD (Asst Chief Resident)
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Reading, music, games
Future Goals in Medicine: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Name: Casey Patick, MD
Hometown: South Charleston, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, my dogs, and painting
Future Goals in Medicine: Rural General Pediatrics

Name: Paige Phillips, MD
Hometown: Webster Springs, WV
Undergrad: West Virginia University
MD: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, baking, sports (especially Pittsburgh sports!!)
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics

Name: Nirupama Seemaladinne, MD
Hometown: Andhra Pradesh, India
Undergrad: NTR Health University, India
MD: Kurnool Medical College, India
Personal Interests: Sports, cooking, baking, traveling, spending time with family
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics

Name: Angelina Sprewell, DO
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Undergrad: Carson Newman University
MD: Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Anything in the sunshine, spending time with my dog
Future Goals in Medicine: Neonatology

PGY 2 Residents

Name: Yaslam Balfaqih, MD
Hometown: Hadramout, Yemen
Undergrad/Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, traveling
Future Goals in Medicine: Ambulatory Pediatrics, interest in Gastroenterology

Name: Dominique Elmore, DO
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergraduate: Marshall University/Master’s Degree from Marshall University
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Supporting Marshall University, volunteer work, spending time with family and friends, church
Future Goals in Medicine: Fellowship (undecided)

Name: Elizabeth Endicott, DO
Hometown: Kermit, WV
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my family and friends, music, movies, knowing everything about Harry Potter
Future Goals in Medicine: Primary Care

Name: Alicia Heyward, DO
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and dogs, gardening, hiking/spending time outdoors, traveling abroad
Future Goals in Medicine: Neonatal Fellowship

Name: Anthony Johnson, MD
Hometown: Dunbar, WV
Undergrad: University of Tennessee
MD: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Sports, movies, hanging with friends and family
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided

Name: Chadd Mays, DO
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Undergraduate: Samford University/UAB Graduate School
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial DCOM Medical School
Personal Interests: Golf, fishing, all things cars
Future Goals in Medicine: Pediatric Critical Care or Neonatology

Name: Rabia Noor, MD
Hometown: Abbottabad, Pakistan
Undergrad/Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College, Pakistan
Personal Interests: Squash, reading, writing, traveling with family, visiting with old friends
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics; interest in Pediatric Cardiology

PGY 1 Residents

Name: Kathryn Huggins, DO
Hometown: Vienna, WV
Undergrad: West Virginia University
MD/DO: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Baking, exercising, traveling, games
Future Goals in Medicine: Hospitalist

Name: Kristen Hyberg, MD
Hometown: Derwood, MD
Undergrad: Montana State University
MD/DO: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Board games, baking, traveling
Future Goals in Medicine: Hospitalist

Name: Simran Jandu, MD
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergrad: Loyola University - Maryland
Grad School: Johns Hopkins University
MD/DO: St. Georges, University of London
Personal Interests: Baking, traveling, exercising, photography, spending time with friends and family
Future Goals in Medicine: Critical Care

Name: Meghan Pauley, DO
Hometown: Van, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD/DO: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Being outdoors, playing basketball, bowling, being with family
Future Goals in Medicine: Considering fellowship in Endocrinology

Name: Priya Prasher, MD
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Undergrad: University of Toronto
MD/DO: St. Georges, University of London
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, baking, traveling, sports
Future Goals in Medicine: Considering fellowship in Emergency Medicine

Name: Jenna Richards, DO
Hometown: Richmond, KY
Undergrad: University of Louisville
MD/DO: Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Hiking, tennis, running, cheering on the Louisville Cardinals, traveling
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics

Medicine-Pediatrics Residents

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Alumni

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Former Chief Residents

Name: Aaron Brownfield, MD (2016-2017)
Hometown: Ona, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife, playing soccer and racquetball,
hiking and backpacking, going to church, Herd athletics
Future Goals in Medicine: Community-Based Pediatrics

Name: Scott Studeny, MD (2015-2016)
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergrad: University of Kentucky
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Music, sports, outdoor activities, cheering on the CATS!
Future Goals in Medicine: Fellowship in Intensive Care or Interventional Cardiology;
travel overseas to provide medical care to children in underserved areas.

Name: Jodi Pitsenbarger, MD (2014-2015)
Hometown: Franklin, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, friends and my 2 cats;
crafts, baking, and watching mindless television.
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided/General Pediatrics

Name: Shea Goodrich, MD (2013-2014)
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Dancing, baking, and traveling
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrician

Name: Ameen Alshareef, MD (2012-2013)
Hometown: Hama, Syria
Undergrad/MD: Aleppo University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Soccer, swimming, horseback riding
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided

Name: Megan Bartram, MD (2011-2012)
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Travel, family and friends
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics

Name: Amanda Pennington, MD (2010-2011)
Hometown: Gilbert, WV
Undergrad: Marshall University, Huntington, WV (B.S. in Biology, Minor Chemistry)
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
Personal Interests: Spending time with my dogs,
Watching football with my husband, Going to the movies
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics

Name: Susan Flesher, MD (2009-2010)
Hometown: Parkersburg, WV
Undergrad: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (Bachelor of Science in Nursing),
Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY (Master of Science in Nursing)
MD: Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
Personal Interests: Snow skiing, Horseback riding, Fine dining, Church activities, Marshall football
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics

Name: Waseem Ostwani, MD (2008-2009)
Hometown: Damascus, Syria
Undergrad/MD: Damascus University School of Medicine, Damascus, Syria
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife and friends, Travelling, Soccer, Table Tennis, and Swimming.
Future Goals in Medicine: Fellowship Training in Pediatric Critical Care at the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbror, MI

Name: Jack Stines, MD (2007-2008)
Hometown: Wise, VA
Undergrad: Marshall University, Huntington, WV (B.S. in Biological Science)
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
Personal Interests: Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Reading, History, Spending time with family and friends
Career: Fellowship Training in Pediatric Cardiology at the
Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Name: Brian Dunlap, MD (2006-2007)
Hometown: New Martinsville, WV
Undergrad: West Virginia Wesleyan, BA - Chemistry
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
Personal Interests: piano, guitar, golf, and spending time with my daughter
Career: Faculty – Pediatric Acute Care, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Name: Jenna Dolan, MD (2006-2007)
Hometown: Rainelle, WV
Undergrad: Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
Personal Interests: jogging, dogs, and cats
Career: Faculty - Department of Pediatrics, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Name: Jessie Shields, MD (2005-2006)
Hometown: New York, NY
Undergrad: Marshall University, Huntington, WV (B.S.)
MD: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
Personal Interests: Reading, Spending time with my kids Garrett and Emma Claire
Career: Faculty - Department of Pediatrics, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Testimonials

Jack Stines, MD (Chief Resident, 2007-2008)
"The strengths of the program are the teamwork among the residents, the commitment of the attendings, and the overall positive atmosphere. The residency program has provided me with confidence, knowledge, and critical thinking skills that will serve me well in fellowship and beyond."

Tiffany Mills, DO (2007-2008)
"I have enjoyed my time as a resident in Pediatrics at Marshall University. The faculty and staff are dedicated to teaching but also care about the residents as individuals. I feel my experience at Marshall has prepared me well for my future as a general pediatrician."

Julie McCallister, MD (2007-2008)
"I am grateful I chose the program here at Marshall University because as a smaller program, we are able to receive more one-on-one attention from the attendings in a setting that has more of a family dynamic. Though the program is small, the exposure is vast with first-hand opportunities for clinical procedures and patient management on a basic and critical care level. As a result of these invaluable experiences, I now feel like I have the confidence and competency to move forward in my career as a pediatrician. I would highly recommend this program to any graduating medical student with an interest in learning pediatrics in an intimate setting with a high level of both acuity and opportunity."

Jessie Shields, MD (Chief Resident, 2005-2006)
"The residency program at Marshall University was an outstanding experience. The dedication of the faculty to teaching was unmatched. When I completed residency, I felt well qualified to serve the community as a competent general pediatrician. I would have felt just as confident in my ability to enter fellowship due to the extensive experience that our residents receive in procedures and research. I am proud to now be a faculty member and consider myself lucky to work alongside the outstanding mentors and teachers who trained me."